Monthly Archives: July 2020

Russia identifies Ukrainian websites that spread fakes on NPP accident near St. Petersburg

The hoax that came on the eve of the voting on amendments to Russia’s Constitution was meant to sow panic, according to the senior prosecution officialThe Russian Prosecutor General’s Office© Mikhail Pochuyev/TASS MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. Russian prosecutors identified the Ukrainian websites that spread fake news on an accident at the nuclear power plant near St. Petersburg, Deputy Head of

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US live through complete collapse of concept of freedom of speech, says diplomat ZACHAROVA

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman believes that the US currently undergoes mass rewriting of concepts and distortion of meanings of words MOSCOW, July 7. /TASS/. The freedom of speech and media in its true sense is no longer existent in the US, with the myth that the Americans sustained for many years being now completely busted, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria

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Supranational mechanism required to combat fakes, says Russian diplomat

The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman mentioned the example of China in the context of fighting fakesRussian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS MOSCOW, July 7. /TASS/. Spread of false information should be countered at supranational level, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova said Tuesday. “We can see it in a number of countries, we can see the trend

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A new road will be built in Odessa port

The State Highway Agency of Ukraine is going to build a new road that will connect the Odessa Sea Port with the M-28 Odessa-Yuzhny highway. This was reported on the official website of Ukravtodor. On July 6, Odessa hosted a meeting on unloading the network of local roads in Odessa and providing transport links to the Odessa Commercial Sea Port. The discussion was attended

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PHOTOFACT. Cars and citizens wishing to leave occupation zone line up from early morning to leave “DNR”

A line of about 100 cars and 300 citizens wishing to leave the occupation zone was formed to leave CADO by the opening of checkpoint in the territory beyond the control of Ukraine. July 7, Olenivka, occupied part of the Donetsk oblast As OstroV reported, the occupation authorities open their checkpoint on July 7 for one day, limiting the number of

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Most Russian Doctors Mistrust Official Coronavirus Data – Poll

Around half of Russia’s doctors believe that official statistics undercount the number of coronavirus cases in the country while one in 10 say the numbers are too high, the Vedomosti business newspaper reported Tuesday. The survey’s results follow questions over Russia’s relatively low Covid-19 death toll among the hardest-hit countries as authorities doubled fatalities for the early months of the

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Russian Independent Magazine Editor Detained after Police Raid

A prominent Russian journalist and chief editor of the independent news magazine Holod Media has been detained after authorities searched her apartment in Moscow, human rights lawyer Pavel Chikov said Tuesday.  Earlier in the day, authorities in Moscow detained the adviser to Russia’s space chief and former Kommersant and Vedomosti journalist Ivan Safronov on suspicion of state treason. Chikov said that authorities had taken

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Russia Will Impose Counter-Sanctions on U.K. – Kremlin

Moscow will apply counter-sanctions against Britain, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after London blacklisted Russian officials for their alleged involvement in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. “We can only regret such unfriendly measures,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Obviously the principle of reciprocity will be applied,” he added, without elaborating. The 25 Russians included on the sanctions list drawn

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STAND UP

If You Care About Your Own Freedom, Support Hong Kong Edward Lucas06 July 2020​ The blockade of West Berlin started the old cold war with the Soviet Union. The squeeze on Hong Kong has launched the new one with China. The communist regime in mainland China is crushing the former British colony. “One country, two systems” is over. The new national

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Kuleba: Issue of Crimea in ‘Minsk format’ may block negotiations on Donbas

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba believes that the issue of de-occupation of Crimea should be considered separately from the “Minsk talks” on Donbas. “To introduce the issue of Crimea to the Minsk format means really to block both [the issues of] Crimea and Donbas. We need to proceed from the realities that exist now. And I

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Russia’s Space Chief Adviser and Ex-Journalist Detained for Treason

Authorities in Moscow have detained the adviser to Russia’s space chief and former journalist Ivan Safronov on suspicion of state treason, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. Safronov’s detention comes two months after he became Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin’s adviser. Until May, Safronov had been writing for the independent Kommersant and Vedomosti business dailies for a total of 11 years.

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UN releases second report on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

The interim report of the UN Secretary-General on the “Situation of Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine” has been released as mandated by United Nations General Assembly resolution 74/168. The report covers the period of 1 July to 31 December 2019. “I am honoured to present reports by the Secretary General and

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Number of reasons will prevent Russia from launching offensive on Ukraine

      Russia’s full-scale military aggression against Ukraine in the near future is unlikely for a number of reasons, according to Serhiy Rakhmanin, the head of the parliamentary faction of the Holos party, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence. “First of all, talks about increasing the [Russian] group are just talks. Frankly, on the

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Ukraine considering peacekeepers’ deployment in Donbas

     Ukraine is considering peacekeepers’ deployment in Donbas and is even studying the possible deployment of OSCE peacekeepers, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Oleksiy Reznikov said. “Peacekeepers are one of the possibilities, which is also being studied by us. Actually, we have gone farther and started studying

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Great Britain to grant £100,000 to wind up effects of water flooding in Ukraine’s western regions

     Great Britain will provide £100,000 of aid to the victims of destroying flooding in the western regions of Ukraine, the Embassy of Great Britain in Ukraine reported. “Help is provided in response to the call of the Ukrainian authorities to the international community. In addition to providing urgent needs related to floods, the UK will also support the fight

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