Monthly Archives: March 2020

One killed, four injured as Russia-led forces strike Ukraine military truck with anti-tank guided missile

The truck was en route to deliver foodstuffs to Ukrainian soldiers. REUTERS One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and four were injured as Russia-led forces struck a Ukrainian military truck, using an anti-tank guided missile on Sunday, March 1. The truck was en route to deliver foodstuffs to Ukrainian soldiers deployed near the village of Nyzhnioteple, Luhansk region, the press center

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Russia Funds Construction Projects That Use Forced Laborers

They lived directly at the site, right in the very same houses. They worked as finishers and sometimes did hard labor, like mixing cement. They worked there for a little less than two months and were paid 15,000 roubles (about $230 -ed.) for five people. A new report from Hromadske’s partner outlet Novaya Gazeta exposes the use of North Korean forced

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Turkish drone destroys Russian-made Pantsir air defense system in Idlib

On Friday, a missile fired by a Turkish drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 deployed by the Syrian Army in Idlib province. A video released by Turkish media, shows an active Syrian Pantsir being destroyed by a Turkish drone. According to Turkish media, the Pantsir radar was active when it was hit, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming

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Ukraine makes it harder for its citizens to travel to Russia

By Olga Rudenko Starting March 1, Ukrainians will need an international passport to go to Russia. The new measure will limit traveling for many Ukrainians who only have their Ukrainian IDs. Until now, Ukrainians could travel to Russia using their domestic passports that each Ukrainian has by default. Children under the age of 16 were able to travel on their birth certificates.

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Russia and Ukraine discuss next prisoner swap

The head of the Ukrainian President’s Administration, Andrii Yermak, met with deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak, reported the press service of the Ukrainian President on Telegram. During the meeting in Minsk, Yermak and Kozak discussed the prisoner exchange in the “all-for-all” format, which was agreed upon by the Normandy Four leaders during a meeting in Paris

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Three journalists from Russian state news agency detained by Turkish police

Turkish police detained three employees of the Sputnik-Turkey news agency in Ankara because of the publication “Stolen Province: Why France handed over part of Syria to Turkey 80 years ago,” reported the newspaper Sözcü. The article was about the Turkish bordering province of Hatay, which after the First World War became part of Syria, under the control of France, and

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Participants of rally by doctors criticize closure of hospitals due to healthcare reform

Participants in the protest rally of doctors (#budkakNina) have announced the closure of hospitals under the guise of reforming Ukraine’s healthcare system. Protest organizer Anton Hura spoke at a press conference at the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency in Kyiv on Thursday. Hura said protest organizers want parliamentary hearings to be held with the participation of health workers from around the

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One more patient suspected of being infected with coronavirus taken to hospital in Chernivtsi region

One more patient suspected of being infected with COVID-19 coronavirus has been taken to the hospital in Chernivtsi, the press service of Chernivtsi Regional Administration has said on its Facebook page. A man hospitalized into the infectious ward of the regional hospital, from February 21, traveled in Italy. “According to the epidemiological examination, he was feeling well on his journey

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Russia-led forces’ Feb casualties in Donbas include 38 dead and 44 wounded soldiers – Ukraine’s JFO

The enemy lost five units of military hardware last month. Ukrainian soldiers fire back in response to enemy attacks / Photo from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Russia-led forces’ casualties in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, in February 2020 included 38 dead soldiers, while 44 were wounded. The figures were reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) on March 1.

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Lukashenko: Belarus ready to integrate with Russia, but without coercion

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the country is ready for real integration with Russia, but without coercion. “We remain, as always, committed to real integration, without coercion to integrate. And it’s strange that this began with Belarus being coerced to integrate. You understand what I’m referring to,” said Lukashenko during a meeting with Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Eurasian

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