Week's balance: Cabinet appoints new customs chief, vows support to businesses amid quarantine, while economy slows further down
The Cabinet of Ministers appointed a new head of the State Customs Service and promised businesses support in the face of tougher quarantine restrictions, while the State Statistics Service announced a slowdown in the GDP fall – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Surviving quarantine: Ternopil restaurateur tells of reprofiling business into "church" to escape bans
Ternopil entrepreneur Taras Kovalchuk, who turned his hospitality businesses into a religious organization on the eve of the weekend quarantine, which allowed him not to close down on Saturday and Sunday, told UNIAN about the nuances of such reprofiling.
Cuts through Caucasus: What Ukraine and Russia need to keep in mind when observing Armenian surrender
Armenia has surrendered. What exactly did the winners and the losers agree on and why did Russia so easily give up on its allies, and will Armenians and Azerbaijanis be able to coexist peacefully after the bloody confrontation?
Week's balance: Cabinet introduces weekend quarantine, State Statistics Service reports accelerating inflation, while hryvnia slides again
The Cabinet of Ministers abandoned the adaptive quarantine model and switched to "weekend quarantine," the State Statistics Service reported a higher pace of inflation, while the national currency continued its slide after a short rebound - these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Ukraine's economic cooperation with U.S.: Expectations from Biden
In the United States, presidential elections are not over yet, but many are already calling Joe Biden Donald Trump's successor. He has already addressed the nation, outlining his future first steps as head of state. UNIAN polled experts on potential prospects awaiting Ukraine with the arrival of a new president across the pond.
Week's balance: Rada passes 2021 budget at first reading, Cabinet presents country's audit, while GDP decline slows down
The parliament approved at first reading the draft law on the 2021 state budget, the government spoke about a large-scale plan to allow the country to realize its significant potential in 10 years, while the Ministry of Economy announced a slowdown in the economic decline – these are the key economic developments of the first week of November.
Agonizing choice: When will doctors be forced to prioritize among COVID-19 patients
In Ukraine, the number of new daily COVID-19 cases is on a steady rise. The Ministry of Health says once the daily figure reaches 20,000, the country's hospitals will be overloaded. Doctors will have to choose patients who must be treated first, while the others will have to rely on their own endurance and wait for rescue.
Week's balance: Naftogaz raises gas price for households, Cabinet allocates billions to help unemployed and miners, while budget deficit keeps growing
State-owned energy giant Naftogaz of Ukraine has raised by a third the gas price for households, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated almost UAH 3 billion for salaries to miners and payments to the unemployed, while the State Treasury announced a fourfold increase in the country's budget deficit - these are the main economic developments in the outgoing week.
Constitutional "anti-constitutional" coup d'etat
Is the new Maidan broiling to erupt in November? This is no rhetorical question. The skirmish that various branches of government entered into following a scandalous ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine "to abolish asset declarations" for officials is not only fraught with street protests, it also poses a threat to statehood.
Week's balance: President defends economic achievements, NBU keeps key rate unchanged, while hryvnia stops its fall
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada said that the Ukrainian economy has withstood the blow of the pandemic and will be able to emerge stronger from crisis, the National Bank has kept the key rate at 6%, and the hryvnia has stopped falling – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Historian Liubov Krupnyk: Among Soviet lawyers were "black sheep" who tried to actually defend dissidents
Public interest in the case of Vasyl Stus hasn't abated, so UNIAN spoke with historian Liubov Krupnyk about whether there were lawyers in Soviet times who really defended their clients, or whether everyone, without exception, danced to the KGB's tune.
Facing another lockdown: What should be done not to finish off economy while fighting corona
President Volodymyr Zelensky has admitted that reintroducing a strict quarantine is possible due to the increase in the COVID-19 incidence. Businesses and experts fearfully await repetition of the spring scenario, which delivered a heavy blow to the economy. The Cabinet has not yet sent a signal that they have learned the lessons of the past and are now able to lead the country through this test with minimal losses.
