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Reading now that eight soldiers died on Tuesday. Eight... Five in a landmine attack.
And this is a ceasefire?
Update - midday report from ATO - saying 0 dead soldiers, 11 injured. Also 1 dead civilian. At least.
Ukraine is losing more and more of its young men. And the hatred towards anything Russian grows and grows.
Reading - Telegraph -  that a court in the US has placed charges against Girkin for shooting down MH17.
TV news last night - Moskal appointed in charge of Zakarpatha area. He was doing a good job in Lugansk.
But he also knows this area.

Weather -
Pleasant, if a little cool. 15C at 0630, but should get into the lower 20s today. Warmer at the weekend.

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The amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution, the Supreme Rada sent to the Constitutional Court, have no relation to the implementation of the Minsk Agreement, said the leader of the militants so-called People's Republic of Lugansk Igor Carpenter. He stressed that the "LC" and "DNR" will seek the inclusion spetsstatusa the Basic Law of Ukraine.

"Better war than the hype" - quoted him as saying "Lugansk Information Center."

According to him, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko does not hide. "He frankly stated publicly that no special status for Donbass these amendments do not provide. At the same time all the negotiators well know that Ukraine is obliged to provide special status to the Donbas. This right requires n. 3 Minsk Protocol of 05/09/14 and para. 11 of the Minsk Complex measures on 12/02/15. These documents written verbatim: "special status", - the statement says the leader of the militants.

Carpenter promised that "LC" and "DNR" will seek the inclusion guarantees a special status in the basic text of the Constitution, "and not in any transitional arrangements."

"The constitution should be specific and clearly stated political privileges of Donbass. First of all, building relations with Kiev on the basis of mutually equal treaties and agreements. On the less we will never agree ", - summed up the leader of the militants Carpenter.

Recall, the Verkhovna Rada has sent for examination to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine the draft amendments to the Constitution. In case of a positive conclusion of COP MPs during the two sessions should support the document in the first reading (at least 226 votes) and second reading (minimum of 300 votes). In Russian

Action on the anniversary of the crash of the passenger liner Boeing 777 in Grabow Donetsk region had been brought to the scene of the tragedy a dozen BMP.

Bandits announced the presentation of the main "DNRovtsa" Alexander Zakharchenko, reports " Radio Liberty ".

Before that, they put up a notice with a list of activities that are going to carry out July 17. Militants want to organize a church service, "procession" to the site of the disaster, as well as the "rally-requiem" and "thematic program".

As you know, there was a Boeing 777 plane crash July 17, 2014 in the Donetsk region. The victims of the crash began to 298 people. Ukrainian security officials, journalists and international experts have repeatedly cited evidence that the ship was hit by a pro-Russian terrorists using missiles anti-missile system "Buk"

As reported by the "Observer", the Russians barred from investigating the death of Boeing in the Donbas .
The Premier of Malaysia has promised to do everything possible to create a tribunal for Boeing. In Russian
Russia is opposed to qualify Malaysian wreck "Boeing" in the east of Ukraine as a threat to international peace and security.

This was announced on Thursday, July 16, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, reports "Interfax-Ukraine".

"Projects that are associated with the establishment of this tribunal, the texts of which are now appeared to cause a lot of problems. The main thing is that this disaster qualifies as a threat to international peace and security, although resolution 2166 did not contain such a qualification," -podcherknul he said, adding that the definition ways to bring to justice those responsible for the catastrophe Malaysian "Boeing" over Ukraine should be carried out without the abuse of the prerogatives of the UN Security Council and only after reviewing all the States concerned with the results of an international investigation.

According to Lavrov, currently in the investigation of this tragedy for Moscow, two things are important.
"Firstly, the access of all interested States, at least those states that are represented in this international group to the results of the investigation, which is today, without any discrimination. Second, assume that only after that may place a preliminary consideration of the perpetrators, and can consult on the forms in which it is optimal to do so as not to abuse the functions, prerogatives and authority of the UN Security Council, "- said the Minister.

