Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ukrainians know all about Trump’s corruption — and even have a special word for it

By Katya Gorchinskaya, DCReport @ RawStory– Commentary When Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his opponent Joe Biden, it wasn’t just political dirt he was trying to import to the U.S., but a whole phenomenon. It has a name in Ukraine which can be roughly translated as “problem-solving.” A whole class of people who provide that service. The

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Latvian watchdog bans nine Russian TV channels

Kovalchuk is a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to media reports. Latvia’s broadcasting watchdog has suspended nine Russian TV channels owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, a Russian oligarch under EU sanctions for his role in Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Similarly as in Lithuania, Russian channels were previously banned in Latvia due to their content, but it’s the first

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Russia’s State Duma discovers ‘foreign-funded protest training camps’

The Russian State Duma committee for investigating foreign interference in Russia’s internal affairs announced that it has discovered “camps” within Russia in which foreign financing is used to train protest organizers, Kommersant reports. The parliamentarians did not clarify what kind of “camps” they are, or give any indication of where these fifth column training centers are located or how they are

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Kyiv: Russians will not be allowed to own land in Ukraine after the market is open

When Ukraine opens the land market, a referendum will be held, and if the sale of agricultural land is opened to foreigners, this will definitely not apply to Russian citizens, Roman Leshchenko, the Ukrainian President’s Commissioner for Land Affairs, told Interfax-Ukraine in an interview. If one of the founders of a Ukrainian company that is purchasing agricultural land has Russian

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Trump ordered Ukraine “quid pro quo” through Giuliani, Sondland testifies – CNBC

“Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit” for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Sondland says. REUTERS In stunning testimony, U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to pursue a “quid pro quo.” The requests by Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, involved granting a White House meeting

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Gazprom’s Double Standards

The Russian state-controlled energy company Gazprom wants to be known in Europe as a serious business partner capable of providing a stable supply of gas. But back home in Russia, the gas giant plays a different role. Here, Gazprom owns the nationwide network NTV, which conducts systematic media attacks on diplomats representing the European countries, alongside Russian civil society activists.

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SBU detained provocateur who called for terrorist attacks on Day of Dignity and Freedom on instructions from Russia. He faces up to five years

Today, November 20, the Security Service of Ukraine announced the detention of a man from the city of Kamianske, Dnipropetrovsk Region, who, on instructions from the Russian special services, publicly called for terrorist acts on the Day of Dignity and Freedom, which will be celebrated tomorrow, November 21. ОThe SBU press service reported on the detention. As plotted by the

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Salaries are not paid, but “investors” are fed free of charge. Donetsk journal

It becomes harder to live in the uncontrolled Donbass with each passing month. The economic crisis is driving people into poverty and causes wallow. Massive non-payment of wages, job cuts and layoffs began in August. To a greater extent, the situation affected public sector workers, especially nursing staff. Since 2014, officials from the “Ministry of Health” have openly talked about

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Russians Increasingly Value Free Speech, Civil Rights – Poll

The share of Russians who view free speech, the right to a fair trial and other civil rights as important freedoms has increased by double digits in two years, according to the independent Levada Center pollster. Experts and sociologists link the double-digit growth in the importance of civil rights issues among Russians to events surrounding recent anti-government protests, falling living

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Video of Russian Spy Allegedly Bribing Serbian Agent Sparks Probe

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic ordered an investigation on Wednesday into a video clip that purportedly shows a Russian intelligence officer handing over money to a Serbian man, in an incident that could strain normally warm bilateral relations. A Bulgaria-based investigative reporter, Christo Grozev, said on his Twitter account at the weekend that the clip, posted on YouTube, showed the assistant military

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Zelensky: Sometimes I feel like a kid with adults

20.11.2019 11:33Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife, Olena Zelenska, have taken part in an all-Ukrainian forum “Ukraine Is Growing with Me.” The event was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Presidential Office. At the beginning of the forum, the head of state, the first lady and children made a morning exercise, and a question-and-answer session then started.

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Ship carrying liquefied natural gas for Ukraine arrives at LNG terminal in Poland

20.11.2019 13:50A ship carrying U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Ukraine has arrived at the Świnoujście, Poland LNG landing terminal in the Baltic Sea. The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine wrote this on Twitter. “U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) is coming to Ukraine! Another step in helping Ukraine achieve energy independence, a ship carrying the LNG destined for Ukraine arrived yesterday at the

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Zelensky says bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska opened

PHOTOS20.11.2019 17:40Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River in Stanytsia Luhanska has been opened. He said this during his visit to Stanytsia Luhanska, which was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Presidential Office. “We have just attended the opening of the bridge. Everything was built very well there, on time. What

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Russians removed even toilet bowls from seized Ukrainian ships – Navy commander

20.11.2019 15:20Small armored artillery boats Berdiansk and Nikopol and the Yany Kapu tugboat are heading very slowly to the territorial waters of Ukraine and will reach their base in about 16 hours, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Ihor Voronchenko has told Ukraine’s Fourth Channel. “At present, they are only approaching territorial waters. They will arrive in about 16 hours. They

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Ukraine to play Holland at Euro 2020

Ukraine’s national football team will face Holland during the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. Germany, following a 6-1 hammering of Northern Ireland in a Group C qualifier, sealed a Pot 1 seeding during the draw for the group stage of the tournament, whereas Holland, despite a 5-0 thrashing of Estonia, finished second in their group and will be placed in

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Taylor: National Bank of Ukraine plays critical role in advancing reforms

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor met with National Bank of Ukraine Governor Yakiv Smolii and congratulated the National Bank of Ukraine on receiving the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine’s 2019 Thanksgiving Choice of the Business Community Award. “I firmly believe that the National Bank of Ukraine has played a critical role in advancing reforms that are key

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