Monthly Archives: July 2021

A game of nerves. Why did Putin officially allow the military to block the Kerch Strait?

Vladimir Putin has officially allowed the Russian military to “block the territories and waters of protected sites to stop attempts to illegally penetrate the Kerch Strait.” The decree of the President of the Russian Federation states that the Rosguard may hold encirclement for attempts to “illegally cross and penetrate” into the water area and for attempts to leave it. In fact,

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Tupytskyi decided to sue the CCU over his salary

Among the requirements of his lawsuit is to recognize the unlawful inaction of the CCU regarding the non-repayment of debts to him, which arose due to non-payment of the judge’s remuneration in full.Tupitsky is suing the CCU \ Photo UNIAN Oleksandr Tupytskyi is suing the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU), where he is the chairman. This was reported on the website of the District

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The Security Service of Ukraine liquidated the scheme of employment of Ukrainian specialists for the objects of the defense-industrial complex of the Russian Federation

According to the SBU, a former employee of one of the design bureaus, which is now part of Ukroboronprom, was involved in the “scheme”.The materials were sent to the court / photo of the SBU Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine has exposed an illegal scheme by Russia to attract labor migrants from Ukraine, whom they wanted to use

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Putin approves decree allowing Russian military to block Kerch Strait

In a decree published on the Kremlin’s website, Russian President Vladimir Putin has allowed the Russian military to block the territories and waters around protected facilities to stop attempts of illegal infiltration. The explanatory note to the document says that the Russian National Guard protects the waters of the Kerch Strait, the bridge over it and the water area around the

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Russia will not start a full-scale clash with NATO in the Black Sea – Kuleba

Russia is ready for an armed escalation in the Black Sea, in particular. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said this in an interview with Liga.net. According to the Foreign Minister, Russia will avoid a full-scale clash with NATO because it has no chance of success. “Russia is definitely ready for an armed escalation. In particular in the Black Sea.

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The Ministry of Defense ordered the development of a ship version of the complex “Neptune”

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has ordered the development of a ship version of the R-360 missile of the RK-360MC “Neptune” complex for surface ships of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Research and development work on this topic is currently underway. To finance the development of the ship version of the R-360 missile complex RK-360MTs

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One of the largest shipping companies in the world opens an office in Ukraine

One of the world’s largest shipping companies, Hapag-Lloyd, is opening an office in Ukraine. The office will be located in Odessa, at present it already has more than 20 employees. The company noted the favorable geographical location of Ukraine, which became one of the decisive factors in opening a Ukrainian office. “Hapag-Lloyd’s attractive export market also makes Ukraine rich in

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My answer to Lavrov about the Crimea and “Malvinas”

Vitaly Portnikov As is often the case with propagandists of authoritarian regimes, Sergey Lavrov himself contradicts his own logic when he gets entangled in historical examples. In a new paper published at the same time the magazine ” Russia in Global Affairs” and the publication ” Kommersant”, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is trying to call the civilized world to respect the rule of authoritarianism

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The council passed a law on indigenous peoples, which Putin criticized

The indigenous peoples of Ukraine on the territory of Crimea are defined as Crimean Tatars, Karaites and Crimean Tatars. On Thursday, July 1, the Verkhovna Rada passed Presidential Bill № 5506 on the Indigenous Peoples of Ukraine, which, in turn, enshrines this status for the Crimean Tatar people. The law was supported by 325 deputies. In particular, the indigenous peoples

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Lukashenko claims Putin promised economic assistance to Belarus

Self-proclaimed Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko said that Moscow promised Minsk “economic assistance” amid new EU sanctions. On Thursday, July 1, Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the VIII Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. Because of the pandemic, the event was held over video conference. According to Lukashenko, before the meeting

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Zelensky to Putin: If Russians and Ukrainians were one people, hryvnia would circulate in Moscow

At the same time, Zelensky admits that in the future there may be “something in common” between Ukraine and Russia Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukrainians and Russians were not one people. The president stated this in an interview with the Interfax-Ukraine news agency. According to him, the two peoples have a common part of history, memory, neighborhood, common

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“DNR” occupiers invite criminals and deserters to military service. They will be allowed to drive without license

