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Reading the Ukrainian press early this morning, shelling by tanks at Maryinka, and heavy mortars at Opitnoe and one other border town.
So much for the Norman 4 meeting talking about removing tanks from the Donbass. They must be close to the front line.

Weather -
Pleasant morning. Blue sky, sunshine. High about 25 today predicted.
A chance of rain in a couple of days' time - we'll see. Ukraine needs rain on and off now to help the crops to grow.
Last year was super, but this year has been drier basically

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Security Service of Ukraine together with border guards detained near the village of Birch Donetsk region citizen of the Russian Federation, the thriller "DNR."

According to the SBU, the inhabitant of Anapa, born in 1994, in 2013-2014 took place in Abkhazia military service scout-sniper 7th military base peacekeeping forces.

During interrogation, he said that in September 2014 with the mediation of fellow soldiers enlisted in the 1st "Slavic" brigade of so-called "DNR" with wages of 360 US dollars a month.

According to the militants, in December 2014 in his group arrived six Russians and Germans on vehicles of an international mission that brought blockbuster "humanitarian aid" - discharge, military footwear and shape. In Russian
Ukrainian authorities need to supply lethal weapons from the allies, in particular the member countries of NATO, said Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak.

"As lethal weapons, such a request we have. And to protect Ukraine, we need this weapon "- told reporters in Brussels, NATO headquarters Poltorak, reports "Interfax-Ukraine"

He also noted that Ukraine is planning to herself engaged in the further development of such weapons. The Minister noted the high potential of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex, noting that capacity utilization in the defense industry for 5-7 years will support the Ukrainian Armed Forces. In Russian
In Chuguev Kharkiv region unknown damaged a monument to Vladimir Lenin.

According to the State MVDU in the Kharkiv region, the message about the destruction of the monument received the duty of the district department Chuguevsky about 18.30 on Wednesday.

"The fact that the incident is logged in a single accounting offenses. Now law enforcement officers set of witnesses and eyewitnesses of the incident, "- said in a statement the Department of Public Relations GU MVDU in the Kharkiv region.

The picture shows that the monument, made of concrete and wire, cut in half and thrown from the top of the pedestal.

It was reported on the night of June 21, unknown and shoulders decapitated monument V.Lenin in g.Valki. In addition, in April-May, unknown destroyed in Kharkiv and the region a number of monuments and busts of Soviet-era leaders, including Lenin. In Russian

The transfer of American technology to the borders of the Russian Federation is not a provocation aimed against Russia.

This was NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a speech at the summit of NATO defense ministers.

According to Stoltenberg, the American equipment is located at the Russian border for exercises. He recalled that during the summit of NATO defense ministers planned to reach an agreement to increase the strength of the Alliance to respond to 40 thousand people.

Note, June 23 reported that in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland will be posted heavy American weapons. Placed appliances will include 250 tanks, self-propelled howitzers and machine infantry Bradley. In addition, in each of these countries will be the grouping, which is necessary for equipment from company to battalion. For information about placing military equipment confirmed the Pentagon chief Ashton Carter. In Russian
In the city of Kerch, which is the second summer season is in occupation of the Russian Federation, still empty of the lack of tourists. This was reported by a user of Facebook Natali Nataliia on your page.

"Kerch. 06/24/2015. Quay. Crowds of tourists invisible. Stalls with souvenirs and T-shirts with the image of this, what is it? .. Even certain words I can not pick. Overall impression of walking - like a city apartment that the owners have closed and left. Dust, dullness, uncomfortable "- she writes.

Recall, this pattern is observed in almost all of the Crimean resorts. Webcams confirm that occupied Crimea is experiencing a second disastrous tourist season. In Russian
Give water to the Crimea in the North-Crimean canal is technically possible is only after the peninsula back to the Ukraine. This was stated by Acting Head of Water Resources Agency of Ukraine Ilona Ovcharenko in an interview with Government kur'єru

"I have often been to the North Crimea, so I know that without the Dnieper water where normal life is impossible. Historical data suggest that up to "channel" where the water gave out just a few buckets on the family. Therefore, only after the Crimea will be returned to the Ukraine, where it will be possible to restore normal water supply, "- said Ovcharenko.

According to the official, the Crimean authorities nationalized property and assets Gosvodagentstva Ukraine, thus blocking the work of the channel.

"As a result of these illegal acts channel can not work as an integral hydraulic engineering complex. We do not have information on the work area of ​​the channel in the Crimea ", - said Ovcharenko, and added that it remains open the question of repayment of debts for 2013 of $ 1.7 million USD. In Russian
Over the past year Russia has suffered a loss of $ 150 billion. In an interview with "Channel 5" said political consultant Victor injections.

