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Ukraine News in brief. Tuesday 12 September. [Ukrainian sources]

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:13 pm
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TODAY'S HEADLINES:
Putin agreed for peacekeepers introduction throughout Donbas.  Putin Warns about expansion of threats if U.S.  Supplies Ukraine With Lethal Weapons.  In Russia they named the way it will return Donbas Ukraine.  Zhirinovsky threatened Putin authorities with Maidan, cooler than Kiev.  Russia pointed to Putin's attempt to use the Chechen script in the Donbas.  Putin's statement was about "oppression of Russian-speaking rights in Ukraine".  European Parliament proposes to cancel roaming for Ukraine.  German Foreign Ministry allows abolition of sanctions against Russia.  Russian bodybuilder-paralympic was dismissed from international competitions for a T-shirt with Putin.  In the EU, they created a site that would counter Russian propaganda.  Kaspersky Lab closes the United States unit that cooperated with the government.  Over six months more than 6 million tourists have visited Ukraine.  US sanctions forced Medvedchuk to re-appoint billions for his wife.  Russia is planning to conduct radical staff changes in the "DPR".  

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Putin agreed for peacekeepers introduction throughout Donbas, - Merkel

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:32 pm
Putin agreed for peacekeepers introduction throughout Donbas, - Merkel



German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone talk on Sept. 11. The parties discussed the issue of North Korean nuclear weapons and the Russian aggression in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing the official website of the German Chancellor.

"The two parties also discussed the Russian proposal of a U.N. mission in the Donbas. The Federal Chancellor welcomed the Russian initiative in principle, but pointed out that changes in the mandate still had to be made.

"President Putin reacted positively and agreed to abolish the previous limitation of the planned U.N. mission to a contact on the contact line. Rather, it should protect OSCE observers wherever they are deployed under the Minsk package," the report reads as translated from German.

On Sept. 5, Russian President Putin said deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in the Donbas was quite appropriate for solving of the conflict in the region, but only along the line of contact and with the aim of protecting the OSCE mission.

Ukraine's representative in Humanitarian subgroup of the Tripartite contact group in Minsk talks, deputy speaker of Ukrainian parliament Iryna Herashchenko commented on Putin's statement and said the Kremlin scenarios will fail; peacekeepers must be introduced across all Russia-occupied territories.

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Putin Warns about expansion of threats if U.S. Supplies Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:35 pm
Putin Warns about expansion of threats if U.S. Supplies Ukraine With Lethal Weapons

Statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the possible expansion of the conflict zone in Ukraine after giving it American lethal weapons is a threat to the United States.

This opinion was expressed in an interview with "Apostrophe" by Russian political scientist Andriy Piontkovsky.

"This is far more ominous than it was understood in Ukraine." Other areas of military conflict are a threat to the Americans: you are putting weapons to Ukraine, and I will supply the Taliban, support Venezuela, help Kim Jong-il's missile and nuclear program. This is what he threatens the Americans - a typical blackmail of the Kremlin, "he says.

According to a political scientist, such statements Putin says that he wants to retain control over the ORDLO.

He will say: "I will not go to the expansion - Mariupol, to Kiev - but I want to freeze this territory." "I will not go to the expansion - Mariupol, to Kiev, but I want to freeze this territory," he said. "- says the expert.

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In Russia they named the way it will return Donbas to Ukraine

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm
In Russia they named the way it will return Donbas to Ukraine

To regain control of ORDL Ukraine should take a clear position that Russia is an aggressor country.

This was announced by Russian political scientist Andrei Piontkovsky in an interview with the "Apostrophe".

"There are two important things: the principled position that Russia is an aggressor, Russia is waging war, occupying the territory, it's the first, the second position is that Ukraine can not return the territory by force, it's a war, the death of tens of thousands of people, but Ukraine has never done so. will not resign. Territories will return when the regime changes in Russia sooner or later, "he said.

