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46 attacks by the Russians yesterday. 8 soldiers wounded.
Talk of Lutsenko as Gen Prosecutor. Kiss of death job.

Weather -
Another beautiful morning, but a little cooler. Only +9 at 0900. High maybe of 16.

Opinion -
Appointing Lutsenko as Prosecutor General would be stupid.
Ukraine needs to end the cycle of politically appointed prosecutors.
Tymoshenko appointed prosecutors to attack her enemies. Yanukovich did the same. It needs to come to an end.

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on Wed 20 Apr 2016 - 2:47Nelson
The leader of the self-proclaimed terrorist "LC" Igor Carpenter followed by the group "DNI" has decided to postpone the holding of "local elections" in the occupied areas of the Lugansk region. This is stated in the decree of the head of Luhansk militants.

"Move the day of the first election of local chapters and territories in which they are carried out, a certain decree of" Luhansk People's Republic "dated September 18, 2015 ... on April 24, 2016 July 24, 2016", - the report says.

Earlier it was reported that "local elections" also suffered a head group "DNI" Alexander Zakharchenko . In Russian/русский
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans on Wednesday, April 20 to hold a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, in particular, the liberalization of the visa regime with the EU for Ukraine. The Head of State reported on April 19 at a joint news conference with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

"Tomorrow, including on this issue (the issue of visa-free regime for Ukraine - Ed.) I have with him (the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker - Ed.), Held a telephone conversation," - Poroshenko said. In Russian/русский
When Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to conduct aggressive policies, its political regime does not stretch more than a year. And even if Putin will go to reconciliation with the West, it will not save it from collapse - a win would allow a bit of time. This is stated in the report of the analytical center European Council in Foreign Relations «Putin's Fall: looming crisis of the Russian regime", which prepared the former head of the program of the company and the Moscow region "Carnegie Center" Nikolay Petrov.

According to experts, the main factors that lead the current political regime to collapse, is the excessive concentration of power in the hands of Putin and his entourage, political uncertainty, which makes it impossible for strategic planning, development, militarization and the aggravation of the internal conflict between the elites.

"The key issue is time - how long the regime can survive without radical changes. Forecasts range from many years of slow decay, like the Roman Empire, to complete the transformation - imposed from above or below - until the end of 2016 ", - the report says.

"The regime has two output options: to improve their financial situation through reconciliation with the West, or to restore legitimacy, succeeding President. However, even this is only a win will allow the time and does not guarantee the avoidance of total collapse, "- said the author of the report. In Russian/русский
Staff Intelligence Security Service of Ukraine in Chernivtsi and Zaporizhia regions exposed the transit channel of illegal movement of military goods from the Russian Federation in one of the European countries. This was reported in the press center of the SBU.

"Do not attempt to export admitted without customs control through an international crossing point" Porubnoe "(Chernivtsi region) 119 and 131 Track shoe studs for multipurpose tractor easy booking", - said in a statement.

Open criminal proceedings under Part. 1, Art. 333 (violation of the order of international transfers of goods subject to State export control) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Continuing investigations. In Russian/русский
The self-proclaimed "DNR" will be held a month for employment of immigrants and identify persons of no fixed abode. It is reported by the occupation administration Voroshilov district of Donetsk on their Facebook page.

"According to the order of the Head of Administration of Donetsk Voroshilov district №53 from 13.04.2016 to 15.04.2016 on 15.05.2016 in the area declared a month to identify persons without fixed residence and employment of the population of internally displaced persons temporary", - reported in psevdoadministratsii.

Also, a message tells about the purpose of the event, whose main task "identify persons of no fixed abode, providing them with social assistance, as well as their adaptation to the society."

At the same time the official separatist resource "DNI" it was reported that as of April 15, the so-called Republic of 8181 registered internally displaced person, including 2,130 minors.

The militants argue that the occupied territories they are now open and runs 86 temporary accommodation centers, 60 permanent, 26 replacement. In Russian/русский
PACE believe that actually occurred in the Donbass "hybrid annexation." The escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in recent years has increased significantly. This was stated by speakers on the situation in Ukraine PACE Christina Zelenková and Marieluise Beck in Strasbourg, reports

"According to our information, the Kremlin created five" ministries ", which is actually controlled by so-called" LC "and" DNR "- Beck said.

Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe Nils Muižnieks, who visited the occupied Donetsk in late March, confirmed that the occupied territory is gradually but surely coming under the influence of Russia and more isolated from the rest of Ukraine.

