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MP from party ‘Servant of people’ refused to honor memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

112 Agency While the MPs in the Verkhovna Rada rose to honor a minute of silence in memory of those killed on the Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity, the “Servant of the People” Maksym Buzhansky refused to get up. Andriy Dzinja posted the incident video on his Facebook page. Recall, on February 18, 2014, after the activists refused to fulfill the ultimatum of

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Ukraine's Defense Minister: Over 25,000 Russian troops in occupied Donbas now

The minister says the situation is constantly changing. REUTERS Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk says that over 25,000 Russian troops are now in occupied Donbas. “The situation is changing… We see that there are more than 25,000 [Russian troops], for sure,” he told reporters after a parliamentary committee meeting when asked how many Russian troops are in eastern Ukraine today, according

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‘I think it’s very difficult,’ Putin tells woman living below Russia’s poverty line

On a visit to St. Petersburg on Wednesday, after laying flowers at a monument to the late Mayor Anatoly Sobchak, Vladimir Putin spoke to a group of local residents. One woman asked him how he thinks she lives on a salary of 10,800 rubles ($170) a month. “I think it’s very difficult,” the president said. When the woman asked Putin how he thinks her

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Russia’s State Duma cancels fines for displaying Nazi symbols in non-propagandistic cases

The State Duma has voted in favor of an amendment to the Codex of Administrative Violations that cancels some existing fines for displaying Nazi symbolism. The amendment passed its third and final reading, practically guaranteeing that it will become law. Fines that previously reached up to 50,000 rubles ($784) will no longer be applied in cases where Nazi symbols are

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Militant Khodakovsky about features of "civil war" in Donbass: "Ossetian to the left, Russian to the right" (Photo)

Creator of the terrorist Vostok Battalion Alexander Khodakovsky has published an archive photo showing that Russian mercenaries and representatives of illegal armed formations of unrecognized South Ossetia took an active part in unleashing the armed conflict in the Donbass in 2014. A photo taken in the center of Donetsk in May 2014 depicts Russian and Ossetian militants. “According to the

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Russia accuses EU of reluctance to visa Schengen in Russian passports issued in occupied territories

Russia has accused the European Union of “discrimination against the Donbass residents” because of the non-recognition of Russian passports and passports of the so-called “DNR/LNR” they received. This is stated in the message of the Russian Federation MIA. As noted in a comment by the Information and Press Department of the PF MIA, initiating a criminal case on the compulsory

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China expects Ukraine to provide state guarantees for investing $600 mln in building new unit of Sloviansk TPP

China expects Ukraine to provide state guarantees for investing $600 million in the construction of a new unit at Sloviansk thermal power plant (TPP, PJSC Donbasenergo), Liu Jun, the adviser for trade and economic issues at the Embassy of China in Ukraine, has said. “The Chinese side is ready to invest more than $600 million in this project, provided that

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Britain calls Nebenzya's statement at UNSC briefing on Ukraine a falsehood

19.02.2020 09:36Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya made largely false remarks during a UN Security Council briefing on Ukraine on February 18. UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Karen Pierce, said this at that briefing in New York on Tuesday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “The Russian Ambassador spoke at length about the failure of others in fulfilling

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Kyslytsya: Russian-led troops in Donbas dwarf many European armies

19.02.2020 11:54The Russian Federation continues to supply its occupation forces with the weaponry, regular troops and mercenaries “to the extent that now they dwarf many European armies.” “Around 500 tanks, around 1000 armored combat vehicles, almost 130 MLRS, almost 800 artillery systems are [stationed] now in the occupied territories in Donbas,” Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Serhiy Kyslytsya said at the United Nations Security Council briefing

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Putin fires aide Surkov

The respective decree was issued on February 18. Vladislav Surkov / REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed his aide Vladislav Surkov. The respective presidential order dated February 18, 2020, is available on the presidential website kremlin.ru. “The Executive Order relieves Vladislav Surkov of his duties as Aide to the President of the Russian Federation,” it says. This decree shall come into force from the day it has been

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Russian Pantsir-S systems in Syria only around ten percent effective

Israel has decided to disclose information on the extremely low effectiveness of the Russian aerial defense systems transferred to Syria. According to NZIV, to take down a single anti-radar missile fired by an Israeli F-16, the Russian anti-air systems waste on average 8-9 missiles, essentially firing at random. “The Syrian anti-air defense systems have been able to repel a missile attack

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RFE/RL: Ukraine says it disrupted bot network supported by Russian online services

The operation took place in the capital, Kyiv, and in Kharkiv, Dnipro, Dubno, and Irpin. Ukraine’s SBU is checking Russian special services’ involvement / Photo from facebook.com/SecurSerUkraine Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) on February 17 said it had disrupted a network of “bot farms” and seized computer and telecoms equipment that were supported by Russian online services in five Ukrainian cities.

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Top general: Ukraine repels Russian-backed offensive, loses minor observation post

A Ukrainian soldier looks through binoculars as he stands guard at a position on the front line with Russian-backed militants not far from the town of Horlivka on March 21, 2019.Photo by AFP Ukrainian troops successfully repelled an offensive by Russian-backed troops in Donbas, although they had to withdraw from one forward observation point, Lieutenant General Ruslan Khomchak, Chief of the

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Dutch court backs $50bn Yukos claim against Russia

A Dutch court has upheld an appeal by shareholders demanding billions of dollars in compensation from the Russian state for breaking up the once-mighty Yukos oil company. The Appeals Court in The Hague said a previous Dutch court ruling in favour of the Russian state was incorrect. Tuesday’s ruling restores the original $50bn (£38bn) compensation award, made by the Permanent

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"LNR" admits that militants fire hiding behind civilians. Trying to make excuses (VIDEO)

The “LNR” military propagandist Andrey Marochko has posted a video that clearly indicates that the militants are firing at the AFU positions hiding behind civilians. The video clearly shows that missiles fired by the terrorists fly over residential and household buildings. After the video recognition posted by Comrade Marochko began to be actively commented, the “LNR” propagandist started to weasel

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Strike begins in occupied Alchevsk at metallurgical plant, captured by "LNR"

Workers of two workshops went on strike at the Alchevsk Metallurgical Plant (AMP), located in the occupied part of Luhansk oblast. This is reported by the “Luhansk inside” blogger. Reportedly, on February 13, the railway workshop, the workers of which made a number of demands to the management (the strike is currently ongoing), went on strike and completely stopped its

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