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Ukraine News in brief. Friday 25 August. [Ukrainian sources]

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:48 am
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TODAY'S HEADLINES:
US intelligence agencies detained seven Russian media hackers.  CIA's Chief of Staff will personally lead the investigation of Trump's ties with Russia.  Putin met with Medvedchuk in Crimea.  CNN showed how the SBU detained the DPRK's spies.  In Warsaw, a minibus rammed the corps of NATO Secretary General.  A large bank in the occupied Russia, the Crimea was disconnected from SWIFT.  A warehouse with ammunition of terrorists exploded in the Azov area: houses of civilians were damaged. "Germany is very concerned about the fate of Ukraine and its citizens," President Steinmeier in his congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine. John McCain said that the visit of US Secretary of Defense Mattis should be used for lethal weapons to Ukraine. The number of dead in the accident of the bus in Russia increased to 16. Russia refused to withdraw troops from the occupied Transnistria.

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US intelligence agencies detained seven Russian media hackers

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:05 am
US intelligence agencies detained seven Russian media hackers

In 2017, American secret services detained seven Russian hackers who are suspected of committing crimes against the United States.

About it informs agency Reuters .

At the same time, comparing with the period until 2010, only two Russian cybercriminals were issued by the United States each year until 2017.

This indicator of cybercrime detentions from Russia is a record for the US intelligence services.

It is noted that the increase in the number of arrests was due to a breakthrough in the investigation of last year's elections.

"The Department of Justice has stated that it does not monitor arrests or indictments on nationality and rejects additional comments," the source said.

As reported by the "Apostrophe", members of the Information Security Center (CIB) of the FSB, who had previously been arrested for state security, are suspected of giving the US intelligence the names of Russian hackers.

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Volker outlined a clear position on Ukraine's accession to NATO

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:07 am
Volker outlined a clear position on Ukraine's accession to NATO

Ukraine in its current state is not ready to join NATO, nor is the North Atlantic Alliance ready to accept it.

This was stated by the Special Representative of the US Department of State Kurt Walker in an interview with Direct TV Channel .

"I respect Ukraine very much, but I still do not see the possibility that Ukraine is ready to join NATO, and NATO is ready to accept Ukraine in the situation in which it exists. Despite the fact that the pro-Russian army is in the East of the country, in fact Ukraine Yet not ready to join NATO in security, "Volker said.

He also noted that he had worked with Croatia, Albania and Montenegro, who eventually became NATO members, and hoped that Ukraine would eventually be able to move closer to NATO standards, in particular to pursue defense and security reforms, to tighten its The economy, will overcome corruption and establish relations with neighboring countries.

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CIA's Chief of Staff Pompeo will personally lead the investigation of Trump's ties with Russia

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:10 am
CIA's Chief of Staff Pompeo will personally lead the investigation of Trump's ties with Russia

Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo took under his own control the work of the unit to study the possible contacts of US President Donald Trump with the Russian authorities
About this writes the Washington Post .

According to the publication, Pompeo's group more closely interacts with FBI colleagues in this case, and the information received by its employees may significantly affect the prosecution of Robert Muller's special prosecutor on the possible "interference of Moscow in the American elections."

According to the newspaper, personal control by Pompeo means that the director of the CIA can monitor what information about the case will be transferred to the White House. The director himself has previously stated that his attention is due to the desire not to allow the sources of details of the investigation in the media.

Former and current CIA officials also expressed concern that Pompeo could use his position in a political confrontation between supporters and opponents of the president.

-Recall that the US Congress continues independent investigations about Russia's likely interference in the recent US presidential election, in which Trump won.

-In June, the Washington Post reported that Trump had requested the National Intelligence to join the FBI investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election to divert attention from its Mike Flynn National Security Advisor.

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Putin met with Medvedchuk in Crimea

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:13 am
Putin met with Medvedchuk in Crimea

During a recent unlawful visit to the annexed Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin held private talks with the former head of the Presidential Administration, leader of the Ukrainian Choice movement, Viktor Medvedchuk
It was reported by RBC with reference to two informed sources familiar with Medvedchuk.


