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Sadly reading that 5 soldiers died yesterday - probably a mine - near Stanitsa Lugansk.
Rada - the usual games. They didn't have "enough votes" yesterday to pass the law on removing their immunity.
What a surprise - not.
Such a law is always cited, but never ever passed.
i met with my friend who went through Mukachevo - actually on Thursday. He had no idea about all the shootings there on Saturday!
He was lucky, because the road was closed.
He said that he has had his car stopped at the border, and very thoroughly searched.
Sometimes they have German or Austrian border guards also. Customs men.
But I am sure that the dodgy contraband trucks go over the border when they know who is on duty and can pay them.
Apparently - according to this friend - the Hungarian border guards get 400 euros a month salary, and the German ones 3000 euros.
So better to bribe the Hungarian guards. The Ukrainian guards can always be bribed.
Yatseniuk left the US to go to Canada. Next stop, the UK.
Nuland (US official) arrived in Kiev.

Weather -
Coolish. 15C at 0800. Not super, but blue sky. Forecast for the next few days - low 20s.

Footie -
Shaktar won 2-0 in the supercup against Dynamo. I watched a little of it, but not super to be honest.

Iran -
In the short term, the nuclear agreement is good news for Ukraine. The oil price fell a dollar or more on the news.

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Oleg Kalashnikov, a former member of parliament for ex-president Viktor Yanukovich's discredited Party of Regions, was found shot dead in Kiev on Wednesday, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Senior ministry official Anton Gerashchenko said Kalashnikov, 52, had knowledge of the "Anti-Maidan" movement, which opposed pro-Western protests that ousted Yanukovich in 2014, suggesting this might be a motive for his alleged murder.

The ministry had opened up a criminal case, he said.

"Without doubt the deceased knew a lot about who financed Anti-Maidan and in what way ... He takes these secrets with him to the grave," Gerashchenko said.......
Defendants in the international tribunal on the case of the downed aircraft, "Boeing" Malaysia Airlines will serve Russia's defense minister and the Russian president. This is a comment "Observer" said the chairman of the board of the "International League for Protection of citizens' rights," human rights activist Eduard Bagirov.

As explained by the human rights activist, it is clear that the defendant is the military leadership of Russia, because "these weapons were somehow taken away from the military unit, skipped across the border, and so on. It is clear that" Buck "the terrorists were not, and there are no specialists, which could serve sophisticated military equipment, and the more hit the target at a distance of several thousand kilometers."

"In the role of the defendant will serve Russia's defense minister?" - I asked for clarification of "Observer". "Russian Defense Minister and Russian President as commander in chief, responsible for all", - said Bagirov.

"Observer" also asked what the penalties for such crimes. "From a life of several hundred years. Somewhere three hundred years" - said Bagirov. "In any case, Putin and minister of defense of the prison did not come out at all - if the Tribunal's decision. A decision will be," - he added.

Asked which may contain convicted criminals, human rights activist suggested: "Most likely, in Brussels, because there is the headquarters of the United Nations. Most likely, there is a special prisons where suspects of war crimes, genocide and so on" . "This tribunal - like the sword of Damocles over the head of Russian power," - said Bagirov.

Recall the five countries that conducted an independent investigation into the disaster, "Boeing" at the Donbass and the death of 298 passengers, appealed to the UN Security Council to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for committing this incident related crimes. At the same time Russia began collecting signatures for the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate the causes of the collapse of Boeing passenger on Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine July 17, 2014. In Russian
Russian experts removed from the investigation on the death of Malaysian Boeing Donbass.

This was reported by the official representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin, said "Echo of Moscow" .
He added that the Russian side has been advocating for international cooperation in the investigation of the disaster. In Russian

SBU detained sumchanina, a former policeman, who was planning to carry out a number of explosions at the facilities infrastructure of the regional center.

It is reported by the press service of the department and publishes photo of the attacker.
It turned out that he had been recruited by the Russian special services.

"A former police officer, the head of security service one of the local shopping malls, was recruited by representatives of the Russian special services during your stay in Belgorod (Russian Federation) .Also terrorist was on the territory of Russian commando training", - the report says.

During a search at the saboteur found and seized hand grenades fighting (RGD-5, F-1) with fuses that have been stored in a specially equipped hiding place.

In relation to the offender opened a criminal case under Art. 258 (terrorist act) and 263 (illegal handling of weapons) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In Russian
Defense Minister Valery Geleta reported to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the investigation of the incident with the aircraft AN-26, which carried out tasks in the framework of the active phase of the ATO and was knocked to the Donets Basin, the press service of the President.

According to the Defense Ministry, the plane was hit by a powerful rocket weapon that was used, probably from the Russian Federation.

Geleta pointed out that, given the fact that the aircraft was at an altitude of 6500 m, its defeat portable air defense systems, which are armed terrorists impossible.

