Monthly Archives: December 2020

Golikova said that both the headquarters data and the Rosstat data on mortality from covid are reliable. They differ by almost three times

The Russian authorities do not hide the statistics of deaths from coronavirus, and the differences in the data of the operational headquarters and Rosstat are due to different calculation methods. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova stated this.  Both in the spring and now, some respected foreign media outlets that operate on the territory of the Russian Federation claim that the statistics

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American M-9 Reaper drones will try to penetrate Ukrainian air space during joint drills

Ukrainian air defense for the first time will try to intercept the American drones M-9 Reaper. As part of the joint drills, the Ukrainian military want to see whether the drones will be able to overcome Ukrainian air defenses, reported the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The exercises will take place in the area of responsibility of the Air

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Supply vessel to deliver pipes to Nord Stream 2 enters Baltic Sea

According to MarineTraffic tracking portal, Ivan Sidorenko should reach its destination at 14:00 local time© Vitaly Nevar/TASS MOSCOW, December 1. / TASS /. The supply vessel Ivan Sidorenko which is planned to be used to deliver pipes during the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline left the port of Kaliningrad and entered the Baltic Sea, according to the data

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Despite ‘some bad apples’, most officials work hard and honestly, says Kremlin

The Kremlin Spokesman commented on the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) poll, which suggests that 61% of Russians believe that officials perform poorly© Valery Sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confessed that it hurts him personally, when public opinion polls suggest poor performance of the officials, adding that the poll results raise questions. Speaking with journalists Friday, Peskov

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Ukraine restores liability for inaccurate declaration

04.12.2020 15:29 The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted as a basis and as a whole the bill on restoring liability for inaccurate declaration of assets. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, 289 MPs voted for the bill, No.4460-d, “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Establishing Liability for Declaring Inaccurate Information and Failure to Submit a Declaration by a

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Russia Eyes ‘Prison-Free’ Cities

Russian authorities have said they want to relocate all prisons out of major cities, sparking concerns from activists that the move could violate prisoners’ rights and complicate visits by lawyers and relatives. Justice Minister Konstantin Chuichenko told state television that the mass prison relocation is part of the Federal Prison Service’s “transformation” toward “effective and reasonable” management. Russia’s penitentiary system has been

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Russia Suffers New Blow in $50Bln Yukos Case

The Netherlands’ top court ruled Friday that shareholders in dismantled oil giant Yukos can continue to pursue Russia for $50 billion (41 billion euros) in compensation pending a final judgement in a long legal saga. Russia was ordered to make the payout in 2014 by the Hague-based international Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), but has been challenging the case ever

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Biegun calls Russia greatest threat to security in Europe

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is the most egregious violation of state sovereignty in all of Europe, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Deputy Secretary Stephen Biegun has said. “The most egregious violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity within the OSCE area remains Russia’s continued aggression in eastern Ukraine and occupation of Crimea. Since 2014, the conflict has killed over 13,000 Ukrainian

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US Congress wants to rule out Nordstream 2 sanctions on Europe

   Actually, the US government wants to avoid Nord Stream 2 shortly before completion. The impending sanctions are now being expanded, but with severe restrictions. In the dispute over the German-Russian Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2, the US Congress wants to extend the impending sanctions, but first consult with European partner states. This is evident from the bill on

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Someone is rocking the “separatism boat” in Zakarpattia, again

ua.depositphotos.com This week, two breaking reports from Zakarpattia reverberated across media outlets and social networks. First came the report on SBU searches targeting the leader of the KMKSZ party (Party of Hungarians of Ukraine) Vasyl Brenzovych and several other individuals. The SBU security agency said it was investigating fictitious contracts concluded by a charity where Hungarians are involved. As the

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