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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President: Illegal amber mining grows into nationwide environmental disaster

The illegal amber mining in Ukraine has become a war of the criminal world against the state. “This problem has grown into the environmental disaster of a nationwide scale. Indeed, thousands of hectares of forest land have turned into a desert. We understand that people hunt for amber, we understand that this is a real war – I can’t put

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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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President instructs to fire nine district police chiefs

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has instructed Head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev to dismiss police chiefs in nine districts of three regions. He stated this at a meeting on the illegal amber extraction during his visit to the town of Olevsk in Zhytomyr region on August 12, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. In particular, this refers to

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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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OSCE says self-proclaimed authorities in Luhansk region distribute “LPR passports”

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine reports its monitors saw a queue in the Russia-occupied town of Alchevsk in Luhansk region in which people were waiting for the issuance of “passports” of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) to obtain a Russian passport. “In Alchevsk (non-government-controlled, 40km west of Luhansk), the SMM observed about 30 people (mixed ages

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Russian Protesters Gather Outside Presidential Administration Building, Dozens Detained

By ReutersAug. 10, 2019    Russian riot police ringed off the presidential administration building in Moscow on Saturday after a crowd gathered nearby following an opposition rally and hundreds more were seen walking toward the area chanting, Reuters witnesses said. Police detained at least 120 people, according to the OVD-Info police-monitoring website, after more than 500 people were seen moving toward

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German MP reacts to threats of U.S. Ambassador Grenell on withdrawal of U.S. troops to Poland

Dietmar Bartsch, the chairman of the Left Party faction in the German Bundestag, advised the Americans to remove their nuclear weapons from Germany in case of withdrawal of troops If the United States decides to move its troops from Germany to Poland, it should also remove its nuclear weapons from the country. Such advice was given by Dietmar Bartsch, the

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Ukrainian Becomes Europe’s Youngest Diving Champ

August 12, 2019 03:40 GMT Thirteen-year-old Ukrainian Oleksiy Sereda became the youngest European aquatics diving champion on August 11 by winning the 10-meter platform event in the European Diving Championships in Kyiv. He won by a nearly 14-point margin ahead of Frenchman Benjamin Auffret and Russian Ruslan Ternovoi. Sereda also won a silver medal with Oleh Serbin on August 8

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