Monthly Archives: May 2020

Donald Trump’s letter to Giorgi Gakharia: On behalf of the American people, I send my sincere greetings and congratulations on your Independence Day

FIRST CHANNEL. 1tv.ge. 13:38, 26.05.2020 US President Donald Trump congratulates Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia on Georgia’s Independence Day. In a congratulatory letter to the Georgian Prime Minister, the US President emphasized the decades-long strong partnership between the United States and Georgia based on common values and interests. On behalf of the American people, I send my sincere greetings and

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Medvedchuk: Free Trade Agreement with the EU exhausted itself

Viktor Medvedchuk believes that economic course has to be changed21:04, 26 May 2020Viktor Medvedchuk112 Agency The Agreement on Free Trade Area with the European Union has exhausted itself, and the economic course has to be changed. The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party, MP Viktor Medvedchuk stated this on Pulse talk show on 112 Ukraine TV

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‘You can throw the official figures in the trash’ Data analyst says Russia’s coronavirus statistics show signs of fraud

https://meduza.io/impro/zAJYNfvrSAyx266VtiH12wVfjAJQDge9W7aco6RE89o/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS81/NTIvMTU2L29yaWdp/bmFsL05MVnF3WmN2/dC00eU5CSjVEZ29w/YVEuanBn.webp Boris Ovchinnikov, one of the founders of the “Data Insight” e-commerce research agency, says he’s analyzed Russia’s official coronavirus statistics and determined that the data could be falsified at the federal level. Ovchinnikov studied the Russian government’s information about new COVID-19 cases between April 30 and May 24, finding that the reported numbers of new cases officially ended in

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Kremlin bans import of cheap gasoline to Russia

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree imposing a temporary ban on the import of fuel into Russia, reports finanz.ru. According to the document published on the website of the Russian government, gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation kerosene, ship fuel and gasoil will be prohibited from being imported until October 1. Until 15 July, the Russian Government has the right to change

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Ukraine Plans Air Force Overhaul

May 20, 2020 – by Derek Bisaccio Ukrainian MiG-29, seen during Clear Sky 2018 military exercise. Image – U.S. Air National Guard/Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn The Ukrainian military is looking to procure new fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles over the coming years. In the Air Force Vision 2035 document, recently approved by the Military Council of the Air Force Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces,

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Russia has right to ban monitoring flights along Abkhazia, South Ossetia borders — Lavrov

According to the Russian top diplomat, Washington’s claims concerning the range of flights over Russia’s Kaliningrad Region are groundless, since the regime of monitoring flights over this region set by Russia under the Open Skies Treaty is identical to that set by the US for flights over Alaska© Dmitry Feoktistov/TASS MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. Russia has a right to ban

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Russian gas transit via Poland has almost halted – media

Russian gas giant Gazprom declined immediate comment. REUTERS Russian natural gas transit via the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which traverses Poland, has almost dried up, Interfax cited gas pipeline operators as saying on Monday, days after a gas transit deal between Moscow and Warsaw expired. Russian gas giant Gazprom declined immediate comment, as reported by Reuters. The gas transit deal between Russia

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Kyiv: Russia has exported $4.7 billion worth of coal from Donbas

Since the beginning of the military conflict in the Donbas, about 68 million tons of coal of various grades were exported from the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are not under Ukraine’s control, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, citing data from the Eastern Human Rights Group. It is emphasized that

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Former US ambassadors release statement due to “Derkach films”

Former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine made a statement in connection with an attempt to drag Ukraine into U.S. internal affairs amid preparations for the U.S. presidential election in 2020. A statement signed by six ex-ambassadors is published on the Atlantic Council website. “We are annoyed by the efforts to draw Ukraine into American domestic politics as the US presidential election approaches in 2020. These efforts are

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Russia Sent Warplanes to Back Mercenaries in Libya: US Military

Russia recently sent fighter jets to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for strongman Khalifa Haftar, the U.S. military command for Africa (Africom) said Tuesday, in a major escalation in the long-running conflict The military fighter aircraft left Russia and first stopped in Syria where they “were repainted to camouflage their Russian origin” before arriving in Libya, said Stuttgart-based Africom.

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Kremlin claims that 123 fugitive oligarchs want to return to Russia

123 businessmen, against whom criminal cases were initiated at different times, are willing to return to Russia, reports TASS, referring to the report of Boris Titov, the commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs under the Russian president. “The commissioner was approached by entrepreneurs who had previously carried out business activities in the Russian Federation, but were forced to leave

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Ukraine, China discuss strengthening of political dialogue after pandemic

   Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhenii Yenin met with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine Fan Xianrong to discuss plans to intensify political dialogue after normalizing the epidemiological situation in the world. “During the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of issues in the main fields of cooperation, including infrastructure and agriculture, and outlined plans to

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Russia pursues with compromising MH17 probe through its agents of influence – media

The Kremlin employs its “puppets, toward whitewashing Russia in the MH17 case”, the report reads. The Hague District Court on June 8 will resume hearings of the MH17 downing case. In May 2018, the Netherlands and Australia accused Russia of being involved in the crash, while in June 2019, the Joint Investigation Team announced the names of the four suspects

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The FSB Trained Top al-Qaeda Terrorists

From the archives of Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita. Republished in New American 8th August 2005 Containing quotes from a key interview with Alexander Litvinenko. Ayman al-Zawahiri, the reputed Number 2 chief in al-Qaeda and the man second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list, was trained by the Russian FSB (formerly known as the KGB). That’s the story

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Russian Chemical Industry Lost Over USD 500 Million From Restrictions On Trade With Ukraine In 2019 – Union Of Chemists

    The Union of Chemists believes that in 2019, Russian producers of mineral fertilizers lost more than USD 500 million from restrictions on trade with Ukraine. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from the vice-president of the union, Ihor Holchenko. He considers the abolition or relaxation of restrictions unacceptable. “The Russian chemical industry in 2019 lost more than USD 500 million

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4 Dead as Russian Helicopter Crashes at Airport

A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said. The helicopter of the Russian Defense Ministry went down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed military and civilian use. “There were three crew members and one technician on board. All four died,” governor

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