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    Miami : February 26, 2021February 26, 2021 0 The president of the United States, Joe Biden, said this Friday that his country will “never” accept the annexation to Russia of the Crimean peninsula, which until seven years ago was part of Ukraine. “The United States does not recognize and will never recognize the annexation perpetrated by Russia of the peninsula and we are on the side of Ukraine against these aggressive acts of Russia,” Biden said in a statement to commemorate the invasion. The peninsula located on the Black Sea was a Ukrainian territory until 2014, when Russian troops occupied the area that was later annexed to Russia. “In this grim commemoration, we reaffirm a simple truth: Crimea is Ukraine,” Biden said. Simultaneously with the occupation of Crimea, a group of Ukrainian rebels related to Moscow rose up in the east of the country, starting a...
    Atlantis is a quirky Ukrainian sci-fi movie released in 2019. Since its launch, it has captured the attention of critics and won some of the most prominent awards in cinema.. As in the Seville International Festival, where he won the category of best photography; at the Special Jury Awards at the Tokyo International Film Festival. As well as the selection at the Venice Festival. This film was made largely by Valentyn Vasyanovych, who in addition to being a scriptwriter and director took charge of the photography. Atlantis it is set in a dystopian future in which the known life changed forever. Follow its protagonist, Sergey, played by Andrii Rymaruk, an ex-soldier suffering from severe post-traumatic syndrome. Its synopsis reads as follows: Eastern Ukraine, in the near future. Sergey, a former soldier suffering from post-traumatic syndrome, has trouble adjusting to his new reality: a shattered life, a land in ruins. When...
    A man in Ukraine allegedly called the authorities admitting to a fake murder in an attempt to get the police to plow his road as they made their way to him. The Ukrainian man, from the village of Grybova Rudnya, allegedly called the authorities on Monday and confessed to murdering his mother’s partner by stabbing them in the chest, according to The Guardian. When the self-professed murderer called the authorities, he reportedly advised the officials to clear the snow-covered road on their way to arrest him. Police spokesperson, Yuliya Kovtun, stated Monday that “at the same time he immediately warned the police that they should come with a snowplough, because there is no other way to get to him,” according to the Guardian. A man cleans his car from snow after a heavy night snowfall in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on February 9, 2021. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY /...
    A young Ukrainian couple have chained themselves together for three months in an ultimate test of their love.  Alexander and Viktoria chose Valentine's Day to have themselves welded together near the Unity sculpture in Kyiv.  'The palms of the couple in love are just a couple of centimetres apart,' said Vitaly Zorin, of Ukraine's national register of records, who supervised the experiment.  He verified that Alexander and Viktoria were 'sane' before starting their personal lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Alexander (right) and Viktoria (centre) chose Valentine's Day to have themselves welded together near the Unity sculpture in Kyiv The romantic pair are confident that they can last the three months in such close proximity  Before they were chained: The couple will now have to grapple with how to wash whilst they are welded together Even everyday tasks such as dressing and packing a bag will...
    Bradley Cortright February 1, 2021 0 Comments Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is sharing what he says was the “one unpleasant thing” for him related to the 2019 impeachment of former President Donald Trump.  As allegations swirled that Trump had improperly pressured Zelensky to open an investigation into then-candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Trump released the transcript of a July 25, 2019, phone call he had with the Ukrainian leader. Trump would later point to the transcript of the “perfect” call and claim that it discredited the allegations that he improperly pressured Zelensky.  During an interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan, Zelensky was asked what he was thinking amid the impeachment effort. He said, “I read that Trump put ‘pressure,’ pressure? Well, I was very offended to hear this.” “Why? Because I am the president of Ukraine. We may be smaller than the United States. But we are...
    Madison Summers February 1, 2021 0 Comments Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is expressing that he believes it is hard for the U.S. to be viewed as a “symbol of democracy” after the riot that broke out at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 amid tension over the 2020 presidential election. “We were very shocked, I was very surprised,” Zelensky said during an interview for “Axios on HBO” about the U.S. Capitol riot. “I could not imagine that something like this was possible in the United States of America.” He added, “I believe this was a strong blow to democracy of the United States.” “We are used to believing that the United States has the ideal democratic institutions, where power is transferred calmly. […] In Ukraine, we lived through two revolutions, we sought it. We understood such things can happen in the world. But that it could happen in...
