Monthly Archives: July 2020

Breaking: Iran attacks US Navy, captures 10 sailors

    Iran has captured two U.S. Navy vessels and at least 10 Navy personnel, according to multiple news reports. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is tweeting about cheese. The Pentagon and the White House are apparently working to “resolve” the Iranian hostage situation, but have not released any details about what the resolution might look like. NBC News

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Kremlin: Russian weapons sales remain high, payments impossible to obtain due to sanctions

Demand for Russian weapons abroad remains consistently high, Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of the Russian state corporation Rostec, said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Despite the U.S. sanctions against Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of Rostec and serves as an intermediary for Russia’s arms exports and imports, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation remains at $51.1 billion, Chemezov

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Belarus Leader Demands Russia Provide Explanation Over ‘Militants’

Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Moscow after Minsk arrested more than 30 allegedly Russian fighters ahead of next month’s tense presidential election. “It is necessary to immediately turn to appropriate Russian structures so that they explain what is going on,” Lukashenko said at an emergency meeting.  Earlier in the day Belarus arrested a group of

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PACE may investigate far-right extremism in Ukraine

It is related to the wave of attacks by national radicals on civilians that swept through Ukraine The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe may send an additional mission to Ukraine to investigate far-right extremism after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. This was stated by an MP of Austria’s Social Democratic Party, a member of the PACE, Professor Stefan

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Prosecutor General Venediktova names controversial official as second-in-command

Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has named Roman Hovda as her first deputy, sparking outrage among judicial watchdogs who say that he was involved in the legal crackdown on protesters in Ukraine’s 2014 revolution. After Hovda’s appointment on July 29, activists pointed to multiple instances of controversial rulings by the prosecutor and people directly subordinate to him in the past.  Specifically,

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Hungary supports imposing sanctions against Russia, their strengthening, but sometimes it is necessary to discuss whether this helps Ukraine – ambassador

Hungary supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation and, if necessary, the strengthening of sanctions against the Russian Federation, Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine István Íjgyártó has said. “As for this conflict over the Crimean Peninsula and Donbas, Hungary is supporting the EU’s position, which is quite open and clear, and

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Ukraine’s archbishop blames Zelensky for treason

“When my Motherland is in danger, praying is just not enough”, Afanasiy Shkurupiy said Archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) Afanasiy Shkurupiy commented on the conditions of ceasefire in Donbas and called President Volodymyr Zelensky a traitor for imposing such conditions. under which Ukrainian troops have no right to use drones for air reconnaissance or use sniper

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Iran deeply concerned of Ukrainian airliner black boxes’ data being exposed

Analysis by PMOI/MEK Iran, July 29, 2020—“The French have no right to place this information in the hands of the media,” said Iranian regime Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi on Monday, July 27. This vividly portrays Tehran’s deep concerns about the information of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 black boxes being exposed to the public. When asked by a

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Belarus Detains 33 Russian Wagner Mercenaries Ahead of Presidential Election – Report

Belarussian law enforcement has detained 33 mercenaries from the private Russian military contractor Wagner Group less than two weeks before the country’s presidential election, the Belarus state-run Belta news agency reported Wednesday. The surprise announcement is the latest twist in an extraordinary election campaign that has seen strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko jail his key would-be rivals ahead of the vote.

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Zelensky: Okhmatdyt’s new building has ‘best equipment in the world’

PHOTOS29.07.2020 17:50 A new building of the National Children’s Specialized Hospital “Okhmatdyt” has six units equipped with the cutting-edge equipment. “Today is a beautiful, fantastic day for us – the opening of a fantastic building in the fantastic ‘Okhmatdyt’ hospital. Six new units have been opened. This will help save lives of Ukrainian children,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said

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Two of three Ukrainians think country moving in wrong direction, 60% note worsening economic situation – Rating survey

   19% of Ukrainians believe that in general, things in Ukraine are going in the right direction, and 68% have the opposite opinion, according to the results of a survey conducted by Rating Sociological Group on July 15-20, 2020. More than 60% of respondents believe that the economic situation in Ukraine has deteriorated over the past six months, a quarter

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Number Of New Covid-19 Cases Growing 2nd Day In Row Up 11.2% To 1,022 On July 28, Number Of New Lethal Cases Rose By 61.5% To 21

    On July 28, the number of newly-registered Covid-19 cases in Ukraine rose by 1,022 over July 27 to 66,597, and the number of deaths rose by 21 over July 27 to 1,650; at the same time, the number of new cases rose by 11.2% and the number of new lethal cases rose by 61.5%. The National Security and Defense

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Kravchuk may replace Kuchma at Minsk talks – Zelensky

The president said several candidates were being considered for this position. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said former President Leonid Kravchuk may replace Leonid Kuchma as Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) at the Minsk talks on Donbas. The president told journalists several candidates were being considered for this position, including Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily

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Zelensky introduces temporary visa-free regime for citizens of China who enter Ukraine for tourism

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the temporary introduction of a visa-free regime for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who enter Ukraine for tourist purposes. According to the presidential press service’s statement on Tuesday, decree No. 295/2020 was signed “with the purpose of developing friendly relations between Ukraine and China,” as well as enhancing

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A NEW HOPE

Women Are Running a Revolution Against Lukashenka’s Regime  Belarus’ election authorities thought that they had got rid of the president’s strongest rivals when they barred the jailed ex-banker Viktar Babaryka and former IT park director Valery Tsapkala from the presidential race. But they made a mistake by letting Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the wife of another candidate, the jailed political vlogger Siarhei

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YouTube blocked Russian TV channel Tsargrad

The channel’s founder, Konstantin Malofeev, is under sanctions over allegations of financing the war in Donbas. Google-owned YouTube video hosting blocked the account of the Russian TV channel Tsargrad on the night of July 28 without the possibility of recovery. This was reported by Google to Russia’s Interfax. The channel’s account was blocked due to violations of the law on sanctions and trade rules. The founder

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