Consultations on the renewal of the Association Agreement with the European Union are an important task in Ukraine's relations with the EU this year, according to Deputy Head of the President's Office Ihor Zhovkva.
Gas Transmission System Operator (TSO) of Ukraine LLC transported 55.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas to Europe in 2020, which is 38% less than in 2019, according to the company’s press service.
In 2020, Ukraine's trade deficit more than halved compared to 2019.
Over the past day, seven ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has released an updated list of countries in the "red" and "green" zones as of December 30, 2020.
A total of 4,158 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,078,251, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said.
02 January 2021
The issues of restoring peace in the occupied Donbas, returning control of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine and activating Ukraine as an international player are key priorities for diplomatic work in 2021.
On January 1, 2021, a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Israel came into force in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel".
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has congratulated his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde on the beginning of Sweden's Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Kyiv has confirmed 293 new coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the total to 112,649, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
President of Moldova Maia Sandu will visit Ukraine on January 12, 2021, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva has said.
As of January 2, the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Ukraine was registered in Lviv, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Zhytomyr and Sumy regions.
Ukraine has recorded 1,069,517 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases as of January 2, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov wrote on Facebook.
Over the past day, January 1, nine ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
31 December 2020
Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Viktor Tsygankov has been named the club's best player in 2020, the club's press service has reported.
Ukraine condemns the attack on Yemen's Aden airport, which killed and injured dozens of people.
Turkey raises issue of non-recognition of Crimea’s annexation on all international platforms – ambassador
Turkey's position on the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation has been clear since 2014 – Turkey has not and will not recognize the annexation – it has been declared on international and bilateral platforms at all levels.
Ukraine's state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has fulfilled all contracts under the country's state defense order for 2020, the conglomerate's press service has reported.
Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba sees no signs that Georgia will receive a NATO Membership Action Plan earlier than Ukraine, but if so, this will only strengthen Ukraine's position.
Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak has said that the government's task for next year is to accelerate the development of Ukraine.
Ukraine is working to increase the supply of a COVID-19 vaccine via the COVAX scheme to 16 million doses and is continuing negotiations with all vaccine manufacturers, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said on Facebook.
Strict quarantine in the spring and adaptive quarantine in the summer allowed Ukraine to avoid a large-scale tragedy and high COVID-19 death toll.
The Cabinet of Ministers has signed agreements on the distribution of products in seven oil and gas fields with the winners of open and transparent auctions.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed Volodymyr Shtohryn as head of Rohatyn District State Administration (DSA).
The State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch, which is part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine have signed a contract for the supply of RK-360 MC Neptune coastal systems to the army in 2021.
The Ukrainian authorities have been active on the international stage in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak has said.
U.S. sanctions against Turkey will not affect cooperation with Ukraine, particularly in the defense and military-technical spheres.
The highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Ukraine was recorded in Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Cherkasy, Kyiv, Odesa, Chernihiv regions and the city of Kyiv, according to data provided by the Health Ministry on December 31.
As of December 31, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have confirmed 1,937 COVID-19 cases, including 148 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.
In December, the highest number of the passed sentences and initiated criminal cases over "evasion of call-up to military service in the Russian Armed Forces" has been recorded in the occupied Crimea.
Kyiv has confirmed 1,332 new coronavirus cases in the past day, bringing the total to 111,471, according to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has approved the updated Foreign Exchange Intervention Strategy, the central bank’s press service reports.
In the Kyiv office of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, a meeting has been held with the participation of Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov.
Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov discussed with Alec van Gelder, Executive Director of International Government Affairs at AstraZeneca, the "terms and logistics" of the coronavirus vaccine supplies to Ukraine.
The night of December 30 in Kyiv city has turned out to be the warmest since 2003, according to the Central Geophysical Observatory named after Borys Sreznevskyi.
Shakhtar Donetsk fans have chosen goalkeeper Anatoliy Trubin as the club's best player in 2020, according to the club's official website.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the law on inland water transport, which was approved by the Verkhovna Rada on December 3, the president’s press service reports.
On 27 December, the OSCE SMM spotted about 400 anti-tank mines in a field near Shyroka Balka in the occupied area of Donetsk region.
Due to the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, which enters into force on January 1, 2021, 98% of Ukrainian products will have free access to the market of this country, and another 2% of goods will be liberalized for Ukraine from 2023.
In July-September 2020, Ukraine’s household income amounted to UAH 1.03 trillion, which is 7.0% more than in the same period in 2019, according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service.
U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday accused Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and businessman Gennadiy Boholiubov of using misappropriated funds to buy real estate in Ohio, following earlier similar U.S. allegations involving property in Kentucky and Texas, according to Reuters.
Ukraine has received an agrement for appointing ex-finance minister Oksana Markarova as the Ambassador to the United States.
In January-November 2020, Ukraine’s construction output grew by 2.8% compared to the relevant period last year, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is working to organize a visit by President Volodymyr Zelensky to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhenii Yenin has said in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on Ukraine's accession to the Inter-American Convention on proof of and information on foreign law.
A total of 9,699 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,055,047, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said.
Over the past day, five ceasefire violations were recorded in the Joint Forces Operation area in eastern Ukraine.
An OSCE SMM drone has spotted 23 Grad multiple rocket launchers deployed in violation of withdrawal lines in the occupied Luhansk region.
30 December 2020
President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Viktor Maiko as Ukraine's ambassador to Turkmenistan.
The Lithuanian State Labor Inspectorate has imposed a EUR 17,360 fine on a construction company in Vilnius for the illegal employment of Ukrainian citizens, according to a report posted on the website of the Lithuanian national public broadcaster LRT.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Belgrade requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia to provide official data on the large archaeological collection seized by customs.
The amount of compensation to families of citizens who died as a result of Iran's shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 should be determined through negotiations between the parties after establishing the causes of the accident and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
The Iranian government has agreed to allocate USD 150,000, or the equivalent in euros, to the families of each victim of the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash.
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has described a decree by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to suspend the court's chairman, Oleksandr Tupytskyi, from office for two months as "legally null and void" and called for the document to be revoked, according to a statement posted on the court's website.
On the night of 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2021, Ukraine’s free trade agreements with the United Kingdom and Israel will take effect.
Germany has donated 18 Dräger ventilators (NModel EVITA V 600) to Ukrainian hospitals for a total amount of over EUR 500,000, the press service of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine reports.
The Ukrainian Health Ministry has signed a contract for the supply to Ukraine in the shortest possible time of 1.8 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech at a price of UAH 504 (about $18) per dose, the press service of the President's Office has reported.
This year, Ukrainian-language audio guides have appeared in nine world attractions and on two bus routes abroad.
As of December 28, UAH 57.1 billion was used from Ukraine's COVID-19 Fund, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry's press service has reported.