The political scientist noted that, despite the aggression of the Kremlin, Ukraine has not yet entered the visa regime with Russia and continues to maintain economic relations with it.

"According to the same Russian TV channels, there is a wild propaganda of hatred against Ukraine, and correspondents who make this propaganda calmly walk around Kiev. If Kiev wants the West to pressure sanctions, then there should be no less severe sanctions against Kremlin and Putin" , - emphasized Piontkovsky.

He also called the right step on the part of Ukraine to adopt a law on the recognition of Donbass by the occupied territories, and Russia as an aggressor country.

"So, the Ukrainian army can not force the release of these territories because it will be a terrible bloodshed. The Ukrainian army is strong enough to prevent Russia's further aggression, but it can not cope with the world's second-largest army. will refuse, considering them occupied, "- summed up the expert.

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Zhirinovsky threatened Putin authorities with Maidan

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Zhirinovsky threatened Putin authorities with Maidan

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Russian Liberal Democratic Party, threatened the Maidan in power in Russia.

He announced this on the evening of the propaganda program "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov."

"The election is your shame: the stronger we are pushing, the more we will unite, we will arrange this Maidan - you will appear to be berries to Kiev. We will have an army and the FSB, and they are tired of your pressure," Zhirinovsky said.



It should be noted that this statement of Russian policy is actively commenting on users of the network.

"In the ruble, autumn exacerbation." Putin's government is gonna be! Hire you! "He always screams before the election, and then again grumbles in the feeder", "In the role of Jirik ... Ever-screaming on the air against all, and then, when he mumble in front of the bosses, immediately the tongue in w * pa) If you can not tell your point of view absolutely to all, then close the paske and keep it silent) "," Mape Show "," During the Maidan in Russia it will be necessary to quickly add the Kuban, "" Swiftly transforms, "they write.

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Putin's statement was about "oppression of Russian-speaking rights in Ukraine"

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Putin's statement was about "oppression of Russian-speaking rights in Ukraine"

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has accused Ukraine of trying to squeeze the rights of Russian-speaking citizens after the Ukrainian parliament passed an education law .

This is stated in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

"Although the Russian language is not mentioned in the law, it is obvious that the main goal of current Ukrainian lawmakers is the maximum limitation of the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine, the forcible establishment of a mono-ethnic language regime in a multinational state," the statement reads.

Russia also announced its intention to oppose this decision of the Verkhovna Rada on "international platforms".

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Russia pointed to Putin's attempt to use the Chechen script in the Donbas

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:46 pm
Russia pointed to Putin's attempt to use the Chechen script in the Donbas

The agreement of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the idea of ​​placing UN peacekeepers not only on the line of delineation in the Donbass may indicate that he plans to implement the Chechen scenario in the occupied part of Ukraine.

Such an opinion in his column on "Apostrophe" was expressed by Russian oppositionist Konstantin Borovyi.

"In the first statement, Putin said that all measures to introduce a peacekeeping mission require coordination with the LDC bandits, an idea to extend them to the political process and to actually freeze the situation, leave it difficult for Ukraine. It seems to me, now it's the same trick, only expressed in a modified form", - he notes.

The politician notes that the main issue is Ukraine's control of the border, and this plan blocks it.

Also, Borovyi draws attention to the fact that the UN's observers will be Russian.

"The situation was similar in the Chechen republic during the first war, when Russia used observers to gather intelligence data on the location of forces. Then, the truth was, the mission was not the UN, but the OSCE," he reminds.

According to Borovoy, this will freeze the situation, as it happens in Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transnistria.

"This is not a way to solve the problem of occupation, but a way to consolidate its results," Borovyy said.

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European Parliament proposes to cancel roaming for Ukraine

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:48 pm
European Parliament proposes to cancel roaming for Ukraine

In the European Parliament, it was proposed to cancel mobile roaming charges between the European Union and Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

This is stated in the draft report to the recommendations of the European Parliament to other European institutions regarding the Eastern Partnership program, Radio Liberty reports .

