Monthly Archives: May 2020

U.S. Army builds new 18.6-mile-range tank-killing weapon

U.S. Army Soldiers from Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire the TOW missile system during a live fire at Fort Campbell, Ky. Oct. 24, 2018

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MORE THAN 48,000 CITIZENS FORCED TO LEAVE CRIMEA SINCE RUSSIAN INVASION

More than 48,000 citizens have been forced to leave the occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea since 2014. Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Gunduz Mamedov stated, “Since 2014, history repeats itself on the occupied peninsula. The Russian occupation authorities continue to persecute the Crimean Tatar people for their religious beliefs and disagreement over the occupation. Intolerable living conditions,

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Russia Slams ‘Dangerous’ U.S. Foreign Policy Moves

Russia said on Thursday the United States was acting in a dangerous and unpredictable way, after Washington withdrew from a key military treaty and moved to ramp up pressure on Iran. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the comments after Washington announced it would end sanctions waivers for nations that remain in a nuclear accord signed with Iran. The remaining

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47 people’s deputies ask the Constitutional Court to declare illegal the separation of the GTS from Naftogaz

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has received a petition from 47 people’s deputies on the constitutionality of the law on unbundling of Naftogaz – the separation of the GTS into a separate company. This was reported by the press service of the court. It is noted that the authorized representatives of the people’s deputies who submitted the petitions are Batkivshchyna people’s

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Facebook marked the post from the ZIK TV channel as false because of a fake about Ulyana Suprun

Authors:Katerina GoncharovaIndependent fact-checkers monitor misinformation on Facebook and provide links to verified information. This time the social network warns about another fake, spread by ZIK TV channel. The social network Facebook marked the video posted on the ZIK TV channel page as untrue, as the TV program voiced a fake about the former head of the Ministry of Health Ulyana Suprun . This drew the

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Fugitive ex-lawmaker Onyshchenko refused political asylum in Germany

By Toma Istomina. The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has refused to grant political asylum to Oleksandr Onyshchenko, a former Ukrainian lawmaker who escaped prosecution at home for alleged fraud and money laundering. According to German broadcaster DW, the institution declined Onyshchenko’s request in early May. The news came a day after the German Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg declined the Ukrainian

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Consumer crisis hammers Russia harder than China or US

A study by Alfa Bank has revealed that the collapse of Russia’s retail sector turned out to be worse than predicted and even worse than the plunge in consumer demand in China or the United States. According to experts interviewed by Nezavisimaya Gazeta, even after the restrictions are lifted, Russians won’t have time to compensate for the spring collapse and

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RFE/RL: Germany threatens sanctions against Russian national over Bundestag hacking

Russia’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately comment on the German move. Germany’s Foreign Ministry has threatened EU sanctions against “those responsible” for a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, including a Russian national, as a diplomatic row between the two countries intensifies. The ministry said in a statement on May 28 that it had summoned the Russian ambassador to

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U.S. to send second batch of medical ventilators to Russia

The United States will send a second batch of ventilators to Russia on Saturday, May 30, as part of an aid to combat the spread of coronavirus infection, stated Patrick O’Connor, A spokesman for medical equipment manufacturer Vyaire Medical, RIA Novosti reports. “These 150 LTV 2200 ventilators will certainly be shipped on Saturday,” O’Connor said. The spokesman for Vyaire Medical noted that

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Elon Musk’s Plan to Bomb Mars Is a Cover to Send Nukes Into Space, Russia’s Space Chief Says

Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s plan to bomb Mars to make it suitable it for human life is a front to deploy nuclear weapons in space, Russia’s space chief said Wednesday. The SpaceX founder and CEO has occasionally floated his controversial plan to terraform the Red Planet by setting off thermonuclear explosions above the planet’s polar caps and evaporating the frozen

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Ukrainian military get another batch of APCs

PHOTOS28.05.2020 18:00 Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, transferred five armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian army in May, the concern’s press service has reported. “Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, transferred to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry another batch of five BTR-4E armored personnel carriers equipped with machine

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Zelenskyy Signs Law Suspending Fines For Violation Of Tax Law Until End Of Quarantine

  President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed a law that provides for suspending the imposition of fines for violation of tax laws until the end of quarantine. The presidential press service announced this in a statement, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President Zelenskyy has signed a law that requires foreign companies with a total turnover

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France to help Ukraine get NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner status – ambassador

PHOTO28.05.2020 10:54 France is ready to support the adoption of a positive decision on Ukraine’s obtaining the NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner status. This issue was discussed at a meeting between Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. “The ambassador of the French Republic stated unequivocal support for the

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About 70% of coal mining enterprises shut down in Donbas over occupation

28.05.2020 17:40 Since the beginning of the occupation of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, approximately 70% of all coal mining enterprises and mines have been shut down. A lawyer and director of the Eastern Human Rights Group, Vira Yastrebova, said this during the presentation of the Group’s reports on the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and

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Russia threatens Ukraine with ‘irreparable consequences’ if Kyiv attempts to change Minsk agreements

If Ukraine tries to amend the Minsk agreements, it will face “irreparable consequences”, stated the representative of Russia in the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbass (TCG) Boris Gryzlov, RIA Novosti reports. “Any attempts by Kyiv to change the Minsk agreements, including changing the order of steps to be implemented, can lead to irreparable consequences,” he said. In addition, the Russian representative

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Ukraine shows OSCE evidence of presence of Russian snipers in Donbas

A Ukrainian delegation has informed OSCE participating states at an online meeting of the Forum for Security Cooperation about the presence of Russian snipers in Donbas, including the latest filmed incident with a sniper group of the Russian Federal Security Service, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Ihor Lossovskyi has told Ukrinform. “During the meeting,

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Putin planned to launch large-scale offensive, split Ukraine “along the Dnipro River” by 2020, general claims

Another military escalation had allegedly been scheduled for this spring. REUTERS Former deputy chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General (Reserve) Ihor Romanenko has said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian army’s general staff, together with political and military analysts, have been trying throughout the past year to impose their rules of the game on Ukraine, employing

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Gazprom Could Lose $20Bln on Flagship China Pipeline: Lenta

Investigation shows production shortfalls threaten flagship Moscow-Beijing energy deal Gazprom risks losing $20 billion and will struggle to fulfil a flagship deal between Russia and China to supply gas for the next three decades, an investigation by Russian news outlet Lenta.ru has found. The investigation showed that the state-controlled gas giant overestimated capacity at production sites while senior management kept information

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Russia says sanction lift condition for ceasefire – spokesperson for Ukraine’s mission to UN

According to Nikolenko, even if sanctions are theoretically lifted, Russia will not adhere to a ceasefire. Spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko has said Russia announced at a meeting of the UN Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict that there would be no global ceasefire if sanctions remain in place.

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