Monthly Archives: August 2019

Zelenskyy For More Active Participation Of U.S. In Donbas Negotiations

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hopes that the United States will be more involved in the negotiation process on the Donbas. The presidential press service has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the report, Zelenskyy met with U.S. Presidential Adviser on National Security John Bolton. The meeting was dedicated to discussing measures to strengthen strategic partnership between

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Moscow Mayor Raises Pensions on Eve of Contentious City Election

Moscow’s mayor has raised the city’s monthly retirement payout less than two weeks before a local election that has triggered the largest sustained protest movement in Russia in recent years. The protests broke out this summer after election authorities barred a slew of opposition candidates from running for the Moscow City Duma on Sept. 8. Police have briefly detained over 2,000 people, sometimes violently,

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Corporate clients withdraw $10 billion from Russian banks

For the second consecutive month, the Russian banking sector has experienced an outflow of foreign currency from the accounts of major corporate clients, who are rapidly spending or withdrawing the dollars and euros, reports finanz.ru. In July, legal entities withdrew another $900 million from current accounts and emptied a similar amount from foreign currency deposits. A month earlier, the outflow was

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Ukraine authorities should drop charges against Russian journalist Kirill Vyshynsky

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2019 — A Kyiv court today ruled to release Russian journalist Kirill Vyshynsky on bail while he awaits trial, according to news reports. Vyshynsky, the Kyiv bureau chief for Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, had been detained since May 2018 on treason charges, according to those reports. “We are relieved to hear that Kirill Vyshynky

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Don’t Mention Crimea!

The facts about Crimea’s annexation are now a taboo in Russia and subject to censorship. When the Russian version of Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari’s book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century was published in Moscow earlier this summer, references to the invasion of Crimea and the disinformation campaign around it had to be replaced with examples that were unrelated to Russia

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New workshop closing full ammunition production cycle being created at Ukroboronprom’s plant – Bukin

 The newest production center is being completed at Shostka-based Impulse Plant (part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern). Production of spare parts required for the completion of the creation of a closed artillery ammunition and missile weapons production cycle will start there soon, Director General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin has said. “This is a new workshop with the latest machines designed

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Would-be opposition candidate for Moscow City Duma re-arrested immediately after completing fourth straight jail sentence

Ilya Yashin, who attempted to run for the Moscow City Duma as an opposition candidate, was arrested today as he left the holding cell where he was serving his fourth jail term this month, MBK Media reported. The exclusion of independent candidates like Yashin from the Moscow City Duma elections has sparked ongoing protests in Moscow since mid-July. Yashin has been in

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Laziness, drinking, greed: American Lieutenant Colonel calls Ukrainian military to be the main problem of Yavoriv training center

Robert K. Tracy, the U.S. Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel, the Head of “Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine (JMTG-U) made a post about Ukrainian training center in his blog The Ukrainian military is the main problem of Yavoriv training center as Robert K. Tracy, the U.S. Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel, the Head of “Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine (JMTG-U)

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Kolomoyskyi promises to help Zelensky and is confident that Avakov will remain MIA Minister

According to Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Arsen Avakov will retain his post as Minister of Internal Affairs. He expressed this point of view in an interview with Cesor.net. “I do not even have any doubts that Avakov will be a minister. Firstly, there is no other candidate for this post, and secondly, there should be some stable things in the

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Kolomoisky: Russia has lost the war. They can’t grab Ukraine

The businessman believes that, if Donbas is not returned to Ukraine, Kyiv will have to start an economic war against Moscow. REUTERS Businessman Ihor Kolomoisky believes that Russia has lost the war to Ukraine, and sooner or later it will have to surrender the occupied territories. “Let’s try to sort things out the points and check the balance. Firstly, Russia

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RIA News-Ukraine Editor-In-Chief Kyrylo Vyshynsky Released From Custody

The court granted an appeal of the decision to continue the detention of RIA News-Ukraine editor-in-chief Kyrylo Vyshynsky, who is suspected in the high treason. According to this decision, Vyshynskyy was immediately released from custody. Vyshynsky was detained for 1 year and 3 months. Now the preventive measure has been changed from detention to personal recognizance. Kyrylo Vyshynsky is formerly a Ukrainian

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Date of Ukraine-Russia prisoners exchange postponed indefinitely, – lawyer

Valentyn Rybin assumes that there are certain forces in Zelensky’s office that wish to disrupt the exchange The date of exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia has been postponed for an indefinite period. Valentyn Rybin, the lawyer of the Russian citizens judged in Ukraine said so as quoted by TASS news agency.  “The exchange is, for now, postponed. So

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Supporter of Yanukovych ‘dictatorship laws’ to head Ukraine Parliamentary Freedom of Speech Committee

Nestor Shufrych, a former cabinet minister under President Viktor Yanukovych who voted for the notorious ‘dictatorship laws’ in January 2014, has reportedly been appointed chair of the parliamentary Freedom of Speech Committee.  Shufrych’s political past is only one of the reasons why media representatives have reacted with anger to the news and the media movement ‘Journalists for an Informed Choice’

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Ukraine concerned about lack of monitoring data after radioactive incident in Russia

Ukraine is concerned about the lack of data from particular International Monitoring System’s stations after a radioactive incident in Russia on August 8, 2019. Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk made a corresponding statement during the 53rd session of the CTBTO Working Group B, ongoing at the UN Office in Vienna from August 26

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