Five things worth knowing on Saturday, June 22

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the Ukrainian ambassador to Poland. Prosecutors and the CBA seized devices included in the Pegasus system. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz acquitted of the charge of hitting a cyclist. A hall fire at a chemical plant in Oświęcim. Another defeat for Poles at Euro 2024. Here are five things to know on Friday.

1. Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the Ukrainian ambassador to Poland

President Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the Ukrainian ambassador to Poland, Vasyl Zwarycz – the press service of the Ukrainian head of state reported on Friday. The diplomat – as reported – will now take over the post in Czech Republic. Wasyl Zwarycz was appointed ambassador Ukraine in Poland on February 8, 2022, and submitted his credentials on July 14, 2022. v

Wasyl Zwarycz Marcin Bielecki/PAP

2. Pegasus secured. What did the prosecutor's office take?

Prosecutors together with experts and officers of the Internal Security Agency secured devices included in the Pegasus system – Maciej Duda, a journalist from “Superwizjer” TVN and tvn24.pl, found out. The information was confirmed at the conference by a spokesman for the National Prosecutor's Office, adding that “prosecutors had a search decision with them, but the system was issued voluntarily.”

PK spokesman on securing Pegasus system devices

3. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz innocent

District Court in Hajnówka (Podlaskie) acquitted Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz on Friday from the charge of hitting a cyclist at a crossing and discontinued – due to the statute of limitations – the proceedings regarding the offense of leaving the scene of the incident by the politician. The judgment is not final. The prosecutor's office wanted the defendant to receive half a year in prison suspended for two years, a three-year driving ban, and PLN 10,000. PLN subsidies for a social purpose and PLN 10,000. PLN compensation for the injured party.

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz was not present at the announcement of the verdict. He attended previous hearingsArtur Reszko/PAP

4. Fire in a hall at a chemical plant

One person was injured in a fire that broke out just before noon on Friday in the hall of the Synthos chemical plant in Oświęcim. The fire has been brought under control. The representative of Synhos assured in a statement that “no substances dangerous to residents or the environment were released.”

Fire at a chemical company in OświęcimBarbara/Contact 24

5. Another defeat for Poles at Euro2024

Poland lost to Austria 1:3 in Berlin and closed the way to advancing to the knockout phase of the European Championship. The Poles started badly, they conceded the first goal in the 9th minute. However, they managed to get back up and in the 30th minute Krzysztof Piątek equalized. The result was an open question, but after the break the Austrians dominated again. They scored two more goals and deservedly won..

Main photo source: Barbara/Contact 24



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