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American F-35 fighter jets turned out to be ‘invisible’ for Russian S-400 missile systems

Despite the fact that it was previously reported that the Russian S-400 missile systems can detect American F-35 fighters at a distance of 200-250 kilometers, it turned out that these systems which are deployed in Syria were unable to do so, reports Al-Masdar News. Al-Masdar notes that the emergence of the latest Russian S-500 missile systems is due to the inability

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Ukraine unveils warhead of Crimean Bridge ‘destroyer’ missile

Ukraine has unveiled the warhead of the self-guided “Neptune” missile, the Ukrainian publication Defense Express reports. The Neptune missile is anti-ship, subsonic and low-altitude, with a maximum range no greater than 300 km. Neptunes are designed to destroy land targets and ships with a displacement of less than 5,000 tons. The missile was developed on the basis of the Soviet-era X-35

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Rada To Lift Moratorium On Agricultural Land Sale From October 2020, Limit Their Purchase By Foreigners Till 2024

The Verkhovna Rada intends to lift the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land from October 1, 2020 and limit their purchase by foreigners until 2024. A total of 240 parliamentary members backed respective bill 2178-10 as a basis, when 226 votes were enough to pass the decision, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the bill, citizens of Ukraine,

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Ukraine breaks its potato import record

In October, Ukraine imported 92,600 tonnes of potatoes, which exceeds the annual import volume, according to Ukrainian Horticultural Association (UHA). “The critical situation with the potato import growth in the country reached its peak in October 2019. That month, the record for imports was again updated – 92,600 tonnes of commercial potatoes were supplied to the country – the highest

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Russia loses $13 billion on arms deals

With increasing frequency, Russia is receiving no payment for its arms exports, which are second in quantity only to the US’s, due to the practice of giving loans to buyers, and due to US sanctions blocking dollar transactions. At the end of 2018, the accounts receivable on the balance sheet of Russia’s defense export agency, RosOboronExport, including all of the

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Ukraine’s Naftogaz strikes again at Gazprom

Naftogaz of Ukraine has managed to have the accounts of GazAsia Capital S.A., the company that placed Gazprom’s yen-denominated eurobonds, frozen, Interfax reports, citing a memorandum on the Russian company’s new eurobond placements. GazAsia Capital S.A. is an SPV company, created for a specific purpose. Through it, Gazprom placed 10-year bonds for 65 billion yen (approximately $595 million) in December

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Pentagon confirms that military aid for Ukraine frozen for political reasons

12.11.2019 09:42Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Defense, a Ukraine expert at the Pentagon, confirmed that she had information about intentions of President Trump’s Administration to freeze military aid for Ukraine in exchange for statements linked to investigations against the Bidens. The U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 11 issued the relevant statement announcing

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Ukraine will accede to NATO earlier than to EU – Kuleba

12.11.2019 14:01Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers plans to get within five years NATO’s decision on the country’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Dmytro Kuleba has said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. According to him, a new format of cooperation will allow the Ukrainian government to identify priority areas to which the assistance received

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Kremlin admits: Billions stolen in construction of Vostochny Cosmodrome

More than 10% of the funds allocated to the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome were stolen, said Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov on Monday, November 11. “A total of 11 billion rubles (around $172 million) was stolen, 3.5 billion rubles ($55 million) has been recovered,” Peskov said, noting that, overall, the equivalent of $1.4 billion was allocated to the construction of

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Russia denies its involvement in death of White Helmets founder

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a post on its Facebook page that allegations of British media about Russia’s involvement in the death of one of the White Helmets organization founders, James Le Mesurier, are groundless. On November 11, The Independent published an article stating that “James Le Mesurier, British co-founder of the White Helmets, has been found dead, just days after

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Russia’s Gazprom sues EU for loss of Nord Stream 2 capacity

Nord Stream 2 AG, the Swiss subsidiary of the Russian company Gazprom, has taken the EU government to court regarding the gas legislation amendments that prohibit the Russian company from using more than 50% of the capacity of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. As reported by Interfax, Gazprom informed potential investors about the start of the litigation through a memorandum

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Ambassador: Korean companies interested in infrastructure projects in Ukraine

Korean companies have extremely strong interest in the infrastructure projects in Ukraine in various areas. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine Kwon Ki-chang made a corresponding statement during a meeting with Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii, the Ministry’s press service reports. In particular, Kwon Ki-chang noted that Korean companies have extremely strong interest in the infrastructure

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US Ambassador to Ukraine: I have warned Zelensky repeatedly that Kolomoisky could cause him to fail

US Chargé d’Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor said that he has warned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on multiple occasions that the harmful influence of the oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky could lead to his downfall. Taylor spoke about this on October 22 during closed hearings related to the impeachment of US President Donald Trump. “The influence of one particular oligarch over Mr.

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Lavrov: Russia won’t cooperate with EU at expense of China

An abnormal situation was created after the EU supported the coup abroad that took place the morning after the agreement on the settlement of the political crisis in Ukraine was signed through the mediation of France, Germany and Poland. This is what Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov declared during a meeting with the students of the Diplomatic

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Proportion Of Ukrainians Whose Hopes Were Justified By New Government’s Performance Down From 23% To 17% – Razumkov Center Poll

The proportion of Ukrainians whose expectations have been met by the new government’s performance has reduced from 23% to 17.1%, compared with October. This is indicated by the results of a poll conducted by the Oleksandr Razumkov Ukrainian Center for Economic and Political Research. This is evidenced by the results of the survey, Ukrainian News Agency reports. According to the

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Syrian Leader’s Family Owns $40M in Moscow Luxury Apartments – Watchdog

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s extended family and associates own $40 million worth of luxury apartments in Moscow’s skyscraper district, according to the anti-corruption campaign group Global Witness. Russia has been a staunch ally of the Assad family over its nearly 50-year rule. The Kremlin threw its military support behind Assad in 2015, helping Damascus retake most of Syria in its

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