Kiev Corruption – Arena Kiev http://arena-kiev.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:34:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://arena-kiev.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Kiev Corruption – Arena Kiev http://arena-kiev.com/ 32 32 War turns Kyiv Pride Parade into Warsaw Peace March https://arena-kiev.com/war-turns-kyiv-pride-parade-into-warsaw-peace-march/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:45:22 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/war-turns-kyiv-pride-parade-into-warsaw-peace-march/ WARSAW — Ukraine’s biggest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, took place on Saturday, but not on its home streets or as a celebration. Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv, the capital, was held at the same time as the annual Warsaw Equality Parade, the largest gay pride event in Central […]]]>

Ukraine’s biggest LGBTQ rights event, KyivPride, took place on Saturday, but not on its home streets or as a celebration.

Due to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the event normally held in Kyiv, the capital, was held at the same time as the annual Warsaw Equality Parade, the largest gay pride event in Central Europe, with Ukrainian organizers using it as a platform to keep international attention focused on their country’s struggle.

Around 300 people traveled from Ukraine to the Polish capital, which is now home to a quarter of a million Ukrainians who have fled the war. Blue and yellow Ukrainian flags waved among a sea of ​​rainbow flags, and some attendees chanted “Slava Ukraini” – glory to Ukraine.

“Unfortunately, we cannot march in Kyiv,” said Maksym Eristavi, a Ukrainian journalist and KyivPride board member, citing the dangers of bombings in Ukraine.

“However, it is important for us to keep marching,” said Eristavi, who carried both Ukrainian and European flags. “It’s always a question of pride, but the pride of being Ukrainian and of having survived the genocide.”

KyivPride trucks had the honor of leading Saturday’s parade, one of the many ways Poles stepped up to help their beleaguered Ukrainian neighbors.

“We want to unite against war, to march for Ukraine’s freedom, for liberation, for equality, tolerance and acceptance,” said Julia Maciocha, chairwoman of the Warsaw Equality Parade .

KyivPride director Lenny Emson said this year’s event aims to call for political support for Ukraine and basic human rights.

“It’s not a party,” Emson said. “We will wait for the victory to celebrate.”

Ukrainian civilians and soldiers killed by Russian forces during the four-month-long war include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Ukraine has seen pressure for the country to recognize same-sex partnerships, not least because partners want to know they would have the right to bury themselves if one of them is killed.

Emson said it would be a tragedy for Ukraine as a whole if the country was defeated by Russia, but LGBTQ people would risk being “completely erased” – killed, forced to flee or forced to hide their identities.

His organization runs a shelter for LGBTQ people who have fled Ukrainian territory occupied by Russian forces. An LGBTQ rights activist from occupied Kherson has disappeared.

In a manifesto, KyivPride calls on people to realize that the geographical border between democratic Ukraine on one side and autocratic Russia and Belarus on the other “is not only a dividing line between states, but also a border between the territory of freedom and an area of ​​oppression”.

Russia passed a law in 2013 that prohibits portrayals of homosexuality to minors, which human rights groups see as a way to demonize and discriminate against LGBTQ people. Dubbed the “gay propaganda” law, it came amid a greater crackdown on civil liberties in Russia and inspired the passage of a similar law in Hungary last year.

Klementyna Suchanow, the author of a book on global efforts to roll back the rights of women and LGBTQ people, argues that if Ukrainians lose the war, it would mark a defeat for a range of progressive causes, including feminism , LGBTQ rights and efforts to fight climate change.

“That’s why the war in Ukraine is about everything,” said Suchanow, a prominent Polish feminist activist and author of “This Is War: Women, Fundamentalists and the New Middle Ages.”

Poland’s conservative government has been a strong ally of Ukraine, sending humanitarian aid and arms and allowing other countries to use its territory to transfer their own aid.

But his stance on LGBTQ rights has also made Poland an unlikely host for a gay rights event.

In recent years, the government has portrayed the LGBTQ rights movement as an attack on the country’s Roman Catholic traditions and a force that threatens to corrupt young people, echoing the rhetoric behind Russian and Hungarian laws.

But Polish society as a whole is increasingly accepting of LGBTQ people.

Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, from a liberal opposition party, joined Saturday’s parade as he does every year, joined by EU Equality Commissioner Hanna Dalli.

Emson said KyivPride organizers considered staging their event in other European capitals, but decided Warsaw’s young and energetic rights movement was a better fit.

LGBTQ people in Ukraine still face considerable discrimination, but they have made progress in recent years as the country has sought to tie its fate to the West. The evolution of LGBTQ rights is underscored by KyivPride’s own evolution since its inception 10 years ago.

In 2012, the participants so outnumbered the angry counter-protesters that they dared not march. The demonstrators have been beaten and a large police presence is needed to protect them. However, the event has continued to grow.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose courageous wartime leadership captured worldwide attention, won the respect of LGBTQ people in Ukraine when a man wearing a cross and spouting homophobic rhetoric heckled him during a a press conference in 2019.

