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Ukrainian infrastructure minister, Portuguese ambassador discuss cooperation in aviation, transport

   Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii has held a working meeting with Ambassador of Portugal to Ukraine Antonio Vasco Alves Machado during which the parties discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries in various infrastructure areas, including aviation and transport, according to a statement posted on the website of the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry. “Vladyslav Kryklii positively noted the bilateral

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Navalny video about Putin’s palace a hit on You Tube

   According to YouTube statistics, as of January 20, 19:30 Moscow time, the video became the most-watched video in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Ukraine, Estonia and Cyprus. In addition, the video hit the top 10 YouTube trends in 15 countries, including Israel, the Czech Republic, Norway, Switzerland, Spain and others. As of 23:50 Moscow time, the video had been watched

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Kyiv authorities negotiating with several U.S., European manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccine to buy 1 mln doses

  Kyiv is negotiating with several manufacturers to purchase a vaccine against COVID-19 for the capital, said mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko. “The capital authorities are negotiating with several American and European companies producing vaccines against coronavirus. I use all my foreign contacts and ties in order to provide Kyiv residents with a vaccine. We are talking about purchasing 1

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U.S. at OSCE: Russia’s attempts to freeze conflict in Donbas must be prevented

   OSCE participating States should consider ways to prevent the conflict in Donbas from becoming another frozen conflict in Europe. Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Courtney Austrian said this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, January 21, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Russia denied its involvement in eastern Ukraine to force

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Transfer of Ukrainian POWs to Medvedchuk from Donbas suspended, as plane did not fly

     The transfer of a number of Ukrainian citizens held in the self-proclaimed Donbas republics to Viktor Medvedchuk, a Ukrainian parliamentarian and chairman of the political council of the Opposition Platform – For Life party, has been suspended, as the plane that had to bring these people did not take off, Leonid Kravchuk, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the

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Russia delivers over 22,000 tonnes of fuel and drones to occupied Donbas in January

   In January 2021, the Russian Federation has delivered more than 22,000 tonnes of fuel, military equipment and drones to the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Yulia Shevchenko said this at a briefing on Tuesday, January 19, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The command of the operational group of the Russian occupation forces continues to

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Ukraine does not buy or plan to buy PCR tests produced in Russia – Stepanov

    Ukraine has not purchased and does not plan to purchase PCR tests manufactured by Russia, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said during a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday. “The tests were purchased in China, the United States, Korea, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, France, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Turkey, Singapore. There is no Russian Federation here. Most of the PCR

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Ukraine Concerned About Detention Of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny

   Ukraine is concerned about the detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This is stated in a commentary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the arrest of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny,” the statement reads. The ministry views the situation around Navalny as a

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Kremlin claims Trump supporters inquiring about obtaining Russian citizenship

   U.S. officials ask in comments on social networks to explain how they can get Russian citizenship, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on air of the talk show “Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov” on the TV channel “Russia 1.” According to her, President Donald Trump’s supporters fear persecution because of their political beliefs. “This country

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Over 100,000 tourists visited Mukachevo last year despite lockdown

   More than 100,000 tourists visited the city of Mukachevo, Zakarpattia region, in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. “According to the Mukachevo Historical Museum, 105,538 tourists visited Mukachevo in 2020,” the press service of the Mukachevo City Council wrote on its Facebook page. The city has five tour operators, 13 travel agencies, the Mukachevo City Tourist Information

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President’s Office wants to invite Biden to Ukraine for 30th anniversary of independence

   The visit of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to Ukraine is a matter of the near future, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva has said in an interview with the TSN.ua online news site. According to him, world leaders, including Biden, will be invited to events marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “Of course, we will invite

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Government risks losing UAH 12 bln from privatization in 2021 due to coordinated resistance of law enforcers, oligarchic groups

  The State Property Fund (SPF) of Ukraine, headed by Dmytro Sennychenko, expresses concern about the actions of law enforcement officials aimed at destabilizing the work of state-owned enterprises, in particular, PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company (UMCC), which manages Vilnohirsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant (Dnipropetrovsk region) and Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant (Zhytomyr region). According to the SPF press

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Alexei Navalny detained at airport on return to Russia

   The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on his return from treatment abroad after a suspected poisoning attempt on his life by Russia’s FSB spy agency. Navalny, whose investigations into corruption in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle have sparked protests and angered the country’s most powerful men, had vowed to return home despite signs

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It’s snowing, again!

It is snowing again in our place. There’s nothing in the news, so i thought i’ll share this instead. Above a view from my living room. Below my snowman (the fella on the left), and Oksana’s (the Joe on the right 😂). The snow probably won’t last for long, but it’s nice. Later on me and Oksana will do a

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Zelensky on ‘Cyborg’ Remembrance Day: Ukrainian flag will be raised over Donetsk airport again

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the day of remembrance of the defenders of Donetsk airport expressed gratitude to the “cyborgs” for their feat and said that the Ukrainian flag would again rise over Donetsk airport. “The heroic defense of Donetsk airport finally broke Russia’s plans to seize Ukraine. It looked like a miracle when our people held out

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National Council on TV, Radio Broadcasting asks suppliers of smartphones, TV, media equipment not to import them from Russia

   The National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine appealed to manufacturers and suppliers of television receivers, media players, as well as smartphones and other modern devices that allow the use of special programs for receiving and viewing media information using the Internet, with an urgent request to refuse as soon as possible from the supply of such

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IMF Concerned By Ukraine’s Intention To Regulate Household Gas Prices

  The International Monetary Fund is concerned by Ukraine’s intention to regulate gas prices for households. Finance Minister Serhii Marchenko announced this in an interview on Radio NV, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Our partners know that such a decision is possible. They have a corresponding reaction. They are concerned that we are somewhat revising our earlier commitments. The issue

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Visit of President of Moldova to Ukraine testifies to reset of bilateral relations

The visit of the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu to Ukraine testifies to the reset of bilateral relations between official Kyiv and Chisinau, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “Firstly, the main news is that the President of Moldova is making her first foreign visit to Ukraine […] This speaks of Moldova’s recognition of Ukraine’s authority,” the

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