Monthly Archives: March 2021

Moscow’s plans for new kind of aircraft carrier unlikely to be realized

Article by: Paul Goble, The Jamestown FoundationSource: The Jamestown Foundation Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 18 Issue: 41Edited by: A. N. In late February, TASS reported that Russian designers have come up with “a new class of ship.” The vessel, nicknamed the Varan, will function as an aircraft carrier as well as perform other duties, be small enough to not require the renovation of Russian

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S&P: Ukraine’s GDP will increase by 4% in 2021

S&P predicts Ukraine’s economy will grow 4% in 2021, bouncing back from a COVID-19 induced recession of 4% in 2020.Photo by Yelyzaveta Serhiienko/ Press office NBU S&P Global Ratings, a U.S. credit rating agency, is expecting Ukraine’s economy to bounce back in 2021. “We project real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Ukraine of 4% in 2021, compared with a 4.2%

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Kurenevskaya tragedy, 60 years later. How and why one of the largest catastrophes happened in Kiev – history, archives, photos

Author: Elena Nasyrova Exactly 60 years ago, on March 13, 1961, the Kurenev tragedy occurred. On this day, a powerful mudflow destroyed the protective dam in Babi Yar and fell on Kurenevka. Elena Nasyrova, editor-in-chief of the VARTO publishing house, tells about the circumstances and causes of the tragedy especially for NV. The catastrophe, which caused great destruction and claimed several hundred human lives, was

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Moscow warns Kiev against using force in Donbass — diplomat

Russia is calling on the Ukrainian government to stop coming up with new agreements and documents on Donbass regulation and to duly adhere to its obligations under the Minsk Agreements, according to the Foreign Ministry spokeswomanRussian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/TASSREAD ALSOKremlin concerned about rising tensions in Donbass MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russia warns Ukraine

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From Euromaidan Press FB page

Good morning, World! Good morning, Ukraine!Ukraine marks Volunteer Fighter Day on March 14.The date was introduced by the Verkhovna Rada in early 2017 to honour the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and strengthen patriotic spirit in Ukrainian society. It was on March 14, 2014, at the height of the Revolution of Dignity,

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Reality Check #4: Focus on interests, not on human rights with Russia

Reality Check by Emma Ashford, Mathew Burrows Key points The arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny – and the Biden administration’s decision to impose sanctions – highlights the tension between Washington’s desire to promote human rights and US strategic interests. Given the risks of undermining US interests–and US relations with key European allies–policymakers should avoid a human-rights-first approach to

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Crimean Platform sets the scene for deoccupation, all UN members should join – Ukrainian expert at UNSC

Article by: Maria Tomak Editor’s NoteA United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula virtual meeting on Crimea: 7 years of violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was held on 12 March 2021. It was organized by UN Security Council members Estonia, France, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the USA, together with additional co-sponsors Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech

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Biden keeping Ukraine at arm’s-length

The country was at the heart of his predecessor’s first impeachment. As president, Biden is trying to refocus diplomatic relations. For as long as Donald Trump was president, Ukraine was at the center of America’s partisan political brawls. President Joe Biden is now trying to shift the U.S. focus on Ukraine away from domestic politics and back onto Kyiv’s anti-corruption

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Opposition gathering in Russia, all 200 participants arrested

   Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called for an end to “persecution of independent voices” after around 200 opposition politicians and municipal deputies in Russia were arrested. While Russian police routinely break up opposition protests, the mass arrests of municipal deputies at a conference in Moscow were unprecedented. “We call for an end to the persecution

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