Monthly Archives: September 2020

“Sovereignty cannot be negotiated.” Tikhanovskaya on Lukashenko’s talks with Mishustin

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election, commented on his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “I have always said and repeat that sovereignty cannot be a subject of negotiations or bargaining. I doubt that any decisions and agreements that may be signed by Lukashenko will be recognized by the new government. The reason for this is known:

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The New York Post corrected the news in which Kyiv was called “Russia”

The news is about a Ukrainian woman who, after landing at Boryspil airport, opened an emergency exit and boarded the plane. On September 2, the American edition of the New York Post published news about an incident with a Ukrainian woman at Boryspil airport, in which she called Kyiv “Russia.” On September 3, the publication corrected the error. The news is about a

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Belarus Leader Replaces Security Chiefs as Russian Prime Minister Visits

Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday replaced his security chiefs and said progress was being made on plans to bring Moscow and Minsk closer. Lukashenko, who is under huge pressure from protesters to step down after last month’s disputed election, replaced the heads of the KGB security service, the security council and the state control committee. The reshuffle was announced

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‘Scythian gold’ case: Lawyer outlines facts testifying to judge’s bias

A Dutch lawyer, who is representing the interests of Ukraine in the “Scythian gold” case, says that additional information testifying to the judge’s bias and ties with the Russian Federation has been found this year. He said this in an exclusive commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent after the end of the hearings in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal regarding the judge’s recusal

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Russia to hold military exercises in Belarus

The Russian military will travel to Belarus in the coming weeks for international exercises “Slavic Brotherhood 2020”. On Wednesday, the preparation for the maneuvers was discussed over the phone by the Chiefs of General Staff Valery Gerasimov and Alexander Volfovich, Interfax reports, citing the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. In addition to the Russian and Belarusian military, Serbian military

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Lukashenko Says ‘Intercepted Call’ Shows Germany ‘Falsified’ Navalny Poisoning Claims

Germany “falsified” its statement that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko told Russia’s visiting prime minister Thursday, citing an intercepted conversation. The German government said Wednesday that Navalny, 44, who remains in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator two weeks after falling ill on a flight, was poisoned with a substance from the

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“This is a planned action against Russia.” Volodin – about the poisoning of Navalny

Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Viacheslav Volodin believes that Germany’s statement about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with poison from the Novichok group “increasingly proves that this is a planned action against Russia,” the purpose of which is to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation and “try to restrain the development of our country.” Volodin’s statement was

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FBK released the film “Tomsk Captured by the Deputy Mafia”. Navalny filmed him before the poisoning

The Anti-Corruption Foundation has published the film “Tomsk Captured by the Deputy Mafia”, dedicated to the activities of high-ranking officials and city deputies from United Russia.https://www.youtube.com/embed/y7rMbcKBW-E?feature=oembed&iv_load_policy=3&showinfo=0&color=whiteTomsk is held captive by the deputy mafiaAlexey Navalny The film tells about the fact that officials and deputies control firms that provide public utilities to the townspeople. Contractors of these firms often become companies owned

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Yaroslavsky announces readiness to raise $1 bln for revival of Kharkiv aircraft plant

Businessman Oleksandr Yarolavsky, whose assets are combined into the DCH group, announced his readiness to take responsibility for the restoration of the Kharkiv State Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise and attract $1 billion for this. “Of this amount, $100 million will be allocated to pay off debts; $500 million for the completion of aircraft, production of which has already begun, and laying

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Lukashenko accuses Ukraine of interfering in Belarus’ internal affairs

He has also claimed Poland, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic’s interference. REUTERS President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has accused Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic of meddling in the country’s internal affairs. According to him, the situation in Belarus is greatly influenced by foreign interference in domestic affairs of the country and external control over street protests, BelTA reported.

