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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 13 May [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Friday 13 May [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 2:59 am

FRIDAY

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News -
10 attacks by Putin on Ukrainians yesterday. Reading of two soldiers wounded.

Weather -
Yet another lovely morning. But forecast for next week, wet and a little cooler. We will see.
0900 this morning was 16C. Some sunshine. Pleasant.

Nelson -
will be taking a break from posting the news for a couple of weeks, and doing some travelling.
Admin will hopefully be posting. He is currently in Ukraine, and sampling the alcohol content of local beverages, and also the fat content of the salo. (my opinion). Very Happy
Think he's made it to Zakarpathia. Don't think he liked the roads too much )) But I'm sure he finds the scenery beautiful )


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Staff: militants use banned mortars near Donetsk

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 3:02 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/13/7108304/
During the last day of the zone ATO 10 times militants opened fire on the positions of Ukrainian forces.
The press center ATO Staff reports page on Facebook.
In Donetsk direction terrorists fired two positions near the Ukrainian Avdeevki. At that militants used rocket launchers of different systems, small arms, heavy machine guns, mortars caliber 82 mm and 120 mm.
In Lugansk region militants opened fire with small arms and grenade launchers on the ATO forces in the area and Novozvanivky Steppe.
In Mariupol toward militants night fired automatic grenade easel one of the strongholds of forces ATO near Novotroitsk.

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Ukraine declared a weather warning: rain, hail and squalls (MFN) [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 3:14 am

http://nbnews.com.ua/ru/news/180171/
On Friday, May 13, in Ukraine declared a storm warning: expect rain, hail and squalls. It is reported by the press service of the State Service for Emergency Situations.
"Storm Warning: day May 13 in Ukraine storms in places, in Transcarpathia, the Carpathians and the Carpathian region, heavy rains in the western and central areas in some areas hail and squalls of 15-20 m / s", - said in a statement.

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The EU has clarified the conditions of visa-free regime with Ukraine (Columnist)

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 3:21 am

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http://obozrevatel.com/politics/56807-v-es-utochnili-usloviya-bezvizovogo-rezhima-s-ukrainoj.htm
The introduction of a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union does not provide entitlement to work in the EU Member States.
This was stated by the EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos, quoted him as saying the EU representative office in Ukraine on your page to Facebook.
"Exemption from the visa does not provide for the right to work in the EU and the proper observance of the visa-free rule will be important," - said the European official.
"I know that the Ukrainian government has already begun to inform its citizens about this I expect the moment when the Ukrainian citizens will travel with our Schengen area without a visa This is the moment, which Ukraine and its people deserve.." - He added.
Avramopoulos sure that the visa-free regime is a great opportunity for the EU and Ukraine to become closer to each other....

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Youn can guarantee that tens of thousands of Ukrainians will head west looking for work (illegal work, but work, all the same).

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Ukraine's Revolution fatigue: Poroshenko repeats mistakes of Yushchenko

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 4:00 am

http://bunews.com.ua/politics/item/ukraines-revolution-fatigue-oligarchs-still-in-control-as-poroshenko-repeats-mistakes-of-yushchenko
....Currently there are only a handful of political forces potentially capable of liberating Ukraine from colonial-oligarchic rule. Unsurprisingly, their popularity is growing. These include Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchina, ....
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WARNING!! This is by scumball Taras Kuzio.

I have absolutely no doubt that Kuzio is still on Tymoshenko's payroll.
Article - frankly not worth reading. Bizarrely Kuzio states that it was Yuschenko, and not Tymoshenko, who formed an alliance with Yanukovich, presumably to remove himself from the Presidency!

All this to be expected from Kuzio.
When Tymoshenko's rival was Yushchenko, he attacked Yush.
When Tymoshenko's rival was Yatseniuk - he attacked yatseniuk - in the Kyiv Post, calling him a "jew".... with one aim only - to try to reduce his popularity in Ukraine, where there is some anti-semitism. (as in most countries in the world).
When Tymoshenko's rival - now for the Presidency - is Poroshenko - Kuzio now starts turning his attention to Poroshenko.
As predictable as the sun rising in the morning, or the Kyiv Post kissing Tymoshenko's butt.
(The Kyiv Post owner shown to have business links with lazerenko and Tymoshenko in the Panama papers).


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Eurovision 2016 semi-final 2: Nicky Byrne's failure for Ireland - and eight other things we learnt

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 4:10 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/05/12/eurovision-2016-semi-final-1-nicky-byrne-from-westlife-faces-off/
...Jamala's Ukraine song stirs up Russia....
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Frankly, not a lot in the article.
Ukraine qualify for the final. Their song has been well-received.
Whatever, it will now get some good publicity.

