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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Wednesday 17 June [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Wednesday 17 June [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:01 am

WEDNESDAY

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News -
Reading of near 60 attacks on Ukrainian troops last night.
This is down from the high of 120 on Sunday (Saturday's statistics) when I last reported.
Also reading that two night attacks on Maryinka were repulsed.
Update - tv at lunchtime today, said 8 injured soldiers, 3 very badly injured.

TV news last night, one amazing story about a guy in the armed forces.
He spent 4 days in the ATO zone, did next to nothing, but then came back and applied for, and got "hero" status, so he could retire, and get a good pension.
Others were complaining that they had been in the ATO zone 8 months and got nothing.
Explanation - has to be bribery. massive massive corruption in the Ukrainian armed forces.
The journalists wanted to interview this guy's boss. But the camp said he was away on business - even though his car was there.
Then the next day when they returned they were met by a lawyer. .... Say no more. The stink of corruption and lies.
The result of 22 years of corruption under Kravchuk, Kuchma and the rest

Weather -
After a few days over 30 - near the 90s - it feels a lot cooler now. Near 20 today and tomorrow perhaps.
Travelling back from Vinnitsa many places have had a lot of rain, and that is good. Everywhere it has greened up.
The babushkas are happier for the crops. Many grow food in large areas where it is impractical to carry water.
They are dependent on the rain during the summer.


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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:14 am

Discount on Russian gas to Ukraine can be less than 30%-Novak (Ligabusinessinform)
http://biz.liga.net/ekonomika/tek/novosti/3039116-skidka-na-rossiyskiy-gaz-ukraine-mozhet-byt-menshe-30-novak.htm
The head of the Energy Ministry of Russia said that the size of the discount will be determined on the basis of economic feasibility
[Ukraine is Russia's biggest gas market. If they destroy this for another year Gazprom will have serious problems.]

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:20 am

10:14
About 270 Ukrainians remain in captivity (UBR. UA)
http://ubr.ua/ukraine-and-world/society/okolo-270-ukraincev-ostautsia-v-plenu-344944
10:10
Neutralized the sniper special forces Group of the RF - [plus detailed report of action on the front line] (seq. net.ua)
http://sled.net.ua/node/24394
10:06
From Donbass and Crimea overnight left almost 2 thousand. people (capital)
http://www.capital.ua/ru/news/48429-iz-donbassa-i-kryma-za-odni-sutki-vyekhali-pochti-2-tys-chelovek

[Further to this, on the tv news last night, images of massive massive queues of cars and trucks at the crossing points.
In Vinnitsa I saw a number of cars from Donetsk, and also from Lugansk.
People are steadily leaving the Donbass. Putin is turning it into a ghost-town.
Soon only the Russian criminals, drug addicts, and Russian troops will remain, along with a few nutcases.
Everybody who can is leaving now.
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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:40 am

10:27
The separatists are relocating in Donetsk and Lugansk heavy armament (Commander-in-chief)
http://glavcom.ua/news/302066.html

10:06
In front of the Rada appeared a giant toilet (Gazeta.ua)
http://gazeta.ua/articles/life/_pid-radoyu-zyavivsya-velikij-unitaz/632160
The demonstrators urged MPs not to support the draft law No. 2667 in the wording of Yuri Lutsenko, who makes a new anti-corruption prosecutors dependent on the President.
[saying the body should be totally independent. ]


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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:01 am

Markets -
The oil price is stable around 60/64. This is a reasonable price for shale producers. I think they need a price over 55 to make things profitable.

The hryvnia steady around 21/22 to a dollar. This, this morning for www.kurs.com.ua

КУРСЫ ВАЛЮТ В УКРАИНЕ - Currency market in Ukraine
ВАЛЮТА ПОКУПКА [1] ПРОДАЖА [1] КОММЕРЧЕСКИЙ [2] НБУ
Currency      Buy                    Sell                   Commercial               NBU
USD          21.491             22.921             22.3250             22.147739
EUR          23.878             25.648             25.1446             24.838689
GBP          32.455             35.794             34.9023             34.584641

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:31 am

i should add that the Rada is in session again today.
The usual arguments. They seems to be competing now for the "popular" vote.
Reduce taxes to zero, free cars for everybody, free holidays, increase pensions to 1 million dollars a week.
I exaggerate a little, but not a lot. A lot of stupidity now in the Rada. Returning to the old days?

Live now on Rada tv. On and off on other channels - like Kanal 5, 24 kanal, ubr etc etc.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:35 am

14:26
Fresh map ATO: with new forces the separatists went on the attack (Hronika.info)
http://hronika.info/ukraina/63928-svezhaya-karta-ato-boeviki-s-novymi-silami-poshli-v-ataku.html
New attacks suffered Marinka.
National security and Defense Council (NSDC) published a map of fighting in the area for 17 June, ATO passes Internet publication Chronicle of info with reference to the new time.
As reported, in General over the past 24 hours the militia of the Russia-terrorist groups 58 times fired at Karabakh positions from different types of forces ATU and houses of civilians. When this 16 times beaten with mortars of different calibers, including banned Minsk agreements 120-mm calibre, as well as thrice fired 122-mm howitzers.
See also: details of the night fight Marinka: 10 wounded military





14:24
From Donetsk stopped virtually all passenger buses (fourth power)
http://vlada.io/vlada_news/iz-donetska-otmenenyi-prakticheski-vse-passazhirskie-avtobusyi/
[Not many places you can go to now. Berdyansk, Mariupol, Gorlivka..
Another great success for Shaun Walker's "DNR guys".
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14:19
Breathe the air of freedom is possible only in Mariupol or to "open countryside"-the inhabitant of Horlivka (Bagnet)
http://www.bagnet.org/news/society/257224

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:57 am

Ukraine set a record for the export of grain (Ligabusinessinform)
http://biz.liga.net/all/prodovolstvie/novosti/3039197-ukraina-ustanovila-rekord-po-eksportu-zerna.htm

[some good news. But it will be harder this year - the weather is not quite as good. Still more rain needed, I would think, for many crops]

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:00 am

14:51
After yesterday's explosion in Donetsk appeared a huge crater (fourth power)
http://vlada.io/vlada_news/posle-vcherashnego-vzryiva-v-donetske-poyavilas-ogromnaya-voronka/
According to one version, were thus destroyed underground command posts militants with explosive ordnance.
On the other hand, the cause of the explosion was sabotage of the special forces of Ukraine at the time of unloading ammunition.
According to the official version of the separatists, the explosion occurred as a result of a fire.


