Ukraine is in dire need of financial assistance
Ukraine received $1.25 billion from the United States, Japan will give another $400 million; Due to obstruction of the work of the Ministry of Culture on the territory of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, a statement was filed with the police. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
The state budget of Ukraine received a grant from the United States in the amount of $1.25 billion
The funds were provided through the World Bank Trust Fund. The grant will be aimed at providing partial reimbursement of budget expenditures, in particular for pensions, social assistance (assistance for internally displaced persons), ensuring wages for employees of state bodies, employees of the State Emergency Service and employees of higher educational institutions.
Japan allocates a new $470 million humanitarian aid package to Ukraine
These funds will be mainly used for demining the territories and restoring the energy system. Japan, as part of a new humanitarian aid package, will purchase equipment needed to rebuild energy and agricultural infrastructure, as well as to clear mines and debris.
North Macedonia officially decided to give Ukraine 12 Mi-24 combat helicopters
The government of North Macedonia has finally decided to transfer Mi-24 attack helicopters, previously announced by the country’s Ministry of Defense, to Ukraine. North Macedonia purchased Mi-24 helicopters (manufactured in the 1980s) from Ukraine in 2001 and has not used them since 2015 due to a lack of spare parts.
Commission of the Ministry of Culture was unable to get into the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
The commission of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, which arrived to inspect two buildings of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, was not allowed into its territory. Parishioners of the UOC-MP blocked the entrance to one of the buildings of the Lavra. Metropolitan Pavel (Lebed) reiterated that the monks of the UOC-MP do not intend to leave the Lavra until the end of the trial.
Since the commission for the transfer and acceptance of state property of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra National Reserve was unable to start work, the Ministry of Culture turned to the police, said the head of the department, Alexander Tkachenko. According to him, representatives of the monastery from the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, who are part of the commission, could not explain who had the keys to the building, the inspection of which was planned.
The Economic Court of Kyiv refused to secure the claim of the Holy Dormition Kiev-Pechersk Lavra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate against the National Reserve Kiev-Pechersk Lavra regarding the invalidity of the unilateral termination of the lease agreement. If the court satisfied the application, the eviction from the Lavra would be suspended until a decision is made on the suit of the church against the reserve.
In Europe called the main factor for building relations with China
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tied the future of relations between the European Union and China to the position of official Beijing on Russia’s war of conquest against Ukraine. She stated that EU-PRC relations have become “more distant and complicated” over the past few years, lamented that such cooling is “not appropriate and not in the interests of Europe”, and said that “the risks should be reduced” in these relations.
Wall Street Journal journalist detained in Russia
Russian security forces detained in Yekaterinburg a US citizen, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Evan Gershkovich on suspicion of espionage. The intelligence service called the activities of Gershkovich “illegal” and “in the interests of the American government.” The journalist faces up to 20 years in prison.
The American edition of The Wall Street Journal denies the accusations against correspondent Evan Gershkovich detained in Russia and demands his immediate release.
In Ukraine, for the first time sentenced for the deportation of the Crimeans
It’s about judgment in absentia. A judge involved in the deportation of a Crimean from the territory of the temporarily occupied peninsula was convicted in absentia to 10 years in prison. She was found guilty of violating the laws and customs of war.
In Ukraine, they want to create an open register of “evaders”
According to the bill being prepared, if a person liable for military service was duly informed about the need to appear at the territorial recruitment center, but did not come, for example, twice in a row, then the territorial center will have the right to publish his personal data – name, surname, and other identification signs. After the citizen nevertheless fulfills his obligation, the information from the register will be removed.
First official portrait of King Charles III of Great Britain unveiled
The painting was painted by the artist Alastair Burford. The king did not pose for the artist. Burford watched the monarch at a reception at Buckingham Palace in February. In the picture, Charles III appeared with a bracelet on his arm, presented to him by the leader of the indigenous people of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Domingo Pias.
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