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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Tuesday 15 September [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Tuesday 15 September [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:16 am

TUESDAY

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Putin's forces attacked Ukraine 7 times yesterday. Update at 13.00. 0 dead. 2 Ukrainian soldiers injured.
I've read also of 2 civilians injured. Mine.
Apparently Russia24's war correspondent has left the Donbass - after half a year there - and gone to Syria.
Moscow paper - Corbyn "the most pro-Russian politician in the UK since the end of the Cold War". (see 8 posts' down)

Weather -
Pleasant. Sunshine, blue cloud, but at little cold. 10C at 0700.
High expected of 22. A little warmer further south.

Footie -
Very difficult game for Shakhtar, away to Real Madrid. Champions League. Tonight.
Review 10 posts' down. Ronaldo and Bale named to play.


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Terrorists fired at Krimskoe during the night (Columnist)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:22 am

http://obozrevatel.com/crime/59437-terroristyi-nochyu-obstrelyali-kryimskoe.htm
Terrorist attack with small arms was made around 3:00 on Tuesday, 15 September...
In addition, at 18:00 on Monday, September 14, terrorists fired twice from heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms for the ATO forces outpost near the Maiorsk.
Almost at 20:00 from small arms were fired Ukrainian unit in Lozovo, at 22:20 the terrorists used small arms near Sanzharovki.
Just within the past day seven times the terrorists have violated the truce.

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Kharkiv resident tried to take components for military aircraft to Russia (MFN)

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http://nbnews.com.ua/ru/news/160865/

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Poroshenko decided to postpone further mobilization (Facts and Comments)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:29 am

http://fakty.ua/205934-poroshenko-reshil-otlozhit-novuyu-mobilizaciyu
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Many thousands will be glad about this.

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EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:35 am

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/eu-extends-sanctions-against-russia-over-ukraine-crisis/530608.html
BRUSSELS — The European Union has extended by six months a visa ban and asset freeze targeting several close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and others involved in Russia's annexation of Crimea and other territorial disputes in Ukraine.
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Not a lot, but better than nothing.

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Deutsche Bank to Close Almost All Russian Operations, Sources Say [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:37 am

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/deutsche-bank-to-close-almost-all-russian-operations-sources-say/530292.html
A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman declined to comment.
It was very likely the group would close 90 percent of its Russian activities, leaving only operations related to its Global Transaction Banking (GTB) division, one source said on condition of anonymity.

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Ukraine’s border guards detain deputy commander of Russian platoon [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:41 am

http://www.unian.info/society/1123020-ukraines-border-guards-detain-deputy-commander-of-russian-platoon.html
He is a contracted soldier serving in a military unit located near the village of Mulino in Nizhny Novgorod region of the Russian Federation," the SBU reported.
[Spotted by night-vision glasses.]

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Ukraine’s Antonov breaks ties with Russia [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:44 am

http://www.unian.info/economics/1123354-ukraines-antonov-breaks-ties-with-russia.html

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How the world's press reacted to Jeremy Corbyn's victory in the Labour leadership election [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:49 am

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-worlds-press-reacted-jeremy-corbyns-victory-labour-leadership-election-1519708
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Moscow daily Kommersant called Corbyn "the most pro-Russian politician in the UK since the end of the Cold War", and highlighted his opposition to Nato, his support for the Russian position on the Ukraine conflict and his preference for appearing on English language pro-Kremlin television station Russia Today
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Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey celebrated Corbyn's victory as a victory over Western political elites and argued in pro-Kremlin Pravda that his triumph would have "the Establishment on both sides of the Atlantic shaking in their boots".

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Vladimir Putin gives Russian state honour to 'anti-gay' politician [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:24 am

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/14/vladimir-putin-gives-state-honour-to-anti-gay-politician
Russian president Vladimir Putin has given a state honour to a lawmaker well known for his efforts to ban “gay propaganda” and prosecute western pop stars that support LGBT rights, only a day after Sir Elton John said he wanted to meet Putin to talk about his “ridiculous” attitude towards gay people.

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Real Madrid play Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League tonight

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:44 am

This will be very very difficult for Donetsk. They have not been in the best of form recently.
And they have lost some players, due to the war against Russia.
Game is live on the football channel -
http://footballua.tv/schedule/
On Football 1 channel. On Football 2 there is Man City v Juventus.
(Correction from earlier; Man U face PSV away. )
Spoilt for choice! Coverage of both starts at 21.30. 21.45 kickoff I would think.

