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COVID-19 hospital in Donetsk region hit in shelling by Russian-led forces

Forty-five patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital at the time of the attack.Facebook.com/marinskavca Russian proxies have shelled the civilian neighborhood in the town of Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region, last night, also hitting the Maryinska central district hospital, used for treating COVID-19 patients. “The windows have been shattered in the hospital’s Building 1, where 45 patients with COVID-19 and pneumonia are

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The State Duma introduced a bill that toughens the punishment for participating in the work of an “undesirable” organization

A group of State Duma deputies has submitted to parliament a bill that toughens criminal penalties for the participation and leadership of a foreign nongovernmental organization recognized as “undesirable” in the Russian Federation  . The authors of the bill proposed that criminal liability for participation in such an organization should arise after a person has committed one administrative offense for a similar act, and immediately for

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Ukrainian companies file $4.5 billion in lawsuits against Russia

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said that Ukrainian companies, which lost profits and assets due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, have already filed lawsuits in international courts for more than $4.5 billion.  “We actively encourage our enterprises, which have lost their property, lost their income, to go to arbitration and to fight again and again with the Russia for all that

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Russian Astrologer, Yoga Teacher Charged for Promoting Popular Hindu Festival

A Russian astrologer and yoga instructor said she has been accused of illegal missionary work for organizing celebrations of a major Hindu festival. Yekaterina Kalinkina, 47, faces a fine of 50,000 rubles ($650) for organizing and promoting events marking the festival of Maha Shivratri on social media in March, according to documents she posted Friday. Maha Shivratri, also known as “the great night

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U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency issues statement on threats from Russia

Moscow views the United States and NATO as the principal threat to Russian security, its geo-political ambitions, and the preservation of the ruling regime.REUTERS The United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has published a statement for the record on worldwide threat assessment in 2021, in particular, warning of threats from Russia. Prior to the Senate hearings, the document was published on

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A bust of Stalin was installed in Dagestan, then they removed it, but they promise to return it. Chain of events

A bust of Stalin was erected on Stalin Avenue in the city of Dagestanskie Ogni . The installation was initiated by local communists. It is reported that another bus stop was installed next to the bust – as a “gift” to the townspeople. ↓ The installation of the bust was criticized on the Internet . Stalin’s opponents recalled the repressions against the peoples of the Caucasus, which were carried out under him. Stalin’s supporters considered that

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Putin Enacts Fines for Sharing Unlabeled ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Reports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law fines for publishing information and reports from “foreign agent” media without identifying the outlet’s status amid what observers call tightening restrictions on dissent ahead of key elections. Under to the new law that Putin signed Friday, media organizations can be fined up to 50,000 rubles ($650) for distributing a report without indicating that the

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Russia accuses U.S. of provoking arms race by strengthening its global anti-missile system

The U.S. is provoking an arms race by developing a global missile defense system, said the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. “The increase in the potential of the U.S. global missile defense system can and is already leading to serious security consequences. It disrupts the strategic balance of power in the world, and provokes an arms race, including missile,” she said.

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Ukraine’s FM says one should not expect new sectoral sanctions against Russia

Kuleba says sectoral sanctions will be imposed if a large-scale war breaks out again/ REUTERS Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba predicts that one should not currently expect new sectoral sanctions against Russia from the European Union. This was announced by the minister in an interview for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service. “One doesn’t have to expect them at the

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Brazil refused to buy Sputnik V because of the “live” adenovirus, which can cause infection in humans. What?! Is Sputnik dangerous?

On April 26, the Brazilian Agency for Sanitary Inspection ( ANVISA ) issued a press release announcing the ban on imports of Sputnik V into the country. The department explained this by the fact that experts found in the lots a “live” adenovirus, which can multiply and theoretically cause infection in humans. The Russian side completely rejected this possibility. As it turned out, the Brazilian experts themselves

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Italian police arrest ex-police officer who fought as mercenary in Donbas

He is facing charges of terrorism.REUTERS Italian police have arrested an ex-police officer from the city of Cagliari, Italy, who reportedly fought as a mercenary for Russia-led forces in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry. “As part of the Lone Wolf operation, Italian police tracked down the 50-year-old man, a former police officer

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FM Kuleba: Zelensky to discuss Crimea, among other issues, if he meets Putin

The Ukrainian leader announced on April 26 that he had instructed to start preparations for a meeting with his Russian counterpart.REUTERS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky plans to discuss the end of the Russian occupation of Ukrainian territories, in particular Crimea, if he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was announced by Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview for Radio