Zelensky angrily fired back, “Leave those people alone, for God’s sake.”

Since then, however, his party has also taken steps that LGBTQ rights activists see as a threat to their struggle.

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Kyiv orders troops to withdraw from Sievierodonetsk as fears grow Lysychansk is also set to fall – live https://arena-kiev.com/kyiv-orders-troops-to-withdraw-from-sievierodonetsk-as-fears-grow-lysychansk-is-also-set-to-fall-live/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/kyiv-orders-troops-to-withdraw-from-sievierodonetsk-as-fears-grow-lysychansk-is-also-set-to-fall-live/ Ukraine has run out of shells for the majority of its artillery, in part because of an eight-year-long clandestine Russian campaign of intimidation and sabotage, according to Ukrainian experts. Russia fires more than 60,000 shells a day, 10 times more than the Ukrainians, according to Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maylar. Most Ukrainian artillery relies […]]]>

Ukraine has run out of shells for the majority of its artillery, in part because of an eight-year-long clandestine Russian campaign of intimidation and sabotage, according to Ukrainian experts.

Russia fires more than 60,000 shells a day, 10 times more than the Ukrainians, according to Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maylar. Most Ukrainian artillery relies on the same 122mm and 152mm caliber shells that Russia uses, but outside of Russia there is very little supply, reports the Washington Post.

The shortage of shells in Ukraine is largely due to the fact that Russia spent years targeting storage facilities and ammunition suppliers in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries before launching its invasion. of Ukraine on February 24, the newspaper reports.

A “shadow war” is underway for the limited number of 152mm shells on the world market, according to the newspaper. An arms broker says officials in an Eastern European country couldn’t buy artillery rounds because the Russians warned them they “would kill them if they sold anything.” or to the Ukrainians”.

Countries that still have stocks of 152mm cartridges are largely ex-Soviet countries and some African and Middle Eastern countries, many of which are hesitant to sell to Ukraine due to their close ties to the Russia.

In some cases, Ukraine thought it had a deal to buy those shells, but a Russian-backed buyer stepped in at the last minute and aggressively outbid, the arms broker said.

Malyar told the newspaper that “the Russians are working very hard to make sure that we can’t sign contracts for this – and then if we sign a contract, to prevent us from having the shells delivered here.”

According to military analysts, Russia has long known that in a long attrition war against Ukraine, Kyiv might run out of ammunition. A former Ukrainian defense minister, Andriy Zagorodnyuk, said there were “constant discussions that we have to produce the ammunition ourselves”.

Ukrainian officials suspect that Russian and separatist saboteurs as well as Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, have been engaged in a campaign across Europe and inside Ukraine to destroy arms depots and cut off Ukraine’s ammunition supply, the newspaper reports.

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Russian UN envoy presents history of Ukrainian ideology of violence https://arena-kiev.com/russian-un-envoy-presents-history-of-ukrainian-ideology-of-violence/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:55:47 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/russian-un-envoy-presents-history-of-ukrainian-ideology-of-violence/ Russian UN envoy presents history of Ukrainian ideology of violence June 22, 2022 (EIRNS) — Yesterday the UN Security Council met to discuss “Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine”. Permanent Representative of Russia to Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia took the opportunity to present a story of the violent ideology behind Ukrainian “nationalism” that the council’s […]]]>

Russian UN envoy presents history of Ukrainian ideology of violence

June 22, 2022 (EIRNS) — Yesterday the UN Security Council met to discuss “Maintenance of Peace and Security of Ukraine”. Permanent Representative of Russia to Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia took the opportunity to present a story of the violent ideology behind Ukrainian “nationalism” that the council’s transatlantic faction probably didn’t want to hear. “The ideology of violence and hatred, among other things towards one’s own people, is at the heart of current Ukrainian state policy,” Nebenzia said. “This ideology has provoked atrocious crimes by the kyiv regime against its own people which have become one of the main reasons for the current crisis in Ukraine.”

Among the figures that Nebenzia cited as being behind the kyiv regime’s ideology was Dmytro Dontsov. Dontsov “proposed a theory of integral nationalism which he had borrowed from a Frenchman called Charles Maurras,” Nebenzia continued. Maurras played a crucial role in setting up the conditions in the 1930s that led to France’s collapse in the face of the Nazi onslaught in May–June 1940. the ideology of hatred. He advocates a sectarian society, promotes immoral means of achieving his goals, welcomes cruelty, suggests imposing the will of an active minority on a gregarious majority, promulgates the superiority of the Ukrainian race. All of this envisions hatred of Russians and Russia as a “kingdom of darkness”. ”

Nebenzia accused that weapons supplied by the United States and NATO were now being used in this genocide in Donbass. “Last week alone, 6 people were killed and more than 30 injured by strikes against Donbass launched with European and American weapons,” he said. Nebenzia had listed USA, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Poland, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Finland, the Czech Republic, Sweden and the Baltic States, in as a country that delivered arms to the kyiv regime. He accused each of these states “of being directly responsible for the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, the deaths of civilians, as well as the Ukrainian military personnel whom the corrupt Ukrainian leadership pushes to the front line like cannon fodder”. .

