Category Archives: Ukraine

The Netherlands considers inviting other countries to join MH17 lawsuit against Russia

The Netherlands plans to involve other countries in the lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of the downed MH17 downed airliner, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov, as cited by Ukrinform. In particular, the judicial process can involve states whose citizens died in the plane crash. “The Dutch side is considering

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Kremlin: Russia has not been informed about MH17 lawsuit filed by the Netherlands

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) did not notify the Russian authorities of the lawsuit against it in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines airliner plane over the Donbas in 2014, said the Russian Ministry of Justice in a statement. “In the event of notification about the complaint, the Russian Ministry of Justice will start the necessary work in

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1,100 Russian tanks, 330 warplanes along border with Ukraine

03.07.2020 14:58 Our state informed OSCE about military potential being accumulated by Russia against Ukraine Ukrainian and American experts, as well as the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, warned that under the pretext of holding strategic exercises Kavkaz 2020, Russia may resort to a large-scale offensive against Ukraine. The other day, the Russian president signed a decree

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Twitter Blocks InformNapalm

Russia is actively using “troll factories” to silence the voice of any effective initiatives to counter Russian disinformation on social networks. On July 4, all pages of the language versions of the InformNapalm international volunteer community site were blocked on Twitter at the same time , including a multilingual page that has been running since 2014 and has 13.5 thousand readers, including international organizations,

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EU satisfies a mere 10.2% of Ukrainian asylum seekers’ applications

The number of asylum applications lodged by Ukrainian nationals in the Schengen+ area decreased by 5%. Some 1,570 asylum applications were reported in Q1, 2020 / Photo from UNIAN A mere 10.2% of applications filed by asylum seekers from Ukraine were satisfied in European Union countries in 2019. “The asylum recognition rate decreased to 10.2% in 2019 (compared to 17.3%

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Olena Rotari: Trukhanov & Co. suspected of laundering budget money abroad

Last week, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, or NABU, conducted mass searched across various districts of Odesa. The criminal proceedings looked into the organization of a criminal group, the fraud of Odesa City Hall, and the appropriation of money from the city’s budget. But the investigation did not end there. By July 8, on behalf of the

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Roger Stone

This is the type of horrible creep that Trump regards as such a close friend that he got his sentence commuted. (Info culled from BBC, Wiki, Mother Jones, politicus usa, Washington Times, Mother Jones). Stone was found guilty of lying to the House Intelligence Committee about his attempts to contact Wikileaks, the website that released damaging emails about Mr Trump’s

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Officials in Russia’s Khabarovsk Territory search homes of six Liberal Democratic Party members

Officials in Russia’s Khabarovsk Territory have conducted searches targeting multiple Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) members, reports the faction’s regional duma leader, Sergey Zyubr. According to Zyubr, officials searched the “apartments, garages, and cars” of six LDPR members, including sitting governor Sergey Furgal — who was sentenced to two months in jail on July 10 on suspicion of organizing multiple murders between 2004

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Zelensky signs law on enrollment of school graduates from temporarily occupied territories to higher education institutions

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed law No. 744-IX amending the law of Ukraine on higher education regarding the peculiarities of entering institutions of higher education for people from the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol city, Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the president’s press service. “We are fighting for the youth in

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European Commission advises Ukraine to better fight corruption to extend visa-free regime

10.07.2020 17:00 The European Commission has released a report on the fulfillment of conditions needed for visa liberalization between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. The document, in general, praises the efforts of these countries, but, as a recommendation, advises Ukraine and other “visa-free” partners to strengthen the rule of law and the fight against

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Germany sends 600 tons of nuclear waste to Russia

A train with so-called “uranium tailings”, byproducts of the enrichment process used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, was sent to Russia from a uranium enrichment plant in the German city of Gronau, reports MBH Media news outlet. The 12-car train will deliver about 600 tons of nuclear waste from Germany to the port of Amsterdam, after which the cargo will be

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Russia accuse Ukraine of preparing “military” decision in Donbass

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich has accused Ukraine of the alleged preparing a “military scenario for solving the Donbass problem”. He stated this on July 9, – RIA Novosti reports. Lukashevich believes that allegedly, against the backdrop of the actually launched campaign to prepare for the local elections planned for the fall, the hackneyed myth of an

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Ukraine’s rocket firm to make electric buses for Korea, PM Shmyhal says – media

The total value of the contract is almost US$850 million. Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian state company Pivdenmash, or Yuzhmash, a leading producer of rocket boosters, will make 5,000 electric buses for South Korean firm Caris, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday. He said the total value of the contract was almost US$850 million and the deal was one

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The Netherlands brings MH17 case against Russia before European Court of Human Rights

Today, the Dutch government decided to bring Russia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for its role in the downing of Flight MH17. By submitting an inter-State application, the government is sharing all available and relevant information about the downing of Flight MH17 with the ECtHR. The contents of the inter-State application will also be incorporated into the

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Ukraine, NATO agree to strengthen presence of forces, hardware in Black Sea region

     Defense Minister of Ukraine and Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg during a phone conversation have agreed to strengthen the presence of forces and hardware in the Black Sea region via patrolling from the air and the allocation of warships of NATO member states. “The sides have agreed to strengthen the presence of forces and hardware on land, at

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Pro-Russian media spread fakes about Ukraine’s involvement in protests in Serbia – embassy

The Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia called on the media not to disseminate such information. Russian and pro-Russian media are spreading fakes about Ukrainians’ participation in protests against quarantine restrictions that have engulfed the Serbian capital in recent days. This is stated on the official  website of the Embassy of Ukraine in Serbia. “These days, Russian and pro-Russian information resources in the information space of

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European Solidarity call released ‘recordings’ of conversations between Poroshenko, Biden fake

     For six years, fakes have been one of the permanent tools of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine, as well as against the fifth president of the country personally, European Solidarity Party leader Petro Poroshenko. Recordings released by member of parliament Andriy Derkach purporting to be conversations of Poroshenko with Russian President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. Vice President

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Stalin, Famine, and the New York Times

By KYLE SMITH July 2, 2020 6:30 AM The world is being invaded by monsters, but I suppose you don’t want to hear about that,” Both clauses of that sentence are devastatingly true: The reference is equally to the horrors of the Soviet Union’s mass murders — and to the West’s determination to turn its back to the monstrosity. The

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Roman Leshchenko: “As the Head of the State Geocadastre, I will hand over the land powers to the people”

On June 10, Roman Leshchenko, the Presidential Commissioner for Land Affairs, was appointed Chairman of the State Geocadastre. Once the land market is opened, the agency will be key to further implementing land reform. About the existing land schemes and plans to combat them, about the changes that await the State Geocadastre, preparations for the opening of the land market and ambitious

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