Monthly Archives: July 2020

Russia ships over 600 medical ventilators abroad

It also agreed on selling temperature check terminals to the US, according to Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. Russia has shipped over 600 medical ventilators abroad and agreed on selling temperature check terminals to the US, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said on Wednesday. He was speaking at a government hour at the Federation

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‘Regrettable’ mindset: Lavrov castigates Pentagon’s ‘containment’ policy of China, Russia

The top diplomat speculated that, by embellishing some threats from Russia and China, Washington seeks to deflect the American public’s attention from the current domestic strife that has been intensifyingRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov© Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS MOSCOW, July 8. /TASS/. The remarks made by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper regarding Washington’s successful “containment” of alleged aggression of Russia and China sparked regret in

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Poroshenko says govt trying to limit participation of opposition in local elections

The fifth president of Ukraine, MP of the European Solidarity faction Petro Poroshenko believes that current government deliberately limits participation of Ukrainian opposition in local elections. Speaking in front of his supporters outside the courthouse before today’s hearing, Poroshenko said that “next week elections will be announced, which should be held in late October.” “They would like Poroshenko not to

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Russia Will Hate This: Ukraine Cleared to Move American Javelin Missiles to Front Lines

U.S-supplied anti-tank weapons could change the balance of power in favor of Ukraine. by Caleb Larson In an interview, Ukraine’s Commander-in-Chief Ruslan Khomchak said that following the advice of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisors, Ukraine’s American-supplied Javelin anti-tank missiles would be moved up to Ukraine’s front lines in their conflict against separatists in the country’s east—though the missiles would have

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‘Putin’s favorite Syrian warlord’ guarded by Russian special forces

Syrian Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan was guarded by a Russian soldier during a trip to Raqqa province. The commander of elite Tiger Forces was captured in photos posted on Twitter by ANNA-News. As the Telegram channel “Special Purpose Channel” writes, the soldier assigned to al-Hassan is a member of the Russian Special Operations Forces. He is armed with a modified Vityaz submachine gun which

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Estonia gives 2,000 Makarov pistols to Ukrainian Armed Forces

Estonia gave 2,400 Makarov pistols, which were previously in service with the Estonian army, to Ukrainian servicemen, reported the Estonian Defense Ministry. The press service of the Estonian Defense Ministry noted that the batch of pistols was given to the Ukrainain Army in order to support Ukraine’s defense capability. Estonian Defense Minister Jüri Luik called “the Russian aggression, which continues in Crimea and

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SSU Detains Russian FSS Agent Suspected Of Attempt To Blast Cisterns With Ammonia In Luhansk Region

     Representatives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have detained an agent of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSS) suspected of an attempt to blow up cisterns containing ammonia in the territory of the Severodonetsk Azot Association enterprise in Luhansk region. Press service of the SSU has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

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WELCOME TO LATE PUTINISM

Brian Whitmore Vladimir Putin has won the right to preside — over the stagnation of his exhausted regime.  An aging longtime Kremlin leader briefly considers stepping aside, only to reverse course and effectively become a ruler for life. The year was 1976 and the leader was Leonid Brezhnev.  As the Soviet Union’s ruling Communist Party was preparing for its 25th

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Burns, sunstrokes, signs of beating: occupiers close “banned” residents of the CADO in hydropathic establishment (PHOTO)

The “DNR” occupiers report nothing about the fate of the residents of CADO, who managed to cross the line of contact through the Olenivka checkpoint beyond the lists compiled by a certain “headquarters” to combat COVID-19. As previously reported, more than 100 people drove to the gray zone on July 7 between the Olenivka checkpoint, controlled by the DNR militants

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Lithuania bans Kremlin’s RT

Lithuania’s media watchdog has banned RT due its connection with Dmitry Kiselev, a Russian national who is under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. “Lithuania’s Radio and Television Commission (LRTK), basing its decision on the Foreign Ministry’s recommendations, decided to stop the broadcasts of five RT programmes in Lithuania,”

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Zelensky declares sale of property for almost UAH 13.5 mln

08.07.2020 16:10 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has declared about UAH 13.47 million as income received from the sale of real estate, according to his asset declaration on significant changes in property status published in the register of electronic declarations on the website of Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention. According to the released data, on July 2, the head of

