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Court arrests Ukrainian Football Association president

Shevchenko district court of Lviv changed the measure of restraint of the president of the Ukrainian Association of soccer (UAF) Andriy Pavelko on the case of embezzlement of funds and arrested him for 60 days, reports the publication FootballHub.
“Today, June 16, the investigating judge of the Shevchenko district court of the city of Lviv Belinskaya granted the prosecutor’s petition to change the measure of restraint and decided to change the measure of restraint to detention for 60 days until August 14 inclusive,” the report says.
According to the newspaper, bail in the amount of UAH 9.88 million, which was paid for Pavelko in November 2022 by the company “UAF Marketing”, is transferred to the state.
As it was reported, in November 2022 Pechersk district court of Kyiv decided to choose preventive measure in the form of custody with the alternative of bail in 9 million 880 thousand UAH to the President of UAF Andriy Pavelko.
The criminal proceedings on embezzlement of funds were investigated for over three years by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) and then handed over to the police. It is about possible corruption of the FFU in the construction of soccer fields, which the NABU investigated in 2018.
As part of the investigation, Pavelko and UAF General Secretary Yuriy Zapisotskiy have been notified of suspicion under the article on embezzlement of funds.


Head coach of the Ukrainian national football team Andrey Shevchenko announced the expiration of a five-year contract with the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) and his resignation.
“Today my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association expired, I spent five years with the main team of the country,” Shevchenko said on his Facebook page on Sunday.
He thanked the UAF President and the Executive Committee for working with the Ukrainian national team.
“I am grateful to every player, every person who helped and was involved in the team. Many thanks to all fans for their support and criticism. Together we managed to show that our football can be competitive, productive and interesting,” Shevchenko said.
As reported, Shevchenko became the mentor of the national team in 2016, when his candidacy was unanimously supported at a meeting on Friday by the Executive Committee of the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU). The contract with Shevchenko was signed for two years with the possibility of extension for another two years.
In July 2012, Shevchenko announced the end of his football career. In November of the same year, then FFU President Anatoliy Konkov offered Shevchenko to become the head coach of the Ukrainian national team, but he refused.
In March 2015, Shevchenko received a coaching license of the highest category – “PRO” – a UEFA diploma, which gives the right to work as the head coach of a club or national team. In mid-April 2015, by decision of the FFU Executive Committee, he became one of the three first deputy heads of the FFU Committee of National Teams. On February 16, 2016, Shevchenko became an assistant to the head coach of the Ukrainian national team, Mykhailo Fomenko.

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An Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF) IL-76 MD plane has delivered humanitarian aid from the People’s Republic of China to Kyiv for combating COVID-19. The shipment is the largest provided so far to Ukraine from China.
“The largest humanitarian aid ever delivered from China by the UAF plane contained more than 125 cubic meters of cargo,” Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Enin said at a briefing at Boryspil Airport on Wednesday.
The humanitarian aid includes protective masks, suits, disinfectants, as well as 10 mechanical ventilation devices donated by the founder of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Enin said that the cargo was collected by 39 institutions: heads of provinces, enterprises and some public activists.
“The Chinese people have shown an extremely sincere gesture of solidarity with the Ukrainian people in countering the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.
Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Ihor Ivaschenko said that all the cargo received is humanitarian, and its recipient is state-owned enterprise Ukrvaccine and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The cargo will be distributed between the healthcare institutions of Ukraine, higher educational institutions, as well as regional administrations.
The list of cargo recipients also includes separate institutions that are defined as targeted delivery of goods, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, higher educational institutions such as Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, National Aviation Institute, and some regional administrations: Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, Sumy, Poltava and some city councils. There are also goods that will be sent to the Main Military Hospital and the Oleksandrivska Hospital.
Ivaschenko also said that over the next month the goods will be distributed in accordance with applications.
At the same time, Enin added that regarding the received artificial lung ventilators, a distribution decision will be made in the near future, and they will be sent to places that need this technical support most.

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