Monthly Archives: March 2021

SBU nabs Belarus KGB spy

The asset had been tasked with setting up cross-border channels for trafficking weapons and dual-use products.SBU ./ Photo from UNIAN In Ukraine’s Volyn region bordering Belarus, SBU counterintelligence operatives exposed and arrested a Belarusian citizen who is believed to have been working for the neighboring country’s KGB to the detriment of Ukraine’s national security. The detainee had been recruited and

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The Crimean government recently received a “business delegation from China.” As Meduza found out, these were entrepreneurs from the wholesale markets of Moscow.

On March 11, 2021, the Ministry of Resorts and Tourism of Crimea reported that “delegates from China assessed the tourism potential” of the peninsula. In various sources, the Chinese delegation was called either “official” or simply “representative”. Pro-Kremlin media talk about new prospects for Crimean-Chinese economic cooperation, but in China itself, nothing has been heard about the delegation’s visit. Probably because Crimea was actually visited

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Zelensky approves Strategy toward ending Russian occupation of Crimea

The strategy designates government priorities to protect human rights and freedoms violated as a result of the temporary occupation.Photo from UNIAN, Yevhen Kravs President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has approved the Strategy toward de-occupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. The head of state signed a decree putting

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Russian Deputies Back Law to Prolong Putin’s Rule till 2036

Russian lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation allowing President Vladimir Putin to hold office for two additional terms, paving the way for him to stay in power until 2036. Putin, already in power for more than 20 years, proposed the change as part of constitutional reforms that Russians overwhelmingly backed in a vote last year. They included populist economic measures and

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Destructive relationship

Edward Lucas Defense budgets are good not only for national security. They provide businesses with an armed industry famous for its lobbying skills. And also replenish the feeder, thanks to which the people’s deputies have something to show voters. The military command likes the new, better and full-fledged equipment. The support of such budgets and the corresponding heroism and glory arouse the admiration

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Vladimir Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus. He feels good

Russian President Vladimir Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus, said Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. “Putin was vaccinated against the coronavirus. Feels good. Tomorrow he has a full working day, ”said Peskov. Earlier, Vladimir Putin refused to be vaccinated against coronavirus in public. Peskov explained that the president does not like being vaccinated “under the cameras.” The presidential press secretary noted that Putin “is doing a

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Could Putin Launch Another Invasion?

The same factors that led up to his incursion into Ukraine are in place again, including domestic protests, a struggling economy and a desire for glory. AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov By LEON ARON 03/15/2021 Leon Aron is a resident scholar and director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is author of a biography of Boris Yeltsin and is writing

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