Patriarch Filaret has handed over the Order of St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his active participation in the process of obtaining a tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
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The number of Ukrainian tourists who visited Georgia in 2018 grew by 4.2 %, according to the portal News-Georgia.
Freed Ukrainian sailor Andriy Novichkov has returned from Iran to Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent said.
The Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus performed Christmas carols at the residence of Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary presented English version of the video "Ukraine under aggression" at the meeting with Ambassadors from the EU and NATO member states, other European and Latin American countries.
On January 9, in Istanbul, all members of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate signed a tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detected and blocked 360 cyber incidents in 2018, the SBU's press service has reported.
The attitude of the Czechs toward Ukraine and Ukrainians has improved significantly, the Czech Center for Public Opinion Research reports.
The development strategies of four united territorial communities have been already approved in Donetsk region, strategies of other six territorial communities will be approved this year.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (Vladimir Gundyayev) may soon lose his post since he failed to prevent the granting of a tomos of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
The Greek Orthodox Church has launched the procedure needed for the recognition of the united local Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
Ukraine needs to create a network of training centers to upgrade the skills of emergency medical personnel.
Ukrainian sailor Andriy Novichkov, who was detained in Iran on suspicion of committing murder, has been released, President Petro Poroshenko has reported on Facebook.
Ukrainian passport ranks 41st in 2019 Henley Passport Index, a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom for their citizens.