Monthly Archives: July 2020

Vadym Skibitsky, representative of Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukrainian Defense MinistryRussia uses four verticals of control of occupied Donbas

Despite constant peace talks, the threat of Russia resuming large-scale hostilities against Ukraine has not disappeared. And it has even become more relevant given the intensifying militant rhetoric of Kremlin propaganda. The Russian military machine is embarking on the largest combat training event of the year – the Kavkaz 2020 strategic command and staff exercise. A set of special exercises

Read more

Member of British House of Lords on spike of violence by right-wing radicals in Ukraine: It is shameful policy of the government

Member of the House of Lords Jeremy Hugh Beecham’s commentOpen source Member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom from the Labour Party Jeremy Hugh Beecham commented on the violence by the far-right activists in Ukraine. “The rise of the far-right in Eastern Europe, exemplified by the shameful policies of the government of the Ukraine must be challenged

Read more

President instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to deal with the problem of unfair accrual of pensions to the families of soldiers killed in the ATO/JFO area

The first results of the implementation of the program of stimulating the economy of Ukraine to overcome the consequences of COVID-19 give reasons to expect further gradual recovery of economic development. The Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported this to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting of the Head of State with representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers. “The most pressing

Read more

Russian Embassy says Latvia joined USSR legitimately

Previously, Riga repeatedly called on Russia as the successor to the Soviet Union to acknowledge the fact of occupation, several years ago, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia signed a joint declaration of intent to fight for retributions together caused by the Soviet occupation RIGA, July 14. /TASS/. The Embassy of Russia in Latvia reminded Tuesday that the Baltic Republic joined the

Read more

“The war continues.” Zelensky reacted to the killing of a medic by the militants and sent Khomchak and Mashovets to Donbass

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky called the tragedy the killing of a military medic and the wounding of soldiers during the evacuation of the body of a dead soldier in the Donbass. This was reported by the press service of the head of state. The department said that Zelensky is in control of the situation. The president’s office added that the chief

Read more

Russia Seeks Hefty Jail Terms For Activists in ‘New Greatness’ Case

A Russian prosecutor Tuesday requested that three young men receive between six and seven and a half years in prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow Vladimir Putin’s government, lawyers said. In 2018, authorities detained 10 people accusing them of belonging to an anarchist cell that had plotted an uprising against the government in what has come to be known as

Read more

Russo-Ukrainian War: Kremlin denials prevent progress towards peace

UkraineAlert by Oleksandr Merezhko Almost six years have passed since the Minsk Agreements were first signed and peace negotiations began in the Trilateral Contact Group format featuring Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE. However, there is still fundamental disagreement over the parties to these agreements and the obligations they are under. This ongoing ambiguity is preventing progress towards peace. It has

Read more

Raids Target Dozens of Jehovah’s Families in Single Russian Region

Russian authorities said they’ve carried out more than 100 raids in the homes of dozens of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a region that borders Ukraine. The joint searches by investigators, police and National Guard troops led to two criminal cases being opened against 10 worshippers aged between 24-56, investigators in the Voronezh region south of Moscow said in a statement Monday. They face

Read more

Ukrainian parliament passes law on gambling

14.07.2020 12:19 The Verkhovna Rada has adopted the law “On the State Regulation of Activities Related to the Organization and Conduct of Gambling.” A total of 248 MPs voted for the adoption of the respective bill, No. 2285-d, at second reading and in its entirety at a parliament meeting on Tuesday, July 14, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. The law

Read more

I do not see evil

Why is Europe failing to curb Russian expansionism? “And what, isn’t the war in Ukraine over?” – asks a sophomore at the University of Lyon. Smart, erudite, educated girl. “But the French press does not say that the fighting continues,” she added, confused, as if apologizing for her ignorance.The French press is really silent, with a few exceptions. “Crimea and Donbass are the two

Read more

Russian FSB tortures detainees in occupied Crimea – UN

Employees of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation and other law enforcement authorities in Crimea, use torture; in particular beatings, electric shocks and suffocation, to force victims to incriminate themselves, cooperate with law enforcement or testify against others. This was said in a recently published report by the UN Secretary-General on human rights violations in the temporarily

Read more

The disappointment of the Kremlin. Vitaly Portnikov – about the theater of the absurd

Vitaly Portnikov For the first time in a long time, the Russian president convened a special meeting of permanent members of the Security Council on Ukrainian issues. The meeting took place shortly after the meeting of advisers to the heads of state participating in the “Norman format” negotiations in Berlin and was by no means the first signal of the

Read more

Invaders violate ceasefire in Donbas 18 times. Three Ukrainian soldiers killed

  On July 13, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in Donbas 18 times. “The enemy used 120mm and 82mm mortars banned under the Minsk agreements, grenade launchers of different systems, heavy machine guns, and small arms to shell Ukrainian positions,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports. Over

Read more

France to supply 20 patrol boats to Ukraine – French envoy

19:57, 13 July 2020 – UNIAN Five out of 20 boats will be manufactured at Ukraine’s production facilities. French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins has said the two counties will sign an agreement next week on the supply of 20 patrol boats to Ukraine. In particular, de Poncins has told journalists about the projects that are at the stage

Read more