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1613 GMT — Ukraine fires cyber defence chief and deputy

Ukraine mentioned it had fired the top and deputy head of a authorities division in control of cyber defence following an ongoing investigation into corruption.

Yury Shchygol, head of the State Particular Communications Service of Ukraine, and his deputy Victor Zhora have been each dismissed on Monday, cupboard official Taras Melnychuk mentioned.

He didn’t give a purpose for the dismissals, however anti-corruption officers later mentioned they have been investigating the misappropriation of over $1.7 million price of presidency funds throughout Shchygol’s time in workplace.

From 2020 to 2022, “the proprietor of a bunch of firms, in collusion with the administration of the State Particular Communications Service of Ukraine, developed a scheme to misappropriate price range funds allotted for the acquisition of {hardware} and software program,” Kiev’s anti-graft bureau mentioned.

The group of firms, which investigators didn’t identify, then claimed to purchase software program from a overseas producer for $1.7 million greater than its precise worth and pocketed the distinction, it mentioned.

1024 GMT — Japanese officers go to Ukraine forward of reconstruction talks

A Japanese delegation led by senior business and overseas ministry officers and together with enterprise representatives visits Ukraine for talks forward of a reconstruction convention that Japan will host, the business ministry mentioned.

Japan, which has been supporting Ukraine with funds and by accepting refugees since Russia started its army marketing campaign in February 2022, has additionally been selling assist for Ukraine on the stage of the Group of Seven, or G7, which Japan chairs this yr.

In Kiev, the delegation, which incorporates members of Keidanren, Japan’s largest enterprise foyer, in control of a committee on Ukraine’s reconstruction, plans talks with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, authorities officers and firms.

Shmyhal mentioned this month Ukraine would want price range assist of about $42 billion this yr and subsequent yr to plug an enormous deficit and help reconstruction from the devastation attributable to the battle with Russia.


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