Monthly Archives: February 2021

Open Russia activist Anastasia Shevchenko was sentenced to 4 years probation in the case of the work of an “undesirable” organization

A court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Open Russia activist Anastasia Shevchenko to a four-year suspended sentence with a probationary period of four years. She was found guilty under the  article on participation in the activities of an “undesirable” organization, said lawyer for “Pravozashchita Otkrytie” Sergei Badamshin. The prosecutor earlier asked the court to sentence Shevchenko to five years in prison. During the trial, the participants in

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Ukraine presses charges against Russian defense official over Donbas killings, territorial encroachment

The deputy defense minister faces life imprisonment if found guilty in Ukrainian court.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian security officials say Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Andrei Kartapolov, is now a suspect in the criminal case probing the enemy seizure of Debaltseve and the killings in the so-called Ilovaisk Cauldron where Ukrainian military suffered heavy losses after being lured

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Russia demands Israel stop strikes on Syria

Israel could provoke a new round of tensions in the Middle East, said the Special Representative of the Russian President for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, commenting on Israel’s strikes on targets in Syria. “These strikes must stop, they are counterproductive. We hope that the Israeli side will understand our concerns, including concerns about the possibility of escalation of violence in Syria,”

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What Comes Next After European Rights Court’s Call to Release Navalny?

Russia is likely to ignore the European rights court’s demand for the immediate release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, legal experts said as Moscow categorically rejected the calls. Navalny, 44, appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for his release on Jan. 20, days after his arrest at a Moscow airport. The Strasbourg-based court said Wednesday it

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Navalny was registered in jail as prone to escape

The preventive commission of the pre-trial detention center, where Alexei Navalny is located, placed the policy on preventive records as prone to escape. This was reported on Navalny’s Instagram. Now I am “inclined to run.” Earlier I was taken not just by an escort, but also with special forces in helmets and with machine guns. Now they will probably be in shackles. Alexei Navalny linked

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Kremlin Says U.S. Should Focus on Texas Instead of Nord Stream 2

The Kremlin has said the U.S. should mind its own business when it comes to Moscow’s work on the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline and focus on power outages in Texas instead. Millions of people in Texas were left without power and drinking water this week due to an abnormally severe winter storm. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is reportedly considering new sanctions

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Latvia Bans Russian TV Host Over Hitler Remarks

Latvia on Thursday said it would ban entry to a Russian TV host after he called Hitler a “very brave man” while disparaging Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. “The glorification of Nazism in any form is unacceptable to Latvia,” Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics wrote on Twitter. На основании ч. 2 ст. 61 Закона об иммиграции я принял решение о включении гражданина

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ORBITAL mission proposes Ukrainian sailors train on Royal Navy ships

PHOTOS18.02.2021 17:24 The UK’s training mission to Ukraine, Operation ORBITAL, has proposed that Ukrainian sailors train on Royal Navy ships, the Ukrainian Navy’s press service has reported on Facebook. “In Odesa, during a coordination meeting between representatives of the Ukrainian Navy and the headquarters of the ORBITAL mission, members of the ORBITAL mission, the proposal was made to conduct training

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Moscow Law Enforcement Send Birthday Criminal Reminder to 14-Year-Olds

Moscow law enforcement authorities have sent those turning 14 a special birthday message — by explaining which offenses can now land them in prison.  “You turned 14? Congratulations!” says a woman in uniform holding a birthday cake with candles in the video published by Moscow’s Investigative Committee on Thursday.  “Of course, your parents are still responsible for you, but from

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Maidan anniversary: Yanukovych again dubs Revolution of Dignity ‘coup’

His lawyer released the statement on behalf of the client.Yanukovych again dubs Revolution of Dignity ‘coup’ / Photo from UNIAN Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia after mass riots in February 2014, has once again called the Revolution of Dignity a “coup d’état.” Yanukovych’s lawyer, Vitaliy Serdyuk, on Wednesday shared his client’s statement on Facebook in response to a

