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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: AUGUST 23 – 27

Source : 112 Ukraine

Check out this week's news from Ukraine: Donbas conflict, Covid -19, Nord Stream 2, Crimean Platform and others
22:33, 27 August 2021

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Donbas conflict

Hostilities in Donbas conflict zone continue.

Russian occupants keep shooting, using the weapons banned by Minsk agreements, which includes mortars and even artillery - in some cases.

This week, Ukrainian troops also observed several flights of a hostile drone Orlan-10. The UAV crossed the division line.

At the same time, on August 25, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid said that Ukraine cannot become NATO member until deoccupation of all territories.

Covid-19

It was announced this week that the Ukrainian digital Covid certificates were officially recognized by Malta. Besides, Ukraine received 650,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Poland.

Moreover, it is expected that Ukraine might introduce a lockdown in November.

The WHO chief has urged to delay Covid-19 booster shots, and donate vaccines to poor countries. Besides, the WHO head predicted the new pandemic of the Covid-19 would start this fall.

By the way, China asked the WHO to investigate the possible coronavirus leak from US labs.

It was stated that the effectiveness of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines wanes within six months after the second vaccination.

Nord Stream 2

It was reported that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be finished on September 12.

This week, the Düsseldorf higher court considered the complaint of Nord Stream 2 AG. However, Nord Stream 2 lost the case to have EU pipeline rules waived. Russia commented on the loss of Nord Stream 2 AG in the German court.

Meanwhile, German Energy Minister stated that the transit of the Russian gas through Ukraine to continue after 2024.

Crimean Platform

Ukraine to do everything possible to return Crimea: Speech of Zelensky at Crimean Platform summit.

Zelensky states that Crimean Platform was successfully launched. Meanwhile, Kremlin called Crimean Platform summit anti-Russian.

Verkhovna Rada urged international organizations to support Crimean Platform to counter Russian aggression. Declaration of Crimean Platform summit: Full text was published.

After launch of Crimean Platform, Ukraine will work in five directions, as Foreign Minister said.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

This week, Ukrainian fencer Yevnheniia Breus won first medal for Ukraine at Tokyo Paralympics. Ukrainian swimmer won first gold medal for Ukraine at 2020 Paralympics. Two more swimmers won silver medals at Paralympics. Ukrainian Mereshko wins silver medal in women's 200m medley at 2020 Paralympics. Ukrainian Pavlenko wins bronze in long jump at Paralympics. Ukrainian Vladyslav Bilyi has won a silver medal at the javelin throw.

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