Monthly Archives: September 2020

US aims for gas domination in Europe, Ukrainian MP says. Nord Stream 2 is 1st target, then existing European pipeline system

Warning! Contains propaganda from United Russia party of Ukraine If the US succeeds in destroying the Russian-German Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Washington’s next target will be the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System. That’s according to Yury Zagorodny, an opposition MP in Kiev’s parliament. Zagorodny believes that the United States is trying to win the European gas market by ousting its

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Elections in occupied Donbas possible only after complete de-occupation – Yermak

   Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak has said the holding of elections in the temporarily uncontrolled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Donbas (eastern Ukraine) is possible only after their complete de-occupation and settlement of all security issues, as well as those related to human rights. The comment came during a “Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster”

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Federal states of eastern Germany support completion of Nord Stream 2

   BERLIN (Reuters) – The prime ministers of Germany’s eastern federal states have backed a resolution in support of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is supposed to supply fuel from Russia to Germany, the Bild newspaper reported on Friday. The German government has questioned the completion of the project after the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. Berlin

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All Derkach’s statements are political manipulation with aim of interfering in U.S. presidential election – Kononenko

   Former MP Ihor Kononenko called the statement made by MP Andriy Derkach a political manipulation. “All of Derkach’s statements, which were made exactly a few months before the U.S. presidential elections, are purely political manipulation, which has a specific goal to influence the United States election process,” Kononenko wrote on Facebook on Thursday, commenting on Derkach’s press conference in

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PM says it’s realistic to get GDP growth at 4.6% next year

19.09.2020 13:45 Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal believes that GDP growth at 4.6%, which is included in the draft state budget for 2021, is completely realistic. He said this on the air of the TV program “Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster” on Friday evening, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We are already seeing growth in the third quarter. We expect

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Cyprus vetoes draft EU sanctions against Belarus

Cyprus explained its veto by the fact that it wants to achieve sanctions against Turkey On Friday, September 18, a meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries was held in Brussels, at which they voted for the introduction of sanctions against Belarus. The representative of Cyprus vetoed the draft sanctions, as DW reports, citing a European

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Nazi valley of death: 33,000 Ukrainian Jews were killed in just 48 hours in 1941 – paving the way for the Holocaust… yet it is only now, thanks to a Scotland Yard investigator, that the hideous truth of the Babyn Yar Massacre has emerged

By David Jones for the Daily Mail00:54 BST 19 Sep 2020 , updated 08:42 BST 19 Sep 2020 She stood among countless other Jewish women and children stretched along the edge of the gorge as far as the eye could see. All had been forced to strip before being marched to this godforsaken place and they knew that in a few moments

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Yermak: Ukrainian authorities have no secret agreements with Russian Federation

The head of the President’s Office referred to the statements of Andriy Bogdan in an interview with journalist Gordon to the field of conspiracy The head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak denied information about the existence of secret agreements between the Ukrainian authorities and representatives of the Russian Federation, voiced by the ex-head of the

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Ukrainian MPs endanger independence of key anti-corruption body and country’s international support

Article by: Olena Makarenko On 17 September, Ukrainian MPs voted for a decision that puts international financial support for the country under risk and threatens the independence of a key anti-corruption institution. In particular, the Parliament voted for the members of the commission which selects the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. Previously, NGOs fighting against corruption, Ukraine’s international

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Russian FM Lavrov says Belarus and Russia set to reform Union State

In an interview with RTVI, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently spoke about the future of the Union State and criticized Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Lavrov noted that work on the further development of the Union State is underway, and it is based on the 1999 agreement. “There are 31 road maps. Each of them is dedicated to a specific section of

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Kyiv agrees to integrate “Steinmeier formula” into law on Donbas special status – Ukraine delegate to TCG

Negotiations are underway on the clauses that should be amended so that the law could work from a legal perspective. REUTERS Ukraine’s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), MP with the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Andriy Kostin says the Ukrainian side has agreed to integrate the so-called “Steinmeier formula” into the law on the special status of

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Kremlin spokesman says Navalny’s ‘poisoned water bottle’ is a mystery to Russian officials because it was never shared with local investigators

