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Ukraine News in brief. Wednesday 10 January. [Ukrainian sources]

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:23 am
WEDNESDAY HEADLINES:
In the United States, they learned of Trump's proposal to withdraw US troops from Eastern Europe as a deed to Putin. US Congress ruthlessly walked over Putin and accused Trump of inaction.  The US position on sanctions against the RF has not changed, - the representative of the State Fund Goldstein.  Containment of Russia's use of nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe: Guardian learns about a new US strategy.  Transfer to Ukraine of Javelin from the USA: it became known about the serious training of militants.  In a row with the Americans: the Russians called the Ukrainians their main enemies.  The United States has thrown a powerful weapon to Europe.  Lawyer Trump filed a lawsuit against Buzzfeed for publishing a dossier about compromising the Russian Federation. The propagandists have lost their audience: the journalist pointed out an important point in prohibition of Russian social networks in Ukraine. In Moldova, officially banned Russian news. Russian Embassy in U.S. says Washington trying to interfere in presidential campaign in Russia. Yanukovych managed to withdraw $ 1.5 billion from Ukraine. Free Wi-Fi is available in the center of Kiev. Moldovan Parliament Speaker Passes Law Against Russian Propaganda.

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In the United States, they learned of Trump's proposal to withdraw US troops from Eastern Europe as a deed to Putin

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:29 am
In the United States, they learned of Trump's proposal to withdraw US troops from Eastern Europe as a deed to Putin

A top-ranking member of the US National Security Council at the beginning of the presidency of Donald Trump proposed to withdraw part of the American troops from Eastern Europe as a concession to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Daily Beast writes with reference to two former employees of the administration of the president of the United States.

This proposal was not accepted, but, as the publication writes, it looked like "the return of Russia's investment in Trump during the election campaign."

It is noted that at the moment the White House has not responded to the request of the publication of the information indicated about the possible partial withdrawal of American troops from Eastern Europe.

An official who made a proposal to withdraw troops, assumes the position of deputy assistant to Trump for strategic planning. His name is Kevin Harrington. In February 2017, he spoke about the withdrawal of US troops located near the borders of the Russian Federation, within the framework of the strategic proposal to "reconsider our interests in the context of new relations with Russia". An ex-official who personally heard this offer told about this publication.

Attention is drawn to the fact that Kevin Harrington's White House did not have experience in the military or public sphere, but he was associated with businessman Peter Tilem, a partner of Donald Trump.

Among the ideas that Harrington supported, there was a conviction that American sanctions against Russia were harmful to the United States itself.

As ex-official Harrington's former colleague says, he proposed to withdraw part of the American troops from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Also, the ex-official stressed that this was a dangerous idea, because she gave the "green light" to the Kremlin for provocations in Ukraine, Syria and other countries.

In addition, Kevin Harrington is closely linked with the ex-broker of Trump Michael Flynn, who is currently one of the key figures in the scandal surrounding the relationship between the current president of the United States and Russia.

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The US position on sanctions against the RF has not changed, - the representative of the State Fund Goldstein

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:31 am
The US position on sanctions against the RF has not changed, - the representative of the State Fund Goldstein

The United States Department of State continues to work on strengthening sanctions against the Russian Federation that may be targeted by oligarchs from the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

As informs Tsensor.NET with reference to UNIAN, this was stated at a briefing in Washington DC by US State Department Steven Goldstein, the site's office reports.

In particular, he was asked whether the State Department continues to work on the implementation of sanctions against Russia, which were approved by the Congress, so that by the end of January they will come into force.

"It still relates to the time frame. Our position on this has not changed," Goldstein said.

The work on the introduction of new sanctions is in accordance with the Congress's endorsement of an Act to counteract Russian influence through sanctions.

As it was reported, in late November 2017, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the US Treasury Department will prepare a new list of Russian businessmen and companies that may fall under restrictive measures in January.

On December 16, 2017, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expressed his conviction that sanctions against Russian oligarchs from the president's constituency Vladimir Putin would force Russia to agree to deploying a real United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine.

