Monthly Archives: October 2019

Interrogations of sailors in Kerch Strait case may damage Ukrainian position in Hamburg Tribunal

Interrogations of Ukrainian sailors as part of the investigation of the State Bureau of Investigations of the case on the transfer of ships in the Kerch Strait may negatively affect the consideration of the lawsuit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation in the Hamburg Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, said lawyer Ilya Novikov. “I’ll express my personal opinion

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Belarus to build river port near border with Ukraine – Belarusian minister

Ukraine’s freight transit flow is expected to grow by 6-7 million tonnes in three years. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky / president.gov.ua Belarusian Minister of Transport and Communications Aleksey Avramenko says Belarus has concluded an investment agreement with Beltopenergo for the construction of a river port on the Dnipro River in Gomel region near the

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Former ambassador: Ukraine didn’t give permission to declassifying Trump-Zelensky phone call

Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly confirmed to the LB.ua in an interview that Ukraine has not agreed to declassify the transcripts of the phone calls between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. “If Ukraine agrees to publish the relevant phone call, according to procedure, it must agree to declassify it… Phone calls have

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Austrian company deactivates Gazprom’s compressors via satellite

The Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has had its Austrian compressors remotely shut down, Pavel Krylov, head of department N335, told the Interfax news agency. According to him, the equipment from the Swiss company LMF was “deactivated via satellite”. Now the compressors are “dead weight, they still aren’t working, they’ve simply turned into scrap metal,” Krylov lamented. The manufacturer itself is capable

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Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro on exposing Russian trolls and the backlash she never anticipated

Jessikka Aro, a journalist in Finland, was harassed after reporting on the rise of abusive pro-Russian posts on the Internet. EDMONTON, Canada — Long before the world knew about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Jessikka Aro was already looking into social media propaganda and the info warriors attempting to influence the Finnish people. The investigative journalist published a series

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Disengagement will start after 7 days of truce – Zelensky

The truce in the designated Donbas disengagement areas has been holding for two days but the disengagement process cannot begin until seven consecutive days of ceasefire, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. “The seven-day period of truce is not something new to Ukraine and all other members of the Trilateral Contact Group based in Minsk. So, we will be waiting for

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“Russia walks into Ukraine as if it’s their home”: Italian journalist points to UEFA’s double standards

UEFA may move the Champions League Final from Turkey, while giving Russia the right to host. Fabio Licari, a journalist with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta della Sport, has commented on a possible transfer of the Champions League Final 2020 from Istanbul. UEFA will consider calls to move the Champions League Final from Istanbul in connection with the Turkish army’s

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Only after dissolution of “LPR/DPR”, sustainable ceasefire: Ukraine on implementation of Minsk deal

The conditions also include restored control by Ukraine over the sections of border now controlled by Russian-backed forces. The Ukrainian side to the Trilateral Contact Group on Tuesday announced the conditions for the implementation of the political bloc of the Minsk agreements on Donbas settlement, says Darka Olifer, press secretary for Ukraine’s envoy, ex-president Leonid Kuchma. She noted that during

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Sajdik impressed by pace of repair work at bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska

The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, Ambassador Martin Sajdik, has said he is impressed by the pace of the repair of a bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River in Stanytsia Luhanska, according to a press statement posted on the OSCE website after the TGG meeting in Minsk on October 15. “At

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EU interested in strengthening Ukraine, – Mogherini

This is the Union’s priority, just like Africa’s economic growth and preserving the nuclear deal with Iran The stable development of Ukraine remains a priority for the European Union. It is one of the key ideas of the Global Strategy of External Policy and Security Policy – just like maintaining Africa’s economic growth and preserving the nuclear deal with Iran.

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‘Betrayal’. Belarus detains, frees Russian citizen suspected of meddling in US elections

Russian national Anna Bogacheva, who was detained in Belarus on the US request, is now at liberty, the Russian Embassy in Minsk reports. Российская гражданка Анна Богачева, о «ситуации» с задержанием которой правоохранительными органами Беларуси проинформировал ряд СМИ, в разговоре с сотрудником консульской службы Посольства России в Республике Беларусь сообщила, что находится на свободе. — Посольство России в РБ (@RusEmbassyMinsk)

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Russians held captive in Kurdish camp for ISIS supporters ask Russia for help

The Russian women, who were in a Kurdish camp for ISIS fighters, asked the Russian authorities for help, reports RTVi TV channel. The women appealed to the member of the Human Rights Council under the Head of Chechnya, Kheda Saratova. According to the human rights activist, there are about 50 Russian citizens in the Ain Issa camp. After the start of

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WTF ?!

Hey Ukraine, WTF is wrong with you?! A television clown becoming president? WTF?! Steinheimer formula? WTF?! Kolomoisky coming back after a 3 billion US$ theft, advising the president? WTF?! Yanuk scum returning to Ukraine while one after another corruption suspect is being put on free foot? WTF?! Pro Life russonazies second strongest party? WTF?! Prostitution to be legalized? WTF?! Either

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