Monthly Archives: November 2020

​​​​​​​Russians trying to sell legendary Massandra winery in occupied Crimea

Today, 100% of the company’s shares belong to the “Ministry of Property” of Crimea.Photo from UNIAN The occupation authorities in Crimea have put up for an auction 100% of shares of JSC Production and Agricultural Association Massandra – the oldest and largest winery on the peninsula. That’s according to the Russian Interfax, referring to the data released on the Unified Electronic

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires names obstacles to Ukraine’s European integration

Until Ukraine tackles these challenges, the country’s integration ambitions will remain unrealized, the diplomat believes. The United States Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Kristina A. Kvien says Russian aggression, corruption, and private interests of a certain group of people stand in the way of Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. “Until those challenges are overcome, […] Ukraine will not going to be able to

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Steelworkers in occupied Makiivka demand to return wage arrears, refusing to work

Workers of the Makiivka metallurgical plant in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast are on strike, demanding full payment of wage arrears. This is reported on social networks. Let us remind you that this is not the first protest campaign at the metallurgical enterprise. The workers had already staged a strike in mid-October, having suspended the production. As a result,

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Moldova’s President-elect vows to support Ukraine’s territorial integrity

The President-elect of Moldova Maia Sandu fully supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine. “I feel love and respect for Ukrainians who have sacrificed their lives to protect their country, its sovereignty and future as a European state,” she said during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019, while serving as Prime Minister of Moldova. In addition, Sandu spoke about

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Russia’s lower house bolsters immunity guarantees for ex-presidents

The proposed amendments stipulate that former president’s immunity can be taken away if the State Duma puts forward accusations of high treason or other serious indictable offence© Marat Abulkhatin/Russian State Duma Photo Service/TASS MOSCOW, November 17. /TASS/. The Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) has passed the bill to change the order of stripping immunity from former presidents in

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Kremlin Slams Brutality, Provocations in Belarus After Protester’s Death

The Belarus security services’ unprovoked violence against anti-government protesters is unacceptable, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday while also criticizing protesters for “provocations” against officers. Peskov spoke after thousands of Belarusians took to the streets Sunday to protest the death of arts teacher and former soldier Roman Bondarenko in police custody last week. Bondarenko, 31, never recovered from a coma after men

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Ukrainian lawmakers collecting votes for government resignation

he relevant initiative has already been supported by 84 Ukrainian lawmakers.Ukrainian lawmakers collecting votes for government resignation / Photo from UNIAN Members of the European Solidarity parliamentary faction have collected over a third of votes needed for initiating the resignation of the government. “Our faction has initiated and we have already collected 84 signatures of Ukrainian lawmakers in support for

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Russia to Freeze-Dry Coronavirus Vaccine to Avoid Distribution Challenges – Reuters

Russia will transition to primarily freeze-dried doses of its coronavirus vaccine by spring as a workaround to the logistical challenges of transporting liquid doses at controlled temperatures, Reuters reported Monday.  The Sputnik V vaccine’s liquid form must be stored at minus 18 degrees Celsius or below to maintain its stated 92% efficacy. Vaccine storage and transport issues have become a

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