Monthly Archives: September 2019

Reports Of Voting Irregularities In Russian Regional Elections

September 07, 2019 21:36 GMT Updated September 08, 2019 20:12 GMT MOSCOW — Various claims of voting irregularities have emerged as Russia held local and regional elections that were seen as a serious test for the Kremlin. The vote for the Moscow City Duma, or city council, was being watched closely following a summer of protests sparked by the decision

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Ukrainian Navy command presents awards to released sailors

Ukrainian sailors, who were released as part of prisoners exchange between Russia and Ukraine, were awarded orders and military ranks, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Naval Forces on Facebook. “The commander of Ukrainian Naval Forces Admiral Ihor Voronchenko handed over awards and the higher military ranks to our soldiers,” reads the message of the press service. It also noted

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Russia accuses Google and Facebook of interfering in elections

Roskomnadzor regards political advertising on election day as interference in the sovereign affairs of the Russian Federation The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) accused Google and Facebook of distributing political advertising during the regional elections. The press service of Roskomnadzor reported this. The service informed that “such actions are considered as interference

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Euromaidan Press

Good morning, World! Good morning, Ukraine! The morning after…. As the euphoria, emotions and excitement of yesterday die down, let us never forget Oleh Sentsov’s first words as a free man: “All the guys and I are very happy to be back home. I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all the people who’ve helped us, our families, during

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United Russia wins Moscow election

The pro-Kremlin party United Russia won the elections in the city of Moscow. This was reported by Russian state tv two hours before the voting started. United Russia received 124% The opposition -18% Some opposition candidates could not take part in the election due to prison sentences, allergies and gunshot wounds … (C) 2019 Horoshnaya Govna

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Moskalkova proposes to stop criminal investigations relating both to Russians and Ukrainians on equal footing

She noted that the prisoners swap between Russia and Ukraine should become a part of the system actions on the Donbas conflict de-escalation Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova suggested Ukraine signing an agreement, which would allow stopping criminal investigations of Russians and Ukrainians on an equal footing. This Moskalkova’s statement reads published on the official website of the Ombudsman. “It would

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Brian Bonner: What Trump can do to bring peace to Ukraine

Brian Bonner The Sept. 7 prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia was such big news that even U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted about it: “Russia and Ukraine just swapped large numbers of prisoners. Very good news, perhaps a first giant step to peace. Congratulations to both countries!” Yes, it was very good news, especially for the families of the

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France pushes risky bet on detente with Moscow

French President Emmanuel Macron senses an opportunity to bring Russia’s Vladimir Putin back in from the cold and potentially help usher in peace in Ukraine, an ambitious — and risky — undertaking that Western allies might not welcome. In the latest sign of Macron’s diplomatic drive, France’s foreign and defence ministers, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly, will meet their

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Dutch prosecutors ask Russia to extradite MH17 suspect Tsemakh

The Russian authorities have not determined Tsemakh’s legal status yet. Dutch prosecutors have asked the Russian Federation to extradite Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people. This was reported by NOS, the largest news organization of the Netherlands, referring to a letter sent by the

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A complete list of names. Which of the political prisoners of Ukrainians returns home and whom Ukraine gives in return

A full list of people has been published as part of a large-scale exchange between Ukraine and Russia 35 to 35. This was reported by “Ukrainian Truth.” So, of the 35 people whom Ukraine gave for an exchange: 11 pardoned, the 19th canceled the preventive measure, two were at large and one more was handed over to the Russian side

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