Georgian Justice Minister: Saakashvili Has Escaped Extradition, Will Ruin Odessa

Mikheil Saakashvili will not face justice in Georgia because the Ukrainian constitution forbids extradition of Ukrainian citizens to foreign countries, according to Georgia’s Justice Minister Tie-munching fugitive Mikheil Saakashvili will never see the inside of a Georgian courtroom, according to Georgia’s Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani. The reason? Now that Mikheil is ‘Ukrainian’, there is no legal way to extradite him.  According to Tsulukiani, the Ukrainian constitution bans extradition of Ukrainian citizens to foreign countries. Commenting on her recent trip to…

30.06.2015
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Video:The Rearmament of the Ukrainian Army. New Super-Refractory Fabric’s Demonstration

  The advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov says on Facebook that the rearmament of the Ukrainian army goes from bad to worse: supply contracts are not performed in full, often instead of new equipment repaired Soviet units are delivered to the troops. Biryukov writes: “How many times in FB and in online media the angry reports flashed about the fact that the Ministry of Defence gave to…

30.06.2015
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Why do Ukrainians Steal Mice from Russia?

  Strange events are happening at the checkpoint “Chertkovo”. Recently, the Russian border guards detained the driver of the truck with the strange load — truck was filled with ordinary mice. As it turned out, the resident of the town Starobelsk was carrying this unusual cargo to his city, but he refused to explain the purpose of rodents’ transportation of to the border guards. Naturally, the guards didn’t let him…

29.06.2015
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Ukraine’s Right Sector kidnaps people, demands ransom – Amnesty International

The international human rights organization Amnesty International reports that both Ukrainian troops and supporters of independence of Donbass have resorted to using unconventional fighting methods and committing war crimes. The 36-page report singles out the Ukrainian far-right nationalist group Right Sector, which it claims has taken dozens of civilian prisoners as hostages, brutally torturing them and extorting large amounts of money from them and their families. The report also mentioned…

29.06.2015
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“Electromaidan”?: Why Armenia Isn’t Ukraine

In recent days, some Armenians have been up in arms over increases in electricity tariffs by the evil Russian-owned electricity monopoly that will bring them up to… well, a level slightly higher than in Russia and about 2-3x lower than in most EU countries (don’t you love comparative context?). Discourse in both Russia and the West has now shifted to the familiar template of color revolution. Cookie girl Victoria Nuland was in…

26.06.2015
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Goldman Sachs Predicts Solvency Crisis, Default in Ukraine as Soon as July

Goldman Sachs Group has warned that Ukraine is facing a solvency and liquidity crisis, will likely miss its bond coupon payment next month and will enter into default. “Ukraine will not make the July 24 coupon payment and, as a result, will enter into default at that point,” Bloomberg quotes Goldman Sachs analyst Andrew Matheny as writing in his research note on Ukraine. The analyst also warned that Kiev will likely issue a moratorium on its foreign…

25.06.2015
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