Monthly Archives: February 2021

Petersburg courts ban five more anime

Update. The Kolpinsky District Court of St. Petersburg also banned the distribution of the anime “Aki and Sora” in Russia,  according to the joint press service of the city courts. The Vasileostrovsky District Court of St. Petersburg has banned four animes from being distributed on the territory of Russia – “The Prince of Darkness and the Hero”, “The Prince of Darkness from

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Ukrainian MPs condemn Yanukovych’s regime: Full text

The lawmakers agree that the politician and his government acted against the interests of Ukraine’ these actions led15:30, 17 February 2021Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of 9th convocationOpen source The Ukrainian Parliament passed the decree timed to the anniversary of the first events of Revolution of Dignity (February 2014, – 112 International). The full text follows: “Reiterating Ukraine’s commitment to ideas and principles

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Russia starts massively recognizing “DNR universities”

Russia has accredited a clone of the Ukrainian university that remained to work in occupied Donetsk – DonNU. The relevant order was published by Rosobrnadzor of the Russian Federation. It is reported that the DonNU was accredited in the Russian Federation for all educational programs of the Master’s and specialist’s programs. Mikhail Kushakov, who calls himself “the Minister of Education

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Russia sounds alarm over Ukraine’s possible use of Turkish Bayraktar drones in Donbas

The Kremlin is concerned about the fact that the Ukrainian army could use Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 against pro-Russian militants in the Donbas, said the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Alexei Yerkhov, reports the Turkish news agency Hurriyet. Yerkhov said that, according to Russian experts, the Turkish combat drones Bayraktar TB2 will turn into a “tool of superiority” if the Ukrainian

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The ECHR demanded that Russia immediately release Alexei Navalny. The Ministry of ‘Justice’ of the Russian Federation replied that it is “deliberately impracticable”

Updated . The Russian Ministry of Justice  said that the ECHR’s demand was “deliberately impracticable” The ECHR demanded that Russia immediately release politician Alexei Navalny from custody. This is reported by “Interfax” with reference to the lawyer Olga Mikhailova.  The court made this decision “having considered the circumstances and possible threats to the applicant’s life” taking into account “the general circumstances of the applicant’s current detention”. The

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Russia Is the World’s ‘Last Island of Freedom,’ Parliament Speaker Says

Russia is the world’s last bastion of freedom in the face of the U.S. labor movement’s decline and pressure on Russian media in the Baltics and Ukraine, the head of Russia’s lower house of parliament said Wednesday. “Russia is the last island of freedom,” State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said during a legislative session, according to the state-run TASS news agency.

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Ukraine sees US$2 bln in annual losses over grain exports fraud – lawmaker

Unfortunately, major international grain traders are allegedly involved in such schemes, the official believes.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine annually sees US$2 billion in losses related to foreign exchange earnings due to “fraudsters” buying up grain for cash within Ukraine before exporting it and snatching solid foreign currency earnings, says Danylo Getmantsev, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and

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“Freudian slip” as Putin comments on Ukraine’s move to ban pro-Russian TV channels

Ukraine insists the sanctioned media have been pursuing the agenda of Russian propagandists.REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin has lamented over what he called infringement of freedom of speech, commenting on Ukraine’s move to block broadcasts of pro-Russian 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZIK TV channels – all formally owned by an MP who is a close ally of Putin’s main political

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Putin refers to Ukraine as West’s “geopolitical project”

He has slapped criticism on those attacking the Nord Stream 2 pipe.REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin has referred to neighboring rival Ukraine as a “geopolitical project of the West,” while addressing leaders of Parliament factions. Putin said the attacks on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline set to transmit gas directly from Russia to Germany bypassing Ukraine – a project seen

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Putin the Poisoner

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is a media-savvy man who appreciates the importance of memorable soundbites. This talent first became apparent back in 2011, when he branded Vladimir Putin’s United Russia “the party of crooks and thieves.” Much to the chagrin of the Kremlin, the name stuck. Even while incarcerated, Navalny remains eminently quotable. During a

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Russia triples military personnel in Crimea over occupation

   Since the beginning of the occupation of Crimea, the Russian Federation has ramped up the number of military personnel, equipment, and comprehensive offensive and defensive exercises on the peninsula. “Over the past seven years, the combat strength of surface ships and submarines of the Black Sea Fleet has increased by 45%. The total number is 58 units, including 13

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Ukraine has agreed with Britain on the import of fish – the State Food and Consumer Service

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has approved a certificate for the import of fishery products into Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the State Food and Consumer Services. “This means that Ukraine will soon be able to import fish and fish products from the UK,” the

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Why is Ukraine still not in NATO?

UkraineAlert by Dmytro Kuleba. February 16, 2021 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right) and Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal pictured at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on February 9, 2021. (Martin Bertrand/Hans Lucas via REUTERS) In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would like to ask US President Joe Biden, “Why is Ukraine still not

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We have been staggeringly blind to China’s rare earth dominance

China’s threatened export ban on rare earths is an almighty own goal for the West HARRY DE QUETTEVILLE. 16 February 2021 • With the US chips down, Beijing is hitting back. That’s one way of looking at news that, almost two years after the Trump administration began restricting supplies of advanced silicon chips to its rival superpower, China is considering export

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Slovakia to support Ukraine reform toward EU, NATO integration

09:00, 17.02.21 – UNIAN Slovakia realized Ukraine must address the issues of Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, at the same time implementing reform. Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok has assured that his country will support reform in Ukraine toward future integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Pfizer files paperwork to register COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine

23:45, 16.02.21 – UNIAN The process is set to be completed within a few days, health minister says. The U.S-based Pfizer has applied for the registration in Ukraine of its vaccine for COVID-19. That’s according to Minister of Health Maksy Stepanov, who spoke at a video conference organized by the American-Ukrainian Business Council. “I was informed that Pfizer had applied for registration

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Kuleba: Russia started curtailing relations with EU back in 2014, by launching aggression against Ukraine

Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov, with his statements, has revealed “the whole breadth of the Russian soul,” Kuleba said.Photo from UNIAN The Russian Federation began rolling back diplomatic relations with the European Union back in 2014, by launching aggression against its neighboring state Ukraine, says Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “Russia began to curtail relations with the European Union back

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Military Presence At Eastern Flank To Be Discussed At NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

  At the February 17-18 meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries’ defense ministers, it is planned to discuss the strengthening of the military presence on the eastern flank of NATO. Olha Stefanishyna, the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, said this on the Svoboda Slova [Free Speech] political TV show on the ICTV channel, Ukrainian

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McDonald’s plans to launch waste sorting at all restaurants of its chain in Ukraine by year end

   The enterprise with foreign investment (FDI) McDonald’s Ukraine Ltd. (Kyiv), which is developing the U.S. fast food chain McDonald’s in Ukraine, plans to expand a pilot program for sorting waste in restaurant halls to the entire chain in Ukraine by the end of 2021. According to the company’s press release, the pilot program was launched in September 2020 at

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