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Ukraine Independence Day, “Aeneis” exhibition, Oscar nominations and more – top 5 press releases: 19 – 25 August 2017

TOP 5 Press Releases of the Week
19 – 25 August, 2017

Of 200 artifacts of “Aeneis” exhibition, 70 per cent to be exhibited in Kyiv for the first time

The project deals with mock-heroic poem “Eneyida”, by Ivan Kotlyarevskyi, a 18th century Ukrainian writer (his “Aeneis”/ “Eneyida” is a parody of Virgil’s Aeneid, where Kotlyarevsky transformed the Trojan heroes into Zaporozhian Cossacks). >>>

Ministry of Defense: One Ukrainian service member was killed in action and 27 wounded

Combat situation across the frontline remains rather tense, yet well-controlled by Ukrainian Armed Forces. Russia-backed militants increased the number of heavy weapons use, especially in the Mariupol sector, where instances of artillery fire by the enemy were recorded throughout the week. >>>

The nominee for “Oscar” from Ukraine will be selected out of 8 films

The nominee for the 90th Oscar from Ukraine in the category “Best Foreign Language Film” will be selected out of 8 films. >>> 

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ukraine: “It is not in the interests of Europe to turn Ukraine into a colony”

In Ukraine, rivers account for less than 4% of transportation. In the Netherlands, by comparison, this figure is 49%. Dnipro is a European river, which could be integrated into the trans-European transport corridor in the future. >>>

Ukraine celebrates National Flag Day and Independence Day

“The Ukrainian flag symbolizes the Ukrainian people’s invincible spirit and their will to win,” President Poroshenko wrote on his official Facebook page. >>>

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