Monthly Archives: March 2021

U.S. Sanctions Key Ukrainian Oligarch

  MOSCOW — The United States placed sanctions Friday on a Ukrainian business tycoon seen as the most powerful figure in the country outside of the government, signaling an aggressive new approach by the Biden administration to dealing with corruption in Ukraine. The businessman, Ihor Kolomoisky, an oil and media magnate, was already under investigation in the United States on

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U.S. charges against Kolomoisky may become grounds for opening NABU case – lawyer

   It is impossible to automatically apply restrictive measures in Ukraine to Ihor Kolomoisky following the U.S. sanctions, but the opening of criminal proceedings against Kolomoisky for corruption crimes, the basis of which may be a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, managing partner of the Sokolovsky law firm and partners Vladyslav Sokolovsky has said. “Such criminal proceedings

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Kremlin prisoner Hlib Shabliy safely back in Ukraine

He had been illegally held behind bars for over four years.REUTERS One of the Kremlin’s political prisoners from Ukraine, Hlib Shabliy, has been released from prison and successfully returned to his home country. That’s according to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba. “I congratulate Kremlin’s political prisoner Hlib Shabliy on his return to Ukraine! For more than four

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U.S. Department of State: Sanctions against Kolomoyskyy based on credible information

06.03.2021 11:56 When making a decision to impose sanctions on Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyy, the US had “credible information” that he was involved in significant corruption. “The [U.S.] Secretary of State has credible information that Kolomoyskyy was involved in significant corruption while serving as the governor,” Ned Price, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said at a briefing on March 5.

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Russian schools will close access to “negative” information via Wi-Fi

Russian schools will ban access via Wi-Fi to “negative” content, said the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov on the air of the Vesti program on the Russia 1 TV channel. Wi-Fi, which will be at the school, is just configured to access verified content. Thus, we will protect children from that negative information, which, unfortunately, is used, let’s say,

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Legislation being prepared to bring Motor-Sich back under Government control

06.03.2021 11:41 A bill that would allow the Ukrainian government to take Motor-Sich, Ukraine’s top-leading manufacturer of air engines, back into state ownership is awaiting to be formally submitted for consideration at the Verkhovna Rada soon. “This week we are going to submit to parliament a draft legislation on nationalization of Motor Sich. As you know, [individual] Chinese companies have

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Britain at OSCE reminds Russia of Budapest Memorandum

05.03.2021 15:52 By its illegal annexation of Crimea, Russia violated both international law and a number of its own international commitments, including in the Budapest Memorandum. This was said by Permanent Representative of the UK to the OSCE Neil Bush during a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on March 4. “In Crimea, Russia violated the first principle of international law –

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Putin’s Death Squads

It’s not every day that you find yourself talking on the telephone to the person who attempted to assassinate you. And it is not every person who can say they survived not just one, but two assassination attempts by Vladimir Putin’s death squads. But our guest on the Power Vertical Podcast this week is such a person. Russian opposition activist Vladimir

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COVID-19: Ukraine updates list of red, green zone countries as of March 5

14:25, 05.03.21 – UNIAN Upon returning from a red zone destination, Ukrainians are obliged to self-quarantine using the Dii Vdoma app. Ukraine’s Health Ministry has updated the list of countries in the red and green zones as of March 5, 2021. Compared to the previous week, Bulgaria and Cyprus again have been put on the red zone list, while Argentina,

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