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From the FB page of Brian Whitmore

NOTE TO POWER VERTICAL LISTENERSIt is with very deep and profound sadness that I announce that the July 31, 2020 episode of The Power Vertical Podcast was the last one I will produce for some time. I founded The Power Vertical franchise at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in 2008 with the strong support of RFE/RL’s senior management and editorial staff.

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Podcast Ep. 31 – A Ukrainian Soldier Convicted in Italy: What Went Wrong In the Markiv Case?

July 13, 2020Host Volodymyr Yermolenko welcomes Olga Tokariuk, a Ukrainian independent journalist and documentary filmmaker, formerly of Hromadske.ua. She is now finalizing a documentary film “The Wrong Place” with her Italian colleagues. The film is about Vitaliy Markiv, a Ukrainian soldier with Italian citizenship who was sentenced to 24 years of prison by an Italian court for the alleged murder

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Exclusive: Papers leaked before UK election in suspected Russian operation were hacked from ex-trade minister – sources

Jack Stubbs and Guy Faulconbridge MON AUG 3, 2020 / 1:51 PM EDT FILE PHOTO: A Russian flag is seen on the laptop screen in front of a computer screen on which cyber code is displayed, in this illustration picture taken March 2, 2018. REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL/ILLUSTRATION/FILE PHOTO LONDON (Reuters) – Classified U.S.-UK trade documents leaked ahead of Britain’s 2019 election were stolen

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Biden would increase lethal aid to Ukraine, in escalation of Obama policy

POLITICO By Lara Seligman Four days before President Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, the outgoing vice president, Joe Biden, was in Ukraine — his sixth visit in seven years — to deliver a rousing farewell speech. “You’re fighting both against the cancer of corruption, which continues to eat away at Ukraine’s democracy within, and the unrelenting aggression of the

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Antoni Macierewicz to Newsmax TV: New Evidence Shows Explosives Involved in 2010 Polish Plane Crash

NEWSMAX By Marisa Herman 31 July 2020 A plane crashed that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 top government and military officials 10 years ago may not have been caused by pilot error. During a Friday appearance on Newsmax TV’s “National Report,” chair of Poland’s Smolensk Air Disaster Investigation Antoni Macierewicz said new evidence shows that explosive materials were found

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Roman Burko, journalist

My name is Roman Burko, I am a journalist, blogger, founder of the international volunteer community InformNapalm and editor-in-chief of InformNapalm.org website. I was born in Donbas, then moved to Crimea. I studied, lived and worked in Sevastopol. By some quirk of fate both of these Ukrainian regions, which I call my home, are now occupied by the Russian Federation. This had a deep impact

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The Crimean Drought

Russia Dangles ‘Donbas–For–Dam’ Deal, Exerts Pressure Through ‘Compatriots’ and Kavkaz–2020 Exercises The Cambridge Security Initiative originally published this brief in July 2020. The author is grateful to Dr. Tracey German for the Nezavisimaya Gazeta reference.  Russia is dangling a return of Donbas territory to Ukraine under special conditions in return for water for Crimea,two-thirds of which is suffering from severe drought. Russia already spends £4

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‘Ukraine wants stronger sanctions against Russia

Ukraine’s newly appointed deputy foreign argues for heightened pressure on Russia for Crimea crisis, lauds Kiev-Ankara ties Rabia İclal Turan |27.07.2020 FILE PHOTO KIEV The Crimean crisis must be strongly voiced in the international arena, a senior Ukrainian diplomat said on Monday. Urging “harsher” political pressure and economic sanctions against Moscow, Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova said in an exclusive

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Joint Forces Operation Headquarters: Body of killed medic was cut with bones excised, and wounded marine bled to death

on 07/26/2020 | | Donbas | NewsPrint This Post The BBC News Ukraine agency received a report from the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters with some details about the death of a wounded marine who could not be evacuated from the battlefield. What happened to the wounded marine? On July 13, a group of Ukrainian servicemen tried to pick up the body of a killed Ukrainian scout

