Monthly Archives: March 2021

U.S. sanctions may have serious consequences for Kolomoisky’s assets – Rada’s energy committee

The sanctions imposed by the United States against businessman Ihor Kolomoisky are an extraordinary political decision that could have serious consequences for his assets, deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services, MP Oleksiy Kucherenko said. “When the United States imposes sanctions, these are, in fact, serious things, and in accordance with their legislation, they

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New ski slopes, lifts to emerge in Ukraine’s Carpathians

Austrian investors are reported to be interested in the project.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said the Cabinet plans to transfer from state ownership to that of local communities a number of forest areas for the construction of the Borzhava ski resort in Ukraine’s Carpathians. He made the comment at a press conference dedicated to the past year

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Stoltenberg: Russia would not have captured Crimea if Ukraine had been in NATO in 2014

The Russian Federation would not have annexed Crimea if Ukraine had been a NATO member as of 2014, because other members of the Alliance would have stood up for Ukraine, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in his speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, RBC-Ukraine reports. “My short answer is that this would not have happened, because the purpose

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A teacher at a Kazan university warned students against participating in rallies for Navalny. Stating that the opposition is a “schmuck” and Putin is a “tsar”

A teacher at the Tupolev Kazan National Research Technical University (KNRTU-KAI) warned students against participating in rallies for opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying that he was a “schmuck” and Putin was a “tsar.” The audio recording of the speech was posted by the Kazan student online magazine “Wind”. The publication reported that the recording was sent by students. When it was made,

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Pro-Russian TV channels in Ukraine are means of mass destruction – Danilov

   The activities of pro-Russian TV channels in Ukraine have nothing to do with freedom of speech, and they serve as “means of mass destruction,” spreading the narratives of the aggressor country, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov has said in an interview with Ukrinform. “There really has to be a line [between freedom of

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Russia’s Excess Death Toll Approaches 400K

New statistics show unprecedented level of fatalities continued into 2021 as Moscow lifts final coronavirus restrictions. Russia recorded more than 55,000 excess deaths in January, data from the country’s official statistics agency (Rosstat) published Friday showed. Since the start of the pandemic until the end of January — the latest such data is available — Russia has now recorded 394,000 more deaths

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The Criminal Investigation Department in Penza lost recordings from surveillance cameras after one of the detainees complained of torture

In Penza, recordings from CCTV cameras installed in the building of the Criminal Investigation Department have disappeared. The UK was going to use them to investigate a criminal case of abuse of power by police officers. The case was opened on the complaint of the detained Vitaly Vyunov, who spoke about the torture in the police. The disappearance of the recordings from

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Prigozhin sued Navalny 500 thousand rubles in a claim for the protection of honor and dignity

The Lyublinsky District Court of Moscow partially satisfied the claim for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation, which businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin filed against the politician Alexei Navalny. This was reported on VKontakte by the press service of the Concord company; the press service of the court confirmed this to MBH Media. The  court’s decision has not yet been published in the case file . The essence of Prigozhin’s claims was not

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Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense Issued RfP to Develop New Off-Road Vehicle Replacing Soviet-Era Counterparts

The new vehicle should be developed to comply with NATO standards Defense Expressukr.defense.news@gmail.com Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has issued a Request for Proposals (RfP) for a competition to develop a new off-road light utility vehicle for use by the country’s Armed Forces. This new vehicle will replace the aging fleet of UAZ-469 vehicles in Ukrainian Armed Forces service The competition

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Ukraine ready to repel any provocations in Donbas – Yermak

   Ukraine sees the latest statements by pro-Russian militants in Donbas about their intention to launch “preventive” strikes on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces as an outright provocation, and is ready to repel any offensive or attack, according to Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak. He said this during a webinar organized by the Brussels-based European Policy

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U.S. participation in Normandy Four may play important role in ending war in Donbas – Yermak

   The participation of the United States in the Normandy Four format and its principled position in supporting Ukraine may play a positive role in resolving the conflict in Donbas, Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak has said. “Ukraine counts on the support of its partners. The U.S. participation in the Normandy Four, its principled position and support for

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United States imposes sanctions against Kolomoisky, he, his immediate family banned from entering USA

   U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced sanctions against oligarch and former Ukrainian official Ihor Kolomoisky due to his involvement in major corruption. “This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020. In addition to Ihor Kolomoisky, I am publicly designating the following members of Ihor Kolomoisky’s

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UK to design new missile boats for Ukraine – Defence Attaché Woods

They expect to start building the first boat early next year. British Defence Attaché in Ukraine, Commodore Tim Woods says the British industry will design new missile boats specifically for Ukraine as part of a memorandum signed by the two countries, which provides for the re-equipment of the Ukrainian Navy. The boats of approximately 50 to 65 meters long will

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Belarus Demands Extradition of Opposition Leader Tikhanovskaya

Belarus said on Friday it had requested the extradition of exiled opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was forced from the country during a crackdown on critics of leader Alexander Lukashenko. Tikhanovskaya, who challenged Lukashenko in last year’s presidential vote that the opposition said was rigged, sought refuge in EU member Lithuania as the crackdown intensified on anti-government demonstrations in her home

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“Bless me, Father, for I am about to die for Ukraine,”- do not forget fallen Defender Vasyl Kindratsky

2021/03/03 – 11:46 • CIVIL SOCIETY, WAR IN THE DONBAS Article by: Vasyl ShkliarSource: Plus1 projectTranslated by: Christine Eliashevsky-ChraibiEdited by: Lydia Eliashevsky-Replansky Editor’s Note: This is an essay by Ukrainian writer and political activist Vasyl Shkliar dedicated to fallen Defender Vasyl Kindratsky, call sign “Kindrat”, a Maidan activist and a volunteer fighter with the OUN Battalion. On May 28, 2015,

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Ukraine ready to get NATO Membership Action Plan – Stefanishyna

   Ukraine is ready to receive a NATO Membership Action Plan, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna has said. According to an Ukrinform correspondent, she said this on the Right to Power program on the 1+1 television channel. She stressed that there is no official document stating that a country in which there is a

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SPIDER WEBS OF RUSSIAN DEATHS

Killing for the Kremlin Stephen Curtis, an international lawyer for a Russian oil firm, died in a helicopter crash near Bournemouth airport in England on 3 March 2004. Curtis had ties with the late Boris Berezovsky, who lived in exile in England after a falling out with Putin, and ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko as a lawyer for the Menatep Group (a

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