Monthly Archives: December 2019

Ukraine has dignity: representatives of the aggressor state should be removed from OSCE SMM

On November 21, Ukraine marks the Day of Dignity and Freedom, an occasion paid for with the blood of Ukrainians who have been fighting against Russian aggression for over five years. InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community should like to call on the readers, journalists, diplomats and all people of good will to consolidate efforts in the struggle for Dignity and Freedom.

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ORDIL: looting day

Why the economic crisis is deepening in the occupied Donbass As long as the fate of ORDILO is resolved in international negotiations, the economic situation in the territories under control of the militants is inevitably worsening. And according to the feelings of people living in unrecognized “republics”, the fall rate accelerated this year. If in 2015-2016 there was even a certain revival

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SBU wants PrivatBank to get permission before suing Kolomoisky abroad

Ukraine’s Security Service asked PrivatBank to coordinate with Ukrainian authorities before launching any international lawsuits against its former owners, the investigative program Schemes reported on Dec. 20. The state-owned bank has been suing the former owners Ihor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Boholyubov and their business associates in multiple jurisdictions alleging that they stole $5.5 billion in assets before the bank was

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US gets hold of frequencies of Russian S-400 air defense systems in Syria

The US army has obtained the frequencies of the Russian S-400 anti-air defense systems stationed in Syria, reports the Russian publication Free News, citing the decorated Russian pilot Yuri Sytnik, a member of the Senior Officers Council of the Officers of Russia organization. Sytnik believes that the US military has not yet been able to decipher the codes. “They are

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Ukraine will get lethal weapons due to $300 mln aid from US

21.12.2019 16: The allocated $300 million in U.S. military assistance to Ukraine will allow obtaining lethal weapons, coastal defense missile systems and anti-ship missiles.  “Next year, the United States will provide Ukraine with USD 300 million in military assistance. This, in particular, enables us to get lethal weapons, coastal defense missile systems and anti-ship missiles. I am sincerely grateful to

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Transit package agreement doesn’t include direct gas supplies from Russia – Orzhel

21.12.2019 14:04 Direct gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine are not envisaged in the package agreement on gas transit through the Ukrainian gas transmission system. Energy and Environmental Protection Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Orzhel stated this at a briefing on Saturday, commenting on the results of the talks that took place in Minsk on December 20, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

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Energy minister Orzhel: Russia to repay Ukraine about $3 bln by year-end

Russia will repay Ukraine about $3 billion by the end of 2019 pursuant to the judgment of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce over 2009 gas transit contract. Energy and Environmental Protection Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Orzhel made a corresponding announcement at a briefing on Saturday, commenting on the results of trilateral gas talks that took place

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Reuters: Nord Stream 2 to press on with Europe gas pipe, despite U.S. sanctions

Nord Stream 2, which will run along the Baltic Sea floor, will enable Russia to bypass Ukraine and Poland to deliver gas. The group behind Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it aimed to complete a pipeline to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe as soon as possible, after a major contractor suspended pipe-laying activities due to U.S. sanctions. A

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Ukraine to sign five-year gas transit contract with Russia

21.12.2019 13:22Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Russia’s Gazprom will sign a new five-year agreement on transit of Russian gas to Europe through Ukraine, Energy and Environmental Protection Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Orzhel has stated. He said this at a briefing on Saturday, commenting on the results of the talks that took place in Minsk on December 20, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Transit

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Ukrainian MPs strengthened their immunity from prosecution by adopting a bill meant to lift it

On 18 December, the Ukrainian parliament or Verkhovna Rada satisfied one of the main demands from society as MPs adopted a bill that stripped them of immunity from prosecution. However, it turned out that canceling the parliamentarian immunity was just in words. In fact, the new legislation made the “untouchables” even more untouchable. The expert community immediately criticized the legislation.

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Serhiy Zhadan: No one can protect his country by accepting conditions dictated by the invader

Article by: Serhiy Zhadan The war will not end this year. It’s a simple fact, and yet incredibly difficult to understand and discuss. Skeptics were ready for this. I suppose that all the people, who had put their hopes in new circumstances, a new President, in his promises to end the war, have lost some of their initial optimism…. because

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Everyone is a winner after EU-Russia-Ukraine gas talks

An agreement was reached Friday (20 December) on transit rules for Russian gas going through Ukraine. Maroš Šefčovič explains why this is good news for Europe and all parties concerned. Maroš Šefčovič is European Commission Vice-President in charge of foresight. He also leads trilateral gas talks on behalf of the EU. Hat-trick before we ring in the New Year. This

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Allseas suspends Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities

The move throws into doubt the completion date of the $11 billion project that Moscow had said would be ready in months, jeopardizing plans to quickly expand sales of natural gas to Europe via pipeline, Reuters reports. “In anticipation of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Allseas has suspended its Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities,” the company said in

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Lutsenko: Only America, President Trump can help stop Russia’s war against Ukraine

Ukraine’s ex-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has said only the United States and President Donald Trump can make the historic decision on Ukraine’s accession to NATO and, as a result, can stop Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. “During a meeting with [U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy] Giuliani during the election campaign in the United States, I asked him if, regardless

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Vladimir Putin condemns EU stance on Nazi-Soviet WWII pact

Russian President Vladimir Putin has branded the EU’s stance on the German-Soviet pre-war non-aggression pact a “shameless lie.” A recent EU resolution stated that the deal had paved the way for World War II. The Russian president on Wednesday dismissed as “unfounded” an EU resolution stating that the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact had laid the groundwork for World War II. Speaking

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