Ukraine also intends to apply to the United States to provide the data from the satellite, which would have confirmed or denied the information that the AN-26 was shot down by a Russian territory.

Note that all eight crew members AN-26 are alive, they got in touch with the General Staff.

As reported by the "Observer", in the area under the ATO Lugansk terrorists shot down a transport plane of Ukrainian Armed Forces AN-26.

All members of the AN-26 crew survived . They were sent armored group.

In turn, the terrorists of the so-called People's Republic of Lugansk announced that four members of the crew of a downed AH-26 captured. In Russian
In the Donetsk region have detained terrorists groups "Donetsk People's Republic", which was supposed to deliver the explosives to organize a terrorist attack in Kharkiv.

About this on his page on Facebook wrote the head of Research Affairs of Ukraine in Donetsk region Vyacheslav Abroskin.

"As a result, planned and carried out special operations officers of criminal investigation department of the regional central board was detained K., a resident of the Donetsk region, born in 1979. In July of 2014 was hooked," DNR "to perform the tasks of sabotage on the territory of Ukraine", - he said.

During the arrest, seized 50 kilograms of explosives, machine gun, an RPG, grenades, ammunition, EB.
"With him, in the next few days should deliver explosives to Kharkiv to organize a terrorist attack" - summed up Abroskin. In Russian
Russian Federation, temporarily occupied Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea , should be punished for it in accordance with international law.

This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during his speech at the British Analytical Center for the Study of International Affairs Chatham House in London on Thursday, reports Ukrinform .

"It is a fact, and international crime. They say Russia must pay the price. You know, we usually pay in a supermarket, and Russia should be punished in accordance with international law for the illegal annexation of the Crimea", - said Ukrainian Prime Minister.

Yatsenyuk reminded that Russia is directly involved, organized and led the illegal annexation of the Crimea.

He also said that part of the Donbass, where Ukraine is opposed to an armed conflict initiated by Russia are not separatists and terrorists.

"Let's avoid the word separatists. No separatists. There is only controlled by the Russians, and Russian terrorists. That is what is the correct legal definition", - he said, speaking about the situation in the Donbass. In Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin is interested in poor and corrupt Ukraine.

In an interview with the BBC said the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili.

"Putin does not need to worry about what I am here (in Odessa. - Ed.) In order to foment war. I came here in order to help avoid a war. If this country will remain the same as it is now - a poor, corrupt, with the worst roads in Europe, with a collapsed infrastructure, then there will be easy to provoke inter-ethnic unrest and violence, is vitally interested than Putin, "- said the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration.

"On the contrary, if we are to deal with corruption, if we cleanse the judiciary, the police will create a new, build new roads and improve infrastructure, then we will reduce tension in the region. This is the most annoying of Putin", - Saakashvili said. In Russian

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The Russian singer Elena Vaenga performing at musical festvale "Slavic Bazaar" in Belarus, declared her love for Ukraine.

The singer turned to the audience, when I saw in the hall Ukrainian symbolism.

"Vilna UKRAINE dear, beloved Ukraine! Thank you for coming! God Bless You, only you very, very good. But I want you at peace. I love you very much and I love your country!" - Said Vaenga .
Note that in the midst of his speech the singer said that her in "air then cut out."

Word of Vaenga caused a standing ovation in the hall. Later she sang Ukrainian folk song "Oh, the Kin stoїt Chii". In Russian/(VIDEO)
In October - November, NATO will hold the largest military exercise Trident Juncture-2015 with the participation of 36 thousand soldiers. Just exercise will involve 36,000 troops from 30 countries, including NATO allies, as well as the seven partner countries - Australia, Austria, Bosnia, Finland, the former Macedonia, Sweden and Ukraine, according to "European truth" .

"Of course, the doctrine of particular importance because of the changes in the security environment, growth problems in the southern and eastern borders of the Alliance, under which NATO continues to adapt," - reported in the Alliance.

"This will be the biggest exercises since the end of the Cold War," - said the source earlier in the Alliance.

The exercises, called Trident Juncture place on the territory of Spain, Portugal and Italy. In Russian
US President Barack Obama announced the unexpected help of Russia in the Iranian issue. He stated this in an interview with The New York Times.

Newspaper Obama asked a question about the role of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the deal. "Russia has provided assistance in this. I'll be honest with you. I was not sure, given the strong differences with Russia over the Ukrainian question whether the support. We would not have reached this agreement, if not Russia's willingness to hold us and other members of the "six" - said the US leader.

Also, the US president said that a few weeks ago, he called Putin. "I was encouraged by the fact that Putin has called me a couple of weeks ago and initiated a conversation about Syria. I think they understand that the Assad regime is losing control over a growing part of Syria and the prospects for the overthrow of the Sunni jihadists are not inevitable, it is becoming more of a threat every day. This gives us the opportunity to begin a serious conversation with them, "- said Obama.

