Tuesday’s headlines: Lukashenko visits Ukraine, date set for Yanukovych’s face-to-face talk with opposition
Editor’s note: In this feature, the Kyiv Post brings together the most relevant events from morning headlines
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is on his second of a two-day visit to Ukraine to talk about the demarcation of borders between the two countries that have yet to be ratified stemming from a 1997 treaty, as well as 24 other agenda items, reported daily Vesti citing former Ukraine Ambassador to Belarus Roman Bezsmertny. This is Lukashenko’s first visit to Ukraine since attending President Viktor Yanukovych’s inauguration in February 2010.
President Viktor Yanukovych announced he will meet with the leaders of political opposition factions on June 19, 2:30 p.m., Ukrainska Pravda reported citing Parliamentary Speaker Volodymyr Rybak.
In a note to investors, Kyiv-based investment bank Dragon Capital downgraded its industrial production forecasts for Ukraine to minus 2 percent over the previous year, following a 9.3 percent dip in industrial production in May.
The social ministry is pushing a bill through parliament to reduce some the most egregious privileges lawmakers enjoy, such as free flights and housing expenses, in order to save Hr 100 million of taxpayers’ money, writes Kommersant.
Football Club Tavria Simferepol signed Greek national Yannis Christopoulos as head coach for one year, writes online soccer news portal ua-football.com.ua.