Jamala - 1944 (Ukraine) Live at Semi-Final 2 of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest



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Jamala's Ukraine Eurovision song stirs up Russia [Engl; Teleg]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 4:14 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2016/05/11/jamalas-ukraine-eurovision-song-stirs-up-russia/
...While her song avoids direct reference to Vladimir Putin's 2014 annexation of Crimea, Ms Jamaladinova, whose stage name is Jamala, has left no-one in any doubt about where her sympathies lie. The lyrics begin:

"When strangers are coming/
They come to your house/
They kill you all/
And say/
We're not guilty/Not guilty."



Russian officials and some politicians in Crimea have complained that the song was intended to denigrate Russia. But the Geneva-based organisers decided the song was not in breach of the competition's rules against political speech....

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Eurovision Song Contest 2016: Ukraine putting up a fight for Russian favourite [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 4:35 am

http://metro.co.uk/2016/05/05/eurovision-song-contest-2016-ukraine-putting-up-a-fight-for-russian-favourite-5861809/
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From the Metro.
If you ever sit on an Underground train (metro) in London you are almost certain to find a copy of the Metro!
...Ukraine’s odds have been around 33/1 since 1944 was selected as their entry but crashed this morning, moving ahead of Australia Austria at 6/1. Ukraine is now just behind Russia and France in the betting....
The song, performed by Jamala is very different from anything else in this year’s Eurovision line-up, with strong ethnic sounds and a haunting music beat. If a song is going to win because it stands out strongly from anything else in the show, this could well be the one....
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I didn't realise - the song is in both English and the Tartar language.



Modified as Australia hasn't yet floated over to Europe. Very Happy

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Ukrainian banks attract more deposits [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 4:57 am

http://www.unian.info/economics/1344141-ukrainian-banks-attract-more-deposits.html
April saw a rise in the national currency deposits attracted by the banking system by 2% to UAH 387.956 billion, and foreign currency deposits grew by 1.7%, to $13.820 billion, according to the latest data....
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Not bad. Every little bit helps. Ukraine needs stability more than anything. My opinion.

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Finance Ministry insists on implementing pension reform this year [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 5:03 am

http://www.unian.info/economics/1344169-finance-ministry-insists-on-implementing-pension-reform-this-year.html
...."It is very important that we start a pension reform. In addition, it is important for me and for the country to change the budgetary process. And we will do it this year," Danylyuk said, adding that it was necessary to make public finance more transparent.....
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This could be the next big problem for Poroshenko on the road of changing the Ukrainian economy from a Soviet one to a western one.
And you can guarantee that the populists -- Liashko, Tymoshenko, Opposition block - will criticise whatever he does !
But - it needs to be done.
However - life expectancy in Ukraine - must be amongst the lowest in Europe. So - does Ukraine need to match the retirement age in the UK, or Germany?
There are very few men left here who make it to 80, never mind 90! Alcohol and cigarettes take their toll.

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"Prompt introduction of visa-free regime common goal of Ukraine and EC," - Poroshenko met with European Commissioner Avramopoulos

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 5:11 am

http://en.censor.net.ua/news/388235/prompt_introduction_of_visafree_regime_common_goal_of_ukraine_and_ec_poroshenko_met_with_european_commissioner
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...The commissioner informed the president on the course of consideration of the European Commission's legislative proposal on abolition of visas in the European institutions. The parties agreed to coordinate joint actions in order to ensure prompt approval of a positive decision.
"We should unite efforts to accelerate the introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainians," the president noted. ...

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When? Difficult to say. September 01 my best guess. When people go back to work after the summer holidays, or students head back to college. ! Call me cynical.

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Two soldiers were wounded on the front lines - ATO HQ [mine]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 11:49 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/13/7108340/
Two soldiers were wounded on the front lines - the headquarters of ATO
Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:46
Day in the zone of the antiterrorist operation passed without loss, two soldiers were wounded on the front lines.
This at a traditional briefing on Friday, spokesman of the Presidential Administration on ATO Andrei Lysenko.
"For the past day because of fighting any Ukrainian soldier was killed and was not injured," - said the colonel.
He noted that 2 soldiers Armed Forces guarding the front line, suffered injuries due to the undermining of the explosive device.
According to Lysenko, the incident occurred in the metropolitan area Gorlivsky.