"Russia has suffered a loss of $ 150 billion. For the last year. In connection with the victory of Ukraine in the international arena, namely the continuation of the sanctions before the end of the year, the Russian Federation carries even greater losses. This is the personal defeat of Russia and Putin, "- he said.

Recall, the Permanent Representatives of the European Union meeting in Brussels on June 17 approved the extension of sanctions against Russia and a ban on investment in Russia annexed Crimea to 23 June 2016.

Continued restrictive measures on the illegal annexation of the Crimea and Sevastopol was approved on Friday, June 19. In Russian

Does he want to lose more than money, if he forces an all-out battle with Ukraine and/or the west? The most narrow minded crazed lunatic which he is, isn't going to sacrifice all he has. He's dumb but not totally stupid. Are the Russians going to want to sacrifice just as much by having their own country massively damaged, for one man's greed for global power?
Information about the alleged existence of requirements to Ukraine by the EU to provide the so-called "DNR" and "LC" special status before the items will be performed in Minsk agreement on a ceasefire and the holding of elections does not correspond to reality.

On Wednesday in Brussels, said the speaker of the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini Maya Kosyanchich.

"No change in the policy of the EU is not" - she said, commenting on the information.

Earlier media quoted EU representative in Ukraine reported that the EU appeals to the Ukrainian side with a proposal to grant special status to the Donbas, without waiting for the militants and the Russian Federation made its first points of the Minsk agreements. In Russian
The European Union has confirmed that it proposes that the Ukrainian side grant special status to Donbas without waiting until Russian-backed militants fulfill their part of the Minsk agreements, including a full ceasefire, and before a local election in eastern Ukraine is held, according to

This is mentioned in an EU comment, prepared by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine on the article titled "Minsk 2.5 – New Ideas of Brussels Helping the Kremlin," which was published by on Tuesday, June 23.

In its comment, the EU acknowledges that during bilateral meetings it is "aiming at a peaceful resolution of the conflict in full respect of Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity."

The EU insists that they have the right to ask Ukraine to grant special status to Donbas as soon as possible, editor Serhiy Sydorenko wrote in a new article on Wednesday, June 24....................

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Do they want to pull another Sudetenland, or another Georgia. They should be more precise on what they're asking for.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow's "aggressive actions" in Ukraine.

Defence ministers are due to approve measures including more than doubling NATO's rapid response force, while the US on Tuesday announced it would pre-position heavy weapons on the alliance's eastern flank.

Russia has denounced the moves as Cold War-style provocations while upgrading its own armed forces, including with more than 40 new nuclear ballistic missiles this year.

"We will not be dragged into an arms race but we must keep our countries safe," Stoltenberg said as the meeting opened at NATO HQ in Brussels.

"What Russia has done in Ukraine is not defensive; to annex (Crimea)... that is an act of aggression."

Stoltenberg played down fears of a return to the worst days of the Cold War, insisting NATO's response was "defensive, proportionate and in line with all our international obligations".

"Russia continues to send troops, forces and supplies into eastern Ukraine. There is no doubt that Russia is responsible for aggressive actions in Europe," he said.

If the 28-member alliance had not responded, then that would have been cause for concern, he said, adding that NATO "continues to strive for more constructive relations with Russia".

Russia denies that it is directly involved in the 15-month conflict in Ukraine which has cost 6,500 lives.

NATO beefs up forces.................

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on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:25 pmNelson
Russian terrorists bombarding Shirokino
the village of Širokino in the Donetsk region, militants bombard SAU, said Adviser to the head of the INTERIOR MINISTRY Zoryan Shkiriak on Facebook.
According to him, the rebels began shelling positions of the Ukrainian army ..about 19.40.


I have a funny feeling that Shaun Walker, the Moscow resident "journalist" for Russiaprofile, now RIA novosti, Guardian, and mega-pro Kremlin supporter is back in Donetsk. If so - this is very bad news. This guy has the ear of the Kremlin.
If Walker is in Donetsk now, after a year, then something is about to happen. And he knows it.
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:19 pmNelson
And here,
another big big threat about escalating the war... from the DNR nutcases
this looks like Putin's new tactic - and it looks like he is ready to start of mega-war....


Russia can burst patience and start a big war — Boroday (Wave)
"I admit that Russia can burst patience," said Boroday, responding to a question whether Russia to carry out military intervention in Ukraine.

