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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Monday 13 July [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Monday 13 July [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:29 am

MONDAY

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News -
Dominated in Ukraine with talk about the conflict between the government and the Pravi Sektor.
Almost impossible to know what the truth of the situation is.
It may simply have been a conflict between who controls the contraband scene on the Hungarian border.
A good friend of mine was lucky to miss the shoot out. He drove through the border a few hours before it happened.
Just spoke to other friends in the military. They say that the MP Lano was a serious mafia figure who controls the police and SBU in Zakapathia.
Other reports - another 2000 mercenaries arrived in Donetsk. Looks like they are now being more closely controlled by Russia.
The Greek euro issue runs on and on and on. The hryvnia has fallen a little recently. 22.4/ 22.9 yesterday.

Update - ATO report on last 24 hours. No dead. 5 injured.

Weather -
Cold again this morning. About 12C at 0600. Rising a little now by 0730. High perhaps of 23 today. Ok, but coolish for July.


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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:33 am

The situation in the Donbass tense, but under the control of ATO forces - Staff (UNN)
http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1481636-situatsiya-na-donbasi-napruzhena-ale-pid-kontrolem-sil-ato-shtab
KYIV. 13 July. UNN. Russian-terrorist troops from 18 th to 24 th hour July 12 about 40 times forces shelled positions ATO and peace settlements. This is 13 times the invaders broke Minsk agreement. This UNN reports referring to the press center ATO.
Using 122-mm artillery, 120mm mortars and tanks, fighters traditionally more active at nighttime.
"Mortar shelling positions covered ATU forces in regions inhabited Kamenka, Opitnoe, Pisky, Novotoshkivske. Ukrainian town Verhnotoretske also fired from artillery. Also attacks with mortars and small arms in defense positions Ukraine held near the towns Avdiivka, Lozovoe, Zolotoe, Stanitsa Lugansk, "- said in a statement.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:41 am

7:25
Poroshenko [ready to] veto Credit Act (Radio 24)
http://radio24.ua/news/showSingleNews.do?objectId=37896
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ready to veto the law passed by Parliament on restructuring foreign currency loans.
He said this in an interview with TV channel "1 + 1".
"The law has not yet reached me, he must be considered procedural committee, because many MPs have written statements that their cards were in the hall, and they were out of a session hall. If the political spirit of the Verkhovna Rada is not there to fix this, to say the bug, I will protect Ukraine, "- said Poroshenko.

[If he doesn't do this the banks will all go bankrupt paying for the loans people took out in foreign currencies.
Also the IMF would pack up and leave.
But the Rada has shifted the blame to Poroshenko. Populism. ]

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:46 am

7:17
"Right Sector": deputy Lano fled abroad (Gordonua.com)
http://gordonua.com/news/politics/Pravyy-sektor-Deputat-Lano-sbezhal-za-granicu-89270.html
MP Michael Lano went abroad. This was on his Facebook page the press service of the "Right Sector".
"Deputy Lano - criminal authority, the smuggler, the culprit in the execution of our comrades at Mukachevo, went abroad. It is clear that it without problems missed at the border in the Carpathians, where he held a grand flow of contraband, including drugs," - said in a statement .



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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:55 am

7:31
Battalion "Donbass" changed his mind about the conflict in Mukachevo (Pulse of Kiev)
http://society.puls.kiev.ua/incident/338252.html
The main reason for the events in Mukachevo - the inability of the authorities to deal with corruption, as well as a desire to discredit the volunteer movement.
This is the position of the volunteer battalion "Donbass", launched in a statement on the situation in Mukachevo.
According to the statement, the events in Mukachevo can not be separated from the political and military situation in the country. The cause of fire "donbassovtsy" believe the authorities' failure to fulfill their obligations in the field of law enforcement, and attempts to resolve the situation by force motivated by a desire to discredit the volunteers.
"Now the state is not fulfilling its functions to combat corruption and provide protection and justice for all. And in this we can see the root cause of the events in Mukachevo, in (Zakarpattia. - Ed.) Area where smuggling and deforestation have become a problem on a national scale and a source of enrichment for the criminal groups, "- said in a statement.
"Donbass" calls to stop trying to resolve the situation by force and offers direct "representatives of the number of veterans and members of BP battalion" to provide an open investigation into the incident.

