Monthly Archives: June 2020

In a controversial murder case, judge puts under “house arrest” activist who claims acted in self-defense

The defense team says the judge’s failure to read out the motivational part makes the ruling illegitimate. Photo from UNIAN A district court in Kyiv on Monday, June 15, handed down a ruling to select 60-day round-the-clock house arrest as a measure of restraint in the homicide case where the suspect is Odesa-based activist Serhiy Sternenko. In 2018, in what

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Ukraine developing Navy in line with NATO standards – defense minister

The Defense Ministry is currently negotiating with foreign partners on the need to provide assistance and support in the implementation of the said plans. REUTERS Minister of Defense has named the three pillars of Navy combat capabilities development in accordance with NATO standards. “I’d like to emphasize the need to pay special attention to the increase in Navy combat capabilities

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US company wants to supply liquefied gas to Ukraine: 5.5 billion cubic meters annually for 20 years

May 27, Ukrainian Cabinet approved a memorandum of cooperation with Louisiana Natural Gas Export Inc (LNGE)17:42, 15 June 2020112 Agency May 27, Ukrainian Cabinet approved a memorandum of cooperation with Louisiana Natural Gas Export Inc (LNGE). It’s about the supply of American liquefied natural gas to Ukraine. Minister of Energy Olga Buslavets said that the government has only preliminary approved

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‘Giving up significant powers’ Putin says that amending the constitution will allow Russia’s parliament to appoint the prime minister. This isn’t true.

What did Putin say? In an interview on the television channel Rossiya-1, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the Communist Party’s call to vote against the proposed changes to the constitution during the July 1 plebiscite. Members of the Communist Party had called the amendments — which would give Putin the opportunity to remain in power until 2036 — “a strengthening of the presidential

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Ukraine at TCG insists on restoring Ukrainian legislation in occupied Donbas

15.06.2020 18:25 Ukraine at the Trilateral Contact Group has stressed the need to fully restore Ukrainian legislation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, to renew taxation and settlements systems within the Ukrainian legal framework, as well as to conduct an inventory of property. This was discussed at the continuation of the meeting of the Trilateral Contact

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Kyiv admits killing LPR military commander responsible for downing Ukrainian Il-76 plane over Luhansk

Ukrainian Interior Ministry spokesman Artem Shevchenko, speaking on the occasion of the anniversary of the crash of the Ukrainian military aircraft Il-76, which was shot down by militants on June 14, 2014, said that Ukraine carried out a special operation in revenge for this large-scale tragedy. “Today, many people recalled in mourning the tragic deaths in the downed transporter Il-76

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Kremlin: Whelan not seen as political prisoner

Paul Whelan© Sofia Sandurskaya, Moscow News Agency photo via AP WARNING: This article contains Kremlin-controlled information and disinformation. MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. This Monday, June 15, the Moscow City Court found US national Paul Whelan guilty and sentenced him to 16 years in prison. Whelan’s lawyer Vladimir Zherebenkov stated that after the sentence enters into force, negotiations could begin on

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Russia Newspaper Editors Quit, Denouncing Pro-Kremlin Censorship

Senior editors at Russia’s leading business newspaper quit en masse Monday in protest against what they say is censorship under new management as a long-running dispute between journalists and management came to a head. Vedomosti is one of the few remaining independent news outlets in Russia, where journalists are increasingly squeezed by curbs on press freedoms and pressure from the Kremlin. “All

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Lukashenko sends 16 top managers of Gazprom bank to prison

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko continues to raise stakes in the conflict with Moscow. After inconclusive negotiations on gas prices held last week, the Committee of State Control (KGC) of Belarus carried out searches at the head office of Belgazprombank, the former head of which, Viktor Babariko, decided to run for president in the upcoming August 9 elections. 15 top

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Beijing lockdown tightens as new coronavirus outbreak spreads

China capital enters ‘extraordinary period’ after another 36 new cases are linked to a second seafood market Beijing authorities have locked down residential compounds and fired officials over a new Covid-19 outbreak as health officials warned the risk of the outbreak worsening was “very high”. On Monday, authorities announced 49 new cases, 36 of which were linked to the Xinfadi

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