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Ukraine News in brief. Friday 18 August. [Ukrainian sources]

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 am
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In Donbas - The most horrendous type of combat I've encountered - American journalist.  US announced a tender for the purchase of non-lethal weapons for Ukraine.  Ukraine's Army enlists 120,000 contract soldiers, and 130,000 reservists.  Leader of sabotage group of Russian secret services detained in Kharkiv.  Seattle's Mayor wants to dismantle a monument to Lenin.  German government allowed the neo-Nazis to commemorate Berlin. Erdogan called on the Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel.

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In Donbas - The most horrendous type of combat I've encountered - American journalist

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:52 am
In Donbas - The most horrendous type of combat I've encountered - American journalist



Many countries should learn from Ukraine how to successfully fight in a hybrid war with the Russian Federation.
As Cenzor reports. No , the international correspondent The Daily Signal, the former US Air Force pilot and veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nolan Peterson, writes about this in his blog on NV . We quote its text completely.

"Somehow, in September 2014, I was watching a tank battle from the top of the hill in Mariupol, then, on September 5, 2014 - the day that the first ceasefire agreement was signed - I decided to drive through this battlefield, around were charred fragments of tanks And dozens of dead soldiers, whose bodies resembled plaster casts of dead Pompei residents.In the

first months of the war in the Donbass, Ukrainians joined the ranks of both the regular army and volunteer detachments that managed to deter the Russian army and the separatists.

No one needed to be persuaded to go to war - the volunteers went to the Donbass massively and consciously, realizing that their homeland is in danger." In fact, Not the army, but the Ukrainian society reflected the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014.

And now, three years after the outbreak of the war and two years after the signing of the Minsk Agreements, Ukrainian soldiers are still dying in trenches, artillery and mortar shelling continues. This war has The shootout is fought from trenches and fortifications, a battle in which soldiers almost never see who they are shooting at.

This is the most horrendous type of combat that I have not encountered, even when I myself served in the troops of special operations of the Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The signing of the ceasefire in 2015 was nothing more than a farce. Nevertheless, this war strengthened Ukraine - its citizens, its soldiers, and proved that the country is ready to fight for its freedom.

In 2014 the Ukrainian army was almost unarmed. For 25 years, the corrupt government, subordinated to Moscow, literally destroyed the army.

But over the past three years, Ukraine has reformed its troops into the army. "It's like building a boat when you're already at sea," said Luke Coffey, director of the Heritage Foundation's Center for Foreign Policy.

Ukraine now has more than 2,800 tanks and 625 missile systems. This is more than in the armed forces of France and Germany. But the bulk of this arsenal dates back to the times of the Cold War. Many Kalashnikov assault rifles used by Ukrainian troops were issued in the 1960s and 1970s.

For the modernization of the army and the transition to NATO standards by 2020 (this is now recorded in the Military Doctrine of Ukraine), Kiev is rebuilding its entire military-industrial complex. But, in my opinion, the reform of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine is conducted in the wrong direction.

For example, even after three years of war on the front line, there are still no units of mobile army surgical assistance. Sometimes the wounded soldiers are forced to independently reach the nearest hospital in order to receive medical assistance.

Until now, Ukrainian troops are largely dependent on non-governmental and volunteer organizations delivering to the advanced personal protective equipment, first aid kits, bulletproof vests, uniforms, food and clean water.

Many soldiers are still in the old manner using paper Soviet military cards. Although some enterprising Ukrainian students have already created applications for tablets that can be used to adjust artillery fire.

Soldiers are forced to buy their own medicines and provide themselves with electricity, since the government has not given them generators.

That is, corruption from within destroys the country's military-industrial complex. Ukraine creates weapons for export, but can not meet the basic needs of the military on the ground.

In 2016, the Government of Ukraine allocated about $ 500 million to repair, modernize and manufacture new weapons. However, the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" stated that they received only a third of this amount.

Despite the lack of money, at present the Ukrainian army fights even better than the US armed forces.

