The crash of flight MH17. The case was submitted to the court
On 19 June an international investigation team announced on suspicion of four involved in the crash of flight MH17 – the former “defense Minister” groups “DNR” Igor Girkin, ex-head of intelligence “DNR” Sergey Dubinsky, a former Russian officer Oleg Pulatova and citizen of Ukraine, the commander of the reconnaissance battalion “of the GRU DPR” Leonid Kharchenko. The trial will begin in the Netherlands on 9 March 2020.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the investigation team put forward the “completely unfounded allegations” and “has not demonstrated any concrete evidence”.
Another year of sanctions
On 20 June the EU Council extended the anti-Russian sanctions imposed over the annexation of Crimea to 23 June 2020.
The verdict in the case of “Hizb-ut-Tahrir”
18 Jun Severo-the Caucasian district military court in Rostov-on-don sentenced in Simferopol the so-called first case of “Hizb ut-Tahrir”. Teymur Abdullayev was sentenced to 17 years in prison, Uzeyir Abdullayev to 13 years, Rustem Ismailov to 14 years, eider Salaidinov and Emil Jamadaeva to 12 years.
Visits of the President
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on June 17 made an official visit to Paris, where he met with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. Politicians have disagreed regarding the return of the Russian delegation to the work of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: macron said he wants to avoid a complete withdrawal of Russia from the Council of Europe, because this affects the citizens who will not be able to sue Russia in international courts. Zelensky suggested that the lack of grounds for Russia’s return to PACE.
At the press conference of the leaders was a misunderstanding due to the translation of the word Macron. As said the translator, Zelensky soobschila the French President that is willing to negotiate with the separatists to end the war in the Donbass. The President of Ukraine denied this information.
18 Jun Zelensky met in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. They discussed issues of sanctions pressure on Russia, gas transit through Ukraine after December 31, 2019 and the preparation of the meeting in the Normandy format.
Killed the MP Tymchuk
Verkhovna Rada Deputy from “popular front”, the coordinator of group “Information resistance” Dmitry Tymchuk died June 19, he was found in an apartment house on Perova Boulevard in Kiev with a gunshot wound to the head.
June 20, the press Secretary of the Prosecutor’s office of Kiev Hope maksimets said that the main version of the death Tymchuk is suicide against the background of depression. Militiamen consider two versions of what happened: murder and careless handling of weapons.
The Deputy was buried in Berdichev Zhytomyr region.
The Dissolution Of Parliament. Appeared decision
Ukraine’s constitutional Court on June 20 decided that the decree of President Vladimir Zelensky on termination of powers of the Verkhovna Rada of the VIII convocation is not contrary to the Constitution as the fundamental law of Ukraine does not determine the procedure of termination of activities of coalition of Deputy factions in Parliament and in the parliamentary rules of procedure made no mention of it. Thus, early parliamentary elections will be held on July 21.
The US appointed temporary Ambassador
18 Jun William Taylor, appointed as temporary head of the us diplomatic mission in Ukraine, has assumed his duties.
Dead a journalist who was beaten in Cherkasy
On the night of 20 June of the Vadim Komarov died after 46 days of coma. The national police reclassified the criminal proceedings from article “attempt at murder” on “murder”.
Beetles and Kharkov
The city Council of Kharkov on June 19 upheld the decision about returning Prospekt Petra Grigorenko named after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov. Voted 59 deputies, against – 13. Director of the Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich has threatened the mayor Gennady Kernes criminal liability if he signed the document.
Alasania sued the post
The head of the National public broadcasting company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania on June 19 announced that it has achieved in the Shevchenko district court of Kiev cancelled the resolution of the Supervisory Board of the company about his dismissal.
The situation around Iran
On 20 June, the Islamic revolutionary guards Corps announced that the Iranian air force shot down an American strategic reconnaissance UAV Global Hawk on the South of Iran. The IRGC claimed that the drone violated the air border of the country.
The US President Donald trump has said that Iran made a big mistake and that the us military was ready to strike back. According to the head of the White house, he stopped the campaign of retribution for 10 minutes before it started.
The UN suspects Prince
UN expert on extrajudicial executions Agnes Callamard on 19 June released a report on the investigation into the death of a Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. According to her, the responsibility for the crime carries Saudi Arabia, and the role of crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman happened to be set in the course of the international investigation.
Demonstrations in Georgia
20 June in Tbilisi, several thousand people demanded the resignation of the speaker of Parliament, heads of the interior Ministry and the security Service. People chanted anti-Russian slogans. A part of demonstrators broke into the Parliament building.
The reason for the beginning of the demonstrations in the Georgian capital was the scandal at the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy. Its President, the Russian Communist Sergey Gavrilov decided to conduct the meeting from the chair of the speaker of the Georgian Parliament. The opposition disrupted the proceedings of the Assembly forced the Russian delegation leave Tbilisi.
Against the protesters the police used tear gas and rubber bullets. During the mass protests about 240 people were injured.
The Chairman of Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze 21 Jun resigned, but protests continued.
In addition to the resignation of the interior Minister, the protesters demanded the holding of the elections under the proportional system, the release of detainees and the punishment of the police who have resorted to violence during the dispersal of the rally.
In Kiev on 23 June was the fifth March for equality “Kievprayd”. Its main theme was “Freedom. Unity. Struggle”, the main slogan – “Our tradition is freedom!”. According to the organizers, the event was attended by 8 thousand people. Significant incidents have not been recorded.
Law enforcement officers prior to the March, several people were arrested on suspicion of preparation of provocations.
Filaret wants to revive the UOC-KP
On 20 June convened by Patriarch Filaret, the local Council decided to recover liquidated earlier, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate. Participants in the meeting said the plea of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.
In ptsu called the decision of the Cathedral Philaret “is negligible in the legal and canonical sense of the word.” Two priests ptsu participated in the meeting, was suspended from service.