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Scoop of the day: Over half of Ukrainians favour EU, NATO entry

Scoop of the day: Over half of Ukrainians favour EU, NATO entry

Associated trio

During a meeting in Georgia today, the presidents of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed the Batumi summit declaration on European integration and willingness to cooperate for the sake of peaceful, democratic and prosperous European future.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the EU to give these three countries a European prospect.

Survey

A survey by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology has found that 52% of respondents said they would vote for Ukraine's accession to the EU, 19% would vote against and 29% did not make their mind. Also, 48% of respondents said they would vote for Ukraine's entry to NATO while 24% would oppose it, the rest is undecided.

Coronavirus travel

Ukrainians may now travel to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. He noted that vaccinated Ukrainians may enter Lithuania unimpeded while those without vaccines will have to self-isolate for a while.

Donbas

A Ukrainian serviceman who got wounded in Donbas on 15 July, 29-year-old Oleksandr Horbenko, died, an adviser to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, Tetyana Huba, has said. He had 80% of his body burned.

Military drill

The Three Swords 2021 military exercise involving 1,200 Lithuanian, Polish, Ukrainian and US troops and over 200 combat vehicles kicked off in Lviv Region. According to the General Staff, the goal is to check the level of coordination among LitPolUkrBrig units during a defensive operation.

Renegade MP

MP Yevhen Shevchenko, who was expelled from the propresidential Servant of the People faction for supporting Alyaksandr Lukashenka's regime, has performed on the stage of the Slavic Bazaar song festival in Belarus. He sang a song and called Lukashenka his friend.

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