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Ukraine: Placing ‘Osa’ air defense system on demarcation line does not violate Minsk agreements

18:04, 7 January 2020 Ukrainian side does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ ‘Osa’ The Ukrainian side on the demarcation line does not divert anti-aircraft missile systems 9KZZ Osa. The OSCE claims that this is a violation of the Minsk agreements, but it is denied at the Joint Forces Operation staff. “The Ukrainian side of the joint center for monitoring and coordinating ceasefire

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Facebook to launch program against disinformation in Ukraine in 2020

13:31, 1 January 2020 Netizens will be able to recognize manipulative information using tags In 2020, Facebook might launch a program to counter disinformation in Ukraine. Kateryna Kriuk, Facebook’s public policy manager for Ukraine, noted, as Detector Media reported.  “We have potential cooperation (with Ukraine – ed.), but a contract has not been signed yet and, accordingly, we are preparing for 2020 to launch

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Man involved in deaths of ten Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas in 2014 now on exchange list

17:11, 26 December 2019 In July 2014, Mykola Butrymenko revealed the information about the position of Ukrainian special service agents near Snizhne, Donetsk region; Russian mercenaries attacked the emplacement, which resulted in the casualties. Mykola Butrymenko, charged with involvement in the murder of ten servicemen of Ukraine’s special service in Donbas is now on the exchange list, as Ukraine and the self-styled

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Over half of Ukrainians stand for Ukraine’s joining NATO – poll

15:40, 26 December 2019 At the same time, the support for the military alliance with Russia and other CIS countries is 5.5%. A total of 51% of Ukrainians believe that joining NATO is the best security option for Ukraine, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation and the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies

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Sergii Leshchenko: By helping Giuliani, Ukrainian politicians help Russia

By Sergii Leshchenko. Published Dec. 25. Updated Dec. 25 at 5:07 pm In the scandal surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, there are many controversial figures, both on the U.S. and the Ukrainian side. But one Ukrainian politician stands out even in this shady crowd: Yuriy Lutsenko, a veteran politician and ex-prosecutor general. Lutsenko has become an informant for the

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Human rights activist: 88 political prisoners still behind bars in Russia-occupied Crimea

23:59, 21 December 2019 Twelve people were released, but 40 new were arrested in 2019. Head of the Crimean human rights group Olha Skrypnyk says that 88 political prisoners are still behind bars in Russia-occupied Crimea. “The situation has not improved. Now 88 people are in jail in Crimean cases,” she told Hromadske Radio on  December 21. In 2019, twelve

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Vitaly Portnikov: Putin is preparing a new trap for Zelenskyy

2019/12/16 – 18:35 In an interview with Channel One-Russia, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that it was possible to change the Minsk protocol only if the Ukrainian side cooperated with the puppet administration of the “People’s Republics” (“DNR/LNR”). “Who can work on Minsk-3?” Two parties… Therefore, if Ukrainian experts join the contact group and sit at the same table

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U.S. might allocate $1 billion for energy security of European countries, including Ukraine

18:52, 14 December 2019 This will make it possible to diversify gas supplies and reduce dependence on Russian energy resources. The US Congress may support a bill that provides for the allocation of $ 1 billion for energy security in Europe, including Ukraine. It is reported by the Government Portal. It is reported that Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration Dmiytro

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Ukraine could get new, deadlier missiles from U.S. – media

18:40, 14 December 2019 The U.S. has committed more than $1.5 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since 2014. The U.S. Congress is poised to allow the sale of coastal defense and anti-ship weapons as part of future security assistance packages to Ukraine, through the 2020 defense policy bill. The National Defense Authorization Act passed the House this week and

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Ukraine’s ex-diplomat slams author of her NYT interview over manipulation

18:45, 04 December 2019 The piece claimed Ukraine had been aware of aid freeze long before it was publicly acknowledged. Former deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, who filed for resignation November 28, Olena Zerkal, has harshly criticized Andrew Kramer, who published an interview with her regarding Ukraine’s early awareness of the alleged U.S. assistance hold. “What was in the article

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IOM: Some 49,000 Ukrainians victims of human trafficking over past three years

22:40, 02 December 2019 UKRAINE About 94% of affected Ukrainians are those who suffered from labor exploitation. Over the last three years about 49,000 Ukrainians could have suffered from human trafficking, according to the International Organization for Migration. The vast majority (94%) of the victims suffered from labor exploitation. Over a half (65%) of the victims identified by the IOM

