Top stories of the morning: Europe congratulated Zelensky with the elections to the Rada, Russia will consider the appeal of Pavlo Hryb, the South Korean Air Force opened a warning fire on the Russian bomber
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky and his party, The Servant of the People, on his victory in the early parliamentary elections in Ukraine. In turn, the leadership of the European Union believes that after the victory of the party “Servant of the People” in the elections, the new government took full responsibility for what is happening in Ukraine.
The Head of the party “Servant of the People” Dmitry Razumkov denies rumors about early elections to local governments in 2019. According to him, local council elections will be held in 2020. He also confirmed that their team has already begun to prepare for them.
Today, the Supreme Court of Russia will consider a complaint against the sentence of Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb. A Russian court sentenced Pavlo to 6 years in prison “for plotting a terrorist act at a graduation party in Sochi.” The defense insists that Pavlo is innocent.
South Korean military aircraft fired warning shots in connection with the actions of the Russian bomber. The Russian plane twice invaded the airspace of the country over the Sea of Japan in violation of international treaties. Flights lasted for three minutes.