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Ukrainian-British exercises 'Warrior Watcher-2020' being held in Mykolaiv.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –The Ukrainian-British exercises "Warrior Watcher-2020" are taking place in Mykolaiv with the participation of representatives of the Naval Forces, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Armed Forces o...

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Russia records 16,521 COVID-19 cases, 296 deaths over past 24 hours - coronavirus response HQ.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –Russia has recorded another 16,521 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, and 296 people diagnosed earlier with coronavirus have died over this period, the coronavirus response headquarters said in a stateme...

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Arakhamia finds parcel under wheel of his car, police work on spot.

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Cinemas allowed to work in «red» quarantine zone - Ministry of Culture.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –In Ukraine, cinemas are allowed to work in the "red" quarantine zone, the decision was made by The State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations, the press service of the Ministr...

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Bribery of voters revealed In Boryspil, citizens were offered UAH 500 for 'vote' - police.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –Law enforcement officers have identified a 27-year-old malefactor who organized a voter bribery network in Boryspil, the Kyiv region police communications department reports.

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In Kryvyi Rih, unknown persons block office of mayoral candidates.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –The police opened criminal proceedings on the fact of blocking the office of one of the candidates for mayor of Kryvyi Rih. Unknown persons parked a car at the front door, blocking the entrance and exit to the prem...

Governing bodies, subdivisions of State Emergency Service transferred to enhanced mode of service.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –The governing bodies and subdivisions of the State Service for Emergency Situations of Ukraine were transferred to an enhanced mode of service from 09.00 on 24 October to 21.00 on 27 October.

It is too early to talk about specific plan for return of Crimea, but Ukraine returns this issue to agenda - Reznikov.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov says that it is too early to talk about a specific plan for the return of Crimea to Ukraine, but ...

Cultural figures, scientists, media and MPs call on Cabinet, parliament to return funding for Archive of National Memory.

KYIV. Oct 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) –Representatives of culture, science, media and MPs call for the return of funding for the Archive of National Memory.

In Ukraine, beds for patients with COVID-19 are occupied by 61% - Health Ministry.

In Ukraine today, 61% of the beds allocated for the treatment of patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) are already occupied, said the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov.

SBU detains members of organization funded by MPs to participate in raider seizures, protest actions.

Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained in Kyiv region two members of one of the public organizations, financed by MPs to participate in raider seizures, rallies and protest actions.

State Customs Service to receive chief in coming days – Finance minister.

The new head of the State Customs Service will be announced in the coming days following the results of the competition, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko has said.

Ukraine's premier supports memo with IFIs on stock market development, worsens terms assessment from year to three.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal heard the concept of the stock market development in Ukraine and supported the initiative to sign a memorandum with international partners and stakeholders with a step-by-step implementation of the necessary...

Vodafone Ukraine launches 4G LTE 900 MHz network in Sumy region.

The mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine has launched a 4G LTE900 network in Sumy region, having installed 25 base stations, the company's press service said on Friday, October 23.

New epidemic zoning from Oct 26: Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky, Chernivtsi, Chernihiv in 'red' zone.

The State Commission on Manmade Disaster, Emergency Response at its meeting established a new epidemic zoning in Ukraine from October 26.

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Local elections - development and finale. What factors will affect the result? What awaits the country, political class following campaign?

On Friday, October 23, at 12.00, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency will host a roundtable talk entitled "Local elections - development and finale. What factors will affect the result? What awaits the country, political class fol...

На Рівненщині біля держкордону знайшли схрон із РПГ, пластидом, гранатами і набоями.

Прикордонники Житомирського загону під час проведення спільних дій із реалізації інформації СБУ виявили замасковане місце зберігання боєприпасів і вибухонебезпечних речовин у Рівненській області.

Ukraine has record number of new COVID-19 cases per day - 7,517, some 2,680 recovered, 121 patients died.

In Ukraine, as of Friday morning, October 23, a new record number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was recorded - 7,517 new cases, some 2,680 people recovered, 121 patients died, according to data on the website of the National Security and Defen...

FTA in Donbas is important element for ending the war – Zelensky.

The introduction of a free trade area (FTA) in Donbas will help attract investment to the region and end the war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview entitled "Autumn 2020: Victories and Challenges" to Ukrainian TV channels.

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Cabinet replaces head of State Customs

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has dismissed acting head of the State Customs Service Andriy Pavlovsky and appointed Yevhen Yentis in his place.

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Decline in industrial production in Ukraine slows to 4.

Industrial production in Ukraine in September 2020 compared to September 2019 decreased by 4.4%, while in August the decline was 5.3%, in July 4.2%, in June 5.6%, May 12.2%, April 16.2%, March 7.7%, the State Statistics Service has reported.

SBU blocks sale of citizens' personal data database on eve of local elections.

Cyber ​​specialists of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have blocked the sale of citizens' personal data of on one of the hacker forums on the eve of local elections.

State to finance clinical trials, production of Ukrainian vaccine against COVID-19.

Clinical trials and production of the COVID-19 vaccine will be funded by the state, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov said during a press briefing in Kyiv on Thursday.

Surplus of current account of balance of payments in 2020 will be 2.

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has downgraded the forecast for the consolidated account of the balance of payments in 2020 from a surplus of 4.4% of GDP (in the July forecast) to a surplus of 2.9% of GDP, the regulator's website said.

Yaroslavsky to invest EUR 5.5 mln in tram production on basis of Ecopolis HTZ

The owner of DCH Group, businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky intends to invest EUR 5.5 million in the creation of a production of low-floor trams on the basis of the Ecopolis HTZ high-tech business park in Kharkiv, according to the DCH website.

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