Monthly Archives: March 2021

In Kuzbass, the guardianship authorities took a one-year-old daughter with a disability from her mother. Soon the girl died in the child’s home

In the city of Leninsk-Kuznetskiy, Kemerovo Region, the guardianship authorities seized a one-year-old daughter with a disability from her mother, soon after which the girl died in the orphanage. A message about this was published in the community “PE Leninsk-Kuznetskiy 112” in “VKontakte”. The regional prosecutor’s office began an investigation in connection with this publication. The unnamed post says that on January 16, doctors came

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Dual citizenship holders may be banned from government, political, strategic posts

Zelensky has enacted the relevant decision by the NSDC.REUTERS President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday, March 4, put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on countering threats in the field of citizenship issues. The head of state has signed the corresponding decree, No. 85/2021, the President’s Office reports. The NSDC decision of February 26 stipulates that the Cabinet,

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German bank closing accounts of Russian propaganda media RT

Earlier, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said RT was seeking to weaken trust in democratic institutions.REUTERS Germany’s Commerzbank on February 26 has notified Russia’s propaganda media assets Russia Today Germany (RT DE) and Ruptly it was closing their accounts from May 31. That’s according to MFA Russia’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports. Zakharova warned Germany that the relevant “tough” measures would be

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Rada rejects bills on weapons legalization

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has rejected the adoption of bills on civilian weapons and ammunition. According to an Interfax-Ukraine’s correspondent, bill No. 4335, proposed by the profile committee, scored 88 votes with the necessary 226. Alternative draft act №4335-1 also did not score the necessary number of votes (it was supported by 74 parliamentarians). The MPs also did not

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Russia Revokes Residence Permits, Deports Foreign Protesters – Meduza

Russia is revoking residence permits and deporting, often informally and without written notice, foreign nationals for participating in recent political protests, the Meduza news website reported Thursday. The outlet said it spoke with four citizens of post-Soviet republics who faced deportation orders after attending demonstrations in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the opposition in neighboring Belarus. “There are no papers

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9 Russian Regions Still Waiting for Vaccine Rollout – Putin

All but nine Russian regions have begun administering coronavirus vaccines nearly two months into the country’s nationwide vaccination campaign, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Russia, the world’s fourth-most affected country by Covid-19, launched the campaign in mid-January with senior officials forecasting 60% herd immunity as early as August. “Some Russian regions, I think it’s nine, have not yet started vaccination,” Putin was

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The project to build the first private cosmodrome has been stopped in Russia

In the Nizhny Novgorod region, the construction project of the first private cosmodrome in Russia has been suspended. This was announced by Pavel Pushkin, general director of the private space company “Kosmokurs”, which is engaged in the project. In an interview with RIA Novosti, Pushkin complained about bureaucratic obstacles. “Nothing is being coordinated on the cosmodrome. Everyone is nodding at each other, ”he said. According

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National Guard of Ukraine provides training course for new sniper professionals

The Ukrainian National Guard’s combat training center for special missions, located outside Kyiv, has provided a training course for new sniper professionals, Defense Express has reported, with reference to the National Guard’s press service. According to the report, the course focused on learning how to handle the domestically-produced, semi-auto sniper rifle UAR-10 and included shooting on practice targets. During the specialized

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Nearly 40 Belarusian IT companies relocate to Ukraine – Fedorov

04.03.2021 16:36 Almost 40 Belarusian IT companies with a total of about 2,000 employees have already relocated to Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov has said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. “So far, almost 40 Belarusian companies have relocated to Ukraine. That’s about 2,000 employees. In my opinion, in order to attract tens of

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Ukraine, Turkey finalizing bilateral FTA

The government also plans to expand the free trade area with Canada.Ukraine and Turkey finalizing bilateral FTA / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says Ukraine is finalizing the procedure of signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey. He made the comment at a press conference on March 4. “Last week and this week, the free trade

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Slovak Foreign Minister apologizes to Ukraine for ‘inappropriate statements’ of Prime Minister

   The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korchok apologized for the joke made by the Prime Minister of the country Igor Matovich about the transfer of Transcarpathia to Russia in exchange for the Sputnik V vaccine. The corresponding publication on Thursday, January 4, appeared on the Foreign Minister’s Facebook account. “Today I talked with my Ukrainian partner, Foreign

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EU Starts Approval Process for Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

Medicines regulator starts a “rolling review” of existing published data on safety and effectiveness. The EU has begun analyzing clinical trial data for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine — the first step in a process which could lead to the vaccine’s approval for use across the 27-member bloc. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Thursday it had begun a so-called “rolling

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Slovakia in Diplomatic Row Over Sputnik-for-Ukraine Payment Joke

Slovakia has found itself in a diplomatic row after its prime minister made an offhand joke about paying for Russian coronavirus vaccine shipments with Ukrainian territory. Kiev demanded an apology after Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovič said in a radio interview Wednesday that he promised Russia southwestern Ukraine’s Zakarpattia region in exchange for Sputnik V jabs. Matovič later explained that he

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Russia sentences 62-year-old Oleh Prykhodko to five years for insisting that Crimea is Ukraine

04.03.2021. Halya Coynash Oleh Prykhodko on 3 March 2021 Photo Crimean Solidarity  A Russian court has sentenced 62-year-old Oleh Prykhodko to five years’ harsh regime  imprisonment, with the first year to be served in a prison, the worst of all Russian penal institutions.  The sentence was significantly lower than that demanded by the prosecutor, but then the judges can have been in

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Armed Forces’ soldier receives bullet wound as result of shelling of positions by Russian-occupation forces in Donbas

  On Wednesday, a soldier of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine received a bullet wound as a result of shelling of positions from Russian-occupation forces in Donbas near the village of Prychepylivka, the press service of the Pivnich (North) task force said. “Today, on March 3, not far from the village of Prychepylivka, in the area of responsibility of

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