[now - this is one big crater... ]






14:48
In the Luhansk region mine detonated under BMP [APC] of Ukrainian military (' 97)
http://www.charter97.org/ru/news/2015/6/17/155856/
"Krâkovka Novoajdarskogo BMP district detonated an explosive device set by militants on the road. Two military severely injured, "the statement said.
In addition, the bombardment in the Luhansk region, three soldiers seriously injured ATO. "June 16 in 17:00 on the road Trehizbenka-militants shelled the battalion staff Lobacheva MIA. As a result three soldiers with heavy fire wounds were taken to the hospital. Golden Gate battalion staff gave rebuff, with the result that the MRC has receded, "said Moskal.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:27 am

Some items in English
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German police arrest Ukrainian banker at Berlin airport
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/17/uk-germany-ukraine-banker-idUKKBN0OX1D920150617
Tymonkin's career has seen him head up banks owned by allies of former Ukrainian presidents Viktor Yanukovich and Leonid Kuchma.
[Extradition will be difficult. He'll get good lawyers.]

Ukraine rebels deport Russian opposition paper reporter
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/11679718/Ukraine-rebels-deport-Russian-opposition-paper-reporter.html
[No photo in the Telegraph, but the paper he works for reporting that he was beaten up. There are photos at other sites.]
[now found one, eyebrow split
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[So - Russians are being attacked in Donetsk, by Russians.
Will Putin invade with a different army to save the Russians from the Russians?
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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:42 am

Amazingly, Tass, the Russian news agency still carry this story, about the downing of a plane over... Torez.....

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Donetsk People’s Republic militia downs another Ukraine’s An-26 plane — eyewitnessesthe keyword here is "another". It wasn't another.... we all know what it was...

http://tass.ru/en/world/741164
DONETSK, July 17. /ITAR-TASS/.
A missile hit the An-26, it fell on the ground and caught blaze
Militiamen of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) brought down a military transport Antonov-26 (An-26) plane of the Ukrainian Air Force on the outskirts of the town of Torez, eyewitnesses said.
A missile hit the An-26, it fell on the ground and caught blaze, they said.
On July 14, militiamen of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic downed another An-26 of the Ukrainian Air Force.


[And we all know what really was shot down on July 17 last year - MH17. When Putin killed 70 children. And hundreds of innocent people. amazing that Tass are still posting this "story". ]


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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:13 am

This actually from the Russian press, but relevant
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В ЕС согласовали продление санкций против России на полгода

The EU agrees to extend sanctions against Russia for another half-year
http://top.rbc.ru/politics/17/06/2015/5581678e9a794701248cf7a4

[Frankly, sanctions should be increased, not just continued. I'm surprised that Austria, Greece and Italy - also Cyprus - didn't veto this proposal.
They are scumball countries who support the fascist dictator Putin and the murdering of thousands of Ukrainians.
What next from Putin?
increase the fighting further??
Note - Austria, Greece, Italy, Cyprus have done nothing about the Eu AA with Ukraine. All other countries have started the process.
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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:18 am

In English - bbc
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Russian TV man defies state 'propaganda'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33140294?ocid=socialflow_twitter



Reporters on Russian state-controlled TV channels regularly tell viewers that the US wants to destroy Russia, Ukraine has been overrun with fascists and the West is drowning in sexual decadence.
But for Konstantin Goldentsvayg, until recently the Berlin correspondent for Gazprom-Media's NTV, the compromises of conscience involved in broadcasting things like this have proved too much.

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Ukrainian Banker Wanted By Kyiv Arrested In Germany

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:48 am

Brandenburg state prosecutor Juergen Suelldorf, who is handling the extradition request, said on June 17 that Boris Tymonkin was arrested on June 14 at the Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin after arriving on a flight from Istanbul.

German police said Ukraine accuses the 63-year-old Tymonkin of defrauding the state of 281 million euros ($315 million).

Police added that he was being sought by Interpol on a Ukrainian warrant.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry says the warrant was issued last month in relation to his suspected participation in a criminal organization headed by another wanted businessman, Serhiy Kurchenko.....................

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Russian anti-aircraft gunner Polkanov forced to fight in Ukraine by criminal case (In Russia) blackmailing. PHOTO

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:56 am

New life episodes of Sergeant S.V. Polkanov, anti-aircraft gunner who has been discovered in Donbas by investigative bloggers, have emerged.

This was announced by blogger Iraklii Komakhidze on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"The below ensues from a publication about Russian air-defense force in Donbas titled "Russian anti-aircraft gunners from 205th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade responsible for downing of Ukrainian aircrafts in the Donbas. PHOTOS." Since the publication, news of anti-aircraft gunner Polkanov was picked up by a number of media and forums. But oddly enough, his social media profile has not been rectified yet and Polkanov himself has not visited his page since May 15 (perhaps he is no longer alive and no one updated his page).

