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The U.S. imposed sanctions on 43 citizens of Belarus in response to the sentencing of two journalists of Belsat TV channel, as well as crackdown on peaceful protesters, pro-democracy activists, and journalists.
The names of those sanctioned have not been published, but it is specified that they are "high-ranking justice sector officials; law enforcement leaders and rank-and-file personnel who detained and abused peaceful demonstrators; judges and prosecutors involved in sentencing peaceful …
The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one Russian legal entity in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the press service of the Council of the EU.
Restrictive measures have been imposed on the director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Sergey Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.
EU sanctions have …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a secret meeting with the head of the British intelligence service MI6 Richard Moore. They discussed the situation with corruption in Ukraine and the entourage of the Ukrainian President, both official and informal, reported the Ukrainian publication Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (the Mirror Weekly), citing a credible source.
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia notes that the presence of the British intelligence Head service was caused by the desire of Her Majesty's Cabinet to …
Hundreds of British paratroopers parachuted in Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region on September 18 as part of the Joint Effort 2020 exercise. It is the largest amphibious exercise for Great Britain in more than 20 years, reported BBC.
The British paratroopers parachuted from several C-130 Hercules aircraft, which took off from a military airfield in Britain. Soldiers of the 16th Air Assault Brigade of Great Britain, heavy infantry weapons and equipment were on board the aircraft.
According to the …
The military exercises Joint Effort 2020 will be held in Ukraine on September 22-25, announced the Chief of the Ukrainian General Staff Directorate for Doctrines and Training, Major General Oleksii Taran.
About 12,000 weapons and up to 700 units of military equipment will be involved in the exercises. More than 100 military units of all types of troops will take part in the exercises.
Also, military units of the U.S. and British armed forces will participate in the Ukrainian exercises. The …
Russia will respond to Britain's sanctions in connection with the Magnitsky case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing on Tuesday.
According to him, Moscow "can only regret" London's decision to list 25 Russians, including the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, former Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin, as well as employees of the Russian Interior Ministry, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the judiciary, who Britain considers responsible for …
The UK has announced new personal sanctions against 25 Russians accused of human rights violations in connection with the "Magnitsky case", as stated in a document published by the British Government.
The chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Viktor Grin, former deputy head of the Russian Interior Ministry Alexei Anichin, judges, investigators, employees of the Russian Interior Ministry came under sanctions. …
123 businessmen, against whom criminal cases were initiated at different times, are willing to return to Russia, reports TASS, referring to the report of Boris Titov, the commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs under the Russian president.
"The commissioner was approached by entrepreneurs who had previously carried out business activities in the Russian Federation, but were forced to leave the Russian Federation due to the circumstances related to the criminal …
The Russian Embassy in the UK is unwilling to recognize a £5.7 million debt to the London authorities for driving in the city center, TASS reports.
In a comment, the embassy states that the Vienna Convention exempts diplomatic missions from paying “taxes, duties and levies, personal and property-related, state, regional and municipal”.
The diplomatic mission believes that the congestion fee “is by its very nature a tax”.
According to the Russian embassy’s representatives, the British …
Russia is adopting countermeasures to London’s decision to discontinue the automatic transmission of financial information to Moscow as part of an agreement under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
In response to London’s decision, Moscow will do likewise. On Thursday, September 19, a document was published on the draft regulations portal stating that the UK, as well as the islands of Man, Guernsey and Jersey over which it has sovereignty, will be excluded from …