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U.S. congratulates Ukraine on progress in fighting corruption

The United States has welcomed Ukraine’s progress in the fight against corruption and the implementation of institutional reforms, and also reaffirmed its commitment to a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Donbas. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun said this during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in Washington, D.C., on February 21. “Unwavering U.S. support

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Any victims out there? Police are questioning Navalny’s contributors across Russia, searching for anyone who thinks he cheated them. ‘Meduza’ spoke to two people who have been interrogated.

On February 20, journalists learned that police have started questioning individuals who have contributed money to opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s offices and his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). Calls and summons from law enforcement have been reported in different regions across Russia, from St. Petersburg to Omsk. Some people have already been interrogated. Meduza spoke to two of these individuals to find out what the police

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Elon Musk’s satellites scare Kremlin

A group of 12,000 satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink can be used for military purposes, said the chief designer of the Russian Missile Attack Warning System, the general director of the defense company VYMpel, Sergey Boev, as qoted by Interfax. Boev recalled that John Raymond met with Musk, Richard Branson (head of Virgin Galactic) and others involved in space

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Russian media: Turkey is ready to close Bosphorus to Russian warships

Turkey may soon close the Bosphorus to Russian warships in an attempt to weaken the advance of Bashar al-Assad’s army in Idlib and Aleppo, which is largely dependent on Russia’s large-scale which provides air power and weapons to Assad’s Army, reports the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta. Such actions, the newspaper suggests, will allow pro-Turkish military units in Syria to buy time

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Nowhere In Sight: Drive for rule of law falters 9 months into Zelensky’s presidency

By Oleksiy Sorokin. Published Feb. 21. Updated Feb. 21 at 12:00 pm Instead of overhauling Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies, President Volodymyr Zelensky kept some tainted officials in place, including Interior Minister Arsen Avakov (top left) and Spacial Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky (top right), both of whom are accused of stalling investigations. Zelensky’s childhood friend Ivan Bakanov (bottom right) runs the Security Service

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Russian state agency employee detained in Spain at US request

Olesya Krasilova, a Russian citizen and employee of the state agency All-Russian Plant Quarantine Center, was detained while departing from Tenerife airport, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, February 21. This happened on February 14, when the Russian was returning from a business trip, which she went to on February 10, as part of an official Russian delegation, the

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Is Nord Stream 2 now just a pipe dream?

A pipeline is lowered on Nov. 21, 2018, below the Baltic Sea near the German island of Rügen during construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. U.S. sanctions have halted work on the pipeline meant to bypass Ukraine. Only one thing is clear about the future of Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline project that bypasses Ukraine’s transit system: Ukraine

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Poland, Denmark support Ukraine’s territorial integrity

Warsaw and Copenhagen have similar views on the increase of Russian activity in the European region and support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said this at a meeting with his Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod during the Polish minister’s visit to Denmark, according to wnp.pl. “The ministers emphasized common positions regarding the situation in the

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France launches bed bug campaign

France has declared war on an unpopular crawling animal – the bed bug. The government launched a campaign against the parasite on Thursday, which also includes an emergency number. “We could all be affected,” warned the government on its website. There are tips for preventing bed bug infestation and for fighting the insect that crawls in beds at night. The

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13 Ukrainians Quarantined In Russia Due To Staying In Same Train Carriage With Chinese Citizen Suspected Of Coronavirus

13 Ukrainians, including two train hosts, six citizens of the Russian Federation and one citizen from Uzbekistan and Canada each, were placed for observation (observation mode in an isolated space) in Bryansk (Russia) because of staying in the same carriage in the Kyiv-Moscow train with a Chinese citizen with high temperature suspected of coronavirus. The press service of the State

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Zelensky on protests in Novi Sanzhary: Ukraine sometimes resembles Europe in Middle Ages

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has commented on yesterday’s skirmishes in the town of Novi Sanzhary of Poltava region where people took to the streets to protest the arrival of Ukrainian citizens evacuated from China’s Wuhan to a local medical facility for a 14-day quarantine. “First of all, as president, I’d like to greet all Ukrainians who returned home from the

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Turkey sends more armor and military equipment to Syrian Idlib

A large convoy of military equipment and cargo trucks carrying ammunition is moving from Turkey to the Syrian province of Idlib, reports the Russian news agency Interfax with reference to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Partiesin Syria, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev. According to him, the roads in the north of the province have not been destroyed and

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MFA Prystaiko: Hague Arbitration Tribunal reaffirms jurisdiction to consider Ukraine's claim on Azov Sea

Now the arbitration should begin consideration of the claim of Ukraine against Russia on the merits. REUTERS Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Vadym Prystaiko says the Hague Arbitration Tribunal has reaffirmed its jurisdiction to consider Ukraine’s claim against Russia on the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. “The Law of the Sea case goes forward! The Hague Arbitration

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Carpooling Startup BlaBlaCar Cancels Crimea Service

The ride-sharing platform will no longer be available on the annexed peninsula. Updated: 5 hours ago French ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar has stopped offering its services in Crimea, for fear of being caught up in EU sanctions against firms operating on the annexed peninsula. The service, which connects drivers with spare seats with travellers looking to catch a ride, launched operations in both Russia

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