The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) of Ukraine has endorsed the resolution on approving the investment program of the state-owned enterprise NPC Ukrenergo for 2019 in the amount of UAH 3.303 billion, which is twice less than suggested by the enterprise.
Due to decentralization, the budgets of local communities increased significantly in relation to the state budget. Budgets of community development also increased.
Ukraine has only one army, and no private armies can exist.
The presidential elections in Ukraine on March 31 will be held in line with the standards of the European Union, President Petro Poroshenko has stated.
First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has reiterated that people living in the temporarily occupied territories are Ukrainian citizens.
Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Serhiy Kryvonos has said that six months are needed to fully reform State Concern Ukroboronprom, which includes more than 130 state-owned enterprises of the military-industrial complex.
A record number of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations have registered as observers for the presidential elections in Ukraine, according to Natalia Bernatska, a member of the Central Election Commission (CEC).
UN Secretary-General António Guterres strongly supports the UN General Assembly resolution, which points to the regional security threats posed by the Russian militarization of Crimea and calls on Russia to cease the occupation of the peninsula.
President Petro Poroshenko thanked Canada for the decision to extend Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces military training mission in Ukraine.
The unemployment rate in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions has reached 60-70%, leading to a humanitarian crisis, President Petro Poroshenko has said.
Canada has extended the Operation UNIFIER to train Ukrainian service members until the end of March 2022.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered 225 more official observers from foreign countries for the March 31 presidential election in Ukraine, according to the CEC press service.
Russian occupation forces launched three attacks, using the weapons banned under the Minsk agreements thrice, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine over the past day.
The United States, the European Union and other Western countries will periodically impose new sanctions against Russia if it does not stop its aggression against Ukraine.
Japan’s position on non-recognition of the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia remains unchanged.