Monthly Archives: April 2021

The RUSSIAN government decided to prohibit NGOs – “foreign agents” from engaging in educational activities

The government has prepared a draft decree regulating educational activities. The very concept of “educational activity” and the need for its control by the state are enshrined in the law, which was signed by the President of the Russian Federation in early April. Now the government has developed the rules by which such activities should be carried out. Educational activities are carried out on the

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Kyiv wants Netanyahu to mediate talks with Russia

Kyiv has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to mediate talks with Moscow, said Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk on the i24NEWS TV channel. According to the diplomat, this decision was made because Netanyahu is in good relations with both the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I am glad to report that the

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Diplomatic war between Russia and the West spirals out of control

Relations between Russia and the West continue to spiral downwards reaching the “bottom” of the Cold War. In just over a week, Moscow and Western countries mutually expelled more than 140 diplomats and embassy staff, breaking the record of the spy wars of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. On April 15, as part of a package of sanctions for election

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“The President was shot – the next day the Security Council will be empowered.” Lukashenka will prepare a decree on the emergency transfer of power

Alexander Lukashenko announced that he would sign a decree on the transfer of presidential powers to the Security Council in Belarus in case of an emergency. “Tell me, if there is no president tomorrow, do you guarantee that everything will be okay? Not. Therefore, in this case, I will sign a decree in the coming days on how the government will be

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US Sanctions on Russia Producing Desired Results: Biden Official

23rd April. 2021 The U.S. sanctions imposed last week on Russia generated results that were “pretty close” to Washington’s hopes, a senior Biden administration official said on Friday, as tensions appeared to ease between the countries over Ukraine. “Our intention was to act in a proportionate manner, and to be targeted in our approach, and to signal that we had

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The State Duma announced plans to issue almost half a million passports of Russian citizens in Donbass by the end of 2021

The number of residents of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, who received Russian citizenship in a simplified manner, by the end of 2021 may increase by almost 500 thousand people. This was announced in an interview with TASS by Viktor Vodolatsky, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots. “Today, 538 thousand people

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Membership of Ukraine and Georgia in EU, NATO is a matter of time – Kuleba

24.04.2021 13:28 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba believes that membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the EU and NATO is a matter of time. He said this during the talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Foreign Ministry’s press service. “The membership of Ukraine and Georgia in the European

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EU plans to sign world’s largest vaccine deal with Pfizer

The European Union expects to receive about 1.8 billion doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine The European Union plans to sign the largest deal with the vaccine manufacturer Pfizer. They want to purchase a vaccine several years in advance to vaccinate EU residents against coronavirus. It was reported by Reuters. The European Union expects to receive about 1.8 billion doses of

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Russia needs to refrain from aggression and escalation against Ukraine – Department of State

24.04.2021 11:53 The United States maintains a clear position on the inadmissibility of Russia’s aggression, as well as other actions against Ukraine. Jalina Porter, Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said this at a press briefing on Friday, April 23, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “We have made clear in our engagement with Russia and their government that they

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YouTube shuts down Medvedchuk’s TV channels

Ukraine twice officially addressed YouTube to shut down pro-Russian TV channels. YouTube has shut down pro-Russian TV channels, namely 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK, that are associated with MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk. The TV channels can still be found in the search, but broadcasting is halted. Earlier, Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Information Policy

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Deconstructing Putin: it is time the west learned to be bold

April 23, 2021 A state in decline is a dangerous thing. An autocrat in decline is even more so. Putin’s provocations have caught the West off-balance for too long, resulting in a series of provocations in Putin’s confrontation with the West. The Biden administration’s new sanctions, and undisclosed measures, are welcome, but the West needs to move beyond sanctions, from

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In response to the expulsion of diplomats, Russia plans to limit imports of Czech beer

The Russian authorities, in response to the expulsion of employees of the Russian Embassy from Prague, are considering the possibility of restricting the import of certain Czech-made goods, including beer. This is reported by “Kommersant” with reference to two sources in the state structures of the Russian Federation, familiar with the discussion of the issue. “If we act in a mirror-like

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Timothy Ash: Russian threat remains

Kind of interesting to see all these narratives now being built, out of Moscow, that Russia is pulling its forces back from the border with Ukraine, as a de-escalation move, and that somehow Vladimir Putin played a great hand. See the FT piece below I guess a good example of that. https://www.ft.com/content/65e2bdb6-6c1d-4033-b677-a07bb34716ae I struggle a bit with this narrative for

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Reznikov: Putin’s calls for Ukraine to work with ‘DPR’/’LPR’ signal withdrawal from Minsk deal

23:59, 23.04.21 – UNIAN The Deputy Prime Minister recalled that the Minsk agreements did not say anything about the two self-proclaimed “republics.” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov says that the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin calls on Ukraine to negotiate with members of the Russia-controlled “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk

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