Monthly Archives: September 2020

Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert.

1 of 12Riot police officers detain a protester during a Belarusian opposition supporters’ rally protesting the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Protests calling for the Belarusian president’s resignation have broken out daily since the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say handed him a sixth term in office. (AP Photo) KYIV, Ukraine (AP) —

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Poland seeks arrest of Russian air traffic controllers linked to President Kaczynski’s plane crash

The investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor’s Office appealed to the District Court of Warsaw with a request for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were working at Smolensk airport when the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in 2010, a spokeswoman for Poland’s National Prosecutor’s Office, told Polskie Radio. “The investigation team of the Prosecutor

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The European Parliament did not recognize Lukashenko as president and condemned Russia’s interference in the affairs of Belarus

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus. 574 parliamentarians voted for the document, 37 were against, 82 abstained. Among other things, the resolution states that the European Parliament: does not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, as a result of which Alexander Lukashenko was declared the head of state; condemns the

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EU threatens Ukraine to cancel visa-free regime due to troubles with SAPO head appointment

Besides, the next 1.5 billion euros tranche might be disrupted The European Parliament stated the risk of cancelation of a visa-free regime due to the problematic selection of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) as MEP and Deputy Head of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee Viola von Cramon reported on Twitter. “While international community is occupied with

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Navalny nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The scientists started the initiative to nominate the oppositionists Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize as Professor of New Jersey Rutgers University Sergei Erofeev reported on Facebook. “There is more news about Alexei Navalny: today, a number of professors of recognised universities who deal with Russia nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize. It is not

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Protest-Plagued Belarus Strongman Transfers Son to Moscow School – Reports

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has transferred his youngest son to an elite boarding school in Moscow amid ongoing protests against his disputed re-election, Russian tabloids reported Thursday.  Nikolai “Kolya” Lukashenko, 16, has become a social media sensation as he has grown from a pudgy kid to an apparent “successor” to the presidency who is frequently seen at his father’s side

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Medvedchuk: Verkhovna Rada’s decision on non-recognition of Belarus elections is scheme of ‘party of war’ aimed at severing relations with all our neighbors

The politician stressed that he strongly disagrees with this opinion because Belarus is our neighbor The decision of the Verkhovna Rada on non-recognition of the elections in Belarus is a scheme of the “party of war” aiming to sever relations with all our neighbors. The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party and MP

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Constitutional Court declares unconstitutional certain provisions of law on NABU

   The Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional certain provisions of the law “On the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.” A respective decision was made at a court hearing on Wednesday, September 16, the court’s press service reported. “Following the consideration of the said case, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine adopted a decision recognizing certain provisions of

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Derkach reiterates about external control of Ukraine by United States, related corruption

Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach reiterated that the Burisma group transferred funds to accounts connected with Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, and Ukraine was under the external control of the United States. At a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, he announced that he won a court case against Burisma last week. “By the way, if

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‘In Russia, it’s either Putin or Navalny’

3:41 pm, September 16, 2020 Source: Meduza ‘New People’ party leader Alexey Nechayev on the recent elections, building coalitions, and changing the system from the inside. Alexey Nechayev, the founder of the beauty and apparel company Faberlic, is the leader of “New People” — a newly established political party, which managed to win seats in four regional parliaments during the September

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Notorious Russian Ultranationalist Found Dead In Jail Cell

    A notorious Russian antigay ultranationalist, Maksim Martsinkevich — also known as “Tesak” (Machete) — has been found dead in the cell of a detention center in the Chelyabinsk region. The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said on September 16 that it has started a preliminary investigation after the 36-year-old Martsinkevich, who was serving a 10-year prison term, was found dead

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Former Athletics Chief Guilty of Russian Doping Corruption

16 September – The Moscow Times The former head of athletics’ world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, two of which were suspended. Diack, an 87-year-old Senegalese who led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed

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