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"Zelensky lives in parallel reality." Famous Ukrainians – about the idea of ​​joint patrols in the Donbass

NV Magazine asked famous compatriots if they consider it possible to jointly patrol the eastern border of Ukraine with representatives and residents of the so-called “L / DPR” . The editors asked this question after President Vladimir Zelensky suggested organizing joint border patrols in the Donbas with the participation of representatives of the Armed Forces, the OSCE and “local communities” during the preparation for

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Russian MPs and ministers could be banned from keeping money abroad

New amendments to the Russian Constitution could ban Russian ministers and members of government from having accounts with offshore banks, said Pavel Krasheninnikov, Chairperson of the State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation, as cited by TASS. “The president of government, the vice presidents of government, federal ministers and other leaders of federal organs of executive government will be

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CBS News: MH17 prosecutor says Russians "haven't been helpful at all"

The trial of the suspects in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing over Donbas in the summer of 2014 will begin on March 9, 2020. Dutch Chief Prosecutor and Chairman of the Joint Investigation Team probing the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Russia-occupied Donbas in July 2014 Fred Westerbeke says that despite all the evidence pointing to

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Unidentified fighter jets attack Syrian targets near Russia's largest air base

Syrian television reported that the town of Jableh, located just one kilometer from Russia’s Khmeimim military airbase, had been hit by rocket fire coming from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea. Several air-to-surface missiles were reportedly fired in the direction of the Russian military airfield. “The Syrian Arab Republic’s air defense systems in the west of the country were activated

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Russian propagandists denied entry, banned from Ukraine

The three Russian nationals are Dmitry Sidorin, Andrei Frolchenkov, and Yekaterina Dementieva, who is a top manager of Russia’s Yandex Corporation. Ukrainian border guards have denied entry to several Russian nationals who were traveling to Kyiv to conduct training and deliver lectures on writing texts, communications, public relations, and journalism. A Russian citizen born in 1985 arrived from Minsk yesterday,

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Norway Rejects Moscow's Claim It Violated Svalbard Treaty

Norway has rejected Russian accusations of violating the terms of an international treaty regulating activities on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, as a diplomatic spat over Russian operations there escalated. Russia complained earlier in February that Oslo-imposed rules were restricting activities of Russian organizations there, calling for bilateral consultations, and on Thursday accused Norway of violating the Svalbard Treaty. But

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Russian Sailors Jailed in Greece for 400 Years for Trafficking Migrants – Reports

Two Russian sailors have been sentenced to a combined 395 years in prison in Greece for trafficking migrants, the RBC news website reported Friday. The sailors claim that they were initially hired to tow yachts and then received threats when they objected to trafficking people, human rights activist Ivan Melnikov told RBC. Interfax identified them as Alexander Illarionov and Andrei

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BEWARE ANOTHER RUSSIA RESET

Kremlin Proposals May Look Appealing but They Raise Russia’s Influence at Our Expense   With U.S. presidential elections fast approaching, the specter of another attempted “reset” with Putinist Russia looms over Washington. Regardless of who takes the reigns in the White House next January, there is a danger that in the hope of rebuilding relations with Moscow the administration will accommodate

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Putin: We're not friends with Ukraine, but there's always hope – Russian media

At the same time, Putin recalled Moscow and Kyiv had managed to agree on a prisoner swap, as well as on gas transit through Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia and Ukraine are not friends anymore, but he hopes for an agreement with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on improving relations between the two countries. “There’s always hope,”

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Russia-Turkey Tensions in Syria, Explained

Deadly fighting has led Russia and Turkey to the brink of conflict in Syria as the battle over the war-torn country’s final rebel bastions intensified this week.  Turkish forces and Syrian rebels fought government troops Thursday and Russian warplanes struck back in a sharp escalation in northwest Syria’s Idlib, Russian and Turkish officials said. Moscow and Ankara back different sides

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A Russia-Ukraine team would be a powerhouse, so competitors will to anything to tear us apart – Putin

This article contains Russian propaganda and bullshit! The effort by some foreign players to drive a wedge between Russia and Ukraine is quite pragmatic, since the synergies coming from them working together would greatly boost both, Vladimir Putin has said. ussia and Ukraine have common historic roots and great potential for benefiting each other from joint efforts, so it is

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Russia to deliver first Pantsir missile system to Serbia by the end of the week

The first out of six Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems will be delivered to Serbia by the end of the week, announced the Radio Television of Serbia. The agreement was reportedly reached during a meeting between Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. Shoygu visited Belgrade on February 17. According to the TV channel, the Serbian military has been

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Exclusive: 'Made in Russia' passenger jet finds a single buyer, Aeroflot

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s main home-grown passenger jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, conceived as a rival to Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, has no confirmed orders this year beyond a long-standing deal with state carrier Aeroflot ALTR.MM, two sources told Reuters. The aircraft, which entered service in 2011 and was the first passenger jet built in Russia since the fall of

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Russian fraud at the Munich Security Conference: How far is the dialogue possible?

BOHDAN BEN Russia’s return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), despite its failure to implement PACE resolutions; Putin’s dominating presence at the January 2020 World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, where he promulgated his historical narrative; and finally the 2020 Munich Security Conference (MSC) held 14-16 February, promoting the notorious pro-Russia plan regarding Ukraine, under the statement’s neutral title

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Russia's war crimes: Deputy Prosecutor General tells ICC representatives about hundreds of proceedings

Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Giunduz Mamedov held a meeting with representatives of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to discuss the evidence of Russian aggression in Donbas and Crimea. “The Ukrainian law enforcement agencies of Ukraine under the coordination of the Prosecutor General’s Office continue to gather evidence of the international-scale armed conflict and the

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Russia loses leverage as Ukrainian exports go global

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund Ukraine’s State Statistical Service has just published its data on Ukraine’s foreign trade in 2019. Overall, the changes it reveals might not appear large. The country’s merchandise exports increased by 5.8 percent to USD 50.1 billion, while imports rose by 6.3 percent to USD 60.8 billion. Since Ukraine currently receives annual remittances of around USD 12

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