Monthly Archives: October 2019

Trump wanted Ukraine president to do a CNN interview on camera to say he was investigating the Bidens

Ambassador Bill Taylor’s 15-page opening statement is being called “devastating” by political analysts and experts who recognize Taylor outed President Donald Trump for an impeachable offense, as outlined in the Constitution. Namely, Taylor outlined that Rudy Giuliani was taking direction directly from the president of the United States, said national security and legal analyst, Susan Hennessey. Taylor also testified that

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Russian media: Russia is the new ‘master of the Middle East’, Israel is afraid

The Russian press is actively harping on about the Putin regime’s “absolute dominance” in the Middle East. Following the withdrawal of the final contingent of US troops from Syria and video clips of Russian troops occupying an abandoned US base, the morale of pro-Putin journalists has skyrocketed, and they have started using militant headlines proclaiming the supremacy of Russian weaponry.

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Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say – media

Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: “They tried to take me down.” REUTERS The U.S. president, according to people familiar with testimony in the House impeachment investigation, sees the Eastern European ally, not Russia, as responsible for the interference in the 2016 election that was investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller. It’s a view

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Ukraine boosts agri-exports by almost a quarter, to $15.6 bln

At the same time, agricultural imports reached $3.9 billion, which is 10% y-o-y. REUTERS Exports of Ukrainian agricultural products in January-September 2019 increased by 22% against the same period last year and amounted to $15.6 billion, the press service of the Ukrainian Club of Agricultural Business Association said. “Over the nine months of this year, exports of agricultural products from

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Land reform: PM Honcharuk allows for compromise on land purchase by foreigners

Foreign nationals could be able to acquire land plots via local law firms. Photo from UNIAN Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk allows for a compromise on a controversial issue of land purchase by foreigners following the launch of the land market. Foreign nationals could be able to acquire land plots via local firms, thus circumventing the ban proposed in

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Only 13% of Ukrainians use Russian media

Only 13% of Ukrainians use Russian media SURVEY22.10.2019 15:50Only 13% of Ukrainians use Russian media as a news source, according to a 2019 USAID-Internews Media Consumption Survey. The results of the survey were presented at Ukrinform on Tuesday, October 22. “Only 13% of Ukrainians personally use Russian media, but one in three respondents has someone in their environment who uses Russian media

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Orbán key in Trumpʼs negative view on Ukraine, NYT says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán played an important role in shaping U.S. President Donald Trumpʼs negative perception of Ukraine, with the two leaders having a discussion on related issues during Orbánʼs visit to the White House in May, according to a report by The New York Times. Trump discussed Ukraine with Orbán on May 13, during the time when the

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Russia Is Trying to Meddle in 2020 U.S. Election via Facebook – Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has accused Russia, among other countries, of trying to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election through the social network. In at least the third instance this year, Facebook announced Monday that it had shut down one Facebook and 50 Instagram accounts it linked to Russia’s infamous “troll farm.” The U.S. intelligence community has previously accused

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Facebook Suspends Russian Instagram Accounts Targeting U.S. Voters

October 21, 2019 20:26 GMT Facebook says it has suspended a series of Instagram accounts originating in Russia whose operators posed as people inside the United States that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year’s presidential election. The social-media giant on October 21 said it had also suspended three separate networks operated from Iran. It said the

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NATO announces purpose of its leadership’s upcoming Ukraine visit

22:00, 21 October 2019 Chief of NATO representation to Ukraine spoke about the Oct 30-31 visit’s agenda. Head of NATO Representation and NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine, Alexander Vinnikov, says that the Alliance seeks to deepen dialogue with the new Ukrainian authorities. Speaking at the “Ukraine-NATO: What’s on the Negotiating Table?” discussion panel in Kyiv Monday, he said that next

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Russia’s FSB coercing Crimea residents into gathering info on pro-Ukrainian locals

22:40, 21 October 2019 UKRAINE Among others, it is internet providers who are getting recruited by security operatives. The Federal Security Service of Russia is forcing citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea to illegally gather personal data on pro-Ukrainian residents of the peninsula for the purpose of their further persecution, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine reports. “SBU counterintelligence

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Kremlin states about lack of progress in Normandy Summit preparation

22:10, 21 October 2019 Assistant of the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov stated that the Russian side was ready to hold the Summit but in case of its careful preparation Little progress has been achieved during the preparation to the Summit in the Normandy Format, though all the participants of the event still want to hold the meeting, according

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