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Scoop of the day: Banker apologises to journalists over interview incident

Scoop of the day: Banker apologises to journalists over interview incident

Incident

Ukreximbank board chairman Yevhen Metsher has apologized to Radio Liberty journalists Kyrylo Ovsyanyy and Oleksandr Maruz for his "inadmissible and shocking" behaviour during the incident which took place during the banker's interview.

On 5 October, Radio Liberty said that their Schemes programme filming crew was attacked after the banker did not like Ovsyanyy's question and ordered that their recordings be destroyed. Although the bank staff deleted the journalists' video files, they managed to restore them later. The videos prove that the journalists were attacked by the bank's security.

Energy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has raised the issue of energy security for Ukraine and Europe at a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He said that the launch of Nord Stream 2 is fraught with a "significant escalation of risks" for Ukraine and Europe, therefore a "clear international legal mechanism that would guarantee security".

They also discussed Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Envoy reshuffle

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has dismissed Ukraine's ambassador to Brazil Rostyslav Tronenko, ambassador to Tajikistan and Afghanistan Vasyl Servatyuk, ambassador to Egypt Yevhen Mykytenko and ambassador to Lithuania Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyy.

He also accepted the resignation of ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kuleba.

The Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 125.8m hryvnyas to build a new embassy office in Ankara.

Crime

Prosecutor-General Iryna Venediktova has signed a notice of suspicion for Odesa mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov over land fraud which inflicted over 533m hryvnyas in damages on the city budget. Other suspects in the case include businessman Volodymyr Halanternyk, former regional prosecutor Oleh Zhuchenko, the director of the law department at the mayor's office, Inna Popovska, and deputy mayor Oleh Bryndak.

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