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Check out this week's news from Ukraine: Donbas conflict, Covid -19, Nord Stream 2, Afghanistan and others
22:33, 10 September 2021

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Donbas conflict

The Council of the EU has approved the extension of the personal sanctions introduced against Russia for aggression in the east of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) observes the massive illegal issuance of Russian passports in the temporarily occupied Donbas. According to the press office of the SBU, the local "government" of Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" is doing this to make sure that Ukrainians participate in the Russian parliamentary election campaign. 

Russian mercenaries opened fire in the vicinities of Skotovata station, Donetsk region; this resulted in suspension of the work of the station. Prior to that, the occupants also landed an attack on Mariinka; residential quarters took some damage.

A Czech citizen was sentenced to 20 years in jail for fighting in Donbas on the side of Russian mercenaries.

Disconnection of transport tube rope occurred in Chervony Partyzan coal mine, Chervonopartyzansk, occupied Luhansk region. Nine miners died in the tragedy.


Information on possible lockdown has been changing a lot this week; as of September 10, the yellow level of epidemiological danger could be imposed in Ukraine.

173 615 people in Ukraine have vaccinated against Covid-19 on September 9, which brings the total number of vaccinations preformed to 10,407,825. This may give them some benefits. Still, less than 60% of pedagogues are vaccinated.

Moderna develops combined vaccine against Covid-19, flu.

World Bank promises to allocate $230 million to Ukraine as part of COVAX initiative.

A state of emergency is imposed in Moldova due to Covid-19.

It has become known, that a 21-day-old girl died of Covid-19. BioNTech/Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 may be ready for use in the coming weeks. 

Nord Stream 2

The construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has finished today, on September 10.  Earlier, it was reported that it will be completed soon.

NATO and Ukraine 

On September 8, the Verkhovna Rada decided not to appeal to the US Congress toward the provision to Ukraine of the Major non-Nato Ally – MNNA.

Read here whether Ukraine needs Major non-NATO ally status.


This week, the court of occupied Crimea arrested Nariman Dzhelyalov, the Deputy Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people. Besides, two more Crimean Tatars – Aziz and Asan Akhmetov were sent to the remand center, while ex-member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the Simferopol area Eldar Menseitov was detained. Later, the Russian FSB published a video of the Crimean Tatars’ "confession in sabotage" on a gas pipeline in Crimea.

Ukraine appealed to the UN to stop the arrests of the Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities. Later it was reported that the UN General Assembly will consider the situation in occupied territories of Ukraine.

Ukraine believes that the detentions of the Crimean Tatars are Russia’s revenge for the Crimean Platform


Taliban announced that the shaping of temporary government in Afghanistan is over. Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, one of the movement's founders will be leading the Cabinet. The EU already criticized the selection of officials to work in that government, saying that the composition of the transition government “does not reflect the ethnic and religious variety of Afghanistan”.

Meanwhile, Ukraine might accept 5 000 refugees from Afghanistan and might spend $18,7 million of budget funds on them. The parliamentarians discussed the issue with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal during the Hour of Questions to the Government.

As of September 9, 159 Ukrainians remain on the territory of Afghanistan. Dmytro Kuleba, the Foreign Minister reported that during the briefing. 

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