Category Archives: Ukraine

Iran to send black boxes of downed Ukrainian plane to Ukraine

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Iran’s Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the

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Russia Bans Ukrainian Journalist From Entering Russian-Occupied Crimea Until 2054

Russia’s Border Guard Service, a branch of the Federal Security Service (FSB), has banned Ukrainian journalist Taras Ibrahimov from entering Russia and the Russian-occupied Ukrainian region of Crimea until the middle of 2054. Ibrahimov, who works with the Crimea Desk of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, told RFE/RL on January 18 that he had been handed the order in person without explanation.

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The Kremlin Inches Closer to the Biden Plot

Lev Parnas pointed his finger at Dmytro Firtash. Somewhere near the heart of the Ukraine scandal is Dmytro Firtash. Evidence has long suggested this fact. But over the past week, in a televised interview and in documents he supplied to congress, Rudy Giuliani’s former business partner Lev Parnas pointed his finger at the Ukranian oligarch. According to Parnas, Giuliani’s team

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MFA: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Ukraine soon

He is scheduled to meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Prystaiko. OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Edi Rama is to visit Ukraine late this week and early next week. “On January 19-21 this year, the incumbent OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, will be on a working visit to Ukraine,” the press

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Ukraine's President Zelenskiy rejects prime minister's resignation

The PM’s offer to relinquish his position came after he was caught on tape criticizing President Zelenskiy. The Ukrainian president later said he would give Honchurak a second chance. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk on Friday. An audio recording emerged earlier this week that appeared to show Honcharuk question Zelenskiy’s ability to manage the economy. “I

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Ukrainian prime minister submits resignation after tapes

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s prime minister submitted his resignation Friday, days after he was caught on tape saying the country’s president knows nothing about the economy. In a Facebook post, Oleksiy Honcharuk said that he had given his resignation to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “I took this post to implement the president’s program. He is an example of transparency and

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Ukraine Will Return to PACE After All

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). 348 MPs voted in favor of this.  There was no discussion during the voting process. According to the explanatory note that accompanies the decree, the aim of this return is to “avoid the retainment of the current situation in Europe, which arose due to aggressive

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Iran lied about shooting down PS752 to defend national security, general says

He appears to have meant that Iranian missile defense would have been compromised by a lack of confidence in itself after making such a catastrophic error, rather than any technical fault to stop their equipment working. An Iranian general defended his government’s decision to lie for days about whether it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people. General

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Zelenskyy suspected of private meetings with Russian officials during Oman trip

Editor’s Note At the moment when Ukrainian flight PS 752 was shot down over Teheran, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in Oman. He did not announce this visit publicly until pro-Russian Ukrainian media Strana.ua, which is reportedly financed by Russia, published photos of Zelenskyy in Oman’s most expensive hotel, the Al Bustan Palace Ritz-Carlton, on 5 January. Three days later,

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Think again

UkraineAlert by John E. Herbst In a recent National Interest article, George Beebe dismisses US policy on Ukraine as “steeped in illusions” and argues for a “sensible alternative.” It is a nice try, but what he comes up with does not pass muster.   Beebe disagrees with longstanding US policy to give Ukraine the opportunity to choose its own future, which

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Iran Military Suggests US Disruption Of Radar Caused Downing Of Airliner As New Video Emerges

A top official of Iran’s armed forces has said the Ukrainian plane may have been targeted by the Revolutionary Guard as a result of “disruption of Iran’s radar network by Americans” while the emergence of new footage showing two missiles being fired at the plane challenges all the explanations offered by the military officials so far. Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi,

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Pompeo phoned Zelensky to find out what he was doing in Oman – Yeliseyev

13-1-20 US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo telephoned President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to find out what he is doing in Oman. The diplomat, adviser to the fifth president of Ukraine Konstantin Yeliseyev has declared it on the air of the TV channel ‘Direct’, Censor informs. He said that there were only two people in the so-called ‘delegation’, which arrived

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No more screwing around! Husband has metal nut attached to his penis in his sleep by his wife as a DIY chastity device because she thought he was cheating on her

Unnamed Ukrainian man, in his 40s, woke up to find his penis being strangled He tried to take the metal ring off himself but needed urgent medical attention  Rescuers used a circular saw to cut the chastity nut in two places before removal According to the rescue team, they saved the man’s penis and its functionality  By Roksana Panashchuk For

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Trump administration shares no blame for downing of Flight PS752, says top Republican

‘There’s no doubt where the blame lies’ – House minority leader Kevin McCarthy The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives sidestepped questions today about whether the Trump administration should have warned Canada of its plan to kill a top Iranian general — while insisting the U.S. shares no blame for the deaths of 176 people aboard Ukraine International Airlines

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“Russians taught how to torture.” Ex-captives of Donbas “republics” share horrors of basement prisons

A massive prisoner swap in which Ukrainian POWs and civilian hostages held in occupied Donbas were released became one of the major events of 2019 for Ukraine. 76 Ukrainians, some of whom had spent over five years in the basement prisons of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republics,” entered free Ukraine. Just after their return, the Ukrainian Ministry of

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Kremlin propaganda: America to blame for downing of Ukrainian airliner

The Kremlin’s spin doctors are remarkably consistent. They have twisted the story of Iran shooting down a Ukrainian airliner into the usual anti-American propaganda narrative, blaming the U.S. for everything. On Jan. 8, Iranian missiles struck a Ukraine International Airlines plane 20 kilometers north of Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. On Jan. 11, three days after denying responsibility,

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