    Former lightweight king Vasyl Lomachenko has provided an update about his return to the sport. The pound-for-pound star has recovered and is looking forward to his return to the sport. He even gave a warning to the other contenders in the sport. LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Light (60kg) Boxing final bout on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) Lopez outclassed ‘Loma’ in a close fight to become the new lightweight king. Furthermore, after the fight, his camp revealed that he was fighting with a nasty shoulder injury. Soon after the fight, he went for surgery and was out for at least a few weeks. The Ukrainian took to Instagram to give an update on the injury....
    A schoolboy has been left in a coma after he was brutally beaten by unidentified attackers in the heart of Paris last week. The violent assault was captured on CCTV camera and shows the gang surrounding  the teenage boy, Yuri, from Ukraine and beating him unconscious. The incident took place near the Eiffel Tower and the Beaugrenelle Shopping Center at 6.30pm in Paris on January 15. Yuri has been left in a coma after he was brutally beaten by unidentified attackers in the heart of Paris last week The violent assault was captured on CCTV camera and shows the gang surrounding the teenage boy Yuri was with friends when the attack took place and the teenager was the only one who did not manage to escape.  He was surrounded by a group of assailants who were reportedly wielding metal rods, bats and knives that left him with skull...
    Rey Del Rio The former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of outlandish Republican claims that Kyiv not Moscow had intervened in the 2016 presidential race has been formally sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department. Andrii Telizhenko span a web of stories that was enthusiastically taken up by Trump supporters, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who used his alleged evidence in efforts to slime President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election. The Treasury accused him of being “part of a Russia-linked foreign influence network” on Monday. Interestingly, the U.S. government also chose to state on the record that Trump’s beloved Ukraine scandals were “false.” Telizhenko tried to distance himself from a former collaborator and known Russian agent Andriy Derkach in an interview with The Daily Beast last September after Derkach himself had been sanctioned. “I never liked Derkach, never knew much about his background,” Telizhenko...
    President Trump’s administration unveiled sanctions on a group of former Ukrainian officials who worked to “undermine the 2020 U.S. elections,” in the latest crackdown on Rudy Giuliani’s associates. “Russian disinformation campaigns targeting American citizens are a threat to our democracy,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “The United States will continue to aggressively defend the integrity of our election systems and processes.” The announcement continues a paradoxical situation, in which senior members of Trump’s Cabinet seek to punish the dissemination of “misleading and unsubstantiated allegations” by a network of individuals associated with Giuliani — Trump’s personal attorney, who has sought evidence of corruption by President-elect Joe Biden in Ukraine over the last two years. The new sanctions designations target a network of individuals and shell companies tied to Andrii Derkach, “an active Russian agent” whom the administration blacklisted in September. “They have made repeated public statements advancing malicious...
    The former Ukrainian diplomat at the center of outlandish Republican claims that Kyiv not Moscow had intervened in the 2016 presidential race has been formally sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department. Andrii Telizhenko span a web of stories that was enthusiastically taken up by Trump supporters, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who used his alleged evidence in efforts to slime President-elect Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election. The Treasury accused him of being “part of a Russia-linked foreign influence network” on Monday. Interestingly, the U.S. government also chose to state on the record that Trump’s beloved Ukraine scandals were “false.” Telizhenko tried to distance himself from a former collaborator and known Russian agent Andriy Derkach in an interview with The Daily Beast last September after Derkach himself had been sanctioned. “I never liked Derkach, never knew much about his background,” Telizhenko told The Daily Beast....
    Ukrainian tennis star, Elina Svitolina, has given tennis fans an insight into what the strict quarantine rules are going to feel like for players at this year’s Australian Open. Players won’t be allowed to go anywhere during quarantine at Australian Open, says Elina Svitolina Currently ranked fifth by the WTA, the Ukrainian was quoted as saying that the players, who have enlisted participation for the year’s first Grand Slam, wouldn’t have the freedom to go anywhere apart from their hotel rooms, training and practice facilities for the first couple of weeks after landing in Melbourne. Speaking to btu.org.ua, Svitolina said, “That is quite a specific experience. We are allowed to be outside our hotel rooms for no more than 5 hours, – 2 hours of tennis, 2 hours of getting fit and 1 hour for eating.   “We won’t be allowed to go anywhere for two weeks.” Svitolina...