“No matter how hard you try, you can only prolong the agony of the Russophobic neo-Nazi regime in kyiv, but never stop it,” Nebenzia concluded. “The regime was doomed in 2014, when it waged a criminal war against its own people. Millions of Ukrainians are waiting to be absolved of this, which we can deduce from people’s attitude towards Russian troops in the liberated territories. Our special military operation will be carried out and all of its objectives will be achieved.

Dontsov’s fascist ideology is covered extensively in the April 29, 2022 issue of EIR.

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Medvedev says EU could collapse before Ukraine joins – Reuters https://arena-kiev.com/medvedev-says-eu-could-collapse-before-ukraine-joins-reuters/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:41:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/medvedev-says-eu-could-collapse-before-ukraine-joins-reuters/ The European Commission on Friday officially recommended making Ukraine a candidate for European Union membership following an expedited review of Kyiv’s responses to a questionnaire completed earlier this year. Ukraine’s “European aspirations” are at the heart of the crisis that overwhelmed the country in 2014. “We children of the 1970s all waited for the onset […]]]>

The European Commission on Friday officially recommended making Ukraine a candidate for European Union membership following an expedited review of Kyiv’s responses to a questionnaire completed earlier this year.

Ukraine’s “European aspirations” are at the heart of the crisis that overwhelmed the country in 2014.

“We children of the 1970s all waited for the onset of communism. Alas, that did not happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was liquidated,” he said. said Medvedev, who joined the party at university and left in 1991, wrote on his Telegram page on Sunday. “The situation related to the promised start of world happiness in the USSR reminds me of the incantations made by the European Commission regarding Ukraine’s EU candidacy,” Sputnik reported.

“They were promised. Exactly, promised. And the promise was only made to (Ukraine), and not even to Georgia (I would be offended in their place, not even mentioning Turkey),” added Medvedev, recalling Ankara’s candidacy to become a member of the European Economic Community – the predecessor of the EU, since 1987.

“They promised, but with conditions. Ukraine is supposed to become better, cleaner, less corrupt, more developed, enlightened, smarter. (Head of the EC) Aunt Usrula (von der Leyen) even said that the Ukrainians were dying to join the EU,” the former president, who is now deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, wrote.

“Afterwards it will be like with the construction of communism. The date is not finally fixed. But there are many unverifiable abstract conditions. Their objective verification is impossible. They will be verified for decades, and by new generations The leaders of the EU. Therefore, the real term is mid-century, not earlier,” Medvedev wrote.

In the meantime, he suggested, the fate of the USSR could also befall the EU.

“It is possible that communism would have arrived now if the USSR had been preserved. But the union, unfortunately, is dead. Do you understand what I am referring to? PS Perhaps (knock on wood) the EU disappears at that time? It’s scary to think what a scandal that would be, considering the sacrifices that have been made on the altar of EU membership, and what a disappointment it would be of the expectations of unfortunate Ukrainians “, concluded Medvedev.

During his presidency and much of his tenure as prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev was one of the strongest proponents of improving Russia’s relations with the West, adopting Western standards in education, the judiciary, business, industry, etc., and was considered by political observers to be the leader. of the liberal wing of the ruling United Russia party. However, with the onset of the Ukrainian crisis, his public positions gradually shifted towards open hostility to the West. Earlier this month, after his son’s US visa was revoked, an angry Medvedev took to Telegram to write that he ‘hated’ Western officials, calling them ‘bastards and degenerates’ and promising to “do your best to make them disappear”. “

On Friday, the European Union executive formally recommended that Ukraine be granted candidate status in the bloc, despite lingering concerns over corruption, rule of law, governance, democracy, excessive influence ultra-rich in economics and politics, widespread poverty, nationalism and the current military crisis with Russia.

“We all know that Ukrainians are ready to die for the European perspective. We want them to live with us for the European dream,” said EC President von der Leyen, wearing an ensemble in national colors of Ukraine during his call on Friday.

Ukraine formally applied for EU candidate status in February.

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Ukraine, NATO and the politics of war https://arena-kiev.com/ukraine-nato-and-the-politics-of-war/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/ukraine-nato-and-the-politics-of-war/ Ted Galen Carpenter. Photo: Cato Institute As the war in Donbass continues and Ukrainian casualties continue to mount, Russia seems to have the upper hand. According to some estimates, Russia now controls 25% of Ukrainian territory – territory that is responsible for around 75% of Ukraine’s gross domestic product. Yet nearly four months into the […]]]>
Ted Galen Carpenter. Photo: Cato Institute

As the war in Donbass continues and Ukrainian casualties continue to mount, Russia seems to have the upper hand. According to some estimates, Russia now controls 25% of Ukrainian territory – territory that is responsible for around 75% of Ukraine’s gross domestic product.

Yet nearly four months into the war, there seems to be little appetite in Washington to push Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to seek peace.

