Monthly Archives: April 2020

Russian pipe laying vessel capable of finishing Nord Stream 2 changes it course again

The pipe laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, owned by Gazprom’s subsidiary (Gazprom Fleet LLC), changed its course again and is heading to the port of Nakhodka. Now the pipe-layer is passing the English Channel, according to data from the ship tracking websites Myshiptracking and Vesselfinder. The estimated time of the vessel’s arrival at the port is July 1. The vessel Akademik Cherskiy, which, according

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Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine: Tbilisi will regard Saakashvili’s appointment as deputy prime minister as an unfriendly step

The appointment of former Georgian president and former head of the Odesa regional administration Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of deputy prime minister could negatively affect relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi, stated Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze in the commentary to Interfax-Ukraine. According to him, Saakashvili’s appointment to the Ukrainian Cabinet is likely to be perceived by the Georgian authorities

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For the first time, Ukraine will sponsor translations of Ukrainian literature to foreign languages

2020/04/23 – 18:11 • CIVIL SOCIETYApply before 15 May 2020! For the very first time, Ukraine is going to sponsor translations of Ukrainian literature to foreign languages under the Translate Ukraine Grant Program by the Ukrainian Book Institute. Translate Ukraine is a new program of the Ukrainian Book Institute which partly compensates the expenses of the publisher on translating and publishing Ukrainian literature

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Lavrov said he does not expect results from upcoming talks of Normandy format foreign ministers

Video conference of Normandy format foreign ministers scheduled for next week Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the upcoming talks in the form of a video conference of the Normandy Four foreign ministers are unlikely to bring results. Lavrov said this in an interview on Channel One, TASS reports. According to the minister, at a video conference the foreign

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Lozhkin donates high-end WATO EX-20 anesthesia ventilator to the Kyiv Clinical Hospital No 15. PHOTO

The Charitable Foundation of Boris Lozhkin and Nadiia Shalomova has supported the Kyivans and the team of the Kyiv City Mayor Vitali Klitschko by donating to the Kyiv Clinical Hospital No 15 a high-end WATO EX-20 Anesthesia Ventilator, which will allow the doctors to provide effective medical care to patients in the moderate and severe stages of the disease. According

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Amazon’s ambivalence is helping support for Russian forces and their proxies in Ukraine

last updated: 24/04/2020 – 18:29. David Kirichenko. Euronews. Opinions expressed in View articles are solely those of the authors. In the summer of 2017, I visited family living near the war zone in the eastern half of Ukraine. I had last visited eastern Ukraine and Donetsk in 2009 as a teenager, but this time nothing was recognisable. The street signs

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Putin and Trump Hail Trust and Cooperation on WWII Anniversary

Russian and U.S. Presidents issue rare joint statement, signalling need to work together for “common goal.” Russia and the United States on Saturday commemorated a historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet forces during World War II as an example of how their countries can “build trust and cooperate.”  The meeting of Soviet and American forces at the Elbe river in

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Moscow worried about Ankara’s plans for canal bypassing Bosporus Strait

Article by: Paul Goble In early March 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Ankara would soon call for bids on the construction of the planned Istanbul Canal, between the Black and Marmora seas (RIA Novosti, March 8). He said he hoped to complete that $25 billion project by 2023—the centenary of modern Turkey—and thus allow ships to bypass

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