Monthly Archives: June 2021

UKRAINE: Terrorist attack prevented in Luhansk region as FSB agent gets busted (Photo)

The culprit had been trying to obtain classified info from a Kharkiv-based research facility on the latest military hardware and UAV research programs.Luhansk Regional Prosecutor’s Office During a special raid in Luhansk region, a terrorist act was prevented and a Russian FSB agent was detained. That’s according to the Prosecutor General’s Office. “According to the investigation, a citizen of Ukraine, who

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Biden to invite Zelensky to White House this summer

The two leaders had a phone call earlier today.Photo from UNIAN U.S. President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a phone call Monday that he looks forward to welcoming him to the White House after returning from his summer trip to Europe, according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan. In an hour-long interview with Axios on Friday, Zelensky urged Biden

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New Coronavirus Spike Grips Siberia – Reports

At least three Siberian regions are reporting an alarming spike in new coronavirus cases, with hospitals near capacity in at least one of those regions, The Siberian Times reported Monday. Authorities in the republic of Buryatia 6,000 kilometers east of Moscow have announced new restrictions after reporting 91% of hospital beds being occupied by Covid-19 patients.  “Today, the republic ranks third in the infection

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Free to Think

China’s tentacles reach from Budapest to Cambridge University In October 1956, students marched through the streets of Budapest chanting “This we swear, this we swear, that we will no longer be slaves.” That prompted the Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation, crushed by tanks and betrayed by the West. Sixty-five years later, students are on the march again. This time they

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MH17 Jet Downing Case: Trial Moves To Crucial Merits Phase, Dutch Court To Examine Evidence

As many as 298 people died when the Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17, 2014. Nearly seven years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, the trial in a Dutch court of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the downing moved Monday to the crucial merits phase, when evidence will be

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Countering the Myth of Ukrainian Authoritarianism

Yes, Ukraine has some serious problems but it remains one of the most promising democracies in Eastern Europe. by Doug Klain In “Ukraine’s accelerating slide into authoritarianism,” Ted Galen Carpenter contends that the Washington foreign policy “blob” has wrongly painted Ukraine as a “blossoming American-style democracy” when “it bears a much greater resemblance to the pseudo-democratic systems of Russia, Hungary,

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Kremlin admits sanctions impacted Russia’s ability to launch satellites

Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, cannot launch some satellites due to the lack of chips that Russia cannot obtain due to sanctions, said Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin. “We have more than enough rockets, there is no doubt,” Rogozin explained, speaking at a parliamentary hearing in the State Duma on the topic of Western sanctions and measures to minimize their impact on

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Ukraine, Western Allies Defend Crimea on Euro 2020 Kit

Ukraine said Monday it would not allow anyone to insult its football kit that features Moscow-annexed Crimea while its Western allies gave the uniforms emblazoned with popular nationalist chants a thumbs up. Kiev has provoked Moscow’s ire after its football association unveiled Euro 2020 kits that show the outline of Ukraine including Crimea, that was annexed by Russia in 2014. The shirts

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Ukrainian exports grew by more than 25% this year – Shmyhal

07.06.2021 09:56 In January-May 2021, Ukrainian exports grew by more than 25%, or almost USD 5 billion, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has reported on Facebook. According to him, over this period, exports to China, the United States, Turkey, and Great Britain increased by almost 50%. “The favorable external environment, as well as the expansion of the export geography through the support

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Zelensky compares Biden’s decision on Nord Stream 2 with Michael Jordan’s play

07.06.2021 14:13 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has compared U.S. President Joe Biden’s refusal to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, a company responsible for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, with U.S. basketball player Michael Jordan’s play. He said this in an interview with the Axios news website, according to Ukrinform. Zelensky named Jordan his favorite basketball player

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Russia withdraws from Open Sky Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law No. 158-Fz, providing for Russia’s withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty. The law was passed by the Russian State Duma on May 19 and approved by the Russian Federation Council on June 2 this year. According to the law, Russia ceases to be a participant in the Treaty when the law comes into

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Ex-NSDC official served with treason charge papers (Video)

He had been recruited by a foreign special service and had been collecting classified information for a long time.Ex-NSDC official served with treason charge papers / facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine The SBU Security Service of Ukraine has served a former official of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine with papers on charges of treason. That’s according to the SBU’s press center.

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Russia Deports Ukrainian IT Expert Suspected of Spying – Reports

Russia has deported a Ukrainian information and communications technology expert on suspicion of collaborating with Kiev’s counterintelligence, Interfax reported Monday, citing the Federal Security Service (FSB). The FSB accuses Oleksiy Semenyaka of receiving orders from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). He reportedly confirmed during questioning that he had maintained contacts with and consulted SBU officers on a range of

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The Dilemma of the Great Terror: How to Report Roman Protasevich’s ‘Confession’?

The “interview” of Roman Protasevich — which bears resemblance to Stalin’s infamous show trials — presents a challenge to journalists covering it. The film Mission to Moscow was released in the United States in 1943, in the heat of World War II. Based on the memoirs of former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union Joseph E. Davies, it became nearly

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Communism is evolving. But the new version isn’t any less toxic than the old

If identity politics takes over from traditional Marxism, it will be every bit as repressive and intolerant as its predecessor. DANIEL HANNAN. 6 June 2021 • On Thursday, I debated against the cult Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek at the Cambridge Union. The motion? “This House believes that Marx was right.” It is extraordinary, on one level, that such a debate

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