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Ukraine News in brief. Friday 14 July. [Ukrainian sources]

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:29 pm
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US refuses to issue visas to Russian diplomats.  "I never thought about how to remove them," - Trump sanctions against Russia.  British citizen condemned for participating in the war on the side of the Donbas militants.  In the US Congress introduced a bill with a $ 410 million assistance to Ukraine.  Russia can not build a nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" without Ukraine. Putin has ordered to postpone for two years.  Mercenaries Donbas threatening criminal cases for concealment of documents proving citizenship or involvement in the Armed Forces. US require additional information on visa applicants

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US require additional information on visa applicants

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:30 pm
US require additional information on visa applicants

The US State Department will require all countries to provide more extensive information on applicants for visas to enter the country.

This was reported by Reuters.

Thus, the Department of State may invite "any other identifying information about the person" who wants to get a US visa, including its "biometric and biographical data."

The document sets provide information on criminal records, private persons in the US have reason to be suspected of terrorism.

Countries that within 50 days will not adhere to the new requirements of State may face restrictions on travel to the United States. The innovations made in the framework of migratory decree of US president Donald Trump. Recall that the law restricted the entry of the US citizens of the six countries where the majority of the population are Muslims.

Recall, the US Court refused to limit migration decree Trump.

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In the US Congress introduced a bill with a $ 410 million assistance to Ukraine

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:34 pm
In the US Congress introduced a bill with a $ 410 million assistance to Ukraine

Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives introduced a bill that allocated funds, including programs to support Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA.

It is noted that the allocation of funds provided for in the draft "Law on allocations to the needs of the State Department, foreign operations and related programs in fiscal year 2018".

"Despite the substantial reduction in the general budget of the State Department estimates help Ukraine through the Foreign Ministry and the concerned US agencies kept at the level of 2017 - in an amount not less than 410,465,000. Dollars", - said in a statement.



TRANSLATION: "The Committee on the representatives of the representatives of the representatives of the United States introduced the project "law of asyhnuvanʹ on need, zarubizhni and facing the program at 2018 financial year", which allocated the costs, including the support of Ukraine's support.
Despite suttyeve shortcuts shortcuts offices offices offices 2017 million. Dol. The initiative, including to funding goals (foreign financing) for Ukraine at the level of not menshomu the current byudzhetnoho of the year, as well as zakonodavchu the opportunity to highlight in case of the necessary funds to provide our state of additional credit guarantees.

More Details: http://bit.ly/2urqTVk"

The bill envisages funding for security purposes under the "International military funding" to Ukraine of at least the current fiscal year.

Also provides legal possibility to allocate funds to Ukraine in additional loan guarantees.

Earlier it was reported that the US considers the budget for fiscal year 2018 to provide military assistance to Ukraine .

Recall Poroshenko and US Secretary of State discussed ways to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine.

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British citizen condemned for participating in the war on the side of the Donbas militants

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:37 pm
British citizen condemned for participating in the war on the side of the Donbas militants

British court first citizen found guilty of terrorist activities in connection with participation in an armed conflict in Donbas.

This writes the BBC.

The court in Manchester sentenced Briton Benjamin L. Stimson, who was a member of the armed forces samonazvanyh "DNR" and "FSC" to 5 years and 4 months in prison.

The judge said that L. Stimson condemned to 8 years in prison, but reduces the time for a third plea.



Mother convicted believe that Stimson sentence "too severe."

"I'm sorry that my son went there. We knew nothing about it. We thought he was working on the farm "- the father of the convict.

L. Stimson accused of "plan with the assistance of others to commit acts of terrorism."

However, the judge found no evidence that Stimson was directly involved in armed conflict.

The judge ruled that Stimson has extremist views and is not dangerous for the population of Britain. Initially, he was accused of preparing and committing terrorist acts, but later withdrew the charges.

Benjamin Stimson 41 years. He was born and raised in northern England. In autumn 2015 BBC journalists met him near Debaltsevo. He said he went to the Donbas as "at home did not see any prospects."

