Head of Supreme Court arrested, Air Force comments on mass strike, Dickinson on Storm Shadow delivery
Your slice of the headlines in Ukraine. Daily. Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office or SAP, and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine or NABU, have confirmed the arrest of Vsevolod Knyazev, the head of the Ukrainian Supreme Court, who is a suspect in a large-scale corruption scheme.
Ukraine’s SBU security service has charged sanctioned businessman Pavlo Fuks with massive financial fraud involving strategic companies and constant tax evasion, the SBU reported on its site on May 16.
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- Ukrainian Air Force brushes off Russian claims that Patriot system destroyed in missile strike on Kyiv
The Armed Forces of Ukraine will not comment on Russian reports of alleged damage to a Patriot air defense system during an overnight Russian missile attack on Kyiv on May 16, air force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said at a briefing hours after the air raid.
France will transfer missiles to Ukraine with sufficient range to fend off Russian attacks during an upcoming counter-offensive, but not hit Russia itself, French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview to French television channel TF1 INFO on May 15.
Iran has supplied Moscow with at least 400 Shahed kamikaze drones since August 2022, White House National Security spokesman John Kirby said at a press briefing on May 15.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is discussing ways to allocate further funding for sustained security assistance to Ukraine, Politico reported on May 15.
The continuing fierce fighting in the front line Donetsk Oblast town of Bakhmut is seeing Russian forces crawling forward in the city even as Ukrainian forces liberate square kilometers of suburbs to its north and south, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister of Hanna Malyar said in a Telegram post on May 16.
- Commander linked to capture of 277 Ukrainian military personnel in Mariupol charged with high treason
One of the commanders of the 501st Separate Marine Infantry Battalion, who allegedly played a role in causing 277 Ukrainian soldiers to fall into captivity during fighting for Mariupol, has been charged with high treason by the State Bureau of Investigation (DBR), the bureau’s press service reported on May 16.’
Britain has begun supplying Ukraine with long-range missiles, officials in London confirmed on May 11. The news represents a major milestone in international efforts to support the Ukrainian fightback against Russia’s ongoing invasion, writes Peter Dickinson.
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