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Saudi Arabia accuses Putin of lying

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of distorting the facts about the situation around the OPEC agreement on reducing oil production. Al-Saud said that Putin’s words that the initiator of the collapse of the deal was not Russia, but Saudi Arabia, “completely devoid of truth.” The day before, at a government meeting, Putin noted that in early March

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Quiet heroes…

Yes, it was a cold November back in 2013. I had quite a few drinks and i fell asleep while watching ‘Rambo’. When i woke up again i noticed the news on tv, with the eye that was open while the other was still closed. There seemed to be something going on in Kiev (Kyiv)… there is always something going

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“Thanks to Coronavirus We Have Land Reform” – Economist Sergey Fursa

After a historic week in Ukrainian politics that started with the bill set to make “denationalization” of PrivatBank impossible being passed in the first reading and which saw the long-awaited land market law adopted, it was important to get an expert opinion on what the Ukrainian economy can expect now that the IMF’s tranche can be released. The two laws

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Journalists expose contacts between Kolomoisky, Zelensky’s chief of staff

Two investigative journalism shows have published video footage implicating President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak and his brother Denys in alleged corrupt dealings. On April 1, the Bihus.info investigative journalism show published video footage in which Denys Yermak appears to discuss cracking down on the business of a Danish firm in exchange for money. On April 2, Radio

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Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump notified Congress late Friday that he has fired the intelligence committee watchdog who handled a whistleblower’s complaint involving Trump’s pressure campaign against the Ukranian president that triggered his impeachment. Trump informed the Senate Intelligence Committee of his decision to fire Michael Atkinson. “In the midst of a national emergency, it is unconscionable that the president

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Reuters: Russian ventilators shipped to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions

The U.S. State Department said the United States had agreed to purchase medical supplies from Russia, but it made no mention of any company nor regarding sanctions. Illustration / Photo from gre4ka.info Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States to help treat patients of the new coronavirus were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia’s

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Hiding behind his wife? Ex-MP Georgii Logvynsky married well, escapes prosecution

Ukrainian lawmakers have used all manner of creative means to elude law enforcement once their parliamentary immunity expires or is revoked. Chief among these is fleeing the country to keep their business interests free from full legal scrutiny. But one former member of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, is alleged to have found a novel means to steer clear of

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Why Ukraine’s Land Market Won’t Bring Significant Changes But It’s Good That It Was Approved

Editor’s Note: The following is an op-ed by Hromadske’s incoming editor-in-chief Natalia Guzenko. The views and opinions expressed in it are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publication. The near-legendary epic in the history of Ukrainian parliamentarism – the extension of the moratorium on the land market – has finally ended on March

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Russian doctors’ union leader arrested twice and beaten by police for delivering masks to medical staff fighting COVID-19

https://meduza.io/impro/lTicRYG6IbC0ghXaudllFr90YeTyE7Ja5iR_4S7YnWs/fill/650/0/ce/1/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWR1/emEuaW8vaW1hZ2Uv/YXR0YWNobWVudHMv/aW1hZ2VzLzAwNS8z/OTAvMzMzL29yaWdp/bmFsLzBHMko4NGlU/VjlpY2VDcFFkcWF5/LXcuanBn.webp Anastasia Vasilyeva, the head of the medical workers’ union Alyans Vrachei (Doctors’ Alliance), has been arrested twice in the Novgorod region city of Okulovka, where she was attempting to deliver personal protection equipment (PPE) to local medical personnel. First, on April 2, Vasilyeva and her team were arrested on a highway near Okulovka and taken to a police station. Despite their

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‘A City That Could Be the Russian Bergamo.’ How Ulyanovsk Is Preparing for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Fighting coronavirus with medical masks made of diapers. By Mikhail BelyUpdated: 4 hours ago Читайте русскую версию здесь. “Oh, come on! Virus? What virus?” Olga, a 35-year-old businesswoman waved her hand dismissively. “It’s a conspiracy, not a virus. Whose conspiracy? The Chinese, who do you think?! They released it so they could get ahead of Europe and Russia and rule the world.

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Belarus will start buying Russian oil at $4 per barrel

The Prime Minister of Belarus Sergey Rumas announced announced that Minsk will start purchasing Russian oil at only $4 per barrel. “Today, I think Belneftekhim will finish negotiations with Russian companies on oil supplies for April. We expect to receive 2 million tons,” the BelTA news agency quoted Rumas as saying. Rumas stressed that the deliveries will be carried out without extra

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