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Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:15:00 +0300
UNIAN suspends work of its English-language editorial office
We expect to resume operations of UNIAN in English in the near future.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0300
Ukraine to become NATO member state with help of Membership Action Plan – Summit communique
NATO leaders have vowed to support reforms toward Ukraine's rapprochement with the Alliance.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:20:00 +0300
Putin says troops build-up near Ukraine borders was part of "exercises"
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the latest buildup of his troops along Ukrainian borders was due to the exercises Moscow was conducting in their own territory.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0300
Volodymyr Zelensky tells Boris Johnson Nord Stream 2 commissioning by Russia "unacceptable"
In a phone call with the British PM, the Ukrainian leader raised the issue of countering Russia's gas transit project implementation.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:20:00 +0300
Zelensky asks U.S. for clarity on NATO MAP – media
The president also says Russia has been dragging its feet on a meeting between him and Vladimir Putin.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 16:20:00 +0300
U.S. financial institutions prohibited to buy Russian bonds
The measure was introduced on June 14, 2021.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:40:00 +0300
Education minister: Best lecturers at President's University in Ukraine to be paid at least US$4,000
The university's concept needs to be developed.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0300
Kyiv mayor reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, four fatalities
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 210,938.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 14:20:00 +0300
RFE/RL: Arms researchers warn decline in nuclear weapons appears to have stalled
Despite the marginal overall decrease in nuclear weapons, the number of operationally deployed nuclear weapons increased from 3,720 to 3,825.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:40:00 +0300
Zelensky thanks G7 leaders for support of Ukraine
The G7 leaders were meeting at Cornwall's Carbis Bay, Britain, on June 11-13.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0300
Biden suggests 'autocrat' Putin's Russia might be weaker than it seems – media
Biden said Putin was right that relations were at a low.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:20:00 +0300
No new COVID-19 cases reported in armed forces as of June 14
Some 54 servicemen are now isolated (including self-isolation).

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:40:00 +0300
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
The country's national currency strengthened by seven kopiykas.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0300
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 175.9 mln
The overall death toll was 3,803,985 people.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:20:00 +0300
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Some 420 new cases reported as of June 14
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 2,223,978.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:40:00 +0300
Donbas war: Ukraine records two ceasefire violations on June 13
There were no casualties over the period under review.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0300
Reuters: Oil holds near multi-year highs amid demand recovery
Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $72.83 by 0123 GMT.

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 01:30:00 +0300
With two brilliant goals, Ukraine lose to the Netherlands in Euro 2020 Group Stage match
Ukraine have almost done magic; the first half was goalless, all five goals were scored in the second period.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 21:59:00 +0300
G7 leaders demand justice for victims of UIA plane downed in Iran
They also reiterated their deep concern over the continued human rights violations and abuses in Iran.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:59:00 +0300
Ukraine may enter talks on compensations for loss over Nord Stream 2
The Russian project is seen primarily as a threat to security.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 19:59:00 +0300
G7 leaders call on Russia to withdraw troops at Ukraine's eastern border, in Crimea
They view Russia as a party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine rather than as a mediator.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 17:59:00 +0300
Five Ukrainians patients return home from Belarus since air service suspension
One more person is awaiting for repatriation.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 15:55:00 +0300
Pending meeting with Biden, Putin wants "direct dialogue" with U.S.
The Geneva summit is scheduled for June 16.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 12:40:00 +0300
Ukraine's Health Ministry forecasts fourth COVID-2019 wave
The authorities are mulling an option to extend the quarantine.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0300
Number of new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine goes below 900
The new cases also included 37 children.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:59:00 +0300
Zelensky enacts strategy for development of justice system
The document outlines priorities for improving legislation on the judiciary, the status of judges, legal proceedings, and other institutions of justice.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 21:25:00 +0300
Euro 2020 match suspended after Denmark midfielder collapses
The game will resume on the same day.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:31:00 +0300
U.S. approves US$150 million in military aid for Ukraine
In total, the U.S. defense budget for 2021 provides for US$250 million in assistance to Ukraine.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 18:00:00 +0300
Bill tabled in Rada to help reduce cost of organ transplant surgeries
In 2021, Ukrainian surgeons performed 48 organ transplant operations. Although in other countries, their average cost is 5 times higher than in Ukraine, for the majority of citizens the cost remains exuberant.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0300
Week's balance: Quarantine easing, hryvnia strengthening, and inflation rising
In connection with the stabilization of the epidemiological situation, the Cabinet of Ministers eased some quarantine measures, the hryvnia exchange rate strengthened by 18 kopiykas, while inflation rose to 9.5% per annum – these are the key econom...

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0300
What Ukraine should do not to burn its fingers on compensation for Nord Stream 2
The situation around Nord Stream 2 is heating up. The closer the European tour of U.S. President Joe Biden, the closer the denouement. What will be the end of the saga of the Russian "construction of the century", conceived as an energy "stick" for E...

