Monthly Archives: February 2021

“DPR” specops forces chief profits off of Russia’s war against Ukraine

Yevdokimov owns multiple real estate objects and businesses in Russia, according to the report.SBU Head of the “special operations center” of the so-called “DPR Ministry of State Security,” Vasily Yevdokimov aka “Lenin,” has apparently made a fortune amid Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine. The Ukrainian online news outlet Obozrevatel has obtained a copy of intercepted communications between Donbas warlords. It is noted

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Reuters: Russian authorities are preparing new payments to citizens before the elections – a total of 500 billion rubles

The Russian authorities are discussing a new package of social payments to Russians amid protests in support of Alexei Navalny and ahead of the State Duma elections scheduled for September 2021. Writes about this Reuters, citing sources familiar with the discussion.  One of the sources said that the total amount of payments could amount to about 500 billion rubles, the second

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The owner of the villa in Germany, where Navalny lived, accused the journalists of “Russia 1” of lying

The owner of a two-story house in Freiburg, Germany, which the politician Alexei Navalny rented while he was in Germany, said that the journalists of the Russia 1 TV channel, who had filmed a story about the villa, had been deceived into her. The owner of the house, whose name has not been released, told Dozhd TV that the Rossiya

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Montenegro overturns convictions of 2 Russians accused of coup attempt

Montenegro sent for review the case of the 2016 coup attempt, the defendants of which were two Russians. According to Newsru.com, the sentences of all the defendants in the trial were overturned. In 2019, Russians Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov received 15 and 12 years in prison in absentia. Other defendants included Milan Knezevic and Andrija Mandic, leaders of the Democratic Front as well as

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Germany, Poland, Sweden to Expel Russian Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Move

Germany, Sweden and Poland on Monday said they were each expelling a Russian diplomat, in retaliation for Moscow’s expulsion last week of their diplomats for allegedly taking part in protests in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The three EU countries announced the tit-for-tat moves in coordinated statements, which come against a backdrop of mounting tensions with Russia. “Today the

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Russia’s Yearly Mortality Surges 20% in 2020

Russia recorded a 19.6% year-on-year increase in deaths last year, figures published by the federal statistics service showed Monday. Rosstat said a total of 2.12 million people died in 2020 — an increase of 323,000 compared to 2019, and the highest annual fatality count for at least 16 years. Speaking earlier Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said 31% of the increase

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Construction of over 400 km of bike paths will start in Odesa region in 2021

 Bicycle paths will be equipped during the repair of roads of national importance in Odesa region from 2021, according to the Telegram channel of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor). It is planned that the total length of cycling routes, which will be equipped in the coming years, will be more than 400 km. According to Ukravtodor,

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Ukravtodor, Turkey’s Dogus sign contract for building new bridge in Kremenchuk for UAH 11.3 bln

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has signed an agreement for the construction of a new bridge in Kremenchuk (Poltava region) for UAH 11.249 billion with the Turkish company Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret. On the part of Ukravtodor, the contract was signed by the head of the road service in Poltava region, Ivan Krapovnytsky, from Dogus Insaat

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Latvia bans RTR Rossiya TV channel over hate speech against Ukraine

The National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia (NEPLP) has decided to ban the broadcast of the TV channel “RTR Rossiya” on the territory of the country for a year. The decision will come into force on February 15. https://uawmedia.uawire.org/media/Default/_Profiles/e2c975c6/ea986bf8/RTR_Rossiya.jpg?v=637483968310000000 “We have protected, defended and will defend our information space,” said NEPLP ‘s chairman Ivars Āboliņš, Delfi reports. Last summer, NEPLP

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Russian vaccine will not be tested on Ukrainians – Zelensky

08.02.2021 11:53 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has denied the possibility of vaccinating Ukrainians with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine until the official confirmation of its effectiveness at the global level. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, the head of state told this to journalists as part of the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Coronavirus: Challenges and Answers” in Kyiv on Monday, February

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“Do not oppress journalists, they will write your obituary”, – British radio reporter

TV channels should be shut down under a court decision, Seva Novgorodtsev says TV channels can only be closed under the court decision, not because of someone’s decree. Seva Novgorodtsev, the British radio reporter and host said so in an interview with NewsONE TV channel. “Frankly, I don’t know what’s the deal with these three TV channels; I only ran

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1 in 4 Russians Watched Navalny’s ‘Putin Palace’ Investigation – Poll

More than one out of every four Russians, or 26%, have watched opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s recent investigation into President Vladimir Putin’s alleged $1.3 billion palace, according to a poll by the independent Levada Center published Monday. Navalny’s team released the in-depth YouTube investigation — which alleges that Putin and his close associates laundered money to build the opulent Black

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Kremlin claims Ukraine part of “Russian world”

Moscow vows to apply “soft power” to promote the concept in Ukraine.REUTERS The Kremlin has declared Ukraine part of the territory covered by the so-called “Russian world.” In response to a request by an UNIAN correspondent in Russia to elaborate about the topics that were discussed at the meeting of the Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin February 5,

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Zelensky approves plan for admitting foreign military staff to Ukraine for conducting exercises in 2021

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on approval of the presidential decision on the admission of units of the armed forces of other states to the territory of Ukraine in 2021 to participate in multinational exercises.” “The adoption of this document is due to the need to comply with the procedures provided for by the Constitution of

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Reuters releases story, criticizes Zelensky for closing 112 Ukraine, NewsONE, ZIK TV channels

The news agency pointed out that the decree does not provide any reasons for imposing sanctions against these media British information agency Reuters reacted to the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky, which imposed sanctions against opposition TV channels, namely 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK. Reuters claims that the decree does not provide any reasons for imposing sanctions against these media. “A

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EU Must ‘Draw Consequences’ From Controversial Moscow Trip, Says Top Diplomat

The European Union’s top diplomat Sunday said Russia was rejecting constructive dialogue with the EU and that Europe must draw the consequences, including the possibility of new sanctions. In a blog post, Josep Borrell said the shock expulsion of three EU diplomats during his two-day visit to Moscow, showed that Russia “did not want to seize this opportunity to have

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Manufactured Support Part 1: The Kremlin’s Pocket Journos

Part 1. Outlets Pretending to be Western Pro-Kremlin media outlets recycle the conspiratorial musings of sympathetic Western bloggers, falsely implying they are journalists who represent the mainstream views of the West. Previously, EUvsDisinfo has reported on a common disinformation technique: creating websites(opens in a new tab) and think tanks(opens in a new tab) that present themselves as objective forums for

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