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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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Ukraine appoints new High Anti-Corruption Court head

by The Kyiv Independent news desk February 15, 2023 12:32 AM 1 min read
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The High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) announced that Vira Mykhailenko is the court’s new head.

The HACC said the decision was reached during a meeting of the court’s judges on Feb. 14.

The position was held by Olena Tanasevych from May 2019 to May 2022, after which Oleh Pavlyshyn acted as the head.

The HACC was created in 2018 to prosecute high-profile corruption cases.

On Feb. 14, Ukraine also dismissed Ivan Rusnak as the country’s First Deputy Defense Minister, instead appointing Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavlyuk as his successor.

On Feb. 6, President Volodymyr Zelensky sent an official request to Ukraine's parliament to appoint Vasyl Maliuk as the head of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU).

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