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Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine opens walk-up vaccination sites

Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine opens walk-up vaccination sites

Coronavirus

Ukraine has sent a plane full of humanitarian assistance to India on 30 May to help its anti-coronavirus efforts. The first batch includes 184 oxygen concentrators, and 216 more will be sent on the next flight.

All regions of Ukraine are currently in the yellow quarantine zone while coronavirus statistics for Kyiv, Transcarpathian, Poltava and Khmelnytskyy regions may allow them to proceed to the green zone, the Health Ministry has said.

A walk-up vaccination site has opened at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. Vaccination with Coronavac is offered to those who registered in the Diya app.

A similar site opened at the Arena Lviv stadium.

A vaccination site has opened at the stadium of the National Law Academy in Odesa, according to dumskaya.net.

On 29, Ukraine registered 1,703 new cases of Covid-19. There were 84 fatalities.

Rally

A rally in support of public activist Serhiy Sternenko was held outside the presidential office in Kyiv on 30 May. Its participants demanded a fair hearing of his appeal against the guilty verdict in the case of the abduction of pro-Russian Odesa councilor Serhiy Shcherbych in 2015. The rally's organisers said on Facebook that "Russian agents in Ukraine were behind the unfair verdict [of the court] of the first instance".

Ambassador's death

Ukraine's ambassador to Thailand, Andriy Beshta, died in the early hours of 30 May, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has tweeted. A forensic examination found no interference, police are investigating his death, pptvhd36.com reported.

NATO

Ukraine will be the first among NATO partner countries to receive an updated package of Partnership Goals, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry has said. It contains tasks and activities to be fulfilled until 2025 and lists the forces and means Ukraine is preparing to involve in the Partnership for Peace programme, operations, and missions run by the Alliance.

Donbas

No casualties were reported when the Russian occupying forces breached the ceasefire in Donbas on six occasions on 29 May. They used 120-mm mortars, anti-tank missile systems near Novozvanivka as well as Mayorsk, 82-mm mortars and grenade launchers near Novhorodske, and grenade launchers near Prychepylivka.

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