Thanks to regular readers of InformNapalm, new life episodes of Sergeant S.V. Polkanov, anti-aircraft gunner, emerged. Polkanov was convicted of perjury in Budennovsk garrison military court under Part 1 st.307 of the Russian Criminal Code. The Court ordered Polkanov to pay a fine of 30,000 RUB ($555).



This is not the first time when convicted Russian servicemen get rehabilitated for their "Ukrainian business trips." Another one, commander of 247th Airborne Assault Regiment (military unit 54801 of Stavropol) Colonel Roman Yuvakaev was also rehabilitated for his participation in the undeclared war against Ukraine.
In order to help the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, we offer a complete list of articles of the Criminal Code of the RF according to which citizen S.V. Polkanov can be prosecuted based on the information received from media and online sources.

Paragraph 1 of article 12 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation stipulates that Russian nationals who commit crimes outside of RF against the interests protected by this Code shall be subject to criminal liability of this Code in case if there is no other decision being made by the foreign jurisdiction regarding their criminal actions. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation is requested therefore to verify if Sergei Valentinovich Polkanov's actions carry an element of criminal offence falling under the article 359 (Mercenary).

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Ukraine authorities not to resume railway communication with Crimea

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:08 pm

The State border service of Ukraine announced June 16 that all communication with the peninsula by train will not be resumed, Krym. Realiji reported.

Railway communication with Crimea was suspended on Dec. 27, 2014. International routes were also stopped.

June 16, Ukraine cancelled all traffic across the touchline in Donbas, except for humanitarian aid goods and refugees.

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Seven Goals of Russian Domestic Propaganda Lay Trap for the Kremlin, Kirillova Says

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:21 pm

“The Kremlin has trapped itself in a situation in which Vladimir Putin can either continue to move toward a broader war or face the prospect of an explosion on the streets of Russian cities and towns. What he can’t do is ‘turn off the television’.”

By Paul Goble* for “Windows on Eurasia”:

As a result of its propaganda effort at home, one that has seven main goals,  Kseniya Kirillova says, the Kremlin has trapped itself in a situation in which Vladimir Putin can either continue to move toward a broader war or face the prospect of an explosion on the streets of Russian cities and towns. What he can’t do is “turn off the television.”

In a commentary for Novy Region-2 today, the Seattle-based analyst identifies these seven goals that the Kremlin is pursuing at home and shows how they leave the Russian leadership with few good choices and threaten both the Russian population and the world. IN RUSSIAN: http://nr2.com.ua/blogs/Ksenija_Kirillova/Pochemu-Kreml-uzhe-ne-smozhet-vyklyuchit-televizor-99177.html

The seven goals she describes are:

1) A weakening of critical thought. Moscow’s domestic propaganda effort, she suggests, is directed in the first instance to block any critical thought about what is going on, to provide pre-packaged answers that people are simply to accept, and to drive them into “a situation of chaos and panic” where they will behave as a crowd with the crowd’s “archaic instincts.” To do so, the Kremlin-controlled media plays on the worst rather than the best instincts of the Russian people.

2) The Creation of the Image of the Enemy.  Like its Soviet predecessors, the Russian government now is promoting the idea of a single enemy with tentacles reaching out to the world.  Thus, the US is the main enemy, and all of its allies are labeled “’American puppets.’” RISI President Leonid Reshetnikov, a Kremlin advisor, delivers what is now the standard Moscow message: he says that it doesn’t matter whether Americans are Democrats or Republics: both want to destroy Russia albeit in somewhat different ways. Ultimately, because Russia will resist, they will both turn to war.

3) Linking All Domestic Problems to Foreign Affairs.  In order to silence any criticism of Russia’s mounting problems at home, Kirillova continues, Moscow propaganda seeks to exploit Russian patriotism and to link all problems to the actions of foreigners in general and the US in particular. That silences most Russians who know little about what is happening abroad and are prepared to accept that conspiratorial version of reality.

4) Stressing the Need for Consolidation of Society to Counter Military Threat. Related to the previous goal, Russian propaganda does not miss a chance to suggest that Russians have no choice but to unite given the foreign threat.

5) Putin Presented as Only Leader Capable of Opposing this Military Threat. No comment is necessary, Kirillova suggests.

6) Preparation for Inevitable Deprivations in ‘War Time.’ Given the threatening environment that Moscow media presents, she continues, Russians are encouraged to think that any deprivations they may face are “’a lesser evil’” of what is going to be the inevitable consequence of the current situation: a wider war.  They are not encouraged in any case to think about the possibility of changing course.

7) West Must See Russia as Prepared for War.  The only hope Russians are offered by Moscow propaganda is that if they show themselves willing to go to war, the West will conclude that it is too risky to oppose the Kremlin.

*The commentary above is from Paul Goble’s “Windows on Eurasia” series and appears here with the author’s permission. Contact Goble at: paul.goble@gmail.com

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US Marines join British ships to counter threat from Putin

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:36 pm

Hundreds of U.S. Marines are to be deployed on British and other European warships in the Mediterranean as a quick-reaction force if Russia takes action against NATO countries in eastern Europe, Ukrainian newspaper Europeiska Pravda reported on Wednesday, with reference to UK newspaper The Times.

HMS Ocean, a helicopter-carrying amphibious assault ship, has been selected as one of the vessels to host the U.S. troops.

As Britain has no deployable aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean is the only ship capable of hosting U.S. Marines and their troop-carrying MV22 Osprey vertical take-off aircraft.

The Pentagon is being forced to rely on its allies to base Marines in Europe because the intense focus on the Middle East has stretched the resources of even the world's richest military.

The normal force based in the Mediterranean - the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit - has been relocated to the U.S. Central Command in Iraq.......................

