Monthly Archives: October 2020

Sweden’s gov’t proposes a 40% increase in defence spending

Sweden’s left-leaning government proposes biggest increase in defence spending in 70 years. 15 Oct 2020 Sweden’s left-leaning government on Thursday proposed a 40 percent increase for its defence budget from 2021-2025 with the defence minister saying the move came because the region’s security policy situation “has deteriorated over time” as “a consequence of Russia’s actions”. “It is the largest increase

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Ten armored personnel carriers arrive in Central African Republic from Russia

The armored personnel carriers were delivered from Russia by an Antonov-124 Ruslan cargo plane PRETORIA, October 15. /TASS/. The first batch of ten Russian armored personnel carriers BRDM-2 was airlifted to the capital of the Central African Republic Bangui on Thursday, a staffer of the Russian embassy in the CAR told TASS. “The first batch of the vehicles has been

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Russia to lift sanctions from some Ukrainian companies

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has proposed lifting sanctions imposed againats several Ukrainian companies. His initiative was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported RIA Novosti. It is expected that the restrictions will be removed from three companies – Bratslav (produces milking machines), Rubezhansky cardboard plant (produces corrugated cardboard) and Barsky machine-building plant (produces central heating boilers). Putin noted that it was

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Hunter Biden Offered $10 Million Annually by Chinese Energy Firm for ‘Introductions Alone,’ Email Shows

By MAIREAD MCARDLE – October 15, 2020 – 9:38 a.m. – NR Hunter Biden entered into a consulting contract with China’s largest private energy company that initially earned him $10 million a year “for introductions alone,” according to leaked emails. In an email chain from Aug. 2, 2017, Biden discussed a deal with the former chairman of CEFC China Energy, Ye Jianming,

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Zelensky signs decree on transfer of farmland from state to municipal property

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on the transfer of agricultural land from state to municipal ownership. “Today I am signing a decree on measures to transfer agricultural land from state to municipal ownership,” he said, speaking at the land forum, titled “Land for the People,” in Chernihiv region. (C)INTERFAX UKRAINE 2020

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EU Sanctions FSB Chief, Senior Kremlin Officials Over Navalny Poisoning

The European Union has slapped sanctions on senior Kremlin officials and the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to a decision published on the EU’s legal portal Thursday.  The EU banned travel and froze the assets of FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov, as well as President Vladimir Putin’s first deputy chief

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Russia Pulls Out of MH17 Talks With Australia, Netherlands

Russia has withdrawn from talks with Australia and the Netherlands launched nearly two years ago to establish responsibility for the 2014 downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Moscow said the Dutch government’s “unfriendly” move this summer to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in the MH17 downing made

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Ukraine won’t buy Russian coronavirus vaccine, health minister assures

Ukraine will not buy Russian vaccine allegedly for COVID-19 as it has not undergone all stages of clinical trials. According to Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov, there is no evidence that Russian vaccine has undergone all stages of clinical trials, especially the third one. “To date, it is not even a subject for discussion: to buy Russian vaccine or

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Invaders have violated ceasefire in Donbas five times already today

As of 07:30 on 15 October 2020, the situation in the Joint Forces Operation area ​​ remains controlled by Ukrainian troops, despite three ceasefire violations by Russian-led forces yesterday and five provocations already today. “October 14, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the agreements [reached within the Trilateral Contact Group] that came into force on 27 July 2020

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Almost 60% of Ukrainians ready to take up arms to defend Homeland against external threat – survey

23:15, 14.10.20 – UNIAN In 2019, there was 56% of such respondents, 54% in 2017, and 33% in 2012. Almost 60% of citizens say they are willing to defend their country’s territorial integrity up in arms in case of an external threat. That’s according to a survey by the Rating sociological group. The report says 59% of the respondents expressed readiness to

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ukraine: Army to get powerful RS80 rockets ahead of schedule

21:30, 14.10.20 – UNIAN The first batch of unguided rockets have successfully undergone live-fire tests and confirmed compliance with tactical and technical requirements. Ukraine’s state-owned Artem Holding, which is part of the Ukroboronprom defense giant, is ready to ensure an early delivery to the customer, the Defense Ministry, several hundred new unguided aircraft rockets, manufactured under the National defense order.

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