Monthly Archives: December 2020

Service sector should switch to Ukrainian language from Jan 16 – ombudsman

People must report violations of their rights to the language ombudsman.Service sector should switch to Ukrainian language from January 16 / REUTERS Ukrainian Language Ombudsman Taras Kremin has said the service sector should switch exclusively to the Ukrainian language from January 16, 2021. “In a supermarket and in an online store, in a cafe, a bank, at a gas station,

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Russia deploys surface-to-air missiles on disputed Kuril Islands

Russia has announced the deployment of advanced air defense missiles in the disputed Kuril Islands. The press service of the Russian Eastern Military District said in a statement that the S-300B4 anti-aircraft missile systems were put on combat duty in the Kuril Islands in addition to the short-range Tor M2 missile systems stationed there. The Zvezda (Star)TV channel of the

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Ukraine at TCG: Russia could face international isolation over failure to comply with Paris Summit agreements

02.12.2020 15:11 Holding a new Normandy format summit by the end of the year is the only way for Russia to avoid international isolation over non-compliance with the Paris Summit agreements for which it has assumed responsibility at the highest level. As the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group posted on Facebook, Russian officials and a number of Russian

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OSCE SMM again spots Russian electronic warfare system in occupied Donbas

02.12.2020 11:10 An OSCE SMM long-range UAV spotted the latest Russian electronic warfare system R-330Zh Zhitel in the uncontrolled territory of Donbas, 5km from the border with Russia. “On 28 November at 23:29, about 4km west-north-west of Kovske (91km south of Donetsk) and about 5km from the border with the Russian Federation, an SMM long-range UAV spotted an electronic warfare

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EU adopts Magnitsky Act-like unilateral sanctions regime

© AP Photo/Virginia Mayo BRUSSELS, December 2. /TASS/. The EU countries have negotiated a sanctions regime, similar to the US Magnitsky act, which will enable the EU to impose sanctions against those the Union deems responsible for violation of human rights in any country of the world, a diplomatic source in one of the delegations to the European Council told TASS Wednesday.READ

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Siberian Ex-Police Chief Convicted for Khinkali Bribes

A former police chief in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk has been convicted for accepting bribes in the form of the popular Georgian dumpling khinkali, authorities and media said Wednesday. Alexander Grashchenkov was accused of extending criminal patronage to three local entrepreneurs in exchange for free meals, the Kommersant business daily reported earlier this fall. Between 2015-18, Grashchenkov had racked up $700

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Putin Orders Mass Coronavirus Vaccination in Russia ‘Next Week’

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the mass vaccination against coronavirus among the Russian population to start late next week, with doctors and teachers first in line to receive the country’s Sputnik V jab. The order came hours after Britain became the first western country to issue general-use approval for Pfizer-BioNTech’s jab starting next week. “Let’s organize the process so that

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Ukrainian soldiers demand Nato hardware

   In an interview Ukrainian soldiers demand Nato-style weapons to confront the Russian invaders. So far the Ukrainian Army relies on Soviet hardware. But to deter the invaders Ukraine needs modern Nato-style hardware. Ordinary fighters demand Zelensky to step down and Nato provide Ukraine with modern lethal arms. The soldiers fear that Russia may have plans for further conquests, leaving

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5 Amazing Castles To Visit in Ukraine

These Ukrainian castles attract tourists with their long and turbulent histories full of legends. Ukraine has more than 500 abandoned castles and manors, most of which are off the popular tourist tracks. Despite often being under-financed and in poor condition, these castles offer a peak into Ukraine’s rich and turbulent history. Here are the Kyiv Post’s picks for the top

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Ukraine cooperates with Sweden in digital transformation sector

  Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov met with representatives of the Swedish business community. During the online meeting, Fedorov noted that “his team’s dream is to make Ukraine the most comfortable and transparent country in the world in the relationship between the human state and the business state.” To this end, the Digital

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“Guys, you are for war” Mercenary of PMCs Wagner wrote a book of memoirs and gave “Medusa,” the first-ever interview about vagnerovtsah under his real name

Wagner’s private military company, which entered the war in Syria in 2015 and has since participated in a dozen local conflicts abroad, all this time remains a very closed and classified formation – despite hundreds of dead mercenaries, a direct clash with the US Army and  ties with the Kremlin … Meduza managed to find a person who first told about all this under his

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In Kabul, a car of the Russian Foreign Ministry was blown up by a mine. Embassy staff received a shell shock

In Kabul, a car of the Russian embassy became the target of a terrorist attack. This was reported on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The incident took place on December 1, when the car was driving along the road near the complex of the Russian embassy in Kabul. The diplomats in the car received a light concussion.  As noted in

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ukraine: Shakhtar stun Real Madrid with second win in UCL group stage

22:30, 01.12.20 – UNIAN The teams played the game in Kyiv, with empty stands due to epidemic curbs. Shakhtar Donetsk have beat the 13-times European Cup winners Real Madrid in a 2:0 shocker on Matchday 5 of this year’s Champions League group stage. Despite an obvious dominance throughout the game played in Kyiv with empty stands, Real never turned their advantage

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Ukraine summons Hungarian ambassador over anthem incident in Zakarpattia

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy has called on the Hungarian side to avoid steps and statements that create a destructive emotional tension in bilateral relations.Photo from UNIAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine summoned the Ambassador of Hungary István Íjgyártó over the recent incident involving a group of local deputies in Zakarpattia singing the Hungarian anthem. The Hungarian envoy was received

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