Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Ukraine as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Ukraine: Corruption whistleblower law enters into force

A new Whistleblower protection law has just come into force …

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Ukraine: Cabinet approves visa-free regime with Colombia, Ecuador

Ukrainians are now able to stay in Colombia and Ecuador without visas for 90 days within any 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Agreement with Mongolia on mutual abolition of visas approved

Under a new agreement, citizens of Ukraine and Mongolia may visit each other’s country for a period not exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period …

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Ukraine: Draft law on Ukrainian language adopted by 278 lawmakers

The Law on Ensuring the Functioning of Ukrainian Language as the National Language, adopted on April 25th 2019 seeks to regulate the use of the national language in the country …

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Ukraine: President signs visa waiver agreement with North Macedonia for a year

Citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia will now be able to enter or transit through Ukraine without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180 days …

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Ukraine/Uruguay: Visa free regime to take effect February 15

With effect from the 15th of February 2019, Ukrainian citizens will be able to visit Uruguay without a visa and stay for a period of no more than 90 days …

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Ukraine: Citizens of 52 countries to be able to apply for Ukraine’s e-visa from January 1

Citizens from 52 countries now may obtain electronic visas (e-Visas) online prior to entering the country …

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Ukraine: President says average salary in Ukraine may grow to UAH 10,000 in Q1, 2019

According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the average salary in the country is likely to grow to UAH 10,000 (US$356 …

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Ukraine: Ban on Russian men aged 16-60 from entering country

In addition to the imposition of martial law across much of the country, a 30-day ban has been imposed on the entry of Russian men aged 16-60 …

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Ukraine: Ukrainians may stay in Serbia for up to 90 days without visa

Citizens of Ukraine may now stay in Serbia for up to 90 days within any 180-day period without requiring a visa …

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Ukraine: Minimum living wages increased

Ukraine’s state budget for 2018 has set a minimum living wage for welfare purposes at 1,777 hryvnias (US$67) per month …

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Ukraine: Population to drastically shrink by 2050

Latest projections indicate that the population aged 21-59 will fall by 6 …

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Ukraine: Public holidays amended

The Ukranian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) has voted to make December 25th an official public holiday and remove May 2nd from the calendar of public holidays during the year …

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Ukraine: New regulation on labour inspection

A new regulation on labour inspection has just come into force in Ukraine …

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Ukraine/Georgia: Visa-free travel

Agreement has been reached in two separate negotiations with the European Union over visa-free travel between Georgia and Ukraine to EU countries …

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