Monthly Archives: May 2020

2% of Moscow Residents Have Coronavirus: Mayor

About 2% of Moscow residents — or more than 250,000 people — have the coronavirus, the mayor of the Russian capital said on Saturday, citing test results.  “According to screening tests of various population groups, the real number of the infected is around 2% of Moscow’s total population,” Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his blog. Russia has so far reported more than 114,000 cases of the

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Ukraine President Zelenskyy is Playing with Dangerous Experiments – Paul Niland

Ukraine needs to become synonymous with “fight against corruption,” says Kyiv-based writer and founder of Lifeline Ukraine Paul Niland. But so far, with Ukraine’s current and former presidents both fearing the disruption of the status quo, the world associates Ukraine with deep-rooted corruption, stalled reforms, and removal of anti-corruption officials from the office. Why is it like this? And can

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Germany deals final blow to Nord Stream 2

The 10-billion-euro project Nord Stream-2, which was blocked by U.S. sanctions, received a new and apparently final blow from the German authorities, who deprived the gas pipeline of the last hope for profitability. According to Handelsblatt, on Friday the German Federal Network Agency decided to deny Nord Stream 2 AG an exemption from the requirements of the updated EU Gas

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Bosnia and Herzegovina denies entry to Russian military medics

Russian military specialists, who were invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina to help combat the spread of coronavirus, were unable to enter the country. Security Minister Fahrudin Radončić did not give permission to cross the border, according to the ministry’s website. On April 30, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina informed the Ministry of Security of a note received

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Temporary hospitals may be deployed in stadiums, – Russian Cabinet

Moscow mayor Sobyanin states that the dynamics of incidence of coronavirus is high10:17, 1 May 2020Open source Moscow authorities are looking for areas for temporary coronavirus hospitals, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on the air of one of the Russian television channels, Interfax reports. He noted that the dynamics of the incidence rate is high, the city authorities are ready for the fact

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China denied access to coronavirus investigation by WHO

China has no good reason for WHO’s refusal China has rejected numerous requests from the World Health Organization to allow it to participate in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19. The representative of WHO in China, Dr. Gauden Galea announced this, Sky News reports. “We know that some kind of national investigation is being conducted, but at this stage

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Trump nominates new ambassador to Ukraine

Dayton served in the U.S. Army for 40 years, and retired in 2010 with the rank of Lieutenant General. REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his nominee, Keith W. Dayton, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. “Keith W. Dayton, of Washington, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine,” reads a statement

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Bombshell ‘Five Eyes’ Western intelligence dossier claims China lied about human-to-human transmission, ‘disappeared’ whistle-blowers and refused to help other countries prepare a vaccine for coronavirus

A leaked 15-page dossier from the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance says China’s secrecy over the pandemic is an ‘assault on international transparency’ The US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand intelligence agencies have exposed a series of cover-ups It claims Five Eyes found a ‘deadly denial of human-to-human transmission’ Researchers who tried to raise the alarm have been silenced

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Knives in Putin’s back, or How inner circle is ditching Russian President

Russian OPEC deal failure, oil price plunge and ruble weakening, constant telephone calls to the US President Donald Trump, and significant financial withdrawals from Russia including sending golden ingots by regular flights, it all indicates that serious struggle for power commenced in the Kremlin that is going to end with President Vladimir Putin removal very soon. His closest associates would

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Russia asks Italy to “put pressure” on Brussels in cancellation of sanctions issue, – media

Russia wants Italy to pay for humanitarian aid in this way The Russian government is asking Italy to pay for the humanitarian aid sent, “pushing” Brussels to lift the sanctions. This was reported by Linkiesta, referring to a letter from the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Italy, Sergei Razov. “Finally, Moscow billed after aid (including military assistance) was sent

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Trump to Nominate Retired General to Be U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intends to nominate Keith Dayton to be the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the White House said on Friday, a year after Trump removed the previous envoy. Dayton, a retired Army lieutenant general, currently serves as the senior U.S. defense adviser to Ukraine and director of the George C. Marshall Center in Germany. If confirmed by

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Kyiv Post

It’s a deja vu from ex-President Petro Poroshenko’s era. Most major pro-Western reformers have now been expelled from government and replaced with shady loyalists and appointees with a corrupt background. The latest round was the dismissal on April 24 of Serhiy Verlanov, head of the State Tax Service, and Maksym Nefyodov, head of the State Customs Service. Both have a

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