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Scoop of the day: Most Ukrainians ready for another quarantine month

Scoop of the day: Most Ukrainians ready for another quarantine month

Coronavirus figures

A survey by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology has found that 79% are prepared for the quarantine to be extended by another month while 59% are ready to wait for as long as necessary. There were 15% who said they were not observing the quarantine arrangements because they continued to work (11%) or because they found them excessive (4%).

The average coronavirus death rate in Ukraine is at 2.5%, according to the Public Health Centre. The figures for the regions of Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Sumy, Khmelnytskyy, Chernihiv and Poltava are higher.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine has reached 10,406, including 261 lethal cases and 1,238 recoveries. Some 540 news cases were registered over the day.

Normandy Four

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine (Normandy Four) have held a video conference. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukrainians illegally held in Russia and occupied Crimea must be released as soon as possible.

Saakashvili's fate

The head of the pro-presidential Servant of the People faction in parliament, Davyd Arakhamiya, has said that former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, whose possible appointment for deputy prime minister of Ukraine for reforms caused outrage, will be offered another role.


Russia has restored anthracite coal supplies to the Luhansk cogeneration plant owned by Ukrainian tycoon Rinat Akhmetov's DTEK, according to


Former Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP Oleksandr Chernenko has been sentenced to three years in prison with a three-year probation term after the court found that he had received an illegal refund for renting accommodation in Kyiv.


Gorshenin Institute has held an online roundtable "Quarantine in Europe: from Turkey to Great Britain. Common approaches and regional differences". The stream from the event is available here.

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