Monthly Archives: May 2020

Japan, EU intend to investigate WHO’s response to coronavirus

A proposal will be made at the WHO General Assembly, which will begin on Monday. Japan will call for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. This is reported by The Mainichi. “With the European Union, (Japan) will propose that a fair, independent and comprehensive verification be conducted,” Abe

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Ukraine imposes sanctions against Russian museums and scientific organizations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expanded sanctions against Russian companies and state institutions, putting on the sanctions list museums and scientific and cultural institutions in the list. In particular, the new restrictive measures suspend for three years scientific cooperation and cultural contacts with the Hermitage, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow State University, the Russian Geographical Society, the Institute of

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No grounds for EU to ease sanctions against Russia – Harms

Despite calls for a ceasefire in Donbas because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an escalation of hostilities, and human rights violations in Crimea annexed by Russia are only increasing, so there is no reason for Europeans to relax sanctions, the member of the European Parliament in 2004-2019, Rebecca Harms, has said. Europeans should be united, and EU leaders

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Russia invites the U.S. to work on joint Moon exploration projects

Russia’s Space Agency Roscosmos invited NASA management to discuss joint Moon exploration projects, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant with reference to Sergey Saveliev, Roscosmos’ Deputy Director for International Cooperation. According to Saveliev, in recent years the channels of direct communication between Roscosmos State Corporation and NASA in a number of areas have “noticeably deteriorated”. “Instead of discussing dozens of projects

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Trump has announced development of ‘super-duper rocket’

According to Trump, this is fastest rocket in world, almost three times faster than Russian and Chinese President Donald Trump has announced the development of a new hypersonic ‘super-duper missile’ in the US – it is almost 3 times stronger and faster than the Chinese and Russian counterparts. Trump said this at the ceremony of presenting the new flag of

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One person on board the copter crash-landing in Crimea is dead, says medic

A source from an emergencies service said that medics are flying to Dzhankoy from Simferopol SIMFEROPOL, May 7./TASS/. One of the three injured occupants of a military Mi-35 helicopter that crash-landed in the north of Crimea on Thursday has died in hospital, a medical source from the Dzhankoy region where the helicopter landed has told TASS. “One person has died,”

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Ukraine updates its blacklist of sanctions against Russian companies, individuals

The updated list of sanctioned organizations, which initially had 468 entries, now has only 235 KIEV, May 16. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has updated the list of Russian organizations, hit by sanctions introduced by his predecessor Pyotr Poroshenko in 2017, the presidential administration’s press service said on its website. The updated list of sanctioned organizations, which initially had 468

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“LPR” representative at Minsk talks granted Russian citizenship (Photo, video)

A photocopy of Deinego’s Russian passport has been posted by Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Ukraine’s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group’s political subgroup Oleksiy Reznikov. So-called “Foreign Minister” of the “LPR” Vladislav Deinego (in the center) is a citizen of the Russian Federation / screenshot Channel 5 So-called “Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” of

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Yermak, Saakashvili discuss prospects for cooperation with G7 ambassadorsYermak, Saakashvili discuss prospects for cooperation with G7 ambassadors

Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Reforms Council of Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili held an online conference with the ambassadors of the G7 countries. Saakashvili wrote about this on his Facebook page. During the online conference, the G7 ambassadors were informed about the plans of the National Reforms Council. The parties

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Water supply to the occupied Crimea: ready to jump

Before the annexation, Crimea was provided with fresh water from the territory of mainland Ukraine. Delivery was through the North Crimean Canal, which connected body of the Dnipro with the peninsula. The Dnipro water covered up to 85% of the Crimea’s fresh water needs. The canal was closed after the Russian occupation, and currently, only water from local rivers, underground

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Occupiers of “LNR” state dismissal of 1300 miners. Labor market promises to help with job search

The “LNR” occupation authorities have announced the dismissal of nearly 1300 coal mining workers due to the closure of a number of mines. This was reported by calling herself “Minister of Labor and Social Policy” Svetlana Malakhova. The “Ministry of Labor and Social Policy” together with the “Ministry of Fuel, Energy and Coal Industry” conducted an analysis of the workers

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Why I’m optimistic Georgia’s reforms can change Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Mikheil Saakashvili “Ukraine isn’t Georgia, so why does the ex-president of Georgia think he can use the same recipe to reform Ukraine?” Experts from Washington to Kyiv have been asking this question since 2015, when I first entered Ukrainian politics after two terms as president of Georgia. Now that President Zelenskyy has appointed me to head Ukraine’s National

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Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to extension of Zelensky ban on Russian social networks

Ministry called on relevant international structures and human rights NGOs to respond appropriately The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to the extension by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky of the ban on the Russian social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki. The corresponding statement was published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. “We regard this step as an act of

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