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Return of Ukrainian ships from occupied Crimea still deadlocked

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:44 pm

The tangible assets of Ukrainian Naval Forces, which remained in the Crimea and Sevastopol, are estimated at nearly USD 70 mln

UNIAN: Ukrainian warships, aircraft and helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remain in Russian-annexed Crimea, according to the head of press office of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Vladyslav Seleznev, the local newspaper Krym.Realii has reported.

"According to the official data, there are 35 ships, boats and support ships, including combat ships, remaining in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea," Seleznev said.

In addition, there are two Be-12 flying boats, an aircraft and a Mi-9 helicopter in occupied Crimea...............

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KLIUIEV FLED TO ANOTHER COUNTRY THROUGH 'DPR/LPR' TERRITORRY, - MP HERASHCHENKO

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:50 pm

People's Front faction of the parliament will support Prosecutor's Office proposal for MP Serhii Kliuiev's arrest and detainment.

This was announced by People's Front MP Anton Herashchenko in the parliamentary lobby, Censor.NET's correspondent reports.

"Before there was a consent to Kliuiev's arrest, he could not be detained. Thus he left through 'DPR/LPR' territory for another country. By legal point of view, there should have been an immediate consent for his arrest and detainment. Pretend you are MP Kliuiev, and Prosecutor General фppeals to the parliament regarding your arrest. The session will be in three days. What will you do? You will leave," Herashchenko said.

According to the deputy, Kliuiev could not have been put on wanted list without certain parliamentary procedure.

"Thus the People's Front faction insists on revoking deputies' immunity in order to prevent such situations. However, the rights of each citizen and of each deputy should be protected from groundless persecution and settling of political scores," Herashchenko added.

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MP warns that Yatsenyuk will lower tariffs and raise pensions only before elections

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:56 pm

MP from the "Block Poroshenko" Dmitry Dobrodomov in an interview with "Commander in Chief" said that the current inflated rates below, but most likely it will happen closer to the local elections, which are scheduled for the autumn. He also explained that to do this is absolutely real, if the "give" to the population Ukrainian gas which is many times smaller and which today comes to commercial structures.

"Will decrease. We explore within the working group of "Ukrgasdobycha" - a company that produces Ukrainian gas. He, as you know, has a very different price - the price figures it cost 900 hryvnia per thousand cubic meters. It is in the area of ​​$ 50 plus transportation, plus the rest - well, $ 70-80. But it is not $ 240, are now ... 15 billion cubic meters of gas produces only "Ukrgasdobycha" but there are other companies. Clearly audit, which I carefully studied, 3.7 billion cubic meters of Ukrainian gas goes not to the needs of the population and the needs of commercial structures. That is to say, solely on the needs of the oligarchs. And then we will compensate it to Russian gas and to raise tariffs. I'm not talking about other abuses - for example, "Ukrtransgaz" - there are 25 thousand lawnmowers booked for 2015 Year of tenders, very expensive luxury wine and brandy for which specialized health centers. They have not explained why they were for the budget is taken. But it's nothing compared to when we're talking about billions of cubic meters of gas, "- said the MP.

As you know, the government insisted that the price of gas for the population and businesses was the same, in order to eliminate the alleged deal with a cheap-expensive gas. Dobrodomov believes that the gas market in Ukraine today is not there.

"When people talk about the market price of gas, I always say - show me the market. If there is one representative - is not a market. Nedra Ukraine, according to the Constitution belongs to the people, that is the people's gas. It is necessary to oblige private companies that operate on the territory of Ukraine to sell gas to the population. Then the rate will definitely be reduced. I specifically met at least three experts. They painted me this rate and we went out to the maximum all the wrap - 5200 hryvnia per 1 thousand. Cube. m, but it is not 7200. It is necessary to explain to people what they pay for, "- explained the source" Commander. "

He stressed that the tariff changes can be expected to fall, as they traditionally are approved for the heating season.

"In the autumn will reduce the tariffs, will Arseny Yatsenyuk, and call it their achievement. - Summed up the MP. - There will be an indexation of pensions, salaries - and all this, he also will name his achievement. Why is that? Because at the end of October will be the local elections. We are all transferred to the political plane. If you currently have a budget surplus, please, the Index is now income people. Why can not index for June, and in October, three weeks before the election, it will be possible? Everything is very simple.

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Latvia spotted its borders nine military aircraft of the Russian Federation

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:20 pm

In the period from 16 to 17 June at the borders of Latvia was seen Russian military equipment, including nine planes, two ships and a submarine. It is reported portal Mixnews.lv referring to the statement of the National Armed Forces (NAF) of the country.

"In Latvia exclusive economic zone 20 miles from the state's territorial waters was seen Russian ship submarine SS-750 Class" Chestnut. " Later, NATO aircraft ascertained over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea Russian electronic intelligence aircraft Il-20 military transport aircraft An-26 AEW Management and A-50 aircraft and two MiG-31 ", - reported in the Defense Ministry of the country .

According to SiS, another two Russian Tu-22M and MiG-31 were seen near the borders of Latvia on 17 June.

In addition, the Office reported that on June 16 at 27 miles from the state of the territorial waters of the country was to detect Russian submarine class "Kilo", is accompanied by the corvette class "Parchim" and supply ship "Beer."

Recall, the armed forces of Latvia regularly declare the presence of Russian military equipment from its borders. This year, according to the SIS, it is close to the borders of the country 61 times.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:25 pm

20:12
The EU strongly demands release of Nadia Savchenko-statement (UNIAN)
http://www.unian.ua/politics/1090638-es-tverdo-vimagae-zvilnennya-nadiji-savchenko-zayava.html
At the same time, according to the defense, she could not be involved in the deaths of the journalists, as she was in captivity before their death.
[Held hostage by the terrorist state of Russia for a year now, I think.]

