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MAE's Dan Neculaescu in Chernivtsi; Romania - humanitarian support for Ukraine in pandemic context

Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) Dan Neculaescu will be on a working visit to Chernivtsi on Friday to make a humanitarian donation to Ukraine, in order to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a press release sent to AGERPRES informs.

Today is April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April fools" at the recipient. 

Interesting fact is that the day is not a public holiday in any country except Odessa in Ukraine, where the first of April is an official city holiday.

Merkel and Macron "demand release" of Ukrainian sailors

We demand safe, free and unimpeded transit for all ships through the Kerch Strait and the immediate and unconditional release of all illegally detained Ukrainian seafarers, Merkel and Macron said in a joint statement quoted by Reuters.

Russia last month seized the vessels and their crew, stressing that they had violated the country's territorial waters, which Ukraine denies.

Almost 200,000 Bulgarians will be be Affected by Martial Law in Ukraine

Almost 200,000 Bulgarians living on the territory of Ukraine will be affected by the 30-day martial law imposed this morning, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 


It is in place in 10 regions of the country, among them the region of Odessa and the region of Zaporizhia where there is a compact Bulgarian community.