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I read yesterday of some people protesting in Sevastopol.
"We cannot live like this". No choice now. They were used to the freedoms that come with being part of Ukraine.
Now - it is dictatorial control, from above.
I notice Facebook are having a go at Azov - the volunteer regiment.
Shaun Walker had a good go at them last week. Russian Resident. Putin scumball. He just loves Putin.
"Journalist" for The Guardian, Russiaprofile = Ria Novosti.

Weather -
At midnight it was 28. That is toasty...
Some hope that tomorrow it will be cooler. We will see.
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Donetsk terrorists are increasingly talk about the fact that Russian military forced them to fire at peaceful settlements.

According to the "demobilized" "militia" of the city of Komsomolsk, during the shelling to do "brand" two volleys of nearby communities they were forced to "Russian curators."  "As a rule, I had to shoot at random.  It did not listen to our objections.  After we Marinka for them - meat "- the words of an action movie one of the locals.

Recall, June 3 militants attacked Marinka .

As a result of the fighting, which lasted the whole day, killing four Ukrainian fighters, 39 soldiers were wounded .  But the rebels failed to seize Marinka.

According to the Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yury Biryukov, in the attacks killed 24 militants, 91 people injured . In Russian
Metropolitan police detained in Kiev drunken general who tried to get behind the wheel, according to the speaker of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Artyom Shevchenko to Facebook.

"Polite metropolitan police detained even polite. Here is the general, for example, with signs of intoxication had wanted to sit behind the wheel. He politely explained that in such a state - it is criminal. He began to dissolve hands, had to put on the handcuffs, but very cautiously. Once I calmed down - Uncle took home. Well, that did not sit behind the wheel, but wanted ", - the report says. In Russian
Russia will not be able to block the decision to establish an International Tribunal on the case of Boeing.

About this blog on the website of the new time writes political scientist Dmitry Oreshkin.

In his opinion, although RUSSIA may use its right of veto in the Security Council, but in this case the United Nations will remain the General Assembly, where decisions are taken by majority vote. And even if we manage to prevent the adoption of the decision of the Tribunal, it is still a very faint line protection.

With each passing month increasingly clear that accumulating evidence base cannot completely, which clearly specifies: "beech", he was on the territory of the separatists and brought from Russia. This does not come loose.

As noted by oreshkin, itself an attempt to stop the formation of the Tribunal clearly indicates that it is Russia is not interested in an objective comprehensive investigation. In fact Moscow had already informed what conclusions came the Dutch prosecutor's Office. Not in vain, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on this occasion visited Russia, spoke with Lavrov and quietly, without comment, left back. The topic was discussed.

"Now that Putin's Russia-I do not wish this to be characterized the whole of the country as a whole is quite narrow corridor opportunities. This is a fundamental problem, because Putin, by and large, miscalculated. I think he sincerely believed that, if you're strong, you can. If you're rich, you all can. You can buy Olympic Games for a bribe, you can buy World Championship. For gas and oil, you can buy the annexation of Georgia, as a piece of the West don't want to quarrel with the great and powerful Russia. All well and good, but for the time being. Accumulates a critical amount of cute mischief "which allows himself to Putin's Russia and the West understands that it is time to stop it," he writes........................

Read further at link: In Russian
This said during a briefing in Washington on Thursday, United States Department of State spokesman John Kirby, reports correspondent Ukrinform.

"The policy of the United States in the context of support to Ukraine has not changed. We continue to review and study all the requests of the Ukrainian side in relation to the aid that we receive, "said Krìbì, answering questions about the prospects for the provision of the Ukrainian side.

He noted that States today "concentrated on the supply of non-lethal military aid"....... In Ukrainian
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:19 pmNelson
Well well.... the Greek scumballs kept this deal quiet for a long time.
And word is that the US is pressing Europe to do a deal with Greece!!!