"I have to sadly admit that if this continues, then in the middle of Europe there a large gray area where functioning of human rights mechanisms", - said the commissioner. In Russian/русский
France hopes that the Kiev before the end of the first half of 2016 will take an amendment to the Constitution on the special status of Donbass. This was stated by the head of the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

"Kiev authorities must honor their commitments and implement reforms, including the insertion of an amendment to the Constitution on the special status of Donbass and the amendment of the electoral process in the Donbass", - he said at a press conference after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"We hope that these results will be achieved by the end of the first half of this year", - added the head of the French Foreign Ministry. In Russian/русский
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin thanked the Dutch parliament for a wise decision. About this he wrote in a microblog on Twitter.

"I thank the members of the Dutch parliament for a wise decision. This leaves the door open for a decision in the interest of the Netherlands, Ukraine and the EU ", - wrote Klimkin.

Earlier, the Dutch parliament voted against the abolition of the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association. In Russian/русский
In occupied Donbas local personally struggling with brazen militants. So, people dealt with the Russian mercenary who opened fire in Donetsk. This was reported in the State Ministry of Defence Intelligence.

As it was reported, April 18, the Russian Armed Forces, Major Alexei Chirwa opened fire at a local park. The man was in a state of extreme intoxication.

Donetsk residents themselves detained the man and lynched him.

The man was hospitalized with multiple injuries. In Russian/русский

This is the kind of scum Putin sends to Ukraine. Shooting in a park that might have children in it, or babushkas sitting to relax. As we know, Putin doesn't give a rats ass about Ukrainians. I would love to see him lynched in Dombas and have it globally broadcasted. As the Kremlin passed a law not to adhere to international law, so should Ukraine do the same, in this event.
In Severodonetsk, Luhansk region in the Security Service of Ukraine in cooperation with the Military Service Law Enforcement has found a huge cache of arms and ammunition. It is reported by the press center of the Security Council of Ukraine.

"According to operational information, caches have equipped the 2014 thriller" LC "of the terrorist organization, and means of destruction have been stolen while capturing terrorists and military units of the Interior Ministry, located in Severodonetsk," - said in a statement.

It is noted that law enforcement officers seized a cache of 50,000 rounds of ammunition of various calibers, 100 grenades with fuses, 448 grenades for grenade launcher, 40 anti-tank mines with detonators, 12 grenade launchers, nearly 20.5 kilograms of TNT.

Open criminal proceedings under Part. 1, Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Continue pressing operational and investigative activities. In Russian/русский
Within the walls of PACE presented the report "Putin. War "because of which, according to one version, he was killed by the author of Russian opposition Boris Nemtsov. This was a Facebook page, said MP and member of the permanent delegation to PACE Rada Georgy Logvinsky.

"That is the reason for the murder of Russian opposition politician previously voiced by the head of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok in an interview with the German edition of Westfalen-Blatt», - wrote Logvinsky.

According to him, we finished the "business Nemtsov" his colleagues - Ilya Yashin, and Olga Shorin.

Logvinsky said that the report - is a journalistic investigation, which proves the participation of Russian troops in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

He noted that the report authors have collected and systematized comprehensive evidence of the presence on Ukrainian territory of the Russian armed forces, as well as groups of mercenaries are recruited, funded and directed at the territory of Ukraine to take part in hostilities. In Russian/русский
In Kiev, a drunken rider knocked down a pedestrian and a police scandal - on one of the law enforcement officers even attacked with fists. About this newspaper writes

The motorcyclist ran over a pedestrian who came to the bus and dragged him 10 meters. The accident hit and each rider, according to witnesses, he was tipsy.

After arriving at the police of the accident, the two drunken men staged a scandal. One of them climbed up with his fists to the patrol and tried to break the police helmet.

As found by the police, the motorcycle did not belong to the person responsible for the accident, he is engaged in repair of motorcycles and was just given a ride. In Russian/русский
Commissioner OSCE on Freedom Dunja Mijatovic expressed concern about the intimidation of the journalist Nicholas Semeny in Crimea. This is stated in a statement on the OSCE website.

Yesterday, 19 April Semeny residence was searched, seized his equipment. The journalist was detained and released only after the interrogation, which lasted several hours. According to reports, he was forbidden to leave the peninsula, the report said.

"This case shows that the practice of harassment of journalists in the Crimea should be stopped," - are reported words of Mijatovic.