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This photo from the town website.
There is a police control point here, as the sign says - obviously where the conflict took place




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Balogh accused Avakov in conflict with the "rules of the sector"

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:09 am

MP Viktor Baloha accused in conflict with the "rules of the sector," head of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. He stated this on the TV channel "Inter".

"In the evening came the head of the ATU, the deputy head of security, arrived today, my colleague Dmitry Yarosh. He said the problem is from the right sector, what are the problems Mr. Lano, and what the problems are, in principle, the most important, which led to a wall on a wall of the right sector and people's deputy - a provocation by the head of the department of internal affairs, "- said Balogh.

According to him, the head of the Interior know how events will unfold, but did nothing to prevent the conflict.

"He knew it would be, and he did nothing, he made it possible to ignite the scandal, he gave the possibility of a fire, it could in principle avoid this right only when the sector started from its base, the city of Uzhgorod, but apparently someone was very profitable to make destabilization in the west of Ukraine. So today, if we talk about the negotiation process, but now this has been the head of the ATO and Mr Jaros. Experts from the SBU normal. I see that Dmitry is also set for a speedy withdrawal of the stress that came out and I hope that, even today, they would, in principle, can decide that question in the affirmative and there is a desire and effort, and understanding of the situation. The point should be put today, "- said Balogh.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:20 am

8:15
In the Chernobyl zone continues to smolder two centers of peat - GSCHS
http://news.liga.net/news/incident/6173739-v_chernobylskoy_zone_prodolzhayut_tlet_dva_ochaga_torfa_gschs.htm
[Report from this morning. Peat fire. Almost impossible to put out. ]

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:25 am

8:14
People's Deputy Skoryk's accomplices organized a corruption scheme in the Odessa City Council (368.media)
http://368.media/2015/07/sk-pravo/
In the Odessa City Council last few months there is a new corruption scheme, which was organized by the People's Deputy accomplices "of the opposition bloc" Nikolai Skorik.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:35 am

Ukraine government in armed standoff with nationalist militia [in English]
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/12/ukraine-government-armed-standoff-right-sector-militia
[In the Guardian, but not from Kremlin scumball Shaun Walker.
A little outdated. I understand that there is no standoff now. ]

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Soldiers of the "Right Sector" retreated from Mukachevo, assault will not be

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:40 am

Storm blocked by Mukachevo fighters "Right Sector" involved in the shootout will not be, as two of them surrendered and the rest have fled. This on Facebook wrote, citing its sources, former press secretary Kiev Prosecutor Alain Yahno.

"My source in Mukachevo reported that the assault probably no longer be," because there is nothing to attack. " Two of the wounded have surrendered and are now in hospital, and the rest, according to him, is already far away ... "- said Yahno.

However, incomprehensible is the fact that the fighters of the "SS" suddenly preoccupied issue of cigarette smuggling and for the sake of the way done with a grenade launcher across the country, she said.

Yahno also written that you may want to create a temporary investigative commission of the Verkhovna Rada to investigate the situation in Mukachevo.

Earlier, Interior Minister Counsellor Anton Gerashchenko said that in Mukachevo two of the fighters locked "SS" voluntarily surrendered and laid down their arms.

Later in the "right sector" denied the surrender of two fighters at Mukachevo.

Recall, on July 11 in Mukachevo Transcarpathian region in the health and sports club "Antares" by Lermontov street skirmish involving individuals who presented themselves fighters "Right Sector".

President Poroshenko instructed law enforcement agencies to disarm and arrest the shooters in Mukachevo. Then Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that in Transcarpathia launched a special operation to disarm and arrest the gang shooters in Mukachevo.

Avakov also said that by applying the grenade, the bandits in Mukachevo destroyed two police cars, injuring four civilians and three police officers.

Recall as a result of shooting in Mukachevo injured at least 10 people, the Interior Ministry confirmed the information about a deceased . The prosecutor's office reported that 20 armed men in camouflage uniforms with the words "Right Sector" and the corresponding stickers on the cars, with the purpose of distribution of spheres of influence, an appointment with the locals in one of the cafes. Once on the ground of conflict , they started shooting.