Tickets at the Bernabeu for 30 euros -
http://www.realmadrid.com/futbol/partidos/champions-league/real-madrid-shakhtar-donetsk-2015-09-15

Benitez about El Shakhtar. (Rafa - former Liverpool manager, now at Real.)
el Shakhtar: “Es un gran equipo. Dije que iba a ser un grupo no fácil. Tiene un entrenador con mucha experiencia y que saca rendimiento a los jugadores. Tiene jugadores de habilidad, velocidad y calidad. Va a ser un equipo complicado si no estamos centrados y le damos el valor que hay que darle”.
http://www.realmadrid.com/noticias/2015/09/benitez-el-shakhtar-sera-complicado-si-no-estamos-centrados
Says they are a good team. Not an easy group. Experienced manager...

Real Madrid squad named for Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk
http://www.managingmadrid.com/2015/9/14/9322249/real-madrid-shakhtar-champions-league-squad-2015
Ramos, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo all named.

Preview: Real Madrid vs. Shakhtar Donetsk
http://www.sportsmole.co.uk/football/real-madrid/champions-league/preview/preview-real-madrid-vs-shakhtar-donetsk_246168.html
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Predicts 3-0. I would say 5-1.
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Tomorrow Dynamo v Porto in the same competition.
Portuguese team slight favorites with the bookies.


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Pensioner injured by grenade in Volnovakha area (ISLE)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:17 am

9:03
http://www.ostro.org/donetsk/society/news/480860/
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Shrapnel wounds to both legs. b.1940. Survived Hitler, but Putin got him yesterday.

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Cyborg recalls tank battles for Donetsk airport. VIDEO, PHOTO (People's Army)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:25 am

9:10
http://na.mil.gov.ua/24014-24014
During the battle for the Donetsk airport in October 2014, the most effective tactic Ukrainian tank became operational action manoeuvrable groups and frequent changes of position....


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Moskal: Two "Mukachevo fighters" from the Pravi Sector killed in road accident (Telegraph)

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9:25
http://telegraf.com.ua/ukraina/obshhestvo/2068128-moskal-dvoe-mukachevskih-strelkov-iz-pravogo-sektora-pogibli-v-dtp.html
On Monday, September 8 at 5.45 am in Pokrovsky district of Dnepropetrovsk region close to the base of the "Right Sector" the accident occurred.
As a result of an accident killed two members of the PS and two military, the press service of the head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Gennady Moskal.
"Passenger car with the" Pravi Sector ", which are set further examination, were drunk, crashed into a military vehicle with soldiers of the military unit 1402

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Two Pravi Sector and two Ukrainian military dead.

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WTI and Brent within 2 dollars of each other

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Crude Oil & Natural Gas
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME ET 2 DAY
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 44.17 +0.17 +0.39% OCT 15 02:10:38
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 46.27 -0.10 -0.22% OCT 15 02:03:20
www.bloomberg.com/energy/
I've never known them this close in price. Interesting. Put's Putin's Ural oil at about 45 / barrel.
10% down on his budget price. 5% less income again.
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Currencies - Ruble a touch stronger at 67.7. Probably intervention.
Hryvnia at 21.9 to a dollar. Stable.

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"Pravi Sector" told their version of the accident and accused Moskal of lying (Columnist)

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http://obozrevatel.com/crime/90236-pravyij-sektor-rasskazal-svoyu-versiyu-dtp-i-obvinil-moskalya-vo-lzhi.htm
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Say the two who died weren't involved in the Mukachevo shootout.

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Last day in the area ATO two Ukrainian soldiers wounded - Motuzyanyk (Channel 5) 13:06

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:15 am

13:06
http://www.5.ua/ato-na-shodi/Mynuloi-doby-v-zoni-ATO-bulo-poraneno-dvokh-ukrainskykh-biitsiv--Motuzianyk--93135.html
During the last day the terrorists did not use Minsk II banned weapons against ATO forces.

ATO map here
http://focus.ua/country/337096/
Action around Debaltseve area yesterday from Putin.

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DNR move a huge number of tanks in the district of Donetsk (Charter'97)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:33 am

13:25
http://www.charter97.org/ru/news/2015/9/15/169046/
[to the Torez area - where Putin shot down MH17. Apparently training. ]

Photos here
http://podrobnosti.ua/2058853-dnr-stjanula-ogromnoe-kolichestvo-tankov-v-prigorod-donetska-foto.html



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Poroshenko met with the heads of the coalition parties (UBR.UA)

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13:34
http://ubr.ua/ukraine-and-world/power/poroshenko-provel-vstrechu-s-rukovoditeliami-frakcii-koalicii-357173
the meeting was also attended by Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groisman, the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Minister of Finance Natalia Yaresko, Representative of the President in the Verkhovna Rada Stepan Stepan Kubiv.

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Zakharchenko banned deliveries of coal from the occupied territory (News of Donbass)

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:21 am

14:09
http://novosti.dn.ua/details/259660/
to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities will be completely stopped until a decent price offers buyers.
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Maybe Ukraine can shut off electricity to Crimea, if there is a shortage. Or shut the water off.

