Monthly Archives: September 2019

‘In Ukraine, a Putin is Impossible,’ Gritsak Says

Paul Goble             Staunton, September 17 – The increasing authoritarianism of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky have led some to conclude that he or his successor might become a ruler something like Vladimir Putin is in Russia (windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/09/portnikov-describes-three-often.html).             But Jaroslav Gritsak, a historian at the Ukrainian Catholic University, dismisses such suggestions. Whenever he is asked “how Ukraine differs from Russia,”

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“Steinmeier’s formula” seen as state capitulation, protested in Ukraine

Alya Shandra “Steinmeier’s formula” has become a hot topic in Ukraine. This suggestion on implementing the Minsk peace accords voiced by the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in 2015 has recently resurfaced after President Zelenskyy’s election. Tensions especially grew on 18 September 2019, when conflicting messages arose during a meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk, a group of

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Yakut shaman who was going ‘to exorcise Putin’ sent to mental hospital

Shaman Alexander Gabyshev, who was abducted by Russian security forces in Buryatia on September 19, is sent to the Yakut Republican mental hospital, reports Interfax news agency, citing the press service of the Russian regional health authority. It is noted that doctors will conduct a psychiatric diagnostic, which is “based on a conversation with the patient to clarify the history

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Russia denies supporting Taliban

The Russian embassy in Afghanistan says that local media reports that Russia is assisting the Taliban are nothing but speculation and sensationalism. “After the recent visit by a delegation of the Qatar Taliban office to Moscow, the Russian Embassy in Kabul has drawn attention to the appearance in the Afghan press of more baseless accusations that Russia is supporting the

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Ukraine won’t forward its delegation to next PACE session

The Ukrainian delegation will not take part in the next session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Bohdan Yaremenko, an MP from the Servant of the People faction, the head of the Verkhovna Rada committee on foreign policy and inter-parliamentary cooperation. “Having no other way to respond to violations of its own principles by this organization,

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UN Human Rights Committee again demands that Russia roll back eviction of Ukrainian church from temple in occupied Simferopol

23:40, 20 September 2019 According to the ruling of the Russia-controlled court, OCU clerics must vacate the premises before September 23. The UN Human Rights Committee (OHCHR) again demanded that Russia not evict the Crimean Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from Simferopol’s Volodymyr and Olha Cathedral. This was announced on Facebook by an expert wuth the Regional Center

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New details reported on Trump-Ukraine call as Dems clash with White House on complaint

The controversy over President Trump’s mysterious call with a foreign leader that prompted a whistleblower complaint ratcheted up Friday afternoon as a new report said it involved Trump asking the president of Ukraine numerous times in a single phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Meanwhile, after Trump called the whistleblower a partisan and dismissed the allegation

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Trump denies agreeing with Zelensky on probe into Biden’s case

U.S. President Donald Trump has denied agreeing with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the start of an investigation by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies against Hunter Biden, the son of Trump’s main rival in the upcoming election, Joe Biden, according to the BBC. “Donald Trump has denied a report alleging he made a promise to a foreign leader, which sparked a

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Russia moves tanks to border with Ukraine – InformNapalm

20.09.2019 15:45 Several videos shot in the Rostov region of Russia, showing a large column of tanks and armored personnel carriers of the Russian army moving along a highway just 30 kilometers from the state border with Ukraine, have surfaced on the Internet, according to the InformNapalm international intelligence community. “Yesterday, on September 19, videos shot by drivers on dash

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