Monthly Archives: January 2021

Fifty Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas since 2020 – Def. Ministry

In total, 2,665 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed since 2014.Fifty Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donbas since 2020 / Photo from facebook.com/ovkChe Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reports 50 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Donbas since 2020. “The number of servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces who have been killed amid the hostilities during the Joint Forces Operation since the beginning of

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Ukraine defends legality of anti-dumping measures against cement imports from Russia, Belarus, Moldova

The litigation contests the issue worth about UAH 7.16 billion (US$255.2 million).REUTERS Kyiv’s District Administrative Court has ruled in favor of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade within the court proceedings related to the application of anti-dumping duties on imports of cement originating in Russia, Belarus, and Moldova. That’s according to a statement by Ukraine’s Ministry for Development of Economy,

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Russia Intends to Give Election Advice to U.S.

Russia’s top lawmaker said Thursday he is considering sending election advice to the United States following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump who dispute his loss. Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the lower house of parliament, was among numerous Russian politicians who called the U.S. electoral system “archaic” and pointed to the Jan. 6

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Bosnia names condition for handing back to Ukraine relic icon earlier gifted to Lavrov

Ukraine has slammed the statement as “unacceptable”.Collage by 112 Ukraine The Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, says he will transfer to Ukraine a centuries-old Orthodox icon, which had earlier been handed as a gift to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on condition that Kyiv proves it has actually been searching for it earlier. That’s

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Russian navy captain investigated for stealing own ship’s propellers

The total damage is estimated at nearly $530,000.mil.ru A Russian navy officer is under investigation for conspiring to steal two bronze propellers from his own ship, according to Russian state media. “An officer, as part of an organized group, together with other military personnel and civilians, stole two bronze propellers with a total weight of 26 tons from the ship,”

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Russian Tycoon Prigozhin Offers Tombstone for Journalists Killed in Central Africa

Russian tycoon Yevgeny Prigozhin has offered to erect a tombstone for three Russian journalists who were killed in the Central African Republic while investigating a secretive mercenary group linked to him. Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal were shot and killed on July 30, 2018, while investigating the activities of the Wagner private military contractor. A media investigation funded by the exiled tycoon,

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Journalists banned from filming Navalny’s arrival at Vnukovo

Vnukovo Airport, where opposition leader Alexei Navalny is due to fly from Berlin on January 17, refused the possibility of filming this event. The answer of the Vnukovo press service was published by the Sota Vision edition. The airport explained the refusal by anti-coronavirus measures. In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, as well as to ensure the safety

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In Belarus, posted a recording of the speech of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to his subordinates He admits that the first person killed during the protests was killed by the security forces. And talks about the camp for the “especially sharp-hoofed”

The project of former Belarusian security officials BYPOL has published an audio recording , which allegedly contains the voice of Nikolai Karpenkov. This is the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus – the commander of the internal troops. Until mid-November, he  headed the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBOPiK) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a unit that actively participated in the suppression

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Dubinsky asks leadership of Servant of People to hold faction’s meeting to consider issue of imposing sanctions against him by U.S.

Ukrainian parliamentarian Oleksandr Dubinsky (Servant of the People faction) insists on immediate holding of the faction’s meeting to consider the issue of imposing sanctions against him by the U.S. Treasury Department, his colleague Oleksandr Kachura said on his Telegram channel on Friday. “I insist on the urgent holding of a meeting of the faction, because in the media and on

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Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction postponed

The process was supposed to resume on January 15, but the operator company referred to checks of the equpiment, which should take several days Nord Stream 2 company has postponed the resumption of construction of the gas pipeline, which was supposed to take place on January 15. Handelsblatt reported that, citing the operator’s representative. The operator company claimed that checks

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Putin’s war drives Ukraine towards true independence

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Thursday Jan 14 A Ukrainian soldier sporting national colors pictured during a Kyiv military parade. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich) One of the biggest international landmarks in 2021 will be the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet collapse. The historical significance of this event is not in doubt, but the nature of the coming commemorations is likely to differ strikingly

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National Council on TV, Radio Broadcasting asks suppliers of smartphones, TV, media equipment not to import them from Russia

   The National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine appealed to manufacturers and suppliers of television receivers, media players, as well as smartphones and other modern devices that allow the use of special programs for receiving and viewing media information using the Internet, with an urgent request to refuse as soon as possible from the supply of such

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IMF Concerned By Ukraine’s Intention To Regulate Household Gas Prices

  The International Monetary Fund is concerned by Ukraine’s intention to regulate gas prices for households. Finance Minister Serhii Marchenko announced this in an interview on Radio NV, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Our partners know that such a decision is possible. They have a corresponding reaction. They are concerned that we are somewhat revising our earlier commitments. The issue

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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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