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Destroys the fact that America and Europe built 70 years: in the US Congress ruthlessly walked over Putin and accused Trump of inaction

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:32 am
Destroys the fact that America and Europe built 70 years: in the US Congress ruthlessly walked over Putin and accused Trump of inaction

Representatives of the US Democratic Party presented a report in Congress of more than 200 pages, focusing on Russia's growing interference in political processes in Europe. It is also noted that some Western democracies are responding to Russian aggressive countermeasures, while US President Donald Trump has not yet presented a strategic plan to protect the United States from the Kremlin's new intervention.

It is reported by the agency Associated Press.

"Never before did the president of the United States so ignore such a serious and growing threat to US national security," the report said.

According to one of the authors of the report, Senator Ben Cardin, the document was prepared to allow Americans to see "the true scope and scale" of the efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin to undermine democracy around the world.

"While President Trump is virtually non-existent, Putin continues to improve his asymmetric arsenal and look for future opportunities to undermine the support of the democratic and international institutions that the United States and Europe have built over the past 70 years," Cardin said.

It is noted that although senior members of the Republican Party did not join the report, it reflects certain interests of "Republicans", in particular, the aggressive use of financial sanctions against Russia, and pressure on social networks to make them more transparent when it comes to political advertising in the interests of the Kremlin.

The report, which is based on open sources and on conversations with European officials, also gives examples of Russia's many-year cyber attacks, misinformation policies, clandestine operations in social networks, funding of political groups, corruption, attempted assassinations and military operations that destabilize democratic ones. Governments in Ukraine and Georgia.

In particular, Russia's intervention in parliamentary elections in France and Germany in 2017, as well as intervention in the parliamentary elections in Finland in 2015, using the campaign of misinformation on Twitter, is an example.

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Containment of Russia's use of nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe: Guardian learns about a new US strategy

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:34 am
Containment of Russia's use of nuclear weapons in Eastern Europe: Guardian learns about a new US strategy

The administration of US President Donald Trump plans to reduce restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons, as well as develop a new low-power nuclear warhead for Trident ballistic missiles.

This was stated by former assistant Barack Obama on arms control and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons John Wolfsthal, the Guardian newspaper writes .

The new concept of US nuclear forces (Nuclear Posture Review, NPR) The Pentagon says the new warhead for missiles Trident D5, based on submarines to deter Russia from the use of tactical nuclear weapons in conflicts in Eastern Europe.

The NPR document is scheduled to be published after the annual message from the US president to the "State of the Country" Congress, which will be made at the end of January. It is noted that the new US policy on nuclear weapons is more aggressive than during the Obama presidency, when the focus was on reducing the role of nuclear weapons.

According to Wolfsthal, the United States went on to follow the development of Russia's new ground-based cruise missile, which, according to Washington, was a violation of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range Missiles (RLMD) of 1987.

In addition, says Wolfsthal, the United States will cease to give guarantees to non-nuclear-weapon states that US nuclear weapons will not be used against them in the event of a conflict.

"The people who wrote this document told me that they intended to send a clear, restrictive message to the Russians, the North Koreans and the Chinese, and this is a rather moderate but strong language that makes it clear that any attempt by Russia or North Korea to use nuclear weapons will lead to significant consequences for themselves, "said John Wolfsthal.

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Transfer to Ukraine of Javelin from the USA: it became known about the serious training of militants

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 am
Transfer to Ukraine of Javelin from the USA: it became known about the serious training of militants

The commanders of the "DNR" and "LNR" militants take measures due to the possible supply by the United States of Ukraine of Javelin anti-tank missile systems (PTRK).

This was announced by the coordinator of the "Information Resistance" group, People's Deputy Dmytro Timchuk on his Facebook page.

