Monthly Archives: November 2019

Trump allegedly got his Ukraine conspiracy theory from the Russia-tied criminals on his campaign – Washington Post

The conspiracy theory also was apparently fertilized by Manafort associate Konstantin Kilimnik. REUTERS The fact that the two biggest controversies of the Trump presidency have revolved around Russia and Ukraine – two former Soviet republics in a state of perpetual conflict – might have seemed like a strange coincidence. “More and more, we’re learning it’s not,” The Washington Postwrote. A

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Purpose of Putin aide’s Donetsk visit revealed – media

Surkov went for a short-term trip to the occupied stronghold of Russian occupation forces in late October. REUTERS During the visit to Donetsk, one of the two cities in eastern Ukraine, along with Luhansk, which have remained beyond Ukraine’s control since mid-2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov reportedly raised before puppet “authorities” the issue of “passportization” of local

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StopFake #259 with Marko Suprun: Russian godfather diplomacy

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post publishes the English-language videos from StopFake.org, a non-governmental organization that debunks myths and fake news about Ukraine. StopFake began its work after the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, triggering Russia’s war in Ukraine. The project was launched by alumni and students of Kyiv-based Mohyla School of Journalism and the Digital Future of Journalism.

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Purpose of Putin aide’s Donetsk visit revealed – media

Surkov went for a short-term trip to the occupied stronghold of Russian occupation forces in late October. During the visit to Donetsk, one of the two cities in eastern Ukraine, along with Luhansk, which have remained beyond Ukraine’s control since mid-2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov reportedly raised before puppet “authorities” the issue of “passportization” of local residents.

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The US investigations highlight Europe’s laxity on disinformation

This article represents personal opinions of the author. Stopfake editors may not share this opinion. By Jakub Kalenský, for Disinfo Portal This article is a part of a special series for #StratComDC 2019. Learn more at stratcomdc.org On October 8, the United States Senate Intelligence Committee released its updated report on Russian interference into the 2016 US presidential election. Labeled

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Chechen Official Apologizes for Torturing Detainees With Taser

An official in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya has apologized for using a taser on women detained under suspicion of fraud, Chechen media reported Monday. Video showing Islam Kadyrov, the former mayor of Chechnya’s capital Grozny, using a stun gun against detainees to obtain evidence from them aired on the Grozny television channel late last month. Law enforcement authorities

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Media: Russia’s 2008-2020 development plan is unfeasible

The long-term socio-economic development targets for 2020 that Russia set itself in 2008 have proven to be unfeasible, the RBC news agency concluded on the basis of its own analysis. The analysts recognize that the deadline has been extended for a number of targets since they became national targets, marked by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree in May 2018. Nevertheless, the dynamics

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Ukraine invents supersonic missile that ‘cannot be shot down’

  Ukrainian engineers at the Dnipro-based Yuzhnoye Design Office have unveiled the Bliskavka (“lightning”) supersonic missile, which they claim is virtually “impossible to shoot down”, Dnipro Panorama reports. The designers presented the missile at the Weaponry and Security 2019 exhibition. They claim that the missile has a speed of 2,000-2,500 km/h. It will be used by the Su-27 and Su24M aircraft

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Ukraine intends to demand reparations from Russia for war in Donbas

The Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure, Vladyslav Krykliy said in the program Right to Power on Ukrainian 1+1 TV channel that Kyiv intends to demand reparations from Russia in order to the restore the Donbas. According to the Ukrainian Minister, after the conflict resolution in the Donbas and when the region comes under Kyiv’s control, Ukraine will require the funds for

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Propaganda Under Pressure

The Russian state-controlled TV channel Pervy Kanal is in serious financial trouble, the business daily Vedomosti reports. According to Vedomosti’s sources, the channel’s problems have begun to affect its main creditor, the Ostankino TV Centre in Moscow, which is responsible for broadcasting the channel’s programmes, and where Pervy Kanal rents premises and technical facilities. Pervy Kanal (in English also known as

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“I’ll cut your head off”: Odious Ukrainian MP threatens man in Kyiv street (Video)

The deputy is part of a pro-Russian political force in Parliament. Photo from UNIAN People’s Deputy Ilya Kiva has been filmed telling a man, who addressed him with a critical remark in the center of Kyiv, that he would “cut off” his head. The video, where Kiva is seen cursing at and threatening the passer-by, was published by journalist Denys

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