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Lavrov says West should abandon “imperial policy,” lift sanctions against Russia

15:20, 27 November 2019 Russian official claims “Donetsk and Luhansk [Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions] are in conflict with Kyiv” in eastern Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is sure that Western countries should abandon the “imperial policy” and lift the sanctions against Russia. The minister said this when addressing students and faculty of the

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US State Department representative reminds Lavrov: US-Russian relations depend on implementation of Minsk agreements

19:40, 24 November 2019 Sullivan, who claims to be the US ambassador to the Russian Federation, also drew attention to the need for Russian Federation to abandon efforts to intervene in the American elections. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan reminded Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that improvement of  relations between Washington and Moscow depends on how Russia implements the Minsk

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U.S. State Department on Holodomor: Soviet Union could not break spirit of Ukrainian people

22:40, 23 November 2019 Ortagus said Ukraine is again under attack today. U.S. State Department on Holodomor Remembrance Day has said the Soviet Union could not break the spirit of the Ukrainian people. “This November we honor and remember the millions of Ukrainians who perished eighty-six years ago during Holodomor, the catastrophic famine created by the barbaric policies of the

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Ukrainian diplomats call on The Economist to use map with Ukraine’s Crimea

13:45, 24 November 2019 The Crimean peninsula was missing on Ukraine’s map in a video clip posted by The Economist. Ukrainian diplomats have called on The Economist to use a map with Ukraine’s Crimea. “@TheEconomist, We really hope that such a reliable and a worldwide famous media will amend their map in an appropriate manner. #CrimeaIsUkraine,” Ukraine’s Embassy in the

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U.S. sanctions on companies involved in Nord Stream 2 added to draft 2020 NDAA – media

12:59, 24 November 2019 The text of the sanctions provision has not been made public. Sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline have been added to the draft 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch told Defense News on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum. The inclusion of the sanctions

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RT disinformation outlet: Ukraine claims Russia returned seized ships ‘ruined & without TOILETS’

Reader warning:  Russia Today (RT) is a Kremlin-funded propaganda outlet that produces only Kremlin-approved information that is usually the opposite of reality. 21 Nov, 2019 14:03 Kiev (Kyiv) is claiming that Russia removed even mundane things such as lamps and toilet bowls (which have become rare commodities in Russia) from the ships they returned after last year’s naval clash (attack), but

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Ukraine win through to U19 Euro elite round

19.11.2019 17:07 Ukrainian footballers have defeated Sweden 2-1 in the qualifying round of the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The match took place at the Jernvallen stadium Sandviken on Tuesday, November 19. Goals were scored by Danylo Sikan (6, 43) and Jack Lahne (71). In another Group 9 match, Slovenia hammered Estonia 7-0. In previous matches, Ukraine beat Estonia 4-0

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Pillows vs $ 400 million: White House jokes at Obama because of his aid to Ukraine

21:03, 16 November 2019 White House posted a comparative photo of military assistance from former US President Barack Obama and incumbent President Donald Trump. White House published a photo, on which it compared military assistance to Ukraine from former US President Barack Obama and incumbent President Donald Trump. The photo was posted on the White House Facebook page. “Obama gave Ukraine

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Op-Ed in Novoye Vremya by CDA Taylor: Ukraine’s Committed Partner

November 10, 2019 Since I returned to Ukraine in June, one thing has been clear everywhere I’ve gone – from Lviv to Mariupol, from universities to military facilities, from government offices to NGOs’ workspaces — Ukraine is brimming with energy and new ideas. New ideas to resolve the conflict in the East while protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. New

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Ukrainian activist Mazur detained in Poland at Russia’s request – Ukraine’s ombudsperson

19:53, 09 November 2019 Mazur is also an employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said Ukrainian activist and volunteer Ihor Mazur was detained in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation. “Employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human

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U.S. welcomes disengagement in Zolote, calls on Russia to withdraw all forces from Donbas

23:30, 04 November 2019 Diplomats believe that the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops helps restore Ukrainian sovereignty. The United States Embassy in Kyiv says it welcomes the completion of the disengagement of forces in the area of Zolote, urging the Russian Federation to withdraw all of its forces from eastern Ukraine. “We welcome the completion of withdrawal of forces and hardware

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