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Scoop of the day: Ukraine mulls sanctions against Belarusian officials

Scoop of the day: Ukraine mulls sanctions against Belarusian officials

Belarus

The Cabinet of Ministers has suggested that the National Security and Defence Council consider the rollout of personal sanctions against top Belarusian officials for the period of three years. The decision on this is to be taken within a month.

NATO

Ukraine has done enough to deserve to be made one step closer towards Euro-Atlantic integration and would like to hear an honest answer to the question of when it will be able to become a NATO member, Interfax-Ukraine has quoted Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba as saying in an interview in Vilnius.

"If Russia is a reason why Ukraine cannot join Nato, do not tell us that it is due to the lack of reforms," he added.

Donbas

One Ukrainian serviceman got wounded as a result of shelling by Russia-backed militants in Donbas on 8 July, the East Operational-Tactical Group has said on Facebook.

Crimea

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has searched the house and briefly detained the family of an adviser to the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the trilateral contact group, Gayde Rizayeva, she said on Facebook. She said a criminal case was opened against her for participation in the Noman Celebicihan battalion in 2015.

Crime

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has said that it has uncovered the country's largest illegal mining farm. It was located on the premises of the Vinanytsya regional energy distribution company and was connected to its grid. The farm included around 5,000 gadgets.

Reshuffle

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed Andriy Boychuk as head of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional state administration and appointed Svitlana Onyshchuk to the post.

Former presidential press secretary Yuliya Mendel will work as a non-staff adviser to presidential office head Andriy Yermak for communication with foreign media, a source has told Interfax-Ukraine. She will assume her duties in about a month.

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