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US urges Iran and Russia to influence Assad, Tillerson.  Ukraine holding weapon supplies talks with Canada.  Putin loses control and trust people.  Populism prevailed: the Russian Federation explained how Putin failed to affect Europe.  In the Russian Federation recognized the extremist poster with painted Putin and Medvedev.  Representative terrorists ISIL Trump called "idiot".  Elections in France: pro Fillon and Le Pen lost the debate.

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In Mariupol eliminated Russian mercenary and former actor Ismanova. PHOTOS + VIDEO

April 3 showdown with Ukrainian military near the village Pikuza (former Kominternove) was eliminated famous fighter Erkin Ismanova (call sign "Cedar"), who came to Moscow from the Donbass in 2014 and who fought on the side of illegal armed groups NPT. The separatists have reported that Ismanov came under mortar attack.

As the Tsenzor.NET , writes about this edition of the "Fourth Estate".

Before the war Ismanov lived in Moscow and occasionally starred in Russian films and serials ( "Flint", "Beekeeper", "Dragon Syndrome", etc.), Where he played mostly bit parts. Also known Ismanov previously been convicted and served his sentence in the colony.

On the death Ismanova reported at Russian organization "Union of Donbass volunteers." The same information was confirmed by Speaker Edward Basurin militants NPT. Ismanov was a frequent hero stories on Russian propaganda resources. It is reported that in Russia in Uzbekistan were born dead four children., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
US Secretary of State Tillerson discuss with Lavrov the situation in Ukraine during his visit to Russia on April 12

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov situation in Ukraine during his visit to Moscow (Russia) 12 April.

This is stated in the press service of the State Department, reports Tsenzor.NET with reference to Ukrainian News .

"April 12 Secretary will travel to Moscow to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other Russian officials to discuss Ukraine, the fight against terrorism, bilateral relations and other issues, including North Korea and Syria" - said in a statement.

Notes that this visit is part of US efforts to support direct communication lines with senior Russian officials and to ensure a clear understanding views the United States, including the next steps for the implementation of the agreements reached in Minsk (Belarus).

The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that during the talks that Lavrov will hold Tillerson assumed discuss current problems in international security faced by the international community and require the joint efforts of countries.

"Attention will also be paid situationa in Ukraine with an emphasis on the need to perform their obligations to Kyiv" Minsk agreements. "Maybe topics discussed arms control," - said in a statement.

Russian Foreign Ministry hopes that the visit will help Tillerson "withdrawal of Russian-US relations on the path of sustainable development" and will increase the level of mutual understanding., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Kremlin sees state of Minsk deal implementation as fiasco, - Peskov

Russian president press secretary Dmitry Peskov has set forth the position of the Russian Federation regarding the settlement process in eastern Ukraine on the eve of a meeting of aides to the leaders of the Normandy Four states scheduled for April 6.

The meeting was announced following a yesterday's phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The position of the Russian Federation: unfortunately, the situation is aggravated by provocative actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the line of contact; the situation is aggravated by the fact that due to the continuing tension, the parties still can not remove heavy weapons, as prescribed by previously reached agreements. The cease-fire doesn't work, the regime of quiet is not there, economically the situation is worsened by the ongoing Donbas blockade," Peskov said.

He went on to say "the list is crowned with a fiasco in terms of implementing the Minsk agreements, Kyiv's reluctance to implement the political part of these accords." , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Poroshenko urges Russia to stop killing Ukrainian citizens and take back troops

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to stop killing Ukrainian citizens and remove its military from the occupied Donbas.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, he stated this at a joint press conference with Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen.

"Sanctions is the only motivation for Russia to sit down at the negotiating table. We want Russia to stop killing Ukrainian citizens and withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian territory," the head of state said.

"We have established democratic standards and freedoms in the country, and reforms have already begun. And the territory that will be liberated from Russian troops will see the reforms as well," the president added., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Dutch intelligence accused Russia of attempt to influence general election

According to the annual report of the Dutch intelligence service AIVD, Russia tried to influence last month’s general election in the Netherlands by spreading fake news.

