Monthly Archives: June 2020

Zelensky decides to dismiss Balon as Kirovohrad region governor – president’s office

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to dismiss Andriy Balon as Head of Kirovohrad Regional State Administration, the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine said. “Several days ago the Security Service of Ukraine informed me that, mildly speaking, incorrect things connected with violation of Ukrainian laws are going on in the entourage of the head

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Neo-Nazis tried to set fire to mosque on eve of Crimean Tatar flag day

Security service found that one of detainees arrived in Ukraine after long stay in Russian Federation20:24, 26 June 2020Security Service of Ukraine In Odesa, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) warned an attempt by a neo-Nazi organization to set fire to a mosque on the eve of the Day of the Crimean Tatar flag, as the SBU press service reports. “As a result of

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Ukraine sold 18 tons of medical masks to Russia during Covid-19 pandemic, – ex-MP

18:10, 26 June 2020 – 112 UA The data state that Ukraine first sold 80 tons of masks to China in January-February and then bought Chinese ones in March. Ukraine exported more than 500 tons of medical masks prior to the coronavirus epidemic: 18 of them – to Russia. At the same time, Moscow was buying masks for less price than other

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Bill expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2 filed in U.S. House of Representatives – Naftogaz

19:57, 26 June 2020 – UNIAN This new legislation follows last year’s successful passage of PEESA in the annual U.S. defense budget bill. U.S. House Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on June 25 filed a bipartisan House companion bill of the U.S. Senate’s Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act. “[The document]

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The media attributed the gratitude to Medvedchuk to the resident of Spain, released from the “DPR”: she denied

TV channels from the orbit of the deputy of the People’s Deputy from the HMPR, Viktor Medvedchuk, spread the news that the Ukrainian Yevgeny Yepes thanked the pro-Russian politician for freeing the “ DPR” terrorists from captivity . It turned out to be a manipulation. In an article by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, cited by pro-Medvedchuk media, there is no hint of thanks to Medvedchuk. “You

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Marshal Konev Makes Triumphant Return To Prague

June 25, 2020 10:26 GMT – By RFE/RL After the controversial removal of a statue of Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague in April, the wartime Red Army commander has returned to Prague — in force. As part of the eighth annual Landscape Festival, 12 small statues of Konev were installed around Prague’s Zizkov district. Some are painted to look like

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Ukraine to get occupied Crimea back – Zelensky

Zelensky has congratulated all Ukrainians, primarily the Crimean Tatars, on Day of the Crimean Tatar flag. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assures Ukraine will regain control over the temporarily occupied Crimea. “We will get them back – both Crimea and its people. We very much believe in this,” the president said while visiting the Kherson Airport, which is undergoing a massive

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Russian navy ship crew threatened with sacking after voting against constitutional amendments

The ship commander says he won’t allow rigging voting results. REUTERS More than two dozen crew of the Russian Black Sea naval fleet’s Project 22160 large patrol ship Vasily Bykov who voted against the constitutional amendments that would reset the count of Vladimir Putin’s presidential terms say their commanders threaten to have them dismissed from service if they don’t change their

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Zelensky arrives in flood-hit Prykarpattia before his self-isolation expires

The president will chair a meeting on disaster management in the country’s western regions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived in flood-hit Ivano-Frankivsk region, also known as Prykarpattia, on a working visit before his self-isolation has expired. The head of state will personally inspect the territory of the region affected by recent floods, according to the press service of the

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Nature hates a vacuum, and autocracies don’t tolerate weak democracies: Kyiv Security Forum 2020

Article by: Bohdan Ben Editor’s NoteThe Kyiv Security Forum was established in 2007 by Arseniy Yatsenyuk, former Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), sponsored by Yatsenyuk’s Open Ukraine Foundation. Today, the international security forum is an annual event that provides a platform for high-level discussion of Ukraine’s national security (including the Black Sea region), security in Europe, and security virtually around the globe. The

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