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Ukraine crisis. News in brief. Thursday 1 June, [Ukrainian sources]

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:33 am
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US Senators propose enhanced sanctions against Russia. Putin about Western sanctions: "The effect of - zero".  In the US, complicated procedure for issuing visas. "Terrorists delaying the issuance of certificates of death of 20 militants dead, to avoid paying compensation to the families".  Former spy told why Putin shakes Ukraine before the elections in Russia. European Court formally took into consideration the position of Ukraine on human rights violations in Crimea. European Parliament voted to raise quotas for agricultural products from Ukraine.

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"Terrorists delaying the issuance of certificates of death of 20 militants dead, to avoid paying compensation to the families"

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:36 am
"Terrorists delaying the issuance of certificates of death of 20 militants dead, to avoid paying compensation to the families"

About 20 bodies for a long time is in medpodrazdeleniyah militants.

According to Tsenzor.NET referring to the message of the Main Intelligence Directorate in parts tighten the issuance of certificates of death of relatives of the dead militants.

"In a specially equipped premises at medical units 1 AC for a long time are the body more than 20 deaths from military injuries Making inquiries about the death of the Russian command is delayed in order to free the victims." Retroactively "to conceal losses and non-payment of monetary compensation to their families", - said in the message.

"In particular, the scan refueling equipment 11 separate motorized regiment (Donetsk) 1 AK revealed the absence of lubricants in large quantities. Thus, for each audited unit shortage of diesel fuel and gasoline up to 2 tonnes, and in warehouses are not lack of a large number of motor oils and lubricants stocks, which were delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation this year ", - reported in the intelligence.

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In the US, complicated procedure for issuing visas

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:38 am
In the US, complicated procedure for issuing visas

President of the United States Administration has approved a new form for those wishing to visit the country, which includes an expanded list of questions.

Reported Tsenzor.NET with reference to Reuters The .

New profiles to check for potential visitors to the United States on May 23 approved the OMB, despite their criticism during the public discussion of a number of officials, in particular - from education.

Opponents of the new profiles claimed that their introduction will lead to delays in the process of information processing, and as a result - will discourage the inflow of foreign students and scholars in the United States educational institutions.

In accordance with the new procedures, the US consulate may request from candidates for a visa numbers for all previous passports, social networking data over the past five years, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Also can request biographical information for the last 15 years, including residential address, place of work and travel history.

The State Department said that these fields are not mandatory, but officials will request additional information when they decide "that such information is necessary to confirm the identity or a more rigorous inspection for the purpose of national security."

The State Department said earlier that more rigorous survey will apply to applicants for a visa in connection with the terrorist threat, or other factors related to the threat to national security.

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Putin about Western sanctions: "The effect of - zero"

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:40 am
Putin about Western sanctions: "The effect of - zero"

Russophobia in some countries gushes over the edge, said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with chief editors of international news agencies in the framework of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Reported Tsenzor.NET with reference to the BBC .

"In my opinion, this is due to the fact that allegedly a multipolar world, and it's not like monopolists ... There is not least thanks to the struggle of Russia for their own interests I want to emphasize, for their legitimate interests." - he said.

At the same time attempts are not working to contain Russia, Putin said.

"Some time ago our partners in individual countries or groups of countries have begun to attempt to restrain Russia, to contain its legitimate desire to ensure its national interests, taking all sorts of do not fit into the framework of international law actions, including, economic restrictions, and now see, it does not work, the effect - zero, "- said Putin.

He said, he hopes that the "anti-Russian sentiments in the world will not be endless, and the world will come to the realization of the counterproductive".

A day earlier, in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro, Putin said that relations between Russia and the US will have a chance to improve when in Washington stop using anti-Russian rhetoric in domestic politics.

"It (the political situation in the US) is based on the desire of those who lost the elections in the United States, to somehow fix things at the expense of anti-Russian attacks, due to accusations of Russian intervention, "- Russian President said.

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US Senate proposes to toughen economic sanctions against Russia regarding Ukraine

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:44 am
US Senate proposes to toughen economic sanctions against Russia regarding Ukraine

Leaders of the US Senate Banking Committee proposes to toughen sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine and Syria, as well as in cyberspace.

As reported agency Bloomberg, a similar proposal made by committee chairman Sen. Mike grep and co-chairman of Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Under the bill, new sanctions will be directed to the Russian economy, including the mining, metallurgy and railway transport.

"Despite existing sanctions, Russia still is hostile, defiant State that deploys its military activities related to espionage kiberinformatsiynym and makes economic activities to harm the United States and drive a wedge between them and their allies" - said the new draft.

Full text of the bill will be published later.

Recall G7 leaders expressed willingness to strengthen sanctions against Russia after Crimea.

