Monthly Archives: November 2019

Kremlin publishes law revoking protocol additional to 1949 Geneva Conventions

The Kremlin claims the risk of the abuse of the Commission’s powers for political purposes by unscrupulous states has increased considerably. REUTERS The Kremlin has published the Federal Law on the revocation of the declaration made during the ratification of the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of August 12, 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of International

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Enemy ATGM hits Ukrainian army truck in settlement off Donbas frontline (Photo)

Three military suffered shell shock and were admitted to a local hospital. JFO HQ Russian occupation forces in Donetsk region attacked a Ukrainian Army truck, firing an anti-tank guided missile. The truck was hit in a peaceful village of Shumy, which is beyond the frontline, as stated by Joint Forces Command. Following a report on a damaged truck, the investigative

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Ukraine imports nuclear fuel worth US$259.13 mln in Jan-Sept , 60% from Russia

Russia was the major supplier of nuclear fuel to Ukraine. Photo from UNIAN Ukraine in January-September 2019 imported fuel assemblies totaling US$259.13 million for its nuclear power plants. Over the period under review, 174.46 tonnes of nuclear fuel worth US$158.49 million was purchased in Russia (61.2% in the total structure of procurement) and 140.9 tonnes worth US$100.6 million was bought

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Prosecutor general of Ukraine says one of subordinates involved in extortion scheme in Odesa

Riaboshapka has elaborated on massive raids carried out in Ukraine’s Black Sea port city. REUTERS One of the prosecutors employed by the Prosecutor General’s Office could be charged with complicity in extortion, says Ruslan Riaboshapka, Ukraine’s chief prosecutor. “This is a case involving extortion of land allotment to persons who weren’t entitled to get it. Unfortunately, one of the PGO

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There is evidence Russia did influence elections in Ukraine

Several Ukrainian MPs say that there is evidence Russia meddled in the Ukrainian elections to bring down Petro Poroshenko and prevent Yulia Tymoshenko from taking power. The media, controled by Kolomoiskiy systematically demonized Poroshenko and Tymoshenko to get a Putin-friendly government installed, the report claims. Many fear that supporters of Poroshenko and Tymoshenko could be tried, in particular Petro Poroshenko

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Putin vows to continue testing new weapon ‘no matter what’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will continue to develop its new weapon “no matter what”. In August, there was an explosion during the testing of this weapon at the Nyonoksa Test Range near Severodvinsk which killed seven people and emitted radiation. Putin commented on the catastrophe in the Kremlin on Thursday while conferring the Order of Courage, which was posthumously

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Ukraine to acquire icebreaker for Antarctica research

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has allocated 252 million hryvnia, the equivalent of around $10.41 million at current exchange rates, for purchasing a scientific ice-breaker ship for Ukrainian scientists studying Antarctica. The decision was made on November 20, the Cabinet of Ministers said in a press statement. The purchase deal is expected to be signed before the end of 2019, and the

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State Duma prohibits sales of new devices without pre-installed Russian-made apps

Russia’s State Duma has cast a final round of voting in favor of a new law that prohibits the sale of personal devices unless those devices have Russian-made software pre-installed. The Russian executive branch will determine the exact list of products that will be subject to the new law. The bill’s sponsors have previously said it is intended to cover

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Servant Of The People To Support Termination Of Poroshenko’s Immunity

The Servant of the People party faction intends to support the termination of immunity of member of the Ukrainian Parliament / former president, Petro Poroshenko, if respective recommendation is announced by Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka. Deputy chairperson of the parliamentary faction, Oleksandr Korniyenko, has said this to the Novyi Chas publication, Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier

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The Cabinet of Ministers allocated more money for President’s Nature Reserves than to exporters support

Having promised to stimulate economy development, the government in fact reduces its support for it in a number of areas. This was stated by Opposition platform – For life MP Serhiy Lovochkin. “All promises to speed up economic growth to 7-8 percent per year have turned out to be a fake. Final figures in the budget-2020 document even speak for

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Pentagon to speed up granting of military aid to Ukraine

The U.S. Department of Defense is expediting the process of providing security aid to Ukraine so that the money could come as quickly as possible, Lt. Col. Thomas Campbell, a defense department spokesperson, has said. “Congress did not direct accelerated obligation of the funds. The Department is nonetheless expediting the process of implementing the authorized assistance to Ukraine and is

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UAF punishes Dynamo Kyiv for racist behavior of supporters

The Control and Disciplinary Committee of the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) has fined Dynamo Kyiv for the misconduct of its supporters during the Ukrainian Premier League match against Shakhtar Donetsk on November 10. Dynamo Kyiv will pay a fine of UAH 500,000 and will also play one match in front of an empty stadium, the UAF’s press service reported.

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Ukraine To Request Russia To Return Items That Disappeared From Vessels Returned

Ukraine intends to request that the Russian Federation return all items, including toilets, that disappeared from the Ukrainian naval ships captured in the Kerch Strait by Russia in fall 2018. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at a briefing in Ochakiv (Mykolayiv region), Ukrainian News Agency reports. Zelenskyy also said that the repair of the vessels will take three months. As Ukrainian

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Serbia’s President Accuses Russia of Spying

Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday. Vucic’s remarks came after a meeting of the National Security Council which he convened after a video showing a Russian intelligence officer handing money to a Serbian man in Belgrade was made public on YouTube over

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10 Dramatic Videos Of Euromaidan

Six years ago, on November 21, after the Ukrainian government suspended preparations for signing an Association Agreement with the European Union, the public rose up to protest. What started as a peaceful protest in favor of European integration turned into one of the most unprecedented revolutions in Ukraine’s history, known today as the Revolution of Dignity. Hromadske gathered together its

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RT disinformation outlet: Ukraine claims Russia returned seized ships ‘ruined & without TOILETS’

Reader warning:  Russia Today (RT) is a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet that produces only Kremlin-approved information that is usually the opposite of reality. 21 Nov, 2019 14:03 Kiev (Kyiv) is claiming that Russia removed even mundane things such as lamps and toilet bowls (which have become rare commodities in Russia) from the ships they returned after last year’s naval clash (attack), but

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