Monthly Archives: August 2020

‘Wider use’ of Russian language in Donbas is possible, Kravchuk says

13.08.2020 17:51 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s 1st president and representative in the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbas, believes that “wider” use of the Russian language is possible in this territory. “I do not think that the language will return Donbas. To date, nobody has banned the use of the Ukrainian language in Donbas. If this

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The protesters are paid, the riot police cannot be demonized, drunks with knives and knuckle dusters take to the streets What the Belarusian authorities say about the demonstrations – all versions, as briefly as possible

The election campaign was well organized, the elections were held as a holiday. Sheep take to the streets under the influence of puppeteers from Europe. Telegram channel administrators urge people to put themselves under batons, while they themselves are sitting abroad. There are many convicted, unemployed, stoned, drunk protesters among the protesters. And in their backpacks – sharpeners, knives, screwdrivers, clubs, brass knuckles, strangleholds,

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Putin and Macron discuss settlement of conflict in Donbas

French and Russian Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation on Wednesday. The conversation took place at the initiative of the French side, the Kremlin’s press service reports. The Presidents discussed, among other things, the steps for resolving the situation in the Donbas. Macron and Putin praised the ceasefire agreed upon by the Trilateral Contact Group. Putin

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Hungary commits to air defence missiles from Raytheon in $1 billion deal

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary on Wednesday signed a declaration of intent to buy air defence missiles from U.S. arms manufacturer Raytheon Technologies, Hungarian state news agency MTI reported, citing the defence minister. The deal, worth about $1 billion, will be managed through the Foreign Military Sales programme and will be concluded by the end of September, MTI added. Hungary has

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Belarus to hand over detained Wagner mercenaries to Russia

Mercenaries from the Russian Private Military Company the Wagner Group, who were detained near Minsk, can be handed over to Russia very soon, reported Interfax, citing an unnamed source. According to media reports, the mercenaries “will be handed over to the Russia for further investigation in the near future, possibly before the end of the week.” They will leave Minsk,

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Belarus election: Women form ‘solidarity chains’ to condemn crackdown

Women have formed human chains in Belarus to condemn a crackdown on protests over the disputed election. Many dressed in white and carried flowers as they called for an end to police brutality. Unrest erupted after long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was declared winner of Sunday’s presidential election, in a vote condemned by the EU and US as neither free nor

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Zelensky calls on Ukrainian citizens to refrain from traveling to Belarus

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called on Ukrainian citizens to refrain from traveling to Belarus due to the difficult political situation in the country. He told this to journalists during his visit to the Boryspil intensive care hospital on Thursday, August 13, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The situation in Belarus is very difficult now. We went through it

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FM Kuleba: Consul has not found Ukrainians detained in Belarus

    The whereabouts of Kostiantyn Reutsky, Yevhen Vasylyev, and Oksana Alioshyna detained in Minsk are unknown. Ukraine’s Embassy has sent inquiries to the Foreign Ministry of Belarus requesting information. “This morning, the Ukrainian consul visited the two largest temporary detention centers in Minsk but failed to obtain any information about the possible whereabouts of the mentioned Ukrainian citizens. The Belarusian

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Peter Zalmayev: Lukashenko, Putin will never be friends of Ukraine

Decade after decade, in one poll after another, Ukrainians have named Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko as their favorite foreign leader. Saddled with the post-Soviet experience of crony capitalism, stagnating wages and shrinking pensions, Ukrainians of modest means have looked wistfully to their eastern Slavic brethren and their ostensibly secure lives under the self-proclaimed Bat’ska (“father”, in Belarusian). It may come as a

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Court permits SBI to investigate murders of protesters at Instytutska Street in 2014, arrests ex-commander of Berkut in absentia

Kyiv-based Pechersky District Court permitted investigators of the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) to conduct a pretrial investigation in absentia against the former commander of the Berkut special-purpose police regiment, who is suspected of committing the premeditated murders of protesters on Instytutska Street in the center of Kyiv on February 20, 2014, as well as in other particularly serious crime.

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Philippines leader Duterte may be injected with Russian Covid-19 vaccine as early as May 2021 – spokesperson

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte could receive a Russian-made vaccine for the novel coronavirus next year, his spokesperson has said. Duterte previously expressed interest in testing out the promising drug himself. Duterte’s spokesperson, Harry Roque, told reporters that the president would be inoculated with the Russian vaccine as early as May 1, 2021, if the treatment is approved by the country’s

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Russia’s Communist Party: Recent events in Belarus is a coup attempt

Warning! This article contains Commie BS MOSCOW, 13 August (BelTA) – The recent developments in Belarus is not a spontaneous expression of discontent, but a coup d’etat attempt, BelTA learned from a statement made by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation on 12 August. The document notes that subversive activities, in which huge amounts of

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Wave of strikes sweeps over Belarusian industry on third day of protests against rigged elections

Strikes on major Belarusian enterprises started on 11 August, following the falsified results of the presidential elections keeping dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka in power for the sixth term and mass repressions of law enforcement against nationwide protests. They are important because they prove that simple workers who are presumably Lukashenka’s electorate are unhappy with the situation in the country. On 10

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Pro-Kremlin Disinformation and Elections in Belarus

In recent days, thousands of people have been taking to the streets in Belarus to protest the results of presidential elections that gave President Alyaksandr Lukashenka a landslide victory amid allegations of widespread vote-rigging. Authorities have responded with police violence, internet blackouts, and mass detentions of  journalists and protesters. Meanwhile, Belarusian state-controlled TV channels reported mere “disorders” (беспорядки) in the

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From the FB page of Euromaidan Press

Good morning World! Good morning Ukraine!Say hello to Stas, Dmytro and Max, three smiling Ukrainian warriors with two legs, enjoying the sun in the yard of a military hospital.Know why? Because life goes on! And it’s not the number of legs that makes life so real and so wonderful!Stas was injured in the Battle for Donetsk Airport in 2015. Doctors

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NSDC has funds to develop missiles and aircraft – Danilov

    Ukraine will primarily develop the production of missiles and aircraft. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said this during a round table entitled “Technologies for asymmetric counteraction to external aggression and ways of their effective development”, which took place at Ukrinform on August 12. “As for the development of industry, these are

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