Earlier it was reported that Britain plans to seek the introduction of new sanctions against Russia by supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Recall, May 10, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that sanctions against Russia will operate until Moscow not abandon action which provoked them.

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Former spy told why Putin shakes Ukraine before the elections in Russia

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:46 am
Former spy told why Putin shakes Ukraine before the elections in Russia

Former century. at. Chief Security Intelligence Major General Peter Copco voiced two main reasons for Russia to escalate the situation in Ukraine.

He said this in an interview with " Gordon ."

"First, it's permanent installation on Russian domestic policy formation through external background. Second, start preparing for presidential elections in Russia", - said the former head of intelligence.

He stressed that any failure Ukraine is a huge plus for Russia and personally its president, Vladimir Putin. Copco said that Putin, first of all, do not need the support of ordinary Russians, and his entourage.

"Russia plays a king suite and suite understands that sanctions are not removed while Putin is in power," - said the general, adding that Putin is why it is important to convince his surroundings that he is an important figure.

As reported by "Apostrophe" journalist Roman Tsymbaliuk citing its Russian sources said that Russia will never return Ukraine Crimea and Donbas.

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European Court formally took into consideration the position of Ukraine on Russia's human rights violations in Crimea

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:49 am
European Court formally took into consideration the position of Ukraine on Russia's human rights violations in Crimea

European Court of Human Rights has officially confirmed taking into consideration the legal position Ukraine for the first lawsuit against Russia.

This was announced by Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine.

The Minister noted that, the European Court recognized the admissibility of the first claim of the Russian Federation to Ukraine by Moscow's actions in Crimea in 2014, in particular human rights violations in the peninsula.

"I'll start with the good news. We announced that Ukraine will give legal position of the evidence, facts that definitely refute the false comments of the Russian Federation that the Court has no jurisdiction to hear the right and the first case. ECHR officially confirmed acceptance of our legal position in the first case "against Ukraine" into the illegal abuse of human rights in Crimea ", - said Petrenko.

It was reported earlier that Ukraine has submitted additional evidence concerning the annexation of the Crimea to the Court of Human Rights.

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European Parliament voted to raise quotas for agricultural products from Ukraine

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 am
European Parliament voted to raise quotas for agricultural products from Ukraine

The European Parliament supported the Commission's proposal to increase the tariff quotas for honey, corn, barley, oats, grains, processed grain and grape juice from Ukraine.

Informs "Interfax-Ukraine" referring to the press release of the European Parliament.

As noted in the report, the meeting while the European Commission proposal to raise quotas for Ukrainian wheat, tomatoes and urea was not supported by MPs.

Earlier, the European Parliament continued cooperation with Parliament until 2019.

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Putin Says 'Patriotic' Hackers Could Target Russia's Critics, Denies State Involvement

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:11 am
Putin Says 'Patriotic' Hackers Could Target Russia's Critics, Denies State Involvement



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The Daily Vertical: Ukraine Won. And Putin Lost.

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:07 am
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The Daily Vertical: Neighbors Know Best

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Through connections c DPRK, the US imposed new sanctions against Russia

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:03 pm
Through connections c DPRK, the US imposed new sanctions against Russia

US Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian companies and one Russian citizen.

This was reported by the press service of the American agency.

Sanctions imposed, in particular, against the "Independent neftehazovoy company" who asked the DPRK oil in an amount exceeding $ 1 million, the former head of "Rosneft" Edward Hudaynatova and subsidiary "ESC-Prymorsknefteprodukt."

The third company, which came under sanctions, - Ardis-Bearings LLC, registered in Moscow. Its CEO Igor Michurin also the list of sanctions of the US Treasury. According to authorities, it is associated with a company Korea Tangun Traiding Corporation.

According to the UN Security Council, Korean Tangun Trading Corporation "is a party, or provides support, including other illicit means, DPRK relating to nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."

July 16, 2009 it was included in the list of UN sanctions.

Earlier, leaders of the Committee on the banks of the US Senate have proposed to strengthen sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine and Syria, as well as in cyberspace.

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It remains only to terrorist attacks: in Russia told Putin about the lack of money for war

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm
It remains only to terrorist attacks: in Russia told Putin about the lack of money for war

The Kremlin ended funds for new military adventures and implementation of global operations, but they still lack the support of terrorist acts throughout the world.

Such an opinion in an interview with "apostrophe" Russian leader voiced opposition political party "Western Choice" Konstantin Borovoy.

"It is clear that the resources have been two or three years ago, no more. Running out of reserve funds, not enough resources for military adventures. No resources for large promotional campaigns, as it was before" - said Borovoy.

Therefore, he said, the emphasis is on "economical" provocations - including the cooperation with "Islamic states" and terrorist attacks around the world.

"The terrorist activities (resources - Ed.) Is. This is the real feature of this terrorism - it is inexpensive", - said Russian policies.

