12 July 2019, 11:20

Top stories of the morning: Son of the Qurultay delegate was killed in the Crimea, Zelensky spoke to Putin for the first time, law enforcement officers requested to investigate the restoration of the monument to Zhukov in Kharkiv


In occupied Crimea, Fakhri Mustafayev, the son of the delegate of Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people and a member of the Bakhchysarai regional Mejlis Mustafa Mustafayev, was found dead. He was killed and buried in the Bakhchysarai district in the village of Aromatne. Fakhri Mustafayev was 38 years old.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, first spoke with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The key issue was the release of captured sailors. It was also about the return of other Ukrainian citizens who are kept in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Pope Francis created an Exarchate for Ukrainian Greek Catholics living in Italy. The new church territorial unit covers the whole territory of Italy, and these are about 70 thousand faithful from 145 communities. The center of the new Apostolic Exarchate will be the temple in Rome.

The Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance requests the Prosecutor General’s Office and the National Police to investigate the restoration of the monument to Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov in Kharkiv, which was demolished by protesters in early June. According to the institute, the Kharkiv authorities violated the law on decommunization by their actions.