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36 attacks by Putin's Russian forces.
1 Ukrainian soldier killed yesterday in the war, 4 injured.

Hot. Humid. 26C at 0900. High again probably 30 or more. A complete contrast on last summer.

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In 2016 for this purpose is planned to allocate 100 million UAH.

Defense Minister of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak said that Kyiv takes serious measures to restore combat capability of ships that were withdrawn from Russia occupied Crimea. He said this in an interview with "New time".

He said he had succeeded in taking nearly 50% of ships, and has decided to build a headquarters of the naval forces.

"But it is not just a headquarters - a base", - said Poltorak.

The Minister said that the construction of staff will be on land in Odessa, was brought back to the state.

In 2016 for this purpose is planned to allocate 100 million USD, said the head of the defense department.

He also announced the modernization of the fleet, including the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny.

"But it is not just a headquarters - a base", - said Poltorak.

The Minister said that the construction of staff will be on land in Odesa, was brought back to the state.

In 2016 for this purpose is planned to allocate 100 million USD, said the head of the defense department.

He also announced the modernization of the fleet, including the frigate Hetman Sahaidachny.   In Ukrainian/український
The new EU policy document describes Russia as "a key strategic challenge" - this wording was the result of a compromise between members of the community, some of which are strictly opposed to Moscow.

This document, which must be approved at the EU summit on June 28, was designed by the diplomatic corps Commonwealth after last year, EU leaders called on EU foreign policy Federica Moґerini for a "landmark European Union for action in the future", said Radio Liberty .

Lithuania and Poland, which take a tough line on the Kremlin wanted the document was included in the phrase "strategic problem" about Russia's role in European politics. Previously, the wording used by European Council President Donald Tusk.

Other EU members, mostly from the south of Europe, while the document would enter a phrase close to "strategic partner", which was used until 2014, when Moscow annexed Crimea Ukrainian and started aggression against Ukraine at Donbass.

A document seen Radio Liberty journalist, consists of 32 pages. It states that the EU "does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilization in eastern Ukraine."

The document does not mention the EU sanctions imposed in response to the aggression of Russia against Ukraine that leaves room for improvement in relations between Moscow and Brussels.   In Ukrainian/український
According to him, it can be an expert that solves certain issues for Ukraine.

Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomaryov said he did not want to become Ukrainian politician sees himself as an expert, which solves certain issues for Ukraine.

He said this in the air "on Channel 5."

"I just do not want to be a Ukrainian politician, I believe it is fundamentally wrong when foreigners engaged in representation of interests of Ukrainian. This should make the most Ukrainian citizens and those who live in Ukraine for a long time, understands that need, "- said Ponomarev.

According to him, it can be an expert that solves certain issues for Ukraine.

"I can now try to do everything possible to be so" - said Ponomarev.

Note Ponomarev was the only one in the Duma voted against the Crimea to Russia. This Ponomaryov said he believes the Crimea "Russian land", but the current policy is not closer union of the peoples.   In Ukrainian/український
Sevastopol's Arbitration Court, which is controlled by Russia-backed occupation authorities in Crimea, declared that Ukraine should take back its oil tank farm obtained by occupation authorities following the Black Sea peninsula annexation.

"The court declares the Ukrainian company Stemv Group (from Chernivtsi) owns immovable property (the oil tank farm)", the court officials state.

The document states, Stemv Group purchased the tank farm in Sevastopol in 2013, in full compliance with the Ukrainian legislation.

The Property and Land Relations Department of Sevastopol's Russian-backed authorities was the party to be charged.......

on Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:37 pmAdmin
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has apologized to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish military last November. That's according to presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who on June 27 claimed Erdoğan had "expressed his sympathy and condolences to the family of the dead pilot and apologized."........
The U.S. ambassador to Moscow says next week's NATO Summit in Warsaw will bolster the western alliance's defensive response to counter Russia's aggression in Ukraine. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Russian capital on June 27, Ambassador John Tefft said that NATO remains the "most effective alliance man has ever put together."
"Tefft: Russian forces & equipment remain in Donbass Russia has a direct responsibility to implement #MinskAgreements," U.S. Embassy spokesman Will Stevens quoted Tefft as saying on his Twitter.

