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VACCINATION CENTERS OPEN IN KYIV, LVIV, ODESA

Vaccination centers were opened in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa during May 29-30, where local residents can get vaccinated.
According to the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration, 3,467 people were vaccinated at the COVID-19 vaccination center created on the basis of the International Exhibition Center in the capital. In particular, 2,072 people received vaccinations on Sunday.
“Today the number of people wishing to get vaccinated was extremely large. For me, this is an evidence of the awareness and consciousness of people. Such a willingness to be vaccinated gives hope that with the availability of vaccines we will be able to overcome the pandemic in the country and in the world as a whole,” first deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Mykola Povoroznyk said.
As reported, the residents of Kyiv who registered in the Diia application were vaccinated with the CoronaVac vaccine. Some 16 teams worked at the Vaccination Center. The vaccination team included a registrar, a doctor and a nurse, who underwent special training.
“All conditions have been created here for a safe vaccination process, and an ambulance team is on duty to provide emergency medical assistance, if any,” the message says.
In Lviv, a vaccination center was created on the basis of the Lviv Arena, which will work next weekend.
According to head of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky, 1,041 local residents were vaccinated in two days.
“Lviv region is the leader in terms of vaccination rates, today almost 78,000 people were vaccinated and protected themselves from the coronavirus,” Kozytsky wrote on his Facebook page.
He reported that the entrance to the center is free. Also, if additional vaccine is available, the possibility of deploying such centers in other districts of the city will be considered, which will be announced additionally.
Another COVID-19 vaccination center was opened in Odesa on the territory of the stadium of the National University Odesa Law Academy, which will work from 0900 to 1700.

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U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN HAS ARRIVED IN KYIV

“Wheels down in Kyiv as we look to strengthen the U.S.-Ukrainian partnership. This will be an important opportunity to discuss continued Russian aggression and to underscore the need for maintaining both the pace of and focus on reforms with our Ukrainian partners,” Blinken said on his Twitter on Thursday night.
The plane landed at the Boryspil international airport at about 00:20 Kyiv time.
As reported, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba; Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal; other officials and representatives of Ukrainian civil society to reaffirm the U.S. unshakable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine in the face of ongoing Russian aggression.

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EASTER WILL BE CELEBRATED NEAR KYIV ACCORDING TO ANCIENT TRADITIONS

From May, 1 till May, 4in Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») Easter with the consecration of dishes and a bright rest will take place. In an ecologically clean area, on fresh air, on a territory of over 20 ha the guests will be awaited by horse rides and competitions, amusements, tasty dishes from a bonfire and the acquaintance with horses of rare historical breeds.
On Easter, May, 2 it will be possible to consecrate dishes in the unique reconstructed wooden temple of the Х century. A solemn procession will be organized to the Basyl`s church which will end with a festive Easter prayer. The priest will consecrate the Easter baskets of all the guests in the yard of the church. It will be possible to order hot shashliks, medieval dishes and drinks right on place. You can also take baskets from home with you.
On May, 1, 2, 3 and 4 the festive program will begin with the solemn greeting of the Great Prince of Kyiv Volodymyr with treats and surprises. Princess Spring will charm the guests with fiery songs performed live. After all the guests will be invited to take part in the solemn procession to the unique reconstructed Basyl`s church of the Х century.
The festive program will continue with horse performances, trick riding elements, and also the unique «Princely hunt» performance from the actors of the horse-trick theatre of Ancient Kyiv with the use of different medieval weapon.
The costume tournament of horseback archers will be the holiday gift for the guests. During these days the strongest sportsmen-virtuosos will come to the Principality in order to compete in the traditional (historical) bow shooting accuracy on a horseback at full gallop. This is an incredibly difficult task for the competition participants, but at the same time an excitable and thrilling spectacle for the viewers!
The competition between the participants will be fierce, as the tournament winners will get the chance to take part in the «Scythians» Open horseback archery championship of Ukraine, which will take place in Ancient Kyiv on May, 15-16.
The guests will not only watch the action on the Big tilting-yard. All the willing ones will have a chance to test their force and dexterity by taking part in master-classes.
During May, 1 – 4 all the guests of Ancient Kyiv will be awaited by a kaleidoscope of bright emotions in a real live medieval city, which will then continue on May, 8, 9 and 10.
The acquaintance with the unique horses of rare historical breeds, gathered from all over the world in the Princely stable, will be waiting for the guests. The representatives of some breeds can be found nowhere else in Ukraine as they were brought to our country in a single number. Experienced instructors-horse-breeders will tell about the origin of the breeds and their features. Every visitor will get a chance to approach the horses, palm them, take a photo with and even have a ride on a horseback or in a carriage.
In Ancient Kyiv everyone will find an activity at his liking. Here you can shoot a bow and toss knives in the medieval shooting range, fly on the «Politaylo» rope descent and the «Zmiy Gorynych» speed slide, visit the Fortune-teller, dress into historical costumes of the Kyivan Rus times and make a photo session in them. In medieval stores it will be possible to choose original hand-made souvenirs for memory and to learn new on medieval master-classes.
On the Medieval cuisine you can taste delicious drinks and dishes prepared on bonfires both according to ancient and modern recipes.
If you wish to prolongate your travel to the Middle Ages for one more day you can stay for the night in comfortable rooms (by previous booking).
Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00, the beginning of the program at 13:30.
 The program may change.
The visit of Ancient Kyiv is subject to the quarantine regime requirements.
Ancient Kyiv is in a 45-minutes’ drive from modern Kyiv – in the Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv.
You can get by your own car or by public transport. The schedule of route taxis check on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section.
The cost of entrance tickets:
– A full adult ticket:
– On May, 1, 3 and 4 – 230 Uah.
– On May, 2 – 250 Uah.
– for pensioners and students – 150 Uah.,
– for schoolchildren – 80 Uah.,
– for preschool children – for free.
Detailed information on the website: parkkyivrus.com
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MAYOR: UKRAINIAN CAPITAL PLANS TO WEAKEN QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS

From Saturday, May 1, Kyiv plans to weaken quarantine restrictions, said mayor of the capital Vitali Klitschko during a briefing.
“This morning, the State Commission on Environmental Safety, Manmade Disaster and Emergency Response of the city decided to weaken anti-epidemic measures in the capital. We hope that the State Commission will also decide to review the level of epidemic danger and withdraw the capital from the ‘red’ zone,” the mayor’s press service quoted him as saying.
Klitschko noted that from May 1, all ground public transport and the metro will restore passenger transportation in the usual mode.
“In compliance with previously defined anti-epidemic norms and rules. But I urge residents of the capital to use public transport only in case of emergency,” the mayor of Kyiv said.
He noted that from May 1, the operation of trade establishments, shopping and entertainment centers, markets, fairs, catering establishments, gyms and fitness centers will be restored.
“However, the owners of these establishments must understand that they work only in compliance with all safety standards! It is in your interests, because if the situation worsens again, new restrictions cannot be avoided!” stressed Klitschko.
The mayor of the capital also said that Administrative Service Centers will resume their work, however, they will host visitors by appointment through electronic services.
“From next Wednesday, May 5, the city will restore the educational process in general education institutions, preschool and higher educational institutions. Also, the capital will restore the acceptance of documents for enrolling children in the first grade for the next academic year,” the mayor of Kyiv said.

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A HORSE SHOW WITH MASTER-CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE NEAR KYIV

On March, 20 and 21 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus («Kyivan Rus Park») invites to the exhibition-show «The World of horses». The guests will be awaited by horse shows, master-classes on horse care and horse training, tasty dishes prepared on a bonfire, Slavic games, round dances… And all of these in a real, live, medieval city!
On March, 20 and 21 the inhabitants of the Principality will hospitably meet dear guests near the entrance gate and will not allow to get bored even for a minute.
On the big tilting-yard of Ancient Kyiv the guests will be presented the unique horses of rare historical breeds. Together in a tandem with experienced riders-stuntmen these wonderful animals will demonstrate their skills and will amaze the viewers with virtuoso rides.
After the performances the guests will be told about the origin of the breeds and their features. Experienced instructors will hold open master-classes on horse care and horse training.
Every visitor will get a chance to approach the horses, palm them, make a bright photo session and even have a ride on a horseback or in a carriage.
The inhabitants of Ancient Kyiv will invite both adults and children to take part in traditional Slavic amusements, merry and cognitive contests, fiery round dances and dance flash mobs.
 The program may be changed.
A visit to Ancient Kyiv has to be in accordance with the requirements of the quarantine regime.
Ancient Kyiv is in a 45 minutes` travel from modern Kyiv – Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, vill. Kopachiv.
You can get by your own car or public transport. The schedule of route taxis can be found on the «Obukhivtrans» website or on the «Kyivan Rus Park» website in the «Contacts» section
The best way with your own car is through the town of Obukhiv, which is indicated on the Principality’s website in the «Contacts» section. GPS-navigators often indicate a worse road not through Obukhiv, it is not recommended to follow it due to weather conditions.
The ticket price: a full adult ticket – 200 UAH, for pensioners and students – 150 UAH, for schoolchildren – 80 UAH, for preschool children – for free.
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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SKYUP FROM KIEV TO OPERATE TEL AVIV-KYIV FLIGHT ON MARCH 8

SkyUp (Kyiv) will operate a flight from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Kyiv on March 8.
According to the company’s press service on Friday, the departure from Tel Aviv is scheduled for 15:25 local time. The flight arrives at Boryspil International Airport at 18:45.
Tickets are available only for citizens of Ukraine.
Currently, Israel, in accordance with the list of countries with a significant spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), compiled by the Health Ministry of Ukraine, is assigned to the “red” zone. This means that after arriving from this country, observation or self-isolation for 14 days or a negative PCR test is required.
In addition to SkyUp, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plans to operate evacuation flights on the Kyiv-Tel Aviv-Kyiv route on March 8 and March 10.

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