Monthly Archives: March 2020

Ukrainian parliament registers two bills as alternatives to ‘anti-Kolomoisky’ bill

Ukrainian lawmakers Oleksandr Dubinsky and Ihor Palytsia, who are connected to former PrivatBank owner Ihor Kolomoisky through their previous positions, on Wednesday registered bills which provide alternatives to another bill which was submitted by the government on Tuesday and was unofficially dubbed “the anti-Kolomoisky bill,” which is required in order to launch a new program with the International Monetary Fund

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NATO to considers providing additional military assistance to Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who assured the Ukrainian Foreign Minister that the members of the Alliance will discuss additional support for Ukraine, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. “Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO members plan to discuss additional support for Ukraine as part of the Comprehensive

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Gazprom significantly cuts gas transit through Ukraine – Kobolyev

27.03.2020 10:25 Russia’s Gazprom has significantly reduced gas transit through Ukraine because of the economic crisis in Europe, according to CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev. “We see that this is taking place because of the crisis in Europe, Gazprom is pumping significantly less gas than last year due to less consumption. Europe is oversupplied with gas,” Kobolyev

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WHO virus study starts in Norway

Health Minister Bent Høie announced Friday afternoon that Norway is the first country to take part in a major international study that will test promising treatment methods for patients ill with the Corona virus. The study is being coordinated by the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO). Treatment of the study’s first patient will begin this weekend at the Oslo University

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“DNR/LNR” occupiers not to launch DFS until Ukraine recognizes them as subject of negotiations – MP

Occupation authorities of the “DNR/LNR” refuse to resume the work of the Donetsk Filtration Station (DFS) until their recognition as subject of the direct negotiations with Ukraine. MP Musa Magomedov wrote this in his Telegram Channel. “Bad news. There will be no water (in Avdiivka – OstroV) today. Representatives of CADLO issue an ultimatum – constructive proposals on the DFS

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Residents of occupied territories report a completely closed border with Russia

The Russian party has completely stopped the access operations on entry through Ukraine’s uncontrolled section of the state border with the Russian Federation since Thursday evening, March 26. This was reported by residents of the occupied territories of Donbass on social networks. Eyewitnesses write that the Russian party does not let out any of the citizens of Ukraine, including those

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Psy-ops and disinformation campaign in Italy amid crisis

18:40, 27 March 2020 There’s every reason to believe the campaign is launched from beyond the country. A group of Russian military arrived in Italy exactly at the moment an active campaign was launched across social networks, calling for the country’s withdrawal from the EU. Such calls are being spun on Twitter with a relevant ITALEXIT hashtag by a swarm

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Kyiv Police Chief Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Kyiv Police Chief Andriy Kryshchenko has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The premises of the main police department of Kyiv have been disinfected. This was announced by Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko on Facebook. “His condition is satisfactory. He continues to carry out his duties remotely,” Gerashchenko wrote. He specified that the head of the Kyiv police and his family members

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Kremlin Confirms First Coronavirus Infection in Putin’s Administration

The Kremlin has confirmed the first known coronavirus case in the presidential administration Friday, saying that the official had no contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the news to reporters a day after Russian media reported that at least two Kremlin officials may have tested positive for Covid-19.  “I can confirm one case. I don’t

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So-called Donetsk People’s Republic suggests ’10 for 8’ formula for prisoner exchange

According to its Ombudsman Darina Morozova, the Ukrainian side responded with a refusal The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) suggested holding an exchange of prisoners with Ukraine via “10 for 8” formula in the shortest time. It was reported by TASS with reference to DNR’s Ombudsman Darina Morozova. According to Morozova, the proposal was made during the negotiations that took

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Rammstein singer Lindemann tests positive for coronavirus after Moscow concert

Singer Till Lindemann has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to reports in German media outlets. The 57-year-old Rammstein front singer has been taken to an intensive care unit at a Berlin hospital. The German Bild newspaper claimed that Lindemann was not in critical condition. The tabloid wrote that the Rammstein singer had returned to Berlin last week after a performance

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Human Rights Defender: “Aksyonov should be punished for this statement”

Evaluating the statement made by Aksyonov, Crimean Human Rights Group President Olga Skripnik said that Aksyonov should punish for this statement. Speaking at the meeting on the coronavirus outbreak situation in the Crimean peninsula, the so-called President of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, suggested the occupying forces beat the Crimeans, who concealed information about their recent travels abroad. Asserting that Aksyonov has

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French President Macron warns about risk of “death of Schengen” over coronavirus – media

He says the survival of the European project is at stake. French President Emmanuel Macron has warned about the risk of the “death of Schengen” over the coronavirus pandemic. “What’s at stake is the survival of the European project,” he told 26 other European Union leaders in a conference call on Thursday, according to a French diplomat, Reuters reported. “The

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No coronavirus cases in Donetsk and Luhansk, say separatist authorities

Ukraine’s breakaway territories are in a state of lockdown and unease Peace may not have reached eastern Ukraine yet, but neither has the coronavirus. At least, that’s what is claimed by de facto officials of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), one of two breakaway territories in war-torn eastern Ukraine. In a press conference on March 24, the “DNR’s” de facto

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Over 1,000 people end up in Crimea’s hospitals with pneumonia

The local pro-Kremlin “authorities” claim it’s a huge number for the peninsula More than a thousand people in Russian-occupied Crimea were taken to hospitals, diagnosed with pneumonia. Igor Chemodanov, the “Heathcare Minister” of the annexed peninsula said so as quoted by Krym.Realii. “We’ve got 1,447 people taken to a hospital with ARVI symptoms, 1,039 of them with pneumonia”, Chemodanov said

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Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed at a Group of 20 (G20) video conference that a freeze be placed on economic sanctions to allow countries to better combat the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 500,000 worldwide and killed nearly 23,000 people. Putin told leaders of the 20 most industrialized nations on March 26 that restrictive measures imposed on

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The Community of Collapse

The Kremlin, the Conspiracy Theorists and the Coronavirus In an article last year, EUvsDisinfo described the dialogue of disinformation. Disinformation outlets need to adopt to the audience, carefully map and understand sentiments, prejudice and ideals. Lies are best if they resonate with the worldviews, superstitions and archetypes of the intended audience. The COVID-19 outbreak illustrates this dialogue of disinformation very

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