The foreign minister also said that "never in situations of civil aircraft crash no tribunals, the Security Council did not create." In Russian

What are they going to do, nuke all the accusers? Kremlin's blowing smoke no longer irritates anyone's view of reality.
The collapse of the Malaysian airliner "Boeing-777" in the Donetsk region of Ukraine can not be investigated by an international tribunal due to a lack of necessary conditions: to create a tribunal need "genocide and other".

So he says "Vice Speaker of the People's Council" self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" Denis Pushilin transmits seperatistskoe edition of "DAN".

"Concerning the international tribunal for" Boeing "very clearly spoke Russian. To create an international tribunal has a number of specific requirements. One of the actual requirements - a systematic crimes: genocide, and so on. By the" Boeing "is no way to attach it is impossible", - said Pushilin .

Vice-Speaker of the People's Council "DNI" noted that the authorities of "people's republic" is not considered media reports about the results of the investigation of the Netherlands, which referred to the involvement of the separatists to the collapse of the airliner.

As reported by the "Observer", against the creation of an international tribunal for "Boeing" before a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte spoke Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said that he was "explained in detail Russia's position regarding the premature and counterproductive" initiative. In Russian
Russian journalist Alexander centurion commented on the possible establishment of an international tribunal on the case of a downed in Donbas "Boeing".

"Part of the population is absolutely not informed, but most of it must be said, he knows what Russia threatens international tribunal, because now" Buknash "not only" Krymnash "- told reporters on the air Espreso.TV .

He believes that Russia has put itself in an awkward position.

"After all, our troops are not there, but on the other hand - the civilian aircraft was shot down our missile that causes cognitive dissonance" - said the centurion.

The journalist reported that conducted a survey about the possible verdict of the International Tribunal with respect to Russia.

"The results are disappointing: in the event that Russia guilty of any Russian Putin is ready to hide under his bed," - said the centurion. In Russian
Hindering Tribunal for the collapse of the aircraft Boeing-777 MH17 , it assumes responsibility for the disaster.

This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports "RBK-Ukraine".

"I think, unfortunately, it (Russia's reaction to the tribunal by Boeing - Ed.) Predictable. And that's too bad, because after the investigation is to be the second stage - the responsibility of terrorists who kill innocent victims. We strongly support the international Criminal Tribunal, which shall be adopted by the Security Council of the United Nations. And we think that if someone wants to stop this process, he takes the responsibility. And it is absolutely not what we need right now to global peace, because it is not only tragedy that happened to the aircraft, Ukraine also suffered from this "- said the head of state.

As reported by the "Observer", the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appealed to the United Nations and the international community to support the establishment of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of those responsible for the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 shot down in the Donetsk region July 17, 2014. In Russian
The proposed changes to the Constitution of Ukraine does not provide for the federalization of Ukraine, namely the decentralization of powers. This was said Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland at a press conference in Kiev, transfers "UNN"

"I think that Poroshenko expressed quite clearly in Parliament and made it very convincingly, unlike some of the charges that can be heard. We are talking not about the federalization of Ukraine, namely the decentralization. On ensuring equal rights in respect of budgeting powers of local authorities and of those powers each region of Ukraine ", - she said.

V.Nuland also commented on the proposal of changes to the transitional provisions of the Constitution relating to the special order of the government in some areas of Donbass.

"If we talk about a single sentence, which concerns the need to take the Verkhovna Rada of the law on the special status of Donbass, this is a direct quote from the Minsk agreements signed by Ukraine. And the purpose of this is to ensure peace and restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine in the east. Therefore, it will respond to any inquiries regarding Ukraine's compliance with the Minsk Agreement, whether these are requests from Lugansk and Donetsk or Moscow. And now we can say our commitment to sustained ", - summed up the US Assistant Secretary of State. In Russian
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has expressed its strong protest regarding the non-admission of Ukrainian consular officials to unreasonably withheld by the Russian side to citizens of Ukraine, and Stanislav Nicholas Karpyuk Klich. It is reported by the press service of the Foreign Ministry.

