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Floods in western Ukraine: Tymoshenko demands changes to state budget

The Cabinet of Ministers has not yet submitted to the Verkhovna Rada any bill introducing amendments to Ukraine’s state budget regarding assistance to those affected by floods in western Ukraine. The leader of the Batkivshchyna faction in the Verkhovna Rada, Yulia Tymoshenko, said this at a meeting of the parliament’s conciliation council on Tuesday, June 30, according to an Ukrinform

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NACB, SBU And SACPO Detain Kirovohrad Governor Balon On Suspicion Of Extorting UAH 2 Million Bribe

  The National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NACB), the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SACPO) detained the head of the Kirovohrad Regional Administration, Andrii Balon, on suspicion of extorting about UAH 2 million bribe and receiving the second tranche of the sum in the amount of UAH 250,000. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a source

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Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

    WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter. The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which

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I’m politically lost

I am anti-Islam, anti-Jewry, anti EU, anti-Putin, but almost a socialist. I recognize climate change, i support feminists (otherwise Suzanna’s ghost will torture me 😂), i am opposed to racism and inequality. Is there any party that meets my demands? NO. So why vote?

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Poroshenko Asked U.S. To Endorse His Reelection Campaign, Sanction Kolomoiskyi In 2018 – Ex-U.S. National Security Adviser Bolton’s Memoirs

   Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko asked the United States to endorse his reelection campaign and impose sanctions on businessman Ihor Kolomoiskyi in August 2018. John Bolton, who was the United States’ national security advisor from 2018 to 2019, made this claim in his memoirs, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. Bolton writes in the memoirs that his first major encounter

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Putin Said Obama Told Him Ukraine Confrontation Could Be Settled If Russia Went No Further Than Annexing Crimea

     Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with then-United States National Security Advisor John Bolton in 2018 that former United States president Barack Obama told him in 2014 that the confrontation over Ukraine could be resolved if Russia went no further than annexing the Crimea. Bolton made this claim in his memoirs, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According

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Derkach released new records of conversations between people “who appear to be Biden and Poroshenko”

    At the press conference in Interfax Ukraine, the Member of the Parliament of Ukraine Andrii Derkach unveiled new records of conversations between people “who appear to be Biden and Poroshenko”. The main topics of the tapes released by Derkach were the IMF loan guarantees, the operations of Naftogaz, tariff increases, the Burisma case, the nationalization of PrivatBank and others.

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Uncounted: Why Russia’s Covid-19 Numbers Don’t Add Up

    Russia is suffering from the third-largest COVID-19 outbreak in the world, with over 449,000 cases. Officially, Russia’s death rate is at around 1% – significantly lower than that of other countries with similarly large outbreaks. But few believe the official data. Now, journalists are using official statistics and data processing tools to shed light on Russia’s real coronavirus mortality.

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Kremlin accuses Washington of aggression in space

    The American strategy in space demonstrates Washington’s aggression, stated the Russian Foreign Ministry following the publication of the Defense Space Strategy of the United States. “The document confirms the aggressive direction of Washington’s course in the space sphere. The ultimate goal is to ensure “American military superiority in space,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The Ministry stressed that the

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Turkish business interested in land reform in Ukraine

  Turkish entrepreneurs are interested in changes in the Ukrainian land market legislation, prospects for cooperation in the field of public-private partnership, and the creation of industrial parks and zones. “I see considerable attention of the Turkish side to changes in legislation on the land market and land reform. The second point is the implementation of legislation in the field

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3 Cases Against Poroshenko Dismissed In Absence Of Corpus Delicti In His Actions

    Three criminal cases against former president, Petro Poroshenko, have been dismissed in absence of corpus delicti in his actions. Press service of the Office of Prosecutor General (OPG) has said this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, all three cases were dismissed last week. The cases had been opened following reports on

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NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner Status Grants Ukraine Greater Access To Exercises And Intelligence Sharing

   The recognition of Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) grants the country greater access to exercises and intelligence sharing. Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated this in an interview with Radio NV, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Our participation in the partnership means access to new joint exercises, trainings, and projects with

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First Lady Zelenska Hospitalized Over Covid-19

      First Lady Olena Zelenska has been hospitalized over the coronavirus infection Covid-19. This follows from a report by the Presidential Office, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Last week, she was diagnosed with the coronavirus. “For now, Olena Zelenska’s diagnosis is Covid-19. Moderately severe bilateral multisegmental pneumonia. No artificial lung ventilation is required. State – stable,” says the report. The President’s

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First Lady Zelenska Falls Ill With Coronavirus

    The wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Olena, fell ill with a coronavirus and is undergoing treatment, isolated from other family members. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement of the Office of the President. “The spouse of the President of Ukraine Olena Zelenska received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the statement reads. However, she feels well and

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U.S. Congress Approves USD 250 Million In Security Assistance To Ukraine For 2020

   The United States Congress has approved USD 250 million in security assistance to Ukraine for 2020 under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI). The Ukrainian embassy in the United States announced this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “In accordance with the recommendations of the United States Department of Defense, the United States Congress has approved the entire package

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Zelenskyy Proposes Rada Allow Nationwide Referendum On Changing Ukraine’s Territory

  President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has proposed that the parliament authorize a nationwide referendum on the issue of changing Ukraine’s territory. He made the proposal in the bill No.3612, which was registered in the parliament on June 9, Ukrainian News Agency reports. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in April 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that the law on nationwide referendums

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Russian nuclear-capable bombers intercepted by US aircraft near Alaska

   Russian nuclear-capable bombers were intercepted and escorted by U.S. fighter jets during a flight over neutral waters near Alaska, according to a report on Wednesday. U.S. F-22 Raptor tactical fighters accompanied the four Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers during some periods of their 11-hour flight that reportedly complied with international law, Reuters reported, citing the RIA news agency and the

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Ukraine receives humanitarian aid from China

   Ukraine has received yet another batch of humanitarian aid with a wide range of medical devices from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, its receipt was the result of close contacts between Ukraine and China at the high and highest levels in overcoming coronavirus

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Venediktova Ready To Sign Poroshenko’s Indictment

     Prosecutor General, Iryna Venediktova, is ready to sign an indictment of former president, Petro Poroshenko, in presence of proper grounds and evidence. She said this in an exclusive interview for the Ukrainian News Agency, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Venediktova also said she knew the details of every single case the former president is involved in. Asked if there are

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NATO’s relationship with Russia based on dual-track approach – Stoltenberg

    NATO will maintain a dual-track approach to relations with Russia, which, on the one hand, provides strong deterrence and defense and, on the other hand, keeps the channels of dialogue open as Russia remains a neighbor of the Alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. He said this on Monday, June 8, during a video conference on NATO’s

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Floyd is Russia’s ultimate victory

   The riots in the United States are not coming to a halt. Meanwhile hundreds of whites were injured or killed by the protesters. A white woman got lynched, a father beat up in front of his little daughter by so-called protesters. Images of mayhem are going around the globe. After Putin successfully hypnotized Trump, making him look like a

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