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Scoop of the day: Pro-presidential faction head's gaffe; Voice party crumbling

Scoop of the day: Pro-presidential faction head's gaffe; Voice party crumbling

Security

The National Security and Defence Council will hold a field meeting in Donetsk Region on 30 July, its Secretary Oleksiy Danilov has said. The agenda will include eight issues concerning energy security, health care, eater and so on.

The head of the propresidential faction Servant of the People, Davyd Arakhamiya, has described as a "fatal mistake" Ukraine's decision to abandon its nuclear potential under the Budapest memorandum in the 1990s. Speaking on Ukrayina 24 TV, he said: "Had we been a nuclear state, everyone would have talked to us in a different manner, other agreements would have been made."

Crimea

The number of illegal detentions in Russia-annexed Crimea in the first half of 2021 increased up to 156, which is three times more than during the same period of last year, Ukraine's permanent representative at international organisations in Vienna, Yevhen Tsymbalyuk, has said.

Voice party

Seven MPs have announced leaving the Voice party in protest against its leader Kira Rudyk's policies. These are Olha Stefanyshyna, Yuliya Klymenko, Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Oleksandra Ustinova, Solomiya Bobrovska, Volodymyr Tsabal and Roman Lozynskyy.

Human rights

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed the law on amendments to the Administrative Code which tightens punishment for domestic abuse and gender violence.

Crime

An IED was found under an SBU car in Luhansk Region, the local police have said.

In two separate incidents, two low-strength IEDs went off in the Nova Poshta courier service's automated parcel lockers in Kyiv and Odesa.

Coronavirus

Ukraine has registered 846 new cases of Covid-24 in 24 hours, the highest daily rate since June.

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