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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Sunday 01 May [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Sunday 01 May [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 1:55 am

SUNDAY

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News -
27 attacks by Putin. Sadly 1 soldier dead, 7 injured.

Weather -
A beautiful Easter morn. Sunshine, about 12C. High expected near 20. Pleasant.

Христос воскрес! Воістину воскрес!
Christos Voskres! Voistinu Voskres!
Approx. transl. Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Ukrainians are greeting each other today with these words - Orthodox Easter.
I'm heading to church shortly. But many went to the midnight service, for sure. It is very quiet now at 0830.


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Militants violate the holiday cease-fire [27 attacks]

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 2:01 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/1/7107313/
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The militants violated the agreement on adherence complete silence in the area of ​​ATO on holiday.
The press center ATO Staff reports page on Facebook.
"Over the past day 27 times they fired at the positions of Ukrainian defenders" - said in a statement.
It is noted that in the evening the militants were intense fire at the Donetsk area.
"In the evening the militants were especially intense fire at the Donetsk area. In particular, our strong points in the area Avdeevki Zaitsev, Mayorska and Luhansk enemy fired from grenade launchers of various systems and heavy machine guns. In addition, by defenders Avdeevki enemy struck with mortars caliber 82 mm" - said the headquarters.
In Mariupol direction under fire fighters with grenades different systems and heavy machine guns hit Ukrainian position near water and Hnutovoho. Also at Vodina terrorists struck the prohibited 120-mm mortars.
April 29th Trilateral contact group in Minsk agreed on the ceasefire in Donbas with the onset of Easter and May holidays.

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So much for Minsk agreements...

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On Easter night the President and his wife prayed for Ukraine

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 2:05 am

http://www.president.gov.ua/news/u-velikodnyu-nich-prezident-razom-iz-druzhinoyu-molilisya-za-37062
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Marina on Easter night visited several Christian churches in Kyiv and took part in the festive worship.
In Vladimir Cathedral presidential couple, together with the Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine, rector of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate Filaret Cross and were faithful walk around the house. They then took part in the Easter church service, conducted by rector of the UOC-KP.
Marina Peter Poroshenko also visited holiday service to the Church of St. Nicholas, which is Askold's grave.
The President and his wife visited the Holy Dormition Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, which joined the Easter service. In Refectory Church holiday service sent the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Onuphrius.
In all Christian shrines of Kiev Petro Poroshenko and his wife greeted the faithful on the occasion of Easter and the Resurrection.

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Not yet translated into English on the Pres website.





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Easter message from the President

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 2:19 am

http://www.president.gov.ua/news/privitannya-prezidenta-ukrayini-z-velikodnem-37063
[Again, currently not translated into English on his website, so please accept this online translation. ]

Dear Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Christ!
Resurrection of Christ - the Holy of Holies. On this day of age in the era, from century to century, from one year to the hearts of all Christians are filled with boundless joy. This festival takes us beyond earthly life, beyond the bustle of everyday life. It unites people and exalt the Creator.
Jesus before crucifixion only seemed weak against oppressors, but his was a strong belief and irresistible spirit. It was true, but because he overcame death, defeated evil.
Two years ago, Ukraine was also weak and exhausted, but now it is as if resurrected. And the victorious march of the Christian faith began after his resurrection, and sure progress Ukraine in the future unfolding before our eyes with you.
These days we remember thousands of our defenders who gave their lives for our faith and our freedom, for our country, remember all those who died as a result of Russian aggression.
We gratefully pray for everyone who kept our calm on Easter night, and who on this holiday is a guardian of peace.

Tens of millions of Ukrainian Easter eggs and Easter reconcile, happily and sincerely congratulate each other on the holiday table. I urge all sanctifying love, keep your heart wide open and help those who need our attention and care. If not material, at least a kind word, or nursing fraternal kiss.
Are all heard singing in the church today, "trampling death by death"? Easter - a day of victory over death.
Lord had risen and we have opened the way to eternal life. He established the inevitable triumph of good over evil. This we witness each other when we say: "Christ is risen!". And the answer: "He is risen indeed!".
On this solemn day of Easter I congratulate all and wish peace, prosperity, unity and grace to our country.
Christ is Risen!

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Khreshchatyk for pedestrians only on May holidays

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http://en.censor.net.ua/news/387029/khreshchatyk_to_be_pedestrian_on_may_holidays
Khreshchatyk to be pedestrian on May holidays
On Easter and May holidays, Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv will be pedestrian from Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St. to the Avenue of the Heavenly Hundred.
Censor.NET reports citing National patrol police.
Road traffic will be stopped from April 30 (10 a.m.)/May 7 (10 a.m.) till May 4 (6 p.m.)/May 10 (6 p.m.).

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A tense fortnight ahead in Odessa? Yes if the politicians have anything to do with it

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 2:43 am

http://www.odessatalk.com/2016/04/tense-fortnight-ahead-odessa-yes-politicians-anything/
.....Mayor Trukhanov (and City Hall) have aroused their ire after entirely inappropriate construction schemes on the historic Fransuski Boulevard, numerous secretive departmental meetings with no public input into decision making, abhorrent, (and in defiance of local ordnance), inconsiderate construction in the historic city centre, the usual graft and inept use of the city budget, and notwithstanding the 20 (or more) offshore companies the Panama Papers linked to the Trukhanov name, together with his (alleged) holding a Russian passport.
As stated in that entry, the weather gets warmer and the 24/7 protests far easier to endure than was the case for the far cooler and wetter weather during the prosecutor protests.
The problem for Mayor Trukhanov therefore is that the protests are not about to disappear quickly.
Having already employed the Homo Sovieticus modus operandi of ignore, deny, deflect/distract to no avail, the entry stated – “The Homo Sovieticus doctrine regarding steps for further escalation are likely to make matters worse rather than better….”.....