It is noted that similar actions were taken with respect to other journalists in Crimea: the photographer Legnaro Abibulaevoy and Ruslana Lyumanovoy. In Russian/русский
on Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 13:13Admin
Why China Won’t Overtake the United States.

The lead package of the May/June 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, available on tomorrow, deals with Russia's future. To complement the individual articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below:

After two and a half decades, is the United States’ run as the world’s sole superpower coming to an end? Many say yes, seeing a rising China ready to catch up to or even surpass the United States in the near future. By many measures, after all, China’s economy is on track to become the world’s biggest, and even if its growth slows, it will still outpace that of the United States for many years. Its coffers overflowing, Beijing has used its new wealth to attract friends, deter enemies, modernize its military, and aggressively assert sovereignty claims in its periphery. For many, therefore, the question is not whether China will become a superpower but just how soon.

But this is wishful, or fearful, thinking. Economic growth no longer translates as directly into military power as it did in the past, which means that it is now harder than ever for rising powers to rise and established ones to fall. And China—the only country with the raw potential to become a true global peer of the United States—also faces a more daunting challenge than previous rising states because of how far it lags behind technologically. Even though the United States’ economic dominance has eroded from its peak, the country’s military superiority is not going anywhere, nor is the globe-spanning alliance structure that constitutes the core of the existing liberal international order (unless Washington unwisely decides to throw it away)................

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President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Ukrainian pilot, people’s deputy Nadiya Savchenko who is illegally retained in Russian prison. The conversation took place in the course of the meeting with mother of Nadiya Savchenko Mariya Ivanivna and her sister Vira.
In the course of the conversation, Petro Poroshenko noted that he was happy to finally have an opportunity to communicate with Nadiya. He emphasized that the whole country was proud of her persistence and supported her. “The entire country is proud of you, your persistence, courage and patriotism. You have become a symbol of Ukraine,” the President said.
The Head of State informed Nadiya Savchenko on the actions aimed at her liberation and told the details of his phone conversation with President of Russia Putin.
“Ukraine keeps doing everything for your liberation,” Petro Poroshenko said.
The President, Nadiya’s mother and sister asked her to stop the hunger strike. “Even in such conditions, we should preserve your health,” he noted.
Nadiya Savchenko agreed to stop the hunger strike temporarily.
The President informed on his willingness to send his plane to Russia to bring Nadiya Savchenko back home.

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During today's Russian-terrorist forces have significantly reduced its activity. Fire Ukrainian positions they opened 8 times. It is reported by the press center of the ATO headquarters on your page to Facebook.

"Out of 120-mm mortars and 82 mm sighting took three fire strike in Avdeevka region, one - in the direction of the Lenin and development. In addition, near the Lenin and Shirokino shelling of our strong points militants fought with grenade launchers, machine guns and large-caliber small arms ", - the report says.

ATO forces opened fire once. "During the shelling of mercenaries one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of the machine guns of large caliber enemy received an adequate response from the same weapon", - informed the press center.

Also in the headquarters of the ATO reported that along the line of demarcation enhanced vigilance troops were calculated to improve the maneuverability of troops and their ability to act in a dramatic change in the situation.

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Correct. Besides, as he points out, there are no Ukrainian banks operating in occupied areas currently.
Which would seem to indicate that the lawyers know that a prisoner swop is in the making. Savchenko.
...Denmark will insist on continuing EU sanctions against Russian Federation because of the worsening situation in Donbas ...
Why don't we hear this from the Greek and Italian scumballs?
The European Commission on Wednesday may put forward a proposal for the abolition of a visa regime for the Ukrainians who travel to the EU, that’s according to a Brussels correspondent of RFE/RL Rikard Jozwiak....
We will see.
Hopefully it will be passed by the parliament by mid-summer.
Dutch parliament rejected a proposal initiated by the Socialist Party to abolish the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The corresponding decision was made in the course of voting in the main legislative body of the country.

The proposal failed to gain the majority, despite the fact that, at the request of the Socialist Party vote took place not along party lines, as usual, but by name - that is, the assistant parliamentary speaker called each deputy by name, but he had to say "yes" or " against ", reports TASS .

The deputy from the Socialist Party, Harry van Bommel, who is one of the main opponents of the association in its current form, and the initiator of the proposal noted that "very disappointed with the result of voting." "The will of the people faded into the background", - he stated.

