Monthly Archives: September 2020

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. nuclear bombers over Black Sea

  On Monday, September 14, Russian fighter jets intercepted three U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers and escorted them over the Black Sea, reported the Russian Defense Ministry. The Russian Defense Ministry noted that radars were detected three air targets approaching Crimea from Ukraine over the Black Sea. Two Su-27 fighter jets and two Su-30 fighter jets from the

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Kremlin spokesman says sorry, folks, but Lukashenko is the legitimate president of Belarus

Moscow hasn’t changed its mind about Alexander Lukashenko, whom Vladimir Putin congratulated on his re-election last month and met face-to-face on Monday in Sochi. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the Russian government views Lukashenko as Belarus’s legitimate leader, despite more than a month of widespread protests against Lukashenko’s supposed landslide election victory. “Mr.

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“DNR” terrorists put forward conditions for hostages’ release: to change resolution on local elections

Occupation authorities of the “DNR” refuse to carry out an exchange of prisoners until the Verkhovna Rada excludes the mention of Russia as an aggressor and the need to restore control over the border from the resolution on local elections. This is said in the statement of Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself “Minister of Foreign Affairs”. This way she commented

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Austria, Ukraine have different views on Nord Stream 2 construction – Kurz

Austria’s Chancellor says friends should openly discuss different topics. Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says his country and Ukraine have different views on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. He made this announcement at a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Vienna. The event was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the President’s

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Venus Is a ‘Russian Planet,’ Roscosmos Chief Says

Venus is a “Russian planet,” the head of Russia’s state space agency said Tuesday following new research that suggests there could be life on the second planet from the sun.  The research, published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, details British and American scientists’ discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’ clouds and puts forward possible theories for its origin, including that of extraterrestrial

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Zelensky: We don’t have “relations” with Russia after Crimea annexation, war in Donbas, and it’s still too early to talk about them- we have just started dialogue

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky notes that there is no word “relationship” between Ukraine and the Russian Federation after the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the outbreak of war in Donbas, and it is still very, very early to talk about such a concept. “Unfortunately, we have lost this word [“relationship.”] And we lost the

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Rada calls Belarus elections out as “unfair”, backs EU sanctions on Minsk

The official results of presidential elections do not reflect the real expression of Belarusian people’s will. REUTERS The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, considers it unacceptable to involve Russia’s troops and apply the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) agreement in resolving the crisis in Belarus. The relevant statement was approved by Resolution No. 3053, backed by 228 MPs, an UNIAN correspondent

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Water for Crimea: Ukraine calls invaders’ accusations null and void

    Ukraine will fully resume water supply to Crimea only after the complete de-occupation of the peninsula, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service has reported. “Any allegations of alleged violations of international law by Ukraine in connection with a halt in the water supply are null and void from the point of view of international law. They are apparently designed

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Soviet Classic Turns 50 at GUM AutoRally

This weekend, Muscovites got the chance to witness the best of the Soviet Union’s automobile legacy as 100 Zhiguli sedans raced in the annual GUM AutoRally on Saturday. This year’s event marked 50 years since the release of Zhiguli’s first model, VAZ-2101, commonly known as ‘Kopeyka’ (named after the smallest ruble coin, the kopek). Here’s a look at the nostalgia-filled

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Putin accuses Ukraine of selective fulfillment of Donbas commitments

The President of the Russian Federation paid special attention to “Kyiv’s attempts to interpret the Minsk agreements in its own way” Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of taking a selective approach to fulfilling its commitments in resolving the conflict in Donbas during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. This was reported by the Kremlin’s press service.

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Ukrainian govt prosecutes opposition MPs who negotiated with Moscow on Normandy Format, – French MP

Sebastian Moran claims that the French government should pay more efforts to live up to Minsk agreements French Senator Sebastian Moran expresses his disapproval over the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have been prosecuting opposition MPs who came to Moscow in March 2020 to present the parliamentary dimension of the Normandy format.  “We’re very disappointed with what’s happening in terms

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Explore Ukraine: Chernihiv, a city of churches, legends, gastro tours and craft beer

Chernihiv, located just 140 kilometers north of Kyiv, is often associated with churches, cathedrals and other religious sites. Besides that, it attracts tourists with its wide range of affordable restaurants, wooden carvings on old buildings, nature and legendary stories. With just about 280,000 citizens, Chernihiv is a fairly small city. That means, it can be fully explored in just a

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Russian paratroopers who fought against Ukraine deployed in Belarus for “joint exercises” – media

It’s the units with the 76th Airborne Assault Division of the Western Military District. InformNapalm Russian paratroopers who have been earlier deployed in Ukraine’s Donbas warzone to fight against Ukrainian troops, now arrived in Belarus for the Slavic Brotherhood 2020 joint military exercises. It’s the troops with the 76th Airborne Assault Division of Russia’s Western Military District (military unit No.

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