Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ukrainian troops hit and destroy Russian-led forces commanders’ SUV (Video)

In the same frontline section, enemy missiles had several times hit Ukrainian military vehicles. TSN war correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko has said the Ukrainian military destroyed an SUV that had been carrying commanders of one of the Russian-led forces’ units. Thus, the Ukrainian soldiers avenged the shelling of the village of Zolote-4, where three civilian households got under enemy fire. In

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Russian Foreign Ministry threatens U.S. with nuclear strike

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on reports of the rearmament of U.S. Trident-2 submarines with W76-2 missiles with low-yield nuclear warheads (5-6 kilotons). Any missile attack from the U.S. submarines of this class will be met with a nuclear strike by Russia, she said. “As we have explained many times, we consider such a step dangerous. We believe

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin diagnosed with COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Interfax reports, citing a statement from Mishustin himself. According to RBC, this has also been confirmed by President Vladimir Putin. On Telegram, RBC reported that Mishustin has nominated First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov to take over as acting prime minister, while he recovers in self-isolation. Putin has already signed the decree appointing Belousov acting prime

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No. 4 security official under Putin coordinated with rebel military during the shooting down of Flight MH17, which killed 298 people

Phone and Viber messages link Russian President Vladimir Putin’s No. 4 security official to the site of the MH17 killings. “The Dutch got their guy,” an official at NATO headquarters in Brussels told Insider. “This is the ‘smoking gun’ that links Putin directly through the chain of command of the FSB to the rebels. They’ll obfuscate and deny, but the

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Russia Is Coercing Medical Students Into Coronavirus Fight

Students told The Moscow Times they face academic repercussions if they reject a government order to work in coronavirus hospitals. They also reported salaries drastically lower than promised. By Evan Gershkovich and Pjotr Sauer5 hours ago On Wednesday afternoon, Tatiana, a 22-year-old sixth-year medical student at First Moscow State Medical University, received a message from the university’s administration. Starting Friday, the text read,

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Security agency prevents provocations of pro-Russian forces in Odesa

During the searches, the SBU officers found massive amounts of print with anti-Ukrainian propaganda. The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has prevented an attempt of pro-Russian movement to organize provocations in Odesa on May 2, the anniversary of the tragic events at Kulykove Field in 2014. The law enforcers have established that perpetrators had been plotting to distribute flyers with

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Rusal’s alumina refinery in Ukraine to temporarily stop production on bauxite supply disruption

Rusal’s alumina refinery in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv announced on Wednesday, April 28, that it might have to temporarily stop production as Ukrainian customs authorities blocked access to bauxite supplies. The refinery, located near Ukraine’s Black Sea coastline, primarily relies on overseas bauxite and exports alumina from its production to Rusal’s aluminium smelters in Siberia. Besides, the Black Sea customs authority is hindering

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Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West, says U of C paper — Calgary Herald

Canada needs to be vigilant against Russian propaganda around COVID-19, says an international security adviser. In an echo of numerous Cold War campaigns dating back 75 years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has harnessed the novel coronavirus to undermine western solidarity by blaming the U.S. for the pathogen’s origin, said Sergey Sukhankin. In a report published by […] Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West,

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Ukraine appoints controversial new tax service chief

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Oleksiy Lyubchenko as the head of the StateTax Service on April 29, 2020.Photo by FacebookPopularon social media It took only five days for the Ukrainian government to find a new tax service chief after Serhii Verlanov was fired from the position on April 24. But while Verlanov enjoyed a reputation for honesty among tax specialists,

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Iran Must Not Give in to U.S. Provocations, Says Russia

Iran must not give in to U.S. “provocations,” Russia said on Wednesday, following months of mounting tension between Washington and Tehran. “We are urging maximum restraint and caution, not to give in to provocations and aggressive rhetoric,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Tehran and Washington have traded barbs over a spate of incidents in the past year involving their forces

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Four Weeks Into Russia’s Economic Quarantine, Confusion Reigns

Putin announced a “non-working week” at the end of March. Anger and confusion are growing, as businesses and citizens still try to figure out what that means. By Jake CordellApril 25, 2020 At the end of March, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin had announced a week-long paid holiday to keep Russians at home and slow the spread of the coronavirus, he

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Humanitarian Aid Delivery To Italy Costs National Guard UAH 633,500

Delivery of humanitarian aid to Italy cost the National Guard UAH 633,500. This is stated in the response of the secretariat of the Main Directorate of the National Guard to the request of Ukrainian News Agency. According to the response, in April, Ukraine carried out two flights to deliver 8.9 tons of disinfectant liquid. The first flight cost Ukraine UAH

