Category Archives: Ukraine

EU threatens Ukraine to cancel visa-free regime due to troubles with SAPO head appointment

Besides, the next 1.5 billion euros tranche might be disrupted The European Parliament stated the risk of cancelation of a visa-free regime due to the problematic selection of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) as MEP and Deputy Head of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee Viola von Cramon reported on Twitter. “While international community is occupied with

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Medvedchuk: Verkhovna Rada’s decision on non-recognition of Belarus elections is scheme of ‘party of war’ aimed at severing relations with all our neighbors

The politician stressed that he strongly disagrees with this opinion because Belarus is our neighbor The decision of the Verkhovna Rada on non-recognition of the elections in Belarus is a scheme of the “party of war” aiming to sever relations with all our neighbors. The Chairman of the Political Council of the Opposition Platform – For Life Party and MP

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Constitutional Court declares unconstitutional certain provisions of law on NABU

   The Grand Chamber of the Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional certain provisions of the law “On the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.” A respective decision was made at a court hearing on Wednesday, September 16, the court’s press service reported. “Following the consideration of the said case, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine adopted a decision recognizing certain provisions of

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Derkach reiterates about external control of Ukraine by United States, related corruption

Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach reiterated that the Burisma group transferred funds to accounts connected with Hunter Biden, the son of former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, and Ukraine was under the external control of the United States. At a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, he announced that he won a court case against Burisma last week. “By the way, if

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Notorious Russian Ultranationalist Found Dead In Jail Cell

    A notorious Russian antigay ultranationalist, Maksim Martsinkevich — also known as “Tesak” (Machete) — has been found dead in the cell of a detention center in the Chelyabinsk region. The Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) said on September 16 that it has started a preliminary investigation after the 36-year-old Martsinkevich, who was serving a 10-year prison term, was found dead

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Russia in TCG recognized occupied Donbas as Ukraine’s territory at Kravchuk’s demand

Ukraine’s ex-president Leonid Kravchuk demanded that Gryzlov apologize for his words about ORDLO as “their separate territory”21:22, 16 September 2020 Boris Gryzlov rian.com The representative of the Russian Federation in Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Boris Gryzlov apologized for his words about occupied Donbas territories being “their separate territory.” At the demand of the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid

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Plane used to airlift Navalny to Berlin reportedly arrives in Kharkiv for mayor with COVID-19 (Photos)

The aircraft took off from Kharkiv’s airport on Wednesday evening. Kernes’ cars with ‘0202’ number plates were spotted at the airport / Photo from Suspilne.Media Kharkiv The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane used in August to airlift Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny from Russia to Germany’s Berlin-based Charité hospital after his poisoning with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group

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When will the first goal be launched on the Mariupol Ice Arena? (EXCLUSIVE)

On the left bank of Mariupol, the construction of the Ice Arena continues, which will open very soon. MRPL journalists . CITY visited the location and learned the details of the reconstruction. A bright red dome has already been erected over the arena, work has been completed on the creation of a modern two-story facade of the building and the inscription “Mariupol ice center” has

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Opposition Figure Kalesnikava Charged With Threatening Belarus’s National Security

  Belarusian opposition leader Maryya Kalesnikava has been officially charged with calling for action aimed at damaging the country’s national security. The Belarusian Investigative Committee said on September 16 that Kalesnikava is suspected of committing the alleged crime via the usage of media and the Internet. The 38-year-old Kalesnikava has become a prominent leader of protests demanding the resignation of

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Lukashenko says he’d like very much for Putin to tell him more about ‘new Russian armaments’ available to Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko insists that his country is strong, but he also informed Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu (who visited Minsk on Wednesday) that he recently asked Vladimir Putin about new armaments that could “bolster” Minsk’s alliance with Moscow. “I told him that we’d have a look at what needs strengthening and where in terms of the Union State,”

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Work starts on building new terminal, runway at Dnipro airport

 Work has begun on the construction of a new terminal and runway of the airport in Dnipro, the press service of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration has reported, with reference to its head Oleksandr Bondarenko. “A truly historic event has now taken place in the region. The construction of the airport has begun. It will be modern, safe and technologically advanced.

