An independent international commission for fighting money laundering is planning to prepare in mid-February a draft report on how money laundering is fought in Ukraine. Among others, the commission includes Theodor Grinberg, a high-ranking officer at the US Justice Department, and David Hess, deputy US ambassador to Ukraine. The commission’s finding could have serious consequences for Ukraine. In case Ukraine is found to connive at money laundering or to do little to tackle the problem, it may face economic sanctions or foreign banks may be warned against dealing with the respective Ukrainian structures. The commission is due to work in Ukraine until June this year.
The Russian Armed Forces returned to strategic positions of the first "Surovikin line” east of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia direction of hostilities