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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 31 July [Ukrainian sources]

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Ukraine crisis. News in Brief. Friday 31 July [Ukrainian sources]

Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:59 am

FRIDAY

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News -
The main lead item on the tv news last night was, of course, the Russian veto at the UN.
Many channels carried a summary of the attack on MH17, showing the Russian buk travelling to Donetsk, and then back into Russia.
Everybody knows what happened.
Reading of 105 attacks by Putin yesterday. A high figure. It hasn't been above 100 for a long time.
ATO Update - sadly 2 dead, 5 injured yesterday.
I heard yesterday from a friend who returned from Volnavacha, near the frontline. In his opiniion the terrorists are getting fed up, bored.
And they are beginning to settle down in their new locations. Controlling the territory as the new warlords.  
A stupid British journalist called Kitty Logan also has made the news in several papers here. She is a frequent visitor to the Donbass, and on her last visit asked the Russians to fire at the Ukrainians for some action. She has blood on her hands. She should be charged with war crimes.
Nothing from Sky News on this. All they care about is money and a good story. Human life - nothing to scumballs like Logan.
Logan blocked people writing about this on twitter. Obviously she doesn't like news about herself, but is happy to blow up a few people for a good news story and a nice bonus from her boss.

Weather -
Pleasant. 16 now at 0800. High in the mid-20s. 70s. Blue sky, sunshine. Good weather to help the apples and pears to ripen after the rain of the past few days.

Footie -
Mixed results from the two teams involved in the Europa league last night.
MSK Zilina 2-0 Vorskla Poltava Full time
Sporting de Charleroi 0-2 Zorya Luhansk Full time
The Charleroi game was live on the "Futbol 1 kanal" but I went to sleep.
Charleroi actually has an airport. Not bad if you feel like visiting Waterloo - the battle site.
It is on the train line from Charleroi to Brussels, if I recall correctly.


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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:05 am

7:55
Insurgents hit the ATO forces of all types of weapons: 105 bombardments (LIGABusinessInform)
http://news.liga.net/news/politics/6302605-boeviki_byut_po_silam_ato_iz_vsekh_vidov_oruzhiya_105_obstrelov.htm
Russian-terrorist troops and continue attacks on Ukrainian position disregarding all the agreements and using virtually all kinds of weapons. In general, for a July 30, 105 illegal armed units again violated the silence. 10 times the criminals used artillery, 28 - mortars, seven - tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, 65 times small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. Reported ATO headquarters....
[quite a long report of yesterday's fighting at this link.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:16 am

Klimkin announced a re-vote on the UN Security Council MN17 (LIGABusinessInform)
http://news.liga.net/news/politics/6302611-klimkin_anonsiroval_povtornoe_golosovanie_sb_oon_po_mn17.htm
A new attempt to get the UN Security Council decision on the establishment of the tribunal crash of Boeing-777 will be implemented in the Donbas two months. In an interview with Associated Press, he said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports Ukrinform.
According Klimkin, the main argument of Russia that decided to veto UN Security Council resolution on the establishment of the tribunal was that this step was premature and untimely. Moscow indicated that the results of the investigation will be ready no earlier than October.


[A good idea, I think.
Putin said that the Tribunal was "premature". OK. Have another vote after the report on MH17 is published.
Will he then argue again it is premature? Will Putin veto it again? A good move to further expose the guilty party.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:20 am

Europa League. Results of the first matches of the third qualifying round (Telegraph) [first leg, I understand]
http://telegraf.com.ua/sport-cat/futbol/1999799-liga-evropyi-rezultatyi-pervyih-matchey-3-go-kvalifikatsionnogo-raunda.html

