Monthly Archives: February 2020

Report: Missing $1.8 Billion in Aid Linked to Corrupt Oligarch Who ‘Bankrolled’ Ukraine Revolution

In a live video presentation, Thursday night, conservative radio host Glenn Beck accused the Obama administration of funneling $1.8 billion in taxpayer dollars to Ukraine in order to fund the Ukrainian revolution against Russia. Calling the scandal bigger than the Reagan-era “Iran Contra” scandal, The Blaze founder said that his research team made the discovery while looking into the phone

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Poland to stop importing Russian coal

Polish state-owned companies intend to stop buying coal from Russia, said Polish Minister of State Assets Jacek Sasin in a broadcast of radio RMF FM. In addition to Russia, the state-owned company will stop importing coal from South America, Columbia, Mozambique and the US. According to information cited by the Polish newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, in 2018 Poland purchased 20 million tons

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“We are not stopping trains to Crimea.” Russia reacts to new US, EU and Canada’s sanctions

Maria Zakharova, spokesperson of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced mirroring measures addressing European Union after implication of new sanctions against Russia on January 28. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation considers new EU, US and Canada’s sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine to be “a preposterous pressure attempt”. TASS quotes a statement made by Maria

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Macron unveils nuclear doctrine, warns EU ‘cannot remain spectators’ in arms race

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled his nuclear doctrine advocating a more coordinated European Union defence strategy in which France, the bloc’s only post-Brexit nuclear power, and its arsenal would hold a central role. In a much anticipated speech to military officers graduating in Paris, Macron called on EU member states to play a more direct role in halting

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Ukraine shows its newest cruise missile in stunning detail

The Defense Express Media & Consulting Company has released new footage of the newest Ukrainian RK-360MTs Neptun coastal missile system with R-360 cruise missiles in stunning detail. The Neptune is a coastal missile system designed to engage enemy surface fighting ships and auxiliaries vessels both single and belonging to Task Forces. The system consists of an RCP-360 self-propelled command control

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Russian Jury Acquits Gay Man’s Murder Suspect

A Moscow jury has acquitted a man accused of killing a gay man last year, the LGBT rights group Stimul reported Thursday. Security cameras captured 40-year-old Roman Yedalov’s stabbing death near central Moscow’s Kursky train station in June 2019. His boyfriend Yevgeny Yefimov, who survived the attack, recounted that the suspect had shouted homophobic slurs.  Jurors found Anton Berezhnyi not

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Military bases to be built in Mariupol, Severodonetsk according to NATO standards – Zahorodniuk

Two military bases will be built in Mariupol and Severodonetsk according to NATO standards, Defense Minister of Ukraine Andriy Zahorodniuk has said in an interview to KyivPost. “Since our brigades are still in terrible conditions, we are planning to build several good infrastructure facilities, so that everyone can see that we also can have bases which meet NATO standards,” he

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“We will take care of the miners and their families”. Unprofitable mines to be closed, and dismissed to receive another work – Honcharuk

The government is going to close unprofitable mines. This was reported by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk in the Verkhovna Rada today during an hour of questions to the government, – correspondent of OstroV reports. “We have conducted an audit of all mines of national standing. There are 34 of them, if I am not mistaken. We now assess the economic

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Danish foreign minister pledges support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity

PHOTOS07.02.2020 09:53 Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod says his country fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and congratulates the Ukrainian authorities on the progress made in the fight against corruption. He said this during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Kyiv on Thursday, February 6, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We reiterated

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Group of Russian actors denied entry to Ukraine for ten years

07.02.2020 11:59 A group of Russian actors who tried to fraudulently enter Ukraine has been banned from entering the country for ten years, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service has reported. “During the control measures, border guards of the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi detachment have tentatively established that foreigners are members of the lyrical comedy ‘Ideal Witness’ and they assured [border guards] that there

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Twenty-one Ukrainians got refugee status in Poland last year

07.02.2020 15:43 In 2019, 430 Ukrainians claimed refugee status in Poland, and 21 Ukrainian citizens received it. “Last year, approximately as in 2018, 4,100 people claimed refugee status in Poland, including 2,700 people for the first time. In total, 272 persons met the requirements for granting a status of international protection,” Polish Office for Foreigners spokesman Jakub Dudziak announced. Most often, the

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Ukrainian rocket manufacturer purchases aluminum from Russia

In a recent press release, the Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant (Yuzhmash) has confirmed the media reports that the company has bought aluminum from a supplier in Russia. Yuzhmash also said that the journalists’ speculation about the purpose of the purchase was correct, namely that the aluminum in question will be used to make the basic structure of the first stage of

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Anders Aslund says Ukraine’s economy is in good shape

By Askold Krushelnycky. WASHINGTON — Swedish economist Anders Aslund told a packed meeting of the US-Ukraine Business Council on Feb. 5 that Ukraine’s economy is in “very good shape,” but lamented that too few people know the positive news. Aslund said the budget deficit has now been reduced to 2 percent of gross domestic product, public debt has dropped from 80 percent

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Prominent Russian Journalist, Lawyer Attacked in Chechnya

A group of men and women attacked an investigative journalist and a lawyer in Russia’s republic of Chechnya overnight, the independent Novaya Gazeta newspaper which employs the journalist said Friday. Yelena Milashina and lawyer Marina Dubrovina arrived in the Chechen capital of Grozny to attend the trial of a disabled blogger who was jailed after publishing a video of the

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Russia Blames Israel After Syria Nearly Shoots Down Airliner

A civilian aircraft with 172 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Russia-controlled Khmeimim airbase early Thursday after Syria’s air defense nearly hit it, Russia’s Defense Ministry was reported to have said. The Syrian air defense was trying to repulse an Israeli attack near Damascus, Interfax said Friday. Syria’s defense ministry said earlier that its air defenses had

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VOD film review: Mr Jones

Bianca Garner | On 07, Feb 2020 Reading time: 4 mins Director: Agnieszka HollandCast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter SarsgaardCertificate: 15Watch Mr Jones online in the UK: Curzon Home Cinema / iTunes / Prime Video (Buy/Rent) / TalkTalk TV / Rakuten TV / Google Play / Sky Store In 1933 Welsh journalist Gareth Jones ventured into one of the world’s

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Recent developments in eastern Ukraine are positive, but full implementation of ceasefire required, says OSCE SMM Chief Monitor

VIENNA, 7 February 2020 – Despite the positive impact of recent disengagement in the three agreed areas and the reconstruction of the bridge near Stanytsia Luhanska, a comprehensive ceasefire remains an essential element for progress, said the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, Yaşar Halit Çevik, in his address to the OSCE Permanent Council yesterday in Vienna. He noted

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Economy Ministry Expecting Signing Of Agreement On Free Trade Area With Britain In 2021 After Its Exit From EU

The Economy, Trade and Agriculture Ministry is expecting Ukraine to sign a free trade area agreement with the United Kingdom in 2021 after it will have exited the European Union. The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the report, other agreement on exit of

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