Monthly Archives: January 2021

Russia Lost 5M Migrants During Pandemic

Russia relies on incoming workers from Central Asia to stem a demographic crisis. Migrant numbers are down by almost 50% this year. Almost half of all migrants living in Russia before the coronavirus pandemic have likely left the country this year, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. In a statement cited by the RBC news website, authorities said there are currently 6.3 million

Read more

Congress overrides Trump’s veto for the first time on major military bill

The Senate joined the House to make the legislation law without provisions Trump demanded to change internet liability laws. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida on Dec. 31, 2020.Tom Brenner / ReutersJan. 1, 2021, 8:34 PM CET / Updated Jan. 1, 2021, 9:05 PM CETBy Sahil Kapur and Dareh Gregorian WASHINGTON — The

Read more

Sweden takes over OSCE Chair: End of Donbas war among priorities

On January 14, Sweden’s Foreign Minister and the new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde will present the program in detail to the OSCE Permanent Council.Sweden takes over OSCE Chair / Photo from UNIAN Sweden takes over the OSCE Chair today, January 1, and will in the coming year focus on defending the European security order, addressing protracted conflicts and enhancing democracy

Read more

Ukraine today .org – 2020 person of the year

1 January, 2021 – UkraineToday.org – by Red Square Maidan UkraineToday.org announces their Person of the Year that generated the most news in Ukraine. It seems like it has been a long time since Sentsov was released from one of Putin’s modern gulags and since the anti-Ukrainian economic project Nord Steam 2 was shut down, but that was just the

Read more

New Year’s greetings from Vladimir Zelensky

The president’s speech was structured in the form of a dialogue with children.  Dear Ukrainians! There are only a few minutes left until the end of 2020. It’s time to take stock, draw conclusions, talk about plans and goals. Boring? Convenient. Fine. I will say clearly for you. And this is logical, because everything we do, we do for you. We live in a great beautiful country,

Read more

Ukrainians from today can independently choose a bank to receive a salary

The NBU noted that such an innovation will avoid conflicts between the employer and the employee regarding the employee’s right to independently choose a bank to receive wages. From today, January 1, Ukrainians can independently choose a bank to receive their salaries. This is evidenced by the decree of the National Bank of Ukraine . The document also introduces other changes to the

Read more

Minimum wage up in Ukraine from Jan 1

Now it amounts to UAH 6,000 (US$212) per month and will be increased to UAH 6,500 (US$230) from December 1, 2021.Minimum wage up in Ukraine from January 1 / Photo from UNIAN The minimum wage in Ukraine from January 1, 2021, increased by UAH 1,000 (US$35). Now it amounts to UAH 6,000 (US$212) per month and will be increased to

Read more

Hungary not to massively purchase Russian vaccine against COVID-19

The Russian vaccine is still undergoing trials, Budapest stresses.Photo from UNIAN The Hungarian government has decided not to purchase the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for mass vaccination. This was announced on the air of ATV by head of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s office, Gergely Gulyás, Hromadske reports. The officials said Hungary had received 6,000 doses of the Russian vaccine as a

Read more

WHO lists Pfizer vaccine for emergency use

The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met the “must-have” criteria for safety and efficacy benefits outweigh its risks The World Health Organization has listed Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use. This is reported on the WHO website. This is the first time that a Covid-19 vaccine has been added to the WHO list. The WHO’s review found Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine met

Read more