Monthly Archives: January 2021

Construction of Europe’s largest rail intermodal terminal starts on Hungary-Ukraine border

12.01.2021 11:50 The construction of Europe’s largest railway intermodal combi terminal East-West Gate (EWG) has begun near the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. “The construction of the largest and most modern railway intermodal combi terminal in Europe has begun at the gates of the European Union in Fényeslitke (Hungary), near the Hungarian-Ukrainian border,” the Daily News Hungary informs. As noted, the EWG will be

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Russia is among top three trade partners of Ukraine in 2020, customs service says

According to the customs service, grains, ferrous metals, fats and oils of animal or vegetable origin formed the bulk of Ukraine’s exports KIEV, January 12. /TASS/. Russia became one of the three main trade partners of Ukraine in 2020, Ukraine’s State Customs Service announced on Tuesday. “The countries Ukraine imported most of the goods from are: China – $8.3 bln,

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Two cities and three villages in the Donetsk region were left without centralized water supply for a week

In the Donetsk region, since January 4, about 38 thousand residents of the cities of Toretsk and Zheleznoye, as well as the settlements of Severnoye, Yuzhnoye and Shcherbinovka have been left without centralized water supply. Water was delivered to the residents. Today, January 12, the water supply system has already been launched. This was announced by the head of the Donetsk Regional State

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China scooping up bankrupt Russian defense companies

Russian media, citing informed sources, reports a sharp increase in the activity of the Chinese authorities in the Russian Federation. The sources said that Russian special services are investigating purchases through front persons of Russian defense companies and holdings, which are going through bankruptcy. This allowed China to gain access to some of the technologies that have been previously de facto closed

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As Ukraine looks to China for Covid-19 vaccine, Kiev reveals it won’t accept Russian Sputnik V – even if it’s approved by WHO

By Jonny Tickle Ukraine’s foreign minister has revealed that Kiev does not intend to buy the Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, even if its effectiveness is confirmed by regulators, and accused Moscow of caring more about propaganda than people. Speaking to TV channel 1+1, Dmitry Kuleba said that the “propaganda capabilities of Sputnik V far exceed its real capabilities and

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Interpol has put two Russians on the wanted list for an explosion of saltpeter in the port of Beirut. The explosion killed 190 people.

Interpol has put two Russian citizens on the wanted list in connection with the investigation into the  explosion of saltpeter in the port of Beirut in August 2020. We are talking about the captain of the vessel on which the saltpeter was delivered, Boris Prokoshev, as well as the owner of the vessel, Igor Grechushkin. Together with them, the Portuguese Jorge Moreira, who

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“Three days of torture, then a day off, and over again”: the plight of a Jewish-Ukrainian woman in occupied Donbas

“DNR” prisoner Olena Piekh (R) with her daughter Izabela (L).   2021/01/09 – 06:13 • WAR IN THE DONBAS Article by: Mykhailo ShtekelSource: Donbas Realii / Radio SvobodaTranslated by: Yuri Zoria For two and a half years now, Izabela Piekh hasn’t seen her mother Olena, whom Russian occupation authorities of eastern Ukraine’s Donbas captured in August 2018, when she came to her hometown

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Holodomor in Kharkiv through the lens of Austrian engineer: photo gallery

Mother sitting on a sidewalk in Kharkiv, feeds her starving children. Handwritten caption on photo: “Mother with her starving children”. Photo: Alexander Wienergberger, Kharkiv, 1933.   2021/01/10 – 01:36 • HISTORY Source: Holodomor Research and Education Consortium During the 1921-23 famine in the USSR, Soviet authorities had allowed photographers unprecedented and never to be repeated freedom to document starvation and human misery

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Russia Seeks to Jail Navalny

Russia’s prison authority has asked to replace Alexei Navalny’s suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher case with a real prison term, the Kremlin critic said Tuesday, a signal that he could be imprisoned if he returns to Russia following his poisoning. Navalny, 44, is currently in rehabilitation in Germany following what European scientists called poisoning by the Novichok nerve agent and has

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Zelensky: We appreciate Moldovan president for not being afraid to call Crimea Ukrainian

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he appreciates the support of Moldovan President Maia Sandu for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He wrote this on his Twitter account. “Welcome to Kyiv, Maia Sandu. This is the beginning of new relations between Ukraine and Moldova. We are united by common values & positions on the European agenda. We appreciate that the Moldovan President

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Visit of President of Moldova to Ukraine testifies to reset of bilateral relations

The visit of the President of the Republic of Moldova Maia Sandu to Ukraine testifies to the reset of bilateral relations between official Kyiv and Chisinau, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “Firstly, the main news is that the President of Moldova is making her first foreign visit to Ukraine […] This speaks of Moldova’s recognition of Ukraine’s authority,” the

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Telegram Downloads Soar as Trump Supporters Deplatformed

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has become the second-most downloaded app in the United States after President Donald Trump and his supporters were deplatformed in the wake of last week’s deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Telegram’s downloads rose as Twitter and Facebook banned Trump while Google and Apple removed conservative social network Parler from their

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Ukrainian crews of Island-class patrol boats arrive in U.S. for training

22:30, 11.01.21 – UNIAN The boats will be delivered to Ukraine in the first half of 2021. Ukrainian navy servicemen set to man Island-class patrol boats that are part of the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine have arrived for a 10-week training course in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Ukrainian sailors were greeted at the airport by Ukrainian diplomats, the embassy’s defense

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