The European Parliament proposes for these three program countries to submit an attractive model of the Eastern Partnership Plus, which would also include the introduction of unilateral tariff preferences or the creation of high-capacity broadband channels.

Such a "plus" model can also be offered to three other Eastern Partnership partners, Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan, "when they are ready for such expanded capabilities," the document said.

The project also proposes that the European Commission, together with the European Investment Bank, develop a plan for the creation of a "New European Investment Plan for Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership countries that have achieved the greatest progress in the reforms."

It is also considering the possibility of creating a trust fund for investments in Ukraine and, possibly, introducing sanctions against Russia.

The new Trust Fund for Ukraine should focus on private and public investment, in particular on social and economic infrastructure, as well as on those aimed at strengthening Ukraine's ability to absorb investment.

The document should first be considered at a meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, September 14.

Among other things, the document stresses the support of the restoration of full sovereignty of Ukraine in Crimea, Georgia in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and Moldova in Transnistria.

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German Foreign Ministry should allow abolition of sanctions against Russia

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:51 pm
German Foreign Ministry should allow abolition of sanctions against Russia

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel believes that in the event of a ceasefire in the Donbas, sanctions against Russia should be phased out.

This was reported by Reuters.

"The official agreement (Minsk agreements - ed.) Is as follows: only if it is 100% peace, we will eliminate 100% of sanctions," the minister said.

But in his opinion, it was a "completely unrealistic" position.

"We have imposed sanctions gradually, and we will gradually lift them - this is actually a well-known fact," said Gabriel.

The minister expressed confidence that in the event of a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine, the US is likely to be prepared to take similar steps.

Earlier, the head of the German Foreign Ministry supported Putin's statement on peacekeepers in the Donbas . The Russian leader initially offered to place peacekeepers only through the delineation line. But on September 11, after talking to Merkel, Putin agreed to take into account the comments on the placement of peacekeepers in the Donbas throughout the occupied territory to the border.

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Russian bodybuilder-paralympic was dismissed from international competitions for a T-shirt with Putin. PHOTOS

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Russian bodybuilder-paralympic was dismissed from international competitions for a T-shirt with Putin. PHOTOS

Russian bodybuilder from Yakutsk Volodymyr Balynets was removed from international competitions by the decision of the International powerlifting federation for wearing a T-shirt depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As Tsensor.NET reports , referring to Lenta.ru , the president of the federation of Yakutia bodybuilding and powerlifting Oleksandr Grenadorov said on his social network page. The incident occurred in August in Finland, where from August 10 to 13 the European Championship was held in the classical bench press. At the competitions, Vladimir Balynets became an absolute champion, setting the world record. However, during the award ceremony, he unbuttoned the jacket, under which was a T-shirt depicting Vladimir Putin.



The International Powerlifting Federation saw this as a violation of Article 3, paragraph 4 of the IPF, which prohibits the demonstration of all religious and political symbols and eliminated powerlifters from participating in international competitions by the end of 2017.

Volodymyr Balynets is Russia's multiple champion of powerlifting among people with locomotor injuries, a silver medalist at the Summer Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

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In the EU, they created a site that would counter Russian propaganda

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:57 pm
In the EU, they created a site that would counter Russian propaganda

In the European Union, a new website, euvsdisinfo.eu, was launched to counter Russia's misinformation

This is reported on the site itself.

The resource is part of the EU campaign for better prediction and reaction to misinformation from the Kremlin.

The site will publish interactive stats and content in English, Russian and German.

"By responding to repeated requests from researchers, journalists and civil servants, we have created a new function of a single integrated database that allows you to search over 3300 misinformation cases for our keywords in our register," the website reports.

It is noted that it is part of the EU campaign to better predict and react to misinformation from the Kremlin.

This campaign is being conducted by the Operational Group on Strategic Communications, which created the EU foreign policy service.

