Monthly Archives: November 2019

Merkel, NATO chief reject Macron’s view NATO is dying

“NATO remains a cornerstone of our security,” Merkel told reporters French President Emmanuel Macron used “drastic words” when he described NATO as experiencing a “brain death”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, saying that was not her view. “NATO remains a cornerstone of our security,” Merkel told reporters, according to Reuters. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg also rejected the characterisation

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Bomb Scare!

We had to go into the city today on business. We took the metro to Teatralna, once there we cross over to the Green line, to catch the train at Zoloti Vorota and make our way to Lukianivska. Only today there was a complication, Zoloti Vorota and two other stations were closed due to a bomb threat. It was an

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Revision of History: How Russian historical propaganda justifies occupation of entire south-eastern Ukraine

Editor’s Note Between January 2016 and April 2019, experts from the NGO Internews-Ukraine explored over 850,000 publications on the social network VKontakte and another 16,000 posts on Facebook that used pseudo-historical cliches about Ukraine and its history. This was done to reveal the most frequent Russian propaganda messages that justify the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. In

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Servant of the People specifies: rectors, physicians in chief and theater-goers from “DNR/LNR” can be taken to its team

The Servant of the People party has stated that the media misinterpreted the words of its party member Maksym Tkachenko about people who are now in CADLO and who may remain leaders under the restored Ukrainian government. This is said in the statement of Servant of the People on the official Facebook page. “Some media misinterpreted his words, having called

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Russia Has Retaliation Ready if U.S. Quits Open Skies Treaty

Russia has drawn up retaliatory measures in case the United States leaves the Open Skies treaty, a pact which allows both countries to conduct surveillance flights over each other’s territory, the state-run RIA news agency reported late on Wednesday. The treaty, which entered into force in 2002, covers 34 countries and is designed to build trust between signatories, allowing them

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At Russian Media Freedom Conference, Discord Reigns

Officials insisted Russia is a bastion of free speech. Journalists wondered what they were missing. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is unhappy with the West. Countries that consider themselves to be shining beacons of democracy are barring Russian foreign correspondents from working on their territories, he told a crowd of media professionals, lawmakers and diplomats at an upscale hotel in

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Russia bombs Syrian Idlib destroying children’s hospital

Russian aircraft carried out a double raid on medical facilities in the de-escalation zone in Northwestern Syria, reports the Turkish Anadolu News Agency. At night the aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces had attacked Shinan and Maar Shurin villages, as well as the district of Maarat al-Numan. As a result of the strike, the Ikhlas Maternity and Children’s Hospital in the village of

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Emmanuel Macron warns Europe: NATO is brain-dead – The Economist

America is turning its back on the European project. Time to wake up, the French president tells The Economist. REUTERS Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has warned European countries that they can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies. Read also French foreign minister says too early to lift Russia sanctions “What we are currently experiencing is the

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Ukraine ready for reverse gas supplies from Romania if Russia halts transit

The work was performed in accordance with the CES European Gas Connectivity initiative. REUTERS PJSC Ukrtransgaz, the operator of Ukraine’s gas transportation system (GTS), has completed the modernization of the Hrebenyky gas metering station in Odesa region, which will allow reverse supplies of natural gas if the Russian Federation halts transit shipments via Ukraine to the European Union. The facility’s

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Garbage problem in occupied Yalta led to emergency declared

In Russian-occupied Yalta, a state of emergency was declared due to poor sanitary conditions. Yalta “Head of administration” Ivan Imgrunt made a corresponding statement, as cited by RIA Novosti. According to Imgrunt, the situation with waste management in the city has reached a critical point, and the problem is exacerbated by the fact that the population, in fact, does not

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