Monthly Archives: August 2020

A minibus of the Ukrainian organization “Patriots for Life” was fired upon near Kharkov. Rada deputies announced the dead, the police – only about the wounded

Update. The Kharkiv police said that as a result of shooting from a traumatic weapon, two people were injured. Another person received a head injury. The police noted that there were no hostages, no one was killed. The attackers were detained . A minibus with members of the Ukrainian public organization “Patriots for Life” was fired upon near Kharkov, Vadim Rabinovich, a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the party “Opposition

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Massive financial pyramid exposed in Ukraine

Perpetrators behind the scheme have already managed to buy an entire island on the Dnipro River, allegedly using the funds obtained through fraud. SBU The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) says it exposed a financial pyramid whose masterminds attracted 600,000 depositors, having raised some $250 million. More than 20 suspects are believed to be part of the fraud ring that

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Poroshenko Asks NACB To Open Case Against Venediktova

Former President Petro Poroshenko asks the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NACB) to open criminal proceedings against Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova. This is stated in the materials of the court, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Poroshenko appealed to the NACB with a statement about the committing by Venediktova, in complicity with the former and current heads of the State Bureau of Investigation, corruption

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SBU says persons cooperating with Russia should be banned from running in elections

The security chief also advocates barring from electoral lists persons with dual citizenship. Ukrainian legislation should be amended to prohibit political parties to include in their electoral lists those cooperating with the aggressor state Russia, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Ivan Bakanov, has noted. Also, Bakanov stands for barring from being elected persons with dual citizenship, according to

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The UN has published a new report on human rights violations in Crimea

Russia did not protect the right to a fair trial. The most common human rights violations in Crimea are illegal detentions and detention, lengthy trials, lack of access to a lawyer, torture and ill-treatment, and lack of effective remedies. This is stated  in the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “For more than six years,

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Vladimir Putin opened the Tavrida highway in Crimea. He drove over it (strapped on!) Driving an Aurus car

During his working trip to Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the launch of traffic on the Tavrida highway. This was reported on the Kremlin website. During the ceremony, Putin drove several kilometers behind the wheel of an Aurus car . Before the trip, the president strapped himself in, noting that otherwise “the fine will have to be paid. In recent months, Vladimir

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Poland reacts to Lukashenko’s allegations of plot to annex Belarusian region

Earlier, Lukashenko has reportedly claimed foreign meddling in Belarus affairs, pointing at Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine, while seeking support from Russia The Polish diplomacy has responded to the most recent accusations voiced by Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko who claimed Poland allegedly intended to seize the Grodno region. In a backlash, the Polish foreign ministry took to Twitter with the statement. “Due

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Lukashenka threatened students with conscription for participation in protests

Students of Belarusian universities can be canceled the deferral from the army if they participate in protests. This was stated by Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Belta agency reports. “They are beginning to encourage students from a political point of view: on September 1, you come to class – go out into the streets and so on. <…> You must understand that we gave the

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Kyiv, Ankara interested in joint space projects – Urusky

    Ukraine and Turkey should start implementing bilateral projects, including space ones, as soon as possible, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky has said. “We discussed the expansion of cooperation between the countries. The Turkish side placed particularly important emphasis on the need to develop cooperation as soon as possible. For my part, I also

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Putin called the detention of Russians in Belarus an operation of the Ukrainian and American special services

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the detention of a group of Russians in Belarus a joint operation of the Ukrainian and American special services. He stated this in an interview with the Russia 24 channel. “It’s obvious now. This is a special services action. People were secretly used to move them to the territory of Belarus … They were just dragged into the territory of

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Putin Forms Law Enforcement ‘Reserve’ on Standby for Belarus

President Vladimir Putin has formed a reserve of Russian law enforcement officers standing by to be sent to Belarus, he said in a new interview that aired Thursday. Putin said he created the reserve at the request of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who faces mass demonstrations in his country weeks after a disputed election he claims to have won in a

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The OSCE SMM has recorded more than 700 violations of “silence” during the month of ceasefire in Donbas

We are talking about more than 100 explosions and 602 machine gun fire and shots on the line of contact. During the month of ceasefire in Donbass from July 27 to August 27, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission counted 713 ceasefire violations. This was reported in a report on the OSCE website .  “Following a meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group on 22 July,

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Wagner in Belarus: Ukrainian journalists cry treason as high officials suspected of blowing MID special op

YURI ZORIA In late July, Belarusian law enforcers arrested 33 Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group on their territory. The goal of their stay in Belarus was unclear. Ukraine wanted Belarus to hand over 28 of them since they fought against Ukraine in the Ukrainian region of the Donbas. All of them, except one Belarusian citizen, were handed over to

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WRONG MAP

Thierry Breton is wrong about Belarus — and about Europe ​ When freedom reigns in Belarus, streets and squares with Soviet names will be rededicated to heroes and friends from the present and the past. I hope, for example, to see a thoroughfare named after Ivonka Survilla, president of the Rada (Council), the exiled body representing the short-lived Belarusian Democratic

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Biegun assures Zelensky that Ukraine has bipartisan support in the United States

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun who reiterated the United States’ support for Ukraine. The meeting took place after a telephone conversation between Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, the press service of the Head of State informs. “At the meeting, Volodymyr Zelensky raised the issues of bilateral cooperation

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Putin showcases interest in investigating Navalny’s poisoning

The president of the Russian Federation stressed the inadmissibility of unfounded accusations in connection with the poisoning of opposition politicians In a telephone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin expressed interest in investigating the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin. “The

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Freedom as an Imperialist Scheme

Five days after the election in Belarus, an op-ed in Kremlin-owned RT described the protests as “Scripted by the imperialists”. The author, a frequent contributor to RT, describes the hundreds of thousands protesting against election-fraud, violence and dictatorship in Belarus, as duped by the evil puppet-masters of the West. In his narrative, Lukashenka represents an “unabsorbed government”, attempting to secure

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U.S. Troops Injured in Tense Confrontation with Russians in Syria

Russian military vehicles and attack helicopters surrounded two U.S. armored cars in a tense confrontation in northeastern Syria Wednesday, leaving U.S. troops injured, according to the White House. Videos of the confrontation that were shared on Twitter, apparently taken by bystanders and the Russians themselves, appear to show the Russian troop carriers and helicopters trying to box the U.S. vehicles

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U.S. adds Russian chemical research facilities to sanctions list

22:20, 26 August 2020 – UNIAN The entities are involved in Russia’s chemical and biowarfare programs, U.S. officials note. A number of Russian entities – scientific and research  facilities – “have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.” That’s according to a report released on

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