Monthly Archives: September 2019

Moldovan Foreign Minister Tells Moscow Chisinau Will Not Revise Deals With EU, NATO

Moldovan Foreign Minister Nicolae Popescu (left) with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on September 11.

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MH17 case: Key witness Tsemakh becomes suspect

22:55, 11 September 2019 Tsemakh’s extradition to Russia has hurt the relatives of those killed in the crash. Dutch investigators probing into the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 have changed the status of a key witness, Volodymyr Tsemakh, to a suspect. This was reported by Deutsche Welle’s Russian-language service on September 11, citing Member of

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Volunteer shares pictures of Ukrainian army’s strike on Russia-led forces near Horlivka. PHOTOS

Ukrainian volunteer and newly elected Member of Parliament Yurii Mysiahin has shared photos of a destructive strike by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on a position of Russia-led forces near the occupied town of Horlivka, Donetsk region. Censor.NET reports citing MP Yurii Mysiahin. “A combat group of an infantry battalion of the 53rd brigade secretly advanced forward amid escalation near the Russia-occupied

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Rada passes at first reading bill stimulating investment

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has passed at first reading bill No. 1059 on stimulating investment, envisaging in particular the annulment of developers’ mandatory contribution during construction of facilities. The respective bill at first reading was supported by 290 MPs at a plenary meeting of parliament on Wednesday, the Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported. The lawmakers also supported the reduced preparation of this

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Russian pension funds to be invested in securities that caused 2008 financial crisis

Mortgage bonds, which gained infamy in 2007-2008 when they bankrupted Bear Stearns, sent markets plummeting and caused a global financial crisis, will now be promoted in Russia using national pension savings. The Russian Finance Ministry, Central Bank and the Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending (Dom.RF) have approved a roadmap to develop the mortgage bond market, with banks “packaging” physical entities’ mortgage loan

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“Russia is not ready to let Ukraine go” – Sentsov’s first public speech after Russian prison

Hundreds of events, scores of pamphlets, and dozens of street posters in support of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia have focused on one objective over the last five years. Freedom. On 7 September, the two prisoners best known to Ukrainians and to the international community, Oleg Sentsov, 43, and Oleksandr Kolchenko, 29, stepped off a plane at Boryspil Airport and

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Scholar reports receiving salary of zero rubles for teaching at Moscow State University as administrators deny his claims

Askold Ivantchik, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told journalists that the leadership of Moscow State University (MGU) has asked him to teach without a salary this academic year. Ivantchik has been teaching as an adjunct instructor in MGU’s History Department since 2006. He said the salary for that appointment has always been “symbolic”: It was paid

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Russian forces did not much, almost nothing in Crimea, – Russia in ECHR

“But what did Russian forces do in Crimea? Not much, almost nothing,” Mikhail Galperin said Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights and Russian Deputy Minister of Justice Mikhail Galperin said before the ECHR Grand Chamber that during the annexation of Crimean peninsula, Russia did not do much. The court hearing was brodcasted on the

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Zelensky signs law abolishing parliamentary immunity

President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the law on amending the Constitution to abolish the immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine, according to the president’s press service. “President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine on the immunity of people’s deputies of Ukraine,” No.27-ІХ, which was approved by

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Zelensky meets with Kolomoyskyi. “They discussed doing business” (PHOTO)

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with businessman, ex-chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Ihor Kolomoyskyi. The Office of the President reports this on its Facebook. “At the President’s Office, they discussed doing business in Ukraine. They also spoke about the energy sector”, – the statement said. The message recalls that in June, during the “Dialogue between business and

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Ukraine’s parliament passes in first reading bill on punishment for illegal enrichment

The relevant decision received 316 votes with 400 MPs registered at the session hall. The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has passed in the first reading the bill, submitted byy President Zelensky, on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding confiscation of illegal assets of persons authorized to perform the functions of the state or local government, and punishment for

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Released political prisoner Karpyuk told about torture in Russian prison: He was tortured with electric shock, kept awake, subjected to use of psychotropic substances

Mykola Karpyuk, who was released from a Russian prison, told ATR channel that he and another political prisoner, Stanislav Klykh, were tortured in Russia with electric shocks, Russian enforcers prevented him from sleeping, used psychotropic substances and could have implanted a “chip”. “When it gets dark, they bring me out to the corridor – handcuffs, hands behind their back, put

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9/11 was 18 years ago today

Eighteen years ago today, America was attacked by degenerates. 2605 US citizens died. There were 372 non-US victims, including 67 from the UK, 47 from the Dominican Republic and 41 from India. The response was robust but not perfect. The war against terror has not stopped, the threat remains severe and American and British servicemen are still in Afghanistan. But

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Russia, Ukraine Set for Court Clash Over Alleged Atrocities

(Bloomberg) — Russia and Ukraine will face off at Europe’s top human rights court over claims that Moscow-led forces tortured and killed Ukrainian police and civilians during their annexation of Crimea five years ago. It’s the first public hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in the bitter dispute since Ukraine filed its claim in 2014, shortly after Russia

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