Monthly Archives: February 2021

Ukraine simplifies entry for foreign tech specialists

Employees of the job search website Jooble work in the company’s main office in Kyiv on Sept. 16, 2020.Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin In an attempt to attract more foreign tech specialists to Ukraine, the government has made it simpler to enter the country. Ukraine on Feb. 24 approved the immigration quotas for 5,000 foreign specialists who want to work in the local information

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“Lukashenka’s regime will fall this year.” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya – about the change of power in Belarus

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who took part in the presidential elections in Belarus, believes that the power will change in the country by the end of the year. “Lukashenka’s regime will fall this year. I think he will leave in the spring, ”Tikhanovskaya said in an interview with Bild magazine. In her opinion, pressure on the regime, both inside the country and outside,

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‘They Will Break You’: Inside Navalny’s Notorious New Prison Home

In conversations with The Moscow Times, former inmates of the jail where Navalny will serve his time spoke of psychological isolation and harsh conditions. Russian officials said Sunday that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is in a prison colony in Vladimir region, three hours outside Moscow, where he will spend the next two and a half years.  Four former inmates of penal

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Poroshenko: Ukraine gets basic intl document referred to as ‘Pompeo Declaration’ on U.S.’ non-recognizing Crimea as Russian

The leader of the European Solidarity party, Petro Poroshenko, has said that during 2014-2019 Ukraine received a basic international document called the “Pompeo Declaration,” testifying to the unwavering U.S. support for Crimea as an integral part of the Ukrainian state, the party’s press service has reported. “We received a basic international document called the “Pompeo Declaration,” which clearly stated that

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Two new visa-free destinations to become available to Ukrainians as of March 1

In addition, Georgia is re-opening its borders for Ukrainians.REUTERS Two new visa-free destinations are to become available to citizens of Ukraine as of March 1, 2021. Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba announced this on Twitter on February 28. According to him, visa-free travel with Grenada will be launched on March 1. Also, as of March 1, a visa-free regime is

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“Everyone there is not happy about Navalny’s appearance.” In “Russia Sitting” told about Navalny’s arrival in the colony

Inmates of colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, confirmed that politician Alexei Navalny was taken to this correctional institution. Those serving sentences in IK-2 told Ruslan Vakhapov, a member of the Sitting Rus Foundation, that the arrival of a new group of convicts, which included Alexei Navalny, was different from how such a procedure usually goes. As Vakhapov told Open

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Russian helicopter reportedly crashes in Syria

Local media report one crew member was killed in the crash; Russia’s Defense Ministry denies casualties.A Russian helicopter crashes in Syria / Illustration, REUTERS A Russian helicopter has reportedly crashed in Syria. The incident occurred between the villages of Rayhaniyah and al-Qasimia, which is two kilometers from a Russian military base, the Mash (breakingmash) channel on Telegram said on February 28. Local

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Kyiv considers imposing sanctions on Lukashenko’s entourage

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal instructed the government agencies to study the feasibility of imposing sanctions against the entourage of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said Ukrainian MP Alexei Goncharenko. Goncharenko published the Prime Minister’s response to the parliamentary inquiry. According to the document the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the State Border Service has been

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McDonald’s will return to Mariupol?

The world’s largest fast food chain McDonald’s plans to return to Mariupol. Representatives of the institution applied to the municipality for permission to develop a land management project. It is planned to place it on the site of an abandoned fountain on the Greek Square. This became known during the plenary session of the IV session of the Mariupol City Council. This issue

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Kremlin castigates Kiev for deplorable state of Russian-Ukrainian economic ties

The spokesman emphasized that the current volumes of trade between the two countries “are utterly miniscule”Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Sergei Bobylev/TASS MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Ukrainian leadership was to blame for the “deplorable state” of economic relations between Russia and Ukraine. “Of course, we are witnessing such a deplorable state [of bilateral economic

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Kyiv protestors throw firecrackers, flares at prosecutor general’s office building

