Monthly Archives: March 2021

Language law: Odesa officials start improving Ukrainian language skills (Video)

Public employees will study Ukrainian for almost a month, two lessons a week, after which they will receive certificates.Odesa officials start improving Ukrainian language skills / Photo from Pixabay Over 1,000 officials in the city of Odesa have decided to improve Ukrainian language skills since the law on the obligatory use of Ukrainian in the service sector came into force.

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Interior Minister Avakov: Poroshenko not “enemy of Ukraine”

The minister says there are no decisions by the National Security and Defense Council on Poroshenko.Interior Minister Avakov: Poroshenko not “enemy of Ukraine” / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says he thinks former President Petro Poroshenko is not an “enemy of Ukraine.” Asked by Ukrainian media figure and host Dmitriy Gordon whether the National Security and Defense Council would

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Ukrainian government approves economic strategy until 2030

   The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the National Economic Strategy until 2030, according to a statement posted on the government’s website. “During the meeting, the government approved the National Economic Strategy until 2030 with revisions,” the statement said. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the National Economic Strategy 2030 was an ambitious vision of Ukraine into the future and

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Kremlin regrets West still clinging to Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech regarding Russia

According to the spokesman, the speech, which will mark its 75th anniversary on March 5, was an important milestone and “should never be forgotten”Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Mikhail Metzel/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The West’s view of Russia is still predominantly clinging to Winston Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in

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Ukraine’s total agreements on vaccine supply reach 30M doses – Shmyhal

03.03.2021 14:20 Ukraine has already concluded agreements on the supply of 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said. “In February, we launched a vaccination campaign against coronavirus. As we promised, all Ukrainians will have access to high-quality and safe vaccines. The effective vaccine from AstraZeneca has arrived in Ukraine, we also expect Pfizer

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The head of the Trans-Baikal Territory called the hotline of the Ministry of Health – and could not sign up for a vaccination against coronavirus

The Governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, during a meeting of the operational headquarters for countering coronavirus could not sign up for vaccination against COVID-19, Chita.ru reports. The head of the region called the hotline of the regional Ministry of Health, heard several messages not related to vaccination, and only after that talked to the operator, writes “Taiga.info”. The operator

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Former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl was nominated to the board of directors of Rosneft. Putin danced at her wedding

The Russian government has nominated former Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl to the board of directors of Rosneft as an independent director. The corresponding order has been published on the official Internet portal of legal information. In addition to Kneissl, the government has nominated former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as independent members of the Rosneft board of directors. He now  serves as chairman of

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Russia Fines RFE/RL $500K Under ‘Foreign Agent’ Law

Russia has fined the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty media outlet more than half a million dollars so far for violating the country’s controversial “foreign agent” law, Interfax reported Wednesday. RFE/RL has accused the Russian authorities of trying to squeeze it out of the country with “disastrous” foreign agent labeling requirements and fines of up to $5 million.  Russian state

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Russia Labels Navalny-Linked Doctors’ Union a ‘Foreign Agent’ – Reports

Russia has declared an independent doctors’ union linked to opposition leader Alexei Navalny a “foreign agent,” Interfax reported Wednesday. The Doctors’ Alliance headed by Navalny’s ophthalmologist Anastasia Vasilyeva rose to prominence last year for criticizing the government’s coronavirus response and distributing aid to underfunded regional doctors. Vasilyeva is currently under house arrest for calling on supporters to protest Navalny’s arrest in January. Russia’s Justice

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Atlantic Council: Ukrainian parliament finally moves to end multi-voting

The Ukrainian parliament has long been plagued by incidents of multi-voting.The Ukrainian parliament has long been plagued by incidents of multi-voting / Photo from UNIAN Ukraine scored a small but significant victory in the battle against political corruption on March 2 with the launch of a new voting system in the country’s parliament that should put an end to the

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Zelensky invites Biden to Ukraine to celebrate independence anniversary

It is not known yet whether Biden has accepted the invitation.REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has invited U.S. President Joe Biden to visit Ukraine and take part in the first summit of the Crimean Platform, as well as celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence in August. This was reported by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in response to a request

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Zelensky: Ukraine seeks greater integration into EU’s internal market

   Ukraine remains committed to the effective implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU and seeks greater integration into the European Union’s internal market. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made a corresponding statement at a joint meeting with European Council President Charles Michel in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent informs. Zelensky informed that he and the President of the European

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Zelensky: We feel support for Ukraine, not tension, in communication with U.S. Secretary of State

   There are no tensions in relations between Ukraine and the United States, which is confirmed by the communication between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. “As for the issue of relations with the United States. There was contact with the administration of President Biden.

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On Wednesday, March 3, the Verkhovna Rada adopted as a basis the draft law No. 4201, which provides for the abolition of the transfer of hours.

277 out of 370 people present in the hall voted for the corresponding document . The initiator of the bill is Ruslan Stefanchuk, First Deputy Speaker, People’s Deputy from the Servant of the People party . “ On March 27-28, 2021, the next change of clocks to daylight saving time is planned. I appeal, let’s vote on Bill 4201 and save Ukraine from this annual transition, the

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MP Medvedchuk Believes Poroshenko Could Become President Again

   Member of Parliament Viktor Medvedchuk (Opposition Platform – For Life faction) believes that former president Petro Poroshenko could become the head of state again. Medvedchuk stated this in an interview with BBC News Ukraine, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “I believe that Poroshenko will become president if early presidential elections are held within the next six months or year,”

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Joe Biden is avoiding Obama’s foreign policy failures thanks to the lessons of Trump

From Russia to Iran, the early signs are that the new president will act where his predecessor vacillated Con Coughlin defence editor Con Coughlin is the Telegraph’s defence editor and chief foreign affairs columnist Joe Biden’s decision to impose sanctions against Russia over its appalling treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny shows that, far from being a rerun of the

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‘Don’t Play With Fire,’ Russia Warns After U.S. Navalny Sanctions

Russia has warned the United States not to “play with fire” after it imposed sanctions Tuesday in response to the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The U.S. froze assets and criminalized transactions with seven senior Russian officials, including the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), and blacklisted 14 companies and entities for export controls. An official on Tuesday

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Ukraine says latest TCG meeting yields no result over Russia’s destructive stance

21:45, 02.03.21 – UNIAN Russia is trying to unilaterally revise Minsk agreements and force Ukraine to negotiate with Russian puppets and proxy forces Moscow controls in the occupied Donbas, Ukrainian officials note. The Ukrainian side to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas settlement said today’s negotiations bore no fruit due to Russia’s destructive position. According to the Ukrainian delegation, on

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Twelve new export markets opened for Ukraine over past year

Active work was aimed toward eventually entering 100 new markets on the six continents.REUTERS In 2020, Ukraine opened 12 new markets for its exports, approved 35 export certificates, and passed 2 audits of the European Union where government control was assessed over the production of fish and fish products, poultry meat, and derived products. That’s according to the State Service of

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