UKRAINE TERMINATES ONE MORE CIS AGREEMENT

The Cabinet of Ministers has supported a resolution on Ukraine’s withdrawal from the agreement on cooperation between the border troops of the CIS participating states in research activities. A respective decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday, August 5, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. The explanatory note to the document states that the agreement was concluded for the

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Zelensky asks Lukashenko to extradite part of detained PMC Wagner mercenaries

The two presidents spoke over the phone on Wednesday. president.gov.ua President Volodymyr Zelensky advocates extradition of a number of Russia’s Wagner PMC troops, earlier detained in Belarus as local security officials say the group was set to destabilize the country amid the ongoing presidential election campaign. Zelensky voiced the extradition request during his Wednesday’s talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander

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Demand for used cars in Ukraine grows by 43% in July – Ukrautoprom

    The Ukrainian market for used passenger cars grew by 43% in July 2020 year-on-year, to 34,300 cars, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (Ukrautoprom) has reported. According to the report, 34,300 used cars imported from abroad passed their first registration in Ukraine in July 2020, which is 43% more than in July 2019 and 17% more than in June

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Impact of Media Terrorism on Reputation: Where Journalism Ends and Criminal Responsibility Begins

   On Wednesday, August 5, at 12:30, the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency will host a press conference entitled “‘Impact of Media Terrorism on Reputation: Where Journalism Ends and Criminal Responsibility Begins” on the role and participation of the media in influencing the reputation, legal protection and crisis response campaign to protect the reputation. Participants include Partner of

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Authorities Not Ready To Hold Local Elections Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

     The Committee of Voters of Ukraine (CVU) states that the Ukrainian authorities are not ready to hold local elections on October 25 amid the coronavirus epidemic. CVU director general Oleksii Koshel announced this at a press conference on Wednesday, Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Unfortunately, today we have every reason to state that the Ukrainian government is not ready to

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“Russia has been successful at muddying the waters”: lessons from the Syrian conflict

The war in Syria has been ongoing for over nine years. The war in eastern Ukraine has entered its seventh year. The two wars are incomparable. Still, they have features in common — particularly Russia’s crucial role. This role and the lessons Ukraine can learn from the war in Syria were explored during the webinar “The Role of the International Community in

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Russian propagandists come up with bizarre “Ukrainian trace” in Beirut blast – media

No factual evidence whatsoever has been presented to back the claims. Following a deadly blast in Beirut seaport that has killed dozens and left thousands injured and many homes destroyed, Russian propaganda pundits have claimed two Ukrainian vessels, which could reportedly be in the immediate vicinity to the incident site, allegedly transported explosives, which caused the tragedy. The fake spin

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Explosive Fertilizer Confiscated From Russian Businessman’s Ship Linked to Beirut Blast – Mediazona

Nearly 3,000 tons of a highly explosive fertilizer that caused Tuesday’s devastating blast in Beirut came from a ship owned by a Russian businessman, the Mediazona news website reported Wednesday, citing Lebanese television and members of the ship’s crew. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab said in a statement Tuesday that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for years in a

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Ukraine wants to build rescue boats jointly with Italy

05.08.2020 11:53  The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine needs to purchase specialized boats to conduct rescue operations and humanitarian mine action. The issue was discussed during a working visit of the Ministry’s delegation led by Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov to Italy, the press service of the Ministry informs. “During the visit, Minister Avakov, Head of

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DCH, Chinese investors to jointly develop Motor Sich

Representatives of the DCH group, owned by Oleksandr Yaroslavsky, have reached an agreement with Chinese investors representing Skyrizon Aircraft Holdings Limited on the joint development of Motor Sich, according to a statement posted on the group’s official website. “Both parties will conduct comprehensive cooperation by carrying out joint activities to improve the Ukrainian aircraft industry and, in particular, Zaporizhia-based PJSC

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Ceasefire in Ukraine is just a political ploy – opinion

For the third time in a year President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised Ukrainians a “comprehensive” ceasefire in Donbass. Looming elections rather than progress on the ground are behind that, writes Deutsche Welle’s Nick Connolly. Heavily wounded and wearing a white helmet, Ukrainian marine Yaroslav Zhuravel crawls through no man’s land back toward the Ukrainian positions. Only a few hundred metres

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Report: Trump ambassador pick warned Germany against benefits for ‘unwanted Muslim invaders’

President Trump‘s nominee to become ambassador to Germany has a history of controversial statements on race, geopolitics and use of force against civilians, according to an analysis by CNN’s KFile. According to the report, retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor has made multiple public statements warning against the supposed Islamization of Europe, calling for deadly force against Latin Americans on the

