Monthly Archives: March 2020

Kremlin admits possibility of direct clash with Turkey in Syria

The sharp escalation in northern Syria, where Turkey is conducting operation the Spring Shield in an attempt to push back Bashar al-Assad’s forces and block hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring through the Turkish border, carries the risks of a direct clash between Russian and Turkish military, the Kremlin acknowledged on Tuesday. When asked by journalists what is the probability

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Venezuela’s Maduro urges women to have six children

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has urged women to have six children “for the good of the country”. Appearing at a televised event promoting a national women’s healthcare plan, Mr Maduro instructed women to “give birth, give birth”. The country is facing an economic crisis which has resulted in severe food and medicine shortages. Between 2013 and 2018, 13% of Venezuelan

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Zelensky’s team made nothing to reach peace, – Medvedchuk

The government only hypes itself, said the Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party The team of President Volodymyr Zelensky has not made a single move on the path to a peaceful solution of Donbas conflict. Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so in the Parliament. “The

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Ukraine’s NABU opens proceeding into customs chief Nefyodov – media

The proceeding has been launched on demand of the High Anti-Corruption Court, which has received a crime report from an unnamed source. Maksym Nefyodov / Photo from UNIAN The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has opened a case into possible corruption-related activity on the part of Head of the State Customs Service, Maksym Nefyodov. He is alleged to be involved in a

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“We need new brains”. Zelensky criticizes government of Honcharuk

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has criticized the government of Oleksiy Honcharuk today at an extraordinary session of the Verkhovna Rada, – the correspondent of OstroV reports. “This government has achieved: decrease of inflation, the NBU discount rate, fight against shadow markets, this is the beginning of privatization of the state-owned enterprises; these are loans to small and medium businesses.

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BREAKING; Rada accepts resignation of Prime Minister Honcharuk

Parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk at the emergency session on March 4. It comes as a part of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s effort to reshuffle the government and speed up reforms. “We did a lot. But I understand that it might not be enough,” Honcharuk told lawmakers from the parliamentary tribune shortly before 353 lawmakers voted to

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Turkey’s strike UAV hits and destroys Syrian air defense system supplied by Russia (Video)

Thermal camera traces on the side of the battery indicate the system was engaging against Turkish aircraft. Footage showing the destruction of the Russian Pantsir air defense system in Syria has been spread in the media. “Footage of the #Pantsir #S1 (SA-22) air defense system that was shot down by Turkish armed #UAVs in #Seraqip on the night of 03MAR2020

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Ukraine in talks with U.S. on how to ultimately “bury” Russia’s Nord Stream 2 – Naftogaz CEO

Russians will try to create their own technical capacities to finish the pipeline, Kobolyev says. Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev has said Ukraine is in talks with the United States and other partners on how to finally “bury” Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if sanctions fail to bring its construction to a halt. “The game is not over yet. Russians

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Deadly Russian Plane Crash ‘Not Terrorism,’ Egypt Says

A Russian passenger plane crash in Egypt was not an act of terrorism and the identities of its victims are unknown, an Egyptian appeals court ruled recently, according to the Kommersant business daily. Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed minutes after takeoff from the Egyptian resort Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg on Oct. 31, 2015, killing all 224 people onboard. International investigators

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It is painful and embarrassing. Where Zelensky is expanding

The president will not reboot the government. It will be a reboot of the Maidan The president will not reboot the government. It will be a reboot of the Maidan. At the highest level, the country is turning from the civilized world to wretchedness and denseness, abandoning the values ​​and goals of the dignity revolution. Now officially. Maidan arose for two reasons. The first is

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‘Which god did Putin have in mind, exactly?’

4:26 pm, March 3, 2020 In unusually extensive back-and-forth with journalists, Kremlin spokesman engages on questions of God, history, and presidential responsibility for constitutional change. On March 2, Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin announced a series of additions to President Vladimir Putin’s proposed amendments to the country’s constitution. The amendments, introduced into the State Duma by Putin himself, include

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Sweden’s Foreign Minister on Russian aggression in Donbas: “Devastation and suffering”

Sweden’s OSCE chairpersonship is scheduled for 2021 Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde says that during her recent visit to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, she has seen “devastation and suffering” as a result of Russian aggression. “At the bridge over the contact line at Stanytsia Luhanska in eastern Ukraine,” she said on Twitter on March 3. “The Russian aggression has

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