Daily Digest: Top news of Tuesday, Aug 13


  • It’s going to become easier for Russian dissident to receive Ukrainian citizenship, as Ukrainian President Zelensky has signed a decree to simplify the process for Russian citizens who have been persecuted for their political views.
  • Everyone involved in illegal amber mining will be punished. At least that’s what Zelensky promised when he visited Zhytomyr Oblast, a region extremely rich in amber deposits.
  • The National Bank fires back at oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. It has filed a counterclaim after Kolomoisky had asked the court to invalidate his guarantee on a refinancing loan in the amount of Hr 4.2 billion.

War in the Donbas

  • Russian-backed forces continue to shoot at Ukrainians. They have mounted three attacks on Ukrainian army positions in the Donbas over the course of the day.


  • Ukraine lowers oil transit to Europe. Oil transit through Ukrainian pipelines to European countries decreased by 13 percent compared to the same period last year.
  • Meanwhile, Russians have paid Ukraine $3.2 million for contaminated oil that they let in the Ukrainian pipeline network.

Success story!

  • This 13-year-old wunderkind Oleksiy Sereda has become the youngest champion in diving from the 10-meter platform.

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