Monthly Archives: October 2020

Zelensky warns against unrest over notorious court ruling on access to e-declarations

The Ukrainian leader says that “certain individuals undermine the social contract in Ukraine.”Volodymyr Zelensky / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced it is inadmissible to let unrest break out over the notorious ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court on access to electronic declarations or use it to discredit Ukraine abroad. He announced this at a special meeting

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Washington to send F-35 fighter jets intended for Turkey to Greece

The U.S. decided to sell F-35 fighter jets initially intended for Turkey to its opponent, Greece, reported the Greek media referring to the agreements reached during the recent visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Athens. According to the deal, a total of 20 fighters will be delivered to Greece, including those multifunctional F-35 fighter jets that Turkey

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Journalist on possible suspension of visa-free travel for Ukraine over CCU’s ruling: “Premature speculation”

Delayed payout of macro-financial assistance is more likely, he believes.Photo from UNIAN Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the suspension of the visa-free regime with the European Union for Ukrainian citizens over the ruling by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) that affects the country’s anti-corruption reform is premature speculation. “Premature speculation that Ukraine might lose visa liberalization with the

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In the Donetsk region, the main executioner of the militants ordered the torture of pro-Ukrainian citizens

Law enforcers in absentia bring to justice the head of the terrorist base at the seized Izolyatsia plant in Donetsk. This was reported on the website of the regional police. In 2014, gunmen took over the factory and turned it into a prison. Pro-Ukrainian residents were kept there, as well as servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other units involved in the

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‘Spoke in the wheel’: Putin castigates schemes to stonewall Russian gas projects

In late December 2019, the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was suspended after the Swiss Allseas company refused to lay pipes due to possible sanctions from Washington© EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN MOSCOW, October 29. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin excoriated schemes to “put a spoke in the wheel” of Russia’s gas projects branding them a non-market way to restrict the

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Belarus bans entry to Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Polish citizens

Minsk will not allow citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland to enter Belarus, said the Ambassador of Ukraine to Belarus Igor Kizim on the air of Hromadske Radio. According to him, the Belarusian border guards are taking appropriate measures. “All the same, they continue to consider Ukraine a threat. All this is groundless, but someone needs it to justify tough actions against

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Charlie Hebdo ‘Could Not Exist’ in Russia – Kremlin

A satirical magazine that mocks religion, politics and culture like France’s Charlie Hebdo would not be able to exist in Russia, the Kremlin said Thursday after France saw its second deadly terror attack in two weeks.  Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Thursday’s killing of three people in a Nice church — which came after a Chechen refugee beheaded a French teacher Oct.

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Surkov and Borodai want to send Russian “Donbas volunteers” to fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian mercenaries, who fought against Ukraine in the Donbas, can be sent to Nagorno-Karabakh to participate in hostilities on the side of Armenia against Azerbaijan. This is said in the Telegram channel, – WarGonzo writes. It is noted that the issue of sending Russian “volunteers” to help Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) will be discussed at the extraordinary congress of the “Union of

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G7 ambassadors on Constitutional Court decision: Ukraine must not go back to past

   The ambassadors of the G7 countries are alarmed by the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to repeal anti-corruption reforms, according to a statement posted on the Twitter account of the G7 ambassadors. “The G7 Ambassadors are alarmed by efforts to undo the anti-corruption reforms that followed the Revolution of Dignity. We stand with the Ukrainian people

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Russian Agents Offered 10K Soldiers to Aid Catalan Separatists – Reports

Alleged Russian agents offered to send 10,000 soldiers to Catalonia during its failed bid for independence from Spain in 2017, Spanish and European media reported Wednesday. The claims are based on audio recordings from one of the 21 Catalan businessmen detained this week on suspicion of corruption and incitement of public disorder, according to Politico Europe. A Barcelona judge probing

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Constitutional Court Blocks Realization Of Results Of Local Elections

    The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) states that with its decision the Constitutional Court blocked the appointment of managerial staff at state bodies, including winners of the local elections. The NACP has said this in a statement, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the agency, the Constitutional Court de facto blocked the implementation of results of the

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Zelensky convenes urgent closed meeting of NSDC due to impact on country’s achievements in anti-corruption sector – President’s Office

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has convened an urgent closed meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) to choose measures for an urgent appropriate response from the government to attempts by “certain subjects” to revise the principles of zero tolerance for corruption and any form of non-transparency in public administration. “We are forced to say that

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Constitutional Court destroys crucial pillar of Ukraine’s anti-graft infrastructure

Ukraine is probably closer to losing its anti-corruption infrastructure, Western funding, and visa-free travel with Europe than at any time in recent years. The nation’s anti-corruption infrastructure, created after the EuroMaidan Revolution that drove President Viktor Yanukovych from power in 2014, has come under unprecedented attack. On Oct. 27, the Constitutional Court effectively destroyed Ukraine’s entire asset declaration system for

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Disinformation Review: Elections Everywhere

With multiple elections coming up, the pro-Kremlin media is definitely not at ease. Let us start with Moldova. According to pro-Kremlin media, the US is allegedly preparing the opposition for mass protests(opens in a new tab), or even a colour revolution(opens in a new tab). Why should the US do such a thing? Because Moldova supposedly plays a strategic role

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