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Scoop of the weekend: Authorities consider 'intellectual lockdown' - MP

Scoop of the weekend: Authorities consider 'intellectual lockdown' - MP


On 28 November, Ukrainians remembered the victims of the 1932-1933 Great Famine, known as the Holodomor, which claimed millions of lives.

A liturgy for famine victims was held outside the Holodomor Museum in Kyiv. It was attended by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, ex-President Petro Poroshenko, MPs and ordinary people, who brought candles, flowers and apples to the monument shaped as a little, skinny girl with wheat sheaves in her hands.


The Cabinet of Ministers is considering introducing an "intellectual lockdown" which will take into account the specifics of the coronavirus situation in every region, parliament faction head Davyd Arakhamiya has said on Ukrayina 24 TV. He weighed the probability of a full lockdown at 90%. He suggested that a lockdown, including the cancellation of public transport may be introduced on 27 December, "which would certainly spoil the New Year holidays but would not be as hard on the economy".

Two coronavirus patients who were on lung ventilation died in the Zhovkva hospital in Lviv Region due to an 80-minute power blackout. A criminal investigation is underway.

Ukraine has registered 12,978 new coronavirus cases over 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on 29 November. There were 120 fatalities and 4,243 recoveries.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces have registered 108 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 3,077.


Sixty-nine servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are considered missing, according to the president's representative for the rehabilitation of combatants, Nataliya Zaretska.


Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal is on a working visit to Turkey. He has already met managers of top Turkish companies to discuss doing business in Ukraine.

Anniversary of Vilnius summit

The leader of the European Solidarity party and ex-president, Petro Poroshenko, has recalled that at the European Partnership summit in Vilnius seven years ago on 29 November, Viktor Yanukovych ignored the will of his nation, the public consensus on the European future of Ukraine and refused to sign the EU Association Agreement. Poroshenko suggested that any politician linking his future with European Ukraine must remember the Vilnius lesson".


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