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Scoop of the day: FSB confirms detention of Ukrainian serviceman

Scoop of the day: FSB confirms detention of Ukrainian serviceman

Crimea

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has officially confirmed the detention of the Ukrainian serviceman of the 95th airborne brigade, Yevhen Dobrynskyy, who went missing from an observation post on Chonhar near the administrative border with Crimea on 30 May. The FSB claimed that he "illegally crossed the border" while drunk and without documents.

Coronavirus

There have been 328 new Covid-19 cases over the past day. There have been a total of 24,340 cases, including 727 deaths and 10,078 recoveries.

The Karpaty football club has cancelled all the trainings and introduced a two-week quarantine after 25 members tested positive for the coronavirus.

The coronavirus pandemic is no reason to lift sanctions on Russia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said.

Donbas talks

Ukraine insists on implementing the agreements reached at the December meeting of the Normandy format in Paris as soon as possible in order to be able to hold a new summit, Ukrainian presidential office head Andriy Yermak has said at a meeting with the German chancellor's foreign policy adviser Jan Hecker in Berlin. He called for the Red Cross's access to all Ukrainians held prisoners in militant-controlled territories.

There will be a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four (France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine), according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.

Interior minister

Signatures are being collected in parliament in favour of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov's dismissal. The collection was initiated by the Voice faction.

Crimean Tatars

The Ukrainian parliament has called on the international community to recognize the deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet authorities in 1944 as an act of genocide. The resolution to this effect was backed up by 310 MPs.

Maydan

Fifty MPs, mostly from the pro-Russian Opposition Platform-For Life faction, have appealed the law on the non-prosecution and non-punishment of people over events during the antigovernment protests, known as the Revolution of Dignity. The case was filed with the Constitutional Court.

Economy

Andriy Pyshnyy will step down as board chairman of the state-owned bank Oshchadbank, according to ZN.ua. He has held the post for the past six years.

The Ukrainian Restaurant Association held a rally outside the Cabinet of Ministers, demanding that restaurants be allowed to resume indoor services.

Crime

Two Kyiv residents have been detained in Kharkiv on suspicion of a fraudulent attempt to "sell" the posts of the regional state administration head and the chief of the regional customs service, according to a Telegram post by the chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration, Oleksiy Kucher.

An inspection has revealed the absence of 150 t of grain, an equivalent of 2,700 train carriages of grain worth over 800m hryvnyas, in the warehouses of the State Reserve in Ternopil Region. Police are investigating the case.

Police have detained 13 more people, including crime boss Vekha and Zhuravl, over the Brovary shootout, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.

Some 10,767 cyber attacks have been registered in Ukraine over the week, the State Communications and Information Protection Service has said. There have been 25 DDoS attacks, most which were directed against the website of the Ukrainian presidential office.

Two people were wounded during a shootout at an Odesa market. They were admitted to hospital. Unidentified individuals in masks opened fire against shop staff and later fled in a car.

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