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President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the Federal Chancellor of Germany

President.gov.ua: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. The heads of state discussed the results of the G7 summit in Biarritz. The President of Ukraine thanked for the consistent position of Germany as regards the impossibility of Russia’s return to the G7 given its aggression against […]

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Baker from Ukraine to comepete in CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show

CBC.ca: Nataliia Shevchenko, 33 years old . from Edmonton became a participant of ‘The Great Canadian Baking Show Season 3’ broadcast by CBC TV-channel and  is turning Canadians on to her homeland’s famed honey cake. The woman calls her baking style as an exquisite Eastern European. Her highlight cake is “Medovik” (Honey cake). She says: […]

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30th Anniversary of the Vasil Stus Prize

Day.Kyiv.ua:The award ceremony of the winner of the Vasyl Stus Prize will take place on August 28. The Vasyl Stus Prize was founded in 1989 by the Ukrainian Association of Independent Creative Intellectuals led by Yevhen Sverstyuk. The annual Ukrainian PEN award is given to authors (writers, artists, directors, musicians, cultural managers), regardless of their […]

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G7 Leaders’ Declaration

Elysee: The G7 Summit organized by France in Biarritz has successfully produced agreements by the Heads of State and Government themselves on several points summarized below: Trade The G7 is committed to open and fair world trade and to the stability of the global economy.The G7 requests that the Finance Ministers closely monitor the state […]

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“My Ukraine – Pain and Hope” – Exhibition of Ukrainian Painters in Munich

Generalkonsulat der Ukraine in München: On August 22, an exhibition of Ukrainian painters was opened at the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung headquarters in Munich. The project was initiated by Hanns Seidel Stiftung Ukraine, a Kyiv based subsidiary of the Hanns Seidel Stiftung, which invited 16 young Ukrainian artists to a week-long art event, offering them to create a […]

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Independence Day 2019

RFE/RL: On August 24 marked its 28th anniversary of independence from the former Soviet Union with an official ceremony in Kyiv that, for the first time, did not include a military parade. A minute of silence commemorated those war victims in eastern Ukraine. For the first time in Ukrainian capatital took place a defenders’ parade. […]

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National Flag Day

President.gov.ua: On 23 August, Ukrainians celebrate one of the country’s official symbols – the National Flag of Ukraine. A flag-raising ceremony took place on Sofia Square in Kyiv. The ceremony was held with the participation of the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Flag-raising ceremony was followed by a national anthem performed by a military orchestra. Officials and […]

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‘Merkel Should Put Putin in his place’, Ukrainian ambassador tells MDR

MFA: Ukraine’s top diplomat in Germany Andriy Melnyk said that Chancellor Angela Merkel should use her political influence to put Putin in his place and finally reach a peace in Ukraine. The diplomat said this in an interview with the German regional television channel MDR, the text of which is published on the website of […]

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Ukrainian Embassy in the USA concerned about Russia’s return to the G7

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA: “Russia is moving away from the principles and standards which unite the members of the G7”, – this was announced on the Embassy’s Facebook page. “We are concerned about the suggestion that Russia may be allowed back to the #G7. Russia was excluded from this honorary club because of […]

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Sorochynsky Fair 2019

Yarmarok: National Sorochynsky Fair 2019 will be held from 20 to 25 August, traditionally in the village of Veliky Sorochintsy, Mirgorodsky district, Poltava region, in the birthplace of Nikolai Gogol. This year marks the 210th anniversary of the birth of the brilliant writer Mykola Gogol, who commemorated the Sorochynsky Fair in the novel “The Night […]

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Independence Day: “Dudarik” will perform an akathist in the center of Lviv

Lviv City Council: On Independence Day, August 24, at 16.30 in the square in front of the monument to Taras Shevchenko will traditionally be held a festive ecumenical liturgy of the akathist of the Holy Virgin performed by the Lviv State Academic Men’s Choir “Dudarik”. Both Lviv citizens and guests of the city are invited […]

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New school year with new renovated school classes in eastern Ukraine

arche noVa: Not far from the front line in eastern Ukraine, arche noVa supports schools and kindergartens. And now everything is ready for the new school year. Thanks to the archenoVa support the renovated classrooms and school toilets in Trojitske were completed. Due to the political situation in Ukraine the school building was damaged. In […]

