Monthly Archives: December 2020

UNGA backs updated resolution on Russia-occupied Crimea

Sixty-three countries voted in favor of the document.REUTERS The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has backed the updated draft resolution titled: “Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.” The corresponding decision was announced by the chairperson of the

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Ukraine may start mass vaccination against COVID-19 in mid-2021 – expert

07.12.2020 10:22 Ukraine may start mass vaccination against COVID-19 no earlier than mid-2021, according to Serhii Komisarenko, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the head of the commission on biosafety and biological protection at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. “The main thing is not the problem of the vaccine, but the problem of

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Ukraine expects greater support from US in countering Russian aggression after Biden takes office

07.12.2020 16:54 After a new administration takes office in the United States, Ukraine expects greater support from Joe Biden’s team in countering Russian aggression. “Joe Biden is the first ever president of the United States who should not be explained what Ukraine is in the first year of his work… He knows the file very well, and so do the

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Putin’s Ex-Son-in-Law Bought $380M Stake in Petrochemicals Giant for $100 – Investigation

President Vladimir Putin’s former son-in-law purchased $380 million worth of shares in Russia’s top petrochemicals company for $100 after marrying the president’s daughter, according to a report by the iStories investigative outlet. Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny characterized the $100 purchase as a “$380 million wedding gift.” Navalny had tried unsuccessfully to sue Putin over a 2015 $1.75 billion low-interest state loan to Sibur, when Shamalov was the company’s second-largest

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Estonia Builds Barbed Wire Fence on Russian Border – Reports

Estonia has installed a barbed-wire fence along an 8-kilometer section of its border with Russia in the first installment of its three-year border infrastructure project, media in the Baltic country reported Monday. Estonia began construction of border infrastructure stretching 23.5 kilometers from the Estonian-Latvian-Russian meeting point to the Luhamaa border crossing further north in July. In addition to a barbed-wire fence, the EU and

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U.S. recognizes Russians born in Kuril Islands as Japanese

The United States said that, for its Diversity Visa Program, residents of the South Kuril Islands will be considered to be natives of Japan. In the instructions for the Diversity Visa Program published by the U.S. Department of State, it is noted that “persons born in the Habomai Islands, Shikotan, Kunashiri, and Etorofu are chargeable to Japan”. At the same time,

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Thousands Rally For Snap Elections In Moldova’s Pro-Russia Parliament

December 06, 2020 12:22 GMT UPDATED December 06, 2020 18:51 GMT – By RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service CHISINAU — Some 20,000 protesters backing Moldova’s incoming pro-EU president have taken to the streets of the capital demanding the government’s resignation and early general elections. The demonstrators gathered at the square in front of the parliament building in Chisinau on December 6, shouting slogans such

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Global community should increase pressure on Russia to make it comply with Budapest Memorandum

   Ukraine calls on the global community to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to ensure it returns to the international legal regime, in particular to the implementation of the provisions of the Budapest Memorandum. This is said in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the 26th anniversary of signing the Budapest Memorandum, published on

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