Zelensky Submits Request for Prosecutor Gen Replacement

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  • Zelensky nominates Andriy Kostin as a replacement for Iryna Venediktova.
  • Around 40,00 Russian soldiers were killed since the war, Zelensky
  • EX UK PM Boris Johnson offered citizenship and Prime Ministership of the war hit nation.

Kyiv: The Ukraine govt is set to get its new Prosecutor general as President Zelensky has nominated Andriy Kostin, a lawmaker from the president’s Servant of the People party for the post. Zelensky submitted a formal request to parliament to vote to confirm the replacement, sources said. Zelensky also stated that nearly 40,000 Russian soldiers as per the statistics issued Ukrainian defence dept. have been killed and tens of thousands more ” wounded and maimed” since February 24th.

Meanwhile, as the Kremlin re-inforced its militia, six people were wounded in a missile attack on Kharkiv, Mayor Ihor said. He confirmed that two S-300 missiles hit the city’s industrial district in the wee hours of the day. He added that rescue operations have been initiated to evacuate victims from under the rubble. According to reports, Moscow-installed authorities in the Russian-controlled Kherson have closed the city’s Antonovsky bridge across the Dnieper River after it was destroyed by the US-supplied high mobility artillery rocket systems HIMARS.

Talks are in place for appointing UK’s outgoing PM Boris Johnson as the PM of the war-torn nation. A petition was issued which also stated the ex-UK PM to be would also be given Ukrainian citizenship. More than 2,500 signatures have been gained in a few hours after the petition was out on Ukraine’s official petition site.

It should also be noted that Ukraine aims to strike a deal for a $15-20 bn program with the IMF before year-end to help shore up its war-torn economy, the country’s central bank Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko said.

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