Two other interlocutors of the agency, close to the Kremlin, confirmed that Medvedchuk during Putin's trip "was exactly in Crimea" and during the last two years Putin regularly meets with him during the visit of the peninsula.

"The meeting was about Ukrainian politics, the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the exchange of prisoners," the newspaper writes.

According to one of the sources, the conversation took place late in the evening on Friday, August 18.

The press service of the Kremlin did not respond to the information request of the agency. Medvedchuk's assistant Oleg Babanin did not confirm or deny information about the meeting.

-Medvedchuk is Putin's pitfall, while the Russian president sees him as his trustee and "Ukrainian nationalist."

-According to the media, the politician is a shareholder of Naftogazvydobuvannya , and also covers the Russian oil business after the imposition of sanctions.

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CNN showed how the SBU detained the DPRK's spies

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:17 am
CNN showed how the SBU detained the DPRK's spies

CNN has posted a video of 2011 with the arrest and arrest of two North Korean spies trying to get secret information on missile engines.

The material appeared on the official website of the channel.

In the records, two people in the Asian exterior are photographed, as they thought, secret documents from the lanyards lying on the table in the garage, after which SBU employees arrested them. It is reported that these documents were forged for a special operation of the intelligence service, which was scheduled for several months.

Video recording to CNN journalists on anonymity terms, an officer at the SBU, at that time, worked on a spy problem from the DPRK.

He also argues that the acquisition of DPRK missile technology is impossible, since all their attempts have been discontinued.

The interlocutor also told the TV channel that in 2011, two more North Korean citizens who had arrived in the country through the Russian embassy were deported from Ukraine after attempting to acquire missile and self-propelled air-to-air missile equipment.

In addition, according to him, in the year 2015, five DPRK citizens were deported from the country for "supporting DPRK's intelligence activities in Ukraine."



-We remind the New York Times to announce an article saying that the engines for North Korean intercontinental missiles were allegedly manufactured in Ukraine , while the DPRK bought them on a black market.

-The authors of the material relied on the expert opinion of an American specialist in rocket technology, Michael Alleman, who has long worked in Russia and married to Russian.

-However, Elleman himself argues that journalists, based on his words, made incorrect conclusions . Instead, he believes that North Korea could get engines for its ballistic missiles both from Ukraine and from Russia.

-Poroshenko instructed in the 3-day period to check information from the article.

-In pursuance of the presidential decree, the working group, chaired by the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksandr Turchynov, prepared an official report stating the absence of any trade relations between Ukraine and North Korea, and stressed the need to discuss this scandal at the UN Security Council.

-As Turchinov said, the basis of the scandalous material of the New York Times about the alleged failure to supply Ukrainian missile engines to North Korea was the Russian intelligence services.

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In Warsaw, a minibus rammed the corps of NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg 4 injured

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:22 am
In Warsaw, a minibus rammed the corps of NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg 4 injured


Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Alliance Jones Stoltenberg Corteges Traffic Accident in the Capital of Poland

This is reported by the Polish TV channel RMF24.

The incident occurred when driving a column of cars, one of which was Stoltenberg.

As a result of the accident, a police car from an escort was seriously damaged. In the accident, four people were injured. In the patrol car from the side a car collided, which led the police car to the sidewalk, where it hurt a pedestrian.

Two policemen also suffered - one of them had to be cut off from the car. In addition, a hospital wagon is also hospitalized.

According to preliminary information, the lives of the victims do not threaten anything. The car column with the NATO Secretary General went further.




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A large bank in the occupied Russia, the Crimea was disconnected from SWIFT

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:24 am
A large bank in the occupied Russia, the Crimea was disconnected from SWIFT



The global company - software owner (software) for working with SWIFT Finastra - refused to work with Russian sanction banks.

As informs Цензор.НЕТ , about it, as the Russian edition of " Vedomosti " writes , two sources have told.

According to the sources of the publication, software uses two such players: the Russian National Commercial Bank (RNB), working in the Crimea, and Tempbank, which introduced temporary administration.

Finastra, whose business is largely concentrated in the US and Canada, has notified its Russian distributor Finnet that it is stopping working with these banks since August 31, one of Vedomosti's interlocutors points out.