"July 16 the Russian government for the fourth time refused sent in Essentuki employees of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don in a meeting with the mentioned citizens of Ukraine. Since their arrest, respectively, in March and August 2014, the Russian side has ignored calls over 20 Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, the Ukrainian Embassy and the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don "- the ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry noted that this situation is considered a flagrant violation of the rights of Ukrainian citizens to consular protection and the right of consular officers in Ukraine for access to the detained citizens of their state. The Russian Federation has grossly and deliberately violating its international obligations, ignores the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 and the Consular Convention between Ukraine and the Russian Federation in 1993.

"We condemn the actions of the Russian side, which flagrantly violate the basic rights and freedoms of individuals, threatening the lives and health of prisoners and demand the immediate admission of consular officers in Ukraine to take custody of the citizens of Ukraine and Stanislav Nicholas Karpyuk Klich in accordance with the commitments assumed by the Russian Federation international legal obligations, as well as bringing to justice the perpetrators of their abuse, "- the document says. In Russian
The network has video captured militants immediately after the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donetsk region July 17, 2014 Posted online edition of News Corp Australia, reports "RBK-Ukraine" .

The publication reports that the received pictures taken by the insurgents on camera when they thought they were downed Ukrainian military aircraft.

"The film shows their dismay when they found out minutes later that the plane was a commercial airliner," - the newspaper notes.

In particular, in the video one of the commanders of militants takes a phone call during which learns that was hit by another plane, and ordered to release the seat from the civilians. In addition, he needs to stop shooting because of fears that the video may be the Internet. He also asked to shoot video to frames on to be seen individual militants. Then he instructs his men to disperse and remove the black box flight recorders, and placed in his car.

Also, the camera can be heard the voice of militants, "said Dry (one of the fighters - Ed.) Shot down a civilian aircraft shot down a fighter and our (Ukrainian - Ed.)."

Later it shows the ID-card belonging to the flight attendant aircraft.

"You see, they are foreigners, Malaysians," - says the gunman.

According to the publication, an unidentified commander received numerous phone calls, including the leader of the militants from Donetsk, whose name is Ruslan, Vladimir Antyufeeva - former Russian policeman and one of the leaders of the militants Lugansk named "Nick".

The footage shows how the gunmen photographed the remains of the dead passengers and inspect their belongings.

In addition, as the newspaper notes, the gunmen searched the bags of the victims, and then collected a lot of mobile phones and personal belongings of passengers.

Recall now the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the draft resolution "On the inversion of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the United Nations, national parliaments of the world to create an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for crimes associated with the downed aircraft the airline Malaysia Airlines, was flying MH17 July 17 2014 "For a decision voted 248 MPs at the minimum required 226. In Russian
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:14 pmAdmin
On Khreshchatyk patrol police fined vnefraktsionnyh Kiev People's Deputy Volodymyr Parasiuk for running a red light.

This is stated on the page police in Instagram.

By car Skoda Superb MP drove on Khreshchatyk at the red light, after which he was stopped by a patrol. The deputy was fined 435 UAH.

Recall that in the first days of the new patrol police in Kiev, has already fined for violations of the prosecutor and the People's Deputy. The names of the violators are not named. In Russian
Russian experts removed from the investigation of the crash of a Malaysian ship Donbas.

This was stated by Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said TASS

"We have always continued to support the international cooperation of the disaster. It so happened that our experts are virtually excluded from this investigation took place itself "- he complained.

Churkin added that "Russia is skeptical about the idea of ​​creating an international tribunal" in this case, since the project "deprived of a solid foundation."

As you know, on Wednesday, CNN reported that the preliminary report of Dutch experts, who for a year investigating the disaster, accusing militants in its implementation. The document says that the plane was shot down by a Russian rocket from the territory controlled by the separatists.

