Monthly Archives: October 2020

Myths Shattered: 8 misperceptions about doing business in Ukraine

Mykola Stetsenko, Managing PartnerPopular Foreign investors often have misperceptions about doing business in Ukraine. Below, I debunk the 5 most common myths, as well as 3 more that reflect the most recent improvements in the business climate. Myth 1 : It is hard to register a business in Ukraine On the contrary, with simple documents required everywhere in the West, you

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Moscow is not introducing tough measures, despite the autumn record for the incidence of COVID-19. And they are unlikely to introduce

The two-week school holidays did not help Moscow – the incidence of covid has increased to the level of early May, but the city authorities do not want to return the quarantine regime. Moscow hopes to get by with the measures announced this week – transferring high school students to distance learning and transferring 30% of employees to remote mode. After a

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Baku announces destruction of Armenian Su-25, Yerevan refutes

The Armenian Defense Ministry denied Baku’s statement, calling it misinformationSu-25© Sergey Bobylev/TASS, archive BAKU, October 17. /TASS/. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that the country’s air defense forces destroyed the Su-25 aircraft of the Armenian armed forces. “On October 17, at 11:11 local time (10:11 Moscow time), Azerbaijani air defense units destroyed Su-25 aircraft belonging to the Armenian

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“Relationships are at their lowest point.” Permanent Representative of Russia to the European Union – on sanctions due to the poisoning of Navalny

After the imposition of sanctions because of the politician Alexei Navalny, relations between Russia and the European Union “are at the lowest point.” This was announced to TASS by Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU. To be honest, I expect that it will become more difficult for me and my employees to work in the near future, but we

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Number of marriages in Ukraine during quarantine decreased by almost a third

   The number of marriages registered in Ukraine during the quarantine period in 2020 decreased by almost a third compared to the same period in 2019, Radio Svoboda reports with reference to data provided by the Justice Ministry of Ukraine. In particular, the number of marriages totalled 145,855 between March 12, 2020 and October 10, 2020, compared to 107,069 in

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The second largest city in Azerbaijan came under rocket fire. Authorities report 13 dead and 52 injured

On the night of October 17, several loud explosions were heard in Ganja, the second largest city in Azerbaijan, a Kommersant correspondent reported from the scene. The prosecutor’s office of Azerbaijan reported that a missile strike was launched on the city. According  to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, at the moment 13 dead and 52 wounded have been removed from the rubble.Consequences of the shelling of

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Suspect in French Teacher Beheading was Chechen, Born in Moscow

The man suspected of beheading a French teacher who had shown his students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an 18-year-old born in Moscow and originating from Russia’s southern region of Chechnya, a judicial source said on Saturday. Five more people have been detained over the murder on Friday outside Paris, including the parents of a child at the school

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Ukraine, Turkey sign number of bilateral documents

The memorandum outlines the parties’ intention to launch and implement joint projects for the construction of warships, UAVs and all types of turbine engines.Volodymyr Zelensky and Recep Tayyip Erdogan / REUTERS Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey have signed a number of bilateral documents in Istanbul. The documents were signed in the presence of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during a

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Moscow prosecutors order universities to report virtually any anti-Kremlin activity by students or faculty

9:50 am, October 16, 2020 Source: Znak.com – Meduza District attorneys in Moscow have started reviewing local scientific and educational institutions, asking universities to provide information about any students involved in protests or publications about the difficulties of life in Russia. The “University Solidarity” student union first reported the new inquiry on Friday, citing orders addressed to RANEPA (the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy

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W. House Calls Putin Proposal on Nuclear Treaty ‘Non-Starter’

The United States on Friday rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to extend the New START nuclear treaty for one year unconditionally, countering that both nations must cap warheads during the period. “President Putin’s response today to extend New START without freezing nuclear warheads is a non-starter,” said Robert O’Brien, the national security advisor. O’Brien said the United States had

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