Monthly Archives: September 2019

Russia, Belarus to Form Economic ‘Confederacy’ by 2022 – Kommersant

Russia and its close ally Belarus plan to form an economic confederacy by 2022, according to an undisclosed plan of action for integration seen by the Kommersant business daily. Belarus’ integration with Russia became a widely discussed possibility as one of the ways in which President Vladimir Putin could sidestep constitutional term limits that bar him from re-election in 2024.

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Zelenskyy’s MPs set new records in violating parliamentary rules

President Zelenskyi in the foreground of the Verkhovna Rada. Collage: p-p.com.ua  2019/09/15 – 00:10 • MOREPresident Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People party has set new records in its violations of the parliamentary regulations in the Verkhovna Rada. “You are de-facto canceling the right of any deputy to submit amendments. If you vote like this, there is no parliament anymore,” oppositional MP Iryna Gerashchenko (European

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Khodorkovsky Group Condemns Repression in Russia in Open Letter, Gains Prominent Supporters

Signatories include the creators of the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” and former heads of state. A working group set up by exiled Kremlin critic and former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has written an open letter signed by 77 public figures condemning “the political repression and lawlessness taking place today in Russia.”  Signatories include the creators of the hit

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Russia’s Burevestnik super-missile unsuitable for war

Although numerous sources claim that Russia’s Burevestnik hypersonic nuclear-powered cruise missile will be adopted into the armament within the next 5-6 years, some Russian news outlets believe the missile will be completely unsuitable for warfare. “As soon as the Burevestnik is spotted approaching the target, it will be relatively easy to shoot down, because according to current estimates, the missile

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Gontareva states that unidentified persons burned her house near Kyiv (VIDEO)

Unknown people burned the house of ex-head of the National Bank Valeria Gontareva in the village of Horenychi near Kyiv. This was reported to NV by Gontareva herself. According to her, the attackers threw a Molotov cocktail through the fence. The house has completely burned down. Firefighters did not even manage to put it out. “This is complete and final

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Zelensky, Kolomoisky seek compromise on PrivatBank – Ukrainian PM

The Ukrainian authorities are seeking a compromise with businessman Ihor Kolomoisky over a PrivatBank case, but this move may alienate Kyiv’s western partners, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has told British newspaper Financial Times. According to the article, Ukraine’s prime minister said that Kyiv was seeking a “compromise” with Kolomoisky over a $5.5 billion banking scandal, a move that risks alienating

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Ukrainian delegation leaves OSCE session hall in protest against “Russian Crimea” claims

Journalists of propaganda media at the meeting called the peninsula “Russian” territory despite international documents. Photo from UNIAN The Ukrainian delegation suspended its participation in the OSCE working meeting in Warsaw on Sept 17. The Ukrainian delegates left the OSCE session hall in protest at the statements of propagandists claiming that Crimea is part of Russia, as reported by ATR. In

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Explosion at Russian research lab that stores smallpox virus: officials

17 September 2019 A virus research center in Russia — one of two places in the world that houses the smallpox virus — exploded on Monday, officials said. The blast at the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology, or “Vector,” left one employee injured and the building, located in Koltsovo, near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, survived without structural

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