1. Earlier, a Norwegian certifier and a Danish engineering company dropped out for the same reason.
  2. The IMF mission resumed work on reviewing the loan agreement with Ukraine, the Cabinet proposed to fix the gas prices for the population pending quarantine, while the State Statistics Service spoke of a higher inflation pace – these are the key economic developments of the outgoing week.
  3. The minister has underlined, refuting Russian propaganda claims, that in no way does the new law mandate the Ukrainian language in private communication.
  4. Ukrainian positions came under fire of grenade launchers and machine guns.
  5. The largest number of confirmed cases was registered in Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Odesa, and Mykolaiv regions, as well as the city of Kyiv.
  6. The world is entering the new year facing a host of problems – from needing to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic to tackling new digital challenges. Against this background, it seems that Ukraine cannot count on any special support on the part of its partners in confrontation with Russia.
  7. The regulator holds tenders to maintain banks' liquidity for up to 84 days.
  8. The overall death toll is 2,016,131 people, while 51,860,310 coronavirus patients have already recovered.
  9. Russia has long resorted to hybrid methods on the Ukrainian peninsula by financing criminal organizations and withdrawing Crimean assets through fake advice notes.
  10. Some 22 servicemen are now isolated (including self-isolation).