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In the ATO zone 1 soldier killed, 7 wounded. "Hot" at Svetlodarsk

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 7:19 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/1/7107330/
In the area of ​​ATU 1 soldier killed, 7 wounded. "Hot" at Svetlodarsk
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:58
Over the past day in the area of ​​ATO Ukrainian military one killed, another seven injured.
This was at the briefing on May 1 AP spokesman for the ATO Alexander Motuzyanyk.
He said the military killed due to grenade attack near Svetlodarsk reservoir.
"Five soldiers were wounded in the area Avdeevki, two - in Mariupol direction," - said Motuzyanyk.
"In Donetsk area number of enemy attacks compared with the previous day increased. Mortars militants used once - near Avdeevka." Industrial zone "remains the hottest point," - said spokesman ATO.
In Lugansk area twice militants violated "quiet mode" - near Trohizbenky.
Also, militants resumed activity near Svetlodarsk reservoir - opened fire from grenade launchers and small arms.
"Unrest was also on the northern outskirts of occupied Gorlovki, in particular and Zaitseva Mayorsku" - said Motuzyanyk.

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[Putin Assistant] Surkov visited the "DNR", and held a meeting on further aggression

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 7:28 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/1/7107337/
Surkov visited the "NPT" held a meeting on further aggression
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 14:15
Assistant to the Russian President Vladislav Surkov visited the territory temporarily occupied the Donbas and held April 29 in Snizhne a closed meeting with the leadership of "DNR".
This May 1 reported in the Directorate of Intelligence Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
According to Gur, a meeting was held with the participation of Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces of Russia, Colonel General O.Lyentsova, Army Commander 58 Armed Forces Lieutenant General and Commander A.Hurulova 1 AK Major General Armed Forces V.Asapova and 4 representatives of business circles region.
"The main attention was paid to the development of the situation on the contact line and plans for further action, state industrial infrastructure and export into the territory of production capacity of Khartsyzsk, Torez, Shakhtarsk into Russia" - noted in intelligence.
"During the meeting, representatives of Russia was subjected to harsh criticism of Alexander Zakharchenko activities (the leader of the militants," NPT ") and its inability to carry out the tasks assigned command of Russian, including a displacement ATO forces from positions near Avdeevki and distribution of Russian financial and military aid "- said in a statement....

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Memorial Nemtsov in Moscow smashed twice in a day

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http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/1/7107332/

According Mityushkinoyi flowers are thrown into the machine directly into the buckets without pouring water and candles cast, not putting out.

When Mityushkina their foreman said that the activists themselves are taken away (the plan was to make it a bridge to the overlap in connection with the planned center in festive procession), he shouted at her, "No!".
An activist of "Solidarity" Denis Yudin tried to take a bridge portrait Nemtsov, but people in the form Hormostu grabbed his hands and failed to move from the spot.

When the operation was finished, the crowd "hormostivtsiv" attacked Yudin and his vyvolik on the roadway, said Mityushkina.




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Putin's thugs trying to erase the memory of the great man.
But the people won't forget.

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"Communist" dedushkas meet in Zhitomir - UEN Exclusive

Post by Nelson on Sun May 01, 2016 8:11 am

You couldn't make it up.
Visiting some friends in Zhitomir this weekend. We went to church in the morning.
And on the way, what do we come across?!
It's the old "Communists" - but now with a "Socialist" branding. The old old dedushkas - granddads - who held positions of power in the days of the Soviet Union - gathering to remember the "good old days" - and still wishing for poverty for the rest of the population for centuries to come.

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And look here at the average age. 75? Dinosaurs. Soviet dinosaurs. Not many of them left now - celebrating May 01.



And contrast this bunch of 30 odd pensioners with the church -
Outside people leave their paschas to be blest - and any other food also. Eggs. Some even with sausage!
To my right there were more young people. This photo doesn't show the average age too well. But I would say about 35.
Apologies for the two "backside" views Rolling Eyes



And inside the church you could hear the communist nutters with their megaphone denouncing the government -
"Yatseniuk is gone, but Groisman is just as bad"....



Christos Voskres!

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Five naval groups and air fleet to be involved in Black Sea water area protection. VIDEO

Post by Admin on Sun May 01, 2016 12:08 pm

The Ukrainian border guards strengthened defense of the Black Sea water area off the Odesa region coast.

The naval groups and air fleet will patrol the water area daily during the May holidays, Censor.NET reports citing the State Border Guard Service.

Five naval task groups are envolved in covering the sea approaches as of today.
Diamond light aircraft are monitoring the situation in the territorial waters and the administrative border with occupied Crimea. The border guard service small aircraft fleet have committed three flights and surveyed 4,800 square kilometers of Ukraine's territorial waters, 2,340 square kilometers of the Sea of Azov, and 135 kilometers of the state border April 30.



At the Odesa guards defended the Black Sea.

censor.net.ua   In Ukrainian/український



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POLITICO: Germany to push for fresh Russia-Ukraine talks

Post by Admin on Sun May 01, 2016 12:29 pm

German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier announces that the German government wants to "give new momentum" to peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, according to POLITICO.​

"We have lost time. The ceasefire has become more fragile … I think it is necessary that we now give new momentum to overcoming the obstacles between Kyiv and Moscow," Steinmeier told German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag on Sunday, POLITICO wrote.

Steinmeier has invited foreign ministers to meet in Berlin on May 11 to discuss the preparation of local elections in eastern Ukraine. The German minister said "concrete proposals [are] now on the table" that include "interesting restabilization proposals."...................

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