Monthly Archives: June 2020

Watches, cars, piles of cash: Ukraine’s officials reveal their annual declarations

Ukraine’s public officials filed their 2019 asset declarations by June 1. Head of President’s Office Andriy Yermak (L) declared little income but substantial savings, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov (C) once again boasted a collection of luxury items, while Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal filed an un-remarkable declaration.Photo by Kyiv PostPopularon social mediaUkrainian fighter jets escort US Air Force’s heavy bombers 80Man who drove

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“Magnets of attraction”: Zelensky announces projects for tourism development

They could be interesting to potential investors, President suggests. Castle in Kamianets-Podilsky / Photo from UNIAN President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has announced a number of projects soon to be presented, poised to help attract tourists to different Ukrainian regions. While on a working trip to Khmelnytsky region, Zelensky noted the importance of developing Ukrainian tourism, the President’s Office reports.

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Ukraine International Airlines resuming flights between Kyiv and Odesa as quarantine eases

At stage 1, the carrier will only perform two round flights. Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s largest air carrier, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), will resume regular flights on route Kyiv (KBP) – Odesa (ODS) – Kyiv (KBP) starting June 5, according to the company press service. The move is due to today’s decision by Cabinet to allow from June 5 resuming regular

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Daredevil activists go for pro-Ukrainian stunt in occupied Donbas (Photo)

Leaflets with pro-Ukrainian slogans were posted across towns in the occupied areas. “It’s been six years, and Donbas isn’t Russia. Time to come home. Our country is Ukraine” / TSN / Special correspondent An underground activist organization coordinated efforts in the occupied Donbas to spread the word about what they believe is important for the local population to remember. “Donetsk region

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Zelensky not ruling out future permission to sell land to foreigners

He said this at a meeting with business representatives of Khmelnytsky region, which was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the head of state on Wednesday, June 3, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he does not rule out that the land market will be opened to foreigners after Ukrainians get an opportunity to

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European Parliament urges EU leadership to start dialogue with Ukrainian opposition on its initiative to launch Parliamentary dimension of Norman format

Member of the European Parliament from Germany doctor Maximilian Krah published the inquiry on the website of the European Parliament Member of the European Parliament from Germany doctor Maximilian Krah on June 2 has registered an official written inquiry to High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell with request to state position on, as

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President Alexander Lukashenko dismisses Belarusian government

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order dismissing the country’s current government, reports the state-owned national news agency BelTA.  Lukashenko held a meeting to discuss proposals on the composition of a new government on the morning of June 3. He also linked the cabinet’s impending resignation to the Belarusian presidential election coming up in August. The Belarusian President underscored that

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Iran To Pass Black Boxes From UIA Plane Downed In Teheran To Ukraine – Foreign Ministry

  The Islamic Republic of Iran considers Ukraine to be in priority for provision of the black boxes from the plane of the Kyiv-based Ukraine International Airlines air company downed in Teheran to. This follows from a statement by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine made after a meeting between Deputy Foreign Minister, Yevhen Yenin, and Ambassador of Iran to

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Kremlin considers classifying data on the state of Russian economy

The record-breaking collapse of the Russian economy since the 1990s instead of the promised “breakthrough” to growth rates caused “cognitive dissonance” among Russian officials, who began to look for ways to hide uncomfortable figures from the public. Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the situation, that a number of government officials from the team of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposed

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Lugansk People’s Republic legislature adopts Russian as the only official language

On March 6, the Donetsk People’s Republic also amended its Constitution, defining Russian language as the official language LUGANSK, June 3. /TASS/. Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Parliament adopted a bill Wednesday that defines Russian language as the only official language in the republic. The decision was approved by the lawmakers with one abstained. The bill amending Article 10 of the

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Putin Praises Official’s ‘Form’ After Birth of Seventh Child

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the children’s ombudswoman for giving birth to her seventh child last week and complimented on her “form.” The Kremlin’s ombudswoman for children’s rights Anna Kuznetsova confirmed she had given birth to her son on Friday after Putin extended his congratulations. “How do you manage to keep such a form?” Putin asked, smiling. “May

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Russia Bars Campaigns Against Reforms Extending Putin’s Rule

Russian election officials say activists are not allowed to campaign against a package of constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to extend his 20-year rule into the next decade, the RBC news website reported Tuesday. Putin announced the vote will take place on July 1 after the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 432,000 Russians forced him to postpone

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One Dead in Fire at St. Petersburg Hospital

One person has died in a fire at a hospital in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg, emergencies services and hospital staff said Wednesday. Bedsheets caught on fire in one of the buildings of the Botkin hospital around 6:00 a.m., first responders told the state-run TASS news agency.  “The patient was alone in the room. There were no open flames, but

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Russia’s Defense Minister invites his U.S. counterpart to military parade in Moscow

The ministry did not provide information on whether Mark Ester had accepted the invite Defense Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu invited U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper to a military parade in Moscow’s Red Square that is expected to take place on June 24, Reuters reports. The parade is set to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory

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Russia-led armed groups in Donbas intentionally shell Armed Forces using artillery deployed in residential blocks – JFO

On June 2, Russia-led armed groups in Donbas committed a number of artillery shell attacks on the Ukrainian positions having deployed its artillery in the residential blocks of population areas, thus provoking retaliatory fire to discredit the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the eve of the next working meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, a headquarters of the Joint Forces

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Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war

TUE, JUN 2, 2020 Atlantic Council UkraineAlert by Yuliia Popyk With attention focused on the escalating public disorder across the United States, many people may have missed President Trump’s announcement last weekend that he plans to invite Russia to the G7 summit in America later this year. Trump’s invitation is worth considering in some detail because it has such potentially

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Donbas militants ‘allowed to torture 500 innocent Ukrainians to death, to find one spy’

02.06.2020 | Halya Coynash THE RIGHT TO LIBERTY AND SECURITY Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group While many hostages have spent longer imprisoned by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] than 48-year-old Serhiy Kurys, the latter’s openly expressed pro-Ukrainian position and refusal to sign any ‘confession’ do suggest that he could be in real danger.  In a letter which

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Covid-19 Has Revived the Freddy Krueger of Kremlin Disinformation Narratives

CEPA Brian Whitmore June 2nd, 2020 Propaganda Labs For years, Kremlin-backed media and surrogates have been vilifying laboratories in former Soviet countries participating in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program, which helps partner countries counter the threat of infectious disease outbreaks. Regime mouthpieces at home and abroad have persistently, and incorrectly, characterized such facilities as “biological weapons laboratories.”

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