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Azerbaijan lifts restrictions, opens sky to Ukrainians

Azerbaijan lifts restrictions, opens sky to Ukrainians

Azerbaijan lifted restrictions and opened the air borders to Ukrainians. "Ukrainian citizens get additional freedom of travel as Azerbaijan lifted restrictions in force since March 2020 and opened air borders to Ukrainians," Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba posted on Twitter. Kuleba added that this step "means more opportunities for travel, business, and tourism." All conditions of entry to Azerbaijan can be found on the website of the Consular Service of Ukraine. As reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev who will arrive in Ukraine on a working visit on Friday, January 14.…
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No leak of personal data after massive cyber attack on government websites – SBU

No leak of personal data after massive cyber attack on government websites – SBU

Ukraine's SBU State Security Service and the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection, together with concerned government agencies, are investigating a massive cyber attack on a number of government websites and are gathering digital evidence, the SBU's press service has told Ukrinform. The SBU said the attack hit a number of government websites, including the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Science and other government bodies, in the early hours of January 14. "A provocative message was posted on the main page of these websites. The content of the sites was not…
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Ukraine’s Sich-2-30 satellite launched into orbit

Ukraine’s Sich-2-30 satellite launched into orbit

Ukraine’s Sich-2-30 (Sich-2-1) spacecraft has been launched into orbit in the United States. "Sich-2-30 satellite was launched at the Cape Canaveral U.S. Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40)," an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Sich-2-30 spacecraft was designed at the Pivdenne (Yuzhnoye) State Design Office, Dnipro City, to monitor the use of land, vegetation, forest, water resources and to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters. In addition, the satellite can help obtain data on the creation of engineering structures, the movement of military equipment and ships. The satellite is to become the first domestic Earth remote sensing spacecraft over the…
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The Ukrainian satellite “Sich-2-30” will be launched into space today. Details

The Ukrainian satellite “Sich-2-30” will be launched into space today. Details

Today, January 13, Ukraine launches the Ukrainian satellite "Sich-2-30". Everyone will be able to watch the online broadcast of the event on the YouTube channel SpaceX. The launch will take place from the SLC-40 launch complex at the US Air Force base at Cape Canaveral at 17:25 Kyiv time. https://youtu.be/Yv_LMFlYaWM The following stages of the launch of the Ukrainian spacecraft will take place (the timing may change for objective reasons): 18.50 - separation of the satellite from the Falcon 9 rocket. 20.15 - satellite flight over the territory of Ukraine, communication. It is known that the purpose of the satellite…
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A terrible event that cannot be forgotten. Anniversary of the bloody terrorist attack near Volnovakha

A terrible event that cannot be forgotten. Anniversary of the bloody terrorist attack near Volnovakha

Today, January 13, marks seven years since the terrorist attack near Volnovakha in the Donetsk region, organized by militants of the so-called "DPR". As a result of the tragedy, 12 people died and 19 others were injured. The reason for what happened was artillery shelling from BM-21 "Hail", as a result of which some of the shells hit the bus "Zlatoustivka - Donetsk", which was under passport control at the checkpoint. The militants fired about 40 shells, one of which exploded seven meters from Bogdan. The terrorist act was organized by representatives of the 5th OMSP "Oplot" of the Russian…
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Rights watchdog updates data on political prisoners in occupied Crimea

Rights watchdog updates data on political prisoners in occupied Crimea

Over the period of the Russian occupation of Crimea, the number of political prisoners and those prosecuted in criminal cases grew to 234, of which 164 are Crimean Tatars. This was reported by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center on Facebook, according to Ukrinform. The rights activists stressed that after the occupation of Crimea, Russia, unlawfully applying its legislation for political purposes, launched mass repressions against Crimean Tatars and pro-Ukrainian activists across the peninsula, where detentions and arrests became a regular practice. "According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, over the entire period of occupation, the number of political prisoners and…
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Russia persecuting 130 Ukrainians for political and religious reasons

Russia persecuting 130 Ukrainians for political and religious reasons

The Russian Federation is persecuting 130 Ukrainians on politically and religiously motivated charges. “Today is the Day of Ukrainian Political Prisoner. Established as a counter to the repression and brutality of the Soviet regime, this day has taken on a new meaning in modern Ukrainian history as Russian authorities continue to imprison Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars who oppose the occupying power and Kremlin aggression,” Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova posted on Telegram. Russia is currently persecuting 130 Ukrainian citizens on politically and religiously motivated charges, 121 of whom are in prison, including two women (15 – in…
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A large-scale action of the diaspora in support of Ukraine took place in Chicago, USA

A large-scale action of the diaspora in support of Ukraine took place in Chicago, USA

Chicago Rally Against Russian Aggression - Sunday January 9. Central, East European and Baltic Communities Join Ukrainians in solidarity. Public figure Marta Farion announced this on her Facebook page. As Martha noted: "On a bitterly cold day, over a hundred members of the Ukrainian community gathered at the historic Water Tower in Chicago to protest Russian aggression and threats of invasion. The rally was organized by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Illinois Chapter". Congressmen Danny Davis and Mike Quigley joined the protest to condemn Putin’s military build-up and provocative demands. They shared how they traveled to Ukraine during the…
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Medvedchuk's house arrest extended until March 10 – Prosecutor General's Office

Medvedchuk's house arrest extended until March 10 – Prosecutor General's Office

Kyiv's Pechersky District Court, at the request of prosecutors, has extended the measure of restraint for Ukrainian MP Viktor Medvedchuk, a suspect in the case of treason and aiding and abetting terrorist organizations, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office has said in a post on Telegram. "The suspect will stay under round-the-clock house arrest until March 10, 2022," the report said. The PGO recalled that as part of the criminal proceedings, the measure of restraint for the MP was first chosen on October 12, 2021, valid until November 19, 2021. On November 16, 2021, the measure of restraint…
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