Monthly Archives: September 2020

Working group to create Ukrainian Silicon Valley created in Kharkiv, businessman Yaroslavsky acts as investor

Mayor of Kharkiv Hennadiy Kernes has initiated the creation of a working group for the implementation of the Ukrainian Silicon Valley project, the investor of which is businessman Oleksandr Yaroslavsky. “The project will create conditions for a faster development of the IT industry in Kharkiv, introduce modern technologies, invite the best specialists to work and attract investments in the local

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“As soon as she saw her passport, she tore it into many small pieces” Secretaries of the Constitutional Court of the opposition of Belarus told how the security forces tried to take Maria Kolesnikova out of the country

Executive Secretary of the Coordinating Council (CC) of Belarus Ivan Kravtsov and press secretary of the organization Anton Rodnenkov gave a press conference in Kiev, where they told how the Belarusian security forces tried to use them to take out the member of the Constitutional Court  Maria Kolesnikova . According to members of the Constitutional Court, they were detained in the courtyard

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Russia continues to insist that there was no poisoning of Navalny. However, as Meduza found out, doctors in Omsk suspected from the outset that the politician had been poisoned.

On Monday, September 7, Alexei Navalny was taken out of a medical coma. The politician is being treated in the Berlin clinic “Charite” from poisoning with an organophosphate (FOS) agent from the “Novichok” group of military substances. Despite this, Russia continues to deny the very fact of the poisoning, citing the results of the tests. Meanwhile, as Meduza found out, the doctors who observed Navalny

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The Belarusian authorities have developed a plan for overcoming the crisis. They are going to change the Constitution and hold new elections by 2022

The Belarusian authorities have presented Russia and the  OSCE with a plan to overcome the internal political crisis, RBC reports. The plan stipulates that by 2022 the Constitution of Belarus will be amended to weaken the power of the president in favor of the government and parliament, after which new presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in the country. On August 28,

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Merkel decides to no longer defend Nord Stream 2

The poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to Germany, was poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok, seems to put an end to the North Stream-2 gas pipeline, which cost 10 billion euros and was stopped by U.S. sanctions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who for years defended the pipeline from attacks by the United States and Eastern European countries, abandoned

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Navalny-Backed Opposition Candidates in Siberia Attacked With Foul-Smelling Chemical

Assailants have spilled a foul-smelling liquid at the office of Siberian opposition candidates backed by Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny ahead of upcoming regional elections, the candidates said Tuesday. The attack is the latest attempt to disrupt the work of a coalition of opposition candidates planning to challenge pro-Kremlin incumbents in the Novosibirsk city council elections on Sept. 13. Authorities previously

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Belarus Leader Admits to Staying ‘Too Long’ in Power in Russian State TV Interview

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday that his 26 years in office may have been excessive, but vowed to maintain his grip on power despite widespread protests against his rule. Lukashenko’s rare admission has been a rallying cry for hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who flooded the streets of Belarusian cities for the past month to protest his disputed election

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Leading Scientists Question ‘Highly Improbable’ Russian Vaccine Results Published in Lancet

“It’s like if you throw a dice and you get exactly the same sequence of numbers several times.” A group of prominent scientists and doctors has questioned the results of Russia’s research into a Covid-19 vaccine. The group said there are a number of unexplained apparent duplications in Russia’s data — published in scientific journal The Lancet Friday — concerning

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Ukraine forward joins Sliema Wanderers

   Sliema Wanderers transfer activity continued Tuesday when they announced the signing of Ukrainian forward Ruslan Kisil. The 28-year-old Ukrainian forward has put pen to paper on a one-year contract. Kisil spent the majority of his career in his home country where he played for Shaktar II, Ilyichivets and Desna before heading to FK Mariupol. In 2018, Kisil moved to

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Belarus Opposition Figure Detained at Ukraine Border

One of Belarus’s leading opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine, border officials said Tuesday.  Kolesnikova was detained while attempting to cross overnight with two other members of the opposition’s Coordination Council who were able to pass through to Ukraine, Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee, told AFP.  She and the

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French reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome enters Black Sea

    The Dupuy de Lome (A759), a French reconnaissance ship capable of intercepting the most modern types of transmissions, including e-mails and mobile phone conversations, has entered the Black Sea, according to ArmyInform. “The French electronic reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome (A759), which was specially designed for maritime reconnaissance, according to the MINREM project, has entered the Black Sea,” the

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Invaders violate ceasefire near Kamianka, no casualties reported

   On September 7, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated ceasefire agreements in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area, which entered into force on July 27, 2020. “The enemy opened fire from small arms and a hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher at Ukrainian positions near Kamianka (government-controlled, 20km north of Donetsk),” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports.

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From the FB page of Mikhail Saakashvili

Sept 8 (translation). I agreed to the proposal of the united Georgian opposition to become Prime Minister after winning the parliamentary elections on October 31 The fact is, now parliamentary elections are not held in Ukraine, but are held in Georgia. Of course, I want to help my Georgian people get out of the crisis. Therefore, I have announced that

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InformNapalm English

Sept 8. (Translation). On the Eve of Caucasus 2020 Exercises, NATO Intelligence Is Collecting Data on Russian Military Facilities in Crimea In early September, the topic of Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea came to the fore in the context of NATO intelligence demonstrations, which are likely to be a deterrent to the Kremlin’s aggressive intentions ahead of the Caucasus 2020 Russian military

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