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In Russia, general during a search found a billion rubles

General State Guard arrested red-handed when receiving a large bribe. Russian generals caught on a large bribe AndreyPopov / Depositphotos

Russia's Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the head of the Caucasus Office of the Federal Security Service of Russia Gennady General Lopyrova. He was indicted on charges of obtaining bribes on a large scale.

General received bribes "from the leaders of a number of commercial structures for general patronage in the negotiation and execution of public contracts for construction works", the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

According to the source agency "Interfax" , in search of the general Lopyrova found 1 billion rubles (about $400 million). The Federal Security Service is engaged in the protection of senior government officials of Russia.

The observed amount of money far greater than the recent bribery, which caught a member of the Russian government.  Recall, November 14, Minister of Economic Development Minister Alexei  Ulyukayev arrested on suspicion of receiving a bribe of $ 2 million  in cash. According to investigators, the money received for the official Economic Development issued a positive evaluation that allowed "Rosneft" buy government stake in the company "Bashneft". As for the Minister criminal case under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code ( "Receiving bribes on a large scale"). In Ukrainian / на українській мові
on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:37 pmAdmin
Lyashko wants Soros banned from Ukraine

Soros Foundation in Ukraine should be prohibited by anti-state activities.

This was announced on his Facebook page the head of the Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko.

"Fund fist and world famous speculator Soros campaigned for the extension of the wicked destruction of our forests. Earlier they demanded to sell our land," - he wrote.

According to the main radical Ukraine itself must resolve their internal issues.

"We have to live with his mind and not listen to all these Soros, and then not to go on Ukrainian world with an outstretched hand. But Soros Foundation in Ukraine ban on anti-state activities" - summed up policies.

Fund known world hlytaya and spekulyanta sorosa ahituye for continuation bezbozhnoho destroying our forests. Before they are asked to sell our land.
Need my mind to live and not to listen to all these sorosiv then and not khodytymutʹ ukrainians po svitakh with prostyahnutoyu handy. And fund sorosa zaboronymo in Ukraine by antyderzhavnu activity In Ukrainian / на українській мові
on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:57 pmAdmin
Son Mustafa Dzhemilev crossed Ukraine - lawyer

Previously, he was released from prison in Astrakhan

That son of Member of Parliament Mustafa Dzhemilev - Hayser Jemilev arrived in Ukraine, said his lawyer Nikolai Polozov page in Facebook .

"We Hayserom crossed the border into Ukraine. For security reasons, when you move to Russia was not connected. I apologize to everyone who was not able to get quick comment. It is important that the Kremlin fourth hostage unharmed brought home. I would like to thank Consul of Ukraine for the help and support, "- wrote Polozov.

He also posted a photo of Hayserom Dzhemilev and Consul General Vitaliy Moskalenko in Ukraine.

Recall son Mustafa Dzhemilev was released from prison in Astrakhan after serving his sentence.

Earlier it was reported that the Krasnodar Regional Court on the basis of the jury's verdict in June 2015 sentenced the son of the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev to five years imprisonment in a colony for the murder by negligence, theft and possession of weapons. Last September period was reduced by half a year because of lapse of time under Article murder.

Hayser was sent to the colony N10 in Astrakhan November 11, 2015. In February 2016 the Soviet District Court of Astrakhan considered the request for parole son Dzhemileva and rejected it. In April, the Regional Court upheld this decision changes. In late September, the court again rejected the request for GPA. November 26 completed the term of punishment. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Hope Savchenko announced its intention to form a political party

According to the MP, it will not withdraw from the faction "Fatherland" in the Verkhovna Rada

People's Deputy faction "Fatherland" Hope Savchenko announced the launch of an independent political career and intend to form a political party.

About this Savchenko said in the air "Shuster Live", reports " Interfax-Ukraine".

"I will not come to the party. I am an independent politician. I open a fund" - the agency quoted Nadezhda Savchenko.

She stated that "will lead" movement "as a party that is forgotten not understand."

