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Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine defence minister denies USA freezes military aid

Scoop of the weekend: Ukraine defence minister denies USA freezes military aid

Army

Defence Minister Andriy Taran has denied reports that the USA has frozen military assistance to Ukraine. "Not surprising when the so-called mass media of the aggressor state are carrying out information operation tasks. They are the indiscreet arms of the Russian military machine," he said.

The Ukrainian Navy has held a naval landing group tactical exercise in line with NATO standards in the Black Sea, the Defence Ministry has said. They practised tactical manoeuvring, on-the-go cargo handover, emergency assistance, tugging and sea target shooting.

Donbas

A civilian resident of Avdiyivka was wounded by separatist fire on 19 June, the Joint Forces Operation HQ said.

Israel

The Israeli government has appointed Michael Brodsky as ambassador to Ukraine to replace Joel Lion. From 2015 to 2018, he was the ambassador to Kazakhstan and after that the political attache at the Israeli embassy in Moscow.

Corruption

Servant of the People MP Iryna Vereshchuk has said that she does not understand US President Joe Biden's remarks about corruption in Ukraine. She wondered what may be the indicators that Ukraine has defeated corruption, given that Ukraine has set up so many anti-corruption agencies, including with US assistance.

Coronavirus

Additional coronavirus hospital capacities will be put on standby after the coronavirus incidence rate in Kyiv has decreased, health official Valentyna Ginzburg has told Ukrinform. Currently, there are 322 coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals.

 

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