Wednesday, 24 July

ТОП-20 лучших ресторанов Киева: итоги голосования

CEC counts more than 65% of the vote: live stream (updated)
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has processed 70.49% of protocols in multi-mandate constituency in the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The date of Zelensky's first Verkhovna Rada meeting announced
The first meeting of the new Verkhovna Rada after the last early parliamentary elections may take place on August 24, Ukraine's Independence Day.

Tymoshenko is the best candidate for the position of the Prime Minister of Ukraine - expert from the United States
The economic problems of Ukraine, the war in Donetsk and Luhansk, the fight against corruption, negotiations with the IMF - all these issues require wise decisions, and Yuliia Tymoshenko is just such a smart and experienced politician, she has a political instinct to overcome numerous problems of the country together with President Zelensky.

They are hiding tanks and "Grads": the new provocation of militants in Donbass was revealed
On Wednesday, July 17, the special monitoring mission of the OSCE found 22 reactive systems of volley fire BM-21 "Grad" near the village of Crystal (Luhansk region).

Poland explained its decision not to invite Putin to the 80th anniversary of the Second World War
Poland has not invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the anniversary of the Second World War (September, 1) due to the fact that he is the leader of the country, which performs armed aggression against neighboring countries.

Ukrainian passports for other countries: Zelensky’s response to Putin’s actions in Donbas
President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the news about prolonging the arrest of 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russia, as well as to Volodymir Putin’s decree on the simplified procedure for Ukrainians to receive Russian citizenship.

Moscow is out for blood: Yatsenyuk revealed Putin’s despicable plan for Ukraine
Volodymyr Putin’s goal is war against us all rather than peace, as Moscow does not believe tears – it is out for blood.

All opposed the call: Zelensky revealed new details of negotiations with Putin
On Wednesday, July 17, President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed new details of the negotiations with Volodymyr Putin, as he shared in his interview with ICTV.

The anniversary of MH17 tragedy in Donbas: key facts, photo and video
On July 17 of 2014, the militants shot down a passenger plane Boeing-777 on flight MH17 in the Donetsk region sky.

When Firtash might be sent to the US: Austria voiced potential deadlines
The extradition of the Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash from Austria to the US might be delayed until after fall 2019, as reported by “Voice of America” with a link to Vienna’s criminal court.

Interpol issues international "wanted" notice for Lev Khlyavich, co-owner of "Boris" medical centers in the Ukraine
Lev Khlyavich, co-owner of "Boris" medical centers in the Ukraine, was put on the Interpol’s "wanted" list.

The case of Hladkovskyi: official responses from SBU and Prosecutor General’s Office
Ukraine’s Security Service and Prosecutor General’s Office do not have any legal claims against the participants of the corruption scandal in the defense industry Oleh Hladkovskyi, Ihor Hladkovskyi, Vitaliy Zhukov and Andrii Rogoza, as concluded from official responses of SBU and Prosecutor General’s Office to our correspondent’s request.

Zelensky suggested lustrating all politicians who came to power after Euromaidan: video
President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested changing the law on lustration, adding to it all politicians who held governmental positions from February 2014 to May 2019.

Taruta accused Kobolev of the intentional bringing of "Naftogaz" to bankruptcy
People's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada and the leader of the party "Osnova" Serhii Taruta believes that the activities of Andrii Kobolev at the head of "Naftogaz" demonstrates the complete incompetence of the current government.

The European Union agreed to provide Ukraine with an assistance tranche of after the launch of the new energy market
The European Union is ready to allocate another tranche of the Fourth program of macro-financial assistance in the amount of EUR 500 mln to Ukraine.

The national lottery operator, "M. S. L." was joined by the network "Kosmolot"
In July 2019, the operator of state lotteries "M. S. L." was joined by the network of distributors "Kosmolot".

Four NATO ships entered Odesa port: photo and video
On the morning of July 4, four NATO ships that are on alert in the Mediterranean Sea entered Odesa seaport.

Withdrawal of troops in Donbas: OSCE published pictures of abandoned positions
As of July 4, there is no weaponry left in the Stanytsia Luhanska (Luhansk Oblast) region, as OSCE stated on Twitter.

