Category Archives: Russia

Minibus Crash in Crimea: At Least Nine Killed, Nine Injured

At least nine people, including two children, were killed after a minibus crashed in Crimea in the early hours of Friday, authorities in the Russian-annexed peninsula said. The minibus was carrying tourists from the southern Russian city of Krasnodar to occupied Sevastopol in Crimea. Driver of the minibus fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a large truck near

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Russian special services conduct operations to change power in Ukraine, – Foreign Intelligence Head

Kondratyuk noted that we are talking about attempts to incite a “war of all against all” on the territory of our state Russian special services are conducting operations in Ukraine aimed at creating additional conflicts, disuniting and polarizing Ukrainian society, and undermining the foundations of statehood. This was stated by the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Valery Kondratyuk according

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U.S. says to Russia: Defensive weapons are only worrying if you are an aggressor

The United States is proud to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s aggression. U.S. Ambassador to the OSCE James S. Gilmore said this at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “As part of its larger disinformation campaign, Russia’s Ambassador has mentioned on multiple occasions the provision of U.S. military assistance to Ukraine. The Ambassador has attempted

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Ukraine to request extradition of 28 Wagner PMC troops from Belarus

The men are believed to have fought against Ukraine government forces in the Donbas warzone. The Office of the Prosecutor General has notified Belarus about its intentions to demand extradition of participants in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, recently detained on Belarusian territory as part of the Russian PMC Wagner group. That’s according to the OPG press service. “The

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Kremlin Demands Release of Russians Held in Belarus

The Kremlin on Friday asked ex-Soviet ally Belarus to release 33 Russian men detained in Minsk over an alleged plot to organize riots ahead of next month’s presidential elections. Belarussian security services on Wednesday arrested the group of Russians, saying they were mercenaries on a mission to destabilise the country in the run-up to the Aug. 9 polls. Belarus’ KGB

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Why Ukraine Really Is On the Road to Reform

We need to change the narrative of self-victimization in society and aggressive manners towards each other. by Iuliia Mendel Last month Ukraine secured a $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund. A week ago, the European Union provided $1.2 billion for the macro-financial assistance program. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested more than $350 million in

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EU Sanctions Russian, Chinese ‘Cyber Attackers’

The European Union imposed its first ever sanctions against alleged cyber attackers on Thursday, targeting Russian and Chinese individuals and a specialist unit of Moscow’s GRU military intelligence agency. An export firm based in North Korea and technology company from Tiajin, China, were also listed. The member states said measures would be taken against six individuals and three entities involved

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Russia to move missiles and troops to NATO borders

Russia will move the latest weapons and additional troops to the western borders in response to U.S. plans to deploy troops to Poland and the Baltic states, reported Interfax, citing the Inspector of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Vladimir Bogatyrev. United States Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced on Wednesday that U.S. troops could be deployed in countries bordering

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Kremlin Does Not Recognize Ukrainian Citizenship Of Russians Detained In Belarus

Warning! Article contains statements by Peskov. Moscow does not recognize the Ukrainian citizenship of some of the Russians detained in Belarus over their alleged attempts to destabilize the situation there, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 30th July, 2020) Moscow does not recognize the Ukrainian citizenship of some of the Russians detained in

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Angry father berates Zelenskyy for abandoning his wounded son in the war zone

On July 27, over a thousand people gathered near the Presidential Office on Bankova Street in Kyiv to show support for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and protest against demilitarization amid a so-called “comprehensive” ceasefire. The rally was organized by the Capitulation Resistance Movement and the Democratic Sokyra party. Serhiy Zhuravel, father of Ukrainian Marine Yaroslav Zhuravel, travelled from his native village

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The Kremlin’s outspoken arrogance. What the conversation between Zelensky and Putin showed

Moscow has already made a decision, as evidenced by the massive political pressure on Ukraine since July 9 We can judge the conversation between Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Volodymyr Putin from two documents – the Kremlin press release, which was issued first shortly after the conversation, and the press release from the Office of the President of Ukraine. The Kremlin press

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PACE may investigate far-right extremism in Ukraine