"In particular, at the same time," 1 AK DNR "and" 2 AK LNR "were ordered to carry out work on installing additional means of passive and active protection on available armored vehicles, commanders of units and units were given instructions on finding more effective ways of protecting armored vehicles," - noted Timchuk

Also, according to him, the RF Ministry of Defense set the task of the research institutes of the Ministry to carry out, as soon as possible, the development of devices for the protection of armored vehicles from thermal guidance, the batch production of which can be organized by the forces of engineering and technical divisions "DNR" and "LNR".

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In a row with the Americans: the Russians called the Ukrainians their main enemies

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:38 am
In a row with the Americans: the Russians called the Ukrainians their main enemies

Russians consider Ukraine one of the main enemies of the Russian Federation.

This is evidenced by the results of a poll conducted by Levada Center, reports RBC's Russian website.

The main enemies of their country are Russia (68%), Ukraine (29%) and the European Union (14%). The following are followed by the former USSR (10%), Poland (8%), Germany, NATO and England (6%).

Sociologist "Levada-center" Denis Volkov linked the data of the mood of the Russians with the information field in the Russian Federation.

"The United States is on the list of Russia's main enemies since the late 1990s, and Europe and Ukraine, after the conflict began across the Crimea, when the West (and the United States and Europe) unambiguously supported Ukraine. The conflict itself was not perceived as a Russian-Ukrainian one, but between Russia and the West, "said the sociologist.

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The United States has thrown a powerful weapon to Europe

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 am
The United States has thrown a powerful weapon to Europe

On January 9, three strategic bombers of the US Air Force B-52H, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, arrived in the UK.

It is noted that the aircraft were thrown over to the leading airbases in Britain.

According to British aviation sites tracking the movement of military aircraft, two American strategic bombers were landing at Ferrand in England after the transatlantic flight, according to flight numbers 60-0009 and 60-0005, and call sign MYTEE52 and MYTEE51.

Another bomber (board number 60-0012 and call MYTEE53) landed at the British airbase Mildenhall. The change of the course of the aircraft is due to unfavorable weather conditions.

As reported by the "Apostrophe", a senior member of the US National Security Council at the beginning of the presidency of Donald Trump proposed to withdraw part of the American troops from Eastern Europe as a concession to President Vladimir Putin.

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Lawyer Trump filed a lawsuit against Buzzfeed for publishing a dossier about compromising the Russian Federation

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:42 am
Lawyer Trump filed a lawsuit against Buzzfeed for publishing a dossier about compromising the Russian Federation



Personal Attorney Donald Trump Michael Cohen sued Buzzfeed, who published Fusion GPS's dossier to the US president.

According to Bloomberg, Cohen sued Fusion GPS, which collected dossiers for a billionaire, as well as the Buzzfeed publication, which published part of the compromise.

The document was made available to the public about a year ago. It was argued that Donald Trump, as well as Koen himself, had "suspicious ties" with Russian citizens. Most of the editions refused to publish the dossier because the data provided in it were not confirmed, and in the end the extracts from it appeared on Buzzfeed.

"During the trial, it will be proved that I had no relation to the conspiracy with Russia, and my name in the dossier was only because of my proximity to Trump," - said Cohen.

The lawyer noted that in the papers published by Buzzfeed, his name was mentioned 15 times.

In turn, the spokeswoman Buzzfeed pointed out that the material published last year is still of interest to the investigation that is being held in Congress on the possible interference of Russia in the American elections.

"In the court we will defend the freedom of the press," said Matt Mittantal, the official representative of the publication.

Another lawsuit against the creators of a dossier from Fusion GPS was filed with the federal court of the Southern District of New York. The company itself stated that they have not received the message so they can not comment.

In the Fusion GPS dossier it was alleged, in particular, that the Russian authorities had a compromise on Trump. The source came from the British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. At the same time the customer dossier was initially unknown. It was assumed that Fusion GPS turned to the Washington-based edition of Free Beacon, but stated there had never seen any material published later. Later, the Washington Post reported that the National Democratic Party of the United States, which supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, contacted Fusion GPS.

Tramp himself called this dossier a fake. The Kremlin also reported that they had no compromise on the President of the United States.

Earlier, Trump announced the presentation of his fictional award "For Fake News".