Commenting on NATO activities on eastern borders, Tefft said that the Alliance "is preparing to protect its members in direct response to recent Russian aggression."......

"Mr. Marshal gave a number of interesting and important initiatives regarding the intensification of relations in the matter of visa-free regime (for citizens of Ukraine), in the matter of speeding up our accession to and membership in the European Union, but also on the matter of the format of Ukraine's participation, possibly as an observer, in the Visegrad Group," Parubiy said on Sunday in the town of Truskavets, Lviv region, commenting on the results of the talks of the two parliaments' delegations..........
It is impossible to hold the elections in the occupied Donbas at the moment due to objective reasons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a briefing after her today's meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman in Berlin, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.

"We-re talking ( in the Minsk process - Ed.) not only about political, but also about other issues. The elections cannot take place now due to objective reasons: it is dangerous in the Donbas. We need to develop a joint plan for reconciliation and cease-fire," she said.

Merkel said nothing has been decided regarding the political negotiations, so she refused to give an exact answer on what might happen.

Holding of elections in the occupied Donbas was provided in the Minsk agreements, signed Feb. 12, 2015.   In Ukrainian/український
Nine people beat, kicked and choked soldier for participation in ATO in Horyshni Plavni, - volunteer
A group of nine persons has beaten an ex-soldier of the 93d brigade for participation in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO). This is the second incident of the kind in the Poltava region.
"Last night (June 26. - Ed.) an ATO soldier was severely beaten in Horyshni Plavni. Nine nonhumans - five females and four males - beat and kicked him. Then they started choking him. Dima doesn't drink alcohol or smoke; he served as soldier of the 93d brigade at the Donetsk airport. Three magic letters brought them to their senses - the SBU. When the police did not want to do an investigation, the word press helped; when they did not want to put him in the hospital, I had to call the head physician," she told.
"I ask the press for help. We are not going to retreat, and we are already pressed. This is the second case in the region. They should be charged with household separatism and spent some years in prison," she summarized.


Police didn't want to do anything. Medical people also. Sick.
JCCC, OSCE confirm that militants shelled children's hospital in Donetsk to compromise Ukrainian troops, - ATO press center. PHOTOS
...."Thus, both the Ukrainian side of the JCCC and the OSCE SMM, who personally inspected the shelling site of the Donetsk city residential areas, are unanimous in their conclusions. Shelling of a residential building at 35a Biriuzova str. (Donetsk) was carried out from the direction and position which are, unfortunately, are not yet available for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. However, given the presence of a large number of weapons of the illegal armed groups, which should have withdrawn them from the line of contact at a certain distance according to the Minsk agreements long ago, as well as the received information, one can speak about another cynical provocation of the militants' troops against the people of Ukraine, who are forced to currently live in the militants' held city," the JCCC concluded.

Putin's humanitarian aid. You won't read about this from Shaun Walker in the Putin loving Seamus Milne Guardian.
Poroshenko travels to Brussels to discuss Brexit impact on EU relations with Ukraine
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is going for a working visit to the European Union on June 27 to attend high-level political consultations devoted to Ukraine-EU issues, the presidential press service reported....
Tomorrow will be a solemn session of the Verkhovna Rada with the participation of Poroshenko (
.....The event will also be attended Kravchuk and MPs I, II and current convocations
The Verkhovna Rada tomorrow, 28 June, will be a solemn meeting on the occasion of the Constitution Day, which will be attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the first president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian MPs I, II and current convocations. It is reported by the press service of the Parliament.
Also at the meeting, which will begin at 12:00, will be attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, the clergy, the community and young people.
Before that, at 11:30 of the state leadership, including Poroshenko, will lay flowers to the monument Orlyk, the author of the Constitution of 1710, noted in the press service of the Presidential Administration.....
on Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:08 amNelson
In the ATO zone one soldier killed, four injured
Monday, June 27, 2016, 12:53

