Ukrzaliznytsia officials accused of abuse worth $10 mln
Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have served charge papers on former deputy head of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways), the directors of one of the departments of Ukrzaliznytsia, as well as deputy director of one of the company's branches, the press service of the NABU has reported.
Cabinet of Ministers fires Ukraine Railway’s head
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers fired the Pole Wojciech Balczun from the post of the head of Ukrzaliznytsia. Such decision was made by the government at today's meeting, said Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Czech Gov’t has no support for President Zeman’s anti-Ukrainian position - Envoy
The official position of the Czech Republic is the position of the country’s government, which is interested in maintaining good relations with Ukraine, Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula told Europeiska Pravda publication, commenting on anti-Ukrainian statements of Czech President Milos Zeman.
Prague "opening up opportunity" for arms supplies to Kyiv – ambassador
Czech Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula is convinced that the Czech-based manufacturers of military equipment are in talks with their Ukrainian partners on arms supplies, Europeiska Pravda reports.
Around ten Czechs fight alongside Donbas militants in Ukraine, - ambassador
About 5-10 Czechs are fighting on the side of illegal armed groups in the war zone in the east of Ukraine. This was stated by Czech Republic Ambassador to Ukraine Radek Matula, reports European Truth.
Police prevents overspending of USD 1.3 mln by Naftogaz Ukraine company
National joint stock company Naftogaz Ukraine managed to avoid the loss of 1.3 million U.S. dollars. That became possible thanks to the timely interference of the Department for Economic Protection of the National Police. The law enforcement agency left the respective message on their website.
President expressed gratitude to the staff of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for new military-technical developments
The President expressed gratitude to the staff of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for new military-technical developments that work for the defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity.
President will demand ceasefire regime during the phone conversations in the Normandy format
President Petro Poroshenko informed that on Monday, July 24, he would carry out phone conversations in the Normandy format and demand immediate ceasefire on the touch line.
President: It is important to start the elaboration of “roadmaps” for the achievement of the European plans of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the 19th Ukraine – EU Summit was symbolic, as it became the Summit of the visa-free regime and association. This has come true due to the resolute and efficient cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the powerful support of the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, the European Commissioners and the member-states.
Prosecutor General hands notice of suspicion to two charged MPs
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko personally handed notices of suspicion over to Boryslav Rozenblatt and Maksym Polyakov; they are the two MPs most recently stripped of the parliamentary immunity for corrupt actions. Both are suspects in the illegal amber production in Ukraine.
Kuchma, Volker discuss settlement of Donbas Conflict
The Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine Leonid Kuchma held the meeting with US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker. They discussed the settlement of the Donbas Conflict during the meeting. The Speaker of Leonid Kuchma Darka Olifer reported this at Facebook.
Ukraine’s parliamentary committee to recommend lifting MP’s immunity
​The regulatory committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine found the accusations of the General Prosecutor’s Office together with the National Anti-Corruption Bureau against Boryslav Rozenblat groundless and shall recommend lifting his immunity and further investigation, the 112 Ukraine TV channel broadcasted the meeting.
Siemens turbines delivered to Crimea despite sanctions - Reuters sources
Russia has delivered electricity turbines made by Germany's Siemens to Crimea, a region subject to European Union sanctions barring EU firms from supplying it with energy technology, three sources with knowledge of the delivery told Reuters.
Next PA BSEC session to take place in Kyiv
The next anniversary 50th plenary session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PA BSEC) will take place in Kyiv in November. The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andry Paruby reported this at Facebook.
Poroshenko, Merkel united on need to continue active contacts in Normandy format
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel July 5, the Ukrainian presidential administration’s press service reported.
EBRD to support implementation of reforms in Ukraine
The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti claimed that bank will support the implementations of reforms in Ukraine and emphasized the importance of the justice, land and court reforms implementation. He claimed this at Ukraine Reform Conference in London as the EBRD website reported.
President signed Law on peculiarities of access of persons with special needs to educational services and transport services for such persons
In the course of the visit to Kyiv secondary school №168, President Petro Poroshenko signed Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Law of Ukraine “On Education” as regards Peculiarities of Access of Persons with Special Needs to Educational Services” and Law “On Amendments to Article 31 of Law of Ukraine “On Rehabilitation of People with Disabilities in Ukraine” as regards Transport Services for Such Persons”.
NATO PA President confident Ukraine to become member of Alliance
Chairman of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Paolo Alli at a joint briefing with Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy in Kyiv on Monday expressed confidence that Ukraine in the future would become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance.
EU Ambassadors approve Association Agreement with Ukraine
The Ambassadors of the European Union approved the Association Agreement with Ukraine. The reporter of Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak reported this at Twitter.
Committee of Permanent Representatives in EU agreed on preferential trade agreements for Ukraine
Committee of Permanent Representatives of EU member states has agreed on preliminary arrangements regarding trade preferences for Ukraine. This was reported by UNIAN referring to the correspondent.
Ukraine celebrating 21st anniversary of Constitution
Today, June 28, the Ukrainians are celebrating the 21st anniversary of the moment when the country's current Constitution came into force.
National Security Council boosts counter-terrorism measures
A staff meeting of the NSDC (National Security and Defence Council) took place in Kyiv. Oleksandr Turchynov, the Council Secretary chaired the session. The participants, leaders of law enforcement agencies discussed enhancing counter-terrorism measures in Kyiv and various regions of Ukraine.
Lutsenko sends request for prosecution of MP Dovgiy to Verkhovna Rada
Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko submitted request for bringing unaffiliated MP Oles Dovgiy to criminal responsibility. Lutsenko reported this on his Facebook page.
President: Let us intensify our efforts to establish a modern efficient rehabilitation system for ATO veterans
President Petro Poroshenko thanked medics who help Ukrainian servicemen wounded in the ATO area heal wounds and return to normal life.
President: We need a transparent and professional discussion on the defined contribution pension system
President Petro Poroshenko is confident in the necessity of thorough examination of the introduction of the defined contribution pension system.
Poroshenko instructed Cabinet of Ministers to raise pensions and abolish taxation on them
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko instructed the Government to raise pensions this autumn, abolish taxation on them and lift all restrictions for working pensioners. This was reported by the press secretary of Ukrainian Head of State on Facebook.
Vkontakte closes office in Kyiv
Kyiv office of Vkontakte social network was closed because of sanctions. This was reported by Vlad Legotkin, the press secretary of Ukrainian branch, according to Hromadske.
Cabinet okays budget resolution for three years ahead
Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers for the first time in the history of budgeting in independent Ukraine has approved a medium-term budget resolution for 2018-2020 with economic growth indicators projected at 3%, 4% and 5% for the next three years, respectively.
Poroshenko comments on Turchynov's idea to abolish ATO
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has responded to yesterday's statement by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov regarding the abolition of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in eastern Ukraine, according to the presidential press service.
Dutch government signs ratification law for EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
The Dutch Justice Ministry signed the law on ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs posted that on Twitter.