Monthly Archives: July 2021

Russia outraged at demolition of Soviet monument in Lviv

The monument of Glory in the Ukrainian city was completely dismantled on July 23, by the decision of the city council Russia’s Foreign Ministry responded to the dismantling of the Monument of Glory in Lviv. The diplomatic office called this step “an act of state vandalism”. Aleksandr Bikantov, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry said that as cited

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Defense Ministry official charged with soliciting $1 million bribe to rig construction tender

The National Police conduct searches in the house of a Defense Ministry official in Odesa Oblast on July 23, 2021. The official, sitting at the table, is charged with demanding a $1 million bribe to rig a construction tender.Photo by mvs.gov.ua A Defense Ministry official and an accomplice were charged with soliciting a $1 million bribe, the National Police and Prosecutor

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In the Donetsk region, the average salary has grown by almost 20% in five months

In January-May 2021, in the part of the Donetsk region controlled by the Ukrainian government, the average level of wages increased by 19.5%, and real wages (taking into account inflation and taxes paid) increased by 9.4% compared to the same period last year. This was reported on the website of the Main Department of Statistics in the Donetsk region. In the region (excluding

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Courage that deserves support

Edward Lucas Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find European countries with a serious foreign policy. The big players are out of the game. France will be in vain. In Germany, the head of state is approaching the end of her career. Britain is tossing between resisting China’s tricks and encroaching on its wealth There is no point in looking at all, shifting to

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In the Kherson region the radio of the Russian occupying power speaks on at least 34 radio frequencies – human rights activists

Human rights activists emphasize that this threatens Ukraine’s national security and call on the Ukrainian government to counter such influence.The Russian stations “Mayak” and “More” have the largest coverage / screenshot from the video In the Kherson region, the radio of the Russian occupation authorities broadcasts on at least 34 radio frequencies. According to the  Crimean Human Rights Group (KPG) based on

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Russian newspaper linked to Prigogine asks FSB to recognize Bellingcat as “undesirable organization”

The St. Petersburg edition of Bellingcat already had a conflict, which was considered in a Dutch court. The Federal News Agency (RIA FAN), linked to pro-Kremlin businessman Yevgeny Prigogine , said it had asked the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office and the FSB to declare the Bellingcat project an “undesirable organization.”  According to the publication, Bellingcat is one of the main mouthpieces of anti-Russian propaganda, which

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The Communist Party of the Russian Federation will hold pickets throughout Russia in support of Pavel Grudinin, whom the CEC did not allow before the elections

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation will hold pickets throughout Russia in support of businessman Pavel Grudinin, whom the CEC refused to register as a candidate for the State Duma elections. This was reported by “Open Media” with reference to the deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the party, Vladimir Kashin. The promotions are planned to be held on

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Putin views Ukraine as “the anti-Russia” and the struggle against it as his mission, Shevchuk says

Paul A Goble Vladimir Putin considers Ukraine not as a country and nation in its own right but as “’the anti-Russia,’ that is as imply yet another Western project” against which he is called as the successor of Moscow princes to fight against, according to Republic portal commentator Mikhail Shevchuk. Two weeks after promising to produce an article on Ukraine, Putin issued

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Ukraine and Turkey have signed a framework agreement on the construction of two corvettes

Ukraine has signed a framework agreement with Turkey on the construction of two Ada-class corvettes for the needs of the Ukrainian Navy. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine signed a contract for the construction of an unspecified number of corvettes with Turkish companies in December 2020. UAH 3.8 billion has been earmarked to finance the project in 2021 . “A framework agreement

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Website and social networks of Belsat TV channel recognized as extremist

A court in Gomel on July 27 declared the website and social networks of the Belarusian opposition TV channel Belsat to be extremist. The decision was made on the basis of materials from the inspection of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBOPiK) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus, the department said in its telegram

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Seventy-five percent of Ukrainians consider Ukraine successor to Kyiv Rus

POLL27.07.2021 16:47 Seventy-five percent of Ukrainians consider Ukraine the successor to Kyiv Rus, and fifty-five percent oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin’s thesis that “Russians and Ukrainians are one people.” This is evidenced by results of a survey conducted by the Sociological Group “Rating”, Ukrinform reports. “Seventy-five percent of respondents consider Ukraine to be the successor to Kyiv Rus, eight percent

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European Parliament releases tough statement on US-Germany agreement on Nord Stream 2

27.07.2021 17:34 A group of influential MEPs from three political groups – the European People’s Party, Renew Europe, and the Socialists and Democrats – made a tough statement on the US-Germany agreement on completion of Nord Stream 2, calling it “non-European” and urging the European institutions not to repeat the mistakes of the past in relations with Russia. “The US-Germany

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Russian MP scared of “bloodthirsty” Ukraine and called to attack it now (video)

A member of the Liberal Democratic Party fears that otherwise “the enemy will then be stopped near Moscow.”The degree of anti-Ukrainian hysteria in Russia is growing / REUTERS Alexander Sherin, a member of the Russian State Duma from the Liberal Democratic Party , called for a Russian invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible.   Sherin made such a statement on LDPR-TV. Video of his

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How Putin Keeps Winning

Kurt Volker Russia’s president exploits three mistakes the United States makes time and again: a default toward de-escalation rather than confronting aggression; a desire to compartmentalize issues rather than link them; and complacency about the U.S. role in the world, rather than a drive to compete proactively. Vladimir Putin’s experience as a KGB officer in Germany has served him well

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Putin’s threats to Ukraine a wake-up call

President Biden needs to offer more than a White House meet and greet to this democratic ally. By The Editorial Board. July 26, 2021 White House meetings with foreign leaders are a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance. And the newly scheduled meeting between President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is surely meant to send the right message at the right time

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“We must prepare for a full-scale war”: a volunteer voiced an alarming forecast for Donbass

According to Mikhailova, the situation at the front will worsen further.A new aggravation is predicted in Donbass / photo UNIAN, Anatoly Stepanov  In the area of ​​the joint force operation in Donbass  , a major escalation is possible in the future until a full-scale war. The volunteer, the paramedic and the deputy of the Kyiv City Council Alina Mikhailova declared it on

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Sold diplomas for $ 1.5 thousand: in Kiev, the rector’s adviser “caught” bribery (photo)

According to the investigation, the officials set up a corrupt mechanism for obtaining money from higher education students.The cost of “services” started from 1.5 thousand dollars / photo of the SBU In one of the private institutions of higher education, the rector’s adviser “guaranteed” bribes to graduate from university without actually studying and taking exams. This was reported by the press service of

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