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The Kremlin has said that Russia can provide occupied Crimea with water without Ukraine

    The Kremlin says that Russia is able to provide water supply to the occupied Crimea, so as not to depend on Ukraine in this matter in the future. Dmitry Peskov, quoted by Russia’s Interfax, said this means that active measures are being taken by the Russian authorities to ensure water supply to Crimea, and that the Kremlin excludes negotiations

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Half a million Russians already resettled to occupied Crimea

   After the treacherous aggression against Ukraine in 2014 and the illegal annexation of Crimea, Russian occupiers have turned the peninsula into a military base and continued a targeted policy of changing its demographic structure by displacing Ukrainian residents and replacing them with Russians. “The occupiers have turned Crimea into a military base, and any Russia’s action, in particular, any

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Erdogan accuses U.S. and Russia of supplying weapons to Armenia

   The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, the United States and France – are supporting Armenia with weapons, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his party’s congress in Sirnak province, Haberler reports. “Minsk trio, USA, Russia and France… They sided with Armenia. They provide all kinds of support to Armenia including weapons,” the Turkish president said.

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Tymoshenko calls for creation of COVID-19 headquarters headed by Zelensky

   The head of the Batkivshchyna faction in Ukraine’s parliament, Yulia Tymoshenko, has called on the Verkhovna Rada to adopt a resolution on October 20 to protect all vital systems of the country from the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and new biological threats. She stated this at a briefing in parliament on Monday, October 19, according to an

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Number of marriages in Ukraine during quarantine decreased by almost a third

   The number of marriages registered in Ukraine during the quarantine period in 2020 decreased by almost a third compared to the same period in 2019, Radio Svoboda reports with reference to data provided by the Justice Ministry of Ukraine. In particular, the number of marriages totalled 145,855 between March 12, 2020 and October 10, 2020, compared to 107,069 in

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Invaders have violated ceasefire in Donbas five times already today

As of 07:30 on 15 October 2020, the situation in the Joint Forces Operation area ​​ remains controlled by Ukrainian troops, despite three ceasefire violations by Russian-led forces yesterday and five provocations already today. “October 14, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the agreements [reached within the Trilateral Contact Group] that came into force on 27 July 2020

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The UPA 2020 March took place in Kyiv

On October 14, Kyiv hosted a traditional UPA March organized by Svoboda, the National Corps, and the Right Sector. The event was timed to the Day of the Defender and the 78th anniversary of the UPA. The action was co-organized by the National Corps, Svoboda and the Right Sector. A number of veterans and patriotic organizations also joined. The marchers

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Participants of march in honor of Defenders of Ukraine Day come to President’s Office, voicing their demands to authorities

   A column of participants in the march in honor of Defenders of Ukraine Day in Kyiv came to Bankova Street to the building of the President’s Office demanding to adopt a law on collaborators. According to a correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine several thousand participants of the march are at the building of the President’s Office. Currently, in front of the

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Ukraine marks Defender Day

    On October 14, Ukrainians celebrate the Defender Day and the Protection of Our Most Holy Lady. Ukraine’s Defender Day was officially established on October 14, 2014 by a presidential decree “in order to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity, military traditions and victories of the Ukrainian people, foster the further strengthening

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Ukraine’s reforms in doubt as political climate changes

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hoped to use his October 6 summit with European Union leaders in Brussels to demonstrate his continued commitment to the reform agenda underpinning Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration. However, events in Kyiv on the eve of the summit will only have served to amplify concerns over the country’s direction under Zelenskyy, as was evident in an anodyne

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Committee supports creation of TSC on “Wagnerians”

   The Verkhovna Rada Committee on Rules of Procedure Supports Draft Resolution on Establishment of Temporary Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Wagnerians’ Case. “The ruling will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration.… There are already enough rumors and untruths about the Wagnerians’ case. It is enough to turn a blind eye to it and ignore it. The parliament

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Poroshenko’s health worsening

   The condition of the fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has worsened, he has developed pneumonia. The president’s wife Marina Poroshenko told Espreso.tv. “His condition is worse. He (Petro Poroshenko) has bilateral pneumonia. He is in hospital, he is receiving treatment. Unfortunately, his blood condition has now deteriorated – it is very thick. Doctors can’t even take it for

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Putin’s desire for a new Russian empire won’t stop with Ukraine

By Pavlo Klimkin ‘My country has suffered terribly from the Kremlin’s obsession with restoring Soviet hegemony. But the entire security of Europe at stake’. Over the past decade Europe has sleepwalked into an increasingly precarious and less safe place. The postwar order that provided so much peace and stability across the continent appears to be breaking up. Sergey Lavrov, the

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Russian Activists Warn Of ‘Ecological Catastrophe’ With Kamchatka Marine-Life

   Surfers reported eye and skin irritation following contact with the water. Activists believe the die-off was caused by a release of petroleum products. Officials said the results of an analysis of water samples would be available on October 5. The Russian branch of the Greenpeace environmental group called the incident “an ecological catastrophe” and urged the Natural Resources Ministry,

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Zelensky: Prisoner exchange delayed as lists from occupied territories not provided yet

    The prisoner exchange with representatives of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas is delayed as the other party has not yet provided corresponding lists. “The logic here is very simple. We agreed that both parties should submit lists. We have submitted a list, but the other party has not yet submitted theirs. They started saying that they do not

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Zelensky: Ukraine will develop nuclear energy, despite opposition of many countries

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky emphasizes that Ukraine will develop its nuclear energy, complete the construction of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, despite the opposition of many countries. “There is a strategy for the development of nuclear energy in Ukraine and the completion of nuclear power plants in Ukraine. We will definitely do this. After all, somewhere between 51-52%

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Appeal Court Upholds Yanukovych’s Sentence In Absentia To 13 Years In Prison

   The Kyiv Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of the Obolonskyi District Court of Kyiv, which sentenced former President Viktor Yanukovych in absentia to 13 years in prison. The court announced this decision on Friday, Ukrainian News Agency reports. Based on the results of consideration, the appeals submitted by the defense were dismissed. The verdict of the Obolonskyi

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Zelensky supports restoration of full political dialogue between Ukraine, China, looks forward to exchange visits with Xi Jinping

   President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky considers it necessary to restore a full political dialogue between Ukraine and China, and looks forward to exchange visits with President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. “Ukraine is developing and moving forward. I also want to see progress in Ukrainian and Chinese relations. In my opinion, the time has come to

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Moldova starts to deliver gas for storage in Ukraine – Makogon

    JSC Moldovagaz is planning to pump about 100 million cubic meters of gas into Ukrainian underground gas storage facilities for storage. CEO of LLC Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) Sergiy Makogon wrote about this on Facebook. “The first deliveries have already begun. According to Moldovagaz, it is planned to pump about 100 million cubic meters of gas

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Death toll from wildfires in Luhansk region rises to nine – Interior Ministry

   Nine people have been killed by wildfires in Luhansk region, First Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovy said on Thursday. “Unfortunately, nine people have died: one died in a fire, the rest – we will find out the cause of their death after an appropriate investigation,” Yarovoy said at a briefing, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He noted that a headquarters

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Police Refuse To Question Ex-US Vice President Biden In Shokin Interference Case

    The National Police has refused to send to the United States an international request to question former United States vice president Joe Biden in connection with the case involving interference in Shokin’s work when he was Ukraine’s prosecutor general. Shokin’s lawyer Oleksandr Teleshetskyi announced this to the Ukrainian News Agency. “They (the police) have refused to grant the petition

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