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Poroshenko: Ukraine gets basic intl document referred to as ‘Pompeo Declaration’ on U.S.’ non-recognizing Crimea as Russian

The leader of the European Solidarity party, Petro Poroshenko, has said that during 2014-2019 Ukraine received a basic international document called the “Pompeo Declaration,” testifying to the unwavering U.S. support for Crimea as an integral part of the Ukrainian state, the party’s press service has reported. “We received a basic international document called the “Pompeo Declaration,” which clearly stated that

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Two new visa-free destinations to become available to Ukrainians as of March 1

In addition, Georgia is re-opening its borders for Ukrainians.REUTERS Two new visa-free destinations are to become available to citizens of Ukraine as of March 1, 2021. Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba announced this on Twitter on February 28. According to him, visa-free travel with Grenada will be launched on March 1. Also, as of March 1, a visa-free regime is

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“Everyone there is not happy about Navalny’s appearance.” In “Russia Sitting” told about Navalny’s arrival in the colony

Inmates of colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region, confirmed that politician Alexei Navalny was taken to this correctional institution. Those serving sentences in IK-2 told Ruslan Vakhapov, a member of the Sitting Rus Foundation, that the arrival of a new group of convicts, which included Alexei Navalny, was different from how such a procedure usually goes. As Vakhapov told Open

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Russian helicopter reportedly crashes in Syria

Local media report one crew member was killed in the crash; Russia’s Defense Ministry denies casualties.A Russian helicopter crashes in Syria / Illustration, REUTERS A Russian helicopter has reportedly crashed in Syria. The incident occurred between the villages of Rayhaniyah and al-Qasimia, which is two kilometers from a Russian military base, the Mash (breakingmash) channel on Telegram said on February 28. Local

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Kyiv considers imposing sanctions on Lukashenko’s entourage

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal instructed the government agencies to study the feasibility of imposing sanctions against the entourage of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, said Ukrainian MP Alexei Goncharenko. Goncharenko published the Prime Minister’s response to the parliamentary inquiry. According to the document the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy and the State Border Service has been

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McDonald’s will return to Mariupol?

The world’s largest fast food chain McDonald’s plans to return to Mariupol. Representatives of the institution applied to the municipality for permission to develop a land management project. It is planned to place it on the site of an abandoned fountain on the Greek Square. This became known during the plenary session of the IV session of the Mariupol City Council. This issue

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Kremlin castigates Kiev for deplorable state of Russian-Ukrainian economic ties

The spokesman emphasized that the current volumes of trade between the two countries “are utterly miniscule”Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov© Sergei Bobylev/TASS MOSCOW, February 26. /TASS/. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Ukrainian leadership was to blame for the “deplorable state” of economic relations between Russia and Ukraine. “Of course, we are witnessing such a deplorable state [of bilateral economic

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The media reported about the transfer of Navalny to a colony in the Vladimir region

Oppositionist Alexei Navalny will serve his sentence in correctional colony No. 2 in the town of Pokrov, Vladimir Region. This was reported by the edition “Yarnovosti” with reference to a source in the Federal Penitentiary Service. Mediazona’s source said that the politician was in the Vladimir region on Friday, February 26, and that he was being taken to IK-2. In the same colony,

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Dmitry Pashov, Russia’s richest deputy, was detained in Khabarovsk

Sakhalin Regional Duma deputy Dmitry Pashov was detained during a business trip to Khabarovsk, Sakh.com and  RIA Sakhalin-Kuriles reported . This information was confirmed by the sources of Vedomosti , TASS and  RIA Novosti . According to Sakh.com, Pashov was charged in the criminal cases of the “crab king” Oleg Kan , who, before leaving Russia, allegedly transferred his assets to Pashov. The publication did not specify what kind of cases it was talking about. RIA

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Ukraine’s government instructed to draft bill on dual citizenship

The document is expected to be ready within the next two months.REUTERS Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has been instructed to draft a bill on dual citizenship. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov announced this at a briefing after an NSDC meeting on February 26, according to an UNIAN correspondent. According to him, the bill should be

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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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