Monthly Archives: July 2020

Trump confirms cyberattack on Russian trolls to deter them during 2018 midterms

By Ellen NakashimaJuly 11, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. GMT+2 President Trump has acknowledged in an interview with a Washington Post columnist that he ordered a clandestine military cyberstrike against Russian trolls in 2018 to disrupt their Internet access during the midterm elections. Asked by columnist Marc Thiessen whether he had authorized the operation, Trump said “Correct,” according to a piece posted

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New Russia Protest Over Governor’s Arrest

Hundreds of people joined a second day of protest on Sunday in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk over the arrest of a popular governor accused of ordering the murders of several businessmen.  Sergei Furgal, 50, was detained Thursday and has been ordered to remain in pre-trial custody for two months over the crimes 15 years ago. The move

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Putin says Russia pursuing ‘velvet glove’ policy on global arena

Touching on the canvassing campaign in the United States and another round of anti-Russian rhetoric, the Russian President noted that it is regrettable because it tells on the entire system of international relations and has adverse impacts on the Russian-US relations MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday he thinks Russia should pursue an-iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove policy on

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EU insists on full implementation of Minsk agreements – response to Medvedchuk’s peace initiatives

Warning! This article contains BS from the Kremlin propaganda representatives in Ukraine It is a response to Viktor Medvedchuk’s peace initiatives from the European Council The European Union sees no other way to peace in Ukraine, except for the full implementation of the whole range of measures provided for by the Minsk Agreements. This is stated in the official response

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Putin: Deterioration of Moscow-Kyiv relations not linked to occupation of Crimea

He predicts that the relations between the two countries will improve “sooner or later.” Vladimir Putin / REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin claims the deterioration of relations between Moscow and Kyiv is “in fact not linked” to the occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea by Russia. Speaking in an interview on a Russian TV channel, he claimed a “coup d’etat” and the

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Ukraine reports 800 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

     The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ukraine reached 52,843 as of July 11, including 800 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. According to the data of coronavirus epidemic monitoring system of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, 27 coronavirus deaths and 861 recoveries were recorded over the past day. Overall, Ukraine has confirmed

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Germany is proposing that the EU impose new sanctions on Russia for its cyberattack on the Bundestag

The attack took place five years ago. In Germany, they say they have enough evidence of Russia’s involvement. Germany is proposing to the European Union to impose new sanctions against Russia for a large-scale cyber attack on the Bundestag in 2015. About it with reference to agency dpa writes DW . At the same time, it is reported that a decision on this issue

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Stepanov: Salary of doctors in Ukraine should be at level of $700-800

According to Minister, salary increase for medical workers next year will be laid down in the tariffs for medical services12:00, 12 July 2020Ukraine’s Healthcare Minister Maksym StepanovPolygraf.net The Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov considers the current level of salaries of doctors unacceptable – doctors should receive at least $700-800 per month. He stated this on the political talk show “Voice

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Peaceful protest in Belgrade escalated into mass brawl: 71 people detained

Among the detainees are the pro-Russian far-right politician Srjan Nogo, as well as citizens of Montenegro, Bosnia, Great Britain and Tunisia After mass fights on the fourth night of an anti-government protest in the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, police detained 71 people, as the Associated press reports. Police director Vladimir Rebic said that hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions on organisations accused of links to prison camps

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea denounced Britain on Saturday for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security Correctional Bureau, is part of the

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Interview with Konstantin Remchukov: Why Vladimir Putin Will Likely Resign In 2024

July 10, 2020   National Interest editor Jacob Heilbrunn interviews the leading Russian journalist and Moscow local official Konstantin Remchukov about whether Russian president Vladimir Putin is initiating a brutal crackdown against political and media figures inside Russia—and whether a power struggle is taking place inside the Kremlin.by Jacob Heilbrunn Follow JacobHeilbrunn on TwitterL Jacob Heilbrunn: You originally thought the vote on Russian president

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Bloomberg: Iran says forgetful operator was trigger for Ukraine jet crash

Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident. An Iranian air defense unit that “forgot” to adjust its radar system triggered a chain of communication and human errors that led to the deadly downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January, according to a report from Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization. Iran said it mistakenly shot down Ukraine International

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Ukrainian Tycoon Kolomoyskiy Bidding For More Media Assets

July 11, 2020 14:40 GMT – By RFE/RL A company controlled by Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoyskiy is bidding to manage the assets of a local media company, potentially giving the tycoon greater influence over the nation’s news content. A subsidiary of Kolomoyskiy’s 1+1 Media Group is one of six companies vying for UMH Holding, once the leading media company in Ukraine,

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Six Ukrainian regions not ready for quarantine easing – health ministry

22:40, 11 July 2020 – UNIAN In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and Chernihiv regions are not ready for the easing of quarantine. Ukrainian Health Ministry says six Ukrainian regions are not ready for the easing of the quarantine-related restrictions, as the incidence of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there exceeds the limit. In particular, Volyn, Donetsk, Zakarpattia, Rivne, Ternopil, and

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