Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry expects visa liberalization with three countries

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects Australia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia to simplify visa procedures for Ukrainians in response to Ukraine’s introduction of visa-free regime for citizens of these countries from August 1. “Ukraine takes a step towards partners: citizens of Australia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and a number of other countries will be able to travel to

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US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya rebels

    Russia continues to supply a broad range of arms to Libyan rebels including fighter jets, air defence missiles, land mines, and armoured vehicles through the state-backed mercenary Wagner Group, the US Defense Department said Friday. The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Wagner-supplied military equipment “on the front lines” of the Libyan conflict in Sirte. The photos

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Russia’s ambassador to the UN urges Israel to leave Syria alone

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, said that it is necessary to put an end to “the illegal presence” of the United States in Syria. Nebenzya stressed that Syria loses about $40 million a month because of its inability to access its oil fields, noting that the “barbaric methods”

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sO long as Russia remains an empire, Moscow will be repressive at home and aggressive abroad, Eidman says

As long as Russia remains an empire, Igor Eidman says, Moscow will be repressive at home and aggressive abroad, a reality that the people in Khabarovsk and elsewhere understand and why it is important to see that their opposition to the Kremlin is also opposition to the empire run from there. “A single and indivisible Russia is needed above all

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Russia Simplifies Citizenship Procedure For Ukrainian Permanent Residents

   Russia has simplified citizenship procedures for Ukrainians permanently residing on its territory. President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant law on April 24 and it entered into force on Friday, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the document, citizens of Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Kazakhstan permanently residing in the Russian Federation have the right to apply for Russian citizenship

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Pay a fine if you use Ukrainian passport — new rules for Crimeans with double citizenship

Ukrainian passport. Source: DMS  2020/07/25 – 04:12 • CRIMEARussian occupational authorities in Crimea are fining local residents with both Russian and Ukrainian passports if they use a Ukrainian passport while entering Crimea from mainland Ukraine. Although it was common practice to not recognize Ukrainian passports if one also has a Russian passport, people were not previously fined. Russian passports were handed

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Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts go up in smoke

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson In the early hours of July 23, the home of leading Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin was badly damaged in an apparent arson attack. Luckily, he and his young family were not at home at the time, while Shabunin’s parents were able to escape the blaze unharmed. Nevertheless, the incident is being treated as a dangerous

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Kyiv court sees no violation in Zelensky’s assets declaration

Under Article 105 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the President enjoys the right of immunity during his or her tenure. Kyiv’s Pechersky district court has ruled that there is no administrative violation in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s assets declaration. The ruling was issued by judge Svitlana Smyk, according to the website of the State Register of Court Rulings. The court

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PS752: Black box transcript confirms illegal interference with jet downed in Iran – media

22:59, 24 July 2020 – UNIAN An international team examining the black boxes from the jet has completed a preliminary analysis of the data in France. The transcript from the black boxes from a Ukrainian jet accidentally shot down by Iran on January 8 confirms the fact of illegal interference with the plane, Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister wrote on Twitter on

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