Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Women Behind The Belarus Uprising

   Tens of thousands of people have been taking to the streets since Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in a widely contested election earlier this month. But it’s women that have been at the helm of a campaign to unseat the authoritarian ruler since he forced his opponents out of the race. When Lukashenko launched a crackdown on his

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Merkel and Macron announced their readiness to provide treatment to Navalny

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said their countries are ready to provide treatment and assistance to politician Alexei Navalny. They spoke about this at a joint press conference. “We are ready to offer all the necessary assistance to Alexei Navalny and his relatives regarding health, shelter and protection,” said Macron.  Navalny’s associates turned to the Kremlin for

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Desert instead of heaps. Ecological catastrophe in Donbass

The barbaric and thoughtless closure of the mines, which was started this year by representatives of the illegal armed groups “LPR-DPR”, led to the expected consequences, which were warned by environmentalists. An ecological catastrophe has started in Donbass. Due to the cessation of mine drains, rivers, ponds and reservoirs in the region are rapidly losing water and sinking. And so far it is

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FBK: in Omsk hospital they talk about Navalny’s “non-transportable condition”

Doctors of the Omsk hospital, where Alexei Navalny was hospitalized, refuse to transport him to another clinic, claiming that he is in a non-transportable state. FBK lawyer Ivan Zhdanov announced this on Twitter. The head of the Alliance of Doctors, Anastasia Vasilyeva, previously told Meduza that Navalny’s representatives are trying to arrange for him to be sent to Moscow. Press Secretary of the

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Kharkiv IT-Cluster offers Belarusian IT specialists aid with relocation, finding housing

Kharkiv IT-Cluster public organization offered support to Belarusian IT-specialists who decide to move to Ukraine. “Kharkiv IT community sincerely empathizes with Belarusian colleagues who are forced to be in unstable conditions and psychological pressure. Kharkiv IT-Cluster understands that in such conditions it is difficult not only for IT-business to maintain stability, but also to live and work,” the organization said

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PM Shmyhal looks forward to further cooperation with US

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal looks forward to further cooperation with the United States in the implementation of projects aimed at the economic and social development of Ukraine. PM Shmyhal made a corresponding statement during a meeting with representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government portal informs.

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Belarus Opens Criminal Case Into Opposition Bids to ‘Seize Power’

Belarus has opened a criminal investigation into attempts by the opposition to “seize power” after President Alexander Lukashenko’s opponents created a Coordination Council to oversee a peaceful transition following disputed elections. Strongman Lukashenko, who has been in power for 26 years, claimed a sixth term in elections this month that sparked historic protests and a brutal police crackdown condemned by

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The Kremlin is monitoring Navalny’s hospitalization and is ready to provide assistance. Full transcript of Peskov’s conversation with journalists

Kommersant FM : Does the Kremlin monitor the situation with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny? Dmitry Peskov : Yes, the media post a lot of information about this, so we also, in fact, read this information. We know that he is in serious condition. Doctors do whatever is necessary. The best doctors were attracted to Omsk. As far as we know, also from media reports, they

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ICU officials refuse to admit Navalny’s own wife, demanding to see their marriage certificate

7:56 am, August 20, 2020 : Meduza Officials at the intensive care unit in Omsk where opposition politician Alexey Navalny is now fighting for his life have refused to admit his wife, Yulia, or his personal physician, Anastasia Vasileva, both of whom rushed to the hospital from Moscow.  According to Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, doctors initially told Yulia Navalnaya that she couldn’t

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Navalny poisoning: Update

    Russian opposition leader and outspoken Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was unconscious and on a ventilator in a Siberian hospital Thursday after falling ill from suspected poisoning, his spokeswoman said. Navalny, 44, started feeling unwell while on a return flight to Moscow from the Siberian city of Tomsk, his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh, said on Twitter. The plane later made an

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navalny: ‘He needs to be transferred to Europe’

