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10 August 2020

Central Election Commission Left Significant Part of Donbas Residents Without the Right to Vote

On 8 August 2020, the Central Election Commission by its decision left a significant part of the Donbas population without the right to vote. On 25 October 2020, no local elections will be held in Svitlodarska, Toretska, Volnovakhska, Olhynska, Vugledarska, Myrnenska, Sartanska, Avdiivska, Mariinska and Ocheretynska amalgamated local communities. In Luhansk region, residents of Hirska, Lysychanska, Nyzhnioteplivska, Popasnyanska, Severodonetska, Stanychno-Luhanska, Shchastynska and Shyrokivska communities will not be able to vote. This is more than half a million people whose constitutional rights are once again neglected by the central government.

However, most of these populated areas held both presidential and parliamentary elections in 2014, local elections in 2015, and residents of these regions showed an all-time high level of support for the president and his party during the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019. And today the authorities give reasons for the cancellation of local elections such as sharply deteriorated security situation in areas close to the delimitation line, which looks extremely unpersuasive.
28 July 2020

Congratulations on the Day of Baptism of Kyivan Rus!

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

Today we are praying in commemoration of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Duke Volodymyr, and we mark another anniversary of the most important milestone in our history – the Baptism of Rus. This is a great landmark event that determined the course of our history and the future of our land for centuries. It also enabled Saint Volodymyr, who enlightened our ancestors with the light of Christ's truth, to become equal to the apostles and be famous for centuries.

Back then, having joined the large family of Christian nations, we became part of the great Christian civilization with its remarkable achievements of thought, high spirituality and the richest creative heritage. The Day of Baptism was even more important for us in a spiritual and moral sense. After all, the Baptism is not just a choice, it is not just a rite. This is the Sacrament of a new birth. Birth not in the flesh, but in spirit. In it, the covenant between God and man is restored. This is why today we are celebrating the Day of spiritual birth of our people.

09 July 2020

The Constitutional Court Must Protect the Fundamental Law

Historically, Ukraine is a multinational, multi-confessional and multilingual State. More than one hundred and thirty nationalities live on its territory, speaking more than eighty languages. Multiculturalism and multilingualism are inalienable features of the people of Ukraine, and these features constitute their identity. Therefore, the state language policy is meant to be a reflection of this reality. As the experience of Canada, Switzerland, Finland and Belgium shows, cultural pluralism and multilingualism are the foundations of identity and power in a democratic, multinational and multilingual rule-of-law state. The idea of unity in diversity enabled Switzerland, a country not big in size, to survive and grow stronger.
28 June 2020

Happy Constitution Day!

Today, Ukraine celebrates the Day of its Constitution – the Basic Law, which, in theory, should be an unshakable foundation for civil rights and obligations, a document streamlining relations between government bodies, between authorities and society.

The Constitution reflects the fundamental principle of our social compact: activities of the state are determined by the rights and freedoms of citizen, as well as their guarantees, and not vice versa. It is the Ukrainian people who, having adopted the Constitution, gave restrictive instructions to the state, and not the state that gave us a list of rights and freedoms. And it is the state that is responsible to an individual for how these rights are exercised and protected.
21 June 2020

Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation to Pay UAH 4.3 Million to Families of Medical Personnel that Died from COVID-19

Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation In Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God will allocate UAH 100,000 to families of each of the 43 medical staff members who died from COVID-19.

Vadym Novynskyi announced this on his Facebook page.

The MP congratulated medical and healthcare specialists on their professional holiday, emphasizing their special role in containing the spread of the infection in Ukraine, as well as their self-sacrificing struggle to save lives of their patients.

'This year, as never before, ordinary people riveted special attention on your work. You are the ones who give hope and those who save people during the worst pandemic in the recent history of mankind. Thanks to your work, thousands of Ukrainians have already recovered from this dangerous disease. Thanks to your efforts, the mortality rate from coronavirus in our country remains one of the lowest in the world. We thank you for that!' said the politician.
17 June 2020

Medical Staff of Dnipropetrovsk Region Received Additional Equipment from Novynskyi's Foundation

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God provided lung ventilators and personal protective equipment to medical staff of municipal hospital No. 7 of Kamyanske town (Dnipropetrovsk region).

The latest delivery included two high-performance Carescape R860 (General Electric) lung ventilators. In addition, personal protective equipment, namely more than 1,000 protective screens and more than 1,000 biological protection suits, were handed over to all healthcare personnel of the town.

'We are grateful to Vadym Novynskyi, a shareholder of Metinvest, for his significant contribution to the fight against the pandemic. The new lung ventilators are significantly higher in class, efficiency and versatility compared to the domestic ones. Availability of this intelligent and very much needed equipment enables the municipal healthcare system to reach a whole new level in rendering the healthcare services, and to be prepared to counteract the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible,’ said Andriy Bilousov, the mayor of Kamyanske town, who was present at the hand-over procedure.