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The propagandists have lost their audience: the journalist pointed out an important point in prohibition of Russian social networks in Ukraine

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 am
The propagandists have lost their audience: the journalist pointed out an important point in prohibition of Russian social networks in Ukraine

The reason for the fall in the popularity of Russian social networks in Ukraine was not only the restriction of access to them , but also the banal loss of interest of Ukrainians in these resources.

About this in his column wrote Deputy Editor-in-Chief "Apostrophe" Yaroslav Zharenev.

"Here I will mention an interesting point: the reason for the" withdrawal "from VC and OK was not the actual blocking (bypassing it with VPN is not difficult), and the fact that there simply did not remain an audience. Many friends became or less likely to go there, or changed They are on the other social networks (mostly Facebook). I judge by myself: I used to use the Facebook and VK contacts actively, but now I am visiting VK less often.Above 1000 online merchants are usually no more than fifty. A very impressive figure»- writes journalist.

One of the reasons for the loss of popularity of n social networks among the Ukrainian audience, he called a large amount of false information that spread through these sites since the beginning of the Maidan and Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

"Yes, we can talk about some signs of censorship and" stupid "prohibition, but in fact, in the social network VKontakte during EuroMaydan, the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of the war on the Donbass actively spread fake and throwing about these events. There were bought and renamed a number of communities such as" AntiMaydan" , "Union of Citizens of Russia and Ukraine", "Summit of militia" Novorossiia", etc. And such groups, through which in the tape VK fell into knowingly false information, thousands. The activity of Ukrainian users has fallen sharply, and therefore, Kremlin propaganda has lost a significant part of its audience, "Zharenov said.

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In Moldova, officially banned Russian news

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 am
In Moldova, officially banned Russian news

Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Andriy Candu signed instead of President Igor Dodon a law prohibiting the relay in the country of Russian news and information and analytical programs

Newsmaker reports.

Draft amendments to the Code on Television and Radio, which prohibit Russian news and information and analytical programs on television and radio, was passed by Parliament on December 7 immediately in two readings.

According to the changes proposed by the Democrats, the news broadcast by Moldovan TV and radio broadcasters can only be made in EU countries, the United States, Canada and the countries that have ratified the Convention on Transfrontier Television (Russia has not ratified it).

For violation of this, there are fines in the amount of 40 to 70 thousand lei (from 2 to 4 thousand dollars), and for repeated violation - from 70 to 100 thousand lei (from 4 to almost 6 thousand dollars).

Recall that on December 20, Dodon returned the bill to the parliament, and on December 22 parliament passed it again unchanged. The president then refused to sign the law, referring to "higher interests of the people," and appealed to the COP to consider its constitutionality.

-Recall that for the first time in Dodona part of the authority was taken in October. Then he twice rejected the proposed defense minister nominee Eugen Sturzi.
For the second time, the Constitutional Court of Moldova temporarily terminated the powers of President Igor Dodon on January 2, when he repeatedly rejected the nominations of five ministers and two vice-premieres nominated by the prime minister.

-For the period of appointment of new ministers and vice premieres of the government, the duties of the president of the country will be temporarily held by the Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova Andriy Candu.

-On Friday, January 5, the Constitutional Court of Moldova for the third time temporarily suspended from the post of President Dodon, when he refused to sign a law prohibiting Russian information propaganda.

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Russian Embassy in U.S. says Washington trying to interfere in presidential campaign in Russia

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:51 am
Russian Embassy in U.S. says Washington trying to interfere in presidential campaign in Russia

The Russian Embassy in the United States has claimed that Washington is trying to interfere in the presidential election campaign in Russia.



"Accusations from officials in Washington that the decisions to deny registration to the Russian presidential candidates were politically motivated are absolutely groundless and politicized. Suspicions of the upcoming elections being undemocratic are invalid. It should be noted that all of that coincided with another wave of untrue allegations about Russia's interference into electoral processes in other countries," according to the Embassy's statement. "In this regard we wish to calm the 'hot heads' in America: demands to allow someone's participation in the Russian elections and other similar hypocritical attempts to put pressure on the Russian authorities are unacceptable and are deemed as direct interference in our country's internal affairs."......................

