Monthly Archives: December 2020

It’s time to start treating Ukraine’s corrupt judiciary as a criminal syndicate

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Zhernakov Consider Tony Soprano, the fictional leader of a New Jersey crime family. His mafia organization has a structure, a hierarchy, and an unwritten code of conduct. Its members are rewarded handsomely for service, and punished severely for disobedience. It penetrates state institutions while using bribery, threats, and other means to avoid justice. Finally, it engages in

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EU notes critical financial situation at Ukrzaliznytsia

The European Union notes the critical financial situation at JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, according to the EU’s annual Association Implementation Report. “The financial situation of the unreformed Ukrainian Railways company remains critical,” it said. “In the area of transport, the key draft laws on market opening, including on railway and on inland waterway transport, dangerous goods and multimodal transport have not been

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EU’s annual report on Ukraine released: Reforms, progress, tough challenges

Ahead of the informal meeting of the members of the EU-Ukraine Association Council on 8 December, the European Union has published its annual Association Implementation Report on Ukraine, pointing out some positive developments in the reforms and acknowledging serious challenges facing the country. The report was published on the website of the European Commission. “Despite Russia’s destabilising actions, conflict in

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Ukrainian army gets new radar system

PHOTOS01.12.2020 16:15 Ukraine’s state-owned enterprise Iskra has handed over to the Ukrainian Armed Forces a new radar system with increased range, improved trajectory data analysis and expanded functionality, Ukraine’s state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom has reported on its website. “The 35D6M is a modern radar system with increased range, improved trajectory parameters, expanded functionality due to modern software solutions. Also, the

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EU Mulls Sanctions On State Actors For Spreading Disinformation

November 30, 2020 14:28 GMT – By Rikard Jozwiak The European Commission (EC) will propose for the first time that the European Union impose sanctions on “foreign actors” from states such as Russia or China spreading disinformation as it pushes for a tougher oversight mechanism for online platforms, according to a draft document seen by RFE/RL. The European Democracy Action Plan,

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Hungary gets permission to use Russian Sputnik V vaccine

22:45, 30 November 2020 – 112UA The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V. The European Commission said that Hungary has the right to approve the use of the Russian vaccine against  coronavirus Sputnik V, but it will not be able to circulate in other EU countries, Kremlin-controlled TASS media reports. In this

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Stoltenberg claims NATO has to strengthen its position in Black Sea

08:06, 1 December 2020 – 112UA The official stressed that the Black Sea region was strategically important to NATO and all its allies. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is convinced that the NATO bloc should strengthen its position in the Black Sea region in connection with the enhancement of Russia’s military presence in the annexed Crimea. This was announced by Stoltenberg during

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Ukraine military intel reports on number of Russian invaders in occupied Donbas

21:00, 30.11.20 – UNIAN Occupation forces are only staffed by up to 80%. Some 35,000 of Russian-controlled military oppose Ukrainian troops in the occupied Donbas, the Ukrainian military intelligence reports. That’s according to Vadym Skybystky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) at the Ministry of Defense. Commenting on the latest mobilization readiness checks by the Russian occupation administration, Skybytsky noted

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