Recall, July 14 Iran and the "Six" have agreed on a historic nuclear deal. Under the terms of the document, Iran undertakes "not under any circumstances seek to acquire, develop and gain access to any kind of nuclear weapons."

It became known details of the agreement on the nuclear program of Iran. Iran and the "six" of international mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, France, Russia, the United States) have agreed that the UN inspectors have access to all Iranian entities, including the military, which has the potential to lead the development of nuclear weapons. At the same time, they will not be able to inspect the facilities at any time, and will have to warn the Iranian authorities and to justify a visit. This issue is another stumbling block in reaching a deal. So, before the Iranian parliament approved a law to ban access to military facilities inspections.

At the same time, can still block the deal in the US Congress, where it was sharply criticized.

The deal with Iran should take place on June 30, but was postponed because of the "great controversy", as diplomats say. Then the deadline was postponed to July 7, and then - on the 10th, then - on the 13th. Iran was accused of developing a nuclear program in 2002. For suspected development of nuclear technology to Iran were imposed UN sanctions, the United States and the European Union. The active phase of talks on the nuclear program was conducted in the format of "Six" (USA, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China) plus Iran were held in 2013. In Russian

Is this tied to the supposed rumor that the US/EU are going to put in front of the Rada to give-up Dombass to Russia? I still can't get anyone to tell me where the source of the supposed rumor came from, but it was tweeted today. It would be something that they would do, in order to get a possible nuke threat to accept terms on the agreements between the west and Iran.

I hope the west isn't pulling another Chamberlain, a-la Sudetenland.
The Ukrainian Security Service has detained Artemivsk close to bribe border guards, who organized the free movement of freight transport in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. It is reported by the press center of the SBU.

"28-year-old soldier was detained at a checkpoint immediately after receipt of the money in the amount of two thousand hryvnia for free passage minibus loaded with medicines," - the report says.

An attacker announced suspected of committing a criminal offense on the hour. 3 of Art. 368 (receipt of undue advantage by an official) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Artemovsk city district court chose a measure of preventive punishment in the form of detention. In Russian
In Russia, the facts have surfaced about dozens of Maikop contract soldiers who escaped from a military range in the Rostov region because of the fear of being sent to fight in the Donbass. Agitate the soldiers to go to Ukraine in the autumn of last year, but that the military left the location of the object on duty, was made public only a few months after the incident.

Protection of five soldiers engaged a lawyer, human rights activist, deputy general director of "First United Union of Lawyers of Kuban" Tatyana Chernetskaya.

In an interview with "Commander in Chief," she told me that he knew of six such cases.

"The names of all those guys I know. Also I refer to the words of the same interim commander. In addition, we receive calls every day. But I just do not have time to meet with all. After all the time I devoted exclusively to these five cases, "- said human rights activist.

She reported on the territory of the Republic of Adygea July 14-15 should visit the commission of the Presidential Council on Human Rights, which will deal with these cases.

"Who are all on the ground quickly is embedded, all documents inciting of hospitals are issued uncured soldiers to create an image that nothing is happening. Today I drove to one of the workers of the hospital. She said that she was discharged a boy who recently cut his veins in the military unit. That is, it came to suicide. Discharged with a diagnosis of his alleged mental illness. We know this guy. He - an orphan, no one to stand up, "- said Chernetskaya.

"We do not allow to reach the leadership of our country. We wrote a complaint to the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, we wrote a complaint to the Ministry of Defence. Before turning to the media to give the matter public, we looked everywhere. Just, apparently, there are people who do not want to senior management of the country reached this information, "- said human rights activist. In Russian
Recently activates intrusion attempts on the territory of Ukraine of terrorism, sabotage and reconnaissance groups. It is reported by the press service of the National Security and Defense.

"The enemy has stepped up a network of agents and agents of influence to undermine social and political stability, sowing panic and incite citizens to acts of provocation, in particular attempt to block the movement of units and the National Guard under the APU," - the report says.

According to the National Security Council, these actions indicate that another attempt of Russia and its puppets completely destroy the Minsk agreement and resume active operations by launching the offensive, at least in three important areas along the line of the collision.

"The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine work out effective measures to counter Russian aggression. Established operational headquarters with the participation of heads of law enforcement agencies for the organization to counter any provocation of the Kremlin agents, to ensure order in the country and the safety of citizens ", - noted in the National Security Council. In Russian
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine detained a saboteur terrorist organization "DNI" while laying explosives at the station Kharkov-passenger. It is reported by the press center of the SBU.

"30-year-old local resident has received from the terrorists," DNR "blow job railway switches in a park in the station Kharkov-passenger. Commando managed to place an explosive capacity of 2.5 kilograms of TNT under the railway, but was immediately detained by security services ", - the report says.

