Monthly Archives: January 2020

Ukraine switches to international IBAN standard to ease bank payments

By Natalia Datskevych. Published Jan. 13 at 2:49 pm Pedestrians walk past a poster advertising consumer loans on Aug. 6, 2019 in Kyiv.Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk Starting on Jan. 13, Ukrainian bank customers can only make payments using IBAN accounts, the National Bank of Ukraine said. The announcement marks the completion of the country’s transition to IBAN, which stands for International Bank Account

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Where there's demand, there's supply: "storage room for license plate number of cars" appears at one of "DNR" checkpoints (PHOTO)

Raids on cars with Ukrainian license plates have intensified in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast at the holiday weekend. Cars without “license plates” of the “DNR” are stopped, fined and taken away by a tow truck. Particular difficulties from such “innovations” by the occupation authorities are experienced by drivers who need to cross the demarcation line in the direction

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Odesa customs office halts 7,800 counterfeit Rubik's Cubes

The price of original goods that could be replaced from the market by the faked product made some USD 125,00014:10, 13 January 2020400Counterfeit Rubik’s CubesMaksym Nefedov/Facebook Smugglers tried to bring 7,800 counterfeit Rubik’s Cubes to Ukraine. Maksym Nefedov, the head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine reported that on his Facebook page. “It’s the top illegal traffic case of the

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Kremlin propaganda: America to blame for downing of Ukrainian airliner

The Kremlin’s spin doctors are remarkably consistent. They have twisted the story of Iran shooting down a Ukrainian airliner into the usual anti-American propaganda narrative, blaming the U.S. for everything. On Jan. 8, Iranian missiles struck a Ukraine International Airlines plane 20 kilometers north of Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. On Jan. 11, three days after denying responsibility,

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Think tank points to Tor launcher's failure to identify PS752 as civilian aircraft

The investigation is yet to establish the exact mode of the Russian-made missile launcher’s operation at the time of the strike. The deadly missile launch targeting a civilian aircraft bound to Kyiv suggests either a deliberate act by the operator or flawed Russian software, a think tank reported. The Iranian Aerospace Forces claim that “during the flight, the aircraft appeared

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Russia Advises Aeroflot to Avoid Tehran at Night After Ukraine Airliner Crash

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has advised the country’s national carrier Aeroflot to avoid airspace over Tehran at night after Iran’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, the RBC news website reported Monday. Tehran has acknowledged shooting down the Ukrainian jetliner by mistake on Jan. 8, killing all 176 people aboard. Russia’s civil aviation authority told its air carriers to avoid airspace

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Pro-Kremlin Media Attempts to Make Fascism Politically Correct

Pro-Kremlin media have recently started to express sympathy for Fascism. This is not entirely new: The Web Site News Front, based in illegally annexed Crimea, has been praising Hitler and Nazism; pro-Kremlin Russia Insider is not only attempting to whitewash Nazism, but is also openly anti-Semitic. But recently, this passion for Fascism seems to have reached new levels. Here are

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Ukrainian ambassador: Russia using fraudulent schemes to send ships from Crimea to Turkey

13.01.2020 11:31Amid Turkey’s ban on sea links with the ports of the occupied Crimea, Russia uses fraudulent schemes when sending ships to Turkey, in particular, by turning off navigation and forging documents. “I will not deny. Indeed, some companies carry out transportation. But there is the official stance of the Turkish side — sea links with the ports of the

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Ukraine to resume work in PACE: Rada considering resolution on participation

The decision is in line with Ukraine’s national interests and the Euro-Atlantic course, says delegation head. Delegation chief this is in line with Uikraine’s national interests / Photo from UNIAN A draft resolution on the Verkhovna Rada statement “On the participation of the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the

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Russian Journalists in Africa Were Killed in ‘Robbery,’ Investigators Say

Three Russian journalists investigating a secretive Kremlin-linked military group in the Central African Republic (CAR) were killed in a robbery attempt, a senior Russian investigator said in an interview with the Kommersant business daily Monday. Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal were shot and killed on July 30, 2018, while investigating the activities of the Wagner mercenary group. Russian

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Former Angolan president’s daughter accused of embezzling $1.3 billion becomes Russian citizen

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s last president, the first female billionaire in Africa and the eighth wealthiest businessperson on the continent according to Forbes, has become a citizen of Russia, TASS reports. Dos Santos herself confirmed the news indirectly on Twitter. “It’s not news,” wrote dos Santos, who is facing corruption charges in her home country. On December 31, the

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Putin to Assad: Invite Trump to Damascus

During his recent visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin advised his Syrian colleague Bashar al-Assad to invite US President Donald Trump to Damascus, according to a story presented on the TV channel Russia 1 during the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”. The topic came up while the leaders of the two countries were meeting with Patriarch John X of Antioch and discussing

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Abkhaz Leader Resigns, 'Not Going To Run' For New Term

January 13, 2020 11:49 GMT Raul Khajimba, leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia, who resigned following four days of protests in the regional capital, Sukhumi, does not plan to take part in a new election. Separatist Vice President Aslan Bartsits told lawmakers, who accepted the resignation on January 13, that Khajimba “will continue to take part in

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StopFake #268 with Marko Suprun: PS752 is Karma for MH17

Editor’s Note: The Kyiv Post publishes the English-language videos from StopFake.org, a non-governmental organization that debunks myths and fake news about Ukraine. StopFake began its work after the EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, triggering Russia’s war in Ukraine. The project was launched by alumni and students of Kyiv-based Mohyla School of Journalism and the Digital Future of Journalism.

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