Monthly Archives: October 2020

Some ministers may be sacked soon – Zelensky

The weakest will be fired, Zelensky says.The weakest will be fired, Zelensky says / Photo from the president’s press service Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said some ministers may be sacked in the near future. “It’s possible that heads will roll, it’s true. But this is not because some of the lawmakers have bad relations with some minister. I think

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“LNR” occupiers admit that they employed only 30% of miners dismissed from liquidated mines

Only 30% of workers dismissed from the mines liquidated by the “LNR” occupiers got a new job. This fact was recognized in the so-called “social insurance fund in case of unemployment”. The message proudly announces the successful implementation of the so-called “employment program for workers of liquidated mines”. According to the information provided by the “fund”, it was possible to

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The European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize to the Belarusian opposition

In 2020, the Belarusian opposition became the laureate of the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, established by the European Parliament. “It is a great honor for me to announce that women and men of the democratic opposition in Belarus have become laureates of the 2020 Sakharov Prize,” President of the European Parliament David Sassoli tweeted. “On their side is

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The EU has imposed sanctions against the chief of the GRU and Fancy Bear, Russia’s military intelligence unit. Due to the cyberattack on the Bundestag and Angela Merkel

The Council of the European Union imposed sanctions on two Russian citizens and a special center of the Russian GRU due to cyber attacks against the German parliament in 2015 and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in 2018. This is stated in a publication ( .pdf ) in the EU Official Journal. Great Britain joined the EU sanctions. The sanctions covered: Igor Kostyukov, head

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Occupying power in Crimea takes water from population for military bases

21.10.2020 11:42 Crimea’s water supplies are sufficient to meet the needs of the local population, but the Russian occupation authorities deliberately restrict Crimeans’ access to water and redirect it for usage at military bases. At the same time, Russia tries to accuse Ukraine of the humanitarian crisis on the peninsula, MP Rustem Umerov said during Atlantic Council’s online roundtable on

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Ukraine plans to produce weapons together with NATO countries – Danilov

Ukraine plans to produce weapons together with NATO countries – Danilov 22.10.2020 15:54Ukraine is constantly strengthening its Armed Forces and increasing funding for the army, so if the Russian Federation decides to escalate, it will have a strong rebuff. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said this during a live broadcast with Washington, D.C.,

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Snowden Granted Permanent Russian Residency – Lawyer

Russia has granted permanent residency to former U.S. spy agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden after his current permit expired, his lawyer told state media Thursday.  Russia granted Snowden, 37, asylum in 2013 after the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor exposed mass surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies around the world. He faces up to 30 years in jail in

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Dozens of Belarusian IT companies move to Ukraine within IT Relocate Belarus project

22.10.2020 14:16 Dozens of Belarusian IT companies already work in Ukraine within the framework of the IT Relocate Belarus project which helps foreign IT specialists to move to Ukraine. According to Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Oleksandr Borniakov, the IT Relocate Belarus project was created for those who want to move alone or move their team from Belarus

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Head of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service arrives in Belarus

Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin met with Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk. Lukashenko thanked Naryshkin for the fact that Moscow provides information to Minsk on a regular basis. “Thank you for the information that you regularly provide to our special services including me. We take it very seriously, and in this regard, we have a lot of

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Russia warns of consequences of US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Warning! Article contains verbal diarrhea If Washington proceeds with sanctions against the Russia-led natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, it will hurt a wide range of Western contractors and investors involved in the undertaking, the project operator has warned. “If imposed, [the sanctions] could directly hit more than 120 companies from more than 12 European countries,” the company said on

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Ukraine’s Zelensky struggles to impress in war-battered east

Slovyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) President Volodymyr Zelensky rose to power last year on a pledge to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left Russia-backed separatists controlling two areas of the country and thousands dead. But nowhere has the failure so far to fulfil that pledge fallen more flat than in the east itself, where Russian-speaking inhabitants yearn for a

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“Medvedchuk effect”: censorship attempt fails in Ukraine as prohibited book sold out within an hour

On 19 October, the Darnytsia District Court in Kyiv ordered Vakhtang Kipiani, the author of the book The Court Case of Vasyl Stus, and Vivat Publishing House to remove information about Viktor Medvedchuk, Putin’s number one man in Ukraine, and ban the distribution of book until the prohibited chapter is cut out. The chapter that outlines the role of Medvedchuk in

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Six Real Sandworms and Fake Monkey Vaccines

First, some big news. On Monday the US Justice Department indicted six GRU officers working for Unit 74455. According to the Justice Department, the Unit, dubbed in the media as “Sandworm”, is responsible for at least one billion dollars in damages. The indictment further concedes that the group “deployed destructive malware and took other disruptive actions, for the strategic benefit

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NATO to hold consultations with Ukraine, Georgia on NATO 2030 strategy

23:10, 21.10.20 – UNIAN There will be an expert report later on this year. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said the Alliance will hold consultations with Ukraine and Georgia on the NATO 2030 strategy. “There will be an expert report later on this year. And then I will, based on that report, and consultations and inputs and guidance from

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