I had the opportunity to observe joint Ukrainian-American exercises at the Yavorovsky military training ground and it seemed that these Ukrainian soldiers should be trained Americans have to fight, and not vice versa.This Ukrainian army has many years of experience in conducting a hybrid war with Russia - the reflection of cyberattacks and targeted propaganda.The Allies of Ukraine must learn from it to understand how it will happen Ь war with Russia.

After a protracted conflict in the Donbas, in which more than 10,000 Ukrainians died, fighting spirit is not broken. Every time I visit the front line, I ask the Ukrainian soldiers what they are fighting for. And their answers have not changed. They are fighting for the freedom of their country. They believe that if they leave their positions and go home, Russia will seize their home.

Because of the war, Ukrainian society became militarized. But in 2014, such a massive patriotic upsurge saved Ukraine from a catastrophe. Ukrainians have the will to fight. But they need help.

To date, the US has provided Ukraine with some technologies that have proved useful on the battlefield. The States also equipped the military with anti-missile radar. However, they are not used to protect civilian areas, such as Maryinka and Avdeevka. These cities are often subjected to rocket and artillery shelling.

See also: "Before my very eyes, a girl died."Saninstruktor.Myusenkaya: It was torn in half,"- the premiere of the first film about the participation of women in the war in the Donbass will be held in October. VIDEO

One of the military officials told me: "These anti-missile systems, although not lethal, but they are considered weapons, we do not place them in residential areas so as not to attract enemy fire and not jeopardize the safety of civilians."

Meanwhile, Washington has been discussing for several years whether the United States should send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine. In my opinion, this would be a largely symbolic gesture that would remind Moscow that the US is ready to defend Ukraine from aggression.

In addition, the Ukrainian troops still need such necessary things as bulletproof vests, night vision sights, first-aid kits.

And before I finish the article, one small story. In June 2015 in Peski I became friends with one wonderful 19-year-old soldier - Daniil Kasyanenko. He was afraid that the war had destroyed his soul, and confessed to me that he had seen so many terrible things that he could never be a happy person. Two months later, Daniel died from mortar fire, fighting in the east of Ukraine.

Recently I sent an email to my mother Daniela Marina, in which she wrote that she had returned to Washington to tell people about this war, about what her son was killed for. And she answered me: "Thank you, the whole world must learn the truth about the war in Ukraine." You are doing everything possible so that our boys will not die any more."

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Russian special services were preparing a terrorist attack in Mariupol

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:56 am
Russian special services were preparing a terrorist attack in Mariupol

The Security Service of Ukraine declares to prevent a terrorist attack in Mariupol, which was prepared by Russian intelligence services.

This was announced at a briefing by the head of the SBU, Vasily Hrytsak, said in a statement on the Service's website.

According to Hrycak, the main purpose of the terrorist attack was to blast the explosives near the location of one of the battalions of the National Guard.

He said that the attackers who planned the attack were Ukrainian citizens, two of them - natives of the Russian Federation, one of whom arrived in the city of temporarily occupied territories after serving a sentence.

The operatives detained two men during the laying of mines of Russian production in Mariupol.

According to experts, the mine POM-2P1 was adopted by the armed forces of the Russian Federation in 1997.

It is noted that mines of this type are not made in Ukraine, and they are not also reviewed.

Employees of the SBU also removed 400 and 200 grams checkers in detained TNTs, RGD-5 and F-1 grenades with fires, electric detonators, automatic weapons, bolts, nuts and other metal objects that were planned to be used as elements that Increase defeat, alarm clock with wires.

Another detainee was reported to be detained, according to the SBU, at the request of the Russian curators trying to deliver the means of defeat to Mariupol - the RGD-5 grenades and six T-shirts six hundred grams.



TRANSLATION:
SBU prevented terrorist attacks that were being prepared in Mariupol by Russian special services.

Terrorist attacks that saboteurs were prepared at the direction of General Staff of Armed Forces of State prevented in Mariupol Security Service of Ukraine. This was announced at a briefing by SBU Chairman Vasyl Hrytsak.

The main task of the terrorists was to blast the explosives near the location of one of the battalions of the National Guard. All attackers are citizens of Ukraine, two of them - born in Russia, one of which came to the city from the temporarily occupied territories after serving the sentence.

