Monthly Archives: May 2020

Russia hails Stalin to justify Russia’s modern-day aggression against Ukraine, Kuleba tells UNSC

Russia is elevating Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s role to justify its aggression against Ukraine. REUTERS “We regret the elevation of the role of Stalin in Russia. It pursues the goal of rehabilitation of a totalitarian state with a single unblemished leader at its head,” Kuleba told the United Nations Security Council High-level Arria Formula meeting “75 Years from the End

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Zelensky appoints Saakashvili chairman of Executive Committee on Reforms

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Mikheil Saakashvili chairman of the Executive Committee on Reforms. The head of state signed a decree to that effect, No. 169/2020 “Issues of the National Reform Council and the Executive Committee on Reforms,” on May 7, the presidential press service reported. “I sincerely congratulate Mikheil Nikolozovich on a new responsible challenge. I believe that

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What a shame…

Ukrainian forces are struggling with corruption and the West refusing to send modern weapons. Ukrainian soldiers are frustrated with the West not sending lethal modern arms. They have to rely on Soviet weapons and technology. © 2020 NKR

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Medical supplies sent by Turkey arrive in Ukraine

Supplies sent at direction of Turkish president to help Ukraine’s battle against coronavirus outbreak ANKARA, Turkey/ KIEV, Ukraine Medical supplies sent from Turkey on Friday arrived in Ukraine to help fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak. “Medical aid supplies, prepared at the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for use against the COVID-19 outbreak, have been sent to Ukraine,” Turkish

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Russia unhappy with Ukraine’s decision to include internally displaced persons in Donbas talks

The Russia is dissatisfied with Ukraine’s intention to include into negotiations of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) displaced persons who were forced to leave the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant with reference to a source in the Russian government. Earlier, the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office Andrei Yermak announced Kyiv’s intention to bring

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Ukraine marks contribution of its people to victory of anti-Hitler coalition – Zelensky

Ukraine celebrates the feat and contribution of the Ukrainian people to the victory of the anti-Hitler coalition in World War II, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. He said this in a video address published on Telegram on May 8. “On Remembrance and Reconciliation Day, we pay tribute to all those who defended the world from Nazism, who defended their

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Russia Is Boasting About Low Coronavirus Deaths. The Numbers Are Deceiving.

Suspicions are growing that Russia is undercounting its coronavirus death toll. Although the country has the second fastest growing outbreak in the world after the United States, its mortality rate falls far below other countries. On Friday, Russia reported 187,859 coronavirus cases to only 1,723 deaths, putting it in fifth place globally for case numbers with a mortality rate of only 0.9%.

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Press review: Kiev hatches plot to subvert Donbass talks and EU ties with Balkans in peril

Warning! This article contains Russian bullshit. Top stories in the Russian press on Friday, May 8, prepared by TASS Kommersant: Ukraine plotting to replace negotiators at Trilateral Contact Group Kiev has decided to include ten Donbass internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Trilateral Contact Group for ironing out the crisis in eastern Ukraine. They are expected to replace the current

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‘We would have lost’: Did U.S. lend-lease aid tip the balance in Soviet fight against Nazi Germany?

Under Lend-Lease, the United States provided more than one-third of all the explosives used by the Soviet Union during the war. The United States and the British Commonwealth provided 55 percent of all the aluminum the Soviet Union used during the war and more than 80 percent of the copper On February 24, 1943, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft

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Coronavirus Deals ‘Powerful Blow’ to Putin’s Grand May 9 Plans

The bombastic military parade through Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday was slated to be the spectacle of the year on the Kremlin’s calendar. Standing with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron, President Vladimir Putin would have overseen a 90-minute procession of Russia’s military might, showcasing 15,000 troops and the latest hardware. But that was before the coronavirus

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Kyiv will defend idea of creating memorial to Ukrainian victims of Nazism in Berlin – ambassador

Ukraine will continue to promote the idea of creating a memorial to the Ukrainian victims of Nazism in Berlin, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has said in an interview with Ukrinform. “As for our initiative on a memorial to Ukrainian victims, I will say at once that we are at the very beginning of the road. I hope that

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Putin Accepts U.S. Ventilators as Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surge – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russsian President Vladimir Putin accepted his offer to provide ventilators as Russia continued to see record-setting daily coronavirus cases, Reuters reported Thursday. Trump offered to send “a consignment of medical equipment to Russia” in phone talks with Putin, the Kremlin said on the day when Russia broke into the top five countries with the

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Ten top diplomats on 75th anniversary of WW2 end warn against efforts to falsify, manipulate history

23:15, 07 May 2020 The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes, the statement says. Manipulating the historical events that led to World War 2 and to the division of Europe in its aftermath is a “regrettable effort to falsify history”, says a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary

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US$1.3 bln on salaries alone: Ukraine official tells of Russian expenditures in occupied Donbas

Every year, the Russian share in financing occupation regimes in eastern Ukraine is increasing. REUTERS Russia spends some $1.3 billion on salaries alone as part of maintaining occupation regimes on the territory of Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine, says Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, Oleksiy Reznikov. “At 62-63%, budgets of the two entities [the

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