Monthly Archives: October 2019

Russia Sentences U.S.-Israeli Woman to 7.5 Years Over Airport Marijuana Possession

A Russian court has sentenced a U.S.-Israeli woman to seven and a half years in prison on charges of drug possession and smuggling, her lawyer told Russian media Friday. Police detained Naama Issachar, 25, in April while in transit in a Moscow airport and accused her of having 9 grams of cannabis in her bag, Israeli officials and Russian media have said. She

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Ukraine has violated the free market principles and the rule of law by adopting a scandalous amendment to Bill No. 1049

An amendment to Bill No. 1049 on the state regulation of the trade margin on tobacco products returns Ukraine to the times of the USSR in the 1970s, said Simon Welford, General Director of the British American Tobacco Ukraine Group, at a press conference in Kyiv. The passed bill No. 1049 on the introduction of a single account for taxes

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German Foreign Ministry orders consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued in Donbas

The German Foreign Ministry has ordered all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued to Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied Donbas territories, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk wrote in a tweet. “Treason has been canceled. The leadership of the German Foreign Ministry told me personally about an instruction to all German consulates not to recognize Russian passports issued

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The pro-Russian organization is going to present a film about the downed MH17 in The Hague

According to Ukrinform, Dutch researcher and journalist Robert van der Noorda has produced a report on Russian propaganda that has been mobilized around the topic of MH17. A key link in the dissemination of misinformation in the Netherlands is the pro-Russian organization “Global Rights of Peaceful People”. It is “Dutch” by name only because it includes “compatriots”, natives of the Russian Federation, who are actively

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U.S. appeals court upholds House subpoena seeking Trump’s accounting records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for President Donald Trump’s financial records including tax documents, rejecting an appeal by the president to block his accounting firm from handing over any information. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, affirmed a lower court decision

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Ex-Ambassador To Ukraine Reveals Details Of Her Ouster By Trump

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told Congress Friday, according to a prepared testimony obtained by the Washington Post, that she was recalled suddenly from her post in May, after previously being told by the State Department she’d stay there until at least next year. Yovanovitch is currently being interviewed by House investigators behind closed doors as part of

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Zelensky breaks record for world’s longest press conference

11.10.2019 10:15Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has broken a record by holding the world’s longest press conference. His communication with journalists started at 10:00 on October 10 and ended at midnight, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. A representative of Ukraine’s National Records Agency declared a 14-hour press conference the longest in world history. During the event, the head of state answered

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Zelensky plans to grant partial citizenship to ethnic Ukrainians

“We have already practically elaborate a structure for giving the ethnic Ukrainians living in any world country an opportunity to become partially Ukrainian citizens, that is, granting partial citizenship to them. The main problem is that they want to remain citizens of those countries. This structure has been already invented,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said during the media marathon

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Yandex Shares Plummet as Russia Considers Limits on Foreign Ownership

More than $1 billion wiped from the company’s valuation on fears the Kremlin favors limiting foreign investment in tech companies. Shares in Russian tech giant Yandex have plummeted after reports the Kremlin is backing plans to limit the stakes of foreign owners in Russian IT companies. Yandex shares fell by 17% in the first minutes of trading on the Nasdaq

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Moscow prosecutors wanted to seize opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s home

The Moscow District Attorney’s Office asked the city’s courts to seize the apartment owned by Alexey Navalny as an injunctive measure in a lawsuit against the anti-corruption activist. In a post on Instagram, Navalny said the 78.5-square-meter (845-square-foot) apartment is his “only major asset.”  In early September, the Moscow District Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit against Navalny and seven other opposition

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Putin accuses Zelensky of non-provision of disengagement of forces in Donbas

15:44, 11 October 2019700 The Russian president stated that the representatives of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) twice or thrice delivered the signals that they are ready President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is not able to provide the disengagement of forces in Donbas; however, Kyiv should express the political

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Putin accuses Zelensky of indulging nationalists and inability to withdraw troops in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ukrainian head of state Volodymyr Zelensky of not providing for the disengagement of forces in the Donbass. He said this today at a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State, – TASS reports. “We agreed on the disengagement, but the incumbent president (of Ukraine) cannot ensure the disengagement of military units and

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