Monthly Archives: June 2021

MFA Ukraine delivers tough response to Putin’s criticism of indigenous peoples bill

The draft law tabled by President Zelensky fully complies with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the relevant norms of the Constitution of Ukraine.Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ensure the rights of national minorities and indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation rather than manipulating Ukrainian

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Sniper Serhiy Varakin: I don’t need peace, I need victory. I can’t imagine myself walking around Donetsk, saying hi to those who were shooting at me yesterday

Sniper unit commander Serhiy Varakin, call sign “Smile”, in an interview with UNIAN told about the “handwriting” of different snipers, why the Army needs to get rid of the tradition to assign top-class specialists for duty in a cafeteria or at the checkpoints, how to create ideal conditions for the military, and how he counters those who join the Army

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Putin Sees Zelenskyy’s Indigenous Peoples Bill As Reminiscent Of Nazi Practices

   Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s bill on the indigenous peoples of Ukraine resembles Nazi practices. He said this in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “In itself, the division into indigenous, first-class and second-class categories of people – this already completely resembles the theory and practice of Nazi Germany.

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Russia’s 500 Super Rich Wealthier Than Poorest 99.8% – Report

Pandemic boosted fortunes of country’s wealthiest, while knocking living standards of the poorest. Around 500 super rich Russians control more wealth than the poorest 99.8% of Russians, according to a new report into Russia’s inequality problem. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)  found that Russia’s financial elite — the approximately 500 individuals with a net worth of more than $100 million

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Germany is a Bad Ally

Biden and Blinken may associate acquiescence to Berlin with sophisticated diplomacy and may assume that Germany stands for the same values as the United States, but this would be a mistake. Simply put, Germany is neither a good ally nor does its leadership share the same liberal, democratic worldview as the United States. by Michael Rubin When Russia’s Gazprom and

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Ukraine has adopted more NATO standards than ten Allies – expert

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have adapted and adopted more NATO standards and procedures than ten countries, which have recently joined NATO, in total. “The Armed Forces of Ukraine are the strongest in Europe. They have adapted and adopted more NATO standards and procedures than ten countries, which have recently joined NATO, in total. To understand the contribution to NATO’s

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Companions of Navalny found evidence of his poisoning by Novichok in the medical card from the Omsk hospital. And they called the name of “the most important member of the assassination team”

The Anti-Corruption Foundation ( FBK ) has released an investigation into the poisoning of politician Alexei Navalny with combat poison from the Novichok group. Alexei Navalny’s team claims to have found “the most important member of the murderer’s team” who participated in the poisoning of the politician in August 2020. According to them, this is Valery Nikolayevich Sukharev, who works in the Service for the Protection of

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Claims against Russia in international courts have reached $99 billion

The amount of claims against the Russian government, brought in foreign arbitration courts, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To date, the total amount of lawsuits is approaching the $100 billion dollar mark, said the Russian Presidential representative, Harry Minh, speaking in the State Duma. “Currently, 37 trials are underway in arbitration courts, and as part of these claims, lawsuits totaling

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The second line of BAM in the Khabarovsk Territory will be built by prisoners

The department of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Khabarovsk Territory and the company “UK Bamstroymekhanizatsiya” signed an agreement “on bringing convicts to forced labor” on the construction of the second line of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), RIA Novosti reports. The cooperation agreement was signed by the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Yuri Dorokhin, and the general director of

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Evgeny Prigozhin has filed a lawsuit against Echo of Moscow. Due to the fact that on the air he was called “the owner of PMC Wagner”

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin filed a lawsuit against Echo of Moscow and its editor-in-chief Alexei Venediktov, as well as the editor-in-chief of the radio station’s website, Vitaly Ruvinsky. “The plaintiff insists that the information that Yevgeny Viktorovich [Prigozhin] is the ‘owner of Wagner PMC’ is recognized as untrue, and demands the removal and refutation of this information,” the press service of

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Two Ukrainian small electric cars presented at auto show in Kyiv

PHOTOS10.06.2021 11:05 Two models of Ukrainian small electric cars – Konyk and Volyk – have been presented at an auto show in Kyiv, the Autocentre news site has reported. According to the report, the vehicles, produced by Ukraine’s Electropride LLC, were presented as part of the exhibitions ComAutoTrans and AvtoTechService at the International Exhibition Center. The Konyk has passenger and

