Monthly Archives: February 2021

Russian special forces fail to advance in south-western Idlib

Russian special forces were defeated while trying to advance in the southwest of Idlib Province. The pro-Turkish militants repelled the attack, reports the Telegram channel “NORS / in Russian” with reference to local sources. Fighting between the Russian military and pro-Turkish militant groups broke out in Idlib province, on the border with Turkey.According to the channel, Russian special forces attempted to take

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Kremlin cancels Putin’s meeting with Iran’s Parliament Speaker

A meeting of Iran’s Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which was scheduled for Saturday, was cancelled. Ghalibaf is on a three-day visit to Moscow. According to Iranian MP Mojtaba Tavangar, the meeting was cancelled after Qalibaf refused to accept the health protocols required for the meetings with the Russian President. During the meeting, Ghalibaf was

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The Navalny Phenomenon

The Power Vertical Brian Whitmore “Murder is the only way he knows how to fight. He’ll go down in history as nothing but a poisoner. We all know Aleksandr the Liberator… Well now we’ll have Vladimir the Underpants Poisoner.” That, of course, was Alexei Navalny this week after being sentenced to 32 months in prison, displaying the acerbic and laconic

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Help thyself

In a Feb. 1 interview with the Axios program on HBO, President Volodymyr Zelensky wondered why Ukraine is still not a member of NATO. The reasons are clear. It’s true that NATO is reluctant to take countries at war, and Russia is continuing its aggression against Ukraine. However, it is not impossible for countries with unresolved military conflicts to join

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Human rights activists call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing due to human rights abuses

Official China rejects criticism as interference in its internal affairs and politicization of sports A coalition of 180 rights group called for a boycott of next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics tied to reported human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in China. This is reported by CBC. The games are to open in one year, on Feb. 4, 2022, and are

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Macron: Impossible to have peace and stability in Europe without negotiating with Russia

It is impossible to have peace and stability in Europe without negotiating with Russia, says French President Emmanuel Macron. He said this on Thursday in an interview with Atlantic Council on February 4, 2021, posted by the Elysee Palace on February 5. “In this very sensitive region, I mean Ukraine and Belarus, we need a political discussion with Russia. When I see

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Ukraine looking at defence purchases from India

Four agreements worth $70 mn for weapons, upgrades from Kyiv signed at Aero India. Ukraine is looking to procure some military hardware from India in addition to efforts to deepen its presence in the Indian defence market, said Yuriv Husyev, General Director of Ukroboronprom, the umbrella corporation of Ukrainian state defence companies. The two sides will discuss a range of

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National Guard to receive ten French H225 helicopters in 2021-2022

   The National Guard of Ukraine will receive ten H225 helicopters in 2021-2022 under the contract with Airbus Helicopters, the Interior Ministry said. In accordance with the agreement between the Ukrainian and French governments, Airbus Helicopters and the state-owned enterprise Ukrainian Aviation and Transport Enterprise Khoryv Avia signed a contract for the supply of 12 H225 helicopters for the needs

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First stage of reforming Armed Forces significantly contributes to NATO compatibility

  The first stage of reforming the Armed Forces of Ukraine within the framework of the defense reform has brought it significantly closer to becoming compatible with the NATO requirements, Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran said. “Now there is a process of legal regulation of the division of responsibilities between the Ministry and the General Staff in accordance

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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, one injured in booby-trap blast in Donbas

The doctors are trying to save the life of the third soldier.Two Ukrainian soldiers killed, one injured in booby-trap blast in Donbas / Photo from UNIAN Two Ukrainian soldiers were killed and another one was injured in a booby-trap blast in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday, February 6. “Today, February 6, while advancing into position, three members of the Joint

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