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Zelensky appoints new State Security Administration head

Zelensky appoints new State Security Administration head

President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Oleksii Morozov as the new head of Ukraine's State Security Administration (UDO). His predecessor in office, Serhii Rud, was dismissed on May 9, shortly after the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) claimed to have uncovered a network of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) agents who were plotting to assassinate Zelensky and other high-ranking officials in Ukraine.

Why European elections matter for Ukraine

Why European elections matter for Ukraine

by Martin Fornusek

Starting on June 6, citizens of the European Union will head to the voting booths to elect the bloc's 720-member European Parliament. The election, held between June 6 and June 9 and often downplayed as irrelevant by voters, will have a major impact on EU domestic and foreign policy, among

Are Zelensky and his top general really in discord?

Are Zelensky and his top general really in discord?

by Alexander Khrebet, Olga Rudenko

Editor's Note: This story initially mistakenly said that President Volodymyr Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi haven't been seen together in public in two months. It was corrected since the two were seen together in public more recently. After successfully taking Ukraine through the initial stages of the all-out war, President

Why Ukraine likely won't hold elections next year

Why Ukraine likely won't hold elections next year

by Oleg Sukhov

When Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a fake vote to extend his mandate in March 2024, Ukraine will not be allowed to hold an election due to the martial law imposed amid Russia's aggression. This won't suddenly make Russia more democratic than Ukraine. If Russia had not invaded Ukraine, it

Who is Rustem Umerov, Ukraine's soon-to-be defense minister?

Who is Rustem Umerov, Ukraine's soon-to-be defense minister?

by Elsa Court

When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Sept. 3 that Rustem Umerov was Ukraine's soon-to-be defense minister, he said the former MP "needs no introduction." Days before, Umerov had been rumored to be the main candidate to replace Oleksiy Reznikov, who had held the post since November 2021 and whose

Ukraine’s political veteran Yulia Tymoshenko sues government to get diplomatic passport back amid war

Ukraine’s political veteran Yulia Tymoshenko sues government to get diplomatic passport back amid war

by Anna Myroniuk, Alexander Khrebet

Former prime minister and leader of the Batkivshchyna party (26 seats in parliament) Yulia Tymoshenko along with fellow lawmaker Hryhoriy Nemyria are suing the foreign ministry to return their diplomatic passports, the Kyiv Independent learned from court records. Both were stripped of their diplomatic passports over the summer for not

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EU Council announces 14th round of sanctions against Russia.

The new package adds 116 individuals and entities to the sanctions list, and adds a number of additional measures, including the prohibition for any EU facilities to be involved in the transshipment of Russian liquified natural gas (LNG) to any third-party countries.
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