Roads reconstruction under Big Construction starts in Ukraine’s all regions – President’s Office

Work on the roads reconstruction under the Big Construction program has started in all regions of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, coordinator of Big Construction Kyrylo Tymoshenko said. “This year we continue construction. Even now, I think, if you go by the roads, the highways of Ukraine, you will see that in all regions the reconstruction of roads,

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Kremlin rejects possibility of U.S. joining Donbas talks

U.S. policy towards Ukraine precludes this country from joining the “Normandy format” negotiations to resolve the situation in the Donbas, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, RIA Novosti reports. “With the approaches that Washington demonstrates and applies, it has no business in the Normandy format,” Ryabkov said, commenting on the words of Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Oleksii Reznikov that Kyiv

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EC okays draft Council Decision on Common Aviation Space with Ukraine

The European Commission (EC) has approved the Council’s draft decision for the signing of the Agreement on the Common Aviation Space with Ukraine, said representative of Ukraine to the European Union, Ambassador Mykola Tochytsky. “Long awaited good news: today EU Commission has re-approved the draft Council Decision on the signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement. Looking forward to member-states’

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Pro-Kremlin media reinvigorate disinformation amid military build-up along Ukraine’s borders – experts

This week the pro-Kremlin media again falsely accused Kyiv of violating the Minsk Agreements.REUTERS Pro-Kremlin media spread disinformation to support the build-up of Russian troops and military equipment along Ukraine’s borders. As Russian military equipment and troops moved towards Ukraine, the pro-Kremlin media recycled a medley of its greatest disinformation hits presenting Ukraine both as a relentless aggressor (attacking its

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Kremlin promises to defend residents of Donbas and predicts ‘the end of Ukraine’

Russia will stand up for the residents of the Donbas if it is forced to do so, said Dmitry Kozak, the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration. The decision, he said, will be made “depending on the scale of the conflict.” Kozak said that Russia intends to protect Russian citizens in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, where

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy to Visit Frontline After Surge in Clashes

By Olga Shylenko for AFP Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was travelling to the country’s eastern frontline on Thursday, after a surge in clashes with separatist forces and a spike in tensions with Moscow. Fighting between the Ukrainian army and separatists has intensified in recent weeks, raising fears of a major escalation in the long-running conflict over the mainly Russian-speaking Donbas

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Lithuania to propose NATO provide Membership Action Plan to Ukraine

07 April, 2021 – Ukrinform https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-polytics/3223102-lithuania-to-propose-nato-provide-membership-action-plan-to-ukraine.html Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit

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PM praises Ukrainian language on NATO website

The site is available in English, French, Russian, and Ukrainian.Facebook/navy.mil.gov.ua It is now possible to switch to Ukrainian on the official website of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The main page has been translated into Ukrainian, as well as the adapted navigation across the site. At the same time, news and press releases are available only in English and French.

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There will be war: Pushilin promises general call to “DNR” armed formations

Leader of the “DNR” Denis Pushilin has promised that a general conscription into illegal armed groups would be held in the occupied territory of Donetsk oblast. He announced this at his press conference on Wednesday. He explained the need for general “military conscription” by the inevitability of war with Ukraine. “A belligerent state cannot but focus on the next generation.

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Hezbollah to open official representative office in Moscow

Lebanon’s Shiite group Hezbollah is conducting consultations on the possibility of opening an official representative office in Moscow to establish direct channels of communication and strengthen them, Iranian TV channel PressTV reported. Negotiations began in mid-March after a delegation of the terrorist organization visited the Russian capital. At the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the sides “discussed the situation in Yemen,

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Ukraine’s brand new Vilkha-M MLRS finds its first export customers

Ukraine’s brand new Vilkha-M MLRS finds its first export customers 07.04.2021 12:31DKB Luch, a Kyiv-based design & development firm incorporated with the state-owned Ukroboronprom defense industries group, has announced it secured first export deals for its new multiple launch rocket system Vilkha-M. According to Defense Express, in Ukraine, the Vilkha-M has continued through the Official Qualification Trials (OQT) process that is

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A family from Vladivostok has been on the waiting list for housing since 1972. Almost 50 years later, the court ordered the mayor’s office to provide her with an apartment

