Monthly Archives: March 2021

Kyiv demands explanations from Moscow over Mi-8 helicopter violating Ukrainian airspace

Border guards on Tuesday recorded an unwarranted fly-in, some 50 meters into the Ukrainian territory in Sumy region.ua.depositphotos.com The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine demands an explanation from their Russian counterpts after a Russian Mi-8 helicopter violated the Ukrainian border on March 16. That’s according to Andriy Demchenko, a spokesperson for the agency, an UNIAN correspondent reports. The breach

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Dzhemilev: Russia gradually becoming big North Korea

16.03.2021 14:39 Following Russia’s seven-year illegal occupation of the Crimean Peninsula and the imposition of Western sanctions against Russia, the country is gradually becoming a “big North Korea” for the international community. “The Russian Federation is gradually becoming a big North Korea. Its representatives are not invited anywhere. The world has realized the reality, but, unfortunately, is not taking the

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Prosecutors charge ex-PrivatBank officials with embezzling $300 million

By Liliane Bivings Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova on March 15 announced additional charges against three former PrivatBank executives, this time for embezzling $300 million. Venediktova hasn’t named the officials, but in February, prosecutors charged Oleksandr Dubilet, a former CEO of PrivatBank, his deputy Volodymyr Yatsenko and former head of the bank’s financial department Olena Bychikhina with embezzlement and forgery. These additional charges are part of an ongoing investigation

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Three important steps. How Zelensky can get Biden’s support

Brian Mefford What can Ukraine do to achieve constructive relations with the Biden administration? After four years of at times unstable relations with the Trump administration, the Ukrainian government is keen to bring Ukrainian-American relations under Biden off to a more stable start. Since Biden’s inauguration, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken a series of steps to, apparently, earn the

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Beijing defends Chinese delegation’s trip to Crimea

By Illia Ponomarenko. Published March 15 at 5:54 pm Days after a Chinese delegation paid a visit to Crimea, Beijing officials defended the trip and called on Ukraine to “stop politicizing” Chinese business activities in the Russian-occupied peninsula. “Chinese companies maintain contacts with Crimea and cooperate with it in compliance with market principles,” as Russian state-run media quoted Zhao Lijian,

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