Monthly Archives: June 2020

Reuters: EU’s top court upholds sanctions against Russia’s VTB over Ukraine turmoil

The sanctions restrict the bank’s access to some financial transactions and to capital markets in the EU. REUTERS The European Union’s top court on Thursday upheld sanctions against Russia’s second-largest bank VTB, dismissing the lender’s appeal against the restrictive measures the bloc had first imposed in 2014 over the turmoil in Ukraine. The sanctions restrict the bank’s access to some

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“Wrong” residents of Donbass

How the occupying power reacts to the participation of migrants in the Minsk talks The participation of migrants from areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts not controlled by Ukraine in the meetings of the Tripartite Contact Group caused real outrage in Russia and its satellites. Comments from the Russian side sounded to everyone’s taste – from restrained but threatening accusations of

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Occupiers boast that residents of CALO with Russian passports went to Russia to vote for $5

A group of residents of the occupied part of Luhansk oblast have gone to the Rostov oblast (Russia) by a special bus flight to vote on the amendments to the Constitution proposed by Vladimir Putin. This is reported by separatist media, correspondents of which participate in a referendum alien to Ukraine for propaganda purposes. The cost of the ticket is $5-6

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Zelensky’s new judicial bill may derail $5 billion in IMF loans

Judges of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court discuss on Nov. 7, 2019 during an appeal against a measure of restraint to the lawmaker Yaroslav Dubnevych.Photo by Volodymyr PetrovPopularon social media Since Ukraine received independence in 1991, it has dabbled with judicial reforms many times.  Three decades later, the result appears to be an utter failure: 76 percent of

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‘It looks like a scam’ Electoral statistician analyzes anomalies in Moscow’s record-breaking online-voter registration numbers

https://meduza.io/impro/rbsvDOKLSu_sz-vNJ-Ub0RAsWGYYyAejMRc0J8uEUNs/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS82/NDcvMDI0L29yaWdp/bmFsL1dnclBnZlhQ/YWg1WlowSW5odFZR/MHcuanBn.webp Every seventh voter in Moscow — 1.09 million people — has registered to vote online in the upcoming plebiscite on constitutional amendments, electoral statistics researcher Sergey Shpilkin wrote on Facebook. By analyzing data from the Central Election Commission’s website on the number of voters registered at specific polling stations, Shpilkin concluded that an average of 300 people per precinct have decided to vote online. Meanwhile,

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Poroshenko Asked U.S. To Endorse His Reelection Campaign, Sanction Kolomoiskyi In 2018 – Ex-U.S. National Security Adviser Bolton’s Memoirs

   Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked the United States to endorse his reelection campaign and impose sanctions on businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi in August 2018. John Bolton, who was the United States’ national security advisor from 2018 to 2019, made this claim in his memoirs, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. Bolton writes in the memoirs that his first major encounter

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Ukrainian women, among many others, executed by the NKVD in Dubno prison on June 24-25, 1941

When the German army launched Operation Barbarossa against the USSR on June 22, 1941, the NKVD troops (People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs) were ordered to evacuate Ukrainian political prisoners into the interior of the Soviet Union. However, time was lacking, the Red Army was in full retreat, transportation and other supplies were insufficient, so the NKVD swept aside all legal

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Russian Communist Unveils Stalin Statue on WWII Anniversary

A Russian communist businessman has unveiled a monument of Josef Stalin that local authorities dubbed illegal on the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in World War II. The statue is being unveiled as Russia grapples with how to treat the Soviet leader’s legacy and amid a contentious worldwide debate over which historical figures deserve to be celebrated.https://www.youtube.com/embed/YpEE6idZr-4 Several hundred supporters

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Putin Said Obama Told Him Ukraine Confrontation Could Be Settled If Russia Went No Further Than Annexing Crimea

     Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with then-United States National Security Advisor John Bolton in 2018 that former United States president Barack Obama told him in 2014 that the confrontation over Ukraine could be resolved if Russia went no further than annexing the Crimea. Bolton made this claim in his memoirs, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According

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UN Secretary-General’s report on Crimea reveals new violations of Russia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who published a report on human rights violations in the temporarily occupied Crimea in pursuance of the General Assembly resolution, has clearly documented Russia’s new violations of international humanitarian law. “The report of the UN Secretary-General clearly defines the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as the territories of Ukraine which are temporarily

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‘Toxic ex here’: Ukraine side answered to Russian tweets about ‘Russian Crimea’

Official Russian account wrote about nostalgia of many Ukrainians in USSR Ukrainian Twitter account answered the Russian on tweets about the nostalgia of many Ukrainians for Soviet Ukraine and the “Russian Crimea”. This is evidenced by a message on the official Twitter page. “Toxic ex here (toxic former here, – ed.),” The Ukrainian side commented on the Russian message. In

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