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Germany supports housing for internally displaced persons

Ambassador Feldhusen and Deputy Prime Minister Oleksi Resnikov have signed an agreement on financial cooperation. The German Government is thus providing Ukraine a financial support totalling EUR 25.5 million to create housing for internally displaced persons. The aim of the project implemented by KfW is to refinance a subsidised state loan programme for the purchase […]

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Yevgenia Belorusets from Ukraine recognized by the International Literature Award of Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt

For the 12th time, the House of World Cultures in Berlin awarded the International Literature Prize for outstanding foreign-language titles of contemporary literature and the first German translation. This year, the House of World Cultures (HKW) decided to honor all six authors and six translators who appeared on the shortlist: Yevgenia Belorutes and Claudia Dathe […]

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Merkel: Russia supports puppet regimes in eastern Ukraine and attacks western democracies (including Germany) with hybrid methods

“Russia has created a string of unresolved conflicts among its direct neighbours and annexed the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in violation of international law. Russia supports puppet regimes in parts of eastern Ukraine and attacks Western democracies with hybrid means, including Germany”, – criticizes Angela Merkel Russia, which has repeatedly violated international agreements. At an […]

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Joint fight against Covid- 19 – German support for the work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission SMM

In order to support the OSCE Special Observation Mission in fulfilling its mandate and to ensure that the monitoring mission operates safely during the Covid 19 crisis, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine, Anka Feldhusen, handed over a package consisting of protective gear, breathing masks, protective masks for mouth and nose, […]

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UWC calls on Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to amend the Draft Law on Citizenship

Draft Law #2590 “On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on citizenship” that is due to be reviewed by Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the coming days and that provoked vivid discussions in the society, must be substantially amended. The Ukrainian World Congress consistently emphasizes the need for liberalization of multiple citizenship upon the condition […]

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Ukraine is planned to close the state border by 15 June 2020 inclusive

Due to the rapid spread of coronavirus, the Government of Ukraine adopted Decree No. 392 of 20 May 2020, which, among other measures, foresees the closing of the State border of Ukraine to foreign flights, scheduled until 15 June 2020 included. Should the situation improve by that date, this date will be changed. All citizens […]

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Joint statement by Human Rights Commissioner Kofler and Coordinator Wiese on the commemoration of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars

On the occasion of the commemoration of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, the Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, Dr Bärbel Kofler, and the Coordinator for Cross-Society Cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership countries, Dirk Wiese, stated “76 years ago, on Stalin’s orders, the deportation of hundreds […]

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Deputies of Ukraine and EU discussed short-term prospects for the opening of EU borders for travel of Ukrainian citizen

Deputies of Ukraine and the EU discussed short-term prospects for the opening of EU borders for travel of Ukrainian citizen, this was announced in the joint communiqué of the co-chairmen of the Vitold Jan \Vaszczykowski And Vadym Halaichuk, Co-Chairs of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee, following the informal meeting of the SCC Bureau on May […]

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EUR 750 million for vaccine research and development

The German government will provide up to 750 million euros for the research and development of a vaccine against the new type of coronavirus. In order to support the production and development of a vaccine against Covid-19, the German government has approved additional funding. Up to 750 million euros are available for this purpose. This […]

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Chancellor Merkel speaks with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Schmyhal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal spoke today via video conference. They discussed close bilateral and economic relations, the reform process in Ukraine and the security situation in eastern Ukraine. The Chancellor promised the Prime Minister to continue to provide further support to the reform process, especially in the key areas […]

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Coronavirus: Germany to reopen hairdressers and let children return to school

In Germany, the coronavirus spreads slowly compared to the beginning of the epidemic. This makes it possible to implement measures to allow opening in selected areas. On May 6th, federal and state governments intend to discuss the issue again. Starting this week, further steps towards opening in some institutions and service areas are possible: hairdressing […]

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Heiko Maaas: the opening of the contact line in East Ukraine will be discussed

A meeting of the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) foreign ministers will take place on Thursday via a video conference. Ahead of the video call the German Foreign minister Heiko Maas explained that the aim of the such video call is to discuss the opening of the contact line as well as the issue […]

