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Yes, Biden used economic pressure to oust Prosecutor Viktor Shokin. No, Biden did not do so to protect Burisma. If anything, the opposite is true. A Timeline 2002: Mykola Zlochevsky co-founds Burisma Group, an energy holding company. 2009-Jun: Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz (John Kerry's stepson) and Devon Archer form Rosemont Seneca Partners, a ...


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Here's the BBC, one of the many news outlets reporting on this: Several commentators pointed out that the "Malaysia" logo on the plane from the photograph was in the wrong place. Maksim Kats, a Russian blogger, said the plane in the picture looked like a slightly altered version of the one that tops the search results if you Google "Boeing view from above"...


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The original photo appears to have been posted by Ukrainian soldier Andrew Zaharov on his Facebook photo album. as it predates the articles from any of the news sources below. The initial hit for this image was carried out by cropping the image with Photoshop, then performing a reverse image search, which resulted in a hit to this Ukrainian news site, ...


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The US desire to have Shokin removed was echoed by the EU. He was viewed as either incompetent or himself corrupt (note, this source is generally considered conservative to right-wing). (See also Washington Post) It also fails to mention that the investigation into Hunter Biden's company was either reported to be stalled or abandoned already, at the time ...


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Biden bragged about getting a prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) fired, by threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine. A video and transcript are available here: I remember going over and convincing our team, others, to convince that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that ...


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They're real politicians. This is easy enough to prove- the third video in that link has Oleh Lyashko taking part. If you do a Google Image search, you can see his face and you get a clear look in the video (as shown below), so it definitely is him. It seems a bit silly to suggest it's theatre, though. Why would politicians engage in anything other than ...


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There are no traces anywhere of a Stanford torus being built by NASA, and such undertaking is highly unlikely. However, what was built in cooperation between NASA and Ukraine in the Yuzhmash in 2011 was the Antares project: http://usa.mfa.gov.ua/en/ukraine-us/science The signing on March 31, 2008 of the Framework Agreement between the Government of ...


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No, it was flying its usual path, same as it was flying for months before the event. Here is the path of the same flight day before (a bit to the South): Here is the same flight on 13th of June (a bit to the North): And here is the downed plane's flight path: It is evident that such deviations are not atypical for this flight.


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Timestamps are not a good source of information unless you are really sure where they come from. They are set using the system time of the computer creating the file, which might, for example, be set incorrectly; or the program might make a mistake when creating them or writing them to the file. For a quick demonstration of why timestamps are not reliable, I ...


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It's not terribly clear to me what you're asking, but the 2017 survey by the German ZOiS (found via an RT story) has these highlighs (not all of them reproduced by RT): The vast majority of the Crimean population would vote for the status quo in a future repeat referendum on Crimea’s status and express trust in Russian state institutions. The ...


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A few days ago correspondents of two British newspapers, The Guardian and The Telegraph, saw a column of 23 armored personnel carriers entering Ukraine from Russia. Obviously, volunteers are unable to buy that kind of military equipment without the assistance from Russian government. Update As pointed by the commenter @ChrisW, both articles have direct ...


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This is a Soviet truck, ZiL-131: which is very unlikely to be used in Palestine. So the claim it is from Palestine is wrong. The bouth Russian and Ukrainian media claimed the truck to be Ukrainian, but attribute the strike differently, Ukrainian sources say it was hit by a Russian missle, while some Russian sources say it was mistakenly hit by the ...


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It's impossible to prove a negative, but it is possible to show that it's very unlikely, and a secret Stanford Torus project is not likely for several reasons: Constructing any sizable space station would involve thousands of people working for many years. While you could argue that the Ukraine may be able to keep people on-site and off the grid and unable ...


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Firstly, there is no proof that the video was taken in Krasnoarmiysk. The claim by Russian defence ministry is based on the alleged fact that the banner has an address printed on it: The report didn't show how they managed to recover this address from the banner, and it seems like an explanation is due, as the image is very blurry. The banner itself seem to ...


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In addition to the ZOiS (German government) poll mentioned by Fizz, there were polls funded by the US and Canadian governments. One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev (Forbes): A Gallup poll with the Broadcasting Board of Governors asked Crimeans if the results in the March 16, 2014 referendum to secede reflected the views of ...


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Funding, arming, and training neo-Nazi militias As of March 2018, the United States is no longer funding the Azov Battalion, which is a neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine. An amendment to the annual omnibus spending bill prevented future funds from being routed to the group. At least one American analyst has suggested that the Azov batallion is not a neo-Nazi ...


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From the article, Russians mixed up place: http://www.unian.net/politics/948645-nalivaychenko-vmesto-boeing-terroristyi-planirovali-sbit-samolet-aeroflota.html I started with map and flight data: http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/mh17/#3d6095b Closest place named Pervomaiskyi: https://www.google.com/maps/place/47%C2%B059'22.6%22N+38%C2%B047'05.3%...


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I was able to find a 2015 story by the New York Times' James Risen commenting on Biden's membership in the BOG as possibly tainting the optics of the anti-corruption push that was the policy of the Obama administration (with Joe Biden as the point man) at the time. In response to the increased public attention given to Hunter Bidens membership in Burisma, ...


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The answer is NO. Joe Biden did not stop the prosecution of his son Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden was never under investigation by the Ukrainian government. Therefore there was no prosecution of Hunter Biden for Joseph Biden to stop. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-whistleblower-ukraine-buris-idUSKBN1WC1LV Burisma's owner Mykola Zlochevsky was ...


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