Top news stories of the morning: Tragedy at rock festival Kozak Fest, Russia recalled its military advisers from Venezuela, monument to Zhukov demolished in Kharkiv | QHA media
03 June 2019, 11:45

Top news stories of the morning: Tragedy at rock festival Kozak Fest, Russia recalled its military advisers from Venezuela, monument to Zhukov demolished in Kharkiv

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During the Ukrainian ethno-rock festival Kozak Fest, which was held in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the roof of the stage collapsed due to bad weather. As a result, one person died, two were injured. In total, rescuers pulled out 53 cars and saved 135 people.


Almost all military advisers and specialists from Russia who assisted the Nicolas Maduro regime were recalled from Venezuela. The Kremlin made this decision after a comprehensive assessment of the political and economic sustainability of the Maduro regime, which operates under pressure from two sides – from the opposition led by Juan Guaido, and from the US and its allies in Latin America.


Yesterday, June 2, in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, a protest took place near the Palace of Sports, where the party congress of Gennady Kernes and Gennady Trukhanov “Trust the Deeds” was held. According to its participants, mainly from the National Corps, this congress is “an attempt to revenge the former members of the Party of Regions.” Later, the protesters moved to the monument to Marshal Georgy Zhukov, which was demolished. In this regard, the Kharkiv police opened two criminal proceedings.


The wife and daughter of the political prisoner of the Kremlin, Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko came to meet him in prison with a three-day visit, lawyer Mark Feygin informed on Sunday. According to him, Sushchenko is “all right so far.”