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Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine opens more vaccination centres

Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine opens more vaccination centres

Coronavirus

Walk-in public vaccination centres have opened in seven more Ukrainian cities, including Ternopil, Poltava, Kremenchuk, Lubny, Myrhorod, Horishni Plavni and Rivne.

While all regions of Ukraine are currently in the yellow quarantine zone, 11 of them are close to moving into the green one once their incidence rate goes below 4%.

On Saturday, 5 June, Ukraine registered 937 new cases of Covid-19, most of them in Dnipropetrovsk Region, Kyiv, Kyiv Region, Mykolayiv Region and Kherson Region. There were 42 fatalities.

Donbas

A Ukrainian serviceman sustained a combat injury after tripping an unidentified explosive device, the Joint Forces Operation HQ said on 6 June.

By-election

The Supreme Court's Grand Chamber has upheld ex-strongman Vasyl Virastyuk's victory in the by-elections in constituency No 87 which took place on 28 March. His competitors who scored a similar number of votes disputed his victory.

Military

A former deputy secretary of the National Security and Defence Council, Gen Serhiy Kryvonos, has said he has been dismissed from the Armed Forces. He noted that he was dismissed because, as he was said, there were "no positions" for him. However, he suggested it was done on the instruction from the presidential office.

Crime

Ukrainian border guards have detained two Russians who swam across the Vorskla River on the Ukrainian-Russian border in order, as they said, to spend some leisure time in Odesa. They allegedly chose to trespass the border because of quarantine restrictions. One of them was barred from Ukraine for three years in 2019. Both will be barred from Ukraine for 10 and five years respectively.

Human rights

An LGBT community rallied outside the presidential office on 5 June, protesting against "radicals' arbitrariness and constant attacks by organized crime groups on peaceful activists".

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