In early August 2015 Stimson arrived in Moscow. From there, with the help of the people he met in social networks, the Briton crossed the Donbass and joined one of the groups samonazvanoyi "NPT".

L. Stimson detained at Manchester Airport in late November 2015 - when he returned to Britain.

Reportedly, he was questioned in the review of its security services discovered things uniform with stripes "New Russia".

In court, he claimed that was not involved in the fighting and went to the Donbass humanitarian mission. However, according to the case, in correspondence with one of the friends he talked about the handling of weapons.

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US refuses to issue visas to Russian diplomats

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:40 pm
US refuses to issue visas to Russian diplomats

Official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the US refused to issue visas to diplomats who have to replace exiled from the US in December, members of the Russian embassy.
It informs Tsenzor.NET , reported channel "rain" .

"Washington is not only revoked the expulsion of our employees, but also refused to issue visas to those who must go to replace" - said Zakharov.

USA expelled from the country 35 Russian diplomats in late December 2016.

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Mercenaries Donbas threatening criminal cases for concealment of documents proving citizenship or involvement in the Armed Forces

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Mercenaries Donbas threatening criminal cases for concealment of documents proving citizenship or involvement in the Armed Forces

In compounds and paragraphs 1 (Donetsk) and 2 (Lugansk) JSC Russian occupation forces continue the commission of the Southern Military District (Rostov-on-Don) Armed Forces.

It informs Tsenzor.NET, this statement by the press service of Defense Ministry of Defense.

According to the Ukrainian intelligence, while in subdivisions inspectors held a meeting with military personnel and Russian mercenaries from among Russian citizens for advocacy on the need for the deposit to the headquarters of formations and units of personal documents that prove citizenship or ownership to the Armed Forces. However, representatives of the Russian commanders for failure to fulfill requirements for delivery of documents and concealing the presence of threatened mercenaries from among citizens of expulsion to Russia, followed by the arrest and the opening of criminal cases against them.

It is reported that the Russian military sergeants and privates who signed contracts of service in the Armed Forces in Russia, requested reports on early release without specifying the date of filing.

Earlier, the Ukrainian military was detained Russian Viktor Ageev. He is currently held in jail on suspicion in Starobelsk under "terrorist act."

Earlier in an interview with Ukrainian TV channel said Ageev, serving in Novocherkassk, the Regiment Training Center and aerospace forces. He confirmed that in March 2017 arrived in the Rostov region and signed a contract to serve in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He said he came to his unit stayed there for 4 days, signed and almost immediately was sent to Donbass.

Ageev was detained by Ukrainian soldiers in the Luhansk region.

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Russia can not build a nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" without Ukraine. Putin has ordered to postpone for two years

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:44 pm
Russia can not build a nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" without Ukraine. Putin has ordered to postpone for two years

Of the Main atomic icebreaker "Arktika" will pass in 2019 instead of 2017 as planned. The decision to postpone decided personally Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It informs Tsenzor.NET, it said on Wednesday , " Kommersant ".

In addition to the postponement, Putin demanded to adopt a "personnel, organizational and administrative decisions" due to the disruption of public contracts. At the same fee Accounting, General Prosecutor's Office and the FSB project to check violations. According to "Kommersant", one of the key reasons for the breakdown of the contract was a conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Turbines icebreaker had to try Kharkov turbine plant. Instead, they had to experience the "Kirov-Energomash." The investigation will look into the problem for contractors shift responsibility for the failure of one another.

It is expected that the serial Icebreaker "Siberia" and "Ural" will be completed in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

In turn, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented transport deadlines icebreaker "Arktika" from 2017 to 2019.

Thus, according to him, such transfers are normal practice.

"Another thing, if this shift to the right will move the boundaries of reasonable, then there is really dangerous. And this is some flexibility with timing of such projects may be" - he said, noting that "work controlling bodies are doing their job."

Recall that the restrictive measures were first introduced July 31, 2014 for one year in response to Russia's actions in distabilizatsii situation in Ukraine. Later, they were repeatedly strengthened. The sanctions are aimed at the financial, energy and defense sectors and areas of dual use.