    A UKRAINIAN interpreter has been found dead with her hands cuffed behind her back and a plastic bag over her head at her apartment in Turkey. Kristina Novitskaya, 30, was discovered in her home at the Bodrum resort on Saturday having died a few days earlier. 6Kristina Novitskaya was found dead in her apartment in Turkey on SaturdayCredit: podium.ru 6The 30-year-old was found with her hands cuffed behind her back and a plastic bag over her headCredit: podium.ru Mystery surrounds Ms Novitskaya's death as her apartment appeared to be locked from the inside with all of the windows secured. Local police have suggested that the mainline of inquiry is suicide, says Turkish reports. However, the 30-year-old's friends fear that police may be covering up "for someone important". “We do not believe that she committed suicide,” a friend told a media outlet in Kyiv, Ukraine. Ms Novitskaya's body was discovered on...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, will work in self-isolation. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Journalist Glenn Greenwald has resigned from news outlet The Intercept which he co-founded after claiming he was being silenced over an article on Presidential candidate Joe Biden.  He says he was told his article would only be published if critical points against the Democratic candidate were removed and he says this forms part of a US media conspiracy of silence over Hunter Biden's laptops and the serious questions Joe still has to answer over his son's sketchy Chinese and Ukrainian business deals.  He argues that political censorship has 'contaminated virtually every mainstream centre-left political organization, academic institution and newsroom.'  Because his article was censored, Greenwald published it in full on his website.  Read the full blistering article here…  THE REAL SCANDAL: U.S. MEDIA USES FALSEHOODS TO DEFEND JOE BIDEN FROM HUNTER'S EMAILS Publication by the New York Post two weeks ago of emails from Hunter Biden's laptop, relating to Vice President Joe Biden's...
    President Trump opened a new line of attack on Joe Biden by denouncing his family's involvement in a construction project in Iraq. “His brother, who didn't have experience, became a big builder in Iraq, without experience,” the president told CBS’s Leslie Stahl in a 60 Minutes interview that Trump released after a dispute with the journalist. Trump made that comment in an attempt to support the claim that Biden is “a corrupt politician” who has “accepted money” from foreign governments. Stahl replied that “it can’t be verified.” Their disagreement mistakenly conflates James Biden’s publicly available business activities with Rudy Giuliani’s attempt to promote allegations that the 2020 Democratic nominee did favors for the clients of his brother and son Hunter, whereas those clients were candid about their desire to lease the Biden family’s prestige. “Of course it can be verified — they found the laptop,” Trump...
    A Ukrainian lawmaker has claimed a second laptop belonging to Hunter Biden's business contacts in the country has been seized by law enforcement there.  Andrii Derkach posted to Facebook on Friday to say there is a 'second laptop' involving evidence of corruption and connected to the Bidens, The Daily Beast reports.  Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has said foreign sources did not provide the Hunter Biden emails first reported last week. He says a laptop containing the correspondence and intimate photos was simply abandoned in a Delaware repair shop and the shop owner reached out to Giuliani's lawyer. Derkach is one of Giuliani's principal contacts and was mentioned in an August intelligence assessment that described a concerted Russian effort to disparage Biden. A Treasury Department sanction announcement from last month characterized Derkach as an 'active Russian agent for over a decade.' Now he claims to know of a second laptop, used by 'two...
    A disposable face masks is seen lying on the pavement in Krakow, Poland, on October 16th, 2020. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Dmitriy Stuzhuk, a fitness influencer from Ukraine, died at age 33 after suffering complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to Sky News. His ex-wife, Sofia Stuzhuk, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Saturday. Stuzhuk had previously told his followers that he didn't think COVID-19 existed until he was diagnosed with it. The influencer shared an Instagram post on Thursday, writing in Russian (translated to English): "I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone. I was one who thought that COVID does not exist...until I got sick." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dmitriy Stuzhuk, a fitness influencer from Ukraine, died at age 33 due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the...
    President Trump on Sunday said the damning information contained on Hunter Biden’s laptop about his business dealings in Ukraine – as The Post revealed last week – is the “REAL DEAL” and cannot be denied. “Hunter Biden’s laptop is a disaster for the entire Biden family, but especially for his father, Joe. It is now a proven fact, and cannot be denied, that all of that info is the REAL DEAL,” the president wrote on Twitter. “That makes it impossible for ‘50%, or 10%’ Joe, to ever assume the office of the President!,” Trump continued. He was referring to a report in The Post last Wednesday that Hunter Biden introduced his father, who was at the time President Barack Obama’s vice president, to a top executive at Burisma, a Ukrainian energy firm whose board he sat on. The meeting took place a year before Biden called for the ouster of...
