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After the supposed start of backing out certain arms and ammo, and the reported agreement to a cease-fire, the terrorists are still continuing their aggression and injuring or killing Ukrainian soldiers that are trying to protect their own country from invaders like the Russians, which are also being aggressive from their positions.

I smell an offense coming towards the Mariupol area as it's a key region Putin needs to make his connection the Crimea. Some activity has been reported in that area lately and no matter what cease-fire has been agreed on, the terrorists are going to try to continue their agenda, although they won't get much more backup from the Kremlin. It's been a loss cause for the Kremlin and they've paid big, when it comes to their economy.

Seems now they're emphasizing on their Syria target as they've almost given up on the Kyiv government from caving into their demands. Putin still demanding this or that and Poroshenko continues to rightfully decline their demands. Now the US is also declining their demands by not giving them coordinates they need to bomb ISIS. They would probably blame the US if it's not given to them as they're well known to blame others for their doings.

Some good recent news on the Ukrainian economy. GDP for the 3rd quarter improved by 1%, after considering a possible default. Other good news on its economy such as exports to China is improving.

Our Editor Nelson is still sipping margarita's on a secluded island and splurging on the 50 Rubles I extended to him. He'll be back soon to continue his excellent reporting directly from Ukraine.


Real feel temperature in Kyiv is around 7c and further south around 9c and mostly sunny.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a telephone conversation, during which discussed the situation in Syria and the implementation of the Minsk Agreement on the Donbass. It is reported by the press service of the Foreign Ministry.

"As requested by Presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama at the end of their meeting" on the margins "of the UN General Assembly session, the foreign ministers continued to discuss ways to resolve the situation in Syria, including the angle of the need to avoid incidents in the airspace over SAR coordination in the fight against "Islamic state" and other terrorist groups, promote the process of political settlement in Syria in accordance with the Geneva communiqué of 30 June 2012 ", - said in a statement.

Also considered the progress of the Minsk agreement for Ukraine with the outcome of the summit in "Norman format" in Paris October 2nd. In Russian
US calls on Russia to write off some of the debt of Ukraine. This was announced on Thursday, October 8, the US Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, reports Tass.

According to the US government in the coming days Ukraine appealed to Russia with a proposal to begin consultations on the repayment of debt under the terms adopted by commercial creditors of Ukraine, said Nuland. Talks could begin in the annual meeting of the governing bodies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in the capital of Peru, Lima.

According to Assistant Secretary of State, if Russia "will do the same conditions", which Kiev agreed with commercial lenders, "it will be acceptable for Ukraine."

In late August, Ukraine reported that an agreement with major creditors on debt restructuring. Creditors holding the Ukrainian government and government-guaranteed Eurobonds in the amount of approximately $ 9 billion, agreed to write off 20% of principal and defer repayment of securities for four years.

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that Moscow will continue to demand from Kiev to repay the loan at $ 3 billion in full. In Russian
According to the Kremlin, the Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich, received the Nobel Prize in literature, does not have sufficient information to assess the situation in Ukraine, reports on Thursday, October 8, the RIA Novosti news agency.

"I do not remember that the president is now aware of this statement. Of course, all certainly congratulate her on being awarded the Nobel Prize. But, of course, appear to Svetlana (Aleksievich) just do not have any information to give a positive assessment of what is happening in Ukraine, "- said a spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, a writer commenting on the situation in Ukraine.

Aleksievich Earlier, speaking at a press conference after the award of her Nobel Prize for Literature, said that Ukraine was "occupied and annexed 'by another country. She also said she does not like the 84% of Russians, who urge to kill Ukrainians.

Svetlana Aleksievich was declared the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature at a ceremony on Thursday. The prize was awarded with the wording "for a polyphonic work - a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Aleksievich was born in 1948 in Ivano-Frankivsk, but then moved with his family to Belarus. She graduated from the journalism faculty of Baku State University, worked in a local newspaper in the Brest region. She was a member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR.

