Monthly Archives: January 2020

Russian artillery cadets from St. Petersburg pass their 'exams' in occupied Donbas

Russian artillery cadets from St. Petersburg arrived in the occupied part of Luhansk oblast to shoot at the Ukrainian positions. This was stated by manager of the Return Alive charitable foundation Andriy Rymaruk in an interview to Ukrayinska Pravda. “At the moment, we have information that the next batch of artillery cadets from St. Petersburg arrived in the “LNR”. The cadets

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Ukraine sees retail trade grow by 10.5% in 2019

Retail turnover increased most in Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, and Luhansk regions. REUTERS The Ukrainian State Statistics Service says retail trade in Ukraine grew by 10.5% in 2019 against 2018. Retail turnover increased most in Kyiv region (by 20%), Vinnytsia region (by 18.6%), Ternopil region (by 17.5%), and Luhansk region (by 16%), the report said. Retail trade in December 2019 alone

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Kremlin wants to rid Russia of imported electronics

The Russian government has confirmed its strategy to make the country a “global leader” in the electronics industry by 2030. According to the document, which was signed on January 17 by recently appointed Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and published on the Cabinet of Minister’s website on Wednesday, domestic electronics should account for 60% of Russia’s electronics market in 10 years’ time.

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Bulgaria Charges 3 Russians Over Poisoning Possibly Linked to Skripal Case

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged three Russians with the attempted murder of three men whose poisoning is being investigated by Sofia for possible links with the 2018 nerve-agent attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal. The prosecutors did not name the three Russians, but said European arrest warrants had been issued and that they would seek their extradition to Bulgaria. The three are accused

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Poland demands return of paintings taken to Russia during WWII

The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has sent new restitution requests to Russia, the ministry announced on its website. “The Polish artworks taken away by the authorities of the Soviet Union or its armed forces during World War II or immediately after it ended cannot be considered compensation for the Soviet Union’s military losses. They remain the property

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Ukrainian Coat of Arms removed from UK Extremism Guide amid massive backlash

The move is a result of wide-ranging diplomatic efforts, the Ukrainian embassy noted. UK officials have removed from the Police Counter Terrorism Policing Guide the Ukrainian Coat of Arms, the Tryzub (Trident) following outrage it caused among Ukrainian officials and regular citizens. “In response to numerous messages from Ukrainians, efforts by Ukrainian diplomats have resulted in Counter Terrorism Police UK

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10 Souvenirs You Can Only Buy in Ukraine

Choosing the right souvenir is a scrupulous job. Some people buy souvenirs for themselves in memory of the country they visited, others would like to present something as a gift to friends and relatives. To find something special and memorable, read our list of the exclusive Ukrainian souvenirs. Horilka In Ukraine, horilka was produced since the Zaporozhye Sich era (16th-18th

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WADA strips Moscow Anti-Doping Lab of license

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory’s license. According to the organization’s website, the decision will remain in effect until the end of the disciplinary proceedings. Until then, the Moscow laboratory is banned from doing any work related to the analysis of blood samples in the athlete biological passport program. Yuri Ganus, head of the Russian Anti-Doping

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EU suspends imports of poultry meat from Ukraine

The European Union has suspended imports of Ukrainian poultry meat due to the detection of avian influenza in the country, the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection has reported. “According to an operational report received from the European Commission last night, imports of poultry meat, meat products and non-heat-treated poultry products from Ukraine have been suspended.

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Ukraine and Russia negotiating new detainee exchange – Zelensky

Ukraine is holding talks on the release of citizens detained in the temporarily occupied territory and in Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated. “Two tracks, two lists. We agreed on the list in Minsk, and we will supplement the list of identified persons. We will prepare this track – an exchange with the temporarily occupied territories. And another track –

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Three Russian politicians denied entry to Ukraine

Three Russian politicians have not passed border control on entry to Ukraine, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine has reported. “A Russian citizen arrived at Boryspil [Airport] from London. It turned out that the Russian is a representative of his country’s pro-government political party, United Russia, and a former mayor of a regional center of the Russian Federation. The

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The Kremlin this Week: Let's hate Poland!

As Russia is gearing up for the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, the pro-Kremlin media is attempting to revise history. As the target of more than 15 cases this week, Poland is still in the cross-hairs of pro-Kremlin disinformation. The first indication of this trend came in late December when President Putin described the Kremlin’s worldview during

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Pro-Russian act by German delegate to PACE

The official offered to include representatives of the unrecognized “LPR-DPR” in Normandy talks, without being authorized to do so. Ukraine is now coming back to the PACE, mainly due to the need to refute Russia’s aggressive strategy in the organization and beyond. Ukraine is set to employ all international law instruments available to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The

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Ukraine can feed Brexit Britain

Once Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, it will have the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of Brexit by lowering food costs through favorable trade treaties. A free trade deal with Ukraine, one of the world’s major food producers, would permit important new imports of grain, poultry and other vital food supplies at much lower prices (for the same

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Russia concentrating fuel and ammunition in Donbas

22.01.2020 Russia has been providing its first and second army corps in Donbas with everything necessary for conducting combat operations. There is a tendency, the occupying forces has tended to increase supplies of fuel and lubricants as well as material and technical resources. From January 14 to January 22, 2020, the Russian Federation delivered about 3,000 tonnes of fuel and

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