Posts Tagged ‘ukrainian’

Donetsk village resident says Ukrainian bombings are methodically destroying homes street by street

   Zaitsevo, a village in the north of the Donetsk People’s Republic, has been relentlessly shelled by Ukrainian forces/paramilitaries since 2014, and continues to be bombed nearly every day and night. The population has dropped from 3,500 to 1,600, including 200 children. I interviewed Irina Dikun, head of the administration of Zaitsevo, who spoke at […]

Ukrainian Jewish man, 70, undergoes circumcision in honor of Netanyahu visit

KYIV, Ukraine — A 70-year-old Ukrainian Jewish man on Tuesday met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and told him he had undergone a late-in-life circumcision earlier in the day in the Israeli leader’s honor. The unusual meeting took place at an event Netanyahu hosted at his Kyiv hotel for the Ukrainian Jewish community on the […]

In Kyiv, PM vows to advance pensions for Israelis with Ukrainian roots

KYIV, Ukraine — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, , during a visit to Kyiv Monday, promised to push forward a never-implemented agreement to give Ukrainian immigrants living in Israel access to their pensions from their home country. Netanyahu is in Ukraine for a two-day trip, where he met with new President Volodymyr Zelensky and announced that […]

Mueller’s FBI ‘Attack Dog’ Weissmann Begged Ukrainian Oligarch For Dirt On Trump

As the FBI investigated whether Donald Trump was working with Russia, top bureau attorney Andrew Weissmann secretly approached a Ukrainian Oligarch’s US attorneys seeking dirt on President Trump, according to The Hill‘s John Solomon. In exchange, the FBI was willing to drop an ongoing case against the Ukrainian – Dmitry Firtash, who was hit with 2014 corruption charges in […]

Ukrainian broadcaster drops Oliver Stone’s documentary after threats to staff & grenade attack

On top of the attack, the channel says it’s been enduring censorship and threats ever since it announced plans to broadcast the documentary. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko lashed out at the channel, threatening it with prosecution should it air Stone’s film. The outlet’s editorial board was forced to recommend the broadcast be canceled. “Taking […]

Ukrainian channel attacked with grenade launcher ahead of broadcasting Oliver Stone’s documentary

The building of 112 Ukraine was damaged on Friday night by a grenade apparently fired from a single-shot launcher. Two people reportedly drove by the premises, fired the explosive at the big logo of the channel on the building wall and fled the scene, leaving the used launcher tube behind. Nobody was hurt in the […]

‘Round up’ some Italians & jail them for life – Ukrainian MP after sentencing of pro-Kiev fighter

On Friday, an Italian court in Pavia passed its judgment in the high-profile case of Vitaly Markiv. He was found responsible for the May 2014 killings of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and Russian human rights activist Andrei Mironov, who served as an interpreter for a group of journalists covering the civil war in Eastern Ukraine. […]

Ukrainian TV drops show co-hosted with Russian broadcaster over ‘death threats’ & govt pressure

NewsOne and Russia’s most-watched broadcaster Rossiya 1, were eagerly anticipating their co-hosted television show called ‘We need to talk.’ Scheduled to go on air on July 12, it was meant to give a voice to people from each country without having to touch upon divisive political issues. However, on Monday NewsOne said it had to […]

Ukrainian President open to peace talks with Russia but committed to NATO membership

   Ukraine’s president said he is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in eastern Ukraine, but he also reaffirmed his country’s course toward NATO membership — a move strongly opposed by Moscow. Volodymyr Zelenskiy made the comments on June 4 during a visit to Brussels, where he met with top European Union […]

Ukrainian Man Claims to "Eat" Only Sunshine and Lives by the Law of Flowers

He feeds only on prana and solar energy. After arriving in a village where he lives, I saw a barefooted man standing on the porch. He was wearing a bright orange dress with the sun embroidered on the chest. The man’s face looked otherworldly, his eyes glistened, and a smile crossed his face. He moved […]

5 years after the Ukrainian revolution, Jews there say it was a mixed blessing

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Walking on the scorched and scarred sidewalks of this capital city’s main square five years ago, Eduard Dolinsky felt hopeful and proud. A member of Kiev’s large Jewish population and a longtime activist for its communal causes, Dolinsky had hoped that the bloody street fights of the Maidan Revolution several years […]

Year of selective blindness: Russian journalist still in Ukrainian jail under bogus treason charges

Being a journalist in a nation where the government can put you in jail for unfavorable reporting is understandably risky, but at least one can hope to find international support after getting into trouble. Foreign governments and international organizations would cry foul and try to pressure the persecutors. Well, Kirill Vyshinsky didn’t get this response. […]

Video: Volodymyr Zelensky, the Donald Trump of Ukrainian Politics?

Introduction The parallels between the successor to Poroshenko and the current occupant of the White House are striking. Neither has had significant prior experience with national politics prior to launching a bid for the supreme executive office of their respective countries. Giving credit for Trump, he has had extensive experience in managing large businesses, Zelenskiy […]

Putin on Ukrainian Orthodox schism: Forcing flock into foreign church is a risky ploy

Last month, Ukraine’s two unrecognized Orthodox churches backed by the government of President Petro Poroshenko formed a new religious organization. In January, Patriarch Bartholomew I of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople formally recognized it as a canonical entity and part of his patriarchate and granted it partial independence. Poroshenko is relying on this development to […]

US State Dept Increases Funding for Ukrainian Navy in Response to ‘Dangerous Escalation’

Antiwar.com reports… The US State Department has reiterated its demand that Russia unconditionally return three Ukrainian boats seized during a November maritime incident. They also announced an increase in direct US financing for the Ukrainian Navy in response to the “dangerous escalation.” The “escalation” saw three Ukrainian boats entering Russian waters in the Sea of […]

Ukrainian official invites British warship to cross Kerch Strait & see how Russia reacts

“When it is being said that Russia won’t allow the passage of a British ship, I have one remark – has anyone tried it?” Yuri Hrymchak wondered during a talk show aired live on a Ukrainian TV channel on Friday. Hrymchak serves as deputy minister of temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons – a […]

‘Inappropriate’ for Pompeo to discuss Ukrainian church affairs with Kiev – Putin

“The Secretary of State calling Kiev and discussing these issues is absolutely inappropriate, but it happened anyway,” Putin told reporters on Thursday. He added that creating an independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church was more about domestic politics than religion. READ MORE: Putin’s 14th annual Q&A marathon as it happened “What is happening in Orthodoxy is incomprehensible,” he […]

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Pro-Nazi Soldier Photo Op

Grayzone Project — Petro Poroshenko, the staunchly pro-NATO president of Western ally Ukraine, posed for a photo op with a soldier wearing a Nazi symbol. On December 6, the Ukrainian billionaire oligarch leader posted a photo on multiple social media accounts that shows him standing with armed troops. One of these Ukrainian soldiers is wearing a […]

Radioactive rave: Ukrainian artist mutates Chernobyl into trendy dance venue

Chernobyl wolves could spread gene mutations outside radioactive exclusion zone Kiev artist Valery Korshunov is the mastermind behind Artefact, an art exhibit and dance party held in Chernobyl’s radioactive exclusion zone. In 1986 an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine destroyed a nuclear reactor and released 400 times more radioactive material than […]

Russia Fires On And Captures Ukrainian Ships: Are They On The Brink Of War?

The Facts: A terrorist attack in Aleppo on Saturday seems to have included chemical weapons, yet mainstream media has remained completely silent. Thankfully, there are no reports of deaths but more than 50 children and adults were hospitalized. Reflect On: Chemical weapons attacks in Syria have been subjected to unstoppable, huge coverage from mainstream media […]

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