The command of the illegal armed formations of the “DNR” invites criminals and deserters to the so-called “military service”. This follows from recruiting ads on social media. “Service – marines. South of the “DNR”. Men up to 55 for various military specialties. We train those who have not served. Leave warrants according to the schedule, at least 6 DAYS per

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Russia Orders Foreign Tech Giants to Set Up Local Foothold

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law Thursday forcing foreign internet companies to set up local offices after authorities accused them of interference by not deleting Russian users’ calls for protests. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, internet companies with a daily base of more than half a million Russian users will be required to establish a legal presence in the country. Failure to

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Russian Security Forces Unable to Get QR Codes to Dine Out in Moscow

Employees of Russia’s security services are unable to obtain the official QR codes necessary for dining out in Moscow under current coronavirus restrictions, a Federal Protection Service (FSO) source said Thursday. All Moscow restaurants and cafes now require patrons to present a QR code proving their vaccination, recent recovery from Covid-19 or negative PCR test result in order to dine

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“We would be one people, in Moscow there would be hryvnia, and a yellow-blue flag would fly over the State Duma.” Zelensky on the unity of Ukrainians and Russians

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy entered into an absentee polemic with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On June 30, the Russian president said on a straight line that Russians and Ukrainians are one people. Zelensky disagreed with this statement in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine. “Let’s finally dot the i’s. We are definitely not one people. Yes, we have a lot in common. We have a common part of

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Residents of the EU have also acquired QR codes to avoid coronavirus restrictions. Why is it much more difficult to counterfeit them than in Russia?

Starting from June 28, in Moscow, visiting cafes, restaurants and public events of more than 500 people is possible only using covid QR codes. Immediately, the issuance of fake QR codes was launched – Roskomnadzor has already blocked a couple of dozen sites that generated them. At the same time, on July 1, in the EU countries, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

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Over 60% of Ukrainians support EU integration, 54% back Ukraine’s joining NATO

POLL01.07.2021 10:45 Some 62% of Ukrainians support their country’s accession to the European Union, whereas 54% back Ukraine’s joining NATO, according to a survey conducted by the Razumkov Center between April 23-28, 2021. “If a referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO took place in the near future, the vast majority (71%) of Ukrainians polled would take part in it, which

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Without Russians: The Rada passed a presidential law on indigenous peoples

The law stipulates that the indigenous peoples of Ukraine are Crimean Tatars, Karaites, and Crimean Tatars. At the same time, Russians are not an indigenous people, as they have their own state formation outside Ukraine.Indigenous peoples of Ukraine are guaranteed cultural, educational, linguistic and information rights / Photo UNIAN, Vyacheslav Ratinsky The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a presidential law

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Lukashenko believes that Ukraine’s sovereignty “melts”

At the same time, he believes that “the Ukrainian people are not guilty of anything.”Alexander Lukashenko / photo by REUTERS Alexander Lukashenko believes that Ukraine’s state sovereignty is allegedly “melting”. He stated this at the forum of the regions of Russia and Belarus. “Thank you to all Russians for their support in the struggle to preserve the sovereignty and independence

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Anglo-Saxons Provoke the Waves: Pro-Kremlin Media Vent about HMS Defender and EU Decisions

This has been a busy time for the Kremlin’s spin-doctors. Russian state-controlled TV channels continued to vent and spin disinformation messages about the recent incident(opens in a new tab) with the UK warship HMS Defender in the Black Sea. At the same time, the head of the Russian diplomacy accused(opens in a new tab) the West of promoting “totalitarian rule

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Putin hints at new Ukraine escalation

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted that he may escalate his military pressure against Ukraine. Asked about the British deployment last week of its HMS Defender destroyer within 12 nautical miles of Russian-occupied Crimea, Putin said that the Defender had been joined by a U.S. surveillance aircraft. He even provided what he said was that aircraft’s tail number. Lamenting

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Construction of submarines and ships together with the renewal of coastal artillery is a priority for the development of the Ukrainian Navy

New ships, submarines and boats, a ship helicopter based on Mi-2, PKR “Neptune”, MLRS “Willow” and ACS “Bogdan” – the main promising areas of armament, as defined by the Doctrine of the Naval Forces of Ukraine. The document was developed by the Institute of Naval Forces of the National University “Odessa Naval Academy” together with the Department of the Navy

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