Monthly Archives: August 2019

Moscow prosecutors want to take away a second activist couple’s parental rights

Moscow district attorneys want to deprive a second activist couple of their parental rights for attending an unpermitted rally. Prosecutors in the city’s Nikulinsky District have filed a lawsuit against Petr and Elena Khomsky for participating in a protest on August 3, according to the “Protest Apology” human rights project, which is defending the married couple, who have multiple children.

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THE NEW IRON CURTAIN

It’s Time for a Unified Allied Strategy in the Black Sea    In the Black Sea, more than elsewhere, Russia is actively employing revisionist strategies to undermine the rules-based international system and once again establish lines of division in Europe. From Russia’s perspective, the Black Sea region exemplifies its vision of a new European security paradigm, where NATO member states—Romania,

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Zelensky’s envoy to Parliament confirms drafting bill to reduce number of MPs

The very voting for the bill itself is scheduled for September 3. Presidential Envoy to Parliament, member of the Servant of the People Party Ruslan Stefanchuk has confirmed the party’s intention to reduce the number of people’s deputies (MPs) in the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. “We were working on bills in the weekend … Regarding this draft law [to reduce

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German Chancellor speaks in favor of holding Zelensky-Putin talks on Donbas

Merkel wishes to see progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in favor of holding talks between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the settlement of the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France’s Bearritz.

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Media: Russian military and Hezbollah behind major drug trafficking in Middle East

Russia has complete control over the Syrian coast, and Russian officers together with Hezbollah monopolize the drug smuggling route in the Middle East, writes the Lebanese news outlet Al Modon. The drugs come from the Lebanese province of Beqaa to the Syrian Port of Latakia, Assad’s bodyguards get “something” from the Lebanese militants, take the bags to the port and hand

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Zelensky says Crimea’s and Donbas occupation comparable to two children grabbed by your neighbour

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to make it clear for those, who “do not understand” pain of Ukrainians caused by the occupation of Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, suggested to imagine feelings of the parents, whose children were taken away. “I love our land, because every corner of Ukraine is a big family. And for those, who

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Russian Arrested in Chechen-Georgian’s Reported Assassination in Germany

German authorities have arrested a Russian suspect on suspicion of killing a Georgian national over his alleged involvement in the second Chechen war in what is being reported as a contract killing by foreign intelligence.  Officials said an unnamed 40-year-old Georgian national was shot dead by a cyclist in a Berlin park on Friday afternoon. A 49-year-old suspect, also unnamed,

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Moldovan PM: People ‘Will Never Approve Federalization’

Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu says that the country’s “citizens will never approve federalization,” which is one of the proposals made by Russia to settle Moldova’s problem with its Transdniester breakaway region. Sandu spoke to RFE/RL in Chisinau on August 23 ahead of her upcoming U.S. visit, which is due to start on August 31. The Moldovan leader also said

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Trump’s demands for Russia’s readmission cause row in Biarritz – media

U.S. president argues Putin should be included in discussions on Iran, Syria and North Korea. Donald Trump has rowed with his fellow G7 leaders over his demand that Russia be readmitted to the group, rejecting arguments that it should remain an association of liberal democracies, according to diplomats at the summit in Biarritz, The Guardian reports. The disagreement led to

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Fake: Poland Wants To Increase Its EU Influence Because of Old Scores With Germany

Poland has agreed to the deployment of additional US troops on its territory because of “old historic scores” with Germany, Russian pro-Kremlin media announced last week. Looking to increase its influence in Eastern Europe Warsaw is resorting to fairy tales about Russian aggression that even Poles do not believe RT  declared, while RIA Novosti accused Poland of “indulging its American

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Show replaces army parade on Ukraine’s 28th Independence day, so veterans hold their own march (Pictures)

2019/08/25 – 02:17 On 24 August 2019, Ukraine celebrated its 28th independence anniversary. After six years of war, the meaning of this day has become sacralized and is not taken for granted by millions of Ukrainians anymore. With the beginning of the presidency of newly elected Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukrainian public discourse changed significantly not only in foreign but also in

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Ukraine: Letter from soldier Vitaliy Markiv, sentenced to 24 years by an Italian court

2019/08/25 – 11:03 On August 24, 2019, Maryna But, a member of the Ukrainian community in Italy, received a letter from Vitaliy Markiv, written on August 9, 2019 from his place of detention in Pavia, Italy. Here is part of Vitaliy’s letter. We can only read, admire and support the spirit of this young Ukrainian fighter. “Happy Independence Day, Ukraine!

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