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Admin sent me to see the Raising of the Flag by the President this morning - 0900 - at Sofiaska Plocha, in front of the cathedral.
Exclusive photos below. I'll post some higher resolution ones with zoom in a day or so.
Sadly reading of the death of another soldier yesterday in the ATO zone. 8 injured.

Weather -
very sultry in the capital. Warm, a little muggy. Good that it is dry.

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In Ukraine, from Russia, and some areas of the occupied city of Luhansk region went Rovenki columns of enemy military equipment.

"Three columns with the technique militants routed in three directions, towards the occupied Lugansk and Donetsk Debalcevo" - said, "News of Donbass".

In addition, it is noted that the militants have forwarded their vehicles by rail through the station Shterovka Luhansk region. In Russian
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Russian aggression will fail, just as at one time failed aggression of Stalinist and Nazi regimes, which together divided between the Europe.

"Today is the anniversary of the Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact. This aggression attempt to redraw the map of Europe failed. Similarly fails and aggression of Russia ", - he wrote on Twitter.

August 23, Sunday, in Europe and elsewhere in the world commemorate the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, also known as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarian and authoritarian regimes or "Black Ribbon Day".

On this day in 1939 signed the so-called Molotov - Ribbentrop Pact, by secret agreements to which the Nazi regime in Germany and the Stalinist regime in the then Soviet Union joined forces in the division of Europe between themselves.

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism proposed to introduce in 2008 the European Parliament; by 2009 it honored all the institutions of the European Union.

Also commemorating the day supported the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In Ukrainian
Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine has information that the militants will fire tomorrow settlements in the region of Donetsk with a view accuse shelling Armed Forces of Ukraine.

It is reported by "Interfax-Ukraine" referring to the press service of the Foreign Intelligence

"Ukrainian intelligence produced information about the intentions of terrorists to fire a weapon, use of which is prohibited by the provisions of the" Minsk Agreement '(multiple rocket launchers and weapons caliber over 120 mm or 100 mm), settlements in the region of Donetsk. According to the idea, the Russian media immediately intend to blame the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as to them allegedly "accidentally" hit "amateur" video on how the person in the Ukrainian military uniform deploying artillery and carry out attacks, "- said in a statement.

"The Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine warns of potential participants and initiators of provocations from committing such a cynical crimes against humanity and warns about the inevitability of punishment in accordance with national and international law", - stressed in foreign intelligence.

Recall, on the plans of militants stage a provocation for several days say representatives of law enforcement agencies. In Russian
In Kharkiv police detained a 56-year-old "official" DNI ", which entered the unoccupied territory for the transit obtained as a" displaced person ".

This was reported in the Ministry of Interior oblupravlenii.

Representatives of the "local authorities DNR" was detained in one of the resorts of the Kharkiv region.

"The intruder took a break from the realities of terrorism and to spend a holiday in a peaceful Ukrainian territory. The decoy was delivered to Mariupol and taken into custody. The arrested person is testifying, "- said the Interior Ministry.

According to law enforcement, Horlivka resident during the year was the "head of the district administration Nikitovsky DNI."

"In carrying out his duties, he received a monthly salary from the terrorists in the amount of 7,000 hryvnia," - said the head of the criminal investigation department of the regional central board militia Artem Kisko.

An attacker announced on suspicion h. 2 tablespoons. 256 "Assistance to the participants of criminal organizations and hiding their criminal activities" of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, according to "Ukrainian Truth".

Sanction article provides for punishment of 5 to 10 years imprisonment with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to 3 years.

Information about the suspect transferred to specialized services to check the possible receipt of "migrant" social payments from the state budget of Ukraine. In Russian
Its location is highly strategic and its symbolism is absolutely vital.

Its fiercely independent residents proudly call it the freest Russian-speaking city in the world.

Odesa is a city and a region that Ukraine's pro-Western authorities absolutely must get right if they are going to be successful. And they've placed it in the hands of one of the former Soviet Union's most colorful and controversial figures.

On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, we discuss former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's efforts to reform Odesa, and why they are so vital to Ukraine's efforts to become a European state.

Joining me are co-host Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, an expert on Russian organized crime, and author of the blog In Moscow's Shadows; Odesa-based blogger and political commentator Nikolai Holmov, author of OdessaTalk; and Salome Asatiani, a correspondent and popular blogger for RFE/RL's Georgian Service.
First president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk believes that now Ukraine has such active influence on the West as never before. And this happened due to the efforts of its government and the President.

He said this during a press conference in Ukrinform news agency.

