Monthly Archives: May 2020

Russia slams New York Times, Financial Times on virus deaths

Following the Foreign Ministry statement, lawmaker Vasily Piskaryov demanded that reporters from the newspapers be stripped of their accreditation, effectively banning them from working in the country. Zakharova said measures against the media organizations “will depend on whether they run the retraction.” Last month, Russian lawmakers approved fines of up to $25,000 and prison terms of up to five years

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Zerkal to represent Naftogaz in international arbitration, litigation against Gazprom

As Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zerkal was also involved in efforts to block construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Olena Zerkal / Photo from UNIAN Olena Zerkal, an adviser to NJSC Naftogaz’s CEO, has been appointed to lead Naftogaz’s international arbitration, litigation and enforcement proceedings against the Russian Federation and its gas giant Gazprom. The relevant functions

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Lukashenko upset that Germany gets Russian gas cheaper than Belarus

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in a conversation with prime minister Syarhey Rumas said that it is necessary to reduce the price of natural gas supplied from Russia, repots the news agency BelTA. Lukashenko noted that Russia sells gas to Germany much cheaper than Belarus. “Yesterday I received information that at this difficult time Russia sells natural gas in Europe for up

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IKEA enters Ukrainian market

14.05.2020 18:05 Sweden’s IKEA, the world’s largest retailer of furniture and household goods, has officially announced its entry into the Ukrainian market, the company has said in a press release. Currently, the company has announced the possibility of ordering goods in Ukraine through an online store. However, it plans to open a store in a shopping and entertainment center soon.

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As Coronavirus Overruns Russia, Doctors Are Dying on the Front Lines

Facing dire shortages of protective gear and amid fears that the worst is yet to come, more than 180 medical workers are reported to have fallen victim so far and thousands have been infected. MOSCOW — Dr. Rimma Kamalova says her hospital’s leadership ignored her warnings about an unexplained pneumonia outbreak back in March. She kept working. The hospital admitted

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Poland prepares a new blow to Russian gas supplies to Europe

Russian gas giant Gazprom continues to face problems in the European gas market, where demand and prices have collapsed and volume of gas in storage has reached a historic record, repots finanz.ru. Following the failure of the Nord Stream 2 project, which came under U.S. sanctions and did not receive regulatory benefits from the German Federal Network Agency, a key operating pipeline

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Survey says 83 percent of Russian doctors treating COVID-19 patients lack PPE

According to the results of a joint survey, 83 percent of doctors working at Russian medical institutions where coronavirus patients are being treated reported a lack or absence of necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). The study, shared with Meduza’s editorial office, was conducted by the professional network “Doctors at Work” and the Russian television channel “Doktor.” The survey was conducted among 1,175 medical workers

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Trump did not rule out a complete breakdown in relations with China

US President Donald Trump said that if relations with China deteriorated further, they could be completely broken. This Trump said in an interview with Fox Business. “ There are many options, you can do a lot of things. For example, completely terminate the relationship, ”Trump said. According to Trump, thanks to this, more than $ 500 billion could be saved for the needs of the

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U.S. State Department emails indicate Yovanovitch met with Burisma rep, despite testimony

State Department emails obtained by the conservative group Citizens United this week indicate that the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was involved in discussions about the natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and even in a meeting with a company representative, despite testifying to Congress during the impeachment inquiry that she knew little about the firm. Burisma Holdings was at the center of impeachment

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Key MH17 Suspect Detained in East Ukraine: BBC Russia

A key suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was detained on unrelated charges in eastern Ukraine around the time the murder trial against the MH17 suspects started in the Netherlands this spring, BBC Russia reported Thursday. Former field commander Leonid Kharchenko, 47, is the only Ukrainian passport-holder among four suspects named by the Dutch-led investigation into the

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International community must respond to attacks by Russian mercenaries in Donbas

Attacks by Russian mercenaries in Donbas, which result in the killings and injuries of Ukrainian military, must receive an international response. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko wrote this on her Twitter today. “Nine shellings by Russian mercenaries yesterday resulted in one Ukrainian soldier killed and two others wounded in Donbas. Russian troops continue their cowardly attacks with five shellings

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Germany may take action against Russia due to a hacker attack on the Bundestag website – Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the German prosecutor’s office has enough evidence of Russia’s involvement in the hacker attack in 2015. She stated this in response to questions from members of the Bundestag on May 13, writes DW . According to Merkel, it was an episode of a “hybrid war”, not a coincidence. Germany reserves the right to take “measures, including against Russia,”

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WHO says Corona will last forever

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that Corona will last forever. Not only has the WHO admitted total failure in stopping the deadly virus, but through this statement also let’s one suspect that our freedom is gone forever. It is high time that all responsible for this mess will be held accountable, from China, to the WHO, and our own

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Ex-chairman of Trump campaign Manafort released to house arrest amid Covid-19 concerns

Paul Manafort’s lawyers requested release, citing age and pre-existing conditions President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of concerns over the coronavirus, as ABC News reported with the reference to two sources familiar with the matter. Accordig to these sources, Manafort was released from

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Putin hands out flats to turncoats who betrayed Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea

14.05.2020 | Halya Coynash HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN RUSSIAN-OCCUPIED CRIMEA Russian President Vladimir Putin has orderedthat flats be provided for former Ukrainian enforcement officers who betrayed their oath to Ukraine on Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea.  Since the individuals need to have been on Ukraine’s register as needing housing, we can only guess whether the turncoats who have zealously helped

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Running on empty

CEPA Can Low Fuel Supplies Be a Showstopper for NATO Allies? Ray Wojcik Director, Warsaw Office During his 32 years of service in the U.S. Army, Colonel (Retired) Ray Wojcik, served as a soldier, noncommissioned officer, and officer in a variety of tactical to strategic assignments. Upon completing his degree at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, he was commissioned as

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