Monthly Archives: June 2021

Germany rejects Ukrainian request for arms deliveries – Reuters

The German authorities say the conflict should be resolved politically.REUTERS Germany on Tuesday rejected calls for arms deliveries to Kyiv, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had asked Berlin for assault rifles, radio equipment, and armored vehicles. “I am convinced the conflict [in eastern Ukraine] can only be resolved by political means,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told journalists ahead of

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Lukashenko: Belarus could launch flights to occupied Crimea

Citizens of Belarus previously traveled to Crimea via Ukrainian territory.REUTERS Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus could launch flights to Russia-occupied Crimea in response to the restrictions imposed by Ukraine on Belarusian airlines. He made the corresponding statement during a meeting in Minsk on June 1. The video of Lukashenko’s statement was shared on Telegram’s pul_1 channel. “Ukraine has closed the

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In Vyksa, a teacher did not let a first-grader go to the toilet with diarrhea. He had to sit in the classroom in dirty clothes .

The prosecutor’s office of the Nizhny Novgorod region and the education department of the city of Vyksa will check the local school, where the teacher did not let the first grader go to the toilet during the lesson, and he was forced to relieve himself at his desk. On May 25, the Nizhny Novgorod TV channel Kstati told about this story with reference to the boy’s

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Russia to include ‘readiness for war’ in its National Security Strategy

The Russian Security Council is preparing an updated National Security Strategy, which will replace the previous version adopted in December 2015. The new document will take into account the changes in the military and political situation, the increase in military risks and military threats, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The updated strategy will note the “legitimacy of

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Russia Rattles Its Saber, Announces Troop Buildup on NATO’s Frontier

By Nolan Peterson | June 01, 2021 KYIV, Ukraine — While NATO conducts one of its largest military exercises in Europe in decades, Russia has signaled its displeasure by announcing plans to mass troops on its frontier with the Western military alliance. During a Monday board meeting of the Russian Defense Ministry, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu announced the creation

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“Why should the plane be called an English abbreviation?” The head of Rostec allowed a nationwide competition for a new name for Sukhoi Superjet

In Russia, a nationwide competition for a new name for the SSJ Sukhoi Superjet may be held. This was stated by the head of “Rostec” Sergei Chemezov.  We are creating a new modification of the “Superjet” (Sukhoi Superjet New), and this work is yet to come. I think that the name should be changed, of course. Why should a Russian-made aircraft be called an English

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“Norman” representatives of France and Germany ride off on a side issue answering question of whether Russian Federation is a party to the conflict

The representatives of France and Germany in the “Normandy format” have avoided answering the question of whether Russia is a party to the conflict. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told this in an interview with the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, – the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine reports. According to him, the Normandy format does not resolve

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Ankara: sales of Turkish combat drones to Ukraine is not Russia’s business

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to Russia’s claims about the sale of heavy combat drones Bayraktar TB-2 to Ukraine, reported Turkish news agency NTV. The Turkish minister stressed that the sale of drones to Ukraine should not bother anyone, because it is just trade. Çavuşoğlu words came in response to the recent statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,

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Russia Bans Unauthorized ‘Foreign Influence’ Educational Activities

Russia has banned non-state-approved educational activities and cooperation with foreign academics, according to highly criticized changes to Russia’s education law that came into effect Tuesday. The law is based on the need cited by lawmakers for broad state power to permit or forbid activities outside formal academic settings. They said that the law was essential to counter “negative foreign influence in the educational process.”

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7 in 10 Russians Support Reviving ‘Gulag’ Prison Labor – Poll

Seven out of 10 Russians support government plans to revive the Stalin-era practice reminiscent of the gulag labor camps that would use prisoners for major construction projects, according to a state-backed survey released Tuesday. Several cabinet ministers, the state railway monopoly and the head of Russia’s penitentiary system have in recent weeks proposed dispatching around 188,000 inmates to fill part of the

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Russia delivered artillery and small arms to occupied areas of eastern Ukraine in May – intelligence

01.06.2021 15:50 In May, the command of the Russian occupation forces delivered new batches of weapons and ammunition to non-government-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Maria Salnik said this at a briefing, citing information from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. “In May, new batches of weapons – in particular

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Zelensky wants to sign Plan B with EU, U.S. on military security guarantees

This plan will not be an alternative to the Normandy format.Zelensky wants a Plan B before Ukraine joins NATO / Photo from UNIAN, by Viacheslav Ratynsky Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants to sign a Plan B with the United States and the European Union, which would provide military security guarantees before the country’s accession to NATO and would cover the

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Russian police stop Polish plane to detain oppositionist

01.06.2021 On Monday in St. Petersburg, the Russian police stopped an aeroplane from Polish Airlines LOT before takeoff to arrest the anti-kremlin opposition activist. The arrested Andrei Pivovarov, former executive director of the opposition movement “Open Russia”, wrote on the Internet that he intended to go abroad to rest. According to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB),

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Biden-Putin summit:Managing expectations

IAN HILL Plenty of problems could benefit from the US and Russiaworking together. But don’t confuse talk with approval. Published 1 Jun 2021 10:00 The United States and Russia are both carefully managing down expectations of any dramatic breakthroughs when US President Joe Biden meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Geneva on 16 June – their first face-to-face contact

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Walter Zaryckyj: Russia’s problem with the truth

In mid-April, I came across an article on the European Council on Foreign Relations website entitled “War of Unreality” that struck a deep personal nerve. The piece, authored by ECFR Fellow Gustav Gressel, was written as both an observation and a warning. The observation was that Russia was engaged in creating an “alternate reality” – constantly positing a narrative of current events

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With Kremlin Tight-Lipped About Putin’s Talks With Lukashenka, Some Are Instead Asking: ‘Where Did He Get That Yacht?’

May 31, 2021 16:43 GMT • By Matthew Luxmoore Will their hearts go on? Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Belarusian strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka pose on the yacht in question on the Black Sea on May 29. MOSCOW — The Russian public is used to being left in the dark about what President Vladimir Putin discusses with high officials and

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A Pipeline for Vladimir, Pipe Dreams for Joe

By Larry Bell. Friday, 28 May 2021 President Biden and his handlers certainly have a very strange strategy to protect us against the world’s greatest existential threat. I’m referring, of course, to climate change – certainly not to Democrat apathy regarding Marxism, China, or even Russia now that Trump is out of power to “collude” with. Joe launched his party’s

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