Russian Constitution Proposed Amendments and Article 67 – Is Ukraine Going to Loose Donbass and Luhansk Regions?

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the scheduled vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution will run from June 25 to July 1. According to the Kremlin, the ballot will not contain separate items for each amendment; voters can only vote for the entire package at once by answering just one question: “Do you Approve of changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?” Yes or No?

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Ban, Tear Gas, on Tiananmen Anniversary

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators defied a ban on Thursday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and protest the Beijing government. The protests come amid the Central Government in Beijing passing the so-called National Security Law for Hong Kong, and the Legislative Council criminalizing Hongkongers who insult the Chinese national anthem.

IIMSAM’S Youth Goodwill Ambassador in India Naseema Arewale Distributes Food and Essential Items Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

It is a grim situation in India due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Most of the Indian states have been caught by the range of viruses. The recent tally shows more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the country. Due to the spread of the disease, migrant workers are anxious and moving to their home states from the metro cities and industrial hubs. These laborers, along with many underprivileged people, are fighting the toughest battle for survival.

Russian President Putin Signs Nuclear Decree

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Nuclear Weapons decree on June 2. The decree titled “On The Basis Of  The State Policy Of The Russian Federation In The Field of Nuclear Deterrence” is a document regulating the conditions under which Russia has the right to launch a nuclear strike against an aggressor (or a pack of aggressors). The main goal is to legalize the use of nuclear weapons in limited local conflicts.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Proposes Budapest Style Negotiations Without Russia – Is It Viable?

Consultations on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas area should begin with the participation of Ukraine, the US and the UK according to the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olexii Reznikov. On March 4 the Ukrainian Parliament approved the country’s new Cabinet of Ministers. Due to his appointment as Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Reznikov has ceased his partnership in Asters law firm.

Trump Attacks WHO and China

Last month President Trump announced that he would be freezing funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their misinformation and pro-China bias concerning the recent coronavirus pandemic. When the virus initially appeared in Wuhan WHO praised China’s handling of the situation and commended China’s “transparency” even as it was becoming evident that China had silenced whistleblowers and journalists.

Beware of Future Travel to Russia – Tracking and Intelligence Gathering of Foreigner Data

Russian experts suggested that the Russian Interior Ministry create a digital profile of a foreigner entering Russia as well as foreign nationals who are already working in Russia. It will be a special app that all foreigners will have to install on their electronic devices. Russian law enforcement will monitor all the person’s whereabouts and communication.

Super-Cyclone Amphan Causes Destruction in Bangladesh and India

On May 16, Bangladesh and India were hit by a massive cyclone that remained till May 21 and caused vast destruction. At least 95 people have been killed, while the death toll is predicted to rise as help reaches villages that are still cut off due to the floodwater. Many coastal villages were severely damaged. Power lines were torn down, and flooding ruined vast areas of land.