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Kyiv Mayor Klitschko: Quarantine requirements reinstatement possible if there's spike in COVID-19 cases.

The number of coronavirus cases in Kyiv has been growing every day this week, the city Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

Three fire provocations by Russia-occupation fighters recoded since start of this day in Donbas.

From the beginning of Saturday as of noon in Donbas, three fire provocations by Russia-occupation fighters have been recorded, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Ukrainian govt bans entry, exit to/from Crimea until late Aug.

The Ukrainian government has decided to temporarily close the checkpoints of entry into the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and exit from it, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh ...

Time for government to mobilize to prevent second COVID-19 wave – President.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal to urgently assess the readiness of hospitals to help patients, to provide institutions with all the necessary equipment, given the rapid growth in the number of ca...

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Ukraine sets new high in COVID-19 cases: 1,489 confirmed coronavirus infections in past 24 hours.

Ukraine has set a new high in COVID-19 cases: 1,489 confirmed coronavirus infections, 27 deaths and 600 recoveries were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to a posting on the website of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council's (...

Ombudsperson's office identifies Telegram bot distributed personal data of Ukrainian servicemen.

The Department of Personal Data Protection of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights has identified a chat bot in the Telegram messenger, in which the personal data of almost 7,000 Ukrainian servicemen have been ...

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Lviv Airport optimizes expenses, reaches break-even point – Infrastructure minister.

Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport has reached the break-even point due to the optimization of all expenses, the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with reference to Minister Vladyslav Krykliy reported on Friday.


ICU invites NBU council to consider reduction of medium-term inflation target of central bank.

The Council of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) should think about lowering the medium-term inflation target of the central bank, which currently stands at 5%, Head of macroeconomic research department of Investment Group ICU Serhiy Nikolaychuk ...


Govt to consider option of transporting passengers with 50% of seats to avoid stopping transport in 'red' zone.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will consider at its meeting the possibility of organizing the transportation of passengers in the "red" zones with a maximum load of only half of the seats, as an alternative to a complete stop of its work.

DCH Group guarantees preserving, developing production base of Motor Sich, technologies, intellectual property rights – Yaroslavsky.

The DCH Group of Ukrainian businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky guarantees the preservation and development of the production base of PJSC Motor Sich (Zaporizhia), its technologies, jobs and intellectual property rights after the acquisition of its s...


Yaroslavsky claims strong-arm pressure in relation to Motor Sich deal, asking President Zelensky to interfere.

After the announcement of the Chinese Beijing Xinwei Technology Group on an application to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) filed jointly with DCH for the purchase of Motor Sich, the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) additionally seize...


U.S. Allrise Capital Inc. intends to invest $10 mln in Chornomorets stadium in Odesa

U.S. investment company Allrise Capital Inc. (Irvine, California) intends to invest more than $10 million in the development of the Chornomorets stadium (Odesa), and plans to reach break-even point within five years, the press service of the compa...


Constitutional Court receives submissions from 45 MPs on constitutionality of transitional provisions of law on judicial system, Ukrrudprom privatization.

On August 7, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine received two constitutional submissions from 45 members of parliament of Ukraine, the Constitutional Court said on its Facebook page.


Changes in GTS, gas distribution system codes lead to higher prices for end customers – Head of Association of Energy Suppliers.

Changes proposed by the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine (NEURC) to the codes of gas transmission and distribution systems regarding threefold reduction of the allowable deviation of the imbalance and twofold increase...

PGO initiates proceedings against over 100 foreigners for participation in war in Donbas.

Prosecutors of the Criminal Proceedings Supervision Department for crimes committed during armed conflict of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) initiated criminal proceedings on the facts of the participation of more than 100 foreign mercenarie...

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Families of Heavenly Hundred oppose appointment of Tatarov as Deputy Head of President's Office.

The appointment of Oleh Tatarov as Deputy Head of the President's Office of Ukraine is a continuation of the pro-Russian revenge in Ukraine, the non-governmental organization Families of Heavenly Hundred Heroes said.


Kolomoisky refutes US Justice Department accusations of misappropriation of PrivatBank funds.

Ex-shareholder of PrivatBank (Kyiv) Ihor Kolomoisky denies the US Justice Department's accusations of misappropriation and laundering of the bank's funds and notes that all investments in the United States were made at the expense of funds receive...


Zelensky: ceasefire observed, military morale high

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky says that Ukraine fully respects the ceasefire regime in Donbas, and the morale of the military is at a high level.

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Zelensky on appointment of Tatarov: It is unfair to consider all officials of Yanukovych time as representatives of old government.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky considers it unfair to classify as representatives of the "old government" everyone who held any leading position during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych (2010-2014).


What risks does the state budget face?

Vasyl Shkurakov, Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine

Ukraine hands over to Russia a list of 22 Crimean Tatars, whose release Zelensky discussed in his last conversation with Putin - Yermak.

During his last telephone conversation with Russian President Volodymyr Putin, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the release of 22 Crimean Tatars illegally detained in occupied Crimea, said the head of the President`s Office Andriy...

Klitschko reports COVID-19 outbreak at Kyivkhlib, bakery closed for quarantine.

An outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has been confirmed among the employees of Kyivkhlib, the largest producer of bread and bakery goods in the capital, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

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Pivdenny seaport reports about storage of 9,600 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, says it's safe.

State-owned enterprise Pivdenny maritime merchandise port (formerly Yuzhny, Odesa region) it stores 9,600 tonnes of ammonium nitrate at moorings No. 1 and 2 which poses no explosion risk, the port's administration has said on its Facebook page on ...


Yermak hopes final lists for prisoner swap to be approved during next TCG meetings.

Ukraine hopes the lists for the next mutual prisoner exchange will be approved during the next meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for the settlement of the situation in Donbas, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yerm...


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