Monthly Archives: August 2020

Ukraine reports 1,670 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours

    As of August 26, Ukraine has reported 110,085 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,670 new cases recorded over the past 24 hours. According to the data provided by the coronavirus epidemic monitoring system of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, 36 deaths and 584 recoveries were reported over the past 24 hours. Overall, Ukraine has confirmed 2,354 deaths

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Sweden, Finland ready to expand cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine

   Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov acquainted Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine Tobias Thyberg and Ambassador of Finland to Ukraine Päivi Laine with the capacities of the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity at the National Security and Defense Council. “During the meeting, Danilov stressed that the National Coordination Center for Cybersecurity is a

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The Russian government has creatively revised Azimov’s laws of robotics. The robot can be idle in a situation dangerous to humans, but must respect the Constitution

The Government of the Russian Federation adopted the Concept for the Development of Regulation of Relations in the Sphere of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies until 2024 . The concept stipulates that the development of such technologies “should be based on basic ethical standards.” These norms are listed in the concept. Some of them are very similar to the famous laws of robotics, formulated by

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Omsk Airport explained the evacuation of people before landing the plane with Navalny. This was due to a mining call

The evacuation at the Omsk airport in the afternoon of August 20 was carried out due to a call about mining and was not associated with an emergency landing of the plane with Alexei Navalny. This is reported by Znak.com with reference to the statement of Galina Gavrish, a leading specialist in corporate communications at Omsk airport. According to Gavrish, the

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Kremlin-Linked Businessman Prigozhin Vows to Ruin Navalny

The Kremlin-linked businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has vowed to ruin Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in a coma in a Berlin hospital, with a court-ordered penalty of around $1.2 million. Prigozhin is nicknamed “President Vladimir Putin’s chef” because his company Concord has done catering for the Kremlin. Media reports have said he funds Wagner, a private army of mercenaries,

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Another round of sanctions? US threatens Russia with strong measures if Navalny is proven to have been poisoned

Warning! This article contains lots of whining and propaganda. By Jonny Tickle Washington has threatened the Kremlin with a tough response if it is discovered that Moscow protest leader Alexey Navalny was deliberately poisoned, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. In a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun explained that Washington would

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Russia warns Washington against interfering in Belarus internal affairs

Russia warned the United States against interfering in the internal affairs of Belarus. “Russia warns the United States and the EU against any form of interference in the internal affairs of Belarus, including open calls for anti-government demonstrations in some capitals,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, after a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Deputy

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Lithuania includes Lukashenko, 117 Belarusian officials in sanctions list

All Belarusian officials to be banned from the entrance to Lithuania and their assets in the banks will be frozen President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and over 100 officials and public servants are included in the sanctions list of Lithuania as TASS reported. “The Foreign Ministry of Lithuania filed to the Interior Ministry the specified list with

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Russian Interior Ministry calls passports of Russian journalists expelled from Belarus invalid

The passports of Russian journalists, who were expelled from Belarus and stamped with a ban on entry to the republic for five years, are now considered invalid in Russia. RIA Novosti was informed about this by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. “In accordance with clause 6 of the RF Government Resolution“ On Approval of the Regulation on

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Almost half of Russians said they fear being microchipped against their will

Almost half (45%) of Russians who have heard about the technology of chip implantation fear that they can be microchipped without their knowledge. This is evidenced by the data of the VTsIOM poll.  At the same time, only 41% of respondents believe that hidden chipping is, in principle, possible.  In general, three quarters (77%) of Russians have a negative attitude to

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The income of the richest wives of officials and deputies for the year increased by one and a half times – to almost six billion rubles

The ten richest wives of federal officials, heads of state companies and parliamentarians in 2019 earned a total of 5.8 billion rubles, which is 2 billion rubles (almost one and a half times) more than a year earlier, writes Open Media with reference to the declarations of civil servants … The publication made the top 10 richest wives of federal

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Ukraine shuts borders to foreigners until October to contain COVID-19 spread

Ukraine will close its borders to foreign citizens for a month starting on Aug. 29, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a government meeting on Aug. 26. The ban will last until Sep. 28. Foreigners with permanent residency permits and refugees will be exempt from the ban, as will transit passengers who can confirm that they will leave the country in

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Zelensky says direct dialogue with Putin is necessary at certain points to move towards peace in Donbas

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that he has a direct dialogue with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the necessary moments for this. For example, such a conversation took place before the introduction of the ceasefire regime in Donbas. Its observance during the month shows the effectiveness of this dialogue, Zelensky said in an interview with

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Volodymyr Zelenskyy: ‘high chance’ of ending war in Ukraine ‘this year’.

By Sasha Vakulina • last updated: 25/08/2020 – 21:15 It has been just over a year since Volodymyr Zelenskyysurprised the world by winning a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election with over 70% of the ballot. “I will never let you down” the former actor turned politician said, as he took office. His best known role was playing the President of

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Zelensky hopes to make Donbas war end as early as this year

The second summit of the Normandy Four leaders would show there is a great chance of ending the war. Ukrainian President’s Office Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hopes to make the war in Donbas end as early as this year, his press service reported citing an interview the president gave Euronews. The agreements reached by the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Germany, France,

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