In the world there are several software vendors for working with SWIFT, he continues, in Russia software is used from Finastra and from SWIFT (Alliance Acess itself). According to the second interlocutor, the overwhelming majority of banks in Russia and the world use software from SWIFT.

The bank can switch to another interface to access SWIFT, for this, it needs to conclude a contract and make technical adjustments, it will cost several tens of thousands of dollars, the first interlocutor estimates. He adds that it is important for banks to do this by August 31, so that they are not cut off from SWIFT during the transition to a new software.

Finastra, in the wake of a tightening of sanctions, assessed the risks and, having found two partners in its partners, decided to stop cooperating with them, say three interviewees of the publication working with SWIFT.

SWIFT due to unified standards and wide coverage allows banks and companies to exchange financial messages around the world. There are other ways for settlements within Russia, but for international transactions there is no alternative to SWIFT.

RNSB is the backbone of the occupied Crimea of ​​the Russian Federation and operates only in Russia, the bank representative said, adding that he does not make payments through Western lending institutions. According to him, the bank uses the settlement system of the Central Bank.

"The business of the RNSC and its clients is not affected by the termination of relations with Finastra," the representative of the RNSC concluded. He did not specify whether the RNSC will switch to other software.

It is also noted that banks in the occupied Crimea can not have correspondent accounts and make settlements with foreign banks that comply with the sanctions regime, that is, they are effectively cut off from the global banking system, says a partner of the law firm Vestside Sergei Vodolagin . One of the contractors of the RNSC indicates that the bank still uses SWIFT, albeit not as actively as other banks.

Representatives of "Finnnet" and SWIFT declined to comment. Representatives of Finastra and Tempbank did not respond to the request. Two weeks ago, the media reported that Tempbank was cut off from SWIFT, as the bank and its top management are under US sanctions because of cooperation with Syria and Iran. According to three interlocutors of "Vedomosti", it was only about ceasing cooperation with Finastra, and not about disconnecting the bank.

Talks about the disconnection of Russia from the international SWIFT system have been going on for the past few months. Western analysts have placed serious hopes on this measure. In Russia, they have already officially begun to develop a plan in the event of such a turn of events. However, Bloomberg, referring to officials familiar with the situation, wrote in March thatThe US and the EU have so far excluded the possibility of Russia's disconnection from SWIFT, as this will lead to a large "indirect damage".

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A warehouse with ammunition of terrorists exploded in the Azov area: houses of civilians were damaged

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:28 am
A warehouse with ammunition of terrorists exploded in the Azov area: houses of civilians were damaged

Among the population of the temporarily occupied territories of the East of Ukraine there is growing discontent with the presence of Russian occupying forces in the region due to the increase in the number of crimes against the civilian population, cases of misappropriation of property, violation of public order and other incidents.

As informs Censor. No, it is said in the message of the press service of the Ministry of Defense's GUR, published in Facebook.

So, according to the department, on August 23 this year. In Donetsk a group of servicemen 1 AK AK RF was beaten by a civilian in a grocery store. Threatening with weapons, war criminals took away packages of goods from the victim and disappeared from the scene.

August 24 this year. As a result of a short circuit at the facility of one of the subdivisions of 1 AK in the vicinity of the settlement. Azov there was a fire, which resulted in the explosion of a warehouse with ammunition. The radius of dispersion was up to 1 km, some ammunition damaged private houses.

It is noted that, because of the indignation of local residents, the subdivision of the Russian occupation forces has been relocated to another locality.

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"Germany is very concerned about the fate of Ukraine and its citizens," President Steinmeier in his congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:36 am
"Germany is very concerned about the fate of Ukraine and its citizens," President Steinmeier in his congratulations on the Independence Day of Ukraine

In the greeting of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, President of FRG Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted that "Germany is very concerned about the fate of Ukraine and its citizens."

About this Censor.NE reported in the press service of the Head of State.

"Germany will continue to support Ukraine as much as possible and, together with its European and international partners, will advocate that citizens of all of Ukraine can live in peace, stability and prosperity on the principles of freedom and independence," the German President underscored.