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday the Putin administration doesn’t know where European specialists were able to find traces of a Novichok-class nerve agent on Alexey Navalny’s water bottle because Russian police never examined the alleged water bottle. “We can’t explain this [the discovery of traces of poison on the bottle] because, as you know, the bottle —

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Speaker of Russia’s Parliament suspects that German intelligence agents poisoned Navalny to limit Moscow’s options in Belarus

State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin thinks German intelligence agents may have poisoned Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny as part of a plot to undermine Moscow’s support for Belarusian sovereignty.  In comments published on the State Duma’s website on Friday, Volodin condemned the European Parliament’s recent decision to cease recognition of Alexander Lukashenko’s presidency on November 5 and welcome the Belarusian opposition’s “Coordination Council” as

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Russia delivering repaired military equipment, fuel, munitions to Donbas – Defence Ministry intelligence

18.09.2020 15:50 In September, Russia has delivered 1,200 tonnes of fuel, six wagons and more than ten trucks full of anti-tank mines and munitions to the occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “Since the beginning of September, about 1,200 tonnes of fuel, six wagons and more than ten trucks full of anti-tank mines and munitions, including for artillery systems,

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European Commission President: hope for completing Nord Stream 2 is fading

The EU’s relations with Russia in connection with the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline are unlikely to improve in the future. Therefore, the approach to this project should be changed, said the head of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen, reports the newspaper Les Echos. “Russia’s behavior has not improved and even tends to worsen. Our hope for

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Vehicle Breaches U.S. Ambassador’s Moscow Residence – Embassy

A vehicle driven by a Russian national crashed through the perimeter of Spaso House, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia’s central Moscow residence, the U.S. Embassy’s spokeswoman said Friday. The unnamed Russian driving the vehicle was intercepted by Embassy staff and handed over to local authorities, spokeswoman Rebecca Ross said on Twitter. At approximately 16:20, a Russian national in a vehicle

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European Parliament demands halt to Nord Stream 2 project over Navalny’s poisoning

The resolution was backed by 532 MEPs. The resolution is non-binding / REUTERS The European Parliament (EP) has demanded that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. This is stated in a resolution posted on the EP’s website.

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All that is wrong with defending Russia

Dimitri Trenin of the Carnegie Institute Moscow is as polished as ever in his most recent article on Russia’s failing relationship with the West, specifically Germany (Russo-German Relations: Back to the Future). But he doesn’t get to the point about what brought us to this moment. In fact, his introductory caption summarizes precisely what is wrong with the article.  It

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Russian-German Relations: Back to the Future

Dmitri Trenin Berlin is ending the era launched by Gorbachev of a trusting and friendly relationship with Moscow. Russia, for its part, no longer expects anything from Germany, and therefore does not feel obliged to take into account its opinion or interests. The poisoning of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny has become a turning point in Russo-German relations. The details

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EU, U.S. announce that further support for Ukraine to depend on transparency of election of SAPO head

   “EU, U.S. take note of Ukrainian parliament’s decision to appoint members to the commission to choose the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor. The commission needs to embark on a transparent process with candidates’ integrity and merits at its core. Our further support will depend upon it,” a statement posted by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and the EU Delegation to Ukraine

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The price of dialogues and compromises

The confrontation in Belarus remains a story with an open end. Alexander Lukashenko’s meeting with Vladimir Putin is only a separate and, it seems, not the most important event in the dramatic times the country has entered. However, already today the events give an idea of ​​Russian tactics in the post-Soviet space. It is highly undesirable for Ukraine to ignore this lesson. At

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Kuleba on statement by Lavrov: Minsk agreements signed by Russia in 2014 confirm its status as party to conflict

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in response to the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements has recalled that the Minsk agreements signed by the Russian Federation in 2014 confirm its status as a party to the conflict. “I am especially offended to read these words of Minister

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“Go drink some water and calm down”: Avakov ridicules Lukashenko’s allegations of Ukraine meddling

The Belarusian leader, whose win in the latest election is being widely contested, labeled Ukraine “an outpost of political provocations.” Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said the accusations of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko of Ukraine’s alleged meddling into the affairs of Belarus are “complete nonsense.” “Lukashenko seems to have gone nuts about his power and paranoia around it.

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