Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ukrainian military medic killed in Donbas in enemy shelling on July 13

In addition, one serviceman was wounded, while another one sustained a combat-related injury. REUTERS One Ukrainian military medic was killed as Russia-led forces fired on an evacuation team of Ukraine’s Joint Forces near the village of Zaitseve in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Read also Two Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas on July 13 “Russian occupying forces once again violated all moral

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Putin’s talk about Russian lands in neighboring countries didn’t come out of nowhere

2020/07/13 – 18:44 • RUSSIAVladimir Putin’s recent suggestion that there are Russian lands in neighboring states that were once Soviet republics and that these republics should not have left the USSR without returning them shocked many because it implied that Moscow had some right to get these territories back. Most commentaries reacted to Putin’s words either with enthusiasm (some Russian imperialists),

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East Ukraine’s European roots and the myths of Putin’s Russian World

UkraineAlert by Alvydas Medalinskas Since spring 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been waging a hybrid war against Ukraine to prevent the country’s departure from the Kremlin orbit. This unconventional campaign involves military, economic, diplomatic, and informational components. Underpinning it all are Russia’s historic claims to much of present-day Ukraine. Putin makes little effort to disguise his contempt for Ukrainian

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Saakashvili: It is in Ukraine’s interest to remove Georgia’s pro-Russian government

The head of the executive committee of the Ukrainian National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili, believes that the change of the current pro-Russian government of Georgia will be beneficial for Ukraine. “I believe that it is in the interests of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people to remove the pro-Russian government of Georgia. But that’s my personal opinion. I do not

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Russian actor denied entry to Ukraine for three years.

Censor.NET reports citing State Border Guard Service press service. According to the report, during the conversation, the man, born in 1982, flatly refused to admit to visiting Russian-annexed Crimea. “He then failed to explain to the border guards of the Kyiv checkpoint why he attended a festival in Crimea last year. As it turned out, the actor took part in the shooting

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Kyiv: Ukraine wants USA and Great Britain to join Donbas negotiations

Ukraine is interested in including the United States and Great Britain in the Minsk and Normandy formats negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas Oleksii Reznikov. “We are definitely interested in the fact that the dialogue, which

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Kyiv rejects Russia’s demands to include Donbas special status in Ukrainian Constitution

Ukraine is not considering amending the Constitution to consolidate the legal status of certain regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, stated Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with Syohodni news outlet. “When Russia is not satisfied with the provision of some Ukrainian law or a bill, it is a problem of Russia. We are an independent state

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Ukraine’s ZAZ starts assembling Lada Largus cars with Russia’s AvtoVAZ.

Car bodies are delivered without front and rear bumpers, headlights, and taillights Illustration / REUTERS Ukraine’s Zaporizhia Automobile Building Plant, also known as ZAZ, has received kits from Russia’s JSC AvtoVAZ for assembling Lada Largus estate cars. Car bodies are delivered without front and rear bumpers, headlights, and taillights; there is also no steering wheel. These components are shipped separately,

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Why they voted yes We asked ‘Meduza’ readers who voted for the constitutional amendments extending Putin’s reign, banning same-sex marriage, and more to explain their reasoning

Of the Russians who went out to the polls to decide whether Vladimir Putin could stay in power until 2036, whether to ban same-sex marriage in the Constitution, whether ethnic Russians are uniquely integral to the Russian state, and more, almost 80 percent allegedly voted “yes.” Turnout for the nationwide plebiscite was reported at 65 percent. Independent experts believe the actual turnout

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China announces new sanctions against U.S.

Earlier, Washington imposed the number of restrictions that concern top-level Chinese officials China announced new sanctions against the U.S. after Washington imposed the number of restrictions that concern top-level Chinese officials, as Reuters reported. “China announced “corresponding sanctions” against the United States on Monday after Washington penalized senior Chinese officials over the treatment of minority Uighur Muslims in the western

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Fatal car crash: Almost entire family killed in head-on collision outside Kyiv

The driver of the Mercedes had been under the influence of alcohol and had signs of drug intoxication. Four members of one family were killed in a head-on collision of their Hyundai car with a Mercedes on Staro-Obukhivska Highway five kilometers outside Kyiv on Sunday evening. The parents and their eight-year-old daughter were found dead at the scene; their 10-year-old

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France implementing number of projects in Ukraine – ambassador

13.07.2020 17:18 France is implementing and plans to implement a number of projects, worth EUR 1.5 billion, in Ukraine on attractive financial terms, French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins has said. “If we count the projects that have already been signed, are being implemented and have been funded, in particular, the project to supply helicopters to the Interior Ministry,

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Russia Resets Ambitious National Development Plan

The $360 billion National Projects plan was already running behind schedule. The Russian government will lay out a new national development plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, President Vladimir Putin said in a televised meeting of top government officials Monday.  The new plan will set key targets for where Russia should be on a number of economic and

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After the dispute over the “congratulations on the Day of Russia” Irina Vereshchuk did not stop attacking Poroshenko in a talk show – monitoring

Authors:Marina DovzhenkoThe People’s Deputy from the “Servant of the People” criticized the former president on the channels of Medvedchuk, Kolomoisky and Akhmetov. People’s Deputy Iryna Vereshchuk of the Servant of the People, who accused Petro Poroshenko of pleasing Putin on ICTV’s Freedom of Speech program on July 6, criticized the former president and his political force in three more political

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Kremlin ready for Ukraine to abandon Minsk agreements

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that the conflict settlement process would be deprived of a negotiating base if such a scenario was chosen Russia is ready for Ukraine to renounce the Minsk agreements, but warns that neither Berlin, nor Paris, nor Moscow will like such a decision. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of the

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Vladimir Zhirininovsky

Since the arrest of Sergei Furgal of the Liberal Democratic Party, (the name of the party is a savage joke, since it is neither liberal nor democratic), which unusually, provoked demonstrations, it might be worth examining exactly what it is that stirred the serf-like population to rebel; albeit on a low key basis. The leader of the LDP is Zhirininovsky.

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“Champions of Europe.” Euro 2020 Russian account congratulates the Russian team on victory in the postponed tournament

The Russian account of the European Football Championship “ congratulated on the victory” at the transferred Euro-2020 tournament to the Russian national team. The message appeared on the day when the final of the tournament was to be held, which was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus. “ The Russian team is the champion of Europe! After 60 years, our players repeated incredible success. With a victory

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Stoltenberg spoke about the creation of a “global NATO”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has advocated for a “ global NATO.” According to him, in particular, political cooperation of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance with their partners, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, relates to him, DW reports . “ NATO is not only a military alliance, but primarily a political alliance,” Stoltenberg emphasized in an interview with Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.Read also:  NATO worries about

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Putin and Milosevic: Blood brothers

2020/07/12 – 19:16 – Euromaidan Press – Article by: David L. Phillips David L. Phillips is the Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Slobodan Milosevic and Vladimir Putin are cut from the same cloth. Just as the West’s experience with Milosevic can inform its approach to Putin, diplomacy during the Yugoslav crisis

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Duda narrowly wins presidential election in Poland, – exit polls

08:03, 13 July 2020 : 112 Ukraine 50.4 percent of voters supported the incumbent president, while 49.6 upheld Rafał Trzaskowski, the candidate from Platforma Obywatelska party. Incumbent president of Poland Andrzej Duda has won in the second leg of presidential election. He barely won in the faceoff with the other candidate who lost by less than one percent of votes. TVN24 reported that referring

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