To discuss the war in Ukraine and more, I spoke with Ted Galen Carpenter, senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and one of America’s biggest critics of the expansion of the NATO.

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Ukrainian artists respond with song to the Russian massacre https://arena-kiev.com/ukrainian-artists-respond-with-song-to-the-russian-massacre/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:00:06 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/ukrainian-artists-respond-with-song-to-the-russian-massacre/ An outdoor charity concert with Ukrainian artists and musicians, part of a Life Will Win tour to draw attention to the struggle of the Ukrainian people against the Russian military invasion, will take place in Bakáts ter, a park near of Bálna and the Petőfi bridge, this Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. The concert […]]]>

An outdoor charity concert with Ukrainian artists and musicians, part of a Life Will Win tour to draw attention to the struggle of the Ukrainian people against the Russian military invasion, will take place in Bakáts ter, a park near of Bálna and the Petőfi bridge, this Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m.

The concert is supported by the Budapest District IX Municipality and is free of charge, but will raise charitable funds to support Ukraine. The event will take place under the auspices of UNITED24, an initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main means of raising charitable donations for defense and mine clearance, medical aid and reconstruction of the beleaguered country.

The funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by the relevant ministries to cover urgent humanitarian needs. The concert also aims to thank the people of Hungary for supporting the independent sovereign state of Ukraine in its struggle for independence and freedom, and for helping refugees who were forced to flee their homeland due to the invasion.

Among the artists and musicians who will perform are Oleg Yuriyovych Skrypka, musician, singer, composer and leader of the Vopli Vidoplyasova group. In 2014, Skrypka said in an interview with Rossiiskaya gazeta that he and the band would no longer perform in Russia. Later that year, he pulled out of a gig in London that also featured famed Russian singer Valeriya, saying he would not perform in Russia or alongside Russians “as long as Russia and Ukraine will be at war”.

In 2016, Skrypka and many other Ukrainian artists lobbied then-President Petro Poroshenko to ban the showing of Russian films and music in the country, as well as a ban on importing films and Russian music.

In April 2017, it was recorded stating that people who don’t speak Ukrainian have a “low IQ” and should be sent to “ghettos”. He denied making the remarks, but the recording surfaced. On the 22nd of this month, Skrypka was called by Russian prankster Vladimir Kuznetsov, who introduced himself as Arsen Avakov, the Ukrainian Interior Minister.

During the conversation with “Avakov”, Skrypka was asked about his remarks and he accused the newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda of taking his remarks out of context. He did not issue a formal apology until later that night when he realized he had been pranked. The apology said the prank was not a “provocation” against him but against all of Ukraine.

Another performer will be Inna Leonidivna Bordiuh, known professionally as Zlata Ognevich, singer and former politician. She represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with the song “Gravity”, placing third. Ognevich previously attempted to represent Ukraine in the contest in 2010 and 2011.

In 2014, Ognevich was elected to the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s unicameral parliament, for the Radical Party under her birth name Inna Bordyuh. She resigned from parliament after a year, citing her opposition to the corruption she had witnessed. She expressed support for Ukrainian forces during pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and announced that she would not accept Russian citizenship after the annexation of Crimea, where Ognevich was raised.

Budapest audiences will also see Pianoboy, a solo project by musician Dmitry Shurov, one of kyiv’s most acclaimed musicians and a former member of Okean Elzy from 2001-2004, Esthetic Education from 2004-2008 and Zemfira from 2006 to 2009.

The pianist, singer-songwriter and composer served as a judge on X-Factor Ukraine for its eighth and ninth seasons, and gained notoriety for grabbing a contestant’s guitar and smashing it on stage. Shurov said that he did not like the performer’s melodies and songs.

It is unclear what action was taken against him and whether he was fired from the show. He has issued no public statement explaining his actions.

Juri Hancurkan was a victim of the incident and he started crying. He later revealed that the guitar was a gift from his father, who died several years ago.

Shurov was four years old when he started playing the piano. He attended Lycée Auguste Renoir in Limoges, France, and the University of Utah in the United States. During Shurov’s stay in the United States, he performed in various jazz bands, orchestras and choirs.

Upon his return from the United States, he applied to Kyiv National Linguistic University. He composed the music for many films, including “Servant of the People” and “Khottabych”, as well as for fashion and comedy shows.

Also in Budapest will be Wellboy, a popular artist who took part in the tenth season of the Ukrainian edition of X-Factor in the singer’s team NK. In 2022, he was announced as one of the finalists for the Vidbir 2022 national selection, to choose the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, competing with his song “Nozzy Bossy” and ultimately finishing third.

