Monthly Archives: March 2020

Russia to Limit Flights With Europe From Monday

Russia is limiting flights with Europe from Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow said Friday. The state health regulator said the restrictions were being imposed “to ensure state security, protect public health and prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection in Russia,” according to a statement online. “The operational headquarters decided to temporarily limit passenger air

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Lukashenko: Russia is ‘engulfed with coronavirus’

“Russia is engulfed with coronavirus. The situation in Belarus is calm,” said Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko commenting on Moscow’s decision to close the border with Belarus because of the coronavirus pandemic. “So, who should be isolated from whom. The question is rhetorical,” the Belarusian news agency BELTA quoted Lukashenko as saying. “There are a lot of challenges. You see: the world

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WSJ: Putin can’t afford to leave office —

https://www.wsj.com/articles/putin-cant-afford-to-leave-office-when-his-term-ends-11584128744?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1 Putin Can’t Afford to Leave Office When His Term Ends Surrendering power would endanger his cronies and subject him to a grim historical reckoning. By David SatterMarch 13, 2020 6:34 pm ET Vladimir Putin is prepared to run for a fifth term as Russian president. “What’s the point of being subtle?” asked close Putin ally […] WSJ: Putin can’t afford

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Oil slumps below $30 a barrel as coronavirus spreads, OPEC rancor remains elevated – Reuters

Many forecasters have adjusted down estimates on demand for crude, as the virus disrupts business activity, travel and daily life. Oil prices fell below US$30 a barrel on Monday as the worldwide coronavirus outbreak worsened over the weekend, exacerbating fears that government lockdowns to contain the spread of the disease would spark a global recession. Top global oil producers Saudi

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Pakistan has rich tourism potential, says Ukrainian diplomat

Originally published by D&D  The Ukrainian Diplomat Vitaliy Zayonchkovsky has said that Pakistan has rich tourism potentials and bilateral tourism can be developed between Ukraine and Pakistan. Vitaliy Zayonchkovsky, who is a Ukrainian Diplomat working with the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine in a department which is responsible for relations between Ukraine and Pakistan, spent his time in Pakistan while attending

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Divine retribution. Will The Hague Tribunal bring Russian killers of MH17 passengers to justice

11:30, 16 March 2020 The Dutch court held the first two hearings in the MH17 case and adjourned until March 23. Meanwhile, the Kremlin leaders have never been so close to the dock. Six years after the terrible plane crash that left 298 people dead, trees have grown a bit at the MH17 victims’ national park and the wounds of

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Coronavirus fears force Pentagon to stop troop deployments for large Defender-Europe 20 exercise

The Pentagon has ordered a halt to the deployment of forces for Defender-Europe 20, which would have been the military’s largest exercise on the Continent in a generation, because of concerns about the coronavirus, U.S. European Command said Monday. Parts of the exercise have also been completely eliminated including Dynamic Front, Joint Warfighting Assessment, Saber Strike and Swift Response, which

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U.S. raising alarm over Russian disinformation on coronavirus

The report says thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts pushed and amplified unfounded conspiracy theories . The U.S. State Department is raising the alarm that Russia has mobilized an “ecosystem” of humans and online bots to push conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. But critics say those allegations come from a single, unpublished report and that its conclusions don’t fully support

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Quo Vadis Supreme Court of Ukraine?

Kateryna Tsirat On 9 October 2019 the Supreme Court of Ukraine 1) (Supreme Court) rendered a decision in a case on setting aside an arbitral award that goes completely against Article 3 of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. Background All began when a US company, Altum Air Inc. (Altum Air), initiated proceedings against a Ukrainian company, Windrose

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Ukraine tests Turkish Bayraktar combat drones

20:38, 15 March 2020 Long-term training preceded flights of UAVs in Ukrainian sky. The first flight test of Bayraktar tactical unmanned aerial vehicles took place in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense. “The first flight test of the Bayraktar UAV which has recently been in service with the Ukrainian army, took place,” the report

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Naftogaz expects arbitration hearing on Crimea asset losses as early as May

16:10, 15 March 2020 With interest, Naftogaz’s claims against Russia amount to $8 billion. National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and six companies that are part of Naftogaz Group are awaiting hearings in May on the amount of compensation for losses as part of the arbitration process launched against Russia regarding the seizure of the company’s assets in Crimea. That’s

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