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Scoop of the day: Pro-Russian blogger's property said impounded

Scoop of the day: Pro-Russian blogger's property said impounded

Bill on oligarchs

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has referred to parliament the bill on oligarchs. It defines so-called oligarchs as people who have a significant influence on the economic and political life of the country, as well as control the main segments of the media space.

"The bill does not violate the fundamental rights of people who fall under the definition of an oligarch but only defines the circle of these people and establishes the rules of their transparent relationship with government officials. It will, in particular, regulate meetings and other relationships between government officials," the presidential office insists. The document has a limited validity of 10 years.

Shariy's case

Kyiv's Pecherskyy district court has impounded the property of EU-based blogger Anatoliy Shariy suspected of high treason, Censor.net editor in chief Yuriy Butusov has said.

Belarus

Ukraine will respond without hesitation against any attempts by Belarus to legitimize the occupation of Crimea by Russia or establish contacts with the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics. If a Belarusian passenger plane flies into occupied Crimea, sanctions will be imminent, Ukraine's First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova has said.

Economy

The Cabinet of Ministers expects the inflation to decrease to 6.2% in 2022 while salaries are expected to grow by 8-10% in the next three years, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said.

The High Anticorruption Court has selected custody as a measure of pre-trial restraint for the former board chairman of PrivatBank, Oleksandr Dubilet, the Corruption Prevention Centre has said, quoting a court ruling. Given that Dubilet is abroad and has been on an international wanted list, the measure will be applied once he is detained in person.

The president of the Kyiv School of Economic and presidential adviser, Tymofiy Mylovanov, has been elected chairman of the supervisory board of the state defence concern Ukroboronprom.

IDPs

The Cabinet of Ministers has allowed internally displaced persons without permanent residence to receive driving licenses and register their cars.

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