Thursday, 20 June

Голосование за лучший ресторан Киева

Trump names new Pentagon chief: photo and biography
Mark Esper will serve as the acting US Secretary of Defense, replacing Patrick Shanahan on his post.

Zelensky’s party published a plan on fighting corruption
Volodymyr Zelensky’s party “Servant of the People” presented a plan to battle corruption in Ukraine, as the party’s official Facebook page reports.

Zelensky made an unpleasant for Kremlin statement on Crimea and Donbas
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called for the increase of sanctions against Russia, as he stated in his interview to Bild.

Attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman: video and the US statement
The US stated that Iran is responsible for the accident in the Gulf of Oman, where two oil tankers exploded.

Boom around the TV series "Chernobyl": tourists share vivid photos from the exclusion zone
The recent success of the HBO’s TV series “Chernobyl” caused a wave of global interest to the nuclear power plant accident and the exclusion zone.

Saakashvili presented his first ten candidates for parliamentary elections
On June 13, the former head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili announced his party’s “Movement of New Forces” top 10 candidates for parliamentary elections.

We need to act: Tymoshenko proposed a plan to revive Ukraine
The coalition that forms with the new convocation of Parliament needs to take Batkivshchyna’s plan to revive Ukraine as its basis, as the party leader Yuliya Tymoshenko told NewsOne.

Not firing back: OSCE supported Kuchma’s scandalous plan on Donbas
The OSCE welcomes the resumption of the working atmosphere at the last meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine.

Mass beatings and detentions of protestors in Moscow: photo and video
On Wednesday, June 12, many Russian cities hold demonstrations to support the previously detained journalist Ivan Holunov.

The West described Putin’s bloodthirsty strategy
The Kremlin seeks to drive a wedge between the United States and Western Europe, trying to make a deal with Washington bypassing Ukraine and its European allies, as the former commander of the US Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges told the “Apostrophe”.

Fooled everyone: social media shocked by the new announcement on Zelensky’s “joke” about cutting tariffs
Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Cabinet of Ministers, Andrii Herus, said Volodymyr Zelensky did not make any direct promises to cut tariffs.

New turn: Filaret criticized Tomos
Honorary Patriarch Filaret stated he did not accept Tomos due to not having been acquainted with its content before receiving it.

Rating of Ukraine’s most stable state enterprises to be presented in Kyiv
On Thursday, June 13, International Center for Policy Studies will present the “Financial stability of state enterprises in Ukraine” rating in Kyiv, as reported by ICPS’ press release.

Militants suffered major losses: successful "catch" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbas
During the day of Sunday, June 9, the Ukrainian Armed Forces wounded ten militants in the Donbas and destroyed one unit of equipment, as reported by Joint Forces Operation on Facebook.

Actor of “Kvartal 95”, journalist and agrarian: Zelensky named his candidates for majority districts
“Servant of the People” party presented its first ten candidates for the majoritarian districts in Verkhovna Rada elections, as reported at the party’s congress.

Zelensky presented his 100 candidates for Verkhovna Rada
On June 9, Volodymyr Zelensky presented his 100 Verkhovna Rada candidates during the party’s congress in the Botanic Garden, as the “Apostrophe” journalist reports.

TOP-10: Poroshenko’s team for parliamentary elections
On June 9, the political party “European Solidarity”, led by Ukraine’s 5th President Petro Poroshenko, held a congress presenting candidates for snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada.

Zelensky made a threatening statement regarding Russia
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky harshly responded to the artillery shelling near Novoluhansk in the Donetsk region.

Tough revenge on the militants: AFU suffered major losses in Donbas
On Friday, June 7, the militants attacked Ukrainian troops at the demarcation line near Novoluhansk, using the prohibited by Minsk agreements artillery.

Ukraine named Verkhovna Rada’s main problem and a way to fix it
Verkhovna Rada needs a reboot. Otherwise, there will not be a way to change the current system. That is the opinion a Member of Parliament, Serhiy Leshchenko, expressed in his interview to the “Apostrophe”.

Rada adopts an important law on the president’s impeachment
On Thursday, June 6, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law that regulates the procedure of the president’s impeachment.

Zelensky’s visit to Brussels: photo, video and key points
During his visit to Brussels on June 4, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the country’s strategic course toward EU and NATO membership remains the same.

Tymoshenko called for systematic changes in Ukraine and proposed a reform plan
The head of “Batkivshchyna” faction believes that, after presidential elections, Ukraine has a window of opportunity that the parliament and the government should use to create systematic changes.

NATO can’t keep up with Russia preparing a new war: an alarming forecast
According to certain forecasts, Russia prepares for a regional war with NATO forces in Eastern Europe in 2021.