"I choose - carry" movement "with you. Not a movement that creates Saakashvili - new ideas, not the" Movement"(political party" People's Movement of Ukraine "), which now represent Krivenko and Kyshkar in Parliament. This - the "movement" with whom I met, which is a source of values ​​... have not been implemented, which went on the Maidan,"- said the MP.

She said: "People's Movement of Ukraine" - is a party. But apart from the party, it is also a public organization. Here I am for this NGO."

In this Savchenko said that does not intend to withdraw from the faction "Fatherland" in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In Ukrainian / на українській мові

"Ukroboronprom" and NATO plan to create a joint training center

Negotiations took place in the meeting between the leaders of "Ukroboronprom" and the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine

"Ukroboronprom" discussed NATO's intention to create on its basis a training center for specialists Ukrainian defense and security sector program alliance. The press service of the concern.

According to the report, the talks were held in the meeting between the leaders of "Ukroboronprom" and the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine. It was attended by Director General of the concert Roman Romanov, head of the alliance and director Alexander Vinnikov training NATO Ove Urup-Madsen.

During the meeting they discussed the possibility of training of Ukrainian specialists in English, project management, practical skills with implementation of quality management at defense enterprises, mechanisms of interaction with security agencies, customers and cooperation with NATO Ukrainian enterprises.

"The issue of integration into NATO requires not only a declaration of policy, but also practical steps which allow to implement those rules and standards in force in NATO. This is to introduce them with Ukrainian specialists were necessary training directly in the structures of NATO, "- said Romanov.

According to him, companies' Ukroboronprom "of June 2016 has quality assurance standard AQAP 2000 Series, which vidpovidvye requirements adopted by NATO countries. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Zakharchenko can be evacuated to Russia - Russian dissident

In Moscow there is a strong desire - leave the Donbas, saving face, says Piontkovsky

Russian politician, a refugee who left Russia, Andrei Piontkovsky is convinced that Moscow wants to leave the Donbass. He said this in an interview with "Commander".

According to him, Russia although not completely control its militants in Donbas, but "any problems are removed."

"No one is Motorola prystrelyly, Ghost, Brain has been" - said Piontkovsky.

He said that Moscow does not prybyratyme leaders "DNR" and "FSC" Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor carpenter. "They rather vyvezut Russia - predicts Piontkovsky. - In Moscow there is a strong desire - leave the Donbass, saving face. "

"In such authoritarian countries ( like Russia) foreign policy defeat is not the uprising, and the conspiracy of elites. And this conspiracy in different directions there, going "- he said.

However Piontkovsky not rule out that Moscow might try to Mariupol, punch corridor to Crimea. "Madness is possible. Especially dangerous are these two months before the inauguration of the new US president. Putin says so, that America is in general no one. Obama can not respond, and Trump is not yet in power. In particular, Putin Syria it already enjoys a few days ago Russia began large-scale operation that will last two months. Do not rule out that something similar could be here, though it's unlikely, "- said the expert. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Poroshenko signed a law to strengthen the protection of information space

The National Council on Television and Radio gets you to respond quickly to the violation and take appropriate measures to stop them

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Law of Ukraine № 1715-VIII "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On Television and Radio", adopted by Parliament on 1 November. The press service of the President.

The document adopted for the protection of State information, timely response to identified threats and stop them. He introduced an effective mechanism of direct responsibility for violation of the Law of Ukraine "On Television and Radio" provided for by Article 6 - spread calls for violent change of the constitutional system of Ukraine; the outbreak of war, acts of aggression or propaganda; gratuitous portrayal of violence; propaganda of exclusivity, superiority or inferiority of persons on the grounds of their religious beliefs, ideology, membership of a particular nation or race, physical or economic status, social origin.

An entity that is under the jurisdiction of Ukraine has to carry out programs rebroadcast broadcasts and only when the content of the legislation of Ukraine, the European Convention on Transfrontier Television and in case of their inclusion in the list of programs retransmitted by the National Council of Ukraine the NCB.

