• Ukrainian President hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and the head of the Presidential Administration Andriy Yarmak, who tested positive for COVID-19, are currently in the isolated rooms in Kyiv's Feofaniya hospital, said Yermak’s adviser Mikhailo Podolyak in an interview with Ukrainska Pravda.

    "Everything is quite strict, regulated by the protocol. They are in Feofaniya. There is a special cabinet in which the president can hold meetings. I had a lot of conference calls today," he said.

    Podolyak noted that …

  • Kyiv: water is the only leverage Ukraine has to retake control of Crimea

    Permanent representative of the Ukrainian President for Crimea Anton Korinevich said that water resources is the only leverage that Ukraine has which will allow it to retake control of Crimea. He believes that this opportunity should not be discounted, and the President's team is not going to do it, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    In his opinion, it is the water crisis in Crimea that will allow Kyiv to accelerate the “de-occupation of the peninsula”.

    According to Korinevich, Ukraine closely monitors the …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister tests positive for COVID-19

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran has tested positive for COVID-19, reported Ukrinform news agency, citing the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

    According to Ukrinform, the test was done before President Zelensky’s trip to the Donbas.

    Taran is currently in self-isolation and works remotely. His health is now satisfactory. The working schedule of the Defense Minister has undergone corresponding changes.

    Earlier, it was reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tested positive for …

  • Ukrainian Security Service asks Google and Apple to block Russian mobile apps

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) is in talks with Google and Apple to impose a ban on mobile applications of Russian companies which are under Ukrainian sanctions, Radio Liberty reports, citing the SBU’s press service.

    "As of today, discussions are continuing with Google and Apple regarding legal ways to block mobile applications developed by legal entities, which have been subject to special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) and which provide access to the resources/ …

  • Kyiv wants to create free economic zones in Donbas and Western Ukraine

    The head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Andrii Yermak announced that Kyiv plans to create a free economic zone not only in the Donbas, but also in one of the western regions of Ukraine.

    According to him, the project of a free economic zone in western Ukraine is being developed and will be further discussed at the Ukrainain Parliament and among experts.

    "Today, these two zones, these two economic opportunities should also work to unite the country," Yermak said on the air of the …