Earlier, the Netherlands and Malaysia proposed the creation of an international tribunal on the case. Ukraine supported the idea. The only country that is strongly opposed to the creation of the tribunal is Russian, although she blames the crash of the Ukrainian military.

Russia also has a claim on the draft final report on the accident and the Netherlands requires to amend it.

In turn, the 18 families of relatives of the victims filed a lawsuit in the case on the former leader of the Donetsk Igor Girkin militants. They also said that Girkin acting on behalf of the Kremlin. In Russian
President Poroshenko insists that the new amendments to the Constitution does not provide for a special status of Donbass. He said this, speaking to MPs on Thursday.

"Ukraine has always been and will be a unitary state. And draft amendments to the Constitution does not provide and can not provide any as some media wrote today, the special status of Donbass ", - said Poroshenko.

"The project involves only the possibility of a specific order of the local authorities in certain jurisdictions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which is determined by a separate law," - said Poroshenko.

He added that the law has twice been passed by Parliament and that of the previous convocation.

"I believe that the proposed rule is in no way goes beyond the Minsk accords the world, the UN Security Council, all of our partners to provide a powerful global coalition to support Ukraine during the Russian aggression, these agreements recognized Minsk unopposed for political diplomatic settlement" - he said.

Remember, today MPs are considering a bill № 1-1 / 495 "On Amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine (regarding the decentralization of power)", and is also likely to draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine concerning the special status of certain regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

It should be noted at today's meeting of Parliament present President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

The meeting began with a welcome by more than two hours late due to the fact that the heads of the factions held consultations on decentralization. In Russian
Today the Verkhovna Rada scuffle between deputies Vladimir Parasyuk and Roman Nasirov.

Skirmish at the exit of the hall took place after the vote for inclusion in the agenda of the changes to the Constitution.

Parasyuk not like what Nasirov, which already more than a month ago was appointed chairman Gosfiskalnoy service, do not combine the mandate and came to the parliament to vote for the constitutional amendments.

Deputies knock at the exit of the hall, and then another in the corridors of Parliament.

Recall, on Thursday the Verkhovna Rada sent to the Constitutional Court changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization . In Russian
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman noted that the draft law on amendments to the Constitution in the part of the decentralization of power is said about the special status of the territories of Donbass. He said this during a briefing after the vote for inclusion in the agenda of the session and the direction of the Constitutional Court of the bill on amendments to the Constitution in the part of the decentralization of power.

According to him, only mentioned previously adopted by Parliament a law on the special order of the local government in some areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

"Today we have heard a lot of substitution of concepts. No word in the amendments to the Constitution of the special status and there was not. It is not true. There is only mention of legislation adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which has the name as follows: "On peculiarities of local self-government in parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions," - said Groisman and added that the law "is fully consistent with the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of our country .

According to him, "no question of a special status, special powers, even about something - this is absolutely not true."

"I think I need more time, so we exchanged views and really came to the conclusion that there are no such things on the status is not there,"
- said the chairman of BP.

He added that this is only necessary to read the draft amendments to the Constitution.

Recall now the Verkhovna Rada endorsed the decision №2217 / AP about the direction of the Constitutional Court of the law on amendments to the Constitution in terms of decentralization .

March 17 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the presidential amendments to Article 10 of the Law "On special order of the local government in some areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions» (№ 2378). In Russian
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on liquidation of the Ministry of Crimea. This was reported in the press service of the Kremlin.

Liquidation is the fact that in the occupied Crimea completed the transition period, and in order to optimize the structure of the federal executive bodies such action is necessary.

Abolishes the "Crimean" Office of Economic Development will.

At the same time, Putin disbanded and the State Commission on the socio-economic development of the Crimea and Sevastopol. Instead, Putin instructed the government to establish a commission which will deal with relevant issues, giving it the functions of the abolished. In Russian
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:15 pmAdmin
In Kiev, canceled a concert "Love will save the world", which was to speak Serbian filmmaker and musician Emir Kusturica, known for his pro-Russian views. It is reported by the press service of the State Enterprise "Sports Palace".

