Monthly Archives: May 2021

Zelensky signs law on prosecution in absentia of suspects hiding in Russia, occupied areas

The law changes the approach and defines the two grounds for pursuing a special pre-trial investigation or special court proceedings.president.gov.ua President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law introducing the possibility of criminal prosecution in absentia of persons hiding from justice in the Russian Federation or in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. The law intends to ensure the inevitability of

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Project Promin: SBU exposes Medvedchuk’s plot to set up Russian influence network in Ukraine

Putin’s crony Medvedchuk and his ally Taras Kozak are suspected of high treason.Photo from UNIAN Viktor Medvedchuk was allegedly involved in preparing the Promin project, supposed to serve Russia’s goals in its hybrid war against Ukraine. That’s according to the SBU Security Service chief, Ivan Bakanov. “At first glance, it’s about creating an organization that would closely patronize Ukrainians going

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SBU chief: About 7,000 officers of Russian special services working against Ukraine

   About 7,000 officers of special services of the Russian Federation are engaged in reconnaissance and subversive activity against Ukraine from the territory of the Russian Federation on a constant basis. “Present-day Russia a special service state by its nature. And any direction of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation is not classical diplomacy, but a set of special

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The only way to deter Putin is to arm Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Yelyzaveta Yasko Spring 2021 saw the biggest Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border since the seven-year war between the two countries first erupted in 2014. While Moscow’s late April announcement of impending Russian troop withdrawals initially eased international concerns over the possibility of a new Kremlin offensive, current intelligence reports indicate that the vast majority of Russian

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MP Kozak, most likely, is in Russia now, Medvedchuk in Ukraine – SBU head

Ukrainian parliamentarian from the Opposition Platform – For Life faction Taras Kozak, notified of suspicion of high treason, is currently, most likely, in the Russian Federation and does not plan to return to Ukraine, while his colleague from the faction Viktor Medvedchuk is in Ukraine, said head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov. “Today, if we are talking

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Netherlands sues Russia in European Court of Human Rights over downed MH17 flight

The Dutch Government has decided to file a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for its role in the downing of flight MH17, reports DW. The Netherlands has submitted all information about the downed flight MH17 to the ECHR. The Dutch government lawsuit is filed with the ECHR in parallel with the individual lawsuits filed

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Russia to Debate Bill Banning Navalny Supporters from Polls – Lawmaker

Russia’s parliament will next week debate a bill to ban members of “extremist” organizations from being elected as lawmakers, a deputy said Tuesday, in a move targeting supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. The legislation can affect not only senior members and activists of Navalny’s political network but tens of thousands of Russians who supported its work with donations.

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NSDC counts 13 oligarchs in Ukraine, whom Zelensky instructed to “remove” as “fifth column”

There are 13 people in Ukraine who can be confidently classified as oligarchs. This was reported by secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov at the Ukraine 30 forum today, – correspondent of OstroV reports. “President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave the task to the National Security Council apparatus, the Antimonopoly Committee and the President’s Office at the last

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United Russia leads Russian “DNR/LNR” mercenaries to State Duma with votes of Donbas residents

Representatives of the Union of Donbass Volunteers, which unites Russian mercenaries who fought in the Donbas, intend to participate in the straw vote of United Russia in the elections to the State Duma. This is said in the message of the ruling party in the Russian Federation. In the opinion of United Russia members, the people who killed Ukrainians “should

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Medvedchuk conspired with Russia to extract oil and gas in the Black Sea – details of suspicion

Law enforcement officers suspect Putin’s godfather, Viktor Medvedchuk, chairman of the Opposition Platform For Life political council, of activities aimed at undermining Ukraine’s economic security. Source: text of suspicion to Medvedchuk, which the UE managed to get acquainted with Details : According to the case file, in 2012 Medvedchuk received a permit for New Projects LLC to develop the Hlyboka field in

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European water equipment installed in Crimea despite sanctions

Water supply equipment manufactured by German company Siemens and Danish company Grundfos was installed in annexed Crimea, despite the ban on the supply of such equipment, established by a resolution of the Council of Europe back in 2014, reports the Current Time. The presence of European equipment in the peninsula was shown on Russian television. “It is 100% incomprehensible how these

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Prosecutor general Venediktova formalizes treason charges against Putins’s crony Medvedchuk, his ally Kozak

The SBU is taking measures to locate MP Medvedchuk to hand him the charge papers.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Stumkovsky Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova has signed suspicion notices issued in the names of the two Ukrainian lawmakers, charging them with high treason. Although the top prosecutor stopped short of revealing the names of the people’s deputies in question, Ukrayinska Pravda says

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Cybersecurity center already operating – Zelensky

11.05.2021 14:05 The Cybersecurity Center is already operating in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. “We have decided to create the Cybersecurity Center, not just decided, we have already created it. I have not officially opened it yet, but it is already operating in a working format,” Zelensky told journalists after the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. National Security“, an Ukrinform

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U.S. explores ways to enhance security cooperation with Ukraine

  The United States sees an opportunity to grow its defense and security partnership with Ukraine and is exploring opportunities to enhance cooperation, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien has said. “Through U.S. security assistance and cooperation we have made clear that we are committed to helping Ukraine defend itself, and we work closely with our NATO allies and

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SBU conducts searches in Medvedchuk’s house

   Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine are conducting investigative actions in the house of MP of the Opposition Platform – For Life faction, leader of the All-Ukrainian public movement “Ukrainian Choice is the Right of the People” Viktor Medvedchuk. “Searches are underway. Comprehensive comments on this matter will be provided later,” the SBU press service told Interfax-Ukraine. As

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Kyiv Says Some NATO Allies Worried About Provoking Russia With Ukraine Membership

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine does not expect next month’s NATO summit will produce a Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Ukraine, because some member states worry it will provoke Russia, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday. “Regarding the obstacles, unfortunately, there are still several countries among the allies who are guided by the logic of not provoking Russia and believe

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36-year-old Russian man sentenced to 3 years in prison for spying in Denmark

The investigation found that the chemical engineer had been for a number of years collecting “information from the Technical University of Denmark and a North Jutland company, respectively, and passed on this information to a Russian intelligence service, including for a fee” In Denmark, a 36-year-old Russian man was sentenced to three years in prison for spying for Russia. The

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Zelenskyy Urges Benelux Countries To Sign Declaration Of Readiness To See Ukraine As EU Member

   President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) to sign a declaration stating their readiness to see Ukraine as a member of the European Union. This was announced in a statement on the president’s website, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Foreign Trade

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Is Ukraine about to cut the Gordian knot of judicial reform?

UkraineAlert by John Lough Ukraine’s old “judicial corporation” is facing a serious challenge to its monopoly of power. Under pressure from its international partners, the Zelenskyy administration is again pushing to overhaul the procedures for appointing members of Ukraine’s 21-member High Council of Justice. The Council has overall responsibility for recruiting and disciplining judges. Until now, the Council of Judges,

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Biden Says Russia Has ‘Some Responsibility’ In Pipeline Ransomware Attack

May 10, 2021 18:10 GMT UPDATED May 10, 2021 20:16 GMT – By RFE/RL U.S. President Joe Biden has said that Russia has “some responsibility” to address a ransomware attack that has paralyzed the largest U.S. fuel pipeline, although he refrained from directly blaming the Kremlin. Biden said there was “no evidence” the Russian government was involved in the cyberattack on Colonial

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