Greece finally admits €2bn gas pipeline deal with Russia [in English]
Greece has admitted for the first time it is planning a €2bn gas pipeline with Russia.
The move is likely to worry the US, which has stepped up its involvement in Greece's debt talks with international creditors over fears the cash-strapped country could drop out of the single currency and come under the influence of its Cold War rival.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:54 pmNelson
Russian political scientist told how Putin has put himself into a dead end (Hvilya)
Russia can not block a decision to establish an international tribunal on the case of Boeing.
This blog site writes Novoye Vremya Russian political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin.
According to him, although Russia may use its veto in the Security Council, but in this case at the United Nations General Assembly will, where decisions are taken by majority vote. And even if we can not prevent the decision of the Tribunal, it is still a very weak line of defense.
With every passing month more and more obvious that the database is stored completely irrefutable evidence that clearly indicates: was "BUK", he was on the territory of the separatists and brought from Russia. This does not come loose.
According to Oreshkin, and the attempt to stop the formation of the Tribunal clearly shows that Russia is not interested in an objective comprehensive investigation. In fact, Moscow has informed what conclusions came the Dutch prosecutor. No wonder the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on this issue was in Russia, spoke to Lavrov, and quietly, without comment, went home. The topic was discussed.

[Remember, according to Shaun Walker and the Kremlin, "no...proof... maybe...".
Those in whose interest it is to destort the truth, will continue to write garbage - just like Shaun Walker.
Let us hope the UN establish a tribunal. For the sake of the dead, and their families. ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:53 pmNelson
In parliament they "kill" 70% of bills - a [Rada] deputy (5 channel)
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:50 pmNelson
Nuland will visit Ukraine on 15-16 July (RBC-Ukraine)

Nuland will arrive in Ukraine

"July 9, Victoria Nuland will meet in Zurich, Switzerland, with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasìnim for a discussion of the performance of all parties Of the agreement," he said in a statement.

The next day, the representative of the United States State Department will travel to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss issues of regional security, as well as the development of the transatlantic relationship.

11-14 July, Assistant Secretary of State in the composition of the interdepartmental delegation will visit Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania and Serbia.

In Ukraine, Nuland has over 15-16 July. "The Deputy Secretary will meet with senior Ukrainian officials, political and business leaders and representatives of civil society to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues",-stated in the message..... In Ukrainian
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:43 pmNelson
Regarding the downed "Boeing". Russia fears the International Tribunal (international press) (RFE)
Famous Russian political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky pages online edition "New time" explains why Russia is afraid Tribunal in the case of a Malaysian "Boeing", which was shot down over the Donbas with almost 300 people on board. In his opinion, Russia under the pressure of numerous certificates and fear of responsibility for the deaths of these people, will block the creation of an international tribunal by the UN Security Council, but a special tribunal be established by the UN General Assembly.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:34 pmNelson
And now, better late than never, the "joke of the day" from the Ukrainian Rada -

Parties agreed to remove parliamentary immunity (
[How many times have we heard this over the past 10 years? ]

The fractions of the coalition in the Verkhovna Rada on July 14 agreed to vote for changes to the Constitution concerning the removal of immunity of judges and people's deputies, said the leader of the "Batkivshchyna" Yulia Tymoshenko.
They need 300 votes. We will see.
Tymoshenko - If this passes, it will be the first good thing she has done for Ukraine, rather than for herself, in living memory.
Remember her "gas deal " with Putin, which was such a "good bargain" - 400 dollars, I think was the price.
The most expensive gas ever in the world, I recall....
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:30 pmNelson
Separatists of the LPR want to capture two more settlements (Charter'97)
The leader of the separatist Kirovsk Gennady Kartcev proposed expanding the occupied territory at the expense of the two villages on the contact line.
Self-appointed leader of separatist militants LC Kirovsk Gennady Kartcev went to Igor Plotnitsky with a "petition" of accession to the town and village settlement Golubovska Berezovsky sends
Note the two settlements adjacent to the Kirov and are on the "line of contact".
Recall that in December last year, residents Golubovsky came out to protest against the militants LPR.
Earlier, militants LPR repeatedly led forces fire on positions occupied by the ATO of Kirovsk.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:25 pmNelson
Ukraine will not allow foreign tourists into Crimea (Charter'97)
"Among the reasons [for allowing access to Crimea are - ] the only living relatives in the Crimea, the location of the burial of a close relative in the territory of Crimea, the death of a close relative, as well as the ownership of the Crimea", - added Gunko.
[New law regarding occupied Crimea, from June this year]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:19 pmNelson
ATO-  militants fired more than 20 times at the positions of [Ukrainian] soldiers (Commander)
The epicenter of the fighting have now become the Ukrainian military positions near the village Novogrigorovka, Donetsk region. With 10 hours a day invaders bombarded our positions from 152 mm artillery, tanks and two 120-mm mortars.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:15 pmNelson
Finland accused the Russian Federation of violating its airspace (LIGABusinessInform)
According to the Finnish border guards, June 26 transport aircraft IL-76 was in the airspace of Finland 53 seconds, and penetrated into the territory of 1.15 kilometers.
As noted, the crew of the plane traveling from Russia to the west, to the signals dispatchers and requests to leave Finnish territory has not responded.