"We inform you that the charity concert" Love will save the world ", which was held on 28 July 2015 canceled" - said in a statement.

At the same time, about the reasons for cancellation of the event on the site is not specified, writes RBC-Ukraine .

Recall Kusturica will not be allowed to Ukraine .

Earlier, the Ministry of Culture has asked the Ministry of the Interior and the Security Service of Ukraine regarding the advisability of participating in a concert by Emir Kusturica .

Kusturica has repeatedly stated its support for Russia's aggression against the Crimea and the Donbass. He planned with his group «The No Smoking Orchestra» organize tours to Ukraine "in support of the Russian-speaking population." In Russian
The famous film director Kira Muratova in an undeclared war of Russia against Ukraine takes the side of Ukraine. She said this in an interview with Novaya Gazeta .

"No, I'm not above the fray, I agree with the Ukrainian side," - said Muratov.

"I do not like that it is fighting, but I do not know how you can come out of it - in those standards, in which mankind lives:" We have to defend their territory, we must fight! ", - Said the director.

But, in her opinion, no area is not worth it to kill for it, even if this territory is called the homeland. In Russian
Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission Andriy Magera said that the parliament adopted a new law on local elections does not make it impossible falsification. He said this in an interview with "Commander in Chief" .

"Without in any way makes it impossible. Each of the candidates, which is fixed for territorial constituencies, which, in turn, is small in the number of voters will inevitably be tempted to take measures - legal and illegal - to attract voter support. Real combat against fraud, bribery of voters or the possible use of administrative resources the electoral law, unfortunately, does not create "- said Mager.

According to him, the alternative draft laws creating such opposition. "For example, the bill provides for the election Fedoruk in regional and district councils in a multi-majority system", - said the deputy head of the CEC.

According to him, this system creates conditions for "to the board were not the only ones who have the money, but also ideological people who have the support of society and the funds were not put in the spotlight." "And then there is a fatal necessity of" all or nothing "- when the district has one seat, the fight is on the brink of a foul. But when played three or four mandates, intense struggle moves to another plane, "- said Mager.

Recall July 15, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on local elections. In Russian
Radical Party, Oleg Lyashko in full voted against granting special status to Donbass. Before the vote, the leader of the RPL from the podium BP sang Anthem of Ukraine, trying to warn colleagues from taking the fateful decision for the state, and his colleague from the "Samopomochi" read the oath of the people's deputy, said "" .

But parliament is not convinced. After 288 votes in parliament supported the granting of special status to the Donbas, Lyashko said that this day will be a black page in Ukrainian history. And he stressed that the Ukrainian military and civilians die every day is not for Parliament to legalized terrorists and separatists.

"Churchill wrote:" When there is a choice between shame and war, and we choose a shame, as a result we obtain and shame and war "- quoted the British prime minister radical.

Recall Oleg Lyashko has repeatedly stressed that the special status of Donbass - is "a disaster for Ukraine" and "a gift to Putin." In Russian
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland denied that the US was "ceded" to Ukraine in exchange for an agreement on the nuclear program in Iran. She said this at a press conference in Kiev, the correspondent of "UNN" .

Commenting on the fact that there is alleged agreement between the US and Russia on the exchange of Iran to Ukraine V.Nuland said: "I must say that I think the question insulting, because the United States has never engaged in such trafficking ... in international relations. US really pleased that together with our colleagues and allies China to cooperate with Russia on issues that particularly concern Iran. But it is not a question of what Russia has done some service to the United States or anyone else. They did it in their own interests. At the same time, to ensure the prevention of producing nuclear weapons by Iran. "

Recall, Iran announced an agreement with the "six" on its nuclear program.

