Monthly Archives: November 2019

Fake: Ukraine’s National Gas Company Naftogaz is Wrecking Negotiations with Gazprom and Blackmailing Russia

Instead of meeting Russia’s Gazprom halfway and beginning constructive negotiatiщns, Naftogaz, Ukraine’s state gas company continues to intimidate Russia without cause, declared Russia’s RT after the latest round of gas transit negotiations between Ukraine, Russia and the European Union. According to Russia’s Sputnik agency the parties cannot agree on the details of a new contract because of Ukraine’s destabilizing position.

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Fake: Ukraine Can Establish Maritime Borders Only through Recognizing Crimean Annexation

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has made Ukraine what it calls a convenient proposition, that Kyiv unblock negotiations on the delineation of maritime borders between Ukraine and Russia by recognizing the annexation of Crimea. According to Moscow, Article 298 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea should serve as the basis for resolving the issue. Russia’s Foreign

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Media: NATO refuses Stoltenberg’s meeting with released Ukrainian sailors to avoid irritating Russia

Ukraine proposed to organize a meeting of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg with Ukrainian sailors released from Russia in Odessa, but the NATO rejected the proposal, reports Mirror Weekly news outlet, citing its sources. According to the publication, France turned out to be the primary opponent, not wanting to irritate Russia with a meeting that, according to Paris, could “disrupt the peace process

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Prystaiko: NATO developing action plan in case of Russia’s military attack on Ukraine

Cooperation at the level of the military leadership of Ukraine’s Armed Forces General Staff and the NATO Military Committee is quite active. “The task of this military unit of the Alliance is to make a plan in case of aggressive hostilities… There is a special headquarters located in Mons where action plans in case of aggression are being planned, including

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Ukraine MP ‘sorry’ for chatting with hooker in parliament

A Ukrainian MP has apologised after he was photographed chatting with a woman believed to be a prostitute on his phone in parliament. Bohdan Yaremenko, who is married and has two children, was snapped by a journalist with Bukvy website discussing sex services and prices. The politician, who is head of the Foreign Relations Committee, was later pictured browsing profiles

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Ukraine: Justice Pending for Killings of Journalists and Activists

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Amidst global insecurity for journalists and rights activists – and against the backdrop of the five-year long armed conflict in the east, the occupation of Crimea and all-pervading corruption – Ukraine has suffered from a string of attacks and killings. In most cases, impunity prevails. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in…

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Crimea: Conscription Violates International Law

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Russia Flouting Human Rights Obligations Five Years into Occupation (Kyiv) – Russian authorities are conscripting males in occupied Crimea to serve in the Russian armed forces, Human Rights Watch said today. International humanitarian law explicitly forbids Russia from compelling Crimean residents to serve in its armed forces. The authorities have imposed criminal penalties against…

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