Fear and torture: Story of most terrifying prison in occupied Donbas
Disgust, torture, and death… It's better to die than to further endure abuse… This is how five former prisoners of "Isolation," a former Donetsk art hub that the occupation forces turned into a secret torture chamber, speak of their time they did there. They all count on fair punishment for their offenders. However, will those human monsters from Isolation eventually be prosecuted?
Week's balance: Cabinet extends quarantine, IMF improves forecast for Ukraine economy development, while Kyiv and Warsaw expand cooperation
The government extended the adaptive quarantine until the end of 2020, the IMF upgraded its forecast for the fall of the Ukrainian economy, while Zelensky and Duda agreed to expand economic bilateral cooperation.
Week's balance: New agreements with EU, new digital services, and shrinking foreign reserves
Ukraine has signed a number of agreements with the European Union and UK, and introduced new digital services, while the country's international reserves have decreased by almost 9% – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
Week's balance: EBRD worsens outlook for GDP fall, the stats agency reports increase in wages, while gas prices go up
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development worsened the forecast for the fall of the Ukrainian economy in 2020, the State Statistics Service reported an increase in the average salary in August, while gas suppliers further raised gas prices ahead of the heating season – these are the main economic developments of the outgoing week.
Volunteer Aleksandra Voroshilova: My neighbor who was trying to save his house from fire all through the night said: "It's like hell. Fire's everywhere. I think I might burn to death on this roof."
Alexandra Voroshilova, coordinator of the Severodonetsk office of the Vostok-SOS Charity, told UNIAN how residents of Luhansk region ended up in a ring of fire, whether the authorities made conclusions after previous fires, and why some people cannot receive compensation for their destroyed property.
Ecologist Ievgen Khlobystov: In Crimea, water is consumed in a barbaric way. It's like pouring champagne over the garden
Ievgen Khlobystov, Professor at the Department of Ecology of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Academician at the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine, expert with the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, told UNIAN, how Crimea is turning into a desert, what it has to do with the policy of occupation authorities and what awaits local residents.
MP Artem Kovalev: The Dutch tell us about solar-powered vessels, while we show them the Dnieper locks in disrepair and a spinning rod as a "secret" locking technology...
Artem Kovalev, head of the subcommittee on river transport at the Parliament's Transport and Infrastructure Committee, ideologist and co-author of a high-profile bill on inland water transport, which is expected to revolutionize the national transport industry and tabled for a second reading on September 30, told UNIAN about the essence of the major reform and the critical state of the Ukrainian river infrastructure at the moment.
Without water: Occupied Crimea turning into a desert
The Russian-occupied Crimea has been struggling without the Dnieper water as local ponds and rivers are drying up, as well as major reservoirs. Amid the unfolding disaster, occupation authorities put blame on Ukraine, while pursuing response initiatives that could ultimately destroy the ecosystem across the peninsula.
Hryvnia slightly strengthens to U.S. dollar on Sept 24
- 26 January, Thursday
Україна може перемогти у війні з Росією, але в обох є проблеми - генерал США
- 05 December, Monday
Five Russian-led troops eliminated in Donbas over week – OSINT group
- 14 June, Monday
UNIAN suspends work of its English-language editorial office
Ukraine to become NATO member state with help of Membership Action Plan – Summit communique
Putin says troops build-up near Ukraine borders was part of "exercises"
Volodymyr Zelensky tells Boris Johnson Nord Stream 2 commissioning by Russia "unacceptable"
Zelensky asks U.S. for clarity on NATO MAP – media
U.S. financial institutions prohibited to buy Russian bonds
Education minister: Best lecturers at President's University in Ukraine to be paid at least US$4,000
Kyiv mayor reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, four fatalities
RFE/RL: Arms researchers warn decline in nuclear weapons appears to have stalled
Zelensky thanks G7 leaders for support of Ukraine
Biden suggests 'autocrat' Putin's Russia might be weaker than it seems – media
No new COVID-19 cases reported in armed forces as of June 14
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 175.9 mln
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Some 420 new cases reported as of June 14
Donbas war: Ukraine records two ceasefire violations on June 13
Reuters: Oil holds near multi-year highs amid demand recovery
With two brilliant goals, Ukraine lose to the Netherlands in Euro 2020 Group Stage match (Photos)
- 13 June, Sunday
G7 leaders demand justice for victims of UIA plane downed in Iran
Ukraine may enter talks on compensations for loss over Nord Stream 2
G7 leaders call on Russia to withdraw troops at Ukraine's eastern border, in Crimea
Five Ukrainians patients return home from Belarus since air service suspension
Pending meeting with Biden, Putin wants "direct dialogue" with U.S.
