11 June 2019, 13:02

Top news stories of the morning: Fire in Odesa, rally at presidential administration and $ 250 million of US aid to Ukraine


In the Odesa Psychiatric Hospital, 6 people were killed in a fire on June 10. Four of them died on the spot, and two more – later in the hospital, where they were brought in serious condition with signs of CO poisoning. The fire occurred on the roof of a single-story building of a medical facility.

The Pechersk court of Kyiv has softened the measure of restraint to the ex-fighter of the special forces unit “Omega”, sniper Dmitry Khmel, who is suspected of killing Euromaidan activist Oleksander Khrapachenko. The preventive measure changed from round-the-clock to night-time house arrest.

In the evening of June 10, a rally Stop the Capitulation took place outside the presidential administration in Kyiv. People were outraged by the statements of the Head of the Ukrainian delegation in Minsk, Leonid Kuchma, about “not shooting back” in the zone of the Joined Forces Operation in Donbas.

The United States will allocate $ 250 million in military aid to Ukraine. Such an initiative is included in the next year’s draft US military budget prepared by Adam Smith, Chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.