Monthly Archives: June 2020

Film : black raven, from the book of 2015 by vasyl shkliar

Ukrainian writer Vasyl Shklyar, author of “Black Raven”

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Zelensky admits qualified personnel shortage in Ukraine

The issue must be addressed by the higher education system, President says. REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking at the meeting with heads of leading higher education facilities, said Ukraine is experiencing shortage of qualified personnel. “If we don’t seek a solution together, the staff shortage in the country will remain. The state should solve this problem together with higher

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Fifty MPs ask Constitutional Court to recognize as “unconstitutional” law on clemency for Maidan protesters

In February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law banning prosecution and punishment of participants in the Revolution of Dignity as many activists had been imprisoned, or otherwise prosecuted on fabricated charges. Photo from UNIAN The Constitutional Court has received a constitutional submission, signed by 50 people’s deputies of Ukraine to consider whether the law granting immunity from criminal prosecution

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McDonald’s to open five restaurants in Ukraine in 2020, to accelerate network development in 2021

Enterprise with foreign investment McDonald’s Ukraine Ltd. (Kyiv), which is developing the American fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s in Ukraine, has postponed the planned reconstruction of restaurants due to quarantine and focused on opening new restaurants in Ukraine. “We postponed the reconstruction of restaurants and directed our efforts to open more new restaurants. We did not reduce the number of

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Law enforcers detain another 13 participants in Brovary shootout, incl. crime boss Vikha or Zhuravel – Avakov

On Tuesday, June 2, law enforcers detained 13 more participants in the shootout in Brovary, Kyiv region, including crime boss Vikha or Zhuravel, everyone was suspected of banditry and attempted murder, said Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov. “Brovary: another 13 people were detained in Kyiv, Brovary, and Irpen, led by the crime boss Vikha or Zhuravel. It

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Putin allows nuclear response to conventional threats

That’s according to the updated nuclear deterrence concept. Russian President Vladimir Putin has changed the terms of use of nuclear weapons. The updated concept of nuclear deterrence says nukes can be used even if Russian targets are under threat of conventional weapons of the country’s adversaries. The use of nuclear weapons is still recognized as a “last resort” measure, seen

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NO SHORTAGE OF WATER IN CRIMEA BUT OCCUPANTS ARE IN NEED TO ESCALATE THEIR ACTIVITIES — CHUBAROV

Close According to the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, residents of the annexed Crimea do not lack water, but the occupants do not have enough water resources to expand their activities. In particular, according to him, the occupiers do not have enough water to build housing for servicemen and for displaced residents. “There is no

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Russia may try to drag occupied Donbas residents with Russian passports into voting

Ukraine’s envoy to the UN earlier stated that Russia had issued more than 200,000 passports Ukrainians living in the occupied part of Donbas. REUTERS Given the large number of Russian citizens living in Donbas, the question of their participation in the vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution should be addressed to the CEC of the Russian Federation, says Dmitry

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Moscow law enforcement arrest protesters opposing police violence

Law enforcement have begun arresting protesters for participating in single-person demonstrations opposing police violence outside of the police headquarters in Moscow, OVD-Info reports.   At least 16 people have been arrested, according to Novaya Gazeta,including a number of people who were picketing in support of jailed journalist Ilya Azar.Pickets against police violence in MoscowMediazona / Twitter The rally against police violence began after the Russian

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Bridge collapse during flooding in the Murmansk region interrupts rail connections with regional capital and port

A flood in the Murmansk region damaged a railway bridge across the Kola River in northwestern Russia. As a result, passenger and freight trains along the Vykhodnoy – Kola line, connecting the village of Vykhodnoy to the regional capital of Murmansk, have been suspended. One of the railway bridge’s five pillars collapsed on May 30. The supporting pillar was washed away by the

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Leader of “DNR” Pushilin and his “Foreign Minister” register in Leningrad oblast

