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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Ukraine 24 Suspended As You Are Not Ashamed After Issuing About Ermak

An announcement about the temporary suspension of the release of Ianina Sokolova’s program “How embarrassing you are” on the channel “Ukraine 24” appeared after the broadcasting of the MP Geo Leros on “films of Ermak”. The presenter wrote on Facebook . “I have not been stopped so quickly. Yesterday the third issue of the program “You are not ashamed” was released. In it we

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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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St. Petersburg Medics Appeal for Protective Gear as Coronavirus Spreads

Doctors at one of St. Petersburg’s top hospitals have filmed a video appeal asking the public for protective gear as they prepare to admit coronavirus patients. Pokrovskaya Hospital in Russia’s second-biggest city has been repurposed alongside two other existing facilities to accommodate a potential influx of coronavirus patients this week. St. Petersburg is Russia’s third-most affected locality with 156 out

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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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Wrong response

The office of President Volodymyr Zelensky was hit by its first major corruption scandal on March 30, when leaked videos implicated the brother ofZelensky’s chief of staff in selling high-level government jobs. The president’s response? Silence, then denial. Zelensky’s office put out a short statement three days after the scandal broke, saying that the tapes need to be investigated although

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Cabinet worsens outlook for inflation, wages, GDP for 2020

According to the updated forecast, the inflation rate will increase to 11.6% from 8.7%. REUTERS The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has revised downward its outlook for inflation, wages, and GDP. “Changes shall be introduced into Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of May 15, 2019 No. 555 ‘On approval of the Forecast of economic and social development

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NATO adopts new package of support for Ukraine and Georgia

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on a new support package for Ukraine and Georgia. The approval by NATO foreign ministers of further measures to support Ukraine and Georgia in addition to existing aid packages was one of the main topics of the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 30 NATO member states, DW reports. “We talk about exercises, access

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Ukraine has tested fewer than 4,000 suspected COVID-19 cases in a nation of 40 million people

As COVID-19 is reportedly only approaching its peak in Ukraine, the local testing capacity is lagging behind. Accurate and widespread testing is key to containing the spread and deadliness of the novel coronavirus that has infected 850,000 people around the world and at least 804 in Ukraine as of the afternoon of April 2. While Ukraine is moving to scale

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Ukraine successfully tests Neptune cruise missile system

Ukraine has successfully tested the Neptune land-based cruise missile system at the Alibey training ground in the south of Odesa region on April 2, 2020. “The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine has set the task of developing, large-scale production of the latest missilery models, in particular, providing the Armed Forces of Ukraine with cruise missile systems to

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Medical Masks Available For UAH 10-15 Per Piece In Part Of Kyiv Pharmacy Chains

Medical masks are available only in a part of Kyiv pharmacy chains at a price of UAH 10-15 per piece. Representatives of Kyiv pharmacy chains have informed the Ukrainian News Agency. Masks are available in the pharmacy chains: Dobroho Dnia, Farmatsiia and Podorozhnyk. There are no masks on sale in the pharmacy chains: Nyzkykh Tsin and Bazhaiemo Zdorovia. As Ukrainian

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