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CEPA

IF YOUCAN’T MAKE IT,STEAL IT Given the Putin regime’s history of criminality, Russia’s efforts to steal information about a covid-19 vaccine should not surprise us. Brian WhitmoreJuly 22, 2020 Dmitry Peskov is a master of chutzpah. The Kremlin spokesman said with a straight face that Russia is “among the pioneer countries” in the race to develop a covid-19 vaccine.  Peskov

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We must confront Putin’s rogue state

If the UK was slow to act in the past, there can no longer be any excuses now. Telegraph View. 22 July The Intelligence and Security Committee’s report into Russian activity in the UK did not contain the smoking gun that some had been eagerly anticipating. Indeed, given its contents, it is bemusing that the Government apparently went to such

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‘A naked brutality worthy of the Nazis’: ED LUCAS on the harrowing evidence of Beijing’s concentration camps dedicated to ‘re-educating’ a million or more Muslims

By Ed Lucas For The Daily Mail22:16 BST 20 Jul 2020 , updated 01:19 BST 21 Jul 2020 Dawn breaks in the crowded prison cell. Not everyone is asleep — conditions are so cramped in the 70-square-yard space that 15 of the 60 inmates have to stand to give others their turn to lie down. The lack of privacy is

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From FB page: Support Ukraine, Ukrainians in USA: Anatoly Anatolievich.

Ariana Gic Yanukovych regime brutality. This photo of a Ukrainian police officer beating a school teacher in Kyiv who went to rally to protect Ukrainian language in Ukraine screams of what has happened to the country since Zelensky became president. Under Zelensky, Ukraine has rapidly returned to intimidating pro-Ukrainian activists and supporters with violence and prosecution to silence their opposition

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Did Jeffrey Epstein get rich on the back of Robert Maxwell’s stolen pension pot millions? EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN investigates the seemingly unsolvable mystery of how Prince Andrew’s paedophile friend made his fortune

By Edward Jay Epstein For The Mail On Sunday00:11 BST 19 Jul 2020 , updated 02:21 BST 19 Jul 2020 He knew Jeffrey Epstein for more than three decades and had a unique insight into how the disgraced financier made his billions. Now, American investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein – no relation – unpicks the mystery of how the late sex offender

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Six years of MH17 lies: the Kremlin is losing its own game

On the 17th of July, 2014, a BUK missile system, transported from Russia to a field in Eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board. Six years later, the incessant pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign aiming to obfuscate the Kremlin’s responsibility for this tragedy continues. Yet as more and more evidence of Russia’s direct involvement comes to light,

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Russia acts without scruple or care for its reputation

TELEGRAPH VIEW17 July 2020 • 6:00am Russia was accused yesterday of trying to steal British research on a Covid-19 vaccine. It is further evidence that the country acts without scruple, and with no regard for its reputation. Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, called it “selfish” and “reckless”. The cyber-attacks were carried out on researchers at Oxford and Imperial, part of an “ongoing

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Good morning, World! Good morning, Ukraine!A tragic day of remembrance….Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on July 17, 2014 while flying over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board.On May 24, 2018, after extensive comparative research, the Joint Investigation Team concluded that the Buk that

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Vladimir Putin has never stopped fighting the Cold War

The latest hacking attacks are part of a long line of Russian aggression emanating from the dictatorial president ALAN MENDOZA16 July 2020 • 6:00pm Perhaps the only surprise about the latest revelations of Russian disinformation and hacking to afflict the UK – with reference to interference with the 2019 elections and attempts to steal Covid-19 vaccine research – is that

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How Russia’s Cozy Bear hunted for coronavirus vaccine secrets

Investigators working within GCHQ, NCSC and MI5 declare for first time that organisation is an offshoot of Russian intelligence ByRobert Mendick, CHIEF REPORTER ; Bill Gardner ; James Cook and Nataliya Vasilyeva IN MOSCOW. 16 July 2020 The Kremlin was cock-a-hoop. Vaccine trials for coronavirus, funded by Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, had gone so well at two separate institutions that

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Vladimir Zhirininovsky

Since the arrest of Sergei Furgal of the Liberal Democratic Party, (the name of the party is a savage joke, since it is neither liberal nor democratic), which unusually, provoked demonstrations, it might be worth examining exactly what it is that stirred the serf-like population to rebel; albeit on a low key basis. The leader of the LDP is Zhirininovsky.

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