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Kaspersky Lab closes the United States unit that cooperated with the government

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Kaspersky Lab closes the United States unit that cooperated with the government

Kaspersky Lab closes its division Kaspersky Government Security Solutions Inc. in the United States, which cooperated with US government agencies.

Kaspersky Government Security Solutions Inc., established in 2014, employs 10 people, all of them US citizens, writes The Bell.

The Washington-based unit was created for contacts with government agencies that are currently banned in Kaspersky Lab.

Anton Shingarev, vice president of the Kaspersky Lab on State-Owned Communications, stated that KGSS "is planning a reorganization".

"We now think what to do with it, because the prospects are rather vague," he said, avoiding the answer to the question whether the unit would be closed.

The largest American consumer electronics store Best Buy has announced the release of Kaspersky Anti-Virus .

The administration of the US president has eliminated Russian Kaspersky Lab from two lists of approved service providers and software for government agencies.

Bloomberg reported that Kaspersky Lab had attacked hackers along with the FSB.

The US Congress suggests that Kaspersky Lab, a Russian company established in Russia, may be controlled by the Kremlin .

On June 28, the staff of Kaspersky Lab interviewed FBI agents at their home.

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Over six months more than 6 million tourists have visited Ukraine

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Over six months more than 6 million tourists have visited Ukraine

Based on data from the Administration of the State Border Guard Service, the Ministry of Economic Development has analyzed tourist flows to Ukraine for the first half of 2017. In January-June 2017, 6.3 million tourists arrived in Ukraine, an increase of 8.7% over the same period in 2016.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine , this is stated in the Censor.NET news. Thus, according to the agency, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) counts the number of tourists who crossed the border with an official, business, private and religious destination, for the purpose of tourism and education, cultural and sports exchange, transit, etc. Also read: In the three cities of Ukraine may appear tourist police, which will be equipped with a maximum of technical means. Therefore, tourists who determine the purpose of their trip "for private purposes" are also credited to the total number of tourists. In the first half of 2017, the number of tourists traveling "for private purposes" increased by 300 thousand people compared with the same period of 2016.

According to the Administration of the State Border Guard Service in the first half of 2017 19.2 thousand people entered Ukraine for the purpose of "tourism". However, this figure does not reflect the real state of things, because it is calculated only on the data provided by citizens at border crossing points. In addition, as we have already mentioned, the concept of "tourist" covers a wider range of people than those who define the purpose of their trip to a tourist, therefore, in fact, the information for the purpose of "Tourism" does not reflect the actual number of tourists visiting Ukraine.

"Summing up all the above-mentioned, it can be argued that in the first half of 2017, 6.3 million tourists arrived in Ukraine, which is 8.7% more than in the same period of 2016 (5.8 million foreigners)," reads in the message.

Recall that in 2016, according to the Administration of the State Border Guard Service, 13.6 million foreigners entered Ukraine, which is 5.6% more than in 2015. The number of tourist flows to Ukraine continues to grow.

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US sanctions forced Medvedchuk to re-appoint billions for his wife

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:07 pm
US sanctions forced Medvedchuk to re-appoint billions for his wife



The authorized capital of companies that are associated with the odious pro-Russian oligarch Victor Medvedchuk is about 3 billion hryvnias - these are Ukrcapital, Sport-Tour, Terra-Invest, Harmony and others. All these structures today are united by a common denominator - the beneficiary Oksana Marchenko, who is a businessman's wife and a popular TV presenter.

This is stated in the material of the publication "Glavkom" , reports Tsensor.NET.

According to the authors of the publication, Viktor Medvedchuk himself founded only Forportinvest, Charitable private fund of Viktor Medvedchuk and the Public movement "Ukrainian choice - the people's right.

"Today, the business of half a dozen companies, where Oksana Marchenko is a co-founder, raises doubts about investigators.

