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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 27 November [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 27 November [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:20 am

FRIDAY 27 Nov

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Putin's terrorists attack 14 times in the evening, but quiet during the night.
No Ukrainian military dead or injured yesterday. 20 attacks in total. Half the figure of the day before.

Weather -
Cold. -4. The moon is still shining strongly in the sky at 0700, which means that it should at least be a sunny day today.
High near zero. A little warmer next week - predicted.

Footie -
Dnepr are out of the Europa League, having lost to Lazio in Italy last night 3-1.


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A new era began in the area of ​​ATO - no violations of the silence (UNN)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:25 am

http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1524679-nova-doba-v-zoni-ato-rozpochalasya-bez-porushen-rezhimu-tishi
KIEV. 27 November. UNN. From 2300 pm on November 26 and Friday in the morning ATO area not recorded a single shot. This UNN reported in the press center of the ATO.
However, from 1800 to 2300 pm on November 26, at least 14 times the terrorists opened fire provocative position towards the Ukrainian military.
Almost all of the fire was concentrated in the Donetsk area.

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Thought for the day

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In Russia all authority rests in the hands of Putin; but all the blame lies on Obama.

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Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:43 am

http://www.rferl.org/content/crimea-power-blackout-coping/27387917.html
"If you seize a territory," Dmitry, a resident of the southern port city of Feodosia, tells RFE/RL, "then please be kind enough to supply electricity."

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Russia Turns Antisocial Toward Turkey [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:48 am

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-turkey-reaction-social-media/27388162.html
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This does show the absolute power of the media in Russia. - How they can breed hatred in humans so quickly. Rather frightening.

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Hollande, Putin Call for ‘Broad’ Coalition to Fight Terrorism [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:56 am

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-26/hollande-putin-call-for-broad-coalition-to-fight-terrorism
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Really nothing new. Nothing about Assad.

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Putin warned against applying double standards to terrorists [Russian source]

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http://www.interfax.ru/russia/481834
"Our military actions are effective, the militants so-called" Islamic State "and other radical groups suffer serious losses," - said Putin....
"In this regard, I consider that the army of President Assad himself are natural allies in the struggle against terrorism", - added the Russian president....
"Are there, perhaps, other forces who are willing to fight terror. We are now trying to establish a relationship with them...

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This from Russian interfax. My reading of this - no change from Putin.
I wouldn't trust him one inch. "Other forces"... like the Syrian free army - Putin would make contact, and then bomb them. No doubt.
Hollande is living in cloud cuckoo land talking to this mad dictator, Putin. Being pushed by French business? Money?


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Simferopol startled by a powerful explosion (Expres.ua)

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8:08
http://expres.ua/news/2015/11/27/161876-simferopol-zdrygnuvsya-potuzhnogo-vybuhu
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possibly gas heater - felt by several blocks around

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Russia moves new troops and equipment to the border with Ukraine - photos (Columnist)

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http://obozrevatel.com/crime/59314-rossiya-podtyagivaet-na-perevalochnuyu-bazu-u-granits-ukrainyi-novyie-vojska-fotodokazatelstva.htm
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Plane load of Russians from Ekaterinburg to Rostov area.

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US knew flight path of plane downed by Turkey: Putin

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President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border.

"The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes' flights, and we were hit exactly there and at that time," Putin said at a joint press conference with French counterpart Francois Hollande in the Kremlin.

Ahead of the Hollande talks, Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan traded barbs, with the Russian leader saying he was waiting for an apology and Erdogan ruling out any such move.

Putin on Thursday dismissed as "rubbish" Turkey's claim that it would not have shot down the jet if it had known it was Russian..............

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Why we are disappointed with Putin - a resident of the Crimea (FaceNews.UA)

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:36 am

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http://www.facenews.ua/news/2015/299205/
"The standard of living in Sevastopol fell. We were expecting the arrival of Russia to be very good, but it turned out very badly. These blockades do not suit us, "- she said.
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This lady still thinks she is living in Ukraine. You are not allowed to think and speak your mind in Russia. You just watch Putin on tv, and wave the flag.
Hopefully she won't suffer too much for speaking out.

