Monthly Archives: July 2020

Olena Rotari, Kseniia Sitinska: Trukhanov’s overpriced bridge in Odesa

A company linked to Odesa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov built a bike and pedestrian bridge for more than double the planned cost. Altogether Odesa taxpayers paid $2.6 million for the overpriced and delayed project, after a different company originally won the bid. On the 10th station of the Big Fountain in Odesa, a newly built bike and pedestrian bridge is finally

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Zelensky: We’re protecting our sovereignty from Russian aggression during six years, Ukraine doing everything for just peace in its understanding

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that for the sixth year Ukraine has been protecting its sovereignty from the aggression of the Russian Federation, and is doing everything for a just peace in its understanding. “Dear Ukrainians! Today, for the sixth year in a row, we are defending our sovereignty from Russian aggression. We pay a high price for this

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China is obscuring Russia’s ambitions

by Janusz Bugajski America’s increasing focus on China’s subversive activities can distract attention from a more immediate Russian threat. Kremlin officials view Washington’s growing preoccupation with China as a valuable opportunity to undermine Western cohesion and pursue their own goals in restoring a European empire. Ukraine and Belarus may well be President Vladimir Putin’s next strategic targets. Although both Russia

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Ukraine spots banned Russian-made mines in Donbas

PHOTOS16.07.2020 15:23 Russian illegal armed formations have again used POM-2 anti-personnel mines, which are prohibited by international conventions and threaten the life and health of civilians in Donbas. “On July 15, 2020, Russian-occupation forces opened fire on the residential buildings of Novoluhanske village, Bakhmut district, Donetsk region, from the uncontrolled village of Dolomitne. The enemy used RPG-7 rocket anti-tank launchers,

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USA accuses Russian mercenaries in Libya of violating rules of war

The U.S. Army African Command (US AFRICOM) has accused mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner fighting in Libya of violating the UN embargo on the use of anti-personnel mines and improvised explosive devices. The U.S. military alleges that Russian mercenaries have been actively setting up mines in areas around Tripoli and Sirte since mid-June, with explosive devices imported

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Arctic Mayor Claims Coronavirus Cases 200% Higher Than Official Count

The mayor of Russia’s Arctic city of Norilsk has accused regional authorities of dramatically underreporting coronavirus cases and ignoring the scale of its outbreak, the Tayga.info news website reported Thursday. Mayor Rinat Akhmetchin painted the dire picture in a letter to the governor of the Krasnoyarsk region where Norilsk is located and the chairman of the regional legislature. He claims that Norilsk has

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Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the hackers “almost certainly” operated as “part of Russian intelligence services”. It did not specify which organisations had been targeted, or whether any information had been stolen. But it said vaccine

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Merkel holds phone conversation with Putin

      The focus of the discussion was on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 15. “The focus of the discussion was on the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The interviewees also discussed how to deal

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‘Unfair competition’: Moscow blasts US move to enable sanctioning of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream pipelines

Warning! This article contains Russian propaganda and plenty of whining. The US’ decision to remove sanctions exemption for the two pipelines under construction to deliver gas to Europe and Turkey is a textbook example of “unfair competition” through political means, Moscow has said. The move, which allows the further sanctioning of Russian natural gas projects, has clearly shown the “weakness

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EU reacts to murder of combat medic in Donbas

EU Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy calls on Russia to take responsibility for it The European Union has pointed out violations of the Minsk and Normandy agreements by the Russian Federation regarding the murder of a Ukrainian doctor in Donbas. A relevant statement was made by the EU Delegation in Kyiv. “The escalation of violence in Donbas, incl.

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