Negotiations to resolve the Iranian nuclear dispute culminated on the night of Tuesday, July 14, in Vienna at "Coburg". In Russian
Ukraine’s parliament has approved constitutional changes in a preliminary vote aimed at shifting power from Kiev to regional governments — including breakaway eastern areas — as part of a peace accord.
Fears have grown in recent weeks that the Minsk accord is falling apart. It was signed in February in the Belarusian capital and designed to put a halt to fighting between Ukraine’s army and separatist rebels..............

Read further at link:

288 voted for. Must have 300, so there will be another vote on it to try for the 300.
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:02 amAdmin
"Our task is not only to build impenetrable fortifications on the frontline, but also to take steps to prevent any internal destabilization. I repeat what I said yesterday in Uzhgorod and Mukachevo [Zakarpattia region, Ukraine]: I will not tolerate anarchy in Ukraine," the President said.

Poroshenko pointed out that no party would have any armed units or criminal armed formations. "The monopoly on the use of force and weapons rests with the state. No one is allowed to lease the patriotic chevrons to bandits," the Head of State said.

The President described the last events in Zakarpattia region as the situation when several clans had failed to share the smuggled cigarettes......
The lawsuit filed in Chicago also alleges that Girkin acted with the blessing of the Kremlin when his forces fired at the Boeing 777 that was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people aboard.

The lawsuit seeks $900 million for families of 18 passengers who were among the dead.

Lawyer Floyd Wisner is using the U.S. Torture Victim Protection Act, which can be used against foreign nationals, to bring the case against Girkin in a U.S. court..........

Read further at link:
The Dutch Safety Board's draft investigative report on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 blames pro-Russian separatists for shooting down the Boeing 777 nearly a year ago, killing all 298 passengers and crew members, according to a CNN report.

The secret draft report is several hundred pages long.

On June 2, it was distributed for review to agencies and other accredited representatives in the Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team -- including the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Boeing.

Other members of the investigating team are from Malaysia, Australia, Britain, Russia, and Ukraine.

The recipients of the secret draft report have until August 1 to submit comments.

The Dutch Safety Board will then draw up its definitive final report, which is expected to be released in October.

On July 16, a day before the first anniversary of the tragedy, CNN revealed details from sources who have seen the draft.

Two sources told CNN the Dutch-led investigators concluded that MH17 was shot down by a Russian surface-to-air Buk missile fired from a village in separatist-controlled territory of eastern Ukraine.

Both sources said the Dutch Safety Board also puts some blame on Malaysia Airlines for dispatching the plane over the conflict zone en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

They said investigators faulted the airline for not reading other countries' warning notices to airmen, known as NOTAMs, that might have steered them away from airspace over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The Dutch Safety Board says it will not comment on its "confidential draft final report."..............

Recommend to read further:
Moscow has scrapped the Novorosiya project to capture eastern and southern Ukraine. But, as regards the Donbas breakaway republics, Putin will continue to support them with weapons, mercenaries and food, Andry Okara, the Russia-based political expert told Apostrof, Ukrayinska Pravda reports July 16.

“They in the Kremlin don’t know what to do with the Novorosiya project. If implemented, it will only pose diplomatic problems for Russia and more sanctions,” he said.

“Putin, on the other hand, needs the Donetsk and Luhansk breakaway republics to keep hurting and destabilizing Ukraine, to maintain the status of controlled chaos,” A. Okara said.
Draft amendments to Constitution regarding decentralization do not stipulate for special status of the Donbas.

This was announced by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada during his presentation of draft amendments to Constitution regarding decentralization, Censor.NET informs.

The draft only provides for special order of local self-governance. According to the head of state, his bill does not contradict the Minsk agreements.

Besides, Poroshenko specified that the decentralization part of the document has nothing to do with federalization.
Read more: "There will be no federalization ever!" - Poroshenko

"There is no talk of federalization. Ukraine was, is and will be a unitary state," the president said.

