Lawyer Rostyslav Kravets, who represents ex-judge Mykola Chaus's interests, has said that his client's whereabouts have been established, "he is safe and receives necessary medical aid, which, trust me, he needs". Chaus has not been detained and is under protection of the Security Service of Ukraine, the lawyer added.
Chaus was a judge of Kyiv's Dniprovskyy district court. He was suspected of corruption but managed to fled to Moldova where was denied political asylum and from where he was supposedly later abducted to Ukraine. He went below the radar for quite a while until he transpired in Vinnytsya Region this week. There he was first detained by police but then intercepted by the SBU. The National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, which is investigating a case against Chaus, demanded that the SBU let it handle Chaus, though to no avail.
Ukraine's embassy to the UK has reacted to Yevropeyska Pravda's report showing a British transport company’s truck which had Ukraine without Crimea on its sideboard map ad. "We take seriously each instance of provocative representation of Ukraine’s internationally recognised borders. The Embassy of Ukraine in the UK is currently investigating the matter to identify further action," it tweeted.
One person was killed and around 10 injured following an explosion at the Pokrovske mine in Udachne, Donetsk Region on 31 July.
Andriy Shevchenko has stepped down as manager of the Ukraine national football team after his five-year contract came to the end.