According to the Law, the National Council on Television and Radio gets you to respond quickly to the violation and take appropriate measures to stop them.

Also set list of violations for which the National Council may apply sanctions to broadcasters and program service providers, improved process and determined the amount of fines.

The document comes into force on the day following the day of its publication. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Yanukovych said that has collected three volumes of evidence in the case Maidan

Yanukovych demands to investigate crimes against law enforcement officers in the Square

Ex-fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych appealed to Svyatoshinsky District Court of Kyiv with a request to adduce collected by him and his aides additional evidence of crimes Square winter 2013-2014 year. He told the TV channel "Russia 24".

"I and my assistants have prepared extensive material - three big volumes, you'll see them. This is additional evidence of the crimes that were committed on the Square. And we will ask Svyatoshinsky Court and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, that these materials have been studied and added to the case", - said Yanukovych.

It also requires investigate crimes against law enforcement officers in the Maidan. "We believe that this case can not be considered without investigation as to the victims of law enforcement", - said ex-president.

According to Yanukovych, shooting protesters and soldiers of Special Forces "Berkut" were "of the same building." In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Medvedev Gift Israel has provoked an international scandal

Spain has protested and demanded explanations from the Israeli authorities

Spanish Foreign Ministry protested and demanded that the Israeli Embassy in Madrid to explain why during the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Tel Aviv presented to him drone Sniper Spanish production. On Friday, November 25, according to El País.

UAV head of the government presented the Minister of Agriculture of Israel, Uri Ariel. November 11 during a visit to an agricultural research named Volcani Center, located in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, Medvedev showed the products of Israeli breeders and agronomists.

In addition to fruits and vegetables, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers showed the aircraft of the Spanish production. Prime is so interested in them that the Israeli Minister conveyed through an interpreter, that gives him a drone.

The next day, the drone was taken to the Russian Embassy.

As the newspaper notes, in Madrid, he said that the Israeli authorities had no right to give the aircraft because it is produced by the Spanish company Alpha Unmanned Systems SL., And then to transfer to third parties was necessary to obtain a permit producer.

The Spanish authorities also pointed out that such a gift is contrary to the sanctions regime imposed by the EU with regard to Russia, and the drone can be regarded as a high-tech dual-use product.

Israel bought two of the same model, a total value of 100 thousand euro . On approval of contracts for their delivery took several years. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
on Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:38 amAdmin
Spain declared Firtash wanted

Dmitry Firtash suspected of money laundering

Anticorruption prosecutors Spain announced an international search Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash, reports DW.

Firtash's Ukrainian and two accomplices are suspected of laundering large sums of money. Search warrant in Barcelona and Marbella issued the day before. November 24 and detained five accomplices byznsemena directly involved in laundering its capital. One of the detainees - Spanish lawyer Antonio de Fortuna.

According to prosecutors, arrested Firtash created for a number of offshore companies in Panama. Part of the money invested in real estate in Spain. According to the source, it is about " tens of millions of euros of illicit origin " .

Firtash case considered as part of Operation " Variol ", launched in July 2016 with the arrest in Barcelona Stepan Chernovetsky - the son of former Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky. Together with him was arrested 11 more people. Stepan Chernovetsky was released from detention, but he remains under investigation.

During searches in the case Chernovetsky investigators found documents that brought them to Firtash. The prosecutor doubts that Spanish police ever come to a businessman.

Recall, November 24 in Germany began the trial of officials, which is suspected of receiving bribes from Firtash. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
"To punish all": Yanukovych made a sharp statement before questioning

Fugitive former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych urged to punish those who prevent the meeting Sviatoshynsky District Court of Kyiv in the case of crimes against activists Revolution Advantages winter 2014.

The corresponding statement Yanukovych, speaking in Ukrainian, was made during a speech at the Rostov Regional Court.

