Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman says that the government will approve the draft state budget for 2018 on time and then submit it to the Verkhovna Rada.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to "supplement" the functions of a peacekeeping force in the Donbas proposed in a Russian draft resolution of the UN Security Council, the Kremlin's press service has reported, referring to Putin's phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia and therefore does not recognise the holding of elections in the Crimean peninsula.
President Petro Poroshenko met with a delegation of the French senators headed by Chairman of the French-Ukrainian Group of Friendship Herve Maurey.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described as a crime the illegal crossing of the state border by former Head of Odesa Regional Administration Mikheil Saakashvili and a group of MPs.
Ukraine's Special Envoy for Transdniestrian conflict settlement, Viktor Kryzhanovsky, and Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration Gheorghe Balan have discussed the implementation of bilateral infrastructure projects at the Transdniestrian section of the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, Ukraine’s Embassy in Moldova reports.
The European Union has called on Russia to release all Ukrainian citizens illegally detained or convicted in Russia or illegally annexed Crimea, the UK Delegation to the OSCE has tweeted.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, now illegally imprisoned in Russia, has been convoyed from the pre-trial detention facility in Irkutsk, where he was recently transferred from the Yakutsk penal colony.
Crimean political prisoner, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chiygoz has been sentenced by so-called court in Crimea to eight years in prison for alleged plotting riots at the rally on February 26, 2014.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has expressed its strong protest due to "electoral processes" in Russia-occupied Crimea, the ministry's spokeswoman, Mariana Betsa, has said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has visited the military unit No. 3028 of the National Guard of Ukraine in Vinnytsia region.
Famous Russian rapper Vasily Vakulenko (Basta) has been declared persona non grata in Ukraine. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) banned him from entering Ukraine for a period of three years.
Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko predicts that the decision-making process regarding the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas will last at least until the next year.
A draft resolution of the Russian Federation on the UN peacekeeping mission in the east of Ukraine found no support among the members of the UN Security Council.