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Monetary wars in Belarus. What Lukashenka started

Brian Whitmore Monetary wars in Belarus resemble a complex multidimensional chess game with several moving parts In addition to harsh suppression of activists and independent journalists , the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko is now also seeking to seize their money. Since the beginning of this year, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Belarusian law enforcement agencies have conducted 107 searches

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Russia accuses U.S.of building ‘belt of instability’ to undermine Moscow

Russia has repeatedly accused the U.S. and its NATO allies of plotting regime change in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and elsewhere Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Western nations of trying to create a “belt of instability” to undermine Moscow, while also meddling in Russia’s upcoming parliamentary elections and backing extremists. This is reported by Newsweek. At a foreign policy

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Russia Fires Back at Olympics for Correcting Ukraine Map to Include Crimea

The Olympics have frequently become a battleground for countries’ territorial claims. This week, amid the opening ceremonies, have been no exception. Russia on Friday fired back at the International Olympic Committee after it appeared to change a map previously showing the Crimean Peninsula as separate from Ukraine hours before the games’ opening ceremonies were scheduled to begin. “This is a

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Russia’s claim against Ukraine with ECHR has no chance of success – Kuleba

The claim of the Russian Federation against Ukraine with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) was filed for propaganda purposes and has no chance of being satisfied, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. “Without interfering with the ECHR justice, I can absolutely assure that this court claim has no chance of being satisfied, and it was filed by Russia

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Kremlin tests disconnecting Russia from world internet

Russian authorities held exercises to isolate the Russian internet segment (Runet) from the global internet, RBC news agency reports, citing sources and materials of the working group “Information Security” under Russia’s Digital Economy national program. The exercises, which took place between June 15 and July 15, were attended by Russia’s “big four” internet providers (MTS, Beeline, Megafon and Tele2), as

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In Doping Scandal, Russia Opts For ‘Honorable Surrender’

Moscow has a reputation for fiercely defending its standing on the world stage, but in a years-long and embarrassing doping scandal in sports, it’s playing a different game. Russia is banned from the Tokyo Olympics this summer, a ruling stemming from revelations in 2015 that officials covered up widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs among its athletes. Instead of going on

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If no end to Donbas war is seen in foreseeable future…

… It could be better to ensure a “conflict freeze” than to end it on Kremlin’s terms, and the Ukrainian people seem to be ready to embrace the option On July 20-21, two closely related news regarding the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions burst into the Ukrainian media space. Firstly, this is an interview by Dmitry Kozak, deputy

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Moscow never uses energy resources for pressure, – Russian Ambassador on Nord Stream 2

Commenting possible sanctions against Russia, the diplomat stated that only the UN Security Council is empowered to resolve such issues The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States of America Anatoly Antonov criticized the agreement between the United States and Germany regarding Nord Stream 2, which contains the threat of sanctions if the pipeline is used as a

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Russia said that for the first time they applied to the ECHR with a complaint against Ukraine

In Russia, they said that for the first time in the history of the country they filed an interstate complaint against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights. We are talking about ten ” claims”, in particular, “discrimination against the Russian-speaking population” and the MH17 disaster. This is reported by the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation. They claim that the purpose of the appeal

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Dekulakization. How Stalin liquidated the Ukrainian peasant class (cont’d)

Article by: Iryna Shtohrin Source: Radio Liberty Translated by: Christine Chraibi Editor’s NoteOn January 30, 1930, the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU(b) issued a resolution ‘On measures for the liquidation of kulak property’, ​​which launched widespread repressions against peasants and small landowners, a process known as ‘dekulakization’. The resolution formally enshrined Stalin’s directives, voiced by the Soviet leader on January 21,

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Joint Statement of the US and Germany on Support for Ukraine, European Energy Security, and our Climate Goals

The United States and Germany are steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence, and chosen European path. We recommit ourselves today to push back against Russian aggression and malign activities in Ukraine and beyond. The United States pledges to support Germany’s and France’s efforts to bring peace to eastern Ukraine via the Normandy Format. Germany will intensify

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Lithuanian border guards detain smuggled Belarusian cigarettes worth almost 2 mln euros