Investigation Department prosecutors Transcarpathian region launched an investigation into the creation of a criminal organization and a terrorist act.

SS leader Dmitry Yarosh went to Kiev, where activists of the "Right Sector" announced an indefinite rally near the Presidential Administration. "PS" demanding the resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

MP Mustafa Nye said that the conflict was due to the redistribution of the market of contraband cigarettes in turn Lano MP told his version of events

Also, the men of the "SS" voiced their conditions under which they are willing to give in. They also said that going to block exits from the city, to keep the Ukrainian military in Mukachevo.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:42 am

Police in Western Ukraine Clash With Paramilitary Group; 7 Are Hurt [in English]
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/world/europe/police-in-western-ukraine-clash-with-paramilitary-group-7-are-hurt.html?_r=0
members of the Right Sector group, armed with automatic rifles, arrived in four jeeps and pickups for a meeting with another member of Parliament, Mikhail Lano. The newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported that the meeting was about the cigarette business. ...
Unlike most of the others, including Azov, Right Sector has refused to incorporate formally into the army or Interior Ministry troops,...

[This last point was mentioned in the Kanal 5 discussion last night on tv]

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:24 am

8:51
In Zakarpathia the old entrenched mafia rule - Lutsenko (Pulse of Kiev)
http://politics.puls.kiev.ua/person/338248.html
The situation in the Carpathians requires immediate and complete replacement of the leadership of the police, prosecutors and security services.
This was the TV channel "Inter" said MP Yuriy Lutsenko.
"In Mukachevo, we have witnessed the collision of two malignant factors - newly formed banditry and old, entrenched in power mafia", - quotes the former Minister of Internal Affairs website BPP.
"Opinion Transcarpathians that can not be tolerated on the arbitrariness of corrupt mafia that ate Transcarpathian business has reason. Ever since 2005, since my days of work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, ... organized crime group led by one of Transcarpathia "Blyuk", known under the name of Lano, who oversaw the smuggling and drug trafficking, ... Today he is an MP ...trying to continue to keep that control. He has a lot of its people and the police and the prosecutor's office and the SBU. And why not by chance after the appearance of armed men came to his defense chief of police of the city, "- said Lutsenko...

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:36 am

OIl prices falling this morning

www.bloomberg.com/energy/

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME ET 2 DAY
CL1:COM
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 51.72 -1.02 -1.93% AUG 15 02:01:15
CO1:COM
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 57.32 -1.41 -2.40% AUG 15 02:02:00
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The only thing that controls Putin's imperial plans - the oil price.
Good news for the free world - the price continues to fall - slowly - but steadily.
52 / 57 dollars a barrel for WTI / Brent.


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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:15 am

When this story broke they were saying 3 had died; now they say 23
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23 killed in Russian military barrack collapse in Siberia
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11735349/18-killed-in-Russian-military-barrack-collapse-in-Siberia.html
Twenty-three Russian soldiers were crushed to death by rubble after their military barracks collapsed in Siberia, the Russian defence ministry said on Monday.

[One could say 23 fewer Russian paratroopers to attack Ukraine.
That is how one has to look at this, from the perspective of living today in Ukraine, which is at war against Russia. ]

Found video on youtube, via Lifenews


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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:37 am

Ukraine's Right Sector Challenges Poroshenko After Fatal Standoff with Police [in English]
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/ukraines-right-sector-challenges-poroshenko-after-fatal-standoff-with-police/525473.html

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:57 am

Summary of the situation in the area ATO - July 13
http://mediarnbo.org/2015/07/13/zvedeni-dani-shhodo-situatsiyi-u-zoni-ato-13-lipnya/
Yesterday in the area was recorded ATO 5 flights of enemy drones.
For the past day because of fighting among Ukrainian soldiers died there [were none], 5 - were wounded.

[Quite a detailed report at this link. ]


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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:01 am

Карта боев в Донбассе: ситуация на 13 июля
13.07.2015
War map for the Donbass - situation on 13 July
http://news.liga.net/news/politics/6173995-karta_boev_v_donbasse_situatsiya_na_13_iyulya.htm




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Yatseniuk fires staff of Zakarpatya customs

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:46 am

Writing in Facebook July 13, Premier Yatseniuk says,” I have ordered to fire all staff of the Zakarpatya customs office, from their chief to rank-and-file officials.

