Monthly Archives: September 2019

Reuters: House committees launch probe of Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine

rump and some of his fellow Republicans have questioned whether it represented a conflict of interest that Joe Biden’s son had served on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. REUTERS Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun “a wide-ranging investigation” into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others pressured Ukraine’s

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Russian media on prisoner swap: Ukraine has national celebration, Russia has special operation

The Russian media has been discussing the “35 for 35” prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia that took place on Saturday, pointing out fundamental differences between the two countries. The Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta presented a reaction to development. “Those who are now talking about the different nature of the two states are correct. Today’s Russia is an empire and autocracy,

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Kremlin refuses to release list of freed prisoners despite explicit promise to do so

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov has refused to respond to questions about exactly which individuals the Ukrainian government released to Russia as part of a September 7 prisoner exchange. When journalists reminded Peskov that he himself had promised that a full list would be released, he responded, “I won’t respond to that question. I have no comment.” The official representative for Vladimir

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Sushchenko denied entry to Russia for 20 years

Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was released as a result of a Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap on September 7, has been banned from entering Russia for 20 years. The journalist was informed about a pardon and a ban on entering the Russian Federation at the Lefortovo detention center in Moscow, Sushchenko’s defense lawyer Mark Feygin told Ukrinform. “Speaking about the legal

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Two Russian troops handed to Russia in exchange for Nadiia Savchenko already dead – journalist

This is not the first report claiming their deaths. REUTERS Yevgeny Yerofeev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, the troops with the Russian spec-ops forces whom Ukraine had earlier exchanged for Nadiia Savchenko are already dead, according to Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko. “Where are those Russian military Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov, who were exchanged for Nadiia Savchenko? Their lawyers say they’re okay. But, according

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Former POW, sailor Andriy Eyder wounded in Kerch Strait incident: “There were a few seconds when life was supposed to flash before my eyes. Shells were flying. Tracers in the air and their reflection – on sea surface”

The youngest of Ukrainian prisoners of war, Andriy Eyder, 20, who returned home on Saturday, told UNIAN about the November naval battle where he was wounded, the level of prison health care in Russia, and how he had to help a Ukrainian interpreter in court. Andriy, together with his crew and other sailors, is now in the Military Hospital in

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European Court of Human Rights to hold hearing in case of Ukraine v. Russia on September 11

14:57, 9 September 2019 The European Court has previously held two hearings in this case. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hold a hearing in the case of Ukraine against Russia on September 11 at 9:15. The official website of the ECHR reports. The original application was lodged on 13 March 2014. The Ukrainian Government

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Kazakhs Protest Chinese Investments For Seventh Day As Toqaev Prepares Beijing Visit

September 09, 2019 09:26 GMT In recent days, activists in Nur-Sultan, the capital, and several other towns and cities have rallied to express support for the protesters in Zhanaozen. ZHANAOZEN, Kazakhstan — Dozens of activists have rallied in Kazakhstan’s southwestern town of Zhanaozen for the seventh day, protesting against Chinese investments and industrial projects as President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev is getting

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Russia’s Ruling Party Loses a Third of Seats in Moscow Election After Protests – Reports

Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost a slew of seats in the Moscow parliament, the state-run RIA news agency said on Monday, suggesting a tactical voting strategy pushed by opponents may have worked. Sunday’s poll was one of the most closely watched local elections in years after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered the Russian capital’s

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Two Russian troops handed to Russia in exchange for Nadiia Savchenko already dead – journalist

This is not the first report claiming their deaths. Yevgeny Yerofeev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, the troops with the Russian spec-ops forces whom Ukraine had earlier exchanged for Nadiia Savchenko are already dead, according to Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko. “Where are those Russian military Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov, who were exchanged for Nadiia Savchenko? Their lawyers say they’re okay. But, according to

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One Article, Many Ways to Disinform

The recent purchase of an anti-tank missile system by Estonia resulted in illogical, threatening and ridiculing narratives by pro-Kremlin media. The Estonian Defence Forces are caught in the crosshairs of the pro-Kremlin disinformation machine, covered by outlets that are primarily local – for example Sputnik, Baltnews and Rubaltic. In addition to news pieces that typically consist of the defence forces’

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