Monthly Archives: February 2020

Plastic surgeon shot dead in Kyiv – media

Police have launched a major operation across the city to identify, locate, and detain the culprit. / facebook.com/UA.KyivPolice An unidentified attacker fired several shots at a plastic surgeon, killing the man, 42, and taking his bag before fleeing the scene in central Kyiv Sunday afternoon. Police have launched a major operation across the city to identify, locate, and detain the

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PS752 downing: Ukraine releases intercepted tower communications proving Iran was aware of missile launch all along

The record proves that the Iranians saw the missile from the moment it was launched and to the very moment it hit the Ukrainian plane. In breaking news from Ukraine, intercepted communications were released by TSN.Tyzhden between Tehran Airport tower and second pilot of Iran’s Aseman Airlines flight at the time of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.

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Russia explains how Israel managed to destroy Pantsir air defense system in Syria

Israel was able to destroy the Russian anti-aircraft missile system used by the Syrian army only after the Syrian crew made a mistake, and instead of changing its position, it remained in the same location waiting for the ammunition resupply vehicle, said Valery Slugin, the chief designer of the Pantsir system, in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS. The Pantsir

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Four Russian special forces officers killed in Syria

According to unconfirmed reports, four officers from the Russian FSB Special Forces counter-terrorism directorate were killed yesterday in the Aleppo province. The Telegram channel “Special Forces Channel” reported the news and published the name and the photo of one of the killed officers. https://t.me/ok_spn/3955 According to the channel, Captain Dmitry Minov was killed on February 1. The officers were reportedly

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UK: London police shoot man in 'terrorism-related' incident

A man has been shot dead by police after apparently stabbing several people in southern London. Authorities said two people were injured in the attack, which police are treating as a “terrorism-related” incident. London’s Metropolitan Police Service on Sunday said a man was shot by officers in a southern district. “At this stage it is believed a number of people

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Ukraine budget in January falls short of 25% of target revenues – finance ministry

The main reason was a significant change in macroeconomic indicators compared with the government forecast. Photo from UNIAN Revenues of the state budget’s general fund in January amounted to UAH 42.6 billion, which is UAH 13.8, or 25%, short of the target for the said period, according to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. The report says the main reason

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Russia Reports First Coronavirus Cases

Russia reported its first two cases of coronavirus on Friday and said the infected people were Chinese citizens who had been quarantined. The two cases were discovered in different parts of the country, one in Tyumen region in west Siberia, the other in Russia’s Far East, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said. “They are under strict supervision, isolated and are

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Fire aboard Russia’s sole aircraft carrier in December damaged electric cables

The fire aboard the medium aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov broke out during repairs in the morning of December 12 to be fully extinguished by about 08:00 a.m. Moscow time on December 13© Lev Fedoseyev/TASS MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. The fire that broke out aboard Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in December damaged some electric power cables as the preliminary

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New Russian party For the Truth formed in Moscow

Delegates from 58 Russian regions elected the writer Zakhar Prilepin as its leaderZakhar Prilepin© Sergei Fadeichev/TASS MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. Delegates from 58 Russian regions have voted to form a new party For the Truth and elected the writer Zakhar Prilepin as its leader, TASS reported on Saturday. “There is nothing surprising, much less inappropriate, in the fact that, of

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U.S. Justice Department acknowledges 24 emails reveal Trump's thinking on Ukraine – WP

Heavily blacked-out versions of the emails in question were released in two batches in December in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Public Integrity after the administration ignored a Freedom of Information Act request for the materials. REUTERS Hours after the U.S. Senate voted against seeking new evidence in the impeachment case against President Trump, the administration

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Patriarch Kirill suggested mentioning God in Constitution of Russian Federation

According to patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church, this initiative is consistent with beliefs of most Russians The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill called for prayer for the mention of God in the Constitution. TASS reports, referring to the chairman of the Synodal department for the relationship of the church with society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate

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Fake: Ukraine Launches Obama Investigation

Pro-Kremlin publications Lenta.ru, Ukraina.ru and others announced on January 30 that Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) has launched an investigation against former US President Barak Obama. The source of this fake claim is Renat Kuzmin, the former deputy Procurator General in the disgraced and ousted government of Viktor Yanukovych. Today Kuzmin is an MP from the pro-Russian opposition platform For

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Russian Justice Ministry proposes fines for users who share articles from non-registered media

Russia’s Justice Ministry has published its proposal for a new Codex of Administrative Violations (KoAP). In Russia, the KoAP dictates legal penalties for non-criminal offenses. The Justice Ministry’s proposal for an updated codex includes a provision penalizing “the preparation or distribution of items produced by an unregistered mass media source” as well as sources whose registration papers fail to include

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