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Don’t Blame Us for Navalny Poisoning, Russia Says

There is no reason to accuse Russia of poisoning prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin said Thursday, as the fallout from the case raises the threat of new Western sanctions against Moscow. Germany said Wednesday that Berlin has “unequivocal” proof that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok family. Britain in 2018 blamed Russia’s military intelligence for poisoning

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Putin refuses to explain to Merkel situation with Navalny’s poisoning

Vladimir Putin does not plan to issue any statements in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to German experts, was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. The Kremlin “sees no reason” for comments from the head of state, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday. The day before , German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded an explanation of

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Zelensky instructs Cabinet to improve procedure for obtaining permit for immigration to Ukraine by foreign IT specialists

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has set the government to draft and submit to the Verkhovna Rada bills aimed at developing the IT industry in Ukraine. According to the presidential website, Zelensky signed relevant decree No. 371/2020 on September 3, 2020. According to the document, the Cabinet of Ministers, with the involvement of representatives of government agencies, business associations,

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Russia’s Gryzlov throws tantrums at latest TCG talks – Ukraine delegate

The Russian representative was reportedly mad at Leonid Kravchuk’s principled stance on a number of issues. Head of the Russian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas settlement, Boris Gryzlov, at the latest meeting held on September 3 was “hysterical,” says Serhiy Harmash, Ukraine’s delegate representing the war-torn Donetsk region. “Some questions have cleared up regarding our delegation’s general

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Europeans Turned Off Visiting Russia by High Costs, Low Awareness – Survey

Europeans avoid Russia because of low awareness of the country as a tourist destination and high costs of travel, according to a survey by the Moscow-based NAFI research center. Two-thirds of those polled told NAFI they had not encountered media information about tourist attractions in Russia. “The lack of information contributes to the spread of negative opinions among European tourists

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Dzheppar, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador discuss Ukraine’s acquisition of observer status in OIC

   First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar informed Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Ukraine Mohammed bin Sulaiman Al-Mashar about Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea and discussed Ukraine’s initiative to obtain observer status in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). According to the Foreign Ministry’s press service, the diplomats discussed these issues during a meeting

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Russian Economy Under Pressure After Navalny Novichok Poisoning

Investors fear sanctions, sending ruble and stock markets into the red. Russia’s economy was under pressure Thursday as calls mounted for new Western sanctions over Germany’s revelation that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.  Berlin’s announcement on Wednesday sent the ruble plunging to its lowest level since the height of Russia’s coronavirus epidemic in the

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Rada Bans Sale Of ‘Objects Of Large-Scale Privatization’ Until End Of Quarantine

  The parliament has established parliamentary control over privatization of state property and banned the sale of “objects of large-scale privatization” until the end of the anti-coronavirus quarantine. The relevant bill was adopted by 279 votes, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the explanatory note to the bill, auctions of “objects of large-scale privatization” will not be held during

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Ukraine, Sweden discuss cooperation on infrastructure projects within ‘Great Construction’

    Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko and CEO of the Swiss financial company UBS Sergio Ermotti have discussed the UBS group’s support for infrastructure projects within the Great Construction project in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Finance Ministry has reported on Facebook. “Our priority is the development of infrastructure and roads in Ukraine. UBS has excellent experience in financing such projects. It is

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G7 ambassadors call for transparent selection of heads of anti-corruption institutions in Ukraine

    Ensuring the independence of anti-corruption institutions is an important element of Ukraine’s international commitments, and their leaders should be selected through transparent and politically neutral processes, the ambassadors of the G7 countries have said in a statement on Twitter. “Ensuring independence, integrity and strong legal status for these institutions is an important element of Ukraine’s international commitments, including as

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How the World Is Reacting to the News That Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok

On Wednesday, Germany said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a substance from the deadly Novichok family. Novichok is a military-grade poison that was developed by the Soviet government toward the end of the Cold War. The news sent shockwaves around the West. Here’s an overview of how the world’s leading officials have so far reacted to the news: Germany: 

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Canada’s top doctor: ‘consider using a mask’ during sexual activity

    Canada’s top doctor dispensed some important sexual education today for those attempting to date during a pandemic: consider wearing a mask during sex. Dr. Theresa Tam put out a statement Wednesday that covered how best to keep yourself safe from COVID-19 while engaging in sexual intercourse. “Sexual health is an important part of our overall health,” she said in

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