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Russia starts installing equipment to isolate internet

Russia’s federal communications censorship agency,Roskomnadzor, has begun installing equipment to implement the law “On a sovereign internet”, which will come into force partially on November 1 this year and completely in 2021. Devices to “block network security threats” are currently being installed on the networks of the primary telecommunications operators, Roskomnadzor head Aleksandr Zharov told the TASS news agency. Testing will

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Belarus finds new ‘big brother’ instead of Russia

By the end of 2019, Belarus plans to sign a credit agreement with the China Development Bank to replace the loan it did not receive from Russia, Gazeta.ru reports, citing Belarusian Finance Minister Maksim Yermolovich. According to the minister, the Chinese bank has only provisionally agreed to give Minsk up to $500 million. The interest rate is still being discussed, and

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Large-scale fire breaks out in occupied Donetsk: explosions are heard, “authorities” are silent (PHOTO)

A massive fire broke out in the area of ​​the Western industrial hub in occupied Donetsk on Wednesday morning, September 25. This is reported by separatist media. A tall column of smoke rose above the city and explosions are heard. Local residents claim that the ammunition is being exploded. At the same time, the occupation authorities do not specify what

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Putin orders Russian government to finance modernization of Abkhazian Army

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to sign an agreement on Russia’s financing of Abkhazian army modernization. The agreement will be signed after the negotiations between the Russian and Abkhazian Foreign Ministries. The specific amount of funding is not specified.  “The proposal of the government of the Russian Federation to sign an agreement between the Russian Federation and the

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Neither benefits, nor “thanks” – “DNR” militant speaks about attitude towards people in uniform

Militants of the “DNR” in the occupied territory are not respected by both the “official” authorities and local residents. This was told by commander of the anti-tank unit of the “DNR” illegal armed formations Alexander with the call sign “Marshal” in an interview with one of the separatist channels on Youtube. He admitted that they go to the “people’s militia”

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No reason to impose sanctions on NewsOne and 112 Ukraine TV channels – NSDC

The National Security and Defense Council states that no reason has been found to impose sanctions on NewsOne and 112 Ukraine. This is stated in the response of the National Security and Defense Council to the request of Ukrayinsky Novyny. It is noted that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of October 4, 2018 with the initiative to impose sanctions

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Germany stamps ‘passports’ issued by Russia to Donbas residents – Bild

Germany affixes visas into “passports” issued by Russia to residents of the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions, without making a distinction between Russian passports and these “documents,” German tabloid newspaper Bild has reported. According to the report, this is stated in a response to a request from MP Renata Alt from Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP), who

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U.S. leaves 10 Russian delegates with no visas ahead of UN General Assembly

Specialists from various fields and departments had not received their passports back from the U.S. embassy on time to depart with the rest of delegation. flickr.com/oscepa Head of the Russian Federation Council committee on foreign affairs Konstantin Kosachev says the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has not issued visas to ten members of Russia’s delegation who were to accompany Russian Foreign

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Putin’s exodus: Number of Jews leaving Russia for Israel reaches Soviet levels

Israel has recording a sharp growth in the number of immigrants from Russia on a level comparable to the Soviet Era of Stagnation. Over the last four years, the number of Russian Jews who have moved to Israel has reached 40,000, and is continuing to grow, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports. In 2018, Russian emigrants accounted for nearly 50% of Israel’s

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Schiff admits Trump’s impeachment over pressure on Zelensky

The chair of the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, has admitted the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump because of his pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the staff of CNN’s State of the Union talk show has reported on Twitter. “Rep. Adam Schiff says that if the reports about Pres. Trump’s conversation with Ukraine

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Zelensky’s aide tells about idea of ​​signing new international treaty ‘for centuries’

The President’s team is working on the idea of ​​signing a multilateral international treaty with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and China on the guarantees of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. “We have an idea – this is the first time I’m talking about this – which is raised now in different negotiations. The settlement of the

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Two armored vehicles dropped from cargo plane crash over parachute failure in Russia drills (Photo, video)

