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Resident of Spain, who took off the Russian flag from the wall of her apartment, kidnapped in Donetsk

A citizen of Ukraine, permanently residing in Spain, was abducted in Donetsk. Armed people took her away after she removed one of the Russian flags, hung by the occupiers, from the outer wall of her apartment along the main Artioma Street. This was reported to OstroV by the victim’s friends and husband. Evgeniya Lukiyenko (now Evgeniya Yepes-Vinuesa), born in 1966,

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High Anti-Corruption Court repeals lower court’s move to arrest ex-health minister Bohatyriova

The decision is due to gross violations by Kyiv prosecutors in handing the suspicion notice in line with the Criminal Procedure Code. Raisa Bohatyriova / Photo from UNIAN The Appeals Chamber of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court has repealed the ruling of the lower-instance court to remand in custody ex-Minister of Health Raisa Bohatyriova, the HACC press service reports. The decision

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Russian instructors arrive in Donbas to train militants – intelligence

05.06.2020 15:24 Groups of Russian instructors for snipers, intelligence officers and special operations units have arrived in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to improve the skills of Russian-backed militants, Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Mykhailo Sharavara has said, with reference to information from the ministry’s main intelligence directorate. “In early June this year, groups of Russian instructors

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Ukraine’s NSDC secretary predicts Russia’s break-up

He says Russia is an artificial entity, which was once formed “at gunpoint.” REUTERS Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov says the Russian Federation has been confronting its neighboring countries all the time and he thinks that it will break up sooner or later. “This is an artificial entity, which once was also formed at

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Zelensky ready to pay fine for indoor meeting at café amid quarantine

Cafés and restaurants are allowed to work as open-air seating subject to 1.5-meter social distancing rules. facebook.com/president.gov.ua Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he is ready to pay a fine if his indoor meeting at a café in the city of Khmelnytsky is considered a violation of the quarantine rules. “I am ready to pay a fine if I’ve violated

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Zelensky offers to grant visa-free travel to citizens of China, some other countries

Ukraine should compete for tourists, president believes. REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will propose that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs liberalize the country’s travel regime with China and a number of other countries, whose citizens seek to come to Ukraine for tourist purposes. “I’ll instruct the Foreign Ministry because it is my vertical. My proposal for visa liberalization, especially today,

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Russian Court in Crimea Jails Jehovah’s Witness for 6 Years

A court in Russian-annexed Crimea on Thursday sentenced a Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison for organizing an extremist organisation, in the latest harsh sentence against the Christian movement. Crimea’s Supreme Court at an appeal hearing sentenced Artyom Gerasimov to six years in a penal colony, the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization said in a statement, adding that the defence

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Aksyonov confirms unprecedented drought in Crimea

The head of the annexed Crimea Sergey Aksyonov called this year one of the driest in 150 years of weather observations. “Today, our main problem is the drought. Unfortunately, this is one of the driest years. During 150 years of weather observation, we have the least amount of precipitation this year, this almost never happened,” RIA Novosti quotes Aksyonov as saying. At

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PMHUB — a hall with a panoramic terrace and an open roof for events — opens in the center of Kyiv

By PMHUB Kyiv Event Space. Published June 3 at 10:49 am PMHUBPopularon social mediaUkrainian fighter jets escort US Air Force’s heavy bombers 81Man who drove truck into George Floyd protest not Ukrainian soldier 75Ukraine to relaunch air travel, indoor restaurants 67 To celebrate the opening of the venue, companies that present the most interesting event ideas will be able to hold events for free.   The

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Ukraine wins contract to repair Pakistan’s aerial refueling tankers

By Illia Ponomarenko. Published June 4 at 7:02 pm A Ilyushin Il-78 aerial tanker of the Pakistani Air Force is pictured at an airfield on June 1, 2011.Photo by Václav Paluzga UkrSpetsExport, an arms trade company affiliated with Ukraine’s state-run defense production giant UkrOboronProm, has won a contract to repair the Pakistani Air Force’s Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling aircraft. The work is to

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U.S. senators to back expanding Nord Stream 2 sanctions to insurers – media

The bill is expected to be introduced on Thursday, June 4. REUTERS A bipartisan group of senators is planning to introduce legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Gazprom PJSC’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany by taking aim at insurance companies that work with Russian vessels on completion of the project. A draft of the measure obtained

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More evidence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine discovered by digital sleuth as Russia keeps denying its involvement

