Monthly Archives: May 2020

Year of unfulfilled promises: Overview of Zelensky’s press conference

Crimea hasn’t been forgotten, Donbas issue must finally be settled, no nepotism preached in personnel policies, while second presidential term is yet to be considered – that’s what President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of at a press conference marking his first year in office. From a press marathon to a press dialogue – this is how the format of presidential communication

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Medical worker in Krasnodar Krai threatened with criminal liability after collective complaint about non-payment of coronavirus bonuses

An employee of the ambulance station at the Abinsky District Hospital in Krasnodar Krai was warned that they could face criminal or administrative charges following a collective complaint about the lack of hazard pay for work with coronavirus patients. Novaya Gazeta reported the threat, citing a copy of the warning.   In the document, which was sent on behalf of the head of

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Strelkov says he sold his medal for annexation of Crimea

Former Defense Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) sold the medal for the annexation of Crimea. According to Strelkov, the medal for the annexation of Crimea was presented to him by the Russian businessman Konstantin Malofeev. “I recently sold it because of the material difficulties that every honest person in Russia has,” the former defense

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Morgan Stanley leaving Russia

Large transnational business continues to curtail its presence in Russia. Morgan Stanley – one of the largest U.S. financial institutions with assets of $900 billion – will become the first U.S. bank to completely eliminate full representation in Russia. According to RIA Novosti, the group filed a request with the Central Bank of Russia to revoke the license to carry out

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Lavrov: Russian military will not conduct exercises near NATO borders

The Russian army has no plans to conduct exercises near the borders of NATO countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and has generally scaled them down, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a video conference press briefing. “For the period that we are now going through, during the period of coronavirus infection, our military has reported that they are reducing

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Poroshenko Says Audiotapes Published By MP Derkach Fabricated, Asks SBU To Investigate Their Origin

  Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who is a co-leader of the European Solidarity parliamentary faction, has said that the audiotapes of conversations between him and former United States vice president Joseph Biden that MP Andrii Derkach (independent) made public on May 19 were fabricated and asked the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) to investigate the origin of the audiotapes.

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Turkey cuts purchases of Russian gas by seven times, Germany – by half

Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times. According to the results of March 2020, Russian gas exports to Turkey decreased to 210 million cubic meters from 1.418 billion cubic meters for the same period in 2019. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine . Compared to 2018, Russian gas supplies to Turkey fell 14 times. Thus, Turkey, previously ranked second among Gazprom’s largest customers,

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YouTube has removed three Russian propaganda channels

Authors:MediaSapiensThe video platform removed the YouTube channels of the propaganda news agencies Anna News and News-Front, as well as the YouTube channel of the Russian state TV channel in Crimea “Crimea 24”. The removal of three YouTube channels – Anna News, News-Front and “Crimea 24” (which is a channel of a local TV and radio company) – was first reported by

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MH17 Suspect Admits ‘Moral Responsibility’ for Downing Jet

A Russian suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has said he feels “a moral responsibility” for the deaths of 298 people but refused to admit to downing the passenger jet, Britain’s The Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Igor Girkin, 49, is one of three Russian suspects who, along with one Ukrainian suspect, are accused by a Dutch-led investigation of shooting

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Pasechnik’s statement on LNR troops’ offensive agreed with Moscow – Russian propagandist

Pasechnik’s statement on LNR troops’ offensive agreed with Moscow – Russian propagandist The statement of leader of the “LNR” Leonid Pasechnik about his readiness to go on the offensive in the Donbass and “move the line of contact” was agreed with the Russian leadership. Russian propagandist Semyon Pegov expressed confidence in this in the Telegram channel of his WarGongo project.

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Russia wants to conduct a video conference with Crimean residents at UN Security Council

First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy announced an informal video conference at the UN Security Council with residents of annexed Crimea on May 21. “On Thursday, 21 May at 3 pm NYC time UN Security Council will for the first time hold informal VTC with participation of the residents of #Crimea. This will be a

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‘Those Meant to Die Will Die,’ Russia’s Coronavirus Info Chief Says

Russia’s coronavirus information chief has predicted that the infection will kill as many people in the country that it needs to, appearing to backtrack on his previous prediction that it would be “impossible” for the virus to spread to Russia. Doctor and television presenter Alexander Myasnikov was in mid-April appointed to the post whose duties are informing the public about

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THE KREMLIN’S NUMBERS RACKET

Brian Whitmore A  Persistent and Prolific Propaganda Machine Meets a Deadly Global Pandemic. Now What Happens?  Despite sharing a 4,200-kilometer (2,600-mile) border with China, the site of the initial outbreak, Russia reported a remarkably low number of infections in the early days of the pandemic. That story soon unraveled though — and in a way that bodes ill for the

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Another Russian attempt to have Western sanctions lifted: now through CIS instruments

Upon hearing from the West a firm “no” regarding the lifting of sanctions, Russia hasn’t abandoned attempts to find a way to settle the issue that has long become a real nuisance. Until now, Russian propaganda masterminds mostly focused their efforts this end on a massive campaign aimed to raise an international outcry, claiming that “sanctions hinder the fight against

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Britain, U.S. Denounce Russia’s Role in Libya Conflict

Ambassadors from the three countries clashed during a United Nations video conference. Britain and the United States on Tuesday urged Russia to stop sending mercenaries to the conflict in Libya, after a recent UN report confirmed the presence of Russian and Syrian fighters in the country.  Russia dismissed the demands at a Security Council video conference, however, denying again that

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Vladimir Putin Is in Deep Trouble

Anna Nemtsova The Daily Beast. 18 May 2020, 12:18 EEST MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin is suddenly seen to be weaker than he has been in years, and economic pain from COVID-19 is one big reason, but not the only one.  “Putin’s approval rating began to decline even before the coronavirus crisis, with oil prices collapsing and the economy deteriorating—and I

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In the fight against Russian influence in Ukraine, language matters. It’s Kyiv, not Kiev

Euro news 19/05/2020 – 22:23 By David Kirichenko Opinions expressed in View articles are solely those of the authors. For hundreds of years, the Ukrainian people have survived many crises – famine, persecution, invasions and war. Today, the ongoing war in the eastern region of Donbas has displaced more than 1.6 million people and killed more than 10,000, including members

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