The significant contribution of Ukrainians to maintaining peace and security in the world gives Ukraine the moral right to rely on adequate assistance from the UN in confronting Russian aggression, President Petro Poroshenko has said.
Society and Culture
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was designated by UN General Assembly Resolution 57/129 of December 11, 2002, "to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace." On this day, in 1948, the UN Security Council established the first peacekeeping mission. Seventy-one peacekeeping operations have been carried out since then. Over the past 70 years, more than 1,000 peacekeepers have served under the UN flag, and 3,326 of them have died during the performance of their official duties.
Sir Elton John, the world-famous singer, public figure and founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, has arrived in Kyiv.
NGO “Razom” (Together) held a rally for the liberation of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners, jailed in Russia, at the Times Square in New York on Saturday.
The Trinity is considered one of the greatest holidays after Easter and Christmas. It is always celebrated on Sunday, eight weeks after Easter Sunday.
The U.S. state of Missouri has become the 11th American state that recognized the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
The European Film Academy calls on people around the world to contribute to the release of illegally imprisoned Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has recently gone on indefinite hunger strike.
Businessman Borys Lozhkin was elected the president of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine.
Five Ukrainian sailors, who were held captive in the Niger delta for almost a month, have returned to Ukraine. One more Ukrainian will fly home after undergoing treatment in the Netherlands.
An exhibition of paintings titled "The River of Life" devoted to Kyiv opened at Ukrinform on Thursday.
The Ukrainian capital is hosting Kyiv Art Week (May 18-27) ahead of Kyiv Day, which is traditionally celebrated in the last weekend of May. Kyiv Art Week is an international event, which involves state and municipal museums, private and public galleries, as well as cultural centers.
Egidijus Vareikis, the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine, has called for the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, currently detained in Russia after his conviction on terrorist charges.
Flight MH17 was shot down over occupied Donbas on July 17, 2014 by a Buk missile system, which belongs to the Russian Armed Forces.
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid arrived in Kramatorsk on Thursday as part of her trip to Donetsk region, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko has reported on Facebook.
The State Executive Service has already recovered UAH 175 million in wage arrears from debtors since the beginning of 2018, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said.