Monthly Archives: December 2019

Economy of the Russian World. “DNR” enterprises shut down

There is the next wave of shut down of the industrial enterprises in the “DNR”. The “republican” authorities openly announced last week that they had stopped financing the Horlivka Stirol concern. In fact, the super-lucrative till 2014 chemical giant did not work from the first days of the military conflict, but for some time, the workers were kept in reserve

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Electricity market: Zelensky signs amendments to law

The law prohibits electricity imports from Russia under bilateral contracts. REUTERS President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed into law a bill amending the Law on the Electricity Market, which, in particular, allows NAEC Energoatom to sell 15% of electricity in the competitive market (against the previous share of 10%). Also, all electricity imports from Russia under bilateral agreements have

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Sergii Leshchenko: By helping Giuliani, Ukrainian politicians help Russia

By Sergii Leshchenko. Published Dec. 25. Updated Dec. 25 at 5:07 pm In the scandal surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, there are many controversial figures, both on the U.S. and the Ukrainian side. But one Ukrainian politician stands out even in this shady crowd: Yuriy Lutsenko, a veteran politician and ex-prosecutor general. Lutsenko has become an informant for the

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Russia can complete Nord Stream 2 with its own ships, but no sooner than 2024

After the U.S. imposed sanctions against companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Russia was left without capacities to complete the underwater pipeline that was going to be launched in 2020. Russian shipbuilders can construct pipe-laying ships that would complete the pipeline, but it would take from four to six years, according to Alexei Rakhmanov, president of Russia’s United Shipbuilding

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“Ukraine Provoked Russia into Conflict” – Belarus President Lukashenko

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko believes that Kyiv itself gave Moscow “a handle for a conflict”. Lukashenko said this in an interview with Russian radio station, Echo of Moscow. “Ukraine has in a way laid itself open. They started oppressing Russians, their language and other things – the sort of issues that should not exist in Ukraine. Whatever it is, I am not trying

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Ukraine exports Christmas tree ornaments to 27 countries

New markets were opened in Austria, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Serbia, and Cayman Islands. Ukraine this year exported Christmas ornaments to 27 countries, with the largest market being the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Belarus, and Switzerland, according to Deputy Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture, Trade Envoy Taras Kachka. Over the 10 months of 2019, supplies of Ukrainian Christmas ornaments were

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Russia’s Putin Accuses Poland of Collusion with Hitler

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Poland of waging World War II and supporting Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler during a speech at an expanded meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board and at a meeting with the leadership of the State Duma.  This is reported by the Russian newspaper Kommersant. At the Defence Ministry Board meeting, Putin commented on

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