Monthly Archives: February 2021

Kyiv considers imposing sanctions on Lukashenko’s entourage

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal instructed the government agencies to study the feasibility of imposing sanctions against the entourage of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said Ukrainian MP Alexei Goncharenko. Goncharenko published the Prime Minister’s response to the parliamentary inquiry. According to the document the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the State Border Service has been

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McDonald’s will return to Mariupol?

The world’s largest fast food chain McDonald’s plans to return to Mariupol. Representatives of the institution applied to the municipality for permission to develop a land management project. It is planned to place it on the site of an abandoned fountain on the Greek Square. This became known during the plenary session of the IV session of the Mariupol City Council. This issue

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Kremlin castigates Kiev for deplorable state of Russian-Ukrainian economic ties

The spokesman emphasized that the current volumes of trade between the two countries “are utterly miniscule”Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Sergei Bobylev/TASS MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Ukrainian leadership was to blame for the “deplorable state” of economic relations between Russia and Ukraine. “Of course, we are witnessing such a deplorable state [of bilateral economic

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Kyiv protestors throw firecrackers, flares at prosecutor general’s office building

   Around 1,500 people are protesting outside the building of the Prosecutor General’s Office in Kyiv on Saturday in support of an imprisoned activist, Serhiy Sternenko. The protestors are throwing flares and firecrackers at the roof edge, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported. They are calling for immediate release of Sternenko whom they consider to be a political prisoner. “We came here

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The plot against Navalny

The Power Vertical Aleksei Navalny, it appears, has just been canceled – by Amnesty International. The venerable human rights organization this week moved to strip the Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner of his “prisoner of conscience” status over nationalist and xenophobic remarks he made in the past.  And the move apparently came following a coordinated online campaign by Kremlin

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The media reported about the transfer of Navalny to a colony in the Vladimir region

Oppositionist Alexei Navalny will serve his sentence in correctional colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region. This was reported by the edition “Yarnovosti” with reference to a source in the Federal Penitentiary Service. Mediazona’s source said that the politician was in the Vladimir region on Friday, February 26, and that he was being taken to IK-2. In the same colony,

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Statement by President Biden on the Anniversary of Russia’s Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

Feb 26, 2021 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 continues to stand with Ukraine and its allies and partners today, as it has from the beginning of this conflict. On this somber

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Dmitry Pashov, Russia’s richest deputy, was detained in Khabarovsk

Sakhalin Regional Duma deputy Dmitry Pashov was detained during a business trip to Khabarovsk, Sakh.com and  RIA Sakhalin-Kuriles reported . This information was confirmed by the sources of Vedomosti , TASS and  RIA Novosti . According to Sakh.com, Pashov was charged in the criminal cases of the “crab king” Oleg Kan , who, before leaving Russia, allegedly transferred his assets to Pashov. The publication did not specify what kind of cases it was talking about. RIA

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Ukraine’s government instructed to draft bill on dual citizenship

The document is expected to be ready within the next two months.REUTERS Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to draft a bill on dual citizenship. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov announced this at a briefing after an NSDC meeting on February 26, according to an UNIAN correspondent. According to him, the bill should be

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Fairytales for MPs: what Venediktova lied about in her speech in the Verkhovna Rada

Originally published on Zn.ua According to the latest social polling, more than 70% of citizens do not trust the Prosecutor General’s Office. Even more eloquent is level of trust to the Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova personally. Only 5% of citizens trust her, which is even less than in the Russian propaganda media (8.4%). In autumn last year, Volodymyr Zelenskyi stated

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