Monthly Archives: August 2019

Foreign media outlets meddling in Russia’s affairs may be banned, senior legislator warns

On Friday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry reprimanded a US diplomat for publishing information about Moscow’s August 3 unauthorized rally on the embassy’s website Russia’s State Duma Deputy Speaker Sergei Neverov© Sergei Fadeichev/TASSREAD ALSORussia rebukes US diplomat over publication about unauthorized Moscow rally MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. Foreign media outlets interfering in Russia’s affairs particularly through publications concerning the recent unauthorized rallies

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Donbas militants shows readiness to pass 50 prisoners to Ukraine

The last prisoner’s exchange took place on December 27, 2017 The militants of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are ready to pass 50 people to Ukraine within the prisoner’s exchange as Commissioner for Human Rights Daria Morozova of DPR reported. At the same time, the side states that they know about 102 people detained in Ukraine. The last prisoner’s

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Hot Linking

Just a few words about hot linking images. It is frowned upon by the owners of websites, and is illegal. I have noticed a few images that have been hot linked in various articles. Besides being illegal, it is also using the bandwidth of the server from the website you are hot linking from. This can result in penalties from

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Ukraine, United States agree on terms of additional supply of Javelins

The Governments of Ukraine and the United States are negotiating on the terms of additional supplies of Javelin anti-tank missiles for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Ukraine William Taylor said this to journalists in response to a question about the possibility of increasing the supply of AT missile systems, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We are

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SAPO to submit more than 200 cases to High Anti-Corruption Court

The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine prepares to submit more than 200 criminal proceedings to the High Anti-Corruption Court after its launch in September. “We absolutely focus our attention on the Anti-Corruption Court as 208 proceedings are pending across Ukraine. We plan to submit a dozen more cases to court by the end of August. We, as prosecutors, do

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Nord Stream II launch could be postponed for eight months due to Denmark’s position

The delay will result in considerable expenditures The launch of Nord Stream II gas pipeline may be delayed. This is due to Denmark’s stance on this issue, Reuters reported.  The outlet mentioned that the delay will most likely result in solid extra expenditures. “The project’s operator turned to the Danish government, indicating the price of the third route, which is

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Portnikov: Crimea and the “confrontation of superpowers”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg linked Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula with the confrontation of superpowers. This is an important observation that turns the conflict around Crimea – like other similar conflicts – into part of the great global political drama. And which, I think, makes the inhabitants of the peninsula – as, indeed, of all other Ukrainian citizens

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Cohen says he hired U.S. lobbyists for Zelensky ‘out of good will’

U.S. attorney Marcus Cohen, who hired lobbyists from Signal Group for $70,000 to elevate Volodymyr Zelensky’s profile in the United States, has said that he did so out of good will and out of his own pocket. Cohen said this in an exclusive interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. “It was my initiative…and I was happy to do it,” he said

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Russian Ex-Official Tries to Sue Stalin, Told There Are ‘No Signs of Crime’

A former top prosecutor in Russia has encountered resistance as he tries to sue Stalin over orders to execute over 80,000 people and send nearly 200,000 to the gulags, Russia’s Kommersant business daily has reported. Ex-prosecutor Igor Stepanov filed a report seeking to launch criminal proceedings against Stalin, citing the Soviet leader’s 1937 order to shoot 82,700 “anti-Soviet elements” and

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Italy Aide Linked to Russia Funding Accusations Frequented Moscow – BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the center of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last year, news website BuzzFeed said on Thursday. Flight records show Salvini’s former spokesman Gianluca Savoini went to Moscow on three separate occasions last year in the run-up

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Another piece of Russian electronic warfare equipment spotted in occupied Donbas

The Ukrainian investigative community InformNapalm has published footage of the Russian advanced radio intelligence system TORN, filmed in the occupied city of Makiivka. Donetsk and Makiivka denizens reported the presence of this brand-new Russian equipment in their cities, on several occasions. OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) also spotted it. Moreover, images of TORN in occupied Donetsk appeared twice on a

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U.S., European Countries Call On Russia To Withdraw From Georgian Territory

August 09, 2019 03:05 GMT  –  The United States and five European countries have marked the 11th anniversary of the five-day war between Russia and Georgia and urged Moscow to withdraw its military forces to the positions held before hostilities broke out. In a joint statement issued on August 8, the UN ambassadors of the United States, Belgium, Estonia, France,

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