If the presidential election in Ukraine were held in mid-February, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent President Petro Poroshenko would go to the run-off, with Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko staying in third place, according to a survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS).
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Acting Health Minister of Ukraine Ulana Suprun has reached the agreements with Health and Family Welfare Minister of India Jagat Prakash Nadda on the intensification of the dialogue between the health ministries of the two countries.
The National Health Service of Ukraine will employ more than 150 freelance experts to assess the level of provision of medical services in the country, the Health Ministry’s press service reported.
The visit of U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook to Odesa symbolizes the strength of the partnership between Ukraine and the United States, according to U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Ukrainians in Australia represent Ukraine at Pako Festa 2019, the multicultural festival in Geelong (the state of Victoria, Australia), the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia has reported.
The directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Odesa region has approved notices of suspicion for seven Russian servicemen due to their attack on Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait, Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) spokesperson Andriy Lysenko has reported on his Facebook page.
Tourism and resort opportunities of Lviv region were represented at the International Fair of Tourism in Belgrade, according to the tourism and resort department of the Lviv Regional State Administration.
Ukrainian singer MARUV has won the Ukrainian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, an Ukrinform correspondent said.
Russia's State Duma has voted to prohibit the country's troops from using smartphones or recording devices, or posting anything online about their military service, after journalists used soldiers' digital traces to reveal actions the Kremlin wanted to keep secret, according to U.S. newspaper The New York Times.
Russia has resettled about half a million of its citizens to Crimea over five years of occupation of the peninsula.
Over 60% of Ukrainians believe that the return of temporarily occupied territories by political and diplomatic means would be an optimal strategy for resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine, according to a survey conducted by the Socis Center for Social and Marketing Research.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker will take part in the 5th International Forum “Occupied Crimea: Five Years of Resistance.”
Most Ukrainian citizens would support Ukraine's accession to the European Union if a referendum took place in the near future.
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair announced the launch of flights from Kyiv to Madrid starting from October 2019.