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Russia Ready For Large-Scale Provocations Against Ukraine – Main Intelligence Directorate Of Defense Ministry

   The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense reports that the Russian Federation is ready for large-scale provocations against Ukraine. Ukrainian News Agency learned this from a statement of the press service of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. “According to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Federation is completing

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Cabinet Terminates Agreement With Russia On Cooperation In Field Of Tourism

   The Cabinet of Ministers terminated the agreement with Russia on cooperation in the field of tourism. The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a corresponding resolution at a meeting on Wednesday, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “To terminate the agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers and the Government of the Russian Federation on cooperation in the field of tourism, signed on July

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Zelensky cancels decrees on appointment of Tupytsky, Kasminin as Constitutional Court judges

   President Volodymyr Zelensky has canceled the 2013 decrees on the appointment of Oleksandr Tupytsky and Oleksandr Kasminin as judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. Zelensky signed the corresponding decree on March 27, 2021. Decree No. 124/2021 states that it was signed, in particular, “in order to ensure compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine, human and civil rights and

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Telephone Conversation Between Biden And Zelenskyy Must Be Backed Up By Actions – U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State Kent

   The United States’ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent expects United States President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to hold a telephone conversation soon, but it has to be backed up by actions. Kent stated this in an interview with the Voice of America, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “I anticipate

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Majority of Ukrainians pessimistic about country’s direction – poll

   Some 69% of Ukrainians believe that events in the country are developing in the wrong direction, and only 16% believe that in the right direction, according to the data of a sociological poll conducted by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF), presented at Interfax-Ukraine on Monday. It is noted that the number of negative assessments of the Ukraine’s

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Ukraine might not last

   Ukraine is fighting against an invasion by a neighboring superpower – Russia – for more than seven years. 14.000 people were confirmed killed so far, about 2 million people became internal refugees. Ukraine has an annual military budget of $5.4 billion, whereas Russia has a military budget of $65.1 billion. Yet the US military aid is an annual $500

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Putin points to America’s own troubled history after Biden’s ‘killer’ remark

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks about him reflect the past and current problems of the United States. Biden was asked in an interview this week whether he thought Putin was a killer and replied “I do.” Asked about Biden’s comment during a video call marking the anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea,

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Putin wants tv duell with Biden

   Russian President Vladimir Putin has reacted to President Joe Biden calling him a “killer” by challenging Biden to take part in a conversation with him broadcast live online. “I’ve just thought of this now,” Putin told a Russian state television reporter. “I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do

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Some facts about the Crimea

Crimea was part of Russia from 1783, when the Tsarist Empire annexed it a decade after defeating Ottoman forces in the Battle of Kozludzha, until 1954, when the Soviet government transferred Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federation of Socialist Republics (RSFSR) to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkrSSR). The transfer was announced in the Soviet press in late February 1954,

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Opposition gathering in Russia, all 200 participants arrested

   Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called for an end to “persecution of independent voices” after around 200 opposition politicians and municipal deputies in Russia were arrested. While Russian police routinely break up opposition protests, the mass arrests of municipal deputies at a conference in Moscow were unprecedented. “We call for an end to the persecution

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Khomchak: Russia’s aggression in Donbas is major threat to security of all NATO members

   Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel-General Ruslan Khomchak, stated that Russia’s armed aggression in Donbas is a major threat not only to Ukraine and its national security but to the security and stability of all NATO members. “Russia’s armed aggression in Donbas is a major threat not only to Ukraine and its national security but to the

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SBU initiates pretrial investigation on fact of high treason during signing, ratification of Kharkiv Pact

  The Main Investigation Department of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has initiated a pretrial investigation against officials of public authorities on the fact of committing high treason in 2008-2010. The SBU press center told Interfax-Ukraine that the law enforcers are investigating, in particular, the circumstances of the preparation and signing of the “Agreement between Ukraine and the

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China interested in increasing exports of Ukrainian goods – ambassador

   Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine Fan Xianrong says China is interested in increasing exports of Ukrainian goods, especially food. He said this during a meeting with Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna on March 11, the Government portal reported. During the meeting, the interlocutors considered the state of implementation of

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Ukraine, Albania seek to develop bilateral relations in education and science sector

  Ukraine and Albania have agreed to develop bilateral relations in the field of education and science, the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports. During the meeting of Ambassador of Ukraine to Albania Volodymyr Shkurov and Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Albania Evis Kushi, the parties agreed to update the existing interdepartmental agreement concluded

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Kremlin has no info on Donbas settlement plan allegedly proposed by France, Germany

   The Kremlin is unaware of the existence of a new Donbas settlement plan allegedly proposed by France and Germany, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. “I have no information about the existence of such plan,” Peskov told journalists in response to the question whether the Kremlin had seen the plan. The elaboration of the Donbas settlement plan was

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Water reservoirs becoming shallow in occupied Crimea, water disappearing

  The water reservoirs satisfying the needs of large cities in the occupied Crimea are rapidly disappearing. As a result, their residents have problems with access to safe fresh water. As the Crimea Realities platform reports, about a dozen large water reservoirs in Crimea have become shallow or completely depleted. The first significant problems with the water arose in the

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Danish business urged to join concession projects in Ukraine’s maritime sector

  Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii has called on Danish business to participate in concession projects in the maritime sector of Ukraine. “We are open to the implementation of joint concession projects in the maritime sector together with Danish business and we will be happy to see Danish companies among the participants in future open tenders,” Kryklii said

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Zelensky excludes Saakashvili from Coordination Council for solving problems in urban planning – decree

  President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky made changes to the composition of the Coordination Council for solving problems in urban planning, excluding Head of the Executive Committee of the National Reforms Council of Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, and appointed Giorgi Tskhakaia to be expert on the committee. The head of state signed relevant decree No. 87/2021 on March 4, according to

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Motor Sich President Bohuslayev accuses Chinese partners of refusing to invest, offers to leave them 35% stake

   Chinese buyers of shares in Motor Sich (Zaporizhia) violated their obligation to invest $250 million in 2018 and obtain permission from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), but it is impractical to completely nationalize the enterprise and it is worth leaving 35% to the Chinese and the controlling stake to the state, President of Motor Sich Viacheslav Bohuslayev has

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Belarus and Russia to hold 2 joint military exercises in March

   The Russian and Belarusian militaries will hold joint tactical exercises in the territories of both countries in March this year, reported the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry. “Two joint Russian-Belarusian tactical exercises of the Russian Airborne Troops and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Belarus will be held in March this year,” the statement

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Women’s March taking place in Kyiv

  On March 8, the Women’s March takes place in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. This year’s Women’s March is dedicated to the negative consequences of the pandemic for women, Ukrinform reports with reference to the event’s Facebook page. “The pandemic has a woman’s face. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the lives of people around the world, changed

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It is time to deepen political association, economic integration of EU with Eastern Partnership countries – Tochytskyi

   Representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Ambassador Mykola Tochytskyi believes that right now is the moment to take advantage of the time for deepening political association and economic integration of the European Union with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, which formed the Associated Trio within the Eastern Partnership, the press service of the Missions of Ukraine to the EU

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Ukrainian MFA reacts to desecration of Stepan Bandera’s grave in Munich

In Munich, unknown vandals poured unknown substance over the grave of leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) Stepan Bandera at the Waldfriedhof Cemetery, Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk has said. “There is another daring act of vandalism at the grave of Stepan Bandera in Munich. Disgusting underworld figures doused it with an unknown substance. What a shame

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