Monthly Archives: January 2021

Court in the Act

Navalny’s arrest highlights Putin’s weakness — and the West’s inaction. Edward Lucas Alexei Navalny is in custody. What are we going to do about it? Can we put pressure on the Kremlin to set him free? Or at least not to kill him? These questions should be burning a hole in every decision-maker’s desk in the free world this week.

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Ukraine Concerned About Detention Of Russian Opposition Leader Navalny

   Ukraine is concerned about the detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This is stated in a commentary by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the arrest of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny,” the statement reads. The ministry views the situation around Navalny as a

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Kremlin claims Trump supporters inquiring about obtaining Russian citizenship

   U.S. officials ask in comments on social networks to explain how they can get Russian citizenship, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on air of the talk show “Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov” on the TV channel “Russia 1.” According to her, President Donald Trump’s supporters fear persecution because of their political beliefs. “This country

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Over 100,000 tourists visited Mukachevo last year despite lockdown

   More than 100,000 tourists visited the city of Mukachevo, Zakarpattia region, in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions. “According to the Mukachevo Historical Museum, 105,538 tourists visited Mukachevo in 2020,” the press service of the Mukachevo City Council wrote on its Facebook page. The city has five tour operators, 13 travel agencies, the Mukachevo City Tourist Information

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President’s Office wants to invite Biden to Ukraine for 30th anniversary of independence

   The visit of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to Ukraine is a matter of the near future, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva has said in an interview with the TSN.ua online news site. According to him, world leaders, including Biden, will be invited to events marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “Of course, we will invite

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Government risks losing UAH 12 bln from privatization in 2021 due to coordinated resistance of law enforcers, oligarchic groups

  The State Property Fund (SPF) of Ukraine, headed by Dmytro Sennychenko, expresses concern about the actions of law enforcement officials aimed at destabilizing the work of state-owned enterprises, in particular, PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company (UMCC), which manages Vilnohirsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant (Dnipropetrovsk region) and Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant (Zhytomyr region). According to the SPF press

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Apple Faces Anti-Telegram Lawsuit Following U.S. Capitol Riot

A U.S. NGO has sued Apple in federal court in a bid to remove secure messaging app Telegram from its App Store, claiming the app fails to filter out far-right extremist activity.  Telegram’s downloads soared last week after Twitter and Facebook banned U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts and Google and Apple removed conservative social network Parler from their app stores

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The Kremlin’s New Favourite Straw Man

The rhetorical means of straw men(opens in a new tab) is the Kremlin’s go-to trick in any polemical debate. A straw man is the method of attacking views or ideas, never expressed by the opponent. In the past, pro-Kremlin media have labelled its opposition as “fascists(opens in a new tab)”, “Satanists(opens in a new tab)”, “Malthusians(opens in a new tab)”,

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Bohdan Nahaylo: Is Navalny a case of buyer beware?

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny bravely returned to Russia on Jan. 17 and was promptly detained at a Moscow airport on his arrival.  He had successfully completed treatment in Germany after an attempt by the Kremlin to poison him. Navalny’s heroic act of re-entering the Vladimir Putin regime’s proverbial “lion’s den” deserves our recognition and respect. We salute his seemingly

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The UK blogger who unmasks Russian hitmen and Syrian war criminals

By Harry de Quetteville 17 January 2021 • 12:00pm In his book We Are Bellingcat, ‘civilian investigator’ Eliot Higgins shows how to sift the internet to hold governments to account It is strange, given that it deals with the shelling of cities, the obliteration of civilian airliners, torture and executions, the grisly reappearance in the modern age of chemical ­warfare

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Navalny was taken to the Khimki police department

Politics Alexei Navalny, detained on the evening of January 17 at passport control at Sheremetyevo airport after returning to Russia, was taken to the Second Police Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Khimki. This was reported by the oppositionist’s associates. THE NOTICE FOR NAVALNY! There he spent the night. Lawyers were not allowed to the politician.

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Ukraine could bring up Russia’s membership in PACE over Navalny’s detention

08:03, 18 January 2021 – Source : 112 Ukraine The Ukrainian delegation will focus on questioning Russia’s membership in the Assembly, – official In the light of Alexei Navalny’s recent detention in Russia, the Ukrainian delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will bring up Russia’s membership in PACE for discussion. Maria Mezentseva, the head of Ukraine’s permanent

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The US and EU countries called for the release of Navalny. Russian Foreign Ministry in response advised to tackle their own problems

The US condemns the detention of Russian politician Alexei Navalny and calls for his immediate release. This statement was made by the head of the US Department of State Mike Pompeo, it was published on the department’s website. Confident political leaders are not afraid of competing votes, and do not commit violence or illegal detention of political opponents. Jake Sullivan, who

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