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10 highlights from the Future Games Show https://arena-kiev.com/10-highlights-from-the-future-games-show/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:30:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/10-highlights-from-the-future-games-show/ Continuation of the Not-E3 season, also known as Summer Game Fest, GamesRadar presented their annual showcase, The Future Games Show, on June 11. Since GamesRadar and Gamer on PC belong to the same parent company, GamesRadar promoted The Future Games Show as “a double header” with gaming pc showcase, The PC gaming fair. At 3:00 […]]]>

Continuation of the Not-E3 season, also known as Summer Game Fest, GamesRadar presented their annual showcase, The Future Games Show, on June 11. Since GamesRadar and Gamer on PC belong to the same parent company, GamesRadar promoted The Future Games Show as “a double header” with gaming pc showcase, The PC gaming fair.

At 3:00 p.m. EDT on the official twitchgaming channel and Games Radar’s official channels, the live stream announced more than 40 new games. Hosted by Doug Cockle and Denise Gough, who voiced Geralt and Yennifer from The Witcher 3, the show featured some incredibly exciting and unique new titles.

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An independent Ukrainian studio is working on puzzles for Clef


A screenshot from the upcoming game Puzzles For Clef

To help support the people of Ukraine, The Future Games Show showcased five upcoming titles from Ukrainian developers. One of these games is the puzzle platformer Puzzle For Key, which is slated for release in the second quarter of 2023. Developed by Weasel Token, which is an indie studio based in Kyiv, this upcoming title centers on a young rabbit named Clef who is invited by her sister to participate in a treasure hunt on a sky island.

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While trying to find the treasure, Clef must explore various unique areas, talk to the island’s inhabitants, solve puzzles, and uncover the secrets of the island and Clef’s family history. Additionally, some parts of the experience require Clef to perform certain melodies that can impact the world around him.


Visit beautiful Moominvalley in Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley


A screenshot from the upcoming game Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

Based on historical and popular Moomins stories by Tove Jansson, Snufkin: Moominvalley Melody is an upcoming open-world puzzle adventure game slated for release in 2023. As wanderer Snufkin, who is Moomintroll’s best friend, players will explore the iconic Moominvalley and encounter various franchise characters.

Since the park keeper disturbed the natural environment of Moominvalley by building parks, Snufkin must use his harmonica and solve puzzles in order to restore balance to the land. With a memorable storybook art style that mimics the works of Jansson and a beloved franchise, this game is likely to be an enjoyable experience for fans and newcomers alike.


Defeat a corrupt billionaire in Sunday Gold


A screenshot of the upcoming Sunday Gold game

Published by Team17 which is best known for the Towards series, sunday gold is an upcoming turn-based point-and-click RPG set to release this year and meant to hark back to classic adventure games. Apparently mixing concepts of Disco Elysee and We, Happy Few, the game is set in a dystopian London where a trio of criminals must work together to stop Kenny Hogan, a corrupt billionaire.

As criminals Frank, Sally and Gavin, players will have to solve escape room-worthy puzzles and defeat enemies in turn-based battles. In addition to using the different strengths and weaknesses of the three characters, the player will also have to manage their stress levels.


Back to the 90s in serial cleaners


One of the promotional photos for the upcoming Serial Cleaners game

Created as a sequel to the 2017 game Series cleaner, series cleaners is an upcoming stealth action game set to release on September 22. Inspired by 90s movies and pop culture, the game revolves around four professional mob cleaners as they celebrate New Year’s Eve together in 1999. Waiting for the new era to begin, the four individuals remember their work during the 90s.

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But, as they continue to tell their stories, they discover that their stories don’t add up, and they slowly realize hard truths about what really happened. In this non-linear adventure, players dictate how the story unfolds by choosing who to play next, and each character has their own unique abilities and playstyles.


Gather an army of tiny creatures in Tinykin


A screenshot of the upcoming Tinykin game

Probably inspired by pikmine series, Tinykin is an upcoming puzzle adventure platformer set to release this year. To help Milo return to his home planet, the player must use the abilities of strange creatures known as tinykin to overcome obstacles in a large house inspired by 1991.

While exploring the world and discovering the secrets of the current Earth of the game, the player will collect several types of minions which each have their own special abilities such as the ability to explode, which can be used to solve different types of puzzles . Besides the main quest, Milo will meet many interesting characters, collect upgrades, complete side missions, and use a skateboard to skate around the house.

Survive the wilderness with a robot friend in Arctic Awakening


A screenshot from the upcoming game Arctic Awakening

Expected release in 2023, arctic awakening is a first-person survival narrative adventure that feels like a more futuristic take on survival gaming The long darkness. While the player character, a pilot named Kai, and his friend Donovan are delivering routine supplies to an Alaskan town by air, a severe storm hits and causes the plane to crash.

After waking up in the wreckage, Kai realizes Donovan has ended up somewhere else. With only his therapy robot named Alfie for company, Kai must explore the frigid landscape, search for his friend Donovan, and perhaps uncover the darkness that lurks in the arctic wilderness.

The Last Faith combines Metroidvania and Souls genres


A screenshot from the upcoming game The Last Faith

Although it doesn’t have a release date yet, many people are already looking forward to the intense gothic horror Metroidvania. The Last Faith. In a ruined and dangerous world, the amnesiac protagonist, Eric, fights to defeat his enemies in time before his affliction completely deteriorates his mind and soul.