He stressed that the world is beginning to understand that there is a "virtual terrorism" and talking about specific customers terrorist sitting in Moscow.

At the same time, he stressed that the elimination of the regime of Vladimir Putin the problem of terrorism can not be solved.

"Because created enormous agent networks around the world. Mankind has for a long time will remember the KGB, the FSB, the Soviet and Russian intelligence services, which, through various tools remain in the political space" - summed Borovoy.

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Wikileaks published documents on consignment CIA cyber spying

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Wikileaks published documents on consignment CIA cyber spying

Wikileaks project on June 1 published another batch of documents relating to CIA project called "pandemic."



According to Wikileaks, under the "pandemic" was possible infection of remote users on Microsoft Windows computers within the LAN when transferring files "on the fly", while the original file on the server does not change.

According to the prince of the system, each computer on the local network with shared disk infected with Pandemic act as "patient zero" in the spread of the virus.

He zarazhatyme remote computers, if a user program stored on the infected file server.

Earlier, Wikileaks has published a batch of documents relating to cyber spying by the CIA, in particular of the "Athena", which is able to break into the operating system Windows.

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How the Trump administration’s secret efforts to ease Russia sanctions fell short

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:27 pm
How the Trump administration’s secret efforts to ease Russia sanctions fell short

In the early weeks of the Trump administration, former Obama administration officials and State Department staffers fought an intense, behind-the-scenes battle to head off efforts by incoming officials to normalize relations with Russia, according to multiple sources familiar with the events.

Unknown to the public at the time, top Trump administration officials, almost as soon as they took office, tasked State Department staffers with developing proposals for the lifting of economic sanctions, the return of diplomatic compounds and other steps to relieve tensions with Moscow.

These efforts to relax or remove punitive measures imposed by President Obama in retaliation for Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and meddling in the 2016 election alarmed some State Department officials, who immediately began lobbying congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to block the move, the sources said.

“There was serious consideration by the White House to unilaterally rescind the sanctions,” said Dan Fried, a veteran State Department official who served as chief U.S. coordinator for sanctions policy until he retired in late February. He said in the first few weeks of the administration, he received several “panicky” calls from U.S. government officials who told him they had been directed to develop a sanctions-lifting package and imploring him, “Please, my God, can’t you stop this?”

Fried said he grew so concerned that he contacted Capitol Hill allies — including Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the ranking minority member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — to urge them to move quickly to pass legislation that would “codify” the sanctions in place, making it difficult for President Trump to remove them.

Tom Malinowski, who had just stepped down as President Obama’s assistant secretary of state for human rights, told Yahoo News he too joined the effort to lobby Congress after learning from former colleagues that the administration was developing a plan to lift sanctions — and possibly arrange a summit between Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin — as part of an effort to achieve a “grand bargain” with Moscow. “It would have been a win-win for Moscow,” said Malinowski, who only days before he left office announced his own round of sanctions against senior Russian officials for human rights abuses under a law known as the Magnitsky Act.

The previously unreported efforts by Fried and others to check the Trump administration’s policy moves cast new light on the unseen tensions over Russia policy during the early days of the new administration.

It also potentially takes on new significance for congressional and Justice Department investigators in light of reports that before the administration took office Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his chief foreign policy adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed setting up a private channel of communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak — talks that appear to have laid the groundwork for the proposals that began circulating right after the inauguration...................

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Russian Envoy Warns Moscow Will Respond To NATO’s Eastern Boost

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:35 pm
Russian Envoy Warns Moscow Will Respond To NATO’s Eastern Boost

Russia’s ambassador to NATO says Moscow will respond to the alliance's military deployment in Eastern members.

Aleksandr Grushko was speaking in Brussels on June 1, as NATO countries are deploying some 4,600 troops to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

NATO describes the deployment as a deterrent move in the face of a more-assertive Russia after its illegal 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Moscow accuses the alliance of threatening its security..........

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Putin is playing Europe: Journalist pointed to the danger of a new aggravation of the Donbas

on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:40 pm
Putin is playing Europe: Journalist pointed to the danger of a new aggravation of the Donbas

The defeat of the pro-Russian politicians in elections in several European countries could provoke Russia into aggressive actions in Donbas.

This was in an interview with Delfi .lt told Ukrainian journalists Aider Muzhdabayev.

The journalist noted that Russia currently has become very "toxic for the country's reputation" as many politicians in the West are trying to distance themselves from the pro-Russian position.

This situation, according Muzhdabayeva may provoke a new aggravation of the military situation in the Donbass.

"It is much more likely that Russia desperately let us make mistakes of that playing France and Germany. I have suggested that it would lead to an aggravation of the situation with Ukraine and diversions in Ukraine", - said Muzhdabayev.

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