Zelenskyy's proposals regarding vetoed draft law on officials' income declarations are posted
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's proposals regarding a vetoed draft law on the reinstatement of electronic income and asset declarations for state and local government officials have been published.
"I cannot agree with the approach proposed by the law, under which open access would not be provided to the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorised to perform the functions of the state or local self-government" - Zelenskiy said.
The president proposes that the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) provide open access to the Register of Declarations, but that a number of specific features regarding certain categories of declarants should also be considered.
Zelenskyy proposes that the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) should provide open round-the-clock access to the Unified State Register of Declarations – temporarily, until martial law in Ukraine is terminated or revoked.
US Senator calls for investigation following allegations Elon Musk disrupted Ukraine's strike on Russian fleet
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) has called for an investigation into Elon Musk and his company, SpaceX, Bloomberg reported on Sept. 12.
Warren wants a probe into the company due to allegations that Musk was personally responsible for preventing a Ukrainian drone attack against the Russian navy last year.
The U.S. Congress should investigate "whether we have adequate tools to make sure foreign policy is conducted by the government and not by one billionaire," Warren said on Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C.
Reports emerged on Sept. 7 that an excerpt from a new biography on Musk described how he secretly instructed his engineers to turn off Starlink satellite communications near Crimea in 2022 to prevent a Ukrainian submarine drone attack against Russian military ships.
As the drones loaded with explosives approached the Russian fleet, they "lost connectivity and washed ashore harmlessly," Walter Isaacson wrote in a biography titled "Elon Musk."
Musk denied on Sept. 8 that he had Starlink satellite communications to disrupt a Ukrainian drone attack, saying that they had not been active in this region in the first place.
However, Musk also said he had received a request "from government authorities" to activate Starlink, operated by his spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX, "to Sevastopol." He didn't specify who exactly had sent the request.
"If I had agreed to their request, then SpaceX would be explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation," the billionaire claimed on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter.
Warren added that she wants the U.S. Defense Department to investigate "its contractual relationship with the company," Bloomberg said.
In June 2023, the Pentagon confirmed that SpaceX had won a contract from the Defense Department to provide Ukraine with Starlink satellite services but did not reveal the price, scope, or delivery timeline, citing operational security.
SpaceX began providing Ukraine the Starlink satellite internet system shortly after the Russian full-scale invasion in February 2022.
Russian forces attacked the State Emergency Service unit in Kharkiv Oblast
Russian forces launched an attack against the State Emergency Service's unit in the village of Kozacha Lopan in Kharkiv Oblast, the State Emergency Service reported on Sept. 12.
The strike was carried out at around 1 p.m. and damaged the windows of a building, a service car, and other private automotive transport.
No casualties have been reported as a result of the attack.
The eastern Kharkiv Oblast, which has been chiefly liberated from Russian occupation in last fall's counteroffensive, suffers from Russian strikes regularly.