Monthly Archives: February 2021

General Putin? Kremlin says leader deserves top military status, but priorities rank first

The status of a general is not the president’s priority, according to the spokesmanKremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian presidential press service/TASS MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Time and again, Russian President Vladimir Putin has demonstrated that he deserves the rank of general but this is not the leader’s foremost priority, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, when asked

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Ukraine NSDC hits sanctions on Putin’s ally Medvedchuk

A total of 19 entities, five aircraft, and eight individuals have been sanctioned in the latest move.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Stumkovsky The National Security and Defense Council at its meeting on Friday, February 19, imposed a package of sanctions on an MP with the pro-Russian OPZzh party Viktor Medvedchuk, a major political ally in Ukraine of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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Biden: Standing up for Ukraine “vital concern” for Europe, U.S.

It’s easier for Russia to bully individual states than to negotiate with a united Trans-Atlantic community, Biden has noted.REUTERS U.S. President Joe Biden has called on partners to stand up for Ukraine, which has been suffering against Russian aggression. “The Kremlin attacks our democracies and weaponizes corruption to try to undermine our system of governance. Russian leaders want people to think

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Russia to scrap world’s largest nuclear cruiser

The nuclear battlecruiser Admiral Lazarev will be sent for disposal, reports Interfax, citing materials of the Russian government’s procurement website. The Admiral Lazarev battlecruiser, one of the four Kirov-class cruisers (Soviet designation Project 1144 Orlan), was launched when Brezhnev was in power. This is one of the heaviest and largest ships in the world. The decision to dispose of the ship was

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Ukrainian Defense Ministry to finance creation of Sapsan missile system

   The Ukrainian Defense Ministry will finance the creation of the Sapsan missile system this year, the ministry’s press service has reported. According to the report, the contract for the first research division of the Sapsan missile system is to be signed in 2021. “In January, we visited our strategic enterprises of the domestic rocket and space industry in Dnipro

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Moscow to Vote on Restoring Soviet Secret Police Founder’s Statue

The Moscow Civic Chamber plans to launch a citywide vote next week on whether to restore the statue of the Soviet secret police’s notorious founder 30 years after it was toppled, its senior member announced Friday. The monument to “Iron” Felix Dzerzhinsky, who headed the Cheka secret police following the 1917 revolution, was removed from the KGB headquarters with the

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Corona mortality rate in occupied Donbas catastrophic – Document

The January rate rose a staggering 131% to the previous month.Facebook.com/pg.mva.gov.ua COVID-19 mortality in the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”, the territory temporarily occupied by Russian-controlled forces, has become critical, says a leaked letter, purportedly signed by a health expert working as an advisor to the self-styled chief of the occupied areas in Donetsk region. The letter addressing “DPR head” Denis

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Employee injured as unknown attacks Ukraine’s Consulate General in Russia – journalist

There is no threat to the victim’s life.The attacker has been detained / Photo from nikvesti.com Ukrainian journalist Ihor Solovey has said an unknown person has attacked Ukraine’s Consulate General in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, as a result of which a duty commandant has received two stab wounds. There is no threat to the life of the Ukrainian

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MFA Ukraine urges Russia to stop aggression, leave Crimea, Donbas

Today the country marks seven years since the beginning of Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine.REUTERS The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine has urged the Russian Federation to stop its aggression and withdraw troops and weapons from the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. “Ukraine demands that Russia stop its aggression, return to the framework of international law, and

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Over half of Ukrainians do not support Zelensky’s nomination for second presidential term – poll

  KYIV. Feb 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Some 57.1% of Ukrainians would not support the re-nomination of incumbent head of state Volodymyr Zelensky for the 2024 presidential elections, while 27.9% of respondents would support, according to the results of a national survey conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) and the Socis center on February 11 to February 16, 2021.

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Information Policy Ministry working to launch Center for Countering Disinformation

  The Center for Countering Disinformation will help effectively identify manipulations and fakes disseminated by the aggressor country, Minister for Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko has said. “Our ministry is working on the launch of the Center for Combating Disinformation, which will help effectively detect manipulations and fakes disseminated by the aggressor country. The selection of the

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Foreign Ministry Working On Organizing Conversation Between Zelenskyy And Biden

     The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine is working to organize a conversation between Presidents of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the United States, Joseph Biden. Foreign Affairs Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has said this at a briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. The minister recalled that at the moment, “the number of Biden’s international contacts has been practically reduced to zero,”

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World leaders wonder who is running America’s foreign policy

By Monica Showalter. February 17, 2021 With Kamala Harris taking calls from foreign leaders now, less than one month into the Joe Biden presidency, and Joe’s spokesweasel Jen Psaki saying Joe won’t be taking foreign visitors, it’s pretty obvious that foreign leaders are wondering: who the heck is running America?  Why can’t Joe come to the phone?  Is the Biden “transitional” presidency really a

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Poroshenko acquires Pryamiy TV channel

The acquisition was sealed on the eve of the NSDC meeting where more sanctions against media assets could be considered.Pryamiy Petro Poroshenko, the fifth president of Ukraine who is now a member of parliament and leader of the European Solidarity party, says he has acquired Pryamiy TV channel, which formally officially belonged to the former head of the Kyiv City

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SBU site targeted in massive DDoS attack

The cyberattack has been ongoing for several days already.ua.depositphotos.com A powerful distributed denial-of-service attack has been reported on the official website of the Security Service of Ukraine, as per the agency press service chief, Artem Dehtiarenko. The SBU website is operating with certain technical interruptions, struggling to repel the attack that has been lasting for the past few days, Dehtiarenko

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