The fame brought her, in particular, the book "War is not a woman's face" about the role of women during World War II. Other famous works Aleksievich - "Zinc boys", "Chernobyl Prayer", "Time of second-hand." In Russian

Well! The positive information this putz is thinking about in Ukraine is totally different than reality. Yes, there are positive things happening in Ukraine. It's getting further and further from the grip of the Kremlin, which is totally the opposite of what they wanted. There's nothing positive happening in eastern Ukraine that they can call it as so. The just cant handle the truth. The more you slap it in front of their face, the more outraged they get. Must really burn them up that she was commended and awarded for the truth.
on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:46 pmAdmin
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's hard line against Moscow's aggression in Ukraine has earned him support from Canada's Ukrainian diaspora, a group that could be pivotal as he seeks a fourth mandate on October 19. Harper's Conservatives are in a tight three-way race with the centrist Liberals and the leftist New Democrats for 338 seats in the next parliament. Several key races could be decided by Ukrainian-Canadian voters.
"We must make efforts toward a practical relationship with Russia,” Juncker added. “It is not sexy but that must be the case. We can't go on like this."

"We can't let our relationship with Russia be dictated by Washington," he said.

Juncker also said Russia must also "make huge advances," adding that its role in Ukraine was unacceptable.

The conflict in Ukraine has plunged Moscow’s ties with the West to lows unseen since the Cold War.

Relations have taken a further turn for the worse after Russia launched a bombing campaign in Syria against opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.
The factor of security is important for foreign investors. Given a limited presence of NATO in Western Ukraine, they believe the west of Ukraine is a safe area, Canada’s Ambassador Roman Waschuk said, addressing an economic forum in Lviv Oct. 8, ZIK reports.

By NATO’s presence the ambassador meant a contingent of NATO instructors training Ukraine servicemen at the Yavoriv base near Lviv.

Canada assists economic reform in Ukraine by providing grants, the ambassador said.
2 and 3 October by Russian air strikes in Syria injured, at least three medical institutions. This was reported by the organization Physicians for Human Rights.

"The forces of Bashar al-Assad ruthlessly attacked the offices of the health system to Syria for the past four years, and the Russian government is now going to follow in their footsteps," - said the director of the organization's programs Brown Vienna.

The organization Physicians for Human Rights found that the airstrikes inflicted 2 and 3 October in the provinces of Hama, Idlib and Latakia. As a result of air strikes have injured and destruction. In Russian
The president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, no long-term strategic objectives, in addition to creating chaos and weakening coalition of free nations at any opportunity. This was written by the famous Russian opposition politician Garry Kasparov in an article for Newsweek.

"A year ago, the Russian army launched its offensive on the Eastern Ukraine, when it became clear that Europe and the US is not interested in having to confront yet another gambit Vladimir Putin, at least not to such an extent as to restrain him. The main problem with the reaction of the West is that economic and political measures could not stop the dictator tanks or save a commercial airliner from a Russian rocket "- says opposition.

Putin has consistently reacted to the words of the action, and he did so again in Syria, he said.

"As in Ukraine, Putin will stay in Syria until it no longer suits him. He does not have long-term strategic objectives, in addition to creating chaos and weakening coalition of free nations at any opportunity. This allows him to portray an important person in the international arena, which is an important element of its popularity in the country, "- says Kasparov.

"Every step of Putin caught the West by surprise leads to another statement about how he is a brilliant" Grandmaster "- a metaphor that annoys me more than most, as you can imagine," - Outraged player.

"For years I have said that Putin does not play chess geopolitics, and if he did, it is not very good" - says Kasparov.

However, Putin has been playing poker against nervous opponents that lend themselves to each his bluff, the article says.

"The greatest danger is not in opposition to Putin, and his anticipation of such a duty, the rates are increasing incredibly. The longer we wait, the more confident he feels and the more dangerous it will be the final confrontation. Stop Putin will now be more difficult than it would have been two years ago, but it's easier than it would be in a year, "- concludes Mr. Kasparov. In Russian
The gang "ghost" named Alexei Brain in Luhansk "is a" 10-year-old girl. Her photo appeared social networks.

Recall, May 23 this year, there was an attempt to "brigade commander" militants "Ghost" Alexei Brain. The commander of the "Ghost", his press secretary, two guards, and security chief Brain with the call sign "Song" were killed, he came under fire.

