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Putin violated the ceasefire three times yesterday.
Update at 1300 - one Ukrainian soldier injured.

Weather -
Raining for much of the night. Very wet. Cool. 12C at 0900.

Jewish New Year -
About 25000 Hasidic Jews visit Uman. Rosh Hashanah

Journalist Carroll has done interview with Poro.
Should appear in Independent tomorrow. Probably will tell us more about Carroll than about Poro.

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While Russia drastically cut its import of Ukraine’s agriculture goods, China has sharply raised its import of agriculture goods made in Ukraine, Dzerkalo tyzhnia writes Sept. 13.

In seven months of 2015, China imported $889 mn worth of agriculture goods from Ukraine or twice the 2014 amount.

Grain export has grown 4.7 times, chocolate 2 times, confectionery goods 1.2 times and alcohol almost 6 times.

A positive development in Ukraine/China trade is that Kyiv exports not only raw materials but also products of its food industry.
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Andrew Paruby announces construction of two Russian military bases in the Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine.

According to him, in the Belgorod region near the village Valuiki, 25 km from the Ukrainian border, erected new military unit, and in Boguchar - restored the old Soviet military base.

"Besides Valuyok, preparing, actually restored base in Boguchar Belgorod region in the vicinity of the Ukrainian border ... There translated from Nizhny Novgorod whole army, an army unit translates to," - said Paruby.

Former Secretary of the National Security Council considers such actions of the Russian element of pressure on the Ukrainian authorities.

In addition, according to Parubiya, Russia is going to the end of September - early October to spend an extremely large-scale military exercises in the Central district, involving about 100 thousand. Soldiers.

Here, the first deputy speaker of parliament predicts the relative calm in the area of ​​anti-terrorist operations until the end of September, before the talks the presidents of Ukraine and Russia Poroshenko, and Vladimir Putin at the UN General Assembly in New York.

As reported, the Ukrainian Security Service said that in Donetsk and Lugansk regions is 50.5 thousand. Russian military and the militants.

SBU also says about the deployment of about 200 training camps of the Russian military and the militants, part of which is located in Rostov on Don (Russia), part of the Crimea and the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In Russian
Tougher sanctions against Russia and its subsequent isolation can change the position of the Kremlin, which will likely lead to the end of the armed conflict in the east of Ukraine.

This opinion was "Apostrophes" stated the former deputy secretary of state, Strobe Talbott, US expert.

"As one of the parties to the conflict is Russia, which wants to keep Ukraine in its sphere of influence, to end the war policy of the Kremlin must change. And this is possible only because of the further isolation of the Russian Federation and its effects on the economy of the sanctions", - said Talbott.

He believes that the situation can not be solved only by the supply of weapons Ukraine.

"Of course, it will have a positive effect for Ukraine. First of all, politically. But completely resolve the situation even these steps will not help", - the diplomat added. In Russian
on Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:58 pmAdmin
Ukrainian border guards detained eight illegal migrants outside the border crossing points, three of which were sent from Syria. It is reported by the State Border Service.

"Over the past two days arrested eight illegal immigrants as a result of the activities of the operation" Border-2015 ", - the press-service agency.

Group Response department "Hertz" Chernovtsy border detachment has identified and detained two Pakistani citizens and one - Afghanistan. Violators undocumented stopped near the village of Ostritsa. According to the detainees, the ultimate goal of travel for them was to be Germany.

"Three offenders without documents 50 meters from the border guards stopped the department" Kosino "Mukachevo Detachment. It failed to notice the unknown with a thermal imager. During filtration events detainees reported that are sent from Syria ", - the State Border Service.

In addition, it is reported that on Saturday during a search operation border guards department "Great Bereznyi" Chop detachment detained near the border line of an Armenian citizen.

And to the south of the state border guards department "Kuchurgan" Belgorod-Dniester squad detained a citizen of Georgia. A man without documents trying to cross the border to Ukraine settlement between the Moldovan and Ukrainian n.p.Pavlovka Novokotovsk. In Russian
On Saturday, September 12, "the Ministry of State Security DNI" attracted "to work" about a hundred young men in tracksuits. They were tasked to prevent scheduled for this day the national assembly, where the activists wanted to express their dissatisfaction with the actions of the leadership of the self-proclaimed "republic".

At the site of action is still gathered a few dozen women of retirement age. They held banners and have been relatively quiet, but employees "Ministry of State Security" managed deception to lead them to the collection site. One active pensioner "titushky" taken away in an unknown direction.

