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Vadym Prystaiko urged Vadym Prystaiko to pay more attention to the rights of citizens in the occupied Ukrainian territories

MFA: Vadym Prystaiko urged the UN Human Rights Council to pay more attention to the rights of citizens in the occupied Ukrainian territories. According to the Ministry of Foreign affairs, it is necessary to include a human rights aspect in all areas of UN activities, without which it is impossible to make progress in the […]

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Eastern Partnership Summit to be held on June 18 in Brussels

Eastern Partnership Summit, to be held in Brussels on June 18. This was told by Ukraine’s representative to the EU, Ambassador Mykola Tochytskyy while communicating with journalists in Brussels, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Tochytskyy said that the Ukrainian side had stated its readiness to take an active role to achieve certain pragmatic results. “We would like the […]

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Well-known modern kobzar Jurij Fedynskyj starts kobzaring adventure to Europe

Jurij Fedynskyj ia an Ukrainian-American composer, torbanist, bandurist and singer-songwriter, producer, bandleader, luthier, cultural activist and pedagogue.Fedynsky is a performer on kobza, torban and traditional bandura. He was born in the USA, but moved permanently to his ancestral Kyiv, (Ukraine) after the break-up of the USSR, specifically to pursue a career in Ukrainian folklore. And […]

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Council of Europe on the development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration

CoE: Current tendencies of cross-border cooperation development in Ukraine and other European countries, as well as the activities of the Council of Europe and other international organizations on the development of cross-border cooperation, were discussed during the research and development round table “Development of cross-border cooperation in Ukraine in the context of European integration: status, […]

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The exhibition of tapestries by Olga Pilyugin “The chosen path”

The exhibition of the unique artworks of rare tapestry “The chosen path” of the famous Ukrainian artist Olga Pilyugina is taking place in the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art. The exhibition presents 16 works of various years, made in the ancient technique of double-sided smooth hand weaving with natural woolen threads. Among them […]

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Sensational discovery: German intern found a scabbard and two thousand year old weapon belt

LWL-Römermermuseum Haltern am See: Nico Calmund from the German town Haltern am See in the administrative district of Münster found a unique silver dagger and a two thousand-year-old gun belt during the archaeological training in which he has participated. According to LWL-Römermermuseum Haltern am See, 19-year-old Nico Culman during the excavation, found an ancient treasure […]

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The premiere of Senzov’s film “Numbers” took place in Berlin

Behind bars in a Northern Siberia penal colony, in 2018 Sentsov went on a hunger strike in 2018 demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners and, remarkably, began to direct a movie. That film, “Numbers,” world premieres Tuesday, Feb. 18 as part of the Berlinale’s 70th-anniversary celebrations. “Not every book has to be filmed, and […]

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Zakarpattya showed it’s full potential as an attractive tourist region in Milan and Prague

Zakarpattya showed it’s full potential as an attractive tourist region at two international tourism events, informs the press service of Zakarpattya OSA and mentions that at one of the largest tourist events in Europe “Milano Bit 2020” (9-11.02) and at the 29th International Tourism Exhibition “Holiday World” (13-16.02) Prague (Czech Republic). “The Wine and Flavour […]

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Shared responsibility between East and West – action by the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe

Domradio: This year’s “Renovabis” campaign of the Catholic Organization for Eastern Europe will be held on Trinity under the motto “Blessed are those who make peace”. East and West shared responsibility”. “The situation in eastern Ukraine reminds us of how fragile the world is in Europe”, says Renovabis CEO Christian Hartle. Even 75 years after […]

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Pink lakes of Kherson region showed Ukrainian photographerat Sony World Photo Awards

worldphoto.org Odesa photographer Jewhen Samuchenko presented Ukraine in the professional category of the largest international photo contest Sony World Photo Awards. In particular, Yevhen showed a series of photos “At the Pink Planet”, captured on the salt lakes of the Kherson region, namely – Pink and Lemurian. Series description “The first time you see the […]

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Germany opens labour market for skilled workers from non-EU countries

make-it-in-germany: For many Ukrainian people, Germany has always been an attractive place for education and employment. Lack of qualified labor force is one of the challenges facing post-industrial society due to demographic changes. Germany has a strong economy but faces the problem of the lack of a qualified labor force. And from March 1, 2020, […]

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Vadym Prystaiko: The only progress since the Paris Summit that has been achieved is in the release of detained individuals

mfa: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Pristaiko met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at Munich Security Conference The main point of attention is the unsatisfactory state of implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of the Normandy Four during the Paris Summit. Vadym Prystaiko stressed that the actual progress was achieved only in terms […]

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Volodymyr Zelensky: Detainees should be released according to the “All for All” formula

Mutual release of detained persons, which took place twice in the last six months, should be continued for the sake of a certain goal – the release according to the formula “all for all”, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at the Security conference in Munich. “We cannot stop while more than 200 Ukrainians are […]

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“Climate security: A musical piece in major or minor tonality?”

