Monthly Archives: January 2021

Ukraine climbs in Corruption Perceptions Index

In 2020, Ukraine gained 3 points and ranked 117th in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 (CPI) out of 180 countries. “In 2020, Ukraine gained 3 points and, with a score of 33, ranked 117th out of 180 countries. This is our country’s result in Corruption Perceptions Index 2020 (CPI). Egypt, Eswatini (Swaziland), Nepal, Sierra Leone and Zambia also scored 33

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PACE restores Russia’s credentials despite protest by Ukraine

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) restored the Russian delegation’s power to vote and participate in assemblies in spite of challenges from Ukraine, Russia’s crackdown on civil society and its breaches of international law. In a 109-37 vote, with 24 abstentions, PACE expressed concerns about Russia “exacerbating negative tendencies with regard to democracy, the rule of law

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Russia Fines RFE/RL for ‘Foreign Agent’ Breaches

A Russian court has fined Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and its Russian-language services for violating the country’s “foreign agent” law, the U.S.-funded news organization said Wednesday. Russia labeled RFE/RL and its regional affiliates as “foreign agents” in 2017 in retaliation to the U.S. requiring Kremlin-funded media to register under anti-propaganda laws. This year, RFE/RL said it is facing an “existential moment”

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Massive fire at Russian plant producing charges for Grad MLR systems (Photo, video)

Three people were injured in the accident. Fire erupted at a gunpowder factory in Russia’s Perm in the early hours of Thursday, January 28, according to the Emergencies Ministry. Approximately 40 minutes into the initial report to the emergency service, fire was put out, the report reads, adding that the accident has brought no casualties. Three people were injured in

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