Monthly Archives: December 2020

Armenian Prime Minister: electronic warfare systems bought for $42 million failed to protect the sky over Nagorno-Karabakh

During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, the electronic warfare systems purchased for $42 million did not work and failed to close the sky, stated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a video address to the nation. “The sky was not “closed,” ladies and gentlemen, because in 2017 we purchased $42 million worth of systems for the Armenian army (apparently referring to

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No Alcohol for 2 Months, Russia Tells Coronavirus Vaccine Recipients

Recipients of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine should abstain from alcohol for nearly two months before and after immunization, the head of Russia’s consumer safety watchdog said Tuesday. Rospotrebnadzor head Anna Popova’s instructions follow Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova’s recommendations to avoid alcohol and immunosuppressants for 42 days because the two-shot vaccine is administered with a 21-day gap between doses. “The intake of alcohol

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Russia’s Expanded Foreign Agents Bill Passes First Reading

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday passed in its first reading controversial draft legislation including an expansion of who can be labeled a “foreign agent” amid an unrelenting clampdown on dissent. Lawmakers in Russia’s lower-house State Duma last month tabled legislation that would give authorities sweeping powers to designate individuals as foreign agents and further limit public gatherings and content posted online. Critics

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Party of Hungarians of Ukraine leaves first session of Zakarpattia Regional Council in protest against ‘political persecution’

   On Monday, December 7, representatives of the Party of Hungarians of Ukraine KMKS left the first plenary session of Zakarpattia Regional Council of the eighth convocation, mukachevo.net says. “Before the voting, a representative of the KMKS faction said that due to political persecution, they will not vote for the chairman of the regional council,” the newspaper said. At the

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Conflict in Donbas must be resolved with respect of territorial integrity, Ukraine’s independence – Blair

   The conflict in eastern Ukraine must be resolved on the basis of respect for the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said. Blair said at the online discussion on Tuesday, that there are two very important things. First of all, to make sure that the world does not forget about this (the

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The last Minister of Defense of the USSR Yevgeny Shaposhnikov died

The last Minister of Defense of the USSR Yevgeny Shaposhnikov died. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Nikolai Deryabin, chief of staff of the “Club of military leaders”. Shaposhnikov was 78 years old. His funeral will take place at the Federal War Memorial Cemetery in Mytishchi. Shaposhnikov was the Minister of Defense of the USSR from August 1991 until

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Yanukovych wants to take part in trial on Maidan massacre – lawyers

The former president asked the court to ensure his personal participation in the trial via videoconference.Yanukovych wants to take part in trial on Maidan massacre / Photo from UNIAN Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych wants to take part in the court hearing on the selection of a preventive measure against him in the case of mass shootings of civilians at

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Russian propagandist admits that hundreds of Russian mercenaries are sitting “in basement” of “DNR/LNR”

Hundreds of Russian mercenaries who fought in the Donbas are in prison in the occupied territory of Donbas. This fact was admitted by Russian propagandist Yuriy Kotenok on his Telegram. Russian authorities do not see this as a problem and do not help their compatriots, – he writes. “In relation to some, the investigation lasts several years in violation of

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Putin Signs Constitutional Reforms on State Council, Secession, Russian Law

President Vladimir Putin has signed bills into law elevating a low-profile advisory body known as the State Council, criminalizing secession and prioritizing the Russian Constitution over international law. Putin approved the set of laws on Tuesday, 160 days after Russian voters overwhelmingly approved constitutional reforms that pave the way for him to extend his 20-year rule until 2036. The new

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Occupiers pulling artillery and tanks to frontline in Donbas – intelligence

08.12.2020 14:47 The command of the Russian occupation forces steps up combat training of artillery, tank and motorized infantry units of the occupation troops in Donbas. “The command of the operational group of the Russian occupation forces continues to step up combat training activities with the involvement of the biggest possible number of personnel of artillery, tank and motorized infantry

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Being Ukrainian could land you in a Russian prison: How and why the Kremlin keeps replenishing its “swap fund”

The vast majority of countries believe that it is necessary to increase their gold and foreign exchange fund. Russia, however, believes that the best investment is in the prisoner swap fund. After all, for the Kremlin, the economic well-being of its own population has never played any role. Political, imperial influence has always been important to them, often contrary to

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Radio equipment stolen from Russia’s “Doomsday Plane”

The facility’s employees could be the ones involved in the brazen theft, the report reads. Someone broke into a cargo hatch of the Il-80 Maxdome, Russia’s “Doomsday plane,” and stole radio equipment, Russian media report. The incident occurred as the plane was undergoing maintenance at Taganrog-Yuzhny airfield, Rostov region, The Aviationist reports. The aircraft involved in the incident is one

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Ukraine to face France, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan at 2022 World Cup

21:59, 07.12.20 – UNIAN Ukraine’s national football team have learnt who they will play during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. As a result of the qualifying draw in Zurich on December 7, Andriy Shevchenko’s team were included in Group D. They will face France, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kazakhstan. The calendar of matches of the Ukrainian national team will be

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u.s. Rep. Ken Buck calls for Hunter Biden special counsel in letter to A.G. Barr

7 December, 2020 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News Buck says move would ensure investigation ‘free from political interference’. Republican Rep. Ken Buck on Monday urged Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden‘s business dealings and a laptop purportedly belonging to him in order to ensure an investigation “free from political interference.” In a letter sent to Barr, obtained

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