Monthly Archives: May 2020

Surrogacy in Ukraine: 11 couples arrive from Argentina to pick up their babies

A charter flight landed at Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport tonight. REUTERS Eleven couples have arrived from Argentina to Ukraine to pick up their babies born from surrogate mothers. A charter flight landed at Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport tonight, according to RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service. Those arrived were met by Ambassador of Argentina to Ukraine Elena Leticia Teresa Mikusinski. Prior to that,

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On Russia’s Ongoing Aggression against Ukraine and Illegal Occupation of Crimea

As delivered by Ambassador James S. Gilmore IIIto the Permanent Council, ViennaMay 28, 2020 Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.  In 2014, Moscow saw an opportunity to exploit a period of significant political change in Ukraine and launched a campaign to undermine the diplomatic processes, governance, and territorial integrity of its sovereign neighbor, Ukraine. For more than six years, the Russian government

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Malta seizes $1 billion of Russia printed Libyan currency destined for Haftar’s government

The Maltese government has seized more than $1 billion of “counterfeit” Libyan currency that was printed by the Russian state-owned company Goznak, stated the U.S  State Department on its website. The seizure of a batch of Libyan dinars, which is worth $1.1 billion, was carried out on May 26, the statement said, in terms of the U.S. currency. “$1.1 billion of counterfeit

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Szijjártó: We will continue providing reverse gas supplies to Ukraine

30.05.2020 12:57 Hungary will continue providing reverse gas supplies to Ukraine. “We will continue providing reverse gas supplies to Ukraine. We have already [provided] 14 billion cubic meters,” Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said at a joint briefing with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in Budapest, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. Szijjártó also spoke

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Ukraine, Hungary to develop trade and border infrastructure

30.05.2020 11:57 Ukraine and Hungary intend to focus on the development of trade relations and border infrastructure. This was discussed during the meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó in Budapest, the press service of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry informs. In particular, the interlocutors underscored the mutual interest

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OSCE SMM records more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region

  The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region. “Compared with the previous reporting period, the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region,” reads the OSCE SMM daily report 127/2020 issued on 29 May 2020 and based on information from the Monitoring

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US General: Russia Using ‘Same Playbook’ in Libya as in Ukraine, Syria

VOA By Carla Babb. May 29, 2020 07:42 PM WASHINGTON – Russia is further destabilizing Libya to gain a stronghold in northern Africa, just as it has in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, according to a top official with U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). “Russia is executing the same playbook as successfully employed in Crimea, Ukraine and to a lesser extent in Syria. Russia has

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The UK Reverses Course on Huawei on 5G and Stands Up to China

It’s been a bad few days for the Communist Party-led government in Beijing in its efforts to gain economic and strategic influence in the United Kingdom and Europe. China’s flagship technology company, Huawei, is finding that its welcome mat is being taken away in London, the world’s biggest financial center, with major implications for its global operations.  The Daily Telegraph

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Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus – media

The U.S. will be redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump

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Russian medics who took part in war against Ukraine complain about stolen combat bonuses

Editor’s Note Russia’s war against Ukraine is probably the world’s worst-kept secret by now. Nevertheless, each piece of evidence pointing at the country’s involvement in military actions that they deny taking part in becomes a sensation. This time, the beans were spilled by healthcare workers demanding to be paid the money they were promised – including combat bonuses for the

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Alexei Bayer: Russia as a distinct civilization

Pronouncements by Russian President Vladimir Putin tend to be either painfully obvious or outright ridiculous. The internet is still laughing at Putin’s appeal to Russian “spiritual bonds” — or staples, as some have translated it— as well as his more recent declaration about medieval Russia — or rather, Kyivan Rus — defeating the Pechenegs and the Cumans. And now his

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