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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the decisions of the National Security and Defense Council, the situation in Donbas and the U.S. support for Ukraine | April 2, 2021 |

Biden vows US backing for Ukraine as Russia amasses

NATO Military Committee Chairman visits Ukraine | April 6/7 2021 |

2013 US Congress and LNG for its NATO partners ...

When we look to the U.S. interests and certainly domestic economic benefits, we also need to look to the issue of the geopolitical implications of our being able to export. As both of you have noted, Russia has a major role as a supplier of natural gas and is a non-reliable exporter to the European countries. They use it as a political tool, punishing our European allies, especially eastern Europe, and use it to try to divide the EU and NATO countries as they put pressure on individual countries to adopt policies favourable to Russian positions.

I have a bill, H.R. 580, the Expedited LNG for American Allies Act, that would expand the ability to export LNG to our NATO partners and to Japan to allow expedited approval for that export. This is a bill that initially had been championed by Senator Lugar. It is a bipartisan and bicameral piece of legislation. I think it would be very important to give that expedited opportunity, not only increasing our markets, lowering the overall bureaucratic process for export, but also have an impact in the Pacific region with respect to Russia's export.

[Source: Committee  on  Oversight  and  Government  Reform - March 19, 2013 |]

What year did the Maidan Troubles start to develop in Kiev?

by Oui on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 10:35:08 PM EST

OSCE-SMM long-range UAV unable to take off due to dual GPS signal interference

by Oui on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 10:36:04 PM EST
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President's Office calls Zelensky's visit to UAE as one of most successful | Feb, 15, 2021 |

The official two-day visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become one of the most successful foreign visits of the Ukrainian head of state.

The delegation received an unprecedented level of meetings and recognition, said Deputy Head of the President's Office Ihor Zhovkva in a comment to Ukrinform.

"This official visit of the President of Ukraine to the UAE is really a breakthrough and one of the most successful foreign visits of the President of Ukraine. First of all, it concerns the deepening of the economic dimension of bilateral relations, which Volodymyr Zelensky constantly emphasizes the need for," he said.

Zhovkva stressed that during the visit to the UAE, Ukrainian public and private companies signed a number of agreements and memoranda for a total sum of about $3 billion

In particular, the Emirati state investment company Mubadala signed three memoranda of understanding with Ukrainian government agencies in order to study mutually beneficial investment opportunities. According to Zhovkva, memoranda were signed to study potential investments in the green energy sector of Ukraine.

In addition, Zhovkva informed that Mubadala also signed a number of memoranda with Ukrainian private companies, namely - with EastOne, Interpipe; Ufuture, Unit.City; Dragon Capital, Fortior, UMG, TAS Group, BGV, Horizon, OdessaGaz, Epicenter, Oshadbank, Mais and Metinvest.

At the same time, Zhovkva noted that Ukraine's state concern Ukroboronprom signed agreements with Tawazun Economic Council and EDGE Group to expand military and technical cooperation for a total sum of more than $1 billion. In addition, during a meeting with the CEO DP World, President Zelensky invited the company to expand its presence in Ukraine through the concession of ports and the construction of a hotel.

by Oui on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 10:53:36 PM EST
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Those Involved in Naked Photo Shoot in Dubai to Be Deported

Those involved in a naked photo shoot on a high-rise balcony in Dubai will be deported, authorities said Tuesday, after the footage went viral and prompted a crackdown in the Gulf Arab sheikhdom.

Dubai authorities detained at least 11 Ukrainian women who posed naked in broad daylight along with a male Russian photographer on charges of public debauchery and producing pornography. Earlier this week, images and videos of the naked women splattered across social media and sent a wave of shock through the emirate, where a legal code based on Islamic law, or Shariah, has landed foreigners in jail for tamer offenses.  

After an unusually speedy investigation, Dubai's Attorney General Essam Issa al-Humaidan announced that those behind the photo shoot would be sent back to their countries, without elaborating further. Dubai police have declined to identify those detained. More than a dozen women appeared in the widely shared video. Ukrainian and Russian authorities confirmed the arrest of their citizens Tuesday, but the nationalities of the others detained were not immediately known.

The swift deportation is rare for the legal system in Dubai, an absolutely ruled sheikhdom. Such cases typically go to trial or are otherwise adjudicated before deportation.

"The public prosecutor ordered the deportation of the accused for their behavior contrary to public morals," al-Humaidan said, adding that the group of women had been charged with violating the country's public decency law.

by Oui on Sat Apr 10th, 2021 at 10:55:03 PM EST
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Ukraine's Zelensky visits frontline amid rising tensions with Russia | France24 |

by Oui on Sun Apr 11th, 2021 at 08:36:00 AM EST
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