Monthly Archives: November 2019

Macron: I prefer immigrants from Africa over ‘illegal Ukrainian gangs’

French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the right-wing magazine Valeurs actuelles that he is going to fight against parallel societies and illegal immigration to France, including Ukrainians, reports Deutsche Welle. “I prefer legal immigrants from Guinea or Ivory Coast over illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian gangs,” said Macron. The comment of the French President caused a scandal in France. Critics have accused

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Kyiv: Russia strengthens troops in Donbas

Russia continues to reinforce its troops in the Donbas by supplying weapons, which is prohibited by the Minsk agreements, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, citing Ukrainian Intelligence Service. “The Russian command continues to strengthen the occupation troops on the frontline with weapons, which are prohibited by the Minsk agreements. So, under the guise of preparation for

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Ukraine summons French envoy over Macron’s remarks

The Ukrainian foreign ministry has summoned French ambassador Etienne de Montaigne de Poncins to request explanation over French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks about Ukrainians, the local sources reported. In an interview with the right-wing magazine Valeurs Actuelles, the French president said that he would prefer legal migrants from Africa over “illegal Ukrainian or Bulgarian gangs”. “In connection with the appearance

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Trudeau: Canada will always support Ukraine

Canada pledges to always support Ukraine and Canadian-Ukrainian community for the benefit of both countries. “We will always stand with Ukraine and the Ukrainian Canadian community. I look forward to working together to create a better future for both peoples,” Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau said while delivering address to participants of the Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians held

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Over 100,000 tourists have visited Chornobyl this year

107.000 people have visited the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone since the beginning of 2019. “107,000 people have already visited the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone since the beginning of 2019. This record was set in October. The increase in visitation began in the spring. The factors that influenced the increase in flow of tourists are the simplification of pass issuance, creation of additional

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Russian Officials Say Halloween Is Illegal and ‘Joker’ Costumes Are Anti-Russian

Like every holiday, Halloween is all about tradition: Scare-lovers around the world don their finest costumes to go trick-or-treating — with Russian government and Orthodox Church officials decrying the unholy festivities all the while. This year is no different. In the days leading up to Halloween, lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has said the holiday, which he linked to “the activities of

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Ukraine announces completion of withdrawal of forces and weapons near Zolote in Donbas

22:55, 01 November 2019 OSCE monitors used drones to verify the disengagement. Ukraine has announced the completion of the withdrawal of forces and weapons at disengagement site No. 2 near the village of Zolote-4 in Luhansk region. “Representatives of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), using, among other things, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), verified our activities,” the press center of Ukraine’s

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