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Top 5 News Stories 29 May

Top 5 News Stories 29 May

  1. Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) is ready to resume passenger service starting 1 June, announced Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy. Currently, regional commissions on issues of anthropogenic and environmental safety and emergency situations have allowed the resumption of railway services in six regions: Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Odesa, Poltava, and Cherkasy oblasts. In Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions, only suburban traffic will be allowed. Chernivtsi and Zakarpattia regions will not yet allow connections to be restored. Other regions will make their decisions between 28 and 30 May.

  1. As of 28 May, 22 382 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ukraine. In total, 8 439 people have recovered while 669 people have died. Over the past day, 477 new cases were recorded, including 32 children and 104 health workers. Also, 444 people recovered and 11 died from complications. In total, the virus has been detected in 1 627 children and 4 345 physicians.

  1. Law enforcement officers searched the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre (Dovzhenko Centre). Ivan Kozlenko, director general of the centre, wrote on Facebook that the investigation is not connected with the recent statement of insolvency but rather has to do with a criminal case into an audit report. The centre said its current assets had been exhausted, and it did not receive the planned state funding in 2020. The centre says it appealed to the Ministry of Culture and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy to resume funding for the institution, but to no avail. 

  1. The cyclone that came to Ukraine will cause rainy weather on Friday. “The cyclone from Thursday will pass Friday. We know that this is an atmospheric vortex with an air flow counterclockwise”, said weather forecaster Natalka Didenko on Facebook. “Therefore, the main rains will fall on the west, go along the north and east. Rains will be accompanied by thunderstorms and possibly hail.” 

  1. In Kyiv, for the second day in a row the number of people who recovered from СOVID-19 (64) exceeded the number of people who were diagnosed (54). In total, 2 793 cases have been confirmed in Kyiv.

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