Monthly Archives: March 2020

Russia regrets EU supported government coup in Ukraine — top diplomat

HELSINKI, March 3. /TASS/. The European Union opted for a worsening of relations with Russia and imposed sanctions on it after supporting a government coup in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a joint news conference following talks with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, adding that such a turn of events was very regrettable. “We favor the normalization of

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Syria suspends flights over Idlib

The Syrian army has suspended flights in the northwest of the country after one plane was shot down by Turkey, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu. The agency claims it has obtained an audio recording of the conversations of the Syrian pilots. According to Anadolu, as soon as the first plane was attacked, the dispatcher contacted the pilot of the second plane,

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Dutch Military Almost Sent 1,000 Troops to MH17 Crash Site – Telegraaf

An elite Dutch military unit was on hair-trigger alert to deploy to separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to secure the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site until a last-minute stand-down order in 2014, the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported Tuesday. The report comes one week ahead of the first hearing in a key trial of three Russian and one Ukrainian suspects in the tragedy.

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BREAKING: Leaked memo from Presidential Office outlines targets for Cabinet shuffle

As President Volodymyr Zelensky prepares for a major government shakeup, a leaked memo allegedly sent from his office appears to prompt party lawmakers with specific arguments in favor of replacing the prime minister and other ministers. The memo, first published on March 3 by Ukrainian magazine Novoye Vremya, also criticizes Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka and the head of the National

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Russian media: Turkish combat drones are a big problem for Assad Forces in Syria

The Turkish Air Force, in particular drones, have become a real problem for Syrian troops over the past two weeks, reports the popular Russian publication “Moskovskij Komsomolets”. The author, citing Turkish media, writes that Turkish drones destroyed at least 22 Syrian BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, 13 122-mm Gvozdika and 152-mm Acacia self-propelled howitzers during this period. The article states that Turkish Air

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Russia accuses BBC World News of flouting broadcasting rules

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator on Tuesday accused the BBC World News channel of flouting Russian broadcasting rules and said a court would hear its detailed complaints later this month. Britain’s ties with Russia are at post Cold War lows over the 2018 poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a mole who betrayed hundreds of Russian agents to Britain’s MI6 foreign

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Russia completing formation of two armies near border with Ukraine – intelligence

03.03.2020 11:28 The Russian Federation is completing the formation of two new armies in the western and southern military districts near the border with Ukraine. “The Russian Federation continues to build up troops near the border with Ukraine. The formation of two new armies in the western and southern military districts (the 20th Army headquartered in Voronezh and the 8th

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Servant of the People faction may decide on resignation of Ukrainian government

03.03.2020 16:39 The parliamentary faction of the Servant of the People party at a meeting on March 3 plans to make a decision on the resignation of Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk and the entire Cabinet of Ministers. Oleksandr Kachura, a faction member and a deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada committee on the organization of state power, local self-government,

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Russia auditing financial, economic performance of its units in occupied Donbas – Ukraine intel

The commission revealed numerous facts of theft of funds allocated for the construction of military facilities and the equipment of combat positions. economy365.gr The Russian occupation command has begun a large-scale audit of the financial and economic activities of its military units in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In February of this year, the commission of

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Melnychuk released from custody

Former MP Serhiy Melnychuk has now been released from custody in Greece. “An hour ago, a Greek court ruled for Melnychuk to be released from custody. He can now freely leave the territory of the European Union,” said Ukraine‘s Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko. Former serviceman & MP Serhiy Melnychuk was earlier detained on the border of Bulgaria & Greece

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Fate of Crimea traitors: “They either quit, or serve in remote Russian regions”

Six years ago, not all Ukrainian military men left the annexed Crimea. Some of the servicemen, either in pursuit of high salaries and pensions, or because of support for the Kremlin’s imperial ideas, chose to side with the enemy. UNIAN found out what happened to those who then changed the oath. When six years ago Russia began the annexation of

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Russian Police Turn to ‘Name Profiling’ to Spot Criminals

The Russian police force’s official gazette has interviewed an expert who claims to be able to identify criminals based on their name, birth date and other traits.  Psychologist Boris Khigir claims his method, which he says is based on personal observations and statistics, has an 80% accuracy rate. Critics have questioned the reliability of criminal profiling. “I have a lie

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First Covid-19 coronavirus case reported in Ukraine

The first case of Covid-19 coronavirus has been confirmed in Ukraine, that’s according to Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko. “Yesterday I told you that we have four cases with suspicion, and today this suspicion is confirmed for one person,” the official told a Kyiv briefing on the situation with countering the spread of coronavirus infection, an UNIAN

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Russia committed war crimes in Syria, finds UN report

The country was also blamed for indiscriminate attacks in civilian areas without ‘a specific military objective’ A UN investigation into atrocities committed in Syria has for the first time accused Russia of direct involvement in war crimes for indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas. The latest report from the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria focuses on events of July

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Munich capitulation plan for Ukraine

The Canadian Group for Democracy in Ukraine (CGDU) addressed a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Francois-Philippe Champagne in which were stressed the dangers to the world order in an unofficial peace plan proposed at the Munich Security Conference-2020. “12 Steps Toward Greater Security of Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region” was authored by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership

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