Monthly Archives: January 2020

Russia-North Korea Trade Up Despite Sanctions, Reports Say

Russia and North Korea ramped up trade in 2019 despite international sanctions, the South Korean news network Arirang reported, citing data from the Geneva-based International Trade Center. Pyongyang has been under UN sanctions since 2006 over its missile and nuclear programs, which the Security Council has unanimously strengthened over the years.  Despite that, North Korea imported more than $42 million in

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PACE became Vice-President of Ukraine

It is about Alexander Merezhko. The member of the Ukrainian delegation, the representative of the party “Servant of the People”, Alexander Merezhko, was elected Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This was reported by the deputy chairman of the “Servant of the People” faction, deputy member of the PACE Permanent Delegation to Yevgeny Kravchuk on  Facebook . She added

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Donetsk Today.

Cost of Living in Donetsk Compare Donetsk with: We need more contributors for Donetsk to increase our data quality. Do you live in Donetsk? Add data for DonetskNearby cities for which we have more data: Zaporizhzhya 230.43 km Dnipro 257.30 km Kharkiv 257.34 km Restaurants [ Edit ] Range Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 110.00 ₴ 78.48-196.20 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 392.40 ₴ 300.00-700.00 McMeal at

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Now I will Need To Find a Real Job

As everyone knows, the UK is set tp leave the EU this week. Here are a few facts and figures regarding this useless entity, and the freeloaders it supports. How much do MEPs earn? While Brexit negotiations continue, British MEPs will receive a salary. Since 2009, all MEPs within the EU, regardless of the country they represent have received the

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France is unhappy Zelensky not making progress settling situation in Donbas

France thinks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not been making enough effort to resolve the conflict in the Donbas after the Normandy Format summit in Paris in December last year, Oleg Voloshyn, a former MP who was part of the Ukrainian delegation to the summit, told 112.Ukraine in an interview. “France cannot understand why, after quite a successful summit,

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Ukraine’s parliament admits dismissal of Avakov from post of Interior Minister

According to Head of the Parliamentary Committee on law enforcement activity Denys Monastyrsky, very close attention is paid to the activity of the Interior Minister If the case of the murder of Pavlo Sheremet is thrown, it may become one of the grounds to make Interior Minister Arsen Avakov resign, as RBK-Ukraine reported citing Head of the Parliamentary Committee on

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Director of Komsomolets Donbasu mine, who demanded to pay off wage arrears, detained in “DNR”

The miners of the Komsomolets Donbasu coal mine, operating in the occupied Donbass, have confirmed the fact that the “DNR” security forces detained director of the enterprise Andriy Vashura. This is stated in a letter addressed to one of the separatist Telegram channels. According to the letter’s authors, the detention of the director by the so-called “Organized Crime Control Bureau

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Occupied Donetsk may be left without municipal transport: there are no drivers due to low salaries

Occupied Donetsk may be left without municipal transport: equipment ran its course, hundreds of specialists are leaving Donelektroavtotrans due to the low salaries. This is reported by one of the separatist television channels. This company transported more than 80 million passengers in 2019, but half of them were beneficiaries. There is a crowding in trolleybuses and trams at rush hour.

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Financial Times: Akhmetov buys 200 million euro French villa from Campari group

Rinat Akhmetov is now worth an estimated $12.2 billion and still Ukraine’s richest man by far. He has increased his wealth by 76 percent, or $5.3 billion, over the last year.Photo by AFP Ukrainian billionaire Rinat Akhmetov has bought a €200m home on the French Riviera from the Campari group, the latest purchase in a property portfolio that also includes a

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Ukrposhta not limiting incoming packages from China, says no risk of virus transmission from packages

JSC Ukrposhta has so far not imposed restrictions on the reception of shipments from China, Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky told Interfax-Ukraine on Monday. “At the moment, no restrictions are planned. We, as members of the Universal Postal Union, are certainly in contact with colleagues from other countries, however, according to the status today, taking into account how the disease spreads

