Monthly Archives: February 2021

Pro-Russian militants suffer heavy losses during fire exchange with Ukrainian troops in Donbas

On February 20, pro-Russian militants in the Donbas suffered heavy losses after their positions were shelled by the Ukrainian military, reports Ukrainian news outlet Censor.NET with reference to pro-Russian Telegram channels. One channel, Sladkov+, wrote that after Ukraine slammed sanctions on Putin’s friend, Viktor Medvedchuk, the situation in the Donbas escalated. According to the channel, the losses of pro-Russian militants are more

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Danilov: Medvedchuk, his wife – terrorist group financing ORDLO fighters

The NSDC’s decision to impose sanctions against MP Viktor Medvedchuk and his wife Oksana Marchenko was based on documents and videos provided by the SBU that testify to the illegal terrorist activities of these persons, said NSDC Secretary Oleksiy Danilov. “I will not reveal a big secret, and this is open information: that as far as 14 kilometers from our

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Ukrainian-U.S. Antares launches Cygnus spacecraft to ISS

The mission is set to deliver provision to the Station.REUTERS Ukraine’s Pivdenne (Yuzhnoye) Design Office on February 20 reported on the successful launch – first this year – of the Antares rocket, co-designed and co-manufactured by Ukrainian and U.S. professionals. Launched from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Virginia), Antares delivered to the orbit the Cygnus cargo spacecraft, bearing some 8,000

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Ukraine’s brand new combat UAV debuts at IDEX 2021 (Photo)

The production cost for the Sokil-300 project is far less expensive an option compared to similar drones manufactured elsewhere.Oleksandr Mamay / Facebook.com Ukraine’s military export agency, Ukrspecexport, which is part of the Ukroboronprom defense giant, has unveiled the Sokil-300 (Falcon-300) strike drone at the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in UAE. The Sokil-300 surveillance and reconnaissance UAV with

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In Russia, there is a constant shortage of medicines due to complex laws, import substitution and attempts by the state to reduce prices. In the pandemic, the situation worsened. What can you do about it?

In Russia, there is a constant shortage of drugs, including those that are needed by patients with chronic diseases and in emergency situations. They often cannot be replaced. During the pandemic, the problem only worsened. Meduza decided to explain why such situations regularly arise and what can be done about it. Why medicines go missing – and what to do about it AS

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GOP says Biden admin actions on Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline don’t go far enough

by Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter | | February 19, 2021 Republicans blasted a Friday night State Department report on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, pointing out the two sanction designations by the Biden administration had already been announced by the Trump administration and arguing the U.S. actions did not push back forcefully enough on the Kremlin project.  The State

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Forced Russian passportization affects about 400,000 Ukrainians in ORDLO, more than 2.5 mln in Crimea

   Forced passportization, which is carried out by the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, affected about 2.9 million Ukrainians, said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov. “About 400,000 people underwent compulsory Russian passportization in the occupied regions of Donbas. In Crimea,

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Supplies reach ISS space station

  Finally needed supplies reached the Russian section of the ISS space station. Starving Russian cosmonauts have been desperately waiting for the supplies. The cargo is mainly food, toilet paper, beverages, entertainment, and hygienic articles, as shown below.    The cargo for the US crew will arrive a week later and may differ from the Russian supplies. © 2021 Govnaya

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The Baltic breeze hit Beijing

EDWARD LUCAS Someone has to tell the Chinese Communist Party not to cling to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The three countries were really small compared to the Soviet occupier. However, they, like pebbles in a large mechanism, caused the collapse of the Soviet empire. Today, the Baltic states are remembering the past, destroying in particular the flagship event of Beijing’s Eastern European

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Marie-Louise Beck: “Thinking in the key of guilt before Russia is too deep in German political memory”

The week spoke with Marieuise Beck, a former member of the Bundestag from the Soyuz 90 / Greens and co-founder of the German NGO Center for Liberal Modernity (Zentrum Liberale Moderne), about preserving historical memory, Germany’s historical responsibility to Ukraine and political aspects. . When you were a member of the Bundestag, you initiated round tables in Ukraine and Germany

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EU Likely To Approve Sanctions Over Russia Crackdown

European Union foreign ministers are expected to give the go-ahead Monday to sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protests. The top diplomats from the 27-nation bloc meet in Brussels for talks that will also include a wide-ranging videoconference with new U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move to target the Kremlin comes

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