5:40 am, August 20, 2020 : Meduza ‘Meduza’ interviews Navalny’s physician about the opposition politician’s apparent poisoning in Siberia and what should happen now. On August 20, a plane carrying Anti-Corruption Foundation founder Alexey Navalny was forced to make an emergency landing in Omsk after Navalny became violently ill during the flight. He was immediately hospitalized. He reportedly lost consciousness and

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US Senate Intelligence Report: 3 main takeaways regarding Ukraine

The fifth and final volume of the bipartisan Senate-led report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, released on Aug. 18, has found that the Russian government engaged in concerted efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report sheds new light on the “counterintelligence threat” posed to the U.S. during President Donald J. Trump’s presidential

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“This is huge”: James O’Brien hears proof on Trump’s collusion with Russia

19 August 2020, 15:11 | Updated: 19 August 2020, 15:16 By Adrian Sherling https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/evidence-report-russian-collusion/ Donald Trump insists there was “no collusion” with Russia, but a report yesterday said the opposite. Luke Harding told a story that James O’Brien said should “blow the lids off everything”. A Senate report into the links between the President and the Kremlin showed what was,

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“State is a machine ready to crush anyone”: Ukrainian released from Belarus jail describes detention cruelties

Article by: Anna Kurtsanovska Editor’s Note“Police across the whole country operate according to one approved technique — one needs to show maximum inhumanity. To show that the state is a machine that will crush anyone who tries to talk about the injustice of what is happening… Many of them, these 20-year-old boys, get great pleasure from the process.” A just-released

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One of Europe’s largest data centers to be built in Zaporizhzhia

20.08.2020 10:12 Investors from Norway and Austria plan to build a computer data center in Zaporizhzhia region, which will become one of the largest in Europe, and capacities for electrolytic hydrogen production. On August 19, representatives of H2 LLC signed memoranda with National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) and PJSC Ukrhydroenergo [the leading producer of electrical power

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Russian law enforcement agencies not considering theory of Navalny’s deliberate poisoning

When Navalny was admitted to hospital, he was diagnosed with “acute poisoning with psychedelics,” a source in the Russian law enforcement said MOSCOW, August 20. /TASS/. The theory that Russian blogger Alexei Navalny may have been deliberately poisoned is not being considered now, a source in the Russian law enforcement agencies told TASS on Thursday. “This theory is not being

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Ukraine, Saudi Arabia to develop promising areas of bilateral partnership

      Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Senik and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Ukraine Mohammed Al-Mussher discussed steps to intensify a political dialogue between the two countries. “On August 19, 2020, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Senik met with Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Ukraine Mohammed Al-Mussher. In order to

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There’s Enough Blame to Go Around in Belarus

There are many similarities to what is happening in Minsk today to what happened in Kiev in 2014, but there are also significant differences, writes Joe Lauria.  By Joe LauriaSpecial to Consortium News The unrest in Belarus that is threatening President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s hold on power invites comparisons with the 2014 overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine, another state

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Breaking : Russian Opposition Politician Navalny Poisoned

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (DARIA LITVINOVA)August 20, 2020, 1:17 AM EDTUpdated on August 20, 2020, 2:42 AM EDT Bloomberg Moscow (AP) — Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is in a coma and on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit in Siberia after falling ill from suspected poisoning during a flight, his spokeswoman said Thursday morning. The 44-year-old foe of

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How Ukraine’s audacious secret service successfully scammed Putin and his mercenaries

Mitch Prothero Ukraine’s intelligence service tricked 32 Russian mercenaries into confessing their roles in the 2014 Donbass war and nearly flying into Ukrainian custody, according to explosive reports reported Tuesday by Ukrainian media. The Ukrainians invented a fake security contract and extracted confessions from the mercenaries at the job interview, then put them on a flight that would take them

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Unmarked grave uncovered of people killed during Russian armed and led occupation of Sloviansk in 2014

20.08.2020 | Halya Coynash TERRORISM Exhumation 18.08.2020 Photo National Police A grave has been exhumed in Sloviansk containing the remains of people killed during the months in 2014 when Sloviansk was under the control of ‘former’ Russian military intelligence officer Igor Girkin and his militants.  The police reported on 18 August 2020 that the grave had been uncovered as part of a

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