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Ukraine high on agenda as Macron meets Putin before G7

Euronews: French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday in the hope he can persuade Russia to return to peace talks over Ukraine. The French leader told a press conference following initial talks that he hoped to agree a “Heads of State” summit to discuss Ukraine in the […]

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The “Big Family” Ukrainian Ethnographic Festival was held in Estonia

MFA.gov.ua: On August 17, 2019, in the ancient Estonian city of Rakvere, a Ukrainian ethnographic festival “Big Family” took place. This well attended event brought together Ukrainian creative bands from all over Estonia. Festival program included Ukrainian songs, cheerful dances. All gueats felt the Ukrainian openness and were pleasantly surprised by ukrainian traditions. One of […]

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The meeting between Zelensky and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu started in Kyiv

President.gov.ua: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu met in Kyiv. This is reported by the press service of the president. The meeting began with an official ceremony at the Mariinsky Palace. Volodymyr Zelensky and Benjamin Netanyahu will take part in the Ukrainian-Israeli negotiations, within the framework of which a […]

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12 Metal people’ silhouettes with multiple bullet holes installed in the Dnipro city

UATV: 12 Metal people’ silhouettes With multiple bullet holes Installed in the Dnipro city. The installation is located in the centre and on the city’s riverside. The project is dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the Ilovaysk tragedy. The author of the installations is an ATO veteran volunteer who took part in the freeing of […]

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An exhibition dedicated to Markijan Paslavski, a volunteer who died near Ilowaysk, was opened at the Ukrainian Diaspora Museum

Censor.net: The exhibition “New York – Ilovaisk: Choice” opened in Kyiv and is dedicated to the memory of the serviceman from the USA Markijan Paslavski, who was the volunteer in the battalion “Donbas”. Markijan Paslavsky was born in an ethnic Ukrainian family in the United States. After moving to his historic homeland, he participated in […]

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The EU Mission for Integration with the Exclusive Digital Market started its work in Ukraine

President.gov.ua: An adviser to President Mykhailo Fyodorov met with an assessment mission of the European Union with the participation of representatives of the European Commission’s DG Connect in the Office of the President of Ukraine. “The President’s team clearly understands that further acceleration of economic and social development is possible only under the condition of […]

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PACE representatives were invited to the first meeting of the Ukrainian Parliament

Glavkom: Nine inter-parliamentary organisations are invited to the first meeting of the new Verkhovna Rada, in particular the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). This is stated in the decision of the parliamentary group on the preparation for the first session of the ninth parliamentary session. The deputy group decided to invite 9 […]

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Photo exhibition “Voices from across the ocean”

The National Museum of Holodomor Genocide The National Museum of Holodomor Genocide and Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations present the photo exhibition “Voices from across the ocean”. The project will last for two months: from August 22 to October 22, 2019. The photoproject was created to mark the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor victims in […]

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Zelensky-Trump meeting to be held in autumn-William Taylor

Eurointegration: Several meetings between Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky are due to take place in the upcoming months; one of them is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. This was stated by the US Charge d’Affaires a.i. in Ukraine, William Taylor, in an interview with the Eurointegration. “We expect that after this number of […]

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The exhibition of the world-known artist Ivan Marchuk in Chicago

UkrainianNationalMuseum: The Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago hosts an exhibition of the world-known painters Ivan Marchuk . The exhibition presents famous works of the painter and the landscape series “Voice of My Soul”. Marchuk’s paintings possess a philosophic worldview reflecting on the deepest of universal polarities: good vs. evil, life vs. death, harmony vs. discord, beauty vs. […]

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The 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions

ICRC: The Geneva Conventions – one of humanity’s most important accomplishments of the last century – are turning 70 on 12 August 2019. It’s a moment to celebrate all the lives the conventions have helped save, note the further work that needs to be done and to remind the world of the importance of protecting […]

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Ukraine: State authorities should not interfere in church affairs

VaticanNews: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has assured Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during their meeting in Istanbul on Thursday, Aug 8, that he would defend the independence of the church. The Ecumenical Patriarch “once again reaffirmed support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine,” according to the press service of the head of the […]

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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry strongly protests against Putin’s recent visit to Russia-occupied Crimea

