Monthly Archives: April 2021

Russian FSB claims to have prevented military coup in Belarus and assassination attempt on Lukashenko

On April 17, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it detained two people who allegedly were preparing a military coup in Belarus and an assassination attempt on the self-proclaimed president Alexander Lukashenko, TASS reports. “The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, together with the Committee of State Security of the Republic of Belarus (KGB), as a result of

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Ukraine expels senior diplomat of Russian embassy in Kyiv

Russia’s FSB officers detained the Ukrainian consul on Friday, April 16.REUTERS The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine says a senior diplomat of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv has been ordered to leave the territory of Ukraine within 72 hours, starting April 19, in response to the provocation against Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg Oleksandr Sosoniuk. “Against the backdrop of

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Ukraine Ready For Any Scenario With Russia And Calls On NATO Not To Reduce Everything To Reforms In Context Of Russian Aggression – Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that Ukraine is ready for any development of events with Russia and calls on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) not to reduce all the country’s efforts in the context of Russian aggression solely to reforms. He said this in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “There can be no

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Putin to turn a deaf ear to Biden’s words, Portnikov says

Article by: Vitaly Portnikov The speech by the President of the United States, in which he explained the reasons for the new sanctions against Russia and called for an end to the escalation, essentially shows how Biden is going to build relations with Putin. He’s going to act from the position of strength, which involves the use of sanctions and pressure on the Kremlin.

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Putin regime “on the road to committing suicide,” Piontkovsky says

Paul A Goble Many analysts want to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to build up forces is a kind of blackmail designed to force Ukraine and the United States to make concessions, says US-based Russian analyst Andrey Piontkovsky. But what Putin wants from Kyiv and Washington are things they won’t give, and so the Kremlin leader is more

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NATO calls on Russia to allow freedom of navigation in Sea of Azov

17.04.2021 13:46 NATO considers Russia’s actions to restrict access through the Kerch Strait and ban on navigation in the Sea of Azov a part of the country’s broader pattern of destabilising behaviour in the region and calls on Russia to stop provocations immediately. “Russia’s plans to restrict access to parts of Black Sea and Kerch Strait would be unjustified move,

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The authorities want to recognize Navalny’s organizations as “extremist.” This is what threatens activists and supporters of the politician – in 11 points

The Moscow prosecutor’s office  demanded  to recognize the  FBK , the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and the headquarters of Alexei Navalny as “extremist organizations.” At Meduza’s request, Team 29’s lawyer Valery Vetoshkina explains how this threatens the workers of these organizations  – and everyone who helped them or participated in their actions. If the court recognizes FBK, the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and Navalny’s headquarters as

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FSB announced the detention of the Consul of Ukraine in St. Petersburg

The consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Alexander Sosonyuk, was detained. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Public Relations Center (DSP) of the FSB. The Ukrainian consul was detained on April 16 during a meeting with a Russian citizen “upon receiving information of a classified nature contained in the databases of law enforcement agencies

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Russia Bans Top Biden Officials as Tensions Soar

By Anastasia Clark for AFP Russia on Friday banned top officials from U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration from entering the country as it announced a wave of tit-for-tat sanctions and expulsions of diplomats, as tensions soar between the rivals.  Moscow nonetheless said it viewed the prospect of a summit between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin “positively.” On Thursday, Washington

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Merkel, Macron, Zelensky call on Putin to pull troops from Ukraine borders

22:00, 16.04.21 – UNIAN The three leaders have expressed concern over the build-up of Russian military forces at the border with Ukraine and in the occupied Crimea. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian borders, reads a press release posted following the talks. The

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Britain to continue training Ukrainian military – Ambassador

23:30, 16.04.21 – UNIAN UK will keep supporting the implementation of defense reform in line with NATO standards. Britain is set to continue training the Ukrainian military as part of the ongoing mission in support of the country in the face of Russian aggression. That’s according to a report by the press service of Ukraine’s defense ministry released following the meeting of

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Zelensky says Biden’s talks with Putin on Ukraine would lack substance without him

23:00, 16.04.21 – UNIAN At the same time, such powers should maintain dialogue, Zelensky believes. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has welcomed Joe Biden’s offer to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to hold a bilateral summit amid rising tensions. “Regarding Biden’s proposal to meet Putin in a third country, some countries said that they are open for this. I think it’s

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