Monthly Archives: July 2021

Russia loses $2 billion after converting its U.S. dollar holdings to yuan and gold

The de-dollarization of the Russian National Welfare Fund (NWF), announced with fanfare at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, immediately resulted in losses. In June, the Russian Finance Ministry converted its dollar holdings into gold, euro and Chinese yuan and reported a reduction in the NWF’s liquid assets by 363 billion rubles ($4.85 billion), according to the data on the Ministry’s

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UKRAINE AT 30: Europe’s frontline democracy

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford On August 24, Ukraine will mark 30 years of statehood. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the fate of newly independent Ukraine was far from certain. For much of the intervening three decades, the country’s progress has been marked by chronic instability and political turbulence, including two separate revolutions. Nevertheless, as Ukrainians look back on

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Covid-19: Mortality anti-record recorded in occupied Crimea

Over the past three weeks, the death rate has risen by 62% An anti-record death toll from coronavirus infection was set in the occupied Crimea last week, Krym Realii reports. “This week we have an anti-record. We have seen a significant increase in mortality compared to the previous two. The trend continues, over the past three weeks, the death rate

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Gas production in Ukraine continues to fall, contrary to the government’s plans to increase it

There is still a chance for improvement, in June the company “Ukrgazvydobuvannya” managed to reduce the negative dynamics.For energy independence, Ukraine must increase its own gas production / photo – UNIAN Gas production in Ukraine continues to fall, contrary to the government’s plans to increase it. Thus, the largest gas production company in Ukraine, Ukrgazvydobuvannia, reduced gas production by 5.3% in

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The Minister of Defense announced the creation of a “mosquito” fleet in Ukraine

Andriy Taran spoke about plans to strengthen the Ukrainian Navy.In Ukraine, create a “mosquito” fleet of small ships / photo UNIAN Defense Minister Andriy Taran announced the creation of a “mosquito” fleet in Ukraine . According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this during the Conference on Reforms in Ukraine “Strong Ukraine in a stronger European and Euro-Atlantic family”, which is being held in Vilnius

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It’s more important for Lukashenko to close TV channels than borders – Fesenko on the ban on broadcasting of the TV channel UA in Belarus

It is important for Alexander Lukashenko to drown out any voice of freedom that comes to the country from Ukraine. Speaking to the DOM TV political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko commented on the ban on broadcasting of the Ukrainian foreign broadcasting channel “UA” in Belarus, DOM TV reports. “I am not surprised by this decision. Lukashenko is fighting those who advocate

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Mishustin instructed to bring the level of collective immunity to coronavirus in Russia to 80-90%

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed Rospotrebnadzor and the Ministry of Health to update the epidemiological and mathematical model of vaccination of Russian residents. This was reported on the government website. When updating the model, one must bear in mind the need to “achieve a level of collective immunity of at least 80 (90) percent,” says Mishustin’s instructions. It is not clear from

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Against the background of lack of vaccine, “DNR” leader states that CADO will not force to be vaccinated against COVID

Leader of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin has stated that compulsory vaccination against coronavirus in CADO would not be introduced. This was written by separatist media. According to him, the residents showed discipline and conscientiousness, and therefore, CADO managed to avoid the third wave of the pandemic and a new outbreak of coronavirus infection. He admitted that there are many people

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Russia is developing “special procedure” for voting by CADLO residents in election to State Duma

The Russian CEC is developing a mechanism to attract residents of the occupied Donbas who illegally obtained Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure to vote in the election to the State Duma. The CEC member Andrey Shutov stated this, – Russian media report. “This issue (the issue of voting by residents of CADLO – OstroV) will be settled according to

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OSCE PA adopts urgent resolution on Crimea and Donbas

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has adopted an urgent resolution, which was initiated by Ukraine, and strongly condemns the ongoing occupation of the Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as the war crimes of the Russian authorities, armed forces and mercenaries in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories. This was reported by head of the permanent

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The US State Department should not provide the Ukrainian authorities with documents on sanctions against Kolomoisky – the embassy

According to Zn.ua, Kolomoisky will be one of the main issues to be discussed during Zelensky’s visit to the United States. The US Embassy in Ukraine told Zn.ua that the United States Department of State should not provide the Ukrainian authorities with any documents regarding sanctions against oligarch Igor Kolomoisky . ” First,” under current regulations, the United States does not provide common packages of

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In Britain, new measures of ships in the territorial waters of Ukraine are assumed

The country’s Foreign Ministry noted that British ships have the full right to pass freely through Ukrainian territorial waters in accordance with international law.The incident with the British destroyer occurred on June 23 near Cape Fiolent \ royalnavy.mod.uk Ships of the British Navy will continue to enter the territorial waters of Ukraine. This was stated during a hearing in the

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