Monthly Archives: May 2020

Two heavy bombers of U.S. Air Force fly over Ukraine in integration with Ukrainian fighter jets (Photo)

The flight also included integration and interoperability training with Polish F-16s and MiG-29s and Romanian F-16s and MiG-21s. Two heavy bombers of the United States Air Force conducted a flight over Ukraine in integration with Ukrainian fighter jets. “Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe

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Serial production of compass for Arctic begins in St. Petersburg

This is the first all-latitude compass made in Russia ST. PETERSBURG, May 29. /TASS/. The Elektropribor Concern (St. Petersburg) started serial production of Russia’s first all-latitude ship compass, designed primarily for use in the Arctic regions, the company’s press-service said on Thursday. “Azimut-KM05D” magnetic compass is designed for use in all areas of navigation, including in high latitudes,” the press

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Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner suggests funding cuts for abortion clinics

During her annual performance report, Russia’s Children’s Rights Commissioner, Anna Kuznetsova, proposed reducing funding for abortion clincs. According to Kuznetsova, the amount of funding allocated to abortion clinics should be in inverse proportion to the number of abortions. “A clinic should be interested in saving the child, and not in providing services for the artificial termination of pregnancy,” she said.

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Senior tank factory official fired over pro-Russian views

A girl climbs a tank that is part of the World War II memorial in Kyiv on May 9, 2020.Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin Vadym Polyakh, the security director at Kharkiv-based Malyshev Tank Factory, was fired following the disclosure of his pro-Russian sentiments and his intention to collaborate with Russian authorities in the early months of the Kremlin-sponsored invasion in 2014. On

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Garneau says still no black boxes from Iran in January shootdown of airliner

OTTAWA — Canada and four other countries are still trying to pressure Iran to release the flight recorders from its Jan. 8 shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Friday. On March 11, Garneau was at the Montreal meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization when Iran’s representative promised his government would surrender the so-called black

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Forbes: Russia’s new assault ship might look familiar to French Mistral

Project 23900, set to be developed in the occupied Crimea, is a “clone” of the French Mistral design. When you can’t buy it, steal it. That’s Russia’s approach to acquiring new amphibious assault ships, six years after France canceled a sale of the versatile vessels. On May 22, Russian news agency TASS reported that the Kremlin had inked a $1.4-billion

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Ukraine, Japan to enhance bilateral economic cooperation

    Ukraine and Japan discussed issues of enhancing bilateral economic cooperation. Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko and Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Takashi Kurai discussed these issues during a meeting on May 28, the Economy Ministry’s press service reported. “The purpose of the event was to discuss trade and economic cooperation and exchange experience in the

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U.S. Ex-Marine in Russia Spy Trial Has Urgent Operation

Paul Whelan, a U.S. ex-marine currently on trial in Russia on espionage charges, has had an urgent hernia operation at a Moscow hospital, his brother said Friday.  Whelan had “emergency hernia surgery” after experiencing “severe abdominal pain” overnight, his brother David Whelan said in a statement, citing information from the U.S. Embassy. The operation was successful and Whelan was to

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Moscow Doubles Coronavirus-Linked Death Count Amid Scrutiny

Moscow health authorities have more than doubled the city’s April death count from coronavirus or related cases as questions continue to surround Russia’s comparatively low mortality rate. The city’s health department said Thursday that 1,753 more people died in April than on average in the past three years. Covid-19 directly caused 636 of those deaths, the Moscow Health Department said in a

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Morgan Ortagus – U.S. condemns ongoing “borderization” by Russian-led security forces

1tv.ge. May 29, 2020 The U.S. condemns ongoing borderization across Georgia’s occupied regions and demands ending of occupation of 20 percent of Georgian territories by Russia – reads the post of Morgan Deann Ortagus, Spokesperson for the United States Department of State published on Twitter. “The U.S. condemns ongoing “borderization” by Russian-led security forces. We renew our demand that Russia end

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And the king is naked! Gazprom and Rosneft, the two largest pillars of the Vladimir Putin regime, crash

The global crisis, the deterioration of the system, American intervention, the Ukrainian footprint and the European demarche are the elements that destroy Gazprom and Rosneft, the two largest state monopolies of the Russian economy . The two pillars on which the crown of the Russian empire hangs cracked. Losses of Rosneft , the Kremlin’s gold mine, in the first quarter of 2020 reached $ 2.2

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Interior minister Avakov reacts to gang shootout in Brovary

The official blames local authorities for corruption in distributing commuter bus transportation quotas between carriers. Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has called the shootout in the town of Brovary outside Kyiv “an echo of corruption in determining the quotas for commuter bus carriers.” “This morning’s shootout in Brovary is an echo of corruption in determining the quotas for commuter bus

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