It is related to the wave of attacks by national radicals on civilians that swept through Ukraine The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe may send an additional mission to Ukraine to investigate far-right extremism after the Covid-19 pandemic is over. This was stated by an MP of Austria’s Social Democratic Party, a member of the PACE, Professor Stefan

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Hungary supports imposing sanctions against Russia, their strengthening, but sometimes it is necessary to discuss whether this helps Ukraine – ambassador

Hungary supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation and, if necessary, the strengthening of sanctions against the Russian Federation, Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine István Íjgyártó has said. “As for this conflict over the Crimean Peninsula and Donbas, Hungary is supporting the EU’s position, which is quite open and clear, and

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Ukraine’s archbishop blames Zelensky for treason

“When my Motherland is in danger, praying is just not enough”, Afanasiy Shkurupiy said Archbishop of Kharkiv and Poltava (Orthodox Church of Ukraine) Afanasiy Shkurupiy commented on the conditions of ceasefire in Donbas and called President Volodymyr Zelensky a traitor for imposing such conditions. under which Ukrainian troops have no right to use drones for air reconnaissance or use sniper

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Belarus Detains 33 Russian Wagner Mercenaries Ahead of Presidential Election – Report

Belarussian law enforcement has detained 33 mercenaries from the private Russian military contractor Wagner Group less than two weeks before the country’s presidential election, the Belarus state-run Belta news agency reported Wednesday. The surprise announcement is the latest twist in an extraordinary election campaign that has seen strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko jail his key would-be rivals ahead of the vote.

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YouTube blocked Russian TV channel Tsargrad

The channel’s founder, Konstantin Malofeev, is under sanctions over allegations of financing the war in Donbas. Google-owned YouTube video hosting blocked the account of the Russian TV channel Tsargrad on the night of July 28 without the possibility of recovery. This was reported by Google to Russia’s Interfax. The channel’s account was blocked due to violations of the law on sanctions and trade rules. The founder

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China blocks Putin’s Article on World War II

The Chinese translation of the article “75th Anniversary of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and our Future,” in which Putin justifies the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, holds the Polish leadership responsible for Hitler’s attack on the country and calls the Baltic countries’ accession to the USSR legal, appeared on the Chinese version of the Sputnik website (part of the “Russia Today”) on

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Bloody week in the war zone: war crimes and military incompetence

Escalation on the front lines in the Donbas began after Russia’s plans at the online Normandy meeting in Berlin on July 3 were not completely satisfied. By intensifying shelling and gunfire, resulting in a rising number of dead and wounded Ukrainian soldiers, Russia, through its proxy fighters, wanted to force Ukraine to comply with the Kremlin’s requirements for amendments to

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Kremlin names condition for Russia’s return to JCCC in Donbas

Peskov said there were reasons why Russian officers had stopped participating in the JCCC and had been recalled. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the issue of the return of Russian officers to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) of the ceasefire and stabilization along the contact line in Donbas requires consideration and guarantees from Ukraine of their equal

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Russian war crime in Ukraine

The scene is the Donbas region of Ukraine. It is an ugly scene in an ugly war on Europe’s doorstep, where, for six years, the Ukrainian army has faced off against the pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk—and often against the Russians themselves. I know more than I want to know about this war. This winter, for Paris-Match and the Wall

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“Mr. Jones” film exposes the fake news campaign behind Stalin’s Ukrainian genocide

UkraineAlert by Serhii Plokhii The movie “Mr. Jones” is an important new historical drama with a very contemporary context. Released in the US in spring 2020, it sheds long overdue light on one of Stalin’s worst crimes, while also serving as a timely reminder that today’s talk of fake news is actually nothing new. Written by Andrea Chalupa and directed

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Ukrainians, Belarusians, Balts populated the Russian Far East, not Russians

Editor’s Note Amid the mass protests in the city of Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East, a Russian commenter explains how the predominantly Ukrainian past of the entire region is now largely and intentionally ignored by the Russian authorities.Most Russians and many outsiders believe that when the Russian Empire acquired the Far East, it dispatched Russians to settle the area

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