Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ankara receives updated lists of Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia – Turkish Ambassador

Recently, Ankara has received updated lists of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, including Crimean Tatars, Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere said, stressing that the topic of the release of Ukrainian political prisoners is always on Turkey’s agenda. “When our high-level delegations, including our presidents, negotiate with Ukrainian delegations, these topics are always on our agenda. We receive updated

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Alina Stremoukhova, Ukrainian tourist who gave birth in Netherlands due to lockdown:Whole Dutch hospital helped me give birth

She first became a mother in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The childbirth of Ukrainian tourist Alina Stremoukhova began in her sixth month of pregnancy in the Netherlands. A 28-year-old pregnant Ukrainian woman decided to visit her mother, who has been living in the Netherlands for almost ten years. A week later, she learned at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport that

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WHAT DOES THE KREMLIN WANT?

To Properly Combat Putin’s Actions, We Need to Understand How the Kremlin Thinks  Edward Lucas  Since its publication last week, the British Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee report on Russia has drawn much attention. As a long-standing Kremlin critic (and the first witness to the inquiry), I feel enjoyably vindicated. The report lambasts previous British governments for overlooking the threat, while

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Sergii Leshchenko: How corrupt Ukrainian court helped Giuliani’s conspiracy

By Sergii Leshchenko Leaked audio recordings of Ukrainian officials are the soundtrack for Ukrainian politics. There were quite a few recently. In January, then-Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk was targeted in audio leak where he was caught making unfavorable comments about President Volodymyr Zelensky. In May, Ukrainian lawmaker Andriy Derkach released tape fragments with voices resembling those of former U. S. Vice President Joe

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Russian Athletes Should Face ‘Blanket Ban’ in Tokyo, Says Whistleblower

Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency in December banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data. Russia is appealing the ban at the Court

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‘Russia, Wake up’: Far East Protesters Seek to Set Example for Entire Country

Some local Khabarovsk activists and experts, however, wonder if the protest movement can be sustained. By Evan Gershkovich KHABAROVSK — As they have for nearly three weeks, the first protesters started to gather at Lenin Square in the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East at 7 pm on a recent weekday evening. They were soon joined by independent Russian journalists and

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Patriarch Kirill gives senior nun his ‘blessing’ to sell off her luxury $135,000 Mercedes-Benz

Patriarch Kirill and abbess Feofaniya © Moscow City Diocese of the Russian Orthodox ChurchThe head of the Russian Orthodox Church has ordered a prominent prioress to part with her black Mercedes-Benz, reminding clerics that they should refrain from driving luxurious cars and instead use donations for charitable work. Patriarch Kirill has “blessed” Mother Superior Feofaniya, the head of the Pokrovsky

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Peskov: Russia does not guarantee observance of ceasefire in Donbas

27.07.2020 16:17 The Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov has stated that Russia cannot guarantee observance of ceasefire in Donbas because Russia is allegedly not a party to the conflict.  “Commitment to [agreements] at the level of the Normandy format is one thing, but I don’t think we can talk about any guarantees from Russian side in this case because

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U.S. will continue to sell Javelin missiles, patrol boats to Ukraine in 2021

    The United States will continue to sell Javelin missiles and patrol boats to Ukraine in 2021, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Volodymyr Yelchenko has said in an interview with the RBC-Ukraine online news site. “Purchases of Javelins will continue. They were included in the program of assistance for 2021. In addition, the units that will be sent to

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Satellite Images Show Iranian Replica Of U.S. Aircraft Carrier In Strait of Hormuz

Satellite images show that Iran has placed a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, possibly to use for naval exercises. News agencies Reuters and AP reported on July 27 that the ship, which resembles a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, could be seen in images provided by U.S.-based space technology firm Maxar Technologies. In one image from

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Russian-led forces violate new truce in Donbas – JFO Commander

The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Ukrainian Joint Forces Commander, General Volodymyr Kravchenko has said Russian-led forces have already violated the newly-agreed truce in Donbas. “The situation along the contact line is stable and under control. Unfortunately, at 00:20-00:45 Kyiv time, the enemy shelled a unit of the 36th separate marine infantry brigade, using riles,

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Russia must fulfill its commitments on ceasefire in Donbas – British ambassador

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has said she hopes that Russia will fulfill the agreements on a full ceasefire in Donbas. “Good to see Trilateral Contact Group agreement on additional ceasefire measures. I really hope these are implemented and civilians in Donbas see a sustained reduction in violence,” she wrote on her Twitter account. At the same time, Simmons

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Ceasefire opens path for full settlement of conflict in Donbas – U.S. Embassy

     The United States strongly supports Ukraine’s efforts to establish a comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas. “The United States strongly supports Ukraine in its determined efforts to fully implement a ceasefire. We are hopeful that reality on the ground will fully reflect the ceasefire called for in the Minsk agreements, as additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire agreed upon by the

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Journalist threatened after uncovering pro-Russian Telegram channels and their influence on president’s party MPs

Texty.org.ua journalist Liubov Velychko found herself under attack after publishing her research revealing pro-Russian messages on Telegram channels and its influence on MPs from the president’s Servant of the People’s party. Velychko analyzed more than 10,000 messages of the five channels that are popular among the MPs, and found clear links between the messages and the decisions of MPs. After

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Maas: Germany against US push to let Russia back into G7

US President Donald Trump had suggested reintroducing Russia into the G7 last month. However, Moscow first needs to take greater efforts in solving the conflict in Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. Germany has rejected a proposal floated by US President Donald Trump to allow Russia back into the Group of Seven (G7) most advanced economies, German Foreign Minister

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Joint Forces Operation Headquarters: Body of killed medic was cut with bones excised, and wounded marine bled to death

on 07/26/2020 | | Donbas | NewsPrint This Post The BBC News Ukraine agency received a report from the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters with some details about the death of a wounded marine who could not be evacuated from the battlefield. What happened to the wounded marine? On July 13, a group of Ukrainian servicemen tried to pick up the body of a killed Ukrainian scout

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Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine seems to hold

  The ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, in effect since 00.01, seems to hold so far. As of now, the situation is calm. Only 35.000 rounds, 64 guided missiles, 44 grenades, and 2 nukes have been fired at Ukrainian positions so far. President Zelensky expressed his joy about the successful ceasefire and plans to visit Moscow soon, to discuss the details

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