Monthly Archives: June 2020

No money for medics in occupied Crimea, while RUB 15 bln spent to rubberstamp Putin’s life presidency – rights group

Meanwhile, the new article in the Criminal Code will allow persecuting doctors, journalists, civic activists and others providing information on COVID-19 that is not in line with official reports. REUTERS The Alliance of Doctors, an independent Russian professional union, says Moscow has allocated RUB 15 billion for the referendum on amendments to the Constitution aimed at letting Vladimir Putin rule

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Putin Publishes Essay on ‘Real Lessons’ of WWII

Russian president attacks European narrative of WWII, days before rescheduled Victory Day parade. Russian President Vladimir Putin has attacked European leaders for failing to understand the “real lessons” of World War II and said the United Nations system is the only way for the world’s nuclear powers to avoid direct military confrontation. In an essay published Thursday evening in U.S. magazine The

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Russian embassy sent note to UK about Skripals ‘moving’ to New Zealand, says envoy

The ambassador recalled that New Zealand’s leadership had refuted the claims that the former spy and his daughter moved thereThe Russian embassy in London© Ilya Dmitryachev/TASS MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. The Russian embassy in London has sent a note to the UK Foreign Office, demanding a comment regarding reports that emerged in the media, claiming that Russian citizens Sergei and

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Honcharuk: Zelensky falls for Russian myths

 Ex-Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk sits for an interview with the Kyiv Post on June 12, three months after he was sacked from the top post.Photo by Volodymyr Petrov Oleksiy Honcharuk was triumphant. At just 35, he was the youngest prime minister in the history of Ukraine. Looking down from the Verkhovna Rada’s rostrum at the parliament that appointed him in a

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Bolton confirms Trump put pressure on Ukraine to investigate his rivals – NYT

18.06.2020 10:41 John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, confirms in his new book that President Donald Trump linked the suspended security aid to his insistence that Ukraine investigate his political rivals. This is stated in an article of The New York Times concerning Bolton’s book “The Room Where It Happened” in advance of its scheduled publication next Tuesday. On August

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US approves sale of 16 Mark VI boats and related equipment worth $600 million to Ukraine

18.06.2020 09:47 The U.S. State Department has conducted the necessary procedures to approve the sale of up to sixteen Mark VI Patrol Boats and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million to Ukraine. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Ukraine of up to sixteen (16) Mark VI

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Poroshenko’s full statement in court: “Put me in place for Tomos – for me it will be the biggest reward”

On June 18, the fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko arrived in the hall of the Pechersk district court of Kiev, which was supposed to choose a preventive measure for him in the framework of the case of “pressure” on the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service in 2018. However, the court did not choose Poroshenko’s preventive measure – the hearing was postponed

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Lavrov excoriates Kiev’s scheming remarks that Minsk accords not legally binding

Warning! Contains verbal diarrhea from Lavrov. BELGRADE, June 18. /TASS/. The Minsk agreements must be fully implemented, and statements by Ukrainian officials to the contrary stem from their unscrupulous intentions or the lack of knowledge of the actual situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Thursday. “The statements, which we hear from Ukrainian officials, that these decisions are

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Ukrainian MoD plans radical cuts to elite units in the Armed Forces of Ukraine

CHRISTINE CHRAIBI Following the 2013-2014 Euromaidan and Revolution of Dignity that ended the rule of former president Viktor Yanukovych, the new authorities in Kyiv inherited an army in a pitiful state. Within a short period of time, Ukraine’s army has evolved from a depleted, neglected and underfunded force to one that has contained a Russian invasion and Russian-backed forces in

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“Speculation on death”: Novikov reacted harshly to Venediktova’s request to postpone the court because of the funeral of her father

Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova asks the court to postpone the scheduled June 18 meeting in the case of Petro Poroshenko “because of the impossibility of appearing” due to the burial of his father. As the lawyer of the ex-president Ilya Novikov said, the corresponding statement of June 16 was made public by the media. “ Strana.ua has just published a statement by Prosecutor

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Russia’s European lobby: Italian provocations against Ukraine have been directed from the Kremlin

Article by: Natalia Tolub Promote Ukraine together with the International Center for Countering Russian Propaganda is finalizing a study on the Kremlin’s “mouthpieces” in Europe. Today we will consider Italy, which is one of the three largest economic partners of Ukraine in the EU and is one of the main trade partners of our country in the world. But we should

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An Anti-American Bandwagon

This week, the pro-Kremlin media’s focus on the US shifted from disinformation about the racial injustice protests to fabricated accusations of other American misdeeds around the world. With the US caught firmly in the global spotlight for the ongoing racial injustice protests sweeping the nation, pro-Kremlin media outlets are cynically using the opportunity to remind audiences about their favourite anti-American

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NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner Status Grants Ukraine Greater Access To Exercises And Intelligence Sharing

   The recognition of Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) grants the country greater access to exercises and intelligence sharing. Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated this in an interview with Radio NV, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Our participation in the partnership means access to new joint exercises, trainings, and projects with

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USA Really, Making Americans Yawn Since 2018

The Wake-Up Call That Makes You Fall Asleep In 2018, the Prigozhin Media group decided to wake up the Americans. Evgeniy Prigozhin is an oligarch in the hotel, restaurant and catering business, known as Putin’s chef, but infamous for his troll factory, the St.Petersburg based Internet Research Agency. The investigation into the involvement in the US Presidential elections 2016 tied

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U.S. to sell Ukraine patrol boats, guns, sensors worth $600 mln

23:10, 17 June 2020 – UNIAN The sale is expected to help deter Russia from muscling Ukraine in the contested Kerch Strait and key ports along the Azov Sea. The U.S. State Department has cleared a potential sale to Ukraine of 16 Mark VI patrol boats and other gear worth $600 million, it was announced Wednesday. With the modern and

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One million passports: Putin has weaponized citizenship in occupied eastern Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson. WED, JUN 17, 2020 Moscow plans to issue one million Russian passports to residents of Russian-occupied eastern Ukraine by the end of 2020, officials confirmed last week. By creating new demographic facts on the ground, the Kremlin hopes to alter the geopolitical balance in the region and derail efforts to end the six-year undeclared war between

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