Monthly Archives: April 2020

Farmland sale bill signed by parliament speaker, sent to president for enacting

Ukraine’s parliament on April 13 unlocked the signing of the farmland sale bill by voting down 13 draft resolutions blocking its enactment. Parliament Speaker Razumkov / REUTERS The farmland sale bill has been signed by Speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament Dmytro Razumkov and then sent to the president for signing it into law. This information is included in the profile of

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Italians offered 200 euros for positive comments about Putin

The Kremlin launched a PR campaign of bribing Italians in order to promote its image abroad, reports the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. According to the newspaper, Italians have started receiving messages on the popular messenger WhatsApp with an offer to get 200 euros for a good video comment about Putin, Russia and the Russian “assistance” to Italy. According to the Italian newspaper,

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Putin makes painful climbdown as he sues for peace in oil war

In reversal, Russia assuming more cuts than Saudi Arabia Vladimir Putin’s deal with OPEC to cut oil output and boost prices three years ago was a triumph for the Russian leader, bolstering his clout on the global stage. But now he’s had to make stinging concessions after U.S. President Donald Trump stepped in to end a price war. Amid relief

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China’s ‘wet markets’ have reopened – ban travel to and from China until they are closed.

China’s ‘wet markets’ like the one where Covid-19 outbreak began have reopened amid a raging global Pandemic.  Wet markets where live animals are sold, slaughtered and skinned, in appalling unhygienic conditions as customers browse the stalls, have reopened across China. Terrifying scenes of animal cruelty are being recorded throughout the Asian country as it returns to normality following the lock-down.

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Queues of ambulances wait to deliver suspected coronavirus patients to clinics in Moscow

The long lines were spotted outside several hospitals in the Russian capital, Moscow. The country has more than 13,584 Covid-19 confirmed cases, with 106 deaths reported so farByWill Stewart 11:32, 12 APR 2020 CLICK TO PLAYALARMING QUEUES OF UP TO 45 AMBULANCES IN RUSSIA Alarming videos and pictures of long lines of ambulances outside Moscow hospitals have emerged after warnings

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Coronavirus: Huawei urges UK not to make 5G U-turn after pandemic

Chinese telecoms company Huawei has said that disrupting its involvement in the rollout of 5G would do Britain “a disservice”. In January, the UK government approved a limited role for Huawei in building the country’s new data networks. But in March, a backbench rebellion within the Conservative party signalled efforts to overturn the move. In an open letter, the firm

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Rada updates 2020 national budget due to COVID-19 spread, deficit raised from 2.1% to 7.5% of GDP

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted as the basis and as a whole law No. 3279-d with amendments to the state budget for 2020, taking into account the proposals of the budget committee and technical and legal amendments, increasing the state budget deficit from 2.1% to 7.5% of GDP due to the coronavirus crisis. Some 249 MPs supported amendments to the

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UN promotes ban on trading wild animals to prevent epidemics in future

Buying and selling wild animals in market could become a threat for human lives and the lives of animals that are facing possible danger of extinction Selling wild animals must be banned in order to prevent new epidemics in the future. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the Secretary of UN Convention for Biological Diversity. Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted her as saying. “We

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Moscow-backed church in Kyiv comments on monk’s death, hushes down coronavirus diagnosis

The press service briefly notes pneumonia as the cause of death. The press service of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the Kyiv-based headquarters of the Russian-backed church in Ukraine commonly known as the “Moscow Patriarchate”, where at least 26 coronavirus cases had been reported earlier, has commented on the recent death of its monk, Archimandrite Nectarius. The cause of death was

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“The COVID-19 Outbreak: A Window of Opportunity to Attack the Deep State”

Pro-Kremlin Media Issuing Instructions on How to (not) Organise Riots “One World Think Tank” is an outlet, registered in Russia and managed by a member of the expert board of Russian State-owned University of People’s Friendship. See more about “One World” here. In a recent article, the site speculates (with some very convoluted and long sentences) on whether “colour revolution

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