Release of Sentsov and Balukh demanded in Moscow

Dear friends of Ukraine, 


You'll find a complete account of the latest information in Newsletter No.247.

Here are the highlights.

Stand against Kremlin aggression – Poroshenko to UN. "After Georgia, came Ukraine, after Litvinenko, came Skripal, and after Aleppo, came Idlib. The Kremlin has no intention to stop," Poroshenko said.

At UN, Poroshenko calls for Peacekeeping Force.

Poroshenko calls on the UN General Assembly to adopt Declaration on the Holodomor 1932-33.

Russia’s hybrid war against healthcare is a new threat to public health in Ukraine and around the world. At the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Ukraine's acting Minister of Health Dr. Ulana Suprun called on the international community to respond with confidence to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and to limit Russia’s role on the UN Security Council.

Ecumenical Patriarchate justifies decision to grant Ukraine autocephaly.

Turmoil in the Orthodox world: what's going on?

Week's balance: Awaiting gas tariffs, fighting corruption in construction sector, and new tax evasion schemes in exports.

Ukrainian ranks 8th among 10 most spoken languages in Europe.

Gender equality in Ukraine’s armed forces. The Parliament adopted a law that should ensure equal rights for women in the military.

55 unsolved attacks on Ukrainian civic activists. Prosecutor General says it’s their own fault.

Russia’s economic war against Ukraine: statistics on Mariupol, Berdiansk ports blockade by Moscow.
Russia’s economic war against Ukraine: statistics on Mariupol, Berdiansk ports blockade by Moscow.

Volker hands Poroshenko copy of declaration on non-recognition of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Russophobia” as a Russian propaganda tool.

Ukrainian warships break Russian de-facto blockade in Azov Sea to create naval base.

Ukrainian army liberated Vilnyi, which had been in a "gray zone" for four years, with control shifting between Ukrainian and occupation forces.

Fighting in trenches. The deeper the dugout, the better the chance to survive.

Three teens killed, another wounded in landmine blast near Russian-occupied Horlivka.

At least four people, including a candidate for the head of the Russia-backed formation called the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), have been injured in an explosion in Donetsk.

Denisova asks the Red Cross to send doctors to Balukh.

Ukraine demands access to imprisoned film director Sentsov.
Sentsov in a letter to human rights activist: "I never expected I could last so long and I do not know how much longer I will".
Oleg Sentsov awarded title of honorary citizen of Paris.

Mass poisoning in Russian-occupied Makiivka: at least 39 hospitalized after drinking tap water.

Russia has deployed anti-aircraft weapon systems S-400 "Triumph" in Crimea.

The return of soviet Crimea. What’s happening with the Ukrainian peninsula’s economy these days?

Distinguished Crimean Tatar surgeon convicted of ‘extremism’ for prayer room in hospital.

UNESCO has warned about the real threat of the Khan`s Palace destruction in Bakhchisaray.

Ukraine's highest monument to Prince Volodymyr erected in Kryvy Rih.

Airport in Chernivtsi named after Ukrainian spaceman Kadeniuk.

History and traditions of weaving in the Carpathians. High in the Carpathian mountains, residents gather for a regional festival to celebrate their gift to the world, the lizhunyk.

Pumpkin Day in Lviv
Pumpkin Day in Lviv.

Please read more about the new developments in Ukraine in Newsletter No.247.  

How Soviet troops destroyed downtown Kyiv and killed Kyivans in 1941
How Soviet troops destroyed downtown Kyiv and killed Kyivans in 1941.