Monthly Archives: October 2020

Ukraine, Afghanistan open new page in development of economic relations

12.10.2020 17:55 Ukraine and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan open a new page in the development of bilateral economic relations. This was discussed at the official meeting between Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister of Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine Wali Monawar, Ukrinform reports with reference to

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Does Russian coronavirus vaccine work and will Ukraine buy it?

The question to the Ukrainian authorities about why not use the Russian vaccine, if it will help save lives, arises more and more often Warning! This article contains nothing but pro Russian filth. Recently, Russia announced that it is ready to begin supplying its coronavirus vaccine to Ukraine. Covid is gaining momentum in our country: in per capita terms, we

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Mariupol schools equipped with high-speed Internet

High-speed Internet has appeared in Mariupol schools. This was reported by the press service of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. It is known that the Internet will be held in all educational institutions of the Donetsk region. For these purposes, 2.4 million hryvnias were allocated from the regional budget. In the course of the work, the existing school network is being refurbished or a new

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“We don’t believe in dialogue at gunpoint.” Tihanovskaya urged Belarusians to continue peaceful protest

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya urged Belarusians to continue their peaceful protest, the text of the appeal was published in the telegram channel of her press service. Commenting on the protests in Minsk and other Belarusian cities on October 10-11, Tikhanovskaya said that “the regime continues to communicate” with people in the language of violence. According to her, “it is difficult not to

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Gazprom accuses the U.S. of trying to oust Russia from EU gas market

Threats of sanctions from Washington against the Nord Stream 2 project are nothing more than attempts to oust Russia out of the European gas market usig non-market instruments, stated the head of Gazprom Export (Gazprom’s subsidiary) Elena Burmistrova, speaking at the Flame online conference. “Unfortunately, there is an additional threat that is increasingly affecting our cooperation – a political confrontation

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EBRD may lend EUR 450 mln for rehabilitation of Kyiv-Odesa highway, bypass around Lviv

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) may allocate three tranches of a sovereign loan of EUR 450 million to Ukraine for the rehabilitation of the Kyiv-Odesa highway and the completion of the bypass around the city of Lviv. According to a posting on the bank’s website, the project is pending approval on December 16, 2020. The first tranche

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Russo-Ukrainian War: Time for Zelenskyy to turn from populism to pragmatism

UkraineAlert by Taras Kuzio Since taking office in spring 2019, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made ending the Russian-Ukrainian War his top priority. However, almost one-and-a-half years later, he has little to show for his efforts. A ceasefire introduced in late July has succeeded in reducing the death toll in eastern Ukraine, but the Russian occupation continues and genuine breakthroughs

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Belarus Police Threaten to Use Firearms on Protesters

Belarusian police on Monday threatened to fire live bullets at protesters, claiming that opposition demonstrations against strongman Alexander Lukashenko were becoming ever more radicalized. “Law enforcement officers and internal troops will not leave the streets and will use riot control equipment and lethal weapons if need be,” the interior ministry said in a statement on the Telegram messenger service. Peaceful

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Ukraine’s reforms in doubt as political climate changes

    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 in an anodyne

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Zelensky believes it is possible to reach agreement with Putin on peace, return of occupied territories, although it’s very difficult

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that it is possible to reach agreements with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to end the war in Donbas and return the occupied territories to Ukraine, although this is very difficult to do. “I believe in this. Otherwise, I would not run for President of Ukraine. It is very difficult, and here

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10th protest Sunday in row: Thousands of participants in Minsk (photos)

At a rough estimate, about 100,000 people might have taken part in Sunday’s March of Honour in Minsk. To prevent the columns of protesters from getting united, siloviki resorted to excessive force: they were grabbing and battering even passers-by, not only participants in the rally. They started detaining people shortly before the start of the march; water cannons, tear gas

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Trump wants nuclear deal with Putin before election day

09:00, 12.10.20 – UNIAN Russia’s dismissive public statements are likely a negotiating tactic, one official says. U.S. President Trump is looking to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to close the deal on a pre-election nuclear agreement,. National security adviser Robert O’Brien and his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, met in Geneva on October 2.  As a result, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei

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