John Kerry, an American politician during a meeting in Prinzregententheater in Munich talked about the current situation in the USA, climate change and sustainable lifestyle. The event was a part of the pre-conference events of the Munich Security Conference (MSC). The event has a beautiful and poetic name “Climate security: A musical piece in major […]

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Ukrainian president to take part in the Munich Security Conference

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a working visit to Germany to take part in the 56th Munich Security Conference on February 14-15. In the framework of the conference, the President will deliver a speech at a separate session dedicated to Ukraine, as well as hold bilateral meetings with leaders of foreign states. Besides […]

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A requiem drama performance “The Nation” based on the book by Maria Matios was presented in Munich

Dramteatr: A drama based on the real events of the 40s of XX century on covered with blood Hutsul region. Such performance is a kind of spiritual session. Prayer- requiem will present confession and forgiveness to “our ” and ” others “, ” innocent ” and ” guilty”. Because only out of love and in […]

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Oleksiy Goncharuk: Volunteers will be provided with benefits and social guarantees as military participants.

KMU: Volunteers who have been directly involved in the ATO will be able to obtain the status of a combat participant. The Cabinet of Ministers has defined a clear procedure for providing volunteers with the status of a participant in the military actions. Sometimes participants of volunteer units had to prove in courts that they […]

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What is mentioned about Ukraine in Munich Security Report 2020?

The main topic of this Munich Security conference is #Westelessness “Westlessness” – a widespread feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the face of increasing uncertainty about the enduring purpose of the West. About Westlessness mentioned a century ago Oswald Spengler in his book “The Decline of the West”. He wrote “today, “the West” is the […]

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Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with Angela Merkel the implementation of agreements reached during the Normandy Summit on December 9th

Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with Angela Merkel the implementation of agreements reached during the Normandy Summit on December 9th President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The discussion focused on the implementation of the agreements reached during the meeting in the Norman format on December 9, 2019, […]

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Ukraine at the fifty-sixth Munich Security Conference

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi will attend the Munich Security Conference, which will be held on February 14-16, says the conference page on Facebook. “We are pleased that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will join our event to discuss the Ukrainian issues at a high level,” the report said. The Munich Security Conference is an annual […]

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Pope and President of Ukraine talked about peace

The situation of humanitarian aid, the struggle for peace, but also bilateral cooperation: these were the main topics that marked the conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj and Pope Francis at the Vatican this Saturday. On Saturday morning Pope Francis welcomed the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Selensky for an Audience, who, according to the Vatican […]

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Eastern perspective: The European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy under Review

A conference at the Academy for Political Education in Tutzing with the title “Focus on the East” will discuss the topic of European integration and the enlargement of the European Union. The EU has always been considered as a project of peace and stability for the European continent. These aspirations have convinced more and more […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns visit of “Alternative for Germany” party representatives to temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories in Donbas

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the visit of representatives of the party “Alternative to Germany” Gunnar Lindemann, Richard Gretzinger, and Henning Zoz to the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories in Donbas. The Foreign Ministry considers this visit as disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, violation of the fundamental principles of international law and Ukraine’s […]

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Deutsche Bahn signed a Memorandum with ukrainian Ukrzaliznytsia

Over the next few years, Deutsche Bahn will advise and support the Ukrainian state railway JSC Ukrsalisnyzja (UZ) on business and technical matters. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed yesterday in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii and DB Infrastructure Director Ronald Pofalla. According to the agreement […]

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The Government approved the New Quality Ukraine-NATO Annual National Programme

KMU: The Cabinet of Ministers approved the annual Ukraine-NATO national program of a new quality, which includes security and defense sector reforms. This was reported on the website of the government portal. “The government has approved the Annual National Program for 2020, which focuses on human security, contains a tool for monitoring the implementation and […]

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Dr. Andreas Nick, Head of the German Delegation and CDU Member of the Bundestag: How to bring Ukraine and Russia together

Bundestag: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe PACE has once again called on Russia to stop the military aggression against Ukraine and has recognized the Russian Federation as a party to the Minsk agreements. This is clear from the resolution on the progress of the countries under the observation of the Parliamentary Assembly, […]

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The official meeting of Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Kyiv

President: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who is on an official visit to Ukraine. The meeting was held near the Mariyinsky Palace in Kyiv. Both Turkish and Ukrainian anthems were played. The eighth meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council chaired by Volodymyr Zelenskyy and […]

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Ukrainian film director Iryna Tsilyk received a reward at the Sundance American Film Festival

Sundance: The announcement of the victory of Iryna Tsilyk in the category “Best Director of Documentary Film” is posted on the Twitter page of the festival. “The Earth is blue as an orange” is her debut as a filmmaker in a full-length film. The world premiere of her film took place at the Sundance Independent […]

