The Ukrainian economy will decline by 5% in 2020 but will resume growth at around 4% in the coming years.
Today, April 23, Russian-backed forces have attacked the positions of Ukrainian Joint Forces near the villages of Orikhove, Novoselivka Druha, Avdiivka and Pavlopil in Donbas.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B'.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to reduce the discount rate to 8%.
The recently established COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Disease Response Fund will be focused on healthcare, as well as social needs and business support, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
More than 70 military psychologists are currently serving in the Ukrainian Air Force, according to the press service of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
A bill introducing amendments to certain laws of Ukraine to improve the capability of Ukraine's health system to combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which should launch nationwide coronavirus testing and improve conditions for health care workers, has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Oleksiy Petrov as head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.
The number of coronavirus cases has grown to 1,059 in Kyiv city, including 70 over the past day, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
The Ukrainian army has confirmed three new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing total to 46, according to the press service of the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed confidence that he will manage to put an end to the war in Donbas during his tenure.
Information on Ukraine’s need for financial, expert or logistical assistance to combat the coronavirus pandemic is collected and updated weekly through a single coordination mechanism.
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has thanked doctors from different countries, including Ukraine, for their assistance in treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The EU ministers of foreign affairs confirmed their strong support for Ukraine's fight against coronavirus and welcomed the reform efforts of President Zelensky's team.
Some 1,386 Ukrainian healthcare workers have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.
The An-225 Mriya, the world's biggest transport aircraft, has delivered medical cargo to Ukraine.
A video conference of the “Normandy Four” foreign ministers is tentatively scheduled for April 30. Ukraine is counting on Russia's constructive approach to finding a solution to achieve peace in Donbas.
NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine has cut the gas price for the population to UAH 2.9 per cubic meter in April 2020, according to the company’s press service.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his hope that the Verkhovna Rada would adopt all the decisions necessary to sign a memorandum of cooperation with the IMF.
The European Union needs a new policy on Ukraine that would envisage membership prospects, President of the Paneuropean Movement in Austria Karl von Habsburg has said in an interview with Ukrinform.
There is no indication that the situation in Donbas could get out of control of the Government of Ukraine even in the face of coronavirus outbreak.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded fewer ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and significantly more in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period.
Ukraine has confirmed 578 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing total to 7,170, according to the Public Health Centre.
The Pension Fund of Ukraine has directed UAH 32.9 billion for pension payments since April began.
On April 22, the armed formations of the Russian Federation launched eight attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that it is necessary to create a state-owned airline in Ukraine, the fleet of which will consist of domestic-made aircraft.
The Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas once again denied the possibility of enshrining the special status of ORDLO in the Constitution of Ukraine.
Ukrainian and Belarusian Foreign Ministers Dmytro Kuleba and Vladimir Makei have reaffirmed their readiness to hold the Third Forum of the Regions of Ukraine and Belarus in Grodno in October 2020.
22 April 2020
Ukraine launches clinical trials of a domestic drug, which, according to the preliminary findings of Ukrainian scientists and manufacturers, can significantly reduce or completely neutralize the risk of death from complications caused by the coronavirus disease.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with former Georgian President and former Chairman of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili and invited him to share his vision of Ukraine's development with the government and the parliament, the press service of the President's Office has told Ukrinform.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will hold a press conference on his first year in office after the coronavirus lockdown is lifted in Ukraine, the Office of the President has reported on its Telegram channel.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has tasked the Cabinet of Ministers with providing an opportunity for Ukrainian citizens to receive all government services online.
A video conference of the “Normandy Four” foreign ministers is scheduled for next week, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has denied reports about U.S. military laboratories in Ukraine and added that they repeat Russian disinformation, according to a statement posted on the embassy's website.
The next challenge related to the development of a coronavirus outbreak will be the May holidays, during which large crowds must be avoided.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocated UAH 25 million to eliminate the consequences of fires in Zhytomyr region, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a draft resolution extending the coronavirus lockdown until May 11, 2020 inclusive, but with a slight relaxation of the regime.
Russian-occupation forces have violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas four times today.
The European Commission has decided to provide EUR 1.2 billion of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic
Ukraine’s buckwheat imports reached UAH 115 million in January-March 2020, which is 6.5 times more than in the relevant period of 2019, according to the State Customs Service.
The fortune of Ukrainian oligarch and Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov has tumbled 80% over the past seven years, according to Bloomberg.
The number of coronavirus cases has grown to 989 in Kyiv city, including 97 over the past day, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
On April 22-23, considerable avalanche danger is expected in Ukraine’s Carpathian mountains.
The Embassy of the United Kingdom supports the introduction of e-license system for the sale, import and manufacture of medicines in Ukraine, which will make it easier to provide patients with the necessary medicines.
The EU must consistently follow the course of supporting Ukraine in the face of pressure from Russia, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said.
Ukraine is currently going according to the best-case scenario in the fight against the spread of coronavirus but that does not mean that there will be no peaks in the incidence this year, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.
Some 1,245 Ukrainian healthcare workers have tested positive for the coronavirus Covid-19.
An extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada will be held at 13:00 on Friday, April 24, Servant of the People MP Oleksandr Kachura has said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed heads of ten district state administrations and appointed new leaders of six district state administrations.
Pirates have attacked a Portuguese-flagged vessel off the coast of Benin and kidnapped a Ukrainian citizen, a crew member of the ship, Director of the Consular Service Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Serhii Pohoreltsev has told Ukrinform.
British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has expressed regret that a ceasefire regime in eastern Ukraine during the Easter holidays was not observed.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) 36 times opened access for the law enforcement agencies to information in the scope of financial criminal investigations in the banking sector in January-March 2020, the press service of the central bank reported.
Ukraine has confirmed 467 new coronavirus Covid-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total number to 6,592, according to the Public Health Centre of the Health Ministry of Ukraine.
The future of the Eastern Partnership should be ambitious and facilitate Ukraine's integration into the EU's internal market, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.
The number of passengers served by Ukrainian transport companies in January-March 2020 decreased by 16.3% compared with the relevant period in 2019, to 19.6 billion passenger-kilometers, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
On April 21, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas seven times.
Military mobile hospitals in the area of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in Donbas are ready for the possible spread of the coronavirus, the JFO headquarters' press center has reported.
Some 151 Ukrainians infected with the coronavirus COVID-19 are being treated abroad, including 121 – in Italy, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry wrote on Facebook.
21 April 2020
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law amending the rules of judicial control over the observance of the rights, freedoms and interests of individuals in criminal proceedings for the duration of the quarantine, according to the website of the Ukrainian parliament.