[Also - it indicates that Russia controls everything. Russia can start the war. Not the so-called "DNR". Russia.
Borodoi - former "PM" DNR. - dictator.
Алекса́ндр Ю́рьевич Борода́й (род. 25 июля 1972 года, Москва)
born in Moscow. Russian through and through.
In his interview to "Novaya Gazeta" Borodai acknowledged that he has known Igor Girkin since after the war in Transnistria.[2]
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:11 pmNelson
@Admin wrote:The fighting in Ukraine’s Donbas may increase in scale, and go far beyond the present boundaries of the conflict zone, Russia's permanent representative to OSCE Andriy Kelin said during a speech at a special session of the annual OSCE conference on Wednesday.
"It is time to understand that if we continue in the same vein, clashes in Donbas may acquire a new dimension, going far beyond the limits of this region,” Kelin said at the special session,
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That is a mega-threat from Russia to escalate the conflict.
Ukraine needs weapons now from the west.
The fighting in Ukraine’s Donbas may increase in scale, and go far beyond the present boundaries of the conflict zone, Russia's permanent representative to OSCE Andriy Kelin said during a speech at a special session of the annual OSCE conference on Wednesday.

"It is time to understand that if we continue in the same vein, clashes in Donbas may acquire a new dimension, going far beyond the limits of this region,” Kelin said at the special session, entitled "Ensuring Security and Stability in the OSCE Region in Light of Developments with Respect to Ukraine," held in Vienna, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

“Neither Russia, nor any other of Ukraine’s neighbors, nor perhaps the European Union wants this," said the Russian representative said.

According to Kelin, the progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements "is not sufficient yet."

"Six months are left until the end of 2015. The time envisaged for the implementation of constitutional reform, and the approval of a permanent special status for certain areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, is running out," Kelin said, stressing the "sincere" support for the Minsk agreements by Russia..................

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on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:59 amNelson
Ukraine supported the idea of the Netherlands on the International Tribunal on the case of the downed Boeing (FaceNews.UA)
[Taking Russia to court, in a nutshell]

The Russian Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the possibility of a Tribunal regarding MH-17 (Фокус.ua)
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:53 amNelson
Creditors offer to postpone payment of debts Ukraine to the year 2019 (Commander-in-chief)
"Criteria for debt restructuring proposed by the IMF, Ukraine treats as a write-off, lower interest payments and extend payments. Such an approach would defer the exit of Ukraine on capital market, will raise the cost of borrowing and increase the country's dependence on official financing, "the letter says.
[If true, that is super for Ukraine. surely... ? Expect Russia to oppose it strongly...]
Minister of defence of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak arrived at NATO Headquarters (Crimea. Realities)

on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:43 amNelson
The Foreign Ministry described the five agreements in Paris (Ukrinform)
[Read the article, but can't see five points.
Much is a joke. Like Russia confirms its commitment to the Minsk agreement.
It has done nothing, in fact the opposite of what it is supposed to do - sending more weapons and troops into the Donbass.
So I presume Russia confirms that it will continue to do this! A joke.
Lose the Ukrainian market? That is long gone.
I was just in the supermarket with a friend. We looked at everything we bought to make sure it was not from Russia.
And people are doing this more and more.
There was some soap from Greece - I didn't buy that either!!

Russia imposes Ukraine parallel technical regulations of the CIS and the EU during the transition to European standards. This was announced by director of the Center for Civil Society Studies Vitaly Kulik in the commentary portal "Home."

"Even during the preparation of the Economic Agreement with the EU raised the issue of the need for action at the beginning of technical regulations in Ukraine, the EU and the CIS. It was under Yanukovych. Kiev was trying to find a compromise "- recalled Kulik.

According to him, it is easier to work as the CIS and Ukraine itself.

"But now Russia is trying to impose on us this scenario. They are not the outcome of what is beneficial for Ukraine, and from the fact that Russian goods do not meet EU requirements. To avoid losing the Ukrainian market, continue to dominate, to keep their commodity positions and leave us a transit zone, Moscow is trying by all means to prevent us get out of the post-Soviet space. We impose regulations CIS ", - the expert explained. In Russian
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:29 amNelson
Donetsk Terrorists unhappy with the results of the negotiations (
[What a photo - this guy looks like a real thug. Like a young Yanukovich - so Putin is hoping.]
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:09 amAdmin
Patriotic Donbas boss Yuriy Tsiupka - a 53-year-old who disdains the Ukrainian nationalists who fight as volunteers across the war zone - said he only wanted to reinstate the old Soviet tradition of teaching army skills in school.

"We decided to go back to what we had in the Soviet Union," the fatigues-clad Tsiupka said.

