Monthly Archives: May 2021

Russia Warns West Against Arctic Encroachment Ahead of Talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday warned Western countries against staking claims in the Arctic, as global warming makes the region more accessible and a site of global competition. Lavrov’s comments came ahead of a ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council that comprises Russia, the United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland on Wednesday and Thursday in

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OSCE spots 17 Russian tanks near Myrne in occupied Luhansk region

17.05.2021 14:56 The Ukrainian side of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) announces an increase in the number of gross violations by the armed formations of the Russian Federation in the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area, in particular, 17 Russian tanks in a training area near Myrne in Luhansk region. According to a report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission

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Shovels Fly at Siberia’s Annual Speed Grave-Digging Contest

Siberia’s hardiest diggers put their shovels to work Friday — by testing their grave-digging prowess at a crematorium in Russia’s third-largest city of Novosibirsk. The morbid competition, held every year, says its aim is to raise the prestige of the profession, improve grave-diggers’ work performance and attract younger generations to careers in the funeral industry, the state-run TASS news agency reported. The

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Kremlin comments on idea to swap MP Medvedchuk for Ukrainians held by Russia

Peskov called the offer “Ukraine’s internal political cuisine.”Photo from UNIAN The Kremlin says it is not seriously considering the idea of swapping Viktor Medvedchuk, an MP with the Opposition Platform – For Life Party who is being suspected of high treason, for Ukrainian citizens held in Russian prisons. That’s according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, an

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Zelensky: Ukraine government services to go “paperless” from Aug 24

According to Zelensky, the Ukrainian government will do everything so that “paperless state” exists in reality, not on paper.Facebook/ForumUkraine30 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said the country will enter the “paperless” mode on August 24, 2021, drastically curbing bureaucracy. He announced this during the Diia Summit 2.0 within the all-Ukrainian forum “Ukraine 30. Digitization” in the city of Kyiv, an UNIAN

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Germany greenlights work on Nord Stream 2 in its waters – media

In early May, Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) filed a lawsuit against the construction in Germany’s exclusive economic zone.gazprom.ru Work to complete the subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can go ahead in German waters. That was reported by Germany’s federal maritime regulator BSH on Monday, as reported by Reuters. It is noted that two environmental groups in January

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Russia Seeks to Outlaw Navalny Movement

By Anna Smolchenko for AFP A Russian court is set to hear an “extremism” case against the political network of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Monday as Moscow seeks to outlaw the opposition to President Vladimir Putin. The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin’s most prominent critic and his supporters after Navalny barely survived

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Gun-Toting Russian Schoolkids Sing ‘God Is With Us’ in Military March

Young Russian schoolchildren were filmed holding mock weapons and marching in military formation at an event marking Soviet victory in World War II last Friday. Footage shared by the MBKh Media news website showed the children singing “We are Russians, God is with us” while marching around the schoolyard holding the weapons resembling Soviet submachine guns with drum magazines. The

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About 80 Ukrainian citizens want to evacuate from Gaza Strip – source

In connection with the aggravation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about 80 Ukrainian citizens expressed a desire to be evacuated from the Gaza Strip, the Ukrainians were asked to form a list and send them to diplomatic missions for further processing, a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine. According to the source, the development of events

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The Czech President said the reason for the explosions in Vrbetica was an attempt to hide the shortage. The prime minister replied that only Russia is under suspicion

The reason for the explosions at ammunition depots in the Czech village of Vrbetice in 2014, in which the Russian special services are suspected, could have been an attempt to hide the shortage. This was stated by Czech President Milos Zeman in an interview with Frekvence 1 radio station . According to him, this version was voiced to him by the head of the Czech Ministry of

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