Monthly Archives: June 2020

Zelensky ready to pay fine for indoor meeting at café amid quarantine

Cafés and restaurants are allowed to work as open-air seating subject to 1.5-meter social distancing rules. facebook.com/president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is ready to pay a fine if his indoor meeting at a café in the city of Khmelnytsky is considered a violation of the quarantine rules. “I am ready to pay a fine if I’ve violated

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Zelensky offers to grant visa-free travel to citizens of China, some other countries

Ukraine should compete for tourists, president believes. REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will propose that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs liberalize the country’s travel regime with China and a number of other countries, whose citizens seek to come to Ukraine for tourist purposes. “I’ll instruct the Foreign Ministry because it is my vertical. My proposal for visa liberalization, especially today,

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Russian Court in Crimea Jails Jehovah’s Witness for 6 Years

A court in Russian-annexed Crimea on Thursday sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison for organizing an extremist organisation, in the latest harsh sentence against the Christian movement. Crimea’s Supreme Court at an appeal hearing sentenced Artyom Gerasimov to six years in a penal colony, the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization said in a statement, adding that the defence

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The mystery of Chornobyl’s wild horses

Article by: Germán Orizaola, Universidad de Oviedo / The Conversation Since the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, 34 years have passed. This accident, the largest ever in a nuclear facility, led to the creation of a 4,700 km² exclusion zone between Ukraine and Belarus. A total of 350,000 people were evacuated from the area. Initial predictions

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Aksyonov confirms unprecedented drought in Crimea

The head of the annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov called this year one of the driest in 150 years of weather observations. “Today, our main problem is the drought. Unfortunately, this is one of the driest years. During 150 years of weather observation, we have the least amount of precipitation this year, this almost never happened,” RIA Novosti quotes Aksyonov as saying. At

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Court Allows SBI To Forcefully Bring Poroshenko For Interrogation On June 10

     The Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv allowed the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) to use forced bringing of former president, Petro Poroshenko, for interrogation on June 10. This is stated in a copy of the court decision obtained by Ukrainian News Agency. The court granted the request of the SBI to forcefully bring the ex-President. The SBI on the

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Office Of President Does Not Pay For Saakashvili’s Work In Executive Committee For Reforms, Cannot Explain Reasons For National Reform Council’s Existence And Source Of Funding

  The Office of the President of Ukraine does not pay for former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili’s work in the Executive Committee for Reforms and cannot explain the reasons for the existence and source of funding for the National Reform Council team. The Office of the President of Ukraine stated this in response to an information request from the Ukrainian

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PMHUB — a hall with a panoramic terrace and an open roof for events — opens in the center of Kyiv

By PMHUB Kyiv Event Space. Published June 3 at 10:49 am PMHUBPopularon social mediaUkrainian fighter jets escort US Air Force’s heavy bombers 81Man who drove truck into George Floyd protest not Ukrainian soldier 75Ukraine to relaunch air travel, indoor restaurants 67 To celebrate the opening of the venue, companies that present the most interesting event ideas will be able to hold events for free.   The

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Ukraine wins contract to repair Pakistan’s aerial refueling tankers

By Illia Ponomarenko. Published June 4 at 7:02 pm A Ilyushin Il-78 aerial tanker of the Pakistani Air Force is pictured at an airfield on June 1, 2011.Photo by Václav Paluzga UkrSpetsExport, an arms trade company affiliated with Ukraine’s state-run defense production giant UkrOboronProm, has won a contract to repair the Pakistani Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling aircraft. The work is to

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U.S. senators to back expanding Nord Stream 2 sanctions to insurers – media

The bill is expected to be introduced on Thursday, June 4. REUTERS A bipartisan group of senators is planning to introduce legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Gazprom PJSC’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany by taking aim at insurance companies that work with Russian vessels on completion of the project. A draft of the measure obtained

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More evidence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine discovered by digital sleuth as Russia keeps denying its involvement

2020/06/02 – 23:57 • WAR IN THE DONBASUkrainian volunteers of InformNapalm continue to meticulously document the facts of the Russian military presence in Ukraine, having identified thousands of soldiers and about a hundred Russian military units that fought on the Ukrainian soil against Ukrainians. Lately, InformNapalm has updated its database with new occurrences of the advanced Russian military equipment spotted by the OSCE

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Russian ambassador urges US authorities to release jailed Russians amid pandemic

The embassy has also sent a diplomatic note to the US Department of State, demanding that medical aid be provided to US-jailed Russian pilot Konstantin YaroshenkoRussian embassy in the US© Anatoly Bochinin/TASS WASHINGTON, June 4. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in the United States calls upon the US authorities to release Russian citizens kept in US prisons for fears that they

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Russia rejects claims it was behind cyberattack on Bundestag in 2015 — diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Sergei Bobylev/TASSREAD ALSOGermany’s Heiko Maas says has evidence of Russian involvement in cyberattack on Bundestag MOSCOW, June 4./TASS/. Russia flatly rejects accusations hurled at it for an alleged involvement in a hacker attack on Germany’s Bundestag in 2015, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday. “We strongly reject Germany’s proofless allegations

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Coronavirus Seals Off City Near Secret Russian Nuclear Accident Site

Authorities have blocked access to a city in far northern Russia located near the site of last year’s mysterious nuclear testing accident as the coronavirus outbreak there intensified. The governor of the Arkhangelsk region signed an order to close public access to the city of Severodvinsk this Saturday, the city’s press service said Thursday. Severodvinsk is near the Nyonoksa testing site where

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“Iran’s airspace is not safe”: is more isolation the answer?

Will halting flights to Iran produce the desirable outcome and induce Iran into cooperation in the investigation of the Ukrainian plane crash? Six months after the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 catastrophe, families of the 176 victims and the governments involved, are still waiting for accountability. On the morning of 8 January, the Kiev-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after

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Reuters: Ukrainian computer game featuring Hitler in Moscow angers Kremlin

Starni Games, its Ukraine-based developer, in a statement released on Reddit, has denied glorifying Nazism. The Kremlin on Wednesday accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade in Moscow, a charge the developer rejects. The game, “Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg,” invites players to take

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Ukraine will not agree to any special status for Donbas under Russian scenario – Kuleba

Ukraine is ready for reasonable compromises on the settlement of the conflict in Donbas but will not agree to any special status according to the Russian scenario, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. He wrote this on his Facebook page, while commenting on the results of his visit to Berlin for talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. “We

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No Time to Go Soft on Putin

David J. Kramer Amid pandemic and unrest, the President wants to reward Vladimir Putin with G-7 membership and a visit to Washington. We should be advancing his expiration date. With attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, several recent statements by President Trump concerning the G-7 meeting have gone

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Ex-head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove says coronavirus ‘is man-made’ and was ‘released by accident’ – after seeing ‘important’ scientific report

By Sophie Tanno For Mailonline 4 June 2020 Ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove said he believes that Covid-19 is man-made He cited an ‘important’ report which claims virus was manufactured in a lab Believes China could be forced to pay ‘reparations’ to the rest of the world The former chief of MI6 has claimed that the coronavirus escaped from a lab in China by

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