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      EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs
      May25

      EU envoy calls on Kyiv not to put pressure on anti-corruption NGOs

      Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hughes Mingarelli has called on the Ukrainian authorities to take a firm stance to prevent pressure on anti-corruption NGOs. ”My first reaction is one of growing concern for what appears to be another sign of pressure against anti-corruption NGOs. Yesterday`s intervention in the Rada adds to a negative...

      Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown
      May25

      Kyiv court starts releasing ex-taxmen detained amid massive anti-corruption crackdown

      Kyiv`s Pechersky district court has started releasing ex-heads of regional tax agencies on condition of bail after they were apprehended amid massive raids and detentions of former chiefs of local tax agencies across Ukraine on May 24. In particular, former head of Poltava region`s tax agency Volodymyr Zadorozhniy was released after he had been...

      Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”
      May25

      Court rejects defense`s appeal over confiscation of ”Yanukovych assets”

      The Donetsk Regional Appeals Court has refused to commence proceedings regarding the confiscation of $1.5 billion on the appeal of the team of lawyers, representatives of non-resident companies of ex-president Viktor Yanukovych`s criminal organization, according to the Prosecutor General`s Office of Ukraine. However, the PGO has not yet received...

      Wave of raids across Ukraine targets former Income Ministry officials, 23 detained
      May25

      Wave of raids across Ukraine targets former Income Ministry officials, 23 detained

      Twenty-three officials of the former Ministry of Income and Fees have been detained as law enforcers launch raids across Ukraine, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Ukraine`s chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said, 112 Ukraine reported. ”I think this is the largest anti-corruption operation ever held nationwide. The investigation revealed...

      Luhansk region`s fiscal chief detained with $4 mln in bag
      May24

      Luhansk region`s fiscal chief detained with $4 mln in bag

      During the large-scale anti-corruption raid by the Prosecutor General`s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, head of the fiscal service of Luhansk region Oleksandr Antypov has been detained. Upon the official`s arrest, a bag with some $3.8 million in cash was seized, Ukraine`s chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said, according to...

      Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation
      May24

      Ukraine submits new evidence to European Court of Human Rights over Crimea annexation

      Ukraine`s Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko has told Ukrainian TV Channel 5 that the evidence collected by the Ukrainian side refutes the Russian Federation`s arguments in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the Crimea annexation case. ”I can say unequivocally the pieces of evidence submitted regarding Crimea refute all those stories of...

      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...

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