    New emails claiming to show a Ukrainian business executive asking Hunter Biden to secure 'high-ranking US officials to express their positive opinion' of his company were released by FOX Thursday.  Revealed on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the new details focus on how Ukrainian businessman Vadym Pozharskyi sought out Hunter's aid in winning good PR for Burisma, a company in which Hunter sat on the board.  The goal of the PR was to ‘close down any cases/pursuits against the head of Burisma in Ukraine’.  The show also released another exclusive email to Hunter from PR company Blue Star Strategies which spoke about Biden's trip to the Ukraine as Vice President.   Scroll down for video  New details on Hunter Biden's emails were revealed by Fox's Tucker Carlson on Thursday night Carlson claimed that the new details prove that Biden had been influenced by his son foxnews Privacy Policy In the first email dated...
    Lying comatose in bed with what appears to be a crack cocaine pipe hanging out of his mouth, the shocking new photo of Hunter Biden isn't exactly what Democrat image-shapers will have had in mind as they considered how to introduce Americans to the family they hope will soon be moving into the White House. 'October surprise' is what U.S. politics watchers call a last-minute upset to a November presidential election.  Yesterday it was the turn of Joe Biden's campaign to receive one, after compromising emails and photos - purportedly from his troubled son Hunter's laptop - not only highlighted Hunter's drug problems but appeared to show him introducing his father to a controversial Ukrainian energy firm. Other material extracted from the computer - but not yet released by the Republicans -reportedly includes a 'raunchy' 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter smoking crack cocaine while 'engaged in a sex...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany hit out at Twitter on Wednesday night after they locked her personal account over a tweet referencing a story about Joe Biden's dealings with his son Hunter's business associates in the Ukraine.  Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News, McEnany accused the social media giant of bias and censorship for only banning content that 'hurts the side of the aisle that Silicon Valley prefers'.  She accused them of allowing articles that accused Trump of collusion with Russia on their site, despite the president being cleared during his impeachment trial earlier this year.  McEnany also revealed that the lock on the account is permanent unless she deletes the tweets, describing herself as being 'held at gunpoint' by the platform.    Scroll down for video  'This was a news story about emails and even the Biden campaign does not dispute the authenticity of the...
    Susan Walsh/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.A newly discovered laptop, the FBI, a trove of emails, October, a presidential election—it sounds familiar. Especially when you add in a Russian disinformation campaign. On Wednesday, the New York Post released what it hailed as a bombshell: an unidentified computer repair store owner in Delaware had come to possess a laptop that contained Hunter Biden emails (and purportedly a sex tape), the hard drive and computer was seized by the FBI, the store owner then passed a copy of the hard drive to Rudy Giuliani, and one of the emails suggested that Hunter, who served on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, may have in 2015 introduced a Burisma official to his dad, Vice President Joe Biden. The story depicts this as a big scandal, and Guiliani tweeted, “Much...
    Hunter Biden introduced his father Joe to an executive at his Ukrainian gas firm before the then-vice president lobbied for the firing of a prosecutor who was investigating company, a trove of emails has revealed.  Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for 'an opportunity to meet your father' in an email sent in 2015, according to the stash of data obtained by the New York Post.  The files also show Hunter repeatedly referring to his father as 'my guy' while writing to a colleague at Burisma and discussing a possible $25,000 retainer.  The collection of messages and images were recovered on a MacBook Pro laptop that was brought into a Delaware computer shop and never picked up.  They shed new light on the younger Biden's business dealings in Ukraine, which were at the center of the Trump impeachment probe and which the president has repeatedly tried to use against the Democratic...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II. Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941 when the city was under Nazi occupation. The killing was carried out by SS troops along with local collaborators. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the Babi Yar monument on Tuesday and took part in a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the tragedy. “Seventy-nine years ago, a black page was inscribed in the common past of the Ukrainian and Jewish people. We bow our heads before all the victims of Babi Yar. And we have no right to forget these terrible crimes,” Zelenskiy said in a statement. After the ceremony, Ukraine's Minister of Culture Olexandr Tkachenko and World Jewish Congress President Ronald...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 79th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, one of the most infamous mass slaughters of World War II. Babi Yar, a ravine in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, is where nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in 1941 when the city was under Nazi occupation. The killing was carried out by SS troops along with local collaborators. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited the Babi Yar monument on Tuesday and took part in a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the tragedy. “Seventy-nine years ago, a black page was inscribed in the common past of the Ukrainian and Jewish people. We bow our heads before all the victims of Babi Yar. And we have no right to forget these terrible crimes,” Zelenskiy said in a statement. After the ceremony, Ukraine’s Minister of Culture Olexandr Tkachenko and World Jewish Congress President Ronald...
