Facebook responds to ‘Bukvy’ investigation, removes Ukraine-focused ‘bot farms’

Citing ‘Bukvy’ investigation, Facebook reports taking down the two networks of fake accounts and groups linked to Ukraine’s party ‘Servant of the People’, former prime minister Volodymyr Groysman, and two pro-Russian politicians sanctioned by the US administration.

News 7 May, 11:22
‘Rudy dishing out crazy conspiracies and Yermak agreeing with them,” details of a call between Trump’s lawyer and Zelensky’s top aide

On Friday, the US media outlet Buzz Feed revealed the full transcript of the call between Trump’s personal lawyer Rudi Giuliani and Zelensky’s top adisor Andriy Yermak.

News 1 May, 13:05
Poroshenko offers five steps to reach peace in Donbas, sets ‘red lines’ for Zelensky

In his Tuesday address, Petro Poroshenko, the former Ukrainian president and “European Solidarity’ party” leader, proposes a 5-steps’ plan set to reach peace in Donbas and warns Zelensky’s officials against crossing ‘red lines’ in talks with Russia.

News 28 Apr, 13:39
Ukraine’s president orders his top aide to arrange talks with Putin

The Ukrainian president announces he ordered his key advisor Andriy Yermak to stage talks with Russia’s president Volodymyr Putin.

News 26 Apr, 16:19

Poroshenko offers five steps to reach peace in Donbas, sets ‘red lines’ for Zelensky

In his Tuesday address, Petro Poroshenko, the former Ukrainian president and “European Solidarity’ party” leader, proposes a 5-steps’ plan set to reach peace in Donbas and warns Zelensky’s officials against crossing ‘red lines’ in talks with Russia.

News 28 Apr, 13:39

Ukraine’s president orders his top aide to arrange talks with Putin

The Ukrainian president announces he ordered his key advisor Andriy Yermak to stage talks with Russia’s president Volodymyr Putin.

News 26 Apr, 16:19

Thoughts

Nazarii Chornyi
lawyer and investigative reporter
Jeans made and stained in occupied Donbas

On April 30, ‘Business of Fashion’ reported that Russian apparel company ‘Glorial Jeans’ was planning an IPO move. Would we be much bothered about it here, in Ukraine?

3 May, 11:38
When viral videos don’t work – wins and losses of Zelensky’s foreign policies

Our Constitution makes foreign policy a prerogative of the Ukrainian president and this makes him responsible for wins and losses of our diplomacy.

3 May, 11:00
Vitaly Portnikov
Journalist
Unpredictable president – Joe Biden and Ukraine

World’s media reacts to the first 100 days of Joe Biden in the Oval office calling him ‘predictable’ After all, it was set to be his main political goal on becoming a president. He ...

28 Apr, 14:57
Antonenko spends 500th day in jail

With Andriy Antonenko approaching the milestone of 500 days spent in jail, some lesser-known facts of his case need closer consideration.

25 Apr, 15:22
Stas Kozlyuk
journalist
‘Zelensky offered me to head the SBU in Odesa’, Serhiy Sternenko interview

Odesa’s Court of Appeals started a hearing on the earlier Serhiy Sternenko verdict landing him in jail for 7 years and seizing half of his properties on the charges of abduction. The activist denies his involvement with the abduction story calling it politically motivated prosecution.  ‘Bukvy’ spoke with Serhiy Sternenko about his verdict, drug trafficking allegations and an offer from Volodymyr Zelensky to head Odesa’ regional office of the SBU.

21 Apr, 17:30
Vitaly Portnikov
Journalist
Volodymyr Putin, Ukraine, and a new «cold war»

In his Sunday interview with CBS TV channel the French president Emmanuel Marcron stated that the international community “must draw clear red lines” with Russia that can be followed by new sanctions in case of "unacceptable behavior" by the Kremlin.

19 Apr, 12:21