Monthly Archives: June 2021

AP Exclusive: Diplomats say China puts squeeze on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — China pressured Ukraine into withdrawing its support for a call for more scrutiny of human rights in China’s western region of Xinjiang by threatening to withhold Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines destined for Ukraine unless it did so, diplomats told The Associated Press on Friday. Ukraine briefly joined a statement by over 40 countries, presented by Canada at the

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Why the West Must Stand With Ukraine

In order not to lose Russia forever, the West must do everything possible and more to integrate Ukraine and other countries in Eastern Europe into a United Europe, and therefore into NATO and the EU. This is exactly what Mr. Putin fears. It proves that Russia too can be free and that Putin is not indispensable.  by Arseniy Yatsenyuk Berlin and Paris want to pretend that Russia is a

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Basta, who toured in the occupied Crimea, performs in Kiev: near Stereo Plaza protests (video)

There was a brief verbal altercation between Basta activists and fans.Screenshot Russian rapper Basta (Vasily Vakulenko) performs today at Stereo Plaza in Kyiv. However, the event began with protests. A dozen people came to the concert hall with posters: “Basta supports the occupation of Crimea,” “Basta finances the Russian army,” “Basta is Putin’s six.” From the loudspeaker, they spoke about the

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Razumkov: Security Service should engage in extradition of Firtash to Ukraine

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov believes that the Security Service of Ukraine should engage in the extradition of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to bring him to justice under Ukrainian law. “If a person finances the Russian army, provides it with, as has been said, titanium alloys for armaments, then we must already appeal to our foreign partners with a request

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Rinat Akhmetov’s foundation summed up the results of 15 years of work and told about plans for the future

The reporting event of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation took place on June 23 in Kyiv. Ukraine’s largest and most famous charity celebrated its 15th anniversary last year, but was only now able to sum up its work over the coronavirus pandemic. It is the fight against COVID-19 that has become a priority for the Foundation recently. During the event, they talked about this

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Russian scientists design Drinking Water Treatment Plant for Arctic settlements

Clean drinking water is a big problem in the Russian Arctic regions NOVOSIBIRSK, June 24. /TASS/. Experts at the Novosibirsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (“Sibstrin”) made a compact block-module drinking water treatment plant for distanced Arctic settlements. Using it, the Arctic regions will be able to settle the problem with access to drinking water, which presently is

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Kremlin slams position of states hosting NATO forces and speculating on Russia threat

The desire by the EU’s latest member states to accumulate larger NATO forces on their territory “does not lead to higher security on the continent,” Dmitry Peskov emphasizedRussian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW, June 25. /TASS/. The position of the Baltic states and Poland, which are amassing NATO forces on their territories while speculating about a Russian

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The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs urge the government to make vaccination against COVID-19 compulsory for all adults

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) have appealed to the Russian government to make mandatory vaccination against coronavirus for the entire adult population of the country. From compulsory vaccination, Interfax quotes a statement signed by the heads of the FNPR and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Mikhail

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister summons German and French ambassadors over Merkel’s and Macron’s proposal for direct talks with Putin

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, summoned the German Ambassador Anka Feldhusen and France’s ambassador Etienne de Ponsen to hear an explanation regarding the proposal of the French and German leaders to hold direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to him, the fact that other leaders of the European Union refused the idea to hold a summit with

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Great Construction creates about 200,000 jobs in Ukraine – president

25.06.2021 10:13 Infrastructure reform is one of the main reforms for any country. The Great Construction program has created about 200,000 jobs in Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this on the air of the VIP with Natalia Moseichuk program, Ukrinform reports. According to him, infrastructure reform is one of the main reforms for any country. Great Construction is

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Ukraine, Turkey agree on supply of liquefied gas – Energy Ministry

25.06.2021 14:50 Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey have agreed on cooperation in the energy sector, in particular on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Ukrainian Energy Deputy Minister for European Integration Yaroslav Demchenkov said this during the fifth meeting of the Ukrainian-Turkish working group on energy on Friday, Ukrinform reports. “Our government is deeply interested in intensifying joint

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Kremlin ‘Regrets’ EU Rejection of Proposed Putin Summit

The Kremlin on Friday said it “regretted” a decision by EU leaders to reject a proposal by Germany and France to resume summit meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “President Putin was and remains interested in establishing working relations between Moscow and Brussels,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. EU leaders said Friday they had rejected the proposal from German

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Russia Deploys ‘Invincible’ Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile-Capable Jets for Syria War Games

Russia has for the first time deployed two interceptor jets capable of carrying the hyped Kinzhal hypersonic missile for war games in Syria, media reported Friday. “A pair of MiG-31K aircraft with the ability to use the latest hypersonic missiles from the Kinzhal complex flew from Russian airfields to the Russian airbase Khmeimim in Syria for exercises,” Russia’s Defense Ministry

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No more summits with Russia

The Kremlin’s diplomatic theater with the democratic world looks increasingly deplorable these days. The long-awaited Russian-American summit in Geneva on June 16 resulted in nothing but Russian President Vladimir Putin getting a new platform for cocky ranting against the West. Die Zeit, the German broadsheet, has recently published Putin’s op-ed, a typical specimen of Kremlin propaganda, in which the Russian

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Ukrainian president admits he busted special op to detain Wagner mercenaries in Belarus

In what appears to be a sensational confession during an interview with Ukrainian TV channel 1+1, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that he was the one who busted a high-profile special operation to detain militants of the Wagner private military company in July 2020. Then, 33 members of this Putin-affiliated “private army,” who have been documented to participate in military

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Putin blames anyone but himself for loss of Ukraine

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson Russian President Vladimir Putin used this week’s eightieth anniversary of Nazi Germany’s WWII invasion of the Soviet Union to give his Ukraine conspiracy theories a fresh airing. In an op-ed entitled “Being Open Despite the Past” published on June 22 by German newspaper Die Zeit, Putin accused the United States of staging an armed coup in

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In Russia, the filming of a video message for Putin’s “straight line” ended with the detention of participants

In the video, people asked the president to keep the stadium. They were detained for an uncoordinated rally.Russians filming Putin’s “straight line” video detained for uncoordinated rally / screenshot In Perm, three members of the initiative group against the construction of the local stadium “Hammer” were detained for recording a video message to Russian President Vladimir Putin : they were shooting a video

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Zelensky called the Minsk agreements a “barely alive” document

According to the Ukrainian head of state, Russian “certification” in Donbas is evidence that the “Minsk agreements” are not being implemented by Russia.Volodymyr Zelenskyi spoke about the Minsk agreements / photo by REUTERS The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called the Minsk Agreements a “barely alive” document and is convinced that his meetings with the Presidents of the United States and Russia

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