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UKRAINE Servant of the People MP Leaks Video Seemingly Implicating Brother of Presidential Chief-of-Staff in Corruption

Geo Leros, an MP from the ruling Servant of the People party, leaked on March 29 a video seemingly showing the brother of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s chief-of-staff, Andriy Yermak, attempting to sell government positions for personal profit. In a Facebook post, Leros wrote that he had obtained “video evidence of how Yermak, through this brother, peddles government posts, creates his

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NATO to considers providing additional military assistance to Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who assured the Ukrainian Foreign Minister that the members of the Alliance will discuss additional support for Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. “Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO members plan to discuss additional support for Ukraine as part of the Comprehensive

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Kyiv Police Chief Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kyiv Police Chief Andriy Kryshchenko has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The premises of the main police department of Kyiv have been disinfected. This was announced by Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko on Facebook. “His condition is satisfactory. He continues to carry out his duties remotely,” Gerashchenko wrote. He specified that the head of the Kyiv police and his family members

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Rammstein singer Lindemann tests positive for coronavirus after Moscow concert

Singer Till Lindemann has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to reports in German media outlets. The 57-year-old Rammstein front singer has been taken to an intensive care unit at a Berlin hospital. The German Bild newspaper claimed that Lindemann was not in critical condition. The tabloid wrote that the Rammstein singer had returned to Berlin last week after a performance

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U.S. military aid: Ukraine seeks to upgrade Island-class patrol boats

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is willing to bring upgrades to Island-class patrol boats received as part of U.S. military assistance. Ukraine is yet to receive formal authorization from the U.S. side, Defense Express reports, citing sources in the Ministry. “Such written consent is required, given the need to follow the procedures defined by the United States,” the source

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine’s health minister calls people over 65 ‘corpses’

After less than a month in office, Ukrainian Health Minister Illia Yemets has already faced criticism for saying all pensioners will die during the COVID-19 pandemic, a remark many found flippant. Now, Yemets is again taking heat for speaking disparagingly of people 65 and older and calling them “corpses,” as seniors are the most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus. The

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4 Ukrainian doctors infected with COVID-19 due to lack of safety equipment

Four doctors have been infected with the novel coronavirus in Ukraine’s western Ternopil Oblast due to a lack of critical protective equipment. All four doctors either live or work in the Monastyryskyi District of Ternopil Oblast, the local center for fighting coronavirus announced late on March 25. There are currently 15 cases of COVID-19 in the oblast, with eight more

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Part of SOTP Faction Urges Colleagues to Adopt “Anti-Kolomoisky Law” to Avoid Default

20 MPs from the ruling Servant of the People faction wrote an appeal to colleagues in the faction and other MPs calling for support for the bill that would prohibit the return of nationalized banks to former owners. This bill is also known as “anti-Kolomoisky” because its main purpose is to prevent PrivatBank’s return to its former shareholders – oligarchs

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Kyiv declares state of emergency in Ukraine

Ukraine is under the state of emergency until April 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The meeting was broadcast on the Cabinet’s YouTube channel. According to the Prime Minister, the emergency regime throughout the country, which was previously introduced in nine regions, is necessary to strengthen the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

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US Navy’s newest aircraft carriers have clogged toilets that cost $400k to fix, report says

The Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers have a problem with their toilets getting clogged and it costs $400,000 to fix each time there’s an issue with their sewage systems, according to a Congressional watchdog report released Tuesday. The USS Gerald R. Ford and USS George H.W. Bush were both built with a new toilet and sewage system that’s similar to

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Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna to Suspend Oppositionism to Help Combat Coronavirus

The leader of the Batkivshchyna parliamentary faction, Yulia Tymoshenko, said her political force was suspending its opposition to government due to the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Addressing the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on the air of ICTV channel on March 23, she said that her team understands what challenges the current government faces in connection

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