Ukraine registered 3,332 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours and 97 Covid-related deaths, according to the Health Ministry.
A Ukrainian serviceman sustained a fragmentation wound during a grenade launcher attack by Russia-backed militants near Pisky, the Joint Forces Operation HQ has said. Ukrainian troops returned fire.
Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) found a cache containing arms and explosives during a drill in Rivne Region, close to Ukraine's border with Belarus. The cache contained two RPG-26 anti-tank grenades, eight RGD-5 hand grenades and fuses, 5 kg of explosives, two AK-74 cartridges, 170 5.45 and 7.62 bullets.
The Interior Ministry will push for a pay rise for police officers, its head Denys Monastyrskyy has said. He noted that low salary is one of the factors forcing officers to change jobs.
Nord Stream 2
Olena Zerkal, an advisor to the Ukrainian energy minister, has said that Russian Gazprom's stated plans to start pumping gas along the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as soon as in October are detached from reality. The pipeline cannot be launched in operation until it is certified as an independent gas transport operator, she added.
The Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Yevhen Kuzkin head of the State Motorway Agency.