Monthly Archives: October 2019

Ukrainian troops to return to positions they took in 2016, – Khomchak

The disengagement of forces is supposed to be a mirror-like action, Chief of General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces insists Due to the disengagement of forces in Donbas conflict area, fighters of Ukrainian Armed Forces will return to positions that they held three years ago, in 2016. Ruslan Khomchak, the Chief of General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said so

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Putin’s Press Secretary: Kremlin cannot guarantee withdrawal of troops in Donbas

Russian President’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has some influence on the militants in the Donbas, but cannot ensure the withdrawal of troops, reports TASS. “We are talking about the settlement within the Ukrainian conflict. The Kremlin, of course, has some influence on the “Republics” of the Donbas, but as you know, the “Republics” of the Donbas are

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Washington Post: U.S. administration exporting its own corruption to Ukraine

It’s a complicated story involving a bunch of different characters, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s “lawyer.” It was reported recently that Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will be leaving the Trump administration by year’s end. Many people responded to this news with some version of “Oh, yeah, Rick Perry, I forgot about him.” Perry had managed to avoid the

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Russia reports false information to ITLOS on return of three Ukrainian vessels

According to Commander of Ukrainian Navy, Russia does not want to return the vessels as they are the evidence of the aggression for the court Commander of Ukrainian Navy Ihor Voronchenko stated that Russia provided false information to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea concerning return of three Ukrainian vessels seized in the Kerch Strait as Ukrainian

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Putin gives himself, Medvedev and heads of security a salary raise

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday to increase the salaries of senior government officials. According to the decree published on the official legal information website, as of October 1, the salaries of the president, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and key security department chiefs will be indexed to 4.3%, the official inflation rate. Raises will be received by Defense Minister

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Trump and Zelensky did not congratulate Putin on his 67th birthday

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, messages may arrive with a delay, or may not arrive at all President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the United States Donald Trump did not send congratulations to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of his 67th anniversary. The press secretary of the President of

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Sentsov provides UN human rights mission in Ukraine with information about his captivity in Russia

The mission plans to interview all detainees released in a major Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap on September 7, 2019. Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has recently been freed from Russian captivity, has provided the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine with information about his unlawful imprisonment in the Russian Federation. “Oleh Sentsov visited our office today. We spoke about

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Portnikov: President Zelenskyy is deceiving himself and Ukrainian people

Vitaly Portnikov A video message in which President Zelenskyy tried to explain Kyiv’s decision to implement the “Steinmeier formula” demonstrated once again that the head of state continues to live in his own world, which has nothing to do with reality. Zelenskyy claims that his agreeing to the implementation of the “Steinmeier formula” was necessary solely to unblock a meeting

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Russia was behind Giuliani’s invitation to Armenia

Stories in the ‘Context” section are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide greater insight for our readers about the techniques, methods and practices used by the Russian government in its information war. October 08, 2019 – 01:17 Context By Polygraph Dmitry Peskov Kremlin spokesperson “The Russian side knows nothing about Giuliani’s participation [in an Eurasian Economic Union

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Kyiv named among best foodie destinations in Europe

The capital of Ukraine is on the list of eight European destinations worth visiting for those who want to try something delicious. The ranking was published by The Independent. The authors note that Kyiv’s foodie scene is decidedly underrated. Travelers are advised to taste beetroot borsch, varenyky (including Ukrainian flag-coloured ones) and pig ears, not to mention chicken Kyiv. “There

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Ukraine increased banana imports by 14%

Ukraine imported 181,100 tonnes of bananas in the first eight months of 2019, which was 14% more than in the same period last year, the Еast-Fruit platform for fruit and vegetable business has reported. “In the first eight months of this year, Ukraine imported 181,100 tonnes of bananas worth a total of $102.3 million. These figures are a record high

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Anticorruption Court Dismisses Case Upon Unlawful Enrichment Of Ex-Chair Of Audit Service Havrylova

The High Anti-Corruption Court has dismissed the case upon unlawful enrichment of former chairperson of the Audit Service, Lidiya Havrylova. Ukrainian News agency learnt this from her lawyer, Yaroslav Beliavskyi. He said that the case upon declaration of false information by Havrylova would be heard by the Anticorruption Court. The case is scheduled for October 23, 2 p.m. © 2019

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National Police Head Klymenko Advocating Legalization Of Prostitution

Head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, advocates legalization of prostitution and opposes legalization of soft drugs. He said this in the interview for the Livyi Bereh publication, Ukrainian News Agency reports. He also said it would be inexpedient to raise the question of legalization of firearms before the end of the war in Donbas. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier

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