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:40:00 +0300
Donbas warzone update: One KIA amid nine truce violations on June 11
Since Saturday midnight, one ceasefire violation has been recorded in the JFO zone.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:20:00 +0300
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,200 new cases reported as of June 12
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 2,222,701.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0300
Zelensky, Biden to meet in Washington in late July – FM Kuleba
The minister added the visit should be as effective as possible for Ukraine.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:30:00 +0300
Denmark ready to deliver 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Ukraine
That was announced during a phone talk between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark Mette Frederiksen.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:50:00 +0300
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 14
The country's national currency strengthened by seven kopiykas.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:10:00 +0300
Ex-Putin's aide Surkov: "Ukraine may be regained only by force"
Surkov has made an anti-Ukrainian statement.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:05:00 +0300
Israel lifts ban on travel to Ukraine
The ban will take effect on Monday, June 14.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:35:00 +0300
Resumption of water supplies to Crimea "theoretically possible," parliament speaker says
According to Razumkov, he would like to hear such comments "not from the TCG representative, but from those who are much deeper involved in this process."

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:40:00 +0300
Non-residents expand Ukrainian gov't bonds portfolio by another 8.5%, to US$3.9 bln
Non-residents' share in Ukraine's government domestic loan bonds market reached 10.8%.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:50:00 +0300
EU countries clear plan to ease cross-border tourism over summer – media
Restrictions for other travelers should be based on the degree to which the country they are coming from has COVID-19 infections under control.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:30:00 +0300
"Brother" at the gate. Will Putin move for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine?
It's not the first year that the Kremlin has been declaring the expansion of the "geography of challenges" for Russia, including from the collective West. And Russia intends to confront these "challenges", as is almost always the case, with the help ...

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:45:00 +0300
Slogan "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!" becomes official motto in Ukrainian football
The Executive Committee of the Ukrainian Football Association has unanimously supported the move.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0300
"Problematic" enterprises in occupied Donbas to be handed over to Russian businessman
The new owner vowed to settle wage arrears.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:15:00 +0300
Hryvnia weakens to U.S. dollar on June 11
The official forex rate against the euro for Friday is fixed at UAH 32.99.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0300
Bundestag rejects motion against Nord Stream 2
The project is not necessary for Europe's energy supply, the authors said, adding it is harmful to the climate.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:45:00 +0300
Ukraine's GTS operates at less than 20% of design capacity – expert
The operator of profits off of the type of activity on which European standards say it shouldn't be earning money.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0300
MP talks of gruesome sexual violence against Ukrainian POWs held in Donbas warzone
The MP has called for a class-action suit to be put forward over gang rape and genital mutilation incidents.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:15:00 +0300
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,600 new cases reported as of June 11
Over the past week, daily figures remained below 2,000.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0300
Enemy intensifying attacks in Donbas, soldier wounded – JFO HQ
The injured serviceman remains in a moderately severe condition.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:45:00 +0300
U.S. to keep taking action against those involved in Nord Stream 2 construction
Earlier, construction of the new pipe's first string has been completed.

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0300
Journalists reveal details of upcoming EU sanctions on Belarus: Over 70 persons targeted
The list includes judges and prosecutors who took part in sentencing protesters.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0300
IMF expects more progress from Ukraine to unlock aid
The lender says discussions are underway with Ukraine government.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:30:00 +0300
MFA Ukraine delivers tough response to Putin's criticism of indigenous peoples bill
The draft law tabled by President Zelensky fully complies with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the relevant norms of the Constitution of Ukraine.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:00:00 +0300
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
Sniper unit commander Serhiy Varakin, call sign "Smile", in an interview with UNIAN told about the "handwriting" of different snipers, why the Army needs to get rid of the tradition to assign top-class specialists for duty in a cafeteria or at the ch...

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0300
European Parliament calling to toughen sanctions against Belarus
The statement comes in the wake of "Ryanair hijacking" which MEPs refer to as an act of state terrorism.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0300
First EU country to greenlight Ukraine's vaccination certificates
From June 11, Ukrainians will be able to travel to Hungary with locally-issued vaccination certificates.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0300
"It was we who downed the plane": Intercepts of Russian proxies' comms revealed in MH17 trial
At a previous hearing, another batch of intercepts showed Russian General Sergei Dubinsky discussing the receipt of the Buk missile launcher (transferred from Russia) and its further transportation.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:00:00 +0300
Six judges blocking Constitutional Court's work, MP says
They demand that the sacked chair be allowed to partake in hearings.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:55:00 +0300
Ukraine to monitor land transactions with new system
It will display land transactions, land taxes, litigation and privatization data.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:30:00 +0300
FM Kuleba urges Italy to re-open borders for Ukrainian tourists
On June 3, Ukraine was not included in the list of third countries whose citizens are allowed to enter EU member states.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0300
OSCE envoy: Use of heavy weapons in Donbas undermines confidence between the sides
The OSCE SMM has also observed a deterioration of the security situation in the disengagement areas.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0300
Over 55,500 Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 in past day
The vaccination campaign in Ukraine was launched on February 24, 2021.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0300
PM Shmyhal: Ukraine boosts exports to record highs to EU in five months
Ukrainian exporters post an additional US$2.7 billion in revenue.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:50:00 +0300
Ukraine reports four new COVID-19 cases in armed forces as of June 10
Some 59 servicemen are now isolated (including self-isolation).