Poroshenko also called upon the parliament to vote for this draft, which has been highly praised by the Venice commission and international community. In Russian
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:39 amNelson
Headquarters: at least 1 dead among civilians and 11 wounded in the Armed Forces
"For the past day because of fighting in the ranks of the ATO forces no dead, 11 - were injured," - he said. Motuzyanyk said that the direction of Donetsk on Wednesday night militants launched massive attacks north and west of Gorlovka. Firefight lasted about 2 hours. When powerful artillery fire appeared Kodema Artemovsk village area where at least one peaceful resident was killed... 7 enemy drone flights..
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:25 amNelson
The Rada supported the constitutional changes of Poroshenko (
Against the direction of changes made to the Constitutional Court of the faction "Radical Party Lyashko" and "Samopomich."
[288 votes.
But don't they need 300 for constitutional changes? ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:23 amNelson
Putin - the prime minister of the Netherlands: the tribunal idea of ​​"Boeing" - premature and counterproductive (Tsenzor.Net)

"Putin explained in detail Russia's position regarding the premature and counterproductive initiatives in several countries, including the Netherlands, to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the destruction of the Malaysian airliner", - said the press service of the Kremlin.
[phone conversation with the PM of the Netherlands.
Unusual. And interesting how quickly the Kremlin gives its version of the conversation. Propaganda.
Russia is 100% against any real investigation or prosecution, that is for sure.
What can we expect next from RT, Kissilev, RIA and Shaun Walker? ]

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on Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:17 amNelson
This also from a Russian news source

Rosaviation to unveil its report on the crash of Boeing in the Donbas
While he was in the non-public sector, this report. As soon as it will be possible to formulate the position of the Federal Air Transport Agency and experts on the issue, we immediately inform "

[This basically says they don't know when they will publish their report. I would expect one day before the international report, but the Russians don't know when that will be... . ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:56 amNelson
This from a Russian news source -

СКР заявил о падении малайзийского "Боинга" в результате попадания ракеты "воздух-воздух"
SKR announced the downing of the Malaysian "Boeing" as a result of "air-air" rockets
"As a priority version, we have data, including based on the results of examinations, that the plane was shot down by a rocket-type" air-to-air. "Moreover, experts believe that the type is set to launch a missile and that it is not the Russian production "- said Markin.
"All this confirms once again the testimony of important witnesses Eugene Agapov, military service in the air armament mechanic brigade first squadron of tactical Air Force of Ukraine", - he concluded the official representative of the TFR

[SKR is the Russian investigative committee.
So they say an air to air missile - i.e. implying it was shot down by an Ukrainian plane. Well well....
And the evidence....
Some Ukrainian mechanic? Wow... What a Putin-style investigation that was. ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:11 amNelson

MH17 victims' families sue Russian separatist leader for $900million for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine a year ago [in English]
The 44-year-old said he believed he had shot down an Antonov-26 military plane of the Ukrainian Air Force. His tweet was later deleted.
He was also said to be among the laughing rebels that filmed the plane as it disintegrated mid-flight.
Footage released in the days after the crash appears to have captured him gleefully bragging: 'That was a blast – look at the smoke!' while a fireball rose from the debris.
The extraordinary video – apparently filmed by the shooters themselves – charts the final moments of the doomed airliner.

[Video at Daily Mail link above, or this is the same, below. BUT this video does not seem to correspond to that described above?! ]

Now - will Putin distance himself from Girkin, and then sacrifice him to the western courts?
But Girkin knows too much about what went on. He is ... no.1 on the Kremlin hit list now, I would say.
A Russian suicide? Two bullets to the head?
@Nelson wrote:Putin Needs Another Victory in Ukraine [in English]
The second scenario, and the one I think most likely, is that Putin will attack. ... he needs military victories to sustain his popularity at home. The Russian economy is in terrible shape ... What could raise their spirits and cause them to once again rally around their National Leader? ..
.. events are carrying him forward and he could not stop them even if he wanted to..... what is Russian propaganda declaring now? That war is coming.

