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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Wednesday 18 November [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Wednesday 18 November [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:25 am

WEDNESDAY

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News -
Putin's terrorists attack the usual places - Pisky, Adeevka, Marinka... on the front line. No statistics as of yet.
Update - three soldiers injured yesterday, according to Lisenko briefing.
The EU is ready to go ahead with the free-trade zone from 1st January. That should help Ukraine businesses.
Update - Greece ratifies the EU agreement with Ukraine. That's everybody, I think.

Weather -
Warmer today, but wet again. Rain on and off. High expected near 10. Colder again next week. Nearer zero.

Footie -
Ukraine did it. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy   Ukraine qualified for the first time - in its own right - for the Euro finals!
Very very edgy game in Slovenia. But 1-1 on the night. Will report below.

Travel -
Word of train services to Bulgaria resuming.
And also of Windrose flying to Sofia.


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Ukraine qualify for the Euro finals in Paris next summer

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Slovenia 1 - Ukraine 1  First leg was Ukraine 2 - Slovenia 0
But the score doesn't tell the story. Slovenia scored after just 11 minutes. And needed just one more goal to take the game to extra time and penalties.
But they didn't get it. The last 15 minutes was awful from the spectator point of view. Pressure from Slovenia. 5 minutes extra time.
But - the referee played 7 minutes. And in the dying seconds the Ukrainians broke away - actually a Slovenian defender slipped - and they scored the killer goal.
And the referee blew the final whistle apparently. We never saw that on the tv! Also he issued a red card on about 85 minutes, to a Slovenian player. In the final phase of the game, a lot of needle, clashes. Conflict. Unlike the first game.
So - Ukraine qualified for the Euro finals for the first time.
Obviously they played in 2012, but that was because they were the hosts.
Will Uefa keep Russia and Ukraine apart in the draw? I would think so.

Good write up on the Uefa website.
Ukraine survive Slovenia onslaught
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/qualifiers/season=2016/matches/round=2000447/match=2018083/postmatch/report/index.html
and also
Fomenko sure Ukraine are worthy finalists
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/finals/news/newsid=2292024.html

Observation - Ukraine was the only team playing away in the 2nd leg to qualify. Draw for finals - 12 December.
http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/finals/draws/


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Yarmolenko celebrates in the 96th minute after scoring

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And a couple of minutes later -



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In Luhansk gunmen attacked the Ukrainian military, but retreated (LIGABusinessInform)

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:53 am

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http://news.liga.net/news/politics/7201036-na_luganshchine_boeviki_atakovali_ukrainskikh_voennykh_no_otstupili.htm
Yesterday, in the village of Orekhovo Donetsk-Luhansk region sabotage and reconnaissance groups of insurgents attacked the position of the Ukrainian armed forces. It is reported by the press center of the ATO.
The number oin the groups was about 20 people.
"The enemy got a worthy rebuff and traditionally ran from the battlefield," - he said at the headquarters of the operation.
Other details of the battle are still unknown.
In general, from 1800 pm on November 17 mercenaries have continued to conduct provocative attacks on Ukrainian products. At the direction of the Donetsk-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms terrorists fired Opitnoe, Pisky, Marinka, Verhnetoretskoe, Trinity and Avdeevka.

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Last day on the roads in Ukraine killed 18 people (UNN)

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:01 am

7:49
http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1521460-minuloyi-dobi-na-dorogakh-ukrayini-zaginulo-18-osib-3
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The roads in Ukraine are incredibly dangerous. And little is done to improve safety.
Part of the problem. The police simply take bribes, and people are not prosecuted.
The normal daily figure I think is around 8 or 10 deaths a day. So 18 is high.

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During the last day one soldier was injured - the headquarters of ATO (Commander)

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:18 am

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http://glavcom.ua/news/341308.html
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Lisenko briefing at the AP. But now reading that 3 were injured, different report -
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On the Donbas in the past day three soldiers were injured. This was during a briefing in Kiev, said the speaker of the Presidential Administration on ATO Colonel Andrei Lysenko.
One soldier was wounded in the fighting, two blown by a mine.
"Over the past day by fighting among the victims of the Ukrainian military is not only a military one was injured. Also, two Ukrainian soldiers were blown up by a mine and injuries, occurred in Stanichno Luhansk region, "- said Lysenko.

http://asn.in.ua/ru/news/news/21871-v-zone-ato-za-sutki-troe-ranenykh-voennykh.html


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The "hottest" points of Donbass November 18: interactive map of the fighting and shelling (Segodnya.ua)

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:22 am

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http://www.segodnya.ua/regions/donetsk/samye-goryachie-tochki-donbassa-18-noyabrya-interaktivnaya-karta-boev-i-obstrelov-668270.html



"Ïnteractive" map at link above

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Why Did Putin Wait So Long to Blame ISIS for Jet Crash? [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:44 am

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/17/why-did-putin-wait-so-long-to-blame-isis-for-jet-crash.html
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My answer - he wanted to cover it up to protect his own image. The Egyptians were compliant with this in order to protect the tourist industry.

