Monthly Archives: February 2021

Pro-Russian lawmakers protest ban of TV channels while West welcomes it

Members of Ukraine’s 44-seat pro-Russian parliament faction Opposition Platform — For Life vowed to impeach President Volodymyr Zelensky over his decision to impose harsh sanctions on three pro-Russian TV channels, which effectively terminated their broadcasting. The party accused Zelensky of censorship and called him a “fascist devil” over the ban of their propaganda channels. In a bold move, president Zelensky late on

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NSDC received evidence of financing of Medvedchuk’s channels from Russia – Zhovkva

The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council’s decision to impose sanctions against the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK television channels and their owner, Taras Kozak, who is believed to be an ally of Viktor Medvedchuk, is based on evidence that they are being funded by the aggressor state, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office Ihor Zhovkva has said in

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Razumkov refuses to sign NDSC decree on sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels

“Sanctions against TV channels are always bad, regardless of who introduced them”, said the Parliamentary Speaker Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov commented on the sanctions against 112 Ukraine, NewsONE and ZiK TV channels.  “Sanctions against TV channels are always bad, regardless of who introduced them”, he said as quoted by TheBabel. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree on

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Ukraine blacklists two lawmakers’ planes in latest round of sanctions – media

The aircraft are not allowed to enter the Ukrainian airspace. The planes owned by Members of Parliament from the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak, who used them to fly to Russia, have been blacklisted in a latest round of Ukrainian sanctions. The relevant decision was made last Friday, the media outlet ZN.UA reported with

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‘Pure Cowardice’: World Leaders React to Navalny’s Imprisonment

The sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison on Tuesday sparked swift condemnation from the West.  A Moscow court sentenced the fierce Kremlin critic to two years and eight months in a prison colony over alleged parole violations while recovering in Germany from a near-fatal poisoning he blames on President Vladimir Putin. His suspended sentence for a conviction

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Opposition Platform – For Life initiates impeachment of President Zelensky

The Opposition Platform – For Life faction is initiating an impeachment of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, MP, co-chairman of the Opposition Platform – For Life party Vadym Rabinovych said. “Today, for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine, three leading TV channels have been turned off at once … The existence of a democratic independent Ukraine is under

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The Kremlin Snubs Own Mouth Piece

Weapon for Information Warfare Turns Loose Cannon RT was founded in 2005 with the express purpose of forwarding Russia’s perspective on world events and supporting a positive image of the country. The press release contained a mission statement(opens in a new tab): The channel intends to reflect Russia’s position on the main issues of international politics and inform its viewers

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How Putin reacts in a crisis

Dr Jade McGlynn Despite its evident distaste for fair elections, the Kremlin is highly sensitive to public opinion — Vladimir Putin even has his own secret service polling agency, which he uses to weigh up policy decisions and gauge his popularity. The Kremlin combines these tools with state-of-the-art propaganda to promote Putin’s cult of personality, which naturally imposes on Russians

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Ukraine sanctions TV channels of Putin’s top-tier ally in Ukraine. Here is what they broadcasted

Article by: Olena Makarenko Edited by: Michael Garrood, Alya Shandra In the late evening of 2 February, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy put into action a decision of the National Security and Defence Council to sanction Taras Kozak, an MP from the pro-Russian Opposition Platform for Life, and his TV channels ZIK, 112, and NewsOne. Taras Kozak is an ally of

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Zelenskyy’s Axios interview raises questions in Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Solomiia Bobrovska. February 2 2021 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan. (Photo: Axios on HBO) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s latest high-profile international interview has raised a number of concerns back home in Ukraine. In an episode of Axios on HBO that aired on January 31, Zelenskyy spoke with correspondent Jonathan Swan about everything from

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Zelensky blocks Putin crony’s TV channels in Ukraine by enforcing NSDC sanctions

Security officials have sanctioned an MP with the pro-Russian political force and a number of TV channels associated with Putin’s political operative in Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has put into force a decision by the National Security and Defense Council of February 2, 2021, on applying sanctions against MP Taras Kozak, who is believed to be an

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