Operatives security services detained two terrorists laying mines in the Russian production in one of the public places of Mariupol. According to experts, the mine POM-2P1 was adopted by the armed forces of the Russian Federation in 1997. In Ukraine, a mine of this type is not manufactured and is not equipped with weapons.

Also SBU seized from terrorists TNT charge weighing 400 and 200 grams, grenades RGD-5 and F-1 with fuses, electric, ammunition automatic weapons package with bolts, nuts and other metal objects that planned to use as impressive elements , Alarm clock with wires.

Law enforcers detained except the third member of the terrorist group, which in the tasks of Russian curators tried to bring in Mariupol means of destruction - RGD-5 grenades and TNT shistsothramovyh six pieces.

Investigations are ongoing.


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US State Department announced a tender for the purchase of non-lethal weapons for Ukraine

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:00 am
US State Department announced a tender for the purchase of non-lethal weapons for Ukraine

In the United States, a tender for supplying Ukraine with a regular batch of military assistance in the form of non-lethal weapons and equipment was launched, the US government procurement portal Federal Business Opportunities informs .

From information posted on the website of state procurement, it follows that the tender was announced by the US Department of State Bureau on Law Enforcement and Combating International Drug Trafficking as early as August 14.

As part of the tender for Ukraine, the training pistols Glock G17, cartridges to them, as well as several types of protective equipment will be bought. In total, 16 items are listed on the site.

The tender participants must submit their proposals to the State Department by August 22.

As previously reported, in the draft US defense budget for 2018 there is a reference to lethal weapons for Ukraine . In addition, Ukraine can get $ 500 million to fight pro-Russian separatists and $ 65 million to develop a medium-range missile. In June, the draft defense budget was approved by the Senate's profile committee.

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Ukraine's Army enlists 120,000 contract soldiers, and 130,000 reservists

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:02 am
Ukraine's Army enlists 120,000 contract soldiers, and 130,000 reservists



More than 17,000 persons signed the contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine recently.

This was announced by Defense Ministry representative Maksym Prauta during a briefing on Friday in Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Censor.NET reports citing MoD press service.

"Since the beginning of the year, more than 17,000 people, including 1,200 officers, have signed contracts with the army. A total number of contract fighters in the Armed Forces of Ukraine is more than 120,000 people," he said.

Prauta added that the operational reserve of the military of military draftees of first priority created since the beginning of the military reform enlists almost 130,000 persons.

The MoD representative added that 2,836 families and retired military received housing aid from the Ministry in 2015-2016. 635 families opted for monetary compensation.

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Leader of sabotage group of Russian secret services detained in Kharkiv

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:06 am
Leader of sabotage group of Russian secret services detained in Kharkiv

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office have detained the leader of a sabotage group of Russian secret services who was plotting terrorist attacks against Ukrainian state and public figures.

Censor.NET reports citing the SBU press service.

"The law enforcers established that the "commander" of one of the illegal armed formations of terrorists was recruited by a representative of Russia's General Staff's Main Intelligence Directorate.

"He received a task from a Russian curator to return to his home city of Kharkiv and form a subversive group. The militant received a list of Ukrainian political and public officials who were the targets of Russian secret services to organize terrorist attacks against them.

"During searches at the residence address of the criminal in Kharkiv, SBU officers seized almost one kilogram of explosives, five electric detonators, gun with a silencer, 100 rounds, and a military quadrocopter, which he planned to use for committing the terrorist attack.

"The detainee has been indicted of committing a crime under Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Custody was chosen for him as a measure of restraint. Urgent operational and investigative actions are under way," the report reads.

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Seattle's Mayor wants to dismantle Lenin's monument

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:09 am
Seattle's Mayor wants to dismantle Lenin's monument



Seattle residents expressed concern over the symbols of hatred, racism and cruelty, said Mayor of the city

The Mayor of the American city of Seattle, Ed Murray, called for the dismantling of a monument to Vladimir Lenin, who stands on one of the streets of the city.

This is reported by Mynorthwest.

In the United States, during the past week, there are campaigns to dismantle monuments related to racial segregation. Within this campaign, activists destroyed several monuments to the participants of the Civil War, who fought on the side of the slave-owning South.