To continue the operation of the customs, customs officers from other regions will be sent to Zakarpatya,” Yatseniuk says.

The premier also instructed interior Minister Arsen Avakov to investigate the alleged corruption and open criminal probes.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:24 am

The "PS" say the story of the abduction of 6-year-old boy - fiction (Day)
http://www.day.kiev.ua/uk/news/130715-u-ps-kazhut-shcho-istoriya-pro-vykradennya-6-richnogo-hlopchyka-vygadka
[ps - pravi sektor]
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Right Sector gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine [in English]
http://news.yahoo.com/sector-gunmen-boy-hostage-western-ukraine-131652090.html
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday that police and security services had tracked two Right Sector gunmen outside Mukacheve but they took the boy hostage and managed to escape. It said as soon as the gunmen were at a safe distance they let the boy go.
[The Interior Ministry in that area could well be under the control of the Regions mafia MP. ... so... anything could be true. Or false.]
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Kanal 5 news at 1800.
Report that 2 bandits working for the mafia MP former Regions guy have been taken into custody.
Also report that the PS took a 6 year old hostage but later released him.
Also a report that the PS are considering becoming part of the National Guard. Frankly they have no other choice now, I would suggest.

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Zakarpatya lawmaker has criminal past

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With the bloody shoot-out in Mukacheve, Zakarpatya in its third day, internet media have come up with interesting facts about the life of Mykhailo Lanyo, one of the parties to the conflict.

According to Yednist. Info, lawmaker Lanyo is a former member of the Party of Regions with two terms of service in Verkhovna Rada. He is a member of the Rada committee to stop corruption.

In the past, Lanyo, aka Bliuk, belonged to a number of criminal clans.

Earlier, he was sentenced to a prison term for rape.

In early 2000’s he was elected to the local legislature in Zakarpatya

Lanyo has links with drug and alcohol traffickers and the contraband of these articles into Ukraine.

The conflict, interpreted as a turf battle by Kyiv and an attempt to stop the contraband by the Pravy Sector volunteers, shows no sign of a letup.

PS activists who took part in the shoot-out are at large in the nearby forests.

PS leader Dmytro Yarosh is in Zakarpatya for talks with SBU and police.

PS demands that lawmaker Lanyo and the local corrupt police chief be arrested.

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Rada lawmaker covered up drug trafficking in Zakarpattya – Yury Lutsenko

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:01 pm

The leader of Petro Poroshenko-led faction in Rada, Yury Lutsenko, says lawmaker Mykhailo Lanyo, one of the figures behind the armed clash in Mukacheve with Pravy Sector volunteers in which 3 were killed and 10 wounded, accused Lanyo of running contraband operations in this Western Ukraine oblast, Lutsenko told TV 24 July 13.

‘When Yanukovych came to power, Lanyo [then a member of the Party of Regions – Ed.] went into contraband. Now, he is restoring his criminal schemes,” Lutsenko said.

However, Pravy Sector volunteers should not have taken to arms to expose Lanyo, Lutsenko criticised.

PS set up road checkpoint to stop Lanyo thugs from continuing their contraband trade.

To retaliate, Lanyo conspired with the local police chief to unleash the police on PS activists that led to the bloody shoot-out on July 11.

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Right Sector releases 6-year-old boy taken hostage, - Internal Affairs Ministry

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Two fighters of the Right Sector, hiding in the wood near Mukacheve, took a 6-year-old child hostage and released him shortly after.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the Internal Affairs Ministry representative Artem Shevchenko to UNIAN.

"Two suspects, identified as fighters from the group, were noticed by the police when coming into the store. When a joint group of the Interior Ministry and the SBU came, they noticed the surveillance and took a 6-year-old child hostage. Using him as a cover they proceeded to the wood, where the child was released. At the moment the pursuit is under way," Shevchenko said.

Read more: Leadership of State Fiscal Service of Transcarpathian customs office suspended for the time of official investigation

He added the incident had taken place about an hour ago in a village of the Mukachevskyi district.