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European Council President: Russia is party to conflict in eastern Ukraine, not mediator

10.06.2021 15:19 During the G7 summit, the European Union will draw the partners’ attention to the destructive policy of Russia, which is not a mediator but a party to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “Russia will be one of the main topics [of discussion in the foreign affairs bloc of the summit]. G7 partners share common views on Russia’s subversive

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Six judges blocking Constitutional Court’s work, MP says

They demand that the sacked chair be allowed to partake in hearings.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Hontar Six judges of the Constitutional Court are now blocking its work, putting forward a demand to ensure participation in hearings of the Court’s chair Oleksandr Tupytsky who was earlier dismissed. That’s according to the Verkhovna Rada’s envoy to the CCU, Olha Sovhiria, who posted

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Ex-member of Russian Duma: Russia loses US$500 billion over aggression against Ukraine

The amount includes capital outflows, lost investment, losses over sanctions.The Russian occupation of Ukraine resulted in US$500 million in Russia’s losses / REUTERS The Russian Federation has lost about US$500 billion over the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and the war in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Kremlin critic, former member of Russia’s State Duma Dmitry Gudkov, who left for Ukraine, announced the

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European Parliaments calls for disconnecting Belarus from SWIFT

The European Parliament calls for Belarus to be disconnected from the SWIFT payment system, as well as to ban the country’s national team from participating in the Tokyo Olympic, reported the Belarusian news outlet Nasha Niva. The European Parliament calls on the Council of the European Union to expand sanctions against Belarus as soon as possible. The sanctions list should include all

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Putin states risks of Ukraine’s accession into NATO for Russia

Putin stated that NATO puts its geopolitical interests above the interest of other countries despite the relations with them President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated that if Ukraine enters NATO, the arrival time of the alliance’s missiles to Moscow will shorten up to 7-10 minutes as RIA News reported. Putin stated that NATO puts its geopolitical interests above the interest

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UEFA Demands Ukraine Make Changes to ‘Political’ Jersey

UEFA on Thursday demanded that Ukraine make changes to their jersey for Euro 2020 to remove a “political” slogan that sparked protests from Russia. European football’s governing body said the message “Glory to our Heroes,” a rallying cry during the 2014 anti-Russia protests in Ukraine that is featured inside the shirt, was “clearly political in nature.” On Tuesday Russia had

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Biden may lose ability to play around with Nord Stream sanctions: interview with Lana Zerkal

Photo: European Pravda Article by: Interview: Serhiy SydorenkoSource: European PravdaTranslated by: Christine Chraibi Lana Zerkal is a familiar name in Ukrainian politics, especially in the field of European integration. As former deputy foreign minister, she was involved in the visa-free dialogue with the EU and prosecuted Russia in international courts. In 2019, Zerkal was supposed to join Zelensky’s team, but left in protest

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Axis of autocrats: Belarus dictator Lukashenka backs Putin’s Ukraine war

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore The axis of autocrats in Eastern Europe continues to solidify as Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka bends over backwards to please his patrons and masters in the Kremlin. In the wake of last month’s summit meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Lukashenka has made two announcements that effectively indicate he is prepared to recognize Russia’s illegal annexation

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In the Sverdlovsk Region, a bus with failed brakes hit people at a bus stop. Six people died

Six people were killed and five more were injured as a result of a regular bus accident in the closed town of Lesnoy Sverdlovsk region. As the edition E1 writes with reference to representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on the morning of June 10, the PAZ bus, which was carrying workers of a local enterprise, failed the brakes. A

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Moscow authorities did not expect a sharp increase in the incidence of coronavirus. According to Meduza, two covid hospitals to be urgently reopened in the city

In Moscow, the number of new cases of COVID-19 is growing for the fourth day in a row. According to official data, as of June 9, 4124 new cases of the disease were registered in the city per day. The number of hospitalizations is also growing – 1,539 people were admitted to hospitals per day. The city authorities announced the strengthening of control over

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Kuleba seeks “substantive conversation” with Lavrov on Donbas settlement

The talks should be held in the Normandy format with the mediation of France and Germany, Kuleba believes.REUTERS Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba says he wants to have a substantive conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov regarding the Donbas settlement. Speaking at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin, Kuleba said: “I assured Heiko today that

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