Zelenskyy named ‘most powerful European’, remembering the Belovezh Accords

9 December 2022, 04:39 PM

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The systems are part of a larger security assistance package, which includes trucks, anti-drone systems, and tents in addition to the artillery systems. The German government recently handed over a dozen “Dingo” armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian military.

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations had earlier approved the Ukraine Genocide Resolution on Dec. 7, paving the way for it to be voted on the senate floor.

According to the news outlet, Europe is changing and is rethinking what it means to be European – and that’s largely because of Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president. He got “the authority to make Europe do what he wants,” Politico writes.

Derkach, who was previously designated a Russian agent by the U.S. government, could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted. In September, Ukraine charged him with treason and illicit enrichment, stating that the former MP "oversaw the creation of a number of private security companies to use them to quickly seize Ukraine.”

Law enforcement believes that Kaufman, along with former MP Oleksandr Hranovskyi, cofounded a criminal organization that exerted unlawful control over Odesa City Council, municipal budget expenditures and utility companies, and “committed other corruption crimes.” He posted $3.5 million in bail.

Shevchenko is currently in Austria, where he claims to be undergoing a medical procedure. However, this ruling paves the way to put Shevchenko on the Interpol database and extradite him from Austria. He stands accused of enabling embezzlement while chairman of state-owned Ukrgasbank to the tune of $5.6 million.

The title, Ukraine’s highest honor for a citizen, was given following Karaya’s efforts in preventing his damaged aircraft from crashing into the city of Vinnytsia. On Oct. 12, Karaya shot down five enemy drones and two cruise missiles. During his combat mission, his MiG-29 aircraft was damaged by debris. As the plane began to lose altitude, he flew it away from the city of Vinnytsia and successfully ejected.

This will contribute to strengthening Ukraine’s cash flows, maintaining exchange rate stability, and gradually reducing inflation in 2023, the central bank said. It is noted that in the event of pro-inflationary risks, the NBU is ready to strengthen monetary conditions again to preserve the controllability of exchange rate and inflationary processes.

According to the Ukrainian Navy, only one of those carriers is stationed in the Black Sea, with the other five, capable of firing a salvo of 76 missiles, in the Mediterranean. There are 13 Russian naval vessels in total deployed to the Black Sea a the moment.

“Today I’ll meet with people in Mykolayiv and Kherson Oblast who are facing a desperate winter – and meet the ICRC in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Red Cross teams working to help,” Spoljaric tweeted.

Russia has stationed rocket artillery systems on the territory of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

Specifically, Grad multiple-launch rocket systems have been deployed in the immediate vicinity of the plant’s spent nuclear fuel storage, Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom reported. Energoatom suggested Moscow is likely planning to stage a provocation by firing across the Dnipro River, probably targeting Nikopol and nearby areas.

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The day’s long read: 31 years ago, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus signed accords that put an end to Soviet Union

NV recalls the events of the signing of the Belovezh Accords in 1991, which formally dissolved the USSR

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