Monthly Archives: January 2020

Sentsov tells U.S. Congress about confessions of Russian military who seized Crimea

The film director also addressed the issue of inhumane conditions in Russian penitentiary facilities. Oleh Sentsov / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian film director and former Kremlin captive Oleh Sentsov spoke in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday about his prison term in Russia. He also addressed overall conditions in Russian penitentiary facilities and spoke about the confessions of the Russian military

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Hi-end jamming systems to be installed in Ukraine’s Donbas to block separatist TV, radio stations

Project details have been classified. REUTERS Modern mobile jamming stations will soon start operating in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region to block the signal of separatist television channels and radio stations, says Chairman of Luhansk Administration Serhiy Haiday. “We are moving in the direction to provide both our military and relevant law enforcement agencies with modern technology to repel information attacks

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Kremlin approves law to censor emails

The Russian government has approved a bill on the state regulation of email services that was put forward by a group of senators led by Andrey Klishas in October last year. The bill, which requires providers to identify email users by passport and to block accounts which break the law, has received positive feedback from the cabinet of ministers. Interfax reports

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Head of Russian delegation elected PACE vice speaker

The head of the Russian delegation, deputy chairman of the State Duma Petr Tolstoy, was elected vice-speaker of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe . According to Interfax-Ukraine, PACE delegates elected Tolstoy as vice speaker on the second attempt. In the second round, voting took place behind closed doors. A simple majority of the number of parliamentarians present in the hall voted for him –

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Former wife of ex-president Yanukovych lives in Crimea in mansion priced at $25 million

Besides, Lyudmyla Yanukovych owns the network of elite supermarkets, which sale sanction products Lyudmyla Yanukovych, the former wife of ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, lives in the stately mansion near Yalta (occupied Crimea) and owns the network of elite supermarkets in Sevastopol as Radio Liberty reported. It is known that she moved to this house in Otradne right after Euromaidan.

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Zelensky: Defeat of Russian army in 1920 is an example of Ukraine and Poland uniting

Ukraine and Poland should emphasize those aspects of their history which unite them, and not those which divide them, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a press conference after meeting with his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. “In our relations, we are focusing on that which unites us (and I am convinced that this will continue). For example, the Battle

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Sentsov in Washington: Disconnect Russia from SWIFT

During a discussion in Washington, the Ukrainian filmmaker and former political prisoner of Russia Oleh Sentsov called for Russia to be disconnected from the SWIFT interbank communications system. In his opinion, this would be the most effective way to put pressure on the Kremlin, Ukrinform reports. When asked how the US could influence Russia, Sentsov said: “I have a very

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Russia preparing territorial claims against US regarding Bering Strait

Russia is considering the possibility of refusing to comply with the USA/USSR Maritime Boundary Agreement, which delimited the maritime area of the Bering Strait. Important committees of Russia’s Federation Council discussed the expediency of continuing to observe the agreement in a closed-door session on Monday, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the international affairs committee, told Interfax. According to him, representatives of the

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Red Cross denied full access to detainees in Donbas – OSCE coordinator

28.01.2020 18:16The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been denied full access to detainees in ORDLO. The Coordinator of the Humanitarian Working Group at the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), OSCE Ambassador Toni Frisch said this at the “OSCE in Ukraine in 2019” conference in Kyiv on Tuesday, January 28. “We always talk about access to persons held in Russian-occupied territories

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Ukraine’s Embassy To China Recommending Ukrainians Leave China Over Coronavirus There

The Embassy of Ukraine to the People’s Republic of China is recommending that Ukrainians leave China over the new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The Embassy has written this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on January 22, the Foreign Affairs Ministry warned the Ukrainians about coronavirus in China and recommended that they abstain from

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Zelensky’s remark that WWII was prompted by ‘collusion between totalitarian regimes’ unacceptable – Kremlin

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s remarks in Poland regarding the causes of the beginning of WWII in 1939 are extremely insulting to the memory of all those who fought Nazism, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. While speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Peskov was asked to comment on Zelensky’s remark made while visiting Poland the day before that the start of WWII

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Italian channel calls Ukraine ‘Little Russia,’ embassy demands correction

Ukraine’s Embassy in Italy has responded to a remark made by a TV host of Italy’s national public broadcasting company RAI, who called Ukraine “Little Russia.” The Ukrainian diplomatic mission reported this on its Facebook page. “In connection with an incorrect and even insulting remark made by the host of the Italian show L’Eredita on the RAI television channel (January

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“Putin to surrender Donbas”: Ex-lawmaker explains Surkov’s resignation

Putin’s new aide Kozak, unlike his predecessor, is neither a political person nor a schemer, Ponomarev says. Former member of the Russian State Duma Ilya Ponomarev has said the resignation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov may indicate the Russian president’s intention to “surrender Donbas” to Ukraine. The Russian politician believes the issue of Surkov’s resignation was decided

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The Fate Of The Gray Area In Europe – OpEd

By Emil Avdaliani There is a considerable territory between Russia and the European heartland. It runs from the Scandinavian peninsula in the north to the Black Sea in the south. These lands include Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and the South Caucasus states, and can be provisionally called a “gray zone”: lands where Russia and Western/Central European states

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Russia’s attempts to bring separatist movements to international platforms threaten EU – think tank

21:50, 27 January 2020 The experts explain far-reaching, and troubling, intentions behind the efforts. Russia is trying to set a precedent of allowing access of representatives of unrecognized states to various international platforms. If the plan succeeds, separatist movements around the world, especially in Europe, will be given a free hand to lay claim to participation in any international platform,

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