3. Ukraine to test loyalty of civil servants

a) Ukraine's government has announced plans to screen up to a million civil servants in a effort to clamp down on corruption and ensure loyalty to the state.

b) Ukrainian PM said screening would apply to government officials.

c) Cabinet ministers along with employees of the interior ministry, the intelligence services and the prosecutor's office will all be screened. 

d) Ukraine's parliament ratified a treaty that will deepen the civil war wracked country's ties with the European Union yesterday.