    The seven-year-old daughter of the navigator killed on the Ukrainian military plane horror messaged her father minutes before the fireball crash which killed all but one of the 27 on board. Liza Ostapenko appeared to have a premonition of the terrible tragedy in which only one military cadet survived. 'I'm just worrying about you,' the girl told captain Oleksiy Ostapenko, 28, second in command of the ill-fated An-28, who was killed in the inferno. He had received his daughter's message and replied from the cockpit at 8.25pm on Friday: 'Don't worry, all will be good!' At 8.35pm he added smiling emojis. Around ten minutes later the plane crashed with reports suggesting the left engine had failed and the wing was ablaze before it came down. The crash was soon after take off as the aircraft attempted an emergency landing. Oleksiy Ostapenko, 28, who was second in command of...
    THE lone survivor of a plane crash in which 26 people died has described seeing his friends on fire and desperately trying to save them. Cadet Vyacheslav Zolochevskyi, 20, was on board a Ukrainian air force jet when it crashed near the city of Kharkiv on Friday. 5Vyacheslav Zolochevsky in hospital during a visit by Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyCredit: AFP 5A Ukrainian air force jet crashed near the city of Kharkiv on FridayCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Salvage workers with the burned out remains of the jetCredit: Alamy Live News The crash occurred just a mile from the plane's airfield and minutes after its crew had requested permission to land after suffering an engine failure. Zolochevskyi survived the crash and jumped from the wreckage of the plane before it burst into flames. Governor of the Kharkiv region Oleksiy Kucher spoke to the cadet, who is now recovering in hospital....
    The Republican report aimed at raising questions about the dealings of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine appears to have accidentally implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry in an energy scheme in the foreign nation, according to the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. Republicans led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., released their much-hyped report on Hunter Biden’s role at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma on Wednesday. However, it found no evidence of actual wrongdoing and relied largely on debunked claims, old statements and narratives pushed as part of a Russian disinformation campaign. But the report did find new evidence related to Perry’s actions in Ukraine while he served in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Amos Hochstein, a member of the supervisory board at the state-owned Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz, told lawmakers that Perry “inappropriately pressured the Ukrainian government” to place Texas oil executive Robert Bensh on the board of the company while officials at...
    We finally got an answer to the question: Where's Hunter Biden? Apparently he’s been everywhere, influence-peddling like a nepotistic grifter on a unicycle. GOP senators released their report on Hunter Biden's shady dealings when his pop was vice president. Joe Biden claims his kid just got lucky and found a job on Craigslist. GOP-LED COMMITTEES RELEASE INTERIM REPORT ON HUNTER BIDEN, BURISMA PROBE In 2015, Obama administration officials alerted the White House that Hunter Biden's odd Ukrainian business deals may be a conflict of interest, since his dad was overseeing Ukrainian problems. There was the smoke of sleaze: lavish spending, wired mountains of cash. Meaning, they shared the same concerns Trump had, when he made that perfect phone call. But when your dad's the No. 2 guy, Hunter could look out for No. 1, making millions. He made more doing nothing than you'll make in a lifetime of working hard. KIM...
    SENATE Republicans released a report on Wednesday on Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings during his father’s time as vice president. The report allegedly links Hunter Biden to sending "thousands of dollars" to Russian and Ukrainian women who lived in the US and who, in turn, wired the funds to individuals located in Russia and the Ukraine.  7Hunter and Joe Biden Credit: Getty - Contributor The report claims that some of these transactions were linked to a human trafficking ring. A spokesperson for the Biden campaign has yet to address the allegations.  What does the report say? Senate Republicans released an 87-page report on Wednesday detailing Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) oversaw the investigation since it was launched last year. The report found that...