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Participants of a street exhibition of paintings in support of political prisoners were detained in St. Petersburg

In St. Petersburg, activists Pavel Krysevich and Anastasia Mikhailova were detained for organizing a “spring show of paintings in the open air” on the Arts Square. According to Readovka, the activists exhibited their works on easels in front of the monument to Pushkin in Mikhailovsky Square, but two minutes later they were detained by the police and dismantled an impromptu exhibition. According  to

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Rosstat: 23,715 people with coronavirus died in Russia in March. During the year of the pandemic – almost 250 thousand

In March 2021, 23,715 people with coronavirus died in Russia. Such statistics are provided by Rosstat. In 15,003 cases, covid was recorded as the main cause of death, in 2,454 cases, it was assumed as the main cause, but not laboratory confirmed. In another 1,401 cases, the coronavirus contributed to the emergence of complications that accelerated death from other diseases, and in

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Confusion in Constitutional Court as sacked chief remains defiant

The Court’s Secretariat today refused to comply with the instruction to strip the dismissed chair of payments.Constitutional Court of Ukraine / Photo from UNIAN While the Supreme Court is yet to rule in the case into the legality of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s decrees which annulled appointments of Oleksandr Tupytsky and Oleksandr Kasminin as Constitutional Court judges, the CCU remains embroiled

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Russia bans entry to the President of the European Parliament and the PACE Special Rapporteur on the Navalny poisoning case

Russia has closed the entry to the country for eight representatives of the official structures of the European Union and individual European countries. This was announced by the Russian Foreign Ministry. It is now prohibited to enter Russia: the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli; Ivars Abolins, Chairman of the Latvian National Council for Electronic Media; Director of the Center

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OSCE observers spot 15 Russian armoured UAZ Esaul in occupied Donetsk region

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission has spotted for the first time in the occupied Donetsk region 15 modern Russian armoured vehicles UAZ Esaul, which are produced exclusively in the territory of the Russian Federation. The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna stated this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on Thursday, April 29, – Ukrinform reports.

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U.S. Embassy in Russia stops issuing all visas except diplomatic

The American Embassy in Russia will stop processing applications for all nonimmigrant visas, except diplomatic ones, from May 12. “The actions of the Russian government forced us to cut our consular staff by 75%,” TASS quoted the statement of the US Embassy in Russia. The embassy, according to a message in English published on the diplomatic mission’s website, also warns that in this situation

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Purported phone call between Medvedchuk, Surkov leaked (Transcript)

The two allegedly discussed a range of Donbas-related issues, including TCG negotiations where Ukraine was outraged over being pushed to hold talks with Russian proxies.Photo from UNIAN, Volodymyr Stumkovsky What’s believed to be a recording of a phone call held in 2014 between Vladimir Putin’s political operative in Ukraine Viktor Medvedchuk and Vladislav Surkov, Putin’s aide in Russia, has been leaked

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Rosstat reported a decline in real incomes of Russians by 3.6%. This is a report that was supposed to be published on the eve of Putin’s message.

Real disposable cash income of the Russian population fell by 3.6% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020. Such data are presented in the new monthly report of Rosstat on the socio-economic situation in the country. As noted, the first quarter of 2020 was not affected by the coronavirus crisis. In this regard, in future reports, Rosstat

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The European Parliament demanded to disconnect Russia from SWIFT and refuse to import Russian oil and gas in the event of an invasion of Ukraine

The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a reconsideration of relations with Moscow if the aggravation of the conflict on the border between Russia and Ukraine leads to a direct invasion of the Russian army into Ukrainian territory. In this case, the resolution emphasizes, the European Union must immediately stop the import of Russian oil and gas, freeze the

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Kuznya on Rybalsky may stop work due to authorities, thousands of people will lose jobs – statement

Due to “systemic illegal actions of the authorities,” PrJSC Kuznya on Rybalsky plant may stop operations, which will lead to the loss of thousands of jobs and undermine the defense capability of Ukraine, according to an official statement posted on the company’s website. It notes that the staff and management of the plant regard the actions of the State Bureau

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“DNR” occupiers “legalize” seizure of apartments of internally displaced persons

Real estate, located in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast, can now be not just “seized”, but “recognized as ownerless” and “transferred to the municipal ownership” of the “DNR” occupiers. The corresponding document was posted on the website of the “DNR” leader Denis Pushilin. We are talking about the “decree” of April 28, which approved the so-called “Standard procedure for

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