US, EU and other Western countries in stages imposed sanctions against Russia - first through the annexation of the Crimea, then - in Moscow's role in the armed conflict in Donbas.

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"I would never take the sanctions off until something is worked out", - Trump on Russia sanctions

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:47 pm
"I would never take the sanctions off until something is worked out", - Trump on Russia sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump has refuted messages about lifting sanctions against Russia for its activities in Crimea and the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing Bloomberg.

President Donald Trump spoke to reporters off the record Wednesday aboard Air Force One on his way to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and participate in Bastille Day festivities. In an unusual episode, the White House on Thursday released its transcript of some of his comments.

"We have very heavy sanctions on Russia right now. I would not and have never even thought about taking them off. Somebody said, Donald Trump wants to -- I don't want to take them off," the U.S. president said.

"I would never take the sanctions off until something is worked out to our satisfaction and everybody's satisfaction in Syria and in Ukraine.

"I saw a report and I read a report that Trump wants to take off the sanctions. I've made a lot of money. I've made great deals. That's what I do. Why would I take sanctions off without getting anything?" Trump said.

Earlier, it was reported that t he administration of U.S. President Donald Trump supports the new Russia sanctions with some reservations.

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Who really holds power in Ukraine, and why Ukraine is on the verge of existence

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:52 pm
Who really holds power in Ukraine, and why Ukraine is on the verge of existence

Our busy day starts with news and politics; we argue about politics; we do not call things by their proper names and agree that politics is dirty.

It is a mistake to think this way, and it is wrong to call the criminal family syndicate of tycoon Poroshenko politicians. We have no politics. Finally, we need to call a spade a spade, and people who accidentally fell into the power by names and nicknames they deserve.

Journalist Vitaly Glyudzo writes:..............

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Russian secret services agent detained while receiving secret information from Ukraine's Armed Forces General Staff

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Russian secret services agent detained while receiving secret information from Ukraine's Armed Forces General Staff

SBU Counterintelligence together with Chief Directorate of Security Service in Kyiv and the Kyiv region revealed and detained on July 13 an agent of Russia's secret services, who attempted obtaining secret documents from the military and recruit a Defense Ministry of Ukraine representative.

Censor.NET reports citing SBU press service.

These intelligence activities were conducted by a Ukrainian citizen, resident and native of Donetsk, who was trying to get intelligence information about Ukrainian military units, as tasked by Russian secret services. He was interested in learning about Ukraine's units personnel, equipment, location, weapons and relocation along the demarcation line, NATO supplies of military equipment to Ukraine, Sea Breeze drills in 2017, and data about officers of U.S. Army who train Ukrainian military. Most of these data is classified, experts say.

To obtain this information, the agent made contact with a former Ukrainian Army officer and was trying to receive classified materials from him.

The Ukrainian citizen was promised financial remuneration for completion of this intelligence activities.



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US Congress propose to combine sanctions against Russia and North Korea

on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:09 pm
US Congress propose to combine sanctions against Russia and North Korea

Question union bills on KNRD and Russia is one of several options that are still pending

Representatives of the Republican Party in the lower house of the US Congress made a proposal to merge the bills of sanctions against Russia and North Korea, but Democrats do not approve of this initiative.

Told Central American channel  CNN.com English.

"Republicans have the House consider combining bill on sanctions against North Korea with the Senate bill on sanctions against Russia", - the report says.

In particular, states that the initiative on Friday announced Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy. He noted that the bill of sanctions against North Korea nearly passed all the necessary procedures in the lower house in May, and it can be added as part of sanctions against Russia, which the Senate voted in June.

In response, criticized senior member of the Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives Democrat Congressman Eliot Engel. He noted that the document of sanctions against North Korea was still weak and therefore does not pass in the Senate.

"It is clear only that they (Republicans - Ed.) Are trying to kill the bill to the Senate sanctions against Russia", - said Engel.

Meanwhile, the head of Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives Ed Royce, union bills on KNRD and Russia is one of several options that are still pending. He said that criticism ignores the Democrats would take a consensus decision.

Yesterday the US president Donald Trump said that abolishes sanctions against Russia if Moscow agrees to resolve conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.

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