Monthly Archives: January 2020

Poroshenko says SBI hindering his international activities

Member of the European Solidarity faction, fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that the investigators of the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) are using summons for questionings with the aim of hindering his international meetings and visit. “On January 20, when I voluntarily came to the SBI in order to stop insinuations with the summons and to find

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Russia says it missed U.N. deadline to repatriate North Korean workers

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it had missed a United Nations deadline to repatriate North Korean workers due to what it called objective difficulties, but said it was scrupulously complying with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang. A 2017 U.N. Security Council resolution demanded that all countries send home all North Korean workers by Dec. 22 last year to stop

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Dr. Alban's visit to Crimea: Ukraine's SBU says only Russians subject to vetting (Document)

In December, Nwapa on his Instagram account thanked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for allegedly interceding in having the authorities allow him to cross into Ukraine. The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has commented on an alleged ban on entry to Ukraine for Swedish recording artist Alban Nwapa (stage name Dr. Alban), saying only Russian citizens are subject to vetting to

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Former LPR prisoner: Ukrainian prisoners paid money to be included on swap list

Ukrainians held in prisons in the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) but not mentioned by the media actually paid money to be included on prisoner exchange list, former LPR prisoner Denys Sekatsky told Censor.NET in an interview. “I paid money for my freedom. That is, they demanded a ransom from me, for them not to kill me, and to confirm that they

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Save UATV, Ukraine's Global Voice and Defense Against Disinformation! #SaveUATV

Zachary Nelson started this petition to The Ukrainian Government and We appeal to the Ukrainian government to: 1. Renew live news broadcasting of UA|TV in English, Arabic, Russian, Crimean Tatar, and Ukrainian; 2. Resume self-production of UA|TV’s programs and their translation into all five languages; 3. Continue supporting and improving UA|TV’s website and social media presence in all five languages. 

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From FB ‘news from and about Ukraine in English’

Writer: Ariana Gic Today is the 5 year anniversary of Russia launching a massive attack of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol from multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). On January 24, 2015, Russia deliberately shelled residential areas of Mariupol, killing 30 and injuring 128. Children were among the dead and injured. The unprovoked missile attack was instructed, directed and supervised by

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Russia overtakes Uganda in global corruption rating

Russia has gone up one level on the international corruption perceptions rating published annually by Transparency International, reports finanz.ru. In the 2019 index, out of 180 countries, Russia tied for positions 137 through 146 with Kenya, Liberia, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea and Uganda. Just below Russia, in positions 146 through 153, are Iran, Honduras, Bangladesh, Angola and the Comoros islands. Just

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Neo-Nazi Rinaldo Nazzaro running US militant group The Base from Russia

The American founder of US-based militant neo-Nazi group The Base is directing the organisation from Russia, a BBC investigation has found. Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who uses the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”, left New York for St Petersburg less than two years ago. The Base is a major counter terrorism focus for the FBI. Seven alleged members were charged

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Belarus Touts U.S. as Possible Alternative to Russian Oil

Belarus is looking for alternatives to Russian oil and is in talks with the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about supplies, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday, the Belta news agency reported. Belarus and Russia failed to agree on an oil supply contract for this year, prompting Russia to halt supplies to refineries in Belarus, though

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Ukraine’s new TV channel aims to counter Russian propaganda in the Donbas

A still from a UATV broadcast of an interview with the former head of the State Border Control Service, Petro Tsygykal, aired on Dec. 4, 2018.Photo by UATV When the staff of Ukraine’s state-funded international broadcaster UATV returned to work after the holidays on Jan. 3, they received bad news. The government had decided to close the channel’s English, Arabic and

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Cuba’s new ambassador begins diplomatic mission in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Serhiy Kyslytsia has received copies of credentials from the newly appointed ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Ukraine, Natacha Díaz Aguilera, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports on Facebook. “The deputy minister congratulated the ambassador of Cuba on her appointment. The parties noted mutual readiness for an active bilateral dialogue and bilateral

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"DPR" recognizes use of Ukrainian passports in occupied Donbas

The so-called “republics” believe that the passport of a citizen of Ukraine and the “DPR” are equally valid documents. The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) recognizes the use of passports of citizens of Ukraine in the occupied territories. “The Ukrainian passport is currently a legal ID document and has the same legal force as the passport of a citizen of

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Russia to Install ‘Spiritual’ Domestic Apps – Vedomosti

Russian authorities will give priority to “spiritual values” when deciding which Russian-made apps should come pre-installed under a controversial law banning smartphone sales without domestic software, the Vedomosti newspaper reported Thursday. From July 1, smartphones will be required to go on sale with pre-installed apps approved by the Russian government. Supporters defend the law, which President Vladimir Putin signed last

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