Monthly Archives: August 2020

Ukraine’s navy to acquire US ‘ship killer’ missiles

By Illia Ponomarenko The long-standing and burning questions of whether the United States is going to provide Ukraine with anti-ship missiles and what kind of weapons could those be are finally getting a clear affirmative response. It is confirmed now that U.S.-produced patrol boats Mark VI expected to be produced for Ukraine’s navy will be equipped with short-range missiles ВGM-176В Griffin, as

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Lukashenko warns Russia against destabilizing Belarus

An attempt to destabilize the situation in Belarus will have dire consequences for Russia, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in an address to parliament on Tuesday. “Billions of resources” and “new technologies” have been thrown against Belarus but these efforts may hit back like a boomerang,  said Lukashenko. “Don’t throw nuclear weapons here. Do not blow up the situation, because

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UKRAINE TERMINATES ONE MORE CIS AGREEMENT

The Cabinet of Ministers has supported a resolution on Ukraine’s withdrawal from the agreement on cooperation between the border troops of the CIS participating states in research activities. A respective decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday, August 5, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. The explanatory note to the document states that the agreement was concluded for the

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Zelensky asks Lukashenko to extradite part of detained PMC Wagner mercenaries

The two presidents spoke over the phone on Wednesday. president.gov.ua President Volodymyr Zelensky advocates extradition of a number of Russia’s Wagner PMC troops, earlier detained in Belarus as local security officials say the group was set to destabilize the country amid the ongoing presidential election campaign. Zelensky voiced the extradition request during his Wednesday’s talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander

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Demand for used cars in Ukraine grows by 43% in July – Ukrautoprom

    The Ukrainian market for used passenger cars grew by 43% in July 2020 year-on-year, to 34,300 cars, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (Ukrautoprom) has reported. According to the report, 34,300 used cars imported from abroad passed their first registration in Ukraine in July 2020, which is 43% more than in July 2019 and 17% more than in June

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Impact of Media Terrorism on Reputation: Where Journalism Ends and Criminal Responsibility Begins

   On Wednesday, August 5, at 12:30, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency will host a press conference entitled “‘Impact of Media Terrorism on Reputation: Where Journalism Ends and Criminal Responsibility Begins” on the role and participation of the media in influencing the reputation, legal protection and crisis response campaign to protect the reputation. Participants include Partner of

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Authorities Not Ready To Hold Local Elections Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

     The Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) states that the Ukrainian authorities are not ready to hold local elections on October 25 amid the coronavirus epidemic. CVU director general Oleksii Koshel announced this at a press conference on Wednesday, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Unfortunately, today we have every reason to state that the Ukrainian government is not ready to

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“Russia has been successful at muddying the waters”: lessons from the Syrian conflict

The war in Syria has been ongoing for over nine years. The war in eastern Ukraine has entered its seventh year. The two wars are incomparable. Still, they have features in common — particularly Russia’s crucial role. This role and the lessons Ukraine can learn from the war in Syria were explored during the webinar “The Role of the International Community in

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Russian propagandists come up with bizarre “Ukrainian trace” in Beirut blast – media

No factual evidence whatsoever has been presented to back the claims. Following a deadly blast in Beirut seaport that has killed dozens and left thousands injured and many homes destroyed, Russian propaganda pundits have claimed two Ukrainian vessels, which could reportedly be in the immediate vicinity to the incident site, allegedly transported explosives, which caused the tragedy. The fake spin

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Explosive Fertilizer Confiscated From Russian Businessman’s Ship Linked to Beirut Blast – Mediazona

Nearly 3,000 tons of a highly explosive fertilizer that caused Tuesday’s devastating blast in Beirut came from a ship owned by a Russian businessman, the Mediazona news website reported Wednesday, citing Lebanese television and members of the ship’s crew. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a statement Tuesday that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a

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Ukraine wants to build rescue boats jointly with Italy

05.08.2020 11:53  The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine needs to purchase specialized boats to conduct rescue operations and humanitarian mine action. The issue was discussed during a working visit of the Ministry’s delegation led by Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov to Italy, the press service of the Ministry informs. “During the visit, Minister Avakov, Head of

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DCH, Chinese investors to jointly develop Motor Sich

Representatives of the DCH group, owned by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, have reached an agreement with Chinese investors representing Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Limited on the joint development of Motor Sich, according to a statement posted on the group’s official website. “Both parties will conduct comprehensive cooperation by carrying out joint activities to improve the Ukrainian aircraft industry and, in particular, Zaporizhia-based PJSC

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Ceasefire in Ukraine is just a political ploy – opinion

For the third time in a year President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised Ukrainians a “comprehensive” ceasefire in Donbass. Looming elections rather than progress on the ground are behind that, writes Deutsche Welle’s Nick Connolly. Heavily wounded and wearing a white helmet, Ukrainian marine Yaroslav Zhuravel crawls through no man’s land back toward the Ukrainian positions. Only a few hundred metres

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Report: Trump ambassador pick warned Germany against benefits for ‘unwanted Muslim invaders’

President Trump‘s nominee to become ambassador to Germany has a history of controversial statements on race, geopolitics and use of force against civilians, according to an analysis by CNN’s KFile. According to the report, retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor has made multiple public statements warning against the supposed Islamization of Europe, calling for deadly force against Latin Americans on the

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No demand of special status for Donbas in Minsk agreements, – Kravchuk

Source : 112 Ukraine 08:03, 5 August 2020 At that, Russia tries to prove there actually is such a provision. Russia is trying to prove that the demand of a special status of governance in Donbas is stipulated in the text of Minsk agreements. Actually, it’s not true, says Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president and the head of its delegation in

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