    Sens. Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley tried to do what Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to do. It did not go well. Senate Republicans released a "majority staff report" on Wednesday about their yearlong investigation into the Bidens. It contained little new information, no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, and virtually nothing about former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee. The 87-page report alleges that Hunter Biden's former position with a Ukrainian energy company called Burisma was "problematic" and may have "cast a shadow over the work of those advancing anticorruption reforms in Ukraine." It also accuses former Secretary of State John Kerry of making an untrue statement at a December 2019 town hall event, when he denied knowledge of the matter.
    Clutching her two-week-old son in her bare arms, a young mother stared down into a ravine where a mass of naked corpses lay tangled together. She stood among countless other Jewish women and children stretched along the edge of the gorge as far as the eye could see. All had been forced to strip before being marched to this godforsaken place and they knew that in a few moments they would form part of the grotesque human collage below. Recalling the scene years later, at his trial, one SS commander spoke of the ‘indescribable wailing’ echoing across the valley. Between September 29 and 30, 1941, an estimated 33,771 Jews — almost all women, children, or elderly people — were herded to the canyon, 150 metres long, in the Ukrainian city of Kiev, where they were summarily slaughtered, then covered with soil and rubble As a team of Nazi assassins...
    Donald Trump has flown three B52 bombers into Ukrainian airspace as a warning to Russian president Vladimir Putin. The B-52H stratofortress bombers swooped along the border of the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula in a clear show of strength before flying close to areas under the control of Kremlin-backed separatists. The bombers, which are capable of carrying nuclear weapons, took off from RAF Fairfold in Gloucestershire, UK. It comes amid mounting tensions between Washington and Moscow over the poisoning of Putin's main rival Alexei Navalny and Russia's interference in unrest in Belarus. A week ago a Russian Su-27 fighter jet performed a potentially dangerous manoeuvre in front of another B-52H flying over the Black Sea. Three B-52H bombers flew into Ukrainian airspace in a show of strength against Putin The elite warplanes, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, swooped by the border of Russian-occupied Crimea before flying near to areas occupied...
    Florida’s former Attorney General Pam Bondi mocked Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic proposal on Tuesday, claiming during her speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) that given the former vice president’s history, the plan was more likely to “build the Bidens back better.” “If they want to make this election a choice between who’s been saving America and who’s been swindling America, bring it on,” Bondi said. “Joe says he will build back better… yeah, build the Bidens back better.” The former Florida attorney general made the comments after delivering a searing indictment of the Biden family. Bondi, in particular, argued that former vice president’s children and siblings had a troubling history of profiting off business ventures tied to his political influence. “A corrupt Ukrainian oligarch put Hunter [Biden] on the board of his gas company, even though he had no experience in the country — or in the...
    NADENE GHOURI, 49, an author, lives in St-Leonards-on-Sea with husband Sam, 46, a TV producer, and their son Gilbert, five months. Here, Nadene shares the story of how she became stuck in Ukrainian lockdown with her surrogate baby. 5Mum Nadene shares her emotional journey to returning to the UK with her surrogate baby Gilbert As we held our newborn son, my husband Sam and I sobbed with joy. It had been a 12-year struggle to have a baby before Gilbert was born via surrogate. Sam and I got together when we were working as journalists in Qatar in 2008. We knew that we were meant to be together and began trying for a baby after a few months, as I was 36. But two years later, I still wasn’t pregnant, so after we got married in June 2010 and moved back to the UK, we started IVF. By early 2017,...
    UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Tamale fans, the wait is nearly over. Claudio Velez, “The Tamale Guy,” will open his namesake restaurant Thursday in Ukrainian Village. Located at 2018 W. Chicago Ave., the restaurant’s hours will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Walk-in orders will be accepted, but pre-ordering online is encouraged, Velez’s business partner and co-chef Pierre Vega said. The website, www.tamaleguychicago.com, will go live Thursday, Vega said. Eater first reported the opening day news. Velez, 55, got into the tamale business after moving to Chicago at age 28. He is originally from the Acapulco region of Mexico.  For almost two decades, Velez has walked the streets and sold tamales out of his trademark red cooler, often selling to hungry bar patrons on the North Side. When bars shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Velez lost his income.  RELATED: The...
