Monthly Archives: January 2020

Ukraine to supply Turkey with over 500 cruise missile engines worth over $600 mln (Photo)

The supplies will take place from 2021 to 2030. defence-ua.com The Ukrainian Ivchenko Progress state design bureau will supply the Turkish armed forces with over 500 cruise missile engines worth $600 million. According to the company, the supply of AI-450 turboprop engines to the Akıncı operational-strategic UAV, as well as upgraded AI-25 turbojet engines to a promising unmanned fighter, will

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President’s Office confirmed that Zelensky is in Oman

President’s Office says that Zelensky would have some top-level meetings there17:04, 5 January 2020 Volodymyr ZelenskyOpen source President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is in Oman, where he went with his family on a regular flight at his own expense. According to the President’s Office on Telegram, Zelensky’s meeting at the highest level is planned in Oman. “In Oman, Volodymyr Zelensky will discuss

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Bellingcat: Russia shelled Ukraine's territory at least 150 times in summer 2014

Large-scale shelling of Ukrainian positions from Russia’s territory began after the Ukrainian military launched an offensive in June 201418:42, 5 January 2020000 Open source In the summer of 2014, Russian artillery fired at least 149 times on Ukrainian territory. In 137 cases attacks were conducted from the territory of Russia, Bellingcat informs in its report “Putin’s Undeclared War. Russian Artillery Strikes in

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Russian Navy ship disabled while being in Syria, towed back to Black sea Naval base

Russian Navy Landing ship ORSK suffered engine (one of two) breakdown during her regular trip from Naval base Sevastopol, Black sea, to Syria, and had to be towed back to Sevastopol by Navy tug MB-304, passing Bosphorus on Jan 3. Turkish bloggers didn’t miss this transit and posted a lot of photos in social nets. Russian Navy Landing ship ORSK,

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Media: Russian submarines are ‘sitting ducks’

The Russian news outlet Military Industrial Courier writes that Russian missile submarines have become easy targets for enemy anti-submarine ships. According to the Courier, if there is a war, the Russian submarines will be destroyed before they even have time to launch their missiles. The article notes that Russian missile submarines set out into the open ocean on combat duty, but even

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Transit of Russian gas through Ukraine has decreased by 5 times since beginning of year

Volume of gas pumped amounted to 220.05 million cubic meters On December 31, and on January 1 – only 49.3 million cubic meters of gas08:36, 5 January 2020000 112 Agency Since the beginning of 2020, the average transit volumes of Russian gas through the Ukrainian gas transportation system have decreased by 5.3 times. This became known from the data published on the website

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Musician Dr. Alban allowed to go to Kyiv after Zelensky’s intervention

Swedish musician was denied entry into country after concert in annexed Crimea11:22, 5 January 2020000 112 Agency The Swedish musician and singer Dr. Alban, who was denied entry into the country after a concert in annexed Crimea. The singer wrote on his Instagram that he managed to perform in Kyiv after the intervention of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Recall Dr. Alban is a

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Minimum wage in Ukraine exceeds figures of Belarus and Russia

From January 1, 2020, the minimum wage is 190 USD20:33, 4 January 20201100 Open source Since January 1, 2020, for the first time in many years the minimum wage in Ukraine has outstripped that of Russia and Belarus. This was reported by Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Serhiy Nikolaychuk on his Facebook page. Nikolaychuk noted that in

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Stripping MPs of Parliamentary mandates for absenteeism and non-personal vote unconstitutional – Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court has ruled that President Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s draft law No. 1027, which provides for stripping parliamentarians of their parliamentary mandates for absenteeism and not personally casting their votes in the parliament, is unconstitutional. Censor.NET reports citing Interfax. Member of Parliament Fedir Venyslavskyi (Servant of the People faction), who is Zelenskyi’s representative in the Constitutional Court. The presidential representative confirmed to

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Ukraine receives Gazprom's payment for gas transit in full – Ukrainian GTS operator

The money is already in the accounts of the Ukrainian GTS operator, as the services are provided on a prepayment basis. CEO of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) LLC Serhiy Makogon says the company has received payment for gas transit in full from Russia’s Gazprom, despite a reduction in volumes of gas transmitted. The money is already in

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Austrian government moves towards easing sanctions on Russia

The work program for the development of Austria between 2020 and 2024 indicates that the Austrian government intends to continue its course towards easing the sanctions on Russia. The program was presented by Austrian People’s Party leader Sebastian Kurz and Werner Kogler, leader of the “Greens”. “With progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, we need to consider gradually

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