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    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians
    May23

    Washington State recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

    On Monday, May 22, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling Holodomor an act of genocide of the people of Ukraine, according to Voice of America. ”The Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukrainian,” reads the document, Voice of America reports. Now the Day of...

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media
    May23

    Company of Serhiy Kurchenko (member of Yanukovych’s criminal group), smuggle over 1 mln tonnes of Donbas coal to Russia in 2016– media

    Some 940,000 tonnes of anthracite and another 95,000 tonnes of other types of coal mined in the occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were shipped to Russia in 2016, according to Liga.net. These were statistics that were officially recorded by the Russian Railways, Liga.net reports. In 2015, around 1.3 million tonnes of anthracite coal...

    PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia
    May23

    PGO appeals court for permission to convict Azarov, Stavytsky in absentia

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that a petition was sent to the Kyiv Pechersk District Court for permission to convict former Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and former Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Eduard Stavytsky in absentia, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”As for Azarov, we have...

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko
    May22

    U.S. promises to return to Ukraine funds stolen by ex-PM Lazarenko – Lutsenko

    Relevant U.S. authorities have assured the Ukrainian side that if a decision is made to confiscate the funds of Ukraine`s former Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, most of this money will be transferred back to Ukraine, Ukraine`s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said at an international roundtable in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent. He...

    Interpol removes Arbuzov from wanted list – lawyer
    May19

    Interpol removes Arbuzov from wanted list – lawyer

    The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has withdrawn from its wanted list another official of Yanukovych`s regime, former Acting Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov, the press service of Arbuzov told UNIAN with reference to his lawyers. ”Interpol has stopped the international search for our client, which means the restoration of...

    Security Service of Ukraine detains corrupt head of penal colony in Zhytomyr region
    May19

    Security Service of Ukraine detains corrupt head of penal colony in Zhytomyr region

    The SBU Security Service of Ukraine together with the Military Prosecutor`s Office have detained a deputy chief of a penal colony in Zhytomyr region for systematic bribery by taking money from prisoners` relatives, the SBU reported. For a bribe, the major of the Internal Service guaranteed the release of convicted persons on parole. The sum of...

    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor
    May16

    Former Privatbank owner: PrivatBank`s billions ”disappeared” under ”close supervision” by National Bank deputy governor

    Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, one of the former stockholders of Ukraine`s largest PrivatBank, has commented on the investigation by Skhemy (Schemes) journalists, stating that shortly before the bank`s nationalization in December 2016, some UAH 110 billion, or US$4.16, had been withdrawn to the accounts of front companies. See also:...

    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”
    May16

    Dutch prosecutors: Russia, Ukraine making MH17 probe ”difficult”

    The investigation into the MH17 disaster is in a difficult phase and far from over, the Public Prosecutor wrote in a digital magazine meant to keep the victims` relatives informed about what is happening in the MH17 file, according to NLTimes. The investigators are having trouble getting data from the Ukrainian secret service and cooperation with...

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation
    May10

    Mass clashes in Ukraine between Army veterans and pro-Russian criminal groups supported by police (Video). Dnipro police chief dismissed, Prosecutor General’s Office starts investigation

    Criminal charges will be brought against the so-called ”titushky” (criminalized groups, traditionally used for provocations during mass protests for a certain reward, term derives from the surname of Vadym Titushko, who attacked journalists of the 5th Channel in 2013), who assaulted ATO veterans (veterans of Donbas war). Ukrainians outraged that...

    Two-thirds of funds recovered from Yanukovych team can be used only after budget revision – finance ministry
    May10

    Two-thirds of funds recovered from Yanukovych team can be used only after budget revision – finance ministry

    Some US$1.1 billion, or about UAH 30 billion, confiscated from former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage have been transferred to the account of the State Treasury; however, revenue exceeding the target can only be used after the amendments are made to State Budget, according to the Ukrainian Finance Ministry`s website. The...

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