Monthly Archives: May 2020

Zelensky proposed installation of four memorial bells: in Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk region and in Zakarpattia

When peace comes in Ukraine, four bells will simultaneously notify about this significant event in Ukrainian history12:20, 9 May 2020Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of UkrainePress service of Ukrainian President President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky launched the project of memorial symbols, within the framework of which it is planned to establish bells in the Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk region and Zakarpattia. Zelensky said

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Germany accuses Russia of hacking Merkel’s email

The attacker gained access to two email accounts where letters for 2012-2015 were stored Russian military intelligence gained access to thousands of emails from German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a result of a hacker attack in 2015. This is stated by Der Spiegel. According to German journalists, on May 8, 2015, a hacker with the nickname Scaramouche gained access to

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Head of Levada Center: Russians’ patience will only last 2 months

“The patience of society will last for two months”, said the head of the sociological research organization, Levada Center,  and predicted protests due to falling living standards By mid-summer, Russians may stage mass protests due to falling living standards, according to Lev Gudkov, head of the Levada Center. “I think that the society will have enough patience for another two months. That’s

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‘Essentially, a war is going on’ Doctors in St. Petersburg are dying from the coronavirus, but not all of their deaths are officially recorded. Here’s how this is happening.

In St. Petersburg, hundreds of healthcare workers have already contracted the coronavirus. There are currently 190 specialists undergoing treatment at the Botkin Infectious Diseases Hospital — four of them are on ventilators. Over a dozen St. Petersburg doctors between the ages of 30 and 84 years old have already died during the pandemic. Meduza spoke to their relatives and colleagues about what’s happening to

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

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Russian 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 most Covid-19 infections. 

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Saakashvili: Ukraine needs new revolution

The head of Ukraine’s National Reform Council, Mikheil Saakashvili, who received the post just over a day ago, believes that the country needs to step up the process of attracting foreign investment. “As businesses are leaving China, Ukraine can again become an industrial hub of Europe, it can really reach this level for the first time,” the politician said on the talk

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Moldova rejects Russian loan

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko commented on the decision of the Constitutional Court of Moldova, which declared unconstitutional the Russian-Moldovan agreement on a loan of 200 million euros. “This decision causes bewilderment and regret because, firstly, the Moldovan side applied for a loan, Russia did not impose anything on anyone. And, secondly, negotiations on the agreement were conducted openly

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Kremlin: U.S. refuses to extend last nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

The global nuclear weapons control system, created by the United States and the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, is steadily heading for collapse. Following the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the last agreement remaining from the 1970-1980 disarmament period, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), may go to the dustbin of history. Jimmy Carter and

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Pandemic adding to burdens sanctions have imposed on Moscow for seizing Crimea, Umland says

PAUL A. GOBLE The logic of the sanctions regime the West imposed on Moscow after Putin seized Ukraine’s Crimea was not only to underscore its opposition to this blatant violation of international law but also to raise the price on Moscow of occupying Ukrainian territory and eventually leading the Russian government to back down and return the peninsula. In the years since

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Bill on invalidating law on prohibition of St. George ribbon propaganda registered in Parliament

MP from the Opposition Platform – for Life faction Nestor Shufrych proposes that the law banning the production and propaganda of the St. George Ribbon be repealed. According to the parliament’s website, bill No. 3457 on invalidating the law of Ukraine “On Amending the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses Regarding the Prohibition of Production and Propaganda of the St.

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Russia Should Brace for Extended Virus Lockdown, Top Official Says

Russia’s coronavirus lockdown could stay in place until at least the end of 2020 when a vaccine is developed or until the pandemic ends, the head of Russia’s consumer protection watchdog said Friday. Anna Popova’s grim prediction comes as Russia recorded six straight days of more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, bringing its overall numbers to the fifth highest in the world

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Putin congratulated Trump, Macron, Johnson and leaders of post-Soviet countries on Victory Day; Zelensky did not mention

As for Ukraine and Georgia, Russian president congratulated only peoples of these countries Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated US President Donald Trump, French leader Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as leaders of post-Soviet countries and the peoples of Ukraine and Georgia on Victory Day. This became known from the press service of the Kremlin. In a

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