Monthly Archives: October 2019

Zelensky does not rule out that conflict in Donbas could be frozen

The occupied territories of Donbas differ from Transnistria or Abkhazia in the ongoing shooting. “I would not like the conflict in Donbas to be frozen. I wouldn’t want to have Transnistria or Abkhazia. I don’t want this very much. I cannot guarantee 100% that this will not happen. Honestly, what do we have now? We actually have Transnistria there. There

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Zelensky not to release transcripts of phone calls with Putin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he will not release transcripts of his telephone conversations with world leaders as he deems it incorrect. He said this during an all-day “media marathon” in Kyiv on Thursday, October 10, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “I’m not ready to publish my conversations. I haven’t even posted my conversation with Mr. [U.S. President

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Russian media recycles debunked reports about Ukraine’s energy readiness for winter

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. By Polygraph Gazeta.ru Gazprom-owned Russian newspaper “Ukrainian cities may be left without centralized heating this winter. Urban dwellers, including in Kyiv, are thinking about stockpiling

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THE SPECTATOR

Is Putin winning the war in Ukraine? Jack Clover The Ukraine Affair’ involving Donald Trump was front-page news across the world this month – but not in Ukraine itself. There were flutterings of embarrassment and face-palms on social media as the transcript of the Zelensky-Trump call emerged, but they very soon petered out. Believe it or not, on 1 October

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Russian TV Host Claims Ukraine Bashing Not on Purpose

Olga Skabeyeva Rossiya-1 television host “Never [presented Ukraine in a negative light] on purpose.” Source: Rossiya 1, October, 2019 Speaking at the Valdai discussion club on October 3, Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked if Russian state media needed to change its editorial policy regarding coverage of Ukraine. Putin responded that if Russian state media in fact presented Ukraine negatively,

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Two Soviet-Born Men Linked To Giuliani Arrested In New York For Campaign Finance Violations

Two businessmen from the former Soviet Union have been arrested for allegedly breaking U.S. campaign finance laws. The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office said on October 10 that Ukrainian-born Lev Parnas and Belarusian-born Igor Fruman, who are associated with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, were apprehended in New York. According to a federal court filing in New York, the

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Putin to Head of Crimea: it’s our responsibility to ensure everyone has a job they like

On October 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with newly appointed Russian governors, including the Head of the annexed Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov. Aksyonov reported on his Facebook page about the tasks that the Russian President sets before newly elected governors. “President Putin noted that to achieve big national development goals, it is necessary to make sure that every

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Court Urges NACB To Investigate Alleged Bribery, Negligence, Embezzlement Of Funds And High Treason By Poroshenko

The High Anti-Corruption Court has urged the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB) to open a criminal case upon alleged bribery, negligence, embezzlement of public funds and high treason by former president / incumbent member of the Ukrainian Parliament of the European Solidarity party faction, Petro Poroshenko. This follows from court records, Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported,

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David Satter

From wiki: In his book, Darkness at Dawn, David Satter charged that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) was responsible for the bombings of Russian apartment buildings in 1999 that claimed nearly 300 lives and provided the justification for a second Chechen War. He argued that this was part of a conspiracy to bring Putin to power as Boris Yeltsin

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Anti-Corruption Court Orders NACB To Open Case Against Klitschko

The High Anti-Corruption Court has ordered the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to open criminal proceedings against Mayor of Kyiv and Chairman of the Kyiv city state administration Vitali Klitschko on suspicion of abuse and embezzlement of state funds during the reconstruction of the Shuliavka bridge. This is stated in court documents, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. Kyiv city councilors filed the

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