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Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine holds by-elections

Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine holds by-elections

Ukraine changed clocks to summer time in the early hours of 28 March.


Ukraine may sign agreements on the supply of a US-made coronavirus vaccine in the coming days, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has told Radio Liberty in an interview. He did not specify which vaccine he was talking about.

On the morning of 28 March, Ukraine reported 11,932 new Covid-19 cases and 203 fatalities.

Two more servicemen died of Covid-provoked complications, the Medical Forces Command has said. The total death score in the army has thus reached 55.


Seven ceasefire violations by pro-Russian militants have been registered in Donbas since midnight, the Joint Forces Operation HsQ has said.

On one occasion they remotely planted banned POM-2 anti-personnel landmines near Luhanske.

Militants fired with banned 120-mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms near Talakivka and Vodyane, 820mm mortars near Pivdenne.

Eleven ceasefire violations were registered on 27 March.


By-elections to parliament were held in Ivano-Frankivsk and Donetsk regions on 28 March.

According to the CHESNO election watchdog, the turnout in both regions was very low, making 21.09% in Ivano-Frankivsk Region and 16.13% in Donetsk Region as of 1600 Kyiv time.


Speaker Dmytro Razumkov has scheduled extraordinary parliament sessions for 30 March. The first one, at 13.00, will discuss the coronavirus agenda to be followed by a session on securities and formalities.

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