Monthly Archives: August 2019

Kremlin vows to respond to US military expansion in Europe, Asia and Pacific

Moscow will take symmetrical measures in response to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (IMF) only when the U.S. begins deploying new missiles in Europe and Asia, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel. “We will not be there until they [the US] get to Asia and the Asia-Pacific region,”

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Russian criminal group launders largest sum in Finland’s history

Two Estonian citizens were arrested in Finland on charges of laundering more than 100 million euros for a Russian organized criminal group, reports Yle TV channel. The money laundering was carried out with the assistance of the Finnish HTR Talonrakennus Oy construction company. Estonians, who led this firm, received charges of laundering 140 million criminal euros. Now the detainees deny

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A Russian soldier said his unit was asked whether they’d be willing to shoot protesters. A Defense Ministry general made him take it back.

Artur Yepifantsev, a former soldier in the Russian military, made headlines when he said his unit had been asked in a survey about whether they would be willing to shoot at protesters. He later took back that report on the Defense Ministry’s television channel. Now, the news and investigative outlet Znak.comhas reported that Yepifantsev was forced into that retraction by Major General Viktor

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Ukrainian charity helps retirees, tackles ageism in labor market

Senior people attend a career-focused seminar organized by Trudolyub, a charity program that finds jobs for retirees, on Aug. 8, 2019, in Kyiv. Trudolyub is an initiative of the Kyiv-based foundation Zhyttelyub, which aims at supporting elderly.Photo by Volodymyr Petrov Liudmyla Butylevska, 67, has decided to turn a new page in her career. For most of her life, she worked as

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Ukraine intends to join EU Digital Single Market

European Union Assessment Mission has started its work in Ukraine. Its goal is to test the readiness of the telecommunications sector of Ukraine for integration into the EU Digital Single Market (DSM), reports the press service of Ukrainian President. On August 17, Zelensky’s adviser Mikhail Fedorov had a meeting with an Assessment Mission in the President’s Office. The representatives of the General

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Another young person guarantees the future with the modernisation and Westernisation of Ukraine

5 Questions With Chef Iurii Kovryzhenko On Modernising Ukrainian Cuisine The Ukrainian chef is breathing new life into Ukranian cuisine, one flower at a time. Ukrainian Cuisine5Qschef Share Ukrainian cuisine has largely stayed in a bubble that dates back to the Soviet Union era. With dishes such as thick and velvety borscht soup that is brewed with beetroot and tomatoes,

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Communist Party rally for fair elections kicks off in downtown Moscow

The leader of the Communists, Gennady Zyuganov, and other representatives of the Communist Party’s leadership, State Duma deputies, politicians, and public figures are taking part in the rally The leader of the Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov© Sergey Savostyanov/TASS MOSCOW, August 17. / TASS /. The approved Russian Communist Party rally for fair and transparent elections began on Sakharov Avenue in

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Tourist bus accident in Moscow leaves 29 injured

According to earlier reports, the bus, which was carrying Chinese tourists, collided with a lamp-post after the driver had lost control of the vehicle on a wet road © Artem Geodakyan/TASS MOSCOW, August 18. /TASS/. Nineteen people have been taken to the hospital following a tourist bus accident in eastern Moscow, a spokesperson for the city’s Health Department told TASS

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Russian-led forces launch 13 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas

On August 16, the armed formations of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas 12 times. One attack more was launched at night. “The enemy used grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports. In

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Warsaw: the US troops in Poland are an important deterrent for Russia

The U.S. troops in Poland are crucial to deterring Russia, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said. “Russia will think twice whether to resort to military actions if it sees international troops in Poland, especially American ones,” he explained. Polsat news agency reports that Czaputowicz believes that Warsaw should be ready to new “violations of international law” or “aggressive policy” on

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Russia is ready to give Japan two disputed Kuril Islands with conditions

The Russian authorities are ready to hand over two disputed Islands of Shikotan and Habomai of the Kuril archipelago to Japan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the handover of the two Islands is possible only after Japan’s recognition of the results of the Second World War and the conclusion of a peace treaty, report Russian state TV channels.

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The Alphabet Book of Pro-Kremlin Disinformation (Part IV: S – Z)

The Claims The Facts   S   Salisbury The Spire of the Salisbury Cathedral is 123 m high. It is best viewed in snowy weather in March. See “Tourism”. EU Member States have expressed solidarity with the British government on its actions, following the Skripal Case. All member states have accepted the findings of the Metropolitan police investigation, binding two

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