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Al Jazeera told how Yanukovych managed to withdraw $1.5 billion from Ukraine

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:58 am
Al Jazeera told how Yanukovych managed to withdraw $1.5 billion from Ukraine

Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych illegally expelled from the country $1.5 billion dollars with the help of a company close to the ex-chairman of the NBU Victoria Gontareva.

Al Jazeera TV channel reports referring to the decision of Kramatorsk District Court dated March 28, 2017, which is alleged to have been classified.

The document describes in detail the complex network of companies used to withdraw money, and the ICU financial group (Investment Capital Ukraine) acted as an intermediary in the purchase of bonds in dollars on behalf of eight Cypriot companies for a sum of $1.5 billion in the period from 2012 to 2014.

From 2007 to 2014, the chairman of the board of directors of the ICU was Valery Gontarev.

In turn, Gontariev said that during the course of the operation, neither she nor the ICU "did not notice anything suspicious", as all documents complied with the requirements of the current legislation.

ICU emphasized that they carefully followed all legislative and regulatory requirements for entering into broker agreements with any client and added that law enforcement and market regulators "looked deeply" into bonds with which the company participated.

Also in the court decision are hundreds of Cypriot companies, which were a kind of pipeline to pump money from Ukraine. It is noted that Viktor Yanukovych personally stood by this network. In addition, the resolution includes a kind of organization called "Secretariat Sergei Vitaliyovych Kurchenko." Apparently, there is the name of the Ukrainian oligarch Sergey Kurchenko, who was previously closely associated with the so-called "family" of Yanukovych.

As reported by the "Apostrophe", recently Al-Jazeera TV learned that Ukrainian oligarchs, Alexander Onischenko and Paul Fuchs, bought Sergei Kurchenko, a company that owns $160 million of Viktor Yanukovych's frozen assets.

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Free Wi-Fi is available in the center of Kiev

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:01 am
Free Wi-Fi is available in the center of Kiev

Free Internet access via Wi-Fi is in the center of Kiev. So, free Wi-Fi works on Andriyivsky Uzviz, Kontraktovaya, Mykhaylivska, Sofiivska, Poshtova Ploschad and in the Shevchenko Park

This is reported by the TV channel "112 Ukraine".

Journalists of the newspaper checked the quality of the network. So, in Sofia and Mikhailovskaya areas, connecting to the free Internet managed without interruption.

However, it was not possible to disconnect to Wi-Fi on Postal Square, but on the Contract Area the connection occurred with some difficulties. At the same time, on Andreevsky Descent and in the park them. Everything works fine by Taras Shevchenko.

The Kiev authorities convinced that access to the network would be without passwords, and the use of the Internet will be possible after the end of the holidays.

-Meanwhile, the European Union will allocate 120 million euros to create a network of free Wi-Fi points throughout the territory under the program WiFi4EU.

-WiFi4EU will provide free Wi-Fi in municipal buildings, city parks and other public life centers.

-The EU will finance the installation of local wireless access points , and organizations will provide their services in the places where they will be installed.

-The initiative aims to develop local digital services, such as e-government, and will increase the demand for citizens to use online services.

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Moldovan Parliament Speaker Passes Law Against Russian Propaganda

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am
Moldovan Parliament Speaker Passes Law Against Russian Propaganda



The speaker of Moldova's parliament, Andrian Candu, has signed legislation appointing seven new government ministers along with a law that bans Russian "media propaganda."

The signings on January 10 took place after Moldova's Constitutional Court suspended pro-Russia President Igor Dodon's powers on the issues and ruled that Candu could ratify the legislation, which was proposed by Moldova's pro-Western government and passed by pro-Western lawmakers in the parliament.

The so-called "media propaganda" law effectively bans the rebroadcasting in Moldova of Russian television programs on news, analysis, politics, and military issues.