Investigators of the SBU in the Kharkiv region opened criminal proceedings under Art. 113 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (sabotage).

Go urgent operational-investigative activities to identify and apprehend the saboteur accomplices. In Russian
In Sevastopol, occupied the local "authorities" are going to change "charter city". The so-called "parliament chairman of the city," the main separatist Sevastopol Alexey Chaly said that in the city this fall, members of "Legislative Assembly" can introduce a rule on the direct election of "Governor" of Sevastopol. Now post "Governor" of the occupied city takes Sergei Menyailo appointed by Moscow. And it is not satisfied with the local elite, who do not think that the Kremlin will not interfere in its affairs.

As explained Chief Sevastopol separatist, amendments to the charter "has been prepared and will be adopted at the next session this autumn."

However, the occupiers have warned that the new rule "does not immediately bring a noticeable effect," writes the Russian edition of "Iskra".

The occupation authorities have reported that the next elections, "the governor" in Sevastopol they appointed in 2019, when "will end the term of office of Sergei Menyailo." In Russian
Representatives of national Customs and US Customs Service will soon exchange their experiences.

He told this to the chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov.

"Yesterday I met with the leadership of the US Customs and Border Protection. We agreed that in the next two months, US customs officials will arrive in Kiev and Odessa for the exchange of experience, "- said Nasirov. In Russian
The Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Corruption decided to recommend to the Parliament to express distrust to the Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina.

This was announced by MP Mustafa Nye on your page to Facebook.

According to him, the decision was adopted by nine votes "for".

At the same time, four members of the Committee: Viktor Chumak, Ivan Melnichuk, Stepan Barna and Yuri Derevyanko - abstained.

As izvetsno, Deputy Chief of Investigation Department of the Security Service Vladimir Shapakin and deputy prosecutor of Kyiv region Alexander Korniets were detained July 5 in a special operation of the GPU and the SBU. As a result of a search of their home and at work were confiscated money, totaling about 500 thousand dollars, as well as jewelery and weapons.

On Tuesday it became known that Shokin and his deputy Vladimir Guzyr exercise pressure on the investigation and the courts to drop charges against the detained officials and prosecution investigators and prosecutors who conducted a special operation.

On Tuesday night, President's press office issued a press release about his meeting with Shokin and Sakvarelidze, in which all parties were assured that there is no conflict. In Russian
Deputies from the "Fair Russia", the only one in the State Duma, voted against the annexation of the Crimea, Ilya Ponomarev, the international wanted list.

It is reported by Tass , citing a source in law enforcement.

"Due to the fact that Ponomarev deliberately hiding outside Russia, ignoring calls to investigators, in early July, he was put on the international wanted list. Seek it instructed Interpol Interior Ministry of Russia ", - said the source.

Earlier, Russia's Investigative Committee filed a petition in Moscow's Basmanny court in absentia arrest Ponomarev. The application will be considered on July 17.

Ponomarev is suspected of embezzling 22 million rubles from the fund "Skolkovo".

Recall advocates a State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev, which in Russia is accused of complicity rasstrate, appealed the denial of immunity in the courts Ponomarev himself, who is in the United States, has denied all charges. In Russian
Last month, Russian federal censors blacklisted a travel advisory published online by a consumer protection group known as OZPP on charges of extremism. Officials targeted OZPP because it released a memo cautioning tourists against traveling to Crimea, which it warned is considered “occupied territory,” according to international law. OZPP advised potential tourists to seek permission from the Ukrainian government, before setting foot in Crimea.

Since June 22, 2015, neither OZPP's website or the single webpage with its travel advisory has been accessible to Russian Internet users.

“The Memo to Customers Traveling to Occupied Territories” advises tourists to ask Ukrainian migration authorities for permission to enter Crimea by crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border at a checkpoint controlled by Kyiv. The memo also cautions tourists against buying real estate in Crimea. According to OZPP's analysts, anyone who violates Ukrainian sovereignty with unsanctioned travel or financial transactions could face prosecution by Kyiv or other foreign powers.

After OZPP's memo started making headlines in the Russian media, the Attorney General's Office came to a decision that the travel advisory is extremist. Prosecutors are now determining whether or not to open a formal criminal investigation against the group. If police launch a case and press charges, a conviction could put OZPP's administrators behind bars for as long as five years.

Mocking the authorities’ concerns about OZPP, the satirical VKontakte community Lentach tweeted a cartoon mocking the logo of Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin's media watchdog agency:.............

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In April of this year, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty and the Guardian Reported on the Website vshtabe.rf, a large photo gallery of pro-Russian memes and "demotivator" graphics. Most of these crude caricatures ridicule US, Western, and Ukrainian leaders, whilst portraying Vladimir Putin as strong and heroic.

