Monthly Archives: December 2020

Kremlin prisoner Shumkov returns to Ukraine – Ombudsperson

He was abducted by Russian special services in Kherson region on the administrative border with Russia-occupied Crimea in 2017.Shumkov is now free / Photo from facebook.com/denisovaombudsman Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Shumkov, who has been in illegal detention in Russia since August 2017, has returned to Ukraine. Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada Ombudsperson Liudmyla Denisova announced this on Telegram on December 24. “Ukrainian political prisoner and serviceman

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Anti-Ukrainian network plotted coup d’etat in Ukraine

Law enforcement officers emphasize that it was an extensive network that was coordinated from abroad An anti-Ukrainian network controlled from abroad operated on the territory of Ukraine. The perpetrators were preparing for a coup d’etat and the creation of illegal government bodies. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU). “The SBU has blocked the activities

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U.S. preparing new sanctions to impede Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline – media

14:25, 24.12.20 – UNIAN The outgoing Trump administration is readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions “in the very near future.” The United States is urging European allies and private companies to halt work that could help build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and is preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks, senior Trump

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2020 is the best year for oligarchs!

The outgoing 2020 turned out to be quite successful for the largest financial and industrial groups (FIGs) of Ukraine – despite the coronavirus crisis and the national economy collapse. As usual, ordinary citizens-taxpayers paid for the “feast of life” for the oligarchs and their entourage. Therefore, they, of course, are unlikely to agree with the assessment of results of the

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Zelensky wants to unite west and east of Ukraine with big highway

Zelensky wants to unite west and east of Ukraine with big highway 24.12.2020 14:39The construction of the Zaporizhia Bridge, which will symbolically unite the west and east of Ukraine, is to be completed before the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. He said this during his working visit to Zaporizhia on Thursday, December 24, according

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Zelensky signs law to restore responsibility for inaccurate declaration

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed law No.1074-IX on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on establishing liability for declaring inaccurate information and failure to submit declaration of a person authorized to perform government or local government functions. According to the presidential press service, the law returns responsibility for declaring inaccurate information and for not submitting a declaration by

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Sputnik V vaccine testers will no longer be given a placebo. “The study has failed,” experts say

Volunteers participating in tests of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine will no longer be injected with placebos, said Alexander Gintsburg, director of the Gamaleya National Research Center. “The Ministry of Health has allowed to stop, it seems, on yesterday or today, the recruitment [of volunteers for the introduction of placebo] due to the fact that everything is proven there,

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The spouses from Kaliningrad were sentenced to 12 and 13 years in prison on charges of treason. The case was opened after their wedding – an FSB officer came to her

The Kaliningrad Regional Court found the spouses from Kaliningrad Antonina Zimina and Konstantin Antonets guilty of high treason and sentenced them to 13 and 12 years in prison, respectively. This is reported by TASS, referring to the words of the father of the defendant Konstantin Zimin. At the same time, lawyer Mikhail Baev told MBKh Media that Konstantin Antonets was given 12 years

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Russian billionaire might be involved in illegal seizure of Ukrainian icon in Donbas – media

Malofeev is a fan of religious works of art.Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev / Photo from bbc.com Bosnian journalists suggest that Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeev might be involved in the illegal relocation of an ancient Ukrainian icon from Russia-occupied Donbas to Sarajevo, which was later handed over to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as a gift. This was reported by BBC News

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Trump pardons Manafort, known in Ukraine for working with Yanukovych team

Manafort is one of the most high-profile former advisers of the U.S. president, both of whom were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, went to trial, and were convicted by juries of multiple crimes.REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening announced 26 new pardons, including for longtime ally Roger Stone, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and White House senior

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Putin Hails Russia’s Spies, Visits Intelligence HQ

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday hailed the country’s “courageous” spies as he visited the headquarters of the Foreign Intelligence Service to mark its 100th birthday. Putin, who has spent most of the coronavirus epidemic at his residences outside the Russian capital and on the Black Sea, visited the SVR headquarters in southern Moscow amid the controversy surrounding the work

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