"The Ukrainian authorities and, in particular, the President made very great efforts to attract the attention not only of Europe but also of the United States to Ukraine. Ukraine has not had such active external influence on the West and the world ever. And we have an appropriate positive response to the situation," he said.
The solemn flag-hoisting ceremony dedicated to the National Flag Day has been held on the Sophia Square in Kyiv today.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremony of hoisting of the National Flag of Ukraine, Censor.NET informs citing In Russian
on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:28 amNelson
After the ceremony of the Raising of the Flag, the President and others went to see the display of flags from the ATO zone.

Some are kept in glass boxes now. This one has seen some deaths...

Various ministers around. Here the new Finance Minister, with her daughters, kindly posing for a photo for UEN;

Addressing the Ukrainian troops during the ceremony of handing over new weapons in Chuhuev Aug. 22, Pres Poroshenko said:

Minsk agreements, despite all criticism, gave Ukraine time to catch up with Russia in a military sense.

Today, the Ukrainian army is much better trained and equipped than a year ago.

The president handed over 25 tanks, 7 Grad missile batteries, 5 AA Osa complexes, five self-propelled Pion mortars, 20 Hummer vehicles, 20 APCs, 15 MT 12 and MCTA-B artillery pieces, 30 trucks and other military equipment.
on Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:19 amAdmin
Last night, the rebels heavily shelled Prohorivka, Volnovakha rayon. This village is located 15 km away from the touchline and has no Ukraine army troops nearby.

The new tactics is aimed at generating panic and negative attitude of the local to the Ukrainian army, Sector M press officer told ZIK Aug. 22.

Now Ukrainian servicemen go to the villages hit by enemy fire, explaining where the artillery fire originated. They have maps and intelligence data with them. They also point to the angle and direction the shells entered the ground.

Ukraine counter intelligence grabbed a local of Sartana village who had been directing enemy fire in the recent attack on this village, the army spokesman said.
Names of six more Russian servicemen, who were taken as prisoners by Ukrainian Army in the Donbas, have been established.

Censor.NET reports citing a source in the SBU.

Read also: SBU published recent photos of the Russian commandos Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov: "Their trial is scheduled for September". PHOTOS

According to him, the following servicemen were taken as prisoners during combat operations in the Donbas:

1. Kertel Sergey Yakovlevich
Altai Krai of the Barnaul district

2. Systerov Pavel Valerievich
Lipetsk town

3. Trofimov Alexey Aleksandrovich
Georgievsk town

4. Dobrynin Dmitriy Valerievich
Malaya Sosnovka village (Perm oblast)

5. Dantsev Evgeniy Sergeevich
Shakhty town (Rostov oblast)

6. Sergeev Oleg Daudovich
Urari village (Dagestan)

Earlier Ukrainian military detained two Russian Special Forces operatives in the Donbas - Yevgeniy Yerofeyev and Alexander Aleksandrov. In one of his interviews, Yerofeyev said that they are 'not the only ones' in the Donbas and that there are many more Russian servicemen on the territory of Ukraine.

Later information about detained Russian Major Vladimir Starkov appeared. He personally addressed Putin, stressing that he is a professional soldier of the Russian Army. In Russian
The President arrives

UEN exclusive photos from Nelson, live at the scene in Kiev this morning

The President greets some of the wounded from the war against Russia

Presparing to raise the flag

And the Ukrainian flag flies high over the capital

I have reduced quality for the internet. I'll post more photos in a day or so.
Notice Klitchko on the podium. He is the tallest by far! Near the front. Also Poroshenko's wife.

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One soldier was killed in the ATO area on Aug. 22.

Four more soldiers were wounded, Presidential administration speaker on ATO Andrii Lysenko said at a briefing, Censor.NET reports.

"One soldier was killed and four more received injuries during engagements over the past day," he said.

He has not specified where the losses took place. In Russian
f the Minsk agreements are implemented by the rebels, there will not be any impediments to the local elections in the rebel-held territory, Pres Poroshenko said today at the military base near Chuhuev, Kharkiv oblast, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

The terrorists were arrested just in time for the preparation of one of the explosive devices
SBU detained in Odessa, on the eve of Independence Day of the terrorists who prepared the explosions in railway and road stations of the city.

It is noted that the three attackers were detained on the territory of the garage co-op just in time for the preparation of one of the explosive devices.

"They seized a powerful bomb ticking and components for the manufacture of other explosive devices and ammunition for automatic weapons", - reported in the department.

Earlier, it was reported that Odessa arrested eight suspects in the attacks. In Ukrainian

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