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Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy's "chance meeting"; Roman artefacts unearthed in western Ukraine

Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy's "chance meeting"; Roman artefacts unearthed in western Ukraine

Chance meeting

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has arrived at Bukovel and checked in at the Radisson Blu Resort Bukovel, where oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyy and his family were staying at the same time, Ukrayinska Pravda has reported, quoting sources.

It is understood that the president arrived at the resort on 4 September. His security guards were accommodated in one of the hotel rooms. Currently, Kolomoyskyy and his entourage are staying on the same 5th floor as Zelenskyy.

Kolomoyskyy commented on this news: "I did not hear or see [him] and I'm not planning to. At 4 p.m. I am leaving (to Dnipro - editor's note).

President Zelenskyy's family was not seen at the hotel.

Coronavirus

Ukraine has allowed vaccination with the CoronaVac vaccine by the Chinese company Sinovac to be combined with vector anti-vaccine vaccines from other manufacturers, Health Minister Viktor Lyashko has announced.

He also said: "We have allowed a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to be administered to people over 60 years of age, regardless of which vaccine they were vaccinated with. Older people will be able to get a booster dose at least six months after the second dose."

Czech sentenced in absentia over Donbas

A city court in Prague has sentenced to 21 years in prison yet another Czech citizen who took part in the Russian hybrid aggression against Ukraine in Donbas, Radio Liberty has reported.

The sentence was handed down in absentia. The defendant, 49-year-old Martin Sukup, is believed to be in the non-controlled part of Donbas. The verdict has not yet entered into force and can be appealed.

Migration

If the flow of migrants from Belarus goes to Ukraine, it will create risks for the visa-free regime as migrants will strive to enter the EU countries, the head of the State Migration Service, Natalya Naumenko, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

Interior Ministry's top communicator steps down

The communications department director at the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, Artem Shevchenko, has resigned after holding office for over six years.

Truskavets without water

The city of Truskavets in Lviv Region, with a population of almost 30,000 people, has been cut off from the water supply. Residents complain that they have already spent two days without water, zaxid.net has reported.

The mayor's office said that there was a break in the water supply line and that the water supply would be restored on the evening of 4 January or on the morning of 5 January.

However, the website noted that the water supply was shut off due to a conflict over the contract between Drohobychvodokanal and Truskavets Vodokanal. As of 1 January, the parties did not sign a new contract, so Drohobychvodokanal said on 3 January that it would stop supplying water.

History unearthed

Items found near the village of Kariv, Lviv region, turned out to be Roman artefacts.

"In addition to human remains, archaeologists found fragments of two glass goblets, which have no analogues in Ukraine. There were also fragments of three-layered horn comb, a bronze clasp (fibula), parts of a wooden box, upholstered in bronze plates with decorative nails and half of a token made of white paste glass. Such tokens were used for Roman board games," said the director of architecture and urban development at the Lviv regional state administration, Olena Vasylko.

According to archaeologists, the objects suggest it was the burial of a rich man. The find dates back to the 3rd century A.D. and is attributed to the Welbar culture of the East Germanic Goth tribes.

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