    Facebook Semion Mogilevich A new true crime documentary series dropped on Netflix on August 5, World’s Most Wanted, which profiles five of the most notorious fugitives of the past few decades. One of the episodes focuses on Ukrainian-Russian mobster Semion Mogilevich, who is considered by many agencies to be the “boss of bosses” of the majority of Russian mafia organizations. A 2009 press release by the FBI says he was born on June 30, 1946, in Kyiv, Ukraine, but sometimes puts July 5, 1946, as an alternate date of birth. He has been called the “most dangerous mobster in the world” by the FBI and was added to their Ten Most Wanted fugitives list in 2009 for his involvement in “weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and prostitution on an international scale.” Where is Semion Mogilevich today? While he is still alive, he is no longer wanted...
    UKRAINIAN VILLAGE — Claudio Velez, Chicago’s beloved ‘Tamale Guy,” is opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant — and it’s in Ukrainian Village. The restaurant, 2018 W. Chicago Ave., could open in August, said Pierre Vega, Velez’s business partner. A longtime customer of Velez’s, Vega said he went into business with Velez to help him realize his lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant. The duo bought the building near the corner of Damen and Chicago avenues in July. “He’s been super, super excited … . He’s just ready to get back to work, to start making tamales again,” Vega said. “We’ll be able to feed all the hungry, hungry people some tamales.” Velez was not immediately available for comment, but Vega said the chef is “very excited” to open. The restaurant name isn’t set in stone, but it will likely have some iteration of “The Tamale Guy.” “It’s an...
    Artiom Vyacheslavovich Radchenko and Olexandre Vitalievich Ieremenko were indicted in January 2019 in the state of New Jersey for having stolen several thousand computer files from the computers of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including quarterly and annual results of companies. According to the Justice Department, they then resold this information before it was made public. “Cybercriminals do not obey or respect the laws of any country,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. The State Department is offering a million dollar reward for each of them as part of its program against transnational criminal organizations. It is the first time that the Secret Service, responsible for the protection of personalities and which offers the other half of the sum, has offered a reward for a foreign national prosecuted in the United States.
    Iran has executed a man convicted of spying for the United States by selling the CIA information on the Islamic republic's missile programme. Reza Asgari, an Iranian citizen, was executed last week, regime spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaili was quoted as saying by the judiciary's official website Mizan Online. He had worked at the defence ministry's aerospace division for years but retired around four years ago, the spokesman added. Asgari had received large sums of money from the US Central Intelligence Agency 'after retirement by selling them the information he had regarding our missiles'. Iran has executed a man convicted of spying for the United States by selling the CIA information on the Islamic republic's missile programme. Pictured: An Iranian missile being launched during a test in June Reza Asgari, an Iranian citizen, was executed last week, regime spokesman Gholam Hossein Esmaili (pictured) was quoted as saying by the...
    Alan Lipp July 5, 2020 10:59AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Globalist. Ukraine is not the first post-USSR country whose Western-looking orientation has been skillfully exploited by the independent Russian Federation's foreign intelligence successor to the KGB, the GRU. Engaging in what is known as "hybrid warfare," Moscow's long-time goal has been to impede and reverse Western influence — which has been on the rise since the fall of the USSR in 1991. : Mission 1: Keeping the West out Ukraine is a young democracy with a difficult national history that has not been able to shake off the grip of politicians and oligarchs sympathetic to Moscow. The net effect of their self-serving interests and competing loyalties is inhibiting reform and exacerbating corruption in Ukraine. For that reason, the country has provided rich hunting grounds for embezzlement, money-laundering, fraud and for-hire political intrigue for anti-Western interests. :...
    What was the most important story in the world? Was it emails? Server? Something to do with mustard? Oh, yeah. This: Last week, a Ukrainian lawmaker who was once affiliated with a pro-Russian political party and has met with Giuliani released 10 edited snippets of what appeared to be Biden’s official vice presidential phone calls with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2016. Joe Biden once talked to someone in Ukraine. It’s important because Donald Trump was impeached for trying to suborn perjury from Ukrainian officials in order to obtain statements that could be used against Biden. Of course, a few things have happened since then: The police murder of George Floyd and a sea change in attitudes about policing. News that Trump completely ignored a scheme by Russia to solicit the murder of American troops in Afghanistan. A pandemic in which 129,000 Americans have died. So naturally this is the perfect time...
