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Scoop of the day: Ukraine dismisses Belarus arms smuggling allegations

Scoop of the day: Ukraine dismisses Belarus arms smuggling allegations

Coronavirus

A mobile hospital of the State Emergencies Service which was deployed in the village of Bohorodchany in Ivano-Frankivsk Region has started receiving coronavirus patients. It is located on the territory of the Bohorodchany central district hospital in which 231 out of 250 beds are occupied.

The Health Ministry has registered the Coronavac vaccine produced by the Chinese company Sinovac. This is the third vaccine certified in Ukraine after CoviShield/AstraZeneca and Pfizer.

On the morning of 10 March, Ukraine registered 6,377 new Covid-19 cases and 219 fatalities. Most new cases were registered in Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnytsya, Chernivtsi and Lviv regions.

Belarus

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has dismissed the Belarusian State Security Committee's allegations that Ukraine has been supplying "weapons for terrorist acts" to destabilize the situation. "Complete nonsense not the first time coming from Belarusian officials. We categorically reject the old mantra about 'weapons from Ukraine'. The authorities in Belarus must finally stop frightening the Belarusian people with a made-up external enemy," Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolayenko tweeted.

Israel

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reacted to Israeli ambassador Joel Lyon's criticism of the decision of the Ternopil city council to name a city stadium after the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, Roman Shukhevych.

"Preservation of the national memory of the Ukrainian people remains one of the priorities of Ukraine's state policy. Discussions in this area should take place at the level of historians. Instead, diplomats should work to strengthen friendship and mutual respect between peoples, not vice versa," Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko said.

Donbas

Russia-backed militants have violated the ceasefire four times since midnight, according to the Joint Forces Operation HQ. Ukrainian troops did not return fire.

Militants fired with grenade launchers near Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Pivdenne, Troyitske.

The State Investigation Bureau suspects a former chief of the engineering service of a military unit of negligence as part of the investigation into the death of three servicemen in the Joint Forces Operation area on 14 February. The former engineering chief allegedly knew about unaccounted explosives on a motorway near Novoluhanske, which is an area of responsibility of this unit.

Navy

NATO ships called at the Port of Odesa for the first time this year on the morning of 10 March.

This is the second NATO mine group SNMCMG2, led by the Turkish flagship training ship A577 Sokullu Mehmet Paşa. The group also includes the Turkish ship M267 Ayvalik, the Spanish M36 Tajo and the Romanian ROS Lt Lupu Dinescu.

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