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In addition to having a beautiful detailed pixel-art style and The souls-like difficulty, the last faith stands out above all for its wide range of attack possibilities. For weapons, players can use an incredibly large and varied amount of melee weapons, firearms, and magic. Even disregarding weapons, the player has many unique attack actions, which will probably lead to each player having their own fighting style.


Bramble: The Mountain King focuses on Norse fables


A screenshot from the upcoming game Bramble: The Mountain King

Expected release in 2023, Bramble: King of the Mountain is an upcoming horror adventure game based on Norse folklore. When a shy boy named Olle and his sister accidentally discover the mystical world of Bramble, the young boy must develop the courage to rescue his sister who has been kidnapped by a troll.

In the magic forest, Olle will meet various creatures such as gnomes, Skogsrå and Näcken, who will either try to harm him or help him on his journey. Using an enchanted shard known as the Spark of Courage, Olle will earn gifts that will help him overcome obstacles and win boss fights, but he must be careful not to lose his cuteness while seeking the strength.

The Entropy Center Could Be The Next Portal


A screenshot of the upcoming game called The Entropy Center

Although more than a decade has passed since the award-winning puzzle platformer Portal 2 is out, fans are still waiting for Valve to create another sequel. While the upcoming sci-fi puzzle adventure game The center of entropy is different from Gate series, it has enough similarities to possibly be the next big title for Gate Fans. Instead of solving puzzles with portals, however, the player solves puzzles by manipulating time.

As seemingly the last human living on an Earth that is consumed by fire, the protagonist must travel to the heart of the titular facility in order to find out what happened and eventually find a solution. To reach this area, the player will need to use ASTRA, which is an AI device capable of scanning objects and moving them back in time.

Cute and terrifying creatures exist on Lana’s planet


A screenshot from the upcoming Planet of Lana game

Expected release this year Lana’s Planet is a sci-fi adventure platformer that follows a young girl named Lana and her alien friend. After Lana’s sister is kidnapped by robots, Lana and her friend embark on an epic journey where they must work together to not only save Lana’s sister, but the nature of the planet itself.

As a team, Lana and her friend will have to solve puzzles, sneak past dangerous robots and react quickly to action-packed situations. During this beautiful game, players will discover a history that spans hundreds of years.

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The ambassador who brought Zelensky to Cambridge https://arena-kiev.com/the-ambassador-who-brought-zelensky-to-cambridge/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:21:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/the-ambassador-who-brought-zelensky-to-cambridge/ “Any help, not just from the administration of the University, but from society, from the students, is very much needed at this time”CAMBRIDGE UNION / Miraya McCoy Palmer I will invite President Zelensky to speak at Cambridge University, a smiling Vadym Prystaiko says to a speechless Union chamber as he relaxes in a chair across […]]]>


“Any help, not just from the administration of the University, but from society, from the students, is very much needed at this time”CAMBRIDGE UNION / Miraya McCoy Palmer

I will invite President Zelensky to speak at Cambridge University, a smiling Vadym Prystaiko says to a speechless Union chamber as he relaxes in a chair across from us; an interrogation of University journalists is probably the easiest task for the Ukrainian ambassador since the beginning of the war.

Appointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom by Zelensky on July 20, 2020, Prystaiko did not envisage the transformation of responsibilities that his function would require very quickly. Yet despite the diplomatic precision behind every word, Vadym frankly admits the psychological toll of his work. “Even for us, as diplomats, who have access to this information, we are constantly checking our phones to find out what is happening, who has been killed, who is not, which city has been bombed.”

In March (03/22), Prystaiko Told a British select committee that it was difficult for him to call his fellow Ukrainians “refugees”. Did this change as the war progressed and more than 14 million Ukrainians fled their homes? “We cannot imagine ourselves to be refugees. We are attached to our land,” he explains. “Of these seven million [displaced] Ukrainians, a million have already gone home… The mayor of kyiv is begging people not to come back here.

“We cannot imagine ourselves to be refugees. We are attached to our land”

He reminds me: “Don’t forget that most of the men in our house fight. Most of the refugees are therefore women and children. Two-thirds of them are children. It’s about getting them out as quickly as possible. The ambassador is accompanied by his wife and children, who watch shyly. It reminds me of women and children left behind by war. No Ukrainian family has been spared from the conflict.

Prystaiko’s words are powerful, but many fear they will fall on deaf ears. The UK government has been heavily criticized for its Homes4Ukraine program which some have tagged a scam”. Communication is said to be poor between those seeking housing and those who can provide it, and some refugees have even been reported as “essentially homeless” after being evicted by sponsored hosts.

Yet despite this, Prystaiko stresses his appreciation for the UK’s support. “At least it’s a ploy,” he says. “Yes it’s laborious, yes it’s difficult, yes it’s too bureaucratic, but there are so many cases that we can’t tell the public about when these precautions have actually saved people.”

