Monthly Archives: July 2020

Biden would increase lethal aid to Ukraine, in escalation of Obama policy

POLITICO By Lara Seligman Four days before President Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, the outgoing vice president, Joe Biden, was in Ukraine — his sixth visit in seven years — to deliver a rousing farewell speech. “You’re fighting both against the cancer of corruption, which continues to eat away at Ukraine’s democracy within, and the unrelenting aggression of the

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Antoni Macierewicz to Newsmax TV: New Evidence Shows Explosives Involved in 2010 Polish Plane Crash

NEWSMAX By Marisa Herman 31 July 2020 A plane crashed that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 top government and military officials 10 years ago may not have been caused by pilot error. During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” chair of Poland’s Smolensk Air Disaster Investigation Antoni Macierewicz said new evidence shows that explosive materials were found

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Ukraine to request extradition of 28 Wagner PMC troops from Belarus

The men are believed to have fought against Ukraine government forces in the Donbas warzone. The Office of the Prosecutor General has notified Belarus about its intentions to demand extradition of participants in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, recently detained on Belarusian territory as part of the Russian PMC Wagner group. That’s according to the OPG press service. “The

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Moscow City Duma deputy faces criminal charges over repeated participation in protests

State investigators have launched a criminal case against Moscow City Duma deputy Yulia Galyamina for “repeated violations of the rules on conducting public events.” The case was launched under article 212.1 of Russia’s Criminal Code, which is often referred to as “Dadin’s article” after activist Ildar Dadin — the first person to be convicted under this article following its introduction in 2014.

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Following suspension of Russian ‘Fox News’ imitator, Kremlin warns internet users not to trust YouTube or other Western platforms

Warning! More verbal diarrhea from Peskov. After a Russian TV channel loosely inspired by America’s Fox News was blocked by video-streaming service YouTube earlier this week, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Western web giants should be treated with a “low degree of trust.” Dmitry Peskov emphasized that the companies are completely unaccountable and can do as they please. He said the

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Kremlin Demands Release of Russians Held in Belarus

The Kremlin on Friday asked ex-Soviet ally Belarus to release 33 Russian men detained in Minsk over an alleged plot to organize riots ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Belarussian security services on Wednesday arrested the group of Russians, saying they were mercenaries on a mission to destabilise the country in the run-up to the Aug. 9 polls. Belarus’ KGB

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Roman Burko, journalist

My name is Roman Burko, I am a journalist, blogger, founder of the international volunteer community InformNapalm and editor-in-chief of InformNapalm.org website. I was born in Donbas, then moved to Crimea. I studied, lived and worked in Sevastopol. By some quirk of fate both of these Ukrainian regions, which I call my home, are now occupied by the Russian Federation. This had a deep impact

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Why Ukraine Really Is On the Road to Reform

We need to change the narrative of self-victimization in society and aggressive manners towards each other. by Iuliia Mendel Last month Ukraine secured a $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. A week ago, the European Union provided $1.2 billion for the macro-financial assistance program. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested more than $350 million in

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Bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduce legislation to provide support for Ukraine

It encourages the U.S. Department of State to establish a working group on Ukraine with relevant European allies. REUTERS A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on July 30 introduced legislation to provide support for Ukraine, authorizing up to US$300 million per year of foreign military financing. “U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of

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Belarus sees largest political rally in recent history (Photo)

Police and security forces were in place, but did not interfere. ‹› 1/16 Thousands of Belarusians on Thursday afternoon took to the streets of Minsk in a massive rally as the presidential election campaign is nearing completion. The action was led by an opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the local edition TUT.BY reports. The event was held at the Friendship of

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More than 100 Russian companies and almost 13 thousand Russian founders operate in Ukraine, – research

Russian business in Ukraine hides its beneficiaries and does not indicate them in the register 20:59 07/30/2020 http://click.zmctrack.net/c/redirect?hash=c7acf6b258754b76 Russian companies in Ukraine hide their origins, and Ukrainian companies in Russia establish legal entities that are engaged in wholesale trade and register public organizations. This is the conclusion reached by the analysts of the system for checking the YouControl counterparties , who refer to data

