Monthly Archives: March 2020

Lawmaker fired as Zelensky’s advisor after criticizing administration for talking with Russian-led militants

President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and his Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak (L) attend a special government session at Unit.City innovative park, in Kyiv, on March 13, 2020.Photo by Volodymyr Petrov President Volodymyr Zelensky is willing to begin direct negotiations with Russian-led militants, yet he might lose the support of his party in the process. Lawmaker Geo Leros, a member of Zelensky’s

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60% of Russians Willing to Give Up Their Rights to Fight Coronavirus — Poll

Sixty percent of Russians say they are willing to temporarily give up their rights to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, according to a poll conducted by Gallup International and the ROMIR research agency. Russia has gradually increased its quarantine measures for the public since the pandemic first crossed the country’s borders in January. On Monday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed

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Florida man with coronavirus claims anti-malarial drug saved his life

A Florida man hospitalized with the novel coronavirus claims an anti-malarial drug — one that President Trump has said is being tested as a possible treatment option but has not yet been approved — saved his life. Rio Giardinieri, 52, told Fox 11 that he experienced a fever for five days, back pain, headache, cough, and tiredness after attending a work-related conference in New York.

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Kremlin allows LPR and DPR residents to travel to Russia

The Russian government has allowed entry to the country to residents of regions of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine’s control, despite quarantine due to coronavirus, TASS reports. “Due to Ukraine’s economic and transport blockade of certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, guided by the principles of humanity, the provisions (on restricting entry to the Russian Federation)

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Germany investigates Russian Prime Minister’s son-in-law for money laundering

The prosecutor’s office of the German city of Koblenz is conducting a criminal investigation against the son-in-law of the Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, businessman Alexander Udodov, who is suspected of money laundering through the German company VG Cargo, reported the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger. The case against Udodov, his company and other unnamed firms was brought in 2013. According

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Ukraine’s JFO HQ updates on enemy losses in Donbas last week: 13 killed, 22 wounded

The Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Headquarters has updated on the losses sustained by Russia-led forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, last week. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian-occupying forces’ losses last week included: 13 killed troops and another 22 were wounded and injured,” the press center of the JFO HQ said on Facebook on Sunday evening. In addition, the enemy’s

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Ukraine’s Health Minister Yemets to resign

Ukraine’s Health Minister Illia Yemets is said to be going to resign today, according to Ukrainian lawmakers. “Health Minister Yemets will announce his resignation today,” Member of Parliament representing the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Oleksandr Dubinsky said on Telegram on March 23. This information was confirmed by MP from Petro Poroshenko’s European Solidarity parliamentary faction Oleksiy Honcharenko. “Health

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Iranian government minister accuses US or creating a 'special version' of coronavirus to target his country – as he blasts UK for blocking sale of masks due to sanctions

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei publicly declared that he thinks the United States may have created ‘a special version’ of the diseased to kill Iranians A Chinese spokesman has already accused the US government of a coronavirus cover up adding to the long list of  conspiracy theories about deadly COVID-19  Iran is also accusing the West of impeding anti-virus efforts with sanctions  Coronavirus symptoms: what are

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Aircraft with coronavirus test kits arrives in Ukraine from China

An IL-76 aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces delivered a batch of coronavirus test kits to the Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv) from Chinese Guangzhou. “The military aircraft has delivered two types of test kits to Ukraine: for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and 250 thousand tests for rapid diagnostics. The delivered cargo also included medical masks of various degrees of protection,

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CNN: Canada and Australia will not send athletes to Tokyo Olympics

The IOC executive board ruled out canceling the Games. Canada and Australia will not send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo because of the risks associated with the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympic committees for both countries said in separate statements. Both countries’ Olympic committees also are calling for the Games to be postponed until 2021, CNN reported. “While

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Coronavirus is not a biological weapon. It’s an information one

2020/03/23 – 03:53 According to a document recently published by European External Action Service — an integral part of the EU and its diplomatic service, — the Kremlin has deployed a massive disinformation campaign related to COVID-19.  The goal behind it, to undermine public trust into institutions and sow chaos, is identical to one that Moscow has been pursuing for many years,

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