Later it was reported that the so-called "battalion" Ghost "will cease to exist. In Russian
Bellingcat, a team of investigative journalists specializing in analysis of open sources has published on October 8 its final report into the dowining of MH17 over Donbas in summer 2014.

The report claims that Buk missile launcher was transported on the back of a red Volvo low-loader from Donetsk to Snizhne, then it was unloaded and headed south of the city – the area where missile was launched downing the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

Bellingcat team managed to track the Buk back to the place of its origin – Russia’s 53rd Air Defense Brigade, based outside of Kursk.

During a review of photographs and videos shared online of Buk missile launchers in Ukraine and Russia, it was discovered that one particular Buk missile launcher seen in Russia in late June had features that matched those visible in the two photographs of the Buk missile launcher in Donetsk by Paris Match.

The Buk seen in Russia (photo to the right) was dubbed “3×2” due to an obscured number on the side of the vehicle (as is the case with the ID numbers of many of the vehicles transported from Russia to Ukraine).

The remaining parts of the numbers of the Buk photographed by Paris Match in Ukraine (photo to the left) as well as the loading markings and white paint on the rubber side skirt below those numbers were in exactly the same position..................

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A British NGO has published a summary report claiming that a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile system shot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet on July 17, 2014, over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard.

Bellingcat, which analyzes information available on the Internet, said on October 8 that the Buk antiaircraft system involved in the incident can be traced from the Russian city of Kursk in June 2014 to a field outside the Ukrainian town of Snizhne in Donetsk Oblast on the day of the flight MH17 disaster.

The next day, the launcher from the same Buk system -- with only three missiles instead of the normal compliment of four -- was documented to be near the Russian border in Luhansk Oblast, the report says.

"We have looked at all the open-source investigation we've done over the last 18 months and it seems a pretty firm conclusion that the Russian military provided the missile launcher that shot down MH17, that the missile was launched from outside of Snizhne," Bellingcat founder and director Eliot Higgins says. "And we were able to track the Buk missile launcher back to the actual unit who provided it, the 53rd Brigade."..................

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The Luhansk breakaway republic authorities have closed a road checkpoint near Maryivka through which locals were crossing into Ukraine to buy food, cites its source in Maryivka as saying Oct. 7.
UK also announced boost to Ukraine army training programme

Britain is sending troops for a long-term deployment to the Baltic region.

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, is due to announce the move in Brussels at a Nato summit of defence chiefs from member countries later on Thursday..........
A training program for 30 military instructors from Ukraine has launched in Poland.
This was announced by the country's Ministry of Defense, Censor.NET reports citing Deutsche Welle.

Junior officers from Ukraine will be trained in colleges of Warsaw and Poznan until Nov. 6. The training is paid for by Polish Ministry of Defense and NATO.

Read more: Trident Juncture 2015 is NATO's biggest manoeuvre since 2002

Poland participates in NATO's DEEP (Defense Education Enhancement Program) program together with Germany, Great Britain, the U.S., and other NATO members. One of the program's goals is to align Ukrainian army standards with those of NATO. In Russian
The Luhansk breakaway republic authorities have closed a road checkpoint near Maryivka through which locals were crossing into Ukraine to buy food, cites its source in Maryivka as saying Oct. 7.
The ban came after one of Luhansk rebel leaders saw crowds of locals returning from Ukraine with large bags of food.

The comment of the leader was, “let’s stop feeding (!) Ukraine, we must develop our own economy.”
The rebels have blatantly violated the ceasefire today, Ukrtaine army spokesman wrote in Facebook Oct. 7.

At 12.25, the rebels launched an anti-tank guided missile directed at Ukraine army outpost, wounding 4 servicemen.

The missile launch was registered by the OSCE observers and representatives of Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Ceasefire.
The decision of the Russian authorities to intervene in the Syrian conflict hurt the welfare of the citizens of the Russian Federation.

This is a Russian politician, member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Boris Vishnevsky wrote in his blog on the website of "Echo of Moscow".

