Monthly Archives: February 2020

Turkey Retaliates Against Syrian Forces After 33 Of Its Soldiers Killed In Air Strikes

A Turkish military convoy drives through a village Syria’s Idlib Province in a photo from February 20.

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Russian embassy refuses to recognize massive debt to London

The Russian Embassy in the UK is unwilling to recognize a £5.7 million debt to the London authorities for driving in the city center, TASS reports. In a comment, the embassy states that the Vienna Convention exempts diplomatic missions from paying “taxes, duties and levies, personal and property-related, state, regional and municipal”. The diplomatic mission believes that the congestion fee “is

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Absolute majority of Ukrainians consider anti-corruption efforts unsuccessful – poll

Most Ukrainians see no progress in the investigation of high-profile criminal cases. More than 80% of Ukrainian citizens consider the fight against corruption at the highest government levels unsuccessful, that’s according to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) February 21-25. “The fight against corruption in the highest government levels is unsuccessful, 83% of respondents believe

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Russian military science promotes innovation in future warfare

Professor Sergei Chvarkov, Russian military experts, shares his vision of the nature, aims and likely diversity of future armed conflicts Russian military science contributes in many ways to planning concerning a range of defense and military issues. The political-military leadership attaches primary importance to efforts to research and examine future warfare in order to help the state prepare for and

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Vice PM: Ukraine can join NATO even with temporarily occupied territories

27.02.2020 14:17 Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba is convinced that Ukraine’s accession to NATO is possible even with temporarily occupied territories. “Yes. Ukraine’s accession to NATO is possible even with temporarily occupied territories,” Kuleba wrote on Twitter, answering his followers’ questions. As reported, earlier this year Ukraine formally applied for membership in NATO’s

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Russia to start shooting down civilian aircraft which violate its airspace

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree which once again authorizes the Aerospace Forces to shoot down civilian aircraft that violate the country’s airspace. The ban on using lethal force against passenger planes was introduced after the international scandal of 1983, when the Soviet Union Air Force shot down a South Korean Boeing 747 with 269 people on

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Ukraine, France resume work of interstate military-technical commission

27.02.2020 18:20 After a five-year break, Ukraine and France have resumed the work of the interstate commission on military and technical cooperation. The relevant agreements were reached during a visit to France by a delegation of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine headed by Deputy Defense Minister Anatoliy Petrenko, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “During the visit, after a five-year break, the work of

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Putin lays claim to offshore assets of former Soviet states

The former republics of the Soviet Union breached their agreements to give Russia their assets abroad, said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday while meeting with the work group for drafting amendments to the constitution. According to Putin, when the Soviet Union collapsed, Moscow undertook to repay the debts of all the former Soviet republics, in exchange for which they

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Russia: Next Normandy Format summit can only take place after Donbas special status is included in Ukraine’s Constitution

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that a new summit in the Normandy Format can only take place after the decisions made at the previous summit have been implemented, especially the enshrinement of the “special status of the Donbas” in Ukrainian law, Interfax-Ukraine reports. “I have not heard about a meeting of ministers in the Normandy Format being planned for

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Moscow police seize homemade ‘Batmobile’

A homemade vehicle bearing a striking resemblance to the “Batmobile” featured in a recent Batman film has been seized in central Moscow, Russia’s interior ministry announced. Traffic police brought the all-black, lowrider vehicle with giant wheels to a screeching halt as it cruised down one of the main roads into the city center on Saturday evening. They impounded the car,

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Ukraine, Britain begin formal talks on bilateral agreement

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has started formal negotiations on the signing of a bilateral agreement on cooperation, free trade and partnership with the United Kingdom, the ministry has reported on its Twitter account. “Official talks have begun with the UK delegation on a bilateral agreement on political cooperation, free trade, and partnership. Key issues: strategic partnership and visa dialogue between

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1 in 3 Russian Hospitals Lack Water Supply – Audit Chamber

Nearly one-third of Russia’s medical facilities lack a water supply network and more than 40% lack central heating, the Russian government’s public spending watchdog has said in its latest report on children’s health. Out of the almost 117,000 buildings inspected as of January 2019, Russia’s Audit Chamber said 41.1% had no central heating and 30.5% had no water. The figures

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Truth and disinformation: How to make the media a unifying force

The media of the future should allow people to express their experiences, not to impose a right or wrong In his speech at “Age of Crimea” Forum in Kyiv a renowned media expert, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, Peter Pomerantsev, elaborates on the current state of the media in

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Servants of the People or “Little Russian valets”. Zelenskyy party on course for the “Russian world”

Article by: Maryna Danyliuk-Yarmolayeva The questions – “Who am I?” “Who are we?” – were correctly stated by President Zelenskyy in his New Year’s address to the nation in January 2020. After thirty years of procrastination, not many of our forty million Ukrainians are aware of who they are and why they exist… and where our nation is heading under

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Consequences of Disinformation

Top row: Washington and “secret services” of the US, UK, Poland and Canada. From left to right: George Soros; Dalia Grybauskaite; Victoria Nuland; Petro Poroshenko; Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Mikhleil Saakashvili.  What is the actual impact of disinformation on people’s behaviour? This week we have been given a snapshot of an answer as violent protests broke out in Ukraine after a letter allegedly

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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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