Ukraine's Health Ministry forecasts fourth COVID-2019 wave
Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine goes below 900
- 12 June, Saturday
Zelensky enacts strategy for development of justice system
Euro 2020 match suspended after Denmark midfielder collapses (Photos, video)
U.S. approves US$150 million in military aid for Ukraine
Bill tabled in Rada to help reduce cost of organ transplant surgeries
Analysis Week's balance: Quarantine easing, hryvnia strengthening, and inflation rising
Analysis What Ukraine should do not to burn its fingers on compensation for Nord Stream 2
Donbas warzone update: One KIA amid nine truce violations on June 11
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,200 new cases reported as of June 12
Zelensky, Biden to meet in Washington in late July – FM Kuleba
- 11 June, Friday
Denmark ready to deliver 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
Ex-Putin's aide Surkov: "Ukraine may be regained only by force"
Israel lifts ban on travel to Ukraine
Resumption of water supplies to Crimea "theoretically possible," parliament speaker says
Non-residents expand Ukrainian gov't bonds portfolio by another 8.5%, to US$3.9 bln
EU countries clear plan to ease cross-border tourism over summer – media
Analysis "Brother" at the gate. Will Putin move for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine?
Slogan "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!" becomes official motto in Ukrainian football
"Problematic" enterprises in occupied Donbas to be handed over to Russian businessman
Hryvnia weakens to U.S. dollar on June 11
Bundestag rejects motion against Nord Stream 2
Ukraine's GTS operates at less than 20% of design capacity – expert
MP talks of gruesome sexual violence against Ukrainian POWs held in Donbas warzone
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,600 new cases reported as of June 11
Enemy intensifying attacks in Donbas, soldier wounded – JFO HQ
U.S. to keep taking action against those involved in Nord Stream 2 construction
Journalists reveal details of upcoming EU sanctions on Belarus: Over 70 persons targeted
- 10 June, Thursday
IMF expects more progress from Ukraine to unlock aid
MFA Ukraine delivers tough response to Putin's criticism of indigenous peoples bill
Interview Sniper Serhiy Varakin: I don't need peace, I need victory. I can't imagine myself walking around Donetsk, saying hi to those who were shooting at me yesterday
European Parliament calling to toughen sanctions against Belarus
First EU country to greenlight Ukraine's vaccination certificates
"It was we who downed the plane": Intercepts of Russian proxies' comms revealed in MH17 trial
Six judges blocking Constitutional Court's work, MP says
Ukraine to monitor land transactions with new system
FM Kuleba urges Italy to re-open borders for Ukrainian tourists
OSCE envoy: Use of heavy weapons in Donbas undermines confidence between the sides
Over 55,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day
PM Shmyhal: Ukraine boosts exports to record highs to EU in five months
Ukraine reports four new COVID-19 cases in armed forces as of June 10
Euro 2020: UEFA asks Ukraine to remove 'political' slogan from new soccer kit
Kravchuk calls on Donbas terrorists to free four seriously ill Ukrainians
Kyiv mayor reports 216 new COVID-19 cases, six fatalities
Ex-member of Russian Duma: Russia loses US$500 billion over aggression against Ukraine
Netherlands to participate in Crimean Platform summit, Ukraine independence events
Ukraine's Foreign Minister: Ukraine doubts Russia will abide by Nord Stream 2 agreements
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 174.4 mln