2020/06/02 – 23:57 • WAR IN THE DONBASUkrainian volunteers of InformNapalm continue to meticulously document the facts of the Russian military presence in Ukraine, having identified thousands of soldiers and about a hundred Russian military units that fought on the Ukrainian soil against Ukrainians. Lately, InformNapalm has updated its database with new occurrences of the advanced Russian military equipment spotted by the OSCE

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Russian ambassador urges US authorities to release jailed Russians amid pandemic

The embassy has also sent a diplomatic note to the US Department of State, demanding that medical aid be provided to US-jailed Russian pilot Konstantin YaroshenkoRussian embassy in the US© Anatoly Bochinin/TASS WASHINGTON, June 4. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in the United States calls upon the US authorities to release Russian citizens kept in US prisons for fears that they

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Russia rejects claims it was behind cyberattack on Bundestag in 2015 — diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova© Sergei Bobylev/TASSREAD ALSOGermany’s Heiko Maas says has evidence of Russian involvement in cyberattack on Bundestag MOSCOW, June 4./TASS/. Russia flatly rejects accusations hurled at it for an alleged involvement in a hacker attack on Germany’s Bundestag in 2015, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday. “We strongly reject Germany’s proofless allegations

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Coronavirus Seals Off City Near Secret Russian Nuclear Accident Site

Authorities have blocked access to a city in far northern Russia located near the site of last year’s mysterious nuclear testing accident as the coronavirus outbreak there intensified. The governor of the Arkhangelsk region signed an order to close public access to the city of Severodvinsk this Saturday, the city’s press service said Thursday. Severodvinsk is near the Nyonoksa testing site where

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Watches, cars, piles of cash: Ukraine’s officials reveal their annual declarations

Ukraine’s public officials filed their 2019 asset declarations by June 1. Head of President’s Office Andriy Yermak (L) declared little income but substantial savings, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov (C) once again boasted a collection of luxury items, while Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal filed an un-remarkable declaration.Photo by Kyiv PostPopularon social mediaUkrainian fighter jets escort US Air Force’s heavy bombers 80Man who drove

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“Magnets of attraction”: Zelensky announces projects for tourism development

They could be interesting to potential investors, President suggests. Castle in Kamianets-Podilsky / Photo from UNIAN President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has announced a number of projects soon to be presented, poised to help attract tourists to different Ukrainian regions. While on a working trip to Khmelnytsky region, Zelensky noted the importance of developing Ukrainian tourism, the President’s Office reports.

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Ukraine International Airlines resuming flights between Kyiv and Odesa as quarantine eases

At stage 1, the carrier will only perform two round flights. Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s largest air carrier, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), will resume regular flights on route Kyiv (KBP) – Odesa (ODS) – Kyiv (KBP) starting June 5, according to the company press service. The move is due to today’s decision by Cabinet to allow from June 5 resuming regular

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Daredevil activists go for pro-Ukrainian stunt in occupied Donbas (Photo)

Leaflets with pro-Ukrainian slogans were posted across towns in the occupied areas. “It’s been six years, and Donbas isn’t Russia. Time to come home. Our country is Ukraine” / TSN / Special correspondent An underground activist organization coordinated efforts in the occupied Donbas to spread the word about what they believe is important for the local population to remember. “Donetsk region

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Zelensky not ruling out future permission to sell land to foreigners

He said this at a meeting with business representatives of Khmelnytsky region, which was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the head of state on Wednesday, June 3, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he does not rule out that the land market will be opened to foreigners after Ukrainians get an opportunity to

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President Alexander Lukashenko dismisses Belarusian government

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed an order dismissing the country’s current government, reports the state-owned national news agency BelTA.  Lukashenko held a meeting to discuss proposals on the composition of a new government on the morning of June 3. He also linked the cabinet’s impending resignation to the Belarusian presidential election coming up in August. The Belarusian President underscored that

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Kremlin considers classifying data on the state of Russian economy

The record-breaking collapse of the Russian economy since the 1990s instead of the promised “breakthrough” to growth rates caused “cognitive dissonance” among Russian officials, who began to look for ways to hide uncomfortable figures from the public. Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the situation, that a number of government officials from the team of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposed

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Lugansk People’s Republic legislature adopts Russian as the only official language

On March 6, the Donetsk People’s Republic also amended its Constitution, defining Russian language as the official language LUGANSK, June 3. /TASS/. Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Parliament adopted a bill Wednesday that defines Russian language as the only official language in the republic. The decision was approved by the lawmakers with one abstained. The bill amending Article 10 of the

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