Over the past day, February 3, ceasefire was observed in the overwhelming majority of areas of responsibility of units and subunits in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas. Two ceasefire violations were recorded in the area of responsibility of the operational and tactical group ‘East’.
A total of 5,082 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,232,246, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a meeting with heads of major Ukrainian TV channels to discuss a decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions against the NewsOne, ZIK and 112 Ukraine TV channels, the president’s press service reported on Wednesday evening.
03 February 2021
Ukraine's trade turnover in January 2021 amounted to USD 8.14 billion, which is USD 140 million less than in the same period last year (it was USD 8.28 billion in January 2020), according to data provided by the State Customs Service of Ukraine.
Ukraine is interested in cooperation with Finland in combating hybrid threats in order to increase resilience to information and military challenges.
A number of Ukrainian NGOs have issued a statement stressing that the decision to impose sanctions against Taras Kozak and a number of TV channels was not an attack on the freedom of speech.
The decision to impose sanctions against a number of pro-Russian TV channels in Ukraine and to stop their broadcasting meets national interests in defending Ukrainian statehood, according to David Stulik, Head of Eastern European Program at the Prague-based European Values Center for Security Policy and former spokesperson at the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine will send to YouTube the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the imposition of sanctions against the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels with a request to shut down their YouTube channels.
The United States supports Ukraine's efforts to counter Russia's malign influence in order to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The process of COVID-19 vaccination in Ukraine will begin in February and the state will receive Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas has announced the signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union in the near future.
The European Union expects Ukraine not to adopt a bill containing proposals to introduce localization requirements in the field of public procurement, as it contradicts the Association Agreement, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas has said.
Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas says that Ukraine will start receiving coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX Facility in February.
The Kyiv City Council is planning to allocate UAH 140 million in budget funds for vaccination of Kyiv residents.
The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council's decision to impose sanctions against the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK television channels and their owner, Taras Kozak, who is believed to be an ally of Viktor Medvedchuk, is based on evidence that they are being funded by the aggressor state, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Ihor Zhovkva has said in a video seen by Ukrinform.
The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture is updating the Export Strategy of Ukraine, which will determine the main directions of export policy for the coming years.
The digitalization of the economy will give an impetus to the development of all industries and help create new jobs, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
The city of Kyiv has confirmed 330 new coronavirus cases in the past day, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Ukraine has imposed sanctions against Moldova's JET4U S.R.L. and Portugal's JET4U LDA for performing flights to the Russian Federation and to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine in violation of applicable law, the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has reported.
In January 2021, 901 new commercial vehicles were purchased and registered on the Ukrainian market, which is 6% higher compared with the relevant period last year, according to the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association UkrAutoProm.
Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) has instructed the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to inform the competent authorities of the European Union and the United States about sanctions imposed against TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK, the NSDC's press service has reported.
Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov began a two-day visit to Poland, during which a wide range of issues of political, economic and security cooperation between Ukraine and Poland will be discussed.
The Deposit Guarantee Fund of Ukraine and the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) have signed a memorandum of cooperation aimed at providing a favorable environment for the development of credit unions, the Fund’s press service reports.
Increasing Ukrainian exports, attracting investments and promoting the tourism potential of Ukraine are the main tasks of Ukraine's economic diplomacy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the decision to impose sanctions against three TV channels was difficult, but the fight for independence is a fight in the information war for truth and European values.
The highest incidence of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine was recorded in Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Mykolaiv regions, according to data provided by the Health Ministry on February 3.
The United States is interested in maintaining Europe's collective energy security and reserves the right to impose sanctions on those who seek to complete or certify Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, a State Department spokesperson has said in response to an information request from an Ukrinform correspondent.
The Health Ministry of Ukraine is developing special information portal on the issues of vaccination against COVID-19.
Militants of the Russian armed formations fired small arms at a drone of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) near non-government-controlled Holubivske, Luhansk region.
Chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) Sergiy Tomilenko has reacted to the National Security and Defense Council decision of February 2 to block TV channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK for five years.
Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko has signed a protocol on amendments to the Ukrainian-Danish Intergovernmental Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation, according to the ministry’s press service.
Dubai International Airport has started using the correct name for the Ukrainian capital in Latin – "Kyiv" instead of "Kiev."
On February 2, 2021, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry raised almost UAH 5.3 billion towards the state budget as a result of auctions on the placement of domestic government bonds, according to a report posted on the ministry’s website.
Over the past day, February 2, eight ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has enacted the National Security and Defense Council decision of February 2, 2021 on the application of sanctions against MP Taras Kozak and television channels 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK, the press service of the President's Office has reported.
A total of 3,285 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,227,164, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said.
02 February 2021
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have sent a letter to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi and the foreign ministers of the EU member states on a common strategic vision for the further development of the Eastern Partnership initiative, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already implemented 292 NATO standards and documents.
The digital economy is an important vector of the National Economic Strategy of Ukraine until 2030.
A Russian sniper has seriously wounded a Ukrainian serviceman near Toretsk in Donetsk region, who later died in hospital, the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group has reported on Facebook.
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted Bill No. 3633 "On the introduction of amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine to tighten liability for criminal offenses committed against journalists."
Currently, 109 Ukrainian political prisoners are jailed in Russia and the temporarily occupied Crimea.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell have held a phone call to coordinate their positions ahead of Borrell's visit to Russia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported.
China has supported the idea of launching a Ukrainian-language audio guide in the world's largest palace complex, Gùgōng (the Forbidden City), located in Beijing.
As the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in China informs, this was discussed during a meeting between Ambassador of Ukraine to China Serhiy Kamyshev and the embassy diplomats and Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism of People's Republic of China, co-Chair of the Ukraine-China Subcommittee on Cultural Cooperation Zhang Xu.
The National Bank of Ukraine is holding talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about creating a special financial court in the country to settle bank loan disputes to tame growth of non-performing loans (NPLs), NBU Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko has told Reuters.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the imposition of sanctions on Nicaragua.
In 2020, JSC Oschadbank issued almost 4,000 auto loans for a total sum of more than UAH 1.9 billion.
In January 2021, the general fund of the state budget received UAH 57.6 billion, which is 106.5% of the target for this period, the press service of the Finance Ministry reports referring to data provided by the State Treasury Service.
Despite the entry into force on December 30, 2020 of the law of Ukraine reinstating criminal liability for intentional failure to file an asset declaration and intentional declaration of inaccurate information, more than 10,000 officials evaded liability due to a Constitutional Court ruling of September 27, 2020, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has reported.
The Health Ministry of Ukraine will soon submit to the Cabinet of Ministers a resolution on the country's transition to adaptive quarantine.
This year, Ukraine expects to receive three tranches from the International Monetary Fund to the tune about $ 2.2 billion.
The highest incidence of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine was recorded in Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, according to data provided by the Health Ministry on February 2.
The city of Kyiv has confirmed 284 new coronavirus cases in the past day, bringing the total to 128,834, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Ukraine reported 27,150 COVID-19 cases last week. Currently, 18,500 people stay in hospitals.
In January 2021, Ukrainian mining enterprises produced 2,576,551 tonnes of coal, which is 106% of the production plan, the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine reported with a reference to the Energy Ministry.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discussed the strengthening of the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States and the prospects for maintaining contacts at all levels, including the highest level, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's press service has reported, following the first phone call between Kuleba and Blinken.
Full-fledged participation of the United States in the Normandy format is possible only with the consent of all its participants, but Russia is unlikely to give it.
In 2020, Ukraine’s construction output grew by 4.0% compared to the previous year, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
In 2020, Odesa International Airport provided air services to almost 700 thousand passengers, which is 58% less than in 2019, Ukrinform reports referring to the airport’s press service.