MFA: Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed a strong protest over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit on August 10 to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopil on 10 August 2019, which was not agreed with the Ukrainian authorities. This visit, as well as […]

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Artem Baranenko was awarded with the highest accolade the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the International Sword

British Embassy Kyiv: Officer Cadet Artem Baranenko has become the first soldier from Ukraine to have the honour of being awarded the highest accolade the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst can bestow upon an overseas cadet, the International Sword. The International Sword is awarded to the overseas cadet, who by judgement of the Academy’s Commandant, Major […]

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Minister of the Environment Schulze wants to ban plastic bags

Eurointegration: Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for the Environment, plans to ban plastic bags. The SPD politician told the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag” that “my ministry is currently working on the legal regulation for a ban on plastic bags”. A voluntary agreement with the retailers to reduce the number of bags has already been very successful, […]

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A summer school dedicated to human rights was held in Kyiv in partnership with the Council of Europe

Council of Europe: Fifth Annual Inter-University School of Human Rights in the Field of International and European Law for law students and young specialists in the field of human rights took place in Kyiv. The topic of this year’s School is the European Convention on Human Rights rights guaranteed by articles 8 and 10, “The […]

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Chinese architects win People’s Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition

DesignNotreDame: Two Chinese designers, Cai Zeyu and Li Sibei, with their work Paris Heart Beat, have won the championship in a design competition for rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in France. The competition was launched by GoArchitect, an independent publisher of books based in LA, and it received 226 proposals from 56 countries in all, with […]

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Doodle celebrates the renowned Ukrainian writer, historian, and translator Pateleimon Kulish

Google: Today’s Doodle celebrates the renowned Ukrainian writer, historian, and translator Pateleimon Kulish, born on this day in 1819. Through his literary works, including the epic poem Ukraïna, and historical novels like Chorna Rada (The Black Council), Kulish helped establish a cultural identity for his homeland, the second largest country on the European continent after […]

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Wizz Air airline to launch flights to 6 destinations from Odesa, 1 from Lviv

Avianews: The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air in autumn 2019 will launch flights to seven new destinations: six from Odesa and one from Lviv, Paulina Gosk, corporate communications manager at Wizz Air, reads the announcement on Avianews website. It is planned that from Odesa flights will be operated to Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), […]

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Ukraine is the first country in Eastern Europe to adopt new standards of HIV treatment

GoodNews: Ukraine is the first country in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to adopt new standards of HIV treatment and prevention. Each HIV patient is now entitled to receive free treatment for life – Ukraine has officially switched to a new method of treatment and prevention of HIV infection. The main points of the new […]

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Hiroshima Day: Atomic bomb victims remembered;

Westnews: Hiroshima marked the 74th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of people attending a ceremony. This day is considered one of the darkest days in human’s life. Hiroshima Day commemorates the day of August 1945, when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city […]

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Taylor: Ukraine submits a request for more American Javelins

RFE/RL: Ukraine has submitted a request to the United States for getting more Javelin anti-tank missiles. “Ukraine would like to buy more Javelins under the US Department of Defense’s foreign military sales program,” U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to Ukraine, William Taylor said in an interview with Radio Liberty. In March 2019, US Special Representative for […]

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UATV has expanded its presence in Germany

MIP: The channel UATV expanded its presence in Germany and became available in cable TV packages of two German telecommunication service providers – Deutsche Telekom and MDCC. Deutsche Telekom is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Europe offering a wide range of TV, mobile and Internet services. UATV is still available to Deutsche Telekom […]

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Moscow to file protests to US, Germany over interference in Russia’s politics

NV: Russia’s Foreign Ministry will submit official notifications to the US and Germany over interference of their diplomats and the state-run media in Russia’s politics via covering unsanctioned rallies in Moscow on August 3, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “The US Embassy in Moscow had published a route of that so-called stroll planned for […]

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In a few years, 50% of Ukrainians might emigrate abroad – Klimkin

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin fears that in a few years half of Ukraine’s population is likely to migrate outside the country. He expressed his concern during a meeting with war veterans in eastern Ukraine. “We used to have a homeland and a diaspora… What is happening now, when millions of Ukrainians […]

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British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough completes her diplomatic mission in Ukraine