[Not from Shaun Walker, that is for sure! Or the Stalin loving Guardian editor Shameus Milne. ]

Regardless the perverted, twisted, pathetic views of Walker and Milne, the BEST thing Huilo could do to change his FORCED popularity for GENUINE popularity at home is to call off his damn rottweilers.
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:05 amNelson
Oil price stable at lower level. 52/ 57 dollars a barrel

This now at

Crude Oil & Natural Gas
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 51.82 +0.41 +0.80% AUG 15 02:31:11
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 57.42 +0.37 +0.65% AUG 15 01:32:35
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:59 amNelson
The enemy reinforced near Donetsk airport (
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:52 amNelson
Putin Needs Another Victory in Ukraine [in English]
The second scenario, and the one I think most likely, is that Putin will attack. ... he needs military victories to sustain his popularity at home. The Russian economy is in terrible shape ... What could raise their spirits and cause them to once again rally around their National Leader? ..
.. events are carrying him forward and he could not stop them even if he wanted to..... what is Russian propaganda declaring now? That war is coming.

[Not from Shaun Walker, that is for sure! Or the Stalin loving Guardian editor Shameus Milne. ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:46 amNelson
Debt Crisis Looms as Putin's Pledges Bankrupt Russian Regions [in English]
In the first quarter of this year, 26 regions slashed spending on education, 21 cut health care spending and 16 curtailed spending on social security, she said.
"In this situation, it's the people who suffer....
The long-term consequences, in her view, are obvious: The most competitive people will leave Russia for better opportunities abroad, while the rest will stay behind and watch their human capital wane.
"It's very sad," Zubarevich said. "But it's not the first time this has happened in Russian history."
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:38 amNelson
Eleven killed in heaviest Ukraine clashes in weeks [in English]
Kiev's Security Council said early Wednesday that the previous 24 hours had witnessed "some of the most intense bombardments of Ukrainian territory since the signing of the Minsk (truce) agreement" in February.
[Deaths, I understand, relate to Tuesday's fighting]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:33 amNelson
Poroshenko Submits Plan Granting Autonomy In Eastern Ukraine [in English]
According to the parliament's website, the draft proposal would include a section in the constitution on the special status of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Ukrainska Pravda newspaper reported on July 16 that Poroshenko decided to submit the constitutional amendments following a visit from U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on July 15.

[Poroshenko will be heavily criticised for this. But at the end of the day, I think he has little choice. ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:23 amNelson
Vladimir Putin's tone 'increasingly anti-Western' [in English]
[video report lasting about 2 minutes]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:14 amNelson
MH17: Russian separatist leader sued for $900 million by crash victims [in English]
Igor Girkin, the leader of Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, was on Wednesday formally accused of orchestrating the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, MH17, in July last year.
A writ filed in Chicago also alleges that Mr Girkin was acting with the blessing of the Kremlin when his forces fired at the Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

[Will Putin arrange for Girkin to disappear, or be eliminated, in true KGB style? ]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:03 amNelson
DNR is trying to expand its territory around Gorlovka (Kriminal.TV)
According to the speaker Dmitry Gutsulyak ATO for 18 hours on April 15 terrorists fired more than 30 times and the position of Ukrainian towns. And DNI pulled to the best additional resources heavy artillery.
LC in the summary of the press center ATO figures only about harassing fire from positions on the Ukrainian Novotoshkovskogo on Bahmutke.
Of the 122-millimeter howitzers shelled DNI force in ATO Starognatovki, Nikolayevka and Granite (area south of Donetsk, Mariupol to the north, east Volnovakha). Near the Mariupol DNI led harassing fire on our positions in Shirokino.
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:59 amNelson
In the Ukraine delegation will arrive from the United States Congress (Commander)
[in August]
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:57 amNelson
Announced presidential bill amending the Constitution (Business)
[on] The site of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Wednesday, July 15, was made public a draft law on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine concerning the decentralization of power marked "modified."
on Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:55 amNelson
The shelling by separatists of the village Kodema - killed civilians - ATO headquarters (RBC-Ukraine)
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