Monthly Archives: May 2020

Crimean children taught Russia didn’t invade Crimea – rights group

Instead of complying with international law and ending its occupation of Ukrainian sovereign territory, Russia is actively instilling anti-Ukrainian propaganda and trying to destroy the younger generation’s identification with Ukraine. Photo from UNIAN Six years after Russian soldiers seized control of Crimea and the world had to resurrect the term annexation, last used about Adolf Hitler, in response, Crimean children

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West, Russia face off in Belarus over Baltic–Black Sea waterway project

Article by: Paul Goble Plans for a new Baltic–Black Sea waterway, passing through Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, have the potential to revolutionize the geopolitics of Europe’s East as well as exacerbate East-West tensions (see EDM, February 18). The European Union has labeled the project “E40,” and the United States has signaled its support. And were the E40 waterway to be incorporated within the broader regional framework

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Germany Seeks Suspected Russian GRU Hacker’s Arrest: Media

Germany has issued an arrest warrant for a suspected Russian military intelligence officer alleged to have hacked servers in the German parliament, the country’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported Tuesday. The suspect, Dmitry Badin, 29, is also wanted in the United States on charges of trying to interfere in the country’s 2016 presidential election. A 2018 indictment accused Badin and 11 other GRU

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Court takes Yanukovych into custody in absentia

05.05.2020 16:35 Kyiv’s Pechersky District Court has taken former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych into custody in absentia. This will help start the extradition procedure, the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General reported on Telegram. “On the basis of a petition filed by prosecutors of the Office of the Prosecutor General, Kyiv’s Pechersky District Court on May 4,

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Putin awards Kim Jong-un medal in honor of 75th anniversary of victory in World War II

President of the Russian Federation has signed a corresponding decree11:54, 5 May 2020North Korean leaderDailyNK President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed a decree awarding North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with the “75 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945” jubilee medal. This was reported on the Facebook page of the Russian Embassy in the republic. It

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Russia Slams NYT for ‘Russophobia’ Following Pulitzer Prize Win

Russian diplomats have slammed The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning series articles about Russia’s covert activities abroad as examples of “Russophobia.” The New York Times won the Pulitzer for international reporting Monday for six investigative articles and two videos that “expos[ed] the predations of Vladimir Putin’s regime” across Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Russia’s Embassy in the United States

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Health Ministry: Additional UAH 11 bln needed to raise salaries for health workers

05.05.2020 11:33 The Health Ministry will apply to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada for the allocation of additional UAH 11 billion to pay salaries to healthcare workers. Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated this at a briefing on May 5, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “In order to raise salaries of 435,000 medics, additional UAH 11 billion is needed.

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A serious but flawed look at peace in the Donbas

The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued a report on April 28 designed to promote a negotiated settlement to Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The ICG has a well-deserved reputation for its efforts to advance peaceful solutions to conflicts worldwide, so its focus on the Donbas is serious and deserves scrutiny.   The ICG report correctly insists that the conflict cannot be

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