Monthly Archives: February 2021

Boris Nemtsov

Killing for the Kremlin Six years ago, world leaders from around Europe (including the Secretary General of the Council of Europe), Canada, and the United States all condemned the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a physicist and politician who was opposed to Putin’s government. The fatal attack on Mr. Nemtsov on 27 February 2015 occurred less than two days before a

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New overseer of coal industry in CADLO – who is he?

The inability of fugitive Kharkiv oligarch S.Kurchenko to organize the work of the coal mining and metallurgical enterprises transferred under his control in CADLO forced the Kremlin curators to change places in a table. The second and no less important reason for the departure of Vneshtorgservis was the understanding (which came almost 7 years later) that the figures behind the

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Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas on the rise: 9 WIA’s, another injured in IED blast on Friday

Enemy troops used proscribed 120mm mortars.Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas are on the rise / Photo from UNIAN Seven members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received shrapnel wounds, two more have sustained combat injuries, and another one has been injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. All the casualties were reported on Friday, February 26, by the press service of

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Sobyanin proposed to stop voting on the monument on Lubyanka – and not to choose between Alexander Nevsky and Felix Dzerzhinsky

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed to leave Lubyanskaya Square unchanged and to stop voting on the installation of a monument on the square. He announced this in his blog. After two days of voting, the supporters of Alexander Nevsky won by a small margin, but it is still obvious that public opinion was roughly divided in half. And the voting itself is increasingly turning

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Odesa plant to launch assembly of military helicopters under U.S. license (Photos)

The first helicopter is expected to be ready by August 2021.Ukraine plans to assemble the Bell UH-1 Iroquois / Photo from Ukroboronprom The Odesa-based Aviation Plant, which is part of state-run Ukroboronprom, will launch the assembly of Bell UH-1 Iroquois, a U.S. utility military helicopter, this year. Ukroboronprom Director General Yuriy Husyev announced this while visiting the Odesa plant, according to

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Russia to allow Donbas residents to vote in State Duma elections

Russia wants to allow residents of the territories of the Donbas, which are not under Ukraine’s control, to vote in the elections to the State Duma in autumn 2021, reported the press service of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation. The Russian officials specified that these holders of the Russian passports will have an opportunity to vote

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FBI Adds ‘Putin’s Chef’ to Wanted List, Offers $250K Reward

The FBI on Friday has added Kremlin-linked catering magnate Yevgeny Prigozhin to its wanted list with a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading to his arrest, a move that he called “a witch hunt.” The FBI accuses Prigozhin of “conspiracy to defraud the United States” by sponsoring the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based “troll factory” that allegedly

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IKEA Makes Paid Self-Pickup Service

    The retailer of furniture and household goods IKEA (Sweden) has made a paid self-pickup service in Kyiv. The company has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the statement, self-pickup of goods weighing up to 30 kg will cost UAH 39, over 30 kg – UAH 59; the cost of delivery to parcel terminals is

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“There is no threat to his health and life.” The head of the FSIN on the transfer of Navalny to a colony

Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Kalashnikov confirmed that politician Alexei Navalny was transferred from a pre-trial detention center in Moscow to a colony. “I guarantee that there is no threat to his health and life,” said the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (quoted by TASS). Kalashnikov did not say which colony Navalny was sent to, referring

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Zelensky signs decree on measures to de-occupy Crimea

26.02.2021 12:35 President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on certain measures for de-occupation and reintegration of the Russian-occupied Crimea. He said this in a video address on February 26, Ukrinform reports. “Today I signed a decree on certain measures aimed at de-occupation and reintegration of the Crimean peninsula,” the head of state said. Zelensky noted that according to the

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U.S. will never recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea – Biden

26.02.2021 17:13 The United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s purported annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, U.S. President Joe Biden has said. “Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. The United States

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Brussels flinches, Sweden stiffens, China’s jabs triumph

Edward Lucas TOP CHINA INFLUENCE STORY OF THE WEEK The European Union rarely misses a chance to miss a chance. Faced with the accelerating crackdown in Hong Kong, it could have imposed sanctions on the officials responsible, or asked all EU countries to cancel their extradition treaties. Instead, foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the EU would (wow) increase outreach

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Russia Slams ‘Outrageous’ U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Russian officials have condemned the United States’ airstrikes in Syria, accusing Washington of an “outrageous” violation of international law on Friday. U.S. President Joe Biden directed airstrikes overnight against infrastructure facilities in eastern Syria belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militant groups. In its statement, the Pentagon added that the airstrikes came in response to recent attacks on

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Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe”

UkraineAlert by Benjamin Schmitt February 25, 2021 Pipes for Nord Stream 2 pictured on February 15, 2021 in Germany. (imago images/Jens Koehler via REUTERS In August 2016, then US Vice President Joe Biden stood in Stockholm and declaredthe Kremlin-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to be a “bad deal for Europe.” In doing so, Biden added vital policy leadership against Putin’s

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Ukrainian government sanctions pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader

Warning! Article is full of Russian BS Jason Melanovski The government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday announced sanctions targeting the oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, the head of Ukraine’s leading opposition party. Medvedchuk, who has an estimated net worth of $1 billion, has played a major role in Ukrainian politics ever since the restoration of capitalism by the Stalinist bureaucracy

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Russia’s collective punishment of the Crimean Tatars is a war crime

UkraineAlert by Wayne Jordash and Anna Mykytenko. Feb 25, 2021 A Russian serviceman without insignia pictured during the 2014 Russian military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko) According to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), 26 February, 2014, is the date that marks the beginning of the international armed conflict between Ukraine and the Russian Federation in Crimea. On

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U.S. conducts defensive precision strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria

The operation was authorized by President Biden.REUTERS The United States has conducted a defensive precision strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria. “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and

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