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Ukrainian World Congress denounces ratification of Russian delegation credentials in PACE

UWC: The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) denounces the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to ratify the credentials of the Russian delegation despite the Russian Federation not having complied with its commitments and obligations towards the Council of Europe. The UWC reminds the representatives to the esteemed body that earlier […]

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Activists from “Ende Gelände” occupied the coal-fired power plant Datteln 4

Ende Gelände: Around 150 environmental activists broke into Datteln 4, a coal-fired power plant north of Dortmund. For nine hours they blocked loading facilities and band-conveyors. Their action of civil disobedience was a protest against the new coal-law of the German government and the devastating consequences of hard-coal mining in Russia and Columbia. The German […]

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: The United States of America is and will be a key ally of Ukraine

President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that the United States of America is and will be a key ally of Ukraine. Following the negotiations with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Head of State noted that the visit of the Secretary of State to Ukraine was a milestone event that clearly demonstrated the consistent and comprehensive […]

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Exhibition “SHATTERED” shows the changes that the war in Donbas brought into the life of ordinary people

The Gasteig and the non-profit organization Handicap International (HI) opened the exhibition “erschüttert – Einschläge, die alles ändern” . The exhibition is open until 09.02.2020 in the foyer of the Glashalle, 1st floor. The award-winning photojournalist Till Mayer shows people whose lives have been devastated by war or armed conflict. He presented their stories on […]

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Ukraine

State.gov: The Secretary will travel to Kyiv on January 30, where he will meet with President Zelenskyy, Foreign Minister Prystaiko, and Defense Minister Zahorodnyuk to highlight U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Secretary will also attend a wreath-laying ceremony at St. Michael’s to honor those who have fallen in the Donbas, and […]

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EU-Ukraine Association Council praises Ukrainian government’s plans and results on integration with EU

The European Union and Ukraine held the sixth meeting of the Association Council on 28 January 2020 in Brussels. This was the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and the EU delegation was led by Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the […]

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Fabulous nightshots by the American photographer O. Winston Link (Kunstfoyer Munich)

Retrospective of the fantastic night shots and morning colors produced by the American photographer O. Winston Link in the Kunstfoyer in Munich. America’s last steam trains of the Norfolk & Western Railway in motion in the 1950s. With 120 high-quality photographs, sound recordings, working sketches and “making of” another highlight for all fans of photography […]

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Government established a special working group to discuss details of cooperation between Ukrzaliznytsia and railway operator Deutsche Bahn

KMU: The first meeting of the working group was held to discuss details of future cooperation between Ukrzaliznytsia and Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s largest railway operator. “It is important for us that the document signed on cooperation with Deutsche Bahn includes all important aspects, including safety policy and the social aspect. We are aware that Ukrzaliznytsia […]

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The EU-Ukraine Association Council will be held in Brussels on 28 January chaired by Prime Minister

KMU: On January 28, 2020, the sixth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk will be held in Brussels, the Kingdom of Belgium.  This is the first meeting with the new structure of the Ukrainian government and the new members of the European Commission. The agenda includes a […]

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PACE winter session started in Strasbourg

coe: At its winter session in Strasbourg (27-31 January 2020), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will elect its new President. Only one candidature has been received: Hendrik Daems (Belgium, ALDE). The Presidents of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, as well as the Georgian Foreign Minister and President of the Committee […]

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Deutsche Bahn will assist in the restructuring of a state-owned enterprise of rail transport in Ukraine “Ukrzaliznytsia”

mtu.gov.ua : The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure signed a memorandum with Deutsche Bahn during the Economic Forum in Davos. The German company is expected to help Ukraine with the reforming of Ukrzaliznytsia’s management mechanisms. Ukrainian Railways (Ukrainian: Укрзалізниця, Ukrzaliznytsia) is a state-owned enterprise of rail transport in Ukraine, a monopoly that controls the vast majority […]

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President von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum speaks about diplomacy, conflict prevention and the work on reconciliation and reconstruction

European Commission: The EU should invest not only to avoid crises in the world but also to pay more attention to existing conflicts. This was stated by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “We are the largest donor for development cooperation – in fact, we invest in […]

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Ukrainian President: For Ukraine the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is genocide, not a social or economic tragedy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that for Ukraine the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is genocide, not social or economic tragedy. He said this in an interview with The Times of Israel, which was published on January 19. ” Many countries have recognized that Holodomor is a genocide. And I know that Israel understands this, and understands […]

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discussed with Putin gas transit through Ukraine

Eurointegration.com.ua: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discussed with Putingas transit through Ukraine. She wrote about this on her Twitter page. “Good to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the margins of the Berlin Conference. We spoke about the Ukraine-EU-Russia trilateral gas agreement via Ukraine,” she wrote On 30th December representatives of Naftogaz, […]