Monthly Archives: March 2020

Shmygal: Ukraine’s GDP to drop 3.9%, shrink to $135.5 billion, in 2020

Prime Minister Denys Shmygal speaks during a press briefing in the Cabinet of the Ministers building in Kyiv, on March 11, 2020.Photo by Volodymyr Petrov Ukraine’s gross domestic product will shrink by 3.9% this year, according to a new government estimate. The government’s initial forecast for 2020 was positive: GDP would grow by 3.7%. Now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it

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Ukrainian Parliament prohibits return of nationalized banks to their former owners

The bill envisages the possibility of compensation for losses and lost profits for the former owners of banks, whose liquidation or nationalization will be declared illegal17:58, 30 March 2020Verkhovna Rada Reuters Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved the Bill № 3260 “On amendments to the legislative acts of Ukraine on improving some mechanisms for regulation of banking activities”. 267 MPs voted in favor.

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Medvedchuk Channel urges Ukraine to follow Putin’s plan – monitoring

While current and former officials are arguing over how to save Ukraine from the coronavirus, NewsOne is simply advised to follow Putin’s plan. Participants and talk show hosts on Medvedchuk’s group called on Ukraine’s leadership to follow Russia’s actions to combat the coronavirus epidemic. This is stated in the review of political talk shows on March 23-27, 2020 . In particular, the hero of the

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Rada adopts bill on banks

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed at first reading a bill on the improvement of some control mechanisms in the sphere of banking activities, which is one of two preliminary conditions for the conclusion of an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported that 267 parliamentarians voted in favor of bill No. 2571-d during an

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Fake Ksenia Sobchak: Putin is the only European leader to visit a hospital with infected COVID-19

Ksenia Sobchak, the host of the Dok-Tok Channel One program, began the release on the COVID-19 pandemic, as follows: “The whole world is now watching only one story: how the coronavirus pandemic is unfolding. Our president is the only European leader to visit a clinic where people with suspected coronavirus are located. Today he visited a hospital in Kommunarka. ” On February

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Ukraine’s Rada sacks health, finance ministers amid virus crisis

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Parliament, has dismissed Health Minister Illia Yemets and Finance Minister Ihor Umansky. The move on Yemets was backed by 271 MPs, while 249 lawmakers voted for Umansky’s sacking. Yemets and Umansky were appointed to their posts in the Cabinet of Ministers on March 4, 2020, under the leadership of incumbent Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. At the

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FIGHTING TALK

Russian Propaganda in Poland “During the exercise you will be evicted from your homes…by U.S. troops!” Such “news” was a common occurrence in Poland in 2019. The presence of U.S. troops on Polish soil is under constant attack in the information domain, with the “eviction” case being just one example. Ever since the decision was made to enhance the Allied

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President calls on parliament to pass two laws to receive IMF assistance

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has called on MPs to adopt at an extraordinary meeting two laws needed to receive assistance from international financial partners. “I want to speak about the extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which is to take place tomorrow [March 30]. Our country has, in fact, found itself at a crossroads due to coronavirus, and

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Russian Jeweler Reveals Coronavirus Pendants to Ward Off the Disease

Can a silver coronavirus-shaped pendant act as a “talisman” and keep its wearer safe from the deadly pandemic? This Russian jewelry maker thinks so. Photos of the pendant went — ahem — viral on Russian social media over the weekend, sparking mixed reactions from the public. Pavel Vorobyov, a jeweler from the city of Kostroma 335 kilometers northeast of Moscow,

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Petition on reinstating Suprun as health minister gains required number of votes

The appeal was initially posted on March 23. A petition released on the presidential website on the reinstatement of Ulana Suprun as head of the Health Ministry has gained the required number of votes, namely 25,000. As of Monday morning, March 30, a total of 25,974 people supported the proposal. Now Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is supposed to respond to

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