"This is my own initiative as a witness in this case. This is my personal decision that has been established truth in this case. Now I would like to make the following statement..." - said Yanukovych, then it broke Judge Sviatoshynsky court.

"Viktor Fedorovich, I have to interrupt you because we are in this case is under examination, so find out the only question - your opportunity to come (to the court. - Ed.) To date... December 2, 14:00 Moscow time,"- he stressed.

But Yanukovych urged Kiev court judge to hold a meeting today.

"I would ask, your honor, for the opportunity to present the meeting. This is very important. We have done all that is necessary, along with my assistants, Rostov court, that was a quality connection. We were warned that preparing a provocation. The court must consider it is also a violation of the law, and those who violate these laws and prevent the court hearing today, should be punished"- said the fugitive ex-president of Ukraine.

As reported by the "Observer", November 25 in Svyatoshinsky District Court held the trial of crimes against activists Revolution Advantages winter of 2014, during which the planned questioning of Viktor Yanukovych.

The meeting started with a delay of 10 minutes, but almost immediately was adjourned . Judges decide whether to transfer a video conference due to lack of suspects in the ex- "berkutivtsiv." In Ukrainian / на українській мові
Kremlin is Eventually Going to Wish Hillary Clinton had Won, Three Analysts Say

By Paul Goble* for “Window on Eurasia”:

Nov 22 – It didn’t take long. In the immediate wake of the US elections, Russians were ecstatic about the possibilities of a Trump presidency and many in Ukraine, the Baltic countries and the Caucasus viewed their prospects in apocalyptic terms convinced that the incoming American president would “make a deal” with Vladimir Putin at their expense.

Now, just two weeks after the vote, ever more commentators in the region are suggesting that a Trump Administration may in reality cause far more problems for Moscow than for themselves and even suggesting it won’t be long until the Kremlin will be wishing that Hillary Clinton rather than Trump were in the White House.

Among the numerous articles reflecting this shift in opinion, three this week are especially suggestive.

In an interview with’s Kseniya Kirillova, David Shakhnazaryan of Yerevan’s Center for Regional Research, says that it is a mistake to think that what Trump said in his campaign will dictate what he does when he is in office given the constraints he will be operating under (

It is true, the Armenian expert says, that “the first several years of a Trump administration may turn out to be the most difficult for all the post-Soviet states.” But he argues that it is beyond the powers of any one individual, even a President Trump, “to turn the foreign policy of the US 180 degrees.”

“Putin obviously wants some kind of Yalta-2 which would automatically mean not only a return to the Cold War but would create an additional threat to Europe,” he continues, noting that “relations with Europe for the US are in any case more important than its relations with Russia.”

Indeed, Shakhnazaryan suggests, Trump may follow the same trajectory Barack Obama did when it comes to Moscow, seeking first points of agreement and then, disappointed by the Kremlin’s aggressiveness and revisionist actions, adopting a much harder line. He will certainly be pushed in that direction by the American political system.

“Because the situation now is much more dangerous than it was in 2008, the defense mechanisms of [the US] system will work sooner and at the end of the Trump Administration, Putin will be dreaming about how much better it would have been to have had Hillary Clinton” in the White House.

Trump’s appointments so far show that this system is already working, and thus, the Armenian expert says, “it is not excluded that under Trump, Crimea will be returned to Ukraine.” Indeed, if Trump were to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, “this would lead to his immediate impeachment.” Moreover, he will support NATO because that is about US security.................

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Patriarch Bartholomew hopes to visit Ukraine soon

On November 19, Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy during his visit to Turkey met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the premises of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the official website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

At the meeting, on behalf of Parliament the Speaker welcomed Patriarch Bartholomew on the 25th anniversary of his Patriarchal ministry and presented him with a bouquet of flowers and a symbolic gift featuring the Cathedral of St. Sophia.

“St. Sophia is our national shrine, which unites Ukrainian nation and its Universal Church with the Ecumenical Mother Church from which Rus - Ukraine received baptism,” Parubiy said to open his meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew.