One of the main defendants in the Handziuk case pleaded guilty
On Monday, June 3, during a Pokrovsk District Court hearing, the organizer of the attack on Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, Serhii Torbin, pleaded guilty and decided to cooperate with prosecution.

Zelensky proposed a new bill on illegal enrichment: key details
On Monday, June 3, President Volodymyr Zelensky proposed a bill on confiscation of illegal assets and penalties for their acquisition.

Zelensky spotted holding secret meetings with a famous oligarch: photos
On the evening of May 31, oligarch Viktor Pinchuk was spotted at Volodymyr Zelensky’s Presidential Administration.

Kuchma announced his first peace initiative regarding Donbas
Leader of the Ukrainian side in the Trilateral Contact Group to resolve the situation in Donbas, Leonid Kuchma, is going to initiate another cease-fire during the harvest.

Funny and scary at the same time: transcript of Zelensky’s closed meeting with the MPs impressed social media
People commented on the transcript of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s closed meeting with the MPs, which was published on the president's official website.

“Loss” of secret data: Turchinov’s and former Poroshenko speaker’s answers to NSDC are discussed online
Former NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov commented on the video statement of his successor Oleksandr Danylyuk about the disappearance of servers with secret data from the situational room.

Elections in Lithuania: it became known who will replace Dalia Grybauskaitė
An independent candidate Gitanas Nausėda has become the new president of Lithuania. This is reported by Delfi.

Metropolitan Epiphanius convenes a Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church: what the priests will talk about
Metropolitan Epiphanius convenes a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on May 24.

Tymoshenko states that referendum on establishing peace with Russia is unacceptable
According to Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine needs peace as a prerequisite for the state’s development.

Demand of the people: new petition urging Zelensky’s top official to resign
A new petition demanding Andrii Bohdan, Head of the Presidential Administration, to resign was published on the President’s website.

Negotiations with DPR-LPR militants: leadership of Ukraine’s Armed Forces explained the scandalous order
The command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces explained why different military units received a decree to study personal opinions on negotiations with the militants of the so-called DPR and LPR.

The referendum scandal: new details of Zelensky’s meeting with veterans and widows of soldiers
The activists that organized a protest against a potential referendum on peaceful negotiations with Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Who’s ready to unite with Poroshenko for the elections: sources revealed interesting details
Members of the parliamentary faction “People’s Front”, with the exception of Tetiana Chernovol, do not wish to unite with Petro Poroshenko’s political force for the upcoming elections.

Scandal around the liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (KP): Ukrainian priest made an interesting statement
Patriarch Filaret did not provide the original documents for the liquidation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (KP) during the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Zelensky’s failure: MPs did not support the election law
On May 22, the MPs of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada voted against President Volodymyr Zelensky’s initiative to amend the law on parliamentary elections.

The head of "Kvartal 95" appointed to a leadership position in SBU: pictures and biography details
The leader of Zelensky’s "Servant of the People" party and the head of "Kvartal 95 Studio", Ivan Bakanov, was appointed as the first deputy of the Security Service of Ukraine.

Doesn’t know what to do: Russians vigorously discuss Zelensky’s idea of a referendum
The information that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is going to hold a referendum on negotiations with Russia caused a wave of various opinions among Russians.

Illegal? Interesting fact about the newly appointed Head of the Presidential Administration
The new head of the Presidential Administration, Andrii Bohdan, falls under the law on lustration and probably cannot hold this position.

Zelensky’s appointments: full list
On the evening of May 21, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky issued a series of decrees on his new appointments.

The UN Security Council put Russia in its place regarding the law on Ukrainian language: video
At a meeting on May 20, the UN Security Council refused to review the new Ukrainian law on ensuring the functioning of Ukrainian as the state language.

Prime Minister of Ukraine made a resignation statement: video
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced his resignation. “The Government resigns before the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, but not before the newly elected President.

Zelensky announces dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called snap parliamentary elections during his inauguration ceremony in the Verkhovna Rada.

Zelensky has been officially inaugurated as the President of Ukraine: video
The newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky took an oath of office on May 20. The official ceremony was held in the Verkhovna Rada.

Vakarchuk spoke about potential cooperations and his relationship with Zelensky: video
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, frontman of the Ukrainian band Okean Elzy and leader of the newly created Holos (Voice) Party, shared information about people he does not see in his party list for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Main Ukrainian diplomat announced his resignation: video
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin announced the decision to resign from the position of the Head of the Ministry.

The news broke out about the high-profile resignation in the environment of Poroshenko
After the dismissal of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Oleksii Filatov, it became known about the resignation of the first Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Vitalii Kovalchuk.