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Zelensky talks about the separation of Donbass, Protasevich left the pre-trial detention center: Top-5 events of the week

27.06.2021
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1. On Thursday, President V. Zelensky gave a press conference to channel 1 + 1, during which he announced the possibility of separating Donbass from Ukraine, and also admitted that he personally informed A. Lukashenko about the "Wagnerites".

2. The Russian Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, June 23, announced that the Russian military opened warning fire and dropped four bombs along the course of the British destroyer Defender near Crimea. The UK first denied this information, and later clarified that there was an incident, but Russia had no right to such actions.

3. In the court of the American city of Minneapolis, Judge Peter Cahill sentenced police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of the death of African American George Floyd. He was sentenced to 22 years (more precisely, 270 months) in prison.

4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, June 26, launched the construction of a new "Istanbul" canal, which should connect the Black and Marmara Seas and relieve the Bosphorus Strait, which will be more and more loaded every year.

5. Russian woman Sofya Sapega and Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich were released from the pre-trial detention center and placed under house arrest. The Investigative Committee of Belarus stated that the measure of restraint was changed after the defendants' petition for cooperation with the investigation.

 

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