Does he feel ‘Partygate’ and Boris Johnson’s leadership are affecting the UK’s ability to respond to the crisis? He’s laughing. For him, Johnson and the infighting at Westminster are small fry compared to Vladimir Putin.

But what about the accusations of Russian donors funding the Conservative Party? Ian Blackford, the leader of the SNP in Westminster, claims that the Tories had taken £2.3m “from the Russian oligarchs”. But even at that, Prystaiko thinks Britain is “on the right track”.



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“If you want to learn from someone who has had the bad experience of letting dirty Russian money in, talk to us,” he adds regretfully. “We created a whole class of oligarchs, corrupt people, just because we allowed it all to be so connected, so attached to this money.” He has more confidence in Britain’s ability to get rid of Russian money. “Parliament is getting its hands dirty. It’s a very healthy discussion. I believe it will come and you will eliminate all of it, painfully.

Prystaiko, probably not for the first time in his career, tactfully avoids being drawn into political debates. He diplomatically expresses his gratitude for the West’s help to Ukraine, be it sending missiles or their recent victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, but why does he think Ukraine received so much support?

“I used to tell everyone that we would fight for every meter… not many people believed us, but now we do, and that’s why there is grace and popularity for Ukrainians – because these people pay for their lives and they do it in a very professional way.

Asked about the future of the conflict, Prystaiko can only envisage a Ukrainian victory. He hopes for a Russian defeat “on the battlefield” and the justice that will be done afterwards. The significance that a Ukrainian triumph would have not just for his country but for society at large. “At the end of this, we will pursue them. We will have to bring them to justice to make a statement. This has never happened in our recent history, and now society is far from ’21st century’ – we are a different society. For all of us, not just Ukrainians, we cannot just let someone in and allow their soldiers to kill everyone. »

Prystaiko believes that this end to the conflict will also be important for the Russians. “In Russian society, people don’t understand it. 82% of them supported Putin and his order to kill Ukrainians. Isn’t that crazy? “, he asks. “They have family members in Ukraine.”

Faced with the growing crowd of Ukrainian students who are patiently waiting to meet him, Prystaiko concludes by reassuring me of his confidence in the next generation. But he also acknowledges that for Ukrainian students separated from their families at Cambridge, it is an extremely difficult time. He asks for support from the student body, not just financial aid.

“Additional funds are probably a good idea because most parents cannot help their children at the moment for obvious reasons. But psychological help and support is also very necessary. I imagine that for someone who does not who has no relatives and who has not established good relations with new friends in new places, it is very difficult for these people. I believe that any help, not only from the administration of the University, but of society, of students, is very necessary at this time.

He fondly recalls his time at college to students and the pride he has in his own upbringing. “When I talk to great people at your university, there is something every university can be proud of. My own university was created by Igor Sikosky, the helicopter pioneer. So I too, looking at you a lot, am proud to be from there.

He also has some lighter advice, saying while smiling through a smile, “And have a good time too.” Prystaiko’s reminder to enjoy his time at university is a tacit acknowledgment of the weight that will inevitably fall on the young Ukrainian’s shoulders.

President Zelensky will address the Cambridge Union today (11/6) at 5 p.m.

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It is in the interests of Ukraine and the West to end this war as soon as possible | Christopher S Chivvis https://arena-kiev.com/it-is-in-the-interests-of-ukraine-and-the-west-to-end-this-war-as-soon-as-possible-christopher-s-chivvis/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:06:00 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/it-is-in-the-interests-of-ukraine-and-the-west-to-end-this-war-as-soon-as-possible-christopher-s-chivvis/ Hawks in Washington continue to pressure Joe Biden to get even deeper into the war in Ukraine. They want more military equipment for Kyiv and more maximalist military and political goals, which range from completely push back Russia of Ukraine, to cut out russiato impeachment of President Putin himself. They are right to say that […]]]>

Hawks in Washington continue to pressure Joe Biden to get even deeper into the war in Ukraine. They want more military equipment for Kyiv and more maximalist military and political goals, which range from completely push back Russia of Ukraine, to cut out russiato impeachment of President Putin himself. They are right to say that Russia should lose the war and that Ukraine should win. But they are wrong about how to get there.

Ukrainian and Russian forces are now engaged in a slow and bitter war. Both suffered significant losses, but Ukrainian casualties were particularly high. In the coming weeks, Russia could consolidate its position in the eastern region of Donbass, Ukraine could recover a little more territory or the fighting could stop.

I am tempted to hope that Ukraine will continue to fight at least until it regains its February borders, and perhaps beyond, recovering all the territory it lost in the war of 2014. But the former intelligence analyst in me sees risks everywhere. Under the best of circumstances, regaining significant amounts of territory will almost certainly require a long and protracted fight. Risk of escalation would be ubiquitous. The costs for America and Europe would increase.

And that would be particularly bad for Ukraine. The fact is that Ukraine will not win this war with an interminable and exhausting struggle to recover a few more hectares of territory from Russia. Ukraine’s real victory is not on the battlefield, but in its post-conflict renaissance. The earlier it starts, the better.

