Monthly Archives: March 2021

Most Ukrainians support joining EU – poll

Most Ukrainians believe that Ukraine needs to join the European Union. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center in March 2021. Ukraine’s accession to the European Union is supported by 59% of respondents, while 26% are of the opposite opinion. The share of those who support EU accession exceeds the share of those

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Putin’s friend Prigozhin accuses Washington of trying to abduct him

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is linked to the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, said that the U.S. authorities are planning to abduct him. “Evgeny Prigozhin appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation with a statement about his attempted abduction by U.S. citizens who are members of an organized criminal group,” reads the statement of the

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The head of the district police in St. Petersburg has retired. His subordinate was suspected of selling data on flights of possible poisoners of Navalny

The head of the Vasileostrovsky department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in St. Petersburg, police colonel Vladimir Titkov, resigned from the internal affairs bodies of his own free will, Fontanka reports, without specifying the source of the information. According to the newspaper, a few days ago 53-year-old Titkov was “advised to retire,” and on March 22 he wrote a

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Russia’s Top Diplomat Dons Profane Anti-Quarantine Mask for China Tour

Unlike most other countries worldwide, Russia has largely rejected a return to the coronavirus lockdown measures it had imposed during the first weeks of the pandemic last spring. And on Monday, the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov let his own opinions on self-isolation orders be known with a profanity-laced face mask. https://v16-web.tiktok.com/video/tos/alisg/tos-alisg-pve-0037c001/d32e834871334e00bd90d98726ce756b/?a=1988&br=1996&bt=998&cd=0%7C0%7C1&ch=0&cr=0&cs=0&cv=1&dr=0&ds=3&er=&expire=1616537560&l=2021032316123301019021822211249B2A&lr=tiktok_m&mime_type=video_mp4&net=0&pl=0&policy=2&qs=0&rc=M2lvdmx0dzs6NDMzPDczM0ApaTRoN2kzOmQ0N2VnNTc8OGc1bWIvZC1oZGBgLS1hMTRzczUuMWAuNTAzMDAvX2IuNjY6Yw%3D%3D&signature=2597e9a31c408332499787f538a83be8&tk=tt_webid_v2&vl=&vr= Lavrov posed for a video in the black

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French Court of Appeal rules to close “DPR representative center” – Kuleba

The “association” shall be dissolved, its premises – closed, and members’ meetings – banned, the minister said.REUTERS Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday, March 23, broke the news that the Court of Appeal in France ruled to cancel state registration as a public organization of the so-called “representative center” of the unrecognized “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) in the city

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Russian Foreign Minister proposes to stop using US dollar for international payments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed to stop using the dollar and international payment systems in response to U.S. sanctions, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lavrov believes that the U.S. has set itself the task of “limiting the possibilities of technological development” of Russia and China. That is why Moscow should strengthen its economic independence.

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French police seek Russian consulate employee over bike theft scheme – media

The suspect, a Russian citizen in his 40s, does not have diplomatic immunity and was brought in for questioning on February 14 but released 24 hours later as police pursued their investigation. French police have issued an arrest warrant for a driver at the Russian consulate in Strasbourg suspected of selling dozens of stolen bikes while on the job, sources

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Norway Blocks Sale of Rolls-Royce Engine Maker to Russian Group

Norway said Tuesday it would block Rolls-Royce’s sale of a Norwegian engine maker to Russia over concerns that Moscow could get its hands on sensitive technology. The Scandinavian country, a NATO member, two weeks ago asked Rolls-Royce to temporarily halt the sale of Bergen Engines while it examined the consequences a sale would have on national security. “We now have

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Russian Foreign Minister Says EU ‘Destroyed’ Relations with Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused European Union leaders of “destroying” relations with Moscow, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday.  “There are no relations with the European Union as an organization. The entire infrastructure of these relations has been destroyed by the unilateral decisions of Brussels,” Lavrov was quoted as saying during a joint press conference with his

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