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On Mariupol-Lviv trains, all old cars will be replaced with new ones

The railway line Mariupol-Lvov is being completely modernized with new cars. This was announced by the Minister of Finance Sergei Marchenko during the presentation of the draft state budget for 2021 in the Verkhovna Rada . According to him, for the first time, the state financing of the railway infrastructure was included in the draft state meter. In particular, 3.3 billion hryvnia is allocated for the

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Сourt rules to arrest MP in bribery case

The bail has been set at UAH 3,001,656, instead of UAH 6 million initially sought by prosecutors.Oleksandr Yurchenko / Photo from UNIAN, Oleksandr Kuzmin The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine on Monday, September 21, partly satisfied the prosecutors’ motion and ruled to remand in custody Member of Parliament Oleksandr Yurchenko, who had been charged in a corruption-related criminal investigation. The

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Russian Lawmakers Ensnared in Argentine Cocaine Scandal – Report

Russian lawmakers may have been the ultimate recipients of some of the nearly 400 kilograms of cocaine that were seized from the Russian Embassy in Argentina in 2018, an investigative report said Sunday.  Four suspects are facing a closed trial in Russia after a yearlong investigation into the discovery of 350 kilograms of cocaine worth around $50 million at the school grounds

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Kravchuk demands that occupiers allow Red Cross to enter Izoliatsyya Donetsk prison and other dungeons

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid Kravchuk demands that CADLO immediately provide the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) with access to illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, in particular, to the former Izoliatsyya plant, where militants torture people. This is reported by the press service of the President. Kravchuk notes that the agreements of leaders of

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Finance Ministry greenlights public access to urban developers’ permits

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal promised to complete the urban planning reform and eliminate shadow schemes in the industry as early as this year.Photo from UNIAN Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov says the ministry has opened data on declarative and permitting documents from the construction operations registry. “We are opening data on declarative and permissive

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Zelensky’s approval rating slides to 31% – poll

The survey was conducted on September 12-16.REUTERS That’s among voters who intend to cast ballots and have already made up their choice, according to a poll conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS). Another 18.9% of those polled would vote for former President Petro Poroshenko, and 13.3% for the leader of the pro-Russian Opposition Bloc Party Yuriy Boyko. Read alsoUkrainian political

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“Everywhere is ruin.” Mikhail Degtyarev, who left Khabarovsk during the rallies, reported on his trip to the region

The interim governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Mikhail Degtyarev, reported on Instagram about a trip to the region, which he began in late July almost immediately after his appointment. “Everywhere is ruin, debts, debts, debts. Debts for heat, electricity, between the budgets, “- said Degtyarev. According to him, during two months of his working trip, he visited all districts of the region and,

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Chemist calling himself one of the creators of Novichok apologizes to Navalny

Chemist Vil Mirzayanov, who calls himself one of the developers of Novichok, on the Dozhd TV channel apologized to Alexei Navalny for the poisonous substance, which, presumably, caused the politician’s hospitalization . “I sincerely apologize to Navalny for participating in this criminal business – for the development of this substance, which he poisoned himself with,” Mirzayanov said ( quoted by Kommersant). Chemist Vil Mirzayanov

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Zelensky signs law allowing to run in local elections without criminal record

The document withdraws Clause 9 from Part 1 of Art. 222 of the Electoral Code of Ukraine13:30, 19 September 2020 President’s press service President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed Law No. 3995, which allows running in local elections without providing a police clearance certificate. This is evidenced by the data on the website of the Verkhovna Rada. According to them, on September

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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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