The Constitutional Court ruled on January 5 that either Candu or Prime Minister Pavel Filip could sign the bill into law because Dodon had "refused twice to fulfill his constitutional duty to sign the bill into law."

Both Candu and Filip are members of the pro-Western Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM).

On January 2, the court ruled that the same procedure could be used to confirm Filip's nominees in a cabinet reshuffle that Dodon refused to ratify.

Dodon said Filip's nominees were incompetent and that some were corrupt.

Dodon is frequently at odds with Filip and his government, which favors closer ties with the EU and the United States.

Dodon on January 10 said Moldova's seven newly appointed ministers "lack legitimacy." He also said the Constitutional Court helped Filip's government to violate "the principles of democracy and a rule-of-law state."

Pro-Russia political parties in Moldova on January 10 called for street protests.

Russian authorities also have been at odds with the PDM over its attempts to bolster Chisinau's ties with the EU and the United States.

The Moscow city court on January 10 upheld the legality of charges filed in absentia against the president of the PDM, Vlad Plahotniuc.

Plahotniuc, one of Moldova's most influential pro-Western politicians, was charged in absentia in November 2017 in Moscow's Basmanny district court of attempted murder in Russia.

Russian authorities allege that Plahotniuc was behind a March 2012 assassination attempt against German Gorbuntsov, the former owner of banks in Russia and Moldova..................

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Criminal police chief: Rossoshanskyi’s DNA found on Nozdrovska’s body

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Criminal police chief: Rossoshanskyi’s DNA found on Nozdrovska’s body



DNA of Yurii Rossoshanskyi charged with murder of lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska was found on the victim’s body.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, this was said by First Deputy Chief of the National Police of Ukraine - Criminal Police Chief Viacheslav Abroskin.

"DNA test results: the DNA of the tissues found on the victim’s body matches the suspects’ one," Abroskin told a briefing on Wednesday.

According to him, the experts carried out about 70 examinations. Abroskin added that a number of items, including knives, were found in the river while preliminary findings indicate that one of the items could possibly be used as a murder weapon.

Speaking about searches in the suspect's house, the criminal police chief said: "We have seized some clothes with visible spots that shall be examined."

He believes that Nozdrovska’s murder was not premediated, but was consequence of a conjuncture.

Abroskin considers it inappropriate to assume that the age and physical condition of the suspect would prevent him from committing a crime noting that he is a physically fit person.

The law enforcer did not disclose the exact number of stab wounds inflicted on the victim having only mentioned that there were more than 10 of them.

Dwelling on his conversation with the suspect, Abroskin said that Rossoshanskyi fully acknowledged his guilt, gave consent for a crime re-enactment, showed the murder scene, and how exactly the injuries were inflicted. "He admits his guilt but shows no remorse of the crime he committed," the police official said. He added that the suspect disclosed the details of the murder at the scene during the crime re-enactment.

"He told me his life story, why it happened. He said that his son actually hit and killed the victim’s sister by a car in 2015," Abroskin stressed.

The law enforcer said citing the suspect that his son did not flee the scene, participated in all investigative actions, and paid material compensation to the husband and son of the victim.

"He expected that he would avoid serving a real prison term," Abroskin said.

On Jan. 1, 2018, journalist Volodymyr Tymofiichuk reported the body of Nozdrovska who went missing two days earlier found in the river on the outskirts of Demydiv village in the Vyshhorod district.

The police later confirmed that Nozdrovska was murdered. For two years the victim had sought punishment for a resident of Demydiv village Dmytro Rossoshanskyi charged with committing hit-and-run under influence in which Nozdrovska’s sister Svitlana Sapatynska was killed. Rossoshanskyi’s uncle chaired Vyshgorod district court at that time.

Obukhiv court sentenced Rossoshanskyi to seven years in prison following the trial that lasted more than two years. Rossoshanskyi’s lawyers nearly managed to set the criminal free under amnesty at the hearing in Kyiv-based Court of Appeals on Dec. 27. The appellate court ruled the court of first instance to review the case and left Rossos.

