Monthly Archives: March 2021

Avakov says jailed Sternenko “wannabe rebel”

The minister added he had not foreseen the verdict could stir such public tensions.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov believes that blogger and activist Serhiy Sternenko, who was recently sentenced to seven years on abduction charges has invented for himself an image of a hero rebel. Speaking with 1+1 in an interview, Avakov claimed he had learned about the verdict

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FBK filmed a video about the colony where Navalny is (probably) sitting

The Anti-Corruption Foundation filmed a 20-minute video about IK-2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, where opposition leader Alexei Navalny was reportedly sent to serve his sentence. The video, which was published on Navalny’s website, describes in detail what happens to the convicts after arriving at the colony. The video also contains footage of IK-2, filmed from a height, and interviews

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In Donbas, military vehicle blew up on unknown explosive device, nine soldiers of Ukraine’s Armed Forces wounded

In Donbas, near Vodiane, nine servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were wounded as a result of an explosion on an unknown explosive device, according to the Skhid (East) task force. “Today, March 1, in the area of responsibility of the Skhid task force not far from the settlement of Vodiane, in the Azov region, as a result of

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UN special rapporteurs call Navalny’s poisoning “ominous warning” to Kremlin critics

UN Special Rapporteurs Agnes Callamard and Irene Khan, who are involved in the case of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, made a special statement. They, in particular, stressed the need for an international investigation of the incident, identification of the perpetrators and bringing them to justice. “We believe that the poisoning of Mr. Navalny with Novichok could have been deliberately

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A teacher from St. Petersburg Daria Apakhonchich filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Justice for being recognized as a “foreign agent” – this is the first such lawsuit in Russia

Petersburg teacher of the Russian language, action artist and femactivist Daria Apakhonchich , who in December was recognized as an individual – a “foreign agent”, filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation to declare this decision illegal. The lawsuit was filed with the Leninsky District Court of St. Petersburg, according to Agora’s message to Meduza’s editors. Apakhonchich’s interests

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Russia wants to bring its “peacekeepers” to Donbas to “control” ceasefire – Ukrainian party of JCCC

The Russian Federation will try to legitimize the issue of attracting Russian peacekeepers to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian delegation to participate in the Trilateral Contact Group in Telegram. The report says that yesterday, head of the Ukrainian party of the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on

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Kremlin Rejects Research Showing Falling Incomes

Russians’ wallets have not been hit harder by the pandemic than those in other countries, the Kremlin claims. The Kremlin has dismissed research findings which showed Russians were more likely to be financially suffering as a result of the coronavirus than households in other countries. A Nielsen survey, published Monday, found 53% of Russian respondents said they were worse off

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Successful judicial reform to accelerate Ukraine’s integration into EU, NATO – Zelensky

Successful judicial reform in Ukraine will accelerate the country’s integration into the European Union and NATO, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. “Successful judicial reform in Ukraine is an accelerator for our integration into the European Union and NATO,” Zelensky said during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Development of Justice”, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He stressed that ensuring the rights of

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Pro-Russian MP posts Ukraine’s map without Crimea, with ‘LPR/DPR’ (Screenshot)

Rabinovych has been reminded of criminal liability.Pro-Russian MP posts Ukraine’s map without Crimea, with ‘LPR/DPR’ / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian MP from the pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life parliamentary faction Vadym Rabinovych has posted a map of Ukraine without the Crimean peninsula, which is occupied by Russia, but with the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics” (“LPR/DPR”) – the

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Turkey: Russian electronic warfare systems unable to counter Bayraktar drones

Turkey believes that Russian electronic warfare systems can not counter combat drones Bayraktar TB2. Baykar CEO Haluk Bayraktar told the journalist during an interview that Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour. Turkish drones “will always be able to stay in the air.” Earlier, Russia claimed that Russian Orion-E

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Resisting Russia

At some point in the next generation, the Kremlin will realize that the United States is not its principal national security challenge. by John Herbst AS SURELY as geese fly south every autumn, the arrival of a new American president resounds with calls for a new policy toward Moscow. To be sure, there have been mistakes in the policies of

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“Nobody goes anywhere with a bottle of poison. On the contrary, they go to court. ” GRU veteran and former commander of the Donbass militia Igor Bezler is suing Bellingcat. If he wins, the site may be blocked in Russia

The former commander of the People’s Militia of Donbass, Igor Bezler, who is also called a retired lieutenant colonel of the GRU by the Security Service of Ukraine, is suing Bellingcat in St. Petersburg, demanding that all mentions of his name be removed from its investigations. And at the end of last year, an application was submitted to the Investigative Committee

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