Monthly Archives: December 2020

Levada: Putin’s rating among young people fell over the year from 36% to 20%

Vladimir Putin’s rating remains at a pre-quarantine level – if the presidential elections in Russia were held next weekend, 39% of citizens would be ready to vote for him. This is evidenced by the results of a survey by the Levada Center. In December 2019, 38% of Russians were ready to vote for Putin.  It is noteworthy that the next most popular answers for Putin

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Iryna Venediktova: It’s time to address corruption, not just talk about fighting it

Dec. 9 was International Anti-Corruption Day, but this is a daily duel for the Ukrainian law enforcement system. The creation of a system of specially authorized entities in the field of countering corruption was not only the dictates of time but also part of international obligations undertaken by Ukraine. Therefore, six years ago, the state launched the process of building

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“No, WE are the Victim!!!”

The examples of disinformation from this week offer a 360 degree overview of topics connected to Russia and the USSR. Where an apology would be proper, there is no remorse, only accusations. A clear example of this is the poisoning of the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Pro-Kremlin media writes that Germany violated(opens in a new tab) the Chemical Weapons

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Putin sees prospects for creating domestic human rights court in Russia

He pointed out a report that had been published on the official website of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice referring to the Russian justice system as one of the most effective in the world, “or at least in Europe” NOVO-OGARYOVO, December 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed looking into the creation of a special human

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Ukraine receives artificial lung ventilators donated by Denmark

   Some 50 artificial lung ventilators donated by Denmark to treat critically ill patients have supplied to Ukraine, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “As previously agreed with my Danish colleague and friend Jeppe Kofod, 50 lung ventilators arrived from Denmark to Ukraine. We deeply appreciate this act of support and true friendship between Ukraine and Denmark,” Kuleba wrote on

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Dutch Expel 2 Russian Diplomats for Spying – Intelligence Service

The Netherlands is expelling two alleged Russian spies working as diplomats after “rolling up” a spy network targeting hi-tech industries, the Dutch intelligence service said on Thursday. The two Russians from the civilian SVR intelligence service were both working as accredited diplomats at the Russian embassy in the Hague, the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) said. One of

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Venice Commission president slams Constitutional Court decision on declarations

   President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio has called regrettable the decision by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to declare unconstitutional Article 366-1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for punishment for false declaration of assets by public officials. According to Ukrinform, Buquicchio wrote this on Twitter. “Ukrainian Constitutional Court decision [on the article that envisages punishment for lies

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Portugal’s chief border guard quits after Ukrainian traveler’s death in custody

Immigration officers accused of beating up the Ukrainian man with an expandable baton have been charged with murder.Flickr / Bac Son Group The head of Portugal’s border guard agency SEF resigned on Wednesday amid months of backlash over the fatal beating of a Ukrainian man detained at Lisbon airport for arriving without a visa. Ihor Homenyuk, 40, died in March

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Ukraine, UK sign deal on bilateral trade

The Ukrainian government is working toward launching a free trade zone between the two countries from January 1, 2021.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine and the United Kingdom have signed an agreement on developing bilateral trade and partnership during a round table on the development of relations between the two countries within the framework of the Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership

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Hunter Biden ‘tax affairs’ under federal investigation; links to China funds emerge, sources say

9 December 2020 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News The investigation, according to a source familiar, began in 2018. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware is investigating Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs,” President-elect Joe Biden’s son confirmed Wednesday, saying he is taking the matter “very seriously” and is “confident” he handled his affairs “legally and appropriately.” “I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S.

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