Monthly Archives: October 2020

Putin submitted a bill to the State Duma allowing him to become a senator for life after leaving the presidency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma a bill on the procedure for forming the Federation Council of the Russian Federation. The document is aimed at developing amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The bill proposes to allow the former presidents of Russia, who left this post early or due to the expiration of their term of office,

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Justice chief names three stages to resolve what he calls “constitutional crisis”

Chief justice is convinced the Constitutional Court needs a reboot.Photo from UNIAN, Viacheslav Ratynskyi Justice Minister Denys Maliuska has named three ways to resolve the “constitutional crisis” caused by the Constitutional Court’s ruling to repeal criminal liability for inaccurate asset declaration. “The exit has three stages,” Maliuska said, speaking at the Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show hosted by Savik Shuster

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Head of EU Delegation Maasikas: Trust in anti-corruption agencies needs to be restored fast

The ambassador says the Ukrainian people deserve visa-free travel.Ambassador Maasikas says the Ukrainian people deserve visa-free travel / Photo from UNIAN Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas says that it is necessary to fast restore trust in the country’s anti-corruption agencies after the country’s Constitutional Court repealed criminal liability for

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IMF reacts to Constitutional Court’s decision: E-declarations should not be dismantled

    The IMF considers the launch of an electronic system for asset and income disclosure by Ukrainian high-level officials to be a critical element of bilateral cooperation and calls for enhancing the effectiveness of all Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions. This is stated in the response of the IMF spokesperson to Ukrinform’s information inquiry regarding the Fund’s reaction to the decision of

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Op-Ed: Disinformation about history leads to disinformation about the present

Article prepared by Dalia Bankauskaite – a Nonresident Fellow in CEPA’s Democratic Resilience program. Firstly published by DFRLab as part of their effort to broaden expertise and understanding of information ecosystems around the world. Putin’s June 2020 essay paints an intentionally distorted history of World War II It is vital to understand why Russia’s rewriting of history holds dangerous implications for

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A warehouse with medical oxygen exploded near a covid hospital in Chelyabinsk

In Chelyabinsk, on the territory of the city hospital No. 2, a warehouse for storing oxygen cylinders exploded. The explosion occurred due to a fire in the clinic, TASS reported, citing the regional Ministry of Health. According to 74.ru, the explosion occurred in a hospital for patients with coronavirus infection. 0:35Момент взрыва в студенческой поликлинике Челябинска с максимально близкого расстояния. По информации минздрава региона,

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New tapes document links between scandalous judge Vovk and Avakov

A new film by the Slidstvo.Info investigative journalism agency provides a look into the shady dealings of controversial judge Pavlo Vovk and his deputy.  Among the new discoveries are the duo’s links with Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and his allies.  The show released new wiretapped conversations that were recorded as part of a corruption case against Vovk, the head of the Kyiv

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