Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Consumer confidence of Ukrainians in July improves to level of summer 2013

The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) in Ukraine equals 88.0 in July, which is 5.5 points higher, than the indicator in June, and the highest figure since August 2013, according to a study of Info Sapiens posted on the website of the company. “The Consumer Confidence Index reached the new peak. Indices of Current Personal Financial Standing and Expectations of the

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Ukraine’s “Homeward” nominated for Best International Feature Film at Oscars

The movie is telling a story of Crimean Tatars and the annexed Crimea. Snap from movie “Homeward”, a Ukrainian feature film directed by Nariman Aliev has been nominated for this year’s Oscars in Best International Feature Film category. The movie tells the story of a Crimean Tatar man, Mustafa (Akhtem Seitablaev), who is coming back to the Russia-annexed Crimea to

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Ukrainian troops destroy pro-Russian military base in Donbas

A week before the so-called “harvest ceasefire” was declared in the Donbass, the military of the 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed and damaged more than 20 units of military equipment of the pro-Russian militants. The 54th brigade has published a video of this operation. “So, July 2019, a week before the announcement of the ceasefire.

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Russia admits: Superweapons not combat ready

A revision of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) that takes into account all of Russia’s prospective weapons is not possible, because several prototypes are not yet combat ready, Dmitry Novikov, First Deputy Chairperson of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, told Russian RT news agency. “Russia has a number of developments, but, as a rule, there is quite

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Fifty percent of Russians fail to tell what their national flag really looks like

According to survey conducted by the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research on the occasion of Russia’s National Flag Day, Russians are rather poorly versed in the arrangement of flowers on the Russian tricolor and do not know the first lines of the national anthem. Based on the survey, the majority of Russians (more than 80%) are proud of the

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Russian Hockey Star Kuznetsov Gets 4-Year Ban for Cocaine

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Friday it had suspended Russian national team player Evgeny Kuznetsov for four years for testing positive for cocaine. Kuznetsov, who plays for the Washington Capitals in North America’s National Hockey League (NHL), said he accepted his suspension. “Representing my country has always been so close to my heart and something I take so

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Russian Doctor Contaminated by Food, Not Nuclear Blast – Authorities

A Russian doctor found to have a radioactive isotope in his body after treating victims of an Aug. 8 rocket engine explosion had been contaminated by food and not radiation, authorities said Friday. Earlier, The Moscow Times reported that a group of doctors who treated the radiation victims had been flown to Moscow for medical checkups. One of the doctors

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Russian Rocket Accident Likely Had Two Explosions, Norway Monitor Says

The explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test earlier this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway’s nuclear test-ban monitor said Friday. The second explosion, detected only by infrasonic air pressure sensors and not by the seismic monitors that pick up movements in the

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Russia, Ukraine Discussing Prisoner Swap 33 For 33

The Russian Federation and Ukraine are discussing exchange of hostages and prisoners 33 for 33. RBK (Russia) has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the report, representatives of the two countries are discussing the exchange 33 for 33 people except for director of RIA Novosti Ukraine, Kyrylo Vyshynskyi. The press was not told if there

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Russian Doctor Contaminated by Food, Not Nuclear Blast – Authorities

A Russian doctor found to have a radioactive isotope in his body after treating victims of an Aug. 8 rocket engine explosion had been contaminated by food and not radiation, authorities said Friday. Earlier, The Moscow Times reported that a group of doctors who treated the radiation victims had been flown to Moscow for medical checkups. One of the doctors

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“DNR” intends to name square in front of building of Donetsk Regional State Administration after liquidated terrorist Zakharchenko

A square in front of the Donetsk regional state administration building seized by the separatists in 2014 will be named in honor of deceased militant leader Alexander Zakharchenko. Leader of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin, who came to replace him, wrote this in his Telegram channel. “The square located in front of the Government House in Donetsk will be named after

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Illegal medicine procurement scheme jeopardizes Ukrainian athletes’ participation in int’l tournaments

Officials have purchased from a privately-owned supplier a bulk of untested medicines worth more than UAH 8 million. REUTERS Participation of Ukraine’s national teams at international sports tournaments is now in jeopardy as a result of a fraud scheme involving a shady procurement scheme by the entity controlled by the country’s sports ministry the Security Service of Ukraine reports. It

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US committed to supporting Ukrainian veterans through specialized ministry

The United States of America is committed to continuing to support Ukrainian volunteers and veterans through the specialized ministry and it is up to Ukrainians to determine the format of its activities. “The United States of America is committed to supporting Ukraine. We will be able to continue to support volunteers and veterans in civilian life with the help of

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Russia’s ‘Nuclear Titanic’ Floating Power Plant Is Setting Sail Toward Alaska

Russia’s far-northern floating nuclear power plant, dubbed “Chernobyl on Ice,” will begin a 3,000-mile journey along the country’s Arctic coastline in the direction of Alaska on Friday. And that’s making plenty of folks nervous, especially in the wake of other recent deadly accidents in Russia’s northern waters involving experimental nuclear hardware. The floating nuclear power station, Akademik Lomonosov, will cast

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Russia Says U.S. Missile Test Will Lead To ‘Uncontrolled Arms Race’

Russia has accused the United States of provoking an “uncontrolled” arms race during a United Nations Security Council meeting, the latest in an exchange of barbs between Moscow and Washington over the demise of a Cold War-era arms control treaty. Russia and China on Thursday asked the UN Security Council to meet over U.S. officials’ statements indicating plans to develop

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Portnikov: Crimea and the Big Seven

Vitaly Portnikov President of the United States Donald Trump talks about the advisability of Russia’s participation in what was called the “Big Eight” until its exclusion from the prestigious club, and now has returned to its usual format – the “Big Seven.” French President Emmanuel Macron claims that the return of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the club is

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Savagely tortured to death for the Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbas

Russia’s aggression in 2014 brought death and destruction to Ukraine on a scale not seen since the Second World War.  It is impossible to name all the victims, but on this Day of the Ukrainian Flag, we can at least remember three Ukrainians, the youngest of whom, Stepan Chubenko, was just 16, whose torture and death were directly linked with

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Zelensky contacts Trudeau, Tusk, discusses Russia’s return to G7

23:15, 22 August 2019 The Ukrainian leader sent a message to all G7 leaders, asking them to continue supporting his country The unacceptability of Russia’s return to G7 became the central topic discussed by Volodymyr Zelensky, Donald Tusk and Justin Trudeau. August 22, the Ukrainian leader contacted the officials and brought the issue up, as his press office reported. Tusk

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Zelensky, Trudeau discuss Russia over phone

23:10, 22 August 2019 The Ukrainian president emphasized that Russia should be forced to fulfill its obligations. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during a telephone conversation on Thursday thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his willingness to adhere to the principled position of non-acceptance of Russia’s possible return to the Group of Seven. The president thanked Canada for its

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Syria and Russia bomb hospitals in Idlib after they were given coordinates in hope of preventing attacks

From the Telegraph May 30, 2019. The Telegraph is an impeccable source. So much so that even Labour scum read it; not for its editorial content, but for its reputation for factual information. Can you imagine the global response if these terrible war crimes had been committed by America or Britain? Or any civilised country? Just imagine the outcry? But

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Russia, U.S. Engage In War Of Words Over Arms Treaty At UN

August 23, 2019 01:10 GMT Acting U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jonathan Cohen asked Russia to explain explosion at military base Russia and the United States exchanged accusations at the United Nations over the abandonment a landmark arms control treaty, with each side accusing the other of endangering global security. In the August 22 session, Moscow criticized what it called

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