Monthly Archives: May 2020

Russia’s Information Warfare has Deeper Roots than the Soviet Union

By Taras Kuzio Although much has been written about Russia’s information warfare one topic has been absent in these analyses and that is why Moscow is so obsessed with Ukraine. Besides a lack of research there is also a tendency among some Western scholars writing about Russian nationalists to downplay the influence of nationalism in […] ‘Russia’s Information Warfare Has Deeper

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Russian Military Helicopter Crashes, Killing Crew

A Russian military helicopter crashed Tuesday evening, killing its three crew members, news agency RIA Novosti reported. The MI-8 helicopter belonging to the Russian Air Force crashed near the town of Klin, 50 miles outside Moscow, during training exercises. “On May 19, around 20:00, while performing a training flight 20 kilometers from the village of Klin, a Russian Air Force MI-8

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Ukrainian MP releases Biden-Poroshenko call recordings, spouts absurd conspiracy theory

A Ukrainian lawmaker who previously met with and gave an interview to Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has released audio recordings allegedly featuring phone conversations between former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. On May 19, lawmaker Andriy Derkach held a press conference during which he played excerpts of the recordings, alleging

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Figure of the Week: 1,152,270

494 coronavirus-related cases spreading disinformation and collected at EUvsDisinfo database received 1,152,270 likes, shares and comments on different social media platforms. While some politicians and officials have claimed that there is no such thing as pro-Kremlin disinformation and thus that there has been no disinformation about the coronavirus, the numbers paint a different picture. As of 19 May, The EUvsDisinfo

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Ukrainian troops destroy enemy military truck in Donbas (Video)

The vehicle used to deliver ammunition to the terrorists. Screenshot Ukrainian troops have destroyed an Ural military truck of Russian-led forces in Donbas. The relevant footage has been posted by the K-2 battle group of the 54th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on its YouTube channel. Read also Ukrainian troops destroy enemy firing position in Donbas (Video) “Somewhere

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Girkin: Ukrainian Army can capture Donbas in one week

Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Igor Girkin (Strelkov) said that the Russian authorities “manage” the militias in the Donbas. “DPR is a gray area that is completely controlled from the outside. And it is managed disgustingly by people with disgusting moral and business qualities. It’s managed from the outside, from the Russian Federation,” he told Ukrainian

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Russian GDP Falls 28% in April

Non-working period and oil price crash cut Russia’s economic output by $33 billion. The Russian economy contracted by more than a quarter in April, calculations based on official government statistics have shown. Using the first batch of official data on the damage from the coronavirus and Russia’s nationwide shutdown of the economy, Russia’s GDP in April was 28% smaller in

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Russia supplies three wagons with ammunition and tanks to Donbas

19.05.2020 15:50 Russia has delivered more than ten tanks, eight armored combat vehicles, and vehicles loaded with ammunition to Donbas. “Last week, three wagons of ammunition, including for weapons of banned caliber, more than ten tanks (three new and the rest – repaired ones), eight armored combat vehicles, and up to 30 vehicles loaded with ammunition for small arms and

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Stewart McDonald MP

76 years ago #Crimean #Tatars were deported from their historic homeland. Today, under #Russian #occupation, their rights are once again under threat, forcing many to flee. I’ve tabled an EDM urging UN resolutions to be respected and for the occupation to end. #CrimeaIsUkraine #KırımSurgunu #QirimtatarSurgunu #CrimeanTatars https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/56989/76th-anniversary-of-the-crimean-tatar-people-deportation House of Commons 76th Anniversary of the Crimean Tatar people deportation EDM #496

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Rada refuses to repeal banking bill

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has rejected draft resolutions proposing to repeal the decision to pass a law on the non-return of insolvent banks to their former owners. Respective draft resolutions, No. 2571-d-P and 2571-d-P1, regarding the cancellation of the results of the Verkhovna Rada vote of May 13, 2020 on the adoption at second reading and as a whole

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For those who enjoy great cinema, this is a must.

Haytarma was made on location in Crimea in 2012 and released in 2013. Extracted from wiki: Russian Consul in Simferopol Vladimir Andreev provoked public controversy for his comments that the film “distorts the truth” with its failure to mention alleged collaborationism by Crimean Tatars during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Ukraine. He told several prominent Russian generals invited to the premiere

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Russia Against Investigating WHO, China Over Pandemic: Speaker

Russia opposes investigations into the World Health Organization (WHO) and China in connection with their response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s senate speaker Valentina Matviyenko told Interfax on Monday. Her remarks come amid the United States’ increasingly bitter spat with China and accusations that the WHO failed to contain the outbreak that has infected nearly 4.8 million people and

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Russia pushes to complete Nord Stream 2 challenging US sanctions

Article by: Margarita Assenova While the United States struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, Russia has deployed two pipe-laying vessels to the Baltic Sea in a suspected attempt to complete the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. On May 12, Russian pipe layer Akademik Cherskiy arrived at the German port of Mukran, on Rügen Island, where the Nord Stream 2 logistics hub is

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Outrage in Ukraine over interviews with Russian warlord, Crimea turncoat ex-prosecutor

Activists believe interviewing a terrorist who used to organize and lead armed units that fought Ukrainian troops in Donbas equals promoting terrorism. Snapshot The two interviews aired over the course of just one week on a YouTube channel of Ukraine’s long-standing and rather controversial media figure and host Dmitriy Gordon have sparked massive public outrage and even drew attention of

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