Monthly Archives: September 2020

Belarus Arrests Dozens as President Secretly Sworn In

Belarusian police on Wednesday used water cannon and tear gas to disperse several thousand demonstrators and detained dozens of people during protests against strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s secretive presidential inauguration. Riot police were violently detaining protesters across the city and at least two demonstrators were injured and received medical aid, witnesses told AFP.  Viasna rights group said at least 33 people

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Hunter Biden took $3.5 million from ex-Moscow mayors wife

   A new Senate report out Wednesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden accepted $3.5 million from the wife of a fired mayor of Moscow in 2014. According to the joint report released by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee with the Senate Finance Committee, Rosemont Seneca, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter Biden received

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Moscow condemns Zelensky’s allegations of Russia’s plans to divide the world

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that Moscow is not surprised by yet another belligerent statement from the Ukrainian president and his “attempt to scare the entire world” by a Russian threat MOSCOW, September 23. /TASS/. Moscow condemns the phantasmagoric remarks made by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky regarding the alleged Russian plans to divide the world, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

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Ukraine, Hungary foreign ministers agree to launch work of three intergovernmental groups

   Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó have agreed to launch the work of intergovernmental groups on national minorities, education, and cross-border cooperation. “I had a very intensive dialogue with my Hungarian colleague, the goal of which is to ensure rich, dynamic, and effective cooperation between Ukraine

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Cabinet instructs drafting proposals for imposing sanctions against online services with Russian content banned in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has instructed to draft proposals for the imposition of sanctions against online services that offer Russian-made content banned in Ukraine. The relevant protocol decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday. This decision was initiated by Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko. “Recently, it was announced that the Wildberries Russian service entered

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‘This is a farce’ Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya responds to Lukashenko’s inauguration

Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya) has released a video message responding to Alexander Lukashenko’s secret inauguration as president of Belarus. In the message, she calls herself the only elected leader of the Belarusian people. The video was published by Tikhanovskaya spokespeople on their official Telegram channel, “Pul Pervoi.” https://meduza.io/impro/hHC_wsjprWsRO-PBEGZ22IpDEkjMASLENDWlNgzGFyo/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNi8w/MjIvMDI4L29yaWdp/bmFsL2M2S18zRTdo/YVV6OUJhS1BweG9F/M1EuanBn.webp Here’s what she said: Dear Belarusians. Today, unbeknownst to the people, Lukashenko tried

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In speech to UN Putin calls for removing sanctions and trade restrictions

President Vladimir Putin, speaking at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, said that the recovery of the world economy during the pandemic requires “removing restrictions and sanctions.” “Removing restrictions and sanctions could be useful to restore global growth and reduce unemployment,” said Putin. Putin said that now Russia’s proposal to introduce so-called green corridors, which will remove trade

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U.S. gives Russia ultimatum during nuclear missiles talks

The global nuclear-weapon control system established in the last years of the Cold War is moving steadily towards collapse. The U.S. de facto gave the Russian side an ultimatum in negotiations on the fate of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (START-3), the last existing agreement limiting the number of nuclear warheads on both sides. The treaty signed in 2010 by

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What Russia Doesn’t Get About Germany

Moscow has repeatedly rejected any responsibility for its most contentious actions. As a result, Berlin’s trust and willingness to invest in the relationship with Russia has been wearing down for years. Ever since German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Sept. 2 that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, the term “turning point” has been

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Moscow Expands List of European Officials Banned From Russia

Moscow said Wednesday it was expanding a list of European officials who are banned from entering Russia as a response to what it said were aggressive EU actions. A Foreign Ministry statement did not specify what the sanctions were a response to, but referred to “hostile steps” against Russia and its citizens. Russia’s ties with European countries have worsened since

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“DNR” occupiers not to open “border” with “LNR”

