Monthly Archives: February 2021

ORDLO territory seized by Russia-occupation forces is 1,400 sq km more than indicated in Minsk Agreements – Harmash

The territory of certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, currently seized by Russia-occupation forces, is 1,400 square kilometers more than indicated in the Minsk Agreements, which creates ambiguities in understanding the sphere of influence of the Minsk Agreements on these territories, representative of certain districts of Donetsk region in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) from Ukraine Serhiy Harmash said.

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Russian Magnate Potanin Breaks Wealth Record Despite Pollution Fine

Russia’s richest man Vladimir Potanin has set a new wealth record despite his mining giant Norilsk Nickel being slapped this month with a $2 billion fine over an Arctic fuel spill. Potanin’s fortune has crossed the $30 billion threshold, Forbes reported, in a new record for a Russian business owner.  Shares in the company, also known as Nornickel, have risen by some

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Rada raises DUI fines

The bill saw solid backing in Rada.Photo from UNIAN, Viacheslav Ratynskyi The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has tightened liability for traffic rules violations, including driving under influence (DUI), having passed bill No. 2695. The document was backed by 325 MPs, an UNIAN correspondent reported on February 16. Draft law: Details The law stipulates amendments in the Code of Administrative Offenses, providing for

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PMC Wagner: Several Russian mercenaries killed by CAR rebels – media

At least one has reportedly been taken hostage.rossaprimavera.ru In the Central African Republic, local rebels said they had killed several mercenaries with the Russian Private Military Company Wagner, which is known to operate in multiple hotspots around the globe. The initial report about the incident came from a local outlet Corbeau News on Monday, February 15. The deadly clash occurred in one

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Deputy Valery Rashkin asked to check the words of Vladimir Solovyov for the rehabilitation of Nazism. He compared Navalny to Hitler

Deputy Valery Rashkin wrote a request to the General Prosecutor’s Office demanding to check the words of TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov for the rehabilitation of Nazism. Reported by RBC. Rashkin’s claims are connected with the fact that on the air of “Russia-1” Solovyov, explaining why he does not respect the politician Alexei Navalny, compared him with the leader of Nazi Germany,

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Russian Security Forces Teach Schoolchildren How to Detain Protesters

Russian security forces have taught Siberian schoolchildren how to detain protesters in a simulated riot, according to video published by local television Tuesday.  The footage comes on the heels of a mass protest crackdown during rallies calling for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s arrest. More than 10,000 were detained nationwide during those protests, with widespread allegations of police brutality against peaceful demonstrators.

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Russia should pay up to $800 BILLION for ‘Soviet crimes’ of Ukrainian & Georgian leaders, says Lithuanian independence figurehead

Warning! More whining from the Kremlin Liberating the Baltic nations from Nazi occupation cost more than a quarter of a million Red Army soldiers their lives. Now, though, the ‘father of Lithuanian Independence’ wants Russia to pay the country in cash as compensation. Vytautas Landsbergis, the former chairman of the Supreme Council of Lithuania, who led the nation as it

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Occupiers of “DNR” threaten to aggravate situation at front because of attempted assassination of their battalion commander

The “DNR” occupiers threaten to aggravate the situation at the front because of the attempted assassination by unknown persons of battalion commander of the occupation forces Sergey Popov. This was stated by leading propagandist of the militants Daniil Bezsonov on a social network. He actually confirmed that the “DNR” illegal armed formations did not comply with the ceasefire and promised

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Kremlin explains what Putin’s promise “not to abandon Donbass” means

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised not to abandon Donbass, because Russian-speaking citizens in this territory “are deprived of social security and there is no one to help them except Russia”. This was stated by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, – RBC reports. “You know that there are many Russian-speakers living there, they are deprived of social security from their

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France Ready For Closer Cooperation With USA And UK On Donbas, But Warns Ukraine Against Changing Normandy Format

   France is ready for closer cooperation with the United States and the United Kingdom on the issue of resolving the situation in Donbas, but warns Ukraine against changing the Normandy Format (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France). The Ambassador of France to Ukraine Etienne de Ponsen said this, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “We are pragmatists and we are confident that changing

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Ukraine expects to start talks on free trade with Japan soon

  Ukraine looks forward to starting negotiations with Japan on a free trade agreement and updating the convention on the avoidance of double taxation. Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Sergiy Korsunsky said this at the forum “Asia Strategy in Action. The Role of Ukraine-Japan Cooperation,” an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “For us, the more important aspect should be the economy, which creates

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European Solidarity co-chairperson Gerashchenko walks out of TV studio because of Arestovych’s sexist statements

   Co-chairperson of the European Solidarity faction Iryna Gerashchenko left the studio during a live broadcast of the Freedom of Speech (Svoboda Slova) program on ICTV television channel on Monday because of the sexist statements of spokesperson of the Ukrainian delegation in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Oleksiy Arestovych. “I cannot be on the air where sexism is manifested, and

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MEPs write letter to Josep Borrell on Ukraine’s violation of the principles of freedom of speech and laws due to blocking of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK TV channels

The parliamentarians want to get an answer from Borrell whether President Zelensky’s decision meets international legal standards in the field of freedom of speech and press MEPs Kateřina Konečná, Mick Wallace, and Clare Daly wrote a letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, drawing his attention to the situation in Ukraine

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West Mistakenly Takes at Face Value Moscow’s Names for Institutions in Russia, Martynov Says — StopFake

By Paul Goble, Window On Eurasia Europeans and people in the West more generally make a major mistake by accepting Moscow’s designations for institutions in Russia, Kirill Martynov says. When they talk about Russian media, for example, they are “inclined to see “journalism and its crisis and not propaganda factories serving state corporations or the… West Mistakenly Takes at Face Value

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