Monthly Archives: October 2019

Armenia rejects Russian arms tender without explanation

Russia plans to send Armenia a note of protest regarding the rejection of an arms supply tender submitted by the Russian company ORSIS, RIA Novosti reports, citing a copy of the document in its possession. The note, dated October 22, 2019, is addressed to Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan. It states that ORSIS’s proposal was rejected without any reasons being provided,

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Medvedchuk on termination of gas transit contract with Russia: government does not understand what it is

Viktor Medvedchuk noted that Ukraine could lose about 3 billion dollars of income to the budget The Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life Party and MP Viktor Medvedchuk doubts that the government can save the situation with the gas transit contract when it does not understand what it is all about. He stated this on air

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Experts: UN report understates Moscow’s effort to Russify occupied Crimea

Ukrainian officials are pleased that the United Nations has acknowledged that Russia is an occupying power in Crimea and that it has promoted demographic change there in violation of the Geneva Convention. But Ukrainian experts are concerned that the UN report understates just how far Moscow has gone. The report, which was circulated last summer but only formally promulgated earlier

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PGO Suspends Investigation Into Case Against Omega’s Ex-Sniper Khmel Suspected Of Murdering Euromaidan Activist

The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) has suspended the investigation into a case against former sniper, Dmytro Khmel, who was a trooper of the Omega task force of the National Guard (Internal Troops) and is suspected of murdering of a Euromaidan activist on Instytutska street in Kyiv. This follows from court records, Ukrainian News Agency reports. In compliance with the information,

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Russia Has Lost $1 Trillion in Capital Flight Since Fall of U.S.S.R., Says Putin’s Economist

Around $1 trillion of capital has been pulled out of Russia since the fall of the U.S.S.R., a close aide to President Vladimir Putin has told world leaders at the Russia-Africa forum in Sochi. Sergei Glazyev, who was a long-time economic adviser to Putin and is now minister in charge of integration at the Eurasian Economic Union, said the International

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Amsterdam court arrests shares of company building TurkStream

The move is connected with the probe into Gazprom’s possible fraudulent actions in transferring these shares to Transgaz Krasnodar just a day before bailiffs began freezing Gazprom’s assets under Naftogaz’s claim. gazprom.ru The Amsterdam District Court has arrested 100% of the shares of South Stream Transport BV, the company responsible for the construction and management of the TurkStream gas pipeline

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‘Steinmeier formula’ will not bring peace to Donbas – Kuchma

A so-called “Steinmeier formula” will not bring peace to Donbas because it is not a formula of peace, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma has said. He said this in Chernihiv on Friday, October 25, after the traditional presentation of scholarships from the Ukraina charitable foundation to the best students of Chernihiv National University of Technology. “The Steinmeier formula will not

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Paris court upholds decision to collect Ukrainian bank’s Crimea-related losses from Russia

The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed Russia’s attempts to suspend the execution of the International Court of Arbitration’s decision to award $1.3 billion in compensation to Ukraine’s Oschadbank for the expropriation of the bank’s assets in Crimea, reports the press service of the bank. Russia claims that the execution of the arbitration ruling in countries that protect government immunity

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Court Obliges NACB To Investigate Alleged High Treason By Klitschko And His Deputies

The High Anti-Corruption Court has urged the National Anticorruption Bureau (NACB) to open a criminal case upon alleged high treason by Kyiv City Mayor, Vitali Klitschko, and two deputies of his. This follows from court records, Ukrainian News Agency reports. On October 18, the court considered respective appeal and decided to urge the NACB to investigate the facts provided in

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China disqualified at Military World Games for massive cheating

Durign the women’s middle-distance orienteering competition. Chinese athletes enjoyed the assistance of local spectators who provided them with unfair advantage China’s team got itself a slap on the hand for rude violations during the Military World Games hosted in this very country. It happened as other participating countries stated “extensive cheating”, CNN reported. “Originally the Chinese athletes had taken the

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Ukraine’s Oschadbank seals another win over Russia in int’l court

The litigation concerns losses the Ukrainian bank incurred from the illegal occupation by Russia of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The Paris Court of Appeal has dismissed Russia’s appeal of the decision of the international arbitration, asking for a suspension of the enforcement of $1.3 billion in favor of Oschadbank. The litigation concerns losses the Ukrainian bank incurred from the

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Moscow’s Restaurant Leftovers to Go On Sale With First Food Waste-Cutting Project

A new project aimed at cutting food waste by helping restaurants sell their leftovers has opened in Moscow, the Village news website reported, citing the project’s press service.  In Russia, 17 million tons of food worth more than 1.6 trillion rubles ($25 billion) are thrown out each year,  according to a study by the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC)

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