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Scoop of the day: SBU, president's websites hit by DDoS attack

Scoop of the day: SBU, president's websites hit by DDoS attack

Donbas

Ukraine has delivered on all commitments it undertook during the Normandy Four leaders' summit in Paris in 2019 whereas Russia has done nothing and is trying to block consultations through blackmail and escalation, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said at the Nato-Ukraine Commission meeting in Brussels.

The Ukrainian police in Donetsk Region have identified two heads of the DPR "state security ministry's special operations service" who organized a notorious secret prison, Isolation, in temporarily occupied Donetsk. They have been declared suspects in absentia and face up to 12 years in prison.

Ukraine and the OSCE have called on Russia to speed up preparations for another stage of a mutual exchange of prisoners in the Donbas conflict, the Ukrainian delegation to the trilateral contact group has said.

Belarus

The Belarusian embassy in Ukraine has sent a note to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in which it expressed concern that Kyiv has not been doing enough to ensure the security of the diplomatic office in Kyiv.

The embassy said that two people were injured when an authorised pro-Lukashenka rally outside its office was attacked by "Ukrainian radicals".

China

The leader of the Servant of the People faction, David Arakhamiya, has told Xinhua that his political force considers the People's Republic of China an important strategic partner and intends to adopt the experience of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in managing the economy and building the state.

Cyber security

The websites of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the president and other government offices became unavailable in the second half of 6 July due to a DNS Amplification attack on the servers with domain names which ensure the accessibility of public offices' websites, as well as a network attack aimed at disrupting traffic routing, the state special communications agency has said.

Coronavirus

The Health Ministry is initiating an investigation into a possible sale of the Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in one of Kyiv's private clinics.

Reshuffle

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the dismissal of the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional state administration, Ivan Boychuk. Ministers also interviewed his deputy Svitlana Onyshchuk, who is a candidate for the governor's post.

Crime

Kyiv's Pecherskyy district court has arrested for two months the board chairman of the Kuznya na Rybalskomu, Valeriy Shandra, who is suspected of supplying the Ukrainian Armed Forces with low-quality cutters and ambulances in 2016-2018.

A policeman and a civilian were wounded during a shootout in Kyiv's Holosiyivskyy Avenue, police have said. When police came to check on a flat where a conflict was reportedly taking place, its owner opened fire from a hunting rifle, according to preliminary reports. After all, the shooter was detained.

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