The armored vehicles had no crew on board, the Command claim. ‹› 1/5 Two assault amphibious vehicles have been destroyed  after parachutes failed in landing routine during military exercises outside Orenburg, Russia, on Sept 20. According to photos posted on VKontakte social network, one of the vehicles crashed almost completely, while the second one was severely damaged. It is reported

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Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine president – media

The U.S. president also said he would have “no problem” if his attorney Rudy Giuliani testified before Congress about Ukraine and Biden. REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump directly acknowledged on Sunday that he spoke with the president of Ukraine about an investigation into political opponent Joe Biden, but called the talk appropriate. According to USA Today, speaking with reporters en

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Ukraine to adopt US border security model

The US Customs and Border Protection Service will assist the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) in adopting a new model of border protection, reported SBGS’s head Serhiy Deyneko. Deyneko said that the SGBS’s delegation was on a visit to Texas where it studied the specifics of work of the US Customs and Border Protection Service. Ukrainian border guards saw how the

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Iraq refuses to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Iraqi Ambassador to Russia confirmed that Baghdad has no plans to buy Russian air and defense S-400 Triumph missile systems even though Iraq was considered a potential buyer of Russian weapons. “People ask me this every time, but we do not have negotiations with the Russian government on buying their weapons, and nothing is suggesting that,” said the Iraqi Ambassador

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U.S. warns Zelensky against compromises with Kolomoisky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky needs to deal carefully with businessman Ihor Kolomoisky, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer has stated. Pifer, who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, wrote about this on Twitter. “In first months in office, Zelensky has built considerable political capital in Ukraine and with Kyiv’s friends in West, including IMF.

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Ukraine strengthens its position in gas transit talks thanks to approval of new unbundling plan – minister

Ukraine has strengthened its position at the negotiations with Russia and the European Commission on the signing of the new gas transit contract that are to be held on September 19 thanks to the approval of the new gas transportation unbundling plan for NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy, Ukrainian Energy and Environment Protection Minister Oleksiy Orzhel has said. “It is very important

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News from Donbas 18-9-2019

In the area of ​​the Joint Forces Operation on September 18, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and its mercenaries violated the ceasefire 4 times, – the JFO headquarters reported. The enemy fired at the positions of our units from grenade launchers of various systems and small arms. One soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was killed, two

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A Moscow man went for a run hours before a protest. Police arrested him and broke his leg. We identified the officer who did it.

On July 27, three hours before protesters swept Moscow’s Tverskaya Street to demand fair elections, Constantine Konovalov was going on a run when he was unexpectedly arrested. Police officers knocked the professional designer onto the curb of a sidewalk, and one officer stepped onto his calves in such a way that Konovalov broke his right leg. At Moscow’s Hospital Number

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Russian General: Russian Aerospace Forces are not ready for large-scale combat

Former Russian Air Force commander, General Pyotr Deynekin, harshly criticized the readiness of Russian Aerospace Force, noting that combat aircraft is not prepared for a large-scale military conflict, even though Russian Air Force is one of the most powerful in the world. “Russian Aerospace Forces do not have enough manpower and equipment to conduct large-scale military operations. There isn’t enough

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PM Honcharuk: Land market to open from October 1, 2020

The land market in Ukraine will open starting from October 1, 2020. “The model we currently offer provides for opening the land market on October 1 next year,” Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said at a conference on land management reform “Land as a factor in the development of Ukrainian village,” an Ukrinform correspondent reports. He noted that it

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Court frees Yefremov from house arrest

A court has released from house arrest the former head of the Party of Regions faction in parliament, Oleksandr Yefremov, who is accused of high treason, separatism and the creation of a terrorist organization, judge of the Starobilsk district court of Lugansk region Oleksandr Foroshchuk has said. “He [Yefremov] had the measure of restraint changed from round-the-clock house arrest. He

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Kremlin Plan to Tap Wealth Fund Fuels Tension With Central Bank

As the Kremlin debates how to spend tens of billions of dollars from its rainy-day fund to jump-start growth, rare public divisions are emerging within the economic team that’s made Russia’s bonds an investor favorite. The tensions highlight the growing pressure from President Vladimir Putin to revive the sluggish economy, which has battered his public support and fueled protests around

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