The Leninsky District Court of Vladivostok ordered the city administration to provide the Safonov family with housing, which has been in line for almost 50 years. The court satisfied the corresponding claim of the prosecutor, according to the regional prosecutor’s office. In 1972, the Safonovs settled on Fontannaya Street in a barrack designed for three families, after which they stood in line to

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Russia begins combat readiness check of its entire armed forces

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the beginning of a large-scale inspection of the combat readiness of the armed forces, which will span all Russian military districts and the Northern Fleet. According to Interfax, during the month of April, the Russian armed forces will hold 4,048 exercises of various scale at a hundred training sites and 520 training facilities. “All types

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U.S. calls on Ukraine to implement deep reforms for NATO membership

The United States continues to support Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, while urging Kyiv to implement deep and comprehensive reforms to meet Western standards for NATO membership. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price made a respective statement at a briefing in Washington on Tuesday, April 6, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. “This [U.S.] administration is committed to ensuring that NATO’s door remains

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The Budapest Memorandum must be honoured to the letter.

By Egbert Spang. April 7. 2021 Since imperial times, Russia has been run by a few hundred families: the ‘Siloviki’. They control most of the wealth via a system of cronyism. This system requires the cooperation of civilised democratic countries. These people send their children to school in London, Florida, Switzerland etc. They own multiple $billions worth of property, investment

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Center for Countering Disinformation to protect Ukraine and its allies

At a meeting with the ambassadors of the G7, Finland, Israel, as well as the heads of the EU and NATO missions in Ukraine, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak presented the work of the Center for Countering Disinformation and discussed opportunities for cooperation in information security. Yermak said that the idea of creating a

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The court ordered Lyubov Sobol to pay 500 thousand rubles on the claim of Yevgeny Prigozhin because of a tweet about “theft from the budget by billions”

The Simonovsky District Court of Moscow has recovered 500 thousand rubles of compensation for moral damage from the lawyer of FBK Lyubov Sobol at the claim of businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin.  The lawsuit, as MBH Media clarifies, was filed because of Sobol’s tweet “When you steal from the budget with billions, but you want to snatch some more money?”, Which she posted in October 2020. This comment related to

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Vladimir Putin’s scientific advisor became a dollar billionaire

Rector of St. Petersburg State Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko has become a dollar billionaire, writes Forbes.  In its annual ranking, the publication estimated Litvinenko’s fortune at $ 1.5 billion. His wealth was boosted by a rise in shares in fertilizer company PhosAgro, in which Litvinenko owns a 20.98% stake.  The company’s shares have risen in price over the year from 2,443

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Russia prepares for yet another round of ‘terrible sanctions’

The U.S. has reached out to Russia in connection with the situation in southeastern Ukraine, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The contacts took place “at a high level” and the U.S. side “expressed concern” about “Moscow’s actions”, Ryabkov said. The Pentagon estimated that 4,000 troops and equipment were transferred to the border with Ukraine. “We are carrying out

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Upgrading Ukraine’s Air Force could deter Russia

UkraineAlert by Stephen Blank Ukraine is back in the international headlines thanks to alarm over a major Russian military build-up close to the Ukrainian border. This latest scare is a reminder that Russian aggression against Ukraine is far from over. While combat operations peaked in 2014-15, the conflict continues to simmer and remains very much unresolved. Over the past seven

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Russian Investigators to Probe Feminist Eurovision Pick for ‘Inciting Hatred’ – Reports

Moscow investigators have launched an inspection into “Russian Woman,” the country’s entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest, after a veteran’s newspaper accused it of inciting hatred, the state-run TASS news agency reported Tuesday.  Written and performed by Tajik-born artist Manizha, “Russian Woman” has sparked controversy among conservative groups for its lyrics promoting female empowerment and rejection of sexist stereotypes.

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Compelling?

Edward Lucas If NATO annoys China, China will annoy NATO. That was the implication of Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Belgrade last week. “Some NATO members are trying to play certain security roles in the Indo-Pacific region. China can respond by interfering in Europe’s security affairs and urging the Alliance to see China as a global security player, “Cui Hongjiang,

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“Will aggravate the situation”: the Kremlin said that Ukraine’s accession to NATO will not help it

The press secretary of the head of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov, expressed doubts that Ukraine’s entry into the North Atlantic Alliance will help it in its confrontation with the Russian Federation . He said this on Tuesday, April 6, commenting on the words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that joining NATO is the only way for the country to resolve the conflict

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