The so-called “DNR head” Denis Pushilin has reported that due to the worsening epidemiological situation in the neighboring “LNR”, plans to open the “borders” with it were revised. This was written by separatist media. According to Pushilin, the conditions and mechanisms for the movement of residents of the “republics” with one another had already been prescribed earlier. “But the situation

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Ukraine to hold urgent consultations on Lukashenko’s ‘secret’ inauguration – Kuleba

23.09.2020 15:04 The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry will hold urgent meetings and consultations to determine Ukraine’s position regarding the inauguration and political status of Alexander Lukashenko. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said this during his visit to Zakarpattia region on Wednesday, September 23, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The inauguration was secret. No foreign ambassador was invited, even the ambassador of

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Ukraine wants full integration into EU – Zelensky

   Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine seeks full integration into the European Union and wants to receive from the EU a clear membership perspective. He stated this in an interview with Slovak economic newspaper Hospodarske noviny, the presidential press service said. “Ukraine wants full integration into the EU. We are a European country and we can give

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Russian Narcotics Officer Caught Growing Marijuana to Meet Drug Arrest Quota

A senior Russian narcotics officer is suspected of growing marijuana with the intent of planting the drugs on innocent people, investigators have said. Authorities opened the investigation after the suspect, the deputy head of a local drug enforcement agency, staged a drug bust in the western Russian town of Velikiye Luki last week. Investigators and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents found

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International insurers will not provide insurance to ships that are building Nord Stream 2

The ships involved in the construction of the Russian pipelines Nord Stream 2 and the Turkish Stream have been denied insurance due to US sanctions. An international group of shipowners’ mutual insurance clubs will not provide insurance coverage to ships that are involved in the construction of the Russian pipeline Nord Stream-2. The same measures will apply to the companies involved in the

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Ombudsperson: Invaders trying to eradicate Ukrainian language in Donbas schools

Russia-controlled administrations are also heavily restricting all religious worship except for that led by the branch of the Russian Orthodox Church.Ukraine’s Ombudsperson Denisova points to human rights violations in Russia-occupied Donbas / Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Ombudsperson Liudmyla Denisova emphasizes that the Russian occupying authorities in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions are taking measures to eradicate

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Russian frigate and container ship collide in Danish waters

A Russian frigate has collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship off Copenhagen, Denmark’s navy said ByThe Associated Press23 September 2020, 12:33•  COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A Russian frigate has collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship off Copenhagen, Denmark’s navy said. Weather reports show that there was thick fog in the area at the time of the collision on Wednesday morning.

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Belarus Leader Lukashenko Sworn In at Secret Ceremony – Agency

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term at a secret ceremony held with no prior announcement, the Belta state news agency reported Wednesday. Lukashenko has faced massive demonstrations against his rule in Minsk and other cities since claiming victory in disputed elections on Aug. 9, and has made only rare appearances in public view. Фотография

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Putin’s new mistakes. What Russia is losing

The Russian Federation can no longer be considered a ” great energy power”, and the Kremlin’s dependence on military force has reduced the country’s international authority to a “great pariah power” Another double violation by Russia of the norms of international behavior – the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the acceptance of the discredited Belarusian autocrat, President Alexander Lukashenko –

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You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

President Proceeds Producing Pranks Like any good showman, Alyaksandr Lukashenka knows that he needs to feed the audience with new acts. The recent “success” with the “Nick and Mike Tapes” was not all. In an interview with a band of the Kremlin’s most loyal mouthpieces, Mr. Lukashenko proudly declares that the intercepted conversation between German and Polish Secret Services was

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The Ukraine-Belarus border. Taking the Russian threat seriously

Ukrainian border guards patrol the Ukrainian-Belarusian border. Video grab  2020/09/20 – 12:13 • INTERNATIONAL, UKRAINE Article by: Yaroslav Krechko In a recent interview with leading Russian media, Alyaksandr Lukashenka stated that Belarus and Russia have a “single and powerful army”. Many military experts have previously reported that the Belarusian armed forces are fully integrated into the Russian army, but Lukashenka

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