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Scoop of the weekend: frail Yanukovych, archbishops' congress, transgender event

Fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych sustained an injury while playing tennis in Moscow on 16 November and was admitted to hospital, according to the Russian media. He will not be able to present his final argument in the high treason case on 18 November, his lawyer said.

A congress of archbishops, which is expected to discuss the unification of several Ukrainian Orthodox churches into one independent Ukrainian Church, may meet on 9-10 December, not on 22 November, LB.ua has learnt from a source.

Police had to intervene when far-right radicals attempted to confront participants in the TransMarch 2018 event in support of transgender people in Kyiv. Canadian correspondent Michael Colborne "took punch to face, sustained cut & had glasses broken by far-right radicals", according to RFE/RL correspondent Christopher Miller.

A border guard in Transcarpathian Region died after a hit and run by a smuggler who attempted to storm through the border with a load of cigarettes in his offroad car. A suspect has been arrested.

A Ukrainian serviceman was fatally wounded by pro-Russian militants in Donbas on 17 November. The separatists carried out seven attacks, six of them with the use of weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, such as 120-mm mortars.

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