The site gives no credit or attribution for its design, and offers no indication as to who might be behind it. Anonymity intrigued by this, I USED Maltego Open-source Intelligence software to gather Any Publicly-available information That Might Provide clues.

The Secrets of Google Analytics

My use of Maltego revealed that the site was running Google Analytics, a commonly used online analytics tool that allows a website owner to gather statistics on visitors, such as their country, browser, and operating system. For convenience, multiple sites can be managed under a single Google analytics account. This account has a unique identifying "UA" number, contained in the Analytics script embedded in the website's code. Google Provides A Detailed guide to the system's structure.

Journalists and security experts have already raised the potential of this code to link anonymous websites to particular users.

WAS the Method Reported by Wired in 2011 , and cited by FBI cyber Crime Expert Michael Bazzell in His Book Open Source Intelligence Techniques . Several free Services have sprung up That Easy allow reverse Searching of Google Analytics ID Numbers, One of the Most popular being .

I wanted to see whether the person or organisation behind vshtabe.rf was running any other sites from the same Analytics account. Viewing thewebsite's source code gave me the all-important Google Analytics ID number. When I Performed A Broader search on it, the results Surprising Were-it WAS linked to no less than seven Other websites ( archived Copy ).

These included ( archive ), Apparently Aimed at collating information on compromising Ukrainian Officials, whilst purporting to be A Ukrainian project; ( archive ), another Repository of memes, many Anti-Western; and ( archive ), Which Appears to be an Attempt to discredit Russian Opposition figures. Another of the websites using the Same Analytics Account WAS ( archive ), A site seemingly Promoting an Anti-US and Pro-Assad Slant on Events in Syria.

Most Striking WAS All of the Presence of Material Evidence -a Website for the Touring Exhibition That photo has Featured in Several Media Investigations into alleged ITS Pro-Kremlin connections. In 2014, Gawker Reported on the New York Show , ITS Commenting on large, well-Funded Advertising Campaign. They noted that its website was registered in St. Petersburg, Which is Confirmed by Historic WHOIS Records .

Down the Rabbit Hole

Whilst investigating the network of sites tied to account UA-53176102, I Discovered That One,, had Also Been linked to A Second Analytics Account: UA-53159797 ( archive ).

This number, in turn, was associated with a further cluster of nineteen pro-Kremlin websites. Subsequent examinations of these webpages revealed three more Analytics accounts, with additional sites connected to them. Below is a network diagram of the relationships I have established to date..................

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Russian lawyer, human rights activist, deputy general director of "First United Union of Lawyers of Kuban" Tatyana Chernetskaya in an interview with "Commander in Chief" told what will be the fate of Russian soldiers for refusing to go to war in Georgia. In particular, it concerns the story of ordinary Anatoly Kudrin razvedbrigady of Maikop, which has already received six months of settlement colony. However, as it turned out, this is a very minor penalty for such violation. In Russia, for leaving the duty station, or desertion is expected to 10 years in prison.

"Autocratic leaving the duty station - is Article 337, h. 4 of the Criminal Code. It involves a term of imprisonment from zero to five years. I think that he was given such a short period of time that he sat and indignantly. At present, the verdict has not entered into force, he appealed to the appellate court, Anatoly, "- said the lawyer.

One of those who refused to go to war in the Donbass, Alexander Enenko, is under house arrest. He said that "some people in camouflage clothing with no insignia, campaigned for the money to fight the Donbas." The fact, which hosted such "propaganda" and as "catch" these workers Tatyana Chernetskaya not know.

"I think it is the task of the military leadership, it is the task of the investigating authorities. I am a lawyer, I can not find these people? Military object - it is strictly protected area, especially as a military training ground. Who was on the territory of military ground? It is necessary to raise the documents you need to watch whether someone from strangers or not, need to interrogate all military personnel. This work, which should lead the investigating authorities with the command of the military unit, - she said. - For our part we are also looking for any evidence, to question people who knew, who had already resigned from the military part of this, and so on. Some information to try to produce every day. "

Counsel acknowledges that some Russian soldiers were fed five times a letter of resignation, but it was not accepted.

"Moreover, the military prosecutor's office of Maikop garrison inspected the two soldiers is Alexander Enenko Paul Tynchenko. She revealed violations by the military commanders of the order of their submission to the dismissal. The audit was issued an order to the commander of the military unit to eliminate these violations, but to this day for a long time have not been eliminated. I think that there is a high probability that in these cases a trial if people are protected by all means permitted by law, if the people will fight ", - summarized Chernetskaya.