"In the past few days, Seattle residents have expressed concern and disappointment through the symbols of hatred, racism and brutality in our city," he said about the monuments.

At the same time, he said that his words equally affected the monuments of the Confederates, and "the statue of the founder of an authoritarian Soviet regime."

The head of Seattle emphasized that the monuments must be dismantled despite the fact that they are in private territory.

RBC recalls that the statue of Lenin to Seattle from the Slovak city of Poprad was taken by American Lewis Carpenter, who bought her as a work of art for $ 42 thousand. In 1995, she was installed on one of the streets of Seattle. Since then, the statue has become one of the attractions, dedicated to various art events and artistic projects.

Previously, it was reported that no monument to the leader of the world proletariat, Vladimir Lenin, remained in the cities of Ukraine.

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German government allowed the neo-Nazis to commemorate Berlin

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:10 am
German government allowed the neo-Nazis to commemorate Berlin

Berlin will host a march of neo-Nazis in memory of the famous Nazi of the Third Reich, Rudolf Hess

This is reported by the Berliner Kurier.

August 17, turned 30, since the death of the famous Nazi in the Spandau prison. In honor of this, the German neo-Nazis decided to hold a march. It is expected that it will be attended by about 500 people.

The local government allowed a march to neo-Nazis, but without swastikas, slogans praising Hess, alcohol and mobile phones. Neo-Nazis also banned from communicating with journalists and dressing in a militaristic style.

German lawmakers will hold a march near a place where Spandau was previously in jail, in which Hess served a lifetime. Now in its place is a shopping center.

In 1987, the body of the 93-year-old Nazi Rudolf Hess was found in a prison yard with an electric wire around his neck. According to the official version, he committed suicide. Neo-Nazis, however, believe that it was killed by British intelligence services.

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Erdogan called on the Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:16 am
Erdogan called on the Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its allies the enemies of Turkey and called on them to vote against them

Reuters reports .

Erdogan called on Turkish voters living in Germany not to vote for Merkel and her allies.

"I call on all my compatriots in Germany: the Christian Democrats, the Social Democrats and the" green "are the enemies of Turkey, support those political forces that are not enemies of Turkey," the Turkish president said.

The parliamentary elections in Germany will be held in September this year.

Read also: Coming from Europe. Where Turkey drove Erdogan a year after the coup

Recall that relations between Berlin and Ankara worsened after the failed coup attempt in Turkey last year.

After that, mass imprisonment of the Turks, who was charged with cooperation with the preacher Fethullah Gulen, began. His Turkish authorities consider the organizer to attempt a coup. He denies his guilt.

In April 2017 Erdogan held a referendum on the extension of the president's mandate , his proposal was supported by the majority of the Turks, including those living in Germany.

In the same month, Erdogan said he intends to resume the death penalty in the country.

In response, Merkel threatened Turkey with the end of negotiations with the European Union.

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Russia gave a description of Putin's successor

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Russia gave a description of Putin's successor

Russian sociologist Sergey Belanovsky believes that the receiver of Vladimir Putin may be appointed prime minister in 2-3 years before the current Russian president decides to leave his post.

This was announced by Belanovsky in an interview with Radio Liberty.

"I think that for years after Putin's three must put forward a successor to the post of head of government and gradually give him a case, that is, we must increasingly see Putin, who talks to the governor whom he commends, and somebody reads, but this successor," - Says a sociologist.

According to him, the dilemma lies with who Putin will appoint as his receiver - a security officer or technocrat.

"If a security officer is appointed, the law enforcement officer may also be condemned, but it will come a moment when he will give orders to use force, and the country will not forgive him," said Belanivsky, adding that the technocrat would not use force.

He noted that the law enforcement officer could disperse the rally and put him in the jail of the opposition leader, which the technocrat would not do.

"At best, this successor will wait for the next cycle, but further elections will probably be free. Or we must arrange such a totalitarian system that we will have to bring the number of the camp population to the Stalin norm," summed up Belanovsky.

As reported by the "Apostrophe", Sergei Belanivsky said that Putin could leave his post in 2024.

