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  • Ukraine: Anti-corruption chief convicted of corruption

    12/16/2019 8:20:11 AM PST · by mac_truck · 46 replies
    DerStandard ^ | Dec 13 2019 | Staff
    Kiev - In Ukraine, the head of the anti-corruption agency has been legally convicted of corruption. The court of appeal in the western Ukrainian city of Rivne confirmed on Friday the ruling of first instance against Artem Sytnyk, according to Ukrainian media. The lawyer had been invited several times to a vacation worth tens of thousands of euros in a luxurious hunting weekend house. The fine is only around 130 euros. With the final judgment, however, the official is threatened with dismissal. Sytnyk is the head of the agency, which was built in 2015 with western anti-corruption funds. According to...
  • First Shipment Of US Oil For Ukraine Being Unloaded In Port Of Odessa

    07/06/2019 12:00:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 63 replies
    Urdu Point ^ | July 2019 | Faizan Hashami
    The first-ever shipment of oil delivered by the United States for Ukraine is currently being unloaded in the Port of Odessa, the port's press service said on Saturday. "The Hong Kong-flagged 'Wisdom Venture' tanker with the vessel length of 237 meters [778 feet] loaded with 75,000 tonnes of oil from the United States arrived to the Port of Odessa's dock 2H," the press service said. According to the pres service, unloading operations could take about 36 hours. The press service also pointed out that delivered oil was planned to be sent by the Odessa-Kremenchuk oil pipeline to the Kremenchuk refinery....
  • Asked if the US will strike Iran, Trump says, "You'll soon find out".

    06/20/2019 9:23:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 20 JUN 19 | Tucker Higgins
    President Donald Trump on Thursday told reporters, "you'll soon find out" whether the US will strike Iran as tensions between the two countries ratcheted up. This is breaking news please check back for updates.
  • Moscow City Hall Bans Gay LGBT Parade for 14th Year in a Row

    05/19/2019 6:53:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 74 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 5/17/19
    The Moscow city administration had refused to allow representatives of the LGBT community to hold a gay pride parade on May 25 and three rallies on May 25, 26, and 27, LGBT activist Nikolai Alexeev told Interfax. The estimated number of would-be participants in the procession is 300. “The Moscow authorities just forbade the holding of a Moscow gay parade for the 14th year in a row, and also three LGBT meetings, including with a call for the execution of the decree of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the case of ‘Alexeev and others vs. Russia’ on...
  • Giuliani will travel to Ukraine, saying country's probes may be 'very, very helpful' for Trump

    05/10/2019 9:22:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies ^ | May 10, 2019 | Gregg Re | Fox News
    Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that he plans to travel to Ukraine to push the country's leadership on several probes that may prove "very, very helpful" to President Trump, as Republicans continue looking to turn the tables on Democrats and prove that they -- not the GOP -- were the party that improperly conspired with foreign actors. Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, who takes office in June, will assume stewardship of two major ongoing investigations. One concerns evidence that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton campaign may have worked with Ukrainians to illegally help Clinton by revealing...
  • The Cold War Ides of March US Cold Warriors escalate toward actual war with Russia.

    03/21/2019 9:35:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    Heedless of the consequences, or perhaps welcoming them, America’s Cold Warriors and their media platforms have recently escalated their rhetoric against Russia, especially in March. Anyone who has lived through or studied the preceding 40-year Cold War will recognize the ominous echoes of its most dangerous periods, when actual war was on the horizon or a policy option. Here are only a few random but representative examples: § In a March 8 Washington Post opinion article, two American professors, neither with any apparent substantive knowledge of Russia or Cold War history, warned that the Kremlin is trying “to undermine our...
  • Hungary to buy 2020 gas supplies early from Russia - minister

    03/21/2019 6:37:27 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 15 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 21, 2018
    Hungary has struck an agreement with Gazprom to buy and store its 2020 gas supplies earlier than usual this year to offset the risk of Russia failing to agree transit terms with Ukraine, state news agency MTI reported on Thursday. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told MTI after meeting Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller in Moscow that Hungary would continue to receive supplies from Austrian pipelines, which carry Russian gas piped through other routes. Hungary's recently expanded 6.3 billion cubic metre storage capacity can guarantee safe supply through 2020, he said.
  • Putin signs bill to ban all forms of cruelty to animals

    12/27/2018 9:22:46 PM PST · by Spiridon · 60 replies
    Tass ^ | 12/28/2018 | Tass
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on responsible treatment of animals, which outlaws all forms of cruelty to animals and establishes rules of pet ownership, according to documents uploaded to the official online database of Russian legislative information on Thursday. The law was introduced to the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, in 2010 and took eight years to be passed. The law contains the basic principles of pet ownership, based on responsible, ethical and humane treatment of animals.....
  • Oh, great. Russia takes over Venezuela’s oil industry

    12/26/2018 6:42:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | December 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    We already learned that Russia was sending bombers to Venezuela for military exercises and supporting the country’s imploding economy. What could Vladimir Putin have wanted in exchange? We’re probably seeing the answer come into focus as Russia moves in to “help” Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro as we head into the new year. Putin is going to bail out Maduro’s failing government with some cash in exchange for establishing some measure of control over that nation’s vast crude oil reserves that are currently lying mostly dormant. (WaPo) As allies go, Venezuela is a relatively cheap one for Russia. But the potential...
  • Putin had a bad 2018, Next year will be worse