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:38 pm

Separatists fired 40 rocket-propelled projectiles with "Grad" on Stepnoe (UNN)
http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1474499-boyoviki-vipustili-40-reaktivnikh-snaryadiv-z-gradu-po-stepnomu

[Stepnoe - about 10 miles or less from the Donetsk city boundary, south west. ]

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Former adviser to British prime minister will advise the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:44 pm

Ministry of Finance of Ukraine as a consultant has attracted prestigious international economist and expert on tax reforms, a partner of the international auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Dr. Chris Veils (Chris Wales). This was reported on the ministry's website.

According to the Ministry of Finance, Veils will advise the Deputy Minister of Finance Elena Makeyev on the conduct of fiscal and institutional reforms.

The Ministry of Finance stressed that Veils is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Oxford and the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He was the chief adviser to the tax reform, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, as well as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the UK Treasury. It was on his initiative was the union of customs and tax services into a single organization in the UK in spring 2005.

It also reported that Veils is a graduate of Cambridge University, has a doctorate in medieval history, as well as a certified auditor qualifications.

The Ministry of Finance attracted renowned international experts to develop an effective and conducive to business tax system in Ukraine.

In April this year, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko appointed his advisor Dr. Robert F. Conrad, an authoritative international economist and expert on tax reform.

Earlier, in February, the ministry attracted former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Ivan Miklos of Slovakia as an advisor on tax administration and the reorganization of public finances in Ukraine.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:46 pm

20:38
Moscow ignores Minsk-2 and continues a hybrid war, - head of the USAF (Commander-in-chief)
http://glavcom.ua/news/302222.html

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:50 pm

20:36
Shkiriak: Marinka terrorists used cluster mines (FaceNews.UA)
http://www.facenews.ua/news/2015/275744/
20:30
Strelkov announced the plan for the return of Luhansk and Donetsk to the Ukraine (97)
http://charter97.org/ru/news/2015/6/17/155922/
One of the militia leaders DNI Igor Strelkov (Girkin) stated that the militants were prepared to return to Ukraine Donetsk and Luhansk Oblast headed by appointees of the militants in Exchange for the fact that Ukraine recognized the annexation of the Crimea.
According to him, the plan was written: "he was suggesting that we return to Ukraine in its composition two of autonomy-Donetsk and Luhansk, headed by our proxies. For this Ukraine de facto recognized the transition of Crimea to Russia. Then we begin to gradually return to normal. Sanctions are gradually lifted. Everything becomes as it was plus Crimea, "says Girkin.


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Girkin unveiled a plan: We return the Donetsk and Lugansk, Crimea and Kiev recognizes Russia (VIDEO)

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:50 pm

The former one of the leaders of the terrorist "DNI" Igor Strelkov (Girkin) believes that Russia is in Ukraine - it is a colossal failure. He said this during a meeting of the movement "New Russia".

According to him, previously he had a bet on what to negotiate with Ukraine, the plan was written. "He was that we return to Ukraine in its composition two of autonomy - Donetsk and Lugansk headed by our appointees. During that Ukraine de facto recognize the transition of Crimea Russia. Then we begin to gradually return to normal. The sanctions are gradually lifted. Everything becomes, as it was, plus the Crimea ", - says Girkin.

According to him, the plan is strong because if Donetsk and Lugansk returned as autonomy, Ukraine becomes a federal state. So put "fuse its entry into NATO."

"Russia receives in the form of regional allies leverage over Kyiv. And again calms down, you can continue to travel to Nice, you can continue to fly to London, you can withdraw money and then sell the resources of cut paper, which can be sent back to the Swiss banks ", - said Girkin.

But, he said, the plan is forgotten agree with Kiev. In Ukraine, in turn, the idea - all or nothing, Russian capitulation, complete surrender "New Russia" and Crimea in the composition.

"Four months ago, the offensive was stopped as part of the plan. During this time the Ukrainian troops have increased threefold. We have the same situation as in the fall, only three times worse. It is a failure "- summed up Girkin.



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Savchenko asks Klimkin to report on what is being done to release Ukrainian prisoners in Russia

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:57 pm

Today, June 17, the anniversary of his stay in the Russian captivity, MP from the "Fatherland" Hope Savchenko gave his first parliamentary inquiry. It concerns the protection of Ukrainian citizens who illegally entered and kept in the territory of the Russian Federation, and is directed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. It is reported by the press service of Batkivshina [ =  "Fatherland."]

Request from the parliamentary rostrum read deputy from the "Fatherland" Ivan Krulko, which was the last court session on the case of Nadia Savchenko in Moscow.

In its request Savchenko requested information:

- With respect to the number of Ukrainian citizens who are now illegally detained and kept in the territory of the Russian Federation;

- On activities which have been adopted by Ukraine, in particular the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, including documentation of diplomatic correspondence, concerning the protection of Ukrainian citizens who have illegally entered the territory of the Russian Federation;

- On activities which have been adopted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to ensure the admission of consular officers in Ukraine for prisoners on the territory of the Russian Federation Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klich;

- On activities which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine plans to soon for the release of the Ukrainian citizens who illegally entered and kept in the territory of the Russian Federation. "

Krulko noted the need to obtain information regarding the implementation of the sanctions list Savchenko, who was voted in parliament.

During the announcement of the first deputy's request Savchenko all MPs from the faction of "Fatherland" went to the parliamentary rostrum in T-shirts with a portrait of their colleague with the words "Nezlamna."

In the parliamentary rostrum are placards with the portrait of Nadia and labeled "Free Nadia Savchenko."

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:01 pm

re the above post,
Nezlamna - a strong person - somebody you cannot break - like Nadia Savchenko.

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On Thursday, Yanukovych officially deprived of the title of president

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:11 pm

Official publication of the Ukrainian parliament, "Voice of Ukraine" on Wednesday, June 17, published the law №144-VIII «Deprivation of President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine title."