During the over two-hour meeting they discussed the prospects of the single Local Orthodox Church in Ukraine and granting it the status of autocephaly.

His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew thanked the Parliament Chairman and all MPs for the appeal, which the Ukrainian parliament approved in June 2016, to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Ukraine to set up a unified national Orthodox church and provide it the autocephalous status. Patriarch Bartholomew called this Parliament’s appeal “an important historical event.”

At the end of the meeting, Parubiy thanked Patriarch Bartholomew for the spiritual care of the Ukrainian diaspora in the US, Canada, Australia and Turkey, the prayer of the Ecumenical Patriarch for Ukraine.

During the joint press conference at the end of the meeting, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew said: “We are delighted with the Ukrainian people. We love you and bless you as the Mother Church. I have been several times in Ukraine and hope to visit it again soon.”

“We have a unique historical opportunity. Millions of Ukrainian ask God and hope that the unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church will rise in Ukraine and the Ecumenical Patriarch will give it the Tomos of ecclesiastical independence - autocephaly. Patriarch Bartholomew is very well aware of the religious situation in Ukraine, so we managed to discuss religious issues very closely,” Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament said...............
Pro-Putin France's Republican beats rival in TV debate

He was mocked by advisers to his former boss, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, as "Mister Nobody". But François Fillon, a former prime minister and amateur racing driver, surged from nowhere to take a stunning lead in the French centre-right Republican primary on November 20th. He took 44% of the vote, next to 29% for the other qualifier and fellow ex-prime minister - Alain Juppé, writes The Economist.

Fillon secured one more victory on Thursday, when both former French prime ministers clashed in a TV debate ahead of Sunday's vote to decide who will be the French right's presidential candidate.

In an online survey by Elabe pollsters of 908 people who watched Thursday's debate, 71 percent of conservative and center-right voters found Fillon, an admirer of late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, more convincing than Juppe, according to Reuters..........
Hearing involving Yanukovych questioning may be postponed: "Right sector" blocking Berkut suspects from being brought to court

Right Sector spox Artem Skoropadsky in his comment to Hromadske Radio confirmed that representatives of the organization have blocked exits from a pre-trial detention facility in Kyiv to prevent ex-Berkut officers, suspects in a case of Maidan shootings, from being brought to a court hearing.

He suggested that the court might release the suspects immediately after the interrogation. However, he could not explain grounds for this assumption. "We can not know anything for sure, but there is such assumption. It is based on the previous history of the past three years, when none of the killers of Euromaidan protesters was punished," said Skoropadsky......
Mustafa Dzhemilev's son released from Russian colony

Haiser Dzhemilev was greeted at large by his mother and wife.

This was announced by Dzhemilev's lawyer Nikolay Polozov in his Twitter, Censor.NET reports.

"Haiser is at large!" he wrote and posted a photo of Mustafa Dzhemilev's son with his mother and wife taken outside the colony.

In May 2013, son of Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, Haiser, out of negligence shot his friend Fevzi Evdemov dead from a rifle in his own courtyard. After the occupation of Crimea in spring 2014, Russian law enforcement agencies decided to launch another investigation in the case. Haiser was taken from Crimea to the Krasnodar Kray and pronounced guilty of killing by recklessness and sentenced to five years in prison, despite Haiser's Ukrainian citizenship.

Russia had been denying Ukraine's requests for extradition of Haiser Dzhemilev to his home country. In Ukrainian / на українській мові
EU Commissioner Hahn: EU to face serious problems if Ukraine sees no visa lib

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has said that the European Union will experience serious problems due to the loss of confidence if Ukraine does not get its visa-free regime with the bloc, according to Europeiska Pravda.

At a technical and political level, the EU acknowledged that Ukraine had fulfilled all the requirements for the provision of a visa-free regime, he said at a meeting with journalists in Brussels, Europeiska Pravda reports. According to Hahn, 144 criteria have been met and the electronic declaration was a huge step forward.......

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