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Coronavirus vaccine could be ready as early as September, report says

Oxford University scientists who have already begun testing a potential coronavirus vaccine in humans say they believe that, if proven successful, it might be available as early as September. The vaccine, which is being developed by the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group, began clinical trials last week. “Personally I have a high degree of confidence about this vaccine because it’s technology

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Wizz Air airline to open base at Lviv airport in July

The Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air on July 1, 2020 will open a new base at the Lviv International Airport, where it will place one Airbus A320 aircraft. “It will become the second airline’s base in Ukraine. In addition, Wizz Air announces the opening of seven new routes to Billund (Denmark), Tallinn (Estonia), Lisbon (Portugal), Hamburg (Germany), Szczecin (Poland) from Lviv, and also from Kharkiv to Tallinn and

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Ukraine receives another batch of medical protective suits

PHOTOS28.04.2020 15:05 Ukraine received 42,500 medical protective suits purchased in South Korea by Petro Poroshenko’s Foundation and Roshen Company. It is the fourth batch of medical protective suits to be distributed among medical establishments across Ukraine within the next few days, the European Solidarity party’s press service reported on April 28. “The previous 30,000 suits have already been sent to

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Putin’s daughter and Russian oil giant Rosneft to lead Russia’s genetic research

Rosneft and pediatric endocrinologist Maria Vorontsova, who is believed to Vladimir Putin’s eldest daughter, will lead the “accelerated development” of genetic technologies in Russia, and will spend up to $1 billion for this purpose, reports BBC. According to the publication, in early March, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and the head of the oil company Rosneft Igor Sechin signed a cooperation

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ICG says easing sanctions against Russia to help bring Donbas war to end

That’s only “if Russia contributes to real progress toward peace,” the report adds. The Brussels-headquartered International Crisis Group (ICG) NGO says the Russian Federation views the war in Ukraine as “one component of a broader conflict with the West,” therefore it is necessary to make Russia “feel far safer,” in particular, by easing the sanctions against it over the armed

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Stalin-era city names to be used in occupied Donetsk, Luhansk as part of “great victory” cult

Russia’s occupation administrations in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in the east of Ukraine ordered to use and promote the Stalin-era names of the cities – Voroshilovgrad and Stalino – at the WWII-related events. What may seem a ridiculous decision at first glance, is a part of the full-on propaganda campaign that continues since 2014 in order to mentally

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Italy In Love

The Coronavirus Sparks Infatuation With China and Disillusionment With the U.S. Francesco Bechis CEPA : 28 April China is near, as never before. A new SWG opinion poll reveals that among the countries considered “friends” by Italian public opinion, China stands out with 52%, fully 40% up on 2018, followed by Russia at 32% (up 17%). The United States is cited by

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Committee backs NABU chief’s potential dismissal, jeopardizes IMF cooperation

National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine head Artem Sytnyk speaks with the Kyiv Post on Feb. 18, 2020.Photo by Kostyantyn ChernichkinPopularon social media The Verkhovna Rada’s law enforcement committee on April 28 supported a bill that will allow the dismissal of Artem Sytnyk, the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The bill may be considered by the Rada on

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‘We just want to remember our fallen colleagues’ Russian doctors launch website to list health workers who have died during the coronavirus pandemic

https://meduza.io/impro/PYVk1qT6ZghkkKV6DrDxtwhYXi3RIURVotyyr1KRP54/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS80/NjIvNjEwL29yaWdp/bmFsL1hpWEI2THN6/ZDVUNHFXZjd0Mk42/VUEuanBn.webp An advocacy group of Russian doctors has launched a website with a crowdsourced “in memoriam” list of the health workers who have died in Russia during the coronavirus epidemic. The list already includes more than 70 names — far more than Russian officials have acknowledged. Meduza special correspondent Pavel Merzlikin spoke to Moscow cardiologist Alexey Erlikh, one of the advocacy group’s creators, to

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Coronavirus crisis spells doom for Putin’s dreams of rebuilding the Soviet empire

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska The tide of history ebbs and flows, with decades of relative stability interspersed by periods of rapid and dramatic change. We may now be entering one such period, with the disruptive role of the coronavirus crisis creating new realities across the planet. This is particularly true of the former Soviet world, where the crash in energy

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Ukrainian dream team lends NATO a helping wing

Article by: Yuriy Onyshchenko France, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the United States – these are by far not all the countries where Ukrainian Antonov aircraft, including the gigantic “Mriya” (“Dream”) have delivered medical masks, protective suits and equipment to fight the pandemic. On April 14, ahead of a video conference by NATO Defense Ministers, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg commented

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