According to the text of the law, it shall enter into force on the day following its publication.

The bill was submitted to a group of deputies of the January 29, 2015 and voted on February 4, and February 9 sent for signature to the President of Petro Poroshenko.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:16 pm

In Luhansk oblast,  [the Ukrainian] "zoloti Vorota" battalion members were ambushed (fourth power)
http://charter97.org/ru/news/2015/6/17/155922/
In Lugansk region near the village of Lopaskinoe machine with fighters "zoloti Vorota" battalion was ambushed by militants, in which three soldiers were wounded. There were eight soldiers in the car, they had two subversive reconnaissance group was a PIN boy three wounded, two in serious condition. The driver, after being wounded, drove to the nearest military outpost there and lost consciousness.

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In Putin's entourage are fighting two parties

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:19 pm

Surrounded by Russian President Vladimir Putin are fighting two parties, and on what will win, depends on further aggression against Ukraine. This apostrophe said a senior analyst at the International Centre for Policy Studies, Anatoly Oktisyuk commenting voiced by people's deputies Anton Gerashchenko Russian plan to capture the Left-Bank Ukraine.

"The Kremlin is a fierce struggle between the" party of peace "represented by the business elite of the country, as well as the" party of war "in the face of the Russian military leadership.Thus, before Putin's dilemma: either to accept the "restructuring" or finally show himself a fighter for the "Russian world". And since the "restructuring" is now beginning is very risky, he can choose the second path, "- the expert believes.

Also, according to him, there are several factors that could push Putin to a new escalation of violence against Ukraine. Among other things, we are talking about the absence of any decision on the Donbas (Ukrainian power actually strengthens its blockade of the occupied areas), which is disadvantageous for Russia and could force the Kremlin to stimulate action to change the status quo. In addition, the incentive for a new offensive of Russians can become the internal political situation in Russia.

However, full-scale offensive of the Russian Federation, according to Oktisyuka, should be expected. "In the current circumstances, Russia is unlikely to be decided on a full-scale offensive", - the expert added.

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The General Staff are confident that in the near future large-scale military offensive of the Russian Federation will not be

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:31 pm

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine believes that in the coming weeks a massive offensive of the Russian troops is not possible. About this in the air "on Channel 5," said the press service chief of the General Staff Vladislav Seleznev.

"After all, in order to carry out offensive must be properly shaken the domestic situation in those areas, which border Russia. That is, the conditions must be created for Russian-terrorist forces were able to invade the territory of the country, is to submit a sauce that is a "militia." That's what happened a year ago in the Kharkiv region, what happened in Odessa - the maximum destabilization of the political situation in the territory of the areas that border with the Russian Federation ", - he said.

Seleznev assured that as long as this does not happen, the actions of the Russian armed forces will not be so effective to achieve the results that they expect.

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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:33 pm

21:22
"Foreign Minister Norman Quartet" will meet in Paris on Tuesday (FaceNews.UA)
http://www.facenews.ua/news/2015/275753/

[So what will mega-liar, Lavrov say???
"There are no Russian troops in Ukraine, there are no tanks.
It is all an optical illusion. All American propaganda..... "
And journalists like scumball Shaun Walker and Shameus Milne - Stalin lover - at the Guardian, will lap it up like a cat to milk.
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Post by Nelson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:39 pm

21:29
In Donetsk "Orthodox" DNR-sheep "got drunk and shoot at" Cossacks "(pulse of Kiev)
http://society.puls.kiev.ua/incident/333480.html
June 10, 2015 in Donetsk took place the armed clash between members of illegal armed groups, calling themselves "Orthodox" Army (unit commander as "Guliver") and the so-called "Cossacks Battalion 7 (Division Commander as" Wolf ").
On this Wednesday edition reports "News of Donbass", citing local residents.
"According to Shakhtar, all present persons were intoxicated. The clash occurred in the western part of the Kirov District, not far from the neighborhood of mine Abakumova. Residents claim that during the celebration of the birthday of their Commander there was a clash.... As a result.. with firearm one Kazak died, there are wounded, "the statement said.


21:27
Russian journalist named "DNR" thuggish faction (Hronika.info)
http://hronika.info/rossija/64031-rossiyskiy-zhurnalist-nazval-dnr-banditskoy-gruppirovkoy.html
[He basically says that they are nutcases, lacking intelligence, on drugs]


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In St. Petersburg burned agitmashinu supporters of the "DNR" and "LC" (PHOTO)

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:41 pm

In St. Petersburg, Russia unidentified burned car agitators in support of terrorist groups "DNR" and "LC".



On Wednesday, July 17, according to inforesist.org with a link to the Russian propaganda movement in social networks.

"In St. Petersburg, after warning shots into the windshield and vandalism NODovskaya (" Militia of Donbass "- Ed.) Car on the night of June 16 was burned completely, with all flags and posters," - said in a statement.





It is noted that the activists of "Nod" is going to hold a rally on June 17 in support of terrorist organizations, "DNR" and "LC".

It is reported that before around St. Petersburg distribute postcards with the text "New Russia Business prisoners on the blood of the Russians" and "Enough to send the best sons of Russia in the war against brotherly Ukraine."

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In Odessa, detained communist suspected in a number of terrorist attacks

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:45 pm

Security Service of Ukraine detained a member of the group "Communists-revolutionaries" on suspicion of committing terrorist acts in Odessa.

About this on his page on the social networking site Facebook wrote adviser to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivsky.

He said that on Wednesday the head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko had a telephone conversation with the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili.

Nalyvaychenko said that the SBU special group who traveled to Odessa, received instructions to provide full assistance to the head of the regional administration to combat corruption, smuggling and terrorism.

