Monthly Archives: May 2021

Kyiv: Ukraine is ahead of many countries in preparation for NATO membership

The Ukrainian army is ahead of the armed forces of all the NATO membership contenders in the tasks required to join NATO, said the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, during the forum “Ukraine 30. Security of the country”. “I am proud to say that we, the military, are probably in the first place today in fulfilling the tasks

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Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz investigated by corruption inquiry

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he is being investigated by anti-corruption prosecutors over allegations that he made false statements to a parliamentary commission. MPs have been investigating claims of nepotism, including the appointment of party loyalist Thomas Schmid as head of Austria’s state holding company. WhatsApp messages on Mr Schmid’s phone suggest Mr Kurz may have more to answer

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Ukraine’s Pro-Kremlin MP Blasts Treason Probe

Ukrainian lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk, seen as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top ally in Kiev, has slammed a treason investigation against him, calling it a “political reprisal.” The 66-year-old business tycoon, who counts the Kremlin chief among his personal friends, is a hugely controversial figure in Ukraine for his ties to Russia, which has backed separatists in a years-long conflict with

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Kremlin security boss dates back roots of ‘West’s Russophobia’ to times of Czar Ivan the terrible

May 12. 2021 Source: EU vs Disinfo One recurrent trope, documented several hundred times in the EUvsDisinfo database on disinformation is “Russophobia”. The word implies that any criticism of actions, performed by Russian state actors essentially is irrational; a kind of mental disorder. The database offers a plethora of colorful examples. Russian state radio Vesti FM suggests that Russia is the

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Medvedchuk comes to Prosecutor General’s Office

12.05.2021 17:29 Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP from the Opposition Platform – For Life party, has arrived at the Prosecutor General’s Office to get acquainted with the notice declaring him a suspect in the case of treason, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “I have not been handed the suspicion notice. I’m not acquainted with it,” Medvedchuk said, when asked by journalists

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Zvyahilsky finances “DNR” militants, while Akhmetov hopes for private contacts with Putin – Khodakovsky

The Donetsk businessmen, including Hero of Ukraine Yukhym Zvyahilsky, were forced to finance pro-Russian Donbas militants in 2014. Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky told this in an interview with Russian media. “Wishing or not, businessmen helped us, because their assets and money were in our territory. The same Zvyahilsky (one of the most influential politicians of Donbas,

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There are almost 28 thousand Russian militants in occupied Donbas – Nayev

There are almost 28 thousand Russian militants in the occupied Donbas at the moment. This was stated by commander of the Joint Forces Operation Serhiy Nayev at the Ukraine 30 forum, – Ukrayinski Novyny reports. “At the moment, the 1st and 2nd army corps of the occupation groupings of the enemy forces include 14 combat brigades, regiments and support units

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Propaganda of “Russian World” and hatred of Ukraine: “L-DNR” occupiers are militarizing children in “military-patriotic clubs”

The practice of recruiting and attracting minors in CARDLO into the illegal armed formations of the Russian Federation has been flourishing since 2014. Moreover, they are also participating in hostilities against Ukraine. Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Gyunduz Mamedov stated this in an interview with Censor.NET. According to him, the occupant financially supports military camps and pseudo-patriotic clubs through the

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Some 64% of Ukrainians against introduction of land market in Ukraine, 79% against selling it to foreigners

   More than three quarters (77%) of Ukrainians are convinced that the decision to introduce an agricultural land market in Ukraine should be made at an all-Ukrainian referendum, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group Rating on April 23-27, 2021. Some 64% of those who would take part in such a referendum and decide on

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Jerusalem Post: Hamas fired at Israeli village with Russian Kornet ATGM

Members of the Hamas group on the morning of May 12 hit an off-road vehicle with an anti-tank missile near the Israeli moshav (village) of Nativ Ha-Asar on the border with the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post reported. The vehicle was fired upon from the Kornet anti-tank missile system (ATGM) as the Israeli army launched missile attacks on Hamas positions. As a result of

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Denisova: Russia accelerates ‘passportization’ of residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

   Almost 600,000 Ukrainian citizens have already received Russian passports in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “I drew attention to the fact that Russia continues, and recently has even accelerated, its policy of mass issuance of passports to Ukrainian citizens in the territories of Ukraine uncontrolled by the government under a simplified procedure… In particular, almost 600,000

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Foreign military attachés visit JFO area in eastern Ukraine

   Representatives of the Kyiv Association of Military Attaches (KAVA) have visited the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area in eastern Ukraine. “On May 11, representatives of the military and diplomatic institutions of foreign states paid a working visit to the Joint Forces Operation area. The delegation included Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Ukraine Captain

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Ukrainian Armed Forces 100% ready to repulse armed aggression

   The Armed Forces of Ukraine are 100% ready to repulse armed aggression, said Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak. “Today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, other components of the security and defense sector are ready to repulse armed aggression … I will say with confidence that they are 100% ready, but further, when a battle

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“Gift to the special services of the Russian Federation.” Medvedchuk gave Kozak data from a hidden unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine – Bakanov

In August 2020, MP from the OLSZ Viktor Medvedchuk transmitted information about the location of the hidden unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and its personnel, said the head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov during a briefing. According to Bakanov, Medvedchuk told Taras Kozak, who was in Russia at the time, information about the location, personnel and combat training of the hidden

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