Monthly Archives: June 2021

Zelensky told whether he would run for a second term and named his main competitors

At the same time, the head of state does not currently see any politician who could compete with him in the upcoming presidential election.Zelensky on the second term: “it’s people’s choice” / photo by REUTERS The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the decision to run for a second presidential term depends primarily on the people. The Head of State spoke

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“He did not understand me”: Zelensky told why he decided to dismiss the head of the CCU Tupytsky

The President noted that through the National Security and Defense Council he had introduced a decision to dismiss two judges of the CCU in order to “block the destruction of all anti-corruption reforms, land reform and language issues.”Zelensky fired Tupitsky / photo UNIAN, Dmitry Khilyuk The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi explained the decision to dismiss Oleksandr Tupytskyi , the chairman of the

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“You can change jobs.” Peskov explained why compulsory vaccination can be considered voluntary

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that compulsory vaccination of employees of a number of organizations in Moscow can be considered voluntary, since those who do not want to be vaccinated have the opportunity to quit. This is voluntary, because you can change jobs. If you work in a service industry and if you are not vaccinated, you

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In Russia, a military helicopter crashed: all crew members died (photo)

A helicopter crash in the Leningrad region killed three people.Rosguardia helicopter crashes near St. Petersburg / photo Telegram-channel “112” A Mi-8 military helicopter crashed in a field in the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region. Three people died in the accident, and the helicopter belonged to the Rosguard and was carrying out a training flight, TASS reports  . “At 20:30, an application was

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The Russian FSB has released its own video of the “shelling” of the British destroyer

In the video, the Russians demand that the British leave the area, and then say they are opening a “warning fire.”The Russians showed their video of the incident with the Defender destroyer / screenshot The FSB of the Russian Federation released a video of the incident with the British destroyer Defender in Ukrainian waters near the occupied Crimea. The video was published

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The FSB offered Ivan Safronov a deal with the investigation – in exchange for a conversation with his mother. He has not been allowed to communicate with her for almost a year.

The journalist Ivan Safronov, who is in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center on  charges of treason , was persuaded to confess guilt in exchange for a call from his mother. Safronov’s lawyer Dmitry Katchev said this to Open Media. According to him, such an offer to the journalist came from the FSB investigator Alexander Chaban, who knows how important it is for Safronov

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The Prime Minister of the Netherlands refused to participate in the summit of the heads of the EU with Putin. Germany and France proposed to host it

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opposed the initiative of Germany and France to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to a summit with the leaders of the EU countries. This is reported by the Dutch TV channel NOS with reference to AFP. Rutte said he would not participate in the summit with Putin due to the  crash of flight MH17 over Donbas in 2014,

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“To attract a bear to guard honey.” Which EU countries opposed Putin’s invitation to the summit

On June 24, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the European Union should create a platform for dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Chancellor’s statement was ambiguously perceived by Germany’s partners in the EU, countries bordering on the Russian Federation reacted especially sharply. The contacts of the official Brussels with the Kremlin were frozen after the annexation of Crimea in 2014; the

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Completion of construction of Nord Stream 2 does not mean that pipeline will work – Naftogaz head

The technical completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2 does not mean that the pipeline will start working, NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy CEO Yuriy Vitrenko has said. “Even if the construction is completed, then this gas pipeline shall be certified, without this it cannot work. There are appropriate certification sanctions. Accordingly, the United States can make sure that this certification

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Lockheed Martin to offer new and used F-16 Vipers to Ukraine

Lockheed Martin is ready to offer Ukraine the F-16 Viper, the latest version of its best-seller, to compete in the “Air Force Vision 2035” tender. The information was unveiled during the Weapons and Security 2021 exhibition, organized in Kyiv, between June 15 and 18, 2021. The US manufacturer would offer new and used F-16s, all upgraded to the latest Block

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Ukraine-China trade turnover grows by 48 percent in January-May 2021 – ambassador

24.06.2021 16:50 In January-May 2021, trade turnover between Ukraine and the People’s Republic of China increased by 48 percent compared to the same period last year and amounted to over USD 7.4 billion. Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong said this at a press conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the People’s Republic of China

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‘We Can Also Bomb Targets,’ Russia Warns After British Warship Encounter

Russia warned Thursday it could “hit targets” as well as fire warning shots following a disputed military encounter with a British warship near the coast of annexed Crimea. The Russian military said its aircraft dropped bombs in the vessel’s path and border guard ships fired warning shots after the Royal Navy’s HMS Defender crossed into Russian territorial waters in the

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EU Must Seek ‘Direct Contact’ With Putin: Merkel

The European Union should seek direct talks with President Vladimir Putin even as it stands together against “provocations” from Russia, said Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday. “In my opinion, we as the European Union must also seek direct contact with Russia and the Russian president,” she told parliament. “It is not enough for the American president to talk to

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Putin’s provocations of Britain will backfire disastrously

CON COUGHLIN. DEFENCE EDITOR. June 24. 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoys poking fun at what he regards as Britain’s diminishing status as a world power, once famously dismissing the country, during a row with David Cameron, as “a small island that nobody listens to”. On another occasion, the Russian leader lambasted Britain’s “colonial thinking” when the UK government demanded

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Blinken called on Merkel to reduce the risks of Nord Stream 2 for Ukraine

During a meeting with German Chancellor Blinken stressed that the United States continues to oppose Nord Stream-2.Ukraine opposes Russia’s Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline \ photo REUTERS US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has called on Germany to take concrete steps to reduce the risks that Russia’s Nord Stream-2 pipeline poses to Ukraine and European energy security. A statement following Blinken’s

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The Ukrainian delegation to the TCG accused the Russian side of not responding to its proposals

n particular, the Russian delegation blocked the planned consideration of the issue of demining in Donbass.The Russian side in the negotiations in the TCG does not respond properly to the proposals and initiatives of Ukraine / photo REUTERS The Russian side in the negotiations within the Tripartite Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbass does not respond properly to

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EDWARD LUCAS: These events off the coast of Crimea are part of a pattern of Vladimir Putin being deliberately unpredictable… We are paying the price for years of blind complacency

By Edward Lucas for the Daily Mail 23 Jun 2021 Vladimir Putin‘s regime feeds on conflict. It systematically bullies its neighbours, while hypocritically denouncing anyone who resists it as an aggressor. More than anything, it knows how to wield the element of surprise. In 2006, the West was caught off-guard when Kremlin-appointed thugs murdered the fugitive dissident Alexander Litvinenko with

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