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President signed the law on the circulation of agricultural land

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the Law “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Conditions of Circulation of Agricultural Land”№ 552-IX, which was approved by the Verkhovna Rada on March 31, 2020. The document provides for the formation of a legislative framework for the introduction of market circulation of agricultural land. […]

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Kuleba outlined priorities of Ukrainian Chairmanship in OSCE security forum

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba officially opened Ukraine’s chairmanship of the OSCE Security Cooperation Forum, which was held for the first time online. During his speech, he noted that currently the OSCE remains a vital platform for cooperation and dialogue, while the Security Forum for Cooperation focuses on the politico-military aspect of security – the fundamental […]

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The Federal Government cautions people against unnecessary tourist trips abroad

The Federal Government cautions people against unnecessary tourist trips abroad – and also within Germany. In many countries, restrictions on international air and travel and quarantine measures are expected to become more and more strict. There are contact restrictions and travel restrictions throughout Germany – initially until 3 May 2020. Accommodation should only be provided […]

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Bavaria fines the violation of the obligation to wear masks with 150 euros

Starting this week, all federal states introduced an obligation to wear protective masks on public transport and during shopping. The federal government urgently recommends wearing the protective masks. The implementation of the regulation is the responsibility of the federal states. From now on, there is a compulsory wearing of protective masks in all German states. […]

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Ukrainian World Congress dismayed by US-Russia statement

The Ukrainian World Congress is deeply dismayed with the April 25th joint statement by President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the meeting on the Elbe between U.S. and Soviet troops at the end of World War II. “There can be no “putting aside differences, building trust or cooperation in […]

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Forbes named Ukrainian Fashion Brand as one of most Creative, which produce Coronavirus Face Masks

Face masks from ukrainian fashion brans are helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and at the same time became an everyday fashion accessory. On the web site of Forbes it stated: “Known for asymmetrical cuts and a timeless aesthetic devoid of any ornamentation, Ukrainian label Juliya Kros was motivated to produce face masks after receiving numerous […]

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How usual is it to work from home?

The social distancing measures that have recently been introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, have forced many people to work from home; for many of them this will be the first time that they have had to do so. However, how common was working from home before these measures came into force? Informs EUROSTAT In 2019, […]

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G7 Ambassadors discussed with Prosecutor General Venediktova the importance of reforms

During a virtual meeting with Prosecutor General Venediktova, the G7 Ambassadors underscored the importance of continuing reforms to strengthen the rule of law in Ukraine and to ensure the independence and integrity of key anti-corruption and law enforcement institutions.

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With 10 million masks the Antonov-225 aircraft landed in Leipzig

The Antonov An-225, the world’s largest aircraft, has landed in Leipzig. On board, the plane has ten million protective masks from China. The Antonov An-225, also called ” Mriya”, which means “dream”, had its first flight in Soviet times in December 1988. The aircraft was originally intended to transport the space shuttle Buran with a […]

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In Germany, the total number of people infected with coronavirus reached over 100,000

RKI: According to the Robert Koch Research Institute, the number of confirmed cases of new type of coronavirus infection in Germany increased by +1.018 since yesterday and reached to 155.193 by Monday morning. The health authorities of Bavaria, Germany’s one of the most populous federal state, continue to register the highest number of coronavirus cases […]

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba to officially open Ukraine’s Chairmanship of OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation on Wednesday

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will address the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, marking the official opening of Ukraine’s FSC Chairmanship. The meeting, which will take place remotely on the Zoom platform, is the first in the FSC’s history to be held completely online. Media representatives are invited to […]

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International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

34 years ago, the largest man-made catastrophe in human history occurred. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had serious long-term consequences both for Ukraine and for the whole world community. According to the UN General Assembly resolution “Long-term consequences of the Chernobyl disaster” 71/125, April 26 is annually marked worldwide as the International […]

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Mask use will be compulsory on public transport throughout Germany

All federal states have announced plans to make face masks compulsory to combat the spread of coronavirus starting from Monday. The measure will be will apply to public places, shops and public transport. Bremen was the last federal state to support this initiative. The local parliament must confirm the decision on Friday. All types of […]

