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Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), due to the extension by the European Union of the ban on free crossing of the Schengen border for Ukrainian citizens, is making new adjustments to its August flight schedule.
The press service of UIA reported on Tuesday that in particular, until the end of August, flights to the following destinations are completely canceled: Larnaca (LCA), Frankfurt (FRA), Baku (GYD), Prague (PRG), Vienna (VIE), Chisinau (KIV), Berlin (TXL), Athens (ATH), Rome (FCO), and Barcelona (BCN).
Domestic flights in August, the airline will operate to the following destinations: Odesa (ODS), Kherson (KHE), and Lviv (LWO).
Flights to Kherson will be operated every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and back – every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Flights from Kyiv to Odesa will be operated daily, and the Kyiv-Lviv-Kyiv flight will be performed in the Lviv direction on August 21 and August 28 with a return on August 24 and August 30.
UIA plans to operate international flights to the following destinations: Kyiv – Amsterdam (AMS) – Kyiv, Kyiv – London (LGW) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Paris (CDG) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Toronto (YYZ) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Nice (NCE) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Dubai (DXB) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Istanbul (IST) – Kyiv, Odesa – Istanbul (IST) – Odesa, Kyiv – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Kyiv, Odesa – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Odesa, Kyiv – Milan (MXP) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Naples (NAP) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Munich (MUC) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Yerevan (EVN) – Kyiv, Kyiv – Madrid (MAD) – Kyiv, and Kyiv – Cairo (CAI) – Kyiv.
Frequency changes will take place on the following routes: Kyiv – London (LGW) – Kyiv (due to unstable demand on the route, there are flights to London on August 9, August 28, August 30 and August 31); Kyiv – Nice (NCE) – Kyiv (return flights every Saturday); Kyiv – Toronto (YYZ) – Kyiv (flights are planned on August 1, August 15 and August 29 with the return to Kyiv on August 2, August 16 and August 30, respectively); Kyiv – Milan (MXP) – Kyiv (weekly return flights); Kyiv – Naples (NAP) – Kyiv (return flights every Saturday); Kyiv – Dubai (DXB) – Kyiv (on Fridays and Saturdays until August 28, with an additional frequency on August 5 and will operate on Thursdays between August 13 – August 27); Kyiv – Istanbul (IST) – Kyiv (every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on August 5 and additionally on Fridays from August 7 to 28); Kyiv – Tel Aviv (TLV) – Kyiv (every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as August 31); Kyiv – Madrid (MAD) – Kyiv (on Fridays from August 7 to August 28, as well as August 31).
All other routes remain unchanged, UIA said.

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The Verkhovna Rada has approved the schedule of the second session of the 9th convocation. Some 278 deputies voted for corresponding draft resolution (No. 1087) at a plenary meeting.
“This project proposes to start the second session of the IX convocation on September 3 and finish its work on January 24, 2020,” said Serhiy Kalchenko, a representative of the parliament’s committee on regulatory issues, introducing the draft resolution.
According to him, the schedule provides for 10 plenary weeks, six weeks of work in committees, commissions, parliamentary factions, and five weeks for working with voters, as well as eight hours of questions for the government.
According to the constitution, the next session of the Verkhovna Rada opens on the first Tuesday of September.

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