Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ukrainian troops hit and destroy Russian-led forces commanders’ SUV (Video)

In the same frontline section, enemy missiles had several times hit Ukrainian military vehicles. TSN war correspondent Andriy Tsaplienko has said the Ukrainian military destroyed an SUV that had been carrying commanders of one of the Russian-led forces’ units. Thus, the Ukrainian soldiers avenged the shelling of the village of Zolote-4, where three civilian households got under enemy fire. In

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Russian Foreign Ministry threatens U.S. with nuclear strike

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on reports of the rearmament of U.S. Trident-2 submarines with W76-2 missiles with low-yield nuclear warheads (5-6 kilotons). Any missile attack from the U.S. submarines of this class will be met with a nuclear strike by Russia, she said. “As we have explained many times, we consider such a step dangerous. We believe

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin diagnosed with COVID-19

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Interfax reports, citing a statement from Mishustin himself. According to RBC, this has also been confirmed by President Vladimir Putin. On Telegram, RBC reported that Mishustin has nominated First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov to take over as acting prime minister, while he recovers in self-isolation. Putin has already signed the decree appointing Belousov acting prime

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No. 4 security official under Putin coordinated with rebel military during the shooting down of Flight MH17, which killed 298 people

Phone and Viber messages link Russian President Vladimir Putin’s No. 4 security official to the site of the MH17 killings. “The Dutch got their guy,” an official at NATO headquarters in Brussels told Insider. “This is the ‘smoking gun’ that links Putin directly through the chain of command of the FSB to the rebels. They’ll obfuscate and deny, but the

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Russia Is Coercing Medical Students Into Coronavirus Fight

Students told The Moscow Times they face academic repercussions if they reject a government order to work in coronavirus hospitals. They also reported salaries drastically lower than promised. By Evan Gershkovich and Pjotr Sauer5 hours ago On Wednesday afternoon, Tatiana, a 22-year-old sixth-year medical student at First Moscow State Medical University, received a message from the university’s administration. Starting Friday, the text read,

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Security agency prevents provocations of pro-Russian forces in Odesa

During the searches, the SBU officers found massive amounts of print with anti-Ukrainian propaganda. The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has prevented an attempt of pro-Russian movement to organize provocations in Odesa on May 2, the anniversary of the tragic events at Kulykove Field in 2014. The law enforcers have established that perpetrators had been plotting to distribute flyers with

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Rusal’s alumina refinery in Ukraine to temporarily stop production on bauxite supply disruption

Rusal’s alumina refinery in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv announced on Wednesday, April 28, that it might have to temporarily stop production as Ukrainian customs authorities blocked access to bauxite supplies. The refinery, located near Ukraine’s Black Sea coastline, primarily relies on overseas bauxite and exports alumina from its production to Rusal’s aluminium smelters in Siberia. Besides, the Black Sea customs authority is hindering

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Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West, says U of C paper — Calgary Herald

Canada needs to be vigilant against Russian propaganda around COVID-19, says an international security adviser. In an echo of numerous Cold War campaigns dating back 75 years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has harnessed the novel coronavirus to undermine western solidarity by blaming the U.S. for the pathogen’s origin, said Sergey Sukhankin. In a report published by […] Russia weaponizing coronavirus against West,

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