Censor.NET reports citing Politico.

Rob Bertholee, the head of AIVD, told local media that Moscow did not succeed in "substantially influencing" the election process.

"I think they have tried to push voters in the wrong direction by spreading news items that are not true, or partially true," Bertholee said, without mentioning specific examples.

According to the report, the threat from Russia to the Netherlands and Europe is higher than a year ago and Russia is "extremely active in espionage," and not just during elections.

"In its efforts to position itself as a superpower, Russia is not afraid of using Cold War methods to obtain political influence., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Russia amassed 18,000 troops and large number of military hardware at Ukrainian border,

The Russian Federation has deployed over 18,000 personnel, 1,370 tanks and combat vehicles, and 700 combat aircraft near its border with Ukraine.

This was stated by First Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Rusnak at the Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council (UNIC) meeting in Kyiv, Censor.NET informs referring to Ukrinform.

"More than 18,000 strong units of the Russian Armed Forces, about 1,370 tanks and armored combat vehicles, about 300 pieces of artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, about 700 combat planes and helicopters, 24 warships are currently deployed by the Russian Federation in the immediate vicinity of the Ukrainian border," he said.

Rusnak stressed that Russia is testing new types and methods of warfare as well as the advanced weapons and military hardware in Ukraine.

According to him, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation plans to fully deploy the 20th and 8th Armies in the Voronezh and Rostov Oblasts by the end of 2018. , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Ukraine holding weapon supplies talks with Canada, - Poroshenko

Ukraine is negotiating weapon deliveries to the Armed Forces of Ukraine with Canada.
As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrinform, this was said by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

"Our defense minister (Stepan Poltorak - Ed.) is in Canada now. The negotiations on weapon supplies to our country are at an advanced stage due to the strong support of our diaspora. We also continue joint military drills with our Canadian partners," he said.

As reported, Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and his Canadian counterpart Harjit Sajjan signed an agreement on defense cooperation on April 3., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
US urges Iran and Russia to influence Assad, - Tillerson

The U.S. authorities are calling on Russia and Iran to influence the government of Syria to prevent the recurrence of attacks similar to those in Idlib province on Apr. 4.

Censor.NET reports referring to a statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

"We call upon Russia and Iran, yet again, to exercise their influence over the Syrian regime and to guarantee that this sort of horrific attack never happens again," the statement reads.

"As the self-proclaimed guarantors to the cease-fire negotiated in Astana, Russia and Iran also bear great moral responsibility for these deaths," Tillerson adds.

He also called upon Moscow and Tehran to refrain from "illusions" about the Syrian president.

"Those who defend and support him, including Russia and Iran, should have no illusions about Assad or his intentions. Anyone who uses chemical weapons to attack his own people shows a fundamental disregard for human decency and must be held accountable," the secretary of state says.

U.S. President Donald Trump has also blamed the Bashar Assad regime for the chemical attack, calling it a consequence of the Obama administration's wrong actions.

Earlier, Western media, referring to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported that warplanes belonging to Russia or the Syrian government committed a chemical airstrike on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the northwestern province of Idlib. As noted, the attack killed at least 58 and injured dozens of people., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Putin loses control and trust people - Russian analyst

Experts shared with the Italian newspaper his thoughts on condition of anonymity

"The attack in St. Petersburg - a very important challenge for Russia and Putin personally," - said Moscow university professor and political scientist VS, speaking on condition of anonymity, a journalist with Corriere della Sera .

The expert stressed that we must remember that Putin's first term began with a commitment to eradicate terrorism in Russia. Then it was on Chechen Islamic terrorism. "After 17 years, Putin faced the same threat, and besides - in his hometown," - he added.