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Biden welcomed the appointment of Lutsenko as Prosecutor General

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 11:54 am

http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/13/7108386/
18:30
Biden welcomed the appointment Lutsenko Prosecutor General
Friday, May 13, 2016, 18:30
US Vice President Joseph Biden welcomed the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
He said this during a telephone conversation with President Petro Poroshenko on Friday, says the press service of the President.
"Joseph Biden welcomed the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko and Prosecutor General of Ukraine confirmed the willingness of the US to support Ukraine in the reform and prosecutors in the fight against corruption, noting the importance of legislative changes regarding the implementation of the General Inspection by the GPU," - said in a statement.
As known, on Thursday the Verkhovna Rada of 264 votes agreed to the appointment of the MFP faction leader Yurii Lutsenko Attorney General. Once in the hall of parliament this decree signed by the President.
After his appointment, he said that no commitments to any political force or party.

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Amusing.
Tymoshenko and her Kyiv Post are screaming blue murder, and Biden welcomes the appointment.

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Another little skuffle in the Rada today

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:05 pm

Opposition block Deputy speaking in Russian. Narodni Front deputy didn't approve ! Vilkul v Yuri Tymoshenko.



via Ukrainski Pravda
http://www.pravda.com.ua/news/2016/05/13/7108350/

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Enemy attack drone with explosives onboard leaves Ukrainian soldier shell-shocked [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:15 pm

http://www.unian.info/war/1344590-enemy-attack-drone-with-explosives-onboard-leaves-ukrainian-soldier-shell-shocked.html
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Not the greatest of translations by whomever.
If Putin is now using attack drones, then this is upping the stakes. More and more technology from Russia. Putin testing out his new weapon systems on the Ukrainian people.

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PrivatBank's Q1 profit up by 35 times

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:23 pm

http://www.unian.info/economics/1344565-privatbanks-q1-profit-up-by-35-times.html
Ukraine's largest bank PrivatBank posted a profit of UAH 211 million in the first quarter of 2016, which is 35 times higher compared to a profit of UAH 6 million in the same period last year, according to the bank's financial reporting published on its website....
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Still a very small profit, but better than nothing.

UNIAN memo. Dnipropetrovsk-based PrivatBank has been operating on the Ukrainian market since 1992. It is the largest bank in Ukraine in terms of assets. Its key shareholders are Hennadiy Boholiubov and Ihor Kolomoisky, who directly and indirectly own 45% of the bank's capital each.

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Moody's forecasts economic recovery in Ukraine in 2016-2017 [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:39 pm

http://www.unian.info/economics/1344599-moodys-forecasts-economic-recovery-in-ukraine-in-2016-2017.html
Moody's international rating agency says it expects a resumption of economic growth in Ukraine in 2016 and 2017 after a cumulative real GDP fall of about 15% in the last two years, according to a posting on the agency's website....

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Elizabeth Ossetinskaya leaves RBC [Ru source]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:48 pm

http://www.vedomosti.ru/technology/news/2016/05/13/640940-osetinskaya
Chief editor Elizabeth Ossetinskaya RBC, RBC chief editor Maxim Solyus and editor in chief of the news agency RBC RBC Roman Badanin leave. This is stated in the official announcement of the company.
"Recently, we talked a lot about how to further develop the RBC, and in these conversations could not reach a consensus on the part of important issues, so decided to leave. I want to thank Elizabeth Roman and Maxim for his work and for his contribution to the development of the company "- is cited in a document RBC General Director Nikolai Molibog.
The last time Elizabeth Ossetia, Maxim Solyusa and Roman Badanina - today, 13 May. "On the new appointments in the structure of RBC media projects will be announced later," - said in a statement.

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What is all this about??
They published articles about Putin, his family, his money, and the Panama papers.
You simply don't do that in Russia.
Obvious conclusion - they are removed from their positions. Fascism at work.

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Editors leave Russian media group over Kremlin pressure: source [Engl]

Post by Nelson on Fri May 13, 2016 12:57 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-editor-idUSKCN0Y41LF?il=0
[Basically, the above story, but in English, with more detail]
Three top editors from Russia's RBC media group, whose reports about Vladimir Putin have irked the Kremlin, left their jobs on Friday with one source saying they were worried their managers were bowing to Kremlin pressure over their reporting.
The exodus is a setback for what is widely regarded as one of the few independent media groups in Russia in a landscape otherwise dominated by state media outlets that closely toe the Kremlin's line....

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