British diplomat Judith Gough has left her position as the UK Ambassador to Ukraine. She held the post for four years and will shortly be replaced by Melinda Simmons, a diplomat with a strong background in security and conflict resolution. “Four years as the Ambassador of Great Britain have passed quickly. During this time, my […]

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The issue of security in Ukraine is among priorities of Poland’s one-month presidency of the UN Security Council in August

UN: Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz presided over Friday’s UN debate on children in war and conflicts – the first session with Poland as the UN Security Council president – saying that the protection of children in Eastern Ukraine and the Middle East is a priority for Poland. “Children are the first victims of war and […]

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Ukrainian Days at De Hoge Veluwe National Park

Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands: Ukrainian Days will take place at De Hoge Veluwe National Park on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of ther independence in Ukraine. The organisers has planned for their visitors an interesting music program, master classes and presentations. Guests will have a chance to try delicious Ukrainian cuisine (borscht, […]

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European Parliament adopted a resolution on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners

EU Parliament: The European Parliament calls on the Russian authorities to release without further delay and unconditionally all illegally and arbitrarily detained Ukrainian citizens, both in Russia and in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, and to provide for their safe return, including Crimean Tatars, the recently detained Red Square peaceful demonstrators of 10 July […]

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Ukrainian Greek-Catholic leaders met with Pope at the Vatican

VaticanNews: A two-day meeting with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, convened by Pope Francis, began Friday at the Vatican. Present for the encounter are the Greek Catholic Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych, Sviatoslav Shevchuk; the members of the Permanent Synod and the Metropolitans of the Church; and the heads of various discasteries of the Roman […]


Millions of people risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine – UNICEF

UNICEF: An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine, said UNICEF today. During the last week of June, there were five separate, conflict-related incidents affecting water and […]

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Steve Jobs and Vincent Van Gogh remind public to drive safely in latest phase of ‘Kerui’ campaign

EUAM: The Beatles and legendary Ukrainian opera singer Solomiya Krushelnytska stand on a zebra crossing to remind drivers to give way to pedestrians. And the head of Ukraine’s Parliament in 1917-18, Mikhailo Hrushevsky, gives way on the road to an ambulance driving Vincent Van Gogh to hospital, reminding people to always let emergency vehicles pass. […]

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Russian gas transit through Ukraine is a guarantee of Ukraine’s and Europe’s energy security – Volodymyr Zelenskyy

President.gov.ua: The energy security issue in Ukraine and Europea was one of the key issues at the meeting of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, that was held on 18 June in Berlin. During the meeting with the German Chancellor, President Zelensky emphasized that Ukraine’s position is […]

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the Chairman of the German Bundestag

President.gov.ua: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany met with the Chairman of the Bundestag of Germany Wolfgang Schaeuble. The President informed about the first legislative initiatives which he wants to implement after the election of the new parliament. These include, in particular, the creation of the […]

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Munich hosts Ukrainian-German Conference on Judicial Proceedings

MFA: On June 14-15, Munich hosts the conference “Introducing the Rule of Law through Fair Trial Standards: A Comparative Approach”, jointly organized by the Ukrainian Free University, the German-Ukrainian Bar Association in Hamburg and the New Human Rights Program in Kyiv. Keynote speeches were delivered by Professor Holger Matt, former President of the European Criminal […]

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The U.S. Board on Geographic Names considered to recognize “Kyiv” as the correct name for the capital of Ukraine

Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America: Kyiv Not Kiev. Officially in the United States and internationally! The United States Board on Geographic Names considered the appeal of Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly and unanimously decided to remove “Kiev” as a conventional name and to recognize only one official […]

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Corn tableware: ukrainian​ eco-friendly alternative to plastic

Uryadovy Courier: A startup competition was held at Uzhgorod National University. The best student innovative idea was about producing disposable tableware from corn husk, grain straws, and food industry waste. The creators, Ivan Zub, a student at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and Taras Gryadil, a post-graduate student at the Department of Therapy and […]

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‘Chernobyl’ Quietly Becomes IMDB’s Highest Rated Show In History

IMDB: HBO’s Chernobyl, a five-episode miniseries  begins with a man hanging himself, then jumps backward in time two years, to show the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what was then still the Soviet Union. The first episode ends with children laughing and playing, oblivious to the songbird that just dropped dead at their […]