Monthly Archives: February 2021

How did the Ukrainian oligarchy keep going after Euromaidan?

Ukrainian oligarchs, left to right: Henadiy Boholiubov, Viktor Pinchuk, Rinat Akhmetov, Ihor Kolomoiskyi, Vadym Novynskyi. Collage: NV.ua  2021/02/22 – 16:49 • UKRAINE Article by: David Dalton “Almost 70 deputies work for Kolomoiskyi, and another 100 for Akhmetov” reads a recent headlinein Ukrayinska Pravda. The article then catalogues some of the actions in the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian legislature, that these parliamentarians are said to

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Russia Has One of the World’s Highest Excess Death Rates. Why Aren’t Russians Angrier?

Surging coronavirus fatalities have played little or no role in a recent wave of protest. By Jake CordellUpdated: Feb. 19, 2021 Russians are showing few signs of anger over the government’s handling of the health aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the country recording one of the world’s largest increases in mortalities last year. Russia’s excess death toll — calculated by comparing the number

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Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko held talks in Sochi. And then we went skiing and snowmobiling together

Presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko held talks at their residence in Krasnaya Polyana.  During the open part of the conversation, the presidents discussed economic issues and the situation with the coronavirus. Lukashenko, in particular, thanked Putin for helping the economy of Belarus, and also expressed confidence that the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is the most effective

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MORE MICE BELLING THE CAT?

Salisbury, September 2018. Six months after the Skripal assassination(opens in a new tab) attempt, there still was no clarity on what had happened exactly. It was a standstill, although the pro-Kremlin media RT and Sputnik published 735 related articles containing disinformation,[1] of which many found their way into our database. Then something happened: the British police released images of two

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Shmyhal Expects Uruskyi To Explain His Joint Photo With Kadyrov

   Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal expects Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Strategic Industries Oleh Uruskyi to explain his joint photo with the head of the Chechen Republic (subject of the Russian Federation) Ramzan Kadyrov. Shmyhal wrote about this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “I expect an urgent explanation from Oleh Uruskyi,” he wrote. Under this post, Shmyhal posted

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EU Agrees to Punish Four Russian Officials Over Crackdown

EU foreign ministers on Monday agreed to impose sanctions on four senior Russian officials deemed responsible for the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on his supporters, diplomats said.  The diplomats did not name the targeted individuals nor give details about them but the limited move looks set to disappoint those calling for a tough response against

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Ukraine Ups Imports Of Electricity From Russia And Belarus By 1.9% To 17.1 Million kWh On February 18

   On February 18, Ukraine increased imports of electricity from Russia and Belarus by 1.9% to 17.133 million kWh compared to the previous day. This is evidenced by data on the website of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to them, during the specified period, imports from Russia decreased by 2%

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Ukrainian soldier killed in JFO area in Donbas, another wounded

   On Monday, a Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another was wounded in the area of the Joint Force Operation in Donbas as a result of shelling from Russian-occupation forces, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said. “In the 72nd brigade, unfortunately, after two shots from an anti-tank grenade launcher, the enemy at the observation post was

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Zelensky: Construction of new Kyiv bypass road will begin this year

22.02.2021 11:19 The construction of a new bypass road around Kyiv with a length of 150 km will begin this year. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said about this during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Infrastructure”, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We have several very ambitious, priority projects. One of them is the Kyiv bypass road. Since the beginning of independence,

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Large marina and new port to be built in Odesa – Zelensky

A large marina and a new port for business development and transportation will be built in the city of Odesa, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. “The issue of ports – we are talking about the project of building a large marina in Odesa and a large port separately,” he said at the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Infrastructure”, an Ukrinform correspondent

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Crimea: russian invaders militarize children – Ukrainian military (Photos)

Russians never miss a chance to spread their insidious propaganda among and militarize Ukrainian children and teenagers.Anatoliy Shtefan / Telegram Officer of the 53rd Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Anatoliy Shtefan, says Russian occupation authorities in Crimea have launched a military training program for elementary school students. “Occupied Crimea has already turned into a camp for

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Medvedchuk’s wife announces intention to go into politics

   Oksana Marchenko, the wife of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member representing the Opposition Platform – For Life party faction, Viktor Medvedchuk, has announced her intention to go into politics for “the protection of the Ukrainian people.” “Until yesterday I was the wife and the mother of his [Medvedchuk’s] children. But you forced me to take the political weapon in

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Poland calls on Russia to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity

   Warsaw has called on Moscow to take needed actions to restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity and compensate for losses inflicted in the occupied territories. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau wrote this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports. “For 7 years Crimea and Donbas have remained under Russian occupation. Poland stands by the victims and urges Russia to comply with

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Reznikov: Occupied Donbas on verge of international environmental disaster

   The actions of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions lead to radiation pollution of groundwater and large-scale environmental disaster. Ukraine has already asked the IAEA to send a group of experts to monitor the storage of radioactive materials in the temporarily occupied territories. “As a result of Russia’s actions, the occupied part

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