Materials on 17 March 2020 year

  • The world after the virus
    Vadym Omelchenko
    The world is changing every day and hour. It is already impossible to imagine our world as it used to be. Rome with its crowded (especially in the winter) squares, countless bars and…
  • Two coronavirus cases confirmed in Kyiv Two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been registered in Kyiv, the Health Ministry has said. “The patients have been isolated, they undergo symptomatic treatment. One…
  • Parliament endorses prosecutor-general Parliament has okayed the nomination of the acting director of the State Investigation Bureau, Iryna Venediktova, for prosecutor-general. “A woman can become Ukraine’s prosecutor-general…
  • Chief military prosecutor resigns The deputy prosecutor-general and chief military prosecutor, Viktor Chumak, has resigned. He announced this on Facebook. “On behalf of our team, I would like to thank twice to all…
  • Parliament appoints economic minister Parliament has appointed Ihor Petrashko minister of economy, trade and agriculture at its extraordinary meeting on 17 March. He was a deputy director-general of the Ukrlandfarming…
  • Tycoon says Ukraine needs “think tank” to overcome economic challenges Ukraine’s wealthiest tycoon Rinat Akhmetov has suggested the country needs to set up a think tank to overcome economic challenges.  He shared this idea at a meeting of representatives…
  • Kyiv mandates commuters to wear face masks Only people wearing face masks will be allowed to board public transport in Kyiv during the quarantine period, a deputy head of the Kyiv city state administration, Mykola Povoroznyk…
  • European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Kyiv cancelled The European Gymnastics Union (UEG) has cancelled a number of events in the first half of 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics…
  • Oleksandr Sokolov appointed acting head of State Investigation Bureau Oleksandr Sokolov has been appointed acting director of the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) after its previous head Iryna Venediktova became prosecutor-general. Sokolov will assume…
  • UN should be involved in Donbas reconstruction – Kyslytsya The Office of the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations intends to involve the UN in the reconstruction of Donbas. “One of my tasks as the Permanent Representative…
  • Ukraine football tournaments suspended The executive committee of the Ukrainian Football Association has decided to suspend all domestic football tournaments pursuant to the Cabinet of Ministers’ resolutions over the COVID-19…
  • Ukraine confirms second coronavirus death The Health Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed that the woman who died in Chernivtsi last night had the COVID-19 coronavirus. It also noted that seven new cases of the virus had been…