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Efficient contact established between Putin, Zelensky, – Peskov

“It is such a working, meticulous process,” he explained12:50, 27 January 2020112 Agency The ‘efficient contact’ established between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Putin’s Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. “Between two presidents, actually, the working contact is already established, quite effective as the recent events showed,” he stated. Putin’s spokesperson underlined that ‘the contact itself is not something

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Ukraine raises objection to election of Tolstoy as PACE Vice President

The election of Russian State Duma member Pyotr Tolstoy as PACE Vice President according to Russia’s quota has been preliminarily blocked. Maria Mezentseva, the representative of the Ukrainian delegation, raised objection to the nomination of Tolstoy, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “Mr Tolstoy has repeatedly expressed his anti-Semitic views in public. Therefore, he is not worthy of being the PACE Vice

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President of Poland: Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be restored

Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be restored within the borders prior to 2014. “For us, Poland, the situation is unequivocal: we demand the observance of international law and, in this context, the restoration of the full territorial integrity of Ukraine. This is our firm position, Ukraine can always rely on us in this matter,” President of Poland Andrzej Duda said at

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Russian delegation’s credentials appealed at PACE

The relevant proposal of Lithuanian MP Emanuelis Zingeris received a sufficient number of votes during the opening of the PACE Winter Session in Strasbourg. facebook.com/ParliamentaryAssembly The credentials of the Russian State Duma’s delegation have been appealed at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The relevant proposal of Lithuanian MP Emanuelis Zingeris received a sufficient number of votes

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Brazil Abolishes Anti-Dumping Duty On Import Of Automobile Tires From Ukraine

Brazil abolished the anti-dumping duty of USD 1.23 per kilo on import of automobile tires from Ukraine. The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Based on the results of the review of anti-dumping measures regarding the import of automobile tires to Brazil, the authorized body of the Federative Republic of Brazil decided to stop the

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Trump Denies He Told Bolton About Suspending Assistance To Ukraine Over Biden’s Case Investigation

President of the United States Donald Trump denied he had told former United States National Security Advisor, John Bolton, about the relation between the suspension in allocation of USD 391 million in the military aid to Ukraine and the investigation against Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president of the United States, Joseph Biden. President Trump has written this

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Bolton’s firsthand evidence puts senators in the difficult position of believing ‘bizarro’ Trump team argument: Legal experts

Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe agreed that the recent revelations from John Bolton, puts Republicans in a difficult position. Bolton’s manuscript confirmed that President Donald Trump’s bribery scheme puts senators in the difficult position of being faced with firsthand witnesses they’ve tried to block. Republicans were given multiple opportunities to agree that they would like

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Immobilization of the oligarchs in Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine: mission (im)possible? Op-Ed

The assimilation or nationalization of the “Magntisky Act” can be turned into a political (pre-)condition in return for financial support granted to the countries where the US and EU support democratic reforms… Some conditions are arising for the foundation of the new Western instruments of immobilization of the oligarchs and other serious offenders of the rule of law in the

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Ukraine: Almost 34,000 explosive objects seized and destroyed in Donbas since beginning of hostilities

19:58, 26 January 2020 During the last week, Ukrainian pyrotechnic units examined 34 hectares of territory, 241 explosive objects were seized and neutralized. Pyrotechnic units of the State Service for Emergency Situations seized and destroyed almost 34,000  explosive items in Donetsk and Luhansk regions from the beginning of the hostilities in the east of Ukraine. This was reported by the

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Over 100,000 birds killed over bird flu in Vinnytsia region

The main department of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers’ Protection in Vinnytsia region has reported about killing 108,690 birds over an outbreak of avian influenza in the region. According to the authority, on Friday, in particular in Khutor private farm 108,140 birds were destroyed, Nemyriv-Podillia LLC (both are located in Vinnytsia region) – 544 birds.

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