On Jan. 2, Nozdrovska’s relatives and friends as well as activists and concerned people held a rally outside the building of the National Police Main Directorate in charge of Kyiv and the Kyiv region demanding to find those involved in the high profile murder.

On Jan. 8, the law enforcers said they had detained a suspect in Nozdrovska’s murder - the father of Dmytro Rossoshanskyi.

On Jan. 9, the court placed Rossoshanskyi into pre-trial custody for 60 days without the right to post a bail.

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Pukach, who was sentenced for murder of journalist Gongadze, reviewed the terms of the "Savchenko's law"

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Pukach, who was sentenced for murder of journalist Gongadze, reviewed the terms of the "Savchenko's law"



The court reviewed the length of the sentence for the former head of the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Oleksiy Pukachu, who was convicted for the murder of journalist Gongadze.

This is reported by "Ukrainian News".

The court decision came into force on December 15, 2017. The petition for the application of the so-called "Law Savchenko" on enrollment of 1 day of imprisonment as 2 days in the term of the basic punishment was filed by lawyer Pukach.

The court records indicate that Pukach was in a detention facility from July 21, 2009 to January 6, 2016.

The court upheld the petition and counted 6.5 years of imprisonment as the 13th year of Pukach's main punishment.

Thus, as of January 10, 2017, the convicted person has already served more than 14 years of imprisonment.

The court stressed that the convict has the right to file a petition for pardon after leaving him at least 20 years of sentence.

Recall that on May 18, 2017, the Verkhovna Rada abolished the "Savchenko Act" . His action will no longer apply to those convicted after his abolition.

On January 29, 2013, Pechersk District Court of Kiev sentenced Pukach to life imprisonment, pleading guilty to the murder of Gongadze. The Court of Appeal upheld the verdict .

As you know, Gongadze, who exposed power under President Leonid Kuchma, disappeared in Kiev on September 16, 2000. In November of that year, in the forest near Taraschyu, the Kiev region found a decapitated body, which, according to experts, could belong to a journalist.

The murdered journalist was buried on March 22, 2016 in Kyiv. For 16 years, George's body was kept in the central morgue of Kiev.

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Manaforth was charged with money laundering Cypriot company handed Manaforth

on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Manafort was charged with money laundering Cypriot company handed Manafort



The Cypriot company handed Manaforth and Gates $ 18.9 million to buy shares and assets of a group of Ukrainian Black Sea Cable companies

Cypriot company Surf Horizon Limited filed a lawsuit against former head of US presidential contender Donald Trump Paul Manaforth and his business partner Richard Gates, accusing them of laundering a significant amount in 2008.

This was reported on Wednesday by Reuters.

It is noted that the Cypriot company transferred Manaforth and Gates $ 18.9 million to buy shares and assets of a group of Ukrainian Black Sea Cable companies. In addition, Mataforto and Gates were paid $ 7.35 million as a commission for the provision of services.

According to other sources, Manaforth and Gates have appropriated more than 900 thousand dollars, as the real amount of the transaction was less - 17.8 million dollars. It is anticipated that part of these funds was received by Manaforth's accounts, and some - by the company that Gates supervises.

Recall that on December 15 the court agreed to release Manaforth from house arrest during the trial.

By the way, the media reported that Manaforth and Artemenko were involved in Ukraine's refusal to join the EU in 2013.

Earlier, it was reported that Paul Manafort, who led the Donald Trump presidential campaign last year, was at least 18 times in Moscow, indicating that he was much closer to Russia than previously thought.

Recall, Manafort offered a $12 million pledge for release from home arrest.

Before this, the court in the United States rejected Manaforth's request to cancel home arrest .

American media also called the names of "involved" Ukrainian politicians .

By the way, the General Prosecutor's Office is currently investigating two cases involving Paul Manaforth . The first concerns the misappropriation of the Ministry of Justice, and the second - in terms of materials from the "black bookkeeping".

Ukraine is already preparing requests from the United States to question Manafort.

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