Monthly Archives: November 2020

Italian court of appeal fully acquits Ukrainian National Guardsman Vitaliy Markiv

The first instance court has initially sentenced the soldier to 24 years in prison. The Court of Appeal in Italy’s Milan on Tuesday, November 3, ruled to fully acquit Ukrainian National Guardsman Vitaliy Markiv, who had been accused of complicity in the death of an Italian reporter Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian interpreter Andrei Mironov who were killed in the

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Anti-graft watchdog puts Kyiv court’s top judge on wanted list

Judge Vovk has long been a target of their investigation, while defying interrogation summonses. The National Anti-сorruption Bureau of Ukraine on Tuesday put on the wanted list the head of the Kyiv District Administrative Court, Pavlo Vovk. Judge Vovk is reported to be a suspect in criminal proceedings on charges of creating a criminal organization aiming to seize state power

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In video interview, Russian MH17 suspect denies involvement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A suspect charged with involvement in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denied involvement in the attack in video interviews played Tuesday in a Dutch courtroom. The recorded comments by Oleg Putalov marked the first time the voice of one of the four suspects charged in the downing of the

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Russia’s Election Panel Criticizes ‘Alarming’ U.S. Mail-in Vote

Large-scale mail-in voting and late results in the 2020 U.S. presidential election could raise concerns over the transparency and legitimacy of the voting process, a senior Russian election official has said. Nearly 100 million Americans have already voted early, both in person and by mail, as the coronavirus pandemic has upended the traditional approach to Election Day. President Donald Trump

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Moscow put opposition figurehead on wanted list due to obligations to Minsk, says Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov© Press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Moscow listed former Belarusian presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as wanted based on its legal obligations to Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Kommersant daily. “The move to put Tikhanovskaya on the wanted list was a solely judicial matter.

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North Korea’s COVID-19 victims reportedly left to die in secret camps

    Despite Kim Jong Un’s claims that North Korea has been spared from the coronavirus, sources in the Hermit Kingdom said that victims of the deadly illness have been left to starve in secret “quarantine camps,” according to a report. Tim Peters, a Christian activist who runs Seoul-based nonprofit Helping Hands Korea, told the South China Morning Post that the

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Russians Among Those Detained in Vienna Attack, Ambassador Says

Authorities in Austria have detained suspects from southwestern Russia’s North Caucasus region as part of an investigation into the deadly shooting rampage in Vienna, Russia’s ambassador in Vienna said Tuesday. The only known gunman in Monday evening’s shooting spree across Vienna that killed four people and wounded 22 was an Islamic State group supporter, Austria’s interior ministry has said. A total of

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Notorious ex-mayor of Sloviansk Shtepa, once suspected of separatism in Donbas, elected to local council

Over 30 members of Shtepa’s Party for Peace and Development have secured seats in the council.Nelia Shtepa / screenshot Former mayor of Sloviansk, Nelia Shtepa, earlier accused of encroaching on the territorial integrity of Ukraine, has been elected to Sloviansk Town Council, Donetsk region, at the latest local elections. That is according to the results of the voting at the elections held

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Zelensky could dissolve Rada if MPs fail to purge Constitutional Court

Zelensky reminded the lawmakers that many had won the latest elections riding the wave of his public support.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Hontar President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he could decide to dissolve Parliament if the legislators fail to support his initiative to dismiss all Constitutional Court judges to clear way for selecting the new CCU composition. “You know, this is

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