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  • Ukraine is ranked 25 for the most powerful armies in the world

    16.01.2021

    Ukraine is ranked 25 for the most powerful armies in the world
    For 2021, Ukraine is ranked 25 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.4413 (0.0000 considered ‘perfect’). Each nation is assessed on individual and collective values processed through an in-house formula to generate a ‘PwrIndx’ score. Some values are estimated when official numbers are not available.
  • Kyiv in top 20 cities for remote work

    11.01.2021

    Kyiv in top 20 cities for remote work
    Kyiv took the twentieth place in the ranking of the best cities for remote work, bigseventravel.com reported. Kyiv is a vibrant capital city that is perfect for every type of remote worker looking to explore a unique culture over a long stay period. Not only is the wifi solid but there are loads of coworking spaces, and Kyiv has great connections to the rest of Europe, making it a practical option for those who want to indulge in budget travel. Next ...
  • Germany created fund to support Nord Stream 2 and bypass US sanctions

    10.01.2021

    Germany created fund to support Nord Stream 2 and bypass US sanctions
    The parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany approved the creation of the fund, which is designed to help complete Gazprom’s gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, Zeit Online reported. The fund will be able to purchase equipment and order services to remove other project contractors from possible US sanctions. According to the report, it is planned to spend about EUR 200,000 on this. Previously, Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd refused to certify Nord Stream 2.
  • Russian chants allegedly heard in video of protesters storming Capitol

    08.01.2021

    Russian chants allegedly heard in video of protesters storming Capitol
    The video of breaking into the US Capitol that has gone viral allegedly contains cheering in Russian in the background. “Smeleie,” a male voice yells twice starting from 0:04, which in the English equivalent of “Come on, don’t be afraid!” Hearing chants in Russian in the crowd of Donald Trump supporters drove many on social networks to suggest a Russian role in sparking violent protests. https://twitter.com/BNONews/status/1346910919729631238
  • World Bank upgrades forecast for Ukraine’s economic growth in 2021

    07.01.2021

    World Bank upgrades forecast for Ukraine's economic growth in 2021
    The World Bank has upgraded its forecast for the growth of Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 to 3%, according to January’s Global Economic Prospects. For comparison, in early October, the World Bank assessed the prospects for the recovery of the Ukrainian economy at 1.5%. The estimate of the fall of the Ukrainian economy in 2020 is 5.5%, and the estimate of its growth in 2021 is 3.1%
  • Antonov signs UAH 3bn loan to build three An-178 aircraft for Ukrainian army

    07.01.2021

    Antonov signs UAH 3bn loan to build three An-178 aircraft for Ukrainian army
    Ukreximbank has opened a credit line to finance a project to build three An-178 aircraft for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, ukrinform.net reported. The financing of the project to build three An-178 aircraft for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, using Ukreximbank’s loan, has started. A respective agreement was signed between the state bank and the Antonov State Enterprise on December 31, 2020. “This project is a landmark event both in view of the first state order of Antonov aircraft in Ukraine’s recent history and ...
  • Ukraine presents ‘The Point of No Return’ – game about Russian-Ukrainian war

    03.01.2021

    Ukraine presents 'The Point of No Return' - game about Russian-Ukrainian war
    A Ukrainian video game ‘The Point of No Return‘ depicts the daily routine of a soldier in the country’s war-torn east, where Russian forces fight with Ukrainian government troops for the last six years. The game is focused on educating about war zones and soldiers’ experiences there. The game is developed as the popular RPG (role-playing game), but, according to its developers, it is nothing like a classic war game, Euronews reported. The game is based on the experiences of real characters ...
  • Russia says it’s ready to trial Sputnik V in Ukraine, but Ukraine is not interested still

    03.01.2021

    Russia says it's ready to trial Sputnik V in Ukraine, but Ukraine is not interested still
    Russia said it is ready to conduct clinical trials of its Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine combined with a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in Ukraine, the head of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Reuters reported. Ukraine reiterated that it will use only those vaccines against COVID-19 that have successfully passed the third phase of clinical trials. “Today, there are vaccines against COVID-19 that are approved for use under special procedures (emergency use authorization). Interim clinical trial reports were used for such registration. ...
  • Norwegian company refuses to certify Nord Stream 2

    03.01.2021

    Norwegian company refuses to certify Nord Stream 2
    The Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL), which inspected the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, refused to certify it due to US sanctions, RBC reported. “DNV GL will cease all verification activities of Nord Stream 2 in accordance with the sanctions and as long as those sanctions remain in effect. We are implementing a plan to phase out our support for the verification of the project,” DNV said in a statement. The launch of the gas pipeline is ...
  • Turkey will not recognize annexation of Crimea, ambassador says

    03.01.2021

    Turkey will not recognize annexation of Crimea,  ambassador says
    Turkey has not and will not recognize the annexation of Crimea – it has been declared on international and bilateral platforms at all levels. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Ukraine Yağmur Ahmet Güldere said this in an exclusive interview with ukrinform.net. “Our official stance on Crimea has been absolutely clear since 2014. We have not recognized the annexation and we will not do it. This was said on international and bilateral platforms at all levels,” the ...
  • Ukrainian-American Firefly Aerospace awarded NASA contract

    27.12.2020

    Ukrainian-American Firefly Aerospace awarded NASA contract
    Ukrainian-American Firefly announced its selection by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the launch of Mission Two of the Venture Class Launch Service Demonstration 2 (VCLS Demo 2) contract. Mission Two involves launch of two CubeSat constellations to a 550 km Sun-Synchronous Orbit, separated by a minimum of 10 degrees in plane change. “Firefly Black is pleased to have been selected by NASA for this operationally challenging mission. We applaud NASA’s commitment to the nation’s emerging small launch industrial base ...
  • Soviet anti-Santa and story behind it

    27.12.2020

    Soviet anti-Santa and story behind it
    New Year is coming and for many post-Soviet countries this holiday has a distinct symbol – gift-giving smiley bearded man in a red fur coat, called Ded Moroz, writes Hybrid Warfare Analytical Group. However, only few people know of his “creator”, who in 1937 reimagined traditional Christmas characters to create a secular Soviet Ded Moroz – high-ranking communist party member Pavel Postyshev. Postyshev was a zealous follower of Stalin and a promoter of mass purges, which he enforced under the guise of ...