Monthly Archives: November 2019

IISS calls Sevastopol Russian city

Ukraine’s Embassy in the UK has expressed outrage to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for calling Sevastopol a Russian city. “We’re extremely disappointed with the latest number of IISS ‘Survival’ journal, where Sevastopol is mentioned as Russian territory. We remind that Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. We expect IISS to remove the wrongful image and display correct information,”

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In Kyiv a network of brothels was exposed, which was organized by former law enforcement

In Kiev police have exposed a network of brothels that were disguised as massage parlors, the organizer of whom was a former police officer. It is reported by UNN citing the press service of the National police. “The organizer of an intimate business was a former policeman, who in 2015 has been dismissed from the service, however, all this time

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Russia sends another ‘humanitarian convoy’ to Donbas

On Thursday, November 28, another illegal Russian convoy consisting of 42 vehicles arrived at the non-government-controlled territory of Donbas. “On November 28, two columns of the so-called humanitarian convoy from the Russian Federation passed through the Donetsk and Matveev Kurgan checkpoints,” the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported. The report notes that the 93d convoy consisted of 42 vehicles.

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Ukraine condemns Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia in its apps

Ukraine has denounced Apple for referring to the annexed Crimean Peninsula as a Russian territory on its apps. The way global companies identify Crimea has been a highly sensitive issue for both countries since Kremlin-backed forces annexed the region from Ukraine in March 2014. Ukraine and its Western allies have maintained that this move was illegal. For users of Apple

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Disinformation Review: What Are You Afraid Of?

The old nemesis never gets tired: this week, according to Russian-language pro-Kremlin media, the US is planning to take over the Kaliningrad region, organising an information attack against South Ossetia, and creating a belt of instability around Russia. As if there weren’t enough problems in the world, the Americans are also taking a quick stroll in Latin America to organise

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Number of Russian Learners Worldwide Halved Since Soviet Collapse – Official Estimates

The number of people studying Russian worldwide has halved in the 30 years since the Soviet Union collapsed and is anticipated to decline further, according to state estimates cited by the RBC news website Thursday. Russian ranks as the world’s 10th-most widespread language with speakers in 27 countries, according to a report by the Higher Education Ministry’s subsidiary obtained by

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U.S. to cut its financial contribution to NATO in 2020

Trump’s administration seeks to reduce its contribution from 22% to 16% of NATO’s overall budget Trump’s administration has decided to cut its financial contribution NATO in 2020 and to send saved money to help non-NATO countries – Ukraine and Georgia, CNN reports. “All Allies have agreed a new cost sharing formula. Under the new formula, cost shares attributed to most

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