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The SBU revealed a scheme of Russian intelligence agencies to distribute fake news

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:01 pm
The SBU revealed a scheme of Russian intelligence agencies to distribute fake news

Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) revealed another scheme of Russian propaganda media.

This is stated on its Facebook page by the press service of the SBU.

So, the SBU told about a regular journalist who works for Russian special services.

"Using the ignorance of Russian-speaking Internet users regarding publications of foreign media, Russian intelligence services purposefully publish articles of fictional authors with consciously" fake information as if from a foreign source, "the statement said.

It is noted that in the field of the SBU a "journalist" was received by Yuriy Abramovich, on whose behalf a lot of materials are published on the propaganda resource "Antifascist". Abramovich positions himself as a journalist, is closely acquainted with German topics and the German vision of the situation in the world.

"His latest" masterpiece"-"German TV: Ukrainian media owned by the oligarchs, brainwashing people with patriotic propaganda", - specified in the SBU.

According to the agency, the article is about allegedly reporting (in fact it is absent) by the German public broadcasting company ARD about the methods of work of Ukrainian journalists.

Total Abramovich has published as many as 652 materials in the pro-Kremlin resource, however, according to the SBU, the author has never been mentioned in the German media.

The SBU assumes that in fact Abramovich is a "fake foreign correspondent" used by the Kremlin for propaganda.



TRANSLATION:
Service Service Operation Operation Russian Russian Russian and non structures (including the #sbu), as well as the policy policy of the state in the matter of freedom of speech.

Using neobiznanistyu rosiysʹkomovnykh users of the internet for foreign media, Russian intelligence agency tsilespryamovano posting article authors from zavidomo "Feykovoyu" information from the source of the source. And then these stories are spread on similar information resources.

As in the field of the courses intelligence spetssluzhby came,,"",". The article it) "ARD" about the methods of Ukrainian journalists.

" the author" pozytsionuye himself with German zhurnalistykoyu, most of its materials refers to the so-called " the German vision " situation in the whole world, and in Ukraine including. At the same time, no articles. Abramovycha in nimetsʹkomovnykh kyivpost not found. But his name is standing under 652-ma antyukrayinsʹkymy to on "antyfashysti".

In public sources, there are no sources of yuriy. There is a chance that it belongs to the "feykovykh foreign crowded" which is used by prokremlivsʹkymy vydannyamy to vysvitlennya international rankings about events in Ukraine and beyond.


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The West is determined to "squeeze" Russia to obtain real results of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:18 pm
The West is determined to "squeeze" Russia to obtain real results of the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas

Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs Anna Hopko believes that representatives of Western countries are tired of fruitless negotiations with Russia and are determined to continue pressure on the Russian Federation to obtain real results in the settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

This is reported by Censor.NET with reference to Interfax-Ukraine .

"The West is tired of regular meetings that do not give any result when every day we see the wounded, especially when the American paramedic died in April this year (representative OSCE) during the explosion, so I think that now there is a certain mood to dampen the Kremlin to see real progress in the east of Ukraine, because the freezing of the conflict will be very expensive, "she said.

At the same time, the People's Deputy noted that the special representative of the US State Department for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, takes a rather tough stance against Russia and supports the idea of ​​granting Ukraine defense equipment.

"Volcker's position that here is the" hot phase "of the war - it is already tough enough, because he clearly says that Russia does not fulfill its obligations (within the framework of the Minsk accords - Ed.), In particular there is no provision for a ceasefire regime, no The access of international organizations, in particular the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to the temporarily occupied territories, and the position that Ukraine needs to provide lethal weapons so that it can protect itself, "added A. Hopko.

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Putin proposed the creation of a "Russian Mecca" in occupied Sevastopol

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Putin proposed the creation of a "Russian Mecca" in occupied Sevastopol



According to Vladimir Putin, in this place seized by the Russian invaders "the strengthening of the centralized Russian state began."

This is reported by Censor.NET with reference to Interfax.

"It is necessary to create a Russian, Russian Mecca." The point is not that Prince Vladimir was baptized here, but that after that the strengthening of the centralized Russian state began here, "the Russian president said at a meeting with scientists in the museum-reserve" Chersonese "Tavrichesky".