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MP from Servant of the People party attacks visitors of restaurant

The video footage shows Andriy Strikharsky attacking a woman, and his guards attacked the man who tried to protect her17:25, 30 July 2020 Andriy StrikharskyOpen source Telegram channel ZElandia published a video footage showing an incident with Andriy Stikharsky, the MP from Servant of the People party. The official attacked a visitor in the restaurant in the unidentified location, Korrespondent reported. “MP from Servant

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Russia refuses from talks on Donbas with deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office

Deputy Chairman of Russian presidential administration caled the ongoing format of negotiations “meaningless”18:53, 30 July 2020 Dmitry KozakOpen source Deputy Head of Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak claimed that his country withdraws from negotiations on Donbas conflict with his Ukrainian colleague, Andriy Yermak. The Russian official claimed this in his letter to German chancellor Angela Merkel, Strana.ua news agency reports. Kozak called the ongoing

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Ukraine’s Security Service exposes supplies of Ukrainian military products to Russia

The members of the criminal group supplied Russia with military goods and technologies produced at Ukrainian enterprises21:48, 30 July 2020Open source Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed the scheme of illegal supply of military goods produced by Ukrainian enterprises to Russia. The press service of the SBU reported this on Facebook. “The Security Service of Ukraine found a number of private companies’

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Half of all Russians believe NASA faked moon landings & 2% think Earth is flat – new study

FILE PHOTO: Harrison H Schmitt stands on the lunar surface near the United States flag during NASA’s final lunar landing mission in the Apollo series 13 December 1972. ©  Getty Images / Universal History Archive By Jonny Tickle Almost fifty percent of surveyed Russians think that the US government “falsified” the Apollo expeditions to the Moon, with just 31 percent absolutely sure

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EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of Moscow’s GRU military intelligence agency. An export firm based in North Korea and technology company from Tiajin, China, were also listed. The member states said measures would be taken against six individuals and three entities involved

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Russia to move missiles and troops to NATO borders

Russia will move the latest weapons and additional troops to the western borders in response to U.S. plans to deploy troops to Poland and the Baltic states, reported Interfax, citing the Inspector of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Vladimir Bogatyrev. United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that U.S. troops could be deployed in countries bordering

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Russian Court Sentences U.S. Ex-Marine to 9 Years for Police Assault

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced former U.S. marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison for assaulting two police officers while drunk last year. Reed, a 29-year-old student and former marine from Texas, allegedly attacked police after attending a party in Moscow. He appeared wearing a facemask in a cage for defendants in a courtroom in the Russian capital

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Kremlin Does Not Recognize Ukrainian Citizenship Of Russians Detained In Belarus

Warning! Article contains statements by Peskov. Moscow does not recognize the Ukrainian citizenship of some of the Russians detained in Belarus over their alleged attempts to destabilize the situation there, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 30th July, 2020) Moscow does not recognize the Ukrainian citizenship of some of the Russians detained in

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Belarus says it suspects Russian mercenaries of violent plot ahead of election

   MINSK – Belarus said it suspected a group of alleged Russian mercenaries of plotting “acts of terrorism” ahead of a presidential election in August and summoned Russia’s ambassador on Thursday for an explanation. State TV on Wednesday broadcast footage of more than 30 suspected Russian private military contractors being detained near Minsk after authorities said they had received information

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Press conference ‘On Prohibition of Political Parties with Actions Aimed at Violating Ukraine’s Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Undermining the Security of the State’

   On Thursday, July 30, at 11:00, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency will host a press conference on the subject: “On Prohibition of Political Parties with Actions Aimed at Violating Ukraine’s Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity and Undermining the Security of the State.” Participants include Commander of the Azov regiment (2016-2017), Head of the headquarters of the National Corps

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Militants detained in Belarus could be used to destabilize situation before presidential elections

    A group of militants detained in Belarus could have been used to destabilize the situation in the country before the presidential elections, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko said. “Ukraine has long warned that members of the Russian-led forces and illegal armed formations that participated in hostilities in eastern Ukraine are being used in other parts of the world

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