Ukraine Monitor Articles
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian director who is unlawfully imprisoned in a Russian penal colony appealed to the G-7 leaders for help in the release of Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons. The Ukrainian authorities claim that there are 64 Ukrainians convicted for political reasons in Russian prisons. Oleg Sentsov went on hunger strike in defence of his rights. His protest gained broad support from the international community.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has announced the success of the staged murder of the Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, also congratulated the performers of the operation, especially the journalist.
The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada prepared a reform of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) which, in their opinion, with its unclear structure, competencies and involvement in corruption scandals, not only does not fit to NATO standards, but is also a nightmare for citizens, especially for entrepreneurs.
According to the new tradition, initiated after the annexation of Crimea, the next, seventy-fourth anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars took place under the control of the Russian special services. Dozens of activists were “preventively” detained the night before the celebration of the anniversary and were dismissed after the hearing.
The building from the bird’s eye view has the shape of the letter C from the Ukrainian alphabet, C as “Слово”; in Polish – “słowo” (in English – word). Hence the title of the documentary about it “Slovo House”. The building is still in Kharkiv, it was built in the 1930s for Soviet writers, poets, and cultural activists.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov claims that the police under his orders conducted “a special operation” and exposed people guilty of organising “a big network of relations”. These people were supposed to fix matches and earn a great amount of money on football betting. 320 people are suspected and 57 investigations are being conducted.
Kurt Volker, a representative of the State Department for Ukraine, in the Russian press called the inspector, visited Donbass. He was on the front line, where he announced that Russia should understand that this war is not worth it.
Another success of the bold policy of fait accompli. Triumphant Putin, behind the wheel of a truck is going over the bridge, through the Kerch Strait, the bridge that connects Russia and Crimea. The President of Russia is carrying out another stage of his historic mission that links soaked with Russian blood peninsula with the homeland.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration based in the Hague while reviewing the case of nineteen Ukrainian legal entities versus the Russian Federation, ruled that Russia is responsible for violating their laws. These violations occurred after the Crimea annexation, when Russian authorities nationalized Ukrainian companies operating in Crimea.
Deputies of Ukrainian Parliament and Verkhovna Rada (ukr. Верховна Рада) supported the appeal of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko (ukr. Петро Порошенко) to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has informed his voters about a desire to obtain a NATO Membership Action Plan by the end of 2019.
The Annual Report of Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” (ukr. Рада зовнішньої політики „Українська призма”), has been published. The non-governmental organization which was set up in 2015 deals with the analysis of Ukrainian foreign policy.
Different versions of Nadiya Savchenko’s past (ukr. Надія Савченко), her political and intelligence connections appeared in the media in the aftermath of her arrest.
The Ukrainian government intends to subsidise the import and production of electric vehicles. Their exporters and producers are to be exempt from certain taxes and customs duties.