Monthly Archives: August 2020

Holodomor statue vandalized in Kyiv

Kyiv’s Holodomor museum memorial statue has been desecrated by unidentified vandals on the night of Aug. 21, the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide informed on their website.  The monument, also known as “Bitter Memory of Childhood,” is one of the main symbols in Kyiv memorializing the victims of Holodomor, a man-made famine in Ukraine orchestrated by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin that

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Protests in Belarus: Lukashenko evacuated by helicopter from Palace of Independence, – media

The helicopter has landed on the territory of the Palace President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is evacuated by helicopter from the Palace of Independence in Minsk. This is stated by Nexta Telegram channel. “The evacuation of Lukashenko from the Palace began right at this moment,” the message says. It is also noted that the helicopter has landed on the territory

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Zelensky gives half-hour interview to oligarch Akhmetov’s TV channel

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky holds a press conference marking his first year in office at Kyiv’s Maryinsky Palace on May 20, 2020.Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin A 26-minute-long interview with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was aired on Aug. 22 on Ukraina 24 TV channel which belongs to Ukraine’s richest oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.  The Kyiv Post picked the most important moments of the interview.  Normandy

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Tymoshenko has COVID-19, the condition is assessed as serious

The leader of the Batkivshchyna party and parliamentary faction, Yulia Tymoshenko, contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus, her condition is assessed as grave, said the politician’s press secretary Marina Soroka. “Yes, unfortunately this is true. The test showed that Yulia Vladimirovna has COVID-19. The condition is assessed as serious. The temperature is up to 39. She is fighting!”, Soroka wrote on her

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Black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit 25 seconds apart, Iran says

Analysis from the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian passenger plane shows it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds apart and that passengers were still alive for some time after the impact of the first blast, Iran said on Sunday. The announcement by the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization marks the first official report on the contents of

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Zelensky: if I were Lukashenko, I would hold new presidential elections in Belarus

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky told Euronews that in the place of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, he held new presidential elections to resolve the crisis in the country. “Let’s imagine that I am confident in myself, I am confident in the choice of the people. I am a confident person. How can you calm everyone down?  I would definitely say: in

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Belarus’ Revolution of Dignity

    Like most revolutions, the mass uprising in Belarus has come as a surprise, even though it was long overdue. Here, Sławomir Sierakowski, a first-hand chronicler of the protests, speaks with former Polish dissident leader Adam Michnik about the historical context and implications of today’s events. Since claiming – preposterously – to have won 80% of the vote in the

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Europe’s Last Dictator Makes His Last Stand

   Although it was always predictable, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s threat to unleash a violent crackdown on the country’s expanding protest movement represents an ominous harbinger of what may await the country. But Lukashenko may lose his bet on the loyalty of the security forces. Has this week of massive, mostly peaceful protests against Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko been merely

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