[Russia, for ever the aggressor. A danger to world peace.]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:04 pmNelson
Militants do not hide that they are puppets of Moscow: "The girls will dance for whoever pays for them" (Pulse of Kiev)
The so-called "National Security Council Secretary and Defense" terrorist "DNI" brigade commander "East" Alexander Khodakovsky admitted that insurgents in the Donbas dependent on Russia and dancing to her tune.

[Quite a nice quote in Russian -  «кто девушку платит, тот ее и танцует»
Kto devushky platit, tot yeyo i tantsuet - literally
Who girls pays for, they will dance for...  Perhaps a more poetic translation would be,
He who pays the piper calls the tune. ]


Looking into this a bit further....

'He who pays the piper calls the tune.' It is interesting to discover how the usage of this proverb has changed.[1] The simple phrase 'pay the piper' predates the longer version by some centuries. It was used simply to mean 'bear the cost', with no reference at all to controlling the piper's playing. Thus the Earl of Chesterfield, writing to his son about his hopes for peace in Europe, said, 'The other powers cannot well dance, when neither France nor the maritime powers can, as they used to do, pay the piper'.[2] In other words, war is unlikely, because no one will foot the bill. This usage remains alongside others right into the late twentieth century. Even when the phrase 'call the tune' or 'choose the tune' is added, the resulting proverb is not, at first, used to control the piper, but rather to emphasise the rights of the payer as against others who might be enjoying the piper's playing. Mr Evan Spicer, for example, argued, in a debate on the constitution of a public water authority for London, that as London ratepayers were paying for the water supply their council should have full control of it, rather than share control with the chairmen of outside councils: 'Londoners had paid the piper and should choose the tune'.[3]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:57 pmNelson
Tomorrow in Lviv bury two dead ATO [soldiers] (
[Lviv has paid a heavy price in the war against Putin and his Russian occupation.
I visited the main graveyard there several months ago, and was shocked by the number of recently dead soldiers then.
Today - I think a further visit would be another shock to me. ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:48 pmNelson
Russian Archives Cast Doubt on Legends of Soviet War Heroes [in English]
The “28 Panfilovtsy,” who fought under Major General Ivan Panfilov, have long been a household name in the country,...
At least one of the men still listed among “Panfilov's 28” — Ivan Dobrobabin, also known as Dobrobaba — survived the war and returned to his hometown in Kyrgyzstan to find a monument commemorating him as a dead hero, according to accounts published in Russian press after the collapse of the Soviet Union. When he tried to reclaim his identity as a living member of “Panfilov's 28,” he was reportedly arrested for treason and sent to the gulags, while the legend of his heroic death lived on in Soviet films and textbooks.
A similar fate reportedly befell another of the original “Panfilov's 28,” Daniil Kozhubergenov, whose name is said to have been removed from the list and replaced with that of another man when he turned out to be alive and tried to demand the military benefits due to a decorated soldier, ...

