Monthly Archives: October 2019

Investigation involving company where son of U.S. Vice President Biden worked halted because of fear of Washington

Former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin has said he was forced under pressure to terminate the investigation of the Burisma company, whose board member, Hunter Biden, at that time, was the son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, according to Fox News. Shokhin, according to Fox News, at the beginning of this year, told U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal

Read more

Siberian Shaman Declared ‘Insane’ After Trek to ‘Cast Out’ Putin

A Siberian shaman who had been crossing Russia by foot to exorcise President Vladimir Putin has been declared “insane,” his lawyer says.  Officials had placed the shaman, Alexander Gabyshev, in a psychiatric hospital after he was detained about 3,000 kilometers into his journey to Moscow. Gabyshev is now reportedly facing criminal charges of calling for extremism in his home city of Yakutsk.

Read more

Russia Jails the Most People in Europe, Monitor Says

Russia jails more people than any other European country, according to a report published by the All-Russia Civil Forum civic monitor. Russia’s prison system has been under scrutiny since mid-2018, when revelations of torture sparked nationwide inspections and dozens of legal cases. The country has the world’s fourth-largest prison population, according to The World Prison Brief. NEWS Russia Passes Law to Employ Prisoners Near

Read more

Russian lawmakers admit that 2018 GDP growth figures were falsified

No confirmation can be found for the 6-year record economic growth reported by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) last year, said Andrey Makarov, head of the State Duma taxes and budget committee, during a session of parliament on Friday. Instead of a 2.3% GDP growth, a figure that Rosstat plucked “like a rabbit

Read more

Important info

I have credible info that russian trolls based in Russia and Latin America have us under surveillance. They are using fake IP adresses and locations, namely Australian and German. Be careful and do not share any personal information that may reveal your identity or precise location. It’s just a safety precaution. My source is a buddy from the military who

Read more

“DNR” occupiers send captive soldier of Armed Forces of Ukraine to colony for 30 years (PHOTO)

The occupation authorities sent captured soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Volodymyr Voskoboynikov to the colony for 30 years. This is stated in the report of the so-called ” prosecutor general’s office of the republic”. The Ukrainian soldier is charged with “training for terrorist activities”, “violent coup”, “illegal crossing of the “DNR” “state” border and illegal acquisition and possession

Read more

UK eases sanctions against Russia by amending Export Control Order 2014

The amendments allow certain activities necessary for certain flights within the ExoMars 2020 Mission Framework. REUTERS The United Kingdom has eased sanctions against the Russian Federation by introducing amendments to the Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) Order 2014. “Article 3 amends the description of the activities which require prior authorization under Article 4(2b) of the Russia Sanctions Regulation

Read more

The ‘Steinmeier Formula’ will turn Ukraine into a colony of Russia

Batkivshchyna faction leader Yulia Tymoshenko says that the Steinmeier Formula is wrong for Ukraine because it will result in the loss of the country’s unity and sovereignty and the transformation of Ukraine into a colony of the Russian Federation. Therefore, parliament must unite to develop a “Ukraine formula” that will protect Ukraine’s national interests. “We must remove some of the

Read more

At least 8 Dutch fought in Ukrainian civil war: report

By Janene Pieters At least eight Dutch people fought in the civil war in Ukraine, both on the Ukrainian side and on the pro-Russian side, according to a report by American research agency The Soufan Center on the rise of violent right-wing extremism worldwide, AD reports. The report calls the Ukrainian civil war a “laboratory” for the international right-wing extremist movement. “For

Read more

DPR and LPR demand a say in new Donbas special status law

The ringleaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) have demanded that certain conditions be met before local elections can be held. In particular, they want to be involved in the formulation of the new law on the special status of the Donbas that was announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. “Otherwise we will

Read more

Giuliani consulted with Manafort on Ukraine info

U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani contacted Trump’s imprisoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort through the federal prison’s lawyer several times in recent months, The Hill has reported, with reference to The Washington Post. “Giuliani contacted Manafort for information about Giuliani’s theory that Ukraine supported Hillary Clinton in her unsuccessful 2016 presidential race against President Trump,” the report

Read more

European Solidarity, Batkivschyna, Holos Calling On Zelenskyy To Explain Steinmeier Formula At Rada

The parliamentary factions of the European Solidarity of former president, Petro Poroshenko; Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association of former prime-minister, Yulia Tymoshenko; and Holos party of singer Viacheslav Vakarchuk are calling on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to explain the Steinmeier Formula at the Verkhovna Rada. Ukrainian News agency learnt this from a member of the European Solidarity, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze. As Ukrainian News Agency

Read more

“Tremendous corruption”: Trump explains why he asked to block aid to Ukraine

Trump said he had later unblocked the aid because Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and others called him and asked. U.S. President Donald Trump has said he was blocking military aid to Ukraine over “tremendous corruption” in the country. “…Ukraine is known – before him [President Volodymyr Zelensky] – for tremendous corruption. Tremendous. More than just about any country in

Read more

U.S. diplomat at center of Trump-Ukraine affair to meet with House committee staff

A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Ukraine will tell his story to congressional committee staff on Thursday as part of a Democratic-led impeachment probe of the Republican president. Kurt Volker resigned as special representative for Ukraine negotiations on Friday, the day after the public release of a whistleblower complaint that described him as

Read more

Zelensky states necessity to elaborate strategy on Crimea, Donbas de-occupation

21:19, 2 October 20191100 The concept should include measures on the reparation to the victims of war, prosecution of guilty due to commitment of grave crimes President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated about the necessity to elaborate the concept of transitional justice to overcome the consequences of the armed conflict in Donbas and the achievement of peace as President’s Office reported. “It should include

Read more

Tom Cruise visits Lviv

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has visited Lviv, the city council’s press service has reported. According to the report, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi and his wife met the actor on Rynok Square and presented him with a commemorative coin of King Daniel of Galicia. It notes that in addition to the coin, the American actor received a history book by Serhii

Read more

Ukraine wants to introduce road fees for foreigners

Ukraine is planning to introduce road fees for foreigners, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy has said. “We are planning to introduce paid travel on Ukrainian roads for foreigners. After all, they do not always buy excise taxes, and it is not entirely fair for our motorists who pay the excise duty. For example, a large foreign-registered truck with a full

Read more

Denmark interested in implementing infrastructure projects in Donetsk region

Denmark is interested in the development and financing of major infrastructure projects in Donetsk region, in particular waste management and water supply programs. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine Ruben Madsen said this during a meeting with the leadership of Donetsk Regional State Administration, the press service of Donetsk RSA reported. “The Government of Denmark wants to help

Read more

Ukraine agrees to hold OSCE-supervised elections in Donbas

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced during a press conference that Ukraine has approved the Steinmeier Formula, which was the “final obstacle” to a new Normandy Format summit. He said that the Steinmeier Formula consists of several provisions. Approving these terms assumes that a special manner of local self-governance will be implemented in several Donbas regions and that elections will be

Read more

Ex-Ukraine prosecutor said he was told to back off probe of Biden-linked firm, files show

Ukraine controversy brings focus to Hunter Biden’s background.  New questions over Ukraine dealings by former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that

Read more