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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Apr. 3 - 7
00:15, 8 April 2017
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Apr. 3 - 7

War in Donbas, Hontareva's resignation, visa-free regime...Read Ukraine's highlights of the week on 112.international

00:15, 8 April 2017

 

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War in Donbas

Six!!!!! civilians died over the past week.  Casualies grow among Ukrainian servicemen: a Ukrainian soldier killed after shelling on "Butivka" mine, two others killed on Tuesday, every day adds wounds and injuries. No disengagement of troops in Eastern Ukraine's Stanytsia Luhanska is happening due to heavy shelling by Russian-backed militants. 40 thousand militants in Donbas apart from Russian regular troops are reported.

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Kyiv Security Forum

Kyiv hosted Kyiv Security Forum. Poroshenko said that Russia changes its tactics in Kremlin and in Eastern Ukraine   and spoke of the modern Ukraine, basing itself on the powerful civil society, while Russia is suppressing this civil society. The Ukrainian government and NATO agreed to work on the joint plan of reforming the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

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Hontareva – resigns or not?

A protest took place near the private house of the Head of Ukraine’s National Bank Valeriya Hontareva. While arguing with the activists she said that she is resigning, which hadn’t happen yet. 

Meanwhile another wave of e-declarations brought lots of fun to general public. Read how much Poroshenko, Groysman and other top officials earned last year? 

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The European Parliament voted for visa-free regime for Ukraine

The European Parliament voted for visalib for Ukraine.

Ukraine made a long way for visa liberalization, overcoming many obstacles, but there are some steps yet ahead

 

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Week for terror attacks: the closest to Ukraine in St. Petersburg

An explosion thundered in Saint Petersburg on April 3. It brought 14 deaths and dozens of injured. No casualties among Ukrainian, fortunately. Read about the versions and suspects here and about false Russia’s accusations of Ukraine here.

 

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Eurovision: always on top

It is a month to the unofficial opening of the Eurovision Song Contest-2017 in Kyiv. Euroclub (in the Congress and Exhibition Complex "Parkovy") would be opened on May 1, and the official opening ceremony is on May 7. Accordingly, the final would be held on May 13. Let us understand what, where, and when is happening on the eve of Eurovision in the Ukrainian capital.

Organizers decided to check how well are the participants prepared to visit Ukraine. The participants were proposed to repeat three sentences in Ukrainian: “See you in Kyiv!”, “Welcome to Eurovision”, “Hello, my name is …”.

The video was published participants on Eurovision Song Contest channel on YouTube. 

 

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