"Mad attempt to get involved in Syria's civil war on one of the warring parties (in this way vehemently asserts itself the Russian authorities, stoned on his actions - again on the front pages of major Western newspapers) is due to those who this boss does not apply - but again pay for his follies, "- says the opposition.

"Whether in our country normal parliament, he would have demanded that the president and the government response to the question: how do we already cost the undeclared war with Ukraine? How many tens (if not hundreds) of billions of rubles were spent on saboteurs Shooting Girkin, to simulate the uprising "desperate miners and tractor operators," to create a gangster, "DNR" and "LC" in eastern Ukraine, to supply them with tanks, "beech", MANPADS and ammunition in the alleged "humanitarian convoys," and sending "vacationers" and "retirees "under the guise of" militia "?", - he said.

Wisniewski also believes that normal parliament also would require the president and the government response to a question on the cost of the war in Syria.

"Russian citizens need to understand one simple thing: they are again taxed. Following" Crimea "and" Donbass "tax on them will take even" Syrian. "Which, as we have said, will pay not the ones who started all this mess. Do not those who organized the "annexation" of the Crimea, which the world considers the annexation. Do not those who threw in the Donbass militants Girkin rifle, and then supplied the 'militias' weapons and send reinforcements. Do not those who sent the Russian army to fight for the preservation of dictator Assad by declaring all of its terrorist enemies. "

As noted Wisniewski, this "tax" to pay the population of the Russian Federation when it senses as increased prices in the shops, and the rent is more expensive drugs and urban transport, clubs for children and trips to rest.

"Remember the old grim anecdote?" Dad, vodka has risen. Now you'll drink less? "-" No, son, you'll eat less. "The war to Russian" leaders "- is like vodka: they pour it their complexes political inferiority. Begin themselves seem great and mighty, lords of the superpower which is "regaining influence," and before which all tremble with delight. But the more they drink - the less we eat, "- he concluded.

As reported by the "Observer", according to NATO, Russia concentrated in Syria, about 1,000 soldiers. The group is equipped with modern tanks, artillery, long-range missiles, air defense systems and combat helicopters.

NATO noted that the Russian contingent is able to carry out larger operations than the protection of the airport in Latakia. In Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered a very serious defeat in Ukraine and very hysterically reacted to it.

This is a Russian political scientist and publicist Andrei Piontkovsky wrote in an article for "apostrophe".

"All these crazy ideas" Russian world "," New Russia "march on Kiev to Mariupol, corridor in Crimea today rejected due to their obvious impracticability. Putin's ambitions are more modest and humble. But by its strategic objectives is any means to weaken the Ukrainian State and take it under their complete control - he never refused. Today, he is desperately trying to cram "Lugandoniyu" like a cancerous tumor in the body of Ukraine in order to wreak havoc through it and block the European vector of development of Ukraine ", - said the analyst.

That is why, said Piontkovsky, Putin is trying to lure the Ukrainian society and the leadership of the illusion of restoration of territorial integrity, they say, Well it's your site, take them back with the bandits "motorylami" and "Givi".

"The most difficult thing for the Ukrainian authorities now - that Western allies, who have done much to support Ukraine will be, unfortunately, it in the direction to push. We must explain to them what really is the essence of Putin's plan. This is a serious political and diplomatic work, which Ukraine will in the near future "- said the journalist, noting that interest in Ukraine, Putin will not lose to the last hour of his political life, but wants the Ukraine lost interest in Russian society, the world public opinion.

"After all, Putin was defeated in Ukraine and is already rearguard action to save the person. And all this crazy Syrian adventure ventured it with the sole purpose - to dramatically change the agenda and demonstrate to Russian society, which our leader has th-th-th, he boldly confronts Pindos and shows them get off to a whole other war front, "- explained Piontkovsky.

But, he said the analyst, the head of the Kremlin is not very good, so after the defeat in Ukraine, he raised the stakes and reached Syria.

"All Syrian gamble - this is his reaction to the defeat in Ukraine and the growing discontent around him. For any dictator foreign policy defeat is threatening the preservation of his power. Akela has missed, and his entourage is inevitably the question arises: why do we have to pay for his mistakes? " - Summed up Piontkovsky.

