Monthly Archives: November 2020

“War” if Rada sacks Constitutional Court judges, one of them claims

Zelensky has earlier tabled in Rada the bill to dismiss all Constitutional Court judges. Constitutional Court Judge Ihor Slidenko has threatened President Volodymyr Zelensky with grave consequences if Parliament moves to pass the president’s bill on sacking all CCU judges – including “war” and the country’s “disintegration”. The judge has commented to an UNIAN correspondent on today’s presidential audio address

Read more

Ways to settle situation in Donbas, which do not put Russia in uncomfortable position, can yield results – Kravchuk

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, believes that if ways are found to end the war in Donbas and return Ukraine its territories that will not put the Russian Federation at a disadvantage, they can produce results. “I think that Russia is tired of this war in Donbas as well,

Read more

Belarus Rights Abuses Under Fire at UN

Belarus faced harsh criticism at the UN on Monday, with diplomats slamming arbitrary detentions and torture allegations in the response to months of protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. During a review of Belarus’s rights record at the United Nations in Geneva, many diplomats urged Belarus authorities to halt the crackdown on demonstrators, who since August have been protesting Lukashenko’s disputed re-election.

Read more

Moldova’s Pro-EU Presidential Hopeful Wins First Round Vote

Moldova’s pro-European presidential hopeful Maia Sandu won a surprise first-round victory, a major setback for Moscow-backed incumbant Igor Dodon that suggests a tight second round later this month. The small former Soviet country voted under the watchful eye of Russia, which wants polarized Moldova to remain in its sphere of influence as several nearby Kremlin-aligned governments are rocked by political unrest.

Read more

Plan for return of “DNR/LNR” from Russia to Ukraine: Ukrainians in CADLO will not be allowed to gather more than 100 people

In the event of the restoration of legal power in the occupied Donbas, Russia wants to prohibit Ukrainians who do not have registration in CADLO from gathering for mass events of more than 100 people. This is said in the draft “road map”, which the Kremlin is trying to include in the agenda of the Trilateral Contact Group through the

Read more

NACP still unable to verify officials’ asset declarations

02.11.2020 10:21 Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) is still unable to verify the income and asset declarations of officials, despite the reopening of access to the register of asset declarations, as the agency is deprived of such powers due to a Constitutional Court ruling of October 27, the NACP has reported on its Facebook page. “On October 28,

Read more

No signs relations with Georgia may get better after elections, says Russian legislator

He said that opportunities for an improvement of relations between Russia and Georgia will emerge only if Tbilisi recognizes its mistakes MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. Opportunities for an improvement of relations between Russia and Georgia will emerge only if Tbilisi recognizes its mistakes that resulted in the self-proclaimed independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. For the time being, there is

Read more

Zelensky warns against street clashes if CCU chaos not stopped

He predicts the situation might even escalate into bloodshed.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asks MPs to support his bill / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warns there might be street clashes if the chaos being created by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) has not been stopped. He announced this in his audio address to members of the ruling

Read more

Zelensky sees demarche, conspiracy against president, society in CCU’s decisions

He says oligarchs do not want to “pay bills for their champagne and caviar lifestyle lived without control.”Zelensky blames oligarchs for the constitutional crisis  / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considers a recent decision by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) to abolish e-declarations to be a demarche and a public manifestation of a conspiracy by the old elites

Read more

Putin demands that Russian Space Agency explain delays with super-heavy rocket program

Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded that the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos explain the delays with the super-heavy rocket program. According to Putin, the state corporation was tasked with preparing a number of new programs such as the development of a super-heavy rocket, the creation of a space group within the framework of the Sphere project, and the development of

Read more

Russia’s ‘Sausage King’ Murdered With Crossbow

Masked assailants murdered Russian meat magnate Vladimir Marugov with a crossbow at his countryside estate outside Moscow in the early hours of Monday morning, Russia’s Investigative Committee reported. Marugov and his partner were in an outdoor sauna hut on the estate about 25 miles west of the capital when the attack happened. The woman managed to escape through the window

Read more

Vitaly Portnikov: “The ghost of the Soviet Union was definitively buried in Ukraine in 2014”

Source: Krym.RealiiTranslated by: Christine Chraibi There seems to be a very big crisis in the post-Soviet space. Let’s take a quick look at the events of the recent weeks and check out what’s been happening in different regions of the former Soviet Union. Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov was forced to resign following a week of protests against the rigged parliamentary elections. Thousands

Read more

Investigating emails, connections in Hunter Biden controversy

by Sinclair Broadcast GroupSunday, November 1st 2020 WASHINGTON (SBG) – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been thrust into the 2020 spotlight mere days before the presidential election. The New York Post said on Oct. 14 that Joe Biden knew about his son’s business dealings in China and Ukraine. The Post published content from a cache of emails the

Read more