According to journalist Sergei Belous, he was not given the opportunity to conduct photo and video shooting, citing the fact that the rally - "provocative" and "anti-government."

Recall that in the social networks of September 12, it was announced, "Popular Assembly". In Russian
Ukrainian security services got irrefutable evidences of Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Army Valeriy Gerasimov’s report on the implementation of the military operation in the Crimea and further military actions in the Donbas to Kremlin officials.

Chief military prosecutor Anatolii Matios announced today, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Vesti

"For the first time we got irrefutable evidences of Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Army Valeriy Gerasimov's report on the implementation of the military operation in the Crimea and further military actions in the Donbas. This is definitely his voice," Matios said.

According to Matios, this proof indisputably testifies the presence of the Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

Earlier Matios said that all war crimes of the Russian Armed Forces in the Donbas will be combined into a single criminal proceeding. In Russian
on Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:13 pmAdmin
According to Senator Jack Reed the U.S. military will soon begin training Ukrainian military forces.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny

Senator Jack Reed (Senate Armed Services Committee), who recently visited Ukraine, said forces from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade are training Ukraine's National Guard forces at a training base in western Ukraine and will soon begin training Ukraine's regular military.

"The transition was underway to train defense units, regular military units. The National Guard finishes training within a week or two and then it'll be their formal military's that's being trained," Reed told.

Reed also said that he supported providing Ukrainian forces with lethal aid and outlined three steps to enable that.

One step that should be explored, he stressed, is taking Ukrainian forces outside the country and training them on the provided weapon systems, so they're ready. Second is the possibility of transferring some of these systems from other countries into Ukraine, which doesn't raise quite the visibility of the transfer. "And then there's the possibility of taking some of our systems and beginning to... deploy them to training areas particularly so that they can train on them and have them ready to move into areas of conflict," Reed summarized.

He also said Ukraine has an extensive military industrial base that could be used to produce the weapons, but that would take time and financing. In Russian
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak announced that the state defense order is executed in full and that the military-industrial complex has significantly improved its work.

He said during the celebration of the Tank Corps Day in Kharkiv, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military units will receive 400 armored vehicles of different type by the end of 2015.

"The state defense order is executed in full. Ukrainian factories which work for the Armed Forces of Ukraine have significantly improved their work comparing to the previous year. Almost all of them fulfill their obligations," he added.

Tank Corps Day is celebrated in Ukraine today. President Poroshenko has congratulated the tankers with the professional holiday, while Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak awarded 50 soldiers of the 1st and 17th Tank Brigades. In Russian
on Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:48 pmAdmin
A fleet of Russian harvesters came to the Telman rayon, Donbas, harvested the sunflower crop and took it to Russia. reported.

Indignant local farmers were dispersed by armed Russians as they tried to stop the pillage.

This is another example how Russia treats the occupied territories in Donbas. Trucks loaded with Donbas coal are daily crossing the border into Russia.

Since the start of the Russian aggression in Donbas, the Russians dismantled and took to Russia the most valuable equipment of many local engineering plants.
The newly arranged cease-fire, which has been holding since the 1st of Sept., gives a positive momentum and more incentive to now try and overcome the Donbas crisis.
Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after the meeting of Normandy Four foreign ministers in Berlin, Censor.NET reports citing DW.

He stressed that "significant progress" had been made towards resolving the Ukrainian crisis, noting that the discussions had become less confrontational.

"Now it is all about holding and extending the ceasefire", he said.

According to Steinmeier, the participants of the meeting agreed to begin the process of demining as soon as possible.

Foreign Ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine expressed hope that the parties to the conflict will sign a specific agreement on the withdrawal of weapons from the line of contact next week. In Russian
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin confirmed that the talks in Berlin failed to make progress on exchange of hostages and returning the control under its section of the Russian-Ukrainian border to Ukraine.

He said after the Berlin meeting of foreign ministers of the Normandy Four, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"We need to give real political impulse to the process," he stressed. "You cannot talk about any interaction in terms of electoral commissions and the whole organization of free and fair elections, when we have hostages in Donbas. You cannot even talk about security when we have no real withdrawal of arms, mercenaries and eventually regular Russian troops," the Minister said. He is convinced that "all these issues must be addressed as a single complex."

Russian side did not support the initiative to establish a working group on the border issue.

"The Russian side and Donetsk and Luhansk supported by Russia reject the idea," Foreign Minister of Ukraine stated.