Thus, they consider a number of agricultural companies - "Galician agricultural enterprise", "Landrace-Agro", "Halahrobiznes MH", "Galicia organic" and "PSP" Oscar "- fictitious and created for tax evasion subjects of real economy . Installed

"For example, the OSB Oscar, which received almost UAH 400 million in its accounts from MBK Agrotehnika in 2013 (among its co-founders, also Oksana Marchenko). The cost of sales of wheat between MBC Agrotechnics and offshore IT Industry Trading Company SA, Olfanura Export LLP and Cortex Sales Limited in 2013 - 2014 exceeded $ 20 million. The investigation suspected that operations were in fact non-tradable", - the article says.

Particular attention is paid to the assets of Marchenko companies. Among them - 11 hectares on the territory of the former recreation center "Puscha-Voditsa" belonging to "Ukrcapital" and 125 hectares of the Carpathian forest around the residence "Bear's Dream" in Transcarpathia, which are leased by the company "Sport-tour.

Regarding the residence, at first she was preparing to become a sanatorium for FC Dynamo players.

"This mini-kingdom originated at one time as a sanatorium and recreational complex for the Dynamo, and later the sports club actually abandoned the objects constructed in favor of an odious policy, leaving only a piece of the forest. It was not only the capital's players but the state that assisted the family nest. For example, the gas pipeline of a high pressure of 110-250 mm in diameter and a length of almost 14 km was pulled into the Bear's Bay for public money. According to the documents, the fuel had to be delivered to the base of FC Dynamo Kyiv. Funding of the facility was carried out, including at the expense of the Lviv railway and the Transcarpathian oblast-avenue, "the publication reads.


Residence "Bear's Dream" in Transcarpathia

Among the assets of "UkrKapital" is also referred to the recreation center "Beskid" in the village of Myslivka Ivano-Frankivsk region, which also had been spent on the improvement of 2 million budget hryvnias, intended for the construction of roads in the region.

Here's what Beskid wrote about the media after the Dignity Revolution: "High fences, armed guards, fenced passageways to the forest, rivers and healing springs."

Then the residence was "opened" for the public. The local told reporters that there was a children's camp before, and then - a recreation center for Chernobyl children. "Almost a new building was, somewhere in the year 2000, taken by Medvedchuk - they were rewrote to the company" Ukrcapital", which is the property of Medvedchuk," - spokesman for local media Taras Melnik said. Recreation center "Beskyd"




The authors also mention the disablement of the Dynamo Kyiv Sports Club in the occupied Simeiz.

It is noted that the dispensary is really nothing like the Crimean residence of Viktor Medvedchuk. It was where he and his wife - Oksana Marchenko - received a high guest in the summer of 2012, who, moreover, is the godfather of their daughter. The magnificent palace in which this meeting took place appeared on the territory of the anti-TB sanatorium, where formerly treated miners. When Medvedchuk headed the presidential office, part of this land, the Dynamo Kyiv club, departed from the Simeiz Village Council, and then the players gave this asset to the Medvedchuk Sports Tour together with the beach.

"So, the key assets that have always been linked to Viktor Medvedchuk are now made for his wife. Obviously, such a step of an odious policy prompted not only love, but also US sanctions. Medvedchuk was punished for the game on the side of the Kremlin when Moscow threw all the forces against the Association Ukraine and the EU The US sanctions prevent the lending of large businesses in Ukraine and multi-million dollar schemes with non-residents. The appearance of the name of Oksana Marchenko in the registries of legal entities deprives of possible troubles, and also sheds light on the empire of a friend. - President aggressor "- the authors of the material.

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Russia is planning to conduct radical staff changes in the "DPR" in the near future

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Russia is planning to conduct radical staff changes in the "DPR" in the near future

In the upper and middle sections of the "administration of the head of the DPR" rumors about the change of leadership of the "DNR" circulated in October this year, are based on recent events in Donetsk.

As informs Tsensor.NET , this was written on its Facebook page by the coordinator of the "Information Resistance" (IC) group, People's Deputy People's Deputy Dmytro Timchuk.

