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New overseer of coal industry in CADLO – who is he?

The inability of fugitive Kharkiv oligarch S.Kurchenko to organize the work of the coal mining and metallurgical enterprises transferred under his control in CADLO forced the Kremlin curators to change places in a table. The second and no less important reason for the departure of Vneshtorgservis was the understanding (which came almost 7 years later) that the figures behind the

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Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas on the rise: 9 WIA’s, another injured in IED blast on Friday

Enemy troops used proscribed 120mm mortars.Ukraine’s casualties in Donbas are on the rise / Photo from UNIAN Seven members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received shrapnel wounds, two more have sustained combat injuries, and another one has been injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast. All the casualties were reported on Friday, February 26, by the press service of

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Sobyanin proposed to stop voting on the monument on Lubyanka – and not to choose between Alexander Nevsky and Felix Dzerzhinsky

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed to leave Lubyanskaya Square unchanged and to stop voting on the installation of a monument on the square. He announced this in his blog. After two days of voting, the supporters of Alexander Nevsky won by a small margin, but it is still obvious that public opinion was roughly divided in half. And the voting itself is increasingly turning

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Odesa plant to launch assembly of military helicopters under U.S. license (Photos)

The first helicopter is expected to be ready by August 2021.Ukraine plans to assemble the Bell UH-1 Iroquois / Photo from Ukroboronprom The Odesa-based Aviation Plant, which is part of state-run Ukroboronprom, will launch the assembly of Bell UH-1 Iroquois, a U.S. utility military helicopter, this year. Ukroboronprom Director General Yuriy Husyev announced this while visiting the Odesa plant, according to

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Russia to allow Donbas residents to vote in State Duma elections

Russia wants to allow residents of the territories of the Donbas, which are not under Ukraine’s control, to vote in the elections to the State Duma in autumn 2021, reported the press service of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of the Russian Federation. The Russian officials specified that these holders of the Russian passports will have an opportunity to vote

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“There is no threat to his health and life.” The head of the FSIN on the transfer of Navalny to a colony

Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Alexander Kalashnikov confirmed that politician Alexei Navalny was transferred from a pre-trial detention center in Moscow to a colony. “I guarantee that there is no threat to his health and life,” said the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service (quoted by TASS). Kalashnikov did not say which colony Navalny was sent to, referring

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Zelensky signs decree on measures to de-occupy Crimea

26.02.2021 12:35 President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on certain measures for de-occupation and reintegration of the Russian-occupied Crimea. He said this in a video address on February 26, Ukrinform reports. “Today I signed a decree on certain measures aimed at de-occupation and reintegration of the Crimean peninsula,” the head of state said. Zelensky noted that according to the

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U.S. will never recognize Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea – Biden

26.02.2021 17:13 The United States does not and will never recognize Russia’s purported annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, U.S. President Joe Biden has said. “Seven years ago today, Russia violated international law, the norms by which modern countries engage one another, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor Ukraine when it invaded Crimea. The United States

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U.S. conducts defensive precision strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria

The operation was authorized by President Biden.REUTERS The United States has conducted a defensive precision strike against infrastructure in eastern Syria. “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and

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President appointed Oksana Markarova to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed Decree № 75/2021 on the appointment of Oksana Markarova to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States of America. Congratulating Oksana Markarova on the appointment, the Head of State noted that her candidacy has three key advantages: patriotism, a high level of professionalism and a very positive perception

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M-30 route from Stryi of Lviv region to Izvaryne of Luhansk region to be definitely built in 2021 – Zelensky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has announced the completion of the construction of the longest highway in the country, M-30, this year. “We will build the M-30, we will definitely build it in 2021, although the task has been set to build it by August of 2024 – this is an important symbol that will unite our country together with

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Kyiv court rules to block over 400 websites in Ukraine

Among them are Russia’s RBC, LiveJournal, as well as From-ua, Novostiua.org, ZapadMedia, Infopressa, and others.ua.depositphotos.com Kyiv’s Holosiyivsky District Court has ruled to block access to 426 websites in Ukraine, including those of Russian and Ukrainian media. That is according to Ukraine’s National Commission for Communications and Informatization Regulation (NCCIR) published on its website on February 24. The court has effectively blocked Russia’s

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Russia’s Small Businesses Are Suffering Despite Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions

One in ten firms is preparing to close, warns the Kremlin’s business envoy. Businesses in Russia are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, a new government survey has shown, with a significant chunk preparing to close their doors or start bankruptcy proceedings. One in every ten small and medium-sized businesses are already preparing to shut down, according to

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Ukraine: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol

Seven years on from the violent, illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, the European Union remains steadfast in its commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders. The European Union reiterates that it does not recognise and continues to condemn this violation of international law.

