Monthly Archives: May 2020

Ukraine invites US companies

The U.S. secretary of state assured the Ukrainian foreign minister of unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Ukraine is ready to create favorable conditions for U.S. enterprises that are now considering the possibility of moving their production facilities from other regions to optimize supply chains, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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Lukashenko stealing Putin’s show

While the Russian president is fighting the coronavirus infection, which he recently compared to hordes of barbarians, reflecting on ways to prevent his Federation from repeating the fate of Sparta, the world around him keeps moving forward. His partner in the “union state” of Russia and Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in his latest alpha move has shown the entire planet who’s

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Putin’s Approval Rating Drops to Historic Low: Poll

President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a historic low of 59% as the country grapples with the coronavirus crisis, the independent Levada Center polling agency said Wednesday. According to Levada’s results from a phone interview in late April, when most of the country was under enforced lockdown measures, 33% disapproved of Putin’s work.  Putin’s previous lowest approval rating since

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Ukraine ready to join NATO’s Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko announced that Ukraine had prepared all critical military bases to join the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Partnership. “From a military point of view, Ukraine is ready to join the Enhanced Opportunity Partnership program, which will allow increasing the interoperability of the Ukrainian military with units of NATO member states.

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Tetyana Danylenko together with ZIK employees launched a YouTube project

Its budget is about 100 thousand hryvnias a month. They are currently investing in production. TV and radio presenter Tetyana Danylenko has launched a YouTube channel “Danylenko.”, Which will publish the author’s content on socio-political issues. She told about it in the comment to “Media Detector”. Ms. Danylenko is working on the project together with the production company Bad Raven, which is owned by

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Russia’s Economic Woes Continue to Mount During Coronavirus Outbreak

As the Kremlin resists pressure to spend, official statistics show economic activity down by a third and tax revenues crashing. By Jake Cordell2 hours ago A third of the Russian economy has ground to a halt because of the coronavirus lockdown, the Russian government said Wednesday, as authorities continued to resist calls for bolder measures to support the economy, and unveiled

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‘Hostile’ Russia Excluded From U.S. Moon Mining Pact: Reuters

Russia will not be an early partner in the United States’ international agreement on moon mining rights it seeks to negotiate with other countries in the coming weeks, Reuters reported Tuesday. The Trump administration’s so-called Artemis Accords agreement reportedly seeks to establish “safety zones” around future moon bases to prevent damage or interference from rivals, Reuters cited unnamed people familiar

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COVID-19 Without Independent Journalism

Imagine a coronavirus crisis with no journalists to report and hold authorities accountable. Such a reality exists: in Russia, a journalist with Novaya Gazeta, Elena Milashina, has first been beaten; then threatened by the leader of the Russian region of Chechnya; been denied support and, finally, seen an article about COVID-19 with her byline removed from the newspaper’s website, following a demand by Russian federal authorities. “Death from coronavirus is a

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IF WE DO IT, IS IT PROPAGANDA?

CEPA Debating a Stepped-Up Western Information Offensive Against Russia and its Allies Thomas Kent29 April 2020 Russian information operations are opportunistic. They often prey on societies when they are most vulnerable: during turbulent election campaigns and at times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. Because Russia strikes at such sensitive moments, its actions can touch off angry reactions in

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SBU names number of Ukrainians held captive in occupied Donbas

23:30, 05 May 2020 The security agency has told how a list of those gone missing in the occupied areas is being formed. The number of Ukrainians held by Russian-controlled forces in the occupied Donbas exceeds 200, says the Security Service of Ukraine. As of April 30, 2020, a total of 214 persons remain in captivity, the latest data say,

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