Monthly Archives: October 2020

Technological holding TECHIIA to invest $200 mln in building Ecotechnopark with data center in Kherson region

The international technology holding TECHIIA plans to build an Ecotechnopark in Kherson region, which will include a data center and an agricultural farm to utilize its thermal radiation. “Ecotechnopark is a new niche for large-scale investments in the Ukrainian IT industry. For this we have everything: convenient geography for large foreign clients between Asia and Europe, cheap electricity, fast and

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Potential Nord Stream 2 pipelayer stopped off the coast of Kaliningrad region

The current status is limited maneuverability© Vitaly Nevar/TASS MOSCOW, October 8. / TASS /. The pipe-laying vessel Akademik Chersky, which has been called the possible option for completing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, slowed down on its way to the port of Kaliningrad and stopped in front of the Curonian Spit, according to the data of the Marine Traffic

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Ukraine’s reforms in doubt as political climate changes

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hoped to use his October 6 summit with European Union leaders in Brussels to demonstrate his continued commitment to the reform agenda underpinning Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. However, events in Kyiv on the eve of the summit will only have served to amplify concerns over the country’s direction under Zelenskyy, as was evident

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Alexander Query: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

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 demise Russian

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France and Germany prepare sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

The governments of France and Germany are preparing to expand sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the military nerve agent Novichok, said French Foreign Ministry in a statement. This statement was preceded by the confirmation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the results of tests provided by

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UK, Ukraine sign partnership agreement

08.10.2020 17:07 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have signed the Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement in London, according to the official Twitter account of the UK prime minister. “We’re strengthening the UK-Ukraine relationship and formalising the UK’s commitment to uphold Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the tweet reads. Boris Johnson@BorisJohnson The UK is

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Don’t Silence America’s Voice

Kurt Volker The information wars have kicked into high gear, and the United States is still behind. America’s adversaries have figured out the disinformation game. With increasing brazenness, they are using online restrictions, fake news, troll farms, social media bots, mass media, and surrogates throughout the world to overwhelm what remains of accurate, reliable sources of news information in local

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U.S. senators urge to impose sanctions against Turkey for S-400 trials

The senators want to get the answer for the question of whether or not Turkey implemented the Link-16 system into the Russian S-400 systems as it might enable Russia to spy on NATO’s allies Senators Chris Van Hollen and James Lankford urged the U.S. State Department to impose sanctions against Turkey due to the planned trials of Russian S-400 missile

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UN calls on Russia to stop tortures and lift ban on Mejlis activities in Crimea

The UN calls on the Russian Federation to comply with the absolute prohibition of torture and to lift the ban on independent media and the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. This is stated in the third report of the UN Secretary-General on the human rights situation in Crimea, entitled “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous

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Trailblazing author writes detailed Carpathians guidebook

By Artur Korniienko Like migrant birds, Oleg Yamalov would fly to Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountains every spring. An entrepreneur and philanthropist who moved to the United States in the 1990s, Yamalov kept returning to his native Zakarpattia Oblast to hike “the mountains of his youth” with some of his best buddies. But there was another reason for his trips. With a GPS

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UK parliament committee says Huawei colludes with the Chinese state

LONDON (Reuters) – The British parliament’s defence committee said on Thursday that it had found clear evidence that telecoms giant Huawei had colluded with the Chinese state and said Britain may need to remove all Huawei equipment earlier than planned. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July ordered Huawei equipment to be purged from the nascent 5G network by the

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Navalny’s poisoning: UK to take forward anti-Russian sanctions

According to Foreign Secretary Raab, the sanctions will concern people who are responsible for crime and who created Novichok The UK together with the international partners will promote the sanctions against the Russians involved in the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated. “The UK stands side by side with our German and French partners in our

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Ex-German Leader Sues Outlet Over Navalny’s ‘Putin’s Errand Boy’ Claims

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will sue a German magazine for defamation over poisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s comments that he is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “errand boy” who receives “covert payments” from the Kremlin. Putin’s close friend Schroeder, 76, last week cast doubt on the Kremlin’s role in Navalny’s near-fatal poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok

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Wine expert advice. 10 wineries in Ukraine that are worth visiting at least once

In the new issue of Kartat Potata, wine expert Yevgenia Nikolaychuk told Dasha Malakhova about wine education and the best Ukrainian wineries. The issue of Kartata Potata on October 7 was dedicated to wine and its understanding. Yevheniya Nikolaychuk, co-owner of Like a Local’s bar, WSET4 diploma holder, wine expert of the Salt restaurant award, told in Dasha Malakhova’s show how

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The Ghosts of the Kremlin’s Past

On 3 October, Germany celebrated the 30th anniversary of reunification – a defining moment in the history of Europe. And while the Kremlin sent a congratulations letter to the leaders of Germany, Russian state-controlled media did not share the sentiment. East Germany was attached to the West as a colony, claimed the EU-sanctioned TV host and executive Dmitry Kiselyov. “Historical

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