The political scientist believes "another major factor" suspicion of some Russians that "attack - the result of a conspiracy, which may be involved in special services." "This perception of large groups of the public who basically do not trust the Russian authorities. And it is - a very dangerous factor for Putin. "

The authorities of the Russian president, in his opinion, "not as tough as it seems" and "reduced its base of support." "It weakens Putin - he said. - Protest marches in late March - a very significant signal. "

The professor believes that the terrorist threat to rally public opinion around the president "only for a short time, perhaps a few months." "I think the long-term economic and social problems, as falling incomes and worsening living conditions, will be more important and have more weight."

After the attack, the analyst believes, is expected "enhance security measures and new restrictions on the right to protest." "Power is the temptation to mix the cards, putting in a bunch of terrorists and the opposition, and point out to both of them as destabilizing elements", - concluded the expert.

As reported, the Russian opposition politician Konstantin Borovoy said that the terrorist attacks in the metro in St. Petersburg are Russian special services. , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові

Elections in France: pro-Putin Fillon and Le Pen lost the debate

In the past France yesterday in the debate among the presidential candidates won the leader of the left movement "Unconquered France" Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

This is indicated by a survey conducted by Elabe commissioned by TV channel BFMTV .

For Melanshona voted 25% of respondents, the leader of the movement "Forward" macron Emmanuel, took second place with 21% of votes, the third place was former Prime Minister Francois Fillon of 15% and ultra Marine Le Pen ranked fourth out of 11 %.

According to Reuters , respondents recognized the election program macron best of programs submitted candidates for the French presidency. Note that the recent ratings macron much stronger and he is ahead of pro Fillon and Le Pen, and the appearance in the top three Melanshona was a certain surprise.

Results in the election debate was attended by 11 candidates for president of France. The presidential elections will be held on April 23, the second round, if necessary, on 7 May.

More about the prospects of candidates in the presidential elections of France , see the article "apostrophe". , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Representative terrorists ISIL called Trump "idiot"

Representative militants "Islamic State" (ISIL) Abi al-Hassan al-Mohajirs said the US President a "managed idiot."

This was the first remark ISIL on Donald Trump since its inauguration, reports Reuters .

"America, your utopia and savior will come, and you become a victim of Soldiers of the Caliphate in every corner of the Earth, you bankrupt and your symptoms seen each death," - said in the letter, which was circulated through the Telegram.

"... Fairly fact that (US - Ed.) idiot who does not even know what is Iraq, Syria or Islam" - said the representative ISIL.

As reported by "Apostrophe" US intends to deploy reserve troops to fight against ISIL. , Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
Populism prevailed: the Russian Federation explained how Putin failed to affect Europe

Russia shows sympathy towards populist political force in Europe. Although these forces do not come to power, their ideas won.

This is the opinion Russian political scientist and analyst Valery Solovey.

He believes that Russia is sympathetic countries to "influence the political mainstream, to make it more amenable to some kind of mood." In this case, according to Nightingale, populist threat is not that they come to power, and that they threaten the shifting procedure in the key in which this curious political power.

As an example the analyst leads France, which held a series of horrific terrorist attacks. After the tragic events of the country is actually transformed into a police state. This is what called the politician Marine Le Pen. This is a prime example of the fact that populism in Europe still won and shifted the political agenda.

More information about the reasons for the popularity of populists in Europe , read the article on the website "Apostrophe"., Original in Ukrainian / на українській мові
In the Russian Federation recognized the extremist poster with painted Putin and Medvedev

Russian Ministry of Justice submitted a list of extremist materials "poster depicting a man resembling the Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose face make-up." The list is published on the website of Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.

As indicated in the accompanying information in the registry, the image was accompanied by the inscription: "The voters of Putin as ... seems to be a lot of them, but some of my friends they do not exist."

Image was published May 7, 2014 on the user page of the social network "VKontakte" Aleksandra Tsvetkova. The decision on recognition as extremist material adopted May 1, 2016 the Central District Court of Tver.
The Russian Ministry of Justice stated that similar to Putin's man on the poster were "made up eyelashes and lips." This, as noted in the ministry, "according to the author / authors of the poster should be a hint to the alleged non-standard sexual orientation of the president of Russia.", Original in Russian / На русском
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