Monthly Archives: August 2020

Over 18,100 members of Ukraine’s Armed Forces trained by UK’s Operation ORBITAL

All trainings are of a defensive nature. The Embassy says the process has been mutually beneficial / Photo from British Embassy Kyiv on Facebook As of today, more than 18,100 Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel and nearly 4,000 military instructors have been trained by the UK-established Operation ORBITAL mission since 2015. “To date, more than 18,100 Ukrainian Armed Forces personnel and

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Ukrainian food festival, car raffle and more around Bridgeville, Carnegie area

Ukrainian food festival slated The Parish of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host the Ninth Annual Ukrainian Food Festival, featuring delicious homemade Ukrainian foods and pastries, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 11-12. The Covid-safe festival will offer phone orders, take out and limited outdoor dining at SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd. in Carnegie.

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SUPPORTING FREEDOM IN BELARUS

Edward Lucas Lithuanians understand freedom. That is why public figures and activists in the largest of the Baltic states are offering unstinting political and humanitarian support for Belarus’s pro-democracy uprising. The long-serving foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius, has been in the forefront of diplomatic efforts to build an international coalition against the election-rigging regime of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and in support of

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Ukraine withdraws ambassador from Belarus following Lukashenko’s attacks Copy

Ukraine is withdrawing its ambassador from Belarus in protest to recent unfriendly steps from President Aleksandr Lukashenko, whose 26-year dictatorship is under threat by massive public protests to his attempt to steal the Aug. 9 election. In a statement published Aug. 17, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs particularly mentioned Lukashenko’s Aug. 15 transfer of detained Wagner Group mercenaries to Russia

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“Terrible situation”. Trump spoke out for the first time about the events in Belarus

US President Donald Trump called the current situation in Belarus “terrible”, reports Reuters. According to Trump, the United States is closely monitoring what is happening. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier on August 17 that Washington intends, together with the EU, “to help the Belarusian people achieve sovereignty and freedom,” adds Reuters. The European Parliament on August 17 announced

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NEXT STOP MAIDAN MOSCOW

I could never imagine that there will be some day a MAIDAN MINSK. Suddenly without any warning, there is and how. 99% hates Uncle Luka. Whatever happens the next few days, he is gone. Russian troops are ready to restore order, but that will be war. Invasion against 99% of the people does not work. Putin has another problem. May

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Occupiers kidnap retired colonel of Soviet army, his body was found two days later

Pro-Russian security forces have kidnapped retired colonel of the Soviet army Oleksandr Muzhetsky in occupied Donetsk. Later, his body was found on the city street. This was reported on social networks by supporter of the “DNR” Roman Manekin. According to him, the military pensioner and his wife were detained on August 11 by officers of the fake Ministry of State

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Ukraine terminates agreement with Russia on mutual establishment of trade missions

17.08.2020 12:35 The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has terminated an agreement with the Government of the Russian Federation on the mutual establishment of trade missions, which was in force since October 1992. As First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar posted on Facebook, such a decision was made at the Cabinet’s meeting on Monday. “Today, at

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Belarus State TV Workers Join Anti-Lukashenko Strike

Belarusian state television and radio workers walked off the job Monday, becoming the latest public employees to support the opposition in calling for new elections after last week’s official results showed a landslide victory for strongman President Alexander Lukashenko. Around 100 Belteleradio camera operators, directors and recent resignees have gathered outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in Minsk, the independent tut.by news

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The Russian Foreign Ministry reported about “tracking equipment” in the car of the Russian military attaché in the Netherlands

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed a “strong protest” to the Netherlands over the “tracking equipment” found, according to the Ministry, in the car of the Russian military attaché. The statement was published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Foreign Ministry did not provide any details. Mikhail Klimuk holds the post of Russian military attaché in the Netherlands . The Foreign Ministry has

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Denmark leads EU sanction charge on Belarus

    Following reports of election fraud in Belarus and the subsequent iron-fisted crackdown on protesters, Danish-led EU sanctions are being levelled against Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod, revealed that Denmark has been one of the drivers behind the EU applying pressure on Belarus. “Following strong Danish urging, the EU foreign ministers have today decided to prepare targeted

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“I am ready to become a national leader.” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya issued a new appeal to Belarusians

Alexander Lukashenko’s rival in  the presidential elections in Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has written down a new appeal to the citizens of the country. Here is its transcript.https://www.youtube.com/embed/UPATUpqAIDE?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&showinfo=0&color=white Dear and beloved Belarusians! All of us and our country are now going through a very difficult period in our history, when meanness borders on heroism, despair – on courage, and love – on betrayal. During this period, we must

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Factory workers in Minsk greeted Lukashenka with a shout “Go away”

On the morning of August 17, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko addressed the workers of the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT). Employees of the enterprise greeted him with shouts of “Go away!” and “Let it out!”, follows from the video of the opposition telegram channel “Nexta Live”. “Thank you,” Lukashenka said in response, standing on the site of two military tractors. – I answer you

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Lukashenka has reached an agreement with the Kremlin & will go all the way, says diplomat Bezsmertnyi

Article by: Roman Bezsmertnyi Roman Bezsmertnyi, former ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus, believes that Russia  has sent armed security forces to Belarus because Lukashenka is losing absolute control of the situation. Bezsmertnyi is convinced that the violence against the protestors is being directed by the Kremlin. “What is now transpiring in Belarus has its direct parallels with earlier Ukrainian revolutions,

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Disposable. Insignificant. Irrelevant. How the Kremlin views European Citizens

PUTIN’S COLLATERAL DAMAGE By killing4kremlin https://killing4kremlin.net/ Skripal. Everyone knows that name now. Sergei Skripal has now become synonymous with Russian assassination and Putin’s reckless pursuit of his enemies on foreign soil.  Sergei Skripal, former Russian military officer and UK double agent, and his daughter Yulia survived the attack on their lives. The nerve agent, Novichok, used by the Russian assassin,

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Belarussian media report new detentions after Minsk rally

    Several Belarusian media outlets reported on the arrests after the rally in the center of Minsk. Radio Svaboda and the NEXTA Live Telegram channel spoke about their work during the detention of people in civilian clothes. The exact number of those detained is unknown. The Belarusian media reported on the evening of August 16 about arrests in different districts

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