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More problems in the DNR (Kriminal.TV) [fuel shortages]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:48 am

8:29
http://kriminal.tv/news/problemi-dnr-mnogatsjarry.html
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People in queues all the time. Social networks communicating when fuel arrives at a certain gas / petrol station.
Photo below. AH - usual code for cars from Donetsk.



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Other photo and video of petrol queues in Donetsk

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Still from a video - at this link
http://novosti.dn.ua/details/264482/



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Crimea, or the Donbas, Putin brings great joy to many millions of people. Not.

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Rada live now on tv

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:21 am

Speaker Groissman addressing the Rada. 1020 Ukraine time
Yatseniuk in attendance.
Live on Rada TV, Kanal 5, 112 Kanal, etc.

Supposed agenda here
http://lb.ua/news/2015/11/27/322014_onlayntranslyatsiya_zasedaniya_radi.html
Doesn't look too interesting to me. What happened about "decentralization"? Or the budget?!

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No military injuries yesterday in the Donbass - Lysenko - UP

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:21 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2015/11/27/7090412/
Friday, November 27, 2015, 12:58
During the last days in eastern Ukraine were no deaths nor injured among the Ukrainian military.
This was during a briefing Presidential Administration spokesman for the ATO, Colonel Andrey Lysenko.
"For the past day, no military died and was not injured," - said the colonel.
At the same time near the village Bolotene Stanichno Luhansk region local resident hit a mine. Hospitalized with leg injuries.
Lysenko also said that in general over the past number of days of attacks by militants was almost twice lower.
"The number of attacks was reduced by almost half. 25 Last day of short attacks by militants before last - more than 40," - said Lysenko.

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Putin playing games. Relaxes the tension, and then hits again. He keeps repeating this process.

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Ukraine says Russia has started to restrict its coal supplies [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:37 am

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/27/ukraine-crisis-coal-idUSL8N13M14R20151127
Nov 27 Russia has started to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, saying Kiev had 1 month of its own supplies left, enough to ensure the stable functioning of the power system for up to 50 days.
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Time to buy coal from S Africa?

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France signals softer stance on Assad after Russia talks [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:47 am

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/efd257de-9486-11e5-bd82-c1fb87bef7af.html#axzz3sgurnMpU
...“Two sorts of measures are required: the bombings, and troops on the ground, which could include Free Syrian army forces, Sunni Arab forces and — why not? — regime forces,” said Mr Fabius.
The comments highlight a shift in the position of France, which has, up until now, considered Mr Assad as a pariah....

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Looks to me like Putin has done some sort of deal with the French.
And the French would only do a deal if money is involved. Principles are of no concern to them. Dictator Assad - why not support him, they say!
I would expect a softening of the ban on French foods imported to Russia shortly. And Hollande saying that sanctions need to be lifted against the nice dictator man Mr nice Putin, who has only killed 10,000 people in Ukraine. C'est la vie. As for the new French bonhomme, Monsieur Assad,
Syrian government forces responsible for more civilian deaths than Isis, human rights group claims
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syrian-government-forces-responsible-for-more-civilian-deaths-than-isis-human-rights-group-claims-a6673956.html
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8000 civilian dead in half a year. No wonder Putin gets on well with him, and now Hollande and the French. Scumballs, all of them.

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The French are always welcoming to a nice dictator

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:35 am



Petain welcomes the nice Mr Hitler, and
Hollande welcomes the nice Mr Putler



And dictator Assad, who is in the Putin-league for killing civilians, has always been at "home" in Paris...



