Monthly Archives: May 2021

‘A witch hunt doomed to failure’: Former Russian President Medvedev slams Ukrainian court case against leading opposition figures

Warning! Article contains krokodil induced verbal diarrhea. By Jonny Tickle Ukrainian prosecutions against opposition political figures Viktor Medvedchuk and Taras Kozak are a witch-hunt and will lead to the degradation of the country’s power system, according to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. In a statement on the website of the ruling United Russia party, Medvedev shared his opinion that the

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UN Secretary General’s visit to Moscow: a breakthrough or a failure for the Kremlin?

Does Moscow have the right, under the auspices of authoritative international organizations, to speak out in support of international peace and security? UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres paid a several-day visit to Moscow. According to Russian media, the visit took place at the invitation of the Russian government. It is obvious that against the background of numerous scandals and aggravation of the

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U.S. cuts off Lukashenko from main foreign currency source

Belarus began to have problems with the sale of oil products abroad, a key source of income in hard foreign currency for the country’s economy. Argus Media reports, citing market sources, that European banks began to refuse to finance deals after the US announced the imposition of sanctions against the largest Belarusian refinery Naftan. Although the sanctions officially come into force

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Zelensky: Ukraine imposes sanctions on 557 ‘thieves in law’

15.05.2021 12:16Ukraine imposed personal sanctions on 557 “thieves in law”. “Following the adoption of the law on ‘thieves in law’, the strategy for combating organized crime, and nine months of work, personal sanctions have been imposed on 557 ‘thieves in law’ currently known in the world,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said after a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council

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Medvedchuk could be exchanged for Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia

15.05.2021 12:33 Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov supposes that Viktor Medvedchuk, if convicted, could be exchanged for Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia, but such a decision can be made only by the President. “President of Ukraine makes such a decision. I think that if there is such an opportunity, we will gladly do this,”

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The fortune of Russian billionaires has exceeded one third of the country’s GDP. This is the highest rate in the world.

The total wealth of Russian billionaires is 35% of the country’s GDP. The corresponding calculations were made by The Financial Times.  Among all the countries included in the survey, Russia ranked first in terms of the share of the fortune of billionaires. In 2020, this share increased by 10 percentage points at once.  Sweden is on the second place in the list

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16 myths about Russia. Chatham House analysts call on Western leaders to shake off illusions with Kremlin – sharp report

Russia will continue to commit acts of aggression , and the West will not be able to normalize relations with it because of the deepest difference in goals and values. This is the opinion of analysts at the British Royal Institute of International Relations ( Chatham House). British Chatham House is a renowned think tank in the field of international relations. On May 13, its

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MH17 intercepts prove Moscow pulled all the strings in belligerent east Ukraine statelets

A month ago the Dutch current affairs television program Nieuwsuur presented an episode titled “A reconstruction of the MH17 disaster: tapes of thousands of overheard conversations” in which they presented fragments of several earlier unreleased intercepted phone conversations between defendants in the MH17 case. The intercepts prove that the Russian hybrid forces indeed shot down the passenger flight because they mistook it for a Ukrainian

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Putin’s key Ukraine ally charged with treason

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson. May 13. 2021 Viktor Medvedchuk attends a May 13 court hearing in Kyiv. (REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko) Ukraine’s leading pro-Kremlin politician, Viktor Medvedchuk, has been charged with treason and placed under house arrest as the Zelenskyy administration escalates its efforts to counter Russian influence in the country. Medvedchuk faces up to fifteen years in prison if convicted. This

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Roger Waters, Sitting by Poster Comparing America to Nazis, Trashes Israel

ROBERT KRAYCHIK. 14 May 2021632 Former Pink Floyd frontman Rogers Waters used a poster linking America and Nazism as a backdrop during an interview with RT on Friday. Waters spoke with RT — formerly known as Russia Today, a English-lnguage news media outlet run by the Russian government — about ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinians. The poster had the

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