Monthly Archives: November 2019

American F-35 fighter jets turned out to be ‘invisible’ for Russian S-400 missile systems

Despite the fact that it was previously reported that the Russian S-400 missile systems can detect American F-35 fighters at a distance of 200-250 kilometers, it turned out that these systems which are deployed in Syria were unable to do so, reports Al-Masdar News. Al-Masdar notes that the emergence of the latest Russian S-500 missile systems is due to the inability

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Zelensky to construct wall in Donbas if peace issue is not solved in a year, – Holos faction head

Rakhmanin stated he does not believe in the peace after the meeting Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin Head of Holos faction Serhiy Rakhmanin assures that the president’s team has the idea to build the wall in Donbas in the peace issue will not be solved in a year, as Ukrayinska Pravda reports. “The team of the president has allegedly set

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Ukraine unveils warhead of Crimean Bridge ‘destroyer’ missile

Ukraine has unveiled the warhead of the self-guided “Neptune” missile, the Ukrainian publication Defense Express reports. The Neptune missile is anti-ship, subsonic and low-altitude, with a maximum range no greater than 300 km. Neptunes are designed to destroy land targets and ships with a displacement of less than 5,000 tons. The missile was developed on the basis of the Soviet-era X-35

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Rada To Lift Moratorium On Agricultural Land Sale From October 2020, Limit Their Purchase By Foreigners Till 2024

The Verkhovna Rada intends to lift the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land from October 1, 2020 and limit their purchase by foreigners until 2024. A total of 240 parliamentary members backed respective bill 2178-10 as a basis, when 226 votes were enough to pass the decision, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the bill, citizens of Ukraine,

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Moscow Accuses U.S. of Hunting Russians After Israel Extradites Suspected Hacker

Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of hunting its citizens across the world and said it had made a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian man to the United States where he faces a slew of serious cyber crime charges. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday that Alexei Burkov, 29, had arrived in the

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“DPR” secret prisons employ torture experts, not random people: ex-captives

A secret “DPR” prison opened in the summer of 2014. It hosted those whom pro-Russian forces sought to break down to get guilty pleas. Often, people would tell on themselves, giving up to torture. Despite the fact that the “DPR” doesn’t recognize the very existence of this “concentration camp”, it is still operating. UNIAN sat down with former inmates to

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Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoisky’s Change of Heart Over Russia, in Quotes

Ukraine should give up on the West and go back into Russia’s fold, influential Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky said in an interview with The New York Times Wednesday. Kolomoisky’s business ties to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have been under heavy scrutiny since the start of the former comedian’s election campaign this year. Both men have rejected suggestions that Kolomoisky has

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Telephone terrorism against Ukraine originates mostly from Russia or Russia-occupied territories of Ukraine

Paul A. Goble Since the beginning of November, there have been fake calls claiming that bombs have been planted in the Kyiv metro station forcing police to search for them; since the beginning of 2019, there have been 20 such calls; and since 2014, 200, the BBC’s Ukrainian Service reports. Ukrainian police say that most of the calls they have

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Russia Says Businesswoman Sentenced in Kuwait Is ‘Safe’ After Embezzlement Verdict

A Russian businesswoman appears to be safe after Kuwait handed her a long jail term for embezzlement, the Kommersant business daily has reported. Reports said Monday that a Kuwaiti court had sentenced investment executive Marsha Lazareva to 15 years in prison for money laundering. A U.S. law firm leading the international effort to secure Lazareva’s release decried her conviction as

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Russia through informal channels offered U.S. to swap Ukraine for Venezuela – ex-NSC official

The Russian press and various commentators picked up on the narrative. Russia attempted to resolve the “Ukraine issue” in a swap arrangement with the U.S. involving influence over Venezuela, that’s according to Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council staff Fiona Hill, who testified as part of the Donald Trump

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