The deportation of Crimean Tatars, which took place 76 years ago, is a very sad and tragic page in history, which has gained new development after the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is initiating the creation of a working group in the President's Office to solve the problems of the Crimean Tatar people.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenky has approved the candidacy of Emine Dzhaparova for the post of first deputy minister of foreign affairs.
Iskra Plant has developed the latest radar station for combat use as part of the divisions of the air defense forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which can be deployed within minutes, the press service of the Ukroboronprom State Concern has reported.
In response to a request from Ukraine via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, Slovakia has offered protective facemasks, disinfectants, blankets, among other items to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report on the website of the European Commission.
Four airlines have already announced the resumption of flights to Ukraine in June and July 2020: Czech Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, and Wizz Air.
President Volodymyr Zelensky heads the rating of trust among politicians in Ukraine, with 57% of Ukrainian citizens trusting him and 37% distrusting him, according to a poll entitled "A Year of President Zelensky: Assessments of Citizens" conducted by the Rating sociological group.
The United States will never recognize Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and urges to immediately return full control of Crimea to Ukraine.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba forecasts that the European Union will extend economic sanctions against Russia over the illegal annexation of Crimea in summer.
The European Union has called on the Russian Federation to stop human rights violations in Crimea.
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland expressed their support to the Crimean Tatar people in their struggle for their rights and noted the inviolability of sovereignty, territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders and political independence of Ukraine.
Fourteen regions in Ukraine have already paid all allowances of up to 300% for March to doctors working with patients with the coronavirus COVID-19.
Ukraine is liberal about opening its borders and intends to coordinate this process with European partners, considering the real situation with the pandemic.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) provided UAH 667.3 million in refinancing to six banks, the central bank’s press service reported.
The Deposit Guarantee Fund has completed payments of guaranteed refunds to the depositors of PJSC Unison Bank, according to the Fund’s press service.
The Verkhovna Rada will gradually ease restrictions on work, including for media professionals, after May 22, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov has said.
Kyiv city confirmed a total of 2,321 cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 as of May 18, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
The Ukrainian army has confirmed four new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing total to 40, according to the press service of the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Crimes against the indigenous people of Crimea and brutal trials in 1944 did not break the freedom-loving people.
The bill on the all-Ukrainian referendum will be submitted to the parliament in the near future, according to Ruslan Stefanchuk, first deputy speaker and president’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada.
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Yakiv Smolii intends to remain in his post until the end of his term - until 2025.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has closed the sale of tickets for all international flights until July 1 after analyzing the situation in the countries of the potential route network, as well as in Ukraine, Avianews has reported, with reference to UIA President Yevhenii Dykhne.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Ukraine has conducted 227,000 PCR tests, according to Chief State Sanitary Doctor Viktor Liashko.
The global coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the negotiation process for the signing of Ukraine-Turkey Free Trade Agreement.
Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has confirmed that today he will sign an order on mass EIA (enzyme immunoassay) testing, which help detect antibodies to the coronavirus infection COVID-19.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that he is negotiating with mayors of other cities on the creation of a common political party.
All conflicts in the post-Soviet space invariably imply the Russian trace as a prime cause or the direct participation of the Russian Federation, as in the war in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak intend to visit Berlin in the coming weeks to hold consultations on ways to improve the efficiency of Normandy and Minsk negotiation formats.
Disinformation is a key challenge that has to be urgently tackled, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers will introduce from May 18 the state regulation of prices for goods of social significance and anti-epidemic goods for the period of the lockdown, the press service of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection has reported.
Ukraine reported 18,616 cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 as of May 18, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.
Ukraine expects Russia's senior military and political leadership to be held accountable on charges of involvement in downing MH17 flight in Donbas in 2014.
The implementation of the Minsk deal in the Russian interpretation is a disaster for the Ukrainian people and for the Ukrainian state, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
In January-March 2020, the amount of private money transfers through traditional and unofficial channels to Ukraine made up more than USD 2.9 billion, and from Ukraine - almost USD 154 million, according to data published by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) on Facebook.
Today, May 18, Ukraine honors the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people and marks the Day of Struggle for the Rights of the Crimean Tatar People.
Ukraine is ready to appeal to international arbitration courts, in particular the International Court of Justice, if negotiations with Iran on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane do not yield results, Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin has said in an interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
On May 17, the armed formations of the Russian Federation launched eight attacks on Ukrainian positions in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
16 May 2020
On Saturday, May 16, Ukrainians celebrate Europe Day.
Ukraine’s real GDP in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 0.8% compared with the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Service.
On Friday, May 15, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal took part in a special virtual meeting of the Heads of Government of the Central European Initiative (CEI) Member States.
Half of the heads of Ukrainian customs offices have been dismissed during a meeting of the Board of the State Customs Service, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal expects to receive a tranche of macro-financial assistance from the European Union in the next two weeks.
The Ukrainian army has confirmed two new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing total to 38, according to the press service of the Medical Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukraine has confirmed 17,858 cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 as of May 16, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov.
On May 15, the armed formations of the Russian Federation launched nine attacks on Ukrainian positions in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas.
15 May 2020
This year, as part of the Great Construction project, Ukraine plans to construct or overhaul 137 schools, which will begin to work by the end of 2020.
Neither the COVID-19 pandemic nor the UN Secretary General’s appeal for a global ceasefire has persuaded Moscow to stop fueling an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The European Union does not intend to review the terms of visa-free regime with Ukraine either because of coronavirus crisis or for any other reason.
Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Reforms Council of Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili held an online conference with the ambassadors of the G7 countries.
Chornomorets Odesa has held the first training session under the leadership of newly appointed head coach Serhiy Kovalets, the club's press service has reported.
The Ukrainian economy should be at least 5% of GDP growth per year in order to effectively combat poverty in the country.
Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has told President Volodymyr Zelensky that the ministry is preparing to approve an algorithm for mass ELISA tests to detect antibodies to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The German regulator's refusal to exempt Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline from European regulation puts an end to speculations about Germany's attempts to create loopholes for Russian partners.
JSC OTP Bank has become the 15th bank to join the BankID remote identification system of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
Ukraine has exported 52.45 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops since the start of the 2019-2020 marketing year (MY; started on July 1, 2019), which is 18.4% higher compared with the relevant period in the previous MY.
Ukraine's Deputy Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Ihor Yaremenko and Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner have discussed Russia's responsibility for armed aggression against Ukraine, the press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories has reported.
The European Union does not intend to impose any additional restrictions to protect its producers amidst the economic crisis related to coronavirus. The protection mechanisms will operate within the framework of WTO and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
Since the beginning of the day, Russian-occupation troops have observed a ceasefire regime in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine.
Two more banks have joined the state program "Affordable Loans at 5-7-9%", according to the Finance Ministry.