Monthly Archives: July 2020

Biden would increase lethal aid to Ukraine, in escalation of Obama policy

POLITICO By Lara Seligman Four days before President Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, the outgoing vice president, Joe Biden, was in Ukraine — his sixth visit in seven years — to deliver a rousing farewell speech. “You’re fighting both against the cancer of corruption, which continues to eat away at Ukraine’s democracy within, and the unrelenting aggression of the

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Antoni Macierewicz to Newsmax TV: New Evidence Shows Explosives Involved in 2010 Polish Plane Crash

NEWSMAX By Marisa Herman 31 July 2020 A plane crashed that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 top government and military officials 10 years ago may not have been caused by pilot error. During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” chair of Poland’s Smolensk Air Disaster Investigation Antoni Macierewicz said new evidence shows that explosive materials were found

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Ukraine to request extradition of 28 Wagner PMC troops from Belarus

The men are believed to have fought against Ukraine government forces in the Donbas warzone. The Office of the Prosecutor General has notified Belarus about its intentions to demand extradition of participants in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, recently detained on Belarusian territory as part of the Russian PMC Wagner group. That’s according to the OPG press service. “The

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Moscow City Duma deputy faces criminal charges over repeated participation in protests

State investigators have launched a criminal case against Moscow City Duma deputy Yulia Galyamina for “repeated violations of the rules on conducting public events.” The case was launched under article 212.1 of Russia’s Criminal Code, which is often referred to as “Dadin’s article” after activist Ildar Dadin — the first person to be convicted under this article following its introduction in 2014.

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Following suspension of Russian ‘Fox News’ imitator, Kremlin warns internet users not to trust YouTube or other Western platforms

Warning! More verbal diarrhea from Peskov. After a Russian TV channel loosely inspired by America’s Fox News was blocked by video-streaming service YouTube earlier this week, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Western web giants should be treated with a “low degree of trust.” Dmitry Peskov emphasized that the companies are completely unaccountable and can do as they please. He said the

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Kremlin Demands Release of Russians Held in Belarus

The Kremlin on Friday asked ex-Soviet ally Belarus to release 33 Russian men detained in Minsk over an alleged plot to organize riots ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Belarussian security services on Wednesday arrested the group of Russians, saying they were mercenaries on a mission to destabilise the country in the run-up to the Aug. 9 polls. Belarus’ KGB

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Roman Burko, journalist

My name is Roman Burko, I am a journalist, blogger, founder of the international volunteer community InformNapalm and editor-in-chief of InformNapalm.org website. I was born in Donbas, then moved to Crimea. I studied, lived and worked in Sevastopol. By some quirk of fate both of these Ukrainian regions, which I call my home, are now occupied by the Russian Federation. This had a deep impact

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Why Ukraine Really Is On the Road to Reform

We need to change the narrative of self-victimization in society and aggressive manners towards each other. by Iuliia Mendel Last month Ukraine secured a $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. A week ago, the European Union provided $1.2 billion for the macro-financial assistance program. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested more than $350 million in

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Bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduce legislation to provide support for Ukraine

It encourages the U.S. Department of State to establish a working group on Ukraine with relevant European allies. REUTERS A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on July 30 introduced legislation to provide support for Ukraine, authorizing up to US$300 million per year of foreign military financing. “U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of

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