Monthly Archives: December 2019

Russia rejects UN mission report of FSB’s alleged mistreatment of Ukrainians

In a statement, published on its website, the ministry said it was “perplexed” by the Monitoring Mission’s opinion about the results of the September 7 swap of detainees The Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Moscow rejects the report by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, which accuses Russian security service FSB

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Court dismisses case into adoption of "dictatorial laws" in 2014

The judge decided to satisfy the motion by defense team representing ex-chairman of the Party of Regions faction Oleksandr Yefremov, former MPs Serhiy Hordienko (Communist Party), and Oleksandr Stoyan (Party of Regions). Photo from UNIAN The Pechersk District Court in Kyiv has ruled to drop charges off ex-deputies of the Verkhovna Rada regarding their adoption of “dictatorial laws” in 2014,

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Macron to attend Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9

French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on May 9, said the French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie-Agnès Bermann in an interview with Echo of Moscow radio station. “The president said that he will attend the Victory Day in Moscow on May 9,” she said. According to the diplomat, Macron has already given a positive answer. (C)UAWIRE 2019

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Erdogan threatens to close American military bases in Turkey

On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to close two American strategic military bases in Turkey after Washington warned of sanctions over Ankara’s purchase of Russian weapons. “If necessary, we can close the Incirlik and Kurecik bases,” Erdogan said on the pro-government Television Channel A Haber. The bases are located on the southwest coast of Turkey, near the border

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Surkov calls on "volunteers" of Russian Federation to be ready to return to fight in Donbass – Pegov

Speaking to Russian “volunteers”, Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov  made it clear that the services of the mercenary militants may again be needed on the “fronts” of occupied Donbass. This was told by author of the WarGonzo project, Russian propagandist Semion Pegov. According to him, Surkov traditionally visited the closed part of congress of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, organized

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Ukraine Floats Nuland as Possible US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations

The position has been vacant since the abrupt resignation of Kurt Volker The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has informed the US of its interest in appointing a new US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations following the resignation of Kurt Volker. “I told an envoy of the US Department of State that we are interested in having a person

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U.S. congressmen want to punish Russia for violations of religious freedom in Crimea and Donbas

U.S. Congressmen Joe Wilson and Emanuel Cleaver introduced a bill to Congress to oppose violations of religious freedom in Ukraine by Russia and armed groups commanded by Russia. The text of the document was published on the Congress website. “According to the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Reports, and other reporting, violations of religious freedom in the Crimea region of Ukraine

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Vitaly Portnikov: Putin is preparing a new trap for Zelenskyy

2019/12/16 – 18:35 In an interview with Channel One-Russia, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that it was possible to change the Minsk protocol only if the Ukrainian side cooperated with the puppet administration of the “People’s Republics” (“DNR/LNR”). “Who can work on Minsk-3?” Two parties… Therefore, if Ukrainian experts join the contact group and sit at the same table

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Exports of grain and leguminous crops grew by almost a third – experts

Between July 1 and December 13, 2019, Ukraine exported 27.36 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, which is 32.9% more than in the same period last year, UkrAgroConsult consulting agency has reported. “Ukraine since the beginning of the marketing year 2019/2020 (July 2019 -June 2020) as of December 13, 2019 exported 27.36 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, which

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Ukraine’s ex-prosecutor Shokin was poisoned due to possession of data on money laundering by Bidens

Giuliani states that Shokin was dismissed due to the threat of Biden not to allocate one billion of usd to Ukraine Former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin was poisoned twice allegedly as he possesses the information about money laundering by ex-Vice President of the U.S. Joseph Biden and his son Hunter through Burisma Company as Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani reported on

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Invaders in Donbas suffered 44 casualties over past two weeks

During the first half of December, the Russian-occupation troops in eastern Ukraine suffered 44 casualties. “According to the information from the intelligence of the Joint Forces, the armed formations of the Russian Federation suffered 44 casualties from December 1 to December 15, 2019. Twenty-two invaders were killed. Twenty-two more people accounted for sanitary losses of the enemy,” the press service

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Any contacts with republics aimed at legitimizing Russia crimes in Donbas – Ukrainian Foreign Ministry

16.12.2019 16:46The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the attempts of any contacts with the so-called “republics” from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko said this while commenting on a meeting between Ulrich Oehme, a Bundestag deputy and PACE member, with representatives of separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Minsk. “We strongly

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Russian TV broadcasts story about captive Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas

It says there are several dozen such captives in the territory controlled by the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.” Screenshot TV channel Russia-1 has broadcast a story about three captive Ukrainians held in a penal colony in the Russia-occupied city of Donetsk. Read also Ukraine’s army HQ discloses enemy death toll in Donbas over two weeks It showed a man introducing

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Famous Negotiators: Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin

How two world famous negotiators, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, came to an agreement to meet regarding the Ukraine. How the Relationship of Famous Negotiators like Merkel and Putin Can Impact Diplomatic Negotiations At a January press conference back in 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel dangled a carrot in front of Russian president Vladimir Putin: the possibility of a summit

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