Monthly Archives: February 2021

Doctor in charge of treating Alexei Navalny in Russia after Novichok poisoning dies suddenly and ‘very unexpectedly’ of suspected heart attack aged 55

Dr Sergei Maksimishin was in charge of intensive care at Omsk hospital Alexei Navalny was treated there after his poisoning before heading to Germany The doctor died very suddenly after his ‘blood pressure shot up’ while in hospital A doctor who was in charge of treating Alexei Navalny in Russia soon after he was poisoned with novichok has died suddenly

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Media freedom gives no right to spread “malicious propaganda” – U.S. envoy to OSCE

The U.S. supports Ukraine’s efforts to counter Russia’s “blatant and malign influence.” Chief of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE has commented on the recent move by the Ukraine government to ban a number of pro-Russian TV channels spinning propaganda and disinformation in line with the aggressor state’s narratives. “Moscow would have you believe that media freedom means it is acceptable

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OSCE calls on Ukraine to find ‘balanced’ solution to counter propaganda

   The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM), Teresa Ribeiro, called on the Ukrainian authorities to find a balanced and proportional solution to counter propaganda, a solution that preserves media pluralism and diversity of opinions. She said this during a meeting with Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk on February 3, Ukrinform

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Ukraine should switch to U.S. nuclear fuel instead of Russian one – Energy Minister

  Ukraine should switch to the use of nuclear fuel from the United States, replacing it with fuel from the Russian Federation, acting Energy Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko has said. “We should switch to supplying nuclear fuel from the United States instead of fuel from Russia,” he said during the presentation of the 2030 National Economic Strategy in Energy,

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Chinese investors worried about Ukraine’s imposition of sanctions – EBA director

  A number of European Business Association (EBA) member companies, which “have Chinese roots,” are concerned about the imposition of sanctions by Ukraine against the Chinese shareholders of PJSC Motor Sich and will temporarily refrain from investing, EBA Executive Director Anna Derevyanko has said. Chinese investors have temporarily put on hold all the issues related to investing in the country,

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Over 60% of Ukrainians support idea of parliament dissolution, government resignation

   Some 63% of Ukrainians support the idea of dissolving the Verkhovna Rada and holding early parliamentary elections, whereas 62% support the resignation of the government and the appointment of a new Cabinet of Ministers, according to a survey conducted by the Rating sociological group on February 2-3, 2021. “As many as 63% support the idea of dissolving the parliament

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Sergii Leshchenko: Without TV channels, Viktor Medvedchuk is toothless

By Sergii Leshchenko Viktor Medvedchuk is the most sinister figure in Ukrainian politics. In Soviet times, he was a state-appointed lawyer for dissidents, including Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus. His clients ended up with prison sentences. In 2004, Medvedchuk announced that pro-Western candidate Viktor Yushchenko would never become president. Soon, Yushchenko was nearly killed by a mysterious dioxin poisoning that occurred at

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OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Linde discusses Ukraine with Russian FM Lavrov in Moscow

Linde stressed that a resolution to the conflict is a strong priority for Sweden as Chair. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde on Tuesday had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during which they touched on various issues that affect security in the OSCE region, including the situation in Ukraine. “On my second foreign

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Culture Ministry To Ask YouTube To Close YouTube Channels Of NewsOne, ZIK, And 112 Ukraine TV Channels

   The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy intends to ask the YouTube video platform to close the YouTube channels of the NewsOne, ZIK, and 112 Ukraine television channels. Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko announced this in his Telegram channel, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy will send to YouTube the

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US Supporting Sanctions On MP Kozak, 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, ZIK TV Channels

   The United States supports the imposition of sanctions on Member of Parliament Taras Kozak (Opposition Platform – For Life faction) and the 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK news television channels. This is evidenced by a message from the US Embassy in Ukraine, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “The United States supports Ukraine’s efforts yesterday to counter Russia’s malign influence, in

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Russia-occupation forces in Donbas involve children into military conflict

   Criminal proceedings into the involvement of minors in illegal activities have begun under the procedural guidance of the Donetsk Regional Prosecutor’s Office in connection with the preparation of children and adolescents in the uncontrolled territories of Donbas to participate in hostilities, the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Wednesday, February 3. “The pretrial investigation established that since

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Taras Kozak has been connected with “LPR / DPR” since 2014 through his Cyprus company

On February 2, 2021, Volodymyr Zelensky imposed sanctions on Taras Kozak, Member of Parliament of the OPzZH and right-hand man of Viktor Medvedchuk, and eight legal entities, where he is indicated as a beneficial owner. These companies own three TV channels – ZIK, NewsOne and 112 Ukraine. Meanwhile, the media learned from sources in the SBU and the NSDC that

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British Ambassador to Ukraine welcomes imposition of sanctions against NewsOne, ZIK, 112 Ukraine

British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons said she welcomes the decisive actions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to combat disinformation, which is causing real damage to the country. “I welcome President Zelensky’s bold action in tackling disinformation, which causes real harm to Ukraine. I also welcome his assurances on the need to protect media freedom and plurality in Ukraine,” Simmons

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Washington promises to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine

UAWIRE February 2, 2021 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, that Washington is ready to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine. “Anthony Blinken assured Dmytro Kuleba of the readiness of the new U.S. administration to develop strong economic and military support for Ukraine, including the provision of lethal weapons,” reported the Ukrainian

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