Monthly Archives: May 2020

Czech police take under special protection Russian diplomat who is suspected of bringing poison to Prague

  Czech police have taken under the special protection Russian diplomat Andrei Konchakov, reported Denik N, citing its own sources. According to the Russian Embassy, Konchakov began receiving threats after he was named by media as the special agent who came to Prague with deadly poison in his luggage. According to the newspaper, during the day the police guard the

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Deputy CEO of ATR TV channel recognized as terrorist in Russia

He is charged under article ‘public calls for terrorist activities, public acquittal or propaganda of terrorism’ Aider Muzhdabaev, deputy director general of ATR, said that he was officially recognized as a terrorist in the Russian Federation. He said this on Twitter, adding documents from the Moscow Bar and a court order, as Ukrinform reports. “I accept congratulations! Now, like many

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Ukraine official ridicules reports on “combat alert” of Russian-controlled forces in Donbas

“They just drink vodka and attend weddings,” Reznikov says. Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement in Minsk, Oleksiy Reznikov, says the recently-spun statement by self-styled leaders of occupation authorities in Donbas on their armed formations being allegedly put in “combat readiness” is an infowar provocation. Speaking at a panel show on Friday, May

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Minister tells on fate of people with Russian passports in Donbas

Some citizens with Russian passports will leave for their new homeland, some for the war in Syria, and those who do not want to leave Donbas can remain, but they will not be able to participate in the elections Vice Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov explained what fate awaits people with

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Media report “blast” outside Kyiv office of Putin’s political operative (Video)

Two persons have reportedly been detained in what appears to be a street action outside the building hosting the office of Viktor Medvedchuk, Russian President’s main political operative in Ukraine and leader of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party. Videos from the scene shot by eyewitnesses show a cloud of black smoke coming from the backyard of the office

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Russia’s public health system has good margin of safety amid epidemic, says Putin

Only about 110,000, or 66%, out of 165,000 specialized beds organized for coronavirus patients with serious complications, are currently being used NOVO-OGARYOVO, May 22. /TASS/. Russia’s public health system continues combating the novel coronavirus infection and has a good margin of safety, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday. “Preventive measures and large-scale testing are helping the public health system

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UK, US, Ukraine, Estonia ignored UN Security Council meeting on Crimea – Russian Mission

“We were willing to provide them a tribune and a venue for dialogue with people living in Crimea”, the Permanent Mission saidUN headquater© Egor Aleyev/TASS MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. The UK, the US, Ukraine and Estonia ignored the UN Security Council meeting on situation in Crimea, which took place on May 21, Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations announced

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U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

The 50-year-old arms control regime that helped keep the Cold War cold is beyond repair. It’s time to start discussing ways of moving toward a new global strategic regime. Donald Trump is often accused of being utterly unpredictable. Yet on a number of issues he has demonstrated a high degree of consistency. Arms control is a prime example.  In 2017,

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U.S. AT OSCE URGES RUSSIA TO END CAMPAIGN OF CONSCRIPTION OF RESIDENTS OF CRIMEA

The United States has condemned Russia’s continued use of conscription in Crimea as a violation of international humanitarian law. U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE James S. Gilmore said this during an online meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday, May 21, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The Russian authorities continue conscription of individuals from Crimea into Russia’s armed forces. Compelling persons

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Ukrainian TV channel cries political pressure after backlash to airing “foreign” RFE/RL & BBC programs

Article by: Olena Makarenko with contributions by Alya Shandra The Ukrainian media Espreso TV is saying it is being pressured after the Ukrainian state media regulator scheduled an unplanned inspection of the channel. The reason for the inspection is eerily reminiscent of Soviet times: broadcasting programs of the Ukrainian desks of the BBC and Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which Ukraine’s National

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What if Russia wins in Ukraine? Consequences of Hybrid War for Europe (Part 2)

Euromaidan Press Editor’s NoteWhat if Russia won in Ukraine? The consequences for both Ukraine and Europe would be devastating. Plus, the Hybrid War is in a sense like a pandemic. Lacking a resolute response and extreme measures, it is bound to spread. It is time for the West to change its strategy towards Russia, writes military analyst Hans Petter Midttun.

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Kyiv Post Editorial: Misguided rage

Despite declaring himself cardinally different from his predecessors, President Volodymyr Zelensky has something in common with all of them: His sour relationship with the press. As Zelensky marked his first year since taking office on May 20 with a press conference, it became clear that he is not accepting criticism and investigative journalism when it targets his circle. Sure, it’s

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