Volodymyr Karpliuk, the mayor of Irpin, a city in Kyiv Oblast, who is suspected of illegally appropriating state land, has failed to appear for interrogation, according to Larysa Sargan, the spokeswoman for Ukraine’s Prosecutor General.
When Ukraine unified household and commercial natural gas supply tariffs in April, in a bid to unlock much-needed funding from the International Monetary Fund, energy prices were expected to approximately double.
Ukrainian parliamentary by-elections held on July 17 in seven constituencies met democratic standards despite there being some violations, election watchdogs have said.
On the early afternoon of July 15, Speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy
announced the Verkhovna Rada session to be over, sending 416 lawmakers on a
seven-week summer break. The next session will start on Sept. 6.
Igor Gilenko has at least two personas.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Kyiv on July 10, following the NATO Summit in Warsaw, and will stay until July 12. The main event of his visit will be the signing of a Canadian-Ukrainian Free Trade Agreement.
Would you be afraid if you walked by a group of protesters who were demanding lower taxes? If your friend joined a bike ride to protest against the lack of the bike infrastructure in Kyiv, would you worry for his safety? I doubt it.
Transgender, activist with the non-government human rights organization Insight
The situation is quite bad. It seems there are human rights, but in reality… If we talk about transgender people, myself, for instance, I still have the documents that state I am a male with male name. Considering the current procedures, I can’t change them right now.
Despite threats of violence from ultra-nationalist and right-wing groups, this year’s Kyiv Pride, dubbed the Equality March, in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Ukraine, passed peacefully.
Oleksandr Sukhomlyn, a former deputy economy minister, has become the first ally of Ukraine’s ousted ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to be arrested, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced at a press conference in Kyiv on June 11.
Almost half of the deaths of Ukrainian soldiers during Russia’s war on Ukraine in the Donbas have been non-combat losses, according to Anatoliy Matios, Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor.
Interpol has removed Yuriy Ivaniushchenko, an ex-lawmaker and close ally of Ukraine’s ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych, from its list of wanted persons.
Ukraine’s SBU security service has thwarted at least 15 planned terrorist attacks targeting the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 European soccer championship in France, the service’s head, Vasyl Hrytsak, said on June 6.
As two athletes dismount their tandem bike after a 45-kilometer ride, only one of them takes off his sunglasses.
After almost two years of captivity in Russia, Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, 35, is finally back at home.
Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, sentenced in Russia on bogus murder charges to 22 years in prison, was exchanged on May 25 for two Russian officers imprisoned in Ukraine.
The exchange took place in secrecy in the airport of Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Savchenko arrived to Kyiv Boryspil Airport at 3 p.m.
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