Monthly Archives: November 2019

Sixth Anniversary of Maidan Crackdown That Ignited the Revolution of Dignity

In the early morning hours of November 30, 2013, Berkut officers used excessive force against pro-EU protesters, mostly university students, setting the stage for the revolution to follow November 30, 2019 marks the sixth anniversary of the violent crackdown on protesters who had camped out in Maidan Square. Just prior to the protest, then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had broken

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Ukraine tests Neptune cruise missile with 280 kilometer range

Tests of the Neptune cruise missile P-360 have been successfully completed in Ukraine, reports Defense Express. The missile flew more than 250 kilometers. According to Oleh Korostelev, General Director of the Ukrainian defense company Luch Design Bureau, the Ukrainian rocket flew such a distance along a given route and altitude for the first time. “Today, the development of the aircraft

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Naftogaz director on Nord Stream 2: Germany facilitating economic strangulation of Ukraine

Naftogaz group executive director Yuriy Vitrenko believes that by participating in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project, Germany is facilitating the economic strangulation of Ukraine and creating threats to the stability of the gas supply to Eastern Europe. He explained his view to Deutsche Welle in an interview when asked whether Germany will be taking away Ukraine’s role as the primary

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Winter War: The 1939 Soviet Invasion Of Finland In Crystal-Clear Photos

NOVEMBER 23, 2019 02:01 GMT An archive of thousands of images of the Soviet Union’s 1939 invasion of Finland have been scanned and digitized, revealing the harrowing human details of the David vs. Goliath struggle. – By Amos Chapple On November 30, 1939, nearly half a million Soviet troops stormed into Finland, beginning what would become known as the Winter War.

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Ukrainian lawyer on hunger strike over investigation of Maidan massacre

Yevheniya Zakrevska is a prominent Ukrainian lawyer for the families of Heavenly Hundred, the protesters who were killed during the Euromaidan Revolution. On 21 November, the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity, Zakrevska announced her hunger strike on the air of a TV show. This is how the lawyer tries to draw public attention to the fact that the investigations

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“Presence of Russian troops in Crimea is contrary to the national sovereignty of Ukraine.”

UN published document planned to be adopted at General Assembly in December The draft resolution was published of the UN General Assembly entitled “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov” of November 21, 2019. The text of the

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Head of Ukraine’s defense conglomerate UkrOboronProm: Russia could be behind purchase of Ukrainian defense company Motor Sich

The deal through which Chinese investors came to hold more than 50% of the shares of the Ukrainian company Motor Sich is concerning with respect to the possibility of technologies leaking to China or even Russia, Aivaras Abromavicius told Economichna Pravda(Economic Truth) in an interview. Abromavicius has been appointed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the director general of the

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The head of the DPR commented on the law on the state border

The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, commented on the law that establishes the borders of the DPR within the Donetsk region. As he noted on the air of the program “60 minutes” on the TV channel “Russia-1”, this law does not contradict the Minsk agreements. “I would ask you not to look for secret meanings. This

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Ukraine, Russia discuss possibility of paying $3 bln under arbitration award by Gazprom – Naftogaz top manager

Ukraine and the Russian Federation are discussing a possibility of making payments under the award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce by Russia’s Gazprom in the form of gas supplies for the amount of $3 billion, Executive Officer of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy Yuriy Vitrenko has said. “Minister [Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander] Novak,

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Ukraine facing $3bn budget revenue shortfall with Russian gas transit contract in limbo

Kiev has missed the opportunity to ink a new profitable gas transit deal with Moscow, Ukrainian politician Victor Medvedchuk said on Friday after another day of fruitless talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU. With the current agreement set to expire after December 31, “for the moment, there are hardly any mechanisms that could prevent the loss of transit of

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A Univeristy of Alberta lecturer called the Holodomor a ‘myth.’ Ukrainian Canadian students want him fired

EDMONTON—Ukrainian Canadian students across Canada are demanding that the University of Alberta fire a lecturer who called the Holodomor genocide a “myth.” Holodomor — Ukrainian for “death by hunger” — was a yearlong, famine-genocide in Soviet Ukraine in 1932. It is estimated that between three million to 12 million Ukrainians lost their lives. Apart from Canada, the genocide is recognized

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Macron Says NATO Should Focus on Terrorism Instead of Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said his remarks that NATO was experiencing “brain death” had been a useful wake-up call to alliance members, and he would not apologize for saying it. Macron’s blunt verdict ahead of a Dec. 4 summit in Britain drew strong reaction from European peers who believe Europe still needs to rely heavily on the transatlantic

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IISS calls Sevastopol Russian city

Ukraine’s Embassy in the UK has expressed outrage to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for calling Sevastopol a Russian city. “We’re extremely disappointed with the latest number of IISS ‘Survival’ journal, where Sevastopol is mentioned as Russian territory. We remind that Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. We expect IISS to remove the wrongful image and display correct information,”

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In Kyiv a network of brothels was exposed, which was organized by former law enforcement

In Kiev police have exposed a network of brothels that were disguised as massage parlors, the organizer of whom was a former police officer. It is reported by UNN citing the press service of the National police. “The organizer of an intimate business was a former policeman, who in 2015 has been dismissed from the service, however, all this time

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Russia sends another ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Donbas

On Thursday, November 28, another illegal Russian convoy consisting of 42 vehicles arrived at the non-government-controlled territory of Donbas. “On November 28, two columns of the so-called humanitarian convoy from the Russian Federation passed through the Donetsk and Matveev Kurgan checkpoints,” the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. The report notes that the 93d convoy consisted of 42 vehicles.

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Ukraine condemns Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia in its apps

Ukraine has denounced Apple for referring to the annexed Crimean Peninsula as a Russian territory on its apps. The way global companies identify Crimea has been a highly sensitive issue for both countries since Kremlin-backed forces annexed the region from Ukraine in March 2014. Ukraine and its Western allies have maintained that this move was illegal. For users of Apple

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Disinformation Review: What Are You Afraid Of?

The old nemesis never gets tired: this week, according to Russian-language pro-Kremlin media, the US is planning to take over the Kaliningrad region, organising an information attack against South Ossetia, and creating a belt of instability around Russia. As if there weren’t enough problems in the world, the Americans are also taking a quick stroll in Latin America to organise

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