Monthly Archives: April 2020

“Servant” and the Rating: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy Retains Popularity Even a Year Later

Volodymyr Zelenskyy became the first president in the history of Ukraine, whose political rating did not fall after a year in power, but, on the contrary, increased – in March 2020, 40.4% of citizens were ready to vote for Zelenskyy. A year ago, on April 23, 2019, the Central Election Commission officially declared Zelenskyy the winner of the presidential election.

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Georgia threatens to recall its ambassador to Ukraine if Saakashvili is appointed deputy prime minister

Georgia will recall the ambassador from Ukraine if Mikheil Saakashvili is appointed to a position in the Ukrainian government, stated Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, as cited by Echo of the Caucasus. “If such a decision is made, we will at least recall the ambassador from Kyiv for consultations,” Gakharia told reporters. According to him, from Ukraine’s side, as a

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The Kremlin’s man at ‘Vedomosti’? Sources say the controversial new chief editor at a top business newspaper was handpicked by the Putin administration

https://meduza.io/impro/ReA0UsuVjIMlTusQwF5_mh6AkKQnfqwXRiVsk5W5Ask/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS80/NTAvMjEwL29yaWdp/bmFsL2I2cDdwUWZY/LWN5eFc4UzA5MnI0/REEuanBn.webp The sale of Vedomosti, a highly respected business publication in Russia, is apparently in jeopardy. On April 22, one of the newspaper’s supposed new buyers, “Arbat Capital” founder Alexey Golubovich, informed Vedomosti’s publisher, Gleb Prozorov, that he might withdraw from the deal. The stumbling block appears to be the newspaper’s new acting editor-in-chief, Andrey Shmarov, whose abrasive personality and censorship of

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Orthodox volunteers detained in Moscow while handing out food to the homeless

Police in Moscow detained several members of an Orthodox volunteer group during the evening of April 23, as they were handing out food to the homeless. The volunteer organization in question, “Kursky Vokzal. Bezdomny, Deti” (“Kursky Railway Station. Homeless, Children”), reported the detentions on its Facebook page. The volunteers were detained at a park near Moscow’s Kursky Railway Station. “They managed to

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‘Normandy format’ could be expanded to ‘Normandy plus,’ including the U.S.

The so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) could be expanded to include the United States, ex-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (2006-2009), U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (2019-2020) and Vice President of American Peace Institute William Taylor has said. “You mentioned the Normandy format. Of course, it had certain advantages. But if it doesn’t work, then there are other formats. It can be

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Journalists identify FSB’s elusive operative “Elbrus”: From MH17 to assassinations in Europe

Despite the fact that Col. Igor Egorov played a crucial role in the annexation of Crimea and in Russia’s incursion into Eastern Ukraine, he has crisscrossed the EU and traveled to the Middle East and Asia on almost a monthly basis. In previous joint investigations with Der Spiegel and The Insider, Bellingcat identified the killer of a Georgian-Chechen asylum seeker

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Coronavirus: Hospital cuts COVID-19 death rates with ‘black boxes’ for sleep disorder

Alex Crawford, special correspondent Sky News 24 April 2020, 05:19 EEST Medics fighting COVID-19 in a hospital in Cheshire seem to have cut mortality rates and improved the chances of a quick recovery from the virus by adapting breathing machines normally used for a sleeping disorder.  Doctors at Warrington Hospital have modified devices known as “black boxes” which usually treat

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Why Ukraine’s fight against the virus deserves a look

April 17, 2020. Ukraine World On the surface, there is nothing interesting in Ukraine’s fight against coronavirus. Although we don’t know what will happen next, something in Ukraine’s reaction to the virus deserves a second look. On the surface, there is nothing interesting in Ukraine’s fight against coronavirus. At this point, the country has been hit less by the virus

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