Monthly Archives: December 2020

The court in Orenburg recognized the announcement of the sale of cabbage from Poland as a threat to the security of the Russian Federation

The Central District Court of Orenburg recognized the announcement on the website agrobook.ru about the sale of Peking cabbage from Poland as a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. Novaya Gazeta was told about this in the publishing holding Krestyanin, which owns the site. As follows from the  case card , the court decided to restrict access to the website page

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A bill on imprisonment for blocking streets was submitted to the State Duma

State Duma deputy from “United Russia” Dmitry Vyatkin submitted to parliament a bill providing for up to one year in prison for deliberately blocking streets, if it threatened the life, health and safety of citizens or created a threat of destruction or damage to property. The deputy suggested making appropriate changes to Article 267 of the Criminal Code of Russia (“Making vehicles

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U.S. Senate approves country’s first ambassador to Belarus in 12 years

The decision was approved on December 15 On Tuesday, December 15, the U.S. Senate approved the candidacy of the country’s new ambassador to Belarus: Julie D. Fisher will be appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Belarus. Official results of the voting are published on the official website of the Congress.

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Rada ratifies UK-Ukraine political, free trade and strategic partnership agreement

16.12.2020 14:48 The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has adopted law No. 0083 ratifying the Political, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement between Ukraine and the United Kingdom. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, 303 MPs voted for the document at a parliament meeting on Wednesday, December 16. “By ratifying this agreement, we will take relations with Britain, our trusted friend and

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Denmark ready to cooperate with Ukraine in shipbuilding sector – ambassador

PHOTOS16.12.2020 11:00 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine Ole Egberg Mikkelsen has said that Denmark is ready to develop cooperation between the two countries in various areas, including in the shipbuilding sector. Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleh Urusky wrote about this on his Facebook page following a meeting with

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Ukraine withdraws from a number of CIS energy agreements

Ukraine withdraws from a number of CIS energy agreements 16.12.2020 17:56The Government of Ukraine has adopted a resolution “On withdrawal from certain international treaties concluded within the Commonwealth of Independent States.” As the press service of the Ministry of Energy reports, this decision will make it possible to bring the contractual framework within the CIS in line with actual international

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Berlin wants good relations with Russia, but does not forget about Ukraine, Navalny case – Merkel

Berlin wants good relations with Moscow, but such things as the situation around opposition leader Alexei Navalny and insufficient progress in resolving the situation in Ukraine cannot be ignored, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. “On the one hand, we would like good strategic relations with Russia, but on the other hand, we are dealing with reality – the

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‘Funny to Read’: Russia Reacts to Navalny Poisoning Investigation

Senior Russian diplomats and state television pundits have dismissed media investigations into leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s poisoning and accused their authors of illegal invasion of privacy. A joint investigation published by several media outlets this week claimed Federal Security Service (FSB) chemical weapons experts had tailed Navalny for years, including on the day he was poisoned. Navalny’s own video naming his alleged poisoners crossed

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No military way to resolve situation in Donbas – Armed Forces’ specialist

   There is no purely military way of resolving the situation in Donbas, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing for a full rebuff to the Russian aggression, chief specialist of the Strategic Communications Department of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Liudmyla Dolhonovska said. “There is no purely military solution to the situation

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Ukrainian society not ready for calm conversation about Russia, but it is necessary – Kuleba

   The Ukrainian society is not yet ready for a calm conversation about Russia, but this conversation is very necessary, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “I adhere to the idea that Ukrainian society is not yet ready for the calm conversation about Russia: neither society, nor politicians. I meet experts who are ready to somehow soberly look at this

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Canada’s FM doesn’t believe human error was to blame for UIA plane crash

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne does not believe Iran’s destruction of Ukrainian Flight PS752 can be blamed on human error. He said he did not accept Iran’s explanation for the cause of the crash but declined to outline other possible versions of the tragedy. “Well, we’ll let the process unfold… What I say is that we saw missiles being

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Alexei Navalny: ‘The case has been solved. I know everyone who tried to kill me’

From Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s YouTube channel: “The faces we show you are a secret squad of assassins. Yes, yes, it’s like in a movie, only real life. Rather, it’s cooler than any movie. The case of my attempted murder has been solved. We know the names of the killers – real and fake. We know their addresses. We

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Pompeo Slams Russia For Sowing ‘Chaos’ In The Mediterranean

December 15, 2020 16:20 GMT – By RFE/RL U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blasted Russia for continuing to “threaten Mediterranean stability” and sowing “chaos, conflict, and division” in countries around the region. In a statement on December 15, Pompeo responded to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who he said has “accused the United States of playing political games” in the region.

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Customers in Ukraine must be serviced in state language by default from Jan 16 – official

Price tags, manuals, specifications, markings, tickets, menus, etc. shall be printed in Ukrainian.​​​​​​​”United by one state language” says the print on a T-shirt seen in the Verkhovna Rada session hall / Photo from UNIAN Commissioner for the Protection of the State Language. The so-called Language Ombudsman Taras Kremen has explained the norms of the newly adopted legislation on state language

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Ukraine may receive first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Feb 2021 – health minister

23:45, 15.12.20 – UNIAN At the moment, Ukraine’s capacities allow storing about a million doses at the required ultra-low temperatures, the minister says. Ukraine may receive the first batch of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus as early as February 2021, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov expects. “We very much hope we will receive the first vaccines in the first quarter

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