As reported by the "Observer", formerly the American edition of Washington Post wrote that Putin does not need a "frozen" Donbass, he wants to overthrow the government in Kiev. In Russian
Bryansk Regional Court found the Russian citizen Victor Shura guilty of treason and sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment in a penal colony for espionage in favor of Ukraine.

According to "Medusa", the court issued a decision on October 8.

Shur convicted that December 9, 2014 carried out intelligence activities in the Bryansk region on the instructions of the State Border Service of Ukraine. He gathered information on sensitive sites of the Defense Ministry, however, did not manage to pass them Ukraine.

On the same day, the newspaper notes, Schur was arrested by the FSB at the intersection of Russian-Ukrainian border.

The trial of Victor Schur was closed because the case was classified as "secret."

Earlier, the Moscow City Court began the trial of the accused of espionage against the Russian 73-year-old pensioner from Poltava Yury Soloshenko. In Russian
Soldiers of the "Right Sector" (PS) will be included in a combat unit of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) "Alpha".

In an interview with Ukrainian Pravda said the organization's leader Dmitry Yarosh.

"There is a process of entering the center of special operations" Alpha "on the basis of the 8th Battalion, which is located in the sector" M ". Have worked Commission and held people they come - a few dozen fighters who already have to sign the contracts," - he informed.

The leader of the "right sector," said that this division will be headed by the battalion commander of the SS Andrew AQL "Cherven" Gergert.

"For us it is a more appropriate option. For many of our children who can not for health reasons, other factors enter into the formal structures, the entry in the" Alpha "allows you to run an auxiliary unit. That is, for us, this is an ideal scheme, we have accepted it" - said the Jaros.

"We held a meeting of field commanders, company commanders, battalion, platoon. They came to us - and the commander of the" Alpha ", now Major-General Alexander" Ustim "(Volodya), came to the chief of staff, officers, and the guys were able to to communicate with him directly, to ask the questions that they are interested in. And this agreement was reached, it is implemented, "- he concluded. In Russian
on Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:47 amAdmin
This morning in Odessa police checks information about mining Primorsky court. This was reported in the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa region.

"Today, October 8, at 08.57 on spetslinii 102 received a report from a man that for the street Balkovskaya, 33, in the building of the Primorsky court bomb," - said in a statement.

On-site police work, public emergency services and dog handlers who check the courthouse and the surrounding area.

As reported by "Commander in Chief", 7 October, law enforcement officers found no explosives in four public schools of the city. In Russian
A spokesman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs Artem Shevchenko has confirmed the arrest of the assistant of national deputy Sergei Melnychuk Sergey Graben.

"Such a person is detained yesterday," - said Shevchenko.

He added that the reason for detention Graben know the prosecutor's office, according to UNN

"Ask the Prosecutor General's Office. It maintains production. MIA Prosecutor's Office to run errands and perform one action - detention, "- said Shevchenko.

October 6 Pechersk District Court of Kiev postponed indefinitely consideration of the complaint of lawyer ex-battalion "Aydar" Melnichuk Lubomir Plischuka the actions of General Prosecutor's Office investigator.

Also recall the General Prosecutor's Office reported that the indictment against the former commander of the battalion "Aydar" Sergey Melnichuk handed over to the court. In Russian
The defense ministers of NATO member countries will adopt the new military concept of rapid reaction forces of the Alliance. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of defense ministers in Brussels on Thursday.

"We finally approved a military concept advanced NATO Response Force with the aim of making them more strength, speed deployment and enhance opportunities", - said the head of the Alliance.

He also said that today the Allied defense ministers will decide on the establishment of two governments of NATO - in Hungary and Slovakia - in addition to the six newly established headquarters, which already operate in the territory of the Allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

"We adapt NATO to current and future threats in the context of cyber, hybrid and conventional attacks," - said Stoltenberg.

Recall, the UK is planning to join Germany and the United States in NATO on sending to the Baltic States contingent of troops to protect it from the aggression of the Russian Federation. In Russian
The defense ministers of NATO member countries will meet in Brussels to discuss Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine.

