Monthly Archives: September 2019

News from Donbas 9-9-2019

In the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation on September 9, the armed groups of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 4 times, – the press center of the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from weapons prohibited by the Minsk agreements. In addition, it used grenade launchers of various systems

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Zelensky: I won’t close any TV channels, have no rights, authorities to do this

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that he is committed to freedom of speech, and “closing television channels” isn’t stipulated in his powers. “I really respect every channel, and the News One channel too. I have never closed a single channel in my life. I am personally for freedom of speech, and you know it well. I will never close

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Servant of People, Holos parties offer to investigate change of ownership, actions of 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZIK channels, – MP Rabinovych

18:33, 10 September 2019 MPs offer to create a committee that would investigate conditions of the change of ownership of these TV channels and the traces of their “pro-Russian direction”, says one of the leaders of Opposition Platform – For Life party. Lawmakers from Servant of the People and Holos parties offer to create a temporary investigation committee to look

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Reuters: EU’s top court curtails Gazprom access to Nord Stream pipeline link

PGNiG Chief Executive Piotr Wozniak says Ukraine’s negotiating position will improve significantly. Europe’s top court on Tuesday overruled an EU decision allowing Russia’s Gazprom to ship more gas via the Opal gas pipeline, which links its Nord Stream pipeline to Germany. The ruling is politically charged as Poland and other eastern European nations fight Gazprom’s plans to double the capacity

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Freed in prisoner swap, Ukraine’s Sentsov warns: Don’t trust Russia

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov on Tuesday warned against trusting Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Moscow freed him from jail in a historic prisoner swap with Kiev this weekend. “As far as Russia’s wishes for peace go, a wolf can put on a lamb’s clothing, but his teeth don’t disappear. Don’t believe this,” Sentsov said after flying in to Kiev on

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Following prisoner exchange, Volodymyr Tsemakh “must remain available” to MH17 investigators – PACE

Russia is a member State of the Council of Europe and as such is legally bound to fight impunity, the official said. Thorhildur Sunna Ævarsdóttir, the Chair of the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, has welcomed in principle the exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and the Russian Federation. At the same time, she insisted that Volodymyr Tsemakh,

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Reading Comic Books Is ‘Pathetic,’ Says Russia’s Culture Minister

It’s “pathetic” for adults to read comic books, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has said. Mainstream comic book culture began to catch on in Russia earlier this decade after years of lingering Soviet-era stigma that placed “serious literature” on a pedestal at the expense of disdained mass culture. “Comics are for those who can’t read well,” Medinsky was quoted as

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Russian Gazprom ready to provide Ukraine with 25% discount on gas

In this case, sides should agree transit through Ukrainian gas transportation system Russian Gazprom could confirm its offer for direct deliveries with a discount of 25% during the trilateral gas talks. This was stated by the head of the company Alexei Miller at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Russian President’s website. Miller said that the

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