Monthly Archives: April 2020

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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