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Russia poses “existential threat” to U.S. – Pentagon

09:00, 25.02.21 – UNIAN All European allies are also facing the threat, General Wolters says. The Russian Federation remains a threat to the United States despite economic sanctions imposed. That’s according to U.S. European Command Commander Air Force General Tod Wolters. “Russia engages in destabilizing and malign activities across the globe, with many of those activities happening close to home [in

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Merkel notes lack of progress in Minsk process

23:30, 19.02.21 – UNIAN Tough agenda is needed on Russia within the Trans-Atlantic community, the Chancellor stressed. One of the challenges the Trans-Atlantic community has to address is its relationship with Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, addressing this year’s virtual Munich Security Conference. “When it comes to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, we have not really made

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Slovakia to support Ukraine reform toward EU, NATO integration

09:00, 17.02.21 – UNIAN Slovakia realized Ukraine must address the issues of Russian occupation of Crimea and the war in Donbas, at the same time implementing reform. Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok has assured that his country will support reform in Ukraine toward future integration into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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Pfizer files paperwork to register COVID-19 vaccine in Ukraine

23:45, 16.02.21 – UNIAN The process is set to be completed within a few days, health minister says. The U.S-based Pfizer has applied for the registration in Ukraine of its vaccine for COVID-19. That’s according to Minister of Health Maksy Stepanov, who spoke at a video conference organized by the American-Ukrainian Business Council. “I was informed that Pfizer had applied for registration

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West Mistakenly Takes at Face Value Moscow’s Names for Institutions in Russia, Martynov Says — StopFake

By Paul Goble, Window On Eurasia Europeans and people in the West more generally make a major mistake by accepting Moscow’s designations for institutions in Russia, Kirill Martynov says. When they talk about Russian media, for example, they are “inclined to see “journalism and its crisis and not propaganda factories serving state corporations or the… West Mistakenly Takes at Face Value

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NATO seeks to boost funding for deterrence efforts along borders with Russia

19:30, 15.02.21 – UNIAN Stoltenberg said China and Russia are at the forefront of an authoritarian pushback against rules-based international order NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gas suggested increasing NATO’s funding for “core deterrence and defense activities.” “This would support Allied deployments in our battlegroups in the eastern part of our Alliance, air policing, maritime deployments and exercises,” Stoltenberg said at a

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In Change Of Tactics, Protesters Plan To Use Light To Show Support For Navalny

February 14, 2021 05:45 GMT – By RFE/RL Supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny plan a protest using light from mobile phones, flashlights, and candles on February 14 to express support for Navalny despite a warning that people taking part could face criminal charges. Navalny’s team has called on people across Russia to switch on their mobile phone flashlights

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Amnesty International demands release of protesters detained in Russia – Photos

23:59, 31.01.21 – UNIAN At least 4,000 peaceful protesters were detained in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and other Russian cities on January 31. Amnesty International has demanded the release of protesters recently detained in Russia. The organization announced this in a statement related on Sunday, January 31, according to Voice of America’s Russian service. “All peaceful protesters detained today in Moscow and other Russian

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Putin Signs Bill Extending New START Nuclear Arms-Control Treaty

January 29, 2021 19:30 GMT – By RFE/RL Russian President (Dictator) Vladimir Putin has signed a bill approving the extension of the New START nuclear arms-control treaty. The lower house of parliament, the State Duma, voted unanimously on January 27 to extend the New START for five years. It was then approved quickly in the upper house of parliament, the Federation

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Ukraine publishes COVID-19 vaccination schedule

03:59, 30.01.21 – UNIAN Chief Medical Officer Viktor Liashko announced the launch of the campaign around February 15. The National Commission for technology-related and environmental safety and emergencies has approved a schedule for vaccination against the coronavirus in Ukraine in 2021. This was announced by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the document proposes

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A 17th Century Organ Gun from Lviv — ULTIMA RATIO

Mariana Verkhoturovawith Thorsten Peger & N.R. Jenzen-Jones Introduction Since gunpowder was first developed, humans have strived to refine and better harness this technology to develop more effective and deadly weapons for the battlefield. While some of the earliest artillery pieces were heavy bombards—fixed on a wooden base placed directly on the ground and only useful […] A 17th Century Organ Gun

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In Moldova, President Sandu brings new focus to expanding ties — The Princeton Diplomat

Newly-elected Moldovan President, Maia Sandu (left), with the Ukranian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyi (right) (Source: Twitter) Sam Harshbarger On November 15, former Prime Minister and World Bank economist Maia Sandu defeated incumbent President Igor Dodon in Moldova’s most decisive election outcome in recent memory. Sandu’s Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) dealt a decisive electoral blow […] In Moldova, President Sandu brings

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Reuters: EU to hold off on new Russia sanctions if Navalny released

23:59, 25.01.21 – UNIAN EU leaders could discuss any further steps at a planned summit on March 25-26. The European Union will hold off from imposing fresh sanctions on Russian individuals if the Kremlin releases pro-democracy campaigner Alexei Navalny, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, sending the bloc’s top diplomat to Moscow next week. Reuters reports that despite calls from Baltic

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East Human Rights Group says 164,340 Ukrainians in Donbas have Russian passports

09:00, 26.01.21 – UNIAN The illegal expedited procedure was used. More than 164,000 Ukrainians living in Russia-occupied territories in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, have already received Russian passports. This was reported by the East Human Rights Group on Facebook on January 25. “According to our sources in the certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as our employees (monitors) in the

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Biden instructs intelligence to assess threat of domestic terrorism in the United States

19:42, 23 January 2021 – 112UA White House, at National Security Council level, will build capacity to counter domestic violent extremism. US President Joe Biden has directed his administration to conduct a full assessment of the risk of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the White House said according

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Language law: Ukrainians complain over violations in service sector, ombudsman says

18:00, 23.01.21 – UNIAN The largest number of complaints were sent from the capital city of Kyiv and Kyiv region. Ukrainian Language Ombudsman Taras Kremin says 195 complaints and appeals have been registered since the law on the obligatory use of the Ukrainian language in the service sector came into force. “Exactly a week ago, on January 16, Article 30

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