Minsk Capital MS cigarettes were transported in planks, while the truck was driven by a Belarusian. Lithuanian customs officers and border guards have detained the contraband cargo on Monday, July 12, reports delfi.lt, citing the Customs Service of Lithuania. A consignment of cigarettes was found in a Scania truck. The driver – a citizen of Belarus – claimed that he

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Victims of the MH17 tragedy demand to identify those guilty of downing of the plane

On July 17, 2014 – in the skies over the Ukrainian Torez – the illegal armed groups controlled by the Kremlin shot down a passenger Boeing flight MH17 with a Russian Buk missile system. On the seventh anniversary of the tragedy, Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, Malaysia and the Netherlands made a statement demanding to finally identify those responsible for the deaths

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Russia claims Syrian air defense systems intercepted 7 missiles during last Israeli airstrike

On the night of July 20, Russian missile defense systems Pantsir-S and BUK-M2 were used in Syria, but they failed to intercept all the missiles, reported the Russian “Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria” on the website of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian military, half an hour before midnight, four

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Tourist season in Crimea may end earlier due to growing number of Covid-infected

About 400 new cases of infection are registered on the peninsula every day The annexed Crimea could be closed to tourists if the epidemiological situation on the peninsula continues to deteriorate. This was stated by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov at a meeting of the operational headquarters on preventing coronavirus spread in

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Denmark withdraws permit for building Baltic Pipe section

New pipeline’s delay can bring back Poland’s dependence on Russian gas Danish Environment and Food Appeals Committee annulled an environmental permit for the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline, due to possible damage to local bat and mice populations, as DW reports. “The pipeline is planned to link Norwegian gas fields with Polish consumers from October 2022. The move is a setback

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Russia not to stand aside if Ukraine tries to return Donbas by force, – official

Deputy Head of Russian presidential administration calls war in Donbas “domestic Ukrainian conflict” Dmitriy Kozak, the Deputy Head of Administration of President of the Russian Federation claimed that if Ukraine goes for military scenario of re-integration of Donbas, Russia will not be staying away. The official stated this in his interview with Politique Internationale. “Unfortunately, there are still certain extremely radical

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In Kiev, the company refused to hire a girl because of the Ukrainian language: how the scandal ended

In Kiev, the Columb Trade company, which is engaged in the selection of cars from the United States, refused to hire a girl because she speaks Ukrainian. The scandal ended with the dismissal of the HR manager and an apology. Resident of the capital Victoria Yukhimets applied for one of the vacancies offered by the company. During the telephone conversation, she was

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Emperor Putin needs to grow up

His childish obsession with Ukraine will end in violence BY Peter Pomerantsev All infants are conspiracy theorists. They think that the whole world revolves around them, and that if they are denied something it’s because bad forces in the world have it in for them. This is, essentially, the theory of Melanie Klein, the pioneering child psychoanalyst. According to Klein,

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Billboards calling for recognition of self-proclaimed Donetsk, Luhansk ‘republics’ appear in occupied Crimea

Propaganda was placed by Russian political party named A Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth The billboards appeared on the outskirts of occupied Sevastopol calling for recognition of the independence of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, as Crimea. Realities reports.   It is noted that propaganda billboards appeared in the area of ​​the Meckenziyevi Mountains near

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Grybauskaite may become NATO’s new secretary general – Politico

Ex-President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, ex-President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite or President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, whose mandate expires in August, may become the new NATO Secretary General in a year, Politico reports . According to the sources of the publication, it is being discussed that for the first time in the history of NATO, a woman should become its secretary general. At the same time, the headquarters

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Bashar al-Assad took the oath of the President of Syria for the fourth time

Bashar al-Assad took the oath of office on July 17 for a fourth term as president of Syria . It will last seven years. SANA reports . During the ceremony, he thanked his voters for their “awareness  and sense of national identity.” Assad also said that everyone who left the country must return back. “I urge everyone who was deceived and staked on the collapse of the state

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Zakharova wrote a post about “suppression of freedom of speech” in Ukraine

According to her, “the world has not waited for a serious analysis of the disgrace” allegedly taking place in Ukraine. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that there was a “blatant practice of suppressing freedom of speech” in Ukraine. With this text, she reacted to the visit of the OSCE Special Representative on Freedom of Speech Maria Theresa Ribeiro to Ukraine . She published the

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