Monthly Archives: February 2020

Zelensky asks Akhmetov to buy state mines, vows to pressure Anti-Monopoly Committee

A coal miner stands in front of a government building during a trade unions rally in central Kyiv on Oct. 17, 2018.Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin President Volodymyr Zelensky has suggested that Ukraine’s largest energy group, DTEK, should privatize unprofitable state-owned coal mines to make them finally bring revenue to the country.  If the company refuses to do it voluntarily, Zelensky threatened to

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Minsk pact on Ukraine ‘must be implemented’ to ‘build trust,’ PM of Albania, who also holds OSCE chair, tells RT

This article contains BS from a useless Russian run organisation, and the PM of another shithole country, that needs booting out of NATO Albanian prime minister and OSCE chairperson-in-office Edi Rama has said that the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict “need to be implemented” in their current form in order to “build trust” before they can be reviewed. Speaking

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Ukraine destroys 37,000 bottles of adulterated vodka

Ukrainian authorities began the task of destroying 37,000 bottles of illicit adulterated vodka on Wednesday, a national “record” in a country where consumption of illegal alcohol regularly poisons and even kills. Minister of Justice Denys Malyuska launched the operation in the city of Vynnyky in the central Lviv region where the bottles, holding 14 tonnes of alcohol, have been stored

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Chinese media: Russian S-300 air defense systems are useless in Syria

After missed Israeli strike on the Syrian capital, China called the Russian S-300 “Favorit” air defense missile system the most useless air defense system in the world. According to the Chinese newspaper Sina, contrary to Russia’s statement that the S-300 can track even “stealth” fighters, for a year and a half S-300s have been beaten by Israel so much that these

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Did Hitler or Stalin Kill More Ukrainians in World War II?

by Andrew Gregorovich Total Losses by Country Kosyk gives 2.5 million military and 4.5 million civilian deaths or a total loss of 7 million for Ukraine compared to a total German loss of 6.5 million. Other losses in World War II: Poland 5 (or 6) million, Japan 2.36 million, Yugoslavia 1.7 million, France 600,000, Italy 500,000, Romania 500,000, Greece 450,000,

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Ukrainian President Zelensky has not been invited to Victory Day Parade in Moscow

Russia has not sent Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky an official invitation to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in World War II, the Ukrainian Presidential Administration reported, as cited by Ukrayinska Pravda. “According to the results of an analysis of the registration and reference base of incoming official correspondence administered by the Documentation Department of the Office

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Putin seeks to consolidate in Russian constitution “historical truth” about WW2, “protection of Russian speakers”

Earlier, Putin suggested that legal experts be instructed to draft a constitutional provision prohibiting “alienation of Russian territories”. REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin considers it appropriate to lay down in the Russian constitution a norm on the acceptable interpretation of history, including that of World War 2. During a meeting with the working group engaged in preparing amendments to the

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Putin’s people disown Surkov’s statements about forcing Ukraine to “fraternization”

Russia does not pursue a policy of forcing Ukraine to fraternal relations. This was stated by press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov to journalists, – TASS reports. “No, there is no such policy”, – he said. As previously reported, former assistant to the president of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov called in interview coercion to

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Such a “civil war” in Donbass: Russian, who loves killing, strangles “volunteer” from Russian Federation in “DNR” (PHOTO)

Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has confirmed that Russian nationalist Oleg Stashkin, nicknamed Kadet, who positions himself as a born killer, fought on the side of the “DNR”. The former SBU employee commented on the resonant post of Kadet, in which he assures that being a “Russian man”, he loves and knows how to kill by any

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Propaganda Comes at a Cost

Russian political decision makers continue to prioritise running disinformation campaigns at home and abroad. One of the implementers of this policy, the chief editor of RT, Margarita Simonyan (above), has compared the network she leads to “a ministry of defence”. Obviously, such high ambitions need a sizable budget. However, when the price tag of the propaganda is made public, the Russians

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Thirteen witnesses in MH17 case to remain anonymous due to threats to life

Thirteen witnesses in the MH17 crash case will remain anonymous as their life may be at significant risk. “According to an investigating judge, witnesses have the right to protection because their health and safety can be compromised. According to the prosecutor’s office data, the witnesses are at significant risk,” Nos.nl reports. As noted, this stems from the documents available to

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Marmots: There is no Ukraine. Muddle instead of the state. Borsch, Bandera, there is a bandura. But there is no nation

Former presidential aide Vladislav Surkov said that ” there is no Ukraine.” In an interview with Topical Comments , answering the question: what do you think of Ukraine, he said: “ There is no Ukraine. There is Ukraine. That is, a specific disorder of minds. Surprisingly brought to extreme degrees, the passion for ethnography. Such a bloody local history. Muddle instead of the state. Borsch, Bandera, there is a bandura. But there is no

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Russia Releases 4 Ukrainian Fishermen Detained In Sea Of Azov

Russia has released four Ukrainian fishermen detained on February 15 in the Sea of Azov. Member of Parliament from the Servant of the People faction Pavlo Melnyk has written this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Information has just been received that the Ukrainian fishermen: Serhii Hoha, Oleksii Ivanov, Vasyl Tiurkedzhi and Maksym Terekhov, who were detained in the Sea

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The former head of French intelligence will lead the Russian RT France

Former French foreign intelligence chief Alain Juillet will run a 13-minute geopolitical program. About it writes RFI with reference to the head of the Russian state channel RT France Ksenia Fedorov. A program called “La Source” will air twice a month. It will talk about “diplomacy, conflict, terrorism, security and competitive intelligence.” The first issue is scheduled to air in March. “Beyond ideological

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Day of Crimea’s resistance to Russian occupation marked today

Day of Crimea’s resistance to Russian occupation is marked annually on February 26. Six years ago, on 26 February 2014, a several thousand strong rally of pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimean Tatars in support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and against holding an extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea took place in Simferopol. About 12,000 Crimean Tatars gathered

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U.S. extends anti-Russian sanctions for a year due to aggression against Ukraine

U.S. President Donald Trump has extended for one year the effect of sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with its aggression against Ukraine. This is stated in the text of a notice on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Ukraine, published on the website of the White House. “The actions that led to the [previous] Executive Orders of

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Largest drug bust in Aruba history, ship crew arrested, Russian trace

Aruba, Caribbean, made probably, the biggest narcotics bust in island’s history, seizing general cargo ship ARESSA in the morning Feb 25, and taking her to Oranjestad. The ship was en route from Guaranao Port, Venezuela, to Thessaloniki Greece, it is said that at least one ton of narcotics, most probably cocaine, was found. She sailed from Suriname early February, called

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