Monthly Archives: August 2020

“Find of the Century”: Trove of silver coins dating back to Kievan Rus found in Ukraine (Photo)

The discovery has been deemed “unprecedented.” Oleksandr Alfyorov / Facebook A treasure of national significance – thirty-two silver coins dating back to 1000-1019 – have been found in Horodnytsia, Zhytomyr region. That’s according to Oleksandr Alfyorov, a researcher with the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences, who took to Facebook to break the exciting news. These are

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Appointment of NABU director ruled unconstitutional – source

The Constituional Court is yet to issue an official press release on the judgment. Photo from UNIAN The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has ruled that the appointment of Artem Sytnyk Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau was unconstitutional, a source in the Court has told UNIAN. “Indeed, the Constitutional Court has recognized as unconstitutional the decree on appointing Artem Sytnyk

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Unknown attackers shoot rubber bullets at bus near Kharkiv, injure 4

A group of unknown individuals has attacked a bus on the Kyiv–Kharkiv highway, shooting at its passengers with rubber bullets and wounding four. The attack occurred on Aug. 27 near the city of Lyubotyn in Kharkiv Oblast, where the attackers blocked the road with their car and started firing at the bus, shattering windows and hurting passengers, the Prosecutor General’s Office

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Putin forgives Lukashenko’s $1 billion debt

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has reached an agreement with Vladimir Putin to refinance Minsk’s 1 billion dollars debt owed to Russia. “We have agreed with the President of Russia, and today our Prime Minister will hold talks with Mikhail Mishustin about refinancing,” said Lukashenko at a meeting on the development of the essential organizations of the Ministry of Industry. “That is,

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A court in Moscow ordered a victim of domestic violence to pay her ex-husband 10 thousand rubles for what she told about the beatings on Facebook

On August 27, the Nikulinsky District Court of Moscow partially satisfied the claim of the former deputy head of the investment company Alfa Capital, Yevgeny Zhivov, which he filed against his ex-wife Irina Zhivova, who accused him of domestic violence. The court ordered Irina Zhivova to pay her ex-husband 10 thousand rubles, Zhivova herself said in a story on Facebook. “By the decision of

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Putin’s Undying Support for Autocracy

Polls show that the average Russian is also unwilling to let go of Aleksander Lukashenko By Nikolai Petrov On Thursday morning, the Russia-24 TV channel suddenly announced that it planned to air an interview with President Vladimir Putin that would cover the day’s hottest topics.  However, anyone hoping for information regarding the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny — about whose

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Russian Cash and Duplicity—and Our Greed and Complacency

Frank Vogl Catherin Belton’s new book lifts the veil on Russia’s decades-long influence operations in the United States and United Kingdom. Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West Catherine Belton Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020, 640 pp., $35 The British government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dismissive: “We have seen no evidence

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Cabinet Not To Take Tough Measures In Case Of 2nd Covid-19 Wave

    The European Business Association states that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine does not intend to take tougher measures in case of the second wave of Covid-19. The EBA said this after an online meeting with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Ukrainian News Agency reports. At the same time, the Government is elaborating a long-term strategy for development of Ukraine

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Merkel says it’s wrong to link Nord Stream 2 to Navalny situation

    The Nord Stream 2 project should not be linked to the situation surrounding Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, and the gas pipeline’s construction should be completed, German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “I believe that these issues should be viewed separately. I also think that the construction of Nord Stream should be finished. This is a project carried out

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Belarus Detains 300 Protesters and Journalists Amid Ongoing Protests

     Authorities in Belarus detained at least 260 protesters and 17 journalists Thursday evening, human rights activists said as opposition rallies continued more than two weeks after the country’s disputed election. Belarusians have taken to the streets every day since the Aug. 9 vote in which President Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory. The days immediately following the vote saw

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Families of servicemen killed near Ilovaisk, Debaltseve picket Russian embassy in Kyiv

    About a hundred mothers, wives and children of Ukrainian servicemen who were killed as a result of Russian aggression in Donbas have taken part in a campaign entitled “Time does not cure” outside the building of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. Women and children held portraits of their men and parents. The protesters told

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Volodymyr Zelensky’s Moment of Reckoning

One year ago Volodymyr Zelensky took the oath of office as Ukraine’s sixth democratically elected President. He was swept into office with 73 percent support from Ukrainian voters, receiving the largest mandate in independent Ukraine’s 30-year history and humbling the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko. Zelensky came to power on a wave of populist promises. He would negotiate an end to Russia’s

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Ukraine suspends all contacts with Belarus – Kuleba

Ukraine has suspended all contacts with Belarus at the diplomatic level, according to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. He said this on the Right to Power talk show on the 1+1 television channel on August 27, according to Ukrinform. Kuleba said Ukraine had joined the EU’s statement on the situation in Belarus. The resumption of contacts between the two countries

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