Monthly Archives: March 2021

DTEK, Denmark’s turbine maker to build immense wind farm in Ukraine

A field of wind turbines of the Orlivska wind farm in Zaporizhia Oblast belonging to DTEK Renewables, the biggest player in Ukraine’s renewable energy market. DTEK and Danish company Vestas, the world’s leading wind turbine producer, will build a wind farm in the Tylihul estuary in Mykolaiv Oblast, 460 kilometers south of Kyiv. The so-called Tiligulska wind power plant will

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Ukraine Army accepts for service new domestic-made large-caliber rifle Alligator (Video)

All of the rifle’s parts have been produced in Ukraine, the press service notes.armyinform.com.ua The Armed Forces of Ukraine have accepted for service a long-range magazine-fed anti-materiel 14.5×114mm rifle, Alligator. That’s according to the Defense Ministry press service. “The main task of the large-caliber Alligator is to engage the enemy’s fortified positions and hardware, including light armored vehicles,” the report reads. All

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EU Says Bloc Will Not Lift Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

European Council chief Charles Michel said Tuesday the EU has no plans to lift punishing sanctions against Russia that were imposed over the conflict in Ukraine. Ukraine has been fighting Russia-backed separatists in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions following Moscow’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.  Ukraine and its Western allies accuse Russia of sending troops and arms

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U.S., EU Sanction Russia Over Navalny Poisoning

The United States and the European Union have imposed new sanctions on senior Russian officials over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, officials announced Tuesday. President Joe Biden’s first Russia sanctions since taking office in January are coordinated with EU actions against four top Russian justice and law enforcement officials. A senior U.S. official said its intelligence community

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Lukashenko gives his son rank of general

Self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko dismissed his eldest son Viktor from the post of Presidential Assistant for National Security and gave him the rank of reserve Major General, reported Lukashenko’s press service. Viktor Lukashenko is 45 years old. He has served as an assistant to the President of Belarus since 2005. Since 2007, Lukashenko’s son has been a member of the

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Residents of occupied territories watch Dim TV channel

The state TV channel Dim started broadcasting on March 1 to residents of the temporarily occupied territories via the ASTRA-4A satellite. According to the channel’s website, today Dim is already being watched in Donetsk, Makiyivka, Horlivka, Sudak, Yevpatoria, Simferopol and many other cities, as evidenced by photographs that local residents distribute on social networks and also send to the channel’s

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“There is no one else…” State Border Guard Service of Ukraine debunked fakes about Russian “humanitarian convoys” for CADLO

One of the widespread fakes actively spread by Russia is assertion that only Russia is providing the residents of CADLO with the necessary humanitarian aid. These statements are being refuted by the data provided by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine. Russia is openly speculating on the topic of humanitarian aid for the occupied Donbas. “Politicians (Russian – OstroV)

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On This Day in 1931 Mikhail Gorbachev Was Born

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the U.S.S.R., celebrates his 90th birthday today. The longest-living Soviet leader, he is best-known for his policy of reforming the Soviet political and economic system (“perestroika”), as well as for his expansions of freedom of speech and press (“glasnost”). Abroad, he is remembered for his efforts to withdraw the Soviet Union from its war

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Non-Renewable Energy Saved Texas’ Frozen Wind Turbines, Putin Says

Non-renewable energy was used to move frozen wind turbines back online in Texas during last month’s deep freeze, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. An unprecedented winter storm in the southern U.S. state knocked out half of its wind power as well as natural gas and coal capacities. Pundits and state officials said that iced-over wind turbines were exclusively to

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Third shipment of Novator APCs delivered to Ukraine’s National Guard

02.03.2021 12:55Another ten Novator armored personnel carriers have been delivered to Ukraine’s National Guard as part of a government-funded defense procurement contract, Defense Express has reported, with reference to Ukrainian Armor Design and Manufacturing Company’s press service. According to the report, manufactured under a government-funded contract in accordance with the requirements and specifications documents, the armored vehicles weighing 8.8 tonnes each

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European Council President: Russia is part of conflict in Donbas, not mediator

02.03.2021 16:40 The European Union will maintain sanctions against Russia until it fully implements the Minsk agreements, as Russia is a part of the conflict in Donbas, not a mediator. President of the European Council Charles Michel said this at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The war on the European continent

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Zelensky signs law to disband tax police

Ukraine’s parliament passed a draft law on the creation of the Bureau of Economic Security on January 28, 2021.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky / Photo from president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a bill into law to outline the timing of disbanding the country’s tax police. The president enacted the law on March 1, according to the parliament’s website. On February

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Zelensky takes on Ukraine’s oligarchs in bid to court Biden

   Volodymyr Zelensky’s move last month to shut down three television channels that are linked to a multi-millionaire politician close to the Kremlin has raised hopes that the Ukrainian president is preparing for a wider crackdown on the country’s powerful oligarchs. The pro-Moscow television stations were taken off-air for spreading Russian “disinformation”. The outlets were owned by an associate of

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Fitch Sees Significant Risk For Completion Of Ukraine’s Stand By Program With IMF

  The Fitch international rating agency notes that there is a significant risk for the completion of the stand by program between Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This is stated in the materials of the agency, Ukrainian News Agency reports. With regard to Ukraine’s cooperation with the IMF, Fitch believes that there is a significant risk for the

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Sadistic torment of Ukrainian Kremlin hostage

Halya Coynash 01.03.2021 Lyudmila Denisova, Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsperson has called on her Russian counterpart to ensure that Ukrainian political prisoner Ivan Yatskin is provided with proper medical care following treatment by prison staff that can only be described as torture. The Russian Ombudsperson, , Tatyana Moskalkova, has a highly specific attitude to human rights, but Denisova also announced on

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Israeli Defense System Shot Down Russian Missile in Karabakh War – Reports

Azerbaijan had deployed an Israeli-made defense system to shoot down a Russian-made missile that Armenia launched in the closing days of last fall’s war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Middle East Eye news website reported Monday. An unnamed official said Yerevan had launched a Russian Iskander missile “directly into the capital” of Azerbaijan days before signing a ceasefire

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Russia’s Boris Nemtsov – ‘the best president Russia never had’

3 March, 2021 – By Nana Sajaia | Fox News Since 2015, the police and the municipal services have arrived at the bridge to take away the flowers and to arrest the volunteers. Exclusive interview with Nemtsov’s close ally and a lifelong friend – Vladimir Kara-Murza. In Moscow, thousands honored Boris Nemtsov – the most prominent Russian opposition leader –who was gunned down a

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U.S. announces $125 mln military aid to Ukraine

The package includes patrol boats, counter-artillery radars, satellite imagery and analysis, training, and medical support.ua.depositphotos.com The U.S. Defense Department announced Monday a $125 million aid package for Kyiv as part of its ongoing Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative. A Pentagon statement said the package includes two armed Mark VI patrol boats to help Ukraine “patrol and defend its territorial waters,” VoA reports. It

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Ukraine to face new threat if Nord Stream 2 launches – Naftogaz CEO

21:00, 01.03.21 – UNIAN Everything must be done to prevent increasing Russian aggression, Kobolyev believes. If Nord Stream 2 is completed and launched, Ukraine’s energy security will be under threat, while revenues from gas transit will be lost; however, the government has prepared for such a scenario, says CEO of National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev says. “We’ve

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