Lavrov: UN peacekeepers needed in Donbas only to guard OSCE observers
UN peacekeepers are needed in Donbas, but only to guard the OSCE observers. This is Moscow’s view of the mission, phrased by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
European Council criticizes xenophobia in Ukraine
The European Council spotted the fast growth of hate and discrimination against Roma, homeless, displaced persons, foreign students and LGBT-communities on the back of the Donbas Conflict that lasts for three years. It was stated at the report of the European Council on Ukraine.
President: Ukrainian rescuers along with the AFU are the first priority of the state
On the eve of the Rescuer’s Day, President Petro Poroshenko visited the training of the State Emergency Service “Kyiv Sea 2017”, congratulated the rescuers on their professional holiday and presented the state awards.
YES forum in Ukraine: the participants and topics of discussion
The opening of the 14th Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting will take place at Besarabsky Marker in the downtown of Kyiv for the first time. YES was founded by businessmen Viktor Pinchuk in 2004 and usually took place in Livadia Palace in Yalta but after the annexation of Crimea, it was relocated to the capital of Ukraine.
Kyiv city hall allocated almost one million U.S. dollars for hosting UEFA Champions League final
Kyiv’s city council has approved assigning 25 million Ukrainian hryvnas (almost one million U.S. dollars) for organization and conduct of the final game of this year’s UEFA Champions League. It is scheduled for May 2018.
IMF’s David Lipton visits Kyiv
David Lipton, the IMF First Deputy Administrative Manager came to Kyiv with a visit on Tuesday evening. The Fund’s office reported that the official will stay in the Ukrainian capital until Thursday, September 14.
Vandals burn Donbas soldiers and Heavenly Hundred memorials
In Ananiv, Odesa oblast, unknown vandals set memorial for Donbas conflict zone and Heavenly Hundred heroes on fire, according to Highway E-95.
President urged Ukrainians of the whole world to support Ukrainian heroes in the Invictus Games
President Petro Poroshenko visited training of the national Ukrainian team that will participate in the Invictus Games - a world championship among soldiers and veterans who were wounded while performing their duty.
Apple Watch presentation video features Kyiv’s subway and central railway station
Today’s presentation of Apple products included video footage of Kyiv’s central railway station. Creators of the promotion video for Apple Watch gadget showed the hall of the city’s main railway hub with two escalators.
Apple releases new iPhone today
The long awaited iPhone 8 is officially launching later today on September 12. Tim Cook is expected to unveil the new iPhone at an event in California’s newly-built Steve Jobs Theatre.
President: We demand to stop the illegal persecution of the Ukrainian church in the occupied Crimea
President Petro Poroshenko called the attack on the temple of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate in Simferopol inadmissible.
Donbas: Russian mercenaries lose seven fighters over day
Illegal armed gangs, the Russian mercenaries who fight the Ukrainian forces in Donbas suffered seven fatalities over the last 24 hours. Andriy Lysenko, the spokesman of Ukraine’s defense ministry said that at the Monday briefing in Kyiv.
Explosion in center of Kyiv: Three people injured
An explosion occured today in Kyiv, according to the police communications department of Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine celebrates Independence Day today
Ukraine celebrates the Independence Day of Ukraine today, on August 24. This is the main state holiday in modern Ukraine since the Declaration of Independence from the U.S.S.R. was adopted in 1991.
Khreshchatyk to be closed off for Independence Day parade rehearsal
On Wednesday, August 16, due to the rehearsal of the military parade, planned for the celebration of the Independence Day, a part of Khreschatyk will be closed off, the Kyiv city state administration reports.
Malware of Ukrainian hacker supposedly used in Russian cyber attacks
Ukrainian hacker known by the online name Profexer has given himself in to the Ukrainian Police, as his malware, without him knowing the purpose of the client, went on to be used in the D.N.C hack, as the New York Times report.
AirBaltic to start flights from Kyiv to Lisbon
The Lithuanian Air Company airBaltic intends to start the flights Kyiv-Lisbon. The first is planned for March 27, 2018. The Baltic carrier will outrun the Hungarian low-coster Wizz Air in three weeks as CTS reported.
Prague "opening up opportunity" for arms supplies to Kyiv – ambassador
Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula is convinced that the Czech-based manufacturers of military equipment are in talks with their Ukrainian partners on arms supplies, Europeiska Pravda reports.
Energy regulator members suspected of collusion in approving "Rotterdam plus" formula
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine launched a criminal investigation suspecting head and members of the National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission of acting in the interests of generating companies, operators of thermal power plants.
Russian proxies attack Ukraine 30 times in last day, use heavy weapons
Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 30 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.
Football: Dynamo Kyiv eliminated from UEFA Champions League
Football fans witnessed saw another loss of the Ukrainian team, which made it stop just one step from UEFA Champions League’s group stage. BSC Young Boys outmatched Dynamo Kyiv in Bern, winning 2-0. Thus, given the fixture’s result on the aggregate, the White Blues left the most prestigious European competition.
Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing
41-years old Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko announced the retirement from boxing. He published the announcement at YouTube.
President expressed gratitude to the staff of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for new military-technical developments
The President expressed gratitude to the staff of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for new military-technical developments that work for the defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Explosion in Kyiv’s apartment block, evacuation underway
An explosion occurred in the apartment block in Kyiv’s Holosiivo district (12 Burmistrenko street). The press service of the State Emergency Service of Kyiv region reported this.
President: Ukraine-Belarus program of cultural cooperation for 2017-2021 expands opportunities for the implementation of joint projects in this sphere
The Program of Cultural Cooperation for 2017-2021 signed today by the Ministries of Culture of Ukraine and Belarus increases opportunities for the implementation of joint projects, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko.
President: It is important to start the elaboration of “roadmaps” for the achievement of the European plans of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit was symbolic, as it became the Summit of the visa-free regime and association. This has come true due to the resolute and efficient cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the powerful support of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the European Commissioners and the member-states.
Volker to visit Ukraine again in few days
​U.S. special envoy Kurt Volker is going to visit Ukraine again; the official is coming to Kyiv in the next few days.
President: A new stage of Ukraine’s path to the EU will begin on September 1, 2017
​The EU Council completed the process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. It was stated by President Petro Poroshenko in the address published on his official website.
NSDC secretary suggests increasing Ukraine's defense, security spending by UAH 9 bln
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov says the NSDC recommends the Cabinet to increase defense and security spending by UAH 9 billion, or US$346 million, that is UAH 3 billion from the general budget fund and UAH 6 billion from the special budget fund, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Ukraine’s defense minister, NATO strategic counselors meet in Kyiv
Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and NATO officials met in the Ukrainian capital for a discussion about further cooperation and the latest developments in defense reform in this country. The Ukrainian official posted that on Facebookon Tuesday.
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