According to a preliminary report by the Moscow police, 7,161 migrants – most of them Uzbeks – have been charged with various administrative offenses during a wide-spread sting operation that is taking place in the Russian capital from October 23 to November 2.
For the first time in Ukrainian history, the majority of the country’s parliament is composed of pro-European forces. President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk are poised to form a new coalition.
Foreign ministers of Germany and Uzbekistan are meeting in Berlin today and tomorrow. The Real Union of Uzbek Journalists (NSZhU) has called on the German Minister Steinmeier earlier today to bring up the subject of the immediate release of imprisoned journalist Salijon Abdurahmanov.
The world sighed a breath of relief – Kim Jong-un, North Korean president, has resurfaced after 40-day absence from the public’s eye – with a walking stick but smiling and most importantly alive. Watching the scenes of his public appearance, made us think of less exotic locations. Our native Uzbekistan.
The Ukrainian Ambassador in Uzbekistan, Yuriy Savchenko, responded to last week’s criticism by Karimov aabout Ukraine President Poroshenko's non-participation in the summit by accusing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) of abandoning Ukraine in the face of aggression by Russia.
The Russian war in Ukraine and earlier in Georgia, threats against Moldova and Kazakhstan as well as other conflicts among former Soviet republics did not appear on the Minsk Summit agenda. There the leaders of ten Commonwealth of Independent States put up a front of unity.
As reported by the Russian BBC service, tens of thousands of demonstrators blocked the streets of the city throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning. Protesters are demanding the sacking of the city’s Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying. Many stores and banks in the city’s business center are closed and public transport has stopped.
On August 24 Ukraine celebrated Independence Day. For the first time in 23 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union the celebrations were truly meaningful and all encompassing. Recent public opinion polls show unprecedented support for the idea of national independence, which is supported by about 90 percent of the population.