He said this to journalists in Kyiv on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"This may mean that the judicial system in our country requires amendments. It is rotten to the core, and it's obvious that it is necessary to amend the Constitution and change our judges," he said.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:40 pmNelson
Europe lawmakers condemn Russian actions in Crimea, Ukraine [in English]
Representing more than 50 countries, 96 lawmakers on Thursday condemned Russia's "unilateral and unjustified assault on Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity." Seven opposed the motion and 32 abstained.
Russia was absent from 40th anniversary meeting in the Finnish capital as its delegates were denied visas in line with the European Union's travel bans for Russia's actions in the Ukraine crisis.

[It would be interesting to know those who voted against the motion. Greece? North Korea? Serbia? Belarus?.... ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:21 pmNelson
Kremlin critics say 'climate of fear' grows in Russia [in English]
"These lists have no legal power, but they do enjoy the very real power to intimidate and incite self-censorship. They have already become an important part of the witch hunt against critics of the government by creating a climate of hostility, fear, and suspicion," she said in a statement.

[What is really going on in Russia. You won't read about it from Shaun Walker in The Guardian, that is for sure.]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:34 amNelson
Finally found what I was looking for. Strangely, not on the site.

Speaker Lysenko AP: As a result of fighting in the Donbas one soldier wounded, no killed

That's good news basically.
But what are Putin's tactics now? Stalemate in the Donbass?
He did say that sanctions would stay in place for several years - and he would know - he controls them - effectively - by what he does.
This also, at the same link -

"The enemy does not stop trying to find weaknesses in our defense near the strategically important railway junction Donetsk Svetlodarsk. There were two armed provocations near the station Skotovataya" - said Lysenko.
In the district of Donetsk airport epicenter of confrontation remains Pisky, where militants used 120mm mortars.
In Mariupol direction per day recorded two cases of the use of heavy weapons by militants. Howitzers and 152-mm guns, the enemy forces fired on positions near the ATO evening were shooting in the Shirokino.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:29 amNelson
To date, I cannot find anything about Ukrainian military casualties today. Strange.
Finally this...

Moskal: As a result of the shelling of Luhansk region wounded policeman and Ukrainian military (
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:29 amNelson
Ukraine Banks Seek Compensation From Russia for Crimean Losses
[Could be a long long time... ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:13 amNelson
In the Odessa region a Georgian mafia boss shot dead with machine guns (
In Belgorod-Dniester unknown with three Kalashnikov rifles riddled the car of the local Georgian criminal ...


Odessa - Georgia??? Something fishy here? Sakashvilli appointed new governor of Odessa oblast, much to the Kremlin's disgust...
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:09 amNelson
Police cars per day three times involved in accidents (Commander)

[This did make the tv news last night. Slightly amusing.
A new police force for the road, but it appears they are not used to driving in the capital...
One guy drove into the back of a bus.
I have some sympathy - Marschruts - the mini-buses common throughout Ukraine - pull over, and pull out without warning.
Or simply just stop - again without warning - and pick somebody up. ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:37 amNelson
Shaun Walker produces the "perfect" article to please Putin and Shameus Milne.
Walker - "journalist" - is stretching the term - works for Russiaprofile, now RIA Novosti and The Guardian.
Expect a big pay check for this article from the Kremlin, and from Milne, Stalin sympathizer, and Guardian editor.

MH17 crash one year on: blame game continues over who shot down plane
Truth no closer...
A year later, there has been no conclusive proof of who was responsible, ..., possibly ....Messages appeared ..., but were swiftly deleted.


Absolutely super for Putin. These are the articles he loves... no proof - possibly....
Putin will probably give Putin (that really was a Freudian slip - I mean Walker, of course) the freedom of Moscow for this distortion of the truth.
What about all the Bellingcat reports, tracking the Buk system across Russia and into Ukraine? And its removal - swift removal...
Even the identification of the actually Buk itself!
All the photos, evidence. The proof that Russia actually produced false evidence? Well - guess what?
Not one photo or reference to Bellingcat from Walker. Or of the clearly false doctored evidence the Russian Defence Ministry produced.
Just lovely Putin propaganda. .... no proof.... possibly..... perfect for the Kremlin.

