Monthly Archives: November 2020

Some 28% of Ukrainians would move to live in U.S. or EU countries if granted citizenship without conditions, only 5.8% to Russia – poll

KYIV. Nov 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Some 27.9% of Ukrainians would move for permanent residence in the United States or the EU if now they were granted the appropriate citizenship without conditions, 68.7% would not have taken such a step. According to the results of a poll conducted from October 17 to October 24 by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology

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Russia to shut down trade missions in Ukraine, Lithuania

The Russian prime minister signed the relevant resolution on November 7. The Russian government has decided to shut down trade missions in the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed the relevant resolution on November 7, as reported by the Ukrainian media outlet European Pravda on November 11, referring to the Russian news agency TASS. “The

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Putin Announces Nuclear Attack-Proof Command Post

Russia has almost finished building a secure nuclear command and control post capable of withstanding a nuclear strike, President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday. Speaking at one of a series of military-themed meetings, Putin emphasized the need for control systems to continue working in combat conditions “even in the event of a nuclear strike.” “I was told that the creation of

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FM Kuleba thanks Denmark for providing 50 medical ventilators to Ukraine

Ukraine is very grateful to Denmark for providing 50 medical ventilators for the treatment of critically ill patients. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated this during a virtual meeting with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service. “Ukraine is grateful for this sign of true friendship and support from Denmark,”

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Russian shipping company hit by U.S. sanctions on verge of bankruptcy

On November 10, the cargo vessel Diana belonging to the to Vladivostok-based Gudzon Shipping was not allowed to enter the port of Vladivostok. The crew reportedly left the vessel because of unpaid salaries, TASS reports. “Because of the North Korea related sanctions imposed by the U.S., the company lost almost all of its contracts and cannot ensure operation of its vessels anymore. The

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“Pioneer” of Donbas occupation Girkin admits that Russian oligarchs and security officers destroyed the region’s economy

Russian occupiers have almost completely destroyed the economy of the industrialized Donbas. This fact was admitted by Russian saboteur and mercenary Igor Girkin (Strelkov) on the air of one of the television channels. The Russian bureaucratic and oligarchic apparatus with the participation of high-ranking security officers has gobbled up the economically developed Donbas, – he stated. “They gobbled the Donbas

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Russia’s Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine 92% Effective – Interim Data

Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is 92% effective, its developers said Wednesday as the global race heats up over mass vaccination to slow the spread of the pandemic that has killed nearly 1.3 million people and battered economies worldwide. Interim results showed that 20 of the 16,000 volunteers who received both Sputnik V doses have contracted Covid-19, the Russian Health Ministry, state-run

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Ukraine closed Russia’s trade missions three months ago – Kuleba

11.11.2020 16:42 Ukraine terminated a bilateral agreement with Russia on trade missions three months ago, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said. He wrote this on his Twitter account, commenting on the Russian government’s decision to close trade missions in Lithuania and Ukraine. “At the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine terminated the Russian-Ukrainian agreement on trade missions

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Biden discusses situation in Ukraine with leaders of France, UK

Biden fielded phone calls from Macron and Johnson.REUTERS U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has held telephone conversations with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The parties discussed their readiness to help Ukraine, the Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet reported with reference to CBS News. In particular, in a conversation with Macron, Biden “expressed his readiness to work together on global challenges,

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Bloomberg: Nord Stream 2 sanctions to be included in U.S. defense bill

The sanctions would target insurance and certification companies that work with Russian vessels on completion of the project.REUTERS U.S. House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement to include additional sanctions against a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany in a must-pass defense bill, according to three people familiar with the matter. The sanctions against Gazprom PJSC’s Nord Stream 2

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The Kremlin and the Philosopher’s Moan

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a thinker the Kremlin-philosopher Aleksander Dugin(opens in a new tab) loves to hate. Dugin is well known for his critique that the West leans to heavily on enlightenment ideals (such as individual liberty). In Dugin’s eyes, Lévy’s liberalism, lifestyle and activism illustrate the moral emptiness of the West. Lévy and Dugin even debated(opens in a new tab)

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Vaccinated Siberian Medics Get Coronavirus

At least three medics who received Russia’s vaunted Sputnik V vaccine have contracted the coronavirus in Siberia as part of a vaccination drive of at-risk groups, regional authorities said Tuesday. The adenovirus vector-based vaccine’s developer had previously suggested that recipients infected with Covid-19 may have received a placebo during final clinical trials. Authorities are administering Sputnik V to a select

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