The greeting specifically notes that, despite the difficult and long way, important steps have been taken to strengthen cooperation between Ukraine and EU countries with Ukraine granting visa-free regime in June 2017 and the expected entry into force of the Association Agreement in September. The importance of active continuation of reforms in Ukraine was noted.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier wished Ukraine and the Ukrainian people the courage, the strength for cohesion and a peaceful future.

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Russia refused to withdraw troops from the occupied Transnistria

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:41 am
Russia refused to withdraw troops from the occupied Transnistria

Russia's authorities rejected Moldova's proposal to discuss the withdrawal of Russian troops from Transnistria at a session of the UN General Assembly in September

This was the "Radio Freedom".

Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Vasyl Nebenzha called this initiative "not very friendly and rather unexpected".

Read also: Surrounded on three sides. Will Russia invade Ukraine from Transnistria?

-On July 20, Ukraine and Moldova agreed to take control of the entire border along Transdniestria.

-On July 21, the parliament of Moldova, the majority of which belongs to the pro-European forces headed by the Democratic Party, adopted a statement on the need to withdraw Russian troops from the territory of Transnistria.

-After this, the European integration-oriented government has appealed to the UN to consider the withdrawal of Russian servicemen from its territory during the next session of the UN General Assembly.

-In turn, the pro-Russian president of Moldova, Igor Dodon called the "provocation" of the appeal of the Moldovan authorities.

-Ukraine, as well as all other countries of the world, does not recognize the "PMR" as a sovereign state. The "state" of this entity was "recognized" only by the republics "Abkhazia", ​​"South Ossetia" (both temporarily occupied territory of Georgia) and "Nagorny Karabakh" created with the support of Russian military fakemen.

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John McCain said that the visit of US Secretary of Defense Mattis should be used for lethal weapons to Ukraine

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:46 am
John McCain said that the visit of US Secretary of Defense Mattis should be used for lethal weapons to Ukraine



One of the leaders of the Republican Party of the United States John McCain said that the visit of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis should be used to transfer lethal weapons to Ukraine.

According to Censor.No, referring to the Voice of America, this is stated in the statement of McCain.

"The visit of Minister Mattis to Kiev is another opportunity for the United States to correct its policy towards Ukraine and provide lethal defensive assistance that the country needs to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity," US Senator John McCain said.

McCain noted that Trump earlier this week "changed the failed policy of his predecessor in Afghanistan" and noted that now the president "has the same opportunity for Ukraine."

"It has long been time for the United States to provide Ukraine with defensive lethal assistance needed to contain and defend itself from further Russian aggression." The increase in spending on aggression can help change Putin's calculations, press Russia to fully implement the Minsk accords and, finally, stabilize security on the ground, Is necessary to achieve peace, "McCain said in a statement.

"In other words, the provision of defense lethal assistance to Ukraine does not contradict the peaceful settlement of the conflict - it is key to its achievement." As long as the status quo continues, there is no reason to change behavior in Russia, and we can only expect more violence and death, "the senator said.

McCain approvingly approved Trump's signing of a law to expand sanctions against Russia: "A few weeks ago, the president took the first significant step that Russian spending on aggression would grow by signing a law on new sanctions passed by Congress." The change in US policy to provide lethal defense assistance to Ukraine will be a step In the right direction - it will send a powerful signal that the United States supports the sovereign right of its allies and partners to choose their own future, "McCain said.

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The number of dead in the accident of the bus in Russia increased to 16

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:47 am
The number of dead in the accident of the bus in Russia increased to 16

In the Krasnodar region 16 people were killed, 24 were rescued due to the fall of the bus from the pier.

This was reported by the regional Emergencies Ministry of Russia, reports Interfax.

Eight rescued hospitalized.

Also, the MOE reported that the bus with people who fell into the water in the Kuban, owned by the company, which is building a pier for the oil and gas company.

The Russian Investigation Committee declares that the cause of the fall of the bus was an accident.

Previously, rescuers said that the bus was 38 people.

Recall that in the wreck of the Krasnodar Kray in the morning of August 25 an accident occurred - the bus with passengers dropped in the Kerch Strait.