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Poroshenko: Ukrainian military ready to stop aggressor [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:07 am

http://www.unian.info/politics/1187086-poroshenko-ukrainian-military-ready-to-stop-aggressor.html
"If the aggressor resorts to active offensive operations, Ukraine will be able to stop the enemy,"
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I hope he is right.

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Ukraine’s Wind Rose to Start Regular Flights from Kiev to Bulgaria’s Sofia [engl]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:12 am

http://www.novinite.com/articles/171787/Ukraine%E2%80%99s+Wind+Rose+to+Begin+Regular+Flights+from+Kiev+to+Bulgaria%E2%80%99s+Sofia
Ukrainian airline Wind Rose will start regular flights from Kiev to Sofia within a month, Pivovarsky said during a meeting with Bulgarian Deputy Transport Minister Anton Ginev in Sofia. -

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Ukraine, Bulgaria plan to resume direct train travel, Windrose to launch flights to Sofia

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:14 am

http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/304806.html
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Problem - Bulgaria has standard gauge.

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Greek parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine association agreement – foreign minister [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:12 am

14:48
http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/304894.html
"One more step forward: today the Greek parliament has ratified the bill on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. Thank you!" Klimkin tweeted.
This leaves Cyprus as the only EU country left which has not ratified the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

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Good that Greece has done this. I was worried that Putin would block it.
But I thought Cyprus ratified it a couple of weeks' ago? Must have been wrong.
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Did a quick check...
Cyprus' parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
http://www.unian.info/politics/1168512-cyprus-parliament-ratifies-eu-ukraine-association-agreement.html
So something or somebody is wrong...

here
Greek Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine association agreement, - Foreign Minister Klimkin
http://en.censor.net.ua/news/361232/greek_parliament_ratifies_euukraine_association_agreement_foreign_minister_klimkin
Greece was the last of the 28 EU member states that ratified the Association Agreement except for the suspension of the ratification by the Netherlands due to the scheduled referendum on the issue.


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Russia to ban food imports from Ukraine from January 1: TASS [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:21 am

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/18/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-food-idUSKCN0T71M720151118
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in August that Moscow would ban food imports from Ukraine from 2016 if an economic association agreement between Kiev and the European Union came into force.
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That will put inflation up further in Russia. Ukraine will have to find new markets in the EU.
I've read else where that this will cost Ukraine about 600 million usd in lost revenue.
Chinese market also... ?


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Poroshenko on the Greek ratification - twitter

Post by Nelson on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:32 am

Петро Порошенко ‏@poroshenko 2 ч.2 часа назад Показать перевод
Long-awaited good news. Greek Parliament has ratified EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Thanks for your support, Greece!
https://twitter.com/poroshenko
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Long awaited indeed.

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Ex-Interior Minister Zakharchenko and his circle organized titushkas, - PGO

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:11 pm

The coordination of titushkas [hooligans paid by Yanukovych's regime to oppose Maidan protesters - ed.] was laid on then Interior Minister of Ukraine Vitalii Zakharchenko, as the investigation suggests.

"The coordination was centered on ex-minister Zakharchenko and his team which was involved in the coordination, selection, and financing of those titushkas and their leaders. It was all done with the knowledge and at the direction of Viktor Yanukovych, as set out in the notice of suspicion," Serhii Horbatiuk, the head of PGO's special investigation department, said at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"Titushkas' actions were not spontaneous but well-coordinated," he stressed.

Yanukovych personally ordered Kliuiev and Zakharchenko to crack Maidan activists down, - PGO

Horbatiuk says it has been established that Zakharchenko's people, who have been served notices of suspicion, picked people from different regions of Ukraine, who, in turn, "picked fighters for other tasks," UNIAN reports.

"It was a large number of "guests" from Kharkiv (Oplot gang led by Zhylin), from Kyiv, headed by semi-criminal elements from Zhytomyr, Bila Tserkva, Nizhyn, and other regions," he said.

Tetiana Chornovol's beating during Maidan was organized by crime boss 'Netrik,' National Police says

According to Horbatiuk, it has also been established that "titushkas were given police equipment, shields, stun grenades, batons, which they used during the protests."

