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Scoop of the day: 10 Ukrainian troops wounded in car blast

Scoop of the day: 10 Ukrainian troops wounded in car blast

Donbas

Ten Ukrainian servicemen were wounded when their car hit a bomb in the morning in Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region, the Prosecutor-General's Office has said.

The Joint Forces Operation HQ has registered eight ceasefire violations since midnight. Russian paramilitary groups used 120-mm and 82-mm mortars banned by the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers, heavy machine-guns and small arms.

As of 9 June, four representatives of Donbas will consult the Ukrainian delegation to the trilateral contact group. These are journalists Denys Kazanskyy and Serhiy Harmash, who will represent Donetsk Region, the head of the Luhansk Community international NGO, Vadym Horan, and doctor Kostyantyn Libster, who will represent Luhansk Region.

President

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has criticized disloyal mayor accusing them of "turning not against us, but above all against Ukraine" and saying that it is "pure separatism which they cover with decentralization".

Zelenskyy has said that he wanted to contract Covid-19 and get isolated in his office in Bankova Street "to make people understand that it is scary, that you can fall sick and feel bad".

Parliament has registered Zelenskyy's bill "On plebiscite through an all-Ukrainian referendum". The adoption of the bill on referendum will be the second stage of land reform. In particular, it is expected that the issue of farmland sale to foreigners will be put to a referendum.

Reshuffle

Zelenskyy decided to appoint diplomat Ruslan Demchenko as the second first deputy secretary of the National Security and Defence Council and head of the president's intelligence committee.

Zelenskyy introduced Valeriy Kondratyuk as new chief of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine. In 2016-19, Kondratyuk was a deputy head of President Petro Poroshenko's administration.

The Ukroboronprom concern dismissed the president of the state-owned aviation company, Antonov, Oleksandr Donets. The company's vice-president for design, Oleksandr Los, will become its acting president.

Coronavirus

There has been a single-day increase of 394 coronavirus cases by the morning of 9 June, which is less than a day earlier, according to the National Security and Defence Council. There have been a total of 27,856 cases, including 810 deaths and 12,412 recoveries.

All 20 coronavirus patients in Kherson have recovered, according to the healthcare department of the city council.

Volyn, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian, Lviv, Rivne, Ternopil and Chernivtsi regions, as well as the city of Kyiv, do not meet the criteria for easing the quarantine, the Health Ministry said.

Parliament

Ex-President Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity faction has called on Voice, Fatherland and the deputy groups For the Future and Trust to sign a petition for the dismissal of Denys Shmyhal's government.

Crime

Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova has said that an office investigation has found violations in the work of the head of the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office, Nazar Kholodnytskyy.

Culture

The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Charity, which is working on a memorial centre, has launched an online project, Conversation, that will interview around 50,000 Ukrainians who lived in Kyiv about their attitude to history, family, the Holocaust, World War II and the Babyn Yar tragedy.

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