Monthly Archives: December 2020

Moscow Seeks to Jail Lawmaker Under ‘Multiple Protest’ Law

Moscow prosecutors have requested a three-year jail sentence for opposition municipal deputy Yulia Galyamina for multiple violations of Russian protest law, Galyamina said Friday. Galyamina was arrested alongside 140 others this summer for rallying against a package of constitutional amendments which among other changes pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. Six months earlier, courts had fined Galyamina

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A case has been opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina over the transfer of a Ukrainian icon to Lavrov

The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH stressed that all necessary inspections would be carried out within the framework of the open case. SRNA News Agency The Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has opened a case on the fact of handing over an ancient Ukrainian icon to Russian Foreign Minister Serhiy Lavrov by the chairman of the BiH presidium, Serbian representative Milorad Dodik . This was

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“DNR” occupiers finally repaired Lokomotiv destroyed by their artillery, having not forgotten to blame Ukraine

Occupation authorities of the “DNR” have groundlessly accused the Ukrainian armed forces of destroying the infrastructure and housing stock of Debaltseve in 2015. Another attack on Ukraine was made during the opening of the renovated Lokomotiv sports complex, which had previously been seriously damaged during the fighting. So, the message of the fake “Ministry of Sports” says that the main

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While Reaching out to Incoming US Administration, Kremlin Signals Resumption of Bilateral Arms Race

According to the Kremlin head, a new arms race is already in full swing, and the United States is fully to blame – after Washington scrapped the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002, Moscow was forced to respond In the wake of the December 14 vote by the Electoral College, which officially confirmed the election of Joseph Biden as the

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Russian National Guard to Partner With Belarus Police Amid Protests

The Russian National Guard has signed a cooperation agreement with Belarus’ police force to combat “terrorism and extremism,” Interfax reported Friday.  The agreement comes amid months of opposition protests in Belarus against the country’s disputed presidential election. Belarus’ Moscow-backed President Alexander Lukashenko has accused the opposition of being backed by the West and has jailed several opposition figures on charges

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Ukraine reacts at OSCE to Tolstoi’s statement on ‘Ukraine as a part of Russia’

A statement by Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Piotr Tolstoi that Ukraine is a part of Russia “reveals the essence of Russia’s aggressive actions” against Ukraine, the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna has reported. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, the report was made during this year’s last regular meeting of the OSCE Permanent

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International Criminal Court is no panacea for Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko On December 11, 2020, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced the conclusion of a preliminary examination into events in Ukraine since 2014. The Office of the ICC Prosecutor concluded that “there is reasonable basis to believe a broad range of conduct constituting war crimes and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction

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