Monthly Archives: June 2021

The court recognized FBK and other structures of Navalny as “extremist organizations”

The Moscow City Court satisfied the claim of the Moscow Prosecutor’s Office on the recognition of the Anti-Corruption Foundation , the Foundation for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and the regional headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny as extremist organizations. This was reported by the press service of the Moscow City Court. Organizations were banned from disseminating any information, performing financial transactions, as well as participating

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German foreign minister explains why Berlin refrains from arms supplies to Kyiv

At the same time, Maas says Ukraine can count on Germany’s assistance in the field of defense and in the issue of reforms.REUTERS German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says the supply of German-made weapons to Ukraine could affect negotiations with Russia on the need to hold meetings in the Normandy Four format to settle the Donbas conflict. The statement came

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Ukraine set to demand reparations from Russia over aggression

The Cabinet says the aggressive policy Russia pursues against Ukraine is long-term and poorly predictable.REUTERS The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the draft Foreign Policy Strategy with one of its priorities being to end the war with Russia and demand from Moscow various forms of reparations for the damage inflicted throughout the period of aggression. “The government has

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Writer Dmitry Bykov was poisoned by FSB officers in 2019 – the same ones who later poisoned Navalny Main from Bellingcat and The Insider investigation

Behind the poisoning of writer Dmitry Bykov in 2019 is the same secret group of FSB officers that poisoned politicians Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. This is stated in a joint investigation by Bellingcat and  The Insider . Dmitry Bykov was hospitalized on April 16, 2019 after he flew from Yekaterinburg to Ufa to give a lecture. He got sick on the plane. At the hospital,

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Dutch Court Hears Call For Missile Said to Have Downed MH17

A Dutch court heard Wednesday how two defendants discussed the procurement of a surface-to-air missile which prosecutors say was eventually used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. Judges this week began hearing evidence in the trial of four people — three Russians and a Ukrainian — charged in connection with an attack on the airliner over war-torn eastern Ukraine

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Moscow to Reopen Hospitals, Step Up Mask and Glove Enforcement as Virus Spikes

Moscow authorities announced Wednesday plans to reopen field hospitals and step up mask and glove enforcement as the epicenter of Russia’s outbreak reported its highest number of new cases since the start of 2021. Russia’s Covid-19 response center confirmed 4,124 new Moscow infections Wednesday, the first time since Jan. 16 when the capital was nearing the end of the pandemic’s second wave.

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Number of Russians wishing to emigrate reaches highest level in 8 years

Emigrant sentiment continues to intensify in Russia as the standard of living declines, the post-Crimean syndrome fades away, and the authorities instead of a brighter future offer the society repressions and a course to “resuscitate” the corpse of the USSR. As of May 2021, 22% of Russian citizens said they would like to go abroad for permanent residence, showed a

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Russia may be jailed for four years for wearing a new uniform of the Ukrainian national football team

Lawyer Igor Bushmanov said that Russia could be imprisoned for four years for wearing a new uniform for the Ukrainian national football team , in which she will play at Euro 2020 in the summer of 2021. In a comment to Sport24, he noted that if someone puts on this T-shirt on the territory of the Russian Federation, then such actions can be regarded

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Stefanishyna: Half of NATO members in favor of granting MAP to Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna assures that half of NATO member states are in favor of granting a Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. “Before the NATO summit, I would like to thank almost half of the Allies who support granting Membership Action Plan to Ukraine. I hope that this decision will be made

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PM Shmyhal: Exports to EU soar by a third

09.06.2021 16:42 In January-May 2021, exports to the European Union grew by more than a third, accounting for additional $2.7 billion in revenue for Ukrainian business. “Over the first five months of this year, exports to the European Union grew by more than a third, accounting for additional $2.7 billion in revenue for Ukrainian business. The exports are on a

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EU court annuls decision from 2019 to extend sanctions against Yanukovych, his son

09.06.2021 14:55 The General Court of the European Union has issued a judgment to annul the EU Council’s 2019 acts extending EU sanctions and freezing the assets of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his son, Oleksandr Yanukovych, due to the lack of sufficient legal protection for both individuals. According to Ukrinform, such information was published on the Court’s website on Wednesday,

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Ukraine amends statement saying Biden backed NATO membership plan

Jonathan Swan, Dave Lawler June 8. 2021 Photo: Amr Alfiky-Pool/Getty Images The White House and the Ukrainian government initially sent out conflicting official accounts of Monday’s phone call between President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Why it matters: Ukraine’s government initially reported on its official website that Biden had “highlighted… the importance of providing the Ukrainian state with a NATO

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54.5% Of Those Polled By KIIS Against Nomination Of Zelenskyy For 2nd Presidential Term

54.5% of respondents polled by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) are against the nomination of Volodymyr Zelenskyy for a second presidential term. This is evidenced by the results of the poll, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Respondents were asked if they supported the decision to have Zelenskyy run for a second presidential term in 2024. 37.0% of the respondents

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Biden invites Zelensky to visit White House

8.06.21 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Joe Biden held a phone call on Monday, June 7, during which the U.S. leader invited his Ukrainian counterpart to visit the White House this summer. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said this at a press briefing at the White House on June 7, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “I have come into this

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MH17 case: Jury to consider conclusions of Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey

Almaz-Antey claims that the missile that downed the civilian plane was fired from Ukraine-controlled territory As the court continues to look into the case of MH17 disaster in Donbas, the jury will hear the conclusions of Russian defense concern Almaz-Antey. DW reported that on June 9. The Russian company’s experts claim that the missile that downed the civilian aircraft was

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No Laughing Matter: Criminal Snowman Evades Arrest

No Thaw in Belarus despite Warm Weather Immediately after the outbreak of mass protests in Belarus following the disputed 9 August 2020 presidential elections, the historic white-red-white flag became the symbol of the protest movement. Following the widespread crackdown against protesters and independent media with over 30,000 people temporarily arrested and over 1,000 criminal cases opened, the authorities of Belarus

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