Russian planes have repeatedly violated the airspace of NATO member - Turkey. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called it unacceptable. The situation in the Donbass somewhat stabilized, but Russia continues to support the militants, said Stoltenberg.

Among other issues to be military activity in Moscow in Syria and its nuclear weapons. On the agenda at the summit participants as the adoption of the concept of the NATO Response Force, which in the case of threat to the country's need to protect members of the Alliance.

Previously, "Commander in Chief" reported that Russia has established in Syria ground units in the amount of the battalion, which has a modern rocket artillery and tanks are designed not only to protect military bases. In Russian
Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius confident that the worst is over for the economy.

He stated this at the Kiev International Economic Forum.

"I believe that the worst behind macroeconomic indicators", - said Abromavicius.

According to him, over the past few months the economic situation has stabilized. In particular, it points to the growth of industrial production and the stabilization of the hryvnia.

"For three months (observed. - Ed.), Industrial production growth ... We have two months of deflation. In Europe, it's bad, but it's good for us, and we have a stable exchange rate for 6 months ", - the minister added. In Russian
on Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:35 amAdmin
People's deputy, Igor Mosiychuk just taken from the Appeal Court of Kyiv for the survey and possibly hospitalization. The journalists said the leader of the Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko, reports UNN

According to him, after the ambulance doctors examined the Mosiychuk in the hall Court of Appeal, they noted that the People's Deputy requires hospitalization.

Now People's Deputy was taken to one of the medical institutions in Kiev. However it is not known exactly where.

The Court of Appeal of Kiev postponed consideration of the complaint for the arrest of the people's deputy Igor Mosiychuk October 13.

Recall September 17 Verkhovna Rada has agreed to arrest and detention of people's deputy Igor Mosiychuk. During the relevant draft resolution of 262 deputies voted.

September 18 Pechersk district court in Kiev People's Deputy has chosen to measure in the form of detention until 15 November.

According to GPU I.Mosiychuk suspected of committing criminal offenses under Part. 4 Art. 368 (acceptance of the offer, promise or obtain undue advantage by an official), ch. 2, 3 tbsp. 296 (hooliganism), ch. 1, 2 tbsp. 350 (or the threat of violence with respect to official person or citizen who fulfills a civic duty) h. 1, Art. 376 (interference in the judiciary), Part 1, 2 tbsp. 377 (or the threat of violence with respect to the judge, lay judge or the jury) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In Russian
In Lugansk area is continuing preparations for the second stage on the challenge of the demarcation line artillery.

We are talking about anti-tank gun D-48 and D-44 caliber 85 millimeters, the representative of ATO in the Luhansk region, Lieutenant Colonel Ruslan Tkachuk.

According to him, the OSCE monitoring officers continue verification, check the serial numbers of the individual and the place redeployment of tanks T-64 and T-72.

"Let me remind you, they are removed from the front at a distance of not less than 15 kilometers," - said Tkachuk.

He reminded that the militants violated the silence in the area of ​​the Trinity, having carried out two shots from ATGM. The shelling wounded four soldiers.

"The shelling between Trinity and Kalinov was the only case of violation of the peace agreements NFP from September 30 this year," - he said.

Tkachuk also explained that the sites continue to Luhansk fire training exercises.

"The skills of shooting from small arms, RPGs improve young soldiers sixth wave of mobilization. This week's planned training shooting from tanks and artillery, "- he said. In Russian
Fire at the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey was due to short-circuit that could be caused multiple power outages.

This is the website of the Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey.

"During the day, October 7, 2015 for reasons beyond the embassy there were repeated power outages premises of the diplomatic institutions. Approximately at 21.30 local time at one of the offices of the Embassy there was a fire, which was extinguished by personnel of diplomatic institutions and the Turkish fire brigade. The most likely cause of the fire is short circuit caused multiple power outages ", - the report says.

