Monthly Archives: April 2021

President: Granting Ukraine NATO MAP could pave way to peace

16.04.2021 16:13P President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that granting Ukraine a NATO Membership Action Plan could pave the way to peace. “Ukraine needs action. And the best thing to do is to grant us a NATO Membership Action Plan,” Zelensky said in an interview with La Repubblica when asked about his vision of the restoration of peace. The President emphasized that

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FM Kuleba: Western partners to arm Ukraine in case of Russia’s further invasion

The defense aid will be provided by a number of international partners.Kuleba says Ukraine will get partners’ aid in case of Russia’s invasion / Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Western partners will provide Ukraine with specific defense equipment, in particular weapons, in case the Russian Federation, which has been amassing troops near the Ukrainian border, mounts

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‘More Hollywood Than Hollywood’: Critics Slam Russian ‘Chernobyl’

The success of HBO’s 2019 miniseries “Chernobyl” left Russian filmmakers inspired to shoot their own version of the tragic events that took place in Soviet Ukraine in 1986.   But Russian director Danila Koslovsky’s “Chernobyl,” which premiered Thursday, has so far failed to generate the same critical acclaim as Craig Mazin’s miniseries. Instead of offering a historic retelling of the events,

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Stop the ‘saber-rattling’ & begin de-escalation before Russia-Ukraine conflict turns into ‘nuclear holocaust,’ Gabbard tells Biden

Warning! This article contains verbal diarrhea from a Putin lackey. By Jonny Tickle Unless the world wants to see loved ones “burned alive in a nuclear holocaust,” politicians should cut out the “macho” act and begin to deescalate. That’s according to former US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a US Army veteran. Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Thursday, Gabbard

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Belarus is the new front in Putin’s war against Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore It turns out that Russia isn’t the only country massing troops on Ukraine’s border. In addition to the large Russian buildup that has gotten the world’s attention in recent weeks, reports surfaced earlier this month that Belarus was also deploying forces and military hardware to its Ukrainian frontier in a manner that appears to be coordinated with Moscow’s actions. Julian

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Appeasing Vladimir Putin’s Russia Will Only Embolden It

Prescient article from September 25, 2020. Ukraine—and the world—cannot afford another reset with Moscow ARIANA GIC, HANNA HOPKO and ROMAN SOHN Last month, Politico Magazine published an open letter calling for a rethinking of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia, and the letter inspired multiple responses. The relationship between the United States and Russia has direct consequences for countries dealing daily

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Belarus on verge of economic collapse as foreign currency reserves dry out

The National Bank of Belarus continues to lose its gold and currency reserves as the value of Belarus ruble continues to fall.  In April the Belarusian ruble broke the “bottom” reached during the summer protests and set a new historical low. In the five quarters from January 2020 to April 2021, foreign currency reserves of Belarus decreased by 25% –

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Russian Foreign Ministry summons U.S. ambassador, warns of serious response to sanctions

On April 15, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met with U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan, reported the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The ministry said that the Russian side gave an assessment of the “unacceptable actions of the American side”, which allegedly inflicted a heavy blow to the Russian Federation instead of the stated intention to

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Motor Sich and Russian influence

Why Russia is interested in the transition of “Motor Sichi” under Chinese leadership The decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to return the Motor Sich enterprise to state ownership provoked a stormy reaction among experts and became widely known in the media. For obvious reasons, China and the management of the Chinese company Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry

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In Prague, activists brought to the Russian embassy “naked Putin” on a gold toilet

On one of the posters of activists, there was an inscription: “Murderer, thief, dictator.” In Prague, on Friday, April 16, members of the Kaputin activist group held a protest near the Russian embassy, ​​which is located on Boris Nemtsov Square . This was reported by Radio Liberty. During the protest, activists set up a pedestal on which they placed a golden toilet and on which they

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U.S.-Funded Radio Calls on European Court to Halt Russia Fines

The U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty news website in Moscow said Friday it was urgently appealing to Europe’s highest rights court to stop Russia from heavily fining the media outlet for hundreds of alleged infractions. RFE/FL, which Moscow designated a “foreign agent” several years ago, said it was facing fines of up to $33 million by the end of the year for

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China confirms non-recognition of attempted annexation of Crimea and ban on contacts with occupation authorities

The government of China does not recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and has informed the country’s central and regional authorities about a ban on contacts with the peninsula’s occupation authorities. “The key thing is that the government of China does not recognize Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea and has informed the country’s central and regional authorities about a ban

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Putin’s saber-rattling reflects Russian rage over the loss of Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson By moving entire Russian armies to the border with Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has succeeded in grabbing the world’s attention. But amid all the speculation over the Kremlin’s most likely next move, one key question remains tantalizingly unanswered: why now? After all, the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine is nothing new. Moscow’s offensive first began in

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US sanctions could spark Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine, Russian state media claims

The editor in chief of RT, Margarita Simonyan, has warned of a strong Russian response to United States sanctions on the country and the expulsion of ten diplomats US sanctions on Russia could be met with a full-scale invasion of eastern Ukraine, according to the editor in chief of the Kremlin-funded RT. On Thursday the United States announced sanctions against

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