"Nalyvaychenko also told Saakashvili about the results of the next phase of the antiterrorist operation in Odessa and the region, which resulted in the SBU detained a member of the group" Communists-revolutionaries "citizen of Ukraine" G ", born in 1978," - wrote Lubkivsky.

Currently conducted interrogations of detainees, who is suspected of committing terrorist acts in Odessa against the volunteer centers.

As reported, the SBU said on the Suppression of creating a separatist movement "People's Council of Bessarabia" in the Odessa region.

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Poroshenko will make a submission to the Verkhovna Rada on dismissal of the head of the SBU - MP

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:55 pm

People's deputy Yuriy Lutsenko, after the Council of the coalition said that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will make a representation to the Parliament to dismiss the chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentin Nalyvaychenko, transfers "UNN" .

According to Lutsenko, the President said that the SBU is now to head scout personnel.

However, the MP said that the name of the new head of the Security Service of Ukraine has the right to name just Poroshenko.

Lutsenko also assured reporters that between "the President of Ukraine and Nalyvaichenko no spark of war."

Recall that in the parliament lobby MP from the faction "BPP" Oleksandr Chernenko said that the faction "Bloc Poroshenko" intends to support the retired chairman of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko, if this issue will be submitted to the session hall.

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Grushnik Yerofeyev and Alexandrov exchange will not be - SBU

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:13 pm

Ukraine does not consider sharing options GRU representatives of the Russian Federation Alexandrov Yerofeyev and detained in Ukraine in May.

This was said on Wednesday in Washington, the chief of department of the SBU Vitaly found during the presentation of the report of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.

"Today is not a question about the exchange of two officers of the GRU Yerofeyev and Alexandrov" - said the representative of the Security Service of Ukraine.

He said that Russian soldiers are in satisfactory condition. "One of them is in a medical facility, the other delivered to the place of detention," - said the representative of the Ukrainian.

Naida stressed that "both appear before a Ukrainian court."

Recall, May 16 during the assault positions in the Ukrainian city of Lugansk region Happiness captured included two GRU commandos of the Russian Federation. They were injured and were taken to a military hospital in Kiev.

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Stubbornness and inadequacy win over in Kremlin – Ukraine, be ready! – Russian political expert warns

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:46 pm

As stubbornness, inadequacy and despair win over in the Kremlin, Russia will inevitably be turned into a war camp and will bring war to its neighbors, leading expert of the Carnegie Moscow center Lilia Shevtsova writes in Facebook June 17.

Vladimir Putin announced Russia is to join the arms race and be ready for a nuclear confrontation. This is no bluff, no threat and blackmail of the West, she says.

“The entire world will make the scene for this confrontation

Until recently, many believed the movement to an abyss may be stopped. However, stubbornness, inadequacy and, more than anything, despair have taken the upper hand in the Kremlin, she says.

“Russia’s neighbors, be ready! There are politicos in the Kremlin who, willing to survive, are threatening to make this survival more dramatic, despite the grim record of the Soviet Union,” she says.

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Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine's leadership: Do not assign dull people to be responsible for cooperation with NATO

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:49 pm

The problem for the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine is dull people in the position of power.

This was stated by Canadian Ambassador Roman Vashchuk during the Ukraine-NATO Partnership Diagnostics conference, Censor.NET reports citing Yevropeiska Pravda.

"I have a tip for Ukraine: do not put dull people on posts responsible for cooperation with NATO," he said.

"There are a lot of problems at the level of middle management. When I come to NATO office, I can talk about the fantastic reforms in Ukraine, but in response I hear that the Ukrainian authorities with whom they communicate do not respond for weeks and months," Vashchuk said.

At the same time, he noted positive changes in the Ministry of Defense.

Earlier, Deputy Defense Minister on European integration, former ambassador to NATO, Ihor Dolhov said that Ukraine should not rely on the military intervention of NATO but shall reform the army.

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SBU: 54 Russian servicemen held criminally responsible in Ukraine

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:37 pm

Fifty-four Russian servicemen have been held criminally responsible in Ukraine; eight of them remain in custody now, according to Vasyl Vovk, the chief of the main investigation department of the Security Service of Ukraine, or the SBU.

"These 54 persons are citizens of Russia. They told us so themselves. They were held criminally responsible. I would like everybody to understand what it means. This is the announcement of charges against a citizen. On such a list there are [Igor] Girkin [also known as Strelkov, a Russian former "defense minister" of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic] and [Nikolay] Kozitsyn [Russian citizen, a general of the Russian Cossack army, a co-organizer of a separatist movement in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic], and other Russian citizens who were charged in absentia," he said, according to news.liga.net..................

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The Kremlin has described the principle of reciprocity in the case of the extension of sanctions

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:13 pm

A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said the use of the principle of reciprocity in the case, if the European Union decides to extend sanctions against Russia, said on Wednesday, June 17, "Interfax" .

"In all, the principle of reciprocity. But we need to wait for any decisions until the decision is not "- said the press secretary of the head of state on the possible extension of sanctions by Russia.

Sands and had previously stated that if sanctions against Russia will be extended, the country will respond reciprocally.

Earlier, a source told the agency that the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU agreed on an extension of economic sanctions against Russia. With regard to Russia sanctions extended for six months, in respect of the Crimea - a year. Also, according to the source, the extension of the sanctions does not imply tightening.

On the introduction of new sanctions said the member countries G7. Penalties be expanded if necessary. According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, restrictions on Russia will be extended in the event that an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.

EU decision on sanctions against the occupied Crimea came into force on June 25, 2014 and is valid until 23 June 2015. These sanctions include a ban on the import of goods from the occupied Crimea, if they do not have the Ukrainian certificate, a ban on the purchase of property in the occupied Crimea tour operators and the prohibition to provide services to European customers in the peninsula.