The incident resulted in no injuries. The Embassy is working normally. In Russian
Reportedly the work of Right Sector fighters after the Russian owners of this Porsche tried to get through the blockade after being stopped (the Blockade is of trucks, not cars)

Update: There were further reports on Wednesday of lawlessness by Right Sector activists on the roads leading into Crimea. Andriy Krutsenko complained of having had two windows of his minivan smashed after he ignored demands to dump vegetables that he and his fellow passengers were clearly taking to Crimea for himself. He recounted seeing an elderly lady forced to get rid of around 5 kilograms of vegetables, with the activists claiming that only 2 kilograms could be carried across. The reports led to further denials from Right Sector, but also to a statement from Ilya Kiva, Deputy Head of the Kherson Regional Police. He told Hromadske Radio that a decision had been taken that all cars at the roadblock will now be checked together with a police officer. How likely this is to stop the problem can be questioned, but it is a welcome acknowledgement that something must be done.

Initial concern over the involvement of the ultranationalist Right Sector in the Crimean Tatar-initiated Blockade of Russian-occupied Crimea has been compounded by a report from the Crimean Human Rights Group finding multiple infringements.

After receiving many complaints about the behaviour of “the paramilitary formations” taking part in the Blockade, well-known human rights activists Olha Skrypnyk and Vissarion Aseyev set out to investigate. After spending Oct 6 monitoring the Chonhar crossing between the Kherson oblast and Crimea, they report that “Right Sector fighters are flagrantly violating human rights on the border with Crimea”.

They found, for example, that people armed with weapons, including firearms, who identified themselves as members of Right Sector had organized their own roadblock not far from the border crossing. The rights activists say that as well as Right Sector, they saw people with the insignia of the Azov, Donbas and other volunteer battalions.

Armed men who were not from the police were stopping and searching ordinary cars, demanding that their drivers open the border and show their documents. The activists point out that the Right Sector fighters tried to stop them recording such infringements.

The activists were told that the Right Sector had been holding two men for a couple of days, but were not allowed to talk to them. Right Sector alleges that the men are “separatists, and that they found drugs on them”. They claimed that the police and SBU [Security Service] had been informed and that they were waiting for the SBU to collect the men. The police denied any knowledge of this.

A video posted on YouTube on Oct 5 shows Azov fighters interrogating a man who has very clearly been beaten and looks frightened. The Azov members had found and demonstrate to the camera a Russian passport and a Kerch address. The man admits to being an ensign in the Ukrainian emergency service, and repeatedly insists that he did not betray his oath, with this presumably having served as the excuse for the obvious blow(s) to the head....................

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Wednesday ruled out granting a total amnesty to all pro-independence insurgents.

While speaking in the parliament, Klimkin said individuals, who committed crimes against humanity in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, will not be protected from prosecution.

"This is not only our moral duty but also the key standards of international law -- all those who have committed crimes against humanity, would not be a subject to amnesty, we will take a different approach to them," Klimkin stressed.

In particular, he said that the amnesty will not apply to individuals involved in the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014, as well as in shelling of Mariupol city and Volnovakha town in January this year.

While Kiev blames insurgents for being responsible for the three incidents, which in total killed almost 400 civilians, the rebels have denied any involvement.

Full immunity from prosecution for all participants of the conflict in eastern Ukraine was one of the major demands by insurgents to postpone their local elections in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, initially scheduled for Oct. 18 and Nov. 1............

Ukraine Today's Viewpoint sits down with Ivan Lozowy, Ukrainian political activist, analyst and business consultant, to discuss the recent developments in Ukraine-Russia conflict.

“It is pretty clear that the Novorossiya project has failed. The attempt to grab about a third of Ukraine and shut it off from access to the sea has failed, said Lozowy, Ukraine Today reported. “It looks like the Ukrainian army has got its act together and the Russians together with a relatively small ragtag group of local separatists are not going to be able to push forward so that project has failed.”

The political analyst believes that “Putin's task is to reintegrate this separatist portion of eastern Ukraine into the rest of Ukraine as an internal poisoned pill.”

“Putin is pushing the idea that local elections must be held but what kind of local elections can take place under the rule of the gun of terrorists who have killed people and who are torturing people in basements. This is ridiculous,” says Lozowy.

According to the activist, the Russians really do view Ukraine as their own, as an offshoot. Reintegrating breakaway territories back into Ukraine are seen as “a means of stopping Ukraine's drive toward European integration and to becoming a developed western democracy.”...................

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