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Atlantic Council presents evidence of Russian troops" presence in Ukraine

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:10 pm

More than fifty evidence were gathered in a volume entitled "Hiding in Plain Sight: Putin's War in Ukraine." As U.S. expert Elliot Higgins told the Radio Liberty, the data from open sources were used while collecting and analyzing the information.

"We used information from the social networks, used actively by the Russian soldiers. The soldiers take photos of themselves against the background of military equipment bearing the Russian military symbolic. Quite often, soldiers take pictures in places where they are deployed. We also refer to the satellite images and Google maps to clarify the location of the Russians in Donbas," Higgins said.

According to the experts, the number of Russian military is increasing in Ukraine and along its borders and now exceeds 50 thousand people.

The Atlantic Council also states it has the facts showing the increase in number of Russian military along the borders with the member states of the EU and the NATO in Eastern Europe............

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:12 pm

Regarding the post two above, the PS have denied taking a boy hostage, saying it is "fiction".
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A Russian court has sentenced a schoolteacher to correctional labor for a poem about Ukraine (Commander)
http://glavcom.ua/news/308954.html

"I have done my duty poet and citizen, and I am not ashamed for any of the written word - he said. - My conscience is clear. I have nothing to defend. I am an honest man, and I can openly look people in the eye. And let history judge us, "- said the former.
Reportedly, the Doctor of Philology, Professor Galina Trofimova, as an expert of the Moscow Guild of linguists experts on documentary and informational disputes (Gladys), denied the existence of extremism in the poem of the defendant. She was questioned on June 24 in court.
Earlier, Alexander Byvshevu, German teacher from the village Kromy Orel region, in the presence of a lawyer handed the decision to institute criminal proceedings on extremism on the part 1 of Article 282 of the Criminal Code.

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To put this into context, can you image a similar scenario in the USA and Canada.
Imaging a teacher in the US writing a poem about Canada....
And then being charged with "extremism"....
This shows just where Shaun Walker and RT and Kissilov's mad propaganda has got to.
Russia is itself out of control with regard to "extremism".

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In the US claim that Ukraine will not be left alone

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This was stressed by Minister of Commerce Penny Pritzker, speaking on Monday at the first Ukrainian-American Business Forum in Washington, UKRINFORM correspondent reported.

"The Ukrainian government is not alone in its struggle for a better future," - she said.

Pritzker said that the United States is interested in further development of Ukraine and introduction of reforms. Yes, she said, the Obama administration has provided loan guarantees worth $ 2 billion to protect "the most vulnerable segments of the population of Ukraine implementing the amendments necessary economic structural reforms as part of".

In addition, allocated $ 16 million to fund programs focusing on economic stabilization, reform and development, said the minister. According to her, "it's all Ukraine promotes cooperation with international institutions, including the EBRD, IFC (International Finance Corporation - Ed.), World Bank."
However, Pritzker said, reforms - is part of the efforts that need to be implemented to achieve the desired economic prosperity for the Ukrainian people.

In this regard, it appealed to representatives of American business attending the forum. "The Ukrainian side wants to hear from American business about what it calls for is in the Ukrainian market", - said the Minister of Commerce.

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:28 pm

[Russian] Defense Ministry Denies Soldiers Are Deserting for Fear of Being Sent to Ukraine [in English]
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/defense-ministry-denies-soldiers-are-deserting-for-fear-of-being-sent-to-ukraine/525514.html
“The young men report that the military unit commander says the military investigative department can't handle the workload, there are so many criminal cases,” Chernetskaya was quoted as saying. “The lads get assigned numbers 101, 137 in the line of criminal cases being opened, they get their number and wait to be summoned by investigators.”
[What will Putin do when he has put everybody in jail? Pay for Chinese mercenaries? He's already using Chechens and Buryats as cannon fodder. ]

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:31 pm

And related to the above story, also in the Moscow Times,
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War in Ukraine Ruined Russian Military Reform (Op-Ed) [in English]
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/war-in-ukraine-ruined-russian-military-reform-op-ed/525556.html
All of the soldiers under investigation were contract personnel, not conscripts. ...
The strength of any army lies in the faith the men have in their commander. But in this case, the soldiers firmly believed that their commanders were lying to them about unheard-of salaries in the Donbass and treating them as cannon fodder. These lies started one year ago ...
The worst part is that similar outrages probably plague all of Russia's armed forces. That will only reduce the number of people wanting to sign on as professional soldiers. And that means the president will eventually decide to go back to the concept of a mass mobilization army. In the end, what difference would that make, if professional soldiers and conscripts alike are treated as little more than slaves?

