To the attention of the media!

Ukrinform news agency (Kyiv) will hold a press conference on the occasion of the beginning of the Road Safety Week in Ukraine on November 9 at 11.00.

The participants of the press conference will talk about the events that will take place, as well as the situation with road safety in the country:
  • Yuriy Chorny, President of the International Charitable Foundation “Assistance to Victims of Road Accident”;
  • Volodymyr Kreidenko, MP, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure;
  • Anton Shchelkunov, Director General of the Directorate for Transport Safety of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine;
  • Oleksiy Biloshitsky, First Deputy Chief of the Patrol Police Department of Ukraine;
  • Mykita Lagunin, Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety;
  • Volodymyr Shevchenko, General Director of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine.
Road Safety Week in Ukraine will be held from November 9 to 15, 2020. The Week will include a number of events with the participation of government agencies, research institutions, NGOs and business structures. Due to the epidemic situation in the country, most of them will be held remotely, in the format of online broadcasts.

Road Safety Week Action Plan in Ukraine, November 9-15,2020

The organizers of the Week are the International Charitable Foundation “Assistance to Victims of Road Accidents” together with the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Research Institute of Transport Medicine” of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv Interregional Branch) and the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, the National Police of Ukraine, the Donetsk Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and others are the partners.

The press conference will take place on November 9, UKRINFORM
Address: Kyiv, str. B. Khmelnytsky 8/16.
Beginning at 11.00.

Online broadcast on the agency’s website: and on the Ukrinform YouTube channel

More information about the WEEK by phone: 067-466-43-33 Tetiana Lisovik, 067-984-32-91 Valentyna Misyats.

For reference

Road Safety Week in Ukraine is held twice a year, as part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, proclaimed by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/255 of 10.05.2010, and to improve road safety in Ukraine.

Road traffic injuries, according to the WHO, are one of the world’s biggest health problems. According to the European Regional Road Safety Report for 2019, published by the WHO, more than 80,000 people die on the roads in the European region every year, more than 221 people every day. More than a thousand people are injured every day. The risk of dying in road accidents varies from country to country, but low- and middle-income countries account for 70%.

Mortality rates in our country are 3-4 times higher than in European countries. Every year, according to various statistics, Ukraine loses more than 3,000 of its citizens in road accidents, and about 30,000 are injured. Our scientists estimate the losses of the state due to the premature death of Ukrainian citizens as a result of an accident at the equivalent of almost UAH 7 billion. For 9 months of 2020, according to the Patrol Police, more than 118,884,000 road accidents occurred in Ukraine, which is 3.6% more than in the same period last year; with victims – 19 123 (in comparison with last year more by 3,7%). For 9 months on the roads of the country died: 2,484 people (+ 4.9%), injured almost 23.7 thousand (+ 0.9%).