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No demand of special status for Donbas in Minsk agreements, – Kravchuk

Source : 112 Ukraine 08:03, 5 August 2020 At that, Russia tries to prove there actually is such a provision. Russia is trying to prove that the demand of a special status of governance in Donbas is stipulated in the text of Minsk agreements. Actually, it’s not true, says Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine’s first president and the head of its delegation in

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In different cities of Belarus, rallies of two presidential candidates were canceled on the same day. Reason – urgent repairs

In three cities of Belarus, on August 4, several authorized pre-election rallies of presidential candidates Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Andrei Dmitriev were canceled. It is reported by Tut.by. Tikhanovskaya was to meet with voters in Slutsk and Soligorsk. In both cities, the authorities suddenly made repairs to the places allocated for the rallies. Meetings with voters were canceled at the last moment. The people who

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“DNR representatives” in JCCC outraged that Ukraine does not recognize impostors. They threaten with escalation

The so-called “DNR representatives” in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line between the parties (JCCC) are outraged that the Ukrainian side refuses to recognize their arbitrarily assigned status. This follows from the statement made by the occupation authorities of CADLO. According to the “DNR representatives” in the JCCC, the parties “exchanged

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Montenegro puts Russia in green zone; Ukraine outraged

The authorities of Montenegro believes that such a decision might attract the Russian tourists for early recovery of the tourism industry Montenegro included Russia on the list of the green zone countries as RTCG reported. The authorities of Montenegro believe that such a decision might attract Russian tourists for the early recovery of the tourism industry. “It will create the

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FBI raids offices at downtown One Cleveland Center building tied to Ukrainian oligarch

By John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer and Eric Heisig, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FBI on Tuesday raided the Cleveland offices of a real estate company tied to a Ukrainian oligarch that owns several downtown buildings. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson said agents were searching the offices of the Optima Management Group in One Cleveland Center at East 9th Street and

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Russia withdraws from tax agreement with Cyprus

Russia is denouncing the double taxation agreement with Cyprus, the Russian Ministry of Finance announced on Monday. Negotiations with the authorities of the island, which since the 1990s has become the main piggy bank of offshore capitals from Russia, have not been successful, the Ministry said in a press release. The Russian side insisted on taxing 15% of the dividends

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WHO Urges Russia to Follow Guidelines on Virus Vaccine

The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines after Moscow announced plans to start swiftly producing COVID-19 jabs. Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine in September and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year. Russia is pushing ahead with

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Amid earlier reports of Medvedchuk’s ongoing Crimea visit, Putin’s plane arrives in occupied Simferopol – media

The aircraft landed about four hours ago. REUTERS An Il 96-300 jet that is reportedly part of the Russian Presidential Administration’s fleet has landed in the occupied Crimea, as evidenced by FlightRadar monitoring system data The liner, registration No. RA-96012, arrived from Moscow some four hours ago, bihus.info reported. According to journalists, until 2003, the plane was used as the

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Zelensky “clearly explains” to Avakov who’s in charge in Ukraine – advisor to President’s Office chief

Delicately but clearly, Zelensky explained that it’s he who is President and it’s he who determines all key policy directions, while Avakov is responsible for security. Arsen Avakov / Photo from UNIAN Mykhailo Podolyak, an anti-crisis communications advisor to Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, has said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is no longer a threat to Ukrainian President

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Russia sends 30 ammunition trucks and 10 armored vehicles to Donbas – intelligence

04.08.2020 14:51 Over the past week, Russia delivered at least 10 armored vehicles and about 30 trucks with small arms to the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Maksym Prauta said this at a briefing on Tuesday, August 4, with reference to information from the Main Intelligence Directorate, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “Russia continues

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Occupiers open fire near four populated localities in Donbas

04.08.2020 09:50 Over the past day, the occupiers launched three attacks on the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. “Over the past day, three attacks launched by the armed formations of the Russian Federation were recorded,” the press center of the JFO Headquarters reports. In particular, the enemy opened fire from tripod-mounted man-portable antitank gun near Pivdenne (40km north-east

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Danilov hopes ceasefire in Donbas will be a step towards end of war

The ceasefire in Donbas has been in place since midnight July 27, 2020, and isolated cases of its violation are not systemic, according to the Main Situation Center at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. “Unlike the previous “Christmas”, “harvest”, “school” and many other announced ceasefires, which lasted several days, today is the seventh day of the ceasefire without

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