Supplies of armored vehicles from Canada: Ukraine identified two main problems
Firstly, Ukraine does not have ammunition for Canadian armored vehicles, which Ukrainian Armed Forces intend to purchase.

Avenging the medics: video of Ukrainian Armed Forces destroying two militant “nests”
In response to shelling of a medical car, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed two illegal militant positions in the Joint Forces Operation zone.

How to make Ukrainian economy grow: IMF’s recipe
First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) David Lipton believes that in order to accelerate Ukraine’s economic growth over 5-6% per year the country needs to adopt reforms.

CEC made a final decision on Klyuyev
The Central Election Commission has registered the former head of the Viktor Yanukovych’s Presidential Administration Andriy Klyuyev as a candidate for the national deputies.

Afraid to make a public announcement: Zelensky’s decision on important law
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has already made his decision regarding the law on investigative commissions, which would allow beginning the impeachment process.

Militants have shot yet another vehicle carrying Ukrainian medics
Once again, militants carried out shelling of a car seating medics of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to the press service of the National Police force, two people were injured in the shelling.

Explosion in Kabul’s diplomatic district: many deaths, video
34 people died as a result of the explosion in Kabul’s (Afghanistan) diplomatic district. As reported by TOLO News, at least 68 more were injured.

Front-line Mariupol shocked the US videoblogger: his experience
American tourist and videoblogger Peter Santanello was shocked by Mariupol’s ecology, as journalist Denis Kazansky stated on his Twitter account.

Lethal weapons for Ukraine: The U.S. have committed a large amount
The US Senate passed a bill offering to increase security assistance to Ukraine up to $300 million.

Eight Zelenskys are running for Parliament: published list
Eight namesakes of the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, are running for the Verkhovna Rada.

Zelensky's candidate to head the Odesa Regional State Administration related to separatists and former Party of Regions members
Scandalous details appeared from the biography of the future head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Andrii Andreichikov, whose appointment to this position was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday, June 26.

Whip and carrot for Putin: the US prepares a new blow to the gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives approved a bill designed to stop the construction of the “Northern Stream-2” and “Turkish Stream” gas pipelines.

What Russia has to do to fully return to PACE: 5 conditions and their deadlines
The Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recommended confirming Russian delegation’s return but introducing a number of conditions, as stated in the resolution published on the official PACE website.

TOP-20 parties: ICPS experts present the effectiveness rating of political powers in Ukraine
The International Center for Policy Studies (ICPS) with the help of its internet partner “Apostrophe” presents the results of “TOP-20 active and effective parties of Ukraine” The study was conducted using a unique methodology, and it presents a detailed analysis of all 352 parties’ activities through the past political cycle, as ICPS informs in the press release.

Zelensky wrote a sad post on the PACE decision regarding Russia
On Tuesday, June 25, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the decision to return Russia to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) without any voting restrictions.

Zelensky’s first salary as President named
For his first month of work as president, Volodymyr Zelensky will earn 12 727 UAH in salary, as reported by the Presidential Administration in its response to the request of “Factor”.

Zelensky and Putin aren’t meeting at G20: reason given
The reason why Russian President Volodymyr Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not meet during the G20 summit in Osaka is now known.

Protests in Georgia caused by a Russian MP: the culprit of bloody events made a statement
Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov, whose visit to Tbilisi provoked mass protests, made a loud statement on what has happened.

General explained the dangers of Zelensky’s scandalous appointments
Zelensky’s new appointments to senior defense positions lower the active opposition to specific aggressive actions, as general Mykola Malomuzh stated in his interview to “Apostrophe”.

Yatsenyuk urged to initiate UN Security Council meeting regarding downed MH-17
The published evidence of the MH-17 tragedy is a reason to gather the UN Security Council, placing a full responsibility on Russia.

Trump shared the details on where and when he will meet Putin
The United States President Donald Trump will meet with the Russian President Volodymyr Putin at the G20 summit that will take place in Japan in late June, as Trump announced in his interview to Fox News.

Journalists learned the details of Tymchuk’s mental state before death
Journalists learned the new details of Dmytro Tymchuk’s death. Tymchuk was an MP from the “People’s Front” (“Narodniy Front”) party, who was found shot in his house on June 19.

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”.