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Lawmaker In Russia's Chechnya Region Shot Dead

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:37 am
Lawmaker In Russia's Chechnya Region Shot Dead

Russian officials and politicians say a member of parliament in the North Caucasus region of Chechnya has been shot dead.

The federal Investigative Committee said the regional lawmaker, whom it did not identify by name, was fatally wounded when assailants opened fire on his car early on August 25 on the road between the town of Achkhoi-Martan and Chechnya's capital, Grozny.

Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov identified the victim as party member Mukhmad Azkhabov in a condolence statement.

Azkhabov "was a friend, a brother, and a comrade," the statement on the Communist Party website quoted Zyuganov as saying.

He was "a person of deep intelligence, excellent education, and boundless energy" who died on the "upswing of his political career," Zyuganov added.

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Ukraine's right to full membership in NATO can not be questioned

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Ukraine's right to full membership in NATO can not be questioned

Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow said that Ukraine should continue to conduct military reforms, training and modernization programs in order to approach NATO standards.
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When answering the question about Ukraine's prospect of joining NATO, Vershbow noted that Ukraine will one day be able to obtain membership if it reaches the criteria and on condition that all allies agree.

"First of all, Ukraine should continue to conduct military reforms, training and modernization programs in order to get closer to NATO standards." Speaking of the distant future, NATO has repeatedly said that Ukraine will one day be able to obtain membership If I reach the criteria and with the consent of all the allies, I think this is more a matter of far than a near perspective, but I think that the allies agree that Ukraine's right to full membership can not be questioned, "- L Vershbow.

"Last year, NATO agreed to significantly strengthen cooperation with Ukraine under the Comprehensive Assistance Package that was adopted at the Warsaw Summit, and I think that the advantage was the permanent presence of NATO advisors in Ukraine, Ukraine's participation in NATO exercises and trainings and, of course, the fact that many NATO members led by the United States provide direct assistance and training to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.Therefore, NATO and the members of the Alliance have built a very deep partnership with Ukraine, which is bearing fruit in terms of the effectiveness of combat operations Preparations for the Ukrainian forces, including those on the collision line in the Donbas, and there are opportunities to do even more, but within the existing framework: A comprehensive assistance package covers all key areas of partnership, and the question here is to use these opportunities."

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Head of the CIA Pompeo took under his personal control the investigation of Trump's relations with the Russian Federation

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Head of the CIA Pompeo took under his personal control the investigation of Trump's relations with the Russian Federation

CIA Director Michael Pompeo instructed one of the divisions of the administration, related to the investigation of possible links between Russia and the election campaign of Donald Trump, to report to him on the work done.

As the Censor reports. No , the Washington Post reports with reference to some officials.

Pompeo explained his decision by the need to prevent leaks and protect sensitive information.

According to the interlocutors of the publication, the order of Pompeo caused concern among CIA officials because of a possible conflict of interests. Earlier, the head of the agency allegedly underestimated the likely intervention of Russia in the elections of 2016 and showed a willingness to participate in political debates on the side of Trump.

According to sources from The Washington Post, earlier in the history of the agency the head of the CIA did not face such conflicts.

The interviewee believes that despite the lack of obstacles on the part of Pompeo in the investigation of Russian interference, it is not known how he would behave if the agency received information potentially dangerous for Trump.

In October 2016, the US authorities officially accused Russia of breaking into the servers of American parties, as well as interfering in the process of presidential elections in the country. In the Kremlin, these charges were called "bullshit".

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This is going to be a big problem for Mueller's investigation, as any information he discovers will have to be reviewed by Pompeo, thus he'll forward that information to Trump. That will give Trump even more reason to FIND a way to get rid of Mueller and have the investigation halted. That will immediately go to the ethics committee and cause delay on the investigation. That will give time for Trump more time to find a way to completely drop the investigation.
We all know Trump's deathly scared with the investigation, as it'll reveal his wrong doings which will include his financially hidden secrets. It will drive the final dagger to his presidency.


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Russia uses "loopholes" to avoid the presence of NATO observers in military exercises - Stoltenberg

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:58 pm
Russia uses "loopholes" to avoid the presence of NATO observers in military exercises - Stoltenberg

Russia is trying to minimize the number of NATO personnel who are allowed to observe the Russian-Belarussian exercise "West-2017".