Recall the other day to published an investigation of dozens of Maikop contract soldiers who escaped from a military range in the Rostov region because of the fear of being sent to fight in the Donbass. The story immediately became a resonance both in Russia and abroad. An interesting fact is that the agitated soldiers go to Ukraine last autumn, but the fact that the military left the location of the object of service, surfaced only a few months after the incident. In Russian
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"Ministry" defense "DNI" no longer exists. About this on his page on livejournal I wrote Boris Rozhin (colonelcassad). So the situation in Donetsk, at the request of Rozhina intelligence chief said, "DNR" Sergey Petrovsky (Dull).

"For themselves analyze the events of recent weeks 2 and draw conclusions. So two attempts today, the abolition of the Ministry of Defence of the DNI, the replacement of almost all command body is transferred to the Republican Guard Corps, today's arrest in Rostov deputy minister of taxes and fees Mikhailov ... And I assure you, everything is just beginning, "- said Peter.

Recall, July 14, 2015 in Donetsk, was assassinated Yuri Sivokonenko - "candidate" to head the "DNR". It is also an attempt on the head of the secretary "DNI" Zakharchenko. In Russian
On Wednesday night in Uzhgorod burned two cars parked nearby. The incident took place about an hour of the night in the courtyard houses 27 and 29 to ul.Kapushanskoy.

Witnesses also reported hearing explosions. Those who live near people argue that the burned car "Right Sector". However, official confirmation of this information is not available.

According to some witnesses, was set on fire Mitsubishi Pajero, from which the fire spread to the Chevrolet Lacetti.

Member of the Public Council at the Uzhgorod City Council Nikolai Pastukhov page in the social network says that the first car owned by the public prosecutor of the regional prosecutor's office.

Local media have already received the first information from the rescuers.

"Around 1:00 on duty received a call that a fire in the street Kapushanskoy. There went our rescuers. According to the latest information, there burned two cars. All items on the causes of the fire will be a little later, "- said the publication of Prozak one of them. In Russian
Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Mikhail Saakashvili assured that he has no ambition to go to the central government, but there is a desire to influence the whole country by the action in Odessa.

"I am very optimistic about the prospects of Ukraine, Putin is defeated, the entire region and Europe benefit", - Saakashvili wrote on his page to Facebook, posting a video of the program BBC HARDtalk with his participation.

Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration said that is not going to go into the central government, especially because of the post of first deputy prime minister of Ukraine, he has refused.

"I have no personal ambitions, but has ambitions to change the situation for the better, so we will try to influence national policies through actions in Odessa", - said Saakashvili. In Russian
Residents of the occupied Sevastopol are willing to rebuild their lives, according to the requirements of the law "on the quiet", approved by the Legislative Assembly in late June.

Recall, the law prohibits the noise of the city from 22:00 to 7:00. Action exerted noise impact, Sevastopol lawmakers determined to use TV, radio and sound amplification devices in entertainment establishments, the sounds of repair and construction works. Violate the law even recognized signals burglar alarms and horns, including vehicles and sounds of the exhaust system of a car without a muffler, shouts and whistles. All this is now banned in Sebastopol. And not only in residential areas but also in social and recreational areas.

Violators face fines of up to 5 thousand. Rubles (more than 2 thousand. UAH). But in spite of such a wide range of restrictions, citizens are willing to put up with them. At least that's what they told local journalists.

Earlier, it was reported that the residents of the Central city hill in Sebastopol complain constantly sounding music from the speakers. According Sevastopol, over the weekend the inhabitants of the center is literally tortured melodies of the war years, and Russian folk songs. In Russian
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for urgent security challenges Jamie Shea said that the situation in the east of Ukraine remains difficult, reports "EU Plus".

Speaking at a joint meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament in Brussels, he noted the importance of being prepared for any future developments.

"We realized a year ago that we must be prepared for the worst" - said John. Shi.

"I am pleased that the EU has prepared a new package of sanctions (against Russia - ed.). Now the EU is clearly aware that it will take in the event of further escalation, "- said the representative of NATO.

He also expressed hope that the presence of such a package can be a limiting factor in the development of the conflict in the Donbass. In Russian
They also underline the delicate and highly risky relationship between the Ukrainian government and the volunteer militias, who are helping fight Moscow-supported militants in eastern Ukraine

Clashes over the weekend in south-western Ukraine between members of a far-right volunteer militia and local authorities have raised fears that violence is spreading beyond the conflict in Ukraine's east and could further destabilise the country's fragile political balance.

On Saturday, in the city of Mukachevo, around 20 members of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector volunteer battalion exchanged gunfire with police and the security detail of a local politician...............

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Ukrainian officials wanted to make one thing very clear during a visit to the United States this week: We are open for business and we are nothing like Greece.

"There is a big difference between us and Greece," Dmitryo Shymkiv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's top staffer on instituting economic and political reforms, told BuzzFeed News in an interview. "Greece has been ‘persuaded' into reforms recently, [over the last] few days, while Ukraine has a plan. And we're going after the plan."

