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Scoop of the weekend: Hladkovskyy's arrest, regional appointments

Scoop of the weekend: Hladkovskyy's arrest, regional appointments

Arrest

The Supreme Anticorruption Court has arrested a former deputy secretary of the National Security and Defence Council, Oleh Hladkovskyy, until 15 December. He can be bailed out for 10.623m hryvnyas (423,550 dollars). He is suspected of abuse of office and failure to report earnings. 

Foreign policy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will travel to Japan to attend Emperor Naruhito's enthronement on 21-24 October. He will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and a number of other senior officials.

Reshuffles

The Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a three-year development programme for the Carpathians, which includes building motorways, creating new jobs and developing tourism. The programme covers Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv and Chernivtsi regions.

The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Oleksiy Chernyshov as head of the Kyiv regional state administration instead of Mykhaylo Bno-Ayriyan, Andriy Balon as head of the Kirovohrad regional state administration, Serhiy Hayday as head of the Luhansk regional state administration instead of Vitaliy Komarnytskyy, Oleksiy Kucher as head of the Kharkiv regional state administration, and Andriy Prokopenko as head of the Chernihiv regional state administration.

The Prosecutor-General's Office has dismissed three prosecutors of the special investigation department who dealt with the cases related to the Maydan antigovernment protests in 2013-2014. These are Yuriy Bezshchasnyy, Tetyana Demyanenko and Vitaliy Tarasyuk. They were dismissed because they allegedly did not agree with a new form of applying for screening. This may slow down the Maydan investigation.

National Police chief Ihor Klymenko has put Col Oleksandr Hrynchak in charge of the Cyber Police Department and appointed Serhiy Kropyva as his first deputy.

Teachers' protest

Teachers in Luhyny District, Zhytomyr Region were blocking the Kyiv-Kovel-Yahodyn motorway for around two hours on 19 October, demanding the payment of wages several months overdue. Around 100 protesters were walking back and forth along the pedestrian crossing.

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