Monthly Archives: February 2021

100 HSE staff members urge to reinstate teacher fired after arrest for retweeting about rally

One hundred employees of the Higher School of Economics wrote a letter to the rector of the university, Yaroslav Kuzminov, urging to renew the contract with teacher Anna Wellicok, who was fired after she was arrested due to a retweet about the rally. This is reported by the student edition of the HSE Press. “We believe that Anna’s political convictions influenced

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EIB to allocate EUR 270M to Ukraine for Boryspil airport modernization

13.02.2021 13:16 The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide Ukraine with EUR 270 million for the modernization of Boryspil International Airport. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal wrote about this on his Telegram channel on February 12. “The EIB will provide Ukraine with EUR 270 million for the modernization of Boryspil International Airport. The funds will be used to improve energy efficiency,

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Ukraine needs more progress on reform to get new tranche, IMF says

Ukraine expects to receive $2.2 billion in three equal tranches from the IMF in 2021REUTERS The International Monetary Fund says Ukraine must show more progress on reform to secure a new tranche under a $5 billion Stand-By Arrangement with the international lender, the Fund’s representative says. “Discussions will continue,” representative Goesta Ljungman said in a statement February 13, after the

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Zelensky’s economic failure

   Zelensky’s biggest failure so far is the economy. Instead of fighting the rampant corruption in Ukraine and accelerating privatization and the land-reform, he did the exact opposite. He brought back the oligarchs, and worse – he brought back parts of the Yanukovich-gang. Since Zelensky took office his government struck one economic deal after another with shitholes such as Turkey,

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Russia includes more Ukrainian companies in its sanctions list

he updated list consists of 84 companies.The updated list contains 84 companies / Photo from censor.net.ua The Russian government has included more Ukrainian companies in the economic sanctions list. The corresponding resolution dated February 11, 2021, was signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The updated list contains 84 companies, while initially the list had 75 companies. Three companies and two subsidiaries

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Sentsov about Navalny: The phrase “Crimea is not a sandwich” has not been refuted

Ukrainian director and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov spoke in an interview with NV about his attitude towards the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny , drawing attention to his position on the occupation of Crimea. “ If you take his political path, what things he said and did, all these demarches, statements about Crimea, Donbass, he never refuted his famous phrase“ Crimea is

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