Monthly Archives: July 2020

Zelensky, Putin discuss implementation of Paris summit agreements by phone

Zelensky raised the issue of security in Donbas. Zelensky has had a phone call with Putin / Photo from president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the phone call, the two leaders discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the Normandy summit in Paris on December 9, the press service

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‘The bleeding didn’t stop’ Defendant in Russia’s controversial extremism case shares letter describing his confession under torture

Moscow’s Lyublinsky District Court will soon announce the verdicts for the seven defendants in the controversial “Novoe Velichie” (“New Greatness”) extremism case. Prosecutors are demanding the most severe punishment for 27-year-old Ruslan Kostylenkov — seven and a half years in a penal colony. In 2018, Kostylenkov was arrested on his birthday, March 15. That same day, the Telegram channel “Kremlevskaya Prachka”

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Crimean political prisoner’s missing toddler found dead near house after three days

Musa Suleimanov went missing in the village of Strohanivka, Simferopol district, Crimea, on July 24. Musa Suleimanov went missing on July 24 / Photo from Crimean House Crimean political prisoner Ruslan Suleimanov’s three-year-old son has been found dead not far from the house after the toddler went missing on July 24. “The boy, Musa, was found dead in a cesspit

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RUSSIAN “Termite” rocket flew for three seconds: “spectacular” video of not very successful tests IN LIBYA

The rocket did not hit, and the video “impressed”: such a conclusion can be made after watching the video posted on social networks. Yesterday, July 20, 2020, a video of a test of the Soviet anti-ship missile P-15 “Termit” in Libya appeared on Twitter. The launches were carried out with the participation of the forces of the Libyan National Army of

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Russian Election Activists Arrested at Conference

Members of the Russian “United Democrats” movement, which campaigns for meaningful elections, were arrested in the western Tatarstan region on Saturday, the group said on Facebook. Russian special forces seized the members in the Tatarstan capital Kazan “to investigate their involvement in terrorism,” the group said, without giving details. Anastasia Burakova, one of the movement’s coordinators, said the arrests took

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US will not impose sanctions on Russia for collusion with Taliban and interference in elections – media

The US defense budget for fiscal 2021 does not provide for sanctions against the Russian Federation for the alleged payment to the Taliban for the murder of American soldiers in Afghanistan , as well as interference in the elections. This is reported by the Russian edition of RBC with reference to its own source in the US Congress . In particular, we are talking about

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Brian Bonner: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Alexei Bayer: Appeasing Putin

There is a school of political thought in the United States and Europe which proposes that Vladimir Putin’s aggressive stance against the West is the fault of the West itself. The story goes that Americans in particular somehow mismanaged Russia’s transition to democracy after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Leaving the economic component aside — although there is also

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EXCLUSIVE: Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga on Ukraine’s Zelenskyy, Donbas War, and Coronavirus

“We are no Switzerland,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to journalists during a press conference in May. This month, Ukraine has had a first visit from a Swiss president. Simonetta Sommaruga, the President of the Swiss Confederation, came to Ukraine for a three-day visit. She and Zelenskyy discussed humanitarian aid for Donbas, financial support, and cultural programs.   Hromadske’s Maria Romanenko sat

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Will be necessary to call in peacekeepers for withdrawal of Russian troops from ORDLO – Reznikov

     Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Oleksiy Reznikov has said he believes that in order to withdraw Russian troops from certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO) of Ukraine, it will still be necessary to resort to a peacekeeping mission. “The first thing is to adopt

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