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Russian forces used tanks, high explosive aerial bombs, and guided munitions in attacks in civilian areas of Donetsk Oblast that killed one and injured four others on Sept. 27, the regional prosecutor’s office reported on Facebook.
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In the city of Kherson, Russian strikes hit the same buildings several times as firefighters battled fires caused by the first round of shelling, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service reported on Telegram. They then had to return to extinguish the subsequent fires.
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The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the alleged shooting of civilians, including a German citizen, by Russian troops at the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the German news agency Tagesschau reported on Sept. 27. The prosecutor’s office is investigating evidence that Russian troops shot at and injured civilians in Hostomel, a suburb of Kyiv and the site of major battles in February-March 2022.
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Timofey Sergeytsev, a columnist for the Russian-state run news agency Ria Novosti, Mikhail Tereshchenko, a photographer for state news agency TASS, and military expert Konstantin Sivkov said they had found the heads at their homes over during the week of Sept. 19-26.
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The spokesperson said that of roughly 8,000 Wagner fighters in Belarus, some departed for Africa, and around 500 are returning to Ukraine's eastern front. Russia's Defense Ministry is renegotiating contracts with these mercenaries to serve either as combatants or instructors, Yevlash clarified.

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Police officer, medical worker suspected of Covid-19 vaccination forgery

by Victoria Petryk December 10, 2021 10:37 PM 1 min read
The Kyiv Prosecutor's Office announced on Dec. 10, 2021 that it had uncovered a fake Covid-19 vaccination certificate scheme organized by a police officer and a medical worker. (
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The Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office has started an investigation into a fake Covid-19 vaccination certificate scheme organized by a police officer and a medical worker, according to a Dec. 10 announcement.

Law enforcement suspects the Kyiv-based duo of entering false information about vaccination into the Helsi electronic system, which then ended up displayed as fake vaccination certificates in the government app Diia that tracks vaccination.

Ukraine has a booming market of fraudulent vaccination certificates. As of late October, the police have opened more than 800 criminal probes into such forgeries.

According to the prosecutors, the alleged fraudsters charged Hr 4,000-5,000 ($148-185) per fake data entry. A list of more than 200 presumable customers found during the search suggests that the duo might have earned as much as Hr 1 million ($37,000) using the scheme.

Law enforcement also found and confiscated fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates, cash, and jewelry.

On Dec. 2, the Security Service of Ukraine uncovered massive forgery of Covid-19 documents in western Chernivtsi Oblast. According to the investigation, the group of 11 people produced about 1,000 fake certificates a month.

On Nov. 26, the police shut down fraudulent Covid-19 documents operation and arrested five people in western Zakarpattia Oblast.

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