Monthly Archives: April 2020

The Who, What, When, And How Much of Ukraine’s New Land Market Reform

Ukraine’s parliament deliberated on the landmark land market reform bill for two months until it was finally adopted on the second reading. In that time, the government changed, coronavirus swept over the world, and the very model of the market itself changed. Hromadske answers pressing questions on what the land market will look like, and when it will be open

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NATO approves new package to support Ukraine and Georgia – Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced that NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs have approved a new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia. “We decided to deepen our partnerships with Ukraine and Georgia even further. Including with exercises in the strategic Black Sea region. As well as joint work to counter hybrid warfare. And efforts to share more air

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Serbian Reporter’s Arrest Over Pandemic Article Draws PM’s Apology

After a journalist was arrested for reporting poor conditions in a hospital, Serbia’s Prime Minister has promised to withdraw a new ruling penalizing anyone releasing information about the coronavirus outbreak that is not ‘authorized’ by her office. Serbian authorities have promised to withdraw a new regulation concerning the information flow about the pandemic after a journalist was arrested for reporting

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Zelenskyy’s Rating Down From 52% To 46%

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s rating fell from 52% in the period of November 22-25, 2019, to 46% in the period of March 27-30, 2020. This is indicated by the results of a poll conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the results of the poll, 46% of the respondents in it have a

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Over 200,000 coronavirus patients recover worldwide

The global death toll is nearing 50,000. The number of coronavirus patients who have already recovered was 202,935 people as of 06:00 p.m. Kyiv time on April 2, 2020. The data was provided by the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The highest recovery figure was reported by

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Passersby with whom Putin talked in St. Petersburg turned out to be fake

Accidental passersby, with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin talked during his visit to St. Petersburg on February 19, turned out to be extras, picked from among government officials, employees of the “troll factory” and graduates of the “School of young politician”, reported Radio Liberty. The Russian service of the BBC investigated the footage of the meeting, during which a resident

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Germany’s largest airport will close one of two passenger terminals

Due to lack of passengers, Frankfurt Airport closes one of its two passenger terminals. About it reports “European truth” with reference to Spiegel Online. Terminal 2 and its parking lot will be temporarily closed next Tuesday. The airport explained the terminal’s shutdown as a critical shortage of passengers.  “With the expected reduction in the number of return flights, the volume (passenger traffic)

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Passersby with whom Putin talked in St. Petersburg turned out to be extras

Accidental passersby, with whom Russian President Vladimir Putin talked during his visit to St. Petersburg on February 19, turned out to be extras, picked from among government officials, employees of the “troll factory” and graduates of the “School of young politician”, reported Radio Liberty. The Russian service of the BBC investigated the footage of the meeting, during which a resident of St.

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Invaders use mortars and antitank grenade launchers to fire at Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka

Today, April 2, the armed formations of the Russian Federation have violated ceasefire four times in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Maksym Prauta said this at a briefing on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “In the morning, the enemy fired three 82mm mines at the Ukrainian defenders of Pisky (11km north-west of Donetsk)

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Russia blocking transit of humanitarian aid to Ukraine for over a week

The Russian authorities for more than a week have been blocking the transit through their territory of humanitarian convoys with medical supplies necessary to combat Covid-19 in Ukraine. “The United Nations, [U.S. President] Donald Trump, the Department of State should be aware that for more than a week now Russia blocks transit through its territory of humanitarian convoys with medical

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The headmaster in Lviv has forbidden to use online lessons on Medvedchuk’s channels

Authors:MediaSapiensThe Lviv school does not advise parents to use the content of these TV channels, and teachers are prohibited from using their online lessons. The director of the Lviv School of Oriental Languages ​​and Martial Arts “Budokan” Alexander Kozlovsky, on his own initiative, forbade the teachers of the institution to use the content of the channels 112, Zik and NewsOne for the

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Ukraine launching production of coronavirus tests

Ukraine next week plans to start mass production of coronavirus tests, says Deputy Minister of Health Viktor Liashko. “We’ve been working with the Institute of Molecular Biology and other national manufacturers of tests,” Liashko told a Kyiv briefing on Thursday, according to an UNIAN correspondent. “And I think that next week we will see serial production of tests, and we

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Ukrainian businessman Kolomoisky wins suit against ex-NBU Governor Gontareva

Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky has won a lawsuit vs former Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva on protection of honor, dignit,y and business reputation. “The claim of Ihor Valeriovych Kolomoisky against Valeriya Oleksandrivna Gontareva, Kyiv’s Gorshenin Institute Ltd. on the protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation shall be satisfied in full,” according to the ruling

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Foreigners Ditch Russian Government Bonds in Record Numbers

Monthly outflow from government bonds in March was more intense than after Western sanctions were introduced. Foreign investors sold more than $3.5 billion worth of Russian government bonds in March, as the coronavirus caused unprecedented panic on the global markets and the ruble crashed following a collapse in world old prices. Data from the Moscow Exchange shows non-residents reduced their

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Another day in paradise…

My condition is getting worse. Have to stay in bed now. The daily news also make me sicker. I did throw up blood. The doctor says it’s comming from the lungs or the stomake. Just stay inside and away from people. Clean any items you buy in the supermarket and wash your hands after you were outside. This virus is

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U.S. debunks Russia’s “humanitarian aid” claims, says medical supplies fully paid for

The United States has purchased from Russia, not received as assistance, a batch of medical supplies, in particular, ventilators and personal protection equipment. The delivery was a result of the agreements reached by the heads of both states during a phone call on March 30. “As a follow-up to the March 30 phone call between President Trump and President Putin,

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Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’ and wearing of masks

By banishing the word “coronavirus” from the Turkmen vocabulary in a radical move to suppress all information about the pandemic, Turkmenistan’s government is putting its citizens in danger, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. The state-controlled media are no longer allowed to use the word and it has even been removed from health information brochures distributed in schools, hospitals and workplaces, according to Turkmenistan

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EU: Putin’s order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Crimea violates law

00:55, 02 April 2020 The EU does not recognize the decree. The European Union says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent order banning non-Russian citizens from owning land in Russia-occupied Crimea violates international humanitarian law. “Russia has recently added, by a presidential decree, most of Crimea and Sevastopol to the list of border territories of the Russian Federation in which

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U.S. committed to Ukraine and Georgia to become future members of NATO

01:59, 02 April 2020 The Alliance pursues an open door policy. The United States is committed that Ukraine and Georgia to become the future members of NATO. “We are committed to all of those countries to become the future members of NATO. We want all of them,” Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, said during a LiveAtState briefing

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