Over the past day in one zone ATO one Ukrainian soldier killed, four injured.
This was announced by the speaker of the presidential administration on ATO Andrei Lysenko at a briefing on Monday.
"For the past day by fighting one of our military killed, four wounded," - he said....
Russian mercenaries suffer serious losses under Avdeevka and Mariupol (GuildHall)
27.06.2016 | Komentuvannya vimkneno
Ukrainian military response to a given night attacks by militants Avdiivka industrial zone and suburbs of Mariupol.
This is reported by the volunteer "Turn zhivim" in "Facebook".
In Avdeevka and the industrial area, where they hold the defense of Ukrainian defenders, working 82 mm mortars and 122-mm self-propelled guns pro boevtkov.
According to information released by volunteers, as a result of brutal attacks by Russian mercenaries one Ukrainian soldiers were slightly wounded.
"The Russians have got so much of our soldiers that they have answered. As a result, their side of a few 200's and 300's for the night "- volunteer " Turn zhivim " wrote.....
"In Mariupol direction the night worked enemy mortars 82 mm and 120 mm caliber. Caught in our mines ZIL-131. Flogged car. People all targets. On the reinforced enemy fire, our answer. The "separable" confirmed two 200's....
In Lviv will start massive Ukrainian-American military exercises (TSN)
Secret offshore of Yulia Tymoshenko (Express online)
* MP who worked the American court documents, first told how Tymoshenko used overseas accounts to corruption cases in Ukraine * "$ 7 million (transferred) Marchuk for the right to include Tymoshenko in the gas trade. Money transferred from the account" Bainfield ".. . "* The FBI has evidence that the offshore company through" Somolli Enterprises "Tymoshenko Lazarenko donated $ 100 million he promised the newspaper" Express "new details Affairs offshore Ukrainian politicians, as soon as the scandal broke with overseas transactions Petro Poroshenko. It happened somewhat by accident - during one of the TV shows. He - a deputy Serhiy Leshchenko, who was asked to leave the studio for a few minutes before the arrival of the leader of "Fatherland" Yulia Tymoshenko. "Tymoshenko has for years was the author of the request that during her inflammatory speeches I had - protested in reply Serhiy Leshchenko - because I start talking about who is Yulia Tymoshenko fact, its offshore, its kickbacks to the accounts of Lazarenko , her attempt to share power with Yanukovych for 20 years. ....

Her first offshore Tymoshenko created in 1992 - Cyprus. It was called "Somolli Enterprises". - Is there direct evidence that she did? - Certainly. The materials I found the American court direct documentary evidence that this company created it and its people. - And how they used the foreign accounts of this company? - In mid-1990 accounts of this and other offshore companies it was transferred, including more than 100 million First Deputy Prime Minister and then Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko....

In addition to the company "Somolli Enterprises Limited", was, for example, is such a company as "Bassington Limited". It is symptomatic that the executor of legal proceedings on the creation of the company was the same company "Mossack Fonseca", leaked documents from which made such a noise in the world press this spring. "Bassington Limited" in turn was the founder of the British company "United Energy International", and and - led by Tymoshenko founder of "United Energy Systems of Ukraine", which operated the gas market of Ukraine....


Long article.
Online translation not great. But the stink of money and corruption.
And now she's one of the favourites to be President. You might as well bring back Yanukovich as well.
Groisman to hold talks with Merkel in Berlin (word and deed)
Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman 27-28 June during a working visit to Germany to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Joachim Gauck....
Australian FM: Brexit could weaken EU's impact on situation in Ukraine
Fair comment.
ATO: 36 attacks; at Popasna terrorists used anti-tank missile systems
Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:24

During the day, the Russian occupation forces fired 36 times at Ukrainian positions, including at the Mariupol - 17, -15 in the Donetsk and Lugansk 4 times.
The press center ATO headquarters.
In Mariupol direction on the strongholds of Ukrainian defenders near Marinka, Novotroitsk Granite enemy and kept the fire from small arms, and at Marinka of BMP.
With nastavannyam dusk to midnight and intensified enemy and fired position forces ATU and near Starohnativky Taramchuka with machine guns and grenade launchers, and near the water, and Talakivky Chermalyk with mortars of various calibers....
Basically fighting right along the frontline with Russia.
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