    Ukraine released previously secret Soviet documents on the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Monday. The archives, published in a book published by the Ukrainian secret services SBU, give an overview of various construction faults, accidents and emergency interruptions from 1971 until the disaster of April 26, 1986. After the explosion of the reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Soviet nuclear power plant, a perimeter around the damaged area was prohibited due to the risk of radiation. The largest nuclear disaster in history has claimed the lives of thousands, while tens of thousands more have been displaced. On Sunday, a new fire took place in the red zone of the power plant, covering an area of ​​around three hectares. Ukrainian authorities said on Monday that the fire was largely extinguished. In early April, a forest fire broke out around the Chernobyl plant, reinforced by strong winds and unusually dry...
    Gary M. Kramer June 20, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) In Agnieszka Holland's absorbing drama, "Mr. Jones," now available on demand, James Norton ("Grantchester," "McMafia") plays the real-life title character, Gareth Jones, a Welsh journalist in the 1930s who is a foreign affairs advisor to Lloyd George (Kenneth Cranham). When Jones is let go from his position (allegedly for budgetary reasons), he arranges to visit the Soviet Union — hoping to interview Stalin — by working as a member of the press.  He quickly meets Walter Duranty (Peter Sarsgaard), an oily New York Times bureau chief in Moscow, along with Ada (Vanessa Kirby of "The Crown"), one of his employees. Jones is most interested in pursuing a lead given by his friend Paul (Marcin Czarnik) before he was murdered. Duranty tries to squash Jones's interest; Ada reluctantly nudges him in the right direction. : What Jones discovers firsthand — and seeks to report to...
    Ukrainian officials announced Saturday they intercepted a $6 million bribe offered to stop an investigation into the founder of Burisma Holdings, the energy firm that had Hunter Biden as a board member until 2019. Artem Sytnyk, the head of Ukraine’s national anti-corruption bureau (NABU), said at a press conference in Kyiv that $6 million in cash was recovered during a sting operation on Friday. He said that three people were detained in the operation, including a Burisma employee and a current and former Ukrainian tax official, according to Reuters. Sytnyk said that $5 million in bribe money was offered to NABU officials, and another $1 million was reserved for a middleman who brokered the deal. It is the largest bribe attempt uncovered in Ukraine’s history, he said. The bribe was allegedly offered to end an investigation into Mykola Zlochevsky, a former Ukrainian ecology minister who owns Burisma. Zlochevsky has been...
    WEST TOWN — A children’s consignment clothing store that opened this weekend in Ukrainian Village is looking to provide more than just stylish clothes for young people. Steph Marty and Lindsay Kookoothe opened the doors of the Velveteen Rabbit, 1919 W. Chicago Ave., Saturday. The two owners hope to promote principles of sustainable shopping and creating an inclusive community with the store. Velveteen Rabbit is open by appointment weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends, though people can also buy online. Lindsay said the store grew out of their love of vintage items and consignment stores, where people give items to stores to sell and receive a part of the profit. “As a retail space, we really identified two buckets that were important to us,” Marty said. “One was focused around sustainable shopping. Fashion and fast fashion is one of the key contributors to our environmental issues today. And then the...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff. The Ukrainian soccer association said Tuesday the positive results at Karpaty Lviv came from 65 tests. None of the players or staff members have been named. The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was called off a day earlier because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more of its matches. Karpaty said that it still plans to finish its schedule of games as planned. For that to happen by the league’s planned end date of July 19, Karpaty and its opponents would face a packed run of rescheduled games. Karpaty said everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled ahead of a two-week quarantine period. Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol on...
    IVANO-FRANKIVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing a white biohazard suit, a face shield and a blue mask over his mouth and nose, the Rev. Yaroslav Rokhman is hard to recognize as a priest when he visits terminally ill patients at a Ukrainian care center. But his words still bring comfort to the dying. Rokhman, a clergyman in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, is pleased just to be performing one of a cleric’s most heartfelt duties again. As the coronavirus pandemic’s grip slowly recedes in Ukraine, priests received clearance on May 22 to resume religious services and to visit the sick and bereaved. “Patients missed the support and spiritual care. They needed a priest. They needed to pray and talk,” he said while attending to patients at a palliative-care facility in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city 450 kilometers (270 miles) west of the capital of Kyiv. Galina Shamineva, a 34-year-old mother of two with...
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