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Belarus calls upon Ukraine to respect rights of believers

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs insists that Ukrainian authorities should respect fundamental human rights, rights of believers, and universally recognized democratic norms. The Ukrainian authorities should also abide by principles of humanism. Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the statement

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Lukashenko: Belarus should not lose fraternal Ukrainian nation

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – It is important to remain friends with the brotherly Ukrainian nation in the face of reckless politics and corrupt rhetoric of constantly changing elites, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with high-ranking officials on 16 September, BelTA has learned. “Everything can be fixed, including economy, trade, and diplomatic relations. However, the spiritual bonds

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Tikhanovskaya vows security guarantees to Lukashenko if he gives up power in Belarus

She said Lukashenko would “get even more than that.” REUTERS One of the leaders of the Belarusian opposition, former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says she is ready to provide incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko with security guarantees if he peacefully hands over power. “This is all being discussed. Of course, if he leaves peacefully, humanely, there is such a possibility, even

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Simferopol freshwater reservoir dries up (Photo)

Prior to Crimea occupation by Russia, Ukraine used to cover up to 85% of the peninsula’s needs for fresh water through the North Crimean Canal. Twitter/CrimeaUA1 \ The Simferopol water reservoir in the Russia-annexed Crimea has completely dried up. A local blogger has posted the relevant photos on Twitter. Twitter/CrimeaUA1 Twitter/CrimeaUA1 “Crimea. Photos of the Simferopol water reservoir. This is

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Germany offers U.S. deal to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 – media

Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas. REUTERS Germany has offered the United States a billion-euro deal to waive sanctions on those involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Germany’s offer “Germany is ready to finance the construction of terminals for receiving U.S. liquefied gas,” as reported by the RBC

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Russian Defense Minister arrives in Belarus

Today, September 16, a Russian military delegation headed by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu arrived in the capital of Belarus, reported the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Defense. It is noted that the working visit is carried out “to discuss the bilateral military cooperation between Belarus and Russia.” On September 14, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Putin in

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More People Worldwide Trust Putin Than Trump – Pew

Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains a higher level of global trust than U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the latest Pew Research Center poll published Tuesday. Respondents in 13 mainly European countries voiced the highest confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (76%), French President Emmanuel Macron (64%) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (48%). Putin comes in fourth, with 23% of global

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Situation doesn’t allow admitting additional number of Hasidic pilgrims to enter Ukraine – Dpty FM Enin

   At the moment, the situation does not allow the authorities to authorize an additional number of Hasidic pilgrims to enter Ukraine, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Enin. “At the moment, the situation does not allow us to authorize an additional number of Hasidim to enter Ukraine, in particular those pilgrims who have gathered at the border with

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Venediktova Announces Investigation Of 3 Cases Involving Operation To Detain Wagner PMC Mercenaries

    Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has announced that three criminal proceedings involving the operation to detain the Wagner private military company’s mercenaries are being investigated. Venediktova announced this during an address to the parliament, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “We have three cases involving the Wagnerites,” she said. According to her, the first criminal proceedings were opened based on media

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Prosecutor general blocks bribery charges against Zelensky lawmaker

The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on Sept. 15 said it had drafted bribery charges against Oleksandr Yurchenko, a lawmaker from President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, and published evidence of the alleged bribery. According to law, charges against Verkhovna Rada members must be approved by the prosecutor general. However, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said on the

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Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. nuclear bombers over Black Sea

  On Monday, September 14, Russian fighter jets intercepted three U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers and escorted them over the Black Sea, reported the Russian Defense Ministry. The Russian Defense Ministry noted that radars were detected three air targets approaching Crimea from Ukraine over the Black Sea. Two Su-27 fighter jets and two Su-30 fighter jets from the

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Kremlin spokesman says sorry, folks, but Lukashenko is the legitimate president of Belarus

Moscow hasn’t changed its mind about Alexander Lukashenko, whom Vladimir Putin congratulated on his re-election last month and met face-to-face on Monday in Sochi. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the Russian government views Lukashenko as Belarus’s legitimate leader, despite more than a month of widespread protests against Lukashenko’s supposed landslide election victory. “Mr.

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“DNR” terrorists put forward conditions for hostages’ release: to change resolution on local elections

Occupation authorities of the “DNR” refuse to carry out an exchange of prisoners until the Verkhovna Rada excludes the mention of Russia as an aggressor and the need to restore control over the border from the resolution on local elections. This is said in the statement of Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself “Minister of Foreign Affairs”. This way she commented

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