Monthly Archives: August 2020

Belarus Summons Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich in Opposition Crackdown

Belarus on Monday summoned Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich for questioning over her ties to the opposition as the authorities cracked down on protest leaders following the latest unprecedented demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko’s disputed re-election.  Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize in 2015, has supported the opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and is a member of the Coordination Council

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“Pop Sabbath with a Russian flavor”. Sentsov on official events for Independence Day with Zelensky’s participation

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director and former political prisoner of Russia, reacted critically to the celebrations of the official part of the Independence Day celebrations . He posted his thoughts on the celebration on Facebook. According to him, the official event on Sofia Square ” very well illuminates what is happening in the head of the president, his entourage, and their supporters.” He called

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Angela Merkel urged Russia to find and punish those responsible for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in a joint statement called on the Russian authorities to conduct an open investigation into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Merkel and Mass noted that, according to the Berlin clinic “Charite”, clinical studies point to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. “Given the prominent role of Mr. Navalny among the political opposition in

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Massive March of Defenders held in Kyiv (Photo)

Celebrating the 29th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, thousands of activists were also seen holding posters “Independence is no joke.” Veterans of Ukraine-Russia war in Donbas along with volunteers who have been helping the Army throughout the six years of Russian aggression, as well as widows and children of fallen Ukrainian troops took to city streets hailing Ukraine’s independence. The defenders

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Zelensky calls for revote in Belarus

The move would “calm everyone down” and “be fair”, the president notes. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for the Belarus authorities to hold a new election to ease mounting tensions. “Let’s imagine that I’m confident about myself, I’m confident in the people’s votes, I’m a confident person. How can I calm everyone down? I would definitely say: ‘In one

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“We have our own Berlin, our own Venice, our own Maldives.” Zelenskiy advertised Ukraine in English on its independence day

On Ukraine’s Independence Day, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy published a video in which he spoke in English about the country’s achievements. “We have our own Berlin, our own Venice, our own Maldives. Ukraine is green, peaceful and open, ”Zelenskiy said in a one-minute video. blob:https://www.facebook.com/a381a59f-2ff1-4e9d-8e2e-5a12be4e154f The president called Ukraine a “new global technology hub” with brilliant engineers, start-ups and low IT taxes. Then he turned

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Kim Jong-un in coma, – Western media

According to intelligence reports, the country is run by the sister of North Korean leader Kim Yo Jong The leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-un fell into a coma, the country is led by his sister Kim Yo Jong. The New York Post reports with reference to the statement of the assistant to the ex-president of South Korea. The news

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Germany Says Navalny ‘Likely’ Poisoned

Updated to add Charité hospital statement. The German government believes that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was likely poisoned, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said Monday. Steffen Seibert’s comments during a press briefing align with claims from Navalny’s aides, who say he was poisoned with a cup of tea at an airport cafe. Navalny, 44, has been in a coma since Thursday,

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Halyna Chyzhyk: Is Zelensky involved in covering up corrupt judges?

By Halyna Chyzhyk. On July 17, the detectives of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) conducted searches on the premises of the notorious District administrative court of Kyiv (OASK). The same day NABU published a new portion of the recordings of the head of court Pavlo Vovk. The recordings reveal large-scale crimes supposedly committed by judges. However, instead of immediate

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Russia will restore the world’s only floating cosmodrome Sea Launch. For 35 billion rubles

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov said at the Army-2020 forum that the Sea Launch floating cosmodrome will be restored, according to preliminary estimates, for 35 billion rubles. The decision to restore the spaceport was made after discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Borisov said. “It would be foolish for us not to restore Sea Launch and not use it. All this

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Lukashenko: there should be no teachers in schools who do not support the state ideology

Teachers who do not support the “state ideology” of Belarus should not work in schools, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko believes. His words are reported by “Belt”. As Lukashenko said, there are state schools, state education and state ideology in Belarus. “Those who want to follow these principles, please, you are welcome: go teach, teach, work. Those who do not want to, then they

