Ukraine ranks 96th out of 180 countries in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, having returned to top 100 for the first time since 2009.
- 21.04.2020 17:50
Borrell: Sanctions against Russia should be maintained until complete fulfilment of Minsk agreements
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has assured Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba that EU's sanctions policy towards Russia is unchanged.
Persons released from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas have undergone PCR testing and received negative results.
The coronavirus quarantine in Ukraine has reduced crime rates overall, but the Internet fraud rate has increased by 15%.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine plans to perform evacuation flights from Israel, the USA, Thailand and several other countries next week.
Exports of agricultural machinery from Ukraine shrank by 9.4% in 2019, to $37.6 million, the head of the department of investment and logistics of the Institute of Agrarian Economics, Oleksandr Zakharchuk, has said.
The next extraordinary plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada may take place on Friday, April 24, deputy chairman of the Servant of the People faction Yevheniia Kravchuk has told Ukrinform.
Russian-occupation forces have fired Ukrainian positions near the village of Krymske in Luhansk direction on April 21.
The Republic of Korea has allocated $700,000 to Ukraine for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
State Enterprise Ukrspyrt has already sold 2.6 million liters of disinfectant to Ukrainian enterprises for the production of antiseptics, according to the company’s press service.
The audit conducted by the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine found that UAH 139 million was used inefficiently to support the activity of general courts of appeal in 2018-2019, according to the press service of the Accounting Chamber.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has commented on the possibility of holding a fight between WBC/WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine and IBF champion Teofimo Lopez without spectators.
The number of coronavirus cases has grown to 892 in Kyiv city, including 43 over the past day, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Ukraine can offer Europe 10 billion cubic meters of gas in the underground gas storage facilities to accumulate the fuel for 2020-2021.
JSC Ukrtransgaz has called on the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to abolish the obligation to pay customs duties for storing natural gas in underground gas storage (UGS) facilities in “the customs warehouse” regime, according to the company’s press service.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms Elizabeth II on her birthday.
Some 1,138 Ukrainian healthcare workers have tested positive for the coronavirus COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Ukraine.
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to ensure global access to medicines, vaccines and medical equipment to face COVID-19, which was co-sponsored by Ukraine.
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has revealed details of a virtual tennis tournament in which she will participate.
The Cabinet of Ministers intends to extend the coronavirus quarantine but at the same time soften it in some spheres, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The EU is ready to provide Ukraine with comprehensive assistance in putting out fires in Chornobyl zone and such support is highly appreciated by the Ukrainian side.
The number of Ukrainian servicepersons infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen to 39 people, according to the press service of the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukraine’s Chief Sanitary Doctor Viktor Liashko announced his intention to initiate the extension of coronavirus quarantine and to weaken it at the same time.
Ukraine has reported 415 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past day, bringing the total number to 6,125, according to the Health Ministry.
On April 20, the armed formations of the Russian Federation launched 13 attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
The Cabinet of Ministers expects that Ukraine may reach the peak of the coronavirus outbreak in early May.
20 April 2020
EU foreign affairs ministers during a video conference on April 22 will assess the EU approach and policies towards the Eastern Neighbourhood in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Three fires in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone and Zhytomyr region have been brought under control, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.
In accordance with quarantine measures, Ukraine will continue to control the border with the Russian Federation and keep it closed.
The number of coronavirus cases has grown to 850 in Kyiv city, including 49 over the past day, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
On April 20, 2020, Ukraine takes over from Turkey the Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation. Ukraine will be the first to chair the Forum online, taking into account the situation associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed Oleksiy Petrov from the post of head of the SBU Office in Kirovohrad region.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the Law "On Amending the Law of Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2020", which the Verkhovna Rada approved at an extraordinary plenary meeting on April 13.
On April 19, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas six times.
Ukraine has reported 261 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past day, bringing the total number to 5,710, according to the Public Health Centre.
18 April 2020
The documentary The Cacophony of the Donbas by Igor Minaiev has been released on takflix.com to mark the sixth anniversary of the beginning of the war in eastern Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky declares that every step on the path to settlement of the situation in Donbas is a small victory, but a great result will be achieved when Ukraine returns its entire territory.
Scheduled flights inside Ukraine may be resumed in September or even by summer’s end.
Yet another fact of the Russian Federation's involvement in the war in eastern Ukraine has been documented.
Germany supports Ukraine in the issue of the need to extend sanctions against Russia until the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that about five planes a week deliver medical supplies to Ukraine for fighting coronavirus.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is committed to the cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and does not consider it expedient to take risks under the current conditions and bring the economy to default.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal believes that Ukraine's integration into the EU will remain among the priorities of Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
On April 17, the armed formations of the Russian Federation launched five attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
Ukraine has confirmed 5,106 coronavirus cases, including 133 deaths and 275 recoveries.
17 April 2020
The Great Construction nationwide project is an important tool for regional development.
Cemeteries in Kyiv region have been closed to visits until the end of the quarantine period, Acting Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Vasyl Volodin has said.
The Pension Fund of Ukraine has transferred another UAH 4.9 billion for pension payments.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy will start consideration of the Draft Law “On Amending Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Improve Certain Mechanisms of Banking Activity Regulation” at second reading on Tuesday, April 21.
Quarantine is a temporary but extremely important measure to combat the spread of coronavirus, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
Ukraine is an active participant in the mutual exchange of assistance to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, including the cargo flights delivering rubbing alcohol for disinfectants, and the exchange of experience between Ukrainian and EU doctors.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal will make a virtual visit to Germany.
Ten wounded and two ill servicemen have been transported from Kharkiv to Kyiv. They will now be receiving treatment in the Central Military Hospital.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison has openly expressed his desire to return to his former Brazilian club Internacional.
Seven more coronavirus cases have been recorded in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
As of April 13, over 1.4 million internally displaced persons are registered in Ukraine.
Expenditures for the Cabinet of Ministers have been reduced by UAH 1 9 billion, according to amendments to the 2020 state budget adopted by the Verkhovna Rada.
The Ukrainian town of Truskavets has received 40,000 medical face masks from its Chinese sister town of Lianzhou.
The exchange of detained persons in eastern Ukraine on April 16 is an important step, and OSCE Ambassador Heidi Grau played a special role in this process.
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a resolution to appoint Director for Infrastructure of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia as acting member of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia.