Monthly Archives: September 2020

Ukraine takes important step towards punishing for war crimes – 7 years

18.09.2020 | Halya Coynash IMPLEMENTATION OF EUROPEAN LAW Russian-controlled militants in Donbas forced Ukrainian POWs to march through the streets Almost seven years after Russia began its aggression against Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has passed, in its first reading, draft bill 2689 enabling punishment, in full accordance with international law, for war crimes and crimes against humanity., including crimes that Russia is trying to

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Ukrainians hate corrupt politicians. Except when it’s their mayor

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and mayor of Dnipro city Borys Filatov during a meeting.  2020/09/21 – 15:09 • POLITICS Editor’s NoteLocal politicians in Ukraine are immersed in corruption scandals and controversial activities. Yet, Ukrainians spare them the cantankerous criticism doled out to national elites, and vote for the same old faces, sometimes for decades in a row. The local elections coming up on 25 October

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On Mariupol-Lviv trains, all old cars will be replaced with new ones

The railway line Mariupol-Lvov is being completely modernized with new cars. This was announced by the Minister of Finance Sergei Marchenko during the presentation of the draft state budget for 2021 in the Verkhovna Rada . According to him, for the first time, the state financing of the railway infrastructure was included in the draft state meter. In particular, 3.3 billion hryvnia is allocated for the

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Сourt rules to arrest MP in bribery case

The bail has been set at UAH 3,001,656, instead of UAH 6 million initially sought by prosecutors.Oleksandr Yurchenko / Photo from UNIAN, Oleksandr Kuzmin The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine on Monday, September 21, partly satisfied the prosecutors’ motion and ruled to remand in custody Member of Parliament Oleksandr Yurchenko, who had been charged in a corruption-related criminal investigation. The

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Russian Lawmakers Ensnared in Argentine Cocaine Scandal – Report

Russian lawmakers may have been the ultimate recipients of some of the nearly 400 kilograms of cocaine that were seized from the Russian Embassy in Argentina in 2018, an investigative report said Sunday.  Four suspects are facing a closed trial in Russia after a yearlong investigation into the discovery of 350 kilograms of cocaine worth around $50 million at the school grounds

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Kravchuk demands that occupiers allow Red Cross to enter Izoliatsyya Donetsk prison and other dungeons

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid Kravchuk demands that CADLO immediately provide the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with access to illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, in particular, to the former Izoliatsyya plant, where militants torture people. This is reported by the press service of the President. Kravchuk notes that the agreements of leaders of

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Finance Ministry greenlights public access to urban developers’ permits

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal promised to complete the urban planning reform and eliminate shadow schemes in the industry as early as this year.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov says the ministry has opened data on declarative and permitting documents from the construction operations registry. “We are opening data on declarative and permissive

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Zelensky’s approval rating slides to 31% – poll

The survey was conducted on September 12-16.REUTERS That’s among voters who intend to cast ballots and have already made up their choice, according to a poll conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS). Another 18.9% of those polled would vote for former President Petro Poroshenko, and 13.3% for the leader of the pro-Russian Opposition Bloc Party Yuriy Boyko. Read alsoUkrainian political

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Russia resumes bombardments in Syria

Russian aircraft resumed massive strikes in northwestern Syria after a nearly six-month hiatus. On Sunday, Russian warplanes bombed the western outskirts of the city of Idlib, while heavy artillery shelling from nearby Syrian army outposts was carried out in the mountainous district of Jabal al-Zawiya, Reuters reported, citing a Syrian opposition source. According to him, about 30 air raids took

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Russia traps itself by signing Minsk agreements – Reznikov

The official says the only way out of the situation is to involve a third party. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov says that having signed the Minsk agreements on Donbas, Russia trapped itself. “When the Russians agreed to this political and diplomatic deal, which we call the Minsk agreements, since this is not

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SWAN LAKE FANTASY SHOW MULTIMEDIA FOUNTAIN ROSHEN

Emotion Media Factory stages the next grandiose multimedia show – Swan Lake Fantasy– on the fountains it designed and built, Multimedia Fountain Roshen Ukraine, Europe’s biggest floating multimedia fountain. Roshen Multimedia Fountain in Ukraine is not just the biggest floating multimedia fountain installation in Europe. No, this stage, which is a water show, laser show, music show and light show

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Kravchuk backs ‘good proposal’ to move TCG talks from Belarus to Austria

The current political situation and continuing protests in Belarus are making it likely that the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas would relocate its talks to Austria, head of the TCG’s Ukrainian delegation, Leonid Kravchuk, said. “It is a good proposal. Currently, the political situation in Belarus is unfavorable for our work in Minsk. The people have risen against [Belarusian

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Russia will block peace talks if resolution on local elections in Donbas not changed – Kravchuk

If the Verkhovna Rada does not change the resolution on local elections, it will block not only the exchange of prisoners, but also all the work of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donbas. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, Ukraine’s first president Leonid Kravchuk, said this in a comment to

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FinCEN Files: Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered millions’ through Barclays

One of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder money and dodge sanctions, leaked documents suggest. Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg has known the Russian president since childhood. Financial restrictions, or sanctions, were imposed on Mr Rotenberg by the US and the EU in 2014, which means Western banks could face serious consequences for doing business

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Donbas: Ukraine to insist that positions of militants are inspected simultaneously with Ukrainian ones, – official

08:03, 21 September 2020 – Source : 112 Ukraine There are dozens of violations of Minsk agreements, allowed by Russian mercenaries, Leonid Kravchuk says. Ukraine will be insisting that inspections of the Ukrainian military positions were conducted simultaneously with the checks of those held by Russian mercenaries. Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine and the head of the Ukrainian delegation

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