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Medical specialists who fought against coronavirus in Italy returned to Ukraine

Ukrainian doctors, who worked for almost three weeks in the cities of Pesaro and Urbino (Marche region) and helped fight the coronavirus, return to Ukraine. This was announced by Ukrainian Ambassador to Italy Yevguen Perelygin. “We are grateful for the kindness and mercy shown to Ukrainian doctors. The gesture of Ukraine amazes us even more […]

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Video call on Eastern Ukraine in Normandy format next week

Next week, a video call in Normandy format will be held with the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine on the situation in eastern Ukraine. This was announced by the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, on 22 April. He had agreed on this with his counterparts from the three countries. Maas did not […]

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German Assistance Against Forest Fires Around Chernobyl

On behalf of the German Federal Government, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) handed over special equipment to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (DSNS) for the prevention of forest fires around the former Soviet nuclear power plant in Chernobyl. The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany reports on this matter on its […]

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The European Commission approved a proposal to provide Ukraine with macro-financial assistance in the amount of EUR 1.2 billion

The European Commission approved proposals for a €3 billion macrofinancial assistance to support ten partner countries to help them to limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal comes on top of the ‘Team Europe‘ strategy, the EU’s robust and targeted response to support partner countries’ efforts in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. It […]

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Germany to provide Ukraine with 25.5 million EUR for the construction of housing for internally displaced persons

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted an agreement with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on cooperation in the implementation of the project “Housing for internally displaced persons”. According to the Agreement, EUR 2,500,000 will be allocated for the implementation of the project “Housing for internally displaced persons”. The purpose of the […]

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26 Ukrainians were recovered from coronavirus abroad

26 Ukrainians were recovered from coronavirus abroad. This was announced by “Coronavirus in the world – promptly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine” on Facebook. “Abroad 26 Ukrainians have recovered from the coronavirus disease COVID-19. Another six Ukrainians have died,” the report says. It is noted that 174 citizens of Ukraine are under […]

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The heaviest plane in the world “Mrija” landed in Warsaw Carrying COVID-19 Relief from China

On Tuesday morning the heaviest cargo aircraft in the world ” Mriya” (NATO report name: Cossack) landed in Warsaw and transported personal protective equipment from China and relief supplies for Poland in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic. The Antonov An-225, also known as “Mriya”, which means “dream”, had its first flight in Soviet […]

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Corona measures: Angela Merkel Discusses conditions for lifting restrictions

Federal government plans to open shops up to 800 square metres – What will happen to churches, schools, libraries? Shops The federal government intends to reopen shops with a sales area of up to 800 square metres. Chancellor Angela Merkel noted after talks with leaders from the country’s 16 states, reported German Press Agency in […]

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The EU will allocate another 4 million euros to Ukraine as part of the global response to the coronavirus outbreak

The European Union will provide Ukraine €4 million in support of public initiatives to control the spread of coronavirus. This was reported by the EU Delegation to Ukraine on Facebook. According to EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas, the finances will be allocated to support volunteers who assist in efforts to prevent the spread of […]

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More recovered in Germany than still infected

Germany registered for the first time more fully recovered coronavirus patients than people still infected with the virus, according to Robert Koch Institut. The Robert Koch Institute reported 64,300 recoveries as of Monday, compared to 123,016 current COVID-19 infections. According to the RKI data, the number of new infections and deaths decreased for the third day […]

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Ukraine’s scouting organization Plast marks 108th anniversary

Ukraine’s scouting organization Plast marks 108th anniversary. Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine stated: “We are very proud to be involved in the organization’s success story and to be proud to see growing potential of Plast, and to see more and more young Ukrainians in every region of our country are becoming its members”. […]

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World Bank to provide additional $50 million to Ukraine to support vulnerable groups during coronavirus epidemic

Ukraine will receive additional financial assistance from the World Bank in the amount of $150,000,000, particularly $50,000,000 to support vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 epidemic and $100,000,000 to improve social protection in general. Representatives of the Government and the World Bank agreed on this at the meeting in Kyiv. Ukraine will receive 50,000,000 dollars in […]