    12/24/2018 10:53:56 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Dec 2018 | L. Bershidsky
    Putin won another term in March with 77 percent of the vote, but, as in every election in the Putin era, researchers have found statistical evidence of vote rigging. Although the fraud worked for Putin, it failed to produce results in a series of gubernatorial elections this year...Voters are finding it easier to resist manipulation and cheating. The discontent developed in large part because of Putin’s decision to raise the retirement age to 63 from 55 for women and to 65 from 60 for men, a step that successive Russian governments haven’t had the courage to take since the Soviet...
  • President Trump: Start Hiring Ideological Allies

    12/23/2018 8:44:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 20, 2018 | Elliot Resnick
    Donald Trump was a political neophyte in June 2015. Those of us who backed him that summer – and who remain his core base to this day – did so due to his genuine love for America, his bare-knuckles style, and his insistence on uttering politically-incorrect truths. We believed in him, loved his independent mind, and adored his total disdain for political pieties and the supercilious elite. Nothing has changed. We still love him, but watching him hire so many people who reject his core beliefs has been enormously frustrating. Surrounding oneself with ideological clones is not always wise. Hiring...
  • Stalin Greatest Anti-Facist [My Title]

    12/17/2018 7:30:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 13, 2018 | Clara Sorrenti
    Whether you like it or not, Joseph Stalin was one of the greatest anti-fascists in the history of the anti-fascist movement. Under Stalin's command, the Red Army defeated the nazis and saved several ethnic groups from nazi extermination. This is a legacy we cannot forget.
  • Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church

    12/14/2018 10:34:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | BBC
    Ukrainian Orthodox priests are due to hold a historic council in Kiev to create a new national church - a move condemned as schism by Russian clergy. This comes after the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodoxy, recognised the independence of the Ukrainian Church from Moscow.
  • Russian Orthodox Church Calls on Pope Francis, UN for Help in Ukraine

    12/14/2018 7:28:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/14/18 | Nataliya Vasilyeva
    MOSCOW, Russia - The Russian Orthodox church on Friday called on Pope Francis, the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics. Ukraine’s Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting Saturday that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church, and Ukrainian authorities have ramped up pressure on priests to support the move. The Ukrainian church has been part of the Russian church for centuries, while enjoying broad autonomy, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pushed for the creation of an independent...
  • Putin developing fake videos to foment 2020 election chaos: 'It's going to destroy lives'

    12/03/2018 4:36:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, December 2, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. leaders say Vladimir Putin used a familiar cyber playbook to “muck around” in the midterm elections last month, but intelligence officials and key lawmakers believe a much more sinister, potentially devastating threat lies just down the road — one that represents an attack on reality itself. Policy insiders and senators of both parties believe the Russian president or other actors hostile to the U.S. will rely on “deep fakes” to throw the 2020 presidential election cycle into chaos, taking their campaign to influence American voters and destabilize society to a new level. The eerie process, which...
  • Embarrassed Putin may retaliate after Trump cancels meeting, experts say

    11/29/2018 12:46:40 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 29, 2018
    Russian President Vladimir Putin may retaliate after President Trump canceled a weekend meeting in Argentina over Russia’s detention of Ukrainian sailors, experts said after the surprise announcement Thursday. About an hour after saying he "probably" would meet Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Trump tweeted that he would cancel the meeting “[b]ased on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine,” surprising critics who accused him of being soft on Putin. But the snub — the second this month, after a Paris meeting also was scrapped — may provoke Putin in the near-term,...
  • Trump says he may cancel G20 meeting with Putin over rising Ukraine conflict

    11/27/2018 3:23:15 PM PST · by tlozo · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/27/2018 | Reuters and Daniel Brown
    US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may cancel his scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Argentina because of Russia's maritime clash with Ukraine. "Maybe I won't have the meeting. Maybe I won't even have the meeting. I don't like that aggression. I don't want that aggression at all," Trump told the Washington Post in an interview. The Russian navy fired on two Ukrainian naval vessels and rammed a third on Sunday in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov and Black Sea. It then captured the three vessels and the...
  • Russian warships 'open fire on Ukrainian artillery ships' in Black Sea

    11/25/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/25/18 | Katy Clifton
    The Ukrainian navy has accused Russia of opening fire on some of its ships in the Black Sea, striking two vessels and wounding two crew members. The navy made the statement after a day of rising tensions during which Russia stopped three Ukrainian navy vessels from entering the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait by placing a huge cargo ship beneath a Russian-controlled bridge.
  • Russia's Next Weapon: A Military Church

    11/17/2018 6:21:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 11/11/18 | Michael Peck
    The walls of the military church are made in the color of the standard Russian missile system and armored vehicle. From the inside, the walls are decorated with paintings of battle scenes from military history and texts from the Holy Scriptures. The projected height is 311 feet tall, and it is designed to hold 6,000 people. "The modern Russian serviceman cannot be shaped without shaping lofty spirituality in him,”Meet Vladimir Putin's newest weapon: a church. The Russian military plans to build a military church to bolster the spiritual values of its armed forces. Construction will soon begin of the Main...
  • Russian Asylum Applications In U.S. Hit 24-Year Record (Homo propaganda alert)

    09/26/2018 8:56:30 PM PDT · by granada · 7 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | May 02, 2018 | Carl Schreck
    Rights activists and immigration attorneys say the surge in the number of Russian asylum applications in the United States has been driven in part by the 2013 law concerning sexual minorities. Putin has been accused by critics of overseeing a mounting crackdown on dissent -- including against the political opposition and businesspeople not in step with the Kremlin – and fostering stigmatization of sexual minorities since he regained the presidency. 'I Had To Leave' Vlad, a gay Russian applicant in his 30s, told RFE/RL that he was simply looking to move somewhere where he could live "more freely," and that...