"We will also teach them to dig trenches, to work the terrain," he said.

About 20 kids between the ages of 14 and 19 are still taking training lessons in the town of Khartsyzk - home to 60,000 people prior to the breakout of hostilities and a flood of migrants for safer regions that followed - in the first weeks of their summer break. Some of them are learning basic drills, while others are taking first aid lessons provided by the rebel command.

For example, Denis is only 14 but he already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making - eager to join the pro-Russian militants fighting Ukrainian troops.

"If I was an adult, I would fight," the skinny boy with a disheveled crew-cut said in a war-scarred town deep in the heart of the rebel-run east of the ex-Soviet state.

"I want to see war, to learn how to shoot, to see the tanks," he said with an air of excitement as two adult rebels stood nodding at his side......................

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If Russia continues its attacks on Ukraine army in Donbas, Ukraine may temporarily withdraw from the Minsk truce agreement to repulse unending shelling of Ukraine army positions from heavy artillery and tanks, political analyst Volodymyr Fesenko said, speaking on Kanal 5 TV June 24, UNN reported.

“Russia continues its military blackmail in Donbas. If Europe tolerates it, I think, we are entitled to demonstrate our resolute stand and declare that we will not temporarily withdraw from the Minsk agreements if Moscow continues its shelling in Donbas,” he said.

Donbas rebels and Russian troops violate the ceasefire every day, shelling Ukraine army positions from large-caliber artillery and tanks banned by the Minsk agreements.

Trilateral meeting in Minsk on June 23 did not produce concrete results, and as noted by the OSCE, the contact group negotiations on the settlement of the war in Donbas "complicated."

According to TSN , the negotiations with the representatives of Ukraine, the OSCE, Russia and the delegates from the terrorists dealt with the elections in the Donbass, the release of the hostages and the payment of pensions in the occupied territories.
The representative of the so-called "LC" at a press conference said that the shelling stopped only when ready to policy decisions about the elections and constitutional reform.

The OSCE, in turn, insists on the continuation of the Minsk meeting. According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, following a meeting to be held the 2nd and 7th of July.

"Unfortunately, from the Donetsk and Lugansk talks were extremely constructive, but we are preparing for the next meeting of the 2nd and the 7th of July and I very much hope that our partners in Normandy, our French and German friends also affect Russia's position and influence in the Donetsk and Lugansk, we have achieved to de-escalation, a real cease-fire, real progress in the exchange of hostages, "- Klimkin said after pregovorov" Norman Quartet "in Paris. In Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been able to "push" Donbass back to the Ukraine on their own terms. Same way, his plans for the "DNR" and "LC" threatens to collapse.

About this in his blog for the site, " New Times "says Russian political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky . "Observer" cites the opinion Piontkovsky full:

"The Kremlin is beginning to realize that he could not force Ukraine to take on the maintenance of the separatists. One time in Moscow believed that in doing so, they help states Norman Format - France and Germany, all the more that the Minsk Agreement, which were largely successful Kremlin wording has almost the financial participation of these countries in the content of these areas.

But now Ukraine every day more firmly refuses to finance the occupied territories, while there will be the election of the Ukrainian legislation. In this situation, the Kremlin has no good moves.

"New Russia" failed - again. Plan an illusion to deceive Ukraine's territorial integrity, stick in the occupied areas of the body of Donbass in Ukraine and through them control the Kyiv failed - two.

Putin is two bad options - either to retreat and abandon their plans to actually take on the content of this depressed region, and accept responsibility for it. But there is not only a social but also an elementary catastrophe with the problem of security.
The most striking proof of the failure of Moscow's policy and its symbol is the moat and fence that Russia itself is building along its border with the self-proclaimed "DNR" and "LC". The Kremlin fears the very bandits who were brought to Ukraine. He fears that these criminals can move and on Russian territory.

This is a bad option. However, the last remaining option is even worse - it is escalating movement to Mariupol, and a corridor to the Crimea. But with respect to this variant West has warned that the slightest movement in this direction (recently made a mini-attempt by Marinka) will meet tough new economic sanctions, it is devastating for the Russian economy, and the provision of weapons Ukraine.

