Monthly Archives: May 2021

In a global race for investments, Ukraine is asleep at the wheel

Vadym Ivchenko is a member of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament. He was first elected in 2014Popularon social media When shaping national macroeconomic policy to an ever-changing global market, prioritizing promising and, more importantly, profitable investment is of the utmost concern. Countries that manage to capitalize on such opportunities are rewarded with steady streams of capital, while those that do

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A new logo was invented for Belavia. This is the trajectory of the flight Minsk – Barcelona, ​​which could not leave Belarus

On May 26, the plane of the Belarusian airline “Belavia”, which was heading from Minsk to Barcelona, ​​was forced to return to the airport of departure. Poland did not allow it into its airspace, because further on the plane’s route was the airspace of France, and this country suspended the permission for flights of Belavia after an emergency landing of the Ryanair plane at the Minsk

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In Memoriam Markiyan (Mark) Gregory Paslawsky (16.01.1959 – 19.08.2014)

Mark “Franko” Paslawsky in the war zone. Photo: open source  2021/05/23 – 10:21 • WAR IN THE DONBAS Article by: Olena ChebeliukSource:Translated by: Christine Eliashevsky-ChraibiEdited by: Lydia Eliashevsky-Replansky Just before his death, Mark looked up and said: “I dreamt of becoming a real Ukrainian. I hope I’ll become just that. It hurts so much and I really don’t want to die!” Mark “Franko”

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Ukraine puzzled over not being invited to NATO summit amid Russian aggression – Kuleba

The Alliance could have found an appropriate format to make Ukraine’s attendance possible, the top diplomat believes.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine officials have been left confused after learning the country’s delegation has not been invited to an upcoming NATO summit amid ongoing Russian aggression targeting the country, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Wednesday. The Alliance could have found an appropriate format to

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Ryanair’s forced landing: UkSATSE denied Lukashenka’s words that Ukraine “did not want” to accept the flight

The head of the UkSATSE enterprise Andriy Yarmak said that when the plane of the Athens-Vilnius flight of Ryanair was in the airspace of Ukraine, there were no reports of a non-standard situation on board. Yarmak informed NV that during the flight on May 23, UkSATSE air traffic services did not receive requests to change the flight plan. “ During the Ryanair transit

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An 18-year-old orphan committed suicide in Minsk, who was prosecuted over protests. He blamed the Investigative Committee for his death

According to the Belarusian human rights center Viasna, 17-year-old (according to the Investigative Committee, 18-year-old) Dmitry Stakhovsky committed suicide in Minsk. … The information about Stakhovsky’s suicide to the Belarusian version of the Mediazona was confirmed by his girlfriend. “Today the police department called and said that Dima was no longer there,” said the girl, whose name “Mediazona” did not give. After Stakhovsky’s death, a

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Three non-profit organizations from Germany declared undesirable in Russia

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation recognized three non-profit organizations from Germany as undesirable in Russia, Interfax reports. We are talking about Forum Russischsprachiger Europaer eV (“Forum of Russian-speaking Europeans”), Zentrum fur die Liberale Moderne GmbH (“Center for liberal modernity”) and Deutsch-Russischer Austausch eV (“German-Russian exchange”). The Prosecutor General’s Office considered that the activities of these organizations “pose

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Lukashenko threatens the West with Third World War

Foreign detractors are waging a hybrid war against Belarus, treating it as a testing ground before their “attack on the East”, said self-proclaimed Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, speaking in the Belarusian parliament. According to him, the real goal of “Western strategists” is Russia, against which “one well-known extremist channel, which was born from Belarusian problems, is already actively working.” “We are on

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EU expands sanctions against Belarus

EU countries have decided to expand economic sanctions against Belarus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a two-day summit in Brussels. The forced landing of a Ryanair flight to detain the founder and former chief executive of the opposition Telegram channel Nexta, Roman Protasevich, which the official Minsk initially attributed to Alexander Lukashenko’s personal order and then tried to blame

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Belavia cancels flights to Ukraine, Latvia, Sweden

26.05.2021 11:57 Belarusian airline Belavia has decided to cancel flights to and from a number of Ukrainian cities, as well as Riga (Latvia) and Stockholm (Sweden), according to a statement posted on the company’s website. “Due to the Ukrainian authorities’ ban on Belavia flights, the airline is forced to cancel flights to/from Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv from May 26

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The State Duma adopted a “law against the FBK”. It prohibits those who worked in or donated to extremist organizations to participate in elections.

