Top stories of the morning: Plane crashed in Kazakhstan - 15 people dead, murder case of five-year-old Kirill Tlyavov to be sent to another court, word of the year in Ukraine became known
This morning, December 27, the plane of the Kazakh airline Bek Air crashed shortly after take-off at the Almaty airport. The crash occurred at 07:22 local time. 93 passengers and five crew members were onboard. At the moment, the Russian media report 15 dead: 14 at the scene of the disaster, another in the hospital. 12 people were injured – of them eight adults, four children. At least 60 survivors received medical assistance. According to Interfax-Kazakhstan, on board an airplane flying to the country’s capital Nur-Sultan, in addition to the representatives of Kazakhstan, there were two citizens of Ukraine, one citizen of Kyrgyzstan, one citizen of China.
Pereyaslav District Court sent the case file on the murder of five-year-old Kirill Tlyavov to the Kyiv Court of Appeal, which is to determine the jurisdiction of the case, Hromadske reports. In particular, at a meeting on December 26, the Pereyaslav District Court did not consider the extension of the preventive measure to the suspects in the murder of the boy – only issues of the dismissal of two judges were considered. First, the judge Igor Opanasyuk granted the request to challenge Judge Yaroslava Kerekez, and then he challenged himself, because he was acquainted with one of the suspected policemen, Volodymyr Petrovets. As a result, the court decided to forward the case file to the Kyiv Court of Appeal, which should determine the jurisdiction.
In Montenegro, protests broke out with the blocking of roads after the parliament early in the morning on Friday, December 27, passed a law on religious freedom and the legal status of religious communities. The bill was adopted in the absence of MPs from the opposition Democratic Front. Police on the eve of the vote detained all 18 MPs of the political force and four other citizens after a series of incidents in the session hall. At night, during the discussion of the bill, representatives of the Democratic Front launched firecrackers in the hall and tried to attack their colleagues. The Serbian Orthodox Church considers the new law discriminatory. The government of Montenegro notes that the draft law complies with the highest international standards, including the UN Convention, the European Convention on Human Rights, the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and the guidelines of the Venice Commission and the OSCE.
The dictionary of the modern Ukrainian language and slang Myslovo announced ‘digitalization’ the word of the outgoing year. This term by a wide margin topped the list of the most visited words in the dictionary. Neologism comes from the English and means changes in all areas of public life associated with the use of digital technology, while “digital transformation” is a manifestation of the global digital revolution. “State in a smartphone” is also an important expression of the outgoing year. Other claimants for primacy at the dictionary reflected current political events: Ze (shortening of the name of the new president Volodymyr Zelensky), mono-majority, turbo mode, withdrawal, red lines, prisoners.
“Then the final formula will be modelled [for exchange of prisoners – Ed.]. However, as long as the verification of the majority of the exchange participants has not been carried out, it can be assumed that will be possible to exchange a little more than 200 people in total,” the message says.