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Russia to face costs, consequences if it uses force against Ukraine – Stoltenberg

    Ukraine is NATO’s partner, but not a member of the Alliance, so it is not protected by Article 5 of the Washington Collective Defense Treaty. Nevertheless, Russia must realize that any aggression against Ukraine will come at a very high price.     This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Friday, November 26,

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Akhmetov denies Zelensky’s statement on possible participation in putsch

   The information made public by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about allegedly drawing me into some kind of putsch is a lie, businessman Rinat Akhmetov has said.   “I am outraged by the spread of this lie, regardless of what motives the president is guided by. My position was and will be unequivocal, an independent, democratic and integral

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Ex-Interior Minister Avakov Does Not Believe In Zelenskyy’s 2nd Presidential Term

Former Interior Minister Arsen Avakov does not believe in the second term of the presidency of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He said this in an interview for the Ukrainska Pravda online media, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “No, I don’t believe (in the second term),” Avakov said.        In his opinion, in order to get the second term, Zelenskyy now needs

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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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