   Around 1,500 people are protesting outside the building of the Prosecutor General’s Office in Kyiv on Saturday in support of an imprisoned activist, Serhiy Sternenko. The protestors are throwing flares and firecrackers at the roof edge, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported. They are calling for immediate release of Sternenko whom they consider to be a political prisoner. “We came here

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The plot against Navalny

The Power Vertical Aleksei Navalny, it appears, has just been canceled – by Amnesty International. The venerable human rights organization this week moved to strip the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner of his “prisoner of conscience” status over nationalist and xenophobic remarks he made in the past.  And the move apparently came following a coordinated online campaign by Kremlin

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The media reported about the transfer of Navalny to a colony in the Vladimir region

Oppositionist Alexei Navalny will serve his sentence in correctional colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region. This was reported by the edition “Yarnovosti” with reference to a source in the Federal Penitentiary Service. Mediazona’s source said that the politician was in the Vladimir region on Friday, February 26, and that he was being taken to IK-2. In the same colony,

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Statement by President Biden on the Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

Feb 26, 2021 Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. The United States continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it has from the beginning of this conflict. On this somber

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Dmitry Pashov, Russia’s richest deputy, was detained in Khabarovsk

Sakhalin Regional Duma deputy Dmitry Pashov was detained during a business trip to Khabarovsk, Sakh.com and  RIA Sakhalin-Kuriles reported . This information was confirmed by the sources of Vedomosti , TASS and  RIA Novosti . According to Sakh.com, Pashov was charged in the criminal cases of the “crab king” Oleg Kan , who, before leaving Russia, allegedly transferred his assets to Pashov. The publication did not specify what kind of cases it was talking about. RIA

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Ukraine’s government instructed to draft bill on dual citizenship

The document is expected to be ready within the next two months.REUTERS Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to draft a bill on dual citizenship. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov announced this at a briefing after an NSDC meeting on February 26, according to an UNIAN correspondent. According to him, the bill should be

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Fairytales for MPs: what Venediktova lied about in her speech in the Verkhovna Rada

Originally published on Zn.ua According to the latest social polling, more than 70% of citizens do not trust the Prosecutor General’s Office. Even more eloquent is level of trust to the Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova personally. Only 5% of citizens trust her, which is even less than in the Russian propaganda media (8.4%). In autumn last year, Volodymyr Zelenskyi stated

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Boris Nemtsov

Killing for the Kremlin Six years ago, world leaders from around Europe (including the Secretary General of the Council of Europe), Canada, and the United States all condemned the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a physicist and politician who was opposed to Putin’s government. The fatal attack on Mr. Nemtsov on 27 February 2015 occurred less than two days before a

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New overseer of coal industry in CADLO – who is he?

The inability of fugitive Kharkiv oligarch S.Kurchenko to organize the work of the coal mining and metallurgical enterprises transferred under his control in CADLO forced the Kremlin curators to change places in a table. The second and no less important reason for the departure of Vneshtorgservis was the understanding (which came almost 7 years later) that the figures behind the

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Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas on the rise: 9 WIA’s, another injured in IED blast on Friday

Enemy troops used proscribed 120mm mortars.Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas are on the rise / Photo from UNIAN Seven members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received shrapnel wounds, two more have sustained combat injuries, and another one has been injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. All the casualties were reported on Friday, February 26, by the press service of

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Sobyanin proposed to stop voting on the monument on Lubyanka – and not to choose between Alexander Nevsky and Felix Dzerzhinsky

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed to leave Lubyanskaya Square unchanged and to stop voting on the installation of a monument on the square. He announced this in his blog. After two days of voting, the supporters of Alexander Nevsky won by a small margin, but it is still obvious that public opinion was roughly divided in half. And the voting itself is increasingly turning

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Odesa plant to launch assembly of military helicopters under U.S. license (Photos)

The first helicopter is expected to be ready by August 2021.Ukraine plans to assemble the Bell UH-1 Iroquois / Photo from Ukroboronprom The Odesa-based Aviation Plant, which is part of state-run Ukroboronprom, will launch the assembly of Bell UH-1 Iroquois, a U.S. utility military helicopter, this year. Ukroboronprom Director General Yuriy Husyev announced this while visiting the Odesa plant, according to

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