Drops in to see the French Pres.  
Caption: "And I dropped a Chlorine gas bomb on a Turkmen primary school today... [laughter]"



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Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:04 am

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/27/us-mideast-crisis-turkey-russia-erdogan-idUSKBN0TG18K20151127
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no more details, other than comments made today in Ankara. Broadcast on tv.
The same here
http://news.sky.com/story/1595566/turkey-warns-russia-not-to-play-with-fire
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Apparently Turkey has requested a meeting with Putin.
Both Erdogan and Putin will be in Paris on 30 Nov - Climate conference.

UPDATED: Turkisg [sic] President Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire' over downing of warplane
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/erdogan-putin-russia-turkey-1.3339470
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You would think that when they updated the story they could have got the spelling of "Turkish" correct... oh-well....
This story now in the Ukrainian press -
Эрдоган посоветовал РФ "не играть с огнем" (РБК-Украина)
Erdogan ...advised .. the RF "don't play with fire".
http://www.rbc.ua/rus/news/erdogan-posovetoval-rf-ne-igrat-ognem-1448629553.html

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Rada closes session with no bills considered [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:40 am

http://www.unian.info/politics/1196241-rada-closes-session-with-no-bills-considered.html
On November 27, the Verkhovna Rada did not consider any bill because of lack of MPs in the session hall.
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Next session - December 08. It's a hard life being an Ukrainian MP. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Hryvnia again weakens to UAH 23.95 to dollar on interbank market [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:49 am

http://www.unian.info/economics/1196196-hryvnia-again-weakens-to-uah-2395-to-dollar-on-interbank-market.html
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Yesterday I saw, for the dollar, 24.85 / 25.6 at the exchange bureau.
But then, the dollar is very strong at the moment. The euro rate has shifted much less.

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Ukraine's coal reserves enough for 45-50 days - Energy Minister [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:53 am

http://www.unian.info/economics/1196157-ukraines-coal-reserves-enough-for-45-50-days-energy-minister.html
At the same time, he said that Ukraine would expect supplies of another 250,000 tonnes of coal from South Africa in December.
He emphasized that the government was negotiating with suppliers from South Africa.

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One ship arriving 04 Dec, a second 12 Dec.

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Russia abolishes visa regime with Turkey on 1 January 2016 (112.ua)

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http://ua.112.ua/svit/rosiia-skasovuie-bezvizovyi-rezhym-z-turechchynoiu-z-1-sichnia-2016-roku-275105.html
"..the leadership of the Russian Federation will suspend visa-free regime that operates between Russia and Turkey. This decision will take effect on January 1," - said Lavrov.
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Russia under Putin seems hell-bent on a path of self-destruction and isolation. Real madness showing itself.

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Turkey will help Ukraine to get weapons from NATO

Post by Admin on Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:18 am

Turkey's position in NATO will help Ukraine to get a gun, said MP from the "People's Front" Igor Guz broadcast talk show "Black Mirror".

"If Turkey will oppose Russia, arm, will NATO fortpostom anti-Russian position, it is possible that in the second year of our demands will give Ukraine a weapon," - said Guz.

According to him, the world is entering an era of serious geopolitical struggle. And Ukraine is beneficial to the countries bordering Russia, turned away from her.

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Reuters: Russian aircraft struck at least 17 air strikes on Syrian Turkmens

Post by Admin on Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:22 am

Russian Air Force during the operation in Syria has caused at least 17 air strikes on the territory of the north-west Syria, which occupied Syrian Turkmens. This Nov. 27 Reuters reported with reference to the comparison of the data the Russian Defense Ministry.

The agency notes that the Russian Defense Ministry to report that were destroyed ammunition bunkers, command centers and production plant an explosive belt in a number of Syrian cities, including Salma, and Gmam Kesladshuk. According to human rights activists in these cities live mostly ethnic Turkmen.

Salma particularly bombed at least once. Russian aircraft was hit at least 15 targets within a radius of 13 km from the city, which, according to Reuters, is considered the base of the rebel troops of Syrian Turkmens, struggling with the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Putin seized by panic – Great Russia project falling apart!