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Germany Helped Ukrainians To Return From Nepal

Thanks to the agreements reached between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and his German counterpart Heiko Maas it was possible to arrange the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Nepal with a German aircraft. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes that as a result of joint efforts of diplomats and […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 17 Ukrainians recovered from COVID-19 abroad

17 citizens of Ukraine have recovered from coronavirus infection abroad. This is reported on the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Facebook, which is dedicated to the latest information about COVID-19 in the world. Particularly, in the Dominican Republic and Japan 4 Ukrainians recovered from the infection, in Poland and Italy […]

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“Our Familiar Hunger” by Laisha Rosnau won the 2020 KOBZAR™ Book Award

The book “Our Familiar Hunger” by Ukrainian writer Leysha Rosnau won the KOBZAR™ Book Award 2020 in Canada. This is announced on the website of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, the founder of the award The book of poetry explores the lives of Eastern European women from the Holodomor in Ukraine and the […]

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In Germany, the total number of people infected with coronavirus reached over 100,000

RKI: According to the Robert Koch Research Institute, the number of confirmed cases of new type of coronavirus infection in Germany increased by 4.003 since yesterday and reached to 103.228 by Wednesday morning. The health authorities of Bavaria, Germany’s one of the most populous federal state, continue to register the highest number of coronavirus cases […]

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Ukraine is among prison administrations with the largest prison populations

Ukraine is among prison administrations with the largest prison populations (52,973), along with Russia (563,166 inmates), Turkey (269,806), UK (England and Wales) (82,236), Poland (72,204), France (70,059), Germany (63,643), Italy (60,125), and Spain (State Administration) (50,612), that shows new annual statistics of Council of Europe on prisons in Europe for the period until end-January 2019. […]

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Ukrainian Officer Cadet Anton Sovenko received high honours at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

For the second year in a row, Ukrainian cadets receive high honours at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, reported the British Embassy Kyiv on Facebook. “This year Anton Sovenko, a cadet of the Military Academy in Odesa, was awarded the International Award for the foreign cadet with the best overall results in military, academic and […]

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German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen delivered equipment worth 175,000 euros to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Equipment for the fight against Covid-19 worth a total of 175,000 euros was handed over during a video conference between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen and Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin. All this equipment, noted Feldhusen, should help prevent the spread […]

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Coronavirus: Ukraine sends doctors to help Italy

20 Medical specialists of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Health Flew to help Italian doctors. All doctors volunteered to help Italy. In a few days Ukraine will also send medical aid to Italy. This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Health Minister Maksym Stepanov. “Today we are sending 20 […]

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Ukraine and the European Union are united in the response to the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences

Ukraine and the European Union are united in combating the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. This was mentioned during the meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal  with the Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine Matti Maasikas. “We appreciate the readiness of the EU to assist Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of COVID-19, despite […]

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EU allocates 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight coronavirus

The European Union has allocated 80 million euros to Ukraine to fight the coronavirus, as reported on the website of the EU Mission in Ukraine “Ukraine, which continues to suffer from Russian aggression and illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, has also been adversely affected by the pandemic in all spheres of life. The European […]

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1.999 New cases of coronavirus infected in 24 hours in Bavaria

In Bavaria, the number of coronavirus cases has increased by 1,999 in the last 24 hours, the Robert Koch Institute announced on Wednesday. According to the Institute, the number of infected in Bavaria is 18,496 and Bavaria is now in first place by the number of officially confirmed cases of infected with the coronavirus in […]

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Germany and Ukraine discussed the situation regarding the coronavirus and measures taken in both countries to counter the pandemic.

mfa: Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The parties discussed the situation concerning the global coronavirus outbreak as well as practical measures taken in both countries to counteract the pandemic. It was agreed to develop the possibility of establishing information exchange related to the pandemic, in […]

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“Corona is not a joke”

Germany is calling on people who plan to get silly on April Fool’s Day to refrain from making light of the coronavirus pandemic. The health ministry told citizens under the banner of “Corona is no joke” not to make up stories about the pandemic “Corona is no joke”, the department of Minister Jens Spahn tweeted […]