Monthly Archives: February 2020

Any victims out there? Police are questioning Navalny’s contributors across Russia, searching for anyone who thinks he cheated them. ‘Meduza’ spoke to two people who have been interrogated.

On February 20, journalists learned that police have started questioning individuals who have contributed money to opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s offices and his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). Calls and summons from law enforcement have been reported in different regions across Russia, from St. Petersburg to Omsk. Some people have already been interrogated. Meduza spoke to two of these individuals to find out what the police

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Elon Musk’s satellites scare Kremlin

A group of 12,000 satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink can be used for military purposes, said the chief designer of the Russian Missile Attack Warning System, the general director of the defense company VYMpel, Sergey Boev, as qoted by Interfax. Boev recalled that John Raymond met with Musk, Richard Branson (head of Virgin Galactic) and others involved in space

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Russian media: Turkey is ready to close Bosphorus to Russian warships

Turkey may soon close the Bosphorus to Russian warships in an attempt to weaken the advance of Bashar al-Assad’s army in Idlib and Aleppo, which is largely dependent on Russia’s large-scale which provides air power and weapons to Assad’s Army, reports the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta. Such actions, the newspaper suggests, will allow pro-Turkish military units in Syria to buy time

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Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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European beekeepers want Brussels’ protection against cheap honey imports from Ukraine, China – media

The increase of cheap honey imports from China and Ukraine is making honey producers in the EU lower their prices as they can’t compete. Copa-Cogeca, a union of the two major agricultural umbrella organizations and the strongest interest group for European farmers, has called on EU authorities to draw up an emergency action plan that would serve as a protectionist

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Nowhere In Sight: Drive for rule of law falters 9 months into Zelensky’s presidency

By Oleksiy Sorokin. Published Feb. 21. Updated Feb. 21 at 12:00 pm Instead of overhauling Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies, President Volodymyr Zelensky kept some tainted officials in place, including Interior Minister Arsen Avakov (top left) and Spacial Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky (top right), both of whom are accused of stalling investigations. Zelensky’s childhood friend Ivan Bakanov (bottom right) runs the Security Service

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What Zelenskyy & Prystaiko call the Croatian experience for a return to peace is really a Russian scenario

Article by: Dmytro Sniehyrov During the recent Munich Security Conference, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine would support the idea of joint patrols along the Russian border in the Donbas with representatives of the self-proclaimed “LNR/DNR”, as well as with the OSCE. As he stated, such participation by Ukrainians in these patrols would guarantee the legitimacy of preparing for and

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