Monthly Archives: August 2019

Thank you!

I just want to thank you all for continuing Ukraine Today. Thanks to RedSquareMaidan for spending the pocket money his wife gave him on this new site. Thanks to Focusser for finding the time to post great articles between his coffee, porn and pizzas. Thanks to Veth for having upgraded his Commodore 64 so it will work with WordPress to

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Nazi bomb found in Moscow’s Kremlin

An aerial bomb of Nazi troops was retrieved and removed from the Kremlin during archaeological excavation, the Kremlin’s commandant Sergei Khlebnikov said Thursday. The undetonated bomb was unearthed when archaeologists were strengthening the thick soil layer over a former ice cellar used for food storage, Khlebnikov said, adding that the World War II weapon was defused and eliminated. He said

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Nearly $6,000 raised for wounded ATO soldiers at Uketoberfest in Chicago

The volunteers of the Revived Soldiers Ukraine foundation raised $5,840 for the needs of the wounded Ukrainian soldiers and the Next Step Ukraine rehabilitation center.The funds were raised during the two-day Uketoberfest 2019 festival in Chicago, the Revived Soldiers Ukraine reports on Facebook. “The volunteers of the Revived Soldiers Ukraine foundation raised $5,040 yesterday [on August 10] for the needs

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Kremlin: Israel and Saudi Arabia want to join ‘Russian NATO’

The Russian Foreign Ministry says that Israel, Saudi Arabia, and several other countries would like to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SOC), which was founded by Russia and China, among others. “In our portfolio today we have applications from Israel, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and masses of other countries that want to join the SOC’s activity in one way or

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E-petition for restoring air traffic with Russia available at President”s Office website

Another petition calls for restoration of railway traffic with the annexed Crimea The website of President’s Office published two digital petitions, which urge to restore air traffic with Russia and the railway traffic with Crimea.  As of Thursday evening, Petition No.22/066922-ep about the railway traffic with Crimea has gained 2,490 votes. For the petition to be considered, the document should

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Merkel: EU cooperation with Russia will be limited until it adheres to Minsk agreements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the full cooperation of the European Union with Russia would not be possible until it implements the Minsk agreements, reports Interfax-Ukraine. “The Minsk agreements must be implemented… before that, the opportunities for cooperation will not be at the same level we would like them to be,” said Merkel at a joint press conference with

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Russia deploys squadron of reconnaissance drones in Crimea

Russia has deployed a squadron of Forpost reconnaissance and targeting drones in the annexed Crimea, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported.The drones have been stationed near Sevastopol and will fall under the 318th mixed aircraft regiment of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet as of this spring. The drones can carry out reconnaissance and provide targeting information for ship missile systems, Bastion coastal

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If pressure on 112 Ukraine continues, issue to be considered in European Parliament committee, – MEP

The government and politicians should understand the value of freedom of speech, Nathan Gill says If the pressure on 112 Ukraine TV channel carries on, this topic will be discussed at a session of the European Parliament’s EU-Ukraine interparliamentary committee. Nathan Gill, the British MEP, member of the European Parliament’s EU-Ukraine interparliamentary committee, and member of the International Editorial Council

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Naftogaz wants to recover $3 bln from Gazprom at the end of 2020 – Vitrenko

 NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy expects to complete the process to recover $3 billion from Russia’s Gazprom at the end of 2020, Naftogaz’s Executive Director Yuriy Vitrenko has said. “My forecast: by the end of 2020, we will recover the entire amount, that is, about $3 billion [$2.6 billion plus interest]. We will begin recovery in the middle of 2020 and finish

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Aksyonov accuses the US of organizing water blockade of Crimea

Sergey Aksyonov, head of the annexed Crimea, wrote on Facebook that the water blockade of the Crimean peninsula is part of the West’s anti-Russia strategy. “Ukraine’s policy is not determined in Kyiv, but in Washington and other western capitals. The water blockade of Crimea is part of the West’s anti-Russia strategy. That’s why, regardless of the reasons given by Ukrainian

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Bloomberg: Ukrainian economy grows despite slowdown across Europe

The Ukrainian economy surged in the second quarter of 2019 despite U.S.-China trade tensions and slowdown across Europe. “Data this week showed expansion in the former Soviet republic [Ukraine] surged last quarter, even as U.S.-China trade tensions and a wider global slowdown weighed on most of the continent,” Bloomberg reports. The pace – 4.6% -was unexpectedly quick, the agency notes.

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Luxembourg Court Obliges Gazprom To Pay USD 2.6 Billion In Favor Of Naftogaz Under Stockholm Arbitration Decisions

A Luxembourg court has ordered Gazprom (Russia) to pay USD 2.6 billion to the Naftogaz of Ukraine National Joint Stock Company based on two arbitration proceedings at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (Sweden). This is stated in the financial report of Gazprom, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The company also notes that it does not agree with

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Court Urges NACB To Open Case Upon Alleged Violations By Prosecutor General Lutsenko

The Solomiyanskyi District Court of Kyiv has urged the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB) to open a criminal case upon alleged violations by Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Yurii Lutsenko. This follows from court records, Ukrainian News Agency reports. At a hearing the court found out that on October 13, 2018, an applicant party addressed Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy,

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Ukraine hands over MH17 case to Netherlands

Ukraine has completed the transfer of the criminal case against the persons suspected in the crash of MH17 flight to the Netherlands, reports Ukrainski Noviny news agency with reference to the Security Service of Ukraine. The materials of the case mention three citizens of Russia and one citizen of Ukraine, including former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin

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Putins War in Africa

Central African Republic (CNN) — There’s nothing secret about Russia’s presencein the Central African Republic. The streets are plastered with propaganda posters proclaiming “Russia: hand in hand with your army!” A local radio station churns out Russian ballads and language lessons. New recruits to the army are being trained in Russian, using Russian weapons. But the Russian campaign in this war-torn country is anything but

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