Monthly Archives: April 2021

CNN: U.S. considering sending warships to Black Sea amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

The U.S. Navy is continuing to fly reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea.REUTERS The United States is considering sending warships into the Black Sea in the next few weeks in a show of support for Ukraine amid Russia’s increased military presence on Ukraine’s eastern border, according to CNN. The U.S. Navy routinely operates in the Black Sea,

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Bloomberg learned about the possible expulsion of Russian intelligence diplomats from the United States. Lavrov responded by saying about the “blunt” line of the United States in relations with Russia

The administration of US President Joe Biden has completed a review of the hostile actions in which Russia is suspected and has prepared a series of retaliatory measures, Bloomberg reported, citing anonymous sources.WHAT HOSTILE ACTIONS? According to the agency, the United States is considering the expulsion of Russian intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover as a possible measure. One source noted

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Russia Accuses Slovak Watchdog of Sputnik V ‘Sabotage,’ Demands Return of Vaccines

Slovakia’s drug watchdog said the batch it received was not the same as well-reviewed test batches. Sputnik V’s official Twitter account on Thursday accused the Slovak Drug agency SUKL of a “disinformation campaign” against the Russian vaccine after the watchdog said the batch of 200,000 vaccines the country received differed from those reviewed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and

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Roads reconstruction under Big Construction starts in Ukraine’s all regions – President’s Office

Work on the roads reconstruction under the Big Construction program has started in all regions of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, coordinator of Big Construction Kyrylo Tymoshenko said. “This year we continue construction. Even now, I think, if you go by the roads, the highways of Ukraine, you will see that in all regions the reconstruction of roads,

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Kremlin rejects possibility of U.S. joining Donbas talks

U.S. policy towards Ukraine precludes this country from joining the “Normandy format” negotiations to resolve the situation in the Donbas, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, RIA Novosti reports. “With the approaches that Washington demonstrates and applies, it has no business in the Normandy format,” Ryabkov said, commenting on the words of Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov that Kyiv

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EC okays draft Council Decision on Common Aviation Space with Ukraine

The European Commission (EC) has approved the Council’s draft decision for the signing of the Agreement on the Common Aviation Space with Ukraine, said representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Ambassador Mykola Tochytsky. “Long awaited good news: today EU Commission has re-approved the draft Council Decision on the signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement. Looking forward to member-states’

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Pro-Kremlin media reinvigorate disinformation amid military build-up along Ukraine’s borders – experts

This week the pro-Kremlin media again falsely accused Kyiv of violating the Minsk Agreements.REUTERS Pro-Kremlin media spread disinformation to support the build-up of Russian troops and military equipment along Ukraine’s borders. As Russian military equipment and troops moved towards Ukraine, the pro-Kremlin media recycled a medley of its greatest disinformation hits presenting Ukraine both as a relentless aggressor (attacking its

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Kremlin promises to defend residents of Donbas and predicts ‘the end of Ukraine’

Russia will stand up for the residents of the Donbas if it is forced to do so, said Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration. The decision, he said, will be made “depending on the scale of the conflict.” Kozak said that Russia intends to protect Russian citizens in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy to Visit Frontline After Surge in Clashes

By Olga Shylenko for AFP Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was travelling to the country’s eastern frontline on Thursday, after a surge in clashes with separatist forces and a spike in tensions with Moscow. Fighting between the Ukrainian army and separatists has intensified in recent weeks, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict over the mainly Russian-speaking Donbas

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Lithuania to propose NATO provide Membership Action Plan to Ukraine

07 April, 2021 – Ukrinform https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3223102-lithuania-to-propose-nato-provide-membership-action-plan-to-ukraine.html Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit

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