Monthly Archives: October 2019

Putin Not Ruling Out Conclusion Of 1-Year Gas Transit Contract If Ukraine Unable To Introduce European Legislation Before 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not ruling out the option of concluding a one-year contract for transit of Russian natural gas to Europe if Ukraine is unable to introduce European legislation before 2020. This is stated in a report by the RBK publication (Russia), the Ukrainian News Agency reports. Putin said there were two scenarios for a new gas transit

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Ukraine resumes commercial import of electricity from Russia

 Ukraine on October 1, 2019 resumed commercial import of electricity from the Russian Federation, Ukrenergo transmission system operator has told the Interfax-Ukraine agency. The company noted that in accordance with Articles 38 and 39 of the law on the electricity market, the transmission system operator is obliged to provide non-discriminatory access to the grids. According to Interfax-Ukraine, on October 1

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Russian iPhone User Sues Apple for Turning Him Gay

A Russian man is seeking more than $15,000 in damages from Apple after claiming that the U.S. tech giant drove him to homosexuality, the Govorit Moskva radio station has reported.  The plaintiff, identified as D. Razumilov, alleges that he became “mired in same-sex relationships” this summer after receiving 69 GayCoins on a cryptocurrency payment app he downloaded onto his iPhone

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This is not the Wagner Group

It is Sunday night on Russian state TV Rossiya 1. The propaganda host Dmitry Kiselyov presents a report from the Central African Republic (CAR): “We simply work here on a contract to train the [local] fighters”, a Russian military instructor tells the TV reporter. “We have nothing to do with Wagner Private Military Company.” To illustrate the instructor’s points, Rossiya 1 later in the

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Putin names condition for withdrawal of Russian troops from Abkhazia and South Ossetia

Before the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit in Yerevan, Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked a question about Russia’s obligations with regards to Georgia and Abkhazia. A journalist of the Georgian TV channel Rustavi-2 asked Putin when he intends to start fulfilling the commitments made in 2008. Putin replied: “We always fulfill them.” The journalist then asked when the Russian troops are

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Putin Slams Climate Activist Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday took aim at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, telling an energy forum he did not share the excitement about her United Nations speech last month. The 16-year-old Swede electrified the UN summit in New York when she denounced world leaders for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage felt by millions of her

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The rebellion: Servant of the People MPs unexpectedly reject president’s law, but for how long?

During the three weeks since the opening session of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament), the elected deputies of Servant of the People fulfilled all the whims of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy — adopting presidential bills with little debate and lacking proper consideration. In some circles, worries about semi-authoritarianism were raised. But that changed on 20 September when a significant number of

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Vitaliy Portnikov: the Kremlin wants to see Ukraine’s collapse

After the Ukrainian delegation in Minsk agreed to the notorious “Steinmeier Formula”, we were left with a lot more questions than answers… even though some answers can be given today, without Volodymr Zelenskyy. The fact that Ukraine agrees to Russian terms and conditions so that a Zelenskyy-Putin meeting can be organized – but, the actual implementation of this formula was

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Chlorine found again in Russian oil

Russian oil has once again been found to contain levels of organochlorides significantly above European standards. In spring, such contamination resulted in more than a month of downtime on the Druzhba pipeline as EU buyers returned more than a million tons of substandard oil to Russia. According to RIA Novosti, the Russian oil transport monopoly Transneft has discovered a high chloride

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Nationalists announce indefinite strike, protesting against signing of “Steinmeier formula” (PHOTO)

Leader of the National Corps Andriy Biletsky has declared an “indefinite protest campaign against surrender”, and member of the Svoboda party Yuriy Syrotyuk announced treason after President Volodymyr Zelensky reported the approval of text of the so-called “Steinmeier formula”. This is stated on the Ukrayinska Pravda blog and Syrotyuk’s Facebook. “Today happened what Churchill called: “First we will get a

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Kuchma’s Press Service Publishes Agreed Text Of Steinmeier Formula

Press secretary of former president of Ukraine (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma, Daria Olifer, has published the text of the agreed Steinmeier Formula. She has posted the text on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The formula is explained in the Kuchma-signed letter addressed to Martin Sajdik, the representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group. Similar letter

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Batkivshchyna sees ‘Steinmeier formula’ as threat to Ukraine’s national security

The Batkivshchyna Party sees the so-called “Steinmeier formula” as a threat to the national security, territorial integrity and state sovereignty of Ukraine, party leader Yulia Tymoshenko has said. “The Batkivshchyna Party considers the ‘Steinmeier formula’ unacceptable to Ukraine, and its signing in Minsk is a direct threat to our country’s national security, territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Tymoshenko wrote on her

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