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Scoop of the day: SIB storms museum, Kaharlyk policemen arrested

Scoop of the day: SIB storms museum, Kaharlyk policemen arrested

SIB storms museum

The State Investigation Bureau (SIB) stormed the Ivan Honchar Museum, where ex-President Petro Poroshenko was presenting his collection of paintings by renowned artists, in order to serve him with a summons for a questioning. Although the SIB denied using force, the museum administration said that its officers attempted to enter the building without any search warrant and blocked the director in his office.

Coronavirus

There have been 21,584 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ukraine, including 644 deaths and 7,575 recoveries by the morning of 26 May.

The Moscow-run Ukrainian Orthodox Church is no longer under quarantine and may carry out religious services, according to Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.

Donbas

One Ukrainian serviceman was killed in Donbas as a result of an attack by the Russian occupying troops which used heavy machine-guns and small arms, the Joint Forces Operation HQ said.

It took three years for volunteers to collect 168,000 hryvnyas to bail out army nurse Yana Duhar, one of the suspects in the case on the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet in 2016, volunteer Natallya Prylutska has quoted laywer Vitaliy Kolomiyets as saying.

NATO

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has approved the 2020 annual national programme (ANP) under the NATO-Ukraine Commission. The ANP defines the strategic goal of reforms, priorities of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration policy.

Economy

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that the government will present a programme for the stimulation of economy to overcome consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on 27 May.

The Ukrainian railway company Ukrzaliznytsya partially opened the sale of tickets. Tickets for 50% of seats in five speed trains as of 1 June are currently available.

The Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed the head of the State Service of Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre, Denys Bashlyk.

Crime

A Kyiv district court has arrested two Kaharlyk policemen suspected of raping and beating a woman. After they were detained on 25 May, the unit was disbanded and its employees will have to undergo re-evaluation.

The Interior Ministry has said that the Kaharlyk events are not the reason for Interior Minister Arsen Avakov to step down.

Ukrzaliznytsya had announced that it has dismissed its business development director Andriy Ryazantsev after a video allegedly showing him beating a woman was leaked online.

Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova has accused the heads and prosecutors of the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office of inaction and promised to deal with the situation.

Other

Ukrainian poet, translator and journalist Moisey Fishbeyn, 74, died today.

Preview

Gorshenin Institute will stream a live online roundtable "Will the quarantine change the quality of education in Ukrainian schools?" at noon on 28 May.

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