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PM says it’s realistic to get GDP growth at 4.6% next year

19.09.2020 13:45 Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal believes that GDP growth at 4.6%, which is included in the draft state budget for 2021, is completely realistic. He said this on the air of the TV program “Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster” on Friday evening, an Ukrinform correspondent reported. “We are already seeing growth in the third quarter. We expect

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Kyiv agrees to integrate “Steinmeier formula” into law on Donbas special status – Ukraine delegate to TCG

Negotiations are underway on the clauses that should be amended so that the law could work from a legal perspective. REUTERS Ukraine’s envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), MP with the Servant of the People parliamentary faction Andriy Kostin says the Ukrainian side has agreed to integrate the so-called “Steinmeier formula” into the law on the special status of

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Kremlin spokesman says Navalny’s ‘poisoned water bottle’ is a mystery to Russian officials because it was never shared with local investigators

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday the Putin administration doesn’t know where European specialists were able to find traces of a Novichok-class nerve agent on Alexey Navalny’s water bottle because Russian police never examined the alleged water bottle. “We can’t explain this [the discovery of traces of poison on the bottle] because, as you know, the bottle —

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Speaker of Russia’s Parliament suspects that German intelligence agents poisoned Navalny to limit Moscow’s options in Belarus

State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin thinks German intelligence agents may have poisoned Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny as part of a plot to undermine Moscow’s support for Belarusian sovereignty.  In comments published on the State Duma’s website on Friday, Volodin condemned the European Parliament’s recent decision to cease recognition of Alexander Lukashenko’s presidency on November 5 and welcome the Belarusian opposition’s “Coordination Council” as

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Russia delivering repaired military equipment, fuel, munitions to Donbas – Defence Ministry intelligence

18.09.2020 15:50 In September, Russia has delivered 1,200 tonnes of fuel, six wagons and more than ten trucks full of anti-tank mines and munitions to the occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. “Since the beginning of September, about 1,200 tonnes of fuel, six wagons and more than ten trucks full of anti-tank mines and munitions, including for artillery systems,

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European Commission President: hope for completing Nord Stream 2 is fading

The EU’s relations with Russia in connection with the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline are unlikely to improve in the future. Therefore, the approach to this project should be changed, said the head of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen, reports the newspaper Les Echos. “Russia’s behavior has not improved and even tends to worsen. Our hope for

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European Parliament demands halt to Nord Stream 2 project over Navalny’s poisoning

The resolution was backed by 532 MEPs. The resolution is non-binding / REUTERS The European Parliament (EP) has demanded that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be strengthened and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline should be halted over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. This is stated in a resolution posted on the EP’s website.

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Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert.

1 of 12Riot police officers detain a protester during a Belarusian opposition supporters’ rally protesting the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Protests calling for the Belarusian president’s resignation have broken out daily since the Aug. 9 presidential election that officials say handed him a sixth term in office. (AP Photo) KYIV, Ukraine (AP) —

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Poland seeks arrest of Russian air traffic controllers linked to President Kaczynski’s plane crash

The investigative team of the Polish National Prosecutor’s Office appealed to the District Court of Warsaw with a request for the temporary arrest of three Russian air traffic controllers who were working at Smolensk airport when the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in 2010, a spokeswoman for Poland’s National Prosecutor’s Office, told Polskie Radio. “The investigation team of the Prosecutor

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The European Parliament did not recognize Lukashenko as president and condemned Russia’s interference in the affairs of Belarus

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Belarus. 574 parliamentarians voted for the document, 37 were against, 82 abstained. Among other things, the resolution states that the European Parliament: does not recognize the results of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, as a result of which Alexander Lukashenko was declared the head of state; condemns the

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Russia in TCG recognized occupied Donbas as Ukraine’s territory at Kravchuk’s demand

Ukraine’s ex-president Leonid Kravchuk demanded that Gryzlov apologize for his words about ORDLO as “their separate territory”21:22, 16 September 2020 Boris Gryzlov rian.com The representative of the Russian Federation in Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Boris Gryzlov apologized for his words about occupied Donbas territories being “their separate territory.” At the demand of the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid

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Plane used to airlift Navalny to Berlin reportedly arrives in Kharkiv for mayor with COVID-19 (Photos)

The aircraft took off from Kharkiv’s airport on Wednesday evening. Kernes’ cars with ‘0202’ number plates were spotted at the airport / Photo from Suspilne.Media Kharkiv The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane used in August to airlift Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny from Russia to Germany’s Berlin-based Charité hospital after his poisoning with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group

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When will the first goal be launched on the Mariupol Ice Arena? (EXCLUSIVE)

On the left bank of Mariupol, the construction of the Ice Arena continues, which will open very soon. MRPL journalists . CITY visited the location and learned the details of the reconstruction. A bright red dome has already been erected over the arena, work has been completed on the creation of a modern two-story facade of the building and the inscription “Mariupol ice center” has

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Lukashenko says he’d like very much for Putin to tell him more about ‘new Russian armaments’ available to Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko insists that his country is strong, but he also informed Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu (who visited Minsk on Wednesday) that he recently asked Vladimir Putin about new armaments that could “bolster” Minsk’s alliance with Moscow. “I told him that we’d have a look at what needs strengthening and where in terms of the Union State,”

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Work starts on building new terminal, runway at Dnipro airport

 Work has begun on the construction of a new terminal and runway of the airport in Dnipro, the press service of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration has reported, with reference to its head Oleksandr Bondarenko. “A truly historic event has now taken place in the region. The construction of the airport has begun. It will be modern, safe and technologically advanced.

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Tikhanovskaya vows security guarantees to Lukashenko if he gives up power in Belarus

She said Lukashenko would “get even more than that.” REUTERS One of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says she is ready to provide incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko with security guarantees if he peacefully hands over power. “This is all being discussed. Of course, if he leaves peacefully, humanely, there is such a possibility, even

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Simferopol freshwater reservoir dries up (Photo)

Prior to Crimea occupation by Russia, Ukraine used to cover up to 85% of the peninsula’s needs for fresh water through the North Crimean Canal. Twitter/CrimeaUA1 \ The Simferopol water reservoir in the Russia-annexed Crimea has completely dried up. A local blogger has posted the relevant photos on Twitter. Twitter/CrimeaUA1 Twitter/CrimeaUA1 “Crimea. Photos of the Simferopol water reservoir. This is

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Germany offers U.S. deal to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 – media

Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas. REUTERS Germany has offered the United States a billion-euro deal to waive sanctions on those involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Germany’s offer “Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas,” as reported by the RBC

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Russian Defense Minister arrives in Belarus

Today, September 16, a Russian military delegation headed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu arrived in the capital of Belarus, reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. It is noted that the working visit is carried out “to discuss the bilateral military cooperation between Belarus and Russia.” On September 14, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Putin in

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More People Worldwide Trust Putin Than Trump – Pew

Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains a higher level of global trust than U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll published Tuesday. Respondents in 13 mainly European countries voiced the highest confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (76%), French President Emmanuel Macron (64%) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (48%). Putin comes in fourth, with 23% of global

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Kremlin spokesman says sorry, folks, but Lukashenko is the legitimate president of Belarus

Moscow hasn’t changed its mind about Alexander Lukashenko, whom Vladimir Putin congratulated on his re-election last month and met face-to-face on Monday in Sochi. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the Russian government views Lukashenko as Belarus’s legitimate leader, despite more than a month of widespread protests against Lukashenko’s supposed landslide election victory. “Mr.

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“DNR” terrorists put forward conditions for hostages’ release: to change resolution on local elections

Occupation authorities of the “DNR” refuse to carry out an exchange of prisoners until the Verkhovna Rada excludes the mention of Russia as an aggressor and the need to restore control over the border from the resolution on local elections. This is said in the statement of Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself “Minister of Foreign Affairs”. This way she commented

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