The lower house of the Russian parliament adopted in the third and final reading a law prohibiting participation in elections for people involved in the activities of an extremist or terrorist organization. Founders and managers (including heads of structural and regional divisions and their deputies) who worked in the organization for three years before the court recognized it as extremist

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Moscow set to add Baltic countries, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia to list of ‘unfriendly countries’

Many observers were surprised when the first list of countries the Russian government considers unfriendly to Russia had only two states on it, the Czech Republic and the United States. But officials say Moscow is ready to add the Baltic countries, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia to the list on the basis of what they have already done. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov says that Russia is quite

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Lukashenko Defends ‘Legal’ Plane Diversion to Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday that he had acted “legally” in diverting a Ryanair flight with a dissident on board and slammed the West for “crossing red lines.” The Athens-to-Vilnius flight carrying a wanted opposition activist Roman Protasevich was forced to make a landing in Minsk on Sunday over a supposed bomb scare, prompting several EU carriers to stop

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Even Lukashenko’s piracy can’t derail Nord Stream 2 – and Putin knows it

Germany will pay a heavy geopolitical price for its addiction to Russian gas, but it doesn’t seem to care Jeremy Warner 26 May 2021 When geopolitics and commerce collide, it’s the commerce that normally wins, particularly when it comes to Germany. No more so than with Nord Stream 2, a soon to be completed €10bn offshore natural gas pipeline beneath

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The European Union is shutting down flights with Belarus, companies are already refusing flights. Will Belarusians be able to leave for Europe – and what does this mean for Russians?

After an emergency landing in Minsk of a Ryanair plane and the arrest of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was on board, many European politicians declared it an act of “state piracy.” The EU authorities called on the member states of the organization to interrupt flights with Belarus; many major Western airlines refused to fly over the Belarusian territory . At the same time, this means

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Search data for Svetlana Tikhanovskaya disappeared from the base of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Information about the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya disappeared from the database of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs about wanted persons. It is not clear what the loss of Tikhanovskaya’s information is connected with – with a technical failure or with the fact that she was deliberately excluded from the wanted list. The Ministry of Internal Affairs did

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MFA Ukraine reacts to Belarusian embassy’s protest note over air traffic halt

22:30, 25.05.21 – UNIAN The destructive policy of the Belarusian authorities creates problems in relations between Ukraine and Belarus, and therefore the Belarusian embassy should appeal to the authorities of their own country, not to those in Kyiv, the ministry said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has reacted to the note of protest issued by the Belarus embassy

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US to deport Russian man who tried to hack Tesla — manmadenews

A Russian man was sentenced Monday to what amounted to time already served and will be deported from the United States after pleading guilty to trying to pay a Tesla employee $500,000 to install computer malware at the company’s Nevada electric battery plant in a bid to steal company secrets for ransom. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, […] US to deport Russian man

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Power Play: Russia gives Google 24 hours to delete banned content — manmadenews

Russia’s communications watchdog on Monday gave Google 24 hours to delete what it called prohibited content or be fined and said Moscow could eventually slow down the company’s traffic in the country. Russia has already placed a punitive slowdown on U.S. social network Twitter for not deleting banned content, part of a push by Moscow […] Power Play: Russia gives Google

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Meet Russian All-Terrain Motorcycle, the Hamyak (“or Hamster”) — Robert’s Adventure

There’s nothing that piques my interest quite like a vehicle that appears to be in the far extreme of a category – any category, really.  And with the pedigree of a motorcycle, bloodlines rooted firmly in Russia, and the general appearance of a tank, the Hamyak fits that description to a tee. According to a […] Meet Russian All-Terrain Motorcycle, the

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