Monthly Archives: August 2019

Werewolf with arrows: new insignia approved for Ukraine’s SOF Command (Photo)

23:10, 08 August 2019  –  The new patch has a golden bident of SOF’s patron, Prince Sviatoslav the Brave. A new patch of the Command of the Special Operations Forces of Ukraine has been approved by the Chief of the General Staff, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The SOF Command insignia is a dark gray heraldic

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SBU detains Russian national preparing act of sabotage at Army airfield (Photos)

23:50, 08 August 2019    – The Cherkasy resident has been making improvised explosive devices. The Security Service of Ukraine’s counterintelligence team detained a Russian national who had been preparing an act of sabotage at an Army airfield in Cherkasy. The operatives have documented that a Russian man who lived in Cherkasy region had been making explosives and improvised explosive devices,

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Russia Freezes Bank Accounts Linked to Opposition Politician Navalny Following Raids

Russian authorities on Thursday froze a slew of bank accounts linked to jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny as part of a money laundering investigation, Kira Yarmysh, his spokeswoman, and Russian investigators said. Russia’s Investigative Committee announced during protests in Moscow last weekend that it had opened a criminal case into the laundering of 1 billion rubles ($15.3 million) by Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK).

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“Already dismissed”: Zelensky responds to e-petition calling on president to sack Andriy Bohdan

The president noted that he had dismissed Bohdan from the post of head of the Presidential Administration by Decree of June 25. Photo from UNIAN President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has responded to an online petition on the dismissal of Andriy Bohdan from the post of head of the Presidential Administration. The response has been posted on the president’s website.

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Why ceasefire deals aren’t working and should Zelensky talk with Putin

Yet another ceasefire agreement, the so-called “harvest truce” announced in Donbas on July 21, was thwarted by enemy shelling, which killed four Ukrainian troops on August 6. That is, the first ceasefire negotiated in Minsk after Volodymyr Zelensky was elected President of Ukraine, had the same result as all the previous ones, struck during Poroshenko’s presidency. Why aren’t any ceasefire

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“DNR” propagandist counts up that only 0.28% of Donbass men joined “militia” of “DNR”

Only 0.28% of men from the Donetsk oblast of draft age have joined the ranks of the “DNR” militants in 2014. Such disappointing figure for those who call the Russian aggression “civil war” was announced by speaker of the “people’s police” Daniil Bezsonov on his page in social network. “According to non-official statistics, in 2014, 0.28 percent of the total

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Russian Lawmaker Accuses U.S. of Meddling in Moscow City Election

A senior Russian lawmaker on Thursday accused the United States of meddling in a Moscow city election next month by organizing what he called provocations in the Russian capital, the state-run RIA news agency reported. Andrei Klimov, the lawmaker who oversees the upper house of parliament’s commission to defend state sovereignty, said that a series of protests in recent weeks

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‘Brief radiation spike’ after rocket engine blast in northern Russia

A rocket engine explosion on a naval test range in northern Russia has killed two people and injured six, the defence ministry told Russian media. The victims of the explosion in Arkhangelsk region were civilian specialists while military and civilian personnel are among the injured. The ministry said radiation levels were normal but the city of Severodvinsk registered a “brief

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Zakarpattia customs transfer more money to budget after Zelensky’s visit

Zakarpattia customs, part of Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service, transferred UAH 740 million in customs payments to the state budget in July 2019, or 77% more than in June 2019, the Office of the President has reported on its Facebook page. “Due to the coordinated actions of the regional state administration, Zakarpattia customs of the State Fiscal Service and law enforcement

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Norway concerned about Russian military exercises in Arctic

The Norwegian government is increasingly concerned about Russian military activity in the Artic. Russia is currently holding the Tsentr-2019 military exercises close to Norway’s borders. The Norwegian Defense Ministry stated that ‘Russia is acting more and more aggressively close to Scandinavia’s borders’. Nato is watching Russian troop movements in the Arctic closely. (C) 2019 CNN

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At least $20 bln to be invested in Ukrainian infrastructure in 5 years – Zelensky

In the next five years, at least USD 20 billion will be invested in the infrastructure of Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this at the Ukraine-Turkey Business Forum in Istanbul on Thursday, August 8, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Over the next five years, the country will change dramatically, our economy will grow at 5-7% per year, and I

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Russia’s Ballistic Missile Test Site Catches Fire, Kills 2

An explosion on a missile engine unit at a ballistic missile testing site in northern Russia has killed at least two people on Thursday but released no dangerous substances into the atmosphere, media outlets reported. The fire allegedly broke out onboard a Northern Fleet vessel in the city of Severodvinsk, according to an unnamed emergency source cited by the state-run TASS

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Portnikov: President Zelensky should wake up

Vitaliy Portnikov On August 7, 2019, a day after the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas violated the ceasefire by attacking the Ukrainian positions and killed four Ukrainian servicemen in the attack, President Volodymyr Zelensky called his Russian counterpart and asked him to “influence the other side.” It is time for the Ukrainian president to wake up and abandon his

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This Teen Read The Russian Constitution To Riot Police Before Being Detained

Olga Misik went viral for a picture of her sitting in front of officers during last weekend’s pro-democracy protests in Moscow. Hayes Brown BuzzFeed News Reporter A Russian teenager who went viral for reading the country’s constitution to riot police during a protest last week says that she’s not done with her activism, despite her lengthy detention and parents’ disapproval.

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EU hopes Russia to influence Russia-occupation fighters in Donbas to reach ceasefire

The European Union has reiterated that they expect Russia to use its influence on Russia-occupation fighters in Donbas with the aim of an immediate cessation of hostilities, and also noted the importance of intensifying negotiation efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The respective comment by the European side was spread in Brussels on Wednesday in connection with the

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OSCE records 60 explosions in Donbas

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine recorded 60 explosions in Donetsk region, and no ceasefire violations in Luhansk region on Tuesday, August 6. The OSCE SMM informed this in a report, based on information received as of 19:30, August 6, 2019. “In Donetsk region, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations, including more explosions (about 60) compared with the previous reporting period (27

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Fires in Siberia out of control

The forest fires in Siberia are completely out of control. Russian firefighters were not able to stop the raging fires so far. A territory the size of the Rhineland has been devastated and it could become even worse. The forests are important for the global climate, as they bind CO2 and produce oxygen. One of the main reasons firefighters cannot

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Moscow officials announce another music festival to coincide with Saturday’s election protest while prohibiting concerts at the protest itself

9:02 am, August 7, 2019 Moscow’s Gorky Park has announced that it will host a music festival called Meat&Beat on August 10 and 11. The announcement follows last Saturday’s Shashlik Live festival, which featured a similar combination of live concerts, food, very abrupt planning, and a schedule that coincided oddly well with Moscow’s election protests. Like Shashlik Live, Meat&Beat also

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