Monthly Archives: August 2020

In different cities of Belarus, rallies of two presidential candidates were canceled on the same day. Reason – urgent repairs

In three cities of Belarus, on August 4, several authorized pre-election rallies of presidential candidates Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Andrei Dmitriev were canceled. It is reported by Tut.by. Tikhanovskaya was to meet with voters in Slutsk and Soligorsk. In both cities, the authorities suddenly made repairs to the places allocated for the rallies. Meetings with voters were canceled at the last moment. The people who

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“DNR representatives” in JCCC outraged that Ukraine does not recognize impostors. They threaten with escalation

The so-called “DNR representatives” in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line between the parties (JCCC) are outraged that the Ukrainian side refuses to recognize their arbitrarily assigned status. This follows from the statement made by the occupation authorities of CADLO. According to the “DNR representatives” in the JCCC, the parties “exchanged

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Montenegro puts Russia in green zone; Ukraine outraged

The authorities of Montenegro believes that such a decision might attract the Russian tourists for early recovery of the tourism industry Montenegro included Russia on the list of the green zone countries as RTCG reported. The authorities of Montenegro believe that such a decision might attract Russian tourists for the early recovery of the tourism industry. “It will create the

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FBI raids offices at downtown One Cleveland Center building tied to Ukrainian oligarch

By John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer and Eric Heisig, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FBI on Tuesday raided the Cleveland offices of a real estate company tied to a Ukrainian oligarch that owns several downtown buildings. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson said agents were searching the offices of the Optima Management Group in One Cleveland Center at East 9th Street and

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Russia withdraws from tax agreement with Cyprus

Russia is denouncing the double taxation agreement with Cyprus, the Russian Ministry of Finance announced on Monday. Negotiations with the authorities of the island, which since the 1990s has become the main piggy bank of offshore capitals from Russia, have not been successful, the Ministry said in a press release. The Russian side insisted on taxing 15% of the dividends

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WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year. Russia is pushing ahead with

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Amid earlier reports of Medvedchuk’s ongoing Crimea visit, Putin’s plane arrives in occupied Simferopol – media

The aircraft landed about four hours ago. REUTERS An Il 96-300 jet that is reportedly part of the Russian Presidential Administration’s fleet has landed in the occupied Crimea, as evidenced by FlightRadar monitoring system data The liner, registration No. RA-96012, arrived from Moscow some four hours ago, bihus.info reported. According to journalists, until 2003, the plane was used as the

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Zelensky “clearly explains” to Avakov who’s in charge in Ukraine – advisor to President’s Office chief

Delicately but clearly, Zelensky explained that it’s he who is President and it’s he who determines all key policy directions, while Avakov is responsible for security. Arsen Avakov / Photo from UNIAN Mykhailo Podolyak, an anti-crisis communications advisor to Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, has said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is no longer a threat to Ukrainian President

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Russia sends 30 ammunition trucks and 10 armored vehicles to Donbas – intelligence

04.08.2020 14:51 Over the past week, Russia delivered at least 10 armored vehicles and about 30 trucks with small arms to the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Maksym Prauta said this at a briefing on Tuesday, August 4, with reference to information from the Main Intelligence Directorate, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Russia continues

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Occupiers open fire near four populated localities in Donbas

04.08.2020 09:50 Over the past day, the occupiers launched three attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “Over the past day, three attacks launched by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports. In particular, the enemy opened fire from tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun near Pivdenne (40km north-east

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Danilov hopes ceasefire in Donbas will be a step towards end of war

The ceasefire in Donbas has been in place since midnight July 27, 2020, and isolated cases of its violation are not systemic, according to the Main Situation Center at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. “Unlike the previous “Christmas”, “harvest”, “school” and many other announced ceasefires, which lasted several days, today is the seventh day of the ceasefire without

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For Ukraine, endless Putin means endless hybrid war

UkraineAlert by Mark Temnycky On July 1, Vladimir Putin entered a new phase of his reign that will likely keep him in the Kremlin until 2036. This extension came by way of a national vote on constitutional changes that included a proposal to nullify previous presidential terms, thereby allowing the Russian leader to serve two more six-year presidential stints once

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Exiled Belarusian opposition candidate calls on 32 world leaders — but not Vladimir Putin — to support campaign against Lukashenko

9:49 am, August 3, 2020 – Source: Meduza Valery Tsepkalo (Valeryy Tsapkala), one of two leading Belarusian oppositionists who’s been denied candidacy in the country’s upcoming presidential election, has addressed a letter to 32 heads of state calling on them to support “free and fair presidential elections in Belarus.” The news agencies Dozhdand Interfax have published excerpts from Tsepkalo’s text.  “The authorities in Belarus

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From the FB page of Brian Whitmore

NOTE TO POWER VERTICAL LISTENERSIt is with very deep and profound sadness that I announce that the July 31, 2020 episode of The Power Vertical Podcast was the last one I will produce for some time. I founded The Power Vertical franchise at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in 2008 with the strong support of RFE/RL’s senior management and editorial staff.

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