Prosecutor general's "justice zone"
UNIAN has summed up the most prominent messages from the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko’s annual address to the Ukrainian Parliament delivered on Wednesday, May 24.
Week’s milestones. President’s ban, Premier’s pensions, and Parliament’s swings
Sanctions against legal entities and individuals that affected Russian social networks and large internet players sparked an active debate in Ukrainian society. President Poroshenko personally attended the ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Crimean Tatars’ deportation. PM Groysman made a bid on the implementation of the pension reform. The Verkhovna Rada stripped MP Andriy Artemenko of his people’s deputy status and abolished the so-called "Savchenko Law", although failing to create the impression of a smoothly functioning mechanism.
Week’s balance: ban of Russian websites, IMF mission in Ukraine, and launch of pension reform
The President of Ukraine issued a decree on the blocking of Russian internet resources, another IMF mission arrived in Kyiv, while the government presented its draft pension reform - these are this week’s main economic news.
Ukrainian interest. Presidential surprise, visa lib success, and thaw with Israel
The decision to block Russian social networks came as a surprise not only for many citizens of Ukraine, but also for the Kremlin. The European Union officially announced visa liberalization for Ukraine. PM Volodymyr Groysman “repaired bridges” with Israel. Ex-PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk flew overseas. Angela Merkel gave important tips to Emmanuel Macron.
Science helping military save lives
Many believe that Ukrainian science has long been dead. Most likely, it is often the case in certain fields. But despite that constant whining of national scientists claiming their work lacks demand, there are sectors where they not only should but must make greater efforts, to gain global recognition and finally profit from their work.