Monthly Archives: April 2021

Putin has limited diplomatic missions of “unfriendly states” in the ability to hire employees from Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin limited the diplomatic missions of countries committing “unfriendly actions” towards the Russian Federation, in the possibility of hiring individuals who are on the territory of the Russian Federation. The corresponding decree was published on the Kremlin’s website. The restriction does not apply to citizens of “unfriendly states” who arrived in Russia as employees of diplomatic missions. If necessary, for

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The websites of the Kremlin, Russian Railways, TASS and the Ministry of Justice crashed

The websites of the Russian presidential administration , Russian Railways and the TASS agency stopped opening after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared non-working days from May 1 to 10. The website of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation also stopped opening – after the ministry declared the legal entity Meduza a “foreign agent”. In addition, the websites of the Ombudsman for Human Rights in Russia and the  Agency for Ethnic Affairs stopped working .

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Top secret American U-2 spy plane takes off from RAF Fairford for another reconnaissance mission on the edge of space as Russian forces withdraw from Ukrainian border

Photographs of the Lockheed U-2, nicknamed the Dragon Lady, were captured at RAF Fairford on April 16  High altitude aircraft was seen above the base in recent weeks but Ministry of Defence was unable to say why  Purpose of deployment is unclear but it could present a warning to Vladimir Putin amid tension near Ukraine  By Faith Ridler For Mailonline

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U.S. at OSCE accuses Russia of disdaining SMM’s mandate

23.04.2021 11:52 The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) faces considerable impediments to its movement in Russian-controlled territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which is a clear demonstration of Moscow’s disregard for the Mission’s mandate. Acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Elisabeth Rosenstock-Siller said this during an online meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on

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Resident of Donetsk imprisoned by occupiers of “DNR” for 2.5 years because of pro-Ukrainian comments on social networks

The so-called “DNR court” has sentenced resident of occupied Donetsk O.Fomenko to 2 years and 6 months in prison for the statements she made on social networks, having called them “public calls for extremist activity.” This was reported by the fake “DNR Prosecutor General’s Office”. The occupiers reported that the “investigation of the DNR Ministry of State Security” established that

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Russian Communists Aim to Build Stalin Museum

Russian communists are planning to build a Josef Stalin museum as the country grapples with the Soviet dictator’s legacy, a local Communist Party group said Thursday.  The Nizhny Novgorod branch said regional party leaders on May 8 plan to lay the foundation stone of the Stalin Center in the town of Bor some 450 kilometers east of Moscow. A Bor Communist Party leader unveiled a Stalin

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Russia Declares Independent News Site Meduza a ‘Foreign Agent’

Individuals and groups labeled as foreign agents are required to report their activities and face heavy financial audits. 36 minutes ago Russia has declared the leading independent news website Meduza a “foreign agent,” the Justice Ministry announced Friday amid what critics call the Kremlin’s continuing crackdown on free speech. A statement on the ministry’s website said the decision, which also includes the

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Zelensky can meet with Putin only in third country – Kravchuk

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky can negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding the settlement of the situation in Donbas only in a neutral country, but not in Russia, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk said. “The president of Ukraine will never go to Moscow to negotiate on war in Donbas.

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Don’t be fooled

For whatever reason, Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has decided to send 100,000 troops that he has massed for the last month on Ukrainian borders back to their home bases — for now. Why? Perhaps he got what he wanted: A display of military superiority, an attempt to bully Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelensky, a show of hands among

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Zelensky offered Putin a meeting. What the Kremlin’s reaction says

The first to respond was Sergei Tsekov, a member of the Federation Council from Crimea annexed by Russia. And this is no coincidence The fact that one of the first Russian newsmakers to react to the latest statements by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and his offer to Vladimir Putin to meet in Donbass turned out to be a member of the Federation Council

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Putin withdraws troops but Russo-Ukrainian War continues

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Russian paratroopers board a military transport aircraft in Taganrog close to the border with Ukraine on April 22. (Erik Romanenko/TASS via REUTERS Russian Defense Minister Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on April 22 that Russian troops would begin pulling back from positions close to the Ukrainian border and returning to their bases. If fully implemented, this withdrawal will

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U.S. troops increasingly vulnerable to directed-energy attacks, Pentagon tells lawmakers

DoD briefers identified Russia as a likely culprit. National Guard stand their posts around the Capitol at sunrise in Washington, Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo By LARA SELIGMAN, ANDREW DESIDERIO and BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN 04/22/2021 02:15 PM EDT The Pentagon warned lawmakers this week about the growing and urgent threat of directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops in the

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NATO says Russia’s decision to pull back troops “overdue”

NATO will continue to monitor the situation.REUTERS Russia’s statement on the withdrawal of troops from the Ukrainian border is “important and well overdue.” This was stated by a spokesman for the Alliance in a comment to Reuters. “Any steps towards de-escalation by Russia would be important and well overdue,” NATO’s official told Reuters. At the same time, NATO will continue to

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