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Post by Nelson on Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:41 pm

Ukraine pilot Nadia Savchenko faces 25-year term in Russia [in English]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33512866
She will be tried in a border town in southern Russia, her lawyer tweeted.

[This is why absolutely nobody from the west can go to Russia now. Anything can happen to you.
There is no justice in Russia. And no law. Only Putin's dictatorship. Just like North Korea. ]

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Tomenko dismissed as adviser to the President

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:52 pm

Mykola Tomenko dismissed as adviser to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The corresponding decree №414 / 2015 of the President published on the website of the Ukrainian president.

"Tomenko Nikolai Vladimirovich Release from duty of the President of Ukraine adviser (outside the state)," - the document says.

Recall last summer, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed Mahnitskogo Oleg, Igor and Nikolai Tomenko Gryniva adviser to the president.

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In Mukachevo the morning shots were fired - media

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:56 pm

On Monday morning, in Mukachevo I heard single shots, but the night passed quietly. It is reported by the TV channel "112.ua" .

"The night passed quietly in Mukachevo, but in the morning, around 4:00, heard single shots," - said the reporter.

According to her, now the place where supposedly hiding participants shootout with AQL "Right Sector", focusing more APCs and BMM "Kozak". Also on the site of the military presence.

"We had seen a few armored vehicles, which were sent in the summer colony", - she said.

Movement at the entrance to the holiday village benches under Mukachevo still locked.

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General Prosecutor's Office asks Germany to issue extradition a banker's "family" Yanukovych

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:40 pm

General Prosecutor of Ukraine has sent Germany a request for the extradition of a former member of the Supervisory Board of PJSC "Brokbusinessbank" Boris Tymonkin, which 14 June 2015 detained in the city of Cottbus. It is reported by the press service of the GPU.

She recalls that in accordance with the requirements of the European Convention on Extradition, Germany and Ukraine are obliged to give each other all those who are persecuted by law enforcement agencies for criminal offenses.

According to Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kaskiv, Timonkin wanted in connection with an investigation by the General Prosecutor's Office criminal proceedings in which he is suspected of having committed, together with Sergei Kurchenko number of grave and especially grave crimes.

"Timonkin and Kurchenko suspected of involvement in a criminal organization, misappropriation of assets of PJSC" Brokbusinessbank "," Ukrgasbank "and PJSC" Agrarian Fund "on a large scale for a total of $ 4.7 billion hryvnia, the legalization of proceeds from crime, and official forgery "- explains Kasko.

Timonkin and Kurchenko threatens sentence of up to 15 years and confiscation of property.

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US Commerce Secretary: Our goal - to ensure the growth of economy of Ukraine

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:50 pm

US Department of Commerce and the US Chamber of Commerce will be one of the co-organizers of the first American-Ukrainian business forum to provide a platform for dialogue between the leaders of the US business sector and representatives of the Ukrainian government on the future of bilateral economic and trade cooperation. This was stated by US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

"Our goal is clear - to make Ukraine a more attractive place to do business. After all, it will ensure the growth of the economy, the prosperity of working families and the nation, that the promises made incredible Ukrainian revolution "- Pritzker quoted the press service of the Cabinet of Ukraine on Sunday.

Minister of Trade believes that the US private sector should play an important role in strengthening and stabilizing the Ukrainian market. Many companies that will participate in this forum, to invest in Ukraine. Others - be investors in the future. They all have knowledge and experience regarding the steps that Ukraine must do to improve its investment climate.

"Fortunately, the Ukrainian leaders have already started to make progress - on activities to combat corruption, enhance transparency and reform of the regulatory system and increase confidence in the Ukrainian market. We need more activities, and the Monday Forum - it's a wonderful opportunity for American leadership to provide specific recommendations on how to improve doing business in Ukraine ", - said Pritzker.

