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Top 5 News Stories 10 June

Top 5 News Stories 10 June

1. JSC Ukrzaliznytsia has completed the reconstruction of the Vydubychi railway station in Kyiv, the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy writes in Telegram. “Now it unites the railroad, automobile and air transport, as well as the metro, into a single logistics chain.” A new high passenger platform will allow the station to receive Kyiv Boryspil Express passengers and Intercity and Intercity+ high-speed trains. The station’s arrangement takes into account the needs of people with disabilities and other low-mobility groups. Link

2. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) the draft law #3612 “On Democracy Through an All-Ukrainian Referendum”.  The draft law is registered on Verkhovna Rada’s website, as of 9 June. The President identified it as urgent. The text and accompanying documents are not yet available. As UNIAN reported earlier, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Dmytro Razumkov said that it should be “the most balanced and high-quality draft law.” Link

3. Kyiv is not ready to open cafes, restaurants and swimming pools, since the city does not meet the incidence rate requirements, set by the Health Ministry. This is according to the Facebook of Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko and his consultant Volodymyr Bondarenko. Bondarenko says, “The capital cannot move to the next stages of easing anti-epidemic measures.” At the same time, summer terraces of cafes and restaurants function while observing caution measures. Ukraine records 394 new cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Link

4. “Melitopol cherries” will soon be registered as a geographical brand with historical origin, according to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture. “This is the first Ukrainian berry to be registered as a geographical indication and has the right to be recognised in the EU,” the statement said. The application for registration was submitted by the Association of Melitopol Cherry Producers, and the registration is expected to be completed in late July. Link

5. Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is discussing the restoration of air travel between other countries at the bilateral level. “Some positive signs allow us to expect to resume air traffic with Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey and Cyprus,” Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. “Ukraine considers the priority of opening air travel with those countries that keep the epidemic situation under control, have a regular air service, and impose no restrictions on the entry of Ukrainian citizens. Our diplomats are actively negotiating with a number of countries, and we will keep the public updated on the progress.” Link

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