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Zelensky party’s lawmaker reportedly caught taking bribe

Serhii Kuzminykh, a member of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People parliamentary faction, was caught while allegedly accepting an Hr 558,000 ($20,000) bribe on Jan. 28, according to law enforcement sources of Ukrainian news websites Ukrainska Pravda and Censor.Net.  The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) said that they caught a ...
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Who is Murayev, the man UK exposes as potential leader of Kremlin’s coup

The British government has accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine, in a statement on Jan. 22. “We have information that indicates the Russian government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine,” the statement published on ...
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Selection panel launches judicial reform

A selection panel on Jan. 21 effectively launched Ukraine’s long-awaited judicial reform process, starting a contest for jobs at the High Qualification Commission, a judicial governing body. The panel was created in September, but its work has been delayed due to obstruction by Ukraine’s judiciary and uncertainty over the prospects ...
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Court rules not to arrest Poroshenko

Kyiv’s Pechersk District Court made its long-anticipated ruling on the pre-trial arrangements of ex-President Petro Poroshenko. On Jan. 19, the court ordered Poroshenko to sign a writ of personal recognizance, which is a pledge by the defendant to attend court without posting bail. The court chose not to place Ukraine’s fifth ...
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Poroshenko arrest hearing: Prosecution asks for $37 million bail, court deliberates for 11 hours without result

Six hours into ex-President Petro Poroshenko’s arrest hearing on Jan. 17, the judge left for the chambers, allegedly for a 20-minute break. He never reappeared in the courtroom. After nearly six hours without the judge, the hearing was postponed until Jan. 19. Poroshenko left the courthouse. “I’ll see you all ...
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Prosecutors reportedly seek to arrest ex-president Poroshenko with $37 million bail

Prosecutors are seeking to arrest ex-President Petro Poroshenko who’s been charged with high treason. They’ve asked for a bail of Hr 1 billion ($37 million), according to several media reports published on Dec. 24, citing the Prosecutor General’s Office. Ukrinform, Ukrainska Pravda and other Ukrainian media also reported, citing anonymous ...