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Ukrainian week in the European Parliament has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak.

"Dear colleagues and friends. It a pity to inform you that the Ukrainian week in the European Parliament scheduled for March 3-5 is postponed indefinitely due to the European Parliament restrictions on mass events because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The measure is aimed at protecting the health of European Parliament members, staff and visitors," the Mission of Ukraine to the EU wrote on Facebook.

"We sincerely appreciate your interest in the events within the Ukrainian Week! As soon as the restrictions are lifted, our team will explore new opportunities to hold the Ukrainian Week in the European Parliament and will inform you on the new dates," reads the report.

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