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Ukraine terminates memorandum on counterterrorism cooperation with Russia

08.07.2020 16:27 The Cabinet of Ministers has terminated a memorandum between Ukraine and the Russian Federation on counterterrorism cooperation. The resolution to terminate the memorandum was approved by members of the government without discussion on Wednesday, July 8, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “To terminate the Memorandum between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Russian Federation

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Russia Tells U.S. to ‘Mind Own Business’ Over Media Freedom

Moscow has told the U.S. embassy to “mind your own business” after Washington’s diplomatic mission raised concern about curbs on media freedom in Russia. Rebecca Ross, the spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy, on Tuesday expressed concern about a clampdown on journalists in Russia. “Watching arrest after arrest of Russian journalists – it’s starting to look like a concerted campaign against

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Safronov’s Arrest Is a New Low for Freedom of Speech in Russia

Putin has now entrusted the “journalist question” to his security services. We should be very worried. By Andrei Soldatov When the Federal Security Service (FSB) requested in September 2012 that the State Duma stiffen the article on high treason in the Russian Criminal Code, everyone understood what the agency was after.  Many in the Kremlin had accused the FSB of falling

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Ukrainian tourists allowed to enter Montenegro without COVID-19 testing

     The Institute of Public Health of Montenegro has put Ukraine on “green list” of countries. From now on, Ukrainian tourists will not have to undergo COVID-19 testing before the trip. This is evidenced by an updated list of countries published on the website of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro. Ukraine is now listed as “a country from

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Court Extends Investigation Into Case Against Poroshenko Till October

The Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv has extended till October 10 a pre-trial investigation into a criminal case against former president, Petro Poroshenko, on suspicion of incitement for unlawful appointment of Serhii Semochko as the first deputy head of the External Intelligence Service. This follows from the respective court ruling, Ukrainian News Agency reports. The decision was taken in the

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Police detains two Russian militants in Kyiv

They were members of numerous armed groups, worked for the Russian secret services, took part in military conflicts in different countries, and even were presented with state awards Officers of the National Police detained two Russian militants who were planning to commit serious crimes on the territory of Ukraine 112 Agency Officers of the National Police detained two Russian militants

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Zelensky decides to use aircraft for firefighting operations in Luhansk region – Avakov

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has decided to use aircraft to extinguish wildfires in Luhansk region, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has said. “We have three hotbeds of concern. The president decided today to use aviation. The peculiarity of the decision is the demarcation line proximity and our lack of understanding on the part of the occupation

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The court allowed to call Sharia a “Kremlin project” – Leshchenko

The politician and blogger has been suing Espresso and Vitaliy Portnikov since 2017 over this statement. The Supreme Court of Ukraine did not satisfy the cassation appeal of politician and blogger Anatoliy Shari against the decision in the case of protection of honor, dignity and business reputation against the Espresso TV channel, on which the blogger was called a “Kremlin project”. This was announced on

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US Congress to vote on $600-million military contract with Ukraine

The United States Congress will vote on the sale of $600 million of equipment to bolster Ukrainian maritime capabilities in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea after July 17. This modern equipment — including Mark VI Patrol Boats, Seahawk gun systems and FLIR Radar systems — will help the Ukrainian government protect its southern maritime flank. The arrival of

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MH17 case: Russia-controlled supervisor of ‘DPR’ terrorists detained in Kyiv

Ukraine’s SBU service has recordings of phone calls where the detainee elaborates on a feud between the Russian intelligence service and the FSB over control of illegal armed formations’ leaders in Donbas. Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has detained a citizen of Ukraine, K., in Kyiv, who in 2014-2020 acted as one of the “supervisors” of terrorist leaders of the so-called

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FBI director: China is ‘greatest threat’ to US

The director of the FBI has said that acts of espionage and theft by China’s government pose the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the US. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, Christopher Wray described a multi-pronged disruption campaign. He said China had begun targeting Chinese nationals living abroad, coercing their return, and was working to compromise US

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Air France to resume regular flights to Ukraine

Initially, flights will be operated twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. REUTERS Air France is scheduled to resume direct regular flights to Ukraine from July 14. The airline will operate the Paris-Kyiv route, which will connect Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport, the news portal avianews.com reported citing the carrier’s Ukrainian representative office. Initially, flights will

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