Monthly Archives: January 2020

Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh set world record in high jumping

09:42, 19 January 2020 Athlete’s record high jump was 2.01 meters A new record in high jumping in the U20 category was set by 18-year-old Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh. The Ukrainian Athletics Federation on a Facebook page reports. “2.01 (meters – ed.) Is my personal record on premises. The next start in Cottbus is January 29 (Germany – eds.) We will compete and show

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Ukraine’s Embassy to UK demands Tryzub be removed from Extremism Guide

It also includes Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis. British law enforcers consider Ukraine’s Tryzub to be an extremist symbol / Photo from UNIAN The Ukrainian Embassy to the United Kingdom demands that the official coat of arms of Ukraine Tryzub (Trident) be removed from the British Extremism Guide. “Placing the Trident #Tryzub, [the] constitutional national

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Ukraine requires British police to remove trident from anti-extremizm guide

In the visual section of the guide on identifying signs and symbols of right-wing radical groups, in the “tattoo” section, the coat of arms of Ukraine under the name “Ukrainian trident (nationalist)” is published The guide of the British police, sent to medical personnel and teachers as part of the campaign against extremism, features such non-violent groups as Greenpeace, as

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Far-right fails to disrupt Kyiv commemoration of victims of Russian neo-Nazis

About two dozen people attended Kyiv action in memory of native of Sevastopol, journalist Anastasia Baburova and human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, gunned down by Russian far-right thugs in 200912:28, 19 January 2020000112 Agency January 19, about two dozen people attended Kyiv action in memory of native of Sevastopol, journalist Anastasia Baburova and human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, gunned down

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Erdogan to Putin: Haftar’s aggressive behavior must be stopped

 Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:00:23 AM Turkish President Recep Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a summit on Libya in Berlin. The Turkish leader stated that the commander of the Libyan National Army Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is pursuing an aggressive policy that must be stopped, reports TASS. “Haftar did not sign the agreement at the meeting in Moscow,

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Event to commemorate UIA Flight PS752 victims taking place at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport (Photos)

Ukraine’s president and other high-ranking officials attended the mourning ceremony. Ukraine is honoring PS752 victims / Photo from UNIAN A commemorative event to honor victims of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 downed in Iran on January 8 is taking place in Terminal B of Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport on Sunday, January 19. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky together with Parliament Speaker

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German Foreign Minister criticizes US pressure on Iran: Threats will not lead to anything

Change of regime will not improve the situation in Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas negatively perceives the US approach to Iran, believing that the policy of threats will not bring the desired result. The head of German diplomacy expressed his opinion on the “Iranian issue” in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, published on Sunday, January 19, Deutsche welle

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Putin’s proposed amendments to Russian Constitution reject primacy of international law

Paul A Goble The most important change in the Russian Constitution that Vladimir Putin has called for has almost been lost sight of in all the coverage of what has been taking place, Vitaly Portnikov says. That change is Putin’s desire to have the Russian Constitution explicitly reject the primacy of international law. Such a change, more than any of the others the Kremlin

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Bloomberg: Trump loses another Russia adviser, adding to NSC turnover

Peek was placed on administrative leave pending a security-related investigation. The top Russia expert on President Donald Trump’s National Security Council has left his post after about three months, according to three people familiar with the matter. Andrew Peek, the NSC’s senior director for European and Russian affairs, was escorted from the White House grounds on Friday, two of the

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Iran says it’s made no decision on sending flight black boxes to Ukraine in apparent U-turn on plans

Stephanie Cockroft Iran has said it has made no decision on whether to send black boxes from the downed jetliner to Ukraine in an apparent U-turn over plans.  Hassan ​Rezaeifar, the Iranian official leading the investigation, made the comments a day after saying they would be sent to Kyiv for analysis. He was quoted by state-run Irna news agency as saying:

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Ukraine’s SBU reveals scheme for financing by Russia of “LPR” occupation authorities

The annual funding of the “LPR” pseudo-state formations by Russia exceeds RUB 30 billion, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the pseudo-republic’s overall budget needs, the SBU said. The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has revealed and registered the scheme of covert financing by Russia’s government and non-governmental structures of the fake “authorities” in the temporarily occupied territory of

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Timothy Ash: Zelensky’s disappointing response to audiotape scandal

By Timothy Ash. It was disappointing, in the end, how President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk’s offer to resign after leaked audio recordings of a meeting with top advisers. The audiotapes revealed disparaging remarks about the president’s lack of understanding about the economy. Honcharuk did nothing wrong – he was taped, and leaked from, a private meeting with

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