Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News / Sept. 16

Russia confirmed 5,670 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 1,079,519. Russian health officials have proposed depriving medics of promised coronavirus payouts if they refuse to vaccinate against the infection, the Medvestnik medical news website has reported. Nearly half of Russians say they will never vaccinate against the coronavirus regardless […]

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Germany warns Russia’s coronavirus vaccine may ‘kill’

Moscow’s decision to grant approval Coronavirus vaccine before final trials have been completed has raised concerns among some experts, Reuters report. German Health Minister Jens Spahn said Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine had not been sufficiently tested, adding the aim was to have a safe product rather than just being first to start vaccinating people. “It can […]

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UN security council calls for global ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in all armed conflicts (including in Donbas) and for humanitarian and medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document, in particular, demands a “general and immediate cessation of hostilities” in all conflict situations and calls on all parties to armed conflicts to […]

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Ukraine supports UN’S global ceasefire initiative

Ukraine has joined an international appeal expressing strong support for the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported on June 22, a total of 170 countries and observers joined the initiative. Russia is not on this list. The Russian side previously […]

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Russia disregards duty to ensure public health in occupied territories

Russia disregards duty to ensure public health in occupied territories Moscow is using the recent aggravation of the humanitarian situation as a smokescreen for further attacks on the rights and freedoms of Crimea residents. As the party to the conflict, Russia persists in disregarding its duty of an occupying power under international humanitarian law to […]

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The dynamics of the COVID-19 diseases growth in the Russian Armed Forces

The number of soldiers infected with coronavirus in the Russian Armed Forces reached 1 514. The Ministry of Defense universities registered 727 cases of infection among servicemen, including cadets and trainees, as well as 378 cases among civilian personnel. “As of May 26, 1 514 servicemen with positive test results have been identified in military […]

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Ukraine’s economic recovery expected in second half of 2020

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated that the implementation of the economic stimulus program to overcome consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will help revive Ukraine’s economy in the second half of the year. “We will start implementing every step of the strategy in order to reach economic recovery in the second half of this year,” […]

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