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"The draft law was approved by experts from the IMF and the World Bank. What the parliament did is politically irresponsible. It is a revenge not against President Zelenskyy, but against Ukrainians who demand justice and punishment for corrupt officials, as well as a kind of disparaging step in relation to those international institutions that help Ukraine in combating corruption," Ruslan Riaboshapka stressed, commenting on the refusal of the Verkhovna Rada to include the document on the agenda.

10 Ukrainian children from the Susliak family, who have stayed in foster families in Georgia after their mother Yulia has been arrested, will return to Ukraine this night. The presidential aircraft departed to bring them back. It was stated by Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba after the meeting with the deputies of the Prosecutor General of Georgia, the Minister of the Interior and the government representatives.

There is no crisis in relations between the President and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, but there is a constitutional crisis in relations between the Ukrainian people and the remaining authorities. It was stated by Advisor to the President of Ukraine - Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, commenting on the latest decisions of the Parliament, in particular the refusal to dismiss the Head of the Security Service, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense.

The first expert discussion of "A State in a Smartphone" draft concept is scheduled for the next week. It was announced by Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov after a meeting with representatives of the Estonian e-Governance Academy.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine for information policy Kyrylo Tymoshenko initiated an official investigation due to the identity of certain passages in the speech by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a joint briefing with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the speech by Petro Poroshenko at the European Solidarity party convention.

The working groups’ meetings in the framework of the Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions were held in a constructive manner for the first time. It was stated by Head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kuchma in Minsk on June 5.

On June 5, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children’s Rights Mykola Kuleba, pursuant to the commission of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met with representatives of the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs to return 10 children of the Susliak family from Khmelnytskyi region to Ukraine.

“Tomorrow, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will begin his first foreign visit to Brussels to declare once again the unwavering position - Ukraine’s course towards the European and Euro-Atlantic integration,” the Speaker of the Head of State noted during the briefing on June 3.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy appointed Iuliia Mendel to the post of his Press Secretary. Respective Decree № 350/2019 was signed by the President on June 3. She took this office as a result of the competition announced by Volodymyr Zelenskyy on April 30.

On May 29, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy submitted a draft law on special procedure for dismissal of the President from office (impeachment) to the Verkhovna Rada. It was stated by Advisor to the President of Ukraine - Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk at the briefing. Also, the Head of State once again submitted an appeal to the Parliament as regards consideration of the bill on the abolition of parliamentary immunity (No. 7203), which has already been registered.