Meanwhile, it is one of the key issues to efficiently conduct free and fair elections "until there is no assurance that the security situation is changing for better in terms of removing all the weapons which were brought to Donbas, we cannot talk about free and fair elections," Klimkin summed up. In Russian
The Ukrainian side has documented report Chief of General Staff of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov top management of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the military operation in the Crimea and further military action...
"Probably the first time I say this, but - we have documentary evidence of the technical report, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation to senior management on the implementation of Russian military operations in the Crimea, his occupation and subsequent hostilities. It is his voice," - said Matios....
He also added that the proof of the living presence of the military, from which Russia itself disown - show a real stay in the territory of Ukraine of people who embody the military doctrine of the Kremlin.
report from today
KIEV – Several dozen Ukrainian nationalists stormed a tent encampment of ultra-Orthodox visitors in Uman over the weekend, destroying equipment and dismantling parts of the fence surrounding it. A police force was dispatched to the area, but according to witnesses, the officers failed to intervene.
See also

Ukrainian nationalists destroy Hasidic tent city at rabbi’s grave in Uman
Kirshboim said the mayor of Uman was “appointed” by members of the nationalist Svoboda party following the revolution in Ukraine.
The notion voiced by Slutsky – that conditions will improve for Moldovans only after they come to their senses and return to Russia’s embrace – is the main meme pushed by Russian media in its coverage of the Chișinău events.
Article two days old, but ok.
From what I understand the protests are about corruption. Nothing about Europe.
But the Russian media will write whatever Putin and his goons tell them to write. Shaun Walker school of journalism.
Apparently the president said he would not resign. The people in the square want the government to resign.
In the area of ​​ATO continued lull. One injured soldier - Staff
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 13:05
Also read of 3 drone flights by Putin.
0 Ukrainian deaths.
If they started shooting them down, Putin might thing twice...
According to the survey, only 29% of the population supports the DNR. Earlier, the figure was even lower - 22%.
The large minority of citizens agreed to consider themselves patriots of Russia. According to the results of sociologists, these are 11% in the town of Ilovaisk and 12% in the town of Debaltseve. In general, only 10% of citizens in the DNR consider themselves patriots of Russia.

But if the babkas are paid 50 hryvnia they will happily turn out on the streets again with Russian flags, and chant Rasseeeya...
Rosh Hashanah (the New Year on the Jewish calendar) begins on Sunday, September 13th. The Jews greeted the onset of the year 5776. In Uman Hasidic pilgrims come in order to visit the grave of the founder of hasidima tzaddik (righteous) Rabbi Nachman.

Looks like Borough Park, NYC, or Golders Green, London.
"Decentralization will not weaken central authorities in such issues as defense, national security, rule of law, compliance with civil freedoms, and has nothing in common with federalization," he said.
see no alternative to him...
"He doesn't see the scale of the problems, they cheat him," he said....


Talk about naive... but maybe they are just too scared to criticize him. Remember Nemtsov...
Donetsk-Kyiv, September 13 (New Region, Konstantin Zelfanov) -Vecherom on Saturday, September 12, in Donetsk, a powerful explosion. According to residents of the city in social networks, the echoes of the explosion could be heard in almost all regions of Donetsk and Makeyevka and Gorlovka. "In the area Chervonogvardeyki or on the border with the Kalinin district of Donetsk was an explosion! What exactly it was not yet known! ... Makiyivka, Gvardeyka, and the outbreak was bang in the sky to the side of Donetsk was smoke from the ground, just like a spot in the sky! "- Write witnesses in social networks.

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The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Russia refused to support the initiative to establish a Working Group on the boundary.
"The Russian side supported by Donetsk and Luhansk reject this idea," - he said.
on Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:20 amNelson
In the area of ​​the ATO, at the end of the day yesterday, the enemy continued to provoke the Ukrainian military.
In general, during the day on September 12 three times gangs violated the truce, said the press center of the ATO, reports Tsenzor.NET.
So, from 18 pm until midnight, pounding on the part of illegal armed groups, subjected to our position in the direction of Artem.
At 21.00 from heavy machine gun fighters hit on the outpost ATO forces near the village Zaitsev.
See also: Action to strengthen the position of the Donbass. A lot of military equipment, which is taken from somewhere - OSCE Secretary General Zannier
A 22.50 mercenaries opened fire with small arms on Ukrainian units in Mayskoye.
As a result of these attacks losses among our soldiers there.
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