Monthly Archives: September 2020

Almost all high-rise buildings in Mariupol are equipped with home meters

In Mariupol, 100% of apartment buildings were equipped with water meters. Heat meters were installed in 99.5% of high-rise buildings. The director of the department of housing and communal services of the regional state administration Sergei Goncharenko announced this during the collegium of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. In general, apartment buildings with centralized heat supply in the Donetsk region were equipped with general house metering

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Almost $500,000 spent on Zelensky’s flights from state budget

The most expensive flight was Kyiv – Zurich – Tel Aviv – Kyiv17:57, 25 September 2020 Press Service of the President of Ukraine As of now, 13.98 million hryvnias (494,890 dollars) have already been spent on the flights of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky from the state budget. This is evidenced by the data provided by spending.gov.ua. Zelensky’s most expensive flight was

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Military plane carrying cadets crashes near Kharkiv (Photo, video)

At least 20 people were killed in the accident.Snapshot A military transport plane, an An-26, has crashed in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, in eastern Ukraine. Snapshot Massive fire is seen at the video stream from the crash site. blob:https://www.facebook.com/1ee2a366-0652-4c2b-9b5a-50cf4e166a82 According to “Ukraine Now” Telegram channel, the plane with cadets of the Kharkiv Air Force University on board was conducting a training

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Yalta Mayor fires his deputy for supporting opposition protests in Belarus

Yalta Mayor Ivan Imgrunt has fired his deputy over statements he made in support of the protests in Belarus. The former deputy, Mikhail Zagortsev — who held this post for just four days — used to be a district official in Belarus. “His statement’s are incompatible with holding this position,” the Yalta mayor told the newswire Kryminform. In conversation with RIA Novosti, Imgrunt said that the

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MFA says to invite Russia to partake in Crimea deoccupation platform

PM earlier said the concept of the international “Crimea is Ukraine” platform was being finalized.korrespondent.net Russia will be invited to participate in the international platform toward the end of Crimea occupation, according to First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Emine Dzheppar. “We will invite Russia to take part in the platform. Of course, we understand, seeing their ostrich-like

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U.S. senators request verification of income sources and assets of Putin and his family

U.S. senators have drafted a bill on personal sanctions against Russian officials involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. In particular, the document requires “a report on the sources and extent of the personal wealth of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and his family members”. The bill provides for the freezing of assets and denial of

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Kremlin reacts to non-recognition of Lukashenko’s presidency

According to Putin’s spokesman, such a reaction is contradictory to international law Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, said that the decisions of a number of countries not to recognize the legitimacy of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko were contrary to international law and did not promote dialogue between the states. This was reported by

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Prosecutor general fires deputy who spearheaded case against Judge Vovk

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova fired her deputy who spearheaded the high-profile corruption case against Pavlo Vovk, the head of the Kyiv Administrative District Court and one of Ukraine’s most notoriously controversial judges, on Sept. 24. The deputy, Andriy Lyubovych, confirmed that he was fired the same day. The Prosecutor General’s Office did not respond to requests for comment. The Kyiv Administrative

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Russia demands Germany hand over data on Navalny poisoning within 10 days

The Russian Permanent Mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent a note to its German counterparts demanding that all information on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning case be passed on, reported the mission’s press service. “On September 23, the Russian Permanent Mission sent a note to the German Permanent Mission to the OPCW with a demand to

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Putin Proposes Election Non-Interference Pact With U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Friday concluding a pact with the United States against interfering in one another’s elections, just weeks before the U.S. heads to the polls. Western countries have for years accused Russia of using hackers and internet trolls to sway the outcome of elections, and U.S. intelligence officials have said that it is once again manipulating social media in

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Five percent of Ukrainians would like to be president of Ukraine – poll

25.09.2020 09:21 Five percent of Ukrainians would like to become the president of Ukraine, whereas 9% would like to be lawmakers, according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group between September 19 and September 22 this year. A significant number of respondents said they did not mind participating in the political and social life of their region (45%),

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Atlantis – Ukrainian movie review

   Winner of best film in Venice’s Horizons section, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s film imagines a near-future Ukraine victorious in its war with Russia but economically, morally and ecologically devastated. What might the embattled Ukraine’s future be six years from now, asks Atlantis? The legendary submerged continent of the title casts a lugubrious shadow over Valentyn Vasyanovych’s grimly filmed story, which is

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Government should represent measures on Ukrainian winemaking development

  President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he has signed a decree on the introduction of Winegrower and Winemaker’s Day in Ukraine. The president stated this in a speech at the presentation of the Strategy for Development of Zakarpattia region, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “Today I have signed a decree establishing an official holiday in Ukraine – Winegrower and Winemaker’s

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Gorbachev Backs Belarus Opposition Protesters

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, voiced his support for the Belarusian opposition Thursday as the country continues to see mass protests against long-serving strongman Alexander Lukashenko.  His statement came the day after Lukashenko was sworn into office in a secret ceremony following more than a month of unprecedented protests against his disputed re-election on Aug. 9.

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

By Illia Ponomarenko 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

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PM hopes stock market to launch “in a year”

The Cabinet is already in consultations with experts on the issue.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says the government in a year will start implementing the idea of launching a stock market in Ukraine. The statement came as Shmyhal was meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce on September 24, the Cabinet’s press service reports. “I am convinced that with

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