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Zelensky's press conference: what centralization was given by the president
Zelensky's press conference: what centralization was given by the president In the first year of his life, Volodymyr Zelensky remained president, holding a three-hour press conference (its main actions can be found here). During the conversation with journalists, Zelensky attended about 30 episodes, with new ones appearing and repeating that they were known. In the end, Zelensky promised: • To sign the "anti-Kolomyia law" to adhere to important ... Forward>>
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Embroidery Day 2020 - when and how to celebrate in Ukraine
Embroidery Day 2020 - when and how to celebrate in Ukraine Embroidery Day in Ukraine is celebrated on the third Thursday in May. In the culture of almost any nation there are things that clearly reflect its special national tradition. In Ukraine, such a symbol is an embroidered shirt - a kind of unique code of the Ukrainian ethnic group with encrypted talismans, symbols and signs. Embroidery Day is not yet official and relatively new ... Forward>>
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Ukraine has banned citizens from traveling abroad without a special permit from the Foreign Ministry: what is known
Ukraine has banned citizens from traveling abroad without a special permit from the Foreign Ministry: what is known Only citizens of Ukraine with permanent residence in other countries will be able to obtain a permit to travel abroad. Ukrainians were banned from traveling abroad without special permission from the Foreign Ministry. This was announced on Facebook by the British Embassy in Ukraine. “Ukrainian authorities have informed us that only citizens of Ukraine with permanent residence in ... Forward>>
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Center for Economic Strategy named two scenarios of development of Ukraine during the coronation crisis
Center for Economic Strategy named two scenarios of development of Ukraine during the coronation crisis As for the experts, the Center for Economic Strategy proposed to make two main scenarios that will lead Ukraine to two radically different paths in the future. Scenario 1 - Basic: • Ukraine remains in the perimeter to respond to international organizations, participate in international aid; • The US, EU and international organizations currently operating within the framework of anti-crisis Forward>>
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Zelensky's presidency year disappoints his opponents as well - Jahno (review of online publications)
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Annual Forecast 2015
Annual Forecast 2015 2014 was the year in which the world was finally shaken out of complacency. Ukraine triggered Russia's inevitable confrontation with the United States and Europe. Economic malaise in Europe became impossible to ignore, with anti-establishment groups growing louder with each passing election. An intensifying anti-corruption drive in China exposed how far and deep the Chinese leadership is willing... Forward>>
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Russian Jets Are Flying Under the Radar and Endangering Civilian Airplanes
Russian Jets Are Flying Under the Radar and Endangering Civilian Airplanes Almost six months after pro-Russian rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard, Russia is flouting international aviation rules and showing reckless disregard for the safety of civilian flights. Over the past several months, NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission has detected an alarming number of Russian military planes flying through international airspace... Forward>>
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Will 2015 Be A Turning Point For Putin And His Regime?
Will 2015 Be A Turning Point For Putin And His Regime? This year will be a tough one for Vladimir Putin as the Russian people come to better understand the huge social and economic costs of his Ukraine venture. Putin has violated his pledge of growth and prosperity. He has lost Ukraine and has turned Russia into a rogue state. The sanctions combined with low oil prices have created a perfect storm of declining living standards and double... Forward>>
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Merkel: no end to Russia sanctions if Minsk agreement not met
Merkel: no end to Russia sanctions if Minsk agreement not met European sanctions against Russia will only be eased once all parts of last year's Minsk agreement for a Ukraine truce are met, Angela Merkel has said. It comes as the EU announced 1.8 billion euros in aid for Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the key to ending sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict was the full implementation of September's Minsk... Forward>>
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A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine
A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine The sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and Europe for its interventions in Ukraine have worked much faster and inflicted much more damage on the Russian economy than anybody could have expected. The sanctions sought to deny Russian banks and companies access to the international capital markets. The increased damage is largely due to a sharp decline in the price of oil, without... Forward>>
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The Media Battle for Hearts and Minds in Russia and Central Asia
The Media Battle for Hearts and Minds in Russia and Central Asia Does public opinion matter to authoritarian leaders? Just ask Vladimir Putin. Putin has shown great care in the past several months to hide the deaths of Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine, where he has repeatedly promised that no Russian soldiers are being ordered to fight, in the face of a rising death count. Loved ones and others who attempt to investigate, and in some cases to publicize... Forward>>
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Why Putin's Russia Is The Biggest Threat To America In 2015
Why Putin's Russia Is The Biggest Threat To America In 2015 Like the stock market crashes that periodically wipe out so many fortunes, military crises are hard to predict.Washington’s track record as a seer of future threats is remarkably poor. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor in the 1940s to North Korea’s invasion of the South in the 1950s to the Cuban Missile Crisis in the 1960s to the collapse of South Vietnam in the 1970s to the breakup of the Soviet... Forward>>
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Ukraine eyes IMF credit lifeline in early 2015
Ukraine eyes IMF credit lifeline in early 2015 Ukraine expects the International Monetary Fund to disburse new and overdue loans after a visit next month and still hopes a $17 billion bailout program can be expanded, its central bank governor said on Tuesday. Valeria Gontareva declined to give a value for the payment, even when pressed by journalists, but it is likely to total more than $4 billion. With its economy pushed close to bankruptcy... Forward>>
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The five most significant events of 2014
The five most significant events of 2014 Most people have something they do to mark the end of the year: make a resolution, go to a party, tidy the attic. My annual ritual is to make a list of the five most significant events of the past year in global politics. This year is an odd one, in that it seems to me that there are only two events that stand head-and-shoulders above the others. The first is the breakdown in relations between Russia... Forward>>
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Russia's Natural Gas Sales Plummet: Is Russia Captive To European Buyers?
