Monthly Archives: July 2020

US, Ukraine launch Black Sea drills while Moscow puts its fleet on alert

    STUTTGART, Germany — The Navy destroyer USS Porter and submarine hunting aircraft joined a large-scale exercise that kicked off Monday in the Black Sea, where Russia recently ordered snap combat readiness drills involving thousands of troops. About 400 U.S. sailors and 2,000 personnel from allied and partner states are participating in Sea Breeze 20, an annual exercise in the

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Kremlin contends Khabarovsk rallies not bankrolled from overseas or by governor’s team

The spokesman refrained from commenting on remarks from reporters that national TV channels practically failed to cover the gatherings in Khabarovsk MOSCOW, July 20. /TASS/. The Kremlin does not think that the rallies in Khabarovsk demonstrating support for Sergei Furgal, Governor of Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Region, who is charged with organizing murders, were financed from abroad or by the

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Crimea’s defense industries will definitely be in demand, says Putin

He underlined that the peninsula is receiving large-scale orders of the military and industrial complex nature KERCH, July 20. /TASS/. Defense industries located in Russia’s Crimea will have enough orders from the government, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday when speaking to workers of the Zaliv shipbuilding yard in Kerch. He underlined that the peninsula is receiving large-scale orders of

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‘World’s Most Wanted Man’ Under Russian Intelligence Protection – Reports

A top executive of disgraced payments company Wirecard is believed to be in hiding near Moscow under the protection of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported Sunday.  Wirecard collapsed in June after admitting that 1.9 billion euros ($2.2 billion) missing from its accounts likely did not exist, in what auditors said appeared to be an “elaborate

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Top manager of German payment provider Wirecard flees to Russia

Jan Marsalek, the former management board member of the German payment operator Wirecard AG, which “lost” almost 2 billion euros, allegedly fled to Russia. He is now west of Moscow under the supervision of employees of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service – the General Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, also known as GRU, writes the German

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Eight countries taking part in 2020 Sea Breeze exercises

     Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neyizhpapa and U.S. 6th Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Eugene Black have announced the start of 2020 Sea Breeze exercises with participation of eight countries. The commanders made this statement during a telephone briefing held under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State’s Brussels Media Hub, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “The

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Putin Names New Governor to Far East Region Hit by Protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday named a new leader of the Far Eastern region of Khabarovsk from the nationalist LDPR party after the arrest of its popular governor brought thousands to the streets. Putin officially sacked Sergei Furgal, who was detained this month on murder charges, and named LDPR lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarev to replace him. The arrest of 50-year-old

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U.S. comments on Russia’s construction of warships in occupied Crimea

20.07.2020 16:46 Russia’s construction of warships on sovereign Ukrainian territory, which it seized by force, violates international norms. Sanctions will stay in place until Russia returns control of Crimea to Ukraine. “Russia’s unauthorized construction of warships on sovereign Ukrainian territory, which it seized by force, violates international norms once again. Sanctions will stay in place until Russia returns control of

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From FB page: Support Ukraine, Ukrainians in USA: Anatoly Anatolievich.

Ariana Gic Yanukovych regime brutality. This photo of a Ukrainian police officer beating a school teacher in Kyiv who went to rally to protect Ukrainian language in Ukraine screams of what has happened to the country since Zelensky became president. Under Zelensky, Ukraine has rapidly returned to intimidating pro-Ukrainian activists and supporters with violence and prosecution to silence their opposition

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Coronavirus: Wrangling over huge EU recovery plan enters fourth day

EU talks aimed at reaching an agreement on a huge post-coronavirus recovery fund have stretched into a fourth day. There are reportedly deep differences between the leaders, who are trying to negotiate the deal at the same time as the bloc’s next long-term budget. Some member states believe the proposed €750bn ($857bn; £680bn) package is too large and should come

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U.S. Navy sailor charged with giving classified information to Russian – media

Military court documents don’t say what kind of information he’s accused of giving the Russian or how he knew the person. A U.S. Navy sailor stationed in Portsmouth is facing charges that he gave classified information to a Russian he knew. Chief Petty Officer Charles T. Briggs is scheduled to be arraigned next week at a general court-martial, according to

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Steven Pifer: We’ve seen this movie before

Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine’s spring 2019 presidential election because he promised renewed reform and a real fight against corruption. Today, the reality looks quite different. Zelensky has fired a reformist prime minister and cabinet, replaced a prosecutor general who had begun weeding out bad eggs among prosecutors, and triggered the resignation of a National Bank of Ukraine

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