Category Archives: Ukraine

Russian mercenaries in Central African Republic accused of rape, torture and executions

Radio France Internationale (RFI) published an investigation into the crimes of Russian “instructors” in the Central African Republic (CAR), which is based on the stories of dozens of witnesses and reports of human rights organizations. The main source of information in the article under the headline “In the Central African Republic, victims of Russian atrocities broke the law of silence” is the

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Channel 5 was not allowed to attend the press conference of Zelensky and Blinken

In the event, there are film crews of TV channels “Ukraine” and “1 + 1”. Channel 5 reported that their film crew was not accredited for a May 6 press conference by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken . The channel’s journalists sent registration documents the day before, but were denied due to “quarantine restrictions.” According to Channel 5, the film conferences of

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DANIEL HANNAN: Emmanuel Macron, the new Napoleon? No, he’s a Poundland Putin

By DANIEL HANNAN FOR THE DAILY MAIL. 5 May. 2021 A stable democracy doesn’t threaten to cut off its neighbour’s energy supplies. That is the sort of behaviour we associate with rogue states. Putin’s Russia, for example, sometimes resorts to ‘gas diplomacy’ to browbeat Ukraine and other nearby states. An energy blockade is calculatedly bellicose — if not exactly an act of war,

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Watch – Venezuela: Steven Seagal Gifts Socialist Dictator Maduro a Samurai Sword

FRANCES MARTEL 5 May 2021364 American 1990s action star and current Special Representative on Foreign Policy for Russia Steven Seagal met Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on Tuesday, offering him a samurai sword as a gift and enjoying a children’s martial arts exhibition. Seagal, long absent from Hollywood and one of Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s most prominent celebrity

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U.S. Secretary of State Blinken arrives in Ukraine

Blinken is scheduled to meet with President Zelensky.Blinken arrived in Kyiv on May 6 / REUTERS U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Kyiv on a working visit. He announced his visit on Twitter in the early hours of May 6, 2021. “Wheels down in Kyiv as we look to strengthen the #USUkrainePartnership. This will be an important opportunity to

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Germany suspends construction of Nord Stream 2

The permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Germany economic zone in the Baltic Sea has been suspended, reports Interfax citing German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). The permit, which was in effect until the end of May and applies to a 16-kilometer stretch of pipeline under construction, has been suspended due to a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, said

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Russia’s mortality rate reaches record high

Russia continues to record a sharp acceleration of natural population decline and double-digit increase in mortality on a scale that official statistics have not seen for more than 70 years. As of March, 191,320 people died in the country, Interfax reports, citing data of the Federal State Statistics Service, Rosstat. Compared to February, the mortality rate increased by 18,648 people, or

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Foreign “experts” who watched the voting on the Constitution were brought in on a charter flight. Who paid for their visit is unknown Main from the investigation of “Novaya Gazeta”

Foreigners, who in the summer of 2020 acted as “international experts” who evaluated the voting on amendments to the Russian Constitution, were brought to Moscow on a charter flight in an organized manner and sent back in the same orderly manner. This is stated in the investigation by Novaya Gazeta and the Dossier Center. The sources of funding for the stay of

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Russia Seeks to Ban Extremist-Linked Candidates Ahead of Navalny Ruling

Russian lawmakers have proposed banning people linked to terrorist or extremist organizations from running for office ahead of a landmark ruling to outlaw jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s political and activist groups. The changes to Russia’s election law, submitted in the lower-house State Duma on Tuesday, come days ahead of a highly anticipated Moscow court decision to brand Navalny’s nationwide network of

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The State Duma introduced a bill prohibiting publicly denying “the decisive role of the Soviet people in the defeat of Nazi Germany”

State Duma deputies Elena Yampolskaya and Alexander Zhukov and Senator Alexei Pushkov have developed a bill prohibiting publicly identifying the roles of the USSR and Germany and other Axis countries during World War II. The document was published on the website of the parliament. The authors of the bill proposed to amend the law “On the perpetuation of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great

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COVID-19 hospital in Donetsk region hit in shelling by Russian-led forces

Forty-five patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital at the time of the attack.Facebook.com/marinskavca Russian proxies have shelled the civilian neighborhood in the town of Krasnohorivka, Donetsk region, last night, also hitting the Maryinska central district hospital, used for treating COVID-19 patients. “The windows have been shattered in the hospital’s Building 1, where 45 patients with COVID-19 and pneumonia are

