Monthly Archives: August 2019

US Ambassador explains why Washington suspended assistance to Ukraine

U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor said that the United States is reviewing the budget and therefore funding for approved programs has been suspended, reports UNIAN news agency. “All I can say is that no decision has been made,” he said. The diplomat said that there is a revision of the budget, and in particular regarding the foreign aid. Taylor

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Ukrainian military capture pro-Russian fighter during a counter attack in Donbas

A Russian mercenary captured by Azov soldiers said his group had entered a grey area to frame the Ukrainian military in disrupting the “ceasefire”, reported the press service of Azov battalion providing the details of the operation near Horlivka (Donetsk region). On the night of August 28-29, Azov fighters noticed a group of pro-Russian militants moving through the grey zone in an

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Zelensky says deal reached on holding personal meeting with Putin

The Ukrainian leader is convinced that it is necessary to hold a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders to reach progress in the Minsk process on Donbas settlement. collage by UNIAN Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that during his second phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two agreed to meet in person as part of the negotiations in

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President of Belarus will not attend World War II commemoration in Poland out of solidarity with Putin

Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported why the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko refused Poland’s invitations to take in commemorative events dedicated to 80th anniversary of the beginning of the World War II. According to the newspapers source in Minsk, by not going to Poland, Lukashenko expressed solidarity with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was not invited by Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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Israel to help Ukraine modernize MiG-29 fighters

Elbit Systems, an Israeli company that develops various types of weaponry, could help the Ukrainian Air Force to modernize eleven MiG-29 fighters, reports the Defense Industry Courier, citing a source in the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. According to the source, “the winged craft will receive fundamentally new capabilities and the latest weapons for airborne warfare”. He added that the upgrades could

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Klitschko unveils monument to Igor Sikorsky near Kyiv International Airport. Photos, video

Klitschko unveils monument to Igor Sikorsky near Kyiv International Airport. Photos, video 31.08.2019 14:56Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has unveiled a monument to famous aircraft designer Igor Sikorsky near the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany). “Today, on the Day of Ukrainian Aviation, we take another step to perpetuate the memory of a prominent Kyiv resident. We unveil a monument to

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Portnikov: A cup that cracked

Vitaly Portnikov The Church of Greece became the first after the Patriarchate of Constantinople to recognize the Ukrainian autocephaly. At first glance, this is not the most important recent news – especially against the background of what is happening today in Ukraine itself, where the patriarchal tomos granting autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine is now remembered not as often

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Poland to commemorate anniversary of WW2 start: Zelensky invited, Putin snubbed

Zelensky will take part in memorial events in Warsaw, Sep 1, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will pay an official two-day visit to Poland at the invitation of President Andrzej Duda. The Ukrainian President’s Office told UNIAN Zelensky on the first day of the visit, Aug

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In the situation around “Motor Sich”, Ukraine should take care of its own national interests

Ukraine has to resolve the US-China conflict over the sale of “Motor Sich”, Zaporizhzhia manufacturer of engines for airplanes, so that the operations do not close down, but operation 100% power. This was stated by political expert Volodymyr Fesenko, commenting on the situation around the sale of “Motor Sich”. “In this conflict, we must find the optimal balance of interests.

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Vladimir Putin and his minions continue to whitewash the Stalinist past

Washington Post This past week, the Russian Military Historical Society — a government-affiliated body headed by Vladimir Putin’s culture minister, Vladimir Medinsky — concluded its second research expedition to the Sandarmokh forest in the northwestern region of Karelia. Its purported aim was to “find the remains of the prisoners of Finnish concentration camps and fallen Red Army soldiers” dating from

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