The comparisons were quick to come after Greece and its creditors reached an agreement Sunday night over reforms Athens needs to institute ahead of any further bailout money. One of those creditors — the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — is currently working with Ukraine to finalize a billion loan package that Kiev needs to remain solvent.................

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As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the Presidential Administration representative on ATO matters, Colonel Andrii Lysenko at a briefing.

"Over the past day, eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 16 received injuries in combat activities," he said..........
"As of today, the pilot project to restore the Ukrainian Navy is being agreed on in the General Command of Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Defense Ministry of Ukraine. The event's goal is to discuss the model of the Ukrainian Navy's development, establish parameters, content and stages of realization of the pilot project," the ministry said.

The ministry also said that during the visit to Odesa, a NATO delegation and representative of the Ukrainian Navy headed by First Deputy Head of Ukrainian Navy Command Dmytro Taran held a number of talks and briefings to become familiar with the concept of lighting surface picture and controlling sea traffic, as well NATO standards and demands in connection to military training.

"On July 15, the event will go on in Mykolaiv, where a review and discussion of the possible prospects of training and material base development of the Ukrainian Navy training center will be conducted, as well as a visit to a sea air brigade. The current state and direction of adding an aviation component to Ukrainian Navy will be discussed in the context of the event," the ministry said..............
Hennadiy Moskal has been appointed as the new Governor of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration, according to First Deputy Head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc Ihor Kononenko.

When asked on who he thought might become Zakarpattia governor he said: "There's already a governor. Moskal became a head [of the region]. There's a decree."
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on Tuesday held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, Groysman's press service has reported.

"Groysman informed the parties on the progress of reform in Ukraine, in particular, on the preparation of a bill on decentralization-related amendments to the Constitution for further consideration by the Verkhovna Rada," the report said.

Groysman said that the document developed by the Constitutional Commission, which was supported by the Venice Commission and tabled by the President of Ukraine in parliament, was an important step in the reform of decentralization, which is crucial for the European future of Ukraine.

"Millions of people across Ukraine, in particular residents of Donbas, will feel benefits of the decentralization," he said....... In Ukrainian

The findings of the recent poll haven't changed much since the previous one conducted in November 2014, when 10% of the pollees spoke out for the federalization of Ukraine.

KYIV, July 15, 2015 (UBO*) - A mere 8% of the Ukrainians polled by the Razumkov Center in May 2015 say they support the idea of a federal system in the country, UNIAN reported according to RISU.

The findings of the recent poll haven't changed much since the previous one conducted in November 2014, when 10% of the pollees spoke out for the federalization of Ukraine.

At the same time, 35% of the polled support the development of a unitary state with the expansion of the regions' authority (32% in November 2014), while 19% would like to keep the current model, i.e. a unitary state with current powers, unchanged (24% in November 2014).

The splitting of certain regions with their further accession to other states was supported by 2% (no changes since November 2014), while 1% (no changes) spoke out for the formation of several independent states in Ukrainian territory.
Over the past day, eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 16 received injuries in combat activities.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the Presidential Administration representative on ATO matters, Colonel Andrii Lysenko at a briefing.
"Over the past day, eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed, 16 received injuries in combat activities," he said.

See more: Yurii Tsisaruk, commander of rocket troops and artillery intelligence of Zakhid operational command, killed in Donbas. PHOTO

According to Lysenko, five Ukrainian soldiers were killed while performing tasks on check-up of barrier mine fields near the Ukrainian-Russian border in Stanytsia Luhanska district. In Russian
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:05 amNelson
Ukraine's Poroshenko Takes Aim at Right Sector With Armed Groups Clampdown [in English]
Poroshenko said a weekend standoff between members of a far-right group and police in the western town of Mukacheve, close to the border with Hungary, Slovakia and Romania, was simply a turf war over smuggling routes....
"No political force should have and will not have any kind of armed cells. No political organization has the right to establish … criminal groups," Poroshenko said.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:41 amNelson
Where MH17 came down: The village that survived the horror [in English]
[No mention of blame, just a "human aspect" story. ]
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:24 amNelson
An explosion in the Luhansk region claimed the lives of five Ukrainian soldiers (
"July 14 near the village. Bolotenne Stanichno Luhansk district while performing his job explosive device blew up and died on the spot, five soldiers Armed Forces (born in 1970, 1975, 1982, 1988 and 1992 )," - said in message.
[likely a mine]
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:21 amNelson
New rules for local elections. Another blow to the Minsk Agreement (Commander)
This provision is in direct violation of the agreements Minsk, where Ukraine is committed to hold elections in the territories before the end of 2015 year. However, the parliamentarians recognize that the timeline will make it impossible, especially because Vatajko "DNR" and "LC" have already appointed their election date. But if Kiev will be able to quickly establish control over the border, and at least formally regain power in Donetsk and Lugansk, in the parliament and the Central Election Commission may take immediate decisions and still spend on elections to the Ukrainian legislation. While in Minsk-2 Ukraine undertakes to hold local elections to regain control over the border, apparently, this was not to be.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:15 amNelson
Nuland arrived on an official visit to Ukraine (Tsenzor.Net)
[US] Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is visiting Ukraine.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:00 amNelson
Canada-Ukraine trade deal will strengthen ties, Stephen Harper says [in English]
“It’s also, I think, a step towards helping Ukrainians realize the future that they want,” Harper added. “Ukrainians do not want a future based on oppression and a Soviet past. The Ukrainian people want a western future, a future of prosperity.”

