Monthly Archives: August 2020

Russian military intelligence sergeant from 19th Motorized Rifle Brigade spotted in the Ukrainian Donbas

Russian Federation continues to deploy its professional military personnel in the occupied territories of the Ukrainian Donbas who carry out special missions disguising themselves as militants of the illegal armed formations of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) or Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR). New facts relate to the participation in the war against Ukraine of a professional Russian serviceman Andrey Zorkin,

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History of Ukraine: The Beginnings

on 08/18/2020 | | History of Ukraine The name “Ukraine” can be found already in some chronicles dated by the 12th century. Most likely, it is related to the word “krai” (край), meaning “country.” In the early Middle Ages, people who lived in what is now Ukraine called their country “Rus,” and themselves “Rusy,” “Rusychy,” or “Rusyny.” Kyiv, the biggest city and the

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Lukashenko has appointed a new government in Belarus. All the ministers of the power bloc remained in their posts

Alexander Lukashenko, who was declared the elected president of the country by the CEC of Belarus after the elections, named the composition of the new government. BelTA informs about it. Roman Golovchenko was reappointed as Prime Minister. This appointment must be formally approved by the lower house of the Belarusian parliament. The composition of the cabinet remained practically unchanged. In particular, the ministers

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Resolution of the Coordination Council of the opposition of Belarus: we do not aim to change the constitutional system and foreign policy

The Presidium of the Coordination Council of Belarus, following the results of the first meeting on the evening of August 19, adopted a resolution with the main requirements for the authorities. The purpose of the existence of the coordinating council is to find ways to overcome the crisis. “The Coordinating Council does not aim to change the constitutional order and foreign

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Prominent Ukrainian academician Paton dies at 101

He would turn 102 on November 14 this year. Borys Paton / Photo from UNIAN Prominent Ukrainian academician, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Borys Paton has died at 101. This was announced on Facebook by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. “Metallurgist, engineer, inventor, scientist, teacher. The first one who was awarded the Hero of Ukraine title.

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Lukashenko warns Zelensky against “fomenting riots” in Belarus

“Financing riots means fomenting riots,” Lukashenko said, asking that his statement be relayed to a number of foreign leaders, including the Ukrainian president. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose legitimacy following the latest election has not been recognized by the EU and a number of states, has publicly warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky against “fomenting riots”. “You just need to tell

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Belarus unrest: Lukashenko steps up efforts to reassert control

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has stepped up efforts to reassert his control after 10 days of street protests and strikes triggered by disputed elections. The official result gave him 80% of the vote but the opposition has denounced the poll as fraudulent. Mr Lukashenko says he has given orders to end the unrest in the capital Minsk. The move signalled

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Foreign Ministry keeps situation with Ukrainians in Syrian refugee camp under control

19.08.2020 17:30 The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry monitors the situation with Ukrainians who stay in Syria’s al-Hawl refugee camp and cooperates with international partners on their return home, the ministry has said in a statement. “The Foreign Ministry keeps under constant control the situation in which our fellow citizens found themselves in the al-Hawl refugee camp in Syria and does not

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Lukashenko promises to dissolve Coordination Council of Belarusian opposition

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has promised to equip with brooms and shovels the members of the opposition’s Coordination Council formed by supporters of his election rival, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, to ensure the transition of power in Belarus. “The so-called ‘black hundred’ has been established to receive and to ensure transition of power. This is the so-called opposition headquarters. Surprisingly, they

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Ukrainian detained in Belarus at Russia’s request

   Belarusian border guards have detained a Ukrainian citizen, who is wanted by Russia, the State Border Committee of Belarus has reported. According to the report, on August 18, border guards detained a 34-year-old passenger at the Nova Huta checkpoint while registering a Kyiv-Minsk bus for entry into Belarus. “During passport control, it turned out that the man was on

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UIA cancels flights to 12 European cities in September

    Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has updated its flight schedule for September and cancelled flights to 12 European cities. In September, the company cancels flights to Venice (VCE), Stockholm (ARN), Copenhagen (CPH), Helsinki (HEL), Naples (NAP), Zurich (ZRH), Budapest (BUD), Tbilisi (TBS), Larnaca (LCA), Frankfurt (FRA), Vienna (VIE), and Warsaw (WAW), the UIA press service reports. UIA plans to operate

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Kremlin says no Russian troops are needed in Belarus, instead sends a team of propagandists to Minsk

The Kremlin does not see the need to deploy troops to Belarus, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov. He noted that the military assistance obligations stipulated in the Collective Security Treaty apply only to the cases when an external attack had been carried out on a member country. “There really are a number of obligations of

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In Belarus, found dead 29-year-old director of the museum Konstantin Shishmakov He refused to sign the protocol of voting in the elections. And a week later he told his wife about the dismissal – and disappeared

