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Kyiv mobile squad disinfects train after it arrives from Moscow with Ukrainian evacuees

The carriages were disinfected inside and outside / Photo from Ukraine’s Emergency Service

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Sweden remains open as other countries lock down over coronavirus

People walk along the main pedestrian shopping street in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the coronavirus pandemic is not keeping Swedes at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place and won’t find shops or restaurants open on the few occasions they are permitted to venture out.

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Ukraine: Option of default off the table – Zelensky’s spox

21:20, 27 March 2020 The president hopes that MPs at their upcoming extraordinary meeting will vote for the required legislative initiatives to support businesses, vulnerable segments of the population, as well as highly important reforms in the banking and agricultural sectors. Ukrainian authorities are not considering the option of default, while counting on an increase in potential funding from the

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IMF may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 bln – Zelensky

23:50, 27 March 2020 The president noted that, together with financing from the World Bank and the EBRD, Ukraine could receive at least $10 billion. The International Monetary Fund may increase funding for Ukraine to $8 billion, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in a comment to reporters. “Every day we are negotiating with the International Monetary Fund. Now we

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Psy-ops and disinformation campaign in Italy amid crisis

18:40, 27 March 2020 There’s every reason to believe the campaign is launched from beyond the country. A group of Russian military arrived in Italy exactly at the moment an active campaign was launched across social networks, calling for the country’s withdrawal from the EU. Such calls are being spun on Twitter with a relevant ITALEXIT hashtag by a swarm

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Ukraine security officials nab online troll spinning fake news on coronavirus

23:50, 24 March 2020 The woman had been spinning disinformation in various online groups where she was an admin, with a total audience of nearly 100,000 subscribers. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) says its operatives have detained a Kherson-based woman who had been disseminating disinformation on coronavirus spread, aiming to sow panic among Ukrainians and destabilize the region. The

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Florida man with coronavirus claims anti-malarial drug saved his life

A Florida man hospitalized with the novel coronavirus claims an anti-malarial drug — one that President Trump has said is being tested as a possible treatment option but has not yet been approved — saved his life. Rio Giardinieri, 52, told Fox 11 that he experienced a fever for five days, back pain, headache, cough, and tiredness after attending a work-related conference in New York.

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Coronavirus is not a biological weapon. It’s an information one

2020/03/23 – 03:53 According to a document recently published by European External Action Service — an integral part of the EU and its diplomatic service, — the Kremlin has deployed a massive disinformation campaign related to COVID-19.  The goal behind it, to undermine public trust into institutions and sow chaos, is identical to one that Moscow has been pursuing for many years,

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Russia-led forces use banned 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions on Sunday

21:59, 22 March 2020 No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported today. Russia-led forces mounted one attack on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday, having used proscribed weapons. In particular, they lobbed five 82mm mortar shells to attack Ukrainian troops deployed near the village of Vodiane in the Skhid (East) sector, the press center of Ukraine’s Joint Forces

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