Putin added that on the basis of a single market, a common language, a common faith and the power of the prince, a "single national Russian state and, in fact, a Russian nation" was created.

"The place where we are now has a unique significance for our state, our people and for our statehood," the Russian president said.

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"Germans are extremely interested in close ties with Russia," - Schroeder on nominating to the Board of Directors of Rosneft

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:41 pm
"Germans are extremely interested in close ties with Russia," - Schroeder on nominating to the Board of Directors of Rosneft



Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday responded to criticism of his nomination to the Board of Directors of Rosneft, accusing his opponents of political maneuvers aimed at helping re-election for the fourth term of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This is reported by Censor.NET with reference to Reuters.

possible inclusion of Schroeder, a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), on Rosneft's board of directors under Western sanctions imposed because of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, provoked a wave of criticism in Germany, especially amid fears of Russia's possible intervention in the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 24.

Schroeder, who does not hide his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, came out in defense of his decision, saying that it would not hurt the SPD. "This is a political campaign in support of Ms. Merkel, people want to help her by slandering me," he said in an interview with the Swiss newspaper Blick.

According to Schroeder, who served as chancellor from 1998 to 2005, he understood that the news of his new post would trigger a reaction, but did not expect such "one-sided" coverage.

"I do not think that my post will adversely affect the elections, and the people of Germany are extremely interested in close ties with Russia," he said.

The head of the SPD, Martin Schultz, said earlier this week that he would not have acted like Schroeder. "Even after leaving the post of German Chancellor, I will not agree to work in the private sector," he wrote on Facebook.

Nevertheless, the probability of Schulz's victory in the elections is very low. The SPD lags behind the conservatives headed by Merkel in most polls by about 15 percentage points, but many observers expect that they will again join the "big coalition", which includes representatives of both right and left wing.

Leading German newspaper Bild in recent days published a number of articles criticizing "Görhard from Gazprom" for his relations with Russian companies. Schroeder said in an interview with Blick that he expects a salary of about $ 350,000,

Russia owns 50 percent plus one share of Rosneft. Some conservatives and representatives of the Green Party also criticized Schroeder for his "shameless" behavior.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper wrote that if Schröder agreed to the post, "the former German chancellor will become a puppet of the authoritarian system." Schroeder already holds the post of chairman of the shareholders committee of Nord Stream AG, a Gazprom-led consortium established to build a gas pipeline through which Russian gas enters Europe via the Baltic Sea.

Critics also still ridicule Schroeder for the fact that in 2005 he agreed with the characterization of Putin as a "perfect democrat."

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Washington before September 1 will develop retaliatory measures to reduce the diplomatic mission in Russia

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:51 pm
Washington before September 1 will develop retaliatory measures to reduce the diplomatic mission in Russia



The US State Department expects by September 1 to develop a response to reduce the American diplomatic presence in Russia.
About the official spokesman of the State Department Heather Nauert, said Censor.NET with reference to Gazeta.ru .

"We are still aiming for September 1, and we plan to do this work," she said.

She also said that Moscow and Washington still have a low level of trust.

Recall that in December last year, the former US authorities decided to send 35 Russian diplomats, as well as members of their families from the country. In addition, the Obama administration has imposed a ban on visiting Russian diplomats several dipobektov.

on July 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry demanded until September 1 to reduce the number of diplomatic and technical staff of the US Embassy in Moscow and the consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg And Vladivostok to 455 people. In addition, since August 1, the US Embassy in Moscow is forbidden to use the dacha in the Silver Forest and warehouses on Road Street in Moscow.

US State Department did not specify how many diplomats will have to leave the Russian Federation, but according to The Washington Post, it is about several hundred people.

Moscow's decision came after the US Senate voted overwhelmingly for an updated package of restrictive penal measures against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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TV channel of Russian propagandists Life stops work, all employees are fired

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:06 pm
TV channel of Russian propagandists Life stops work, all employees are fired



Russian propaganda channel Life on Friday, August 18, works the last day, after which its broadcasting will be discontinued.

