Monthly Archives: February 2020

Hot water will be supplied only on weekends due to shortages in annexed Simferopol

Water shortages in city’s reservoirs 22:55, 5 February 2020 Open source In annexed Simferopol, a schedule for restricting water supply due to its shortage in the city’s reservoirs was introduced. Interfax reports, with reference to the head of the city administration Sergei Titarenko. Cold water will be supplied to the houses of residents from 6:00 to 10:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00, hot

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OSCE warns Ukraine over disinformation bill

Kiev (AFP) A new bill aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation in Ukraine could pose a risk to freedom of expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe warned on Wednesday. Unveiled by President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government in January, the bill criminalises “the dissemination of disinformation” amid a conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the country’s industrial east. The

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The facts about Ukraine that no one mentioned during the impeachment trial

David Cavendish As the Senate impeachment trial comes its pre-ordained conclusion, we need to keep a number of points in mind that no Democrat or Republican has been talking about during all these weeks and months of political drama—points related to the matter of Ukraine. The overwhelming majority of Americans would not question the competence, honesty, and dedication of the

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‘I Prayed for Me to Be Shot’ – Maryna Chuykova on Her 2-Year Captivity in ‘DPR’

Maryna Chuykova, a Horlivka citizen, along with 75 other Ukrainians, was released on New Year’s Eve after nearly two years of captivity by the militants of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR). The 48-year-old woman was detained at the Mayorske checkpoint in the spring of 2018 on her way from the occupied Horlivka — where she cared for her sick mother

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Freedom House: Russian authorities in Crimea maintain chokehold on media

05.02.2020 10:20 Despite the release of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena after four years of probation and a ban on leaving Crimea, the media in the annexed Crimea remain tightly restricted, with professional and citizen journalists facing reprisals for their work. “Freedom House celebrates Mykola Semena’s release and acquittal,” said Marc Behrendt, director for Europe and Eurasia programs at Freedom House,

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Occupying authorities to limit water supplies to Simferopol households due to shallow reservoirs – media

The move will affect both apartment buildings and private houses. REUTERS The occupation authorities in Simferopol, a major city located in Russian-occupied Crimea are drafting a schedule of hourly water supplies to the city residents due to lack of water in the Crimean reservoirs. The occupiers warn about water restrictions, saying that the schedule will be posted on the website

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No healthcare for wounded DPR-terrorists.

The crippled “DNR” militants are deprived of all support from the occupation authorities and hate leadership of the pseudo-republic. This was written by Russian mercenary Alexander Zhuchkovsky on his Telegram Channel. He told that there were militants in the hospitals who have lost limbs and need serious surgery and medication. However, the funds for this have to be collected through donations,

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Kremlin prepares Russians for Putin’s indefinite rule

After launching the most far-reaching constitutional reforms since the early 1990s, the Russian government appears to be starting a PR campaign in which citizens ask the current president Vladimir Putin to remain in power after 2024. On Tuesday in an episode of the TV channel Russia 24, Alena Smyslova, deputy head of the Cherepovets State University, spoke about the idea

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Ukrainian President suggests using $2.9 billion from Gazprom on roads and medicine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has suggested that the $2.9 billion which Naftogaz received from Gazprom as the result of an arbitration dispute be used for infrastructural and medical projects, the president’s press service reported. “We are further planning to direct funds towards the construction of roads – that’s our infrastructural priority, towards other infrastructural projects, towards the medical field and towards

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Russia delivers to Donbas next batch of weapons, ammunition

05.02.2020 16:40 The Russian Federation has delivered weapons and ammunition to Donbas through the uncontrolled section of border near the village of Diakove in Luhansk region. “According to the data of the Main Intelligence Department of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine, the Russian Federation continues to supply ammunition, weapons and military equipment through the areas of border not controlled by

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Russian Businessman Claims He Was Hoodwinked by Government Capital Amnesty Program

First Russian to use Putin amnesty program says FSB accessed his secret tax declarations and used it to help seize $570 million of assets. The first Russian businessman who took part in a government-backed capital amnesty program — a scheme which offers protection from legal proceedings to rich Russians who voluntarily repatriate hidden overseas cash — has claimed Russian prosecutors

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‘Crimea Is Lost,’ Pompeo Reportedly Tells Ukraine

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has allegedly said that Ukraine has lost Crimea to Russia forever, according to a closed-door meeting participant’s account provided to Ukrainian media. Pompeo reportedly made the remarks Friday at talks with Ukrainian civil society members during his recent visit to Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries. Ukraine’s relations with Russia collapsed after Moscow seized the

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US Navy tests new sub-launched nuclear weapon

The W76-2 ballistic missile warhead “does not add to the total number of nuclear weapons in the US stockpile”, – CNN The U.S. military have deployed a new nuclear warhead, which is supposed to arm Trident II ballistic missile. “The US Navy has fielded the W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead,” John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said

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Russia Accuses Norway of Restricting Its Activities on Arctic Islands

Russia on Tuesday accused Norway of restricting its activities on a remote chain of islands in the Arctic and said it wanted talks with Oslo to have the issue resolved. The archipelago of Svalbard, about 850 kilometers (500 miles) north of mainland Norway, is seen as a potential flashpoint between Moscow and the West as climate change has opened up the

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The EU

There are now three crypto-fascist putlerite regimes in the bloc: Italy, Austria and Orbanistan. Not coincidentally they were part of the axis powers in ww2. Until it collapsed, there was a hard left/borderline communist government in Greece, under a shitbag named Tsipras. Naturally it was a putlerite regime. Now there is a Stalinist regime in Spain, which will inevitably be

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German right-wing populists from AfD visit Russia-occupied Luhansk (Photo)

One of them was an AfD politician from the Berlin district of Marzahn sitting in the Berlin City Parliament. AfD members in occupied Luhansk / Photo from twitter.com/JulianRoepcke Representatives of German right-wing populists (AfD) have arrived in Russia-occupied Luhansk to take part in an “official” event of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”). This was reported by Ukraine’s European Pravda

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