Monthly Archives: September 2020

Crimean Military Park Opens With Historical Bang

   The re-creation of a key battle from the 19th-century Crimean War marked the opening of a Kremlin-funded military theme park dedicated to “reviving the 2,000-year history of Crimea” in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied peninsula. The September 5 battle re-creation was part of the opening of a military theme park near Sevastopol, Crimea, called the Park of Living History, Fedyukhiny Heights. The

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Ukrainian startup introduced an electric bike accelerating to 80 km / h (photo)

Ukrainian startup Delfast has unveiled its new Cross Dirt electric mountain bike. The portal New Atlas reports. Thanks to an electric motor with a capacity of 3,000 watts, the electric bike can accelerate to 80 km per hour. The company notes that this maximum speed can be reduced at the request of the client. Photo: New Atlas The mountain bike itself

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Ukraine regards two shelling in Donbas as differing cases with aim of provocation, urges Russia to influence illegal armed formations to keep ceasefire – President’s Office

Ukraine has carefully learnt recent both shelling in Donbas and regards them as two separate differing cases committed with a provocative purpose, the President’s Office of Ukraine said. “We demand that Russia intervene in the situation and influence the provocative behavior of illegal armed formations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions in order to keep the ceasefire,” the presidential press service

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From FB page: Support Ukraine, Ukrainians in USA

Ariana Gic. Putin in Ukraine Putin’s man in Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk, and fellow pro-Russian, “For Life” party member, Ilya Kiva showing their support for the bloody Belarusian dictator in Ukraine’s parliament. All available evidence suggests Zelensky and Medvedchuk have an informal coalition, both behind the scenes and in plain view. Note that Zelensky has not made any statement unequivocally condemning

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After “optimization”, Putin’s multibillion-dollar cultural and educational project stalled, and his employees were fired Now they complain to the president and file lawsuits

In 2018, President Vladimir Putin proposed the creation of cultural, educational and museum complexes throughout the country “to reveal the cultural and educational potential of our regions,” since many works of art remain in the “storerooms” of museums. It was decided to finance the new megaproject from Rosneftegaz’s money-box, but it was with the money that now the problems arose. 128 employees of the

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In Cyprus, the names of 34 high-risk gold passport holders were disclosed. There are Russians among them

The Cypriot newspaper Politis has published the names of 34 holders of “golden passports” issued in Cyprus in 2008-2012. In total, 141 people received Cypriot citizenship in exchange for investments during this period. In 34 cases, entrepreneurs from Russia, Ukraine and Syria, as well as their family members, received passports – all of them were in the “high risk” group, were under investigation

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Jerry Skinner, U.S. lawyer representing relatives of MH17 victims at ECHR

U.S. lawyer Jerry Skinner is representing the interests of relatives of the victims of Flight MH17 at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). They filed a lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR in 2016. For about forty years, Jerry Skinner has specialized in plane crashes. Among his many cases was the terrible tragedy over the Scottish town of Lockerbie

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SBU counterintelligence withdraws militant who knows a lot about military personnel of Russian Federation in Donbass from “DNR”

Counterintelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine have withdrawn from the so-called “DNR” a former militant of a tank battalion, who provided important evidence on the specific circumstances of the Russian armed aggression and military support of the “DNR” militants by the Russian Federation, – the SBU press center reports. The man told the SBU about the participation of

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Ukraine’s international reserves exceed $29B in August

07.09.2020 14:13 In August 2020, Ukraine’s international reserves increased by 1%, up to USD 29.049 billion (in equivalent), according to the press service of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). As of September 1, 2020, Ukraine’s international reserves amounted to USD 29,048.7 million (in equivalent) according to preliminary data. In August, Ukraine’s reserves grew by 1% primarily due to the

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Belarus has only 3 months of foreign currency reserves left, Lukashenko is hanging by a thread

Belarus continues to head for the currency crisis at full speed as the population continues to buy dollars and euros and rapid reduction of the national bank’s reserves, the volume of which is below the minimum allowable standard of the IMF. In August, the Belarusian Central Bank spent $1.047 billion selling currency on the Belarusian Monetary and Stock Exchange, and

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Another stage of water supply restrictions introduced in occupied Crimea

Drinking water will be supplied to residents by the hour. Drinking water will be supplied to residents by the hour Photo from UNIAN The third, most severe, stage of water supply restrictions has been introduced in the town of Simferopol, and Bakhchisarai and Simferopol districts in occupied Crimea from September 7 over drought and shallowing of water reservoirs. Drinking water

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Global economy may face US$35 trln in losses over coronavirus

   Experts stressed states should continue to pursue a policy of fiscal support for businesses to prevent an economic collapse. The global economy may face US$35 trillion in losses by 2025 over the coronavirus pandemic and its negative economic impact. “Even when a vaccine is devised, making it available worldwide on the necessary scale is going to take time, according

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Georgian opposition names Saakashvili candidate for prime minister

    Georgia’s United National Movement party and Power is in Unity opposition association have named former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili a candidate for prime minister, according to Georgia Online. “Saakashvili must return to Georgia. He must meet his people face to face. That is why the United National Movement and all the parties of the United Opposition decided to nominate

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Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports

Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has been kidnapped by masked men in central Minsk, media reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses. Kolesnikova, 38, was one of a trio of women who united to challenge Lukashenko in last month’s presidential elections after other opposition candidates were either jailed or driven to flee Belarus. She is the only member of the trio to have

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Dueling documentaries Russian state television airs new film about Beslan school siege in competition with independent investigators who say state officials bear responsibility for high death toll

On September 3, the Russian state television network Rossiya 1 premiered a new documentary film by journalist Alexander Rogatkin about the 2004 terrorist attack against a school in Beslan.  The promo for Rogatkin’s film, titled simply “Beslan,” is a barrage of upsetting questions: “How were cutthroats armed to the teeth able to reach the school and why was it guarded

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Bundestag members believe Zelensky continues policy of Poroshenko

Such actions led to war and impoverishment of Ukrainian people, member of the Bundestag Robert Schlund is sure Many members of the Bundestag, like the Ukrainian people, had high hopes for the presidency of Volodymyr Zelensky, but he continues the policy of his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko. This was stated by the member of the Bundestag Robert Schlund. “Indeed, this is

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Serbian officials slam MFA Russia spox over disrespecting president Vučić

Zakharova allowed herself a Facebook posting which many saw as intended to humiliate the Serbian leader. REUTERS Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has found herself in the epicenter of a diplomatic spat for disrespecting Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. On Facebook, Zakharova posted a photo of Vučić sitting at the White House’s Oval Office in front of U.S. President Donald

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