Monthly Archives: August 2020

Zelensky outlines reforms Ukraine needs

These are tax, judicial, law enforcement, healthcare, educational reforms, as well as capital amnesty. Photo from president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined a list of reforms Ukraine needs, including tax, judicial, law enforcement, healthcare, educational reforms, as well as capital amnesty. “There is still a lot of work ahead. Its scope is clear – just look at the election

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Lukashenko: We have a somewhat authoritarian system. But it must not be tied to Lukashenka

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed the opinion that the existing system in the country is authoritarian and needs to be changed. He stated this at a meeting with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Valentin Sukalo.  The President asked the Supreme Court to get involved in the work on the new constitution, although in general “Belarus has the most

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“This would have grave consequences for the relationship between Belarus and Russia.” Tikhanovskaya – on the possible introduction of Russian forces

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential elections in Belarus, warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against sending officers of the Russian security forces to the republic. “We demand from all countries to respect the sovereignty of Belarus. At the same time, we are extremely concerned about the statements of Mr Putin to send the Russian OMON to

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PODCASTHow Is Zelensky Different From Poroshenko, And What Is The Role Of The Volunteer And Veteran Community In Ukraine?

August 11, 2020Host Volodymyr Yermolenko (chief editor at UkraineWorld.org) welcomes Hennadiy Druzenko, a well-known Ukrainian intellectual and volunteer, and the co-founder of a volunteer mobile hospital helping soldiers on the frontline and people who suffered from COVID-19 pandemics. They talk about Zelensky’s presidency and how it compares to Poroshenko’s; about the Ukrainian volunteer movement and its future; about the veteran

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Fokin’s statement on special status for Donbas does not meet national interests – Avakov

31.08.2020 14:17 A statement by Ukraine’s representative to the TCG Vitold Fokin on a general amnesty and a special status for Donbas does not meet national interests, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said. He said this following a ceremony of honoring the memory of four soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine who died as a result of a terrorist act

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EU foreign ministers agree to move forward on Belarus sanctions

By Alexandra Brzozowski EU foreign ministers reached a political agreement in Berlin on Friday (28 August) on punitive measures against high-ranking supporters of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko to pressure him into holding new elections. According to the political agreement, the future measures on Belarus are meant to mainly target those accused of being responsible for the fraudulent elections and the

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Lukashenka promises ‘changes’

   Belarus’ dictator Lukashenko announced changes in his authoritarian state after yesterday’s protests in Minsk and other cities. ‘Changes, changes’, the leader said this Monday. ‘We need changes in the system and the constitution. And we will discuss this now’, he added. Observers conclude that the support for Lukashenko within the system is shrinking, but doubt he will resign. He

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Europe needs a new plan for Belarus and Eastern Europe

The EU should drop the illusion of a reset with Russia, and extend Nato membership east Arseny Yatsenyuk August 29 Opposition activist Nina Baginskaya struggles with police during a Belarusian opposition supporters rally at Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus, in August © Dmitri Lovetsky/AP The writer is a former prime minister of Ukraine and now chairman of the Kyiv Security

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The woman leading the fight against Putin ’24/7′ after poisoning of Navalny

Nobody knows when, or even if, opposition leader Navalny will return to his previous role as he recuperates in Berlin By Theo Merz MOSCOW 30 August 2020 • 4:00pm Lyubov Sobol was already among the most visible dissidents in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. At 32, she has fronted a protest movement, calling thousands to the streets when she and other opposition

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From the FB page : SUPPORT UKRAINE, UKRAINIANS IN USA

August 30, 2020 Today we’re remembering #Ukraine’s soldiers who have died because #RussiaInvadedUkraine. We remember Sabina. 23 years-old, she was a Senior nurse. Feb 2018, a Russian anti-tank rocket slammed into her ambulance. Male and female, she’s one of many medics killed by Russia’s forces in eastern Ukraine. Donbas #Donbass From sister FB page: RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE: On this date,

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