Monthly Archives: January 2020

EU should not have forced Ukraine to choose between the EU and Russia, – ex-president of European Economic and Social Union

Henri Malosse stated this during the presentation of the “Normandy format parliamentary dimension” at a meeting with members of the French Senate, National Assembly and representatives of diplomatic and business circles of France The EU should not have forced Ukraine to choose between the EU and Russia. The ex-president of the European Economic and Social Union Henri Malosse stated this

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Brian Whitmore: Russia’s succession problem

Editor’s Note: “The Power Vertical” is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the presenter and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis. Last week’s dramatic developments in Moscow demonstrated that Russia lacks one of the fundamental attributes of a

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Serhiy Shypilov, chief of surgical clinic at Kharkiv Hospital There was a time when doctors worked for five days around the clock with short snack breaks

Since the beginning of the war, the Military Medical Clinical Center of Northern Region, or simply put, the Kharkiv Hospital has received about 4,000 wounded soldiers and provided assistance to 6,000 soldiers with combat injuries. In general, about 26,000 servicemen and women delivered from the combat zone have undergone treatment in this medical facility. The war still changed dramatically the

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Batman won’t like it…

Bats are a food source for humans in some areas. Bats are consumed in various amounts in Seychelles, Indonesia, Vietnam, Guam, and in China. During cooking, bats may emit strong odors reminiscent of urine. This may be reduced by adding garlic, onion, chili pepper or beer during cooking. In Vietnam, the bat meat is sometimes added to rice porridge, while

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Port concession tender in Mykolaiv to bring $140 million to Ukraine

By Beatrice Hudson. Published Jan. 24 at 7:17 pm Ukraine’s seaport Olvia operates in Mykolaiv Oblast. Qatari terminal operating company QTerminals has won a multimillion concession tender in Olvia. As a result, Ukraine will receive $140 million in investment in the next five years.Photo by Stevedoring company “Olvia” Qatari terminal operating company QTerminals has won a multimillion concession tender in Olvia, a 180-hectare

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Putin’s aide Surkov leaves civil service over Ukraine – expert

Surkov served as Russian president’s aide from September 20, 2013 to today, as well as from March 26, 2004 to May 7, 2008. REUTERS Head of the Center for Political Conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov has said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov left the civil service over the change of course “in the Ukrainian direction.” Surkov has promised to inform the

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Peskov said that there are no decrees on Surkov’s resignation

According to Putin’s spokesman, Russia’s policy on “Ukrainian direction” has not changed There are no decrees on the resignation of Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin Vladislav Surkov. The speaker of the president of Russia Dmitry Peskov said this in a comment to the Interfax news agency on January 25. He added that he did not

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InformNapalm Survey: We Predict the Situation in the Zones of Troops Withdrawal in the Donbas to Escalate

On January 17, 2020, the Ukrayinsky Tyzhden Web site published a next regular survey done by the volunteers of the InformNapalm international community, dedicated to the escalation of events in the Donbas region’s areas from where the Ukrainian troops had been withdrawn in fall 2019. It’s now the sixth year of the Donbas remaining to be a hot spot on

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Iranian Foreign Ministry says man who shot down Ukrainian plane in prison

25.01.2020 13:15Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stated that a man who mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane outside Tehran on January 8 is now in prison. “Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel that the man who mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane outside Tehran on January 8

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Conflict with Russia can be resolved after return of Crimea and Donbas – Zelensky

25.01.2020 13:52 President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Ukraine intends to return all the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea. “We do not consider the resolution to a conflict without returning our territorial integrity. We have a very large country. There are several million Ukrainians there. Of course, we must return all our territories … I’m not talking about international

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He will get tired – he will go: Zelensky said when Honcharuk will be fired

Zelensky believes that Honcharuk early to leave his post – he needs little time to show result 09:17, 25 January 2020 President Volodymyr Zelensky predicted that Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk will be dismissed when he gets tired of his duties or fails to fulfill his tasks. This became known from an interview with Zelensky Israeli “Channel 9″. “He will

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Oleg Sukhov: Zelensky’s reform drive appears to have stalled

By Oleg Sukhov. After he was elected president in April, Volodymyr Zelensky announced a radical overhaul of Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies to introduce the rule of law and eliminate corruption.  He said the reforms would be fast and radical. In its first weeks, the new Verkhovna Rada indeed seemed to be making great progress.  More than half a year later, many

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