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Bolshoi Theatre performer killed in accident on stage during opera

     A performer at Moscow’s renowned Bolshoi Theatre was killed on Saturday in an accident on stage during an opera, the theatre said. The Bolshoi, one of Russia’s most prestigious theatres, said the incident occurred during a set change in Sadko, an opera by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. “The opera was immediately stopped and the audience was asked to

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Barents Observer takes case against Russian censorship to European Court of Human Rights

With support from ADC Memorial, the Norwegian newspaper brings its press freedom appeal against Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor to Strasbourg. “Independent cross-border journalism isn’t a crime, it builds on core democratic rights for freedom of the media,” says Thomas Nilsen. The editor in February 2019 saw his independent online newspaper being blocked in Russia following a crack-down by Roskomnadzor, the

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Ukraine feels the chill of Biden’s foreign policy

When Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky makes his first White House visit on Wednesday, he will be desperate for military and economic aid to demonstrate that the Biden administration will not abandon his country as it has Afghanistan. Ukraine has fought an eight-year war against Russia and Russian-backed militants in the Donbas region. Yet even before the chaotic pullout from Kabul,

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Help!

Help me, please. I paid $1200 for a new laptop with Windows 10 x64. Everything worked fine for a few days, but now all is crap! After many updates installed themselves, although i deactivated automatic updates, nothing is working no more! Even when i click the start button nothing happens. Games still work, but metro and most hardware are inaccessible.

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High Anti-Corruption Court Decides To Summon Yanukovych To Hearing

Даша Зубкова The High Anti-Corruption Court has decided to summon former president Viktor Yanukovych to a hearing. A correspondent of the Ukrainian News Agency has reported from the scene. Yanukovych’s lawyers have appealed against the summoning. The court has scheduled the hearing for October 4. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the High Anti-Corruption Court has permitted in-absentia investigation against

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Russia may use situation in Afghanistan against Ukraine

Russia may take the opportunity to negatively affect the migration situation in Ukraine, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhenii Yenin has said. He said this to the Ukraine 24 television channel, commenting on how the situation in Afghanistan may affect Ukraine, according to Ukrinform. “The deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan may lead to the deterioration of the security situation

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UIA stops flying through Afghan airspace on flights to Delhi

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has decided to stop flying through Afghan airspace on flights to Delhi (India) as crisis in this country has aggravated. “Back on [last] Friday, the airline conducted its own assessment of the risks of flying above the territory of Afghanistan in connection with the current situation in the country. Taking into account the identified increase in

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SBU to conduct large-scale anti-terrorist drills in Donetsk, Luhansk regions

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Friday, August 13, will begin large-scale multi-stage planned drills to counter sabotage and terrorist threats on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the SBU press service reports. “The drills will be held for a month in conditions as close as possible to real ones, with the use of firearms and armored vehicles.

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Ukraine, Germany to discuss guarantees of enforcing obligations under Nord Stream 2

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss guarantees for Germany’s fulfillment of obligations within the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, presidential press secretary Serhiy Nykyforov has said. “This visit [Merkel to Ukraine on August 22] is a logical continuation of the contacts of the visit of the President of Ukraine in the quadrangle –

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German Ambassador on Ukraine’s NATO membership: everyone fears to be in direct war with Russia

   German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen, commenting on the prospect of Ukraine’s membership in NATO, noted that one of the advantages of the Alliance is Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, and everyone is afraid to be in a direct war with Russia. “There are 30 countries cooperating in NATO, and this is a consensus organization. This consensus needs

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Anglia denies claim Russia fired ‘warning shots’ at British warship

    LONDON — The U.K. denied claims by Russia that one of its warships fired warning shots at a British destroyer in the Black Sea. The Russian defense ministry claimed on Wednesday that it fired shots after the British missile destroyer HMS Defender ignored a “preliminary warning” against intrusion into Russia’s territorial waters. It said that a Russian Su-24 bomber

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U.S. Congress calls on Biden administration to send military aid to Ukraine immediately

   The U.S. House of Representatives has called on the Biden Administration to immediately send military aid to Ukraine before the Kremlin crosses anymore “territorial red lines”. This was said in a joint statement by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ukrinform reports. “The United States should

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MP Poliakov Proposes Rada Ban Oligarchs From Becoming Mayors

   Member of Parliament Anton Poliakov (For the Future) proposes parliament prohibit oligarchs from being elected mayors of cities. This is stated in the bill No. 5599-2 “On the prevention of threats to national security associated with the excessive influence of persons with significant economic or political weight in public life (oligarchs),” Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the bill,

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US calls on Russia to ‘end senseless violence’ against residents of eastern Ukraine

  The U.S. Embassy called on the Russian Federation to end violence and engage in peace negotiations after a civilian in Avdiivka had been injured in the militant shelling. “We are disturbed by reports of a civilian injured near his own home by ceasefire violations in Avdiivka, Donetsk, on June 19,” the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine posted on Twitter. The

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US Navy formally announces participation in SeaBreeze-2021 in Black Sea

   The U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, has formally announced its participation in the joint Ukrainian-American military exercise SeaBreeze 2021, the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said on Tuesday. “The U.S. Sixth Fleet formally announced participation in the co-hosted Ukrainian-U.S. annually held Exercise SeaBreeze 2021 starting next week in the Black Sea region,” the embassy

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U.S. Embassy: Russia’s aggression resulted in displacement of over a million Ukrainians

    The U.S. Embassy condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which has led to the internal displacement of more than 1 million Ukrainians. Embassy’s Spokesperson Daniel Langenkamp made a corresponding statement in a video address on the occasion of World Refugee Day, published on Twitter on June 20. As the diplomat noted, almost 3.5 million people in Ukraine need humanitarian aid

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Ukrainian Navy conducts tactical maneuvers in Black Sea with combat exercises

   In predetermined areas of the Black Sea, the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted tactical maneuvers of an amphibious ready group, which involved a division of surface ships, marines, naval aviation and air force aviation. According to the press service of the Ukrainian Navy, the training was carried out in several stages. After bringing the naval

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