As transfers Цэнзор.НЕТ , about it to agency TASS the source in holding "News Медиа" has informed.

Other projects of the holding are kept, the interlocutor added.

"It remains only the site and our projects, of course." It completely stops, the frequency will appeal to viewers, "the source said.

Also, according to him, 90 people will be reduced, and another 90 will remain working on streaming broadcasting.

The Petersburg edition Flashnord reported that all employees of the TV channel were notified of their dismissal.

Broadcasting of the subsidiary channel Life78 in St. Petersburg has already been discontinued.

Life Channel (formerly LifeNews) aired in 2013, becoming part of a multimedia information and entertainment project.

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"A real friendly gesture from our strategic partner," Ambassador Chaly on the visit of Pentagon chief Mattis to Kiev

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:28 pm
"A real friendly gesture from our strategic partner," Ambassador Chaly on the visit of Pentagon chief Mattis to Kiev

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valery Chaly called "a real friendly gesture" the forthcoming visit of the head of Pentagon James Mattis to Kiev on August 24.

As reported by Censor.NET, he wrote about this in Facebook.

Chaly noted: "Washington officially confirmed the visit of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to Kiev on August 24 this year

is the result of the agreements reached by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Washington in June this year.

A friendly gesture from our strategic partner To the Day of Independence of Ukraine!

Serious confirmation of readiness for further development of bilateral military cooperation, demonstration of solidarity with the people of Ukraine in its struggle against external aggression."

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Five-year-old child died, having fallen out of the window on the 11th floor in Odesa

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Five-year-old child died, having fallen out of the window on the 11th floor in Odesa

Odessa today, a 5-year-old child died, falling out of the window of the 11th floor of an apartment building.
As reported by the Censor. NO, UNIAN was informed about this in the communications department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Odessa region, the boy fell out of the 11th floor window of an apartment building located on the street. Posmitnogo.

It turned out that the mother and her son were citizens of one of the post-Soviet countries, they came to Odessa to visit relatives. "The woman did not look after her son, and he accidentally fell out of the window," the head of the department told.

There are questions of entering information into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations under the preliminary legal qualification of Art. 115 (premeditated murder) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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US sells 54 rocket launcher systems worth $ 1.25 billion to Romania

on Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:10 pm
US sells 54 rocket launcher systems worth $ 1.25 billion to Romania



The US State Department approved the sale of 54 American American multiple rocket launchers HIMARS and associated equipment worth $ 1.25 billion to Romania.

As reported by the Censor . No, Radio Liberty reports.

The report of the US Agency for Cooperation in Defense and Security says that the goal is "to support the foreign policy goals and goals of US national security by helping to improve the security of NATO ally."

Pentagon sent information on the proposed sale to Congress on Thursday. As a rule, proposals on the provision of weapons to NATO allies are considered in the Congress of the United States within 15 days.

As noted, the provision of these weapons of Romania "will strengthen its defenses and help to withstand regional threats."

The NATO bloc aims to strengthen its presence in Eastern Europe after Russia's occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea and the invasion of eastern Ukraine in 2014. Russia, on the other hand, accuses NATO of "stirring up tensions in the region."

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US Special Representative for Donbass Volker will meet with a representative of Russia in Minsk on August 21

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US Special Representative for Donbass Volker will meet with a representative of Russia in Minsk on August 21



Special representative of the US State Department for Donbass Kurt Volker will meet with the representative of Russia Vladislav Surkov on August 21, the meeting will be held in Minsk.
As informs Цензор.НЕТ , about it informs RIA Novosti news agency referring to the message of State department.

"US Special Representative for Negotiations in Ukraine Kurt Volker will travel to Minsk (Belarus, where he will meet with a representative of the Russian government on August 21 and discuss Russian-Ukrainian relations," reads the message.)

At the same time, the name of the Russian representative was not named in the American foreign policy department.

Volcker will also visit Lithuania to discuss Ukraine, and August 23 will fly to Kiev. In the Ukrainian capital, he will join the US Defense Secretary James Mattis and they will discuss "the next steps in diplomatic negotiations."

Earlier it was reported that Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov could meet with Volcker next week.

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