"Yes, September 5, 2017, a meeting with the leadership of the DNR and representatives of the Russian Federation on the further development of the DNR took place in Donetsk. According to the Russian side, participation in the meeting took a limited circle of the leaders of the DPR, with, for example, the leader The public movement "Donetsk republic" D. Pushilin was not allowed on him", - he wrote.

In addition, Timchuk added that during the meeting, representatives of the AP of Russia did not indicate clear prospects for the DPR, but made it clear that strategic decisions on this issue will be taken in the Kremlin in the near future and will be associated with radical personnel changes in the DPR ".

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Ukraine Strengthens and Tightens Its Borders

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:48 pm
Ukraine Strengthens and Tightens Its Borders

On September 1, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko announced that the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) would issue instructions to tighten and strengthen Ukrainian borders, a major feature of which would be the stringent requirement that Russian citizens possess biometric passports when entering Ukraine (President.gov.ua, September 1). This NSDC decision announced by the President put an end to a longstanding internal debate with that body.

The hardliners within the NSCD had robustly lobbied for an introduction of visas for Russian citizens (112.ua, June 23). An introduction of a visa regime, the argument went, would have theoretically presented Ukraine with the opportunity to vet applicants for all manner of nefarious and national security issues, regardless of whether the Russian citizen held a biometric or old-style passport, prior to issuing an entry visa. However, that would have also required those granting visas in numerous embassies and consulates to have access to sensitive Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) information and/or lists, perhaps beyond any security clearance they may hold. The probability of leaks to the Russian secret services from even one of Ukraine’s many diplomatic outposts relating to such lists of undesirables could not be discounted—particularly considering the level of Russian infiltration remaining within Ukrainian state structures, even though a constant cleansing continues. A leaked list to the Russian secret services would identify those under Moscow’s command or control that were on the list—or not. The thing about such lists is that they inform those who have them of what is known and what is unknown in equal measure.

The other view within the NSDC, which in the end prevailed, was somewhat more nuanced, taking into account both domestic and international politics. This view—that biometric passports should be demanded at the Ukrainian border as the document of entry—was not driven by the expectation of Russian reciprocity. Rather, the argument was linked to the issue of the illegally annexed Crimean peninsula and its citizens. Specifically, Kyiv has not recognized the annexation by Russia, and therefore Kyiv continues to recognize many of the peninsula’s citizenry as Ukrainian nationals, regardless of what documentation they hold or may have been forced to adopt. As such, the reasoning went, it seemed impossible to justify the Ukrainian state forcing its own people (in Crimea) to obtain a visa to enter their own country. In doing so, what message would that send to the Ukrainian national constituency and international community alike? And what precedent would such a visa policy have set for the future? Thus, the NSDC adopted the more nuanced and forceful argument regarding biometric passports, which now forms the core of a needed and long overdue strengthening and tightening of the Ukrainian border (Lb.ua, July 11). And this newly adopted policy also has obvious advantages when it comes to tackling and tracking both organized crime and transitory terrorists who may cross the Ukrainian border........................

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may hold a meeting "on the fields" of the UN General Assembly

on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may hold a meeting "on the fields" of the UN General Assembly



Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov announced this, reports Tsensor. NET , referring to RIA Novosti .

"We met with US Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Shannon in preparation for a meeting at the level of the Minister and the Secretary of State.The benchmark was taken for their high-level segment within the framework of the UN General Assembly session in New York," the Russian diplomat told reporters on the outcome. negotiations with an American colleague.

"It would be desirable, of course, that our leaders, heads of foreign policy departments, on the basis of their meeting, sent the countries and the international community as a whole a positive signal in the form of an agreement to resolve at least some of the existing problems," Ryabkov said.

The forthcoming 72nd session of the General Assembly will open on September 12 at UN Headquarters. The general political debate within the framework of the high-level week will commence on September 19, 2017.

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


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