Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid reiterated her words that Ukraine still has many years of work to move towards EU membership
Kaljulaid reiterated her words that Ukraine still has many years of work ahead to move closer to the EU; Germany wants Ukraine to transit Russian gas. Korrespondent.net highlights the main events of yesterday.
Estonian President assessed the perspective of Ukrainian EU membership
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid repeated her words that Ukraine still has many years of work ahead to move closer to EU membership. She said this during the YES forum, commenting on her previous statement that Ukraine needs 20 years of work to become a member. Kersti Kaljulaid recalled that in order to become a member of the EU, Ukraine must first fulfill the Copenhagen criteria, but so far Kiev is “a few light years away” from their fulfillment.
Germany wants to keep gas transit through Ukraine
The German government supports the Nord Stream 2 project, but at the same time plans keep Ukraine’s partner status on gas transit, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. According to the Chancellor, Berlin and Washington proceed from the assumption that after the expiration of the current agreement between Moscow and Kiev in 2024, Ukraine will remain a transit country for Russian gas.
Yuriy Vitrenko called the blockage of Nord Stream 2 real
If the US imposes sanctions against the operator of the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 AG, European companies will not use this gas pipeline, said the head of Naftogaz Yuri Vitrenko. He believes that such sanctions will not weaken Western countries, but, on the contrary, will allow them to become stronger.
Ukraine and the United States discussed preparations for the meeting of the Strategic Partnership Commission
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak held a telephone conversation with the newly appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Robin Dunnigan. The parties discussed further collaboration in the energy sector. They also touched upon the issue of corporate governance reform in Ukraine.
The IMF announced the start of the mission in Ukraine
The mission of the International Monetary Fund in Ukraine on the first revision of the stand-by program cant start work on September 21-23 this year. Most likely, this mission will again be “virtual”, that is, the work will be carried out remotely.
The number of children poisoned in the food department of an educational institution in Khmelnytsky has increased
According to the information of the Khmelnytsky Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of 18.00, September 10, various medical institutions, including family doctors, 92 children applied from an educational institution with a diagnosis of acute poisoning of unknown etiology. 39 parents contacted the police units.
Hospitalization rates are increasing in two regions
As of Saturday morning, September 11, all regions of Ukraine were in the green zone of the adaptive quarantine. However, in two regionsexceeded indicator fixed dynamics of the hospitalization rate.
Biden honors the victims of September 11, 2001
US President Joe Biden on Saturday honored the memory of the victims and delivered an address to the nation on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He noted that “the dark forces of human nature – fear and anger, resentment and violence – have not been able to undermine the unity of America.”
US suspends reception of Afghan refugees due to measles
United States temporarily stopped accepting flights with refugees from Afghanistan after several reported cases of measles. The White House noted that the sick Afghans were quarantined, and the CDC is tracking their contacts. The United States is checking the Afghans exported from Afghanistan, mainly at two bases – in Qatar and in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Tesla car sets new speed record
The all-new S Plaid covered 20.76 kilometers in seven minutes and 30.9 seconds. So Tesla broke the record for 12 seconds, installed in 2019 by the Porsche Taycan electric car.
Some users found their Xiaomi smartphones blocked
Smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has blocked its devices in some countries of the world that have come under the sanctions of major world powers. In particular, restrictions affected Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, as well as Crimea annexed by Russia. At the same time, the restrictions did not affect those devices that were activated in other regions and then imported into Crimea.
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