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Almost 90 suspects in Euromaidan cases to be tried in absentia

   The State Bureau of Investigations will soon send to court the cases against the organizers and perpetrators of crimes, committed during Euromaidan protests, who are hiding in Russia now. “Cases are sent to court under a special, in absentia procedure. We have started active work in these cases. We have 88 suspects in Euromaidan cases who are wanted. Currently,

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New NATO strategic concept should take into account Russian aggression and China’s influence on balance of power – Stoltenberg

   NATO Allies supported the proposal to update the 2010 Strategic Concept. Since its adoption the Alliance has faced a new security environment and Russia has turned from a potential strategic partner into an aggressor state. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this at a press conference following the first day of the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC)

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With WHO support, Embassy of Denmark provided 30 lung ventilators to Ukraine

  The Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), provided 30 hospitals in 19 regions of Ukraine with 30 lung ventilators for intensive care units (ICU). The World Health Organization in Ukraine wrote on Facebook that the organization provided technical support for equipment installation, provided an extended warranty for maintenance and assisted with

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Georgian PM Gakharia announces his resignation

     Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Thursday that he is stepping down from his post due to the non-fulfilment of a court ruling to detain the leader of the opposition party United National Movement, Nikanor Melia, an Interfax correspondent reported. “Unfortunately, I have proved to be unable to secure a collective opinion within our team regarding the execution

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Ukraine intends to complete North Crimean Canal dam to exclude water supply to occupied Crimea

   Ukraine intends to complete the dam on the North Crimean Canal, which will exclude the possibility of supplying water to the temporarily occupied peninsula until Russia returns it to Ukraine, permanent representative of the President of Ukraine in Crimea Anton Korynevych says. “They intend to complete the dam on the North Crimean Canal in Ukraine. As this should maximally

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It’s time to be straight. Why Ukraine cannot agree with the IMF

Anders Aslund It’s time to go beyond official language and diplomatic courtesies to understand what’s really going on For months, senior Ukrainian officials have been claiming that the Ukrainian government has met all the demands of the International Monetary Fund ( IMF). Investment banks and brokers trading Ukrainian bonds have actively promoted these claims. They have repeatedly suggested that Ukraine will receive the next

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Joe Biden suggests China’s Uighur genocide is part of ‘different cultural norms’

Joe Biden has given a “shameful”, “rambling” answer when questioned about China’s horrific human rights abuses. Frank Chung. news.com.au US President Joe Biden has appeared to downplay China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims, saying “culturally there are different norms” in every country. Mr Biden made the comments during a CNN town hall on Tuesday night, where he was asked by host

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Russia begins withdrawal of troops from T4 airbase in Syria

Russia has begun withdrawal of its military from the T4 airbase, which is located in Tiyas, Homs Province, reported Telegram-channel “The Military Observer” with reference to local media. T4 is the largest airbase in Syria. In addition to the Russian military, the airbase is home to Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps units and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters. There is no information

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Calling Moscow’s bluff

By Stephen Blank, Opinion Contributor — 02/17/21 05:00 PM EST The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill On Feb. 12 Russia threatened to sever ties with the European Union (EU) if it continues to impose sanctions on Russia for its criminal actions at home and abroad and continues to intervene in Russian

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From the Kremlin Without Love

This was a busy week for the pro-Kremlin media: besides fending off imaginary “Anglo-Saxon” provocations and disclosing evil globalist plots involving the Pope, it had to deal with trouble closer to home. Following the brutal crackdown of protests(opens in a new tab) in Russia in support of the imprisoned opposition politician Alexei Navalny, his team invited Russians to participate in

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Delaying investigation of crimes committed during Revolution of Dignity unacceptable – Rada

    The investigation of the crimes committed during the Revolution of Dignity must be completed, and the delay in this process is unacceptable, the Verkhovna Rada said in a statement on Wednesday. As the correspondent of the Interfax-Ukraine agency reports, 295 MPs voted for the resolution No. 2739 on the statement of the Verkhovna Rada in connection with the sixth

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