On April 30, Joint Forces Commander said that Russia may grant citizenship to 300,000 Donbas residents this year. He also reported that General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia in Donbas had formed and maintained the army corps of over 35,000 people, including over 2,000 regular Russian officers.
It was also reported that authorities of occupied Donbas hide information about Covid-19 incidence.
Whereas, next negotiations on Donbas are due to take place on May 14.
The city mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov loosened quarantine measures in Dnipro city starting from April 30. Pharmacies, supermarkets, hardware shops, gas stations, banks, car service stations and dry-cleaners will be opened in the city.
This week, Ukraine’s government allowed the opening of food markets while meeting requirements.
As of April 30, there are 10,406 cases of coronavirus infection in Ukraine. And as of May 1, the number is 10,861.
About Normandy four meeting
On April 28, Ukraine’s MFA spoke about the upcoming meeting in Normandy format, saying that a video conference between the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia (Normandy format) would take place on Thursday, April 30.
Heiko Maas, the German Foreign Minister said there was a need to urgently improve humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, since the closure of disengagement line due to the Covid-19 pandemic causes locals a trouble.
About land sale
According to the law, ordinary Ukrainians can become land market participants. Legal entities, directly founded by citizens of Ukraine, the state and territorial communities shall become land sale market participants only from 2024.
Polish State Oil and Gas Company reported that Gazprom continued to set Poland inflated price for gas, despite decision of Stockholm court.
This week, Executive Director of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine Serhiy Makohon noted that Ukraine may provide Poland with gas after end of contract with Russia.
It was reported that Ukraine was also ready to provide its gas storage facilities to Gazprom.