Monthly Archives: September 2019

Putin orders Russian government to finance modernization of Abkhazian Army

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to sign an agreement on Russia’s financing of Abkhazian army modernization. The agreement will be signed after the negotiations between the Russian and Abkhazian Foreign Ministries. The specific amount of funding is not specified.  “The proposal of the government of the Russian Federation to sign an agreement between the Russian Federation and the

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Trump on Ukraine aid: “Fully paid but I’ll continue to withhold until Europe contributes”

Trump believes Europe should bear more of a financial burden for Ukraine. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday on arrival at the United Nations in New York City that he would continue to withhold money for Ukraine that he ordered frozen. “As far as withholding funds, those funds were paid – they were fully paid. My complaint has always

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Neither benefits, nor “thanks” – “DNR” militant speaks about attitude towards people in uniform

Militants of the “DNR” in the occupied territory are not respected by both the “official” authorities and local residents. This was told by commander of the anti-tank unit of the “DNR” illegal armed formations Alexander with the call sign “Marshal” in an interview with one of the separatist channels on Youtube. He admitted that they go to the “people’s militia”

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No reason to impose sanctions on NewsOne and 112 Ukraine TV channels – NSDC

The National Security and Defense Council states that no reason has been found to impose sanctions on NewsOne and 112 Ukraine. This is stated in the response of the National Security and Defense Council to the request of Ukrayinsky Novyny. It is noted that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of October 4, 2018 with the initiative to impose sanctions

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British American Tobacco company changes Kyiv to Bucharest because of Government’s Policy

British American Tobacco is reforming its corporate governance structure in Eastern Europe From 2020, British American Tobacco is moving its regional center from Kyiv to Romania and the Ukrainian office will be incorporated into another region, NV Business reports. At the request of the publication, the Kyiv office of British American Tobacco reported that the decision was due, among other

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Germany stamps ‘passports’ issued by Russia to Donbas residents – Bild

Germany affixes visas into “passports” issued by Russia to residents of the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions, without making a distinction between Russian passports and these “documents,” German tabloid newspaper Bild has reported. According to the report, this is stated in a response to a request from MP Renata Alt from Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP),

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Russia Summons Senior U.S. Diplomat Over UN Visa Row

Russia on Tuesday summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to protest over what it said was Washington’s unacceptable refusal to issue visas to members of a Russian delegation traveling to the United Nations General Assembly. The Kremlin promised a tough response and said Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry, but Russian

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Germany stamps ‘passports’ issued by Russia to Donbas residents – Bild

Germany affixes visas into “passports” issued by Russia to residents of the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions, without making a distinction between Russian passports and these “documents,” German tabloid newspaper Bild has reported. According to the report, this is stated in a response to a request from MP Renata Alt from Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP), who

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Russian Protesters Don’t ‘Get Shot’ Like They Would In the U.S., Putin’s Spokesman Says

Protesters who were jailed over this summer’s mass election rallies in Moscow would have been shot dead if they had been protesting in the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said in a leaked video. Dmitry Peskov’s conversation with students at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics (HSE) appeared on social media in the wake of the city’s largest sustained

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Portnikov: Why Putin and Zelenskyy won’t get together

Vitaly Portnikov Despite the obvious and oft-expressed desire of the presidents of France and Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to hold a meeting of leaders of the countries of the so-called “Normandy format” in September, the summit will not take place in the near future. Now they are calling a new date – and, therefore, a new time for

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U.S. leaves 10 Russian delegates with no visas ahead of UN General Assembly

Specialists from various fields and departments had not received their passports back from the U.S. embassy on time to depart with the rest of delegation. flickr.com/oscepa Head of the Russian Federation Council committee on foreign affairs Konstantin Kosachev says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has not issued visas to ten members of Russia’s delegation who were to accompany Russian Foreign

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EU Court Cancels Sanctions Against Yanukovych Imposed By EU In 2018

Court of European Union has cancelled the sanctions imposed against former president Viktor Yanukovych by the European Union in 2018. Yanukovych’s press-secretary, Yurii Kerasir, has written this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. He noted that the decision of the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv against Yanukovych was being appealed against at a court of appeal. At the same time,

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Ahead of Trump meet, Ukraine fears being dragged into Washington bear pit

A trip to the United States that began as a golden opportunity for Ukraine to burnish relations with its most powerful international backer has turned into a diplomatic tightrope walk for President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ahead of his first meeting with President Donald Trump this week, Zelenskiy was thrust into a political storm in Washington over accusations that Trump pressured him

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Kyiv: Russians will not be allowed to own land in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture, Timofey Milovanov said that Ukrainian government will seize the agricultural land if Russians would acquire it during the agricultural sector reform, which starts in Ukraine next year. The Minister explained that the owners of the land with Russian citizenship would be identified with the help of large-scale “monitoring.” He also recalled

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President vetoes law on temporary investigation commissions

President Volodymyr Zelensky has vetoed the law on temporary investigation commissions and temporary special commissions of the Ukrainian parliament, which was earlier approved by the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation. The relevant report has been posted on the parliament’s website. According to the report, the law was returned to the Verkhovna Rada with president’s proposals on September 23. At

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