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Putin selling himself to West in exchange for Ukraine - Piontkovsky

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:15 pm

“After the Paris massacre, the Russian propaganda has launched an unprecedented and cynical campaign urging the West ‘to bury the hatchet regarding Ukraine in the face of a common deadly enemy (ISIS) threatening the existence of all the countries,” Russian analyst Andrei Piontkovsky says.

Putin has resumed his attempts to sell himself to the West as vital ally in the fight with ISIS, expecting in exchange a mandate to run the post-Soviet space, the expert says in his article for Apostrof Nov. 18.

Despite Putin’s expectations, the sell-out of Ukraine in exchange for Putin’s role in the anti-ISIS coalition (the same as Eastern Europe was sacrificed to Stalin in 1939) will remain just Putin’s dreams.

During their brief encounter in Turkey, Obama reminded the Russian dictator that the Minsk agreements, and especially the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Donbas, are to be implemented in full.

“Still, the hubbub of Putin’s agents in the West that the international community badly needs Russia to fight the terrorism will continue and pick up,” Andrei Piontkovsky says.

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Ukraine to lose $600 million next year over Russia’s food embargo, - PM Yatseniuk

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:30 pm

Ukraine will lose $600 million in 2016 due to the food embargo imposed by Russia.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk said at today's Cabinet meeting, Censor.NET informs citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"Our exports losses will amount to about $600 million in 2016," Yatseniuk said.

Earlier, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Alexei Ulyukayev said that Russia would impose food embargo against Ukraine from Jan 1.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the threats of embargo imposition a trade war against Ukraine. At the same time, the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine believes that the Russian embargo on Ukrainian food will have greater impact on the Russians themselves.

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One of Genoese fortress towers collapsed in occupied Crimea. PHOTOS

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:36 pm

Part of the ancient tower of the Genoese fortress located in the Crimean city of Sudak collapsed.

Part of the ancient tower of the Genoese fortress in Crimean city of Sudak collapsed. The incident occurred on the night of Nov. 16, Censor.NET reports citing local newspaper QHA.


According to the local media, the lack of care for the monument of universal importance caused the incident.



"The restoration work as well as assessment of the condition of the fortress was not carried out. The new authorities are building hotel rooms and toilets in the territory of the ancient monument. The negligent attitude to the sight has led to its destruction," the newspaper writes.

However, the occupation authorities haven't still given the official comment on the incident.

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Russia deploys hi-end stealth battleships to Crimea

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Serpukhov and Green Dol light battleships, the newest entries to the Black Sea Fleet, entered the occupied Crimea’s Sevastopol harbor today, according to Viacheslav Trubachev, press officer of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper reported.

"Yesterday the light battleships successfully passed tests in Novorossiysk and made it to their permanent base in 24 hours," he said.

According to him, the two new light battleships joining the Black Fleet is a significant event, as the Fleet had received no vessels of this class since 2002, when the Samum missile hovercraft of Russia’s Baltic Fleet was deployed in Sevastopol.

Read alsoNATO intercepts squadron of 12 Russian military planes over BalticsA distinctive feature of Project 21631 light battleships is the advanced stealth technology: the absorbing coating of the body and special design of the silhouette. In addition, the hull design reduces return making it harder to tell these fast and maneuverable battleships from fishing boats or large yachts.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Black Sea Fleet’s naval aviation in 2016 will receive a new batch of multifunctional Su-30SM multifunctional fighterjets to replace Su24 frontline bombers.

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Alksnis: Antalya Putin in a very harsh manner ultimatum for surrender of Donbass and return Crimea to Ukraine

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Well-known Russian politician, former MP of the USSR and the Russian State Duma Victor Alksnis confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting "Twenty" filed tough ultimatum to return the occupied part of Ukraine, Donbass and Crimea.

This Alksnis wrote on his page on Facebook.

"A few days ago accidentally met with one his old friends, who until recently worked selflessly in the Old Square. We talked about that, about this, including politics. He mentioned that the alleged in a recent meeting of "twenty" in Antalya Vladimir Putin was given an ultimatum, the meaning of which is as follows - surrender of Donbass and return Crimea to Ukraine.

And an ultimatum was presented in a very harsh manner. So we will see whether there is enough of our leaders have the political will?

If delivery of the Donbass threatens Putin just reputational losses, then the Crimea is much more serious. After all, according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, he is a subject of the Russian Federation, and therefore, the transfer of the territory of the Russian foreign state can already be seen from the position of high treason "- wrote Alksnis.

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