Monthly Archives: March 2020

Ukraine ranks 123d happiest world country

20.03.2020 15:24 Ukraine ranks 123th in the ranking of happiness, having climbed ten positions compared to last year. According to the World Happiness Report, Ukraine scored 4.561 points. A total of 156 countries are listed in the ranking. To determine the country’s ranking, the jury members took into account such variables as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom,

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Prosecute, don’t beg

Ukraine’s oligarchs are involved in all aspects of national life. The novel coronavirus crisis is no exception. As Ukraine started adopting measures to curb the disease’s spread last week, one of the first things on President Volodymyr Zelensky’s to-do list was inviting Ukraine’s richest for a meeting. Zelensky and his closest entourage sat across the table from 15 millionaires and

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Ukroboronprom restores artificial lung ventilators production at Burevisnyk in Kyiv, to launch FFP3 respirators output at Novator in Khmelnytsky

The state-owned concern Ukroboronprom is working to restore the production of artificial lung ventilators at Burevisnyk, Kyiv state-owned plant, Deputy Director of Ukroboronprom for Transformation Roman Bondar has said. “We are trying to make our contribution to the fight against the pandemic. [Deputy Director of Ukroboronprom] Mustafa Nayyem is now engaged in restoration at Burevisnyk, and SOE Novator is focusing

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China exonerates doctor reprimanded for warning of virus

China has exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease, a startling admission of error by the ruling Communist Party that generally bodes no challenges to its authority. The party’s top disciplinary body said the police force in Wuhan had revoked its admonishment of Dr. Li Wenliang that had

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Russian News Outlets Ordered to Take Down ‘Fake’ Coronavirus News

Russia has ordered several news outlets to take down information about the coronavirus outbreak that it says is “fake.” Russia’s communications watchdog Roskomnadzor on Friday said that the Ekho Moskvy radio station, the Govorit Magadan news website and several other outlets had published “false information that is socially significant” about the coronavirus that “threatens to massively disrupt public order or

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Kyiv surges in world’s top 100 most expensive cities ranking

Ukraine’s capital has risen by 22 places in The Economist’s ranking of the world’s most expensive cities. According to the findings of the latest Worldwide Cost of Living survey, in 2019 Kyiv surged to 86th place, the second biggest increase in ranking after the Turkish capital of Istanbul. Previously, Kyiv held 64th place. The Economist ties Kyiv’s rapid rise to

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Russia claims to have begun testing coronavirus vaccine

Animal testing of the coronavirus vaccine have begun at the Vector research center Vector in Novosibirsk, reports Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing). The Russian government agency believes that the introduction of the vaccine may be possible as early as the fourth quarter of 2020. The vaccine was tested on laboratory rats

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Pharmacies in parts of Kyiv running out of Paracetamol

In parts of Kyiv pharmacies are running out of Paracetamol, a drug that has an antipyretic effect. Representatives of a number of Kyiv pharmacies announced this to Ukrainian News Agency. For example, in the pharmacies of the Med-Service network, Paracetamol is not on sale. In pharmacies Dobroho Dnia (along Saksahanskoho Street, as well as in Podilskyi (Vynohradar residential area) and

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Jack Laurenson: Ukraine’s Friend and Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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National Guard deployed in Kyiv’s hospital hosting coronavirus patients

The Infections Department of Kyiv’s Oleksandrivska Hospital, where patients with suspected coronavirus are being treated, is being guarded by servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine. “Over the weekend, healthy people were trying to break into the infections department to undergo coronavirus tests. Now the National Guard has been deployed in the hospital, so the department can work in calm,”

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Ukraine’s government has ventured into dangerous waters, but it’s not too late to set the boat on course – Marynovych

Article by: Myroslav Marynovych Today’s generation of Ukrainians will go down in history. The only open question is how: as defenders of the Ukrainian state or its destroyers? The social-political situation in Ukraine is changing rapidly. Until recently, the impression was that the country had no clear strategy, and was floating in limbo and trying to adapt to each new

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