Ukraine wins by seizing the opportunity, while it still can, to immediately begin a massive Western-funded reconstruction effort that accelerates its political and economic integration in Europe, strengthens its security and accelerates it on the way to a democratic future. Ukraine wins by demonstrating to the world the extraordinary resilience of political and economic liberalism and starting this process as soon as possible, not five years from now when the country is destroyed and the world has moved on. Ukraine wins by preventing Russia from extinguishing its independence, which so far has been miraculously preserved, but remained in danger until the fighting stopped. Ukraine wins by channeling the national energy generated by the war towards a better peace and a stronger and more prosperous nation.

Western support for Ukraine has so far been extraordinary, reaching levels almost no one could have expected just days before the war began. But today’s high levels of support won’t last forever. food and fuel costs are skyrocketing around the world. NATO was unified during the first 100 days of the war, but over time divisions will emerge. Ukraine’s cause is widely seen as just today, but the longer the war drags on, the greater the risk that moral clarity will fade.

Ukraine should prefer to spend the goodwill it currently enjoys on rebuilding its economy, infrastructure and democracy, rather than buying more weapons. Reconstruction is already a colossal undertaking which, under the best of conditions, will take a decade or more and require hundreds of billions of dollars in Western aid. The longer the war lasts, the more Ukraine will be destroyed and the more it will cost. Meanwhile, a protracted war increases the risk of deepening corruption and further centralization and personalization of power in Kyiv, both of which have plagued Ukraine in the past and run counter to the primary objective of strengthening Ukrainian democracy.

Certainly, de facto acceptance of a divided Ukraine, even if not de jure, means a hostile and potentially disruptive Russia on the border. This obviously presents challenges for Ukraine’s reconstruction, especially if Russia controls Ukraine’s access to the Black Sea. But a Russian presence on the Ukrainian border is inevitable without a coup in Moscow or a wider war; the transition to reconstruction now presents fewer challenges than an endless war that sees many more cities in Ukraine razed to the ground and millions of its citizens living as refugees abroad.

It will be difficult to convince Ukrainian leaders that this is their best option, now that their nation has suffered so badly at the hands of Putin. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is unlikely to see his country’s long-term interest in a prosperous European future unless the United States and Europe use the influence they have as a lifeline. economic and military rescue of Ukraine to encourage it to do so.

Accepting a limited victory will also require diplomatic leadership from Washington to overcome resistance in some Allied capitals, and commentators who are eager for revenge on the Kremlin. Indeed, in the zero-sum logic that prevails in many circles, Ukraine can only win if Russia receives a humiliating and decisive blow. Unquestionably, Putin will have to pay dearly for the havoc he has wreaked on Ukraine and the resulting damage to European and global security. Justice also requires it. But the sanctions, diplomatic ostracism and heavy losses suffered by the Russian military are real costs that will increase over time. The Russian elites, meanwhile, have seen their assets seized and their doors slammed in their faces around the world. These costs will plague Russia and its leaders for years to come.

Perhaps the most famous strategic saying is that war should be a continuation of politics by other means. Western leaders should therefore remember: Ukraine is not winning this war on the military battlefield. Neither does the west. It wins when Ukraine becomes a healthy and prosperous democracy. It is already a challenge. A prolonged war will not make things easier.

]]> Russian official: US seeks to make Ukraine its colony https://arena-kiev.com/russian-official-us-seeks-to-make-ukraine-its-colony/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:10:56 +0000 https://arena-kiev.com/russian-official-us-seeks-to-make-ukraine-its-colony/ “Washington does not need an independent Ukraine. The American authorities want to make it their colony, extract all the natural resources of the country and use them only to weaken Russia, ”wrote the parliamentarian on his Telegram channel. Volodin added that the countries the White House supposedly aspired to make democratic and prosperous had been […]]]>

“Washington does not need an independent Ukraine. The American authorities want to make it their colony, extract all the natural resources of the country and use them only to weaken Russia, ”wrote the parliamentarian on his Telegram channel.

Volodin added that the countries the White House supposedly aspired to make democratic and prosperous had been thrown into chaos and faced a humanitarian catastrophe.

“The whole world has seen what a democracy based on the American model has brought to Libya, to Iraq, to ​​Afghanistan, to Syria, to Yugoslavia. None of those states that Washington wanted to make democratic and prosperous won,” the lawmaker said. In this regard, he said that more than 250,000 local residents have died in the 20 years of the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, the population has become impoverished, the same case in Ukraine over the past eight years.

“The United States had eight years to make Ukraine a democratic, independent, sovereign and prosperous country, while American advisers and instructors were in fact running the kyiv regime after the coup,” he said. He underlines. “They shut down unfavorable media, killed independent journalists, banned political parties.”

As Volodin pointed out, instead of developing the country, which had enormous potential, they plundered it.

From his point of view, no one in the “corrupt government” in kyiv has taken into account the needs of the Ukrainian people.

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