This was NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with The Associated Press , informs Tsenzor.NET .

According to the secretary general, the alliance plans to send two observers to the West-2017 exercise. However, according to him, such measures are not a real monitoring of events and NATO is looking for "a more thorough way of monitoring the exercises."

"We urge Russia to fully comply with OSCE rules, and not to use" loopholes", like a sudden verification of combat readiness or individual maneuvers, which in fact are components of some large-scale exercises," he said.

It is also noted that the Alliance regularly invites Russia to its exercises in order to build confidence, but, according to Stoltenberg, "Russia has never, since the end of the Cold War, invited any NATO ally to watch any of its exercises."

According to the rules of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, states that conduct maneuvers involving more than 13,000 military personnel must inform other countries in advance and be open to observers.

Both Russia and Belarus maintain that the number of servicemen participating in the exercise will be less than 13,000, but NATO is suspected that, as a result, there will be more participants.

Previously, NATO announced that they will monitor the military Russian-Belarussian exercises "West-2017", which are scheduled for September 14-20, 2017.

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A well-known Russian director has said that Putin is the heir to the Bolshevik terrorists

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:23 pm
A well-known Russian director has said that Putin is the heir to the Bolshevik terrorists

Famous Russian film director Ivan Viripaev wrote an open letter to Russian cultural figures in connection with the arrest of his colleague Kirill Serebrennikov
His appeal is published on the website of "Echo of Moscow".

"But the main problem is that in the minds of Russians and many cultural figures," Bolshevism "is not equal to fascism, and this is probably the main problem of Russia and in the internal construction of its society and in communication with other countries, especially the countries of Europe", - said Viiripayev.

He said that today's power (Russia, ed.) Is the heir to the unlawful criminal power that still holds control over society since the October Revolution.

"Today's power is the direct heir to the" Bolshevik "terrorist group, which illegally came to power. In any case, the official refusal of the communist regime and its attributes, the recognition of the illegal rule of this regime, the recognition of its criminal and the prohibition of its attributes and symbols did not take place" , - wrote Viiripayev.

He stated that "the only way to liberate our long-suffering people from the yoke of the ruling power is to change this power and change the main value paradigm that underlies the life of this country."

Screaming encouraged cultural leaders to contribute to the maximum reduction in Putin's rating before the 2018 election.

-Russian director of the theater and cinema Cyril Serebrennikov was detained in the case of fraud.

-A detainee in a case about the fraud of the Russian director of the theater and cinema Cyril Serebrennikov faces up to 10 years in prison.

-On August 23, the Basmanny Court of Moscow sent an arrest director to Gogol Center and well-known director Kirill Serebrennikov under house arrest until October 19.

-The shooting of the movie "Summer" about the singer Victor Tsoi, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov , sent under house arrest, will be stopped.

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Russia blocks the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Russia blocks the introduction of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas

The deployment of UN peacekeepers in the conflict zone in the Donbass is blocked by Russia.

This was stated by the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, head of the mission of Ukraine to NATO Vadim Pristaiko, reports Censor.NET with reference to Radyo Liberty.

According to him, the Ukrainian government is considering various additional mechanisms for settling the situation in the Donbass.

"If the Minsk agreements did not lead to peace in three years, maybe there are some additional mechanisms that we must implement, like the Ukrainian government, to ensure peace for our people." That is why we are talking about peacekeeping forces in any format. They discussed the option of arming the OSCE mission (current or new) with light weapons, so that they feel more confident and able to visit those places that they should visit, and another option is to ensure (Donbass-Ed.) UN peacekeepers .We certainly know who these initiatives are You are blocking - the same Russia that is behind the rebels, "Pristaiko said.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Ukraine's initiative regarding the introduction of UN peacekeepers into the conflict zone in the Donbass an attempt to thwart the implementation of Minsk-2.

On August 22, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine will come out with an initiative to introduce UN peacekeepers in the uncontrolled territories of Donbass at the session of the United Nations General Assembly on August 22.

ua.censor.net.ua, Original in Ukrainian / Українською мовою


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