Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ukraine strengthens its position in gas transit talks thanks to approval of new unbundling plan – minister

Ukraine has strengthened its position at the negotiations with Russia and the European Commission on the signing of the new gas transit contract that are to be held on September 19 thanks to the approval of the new gas transportation unbundling plan for NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukrainian Energy and Environment Protection Minister Oleksiy Orzhel has said. “It is very important

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News from Donbas 18-9-2019

In the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation on September 18, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 4 times, – the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. One soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed, two

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A Moscow man went for a run hours before a protest. Police arrested him and broke his leg. We identified the officer who did it.

On July 27, three hours before protesters swept Moscow’s Tverskaya Street to demand fair elections, Constantine Konovalov was going on a run when he was unexpectedly arrested. Police officers knocked the professional designer onto the curb of a sidewalk, and one officer stepped onto his calves in such a way that Konovalov broke his right leg. At Moscow’s Hospital Number

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Russian General: Russian Aerospace Forces are not ready for large-scale combat

Former Russian Air Force commander, General Pyotr Deynekin, harshly criticized the readiness of Russian Aerospace Force, noting that combat aircraft is not prepared for a large-scale military conflict, even though Russian Air Force is one of the most powerful in the world. “Russian Aerospace Forces do not have enough manpower and equipment to conduct large-scale military operations. There isn’t enough

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PM Honcharuk: Land market to open from October 1, 2020

The land market in Ukraine will open starting from October 1, 2020. “The model we currently offer provides for opening the land market on October 1 next year,” Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said at a conference on land management reform “Land as a factor in the development of Ukrainian village,” an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He noted that it

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Court frees Yefremov from house arrest

A court has released from house arrest the former head of the Party of Regions faction in parliament, Oleksandr Yefremov, who is accused of high treason, separatism and the creation of a terrorist organization, judge of the Starobilsk district court of Lugansk region Oleksandr Foroshchuk has said. “He [Yefremov] had the measure of restraint changed from round-the-clock house arrest. He

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Head of Russian Space Agency: cause of hole in Soyuz spacecraft to be kept secret

Dmitry Rogozin, director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said that the agency has figured out how a hole appeared in the lining of its Soyuz-MS-09 spacecraft, but that this information will not be publicized. “We have taken all the samples. What happened is clear to all of us, but we won’t tell you anything,” Rogozin said at the Youth

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Russia, militants disappointed by Ukraine’s decision not to sign Steinmeier formula

Russian representative Gryzlov accused Ukraine of refusal to sign the document during Minks Talks Russia’s Representative at Minsk Talk Boris Gryzlov and delegate from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Vladislav Deinego expressed disappointment with the decision of Ukraine’s representatives not to sign the document known as Steinmeier formula as RBK reported. “The representatives of Kyiv refused to sign Steinmeier formula,

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Rada explains essence of Zelensky formula as Ukraine’s negotiating stance

Bohdan Yaremenko, a member of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction and chair of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, has explained the Zelensky formula as Ukraine’s negotiating stance in the Donbas settlement process. A text entitled “Zelensky Formula” was posted by Yaremenko on Facebook on Thursday. The formula says “no to constitutional amendments regarding ‘a special

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Kremlin Plan to Tap Wealth Fund Fuels Tension With Central Bank

As the Kremlin debates how to spend tens of billions of dollars from its rainy-day fund to jump-start growth, rare public divisions are emerging within the economic team that’s made Russia’s bonds an investor favorite. The tensions highlight the growing pressure from President Vladimir Putin to revive the sluggish economy, which has battered his public support and fueled protests around

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‘We Tracked Your Social Media, You’re Gay’: Russian Student Threatened With Expulsion

A Russian university is said to have threatened a student with expulsion after his pink phone case and membership in pro-LGBT social media groups fueled suspicions about his alleged sexual orientation.  The reported threats made by Ural State University of Economics (USUE) administrators in Russia’s fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg come six years after the Russian government banned “homosexual propaganda” toward

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Siberian Shaman ‘Kidnapped’ While Crossing the Country to ‘Expel’ Putin – Reports

An anti-Putin shaman from Siberia has been kidnapped by armed and masked men thought to be security officials, Russian media have reported. Alexander Gabyshev has been walking on foot from the Far East republic of Sakha to Moscow since March to “expel” President Vladimir Putin. Last week, the detention of his supporters in the city of Ulan-Ude sparked protests which evolved into mass rallies

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Sentsov tells Tribunal in The Hague about FSB torture

“Evil must be punished”, the film director said, commenting on his testimony. REUTERS Former political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director recently released from the Kremlin captivity in a major swap of held persons, says he has testified to the tribunal in The Hague about torture in applied to him after he was detained. In an interview with Hromadske,

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Only Ukrainians will have right to buy land – Zelensky

A proposed land market model envisages that only Ukrainians and Ukrainian companies will have the right to buy and sell land, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. “The land belongs to Ukrainians. In the model we propose with the government, only Ukrainian citizens and Ukrainian companies will be able to buy or sell land. Horror stories about the Chinese, about the

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Infamous Russian MP urges Lukashenka to make ‘historic step’ towards unified state

Notorious Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky has called for uniting Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. “Alyaksandr Lukashenka can make a historic step. It is high time to reunite Russia and Belarus as one unified state. What for should one start only with customs or tariffs. Belarus will flourish when we become one state again,” the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of

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