Monthly Archives: October 2020

Belarus threatens to break off diplomatic relations with EU

The country has also put into effect a relevant sanctions list The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus doubts the expediency of maintaining diplomatic relations with the European Union if sanctions against the Belarusian authorities are maintained. The relevant statement was posted by the ministry’s press service. “Further promotion of the EU’s ‘sanctions flywheel’ could lead to even more serious

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Appeal Court Upholds Yanukovych’s Sentence In Absentia To 13 Years In Prison

   The Kyiv Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, which sentenced former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison. The court announced this decision on Friday, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Based on the results of consideration, the appeals submitted by the defense were dismissed. The verdict of the Obolonskyi

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‘Blame the Russian Federation for My Death,’ Journalist Writes Before Self-Immolation

A Russian journalist has died after setting herself on fire outside police headquarters in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russian media reported Friday. Irina Slavina, the editor-in-chief of the KozaPress news outlet died at the scene, the Baza and 112 Telegram channels reported.https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fslavirina%2Fposts%2F3539650582765000&width=500 “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death,” Slavina wrote on her Facebook page about an hour before her death.

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Zelensky supports restoration of full political dialogue between Ukraine, China, looks forward to exchange visits with Xi Jinping

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky considers it necessary to restore a full political dialogue between Ukraine and China, and looks forward to exchange visits with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. “Ukraine is developing and moving forward. I also want to see progress in Ukrainian and Chinese relations. In my opinion, the time has come to

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Moldova starts to deliver gas for storage in Ukraine – Makogon

    JSC Moldovagaz is planning to pump about 100 million cubic meters of gas into Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities for storage. CEO of LLC Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) Sergiy Makogon wrote about this on Facebook. “The first deliveries have already begun. According to Moldovagaz, it is planned to pump about 100 million cubic meters of gas

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Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against the EU

The Belarusian authorities decided to impose sanctions against the European Union in response to the imposition of restrictive measures by Brussels. The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus says that the official Minsk opposes the confrontation, but will decisively respond to “unfriendly actions.” “ In connection with the visa sanctions adopted by the EU against a number of Belarusian officials, the Belarusian side

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Macron explains why Lukashenka is not on the EU sanctions list

French President Emmanuel Macron said that Alexander Lukashenko is not on the EU sanctions list, as this would mean refusing to dialogue with Belarus. He said this at a briefing following the first day of the EU summit. According to Macron, the EU plans to start a dialogue with Belarus through the OSCE. In addition, he called on Lukashenka on behalf of the EU

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EU leaders agree on sanctions against Belarus: They will come into force next week

The decision on sanctions measures against 40 Belarusian officials became possible due to the fact that they managed to convince Cyprus, which demanded first of all to punish Turkey After weeks of discussions, EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus over controversial election results and the crackdown on protests in that country. Deutsche welle reports about it following the

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Russia is spreading lies about Covid vaccines, says UK military chief

Head of armed forces says both China and Russia trying to undermine cohesion in west Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor Wed 30 Sep 2020 19.25 BSTLast modified on Thu 1 Oct 2020 08.10 BST Russia is seeking to destabilise countries around the world by sowing disinformation about coronavirus vaccines that is shared rapidly across social media, the head of the armed forces has warned. Gen

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Russia Says Ready for ‘Close Coordination’ With Turkey on Karabakh

Russia said on Thursday its foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had confirmed in a phone call they were ready for “close coordination” to stabilize the situation in Nagorny Karabakh. Fighting over the breakaway region between majority-Muslim Azerbaijan and Christian Armenia has raised fears of a wider conflict involving regional powers Turkey and Russia. The Russian ministry said both

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Europeans on Security Council Want Russia Explanation on Navalny

Five European members of the UN Security Council have demanded an explanation from Russia on the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, which they called “a threat to international peace and security.” The letter from Germany, Britain, Belgium, Estonia and France — released Thursday — was submitted to the Council on the eve of Moscow’s taking over the presidency of the panel

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & 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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Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus, president vows to bring quarantine ‘immediately’

John Fritze USA TODAY – 2-10-20 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning development that came hours after he confirmed one of his longest-serving aides with whom he had recently traveled also received a positive test result. The revelation had implications for the president’s health, the administration’s response to the pandemic and also the Nov. 3

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