Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts say Russian hackers strongly demonized in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
Pope Francis blesses pregnant TASS correspondent en route to EgyptWorld April 28, 18:55
Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerousRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:45
UN chief calls for lowering risk of miscalculation concerning North Korea issueWorld April 28, 18:15
Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATORussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 18:07
Maria Sharapova reaches Porsche Grand Prix semifinalsSport April 28, 17:50
KIEV, April 7 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich signed an order issuing a pardon for the country’s former Interior Ministry Yuri Lutsenko, the presidential press service reported on Sunday.
The president has pardoned six convicted, including former Minister of Environment Georgy Filipchuk.
Earlier, Ukraine’s parliamentary human rights ombudsperson Valeriya Lutkovskaya addressed the president for pardon.
Ukraine’s former Interior Minister was detained on December 26, 2010. The Prosecutor General’s Office accused him of embezzling state property in especially large amounts, and of abuse of power. On February 27, 2012, Kiev’s Pechersky District Court announced the former minister guilty and sentenced him to four year’s term with confiscation of assets and banned him to take managing positions, including state service.