Monthly Archives: March 2021

Putin gives Lukashenko $19 million and defers loan payments for two years

Russia is once again extending a financial helping hand to self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. In the next two years, Minsk will be able to not pay Russia $906 million in installments for the loan provided for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. According to Interfax, the relevant protocol was ratified by the Russian Federation Council. Under

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Putin’s ban on land ownership in occupied Crimea by Ukrainians comes into force

Ukrainian citizens owned over 11,000 land plots there as of April 2020.REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ban on land ownership in the occupied Crimea by non-Russian citizens, including Ukrainian nationals, has come into force today, March 20. Read alsoRussia calls Ukrainians in Crimea “foreigners”, treads on land ownership rightsUkrainian citizens owned over 11,000 land plots there as of April 2020.

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The director of the Murmansk plant was arrested on suspicion of embezzling 45 million rubles for the repair of “Admiral Kuznetsov”

The Oktyabrsky District Court of Murmansk arrested for two months the general director of the joint-stock company “10 Order of the Red Banner of Labor Shipyard”, suspected of large-scale fraud (part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code, punishable by up to ten years in prison). “According to the investigation, the criminal actions of the accused were aimed at unlawful embezzlement

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Russia threatens U.S. with severing diplomatic relations

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s decision to recall the ambassador to the U.S after President Joe Biden’s remarks about Vladimir Putin is a “red line” behind which is only the severing of diplomatic relations, said Russian Federation Council Vice Speaker Konstantin Kosachev. According to him, recalling the ambassador, the first in the recent history of Russia, was “the only possible option”

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Ukraine Is Hardening Its Coastline Against Russian Attack

Mar 19, 2021 David Axe Forbes Staff. I write about ships, planes, tanks, drones, missiles and satellites. Aerospace and Defense The hand-over of the prototype Neptune battery on March 15, 20 The Ukrainian navy has just received its first new anti-ship battery. The prototype Neptune missile system, which the Kiev State Design Bureau handed over Monday, signals a wide-reaching effort

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