Monthly Archives: June 2020

‘Taking a big risk’ Moscow residents are being offered money to register fake accounts for online voting

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Our new team investigating London’s role in international corruption

Have you ever wondered to what extent top-paid business execs, lawyers and political advisors in the UK’s capital are enabling oligarchs and dictators around the world? Granted, it may not feel like a pressing concern for most of us day-to-day. But the City of London is the home of international finance and when that involves money laundering, sanctions evasion and

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Russian propaganda portrays Zelensky as a “bad copy of Poroshenko” – monitoring

Authors:Marina DovzhenkoThe Kremlin media exaggerates the failures and mistakes of the Ukrainian president, conceals his successes and calls him dependent on the West. Discrediting and humiliating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is the main focus of (pro) Russian media propaganda efforts. The Kremlin media has redoubled its efforts to attack Zelensky to divert the audience’s attention from Russia’s domestic problems, including failures

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SBU exposes neo-Nazi group run by Russian man

During the raid, law enforcers seized Nazi-related print material, arms and ammo, explosive devices, computers used to administer online communities, and receipts confirming extremist literature deliveries from abroad. ssu.gov.ua The SBU security service has exposed and blocked further activities of Neo-Nazi radicals, headed by a Russian national. The raid was carried out in Kyiv and Kharkiv, simultaneously, the SBU press service reports.

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Mykhailo Basarab: Kremlin’s anti-American propaganda in Ukraine isn’t working

Over the past six months, we have witnessed a sharp increase in anti-American rhetoric not only by the Viktor Medvedchuk’s pro-Kremlin TV channels but also by representatives of certain political groups. And this rhetoric is happening not just from the 44-member Opposition Platform For Life faction in Parliament, which officially advocates a pro-Russia policy. It’s happening among billionaire oligarch Ihor

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SBU exposes Neo-Nazi group run by Russian man

During the raid, law enforcers seized over 300 copies of Nazi editions, Third Reich flags, arms and ammo, explosive devices, computers used to administer online communities, and receipts confirming literature deliveries from abroad. The SBU security service has exposed and blocked further activities of Neo-Nazi radicals, headed by a Russian national. The raid was carried out in Kyiv and Kharkiv,

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Russia calls on U.S. to help reach ceasefire in Libya

It was stated by the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow would welcome Washington’s efforts to use its influence to help reach a ceasefire in Libya. It was reported by Reuters, citing the RIA news agency. Since 2014, Libya has been the epicenter of an armed conflict between the internationally recognized

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Gazprom takes Germany to court over Nord Stream 2 decision

Nord Stream 2 AG has appealed to the Supreme Regional Court of Dusseldorf against the decision of the German Federal Network Agency, which refused to exempt the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from the EU Third Energy Package. The Swiss company, 100% owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom, considers the decision of the German regulator “discriminatory” and contrary to the “constitutional

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Yugoslavia bombings to remain disgraceful page for NATO states — Russian security chief

According to the secretary of Russia’s Security Council, imposing ‘freedom and democracy’ with fire and a sword in places where “they cannot exist by definition” led to the tragedy of Iraq, Syria and Libya MOSCOW, June 17. /TASS/. The bombings of the former Yugoslavia in 1999 will forever remain a disgraceful page in the history of all NATO member states,

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US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 target German economy, says diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS MOSCOW, June 17. /TASS/. Sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project discussed in Congress are designed to directly hit the German economy, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Wednesday. “The aggressive pressure, this is exactly as we qualify it, applied by Washington on their European allies, Germany in

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Launch of LNG terminal in Croatia opens up new opportunities for Ukrainian traders – Makogon

Launch of LNG terminal in Croatia opens up new opportunities for Ukrainian traders – Makogon KYIV. June 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The head of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) LLC, Serhiy Makogon, notes the growth of opportunities for Ukrainian gas traders against the background of the launch of the floating LNG terminal on the island of Krk in Croatia

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UK to redirect aid from Africa to Ukraine and others ‘vulnerable to Russian meddling.’ But that’s NOT British ‘interference’?

Neil Clark Warning! This article contains Russian propaganda, and whining. The UK government’s decision to merge its Department for International Development with the neocon-run Foreign Office is bad news for hungry children in Africa, but good news for Russophobes. Black Lives Matter? Well, not if they’re in Africa, it seems. Having assured of us of its “anti-racist” credentials, the UK

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More than 10 thousand mercenaries from Russia fought for “DNR/LNR” fighters in 2014 – war correspondent Kotenok

More than 10 thousand mercenaries from Russia fought against Ukraine in the east of Donbass in 2014-2015. This was told by Russian propagandist Yuriy Kotenok, commenting on the information that former leader of the “DNR” Alexander Borodai arrived in the Donbass to recruit mercenaries for the war in Libya. “Comrades, where did the fable that Borodai is recruiting fighters in

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United States provides Ukraine with Javelin missiles, ammunition, radios worth $60 mln

PHOTO17.06.2020 12:25 The U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) has received over $60 million worth of military equipment and transferred it to Ukrainian partners. The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine wrote about this on its Facebook page on June 17. “U.S. security assistance and cooperation efforts with Ukraine during COVID-19 continue! Yesterday, the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation received more than

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‘Disinfection Tunnel’ Protects Putin From Coronavirus

Special disinfection tunnels have been installed at President Vladimir Putin’s residence outside Moscow and at the Kremlin to protect him from the coronavirus, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Wednesday. A number of figures in Putin’s circle of contacts have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, including Peskov and the chief doctor of Moscow’s main coronavirus hospital who shook

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Google bans website ZeroHedge from its ad platform over comments on protest articles

A Google spokesperson said in an email that it took action after determining the website violated its policies on content related to race. By Adele-Momoko Fraser Google has banned ZeroHedge, a far-right website that often traffics in conspiracy theories, from its advertising platform over policy violations found in the comments section of stories about recent Black Lives Matter protests. Google

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Russia: High Representative Josep Borrell spoke with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell held a video conference with the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday 16 June. They discussed EU-Russia bilateral relations as well as a range of pressing regional and international issues. The High Representative/Vice President stressed that the coronavirus response requires international cooperation and solidarity, particularly as regards diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine,

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Ukrainian diplomats praise language move by McDonald’s

The company stressed that the Ukrainian language is a priority in communication with customers. Ukrainian Embassy in the United States praised the recent step by McDonald’s Ukrainian office to leave Ukrainian and English the only two languages available for electronic orders, which sparked criticism among some Russian speakers, while other Ukrainians who speak Russian in everyday life have welcomed the

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Understanding Provokatsiya: Alt-Right in Cahoots with Alt-Left ‘Resistors’

An article from Medium, from December 2017, which, apart from being oddly prophetic, explains how the far left and far right converge into Putinism. Horseshoe Theory In Action on Twitter *This piece was written in collaboration with several brilliant minds, including: @chiefcovfefe, @grzabjj, @jamesfourm, and @karolcummins. Some contributors wish to remain anonymous. The horseshoe theory asserts that the far left and the far right,

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MEP defending Russian occupation of Crimea joins European Endowment for Democracy board of directors

Thierry Mariani, a French MEP from the far-right National Union party, has joined the board of directors of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED), Promote Ukraine reported. The organization calls its mission “to promote the values of freedom and democracy in the European Neighbourhood and beyond.” Support for the democratic activists is contingent on “adherence to democratic values, respect for human rights, and observance

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