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Scoop of the day: Germany refuses to extradite ex-MP, SIB summons Poroshenko

Scoop of the day: Germany refuses to extradite ex-MP, SIB summons Poroshenko

Coronavirus

There have been 21,905 confirmed coronavirus cases in Ukraine, including 658 deaths and 7,995 recoveries, by the morning of 27 May. Some 321 new cases have been registered over the day.

Shopping malls and hotels in Kyiv will open on 30 May after the coronavirus quarantine, however entertainment zones will remain closed for now, mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has said.

Government

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to establish the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. Thus, the existing Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection will be renamed the Energy Ministry.

The Cabinet of Ministers has dismissed Deputy Energy Minister Olekiy Ryabchyn for "low efficiency".

Donbas

The occupying administrations of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics will be disbanded after Ukraine restores control over the occupied territories, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said on the air of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR.

Crime

A court in Germany's Oldenburg has refused to extradite former Ukrainian MP Oleksandr Onishchenko, who is suspected of corruption at home, DW has reported.

The State Investigation Bureau (SIB) has summoned ex-President Petro Poroshenko for questioning in two criminal cases concerning customs duties on paintings moved in from abroad and illegal use of technical means for information collection. The SIB said that it is "mandatory" for Poroshenko to show up on 29 May.

The Special Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office has asked Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova to stop putting pressure on prosecutors by public accusing the SAPO of inaction because it undermines public trust in law enforcement.

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has opened a case against the Russian Black Sea Fleet first deputy chief over coercion of Ukrainian servicemen to high treason during the occupation of Crimea in 2014.

Individuals who made several shots at a Montenegro drug dealer in Kyiv on 26 May were detained in Odesa.

Cherkasy mayor Anatoliy Bondarenko has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Volodymyr Zelenskyy who called him a "bandit", the mayor's lawyer said.

Military

The state-owned defence company Ukroboronservis has tested and presented the Kolchuga-KE electronic-warfare support measures system repaired after a long idle period. The company says it is fully combat-ready.

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