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:30:00 +0300
Euro 2020: UEFA asks Ukraine to remove 'political' slogan from new soccer kit
However, a map of Ukraine that includes Crimea will remain.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0300
Kravchuk calls on Donbas terrorists to free four seriously ill Ukrainians
They need to be hospitalized.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0300
Kyiv mayor reports 216 new COVID-19 cases, six fatalities
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 210,303.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0300
Ex-member of Russian Duma: Russia loses US$500 billion over aggression against Ukraine
The amount includes capital outflows, lost investment, losses over sanctions.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:30:00 +0300
Netherlands to participate in Crimean Platform summit, Ukraine independence events
The Crimean Platform summit is scheduled for August 23, 2021.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0300
Ukraine's Foreign Minister: Ukraine doubts Russia will abide by Nord Stream 2 agreements
He says Ukraine is confident in Germany's support.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:30:00 +0300
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 174.4 mln
The overall death toll was 3,758,124 people.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0300
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 10
The country's national currency strengthened by nine kopiykas.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0300
U.S. to donate 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to the world – media
U.S. President Joe Biden will announce the deal on Thursday at the G7 meeting.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:00:00 +0300
Donbas war: Ukraine records three ceasefire violations on June 9
There were no casualties over the period under review.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:30:00 +0300
COVID-19 in Ukraine: Over 1,700 new cases reported as of June 10
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 2,219,824.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0300
Reuters: Oil steadies amid weak summer kickoff for U.S. fuel demand
Brent crude futures remained unchanged to settle at US$72.22 a barrel, having earlier touched US$72.83, their highest since May 20, 2019.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0300
Ukraine forces as part of NATO mission in Afghanistan withdrawn from country
The contingent consisted of 21 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:45:00 +0300
Kuleba seeks "substantive conversation" with Lavrov on Donbas settlement
The talks should be held in the Normandy format with the mediation of France and Germany, Kuleba believes.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:30:00 +0300
Zelensky visits front line in Donbas, dines with soldiers
The president believes civil servants and deputies should also come to the front more often.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 22:00:00 +0300
German foreign minister explains why Berlin refrains from arms supplies to Kyiv
At the same time, Maas says Ukraine can count on Germany's assistance in the field of defense and in the issue of reforms.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:30:00 +0300
Donbas invaders ban teenagers from crossing out unless they hold "passport"
The restriction applies to those aged 14 and over.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 21:00:00 +0300
Ukraine President's Office confident Biden to support country at summit with Putin
The summit is scheduled to be held in Geneva on June 16.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0300
Claims by Russia, Germany on climate-friendly nature of Nord Stream 2 project misleading – expert
Given that methane is more aggressive, the general effect of CO2 emissions drop in Europe will be totally neutralized by methane emissions, Gonchar underlined.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:00:00 +0300
Ukraine set to demand reparations from Russia over aggression
The Cabinet says the aggressive policy Russia pursues against Ukraine is long-term and poorly predictable.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:00:00 +0300
Stats agency updates inflation report
In January-May 2021, inflation stood at 8.0%.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:55:00 +0300
Ukraine's war on Gazprom: Nord Stream 2 should fulfil European directives
Scenarios are being developed for renewing a full package of sanctions against the Russian project.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:30:00 +0300
Another batch of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Ukraine
The vaccines from this batch will be used for people from the first-third stages of vaccination.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0300
Ukraine, Norway sign memorandum on nuclear safety cooperation
A bilateral ad hoc group is to be set up.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:30:00 +0300
Health Ministry to ask gov't to extend quarantine in summer, despite drop in new cases
The minister says it is necessary to maintain the main anti-epidemic restrictions, in particular, the mandatory face mask regime and social distancing.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 15:00:00 +0300
Zelensky, Trudeau coordinate positions ahead of G7, NATO summits
The Ukrainian president stressed the Nord Stream 2 project is Russia's political weapon.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:30:00 +0300
Kharkiv blast: Number of injured victims grows to five
The suspect has been detained and served with charge papers.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:00:00 +0300
Ukraine reports three new COVID-19 cases in armed forces as of June 9
Some 59 servicemen are now isolated (including self-isolation).

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:30:00 +0300
EU ambassadors prolong Crimea investment ban for another year – journalist
The EU Council should approve the decision in the coming days.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0300
COVID-19 quarantine: All Ukrainian regions designated as green zone
The updated map was shared by the ministry on its website on Wednesday.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:30:00 +0300
Kyiv mayor reports 262 new COVID-19 cases, four fatalities
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 210,087.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0300
U.S. eases travel recommendations on some 110 countries, including Ukraine – media
Many countries have lower ratings "because of the criteria changes or because their outbreaks are better controlled."

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:30:00 +0300
Ukraine to chair International Grains Council for the first time – Economy Ministry
It will be in chair of the organization from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:00:00 +0300
Hryvnia strengthens to U.S. dollar on June 9
The country's national currency strengthened by one kopiyka.

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:30:00 +0300
Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 174 mln
The overall death toll was 3,747,385 people.

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