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Russia blames Ukraine for dubious terror plot – disinfo watchdog

The twist: the suspects are Russian nationals, not Ukrainians. Russian media late last month said security officials had detained 16 members of a “Ukrainian youth radical association” who were allegedly planning terrorist acts in several Russian cities. The suspects allegedly belong to MKU, which stands for “Youth Murder Cult” in Russian. Russia’s Investigative Committee claims the suspects received instructions on

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Biden plans to meet Putin in Europe

09:50, 05.05.21 – UNIAN The U.S. leader is set to take part in G7 summit in Britain on June 11-13. U.S. President Joe Biden says he would like to hold his proposed summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Europe this June. “That is my hope and expectation. We’re working on it,” Biden told reporters Tuesday, Reuters reports. Biden

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Polish president to take part in Crimean Platform Summit – Zelensky

23:50, 03.05.21 – UNIAN The summit is scheduled for August 23, 2021. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, will take part in the first summit of the Crimean Platform, an international platform designed to facilitate the end of the Russian occupation of Crimea. Zelensky made the comment at a joint briefing on the results of bilateral

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The State Duma introduced a bill that toughens the punishment for participating in the work of an “undesirable” organization

A group of State Duma deputies has submitted to parliament a bill that toughens criminal penalties for the participation and leadership of a foreign nongovernmental organization recognized as “undesirable” in the Russian Federation  . The authors of the bill proposed that criminal liability for participation in such an organization should arise after a person has committed one administrative offense for a similar act, and immediately for

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US should grant Ukraine Major Non-NATO Ally status

UkraineAlert by Oleksiy Goncharenko Russia’s April 22 announcement that it would begin withdrawing troops from the Ukrainian border has eased concerns over a possible imminent escalation in the simmering seven-year war between the two countries. However, Putin’s recent troop buildup served as a reminder that Ukraine remains the global front line in a new Cold War and the scene of

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Ukrainian companies file $4.5 billion in lawsuits against Russia

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin said that Ukrainian companies, which lost profits and assets due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, have already filed lawsuits in international courts for more than $4.5 billion.  “We actively encourage our enterprises, which have lost their property, lost their income, to go to arbitration and to fight again and again with the Russia for all that

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US support for Ukraine should be tied to reform progress

UkraineAlert by Henrik Larsen Ukraine is the most important country in the ongoing confrontation between Russia and the West. This makes Ukraine’s domestic reform agenda a strategic priority for the entire Western world. The recent Russian military buildup on the Ukrainian border sparked international alarm over the prospect of a major escalation in the simmering seven-year conflict between the two

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Ukraine and Russia: NATO should clarify its deterrent approach, while it still can

BY JOHN R. DENI, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 05/04/21 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL © Getty Images The recent deployment of tens of thousands of Russian troops to Ukraine’s border, along with an array of equipment necessary for an invasion, fundamentally threatened Ukraine’s territorial integrity and political independence. Although Russia reportedly has returned the troops to

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One-on-one with Putin: A reckless adventure for Zelenskyy (Part 2)

Article by: Vladimir Socor, The Jamestown Foundation “We should not let Mr. Zelenskyy and his team off the hook, but let them twist [wriggle, squirm] there,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently told reporters (RIA Novosti, April 28). This is Lavrov’s own style of signaling to Ukraine that Russia holds the commanding position to set the agenda of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s ardently sought meeting

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Russian Astrologer, Yoga Teacher Charged for Promoting Popular Hindu Festival

A Russian astrologer and yoga instructor said she has been accused of illegal missionary work for organizing celebrations of a major Hindu festival. Yekaterina Kalinkina, 47, faces a fine of 50,000 rubles ($650) for organizing and promoting events marking the festival of Maha Shivratri on social media in March, according to documents she posted Friday. Maha Shivratri, also known as “the great night

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U.S. Under Secretary of State Nuland to visit Ukraine along with Secretary of State Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine on May 5-6. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will arrive in Kyiv along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “Under Secretary Nuland is on travel to London, United Kingdom and Kyiv, Ukraine, from May 4-6, 2021,” the U.S. Department of State said in a public schedule. Blinken’s upcoming

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