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THE PRINCELY GUERRIERS WILL FIGHT NEAR KYIV

On August, 28 and 29 the «Kyivan Rus Park» invites to the horse-trick show «The Princely druzhina». The guests will see the knightly tournaments, the Princely hunt, horse-trick performances, will take part in the ancient Slavic amusements, rites, fiery round dances and master-classes. Also the guests will be awaited by the walks on horseback, tasty dishes prepared on open fire, master classes and many more from the life of the medieval city.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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GERMANY TO PROVIDE UKRAINE WITH EUR 13.1 MLN TO FIGHT COVID-19

The German government will provide Ukraine with EUR 13.1 million for energy-efficient modernization of medical care facilities, procurement of latest basic medical equipment and equipment for outpatient diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, the relevant grant and project agreement was signed on February 8 between Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov, Director of the KfW Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia Department Olaf Zymelka and Executive Director of the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund Andriy Laktionov.
The aim of the project is to counter the threats and consequences of the pandemic by means of their energy efficient renewal and provision of the necessary medical equipment.
The funds will be used to upgrade the infrastructure and equip 12 institutions of primary and secondary (reference) medicine in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia regions and in Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by the Ukrainian government with latest medical devices and protective equipment.
The project will be implemented by the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (UFSI) within three years.
In addition, annexes were signed for other projects worth EUR 23.4 million, of which EUR 9 million was allocated to the construction of housing for internally displaced persons (13 facilities) and improvement of infrastructure (six schools and seven kindergartens) in communities hosting IDPs.
The second grant of EUR 14.45 million is aimed at improving the conditions for the provision of medical care. The purchase of new equipment and energy-efficient renovation of hospitals will advert at least 40 facilities in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia regions and in the Russia-occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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WHO REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR EUROPE AND PM OF UKRAINE DISCUSS FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has met with Regional Director for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Hans Kluge, the parties discussed the fight against COVID-19 in Ukraine.
“Ukraine fully supports WHO in its efforts to ensure adequate testing and approval of vaccines, and advocates for equitable distribution of vaccines in a spirit of global solidarity. I am convinced that the Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and WHO lays a solid foundation and contains a clear roadmap for our expanded cooperation,” the press service of the government quoted Shmyhal as saying.
The head of government stressed that today the development of safe and effective vaccines is the way out of the pandemic.
“Ukraine is a member of the COVAX Global Fund initiative, thanks to which we expect to receive the required amount of vaccines in the first quarter of the next year. At the same time, we would be grateful for help in obtaining a certain amount of vaccines faster,” the prime minister said.
Shmyhal noted that Ukraine is also considering the possibility of producing vaccines using its own pharmaceutical facilities, provided that they meet the necessary requirements of the developer company.

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THE PRINCELY GUERRIERS WILL FIGHT NEAR KYIV

On August, 29 and 30 the «Kyivan Rus Park» invites to the horse-trick show «The Princely druzhina». The guests will see the knightly tournaments, the Princely hunt, horse-trick performances, will take part in the ancient Slavic amusements, rites, fiery round dances and master-classes. Also the guests will be awaited by the walks on horseback, tasty dishes prepared on open fire, master classes and many more from the life of the medieval city.
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program starts at 13:30.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
Ancient Kyiv in the «Kyivan Rus Park» is located in Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, the vill. Kopachiv.
Details on the website www.parkkyivrus.com
The Interfax subscribers can save money with the “openbusiness-20” promo code for a 20%-discount for a full price adult ticket to the Principality of Kyivan Rus:
– by previous order by tel.: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
– or at the cash desk at the entrance to the «Kyivan Rus Park».

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GERMANY DIRECTS EUR 150 MLN LOAN TO UKRAINE TO FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and in the context of a possible increase of financial assistance to Ukraine to fight against COVID-19 coronavirus, they agreed to redirect EUR 150 million under a German state loan to relevant needs.
“The parties discussed the situation around the spread of coronavirus in the world, as well as practical measures taken in both countries to counter the pandemic. It was agreed to work out the possibility of establishing information exchange related to the pandemic, in particular regarding medical standards introduced to treat the disease,” the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state reports on Tuesday.
Merkel positively noted the adoption of laws on the turnover of agricultural land and on the regulation of banking. In this context, she also noted the importance of early conclusion of negotiations with the IMF on a new cooperation program.
“They also spoke about the need to allocate additional funding for Ukraine from the European Union and the World Bank,” the message reads.

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MHP ALLOCATES UAH 15 MLN TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) allocates UAH 15 million to purchase 19 artificial lung ventilators and personal protective means in Vinnytsia region.
MHP said on its Facebook page that a representative of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration and the agricultural holding developed an operational plan to counter coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“A commission has been created, the headquarters will begin work in the coming days,” the company said.
According to MHP, a shared strategy for COVID-19 prevention has already been developed. MHP purchases 19 artificial lung ventilators with a patient’s monitor and an oxygen concentrator for all hospitals in Vinnytsia region, where there are departments of infectious disease.
In addition, the purchase of personal protective equipment will be provided for Ladyzhyn city hospital, Tulchyn and Trostianets regional hospitals.
“MHP will also assist in the search and acquisition of all necessary personal protective equipment and medical devices, by involving its own specialists from the logistics department,” the company said.
MHP is the largest producer of poultry in Ukraine. It is also engaged in production of grains, sunflower oil and meat.

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