HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Apr. 10 - 14

Donbas, Easter, Eurovision... Read Ukraine's highlights of the week on 112.international

23:26, 14 April 2017

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Easter is coming

Ukraine celebrates Easter this Sunday.

Holy Fire will reach Kyiv late on Saturday, but the Festival of Pysanka (Easter egg) started last Saturday. 

Kyiv police expect no provocations during Easter holidays. 25,000 law enforcers to maintain public order during Easter all-night vigil.

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Crisis in Ukraine

Militants shelled Butivka mine, killing one Ukrainian soldier on April 13. Another two got wounded on April 10. 

Illegal armed units of pro-Russian militants continue to ignore the ceasefire mode in Donbas.

The Defence Ministry reported over 2,600 troops of Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies have perished in the ongoing fights in Donbas since April 2014.

The President Poroshenko’s statement about all tank units in Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) zone being on alert was left without due public attention. 

Rating of the most successful countries in terms of business environment, ecology, medicine and security was published on April 14 by the World Economic Forum. Ukraine ends up in last 10 of safety

 

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Eurovision

This week Eurovision 2017’s main venue at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv opened its doors to reporters. So photos hit the internet very quickly.

The Kyiv City Council will limit the sale of alcoholic and low alcoholic beverages during the Eurovision, except beer in plastic plastic packaging, in certain territories of the city.

The European Broadcasting Union has officially confirmed that Russia will not be able to perform at Eurovision 2017.

Besides, Kyiv police released safety tips for guests of Eurovision 2017.

 

Eurovision 2017's main venue construction works, 2
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Videos

The trial over ex-president will kick off on May 4. Three judges Ivan Devyatko, Dmytro Kambulov and Maksym Titov will be considering the case of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted ex-president of Ukraine. 

More arrests in occupied Crimea - six people were detained after searches at houses of Crimean Tatars.