It is also forbidden to export to the occupied Crimea goods and technologies for the development of transport, telecommunications and energy, including oil and gas production.

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Base "Tornado" at the Lisichansk special forces preparing for the assault

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:21 pm

Security forces surrounded the main base of the battalion "Tornado" in the expanse under Lisichansk in the Lugansk region and prepare for the assault. This was Facebook's deputy battalion commander Nikolai Cukura.

"Now we will try to attack and disarm. We will stand up to the last for truth and justice and not allow us to desecrate "- wrote Cukura.

He also refers to the fighters of the "Right Sector" for support.

Recall, the battalion commander had been detained "Tornado" Ruslan Onishchenko and several soldiers.

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In occupied Lugansk militants issued medical advance in US dollars

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:03 pm

In occupied Lugansk representatives of the "LC" began paying state employees in the US currency. A source told "Informator" , the other day in US dollars received an advance hospital staff №4, in Kamyanobridskiy near the regional center.

Sanitation paid $ 20, nurses - 30 USD Doctors and hospital management team received $ 50.

We remind doctors of Lugansk, as well as mining towns (Sverdlovsk, Anthracite and Rovenki) repaid the February wage arrears in US dollars.

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23:40PM: Shkiryak: The Marinka is a tough fight

Post by Admin on Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:07 pm

23:40 militants launched an attack on Marinka west of Donetsk, they use guns, but APU reflect their attack. This was announced on his Facebook page Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs Zoryan Shkiryak.

"Sector B. at 23:40 started another attack of Russian-terrorist forces to the positions of ATU forces in Marinka. The terrorists beat of heavy artillery, all that they have. Use SAU, tanks, Rapier, Carnations and 120-mm mortars with cluster mines. In addition, the militants are attempting to break his infantry "- said Adviser to the Minister.

According to him, in an attack involving mercenaries and soldiers of Russia, including the head of the fighters of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and the GRU.

"Units of the 28th, 20th and 93rd brigades of Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as soldiers of the National Guard under the Ministry of Interior and courageously keep our foothold, hold back and reflect all the attacks of terrorists. The enemy suffers considerable losses in manpower and equipment, "- said Shkiryak.

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More than 1.3 million people fled from the "Russian world" from the Crimea and Donbas

Post by Admin on Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:14 am

In Ukraine, as of June 15, registered 1 million 341 thousand. Internally Displaced Persons from the Crimea and the Donbass.
It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

"As of June 15, 2015, according to the structural units of the regional social welfare and the Kyiv city state administration to take account of 1 million 341 thousand. 560 persons, or 1 million 54 thousand. 603 families from the Donbass and the Crimea", - stated in the message.

At the same time a little more than 401 thousand. Displaced families have applied for the appointment of financial aid. Of those already receiving financial aid 326 thousand. Total aid allocated for about 1.39 billion USD.

As reported by the "Observer", earlier during his working trip to the frontline village Popasnjansky district head of Lugansk region Gennady Moskal, said that all those who may run out of so-called "People's Republic of Luhansk" where there are normal conditions for living.

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Torture and rape: 7 soldiers and commanders "Tornado" arrested

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Eight people special purpose company " Tornado "arrested. Among them - the company commander Ruslan Onishchenko.

Onishchenko accused of forming a criminal organization, motivation of subordinates to commit crimes, and crimes of sexual and violent nature, Deputy Prosecutor General Anatoly Matios, reports TSN.

The investigation has information that in places where companies - spaciousness town - was a cellar for keeping people. The detainees were beaten and tortured - have already said witnesses.

Under the threat of assassination was raped detainees fixing bullying video.

Anatoly Matios appealed to the leadership of the Interior Ministry, to help carry out the operation check the location, because the representatives of the armed battalion said that when approaching them investigative open fire.

"The members of this criminal organization on the basis of company officers found a place in the basement Lisichansk secondary school in the town of spaciousness, where the content delivered to the local people have prepared and adapted means to commit acts of violence: beatings, torture, bodily injury to people who were detained illegally and illegally detained in these premises, "- said the military prosecutor.

Later, journalist Sergei Tishchenko on his page on Facebook told the details held a press konferenii on resonance case.

According to Deputy Prosecutor General Anatoly Matios eight fighters separate company "Tornado", including 5 times previously tried commander of the unit Lieutenant Ruslan Onishchenko, were arrested by investigators of military prosecutor's office in Kiev, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Severodonetsk.

"Matios drew media attention to the intensification of the actions of the Ukrainian society, including some deputies, aimed at discrediting the investigation" Tornado "and whitewash the reputation Onishchenko and his accomplices. This is despite the fact that the investigation had collected evidence on the case, prepared statements victims, collected the results of medical examination, which proves the facts of torture, said Matios "- said Tishchenko.

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Khodorkovsky told Putin on further steps in the Donbas

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is not profitable currently no collapse or expand the conflict in the Donbass.

So says well-known Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, reports "Ukrinform".

According to him, the solution of this problem for it can be freezing of the conflict,

"Today, the Russian authorities, particularly for Vladimir Putin is not a good solution to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Because the number of nationalists who are now concentrated there, with his return to Russia will not be grateful to Putin" - said Khodorkovsky.

On the other hand, he said, "and the expansion of the zone of conflict for him (Putin - Ed.) Is not winning, because the number of the most potentially destabilizing elements will increase."

However, this does not mean that the conflict will not be extended, said the Russian politician.

"He (Putin - Ed.) Is not interested in this, but there are many people who see in this interest," - said Khodorkovsky.

He also stressed that the Russian president in the system of government, which he built, after all, is not able to keep one in the field of your attention, even such important issues for a long time.

"I think that the question at this stage is the freezing of the conflict, and it is only today, in my opinion, the real solution, unfortunately," - said Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

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