Monthly Archives: May 2021

Tapes show Medvedchuk admitted representing Putin’s interests in peace talks

By Oleg Sukhov Pro-Kremlin lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk admitted to representing the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russian-Ukrainian peace talks in 2014, according to Medvedchuk’s wiretapped conversations published on May 17 by the Bihus.info investigative journalism project. The recordings document Medvedchuk’s close relations with Russian authorities, the Kremlin’s proxies in the Donbas and ex-President Petro Poroshenko. Medvedchuk started taking part

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“Biden personally advised.” Propaganda Skabeeva warned about “columns of Ukrainian homosexuals” moving to Donbass

Russian propagandist Olga Skabeeva said on the air of the pro-Kremlin TV channel Russia 1 that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had allegedly sent “columns of Ukrainian homosexuals” to Donbass . Representatives of Kyiv Pride, who are fighting for LGBT + rights in Ukraine, drew attention to this. According to Skabeeva, the American side allegedly advised Zelensky to ” hold a gay pride parade in Donbass.” At the

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Belarus Raids Main Independent News Site

Authorities in Belarus raided the offices of the country’s largest independent news portal and took down its website on Tuesday, management said, signaling a widening crackdown after historic opposition protests last year. Journalists in the ex-Soviet nation are facing mounting pressure in the wake of the protests against contested elections won by strongman President Alexander Lukashenko last year. The long-serving

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Moscow Cancels Exhibition on Soviet Dissident Sakharov

Moscow authorities have canceled an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet Nobel laureate and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov.   The Sakharov Center had planned to exhibit photographs of the dissident nuclear physicist and quotes from his articles and speeches on central Moscow streets on May 17.  “Sakharov’s anniversary is a significant event that was planned

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Pull off a kangaroo court in five easy steps: a how-to guide from Russia

Article by: Yuliia Rudenko Edited by: Alya Shandra Do you need to jail a political opponent? Demonize an entire ethnicity for geopolitical benefits? Look no further, we have the perfect guide for you. Russia currently holds behind bars at least 121 Ukrainians for politically motivated reasons. The bulk of them are Crimean Tatars arrested in occupied Crimea, where Russia has used

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From the FB page of Embassy of Ukraine to the UK

May 18, 2021 Until the last Russian soldier leaves the Ukrainian peninsula, the world community must understand: the occupation of Crimea is a crime of Russia. Today, on the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, we remind about the international public initiative ′′ CRIME (A) “, within which public organizations united to

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The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill banning elections to parliament for those who worked in extremist organizations or donated to them

The State Duma approved in the first reading a bill prohibiting people involved in the activities of an extremist or terrorist organization from being elected to the lower house of parliament. The bill assumes that the founders and members of the leadership, up to the deputy head of the structural unit, will be prohibited from being elected as a State

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“The People who could not get into the carriage were beaten by the soldiers with rifle butts.” Deportation of Crimean Tatars – in the stories of seven eyewitnesses

In memory of the victims of one of the most inhuman crimes of the Soviet regime, Ukraine celebrates on May 18 the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide. It was on the night of May 18 that thousands of women, children, war invalids and elderly people were expelled from their homes in a matter of

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From the FB page of Mykolaivska oblast

With apologies for the vagaries of FB translation: On May 18 in Ukraine and the world mention the victims of deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from Crimea in 1944 On this day, the first echelon of Crimean Tatars was sent from the peninsula. Crimean Tatars deportation began on May 18, 1944 at 3 am and lasted until the beginning

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The only way to deter Putin is to arm Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Yelyzaveta Yasko. May 11. 2021 Russian forces conduct amphibious landing exercises in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula on April 22, 2021. (Sergey Malgavko/TASS via REUTERS)  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

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Kremlin not to expose Ukrainian politicians doing business in Russia

On May 14, Putin said many, including those among Ukraine’s top political leadership, have been actively doing business in Russia for years.REUTERS The Kremlin refuses to disclose the names of Ukrainian politicians doing business in Russia. This is evidenced by the answer of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov to the relevant question, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reported. In

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