Monthly Archives: April 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov continues to frighten world community with mythical massacre in Donbas

Russia continues to frighten the world community with a kind of “massacre” that Ukraine will allegedly carry out in the Donbas, if control is established over the now uncontrolled section of the border with the Russian Federation. This was once again stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian state media. He expressed dissatisfaction with the

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Russian Foreign Minister: Washington chose to live under conditions of Cold War

Russia has offered the United States to “reset” the diplomatic conflict that began under the Obama administration and start a return to normal relations, but instead Washington continues to “slide on an inclined plane” and impose new anti-Russian sanctions, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti. According to Lavrov, the problems in Russian-American relations complicate

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Rudy Giuliani’s apartment searched as part of Ukraine investigation – report

Federal investigators seized some of Trump lawyer’s electronic devices from his New York residence, New York Times reports Federal investigators have executed a search warrant at a New York apartment belonging to Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and personal lawyer to Donald Trump, the New York Times reported. Federal authorities have been examining whether Giuliani illegally lobbied

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A Battle of Beer

Russian Politician Suggests Boycott of Czech Beverages In 2014, the Russian government introduced sanctions against certain agricultural products from EU Member States. Thus, Spanish jamon, Italian prosciutto and a nice little camembert from France became objects for smuggling, coveted gifts from foreign travellers… A smartphone app was introduced to connect travellers abroad with brie-hungry Russians. Customs allowed visitors from abroad

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EU must be ready to react if Russia crosses red lines in relation to Ukraine – Borrell

   EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that the EU should be ready to react if Russia crosses the “red lines” with regard to Ukraine. He said this on Wednesday in Brussels, speaking in the European Parliament as part of the discussion of Russia’s relations in the light of its recent actions, including with respect

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State Border Service Confirms Withdrawal Of Russian Troops From Border With Crimea, But Accumulation Of Forces Remains In Voronezh Region

   Chairperson of the State Border Guard Service, Serhii Deineko, confirms the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Crimea, but states that accumulation of forces remains in Voronezh region of the Russian Federation. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with reference to Deineko’s interview with RBC-Ukraine.

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The government demanded that Rosstat change the methodology for collecting data on the real incomes of Russians (which continue to decline)

Rosstat needs to modernize its methodology for collecting data on Russians’ real incomes. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Maxim Reshetnikov at a meeting of the department’s board.  As the minister noted, there are constant discrepancies between income data in the national accounts system and operational quarterly data, and this needs to be

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Bulgaria Suspects 6 Russians in Arms Depot Blasts

Bulgarian prosecutors have linked six Russian nationals to a series of explosions at ammunition and arms factories on its soil, media in the southeastern European nation reported Wednesday. Prosecutor-General’s Office spokeswoman Siika Mileva said the four incidents dating as far back as a decade ago may be connected to the attempted 2015 poisoning of Bulgarian arms dealer Emilian Gebrev, according to the

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Russia Expels 7 EU Diplomats Over ‘Solidarity’ With Czechs

Moscow on Wednesday expelled seven European diplomats after their countries ordered Russian diplomats to leave in solidarity with the Czech Republic, which is engulfed in a diplomatic row with Russia. The Czech government this month accused Russian security services of being behind a deadly explosion at an arms depot in eastern Czech Republic in 2014. It expelled a number of

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Russia to Invest $11B in Volatile Central African Republic’s Reconstruction – Minister

Russia could invest $11 billion in reconstruction projects in the mineral-rich Central African Republic, where rebel violence has led to mass displacement and Russian mercenaries are widely reported to be providing security services to the embattled military, a government official has said. Moscow has since 2018 expanded its diplomatic and financial activities in the former French colony in exchange for major

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“The disappearance of any media will not be felt strongly.” Dmitry Peskov – on recognizing Meduza as an “foreign agent”

Ekho Moskvy : The editor-in-chief of Meduza wrote a text stating that the publication is on the verge of a very difficult decision. It may even be about closing. Tell me, maybe the president and you will miss this media outlet as a source of information if they have to close down? Or maybe you are calm about it? Dmitry Peskov : Listen, we treat every media

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Ukraine must prepare for Putin’s next escalation now

UkraineAlert by Vadym Denysenko, Ihor Popov, Ihor Tyshkevych, Ilya Kusa Russian forces practice amphibious landings in Russian-occupied Crimea. April 22, 2021. (Sergei Malgavko/TASS via REUTERS) Ukraine spent much of April in the international headlines as global audiences watched to see if a massive Russian military build-up along the Ukrainian border would become a precursor to a major escalation in the

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