Russia's Natural Gas Sales Plummet: Is Russia Captive To European Buyers? The received wisdom is that Europe cannot offend Russia because it depends so much on Russian natural gas. We have this backwards. It should be: Russia cannot offend Europe because it depends too much on sales of natural gas sales to Europe. The third quarter 2014 audit report of Gazprom, the Russian national gas company, shows a substantial decline in sales of Russian natural gas... Forward>>
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Germany Urges Negotiations on Eastern Ukraine
Germany Urges Negotiations on Eastern Ukraine FRANKFURT--German government officials over the weekend urged members of the international contact group on eastern Ukraine to resume negotiations for setting the line separating government-controlled areas from separatist-occupied territories. The contact group includes Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. "We support the tireless efforts... Forward>>
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Ukraine's parliament approves 2015 budget
Ukraine's parliament approves 2015 budget Ukraine's parliament backed a budget for 2015 on Monday that it had been under pressure to approve to secure the next tranche of financial aid under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package, the Interfax news agency reported. Before the budget vote in the early hours of the morning, deputies approved a series of austerity laws, including an amendment to impose additional duties... Forward>>
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Interview with Henry Kissinger: 'Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?'
Interview with Henry Kissinger: 'Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?' Henry Kissinger is the most famous and most divisive secretary of state the US has ever had. In an interview, he discusses his new book exploring the crises of our time, from Syria to Ukraine, and the limits of American power. He says he acted in accordance with his convictions in Vietnam. Henry Kissinger seems more youthful than his 91 years. He is focused and affable, but also guarded, ready at any time... Forward>>
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Ukraine Needs New Security Guarantees
Ukraine Needs New Security Guarantees This year we witnessed two decades of genuine efforts to build a reliable post-Cold War security system shattered by the desire of one country, driven by its imperial ambitions, to reestablish the long-gone division lines of the previous century. Twenty years ago, in December 1994 in Budapest, Ukraine received security assurances against threats or use of force against its territorial integrity... Forward>>
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For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West
For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West Amid increasing speculation that the ruble's collapse could shake Vladimir Putin's grip on power, the Russian president addressed his critics at his annual news conference. (Reuters). A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles. But after the most tumultuous stretch of President Vladimir... Forward>>
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EU says Ukraine needs $15 billion, has limited ability to help
EU says Ukraine needs $15 billion, has limited ability to help The International Monetary Fund estimates Ukraine needs another $15 billion in financing to withstand an economic crisis but the European Union has only limited capacity to help, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the EU in Brussels this week for urgent financial aid. He says Ukraine, facing a pro-Russian... Forward>>
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Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm
Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm Lull in fighting prompts some locals to fear Moscow is retooling its strategy, while others suspect it has abandoned them. It was mid-morning when the bombs began to fall on Artyomove, a crumbling mining town on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. One mortar landed in Nina Dmitrievna’s garden. It flattened her fence. Another hit next door, gouging a large raw hole in a black plot... Forward>>
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Oil Prices Hurting Putin More Than Ukraine Crisis
Oil Prices Hurting Putin More Than Ukraine Crisis Oil prices are hurting the Russian economy more than the Ukraine crisis. Despite sanctions and a lock-out of Russian banks from tapping credit from Western lenders, Vladimir Putin may still have the upper hand, at least strategically. Washington’s man in Kiev, Prime Minister Arseniy “Yats” Yatsenyuk, continues to portray Russia as the reason for all of Ukraine’s troubles. But, as the Financial... Forward>>
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Opinion: Appeal against war with Russia reveals ignorance about Eastern Europe
Opinion: Appeal against war with Russia reveals ignorance about Eastern Europe Sixty prominent Germans have issued a public appeal against war with Russia. Although honorable, the appeal overlooks certain key facts, writes DW’s Ingo Mannteufel. The petition titled "New war in Europe? Not in our name" was signed by 60 prominent, well-respected Germans intent on avoiding war in Europe and in favor of dialogue with Russia. And they're right: There should not be any more wars... Forward>>
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Ukraine forces, rebels largely suspend hostilities
Ukraine forces, rebels largely suspend hostilities DONETSK, Ukraine — Government troops and Russian-backed separatists largely suspended hostilities in east Ukraine on Tuesday, raising hopes of a lasting peaceful settlement in a conflict that has raged for seven months and claimed thousands of lives. The lull in fighting followed a proposal by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a “day of silence” as a bid to revive a largely... Forward>>
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