On August 15, 29-year-old Konstantin Shishmakov, director of the Bagration military history museum in the city of Volkovysk (Grodno region), disappeared in Belarus. On that day, he went to work after a week’s vacation, and in the evening he called his wife and said: “I won’t work here anymore, I’m going home.” He never made it home. His father, Andrei Shishmakov, expressed the

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Grodno has become one of the centers of protests in Belarus. The authorities made concessions to the demonstrators They are promised to be given time on TV and not to be punished for strikes

The authorities of Grodno, the fifth most populous city ​​in Belarus, made concessions to the protesters. On August 18, the Grodno City Executive Committee published on its website a response to the demands of local activists . It follows from it that in the city rallies are now allowed in the central squares; the Council of Public Accord was created from representatives of the authorities and civil society; all 777 people detained

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Lukashenka’s aide estimates damage from protests in Belarus at half a billion dollars

Valery Belsky, aide to the President of Belarus for the financial and credit system, said that the damage from the protests that began in the country after the presidential elections amounted to at least $ 500 million. “The delayed (damage) is in the billions. The foundations of the foreign lending system created over the years have been violated, the investment attractiveness of the

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Ukraine withdraws from four aviation CIS agreements

19.08.2020 15:27 The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted a decision to withdraw from international agreements concluded within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said at the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, the documents lost their meaning due to Russia’s aggressive actions. “Our Government continues the policy of withdrawing from various

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The Obama Administration Still Owes Mitt Romney an Apology

By ZACH KESSEL. August 16, 2020 6:30 AM Romney was right about Russia in 2012, and he remains right today. Earlier this month, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released a statement saying that Russia is once again involving itself in an American presidential election. This report comes after months of speculation regarding Russia’s “bounty program,” in which Taliban fighters

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Lukashenka promised to deal with protesters at Belarusian enterprises who behave “like the Gestapo”

The Belarusian authorities intend to deal with the participants of the protest actions taking place near the checkpoints of factories and factories of the country. Alexander Lukashenko stated this at a meeting of the Security Council of Belarus. According to Lukashenka, employees and heads of enterprises before and after the working day “are allowed to pass through the corridor of the

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Russian YouTuber Accused of Taking Moscow ‘Metro-2’ Secrets to Ukraine – Reports

A popular urban exploration YouTuber from Russia is suspected of sending secret information about the Moscow metro to Ukraine, the state-run TASS news agency reported weeks after his arrest. Russian-Ukrainian citizen Andrei Pyzh was arrested on Aug. 6 on charges of obtaining and spreading state secrets. Pyzh has uploaded hundreds of videos showing his explorations of abandoned bunkers and industrial

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Scandinavian airlines resume regular flights to Kyiv

     Scandinavian airlines have resumed regular flights to Boryspil International Airport (Kyiv region). The airport’s website said on Tuesday that the airline plans to operate flights from Boryspil International Airport to Oslo International Airport once a week on Tuesdays. Scandinavian airlines is a multinational airline company, the leading carrier of the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm (Sweden), owned by SAS

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Nearly a hundred officials held criminally liable for corruption in July

    Over the past month, 98 Ukrainian officials were held criminally liable and another 505 persons were held administratively liable for corruption. “In July, the profiles of another 611 civil servants were added to the unified state register of persons who committed corruption or corruption-related offenses. The court prosecuted 98 persons and 505 more persons were held administratively liable. Disciplinary

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COVID-19 in Ukraine: Record-breaking 1,967 new infections, 28 dead, 44,522 active cases

Ukraine has recorded a new record of 1,967 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours as of 9 a.m. on Aug. 19. There are currently 44,522 active cases across the country, according to Health Minister Maksym Stepanov. In the past 24 hours, Ukraine has recorded 28 deaths from COVID-19, a record 463 patients have been hospitalized and 812 people

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Britain to lead training programme for Ukrainian navy

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will lead a multinational programme to help train the Ukrainian navy, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday, seeking to bolster security in the region and improve Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russia. Ukraine and Russia have been foes since 2014, when Moscow seized Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and backed a rebellion in the east. Ukraine

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Zelensky, Rigterink discuss anti-corruption program at Ukravtodor

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Acting President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Jurgen Rigterink have discussed by phone the preparation of a joint project between Ukraine and the EBRD and assessed the ongoing implementation of projects, the press service of the head of state has reported. According to the report, Zelensky noted the positive results of bilateral

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Ukrainian intelligence lured suspected Russian mercenaries to Belarus, journalists report

3:25 pm, August 18, 2020 Source: Meduza The arrival of 33 suspected Russian mercenaries from the “Wagner” private military company (PMC) in Belarus at the end of July was part of a special operation carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine (the SBU) and Ukraine’s military intelligence service. However, the operation failed due to a high-level information leak. These reports

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