Monthly Archives: October 2019

Russian-language schools to switch to Ukrainian language of instruction from Sept 2020

Minister of Education and Science Hanna Novosad notes that from September 2020, Russian-language schools will switch to the Ukrainian language of instruction. “There are still Russian-language schools in Ukraine. But since September 2020, such schools switch to the Ukrainian language of instruction … And schools with the languages of national minorities that belong to the languages of the European Union

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Communist Party of Ukraine addresses open letter to the Ukrainian and Russian peoples

UKRAINE’S Communist Party published an open letter to the peoples of Ukraine and Russia yesterday, warning against the rise of fascism and of bids by the ruling elites in each country to turn their populations against one another. Citing Julius Fucik, the Czechoslovak communist martyr hanged by the nazis in 1943, and his warning – “people, be careful!” – the

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Russian Journalist Detained in Iran on Espionage Charges

Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik has been detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, according to her family members and Russian media reports. Yuzik’s disappearance was first announced by her daughter, who said her mother was arrested “in another country” and that her trial was scheduled for this Saturday. She faces up to 10 years on charges of cooperating with Israeli

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Volker: Trump said Ukraine ‘tried to take me down’ and was influenced by negative information from Giuliani

By Jeremy Herb (CNN)Former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker explained in his opening statement to Congress that he connected the President’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with Ukraine’s leadership in an effort to convince Giuliani — and, through him, President Donald Trump — there was new leadership in Ukraine that could be trusted. In Volker’s statement, which was delivered

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Ukrainian journalist Sharoiko sentenced to eight years in Belarus prison returns home – Zelensky

Zelensky said Sharoiko was pardoned. Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Belarusian-based correspondent of UA: Ukrainian Radio and a former UNIAN correspondent in Minsk, Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Sharoiko, who was illegally convicted in Belarus, has been pardoned and has already returned home. “Another Ukrainian prisoner, journalist Pavlo Sharoiko, sentenced to eight years in Belarus, has been pardoned

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Parliament fails to pass crucial anti-graft measures

The Verkhovna Rada on Oct. 4 failed to remove major obstacles for criminal investigations and to fully eliminate lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution. It came at a stark contrast with the parliament’s swift rulings of previous weeks, when President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party was able to single-handedly pass dozens of bills a day. For instance, on Sept. 3 the parliament lifted lawmakers’

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Putin Says It’s ‘Cynical’ to Blame Stalin for World War II

The president highlighted the Soviet Union’s role in defeating the Nazis. Blaming Stalin for starting World War II is “the height of cynicism,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has said amid renewed discussion over the Soviet Union’s role in the conflict. “To say that Stalin unleashed the war is the height of cynicism,” Putin said at an international conference in southern

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U.S. Conditioned Zelenskyy-Trump Meeting And Military Assistance On Investigation Of Biden’s Case – Correspondence Between U.S. Ambassadors And Yermak

The United States encouraged Ukraine to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump and transfer USD 250 million in financial support to strengthen security. This is evidenced by correspondence between recently resigned U.S Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, U.S Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland,

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5 Killed, 3 Hospitalized As Result Of Crash Landing Of Cargo Plane In Lviv Region

A total of five people were killed and three were hospitalized as a result of the crash landing of Antonov AN-12 cargo plane belonging to Kyiv-based Ukraine Air-Alliance company in Lviv region. Ukrainian News agency learnt this from spokesperson for the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) in Lviv region. The plane crash landed at 7:29

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U.S. State Department Approves Sale Of Second Batch Of Javelin Missiles To Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has approved $39.2 million worth of military equipment to Ukraine, including a second batch of the world’s deadliest anti-tank missiles to help Kyiv defend itself against Russia-backed separatists. The deal approved on October 3 includes 150 Javelin missiles and 10 launch units and adds to the 210 missiles and 37 launchers that Ukraine bought from the

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Jack Laurenson: Ukraine’s Friend and Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Trump reportedly personally ordered the removal of ambassador to Ukraine at the advice of Giuliani

President Donald Trump personally ordered the removal of the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, in May, because he was told she privately harbored an “anti-Trump bias.”  A person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that withdrawing Yovanovitch from her post was a “priority for the president. “Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told The Journal that Trump

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