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Russian General Kuzovlev promoted for his role in Donbas war

Kuzovlev was recalled from Donbas in the spring of 2015.Kremlin.ru Russian President Vladimir Putin has conferred the rank of Colonel-General on Sergey Kuzovlev, one of the former military commanders in the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”, the unrecognized entity in the Russian-occupied part of Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Supervising Russian-controlled mercenaries with the self-proclaimed “LPR,” Kuzovlev operated under a number of aliases,

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Medvedchuk, Surkov talk power supplies to occupied Crimea, prisoner swap – leaked call from 2014

The outlet that released the tape has said nothing about the source of the leak.Photo from UNIAN The latest leak has exposed what appears to be phone talks purportedly held in 2014 between Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest ally in Ukraine, MP with the Opposition Platform – For Life Party Viktor Medvedchuk and Putin’s aide (at the time) Vladislav Surkov.

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Zelensky to Duda on Nord Stream 2: “Trap for the whole of Europe”

The two leaders agreed on further steps to counter the Russian gas pipeline project.REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda have discussed by phone the issues of energy security in Europe, including the Nord Stream 2 project. “This project is, in fact, a trap for the whole of Europe. It cannot be allowed. Further boosting of

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Ukraine plans to disconnect from power grid with Belarus, Russia by end of 2023 – Kuleba

Ukraine plans to disconnect from the electricity grid with Belarus and the Russian Federation by the end of 2023, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said. “Since Soviet times, the Ukrainian power grid has been a part of a single network that includes Belarus and Russia. But we want to cut off from this network and make the Ukrainian power grid

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Court rules to seize pipeline allegedly linked to Medvedchuk

Leader of the pro-Kremlin Opposition Platform – For Life party, Viktor Medvedchuk (C) attends aparliament session on Oct. 31, 2019 in Kyiv.Photo by UNIAN The High Anti-Corruption Court on Feb. 23 ordered the seizure of an oil product pipeline owned by Prikarpatzahidtrans, a firm accused of having links to pro-Kremlin lawmaker Viktor Medvedchuk. The politician denies owning it.   The assets were seized

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Russia’s Government Debt Rose 40% in 2020

Frugality through the pandemic means Moscow still boasts one of the lowest debt levels in the world. Russia’s state debt rose by 40% last year, as it sold trillions of rubles in bonds to prop up lost oil and gas revenues from the pandemic. The Audit Chamber, Russia’s government spending watchdog, said Wednesday state debt stood at 19 trillion rubles ($257 billion)

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SMM spots 15 Grad multiple rocket launchers in occupied Donbas

24.02.2021 09:55 The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has recorded 15 Grad multiple rocket launchers deployed in violation of withdrawal lines in the occupied areas of Donbas. The OSCE SMM said this in a report issued on February 23, based on information from the monitoring teams received as of 19:30 on February 22, 2021. According to the report, on February

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Crimea is Ukraine!’ billboard put up near Russian embassy in Kyiv

PHOTOS24.02.2021 17:44 A billboard with the inscription “Crimea is Ukraine!” has been put up outside the building of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has reported on Facebook. “Just a photo, just the Russian embassy in Kyiv, just stating a fact: Crimea is Ukraine!” reads the post, accompanied with a respective photo. The poster depicts

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Armenian Prime Minister: during Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Russian missiles worked only 10 percent of the time

During the war in Nagorno-Karabakh in the autumn of 2020, the Russian Iskander missiles in service with Armenian Armed Forces did not exploded “or exploded only 10% of the time”, said Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in an interview with the website 1in.am. Answering the journalist’s question: “How is it possible?”, Pashinyan replied: “I don’t know… Maybe it’s an 80s weapon.”

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Sternenko’s verdict: Protesters in Kyiv announce new, indefinite rally to start on Feb 27

The event is to begin at noon.Sternenko was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison / Photo from UNIAN Protesters in Kyiv have announced that a new, indefinite rally in support of imprisoned activist Serhiy Sternenko is to start at noon on February 27. They invited supporters to join the protest action over the court ruling and imprisonment of

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Zakharchenko wants to head united “DNR/LNR” and is ready to compete with Pushilin

Former head of the MIA of Ukraine Vitaliy Zakharchenko has stated that he was ready to lead the Russian “DNR” and “LNR” terrorists in the Donbas. He announced this to Russian propagandists from Russia Today, – Liga.net reports. Zakharchenko stated that the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts must be united under the rule of militants, and he is

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