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Russian forces fire 55 times at the Ukrainian people yesterday.
22 times at the Marinka checkpoint.
Update - one soldier injured yesterday.

Weather -
Cool today and tomorrow, but then warmer again. 0 now. High of +3. ok.
Tomorrow zero predicted - freezing point. But then plus temperatures every day.
Could the temperature be above average every day this month? Chances.

Footie -
Shakhtar drew 0-0 against the German side Shalke in Lviv.
Not a bad result, but now they have to play next Thursday in Germany.
In the balance. Shakhtar are not the team they used to be.

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on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:54 amNelson
It is noted that a monument was dismantled in Izium, the second - in the village Borovoy, the third - in Pervomaisk...
Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:24
In the area of ​​ATU militants continue to fire Ukrainian position - on the last day recorded 55 violations of the ceasefire.
The press center ATO headquarters on the page in Facebook.
"22 times drove the enemy aimed fire from mortars, grenade launchers and small arms in the strongholds of forces ATO in Mar'yintsi. For the reference to" Marinka "worked as a sniper and anti-aircraft installation enemy" - said in a statement.
Small arms and grenades were fired of different positions in the Ukrainian Pisky, Opitnoe, Avdeevka, Mayorsku and Novgorod. In addition, the strongholds of forces ATO to Zaitsev gunmen opened fire from mortars.
For Ukrainian fortifications in Starohnativtsi and Luhansk militants fired small arms and BMP.
In Lugansk area with mortars, small arms and grenades were fired near Boguslavsky Ukrainian position.
on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:40 amNelson
Just a word on the current situation regarding the coalition in the Ukrainian parliament.
On Wednesday Batkivshina withdrew from the coaltion. On Thursday Samopomich did the same thing.
That leaves BPP (Poro block) and NF (Narodni Front - Yats) only. Between them they have 217 votes. They need 226 to pass bills.

There are some smaller parties who might support certain things.
Also, there are 50 non-attached deputies.
Furthermore, Samopomich have said they will support bills they approve of.

Tymoshenko has started counting down the days to the dismissal of the cabinet.
If there is no coalition after 30 days the President "can" dismiss parliament and call elections.
Tymoshenko wants to put pressure on Poroshenko. Tymoshenko wants to be President, so she needs to discredit everybody except herself.

Liashko is reportedly in talks with the coalition - yats and Poro - but whether he will join - I put at 30-70 chance. Likely not.
But his ratings have been falling, and this could give him the chance for more tv coverage which he positively craves. He is an out and out populist.

N.B. There are suggestions that Liashko's Radical Party never "officially" left the coalition, i.e. they never submitted the required documents.
[see about 5 posts' down for more on this]
If true, this could be an interesting development, and may also affect the "30 days" rule after which a President can, according to the consitution, dismiss parliament and call fresh elections - if no functioning coalition-government.

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