Monthly Archives: April 2021

Czech Republic and the wise policy of the Kremlin. What did Putin do

Ivan Yakovina A country where relations with Moscow were on the verge of ideal Czech Republic. A country where both the president and the oligarch-prime minister are very friendly towards Russia. Relations with the Kremlin are on the verge of perfect. What is Putin doing? First, he throws Petrov and Boshirov into the Czech Republic so that they blow up weapons depots there. They

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Take a look at candy around the world, from coconut drops in Jamaica to fruit juice toffee in Ukraine

Although it’s unclear which country was the first to create candy, the earliest signs that humans crave something sweet to eat can be found in cave drawings dating all the way back to 6,000 BC, and ever since, candy has evolved. Since then, candy has morphed into all sorts of confections ranging from sweet to sour. Let’s take a look

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Three military cargo planes from U.S., Canada and UK land in Ukraine

Between April 19 and April 21, three heavy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, Great Britain and Canada delivered military cargo to Ukraine, reported Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the data of Western air traffic observers. A military transport aircraft C-130J Hercules arrived from Stuttgart, where the headquarters of the U.S. European Command is located. A RAF Bae 146-200 delivered military cargo

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Can America still provide protection to its vassals in Western and Eastern Europe?

The title of this hogwash tells you what’s coming. Paul Robinson, History professor at the University of Ottawa, recently wrote an editorial for the RT media network (Russia Today) stating that “a war between Russia and Ukraine is only possible if Ukraine attacks first”. “The true peril is not a Russian invasion in Eastern Ukraine, but the mistaken interpretation of

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Lessons in Winter Warfare From the Ukrainian War Zone — A Case Study for America’s Arctic Pivot

By Nolan Peterson KYIV, Ukraine — To reach the Ukrainian fighting positions outside the village of Novomykhailivka, you must travel along a snow-covered road that precariously weaves through a minefield. Along the road, shrapnel has carved concrete power line poles like the wind-eroded sandstone buttes in Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. You see children standing beside the road and

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It’s complicated: EU-Russia relations

Barbara Wesel, Deutsche Welle Despite the largest-ever deployment of Russian military on the Ukrainian border, the EU will not impose more sanctions. Its response to the treatment of hunger-striking Putin critic Alexei Navalny: nothing but appeals. The EU foreign ministers have imposed additional sanctions against the military junta in Myanmar, in this case against two of its corporations, the Myanmar

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“DNR” authorities call Ukrainians from free territory for “permanent residence”. They promise year of preferential “housing and communal services”

The puppet authorities of CADO invite Ukrainians from the free territory to move to the occupied Donbas “for permanent residence”, promising them benefits in paying for utilities. This is said in the so-called “humanitarian program for the reunification of the people of Donbas and support for the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine”. The idea that the citizens of Ukraine will state

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Putin says ready to meet with Zelensky in Moscow

MOSCOW, 22 April (BelTA) – We are ready to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists during the meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Moscow on 22 April, BelTA has learned. Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky suggested his Russian counterpart that they hold talks in Donbass to discuss settling the conflict in that region. “As

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“DNR” leader promises not to use kindergartens and schools as firing points

The “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin has explained why the “republic’s” administrative buildings, but not kindergartens and schools are laid with sandbags. Separatist media write about this. People on social networks began to resent why the occupation administration was protecting itself, and not children of the Russian-occupied Donbas, from the mythical offensive. According to Pushilin, this is because the buildings of

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People from occupied Donbas with Russian passports are not residents of Russia – Reznikov

22.04.2021 13:59 About 400,000 Russian passports have been issued in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, but these people are not residents of Russia, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has said. He said this at a briefing in Mykolaiv on April 22, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “According to various data, about 400,000 [Russian] passports have

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“Proceed with your gardening work”: Vice PM dismisses war fears

Reznikov has called on Ukrainians to “live their peaceful life” as usual.Photo from UNIAN, Oleksandr Kuzmin There will be no full-blown war between Ukraine and Russia, Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration, Oleksiy Reznikov, believes. Speaking at a briefing in Mykolaiv, Reznikov said Ukrainians now have annual “gardening works scheduled,” Nikvesti reports. “There is probably tension in society and I’m often asked whether there

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Russia announces withdrawal of troops from border with Ukraine

   Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the General Staff of the Russian Federation and commanders to pull the troops, which have recently been moved to Ukraine’s borders, back to their permanent bases, according to the Telegram channel of the RBC news site. “Russia is beginning to withdraw the troops of the Southern and Western military districts to their

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Ukraine to allies: West must act now to ensure no new Russia military offensive

Matthias Williams Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kyiv, Ukraine April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukraine urged Western allies to show they were prepared to punish Moscow with new sanctions, including kicking Russia out of the global SWIFT payments system, to deter the Kremlin from resorting to more military force against Ukraine. In an

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NATO stands ready to support Ukraine in defending its sovereignty, territorial integrity

   The NATO’s Allied Land Command are ready to provide support to Ukraine in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the press service of the Ground Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said. “This is our opportunity and indeed our responsibility to provide ground support. It sends a powerful message when NATO Corps commanders speak in one voice,” Commander of

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Bizarre Belarus “coup plot” has all the hallmarks of a classic Kremlin drama

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore One way to look at Belarus ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s claim last week that he was the target of a US-backed coup and assassination attempt is that this is just the latest in a series of conspiratorial rants by an increasingly beleaguered dictator. But as is often the case in the former Soviet Union, upon closer examination,

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Czech Senate urged to terminate friendship treaty with Russia and leave only one Russian diplomat in Prague

The Senate (the upper house of the Czech parliament) called the Vrbetica bombings, which the Czech authorities accused the GRU of organizing , “an act of state terrorism against one EU member state, and therefore against the entire EU.” 67 out of 72 members of the Senate voted for the relevant resolution, the Czech News Agency reports. The senators also called on the

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The security forces came to search the SMM editor of Navalny’s headquarters in Moscow. They beat him, demanding the password from the telegram

The security forces searched an apartment in Lyubertsy near Moscow, where SMM editor of Navalny’s headquarters in Moscow Alexander Shepelev and journalist of Mediazona Olga Romashova live. Romashova reported this to the editorial board.  According to the journalist, the security forces broke into the apartment and forced her and Shepelev to lie on the floor. After that, Romashova was locked in the

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U.S. SFRC votes on Ukraine Security Partnership Act with more military aid

Ukraine expects U.S. Congress will approve the bill as soon as possible.The the Ukraine Security Partnership Act has passed a vote by the SFRC / Photo from Flickr / John Brighenti The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on April 21 voted on the Ukraine Security Partnership Act to increase military aid for the country, which includes the supply of lethal

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