Canada signs free-trade agreement with Ukraine (and also discusses the small matter of Russian aggression) [in English]
The two leaders also discussed Ukraine’s efforts to combat aggression by Russia’s Vladimir Putin in eastern Ukraine.
Yatsenyuk visited Washington on Monday where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned the Ukrainian government to start actively curbing corruption.
Yatsenyuk next heads to Britain after his stop in Canada.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:20 amNelson
The hrvynia yesterday fell a little further against the dollar, but rose against the euro.
I wonder if the National bank are trying to fix the rate closer to the euro?
That would make sense for businesses, but then oil prices will rise more.
One guy told me yesterday that petrol / gas consumption (for cars, buses etc) has fallen by 40% this year.

Rates from yesterday at
КУРСЫ ВАЛЮТ В УКРАИНЕ - Exchange Rates for Ukraine
Currency   Buy  .....              Sell   .....              Commercial      .....     NBU
USD      22.742 +0.158   24.012 +0.171 24.3250 +0.15 21.995345 +0.032
EUR     24.826 -0.051   26.569 -0.115 26.7435 -0.0344 24.263065 -0.005
GBP      34.143 +0.239   37.408 +0.162 38.0605 +0.0242 34.250515 +0.143
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:13 amNelson
Crucial for keeping Putin's war machine in check - the oil price.
Stable. now in the 50s. This today from

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 53.20 +0.16 +0.30% AUG 15 01:37:20
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 58.74 +0.23 +0.39% AUG 15 01:36:05
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:53 amNelson
Militants destroyed base of Ukrainian fighters under Avdiyivka - media (at gunpoint)
militants fired intensively with tanks area Avdeevki difficult injuring Ukrainian fighters and destroying Armed Forces base. In addition, the Ukrainian military to protect positions in the area, suffered significant material losses, exploded car, lost all their property. It is reported by "Press of Ukraine", citing the words of Boris Penchuk soldier.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:44 amNelson
Tensions rising in Ukraine as far-right militia’s boobytraps injure two police [in English]
Two police officers in Lviv were taken to hospital on Tuesday after mysterious bombings that the interior ministry said were connected with “events in the Zakarpattia region”, referring to the shootout in the city of Mukacheve on Saturday that killed two men.
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:36 amNelson
Malaysia Airlines MH17: Julie Bishop on the depth of grief one year on [in English]
The countries conducting the criminal investigation, including Australia, have reached the view that an international criminal tribunal, established by the UN Security Council, represents the best means of delivering justice to the families. The establishment of such a tribunal would also send a clear message that the international community is committed to taking action against those who threaten peace and security by endangering civil aviation.
Establishing such a tribunal will require the support of Security Council members. Resolution 2166 had demanded that those responsible be held to account, and that all States co-operate fully with efforts to establish accountability. We are working hard to achieve the necessary support for our proposal to ensure that these demands are met.
The victims of MH17 will be remembered around the world on Friday.

[From the Australian embassy website, in Russia.
50/50 whether Russia will veto this investigation- tribunal.
Russia is the only country with an interest in stopping the persuit of justice. ]
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:28 amNelson
6th Russian Air Force Crash Raises Concerns Over Aircraft Safety [in English]
Six Russian military aircraft of different designs have crashed since the start of June as the country's air force buckles under the strain of the Kremlin's efforts to show off its military power.
The latest accident came on Tuesday, when a Tu-95 strategic bomber went down in Russia's Far East. All four of its engines had failed mid-flight during a training mission, an unidentified government source told news agency TASS.

[One a week crashing at the moment.]
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:19 amNelson
In the Donetsk region for more than six months do not pay teachers' salaries (
[Priorities in Putin's occupied Donbass.
The terrorists get paid, and can steal what they want - but teachers? Teachers aren't needed in Putin's world.]
on Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:05 amNelson
For the past day gunmen fired at positions 100 times forces ATO (UNN)
[All the usual towns shelled. Pisky, Opitnoe, Stanitsa Lugansk, Avdeeka, Mariupol area, etc etc etc. ]
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