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Invaders fire grenade launchers near Hnutove and Vodiane

Invaders fire grenade launchers near Hnutove and Vodiane

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’.

Ukraine reports 5,082 new coronavirus cases

Ukraine reports 5,082 new coronavirus cases

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.

Zelensky: No threat to freedom of speech and media business in Ukraine

Zelensky: No threat to freedom of speech and media business in Ukraine

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 8.14B

Ukraine's trade turnover in January 2021 amounted to USD 8.14B

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.

Ban on pro-Russian channels in Ukraine meets national security interests - Stulik

Ban on pro-Russian channels in Ukraine meets national security interests - Stulik

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.

EU ambassador calls on Ukraine not to adopt bill on localization

EU ambassador calls on Ukraine not to adopt bill on localization

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.

NSDC received evidence of financing of Medvedchuk's channels from Russia - Zhovkva

NSDC received evidence of financing of Medvedchuk's channels from Russia - Zhovkva

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.

Deposit Guarantee Fund, WOCCU sign memorandum of cooperation

Deposit Guarantee Fund, WOCCU sign memorandum of cooperation

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.

U.S. not ruling out sanctions against Nord Stream 2 - State Department

U.S. not ruling out sanctions against Nord Stream 2 - State Department

 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.

NUJU chairman reacts to blocking of Medvedchuk's channels

NUJU chairman reacts to blocking of Medvedchuk's channels

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.

Ukraine reports 3,285 new coronavirus cases

Ukraine reports 3,285 new coronavirus cases

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

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova express joint vision for Eastern Partnership development

Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova express joint vision for Eastern Partnership development

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.

Ukrainian-language audio guide to be launched in Beijing's Forbidden City

Ukrainian-language audio guide to be launched in Beijing's Forbidden City

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.

Over 10,000 officials evaded criminal liability for failing to file asset declaration - NACP

Over 10,000 officials evaded criminal liability for failing to file asset declaration - NACP

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.

Kuleba, Blinken discuss strengthening of U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership

Kuleba, Blinken discuss strengthening of U.S.-Ukraine strategic partnership

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.

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