In 2012, Ukraine's leading research institutions will get full financial coverage, President Viktor Yanukovych said at today’s presentation of the Presidential Prize for Young Scientists.

"We will provide budgetary targeted support of fundamental and applied research in public health, environmental safety, metallurgy and coal industry, agriculture, energy, space exploration," said Viktor Yanukovych, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

The President stressed that providing the scientific community with the necessary resources and support is an important task of the state.

Viktor Yanukovych expressed his belief that scientists’ knowledge and achievements will surely be useful for the modernization of Ukraine and "realization of the best and most modern ideas." In the core of this process, he said, is long and hard work of individual researchers, research teams, and whole organizations.

The President called on scientists to maintain a constant effective dialogue with the government. "I invite you, the best representatives of the scientific community, your colleagues, and scientific advisors to more intensive cooperation. The purpose of this interaction is strengthening reforms, modernizing of our country, and improving the welfare of citizens," concluded the President.

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