Monthly Archives: November 2020

RUSSIA VIOLATING CONVENTION ON CHILD RIGHTS BY MILITARISING CHILDREN IN CRIMEA

The Russian Federation is violating several articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by militarising Crimean children. According to the human rights defenders, Ukraine needs to react such violations without waiting for the de-occupation of Crimea, and protect Crimean Children from Russian military propaganda. During the press conference held in Kyiv on Wednesday, November 25, experts from

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“DNR” occupiers admit shortage of drugs in covid hospitals. Oxygen supply can be cut off by New Year

The provision of the so-called covid bases with drugsin the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast ranges from 15 to 35%. Alexander Oprishchenko, who calls himself “Acting Minister of Health of the DNR”, was forced to admit this fact, – the “official” website of the “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin reports. The shortage of medicines in the CADO hospitals became one of

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Lukashenko warned against handing over the Belarusian Constitution to an “unknown president”

It is necessary to introduce amendments to the Constitution of Belarus “beneficial for the country” so that the state “does not collapse later,” believes Alexander Lukashenko. He said this during a visit to the Minsk city hospital No. 6. “I am a supporter of the new Constitution. Not because you need some kind of democracy. It’s not about democracy. What worries me in this

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Navalny Urges EU to Target Putin’s Oligarch Backers

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny urged the EU on Friday to put targeted economic sanctions on the oligarchs surrounding President Vladimir Putin. “There is no sense in sanctioning colonels or generals or some people who are definitely not traveling a lot,” Navalny told MEPs by videolink. Addressing the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after

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Tikhanovskaya plans to visit Ukraine

27.11.2020 10:58 Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya plans to visit Ukraine “in the near future.” “I want to thank the Ukrainians who support us and the Ukrainian government. We constantly hear the words of support. And Ukraine joined the European sanctions, it did not recognize the legitimacy of Lukashenko. The fraternal people support us, it’s wonderful. Unfortunately, the date of

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SBU exposes illegal coal supplies from occupied Donbas, including to EU

Masterminds behind the scheme had falsified paperwork on product origin.SBU The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has blocked illegal coal supplies from the occupied Donbas that contributed to the financing of the “DPR” terrorist organization. Coal batches had been supplied to Ukraine and the European Union, the security agency notes. “Operatives and detectives with the special services established that the owner

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Submarines may have nowhere to hide with U.S. Navy set to field radical new radar

Coupled with suitable software, AAS might leave submarines nowhere to hide — and that really would be disruptive technology The U.S. Navy may gain the ability to locate submarines from the air as a radical new radar finally moves into the deployment phase. The Raytheon AN/APS-154 Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) is a giant radar mounted in a pod under the Boeing P-8A

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Facebook Pays Russia $50K Fine For Not Localizing User Data

The social network has refused to comply with Russia’s controversial requirements to store Russian users’ data on Russia-based servers. Facebook has paid Russian authorities a 4 million ruble ($53,000) fine over its refusal to comply with controversial data localization laws. Under laws which came into force in 2016, Russia requires all foreign technology companies to store data related to their Russian customers

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Russia Sees Record Virus Infections, Deaths

Russia on Thursday registered record numbers for daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus for the second time in less than a week. Health officials reported 25,487 new infections, bringing the national total to 2,187,990 cases since the beginning of the pandemic — the fifth-highest caseload in the world. Health authorities also reported 524 deaths, raising Russia’s total fatalities from Covid-19 to 38,062. It

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Russia sends 100th ‘humanitarian convoy’ to occupied Donbas

26.11.2020 14:42 The Russian side has sent the 100th “humanitarian convoy” to the occupied territory of Donbas, according to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. “From 5:30 am to 6:35 am, two columns of the so-called humanitarian convoy from the Russian Federation passed through the Donetsk and Matveev Kurgan checkpoints. The trucks, which were 40-50% full, allegedly transported medicine and

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Belarus drafts sanctions against Ukrainian officials

Relations between the two countries have soured after Ukraine supported the protest movement in Belarus.REUTERS Belarus has drafted a “black” list of Ukrainian officials who may be sanctioned. “You know, Ukraine’s joining the EU sanctions against Belarus is another, in our opinion, example of Ukraine’s decisions lacking independence, which demonstrates the inconsistency of our southern neighbor’s policy,” Belarusian Foreign Minister

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Participants of pickets against domestic violence detained in Moscow

In Moscow, the police detained participants in pickets against domestic violence. OVD-Info was informed about this by the picketers themselves. The protesters stood with posters “The law should protect, but not the rapist, but the victim” and “People who decriminalized violence, resign,” writes MBKh-Media. Five people were detained near the Arbatskaya metro station. The remaining participants of the action moved to the Novokuznetskaya metro

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Groups of Russian snipers spotted near Shyrokyne – Khomchak

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak has stated that groups of Russian snipers were recorded near Shyrokyne. He said this today, November 25, during a meeting with the media representatives, – the Defense Ministry’s news agency reports. According to him, a maximum of 3 thousand Russian servicemen are currently stationed in certain areas of the Donetsk

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U.S. Navy challenges Russian territorial claims in the Sea of Japan

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the American destroyer USS John S. McCain violated the Russian border in the Sea of Japan, Interfax reports. According to the Russian military, the destroyer crossed two kilometers into the Russian territorial waters. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that USS John S. McCain was forced out by the Russian large anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov. In

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U.S. prepares sanctions against Russian Defense Ministry, Aviation Industry, Space and Nuclear Agencies

The United States has prepared new sanctions against Russia, which will include more than 30 state-owned companies, agencies and entities. Russian organizations will be subject to restrictive measures as part of the sanctions package against China, RIA Novosti reports citing a draft document that has not yet been published. The Russian Defense Ministry, as well as the subsidiaries of the Russian Nuclear

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Investigation Claims to Uncover Putin’s Extramarital Daughter

Russian President Vladimir Putin may be the father of a secretive St. Petersburg millionaire’s 17-year-old daughter, the Proekt investigative website reported Wednesday. Yelizaveta Vladimirovna Krivonogikh “bears a phenomenal resemblance to the Russian president,” Proekt reported, citing photographs it said it had obtained.  Her mother Svetlana Krivonogikh is the beneficiary of a company that owns a small share in Rossiya Bank, which was sanctioned by the West

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Ukraine’s security service detains ex-“LPR” sniper in Kharkiv (Photos)

He participated in subversive operations against Ukrainian soldiers near the town of Zolote in Luhansk region. A former sniper who was a member of an illegal armed formation controlled by the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) and fought against Ukraine’s military in Donbas has been detained in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. This was announced by the press center of

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Government again postpones pay rise for Ukrainian educators

The resolution was passed by Volodymyr Groysman’s government.The decision was taken on Nov 23 / Photo from ua.depositphotos.com Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has again postponed the entry into force of a government resolution on new rates for education and science workers; its implementation was slated from 2021 to 2022. The relevant decision that amends Cabinet resolution No. 822 of July

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