Monthly Archives: September 2019

Canada’s Green Party admits editing photo of leader holding disposable cup

Now you see it, now you don’t. The Green Party in Canada has admitted to using an image on their website of leader Elizabeth May drinking out of a reusable cup with a metal straw that actually was doctored with Photoshop. The image, which originally showed May using a disposable cup, was altered to use a different cup that displayed

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Lavrov admits that “special status” for Donbass is “quite similar to Transnistria”

Giving the occupied Donbass a “special status” will create a situation in Ukraine similar to Transnistria in Moldova. This point of view was expressed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Kommersant. Answering the journalist’s question, whether it is possible to formulate Russia’s position as follows: “No status – no settlement”, the Russian Foreign Minister replied that

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Russian gas giant Gazprom offers Ukraine to forget the past and start from scratch

Russian gas giant Gazprom offered Ukrainian company Naftogaz to use a so-called “zero option” in terms of finances and verdicts of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. “The zero option is the absence of mutual claims from the finance point of view,” said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak as cited by RIA Novosti. Novak proposed this option at

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Kremlin: Deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas should be agreed with “LPR/DPR”

Thus, Moscow once again refutes own involvement in hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said it is necessary to agree on the deployment of peacekeepers in Donbas with representatives of the so-called “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics” (“LPR/DPR”). “This is a new proposal. Of course, first of all, it is necessary to understand the attitude

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Ukraine prisoner swap: A sign of hope or desperation?

The West is drawing the wrong lessons from Ukraine’s exchange of prisoners with Russia. It now risks rushing Kyiv into an unstable ‘resolution’ to the conflict in Donbas On 7 September two planes took off simultaneously in Kyiv and Moscow, each carrying 35 prisoners to be exchanged. The plane travelling to Kyiv contained the 24 Ukrainian sailors illegally captured in

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Zelenskyy Discusses With Lavrov Prospects For Resolving Situation In Donbas

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a visit to the United Nations General Assembly discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the prospects for resolving the situation in Donbas, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the date of the meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Format countries (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France), and with U.S. President Donald Trump – assistance in this

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National TV Council Revokes Digital Broadcasting Licenses Of 112 Ukraine TV Channel

The National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting revoked the digital broadcasting licenses of 112 Ukraine TV channel. The TV channel said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “The National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting has made an unprecedented decision – it has revoked 112 Ukraine of its digital broadcasting licenses,” the statement reads. The TV channel

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France and Germany: The other bad guys in the Trump-Ukraine call

by Tom Rogan When it comes to the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the U.S. domestic response is predictably partisan: Many Democrats see Trump as the bad guy, and many Republicans see this as a scandal-in-name-only. But one element from that call should unify Democrats and Republicans. Namely, Trump and Zelensky’s agreement that

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The Kremlin Reads Nineteen Eighty-Four: Disinformation is Truth

Sputnik Latvia brings forward a quote by George Orwell from his novel Nineteen-Eighty-Four, commenting on the European Parliament’s resolution on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe: “Who controls the past, controls the future”. Sputnik’s columnist suggests that the parliamentarians have been inspired by the methods outlined in the novel’s Ministry of Truth and compare the European

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Polish president to UN: Breaking int’l law must have consequences

25.09.2019 08:56 Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has warned the international community against being passive and submissive towards aggressor states, in a speech at the United Nations that focused on peace, environmental protection and welfare. Duda addressed the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. He appealed for “the promotion of peace through law, care for

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Russian Fishing Boat Sinks After Catching Fire in Norway, Injuries Reported

This story was updated on Sept. 26 at 11:42 a.m. A Russian trawler that caught fire in the northern Norwegian port of Tromsø capsized and sank Thursday morning after burning for nearly 24 hours, the Defense Ministry’s Zvezda television channel has reported. Negligence during welding work is suspected to have caused the fire, Russia’s consul in the border town of

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Zelensky about critics of European leaders: I told truth, thank you for help to Ukraine, but Nord Stream 2 carries threats to us

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has thanked the leaders of the European Union countries for helping Ukraine, but he believes the criticism directed at them during the phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump at the end of July is fair. “I answer for every word I say. I thanked many times, I am thankful now. At the meeting with President

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Nikolai Polozov: the Kremlin can take as many hostages as it wants to use as bargaining chips with Ukraine & West

Alya Shandra The euphoria from the prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia which took part on 7 September has somewhat worn off in Ukraine. The 35 Ukrainians who returned home – 24 sailors and 11 political prisoners – are undergoing rehabilitation, giving interviews, where they depict the torture they were subjected to for the sake of extracting “confessions,” and getting

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White House Releases Transcript Of Telephone Conversation Between Trump And Zelenskyy

The White House has released the transcript of a July 25 telephone conversation between United States President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The transcript of the telephone conversation is posted on the website of the White House, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “President Donald J. Trump has released a declassified, unredacted transcript of his telephone conversation with Ukrainian

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