Leader of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin and the so-called “Foreign Minister” Natalia Nikonorova have received registration “at the place of stay” in the Leningrad oblast at one common address. This is evidenced by photocopies of documents posted on the rosinform.press website. According to the documents, the “DNR” leader provided himself with a place of residence in Russia at the address: Leningrad oblast,

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Germany promises to support Ukraine’s rapprochement with NATO

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that Germany will support Ukraine’s rapprochement with NATO. “The position that Germany will support Ukraine’s rapprochement with NATO has been made very clear. This is very important for us,” said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmyytro Kuleba after a meeting with the head of the German Defense Ministry. According to the minister, there were also discussions about military-technical

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Massive Thermal Plant Fuel Leak Pollutes Siberian River

Local authorities in Siberia have declared a state of emergency after 20,000 liters of diesel fuel seeped into a river sparking concerns from environmentalists.  The World Wildlife Fund environmental group on Tuesday praised local efforts to contain the spill with a floating dam, blocking dangerous pollutants from flowing into a lake near the Arctic city of Norilsk.  State of emergency

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Chechen Strongman Kadyrov ‘Horrified’ by Police Violence at U.S. Protests

A Russian regional leader who is accused of widespread human rights abuses at home has turned the tables on his accusers with criticisms of police violence in the protest-hit United States. The United States sanctioned Ramzan Kadyrov 10 years into his iron-fisted rule over the republic of Chechnya, designating him as a human rights abuser in 2017 following reports of alleged gay purges

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Ukraine not intending to help Russia to deal with its challenges as occupying state – FM Kuleba on water supplies to Crimea

Ukraine thoroughly looks into the events in Crimea, however, it does not plan to help Russia to deal with its challenges as an occupying state, said Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in response to talks about the possible water supplies to Crimea by Ukraine. “We are closely looking into the events that take place on the Crimean peninsula. Of

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UK would veto Russia’s return to G7

Boris Johnson’s spokesperson says UK will not support move unless Moscow “ceases aggressive and destabilizing activity.” Any push by Donald Trump to readmit Russia to the G7 gathering of economically advanced nations would be vetoed by the UK, Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson said Monday. Trump announced Saturday he is postponing the annual G7 summit, which was due to be hosted

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Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S.

The revelations come as U.S. intelligence agencies have warned of probable Russian meddling in the 2020 election. NBC News, May 21 By Richard Engel, Kate Benyon-Tinker and Kennett Werner LONDON — Russians who were linked to interference in the 2016 U.S. election discussed ambitious plans to stoke unrest and even violence inside the U.S. as recently as 2018, according to

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Trump Puts G7 Summit Proposal to Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be invited to an expanded G7 meeting later this year. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday proposed his plan to include Russia in an expanded G7 summit in a phone call with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said. It said Trump “informed” Putin of his plan to hold a rescheduled G7 “with possible invitation of

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Biden/China

Here is an ‘official’ video of Biden in China in 2011. The first 1.5 minutes appear to be missing. The same video here showsthe first 1.5 minutes, which has him praising the CCP and begging for China to be fully integrated in the US economy. He succeeded. Unfortunately. WATCH: Resurfaced Joe Biden Speech Shows Him Urging Chinese Communist Party To

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Russia Scales Down Military Drills Near NATO Borders in 2020 – Official

Russia will not conduct major military exercises near the borders with NATO member countries this year, a senior military official said Monday, according to Interfax. Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the main operational department for Russia’s General Staff, also accused the United States and NATO allies of continuing to carry out war games near Russia’s borders. He said NATO has stonewalled

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Ukraine’s JFO HQ reports enemy death toll in Donbas in May

18:00, 01 June 2020 – UNIAN Russian occupying forces also lost seven units of military equipment and weaponry. The Joint Forces Operation Headquarters (JFO HQ) has disclosed the enemy death toll in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, for May. “According to confirmed intelligence data, Russian occupying forces’ casualties last month totaled: 49 killed and 94 wounded,” the JFO HQ wrote on Facebook

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