Monthly Archives: September 2020

Kadyrov cRitic survives assassination attempt in Finland

Masterminds behind the attempt offered $500,000 for the hit job, the targeted man claims. kavkazr.com A suspect in the assassination attempt on a Chechen Youtuber and the region’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s critic Musa Lomaev has reportedly been arrested in Finland. That’s according to KavkazRealii. This has been the fourth attack targeting Chechen bloggers, all criticizing Vladimir Putin’s ally Kadyrov online,

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Tymoshenko tests negative for COVID-19 – press secretary

Leader of the Batkivschyna party and parliamentary faction, Yulia Tymoshenko, received a negative test result for COVID-19 on Friday, the politician’s press secretary Maryna Soroka said. “Yulia Volodymyrivna has just received a negative test result for COVID-19. The coronavirus has been overcome. She feels much better. Pneumonia remains, but the treatment is successful, and soon she will return to normal

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Minsk agreements impossible to fulfill – Ukraine’s Kravchuk

The way out of the deadlock is holding the Normandy Four summit, the head of Ukraine’s delegation at TCG talks on Donbas believes. Photo from UNIAN Minsk agreements on Donbas settlement will not be fulfilled due to the different positions that Ukraine and Russia stand on, says Leonid Kravchuk, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group. Kravchuk

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Requirement to present passport of Ukraine or Russia turns out to be impossible for head of “DNR” “representative office in JCCC”

The occupiers have admitted that it is impossible for Ruslan Yakubov, who calls himself the head of the “DNR” representative office in the JCCC, to present a Ukrainian or Russian passport. This is said in the statement of the so-called “DNR” “representative office in the JCCC”. “The Ukrainian side voiced new requirements for the inspection at the last moment. The head of

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Thursday: 36 persons get jail terms, fines for taking part in peaceful protests

On September 10, Belarusian courts drew penalties upon 36 people for their participating in ‘unauthorised mass events’ that took place from August 27 to September 9, human rights centre Viasna reports. Over the past few weeks, the protesters’ cases have been heard every day. In total, 116 days of arrest and nearly 23,000 Belarusian rubles were imposed on the accused

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Belarus EX President to Visit Russia on Monday: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Friday that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday as he faces popular protests against his rule. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists the location of the “working visit” in Russia was yet to be announced and there was no plan for the leaders to hold a press conference.  The

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Planned inspection of Ukrainian positions by Russian-controlled forces sparks protests

As President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tries to preserve the ceasefire in the east of Ukraine at any cost, the occupation authorities are testing how far they can go in blackmailing him to get as many concessions from Ukraine as possible. The two self-proclaimed “republics” occupy roughly one-third of Ukraine’s Donbas region. Map: Euromaidan Press Up until last Sunday, Zelenskyy bragged that no Ukrainian

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Vovk tapes reveal corruption as lifeblood of Ukrainian law enforcement

The criminal cases against one of Ukraine’s most controversial judges, Pavlo Vovk, demonstrate in minute detail that corruption has permeated throughout Ukraine’s entire judicial system. In 2017, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine opened an illicit enrichment case into the wealth of Vovk, head of the Kyiv District Administrative Court. Since then, Vovk has tried to obstruct the work of

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Canada, EU encourage Ukraine to implement reforms

   Ukraine should continue to implement ambitious reforms, fight corruption and vested interests. This was said in a joint statement by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell. “We continue to encourage Ukraine to implement robust and inclusive reforms. We need to remain vigilant

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Putin Apologizes to Serbian Leader for ‘Basic Instinct’ Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have apologized to Serbia’s president for a social media post by Russia’s diplomatic spokeswoman that appeared to mock him. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova sparked a rare spat between the allies when she posted a photo of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in the White House alongside a screengrab of the

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Question Less: RT Scabs Replace Belarusian Journalists on Strike

Journalists at the Belarusian State Channels started a strike 17 August. Alyaksandr Lukashenka reacted with almost immediately firing everybody and requesting Russia to send strike-breakers, scabs to Belarus. 21 August, the official Belarusian news wire quotes Lukashenka: I asked the Russians – “send us 2 – 3 teams of journalists, just in case”. EUvsDisinfo gets in contact with one of

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Lithuania recognizes Tikhanovskaya President of Belarus

Lithuania will provide political, economic and financial assistance to the Belarusian people and their legitimate representatives, the country’s parliament said. REUTERS The Lithuanian Sejm has approved the call to recognize opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as a legitimate President of Belarus. The text of the relevant resolution was posted on Parliament’s website on September 10. The resolution states that Lithuania supports the

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