Source: National Bank of Ukraine
In view of the approaching tropical storm Pabuk, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked Ukrainian citizens to refrain from visiting the Kingdom of Thailand, the Consular Service Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said.
“In view of the approaching tropical storm Pabuk and the deterioration of weather conditions in the southern regions of the Kingdom of Thailand (in provinces Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Krabi, Trang, Satun, and Phuket) strong wind and precipitation are expected there from January 2 to 5, 2019. Flooding and typhoons that can lead to disruption of the transport communication systems, as well as interruptions in electricity and water supplies are possible,” a statement published on the website of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine said on January 2 night.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that citizens of Ukraine exercise increased vigilance and caution, and refrain from visiting coastal areas without a special need for this period,” the statement says.
The Zaporizhia international airport serviced 400,300 passengers in 2018, which was 15% more than in 2017.
“The airport has reached this indicator for the first time in more than past 25 years. Some 305,300 people were serviced on international flights, and almost 95,000 people on domestic flights,” the airport said on its website.
During 2018, 3,260 sorties were flown from the airport.
The most popular destinations last year were traditionally resort ones – Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh and Antalya. The Zaporizhia-Warsaw route launched in 2018, which is operated by the Polish airline LOT, was also in great demand.
In December 2018, about 31,000 passengers took advantage of the airport services, of which 22,800 people on international lines, and almost 8,000 on domestic ones. Some 226 sorties were serviced: 125 of international airlines, and 111 of domestic ones.
Passenger traffic of the airport in 2017 amounted to 348,400 people. (2% of the passenger traffic of the airports of Ukraine). The airport services 12 airlines.
The municipal enterprise Zaporizhia International Airport was opened in 1945. It provides for take-off/landing on two runways (artificial and unpaved).
As many as two million Ukrainians have been able to benefit from a visa-free regime with the European Union, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has said.
“Two million Ukrainians have already used a visa-free regime with the EU! The visa-free regime does work!” Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on January 3 morning.
The Ukrainian head of state said Ukraine enjoys a visa-free regime with more than 100 countries.
“At present, we have a visa-free regime with more than 100 countries. And we continue to open the world for Ukraine and Ukraine for the world,” Poroshenko said.
On January, 6-7, 2019 traditional celebrations and Slavic amusements, interactive musical show with special effects, horse riding, the masters fair, delicious hot dishes and drinks, horse riding, the Nativity Scene, and traditional Ukrainian Christmas songs there will be for the guests of “The Kievan Rus Park”.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:00.
The ticket price for January, 6-7 2019: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 100 UAH, for schoolchildren – 50 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus is not far from modern Kyiv – only in a 45-minutes’ drive – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv. Route taxis leave from Kyiv from the «Vydybitchi» metro station (the exit from the metro to the «Fourchette» supermarket), according to the schedule on the website.
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Source: National Bank of Ukraine