Canada continues to consistently condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and support the people of Ukraine.
Poroshenko discusses elections, Minsk agreements with delegation from the U.S. and European Parliament
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and representatives of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) of the United States and the European Parliament discussed the progress in Ukraine’s reform process.
The United States and Ukraine stressed the importance of continued coordination to stop the construction of Russian pipelines, in particular, Nord Stream 2 and the second line of Turkish Stream.
President Petro Poroshenko has approved the ratification of the memorandum of understanding and a loan agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on EUR 1 billion in macro-financial assistance to Ukraine.
A joint effort of the Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) and the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine revealed new modifications of Pterodo malware in computers used in Ukraine's state agencies, which indicates that preparations are likely underway for a massive cyber attack.
The United States once again reaffirmed its commitment to the Declaration of July 25 issued by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the non-recognition of Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea.
The Minsk agreements are a key tool for maintaining sanctions against Russia for the sake of restoring Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Russian-backed militants launched 10 attacks, using weapons banned under the Minsk agreements six times, on positions of Ukrainian troops in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas in last day.
Some 52.8% of Ukrainians support the initiative to establish a local autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine, according to a study conducted by the Drahomanov Sociological Center.
In 10 months of 2018, the revenues of local communities of Ukraine from receipts for administrative services amounted to UAH 2 billion. In Zhytomyr region alone this indicator made up UAH 76.8 million.
Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko has opened a modern center for rehabilitation of wounded soldiers in Zhytomyr, the press service of the regional development ministry has reported.
The Ukrainian Culture Ministry has challenged at the Justice Ministry the actions of a state registrar with the demand to cancel the decision on the state registration of the right of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) to use the property of the Holy Dormition Pochayiv Lavra monastery and to bring the registrar to account, the press service of the Ternopil regional prosecutor's office reported on Friday.
Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Jan Pieklo believes that there is progress in the Ukrainian-Polish historical dialogue despite attempts of radical forces from Polish and Ukrainian sides to provoke controversy between the nations.
Moscow, by holding sham elections in Donbas, is trying to conceal the occupation of part of Ukrainian territory, and the only way of implementing the Minsk agreements is for Russia to stop its military aggression in Donbas, Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov has said.