Monthly Archives: February 2020

13 Ukrainians Quarantined In Russia Due To Staying In Same Train Carriage With Chinese Citizen Suspected Of Coronavirus

13 Ukrainians, including two train hosts, six citizens of the Russian Federation and one citizen from Uzbekistan and Canada each, were placed for observation (observation mode in an isolated space) in Bryansk (Russia) because of staying in the same carriage in the Kyiv-Moscow train with a Chinese citizen with high temperature suspected of coronavirus. The press service of the State

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Zelensky on protests in Novi Sanzhary: Ukraine sometimes resembles Europe in Middle Ages

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has commented on yesterday’s skirmishes in the town of Novi Sanzhary of Poltava region where people took to the streets to protest the arrival of Ukrainian citizens evacuated from China’s Wuhan to a local medical facility for a 14-day quarantine. “First of all, as president, I’d like to greet all Ukrainians who returned home from the

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Turkey sends more armor and military equipment to Syrian Idlib

A large convoy of military equipment and cargo trucks carrying ammunition is moving from Turkey to the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Russian news agency Interfax with reference to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Partiesin Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev. According to him, the roads in the north of the province have not been destroyed and

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MFA Prystaiko: Hague Arbitration Tribunal reaffirms jurisdiction to consider Ukraine’s claim on Azov Sea

Now the arbitration should begin consideration of the claim of Ukraine against Russia on the merits. REUTERS Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Vadym Prystaiko says the Hague Arbitration Tribunal has reaffirmed its jurisdiction to consider Ukraine’s claim against Russia on the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. “The Law of the Sea case goes forward! The Hague Arbitration

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Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Cancels Crimea Service

The ride-sharing platform will no longer be available on the annexed peninsula. Updated: 5 hours ago French ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar has stopped offering its services in Crimea, for fear of being caught up in EU sanctions against firms operating on the annexed peninsula. The service, which connects drivers with spare seats with travellers looking to catch a ride, launched operations in both Russia

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Unidentified fighter jets attack Syrian targets near Russia’s largest air base

Syrian television reported that the town of Jableh, located just one kilometer from Russia’s Khmeimim military airbase, had been hit by rocket fire coming from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea. Several air-to-surface missiles were reportedly fired in the direction of the Russian military airfield. “The Syrian Arab Republic’s air defense systems in the west of the country were activated

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Russian propagandists denied entry, banned from Ukraine

The three Russian nationals are Dmitry Sidorin, Andrei Frolchenkov, and Yekaterina Dementieva, who is a top manager of Russia’s Yandex Corporation. Ukrainian border guards have denied entry to several Russian nationals who were traveling to Kyiv to conduct training and deliver lectures on writing texts, communications, public relations, and journalism. A Russian citizen born in 1985 arrived from Minsk yesterday,

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Standing behind Ukraine and supporting Ukrainian sovereignty

Statement by Mungo Woodifield at the UN General Assembly Published 20 February 2020From:Foreign & Commonwealth Office Delivered on: 20 February 2020 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) The United Kingdom welcomes this discussion on the situation in Ukraine. I would like to start by reiterating the United Kingdom’s unwavering support to Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,

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Norway Rejects Moscow’s Claim It Violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there escalated. Russia complained earlier in February that Oslo-imposed rules were restricting activities of Russian organizations there, calling for bilateral consultations, and on Thursday accused Norway of violating the Svalbard Treaty. But

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Russian Sailors Jailed in Greece for 400 Years for Trafficking Migrants – Reports

Two Russian sailors have been sentenced to a combined 395 years in prison in Greece for trafficking migrants, the RBC news website reported Friday. The sailors claim that they were initially hired to tow yachts and then received threats when they objected to trafficking people, human rights activist Ivan Melnikov told RBC. Interfax identified them as Alexander Illarionov and Andrei

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Kremlin calls on Russians not to be afraid of “Putin’s leave”

Peskov joked that Putin was only starting his presidential term. REUTERS Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has called on Russians not to be afraid of the potential stepdown by Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing the latest survey revealing fears of the Russians related to Putin’s possible leave.  He is “only at the beginning of his presidential term,” Peskov added jokingly, according to an

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BEWARE ANOTHER RUSSIA RESET

Kremlin Proposals May Look Appealing but They Raise Russia’s Influence at Our Expense   With U.S. presidential elections fast approaching, the specter of another attempted “reset” with Putinist Russia looms over Washington. Regardless of who takes the reigns in the White House next January, there is a danger that in the hope of rebuilding relations with Moscow the administration will accommodate

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Putin: We’re not friends with Ukraine, but there’s always hope – Russian media

At the same time, Putin recalled Moscow and Kyiv had managed to agree on a prisoner swap, as well as on gas transit through Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia and Ukraine are not friends anymore, but he hopes for an agreement with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on improving relations between the two countries. “There’s always hope,”

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Russia-Turkey Tensions in Syria, Explained

Deadly fighting has led Russia and Turkey to the brink of conflict in Syria as the battle over the war-torn country’s final rebel bastions intensified this week.  Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation in northwest Syria’s Idlib, Russian and Turkish officials said. Moscow and Ankara back different sides

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A Russia-Ukraine team would be a powerhouse, so competitors will to anything to tear us apart – Putin

This article contains Russian propaganda and bullshit! The effort by some foreign players to drive a wedge between Russia and Ukraine is quite pragmatic, since the synergies coming from them working together would greatly boost both, Vladimir Putin has said. ussia and Ukraine have common historic roots and great potential for benefiting each other from joint efforts, so it is

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OSCE Calls For ‘New And Full’ Investigation Into Nemtsov Murder

February 20, 2020 12:07 GMT The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on February 20 called for “a new and full investigation” into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian opposition politician who was killed almost five years ago near the Kremlin. The OSCE said shortcomings in Russia’s original investigation left many questions unanswered. “His death was

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CNN: U.S. Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

04:15, 21 February 2020 It’s not clear what cases will fall under Donoghue’s purview. The U.S. Justice Department has assigned the top prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released Tuesday to Congress, bringing a new layer of Washington supervision to an area of interest that has become a political minefield. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney

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