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Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy to veto bill on penalties for misreporting income

Scoop of the day: Zelenskyy to veto bill on penalties for misreporting income

Bill on income statements

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will veto the bill regulating punishment for misreporting income by public servants, which MPs passed earlier today, the presidential office has reported. Anticorruption agencies and activists criticized the bill over a loophole that allows public servants not to report property registered in their relatives' name. "The bill put to vote in the Supreme Council cannot be signed in its current wording. This is not what Ukrainians are expecting, this is not what I promised them when I sent this bill to parliament for consideration. We must introduce proportional and fair punishment for misreporting," Zelenskyy said.

Belarus

The Ukrainian parliament has adopted a resolution condemning the forced landing of the Ryanair flight in Minsk as a result of which Belarusian blogger Raman Pratasevich got detained. The MPs said that by diverting the plane, the Belarusian authorities imperiled its passengers and crew. They also condemned the Belarusian authorities' crackdown on the opposition, the freedom of speech and media.

USA

The Biden-Harris Administration has unveiled a strategy for global vaccine sharing at least 80m US vaccine doses globally by the end of June and the plan for the first 25 million doses, the White House has announced. In particular, approximately 6 million will be targeted toward regional priorities and partner recipients, including Mexico, Canada, and the Republic of Korea, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Haiti, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan, India, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as for United Nations frontline workers.

Afghanistan

The foreign ministers of Ukraine and Afghanistan, Dmytro Kuleba and Mohammad Haneef Atmar, have held a phone conversation, the first one in the two countries' diplomacy since 2008. According to Kuleba, Ukraine is interested in boosting trade, military and technical and education cooperation with Afghanistan.

Russia

Russian spindoctor Igor Shuvalov was denied entry into Ukraine after he flew in from Dubai. He used to consult the Ukrainian Inter TV channel but was expelled from Ukraine in May 2017 and barred for five years.

Sale

The Justice Ministry has auctioned off the property of Lviv penal colony No 48, which has been out of operation since 2018, for 377.5m hryvnyas, Justice Minister Denys Malyuska has said, noting that it was the first auction under his project Great Prison Sale.

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