Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ukrainian Prime Minister proposes to connect Baltic and Black seas

Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, during his speech at the Yalta European Strategy conference (YES), proposed to connect the Baltic and Black seas. According to Honcharuk, Ukraine has already started discussions on several ambitious infrastructure projects. “We need to try to build and connect the Baltic and Black seas by water. It is possible, ” he said. Honcharuk added that

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Kyiv suggests that Russia’s Gazprom use Ukrainian gas transit system instead of OPAL

The CEO of the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev, stated on his Facebook page that gas supplies, which Gazprom used to provide through OPAL gas pipeline, could be conducted through the gas transportation systems (GTS) of Ukraine and Slovakia. “If Gazprom wants to continue delivering the same gas volumes to the same places as it used to do through the OPAL

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Rights Group: Ukrainian Language Near Banished In Donbas Schools

The instruction of the Ukrainian language has been virtually wiped out in areas that Moscow-backed separatists control in eastern Ukraine where an armed conflict has simmered since April 2014, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (KHPG) says. Citing a report published earlier this month by Dmytro Durnev, a journalist from the city of Donetsk, KHPG said that Ukrainian-language teaching was

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Pavlo Klimkin: The Steinmeier formula, what it means and how to make it safe

By Pavlo Klimkin. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is known to all or almost everyone, but with his famous formula it is much more complicated. Recent discussions around it, in terms of “betrayal” or “victory,” have shown that professional and political explanations for the issue, around which the spears break, are lacking. It should be clearly understood that the formula is not a road map

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Russia loses its ‘killer’ satellite

The satellite of the Russian Defense Ministry Kosmos-2521, that was launched in 2017, has left its orbit and is no longer performing its functions, reports TASS news agency citing the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). According to the N2YO tracker, which is tracking the location of satellites in real-time, the Russian satellite has disintegrated. The last time that Kosmos

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The West lost faith in its values, but Ukraine shouldn’t, says columnist Applebaum

By Matthew Kupfer Five years ago, few could have believed that, in 2019, Britain would be trying to leave the European Union and showman Donald Trump would be president of the United States. Today, however, the situation is clear: The West is in crisis. Euroscepticism is growing. Authoritarianism is rising in EU countries like Poland and Hungary. Western nations appear increasingly

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