Recall, April 6 in the Netherlands held a referendum on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. April 12 Electoral Council of the Netherlands published the official results of the referendum . The turnout was 32.28%, against 61% voted for - 38.21%. In Russian/русский
To date, the list of missing missing as a result of armed conflict in the Donbas is 681 Ukrainian. This was on his Facebook page said the first vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass region, Irina Gerashchenko, referring to SBU information.

She noted that among the missing 268 military 413- civilians.

"In the list of hostages who are held in the occupied territories - 115 Ukrainians (civil and military). Another 12 prisoners are in jails of Russia ", - said Gerashchenko.

She noted that these figures it operates on the Ukrainian side in the humanitarian work of the sub-group in Minsk.

Gerashchenko said that tomorrow, April 20, the release of the hostages will be a key topic at the talks in Minsk. In Russian/русский
At the NATO summit in Warsaw in July the alliance is planning to offer Tbilisi and Kyiv a newly devised status: "associate partnership", as well as a closer cooperation in the Black Sea.

Any attempts of rapprochement between NATO and the former USSR republics, according to analysts, will make Moscow nervous and even more unpredictable.

Georgia, which was hoping to receive the Membership Acting Plan (MAP) this year in Warsaw, does not conceal its dissatisfaction. However, Tbilisi acknowledges that considering present political realities, the new status of associate partnership will be an important step towards its path to NATO............

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hopes that the European Parliament and the European Council will soon consider Ukraine's implementation of requirements necessary for granting a visa-free regime.
As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, he announced this in his speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe spring session.

Ukraine and Georgia have received the endorsement of the Commission, Juncker said and expressed hope that the European Parliament and the European Council will consider it in the coming weeks.   In Ukrainian/український
Petro Poroshenko Block party deputy whip Ihor Hryniv announced to BPP lawmakers that the bill on the prosecution would be put to the vote on Tuesday, Serhy Leshchenko told Ukrayinska Pravda Apr. 19.

The bill, aimed to open the way for Yury Lutsenko to be appointed prosecutor general, will change the requirements for candidates and allow nominees without legal education and mandatory 10-year service in the prosecution to take the office.

BPP whip Yury Lutsenko had been interior minister in the Yu. Tymoshenko cabinet for a number of years.
“By banning Mejlis, the Crimean Tatars assembly, Putin’s regime took another step ‘to shorten the mental distance between it and the Hitler regime,’” Chubarov wrote in Facebook Apr. 18.

“I have no questions to Putin: he behaves as brutally as the world community allows him to do.

Another thing is whether the West’s leaders realize the results of their policy of appeasement regarding Russia.

Russia’s aggression is aimed today at Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians, however, it is not difficult to say who the next victim will be – it will be your country and your people,” Chubarov warned.
....Natalya Poklonskaya said on April 19 that Russia's Federal Security Service was pressing charges against an unidentified journalist, who she said worked for RFE/RL, for reports where he or she "called for the isolation of the peninsula."....
Stalin. Mega oppression now in Russia and the occupied territories.
Donetsk team beat drunken Russian Major
Yesterday Donetsk residents caught drunk Major Russian Armed Forces, who was shooting in a city park in Donetsk
This was reported by the Intelligence Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
Staff Officer 1 AK Russian Armed Forces, Major Alexei Tsirva in a state of extreme intoxication fired a pistol in a city park in Donetsk. Conscious Donetsk residents detained him and taken to a local hospital with numerous injuries.
Last week it was reported that a resident of the city of Stakhanov gave a rebuff to two Russian soldiers who were trying to rob him
Such is life in occupied Donetsk with Shaun Walker's "DNR guys".
on Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 7:16Nelson
In Donbass Russian captain died - intelligence
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:54
Department of Defense intelligence of Ukraine said that during the fighting in the Donbas killed an officer of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Captain Nikolai Nikolayets.
This is stated in the notice of Defence of Ukraine, was made public Tuesday.
It is claimed that Nikolayets born in Tyumen and was a resident of Khabarovsk Krai.
"Defence Intelligence of Ukraine established that the Armed Forces Captain Nicholas was sent to Nikolayets temporarily occupied territories of Eastern Ukraine in the summer of 2015 as a part of the engineering battalion (350 troops) 14-th separate engineering brigade (s.Vyatske, Khabarovsk Territory) East PA (Khabarovsk) Armed Forces, "- said in a statement....
Chubarov said that Putin approached Hitler, the world - as ostrich
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 10:59
MP and one of the leaders of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov said that if the world did not react to the ban Mejlis Russia, Vladimir Putin can encroach on other peoples.
He said from the rostrum of parliament on 19 April.
"April 18, 2016 decision of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the country-aggressor Majlis of Crimean Tatar people included in the list of extremist organizations, whose activity is banned in Russia", - said Chubarov.
"Putin's regime, which occupied the Crimea, took another step that reduced mental distance between him and Hitler's regime, which also doomed his entire nations occupied Europe to extermination," - he said.
According to Chubarov, Crimean Tatars' no questions for Putin, he behaves in Crimea occupied him so brutally, as it allows the international community. "
"Other rights or Western leaders realize the consequences for their own peoples ostrich policy towards Russia, which openly try on the role of the owner" just as sudyeb "- said the leader of the Crimean Tatars....
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 11:11
More than half of Russians (58%) would like to resuscitate the Soviet Union and social system.
The results of the survey, "Levada Center", reports "Interfax".
At the same time 44% said that currently it is unrealistic. At the same time, one in three (31%) would not want to restore the Union and socialism.
More than half of Russians believe that the Soviet Union's collapse could have been avoided (51%) and regret that it happened (56%).
The share of Russians who are nostalgic for the Soviet era was the highest since November 2010, but higher than the historical maximum date rate - in December 2000 on the collapse of the USSR sorry three-quarters of Russians (75%)....

