Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mexican police on border with US to start testing Ukrainian e-bikes

By Natalia Datskevych. Published Feb. 11 at 5:49 pm Ukrainian manufacturer of e-bikes Delfast supplies several Top Cop bikes for testing to the police station in Mexican city of Mexicali located near the U.S. border, company announced in February 2020.Photo by Delfast Mexican police officers may soon be patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border mounted on electric bikes made in Ukraine. Called TopCop, the bikes

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Kliuyev case: Ukraine's High Anti-Corruption Court rolls back arrest in absentia

The former chief of Yanukovych administration is suspected of organizing a violent crackdown on Maidan protesters. Andriy Kliuiev / Photo from UNIAN The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine has canceled the arrest in absentia ruled by a lower instance court January 3, 2020, in the case of former First Deputy Prime Minister Andriy Kliuyev, who was in the office during the

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U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine's sovereign territory

The U.S. diplomat emphasized inadmissibility of Russia’s interference in Ukraine’s affairs. The United States has called on Russia to withdraw from the sovereign territory of Ukraine, says Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO. “We are calling on Russia to withdraw from the sovereign territory of Ukraine and to let the Ukrainian people come together and move forward as

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New Russian radar under construction near Norwegian border

It is supposed to detect hostile hypersonic missiles Russia’s Armed Forces group in the Kola Peninsula have been building a new anti-missile radar. An interlocutor in the Russian military-industrial complex shared this information with TASS news agency. “The Rezonans-N system is capable of spotting approaching hypersonic missiles and protect the military installations of the Northern Fleet. From before, two similar

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Bloomberg in 2015 Saw Russia’s Point in Invading Ukraine

“You have to have Russia as an ally” to advance U.S. interests, the now-Democratic presidential hopeful said in 2015, including dealing with “the crazy Islamic world.” The oligarch running for the Democratic presidential nomination, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, appeared to rationalize Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine by referencing America’s own maculate history of expansion and conquest.  Bloomberg’s remarks,

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Stoltenberg called the best way for Ukraine to move closer to NATO membership

The state should continue the course of reforms. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the best way for Ukraine to move closer to NATO membership is to continue the reform course. He said this on February 11, before a meeting of NATO defense ministers to be held in Brussels on February 12-13, DW reports . “The main focus for Ukraine is the

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2,300 km of local importance roads to be built in 2020, – Zelensky

According to the head of the Ukrainian state, such large-scale construction of roads will create about 12 thousand new workplaces 14:48, 11 February 2020Open source 2,3 thousand km of roads of local importance are expected to be built in Ukraine this year. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky during his visit to Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia). The broadcast was provided

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Russia's return to PACE not as triumphant as many suggest – think tank

The PACE resolution recognized Russia as a party to the Minsk agreements – something Moscow has fiercely resisted for the past few years. Some delegations consider Russia’s formal return and the second-attempt election of Russian delegate Piotr Tolstoy as PACE deputy chief as a key result of the session. However, this is far from being decisive in terms of the

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Putin states that Kozak will be engaged in "Ukrainian affairs" in new post

In his new post of deputy head of the presidential administration of Russia, Dmitry Kozak will deal, in particular, with relations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. This was announced to reporters by press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, – TASS reports. “I can say that Kozak is engaged and will continue to deal with Ukrainian affairs

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Mr Jones

Trailer: A must-see and a near masterpiece: but maybe too late to have been a contender for this year’s Oscars and maybe too early for next year’s? It is certainly way ahead in quality of the stuff that did well at this year’s ‘woke’ Oscar ceremony. The reviews were good, but horribly dispassionate, given the subject matter. Most of the

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Lavrov: Zelensky ‘saddened’ Russian delegation in Paris

During the Normandy Format summit in Paris, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the idea of disengaging forces and heavy weaponry along the entire demarcation line in the Donbas, which “saddened” the Russian delegation, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as cited by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The minister said that ahead of the summit, the two sides had agreed to a withdrawal

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Police Probe Russian TV Host’s Pro-Abortion Instagram Post

A popular Russian television host and Instagram blogger faces extremism charges over her posts criticizing President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to encourage population growth without addressing economic hardship, the online tabloid Super reported Monday. Alyona Vodonayeva sparked controversy in December for urging low-income Russians not to give birth to “slaves to this state.” She doubled down on her pro-abortion stance after

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Boeing Plane Makes Hard Landing in Northwest Russia, All 94 on Board Safe

A Boeing 737 airliner with 94 people on board made a hard landing in northwestern Russia on Sunday, carrier UTair said, but no one was badly hurt. It said the airliner, arriving at Usinsk airport in the Komi Republic about 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) from Moscow, made the hard landing because of wind shear — a sudden change of wind velocity and/or

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The Return of Stalinist Show Trials

On Monday, a court in central Russia jailed members of an anti-fascist activist group Set — Russian for “Network” —  for up to 18 years on terrorism charges.  The seven young members of the group were arrested in the city of Penza in 2017.   Back then, investigators accused them of planning attacks during the 2018 presidential election and football World Cup. However, human rights

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Zelensky approves delegation to participate in talks on trade agreement with UK

11.02.2020 10:48 President Volodymyr Zelensky has approved a delegation to participate in negotiations on the conclusion of an agreement on political cooperation, free trade and partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The decree to that effect, No.103/2020, was published on the president’s website. “To approve the new composition of a Ukrainian delegation to

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Passenger traffic at Kyiv Airport fell by 20% in January

11.02.2020 16:45Passenger flow at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) in January 2020 decreased by 20.4% compared to January 2019, the airport’s press service reports on its Facebook page. “In January 2020, Kyiv International Airport provided air services to 178.8 thousand passengers, which is 20.4% less than in January 2019. The number of passengers serviced by the airport on international

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