Monthly Archives: October 2019

Sweden moves naval command to underground base to protect it from Russia

The headquarters of the Swedish Navy have been relocated to an underground base on Muskö island, 40 km from Stockholm, The Guardian reports, citing a naval spokesperson. “The Muskö base is unique from a fortification perspective, it is an underground area as big as the old town in Stockholm,” said Remecca Landberg, head of communications for the Swedish Navy. She

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SBI Finds Listening Device In Another Office – Truba

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has uncovered a listening device in another office. The State Bureau of Investigation’s Director Roman Truba announced this in an interview with the Television News Service (TSN), Ukrainian News agency reports. “Such listening devices were uncovered not only in the director’s office, but also in another office,” he said. He declined to specify the

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Sentsov: All significant battles in Donbas were fought by Russian army

Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who until recently was imprisoned in Russia, has described his conversations with militants from Russia and from the Donetsk People’s Republic while in prison. They did not hide the fact that, from the very start of the aggression, all of the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine was done by the Russian Army. Regular Russian

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Ukraine agrees to ‘Steinmeier Formula,’ green-lights elections in occupied Donbas

Members of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine – Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Oct. 1 agreed to a peace process known as the “Steinmeier Formula,” green-lighting local elections in the Russian-controlled regions of Donbas. The agreement envisages that the occupied areas of eastern Ukraine get a special self-governing status after they hold

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Want to Insult Putin? It Will Cost You $462

Russia’s new lèse majesté law helps turn the president into a laughingstock. Six months ago, Russia adopted a law making it an administrative offense to insult the government on the internet. The first results of its application are in, and in a majority of the cases where a court imposed a fine, Russians have been punished for insulting President Vladimir Putin.   Instead of sheltering Putin and other top officials

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Macron: Oleg Sentsov is great European

French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who was released from a Russian prison, on the sidelines of the autumn session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg. “With liberated Oleg Sentsov in Strasbourg. The great European. He belongs to those who believe that the freedom of others is as important

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Ukraine: Military aircraft transported across Kerch Strait Bridge to Russia (Photos)

15:17, 01 October 2019 The Su-27 fighter aircraft were transported by car from Crimea to Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. Military aircraft have been transported across the Kerch Strait Bridge to the Russian Federation. The relevant photos were posted on Twitter by blogger RoksolanaToday&Crimea25%. It became known the Su-27 fighter aircraft were transported by car from Crimea to Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. In

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Invaders shoot down OSCE drone in Luhansk region

The armed formations of the Russian occupation forces fired at two OSCE drones in the occupied Donbas: one was damaged, the other was shot down. The OSCE SMM informed this in a report, based on information received as of 19:30, September 29, 2019. “On September 27, the SMM conducted a mid-range UAV flight over the disengagement area near Petrivske (non-government-controlled, 41km south

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Zelensky meets with Tom Cruise in Kyiv

World-famous American actor, film director and producer Tom Cruise has arrived in Kyiv at the invitation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The head of state met with him at the Presidential Office on the evening of September 30, his press service reported. “During the meeting, Tom Cruise informed Volodymyr Zelensky that he was interested in Ukrainian locations for shooting one

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Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’ sentences Ukrainian hostage to 14 years after not getting huge ransom

Oleksandr Timofeyev has been ‘sentenced’ by the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] to 14 years’ imprisonment.  The ‘charges’ against him were fluid, as was the huge amount of ransom that the militants tried to extract from his wife, Svitlana.   It is now vital that he is included in the list of  prisoners to be exchanged, though his wife

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Germany believes Russia has not yet done enough for the EU to lift sanctions

09:28, 1 October 2019000 Although Berlin estimates the recent exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine and the decrease of tension in the area of ​​Stanytsia Luhanska as “two positive, encouraging signals.” The German government believes that Russia has not yet made enough efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine so that the EU can lift sanctions against Moscow. This was stated

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