The Central Election Commission (CEC) has registered the first candidate in a single-mandate constituency during early elections to the Verkhovna Rada.
The public statements, which have been made by certain presidential candidates in recent days, do not entail any legal consequences, and the changes to the ballots will no longer be made.
Deputy commander of the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces and presidential candidate Serhii Kryvonos has announced that he is withdrawing from the presidential election in favor of incumbent head of state Petro Poroshenko.
Ukraine's prosecutor-general Yurii Lutsenko says two people have been arrested for trying to bribe Yurii Tymoshenko into dropping him run for president.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has introduced Serhii Kniaziev to Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman as the final candidate for the post of Ukraine's National Police chief.
Verkhovna Rada Deputy Iryna Lutsenko considers her husband MP Yurii Lutsenko to be a suitable candidate for the post of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
The issue of reinstating Davit Sakvarelidze in the Prosecutor General's Office should be of high priority for the candidates for the post of prosecutor general.
Petro Poroshenko Bloc party plans to consider nomination of candidates for the post of the Prime Minister of Ukraine at the party congress, and it will most likely be Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman.
President Petro Poroshenko and the Verkhovna Rada have not yet proposed candidates to the commission to select the head of the State Bureau of Investigation.
The government of Slovenia has nominated former president Danilo Turk as a candidate for United Nations secretary-general on Wednesday.