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Ukraine launching production of coronavirus tests

Ukraine next week plans to start mass production of coronavirus tests, says Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Liashko. “We’ve been working with the Institute of Molecular Biology and other national manufacturers of tests,” Liashko told a Kyiv briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. “And I think that next week we will see serial production of tests, and we

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Another day in paradise…

My condition is getting worse. Have to stay in bed now. The daily news also make me sicker. I did throw up blood. The doctor says it’s comming from the lungs or the stomake. Just stay inside and away from people. Clean any items you buy in the supermarket and wash your hands after you were outside. This virus is

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U.S. debunks Russia’s “humanitarian aid” claims, says medical supplies fully paid for

The United States has purchased from Russia, not received as assistance, a batch of medical supplies, in particular, ventilators and personal protection equipment. The delivery was a result of the agreements reached by the heads of both states during a phone call on March 30. “As a follow-up to the March 30 phone call between President Trump and President Putin,

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Ukrainian Security Service: Russian special services tried to recruit high-ranking Ukrainian Navy officer

The Russian Federal Security Service tried to recruit a Ukrainian serviceman with access to classified defense information, reported the press service of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Law enforcement officers recorded the fact that the Officer of the Ukrainian Navy has been maintaining constant contacts with the personnel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). “Among them, in particular,

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Over 60 People Fled Coronavirus Observation in Ukraine

Over 60 people, who had recently returned from abroad, fled precautionary coronavirus observation at the Kozatskiy Hotel in central Kyiv, stated Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko on air on the 112 Ukraine TV channel. These are people who returned on specially chartered flights from Doha, Qatar, and Bali, Indonesia a few days ago. Herashchenko explained that they

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Putin has not asked Trump to lift sanctions against Russia

President Vladimir Putin has not asked US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions imposed on Russia, said the Russian President’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS. On March 30, Trump suggested before a phone conversation with Putin that the Russian leader would ask him to lift U.S. sanctions, AFP reported. “He’s been asking for it for two years,”

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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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UKRAINE Servant of the People MP Leaks Video Seemingly Implicating Brother of Presidential Chief-of-Staff in Corruption

Geo Leros, an MP from the ruling Servant of the People party, leaked on March 29 a video seemingly showing the brother of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff, Andriy Yermak, attempting to sell government positions for personal profit. In a Facebook post, Leros wrote that he had obtained “video evidence of how Yermak, through this brother, peddles government posts, creates his

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NATO to considers providing additional military assistance to Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who assured the Ukrainian Foreign Minister that the members of the Alliance will discuss additional support for Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. “Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO members plan to discuss additional support for Ukraine as part of the Comprehensive

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