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Two opposition leaders arrested in Belarus following mass protests

  Belarusian riot police (OMON) arrested two leaders of the pro-democracy movement, Olga Kovalkova and Sergei Dilevsky, the opposition says on Monday. They were captured and thrown into an armored vehicle, according to eyewitnesses. The authorities confirmed the arrest. While the motive is not yet clear, it could relate to the unauthorised mass demonstration in Minsk on Sunday, the opposition

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Pompeo: US-Ukraine friendship has never been stronger

     U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo congratulated the people of Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of the country’s independence. “On behalf of the United States government and the American people, I send my congratulations to the people of Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of your nation’s independence. Our support for a free, resilient, and democratic Ukraine is unwavering. We

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EU seeks to prevent increased Russian control over Belarus, – Borrell

Brussels is in constant contact with the Kremlin so that the Russian side does not make decisions that could destabilize the situation in Belarus The European Union is in dialogue with Moscow to prevent the strengthening of Russian control over Belarus. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell stated this in an interview with the Spanish news agency

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More facts needed to determine if Navalny was poisoned – Germany

KYIV (Reuters) – Germany needs more information about the case of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny before it can say whether he was poisoned as his supporters allege, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday in the Ukrainian capital. “Many facts are missing in the case of Navalny: medical and also likely criminological,” Maas said during a news conference with

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MFA: We are confident that Armenia-Ukraine cooperation will be strengthened

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia made a congratulatory post on the occasion of the Independence Day anniversary of Ukraine. “We are confident that the cooperation between Armenia and Ukraine will be strengthened and expanded in multilaterally for the benefit of our friendly peoples,” reads, in particular, the Ministry’s respective Twitter post—and in Ukrainian. (c) news.am

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Suspected of espionage. Austria expels Russian diplomat

Austria expels a Russian diplomat from the country and declared him persona non grata. This was reported on Monday, August 24, by the Austrian edition of the Kronen Zeitung . The newspaper specifies that the diplomat must leave its territory by September 1 and is suspected of industrial espionage. The Austrian Foreign Ministry confirmed to the Russian TASS agency that official Vienna is indeed

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Tens of Thousands in Lithuania Form Human Chain for Belarus

Tens of thousands of Lithuanians linked arms on Sunday in solidarity with the people of neighboring Belarus who have been holding mass protests against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko since a disputed presidential election two weeks ago. The participants formed a human chain stretching 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the Baltic EU state’s capital Vilnius to the border with Belarus, with

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Independence, collective farm psychology, unjustified euphoria and depression

Oleg Pokalchuk It is difficult and sacrificial, to defend the Ukrainian cause on a daily basis, without waiting for recognition and awards, to defend rather abstract moral categories – this is the vocation of the few. But it inspires others and keeps them conscious. On the eve of the 29th anniversary of Independence, Media Detector asked journalists, publicists and experts what

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Zelensky vows to hold parade upon regaining all Ukrainian territories

    For the second year in a row, Ukraine marks its Independence Day without a military parade, while a March of Veterans is being held in the city center. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his address to the nation on Independence Day from Kyiv’s Sofiyska Square has promised to hold a military parade once the country regains control over all

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US authorises to use convalescent plasma as potential COVID–19 treatment

09:15, 24 August 2020 – 112UA This is the result of extensive review of the science and data generated over the past several months of efforts to facilitate emergency access to convalescent plasma for patients as clinical trials to definitively demonstrate safety and efficacy remain ongoing. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for

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From Neverossiya to Belorossiya

     Belarusian state TV now calls the country Белоруссия. Only Russians use this word, every Belarusian finds it offensive and says Беларусь instead. That’s what happens when you replace most of local TV journalists and technical staff with Russian mercenaries. © 2020 Ukraine Today ® 2020 Euromaidan Press

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