Monthly Archives: February 2021

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Axios Jonathan Swan, February 23, 2021 Russia’s adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn’t willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin’s core priorities. Why it matters: The fight is the first significant test of whether Biden’s tough rhetoric against the Russian leader will be matched by

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Zakharchenko wants to head united “DNR/LNR” and is ready to compete with Pushilin

Former head of the MIA of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko has stated that he was ready to lead the Russian “DNR” and “LNR” terrorists in the Donbas. He announced this to Russian propagandists from Russia Today, – Liga.net reports. Zakharchenko stated that the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts must be united under the rule of militants, and he is

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EU to lift sanctions off two Yanukovych allies – journalist

Only eight persons remain on the sanctions list.Photo from UNIAN, Vladyslav Musienko Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak says the European Union will lift sanctions against two more allies of now-disgraced Ukrainian ex-president Viktor Yanukovych. In particular, the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER) next week will lift sanctions against

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Washington imposes sanctions on Russian pipe-laying ship working on Nord Stream 2

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Fortuna pipe-laying ship and its owner, which are involved in the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, as stated on the website of the U.S. Treasury Department. Last December, Fortuna’s specialized barge laid about 2.6 km of pipeline in German waters, after a nearly year-long hiatus in construction due to U.S. sanctions. Now

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Ukraine’s intelligence: Russian Black Sea Fleet preparing for occupation of Crimea long before 2014

23.02.2021 11:26 Russia had begun preparations for the capture of Crimea long before active action started. Ukraine’s military intelligence reported on the build-up of Russian groups in Crimea to the senior state leadership. “The Black Sea Fleet and everything connected with its activities posed a threat, and this group could launch large-scale actions against our state at any moment,” Vadym

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Ukravtodor planning to rehabilitate 20% of main road network in 2021

23.02.2021 13:25 Ukraine’s State Agency of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor) intends to rehabilitate 20% of Ukraine’s main road network as part of the Great Construction project in 2021. Ukravtodor Head Oleksandr Kubrakov stated this during the All-Ukrainian Forum ‘Ukraine 30. Infrastructure’ on February 23, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He noted that Ukravtodor considers the possibility of attracting additional financial sources for

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Medvedchuk sanctions: Luxurious $200 mln yacht not on list

The vessel is registered to an offshore company, and therefore it’s subject to sanctions.feadship.nl Journalists have revealed that not all property of Putin’s ally and main political operative in Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk, has fallen under the recent package of sanctions imposed on the id not fall under the NSDC sanctions imposed on the head of the pro-Russian OPZZh political force

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Eighteen European companies withdraw from Nord Stream 2 project over U.S. sanctions: DW

Most of the companies terminating their participation are insurance companies, the majority of which are based in the United Kingdom.REUTERS At least 18 European companies have either terminated their participation in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline or have pledged to withdraw from the project over threats of U.S. sanctions, according to a U.S. State Department report for Congress. “This shows

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Georgian Police Arrest Top Opposition Leader, Use Tear Gas in Party HQ Raid

Georgian police on Tuesday arrested a top opposition leader and used tear gas in a violent raid on his party headquarters, further deepening a political crisis sparked by last year’s disputed parliamentary elections. Live television footage showed Nika Melia, the leader of the United National Movement, the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his party headquarters to be placed

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Do the Russians Want War?

“The Russian bear needs to smack down on the headless chicken. Hard.” Florida-based pro-Kremlin writer Andrei “The Saker” Raievsky is a frequent contributor to the EUvsDisinfo database. Now, he connects the dots(opens in a new tab) and welcomes a confrontation between Russia and the EU. The Saker explains: we are fed up with you and we don’t need you. “We”,

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The Chips Channon diaries: ‘Churchill is a devil and must never be trusted’

The third extract of the series, featuring redacted extracts published for the first time, reveals his mistrust of the future Prime Minister By Simon Heffer. 23 February 2021 • Note from Scradge: this is a warning from history. From Wiki: Sir Henry Channon (7 March 1897 – 7 October 1958), often known as Chips Channon, was an American-born British Conservative

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Zelensky greets Japan’s Emperor on his birthday

   Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Japan’s Emperor Naruhito on his birthday. The head of state wrote this on his Twitter account. “A deep respect for traditions and at the same time the introduction of the latest technologies – this is what makes Japan strong. On his birthday, I wish His Majesty Emperor Naruhito and his entire country prosperity

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