Monthly Archives: July 2020

Officials in Russia’s Khabarovsk Territory search homes of six Liberal Democratic Party members

Officials in Russia’s Khabarovsk Territory have conducted searches targeting multiple Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) members, reports the faction’s regional duma leader, Sergey Zyubr. According to Zyubr, officials searched the “apartments, garages, and cars” of six LDPR members, including sitting governor Sergey Furgal — who was sentenced to two months in jail on July 10 on suspicion of organizing multiple murders between 2004

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Zelensky signs law on enrollment of school graduates from temporarily occupied territories to higher education institutions

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed law No. 744-IX amending the law of Ukraine on higher education regarding the peculiarities of entering institutions of higher education for people from the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the president’s press service. “We are fighting for the youth in

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European Commission advises Ukraine to better fight corruption to extend visa-free regime

10.07.2020 17:00 The European Commission has released a report on the fulfillment of conditions needed for visa liberalization between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. The document, in general, praises the efforts of these countries, but, as a recommendation, advises Ukraine and other “visa-free” partners to strengthen the rule of law and the fight against

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Germany sends 600 tons of nuclear waste to Russia

A train with so-called “uranium tailings”, byproducts of the enrichment process used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, was sent to Russia from a uranium enrichment plant in the German city of Gronau, reports MBH Media news outlet. The 12-car train will deliver about 600 tons of nuclear waste from Germany to the port of Amsterdam, after which the cargo will be

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Russia accuse Ukraine of preparing “military” decision in Donbass

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich has accused Ukraine of the alleged preparing a “military scenario for solving the Donbass problem”. He stated this on July 9, – RIA Novosti reports. Lukashevich believes that allegedly, against the backdrop of the actually launched campaign to prepare for the local elections planned for the fall, the hackneyed myth of an

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Ukraine’s rocket firm to make electric buses for Korea, PM Shmyhal says – media

The total value of the contract is almost US$850 million. Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian state company Pivdenmash, or Yuzhmash, a leading producer of rocket boosters, will make 5,000 electric buses for South Korean firm Caris, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday. He said the total value of the contract was almost US$850 million and the deal was one

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Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases being brought to the European court by relatives of some of the 298 people who

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Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia in Istanbul – founded as a cathedral – into a mosque. Earlier Turkey’s top administrative court annulled the museum status of the world-famous cultural site. Founded 1,500 years-ago as a cathedral, the Ottomans made Hagia Sophia a mosque. But in 1934 it became a museum. It is a

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The Netherlands brings MH17 case against Russia before European Court of Human Rights

Today, the Dutch government decided to bring Russia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for its role in the downing of Flight MH17. By submitting an inter-State application, the government is sharing all available and relevant information about the downing of Flight MH17 with the ECtHR. The contents of the inter-State application will also be incorporated into the

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In fiery speech in Russian Parliament, Vladimir Zhirinovsky condemns arrest of Khabarovsk governor, threatens mass resignations and even ‘revolution’ in response

In a speech at the State Duma, LDPR party head Vladimir Zhirinovsky condemned the arrest of fellow party member Khabarovsk Governor Sergey Furgal, who’s accused of organizing multiple contract killings more than a decade ago. Zhirinovsky even threatened to stage mass resignations by all LDPR members in response to what he says is the unjust case against Furgal. “Let the

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Ukraine, NATO agree to strengthen presence of forces, hardware in Black Sea region

     Defense Minister of Ukraine and Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg during a phone conversation have agreed to strengthen the presence of forces and hardware in the Black Sea region via patrolling from the air and the allocation of warships of NATO member states. “The sides have agreed to strengthen the presence of forces and hardware on land, at

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Pro-Russian media spread fakes about Ukraine’s involvement in protests in Serbia – embassy

The Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia called on the media not to disseminate such information. Russian and pro-Russian media are spreading fakes about Ukrainians’ participation in protests against quarantine restrictions that have engulfed the Serbian capital in recent days. This is stated on the official  website of the Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia. “These days, Russian and pro-Russian information resources in the information space of

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European Solidarity call released ‘recordings’ of conversations between Poroshenko, Biden fake

     For six years, fakes have been one of the permanent tools of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine, as well as against the fifth president of the country personally, European Solidarity Party leader Petro Poroshenko. Recordings released by member of parliament Andriy Derkach purporting to be conversations of Poroshenko with Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. Vice President

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Stalin, Famine, and the New York Times

By KYLE SMITH July 2, 2020 6:30 AM The world is being invaded by monsters, but I suppose you don’t want to hear about that,” Both clauses of that sentence are devastatingly true: The reference is equally to the horrors of the Soviet Union’s mass murders — and to the West’s determination to turn its back to the monstrosity. The

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Roman Leshchenko: “As the Head of the State Geocadastre, I will hand over the land powers to the people”

On June 10, Roman Leshchenko, the Presidential Commissioner for Land Affairs, was appointed Chairman of the State Geocadastre. Once the land market is opened, the agency will be key to further implementing land reform. About the existing land schemes and plans to combat them, about the changes that await the State Geocadastre, preparations for the opening of the land market and ambitious

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In the Odesa region, a major overhaul of the section of the route connecting six districts of the region has been completed

Maksym Kutsyi checked the completion of works on the 8-kilometer section of the R-33 highway, which connects six districts of Odesa region. According to the head of the regional state administration, capital repairs of the road were carried out within the framework of the presidential program “Big construction”. “This section of the road near the city of Rozdilna has not

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RFE/RL: Russian lawmakers propose expanded ‘extremism’ law aimed at Crimea

The new bill proposes imprisonment of 6 to 10 years, especially for repeated violations of the law. REUTERS A group of Russian lawmakers has proposed an expanded extremism bill aimed at further quelling opposition activists and politicians as well as anyone questioning Moscow’s forcible seizure of the Crimean Peninsula. One of the authors of the bill, chairman of the parliamentary

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Russia conducting special information operation in Ukraine – Foreign Intelligence Service

    Russia continues special information gathering operations in Ukraine and tries to use Ukraine for external influence on the course of political events in the world, Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service has said in a statement. “Russian special services continue to use their capabilities in Ukraine to conduct information gathering operations against the Ukrainian state. The intensification of the multi-vector work

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Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya

The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called “dead crater” or “dead zone”, writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star). The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir

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Olena Rotari: Trukhanov is accused of creating a criminal group

Odesa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov (C) speaks during a congress of their political party, Doveryai Delam (“Trust in Deeds”), in Kharkiv on June 2, 2019.Photo by Oleg Petrasiuk In the last week, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, known as NABU, conducted mass searches across various parts of Odesa. Criminal proceedings relate to the schemes of City Hall and the

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Zelensky as if shot for independence of the NBU from Javelin. IMF program will be frozen – British investment company strategist

This year, Ukraine will no longer be able to receive the second tranche under the new program with the International Monetary Fund ( IMF) , which was expected in the fall. This opinion was expressed by the strategist of the financial company Bluebay Asset Management Timothy Ash. He noted that the independence of the NBU was the central theme of the new 5-billion stand-by

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