The social system I could understand.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark have excellent social systems. But also freedom of speech, freedom of association, and so on. Civilisation.
But the return of the USSR? Oppression of the populations of how many countries?
Perhaps this really shows how little progress has been made in Russia since Putin came to power.
The oligarchs have made billions, and the people remain poor, with even worse facilities. And poverty is growing now in Russia.
At night in the area ATO wounded 8 soldiers - Staff
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:41
One day in the area of ​​anti-terrorist operation wounds suffered eight Ukrainian soldiers.
This at a traditional briefing on Tuesday, spokesman of the Presidential Administration Alexander ATO on Motuzyanyk.
"For the past day killed as a result of fighting between Ukrainian military was not, but eight of our men were wounded," - said the colonel.
Responding to clarifying the question Motuzyanyk said that all soldiers were injured as a result of enemy attacks, three - in Stanitsa Lugansk - one in Mar'yintsi, four - in Avdiyivka.
on Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 3:03Nelson
People's deputies plan to consider a number of bills on the settlement of relations in social and defense sectors.
People's deputies at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, April 19 plans to consider a number of bills on the settlement of relations in social and defense sectors, as well as a draft resolution on granting consent to the detention and arrest of a judge. This is stated in the agenda of the meeting....
I read elsewhere that the Dutch parliament are going to discuss the AA today. Could be interesting.
found it
Парламент Нідерландів сьогодні обговорить асоціацію Україна—ЄС
Parliament Netherlands today to discuss associatiion Ukraine - EC
on Tue 19 Apr 2016 - 2:35Nelson
Each tram costs over a million euros?!
You would think Ukraine could build a good tram for half that price.
Kiev needs some new trams. I rode the 29 last week when it was raining. And - the water was coming in through the roof. I joke not.
Probably an old East German tram from 30 years ago - metal corrosion, one would assume.
Day in ATO: Militants fired 46 times, fired from anti-aircraft guns and infantry fighting vehicles
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:41
For the past day militants carried out 46 attacks Ukrainian positions of soldiers.
The press center ATO Staff reports page on Facebook.
"With the caliber of 120 mm mortars and 82 mm illegal armed groups fired at the Donetsk direction in areas Avdeevka, Krasnogorivka, Novgorod and Nevel", - the headquarters.
In Mariupol direction, in addition to mortars, militants, violating the Minsk agreement used artillery. With direction Olenevka and Dokuchaevsk terrorists repeatedly subjected to shelling positions forces ATO near Berioza and Novotroitsk.
Near by Marinka Ukrainian soldiers fired 15 times snipers and they fired from weapons infantry fighting vehicles, small arms, grenades and mortars.
Also banned weapons gunmen were firing positions forces ATO near Slavna, Taramchuka and Shyrokyno. With smaller caliber weapons, terrorists opened fire in the village of Lugansk regions, Verhnotoretskoho, Trohizbenky, granitna and Krasnogorivka.
"With a view to keeping occupied areas of Defense Armed Forces of Ukraine 19 times opened fire in response," - said the headquarters.
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