Journalists uncovered a massive corruption scheme in the defense industry; Poroshenko was threatened with impeachment. Корреспондент.net presents the main events of yesterday.
Ukraine risks to remain without the performer at the Eurovision song contest
A group of Freedom-jazz girls band, which took second place at the National selection for Eurovision-2019, refused to represent Ukraine at the international song contest.
The national public broadcaster is negotiating with a group of Kazka about participation in the Eurovision song contest-2019. At the same time Ukraine can refuse from participation in the song contest.
Poroshenko signed a law on not allowing Russian observers to the elections
President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law that prohibits citizens of the Russian Federation to participate in the electoral process in Ukraine. The document amends the law on election of President, MPs and local elections.
In Ukraine scandal around corruption in the defense industry
In Ukraine once again spoke about corruption schemes in the field of defence. Journalists Bihus.info found that the son of the Deputy Secretary of national security and defense of Oleg Gladkovsky Igor was a direct participant in the vast schemes of plunder in the defense industry.
Gladkovsky, a close friend and business partner of President Petro Poroshenko. According to journalists, Gladkovsky, Jr., who at the time was 22, together with its partners, organized around 2015, the supply of smuggled Russian components for military equipment. At the same time, Gaborone businesses have overpaid for goods 2-4 times, buying it from companies pads. The management of the concern Ukroboronprom knew about the fraudulent transactions and gave their consent.
Tymoshenko initiates the procedure of impeachment of the President
After the investigations of journalists about the enrichment of the environment in the defense sector, the presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko said that together with the other factions start the procedure of impeachment of the President of Petro Poroshenko.
Kharkov court issued sentenced defendants in fatal accident
Kharkiv Kyiv district court issued a verdict in the case of a fatal accident in the fall of 2017. The court has sentenced Elena and Gennady Zaitsev Dronova to 10 years of imprisonment. Also the court has deprived Zaitsev and Dronova right of management by vehicles for three years.
In addition, according to the court, drones and Zaitsev solidarity must pay 7.9 million hryvnias of compensation. Also drones need to pay 800 thousand hryvnias.
Extenuating circumstances for Zaitseva recognized sincere repentance and partial compensation of damage to victims. At Dronov there are no mitigating circumstances.
NATO supported the position of Hungary on the Ukrainian law on education
NATO’s solidarity with Hungary, which insists that Ukraine needs to implement the conclusions of the Venice Commission with respect to the language of the provisions of the education act.
“The allies are in solidarity with Hungary on the law of Ukraine on education. In the Brussels Declaration and evaluation of the Annual program of Ukraine all members of the Alliance urged Ukraine to fully implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – said the Deputy of the NATO Secretary General, rose Gottemoeller during a visit to Hungary.
Pleased to allow NATO troops on the territory of Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada 263 votes adopted the law on the admission in 2019 foreign troops on the territory of Ukraine for participation in exercises. The act allowed the participation of foreign troops to participate in the Ukrainian-American exercises Rapid Trident – 2019, Ukrainian-American exercises sea breeze – 2019, Ukrainian-Romanian exercises Riverayn – 2019, the multinational exercises maple Arch – 2019 and the Ukrainian-British exercises Varier, Watcher – 2019.
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