Monthly Archives: December 2020

International investigation into Ukraine war crimes is Kremlin’s worst nightmare

UkraineAlert by Dmytro Kuleba In 2014, Russia tried to bring Ukraine to its knees. Moscow’s confidence was rooted in the old adage that victors are not judged. However, things did not go according to plan. Ukraine resisted and survived.  Russia’s failed blitzkrieg is now slowly becoming the Kremlin’s worst nightmare. On December 11, the Office of the Prosecutor of the

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“Any reasoning about the uniqueness of my position is aimed at discrediting my business reputation.” Former son-in-law of Putin on the purchase of 3.8% of Sibur for $ 100

Kirill Shamalov, the alleged former son-in-law of the President of Russia, CEO of Ladoga Management, commented on the Vital Stories investigation , which said he paid $ 100 to buy a 3.8% stake in Sibur. His commentary was published by RBC. The conditions for my participation in the program [motivation for the top management of Sibur] did not differ from the conditions of

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Russia’s Nord Stream 2 never be launched with new U.S. sanctions – U. S. Senator

The second wave of restrictive measures was prepared “with surgical precision” to prevent the completion of the project, the Senator believes. U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz says Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will never be launched if the United States slaps new sanctions on the project. That is according to the Ukrainian online news outlet Obozrevatel, referring to Cruz’s

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Water severely rationed in Crimean cities after all attempts to solve crisis fail

Edited by: Michael Garrood Over the last three years, the Russian occupiers of Crimea have depleted its water resources. To a large extent, this happened because they were exploited for the growing needs of large military units in the Black Sea peninsula. After the 2014 occupation, Ukraine ceased supplying water from the Dnipro river to Crimea through the North Crimean

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Ukrainian delegation to attend PACE winter session

The Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided to travel to Strasbourg for PACE’s January session rather than to participate in it remotely. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, Yelyzaveta Yasko, wrote about this on her Facebook page on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We have held an emergency meeting of the Ukrainian

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Russia to Miss Tokyo Olympics After Doping Ban Halved

Sport’s highest court on Thursday banned Russia from international sports competitions for two years including the Tokyo Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) ruling halved a four-year ban for systematic doping imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Under the landmark decision which also excludes the country from the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Russians will still be allowed

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Russia is ‘harmless and squeaky-clean’ compared to the West, Putin says

The BBC representative asked a question about reasons for worsening relations between Russia and the West© Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Russia is “harmless and squeaky-clean” compared to Western countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an annual press conference on Thursday in response to a question of a BBC reporter. The BBC representative

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Putin vows to strengthen ‘support for Donbas’

Russia is going to increase its “support for Donbass”, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference. According to him, the Kremlin understands “the complexity of the situation that has developed in the Donbass.” Therefore, as the Donbas will continued to receive the same support it used to receive before. “We will even increase our support for the Donbas. This applies

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Kremlin leadership revives cult of Stalin, who signed pact with Nazi, – Ukraine’s representative to UN

On the day of the UN General Assembly’s vote on resolution on Crimea, Serhiy Kyslytsya noted that Moscow had pledged not to violate international borders and not to use force against other states by signing the Helsinki Final Act Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsya taking a word in UN General Assembly reminded about the lessons of

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Putin Talks Coronavirus, Economy, Elections at Annual Marathon Presser

President Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference on Thursday focused heavily on the coronavirus pandemic that has hit Russia hard. The event follows a tumultuous 12 months for the Kremlin that also included unrest across the post-Soviet world, ongoing protests in the Far East and the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Speaking to journalists via video-link from his official residence

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US and Ukraine vote AGAINST anti-Nazi resolution proposed by Russia at UN General Assembly

Russia-backed resolution against ‘glorification of Nazism’ is backed by Serbia and Turkey and rejected by the United States and Ukraine. The European Union’s member states have abstained en masse from a United Nations resolution against the ‘glorification of Nazism’. In all, 155 countries backed the motion, which was presented by Russia on Friday (21 November) under the title “Glorification of

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Kharkiv Mayor Kernes dies from COVID-19 complications

Hennady Kernes, the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, has died in Berlin where he was receiving treatment for COVID-19, his friend Pavlo Fuks, a Ukrainian businessman, announced on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 17. “Coronavirus caused serious complications to (his) health. Eternal memory to you, my friend,” Fuks wrote on Dec. 17. Kernes was transported to Berlin’s Charite

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UNGA adopts resolution on human rights situation in occupied Crimea

20:15, 16.12.20 – UNIAN A total of 64 countries have backed the updated text of the resolution, 23 countries voted against it, and 86 abstained. The UN General Assembly at a plenary session on December 16 adopted the resolution on the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea occupied by the Russian Federation. The Chair has declared

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