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Rosh Hashanah Ukraine: Thousands of Hasidic Jews flock to Uman for Jewish New Year

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Certainly a change of scene for the locals! But I guess they are used to it.


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First victory for Ukraine against Russia’s torture-based ‘justice’ [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:30 am

http://khpg.org/index.php?id=1442267241
Serhiy Litvinov’s lawyer Viktor Parshutkin was able to prove that the alleged victims and addresses where the crimes were supposed to have taken place did not exist, and a prosecutor’s investigation has established that the ‘crimes’ never happened.
The news is not all good. In order to save face, the Investigative Committee [ICRF] has fabricated a minor theft charge, however the lurid claims of murders, rapes, etc. to which Litvinov ‘confessed’ to stop the torture have been scrubbed.

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Very strange. Very unusual for Russia to drop charges against people, even if it is clear to the whole world that they are completely false.
Russia is a beacon for travesties of justice and corrupt judges and courts. Very strange.

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RE: First victory for Ukraine against Russia’s torture-based ‘justice’

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:48 am

I'd look at it as an attempt to show the world that they're fair, when it comes to justice. Everyone knows that's BS. They probably want to view the other big cases as being fair, like Savchenko, Sentsov, etc....

Yes! Trying to save face.


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Ukrainian army to receive 8,500 weapon systems and military equipment by end of 2015, - Defense Ministry

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By the end of 2015, Ukraine's army will receive additional 8,500 weapon systems and military equipment, Defense Minister's PR aide Oleksii Chernobai stated.

Censor.NET reports, citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Until the end of the year, domestic producers and exporters will provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with approximately 8,500 different weapon systems and military equipment and 363,000 items of ammunition," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Chernobai also said that since the beginning of the year, within the state order, Ukrainian defense enterprises have supplied more than 1,400 units of new and modernized weaponry and military equipment to Ukraine's Armed Forces.

See more: 40th Artillery Brigade conducted large-scale heavy guns exercise. PHOTOS

In particular, 40 artillery guns, 525 thermal, optical sights, and means of night vision, 40 ground radars, 266,600 rockets and ammunition items, 27 armored vehicles, including modern armored personnel carriers BTR-4E, 445 motor vehicles, five upgraded aircraft and helicopters, 20 pieces of electronic equipment for aircraft and helicopters, five unmanned aircraft systems, three radio-radar stations, 132 pieces of engineering equipment, and 187 topogeodetic and navigation support devices have been supplied.

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US open to more money for Ukraine (Financial Times)

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The US has opened the door to increasing its financial assistance for Ukraine, on the eve of a vote in the Kiev parliament over an $18bn debt restructuring that has drawn criticism from some creditors and opposition politicians.

The debt deal secured in August after months of negotiations and scheduled to be voted on on Thursday is a crucial component of a four-year $40bn plan to fill the financing gaps in Ukraine brought on by the economic collapse that has accompanied the conflict in the country’s east....................

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Georgia asks NATO for a speedy entry because of the actions of Russia in Ukraine

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:08 pm

Georgia hopes for a speedy entry into NATO because of the situation in Ukraine and Russia's actions. This was stated by the head of the Defense Ministry of Georgia Tinatin Khidasheli, speaking in London, said "RIA Novosti".

"We ask NATO to Georgia topic included in the program of the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw. We want to be in the same group with Montenegro (to join NATO. - Ed.). We look forward to the membership, we are seeking membership of the actions of Russia. Now we see what is happening in Ukraine, realize that may take place in Moldova and Georgia will be the next, "- said the head of the Defense Ministry, stressing that toured Europe to remind the leaders of the countries - members of NATO's desire to join the alliance as soon as possible soon.

Earlier in Washington, Tinatin Khidasheli held a meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, to discuss military and political relations between the two countries.

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In Odessa, the alleged refugees from Lugansk launched campground

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:16 pm

A few days ago in the park surrounding the Kulikovo field in Odessa, there was a camp, reports the newspaper "Duma".

The camp consists of tents in which people live in families and say they refugees from the Lugansk region and ethnicity - Roma.

Romani Congress in the Odessa region, "Duma" said that no refugees are not aliens.

"Many people in the camp in Ukrainian not say and refuse to tell where they are. According to says it's Moldovan Roma, kelderari such as most in our area. Who are they and who benefits from it, is not clear. But they promised that they would leave the park until Sunday. Let's see, "- said the representative of the Congress of the Odessa region.

Media reported that people have not asked for help from the secret services. They also promise to soon leave the camp and go to relatives.

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And the worse thing coming is winter weather. If anyone knows how winters are in Odessa let alone the rest of Ukraine, it's not friendly, with snow flakes the size of quarters which I've seen in the past.


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