MainPolitical

Scoop of the day: Ukrainian serviceman returns from Russian prison

Scoop of the day: Ukrainian serviceman returns from Russian prison

Release

Ukrainian serviceman Oleksandr Shumkov has returned home after three years in a Russian penal colony, ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova has said. Shumkov, who was Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh's guard from November 2013 to November 2014, was abducted from Ukraine and arrested in Russia in 2017 over his membership in this far-right group.

Donbas

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded today near Krasnohorivka (IED) and Shumy (gun wound) in Donbas amid five ceasefire violations by Russia-backed militants. Four of the attacks took place near Vodyane and involved 82-mortars and mounted grenade launchers.

According to the General Staff, 49 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 332 wounded in Donbas since the start of 2020, BBC News Ukrainian has reported.

Coronavirus

Exclusive: In a letter to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, which was made available to LB.ua, the World Health Organization has expressed its "deep concern regarding the allocation of more than 125 million hryvnyas for medicines for Covid-19 treatment, namely intravenous immunoglobulin and tocilizumab, which have produced little or no reduction in mortality in hospitalised Covid-19 patients when compared to the medical standard of care".

Crime

The Prosecutor-General's Office has handed the case of presidential office deputy head Oleh Tatarov, from the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). The NABU described this as "unprecedented interference in investigation".

Read LB.ua news on social networks Facebook, Twitter and Telegram