Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has received a Crimean Tatar flag as a gift from former political prisoner Edem Bekirov at the Kherson Airport on Friday and vowed to return Crimea and the Crimean people to the composition of Ukraine. “I want to hand this flag over to you from the entire [Crimean Tatar] people, so…

   Public establishments should be responsible for observing anti-epidemic measures by visitors, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said.   “If the institutions do not ensure that people are masked, that distance, security measures are maintained, they should take responsibility for this. Public places must meet epidemiological requirements during quarantine,” Zelensky emphasized at a conference…

    Ukraine has been granted a status of NATO’S Enhanced Opportunities Partnership, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said.     “This day has come. I’m deeply grateful to our partners in the Alliance for making this possible. Ukraine finally gains a long deserved status of an Enhanced Opportunities Partner of NATO. We are making each…

The Ministry of Digital Transformation has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. The ministry said in a statement on its website that the partnership was signed by UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Lotta Sylwander and Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan. The first joint…

The number of the dead is higher than that of births: 100 deaths vs 53 newborns. Ukraine’s population in January-August 2019 decreased by 177,000 people against December 2018, to 41,976,000 people as of September 1, 2019, the country’s State Statistics Service has reported. Some 207,500 newborns were recorded in January-August 2019 against 226,500 year-over-year (y-o-y),…

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association (EBA) and the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs (SUP) have raise their concerns regarding the proposed changes to the selection of judges and composition of the Supreme Court of Ukraine set out in bill No. 1008 on amendments to certain laws of Ukraine regarding the…

The Verkhovna Rada has formed a new composition of the Central Election Commission (CEC) earlier tabled by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. MPs at a meeting on Friday supported a majority of the draft resolutions on the appointment of CEC members, an Interfax-Ukraine agency correspondent reported. The Central Election Commission includes 17 members: Oksana Boyarchuk, Yuriy…

It has been a little over a year since Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg began skipping school on Fridays to hold solo protests outside the Swedish parliament against its alleged inaction on climate change. She has since addressed European Union leaders and crossed the Atlantic on a boat to testify to the U.S. Congress and speak…

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