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Ukraine News Today May 3, 2017: Former president Yanukovych, son off Interpol’s wanted list; One Ukrainian soldier killed, 7 wounded amid 63 militant attacks in last day; Eurovision 2017: More tickets on sale today

Ukraine News Today: Former president Yanukovych, son off Interpol's wanted list; One Ukrainian soldier killed, 7 wounded amid 63 militant attacks in last day; Eurovision 2017: More tickets on sale today
Ukraine News Today May 3, 2017: Former president Yanukovych, son off Interpol's wanted list; One Ukrainian soldier killed, 7 wounded amid 63 militant attacks in last day; Eurovision 2017: More tickets on sale today

Eurovision 2017: More tickets on sale today

The tickets for all the Eurovision 2017 shows have gone on sale on the website of the Concert.ua official ticket agent at 15:00 on May 3, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrinform.

“The batch of tickets for the fan zone, which went on sale on April 29, were bought up in just a few hours. So those, who did not manage to buy a ticket, will be given a new opportunity to do it on Wednesday, May 3,” the statement reads.

Moreover, the tickets for places equipped for people with disabilities will be on sale. There are 54 such places in the auditorium.

The tickets for all the dress rehearsals of both semifinals and for the semifinals are already on sale at Concert.ua website.

As reported, the semifinals of Eurovision 2017 will be held on May 9 and May 11, the grand final will be held on May 13 at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv.

One Ukrainian soldier killed, 7 wounded amid 63 militant attacks in last day

Russia’s hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 63 times in the past 24 hours, with one Ukrainian soldier reported as killed in action and seven as wounded in action, according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters, according to UNIAN.

“In the Mariupol sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Vodiane. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the town of Krasnohorivka came under fire from 82mm mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The militants also used 82mm mortars, ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and small arms against the defenders of the village of Hnutove, as well as 82mm mortars against the defenders of the village of Slavne,” the report says.

It is also noted that the enemy fired grenade launchers and heavy machine guns near the villages of Shyrokyne and Novotroyitske, as well as grenade launchers of various systems on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Pavlopil and the town of Maryinka. The Ukrainian Marines near the village of Lebedynske were attacked with heavy machine guns and small arms, while the Ukrainian positions near the village of Chermalyk came under fire from small arms. Additionally, enemy snipers were active near Hnutove and Novotroyitske. “In the Donetsk sector, the Russian occupation forces shelled 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems, heavy machine guns and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the town of Avdiyivka. The Ukrainian fortified positions near the village of Luhanske came under fire from 120mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns. The militants also fired 120mm mortars and small arms on the Ukrainian positions near the village of Nevelske, as well as 82mm mortars and heavy machine guns near Butivka coal mine and the village of Kam’ianka,” the press service said.

The invaders also used infantry fighting vehicles, 82mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems against the defenders of the village of Zaitseve. Moreover, they fired 82mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers and heavy machine guns on the defenders of the village of Troyitske. In addition, enemy snipers were working near Avdiyivka. “In the Luhansk sector, the enemy opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns on the Ukrainian fortified positions near the villages of Krymske and Novozvanivka. The Russian-backed mercenaries also used 82mm mortars in the village of Katerynivka, as well as 82mm mortars, anti-tank grenade launchers and heavy machine guns in the village of Troyitske.

Furthermore, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were used to attack the Ukrainian positions near the village of Novo-Oleksandrivka, as well as anti-tank grenade launchers against the defenders of the villages of Valuiske and Stanytsia Luhanska,” the report reads. In some cases, when there was an immediate threat to the life and health of servicemen, the commanders made decisions to adequately fire in response.

It should be recalled that 4 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded as militants launched 55 attacks in Donbas on Monday.

Former president Yanukovych, son off Interpol’s wanted list

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) withdrew from its wanted list the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr Yanukovych, the press service of Ukraine’s National Police told UNIAN.

“According to the Ukrainian National Bureau of Interpol, its Commission for the Control of Files (CCF) obliged the Secretariat to remove [Viktor] Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr from the wanted list,” the police reported. However, the press service did not elaborate on the reasons for such decision.

According to the copy of an Interpol’s document of April 25, 2017, released earlier today by Yanukovych’s legal representative, the General Secretariat reported that Viktor Yanukovych and his son Oleksandr are “not subject to an Interpol Red Notice or diffusion” and are “not known in Interpol’s databases.” Interpol admitted it was aware that in the past the individuals were “subject of data recorded in Interpol’s databases, yet the data was later cancelled.”