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Gazprom sends Naftogaz formal proposal on gas transit

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has sent a formal proposal to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on extending the current contract or signing a new contract on natural gas transit through Ukraine for a one-year period, taking into account European buyers’ projected demand for gas in 2020, Interfax has reported, with reference to the Russian company’s press service. “Gazprom’s proposal states that

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Girkin considers extradition and indictment in MH17 case possible in light of new phone call evidence

Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, former “defense minister” of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), has admitted that the investigators of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 catastrophe have intercepted a phone call from 2014 between him and then “prime minister” of the DPR Alexander Borodai. Girkin published his reaction to the recording on VKontakte, a Russian social network. The Joint Investigation Team’s (JIT) report mentions an

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Russian company wants to sell Putin’s canned farts

A Russian company from St. Petersburg wants to sell Vladimir Putin’s canned farts. Planned is to sell up to 500.000 cans per year, confirms FARTOV’s manager Igor Proliv during an interview at the company’s headquarters at 55 Savushkina Street in St. Petersburg. Putin became famous when he ordered the invasion of Ukraine to protect the Russian speaking population. Putin also

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Belarus election: No seats for opposition as Lukashenko maintains power

After their surprise election in 2016, neither of the two sitting opposition candidates were allowed to stand this time. Strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko plans to stand again in presidential elections next year. Official results announced on Monday show that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after parliamentary elections. Not a single opposition candidate was elected. Often described

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Zelenskiy overtakes Putin in Russian popularity polls

The popularity of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has overtaken that of Russian President Vladimir Putin according to Russian independent pollster the Levada Center and Ukrainian pollster Ratings Group found, just as Russian get more vocal in calling out the state’s injustices. According to the later, Zelenskiy’s popularity has risen from 58% in July to 71% in August/September according to Ratings

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Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sends note of protest to Russia over ‘humanitarian convoy’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has condemned Russia’s decision to send another illegal “humanitarian convoy” to the occupied Donbas. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Kateryna Zelenko wrote about this on her Twitter account. “We have strongly protested Russia’s latest ‘humanitarian aid convoy’ that illegally entered Ukrainian Donbas yesterday. Russia must be held to account for these continuing violations of

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Ukrainian naval boats seized by Russia near kerch Strait to be returned overnight Sunday – media

Service ships are heading to pick up the boats off the coast of Cape Tarkhankut. REUTERS Ukraine Navy artillery boats Berdyansk and Nikopol, seized by Russia near the Kerch Strait in November 2018, as well as the Yany Kapu tugboat, will be returned to Ukraine overnight Sunday. The report says special vessels are now heading from the Pivdenny port to

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Russia aims to reinforce Baltic Fleet with Kalibr-armed submarines

Russia’s Chief Naval Command is discussing the possibility of building Kalibr cruise missile-armed project 636.3 submarines for the Baltic Fleet, TASS reports, citing two sources in the shipbuilding sector. Russia’s Pacific and Black Sea Fleets already possess submarines of this class. One of the sources told TASS that the Black Sea Fleet can accommodate fewer of the submarines than the

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GOODBYE GAZPROM: POLAND INTENDS TO REFUSE RUSSIAN GAS FROM 2023

The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG sent a statement to the Russian energy company Gazprom about its intention to terminate the Yamal agreement from December 31, 2022. The Polish Radio reported about the decision. “According to the contract, the parties to the agreement are required to submit an application for further cooperation after 2022 three years before the expected end of

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US pays Russia $3.9 billion for ferrying astronauts to ISS

NASA spends between $3 and $4 billion annually to operate the ISS, including payments for transportation of crew and cargo © Sergei Savostianov/TASS TASS, November 15. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has purchased $3.9-billion worth of seats from Russia to transport its astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) since July 2011, says NASA Inspector

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Putin: Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics will respond if Ukrainian Forces move back to the disengagement areas in Donbas

During a press conference at the BRICS Summit in Brazil, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if Ukrainian Police and the National Guard enter the withdrawal areas, then militants of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) will respond to these actions. Putin welcomed the withdrawal of troops in Zolote and Petrovske areas but stressed that there are “some

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Ukrainian naval commander: Russia rehearsed missile strike against Odessa

This summer, Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bombers rehearsed carrying out a strategic missile strike against the city of Odessa, said Ukrainian Naval Commander Admiral Ihor Voronchenko at the third international maritime security conference for countries in the Black Sea region, Dumskaya reports. According to Voronchenko, the aircraft performed a virtual launch 60 km from Odessa, and then went back towards the Bosporus

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BREAKING: SBU arrests major Islamic State warlord in Ukraine

By Illia Ponomarenko. Published Nov. 15. Updated Nov. 15 at 5:24 pm An image taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters waving the trademark Jihadi flag as they stand on an armoured vehicle at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province.Photo by AFPPopular Ukraine’s

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