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:29 am

7:35
In Kiev, show a unique exhibition at the Museum of War (Segodnya.ua)
http://kiev.segodnya.ua/kwheretogo/kievlyanam-pokazyvayut-unikalnuyu-vystavku-v-muzee-voyny-636451.html
The "Museum of the History of Ukraine during World War II" (the former Museum of the Great Patriotic War), has opened a unique exhibition "Family memories of the war: Saved." The main theme of the exhibition - intertwining fates of participants of the Second World War and their grandchildren, who are now fighting in the East. The exhibition will run until the end of the year, a ticket costs 15 uah.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:35 am

7:11
"We come to the demographic pit. We'll have to hire retirees" (Gazeta.ua)
http://gazeta.ua/articles/money-newspaper/_mi-pidhodimo-do-demografichnoyi-yami-dovedetsya-brati-na-robotu-pensioneriv/639974
The labor market situation has improved, vacancies increased. Enterprises looking to survive the crisis, open up new areas. Intensified and unemployed. Many are looking for work in several professions at once. For example, once a person worked secretary, assistant accountant, accountant then. Submit resume once three vacancies - says Tatiana Pashkina, 42, an expert job portal rabota.ua.
[Interesting. But I'm not sure whether to believe this.
Where I am the young are struggling to find work. And salaries have not kept pace with the increase in the price of goods.
It's perhaps a bit of PR for her website. Rather like a Kiev Real Estate agent saying that prices are rising - when they are really falling. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:45 am

8:37
Most parties in the coalition ready to hold a meeting of the Rada in August (UNN)
http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1487325-bilshist-fraktsiy-koalitsiyi-gotovi-provesti-zasidannya-vr-u-serpni
... on July 27 addressed to the Speaker received an official request from the faction "Radical Party Oleg Lyashko" with a proposal to hold an extraordinary meeting on July 30-31.
"The faction particular proposed during these meetings to hear the leadership of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and to consider a number of personnel issues," - said in notified....
"Parliament Speaker V.Hroysman confirmed readiness to convene MPs to hold a plenary session once the parliamentary faction of the coalition will form a coherent position on this issue" - said in a statement.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:53 am

8:45
Candidate for the Anti-Corruption Bureau detectives got burned on a bribe (Zaxid.net)
http://zaxid.net/news/showNews.do?kandidat__u_detektivi_antikoruptsiynogo_byuro_pogoriv_na_habari&objectId=1360324
[Now that is a great headline Very Happy ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:58 am

8:31
SBU detained DNR militants who had been instructed to carry out attacks in the Odessa region (Vіkna)
http://viknaodessa.od.ua/news/?news=119674
[Very little information.
Obviously Odessa was one of Putin's prime targets a year or so ago. Quite a lot of ethnic Russians in that area.
But they don't seem to want Putin's occupying forces, having seen what life is now like in the Donbass.
So Putin has to export his terrorists now, typically.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:08 am

9:01
Putin will visit in August, annexed Crimea (Fourth Estate)
http://vlada.io/vlada_news/putin-v-avguste-posetit-anneksirovannyiy-kryim/
[I wonder how many of the communist / fascist European parties will join him?
The Greeks for sure. Communist-Fascist alliance in power currently, French right-wing?
Also Austrians. Lots of Ukrainian stolen money in Austria now. I think yesterday they stopped some American marines.
Good bonus coming their way from Putin for that. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:18 am

12:07
Kadyrov claims that all of his fighters fled the Donbass (Commander)
http://glavcom.ua/news/313630.html
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov claims that all Chechen volunteers, who fought on the side of the insurgents in the Donbas, back, now they are not there.
[Hard to know if this is true or not. Putin always lies. Kadyrov? ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:20 am

The shelling of Stanitsa Luhansk - one soldier wounded, burned houses and cars (LIGABusinessInform)
http://news.liga.net/news/politics/6302796-obstrel_stanitsy_luganskoy_odin_boets_ranen_sgoreli_doma_i_avto.htm

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:23 am

12:08
Six cars VIP-class: the court arrested gorgeous fleet of ex-Minister of Justice. Publish photo (Columnist)
http://obozrevatel.com/crime/92730-shest-avto-vip-klass-sud-arestoval-shikarnyij-avtopark-eks-ministr-yustitsii--opublikovanyi-foto.htm
[Merc, Land Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, etc. ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:25 am

