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The court in Kiev arrested for two months, "the curator of the leaders of the DNI"

Shevchenko district court of Kyiv detained for 60 days without possibility of bail a Ukrainian citizen, who was allegedly involved in the creation of "Intelligence" in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, said on Thursday the press-service of office of public Prosecutor of Ukraine.

Earlier the security service of Ukraine announced the arrest in Kiev of the man who allegedly was the curator of the leaders of the DNI line of the Main intelligence Directorate. Among published on the website of the Department of records is alleged telephone conversations of a detainee with Sergey Dubinsky and Leonid Kharchenko, who are held as suspects in the case of the crash in July 2014 in the Donbass flight MH17.

Kiev has asked the DNR for an emergency exchange of one prisoner

Kiev asks the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic about emergency exchange of prisoners Valery Matyushenko due to his health problems, said on Thursday Kiev representative in the contact group on Donbass Denis Kazan.

"He had serious health problems - severe pain and rapid weight loss... the Ukrainian side asks to exchange Matyushenko urgently, because the man is seriously ill, and it is important to have time to save him. Information conveyed to the OSCE and the other side," - he wrote in Facebook.

Kiev pushed possible prisoner exchange for a strange time, stated in the LC

Representatives of Kiev at the last Wednesday meeting of the contact group annulled the agreement on the exchange of information on wanted persons and thereby pushed possible prisoner exchange for a strange time, said RIA Novosti the representative of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic in the humanitarian sub-group on Donbass, head of the working group LC for the exchange of prisoners of war Olga Kobzeva.

Earlier Kobzeva reported that the representatives of Kiev and the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics during last Tuesday's videoconference humanitarian groups in the Donbass agreed to exchange information on wanted persons. In a press-service of office of the President of Ukraine said that the representatives of Kiev in the trilateral contact group reaffirmed their readiness for early mutual exchange of detainees in the format "all for all" and wait for written confirmation from the DNR and LC.

Donbass and Kiev agreed on two articles of the law on the status of the region

Donbass and Kiev reached a consensus on the content of the two articles of the law on the special status of the region, but some serious progress in the political settlement is difficult to call, said on Thursday, RIA Novosti the press service of the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk people's Republic.

The law on the special status of Donbass was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in 2014, but never put into effect. It consists of ten articles. At the end of 2019, the Ukrainian Parliament extended until the end of the year. The document says that the special status for the region will come into force after the fulfillment of certain conditions, in particular the withdrawal of "illegal armed groups" from these territories.

Rosfinmonitoring has made the journalist Babchenko in the list of extremists

The Federal service for financial monitoring (RFM) introduced journalist Arkady Babchenko, who promised to pass through the center of Moscow in the American tank under the NATO flag, in the list of persons involved in extremism or terrorism, from the data on the website of RFM.

On the website of Rosfinmonitoring specified that Babchenko included in the list of physical persons "concerning whom there is information about their involvement in extremist activities or terrorism". The reasons for this decision are not specified.

The court extended the arrest of the suspect in the attack on the counselor of the mayor of Kherson

Pechersk district court of Kyiv extended until 24 August the arrest of the former assistant ex-the Deputy of the Kherson regional Council Alexei Levene, the suspect in the attack on the counselor of the mayor of Kherson Catherine Gandzyuk, said on Thursday the press-service of office of public Prosecutor of Ukraine.

At the beginning of the year, the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine informed about the detention and arrest of Levin in Bulgaria. Later the security Service of Ukraine reported that a suspect extradited from Bulgaria to the homeland. The Pechersky district court of Kiev decided to take Levine into custody without bail.

In Ukraine the number of cases COVID-19 reached 51 224

The number of identified cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the Ukraine during the day increased by 810, 51 224, died 21 people, said Thursday at a briefing the Minister of health of the country Maxim Stepanov.

According to him, most cases of infection COVID-19 over the past day registered in the Lviv region 119, Kiev 93, Transcarpathian – 89 and Rivne regions – 76.

The former chief of the General staff of Ukraine predicted "invasion" of Russia from the East

The former chief of the Ukrainian General staff Viktor Muzhenko said that Russia is to unlock the water supply of the Crimea will introduce its military forces in Ukraine from the East, and not from the Peninsula, he said this on air of the program "Evening thermal" on the YouTube channel Guildhall.

Kyiv in 2014 repeatedly makes predictions about the actions of the Russian armed forces, including for the alleged planned attacks. Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that Russia no one is going to attack. According to the head of the Russian state, the Russian threat is "an invention of those who want to cash in on its role of the vanguard of struggle with Russia, to get some bonuses and incentives for it". Besides, the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of the Crimea Mikhail Sheremet said that Russia has "enough of its land, its territory," statements about the threat of attack from Russia, he called "absurd and nonsense". According to him, history shows that Russia is a peaceful country that only defends and does not attack.

Kiev ignores the discussion of securing the status of Donbass, said in DND

The envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group on the Donbas, foreign Minister of the Republic of Natalia Nikonorova said that Kiev ignores the discussion on fixing the region's special status in the Constitution.

"We managed to reach consensus on the content of articles 2 and 3 of the law on the special status of Donbass. We hope to be able to maintain positive momentum and continue a discussion of this important for a political settlement of the law", - quotes the words of Nikanorovoj press service of the foreign Ministry DND.

Head of investigators has proposed to close a number of cases against Poroshenko

The head of the group of investigators investigating the case, in which appears eks-the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Oleg Koretsky believes that in a number of cases against the former head of state is not a crime and should be closed.

Previously, lawyers Poroshenko said that the head of a group of investigators of the state Bureau of investigation has admitted to pressure from the management in matters relating to Poroshenko

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