She recalled that during his visit to Kiev in September 2014 "has made it clear - the Ministry of Trade and the entire Obama administration have been and will remain faithful to partners and allies of the Ukrainian government and the people."

"We are committed to ensuring that build stronger relations between our countries. And we want to see the development of the Ukrainian economy. We hope the US-Ukrainian Business Forum - this is another step in our long common path of openness, progress and prosperity for all Ukrainians, "- she hoped.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the program "10 minutes with Prime Minister," he said that on Monday, together with a government delegation will fly to Washington for the first time in the history of Ukrainian-American business relations a business forum. According to him, "leading American companies want to come and hear about Ukraine, to see that the country has changed, and decide for yourself - to invest in the Ukraine, in order to create jobs for Ukrainians to raise taxes (tax revenue. - Ed.), making the Ukrainian economy competitive and strong."

However, as reported on Sunday the Department of Public Relations Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, in addition to the participation of the government delegation in the first investment conference of US-Ukraine, the prime minister also plans to meet with the leadership of the United States.

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Prosecutor General's Office questioned Lano, in line Balogh - Avakov

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:19 pm

General Prosecutor's Office is conducting the questioning of people's deputy Michael Lano (group "will of the people") in the context of events in Mukachevo. This was announced on Twitter Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

According to him, the next questioned people's deputy Viktor Baloha (vnefraktsionnyh).

"Mukachevo. GPU is questioning the deputy Lano. Next Balog "- Avakov wrote.


Recall, on July 11 in a shooting in Mukachevo suffered at least 10 people, the Interior Ministry confirmed the information about a deceased . The prosecutor's office reported that 20 armed men in camouflage uniforms with the words "Right Sector" and the corresponding stickers on the cars, with the purpose of distribution of spheres of influence, an appointment with the locals in one of the cafes. Once on the ground of conflict , they started shooting.

The "right sector" reported that the shooting in Mukachevo implicated MP Michael Lano and Viktor Medvedchuk. Also, according to the SS, during fierce fighting killed two soldiers of the SS, four were injured, two of them - heavy.

MP Mustafa Nye said that the conflict was due to the redistribution of the market of contraband cigarettes. In turn, MP Lano told his version of events .

An investigation into the creation of a criminal organization and a terrorist act.

Activists of the "Right Sector" announced an indefinite rally near the Presidential Administration, and in many cities of Ukraine.

Evening of July 12 "Right Sector" officially put forward demands to the Ukrainian government . Soldiers of the "Right Sector" requires the following: the resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the prosecution Transcarpathian Interior Ministry leadership, the prosecution of crime boss Lano and his associates, the opening of criminal proceedings against Medvedchuk, who, according to the fighters, finances and controls Lano and the release from detention "regime of all prisoners."

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Ukraine leader attacks Greek ‘disaster’ (Financial Times)

Post by Admin on Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:54 pm

Ukraine’s prime minister has called Europe’s handling of the Greece crisis a “political disaster”, and said it was already leading to political repercussions for Kiev where opposition is rising to tough reforms required as part of an international bailout.

In an interview with the Financial Times on Monday, Arseniy Yatseniuk bemoaned the fact that Greece was absorbing so much of the world’s attention — and Europe’s financial resources — even as Kiev had to deal with Russian tanks on its soil and was in dire need of more financial help................

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Russia expels more than 100 Ukrainians, who were sent to St. Petersburg

Post by Admin on Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:01 am

In Russia, on the border with Belarus was inexplicably detained more than 100 citizens of Ukraine are preparing documents for extradition. This UNIAN reported a source in the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow.

"Yesterday in the town of Nevel Pskov region of the Russian FSB Border Service officers seized 20 vans, which was traveling more than 100 citizens of Ukraine. Ukrainians of Volyn region have entered the Republic of Belarus and sent to St. Petersburg, "- a spokesman said.

He noted that between Russia and Belarus is no border, because these countries are members of the Customs Union.

"Most of the detainees - came from Ivano-Frankivsk region. Prepares documents for their deportation, for unknown reasons. They entered the territory of the Russian law, "- the diplomat said.

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