For more on this and Walker, see
Shaun Walker - Kremlin Apologist
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:16 amNelson
The hryvnia has been quite volatile during the past couple of days..
Yesterday I think I saw 23.00 / 23.50 at the money exchanges.
Today at

Currency Buy Sell
USD 22.194 +0.023  23.656 +0.152 23.6000 21.971761 +0.271

I haven't seen 23 on the boards for a month or two.
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:06 amNelson
Only one thing keeps the murdering Putin from unleashing mass-murder throughout Ukraine - the oil price.
Up today, but still much lower than a week ago... This from the market this morning at 10.00 am.

WTI at 52.5 for a barrel

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 52.49 +0.84 +1.63% AUG 15 02:29:23
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 57.74 +0.69 +1.21% AUG 15 02:29:22
Crude Oil (Tokyo)
JPY/kl 43,920.00 +1,060.00 +2.47% DEC 15 02:20:16
Natural Gas (Nymex)
USD/MMBtu 2.70 +0.01 +0.48% AUG 15 02:28:57
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:44 amNelson
Russia vetoes UN move to call Srebrenica 'genocide'
[8000 men and boys gunned down in cold blood - just a normal day's work for Lavrov, Putin, Cherkin and co. ]

Srebrenica massacre
The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide[7][8][9][10][11][12] (Bosnian: Genocid u Srebrenici), was the genocidal killing, in July 1995, of more than 8,000[1][13][14][15][16] Bosniaks, mainly men and boys...
According to evidence collected from Bosniaks by French policeman Jean-René Ruez, some were buried alive; he also heard testimony describing Serb forces killing and torturing refugees at will, streets littered with corpses, people committing suicide to avoid having their noses, lips and ears chopped off, and adults being forced to watch the soldiers kill their children.[61]

[Normal stuff for Putin. He loves death, murder, rape. Cherkin also, at the UN. Like cheese on toast for him. ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:55 amNelson
In the "Chornobyl Forest" continues stewing 2 localized pockets of smoldering peat - GSCHS (Interfax-Ukraine)
[Very difficult to put out]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:52 amNelson
In Lviv with weapons fired at a minibus with passengers, there were no casualties (
[A lot of people from Donetsk and Lugansk have moved to Lviv - nice city.
Not surprising that some terrorists have arrived also. Putin's spies, saboteurs, terrorists]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:45 amNelson
OSCE: In the area of ​​Donetsk airport Minsk Agreement continue to be violated (
[But osce not saying who fired the shots. typical. "outgoing" - from whom? ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:41 amNelson
Weather today: in the west and north of Ukraine rains, temperatures up to +37 (RBC-Ukraine)
[It was looking a little stormy this morning at 0630. But now - 0830 - blue sky... warming up again, near Kiev.]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:33 amNelson
Malaysia introduced a draft resolution for a Tribunal for [downed] "Boeing" (
[That is a good move. Malaysia.. I was expecting Holland to do this.
I still expect Putin to block everything. And the reason - is obvious]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:27 amNelson
In Volyn bad weather has left without a roof over a dozen residential buildings (under the gun)
[Read of 15 blown off.
Elsewhere read of 157 settlements without electricity. - Ukraine]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:23 amNelson
Granіtne covered  with "Grad" [missiles] last night (
[Putin's "humanitarian" help]

"From 3:50 to 4:00 with multiple rocket launchers BM-21" Grad "Russian occupants fired at Granitne in Mariupol direction," - said in a statement. Recall that during the evening July 8th Ukrainian military have recorded seven flown drones terrorists
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:18 amNelson
At night it swept over Ukraine - storm (
In the night from 8 to 9 July, the complications of weather conditions (heavy rain and wind gusts in some places up to 20 m / s) and a result of operation of automatic protection of power lines in 4 areas blackout occurred 157 settlements...
According to the report, remained without electricity Volyn (74 n. N.), Lvov (63 bp), Rivne (11 bp) and Cherkasy (9 bp) region.
[Basically westerner - northern areas. Nothing where I am. ]
on Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:13 amNelson
A draft UN Security Council resolution was issued on the establishment of a tribunal for the downed Boeing in the Donbass (

[One question - will Russia use its veto? I think it will. ]
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