Monthly Archives: March 2021

Zelensky finds strange that sanctions against Yanukovych, other ex-officials not imposed since 2014

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to impose economic sanctions against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and 26 other ex-officials as logical and at the same time strange, since this has not been done since 2014. “[…] at the meeting of the NSDC, the proposals of the Cabinet of Ministers and the

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Armenian Prime Minister confirms purchase of Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia without missiles

Armenia has indeed purchased Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia without air-to-air missiles, said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a meeting with residents of the town of Ohanavan in the Aragatsotn Province, Sputnik Armenia reports. He blamed the previous leadership of the country for such a decision. “Yes, we bought the plane, it was delivered in May, and yes, we did

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Russia’s odious legislator suggests Russia attack Ukraine “without declaring war”

LDPR leader urges the Kremlin to take a tougher stance towards Kyiv.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Hontar LDPR party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, known for his bizarre and aggressive stunts in the political arena, recently repeated a fake narrative widely disseminated by Russian propaganda pundits about the alleged plot by Ukraine forces to soon resort to some kind of military provocation in

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Russian Ambassador: Political relations between Moscow and London are ‘virtually dead’

Russia and the UK continue to cooperate on economic and cultural issues, but political relations between the countries are “virtually dead”, said Russian Ambassador to London Andrey Kelin in an interview with the British radio station LBC London, TASS reports. According to Kelin, the UK has chosen a “hostile course” towards Russia, which “does not find understanding” on the Russian side.

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In Ust-Kut, an event was canceled, where residents of the city could look at the moon through a telescope. One of the organizers explained this by the requirement of the FSB

The administration of the city of Ust-Kut in the Irkutsk region has withdrawn permission to hold the World Night of Sidewalk Astronomy 2021 in the city. Alexei Tupitsyn, director of the non-profit organization Civic Assistance Center, which was the co-organizer of the event , told Sibir.Realii about this . According to Tupitsyn, on March 20 – the day before the event – the acting head of

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Russia’s decriminalising of domestic violence means women continue to die

She was living elsewhere and had found somebody new. When the grey metal door in a dingy corridor on Kemerovo’s Leningradsky Proskpekt shut behind her, she would not leave the flat again alive. This week the case against her ex-boyfriend, Vladislav Kanyus, also 23, was sent back to the prosecutor’s office so that it could be resubmitted on charges of

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Russia’s U.S. Envoy Returns to Moscow After ‘Killer’ Row

Russia’s ambassador to the United States landed in Moscow on Sunday after being recalled for emergency consultations over the worst crisis in relations with the United States in years. U.S. President Joe Biden on television earlier this week called the Russian leader a “killer” spurring a terse quip from Vladimir Putin who responded that, “it takes one to know one.”

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