Monthly Archives: August 2019

Children of Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas enjoy scouting camp in Great Britain

NORTH WALES, United Kingdom – Seven children of Ukrainian soldiers whose fathers were killed in Russia’s war against Ukraine spent two weeks in a traditional scouting camp in Wales. On Aug. 12, they flew back home to Ukraine. Volunteers from the Army SOS charity organization raised $8,400 to make the vacation happen. Two weeks ago, the Kyiv Post went to North

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Volker: US to hold consultations with Germany and France on Donbas

US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said that representatives of the United States, Germany, and France are planning to hold “Normandy format” consultations at the beginning of next week, reports Voice of America. Volker noted that he is in close contact with European partners on this issue. The Joint Operation Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on

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Viral Clip of Russian Policeman Punching Young Woman During Protests Stirs Anger

Video footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. The clip, filmed Saturday and later circulated online by Russian celebrities with millions of followers, shows the moment two helmeted riot policemen drag the

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Atomik experimental vodka made of water, grain from Chornobyl area – Chornobyl exclusion zone agency

A team of scientists from the U.K. and Ukraine has made experimental radioactively “pure” alcohol from water and grain taken from the Chornobyl area, using the homemade method. The vodka has been given the brand name Atomik, according to a Thursday posting on the website of the State Agency of Ukraine for Managing the Exclusion Zone. “Water from the Chornobyl

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Saving lives in Ukraine, one shipment at a time

WASHINGTON — As a Russian-engineered war engulfed their country in  2014, two young Ukrainian professionals working in America agonized over how best to help their beleaguered  homeland. During the 100-day EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted Ukraine’s Kremlin-backed President Viktor Yanukovych on Feb. 22, 2014, they had met during protests in the American capital to support of demonstrators in Ukraine. Yanukovych’s government fell

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Russia accuses ‘foreign forces’ of inciting unrest through YouTube

Andrey Klimov, a member of Russia’s Federation Council, said that “foreign forces” used YouTube videos to provoke Russian citizens to protest unlawfully in Moscow on August 10. The commission for the protection of sovereignty that Klimov leads supposedly received information that “a large number of citizens received information that they did not ask for, from sources that they were not

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Ukraine protests Putin’s trip to motorcycle show in Crimea

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has protested Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Crimea, where he attended a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club’s annual festival. The Foreign Ministry on Sunday called Putin’s trip “a crude violation by the Russian side of state sovereignty and the territorial integrity of our state.” The Russian leader wore black leather and drove a motorbike during

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Kyiv-based supermarket sells daybooks with Ukraine’s map without Crimea

A Facebook user complained about this, and the distributors said they’d deal with it; a month after that, the incident occurred again A network of Metro supermarkets sells school daybooks depicting Ukraine’s map without Crimea. Volodymyr Birulya, the Facebook user reported that, complaining about the incident. According to him, it’s been a month since he saw these diaries being distributed

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Turkey mulling purchases of Russian Su-35 fighter jets – media

Ankara has not yet provided official comments on the possible deal. militaryarms.ru / militaryarms.ru Turkish authorities are considering purchases Russian Su-35 fighter jets after the United States expelled the country from the F-35 fighter jet program. The Turkish authorities responsible for arms procurement asked the secretariat of the defense industry, the command of the Turkish air force and other interested

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Opposition may chair two parliamentary committees

Representatives of the opposition political parties in the Verkhovna Rada of the ninth convocation will be able to chair the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Human Rights and National Minorities Committee. “So far we have talked about two committees: the Freedom of Speech Committee and the Human Rights and National Minorities Committee. But they [the opposition political forces] have

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Ukraine-Russia trade turnover drops threefold

Ukraine-Russia trade turnover has dropped almost threefold since 2014 and totaled $6.9 billion for the first half of 2019. “The list of top-10 trading partners of the Russian Federation has undergone only one change over the past five years as Ukraine fell out of it. Ukraine-Russia trade turnover has dropped almost threefold since 2014, from $18.5 billion to $6.9 billion

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