Monthly Archives: October 2019

Ecuador: protests in the country are instigated by Russia

The Ecuadorian Interior Minister María Paula Romo said in an interview with El Comercio publication that Ecuador’s Prosecutor General’s Office determined that IP addresses from Russia were used to spread statements against the government in social networks. “I hope that in the coming days, the investigation conducted by the Prosecutor General’s Office will give us confidence about the level of coherence between

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#KyivnotKiev: IATA changes spelling of Ukrainian capital

The Foreign Ministry has called this “an important step that put an end to the use of ‘Kiev’ in international practice.” Photo from UNIAN The International Air Transport Association (IATA) officially began to spell the name of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, in the way promoted by the Ukrainian government. “Thank you to all airports and air carriers for #KyivNotKiev! Especially

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Two Island-class patrol boats delivered to Odesa (Photo)

Fakty General cargo vessel Ocean Freedom carrying two U.S.-made Island-class patrol boats provided to Ukraine as free aid has arrived in Odesa, the port administration announced Monday. The two boats, P190 Sloviansk and P191 Starobilsk, built in 1988, were offered to Ukraine as part of the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. In September, 32 Ukrainian Navy sailors completed in Baltimore,

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Comedian Sivokho appointed advisor on Donbas at Security and Defense Council

Comedian Sivokho appointed advisor on Donbas at Security and Defense Council Serhii Sivokho speaks with the miners in Myrnohrad, Donetsk Oblast in 2019. On Oct. 20, Sivokho said he was appointed an advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council on issues of reintegration and restoration of Donbas.Photo by Serhii Sivokho / FacebookPopularon social media Former comedian and

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Frozen Conflict in Donbass ‘Lesser Evil’ for Both Kyiv and ‘Moderate Imperialists’ in Moscow, Piontkovsky Says

Paul Goble             Staunton, October 18 – In an important two-part essay, Russian commentator Andrey Piontkovsky argues that there is now a good chance that the Donbass will remain “a frozen conflict” rather than be resolved either by the capitulation of Ukraine or by a new round of military aggression by Russia.             The reason for that is that in

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Russia offers China one of Siberia’s largest oil fields

Russian oil giant Rosneft and NefteGazHolding, a company belonging to Igor Sechin’s associate Eduard Khudainatov, are preparing to sell Asian investors a large share in oil fields in north-eastern Siberia. Citing federal officials and sources familiar with the negotiation proceedings, the Vedomosti news agency reported that buyers from China and India will be offered up to 40% of a project to unite

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Russian Nuclear Sub Misfires During Putin-Supervised Drills – Reports

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine misfired one of its missiles at large-scale military exercises presided by President Vladimir Putin on the country’s northern coast last week, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Monday. The Ryazan Delta III class nuclear-powered vessel was one of five submarines, more than 100 aircraft, 200 missile launchers and 12,000 troops involved in the Grom-2019 military exercises last week.

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Putin Looks To Summit For Leg Up In Race For Influence In Africa

October 21, 2019 10:15 GMT Russian President Vladimir (Shorty the Shirtless) Putin will host a summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi this week as he looks to gain an edge in the race against other world powers to increase influence in Africa. The Russia-Africa Summit on October 23-24 will include 47 African leaders at a time when rivals such as the United

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Vice PM Kuleba: Ukraine’s movement towards EU and NATO ongoing

21.10.2019 15:50Ukraine’s movement towards full-fledged EU and NATO membership is ongoing and unchanged. Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba made a corresponding statement during “NATO-Ukraine: What’s on the Negotiating Table?” discussion panel, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Present-day focus on our relationship with the Alliance is based on two things. First, we have to become

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Moscow may deny loan to Minsk

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced on Saturday that Russia had not made a decision yet whether to allocate $600 million government loan to Belarus. Siluanov noted that Belarus might not receive a loan in all, reports Interfax news agency. According to the Russian Finance Minister, the difficulties with the allocation of funds will not affect the plan of the

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