The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will have to adopt about 500 draft laws by the end of 2019.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has said that Minsk was forced to "tightly" close the border with Ukraine due to the rushing "flow of weapons."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Oleksiy Honcharuk on his appointment as Ukraine's prime minister and assured him of support, according to the website of the German government.
The Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a resolution on the optimization of central government bodies, renaming four ministries and creating two new ones.
Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, whom Russia refused to grant a visa for a visit to Moscow, said that he would visit Ukraine later this week to demonstrate support for the new Ukrainian government.
The Verkhovna Rada has approved at second reading the bill No. 7203 introducing amendments to Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the immunity of people's deputies of Ukraine), which is to come into force on January 1, 2020.
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ukraine Melinda Simmons handed over copies of her credentials to Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal, and confirmed the UK’s readiness to expand and diversify technical assistance programs to Ukraine.
Ukraine and Croatia coordinated the areas of cooperation ahead of the Croatian presidency of the European Union and agreed on high-level joint visits.
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk and representatives of Westinghouse Electric Corporation (USA) discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to end the war in Donbas as soon as possible, without making any unacceptable compromises, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko has said.
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko has arrived in Berlin to participate in talks on the future Normandy meeting at the highest level.
New Ambassador of the Great Britain to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has begun her diplomatic mission in Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed General Viktor Muzhenko from military service.
More than 300 draft laws have already been registered in the Verkhovna Rada of the 9th convocation.