Monthly Archives: January 2021

Kremlin points to serious disagreements on Donbas between Putin and Biden

There remain serious differences between Russia and the United States on the substance of the conflict in Ukraine, said Russian Presidential Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports. According to him, the existing differences manifest themselves in different formulations of what is happening in the Donbas in the conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The phrases used

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Putin’s Palace put up for sale

“Putin’s Palace” in Gelendzhik, which appeared in Navalny’s video investigation, has been put up for sale on the Russian real estate listing website Cian. The four-storey brick house with a total area of 17,691 thousand sq m and a land lot of 678 acres is offered at a price of one billion rubles ($13.17 million USD), or 56,524 rubles ($744.42

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DAVOS: Putin warns world risks ‘fight of all against all’ in ‘grim dystopia’

Oscar Williams-Grut· Senior City Correspondent, Yahoo Finance UK Wed 27 January 2021 Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks to participants of the the World Economic Forum via a video link, Wednesday 27 January 2021. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP Society risks a return of world wars without a concerted international effort to avoid it, Russian president Vladimir

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Two more criminal cases opened in Ukraine against Biden and Poroshenko two days after inauguration in U.S. – lawyer

New proceedings against the fifth President of Ukraine (2014-2019) Petro Poroshenko and newly elected President of the United States Joseph Biden were opened two days after the inauguration of the President of the United States with the knowledge of the President’s Office of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, said Poroshenko’s lawyer Ihor Golovan. “On January 20 of this year, Ukrainians, together with

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Russia’s Navalny protests provoke mixed emotions in Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson. Tues 26 Jan. 2021 Russian police clash with protesters during a January 23 Moscow rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov) Is the enemy of your enemy always your friend? Ukrainians have had good reason to dwell on this ancient proverb in recent days following the outbreak of protests across Russia over

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Batkivschyna initiates referendums on five issues – Tymoshenko

   All-Ukrainian Union Batkivschyna wants to initiate referendums on five issues, including the legalization of marijuana and the sale of agricultural land, said leader of the political force and the parliamentary faction of the same name Yulia Tymoshenko. “We are initiating referendums on five issues: to give Ukrainian gas and nuclear electricity with 30% profitability to the citizens of Ukraine;

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Armin Laschet, Germany’s next Chancellor: Pro-China, Pro-Putin, Pro-Assad?

https://thecritic.co.uk/ As China rises and Russia rattles its sabre, the Germans will hope that the younger generation have as much ease learning Mandarin as Merkel’s generation did English. As Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected its new leader last week, what comment there was in the English-language press largely consisted of noting how little comment the press had otherwise made.

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Unidentified persons send threats to e-mail of Hungarian Embassy, sign themselves as ‘patrioti Ukrainy’

The Hungarian Embassy in Ukraine received threats by e-mail from unknown persons who signed themselves as “patrioti Ukrainy” (patriots of Ukraine) before the arrival of Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Kyiv, said Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “Someone really needs third rate provocations before Peter Szijjarto’s visit. The Hungarian Embassy has received threats from ‘patrioti Ukrainy’ (original language),” Kuleba wrote on

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PACE proposes to abandon sanctions against Russia

The PACE is preparing to confirm the powers of the Russian delegation and abandon sanctions against Russia . This is stated in the draft decision prepared by the Organization’s Monitoring Committee. The draft criticizes Russia’s actions, but specifies that PACE strives for a constructive dialogue. We are talking about amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which make it possible not to comply

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Kuleba congratulates Blinken on his appointment as U.S. Secretary of State

   Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has congratulated Antony Blinken on his appointment as United States Secretary of State and expressed hope for further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries. “Congratulations to Antony Blinken as he assumes the office of U.S. Secretary of State. I am looking forward to further strengthening the Ukraine-U.S. strategic partnership for the benefit

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