Post by Admin on Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:51 am

Putin did his best, he felt, not to make Russia’s involvement in the war in Syria look like another Afghanistan fiasco, influential Rada lawmaker Anton Herashchenko writes in Facebook Nov. 27.

After the downing by Turkey of the Russian jet Putin is in panic as his Great Russia project is falling apart.

He cannot down a Turkish plane in retaliation as Turkey is a NATO member, and the attack on her would be regarded as the attack on NATO with the US at the head.

What remains for Putin is to whine about a stab in the back by Turkey during his meeting with Jordan’s king.

Add to this that Syrian rebels shelled by tons of Russia’s missiles cold-bloodedly destroyed the Russian rescue chopper.

The video posted by the rebels shows how they install the guided missile and accurately hit the Russian chopper.

There is no doubt that between 8 and 10 Russian paratroopers who were on the chopper, not merely the pilots, were also killed.

What’s to be done with Syria, Turkey? Drop a nuclear bomb?

No flirtations by Putin and his FM Lavrov with the West to hammer up an anti-terrorist coalition will save Putin from collapse.

The economic sanctions imposed after Crimea grab will not be lifted, and Russia’s economy is steadily rolling toward the abyss.

The myth about Russia’s undefeatable war machine is evaporating quickly.

It’s high time Putin joined the company of Kaddafi, Hussein and Assad, Anton Herashchenko writes.

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NATO intends to "deter" Russia, - Russian Foreign Ministry

Post by Admin on Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:14 am

Russia's Foreign Ministry says in its commentary on the article by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, published in various media, that the Alliance sticks to the line of "deterring" Russia.
Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

Read more: Hollande wants Putin to join "grand coalition" to fight ISIS

"The Alliance has once again adopted the official line of "deterring" Russia and further changing the balance of power in the European region in its favor, including in the immediate vicinity of our borders. Moreover, this activity is scaling up at such a pace that even more reasons emerge to question its compliance with obligations under the Russia-NATO Founding Act with regard to the non-deployment of substantial combat forces," the commentary notes.

Read more: Poltorak approved NATO standards transition plan for Ukrainain army

As previously reported, Stoltenberg wrote in his article about the need of introduction of new safety regulations after the crash of Russia's bomber in Syria in order to avoid recurrence of such incidents.

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'How to find and kill the guy who just killed your friend': Canada's Ukrainian battle class

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Canada has developed a 55-day program to help Ukrainian troops survive the ongoing battle against well-equipped pro-Russia separatists. Today’s lesson: “How to find and kill the guy who just killed your friend.”

This classroom is much like any other — there are tables, benches, a whiteboard, students and a teacher up front. There is also gravel, and a smell of wet dog with a hint of gun oil. The classroom is a big green tent buffeted by wind and rain on the abandoned remains of what was once a Soviet military base in the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Ukraine. Within a hundred paces of the tent, 1980s-era rubber gas masks lie in the dirt around an entrance tunnel leading down to a bunker with a blast door as thick as my torso. The students in class today are Ukrainian soldiers plucked from the front lines to learn how to be soldiers from Canadians.

Today’s class is about counter-sniper techniques. Or in very real terms to these students “How to find and kill the guy who just killed your friend.” The Ukrainian soldiers are dressed in a mixed camouflage of new but uncoordinated military equipment. Their body armour is at their feet on the gravel, along with their helmets and rifles. Some, newly arrived from the front lines of their war with pro-Russian separatists, visibly struggle to keep their eyes open, while others sit almost at attention paying heed to every word the interpreter says, often interrupting and asking for clarifications. They look to be anywhere from age 15 to 50.

“I was very concerned initially about them coming right off the front lines and having no rest, but they are very motivated and very eager,” said Canadian Major Benjamin Rogerson, Commanding Officer of Charles Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment from CFB Petawawa. “In a lot of cases they have not been home or had a lot of leave. So we were mindful of that when we developed the training. We didn’t want them to come right off of the front line into raw intensive training. We are still squeezing a lot into 55 days.”.............

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