12:04
Profile Committee of the Parliament condemns the intention of a group of Italian deputies to visit the Crimea (Tsenzor.Net)
http://censor.net.ua/news/345972/profilnyyi_komitet_rady_osujdaet_namerenie_gruppy_italyanskih_deputatov_posetit_krym
[Italians - Mussolini and Hitler lovers, now in adoration of dictator Putin.]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:32 am

12:13
In Pisky died fighter regiment "Dnepr-1" (Tyzhden.ua)
http://tyzhden.ua/News/142406
Today we lost our brother, soldier regiment "Dnepr-1" - Black.
Matias Gregory died at Pisky during a combat mission.
For us he was a friend and brother.
Bright and beautiful man, an experienced warrior, blacksmith, dreamer, adventurer.
A mortar attack that was carried out with the forbidden 120mm Mortar on Regiment positions by the Russian invaders, claimed the lives of our 26-year-old boy. ...

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:50 am

Putin talks about his "Ukrainian brothers" but - if this war ever stops - I do not see Ukraine and Russia being friends at all.
I think it will be more like Poland and Russia today.
The Poles hate the Russians, and the Russians hate the Poles.
That will be Putin's legacy on eastern Europe - a culture of hate - united hate towards Russia, completely manufactured by Putin.

What will keep this mad dictator - imperialist - in check? The Americans? The Europeans? No.. One thing only -
The financial capability to develop and produce more and more arms, and armies of various types.
This financial capability is controlled in the large part by the oil price. And that is falling.
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www.bloomberg.com/energy/
today - now -
Crude Oil & Natural Gas
INDEX UNITS PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE CONTRACT TIME ET 2 DAY
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)
USD/bbl. 47.56 -0.96 -1.98% SEP 15 05:08:48
Brent Crude (ICE)
USD/bbl. 52.55 -0.76 -1.43% SEP 15 05:08:48

A dollar now is quite a big drop in price. 1 dollar down, when the price is 50 = 2% fall.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:57 am

12:47
The situation in the ATO area: two dead and five wounded in the past day (LIGABusinessInform)
http://news.liga.net/news/politics/6302851-situatsiya_v_ato_dvoe_pogibshikh_i_pyatero_ranenykh_za_proshedshie_sutki.htm

During the last day in the area ATO killed two Ukrainian military and five were wounded.
Also, experts NSDC fixed concentration of military forces of the enemy in dangerous directions. "On the territory of the Crimean peninsula on the eastern border with Ukraine are active assault units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. All this testifies to a conscious effort by the Russians to torpedo all peace agreements, formed on the basis of the Minsk Agreement" - said in a statement.
National Security Council drew the attention of international observers and official representatives of the OSCE to the rapid growth in the number of cases of firing artillery systems of the prohibited weapons, and by Ukrainian civil quarters frontline cities, entailing the death of civilians.
The report also states that in the last day 105 times was shelling the Russian-Ukrainian position with terrorist groups banned large-caliber artillery systems. This is the largest number of attacks since the beginning of the month.

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:38 am

14:25
[Russian] Militants stepped up shelling at the Ukrainian border (UNN)
http://www.unn.com.ua/uk/news/1487455-boyoviki-posilili-obstril-ukrayinskikh-prikordonnikiv

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:47 am

Just found this on the bbc
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Russian debtors despair as boom turns to bust
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33717488
According to the Russian United Credit Bureau (UCB), 40 million Russians have loans or mortgages.
By June, 12.5m of those loans had not been paid for at least a month, and in another 8m cases the arrears stretched back over three months.


[And I bet that - if the Russia media did a poll - Putin would be more popular than ever ever!! ]

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Post by Nelson on Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:50 am

Also bbc, in English
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Russia Mistral: France 'agrees warship compensation'
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33730700
[1.16 billion euros]

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