Monthly Archives: January 2021

Investigative show exposes influence of Kolomoisky, Akhmetov on lawmakers

Oligarchs Ihor Kolomoisky and Rinat Akhmetov control about 70 and about 100 members of the Verkhovna Rada, respectively, according to a Jan. 11 investigation by the Bihus.info investigative show. Akhmetov and Kolomoisky did not respond to requests for comment. Based on their voting in favor of bills that benefit Kolomoisky, he controls 24 lawmakers of the For the Future (Za

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Russia Says Trump Ban a ‘Nuclear Blast in Cyber Space’

Russia on Thursday compared the decision of social media giants to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts to a “nuclear blast in cyber space” with the consequences hard to predict. “The decision of U.S. internet platforms to block the head of state can be compared to a nuclear blast in cyber space,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on

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Roskomnadzor asked journalists to translate discordant foreign words “from a position of high professional standards”

Roskomnadzor has published on its website a recommendation for the media regarding the spelling of dissonant foreign names, surnames and geographical names. The corresponding statement appeared after the department’s office for the Saratov region demanded that the Svobodnye Novosti agency remove the comment under the post where readers played in the city. One of the users wrote in Russian the abbreviated name of

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Russia Warns ‘Obliged’ to Detain Kremlin Critic Navalny on Return

Russia’s prison service said on Thursday it was “obliged” to detain Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny who has said he plans to return to Moscow from Germany on Sunday. Navalny has been in Germany since late August after he collapsed on a flight from Siberia to Moscow and was flown to Berlin by medical aircraft.  Western countries say the 44-year-old opposition

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Ukraine v. Russia: Putin’s confessions contributed to ECHR decision on occupied Crimea

14.01.2021 16:36 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in its decision to declare complaints brought by Ukraine against Russia concerning human rights violations in Crimea partly admissible, has taken into account statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he confirmed the capture of the peninsula by the Russian military. This is stated in the ECHR’s press release issued on January

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Biden would increase lethal aid to Ukraine, in escalation of Obama policy

POLITICO By Laura Seligman This is a repost from July 31, 2020. It seems pertinent to revisit this extrapolation of their future Russia/Ukraine policy. Four days before President Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, the outgoing vice president, Joe Biden, was in Ukraine — his sixth visit in seven years — to deliver a rousing farewell speech. “You’re fighting both

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Yermak says those involved in meddling in U.S. elections will be prosecuted

The Ukrainian government will do everything in its power to bring those involved in meddling in the U.S. elections to account, Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office Andriy Yermak has said. “For the sake of clarity – regardless of party affiliation, this administration will do everything in its power to hold those responsible for meddling in US elections,” Yermak wrote

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New GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she plans to file articles of impeachment against Joe Biden for ‘abuse of power’ on January 21

Greene, a Georgia Republican, announced her plans on Wednesday night She plans to file articles of impeachment against Biden over Ukraine dealings Claims Biden is ‘easily bought off by foreign governments’ and abused power Her impeachment effort is unlikely to come to a vote with Democrats in control Greene is a conspiracy theorist who in the past pushed claims of

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30 Years of “Colour Revolutions”

Historical revisionism gets a modern spin as the pro-Kremlin media label the events of January 13, 1991 in Vilnius a “colour revolution”. An otherwise mediocre mouthpiece of state-sponsored pro-Kremlin disinformation, “BaltNews” did something remarkable last November. In just one headline -“The first colour revolution in the USSR took place in Lithuania(opens in a new tab)”- it managed to sum up

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