Monthly Archives: June 2020

‘Levada Center’: 28 percent of Russians prepared to protest falling living standards

According to a new survey conducted by the independent Levada Center and published by Open Media, 27 percent of Russians consider mass protests possible at the present time, due to falling living standards. On the other hand, 61 percent of respondents believe such demonstrations are unlikely. Respondents were also asked if they were likely to participate in such protests, should they

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Following leak of “Derkach tapes”, Kolomoisky asks chief prosecutor to probe former president, ex-central bank chief

Under the pretext of nationalization required by the IMF, Poroshenko sought to gain control over 1+1 TV channel, the statement claims. Ihor Kolomoisky / Photo from UNIAN Businessman Igor Kolomoisky in a statement addressed to Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova asked that a pre-trial criminal investigation be launched targeting former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, former NBU Governor Valeria Gontareva, and

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Having sex with someone you don’t live with is illegal from today under coronavirus lockdown laws

Brits have been banned from having sex with anyone outside of their own household under new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the Government. Officials on Monday introduced new measures that ban people in England from socialising indoors with anyone not already in their household bubble. Up until Monday, the person visiting another’s house would have been the one in

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Russia appeals to UN to help restore water supply from Ukraine to Crimea

Russian State Duma deputy and former Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet  because of the interruption of fresh water supply to the peninsula from Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports. “We urge you to strongly condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian side, which blatantly violate international law and directly violate the obligations of

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BBC shows trailer for the series “Salisbury Poisoning” (VIDEO)

Authors:MediaSapiensThe series itself will be shown from 14 to 16 June on BBC One On May 31, the BBC released the official trailer for the Salisbury Poisoning series. At the center of the plot are the real events of April 2018 – the poisoning of former Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia with the neuro-paralytic substance “Novachok”. GRU officers are accused of

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Kremlin spokesperson speaks on progress in relations with Ukraine, Georgia

Dmitry Peskov also stated that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was not invited to Victory Day Parade because of Zelensky’s recent statements on WWII The Kremlin cannot yet say about the presence of positive dynamics in relations with Ukraine and Georgia at the highest level. It was stated by Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Interfax-Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany responds to insult made by Schröder

Andriy Melnyk considers Schröder to be the cynical lobbyist for Kremlin in Germany Ukraine’s Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk responded to the insult addressed to him by former Cnancellor Gerhard  Schröder as Ukraine’s Embassy to Germany reported. “The name of Mr. Schröder will always be noted in the world history as the synonym to the cynical lobbyist for Kremlin in Germany

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Putin approves July 1 as date for constitutional amendments vote

The president rejected the idea of holding the vote on Victory parade day, June 24© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASSREAD ALSOPandemic will not require more constitutional amendments — Kremlin NOVO-OGARYOVO, June 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin approved July 1 as the date for the constitutional amendments vote.  According to the president, ideas were voiced to hold the vote

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Only 10% of Russian Businesses Have Received Coronavirus Support

Putin’s business ombudsman warned him that six in ten companies say they are not likely to survive the crisis.  May 28, 2020 Just one in ten Russian businesses have been able to access emergency coronavirus support from the government, a new report from President Vladimir Putin’s own business ombudsman has revealed. Meanwhile, more than half said they were in a

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Zelensky urges U.S. not to drag Ukraine into 2020 election

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has spoken out against Ukraine’s involvement in the U.S. presidential election campaign over tapes released by MP Andriy Derkach, which allegedly contain the recordings of conversations between former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Zelensky said this in an interview over Skype with British newspaper The Telegraph. “Why is it necessary to

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U.S. rejects Russia’s assertion that Moscow has improved the lives of Crimean Tatars

The U.S. rejects Russia’s assertion that Moscow has improved the lives of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians living in Russia-occupied Crimea. “Since the so-called ‘Little Green Men’ first appeared in Crimea in 2014, the Russian regime has taken drastic steps to infringe upon the rights of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians, causing tens of thousands to flee the peninsula,” said

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LRT FACTS. Why is Lithuanian MEP accused of interfering in Georgia?

Jurga Bakaitė As Georgia prepares for general elections in October, a letter from Lithuanian MEP about the government’s treatment of opposition leaders has ruffled some feathers in Tbilisi. Andrius Kubilius has been accused by Georgia’s ruling politicians of exerting unacceptable pressure on the country’s domestic issues. Meanwhile, the Lithuanian MEP told LRT.lt the current situation in Tbilisi reminds of pre-Maidan

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To stop Putin, the Western world must revisit the 1994 Budapest Memorandum

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov I am a negotiator. I have an almost 30-year career in conflict resolution. The essence of the job, as I understand it, is fostering trust. Even the most bitter, heated and protracted conflicts may be solved once trust is established. The opposite is also true. Even relatively minor disagreements can prevent conflict resolution if there is

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