Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny has been discharged from the Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what Germany has said is a case of poisoning with a nerve agent from the Soviet-era Novichok group. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite hospital said in a […]

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EU stands by Ukraine and its people – Borrell

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell has met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. “I am glad to meet President Zelensky. The EU stands by Ukraine, its sovereignty and its people. We are the strongest and most reliable partner of Ukraine, in support of an […]

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Russia displace the pro-Ukrainian population from Crimea

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsia called demographic changes in the annexed Crimea “a huge problem”. He is convinced that Russia is trying to oust the entire pro-Ukrainian population from the peninsula, about which the UN has been informed. He expressed gratitude to those Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars who, despite everything, continue to […]

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Russia sentences civic journalist to 16 years

A Russian court on 16 September 2020 sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Seiran Saliyev to 16 years’ imprisonment on an identical charge to that used by the Soviet regime against his great-grandfather. The latter’s refusal to go into a collective farm, after the Soviets had taken away everything he owned, had been treated as ‘trying […]

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101 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea

Human rights activists report that 101 Ukrainian political prisoners are being currently held in Russia and the occupied Crimea.“From March 17 to August 31, 2020, the ‘courts of the first instance’ delivered 96 judgments to detain or to extend detention during the pre-trial investigation of 60 people within the politically motivated prosecution of Crimean residents. […]

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Myths about the Trilateral Contact Group are part of Russia’s information aggression

Alexey Reznikov, the first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), spoke about the spread of myths about the TCG by Russia. Reznikov stated this in the Ukrainian parliament. He noted that the main myth about TCG is that it has powers that it doesn’t have. He noted that the […]

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Belarus shuts western borders as Lukashenko warns of ‘war’

Belarus will close its borders with Poland and Lithuania and step up security measures at the Ukrainian frontier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Thursday. His announcement came with a warning that the countries could descend into the war. He continues to blame Western influence for a sustained protest movement that broke out after his disputed […]

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European Parliament called for tougher sanctions against Russia and Stop Nord Stream 2

European Parliament adopted a resolution in connection with the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny. MEPs called on the EU to strengthen sanctions against the Kremlin and block the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. “Political assassinations and poisoning in Russia are systemic instruments of the regime, deliberately aimed at the opposition,” the resolution says. European […]

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Russia will refuse to hand over dispatchers connected to the death of Kaczynski

Russia will refuse to hand over to Poland the dispatchers associated with the death of the country’s President Lech Kaczynsk in the crash near Smolensk. “In accordance with the Constitution of the country, the Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens to foreign states,” said the agency’s interlocutor. He added that Warsaw’s demands are a […]

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