That Putin chooses between bad and very bad. Between boring for themselves political death in the case of retreat or romantic, when he as the leader of fighting "Russian world" catches, he believes, in the United States (because our propagandists claim that Russia is not at war with Ukraine, and with the United States in Ukraine ). I think during the summer of Putin and his company, willy-nilly will have to choose one of these options." In Russian
on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:22 amNelson
Militants at night with tanks shelled Mar'ïnka, with rocket-propelled grenades hit on Opitno and Krasnogorìvcì (
During the last day the militants pro-Russian illegal armed formations 64 times pummeled positions of ATO forces and the peaceful population. It is reported by the press center of the staff of the ATO.
"The most popular in the Kremlin mercenaries remain banned Mìns′kimi arrangements mortars of caliber 122 mm. Of them, the militants at least 25 times fire along the line of the disengagement of the parties. In addition, recorded numerous cases of application of enemy artillery systems of caliber 122 and 152 mm, "-said in a statement.

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on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:19 amNelson
Russian mercenaries suffered losses and complain that the DNR has left them without assistance (Crime. TV)

[A possible tactic for Putin - clean out the mercenaries, so that there are few of them left to talk about things in the future - Russian support, payment. ]
In a situation with Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has miscalculated and swung at "a piece that he was not too tough."
About this in an interview to " apostrophe "said the great-granddaughter of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the dean of the Faculty of" International Relations "New School University in New York Nina Khrushchev .

"From my point of view, he had choked on a piece of it, because the" New Russia "will not work. Yes, I was once told that he will eat the Crimea, Ukraine choke. Because the" New Russia "not untwisted for it in the wrong direction, in which he was going to spin it: there was no happy shouts "Donbass - hurray!" and support from 97% of Russians the idea of ​​entering the region of the Russian Federation ", - said the analyst.

As stressed by Nina Khrushchev, in the interests of Putin's "keep it all - and sanctions and Eastern Ukraine - in the freezing."
"That is to say, life goes on, at any time it may stop, but so far continues. His unspoken message that I felt in Moscow - is not Stalin's" life has become better, life has become merrier ", after which begins the mass repressions in 1937 ; or when Khrushchev said that we will build communism in 1980. Putin is very rarely gives such specific promises. The strength of Putinism is that the message to the people - not promise that all will be well, or better, and that if he does not it will be much worse. It is holding a delicate balance, and Russia does not allow it to fall into hell, "- she explained. In Russian

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Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Andrei Taranov said that aid to Ukraine by the US provides for opredlenie her arms.

He said this in an interview to "5 channel".

"In accordance with the decision taken by both chambers of the US Senate, the Senate has decided to allocate Ukraine for the new fiscal year, aid of 300 million US dollars. According to this decision, of the 300 million US dollars into two distinct categories: the tactics and technique, that is, training and transfer of certain weapons. Ukraine expects to receive most of the American people, a weapon that will help us deter the enemy. That is - it is to contain and control attacks, "- he said.

"This system protivobatareynoy struggle, electronic warfare systems, and in the case of other solutions if the United States President Obama will not veto this financial instrument, which plans spending, since October 1, 2015, we hope to get antitank weapons," - said the Rams.

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The Netherlands initiated the creation of an international tribunal for the prosecution of those suspected of involvement in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in Donbas.

Reuters reported citing its sources in high government circles, reports RBC-Ukraine.

It is noted that in the Netherlands realize that the chances of a successful investigation into small, but hope for the creation of authorities like the International Court of Justice, to put pressure on Russia, whose role in this process is crucial.

Created by the tribunal will have to act with the support of the UN Security Council after an international investigation is completed causes of the crash will be announced the names of suspects.

As reported by the "Observer", on the eve of Ambassador at Large MFA of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that the results of the investigation of the plane crash Malaysian Donbass Ukraine will not say anything new, but it will be disastrous for Russia. In Russian
June 23 Volnovakha district of Donetsk region SBU and Interior Ministry of Ukraine detained a policeman. This was written on his page on Facebook in the Interior Ministry chief of the Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin.

Police major accused of collecting and transferring militants "DNI" of information about the movement and placement of the APU, the militia battalions and the National Guard of Ukraine.

The collected evidence already submitted to the prosecutor's office in Donetsk region. In Russian
The Foreign Ministers' Norman Quartet "called until June 26 to agree on the withdrawal of tanks and weapons caliber of less than 100 mm. This is stated in a joint statement about the outcome of the meeting, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of France.

The statement noted that "the Quartet" reiterated "full commitment to the Minsk Agreement. Countries also expressed "deep concern" at the deteriorating situation in the Donbass.

In addition, he emphasized the role of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE in the preparation and conduct of local elections.

"Norman Quartet" also urged parties to the conflict to a full withdrawal of heavy weapons and further de-escalation in Shirokino Donetsk region. Also stressed the need for the admission of observers of the OSCE and the elimination of barriers to the delivery of aid by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The ministers also called for a prisoner exchange by the formula "all for all". In Russian
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