Monthly Archives: October 2019

Odesa designated as UNESCO creative city

 “This 30 October 2019, 66 cities have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay,” reads the publication on the UNESCO website. Odesa is designated as a city of literature. In 2015, Lviv became the first Ukrainian city to join UNESCO Creative Cities as a city of literature. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network now counts a total

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Budapest explains why it lifted veto on NATO ambassadors’ statement on Ukraine

31.10.2019 18:30Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has said that Budapest lifted its veto on a joint statement by the ambassadors of NATO member states on Ukraine after Hungarian proposals have been taken into account at the last moment. “The NATO member states and Ukraine adopted the Hungarian proposal with relation to the NATO-Ukraine joint statement at the very last moment,

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Russia is concerned about number of US satellites in space

During a speech at United Nations General Assembly First Committee, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva Andrey Belousov said that Russia is concerned about the number of American satellites in space. “At the same time, we have serious concerns about the American group of satellites,” said Belousov, as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency. He

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Medvedchuk: Ukraine’s accession to NATO not to contribute to reintegration of Donbas

“We are strongly against joining NATO and we believe that a course the new government has chosen, which is headed by Mr. Zelensky, is a course of continuing the policy of Mr. Poroshenko, Groysman, Yatsenyuk, Parubiy,” Viktor Medvedchuk said The Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk believes that Ukraine’s joining NATO

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7 Kremlin-Linked Mercenaries Killed in Mozambique in October — Sources

Army sources told The Moscow Times about two separate incidents involving ambushes by Islamic State-linked insurgents. Seven Russian Wagner Group mercenaries have been killed in two separate shooting incidents involving Islamic State-linked insurgents in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province this month, two Mozambique army sources told The Moscow Times. In a previously unreported attack that took place on Oct. 10

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Russia has nothing to do with relations between Hungary and Ukraine, – Orban

Hungarian Prime Minister calls policy under the presidency of Petro Poroshenko “anti-Hungarian” and believes that Transcarpathian Hungarians’ rights will be taken into account during Zelensky’s leadership Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged not to consider relations between Hungary and Ukraine in the context of Budapest’s relations with Moscow. Orban said this at the press conference after talks with Russian President

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Greta Thunberg rejects Nordic Council environmental award

Greta Thunberg has turned down an environmental award and prize money because “the climate movement does not need any more awards”. She said the offer was a “great honour” and thanked the Nordic Council, which said it respected her decision. But, she said, “politicians and the people in power” need to listen to the “current, best-available science”. Ms Thunberg was

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Russia offers to share Nord Stream 2 gas transit profit with Europe

At the recent trilateral talks on gas transit through Ukraine, the Russian delegation brought up the topic of authorization for the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev wrote in a Facebook post. “This issue was brought up in a bilateral format, where the Ukrainian party was not present. However, as sources from the European

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Bloggers find evidence of Russia bribing FIFA officials ahead of 2018 World Cup

In the hacked correspondence of Sergei Kapkov, former head of the Moscow Department of Culture, the Black Mirror Telegram channel has found evidence that Russia may have bribed FIFA officials in order to get the right to host the 2018 World Cup. Among the correspondence published on Tuesday, October 29, was a letter from Alexander Djordjadze, head of the Russia 2018 organizing

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Drunken Moscow Man Attacks Policeman With Cat, Faces Prison Time

A Muscovite faces up to five years in prison for attacking a policeman with a cat last year, the Baza Telegram channel reported Wednesday. On Oct. 4, 2018, Gennady Scherbakov was drunkenly sitting in his apartment building’s stairwell when his neighbors called the police with a noise complaint against him. When an officer arrived to tell him to go home, Scherbakov

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The Slippery Slope: From Halloween to Sex Dolls

“Halloween is a completely artificial holiday, which is accepted because it is fashionable in the West. That is idiocy. Today Halloween, tomorrow a sex doll. This is unnatural, not normal.” This statement from a Russian MP was at the centre of a news story published by the online portal Politika Segodnya. The case is a typical example of how pro-Kremlin communicators try to

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Russia must withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine – Stoltenberg

Russia must withdraw all its troops and all its officers from eastern Ukraine and stop destabilizing the situation in the region, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He said this at a press conference in Odesa on Wednesday, October 30, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We welcome all efforts to reduce tensions, to withdraw forces and to make sure

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Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Gazprom’s new pipeline overcomes final hurdle with green light from Denmark. Denmark has granted permission for Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be built through Danish waters. After months of delays, the Danish Energy Agency today announced it is finally giving its approval for the natural gas pipeline project that will transport Russian gas directly to Germany. Denmark was the

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Hungary vetoes joint statement of NATO ambassadors on Ukraine

Hungary has vetoed a joint statement of NATO ambassadors on Ukraine that was expected to be approved by the North Atlantic Council which is currently making visit to Ukraine. “Hungary has vetoed a joint statement of NATO ambassadors on Ukraine,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced at the Eurasian Forum in Budapest on Wednesday, Daily News Hungary reports. According to

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