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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 30 Jan 2017 17:02

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukria ... SKBN15E0QS

Ukraine says more soldiers killed in deadliest clashes in weeks

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 30 Jan 2017 17:14

Ukraine is freezing cold and Kiev has no way out.
All cards are held by gazprom and Putin.

Informative article detailing the mess Ukbapzis have gotten themselves into.
http://observer.com/2017/01/natural-gas ... rt-russia/

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 03 Feb 2017 01:41

It seems likely that ukbapzis will be forced to steal russian gas meant for Europe again. And then EU will have to pay Ukraine to get its gas. Serves them right. :)
http://tass.com/economy/928158

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby UlanBatori » 03 Feb 2017 09:37

Apparently all is not cold in Ukraine:
From UN speech by mohterma Nikki:
"The sudden increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine has trapped thousands of civilians and destroyed vital infrastructure and the crisis is spreading, endangering many thousands more," Haley added. "This escalation of violence must stop."
:?: :?:

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Philip » 03 Feb 2017 11:03

Escalation meant to derail the atmosphere of the impending Trump-Putin summit by the UKR stoking the fires again at the behest of NATO and vested interests within the US establishment. The UKR is running scared that trump will lift sanctions imposed on Rusia and turn a Nelsonian eye to the Crimes returning to its motherland.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby svinayak » 03 Feb 2017 11:28

Philip wrote:Escalation meant to derail the atmosphere of the impending Trump-Putin summit by the UKR stoking the fires again at the behest of NATO and vested interests within the US establishment. The UKR is running scared that trump will lift sanctions imposed on Rusia and turn a Nelsonian eye to the Crimes returning to its motherland.



Russia sanctions lifted; Trump plots war with Iran, with Russia joining in
Serious, disturbing, frightening developments today:

1. The Trump administration lifted sanctions against Russia that had prevented US companies from exporting high-tech gear to Russia. Essentially it is now legal for US companies to sell spy gear to the Russian spy agency.

This is the same Russian spy agency (the FSB) that has been accused of hacking the US presidential election.

2. The Trump administration is on the verge of unilaterally imposing sanctions on Iran, which would violate the recent Iranian nuclear arms deal. This move would essentially trash the Iran deal and give the Iranians a green light to re-start their nuclear weapons program.

3. Recent rogue tweets from the White House indicate that this is part of a deliberate plan by Trump & Bannon to foment war with Iran. Apparently Trump thinks the Russians would be happy to join such a war.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2017 13:26

Enrico Ivanov @Russ_Warrior 12h12 hours ago
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#DNR/#LNR supposedly about to declare the state of emergency after Ukrainian missile strike.
1 reply 28 retweets 22 likes
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Enrico Ivanov ‏@Russ_Warrior 12h12 hours ago
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Some people in #Donetsk say #Kiev regime launched a Tochka-U missile on a residential area.
If true death toll could be enormous.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Singha » 03 Feb 2017 13:28

MOSCOW, Feb. 2 - RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree removed from office 16 generals MOE, the Ministry of Interior and the Investigative Committee - a corresponding document was published on the official web-portal of legal information .

According to the decree, all 16 generals are released from their positions, two of them were also dismissed from the military service. The reasons for the reshuffle has not reported.

Simultaneously, the President appointed two deputy head of Ministry of Emergency Situations - they became Vladlen Aksenov Pavel Baryshev. Earlier Aksenov held the position of deputy director of department of fire-rescue units of the Ministry, and Lieutenant-General Barishev headed the Russian Academy of Civil Defence EMERCOM Novogorske in the Moscow region.

The ministry reshuffle explained the ongoing transition to a three-tier management system. Source RIA Novosti, familiar with the situation said that out of the same four-level system may gradually eliminate the Regional Emergency Center.

Putin also confirmed to the position of Prosecutor of the Republic of Crimea, Oleg Kamshilova and Leningrad Region - Boris Markov. The same decree the head of the Investigative Management IC Russia in Sevastopol is appointed for five years, Victor Tanifu.
Previously he held the post of Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya, who left his post after being elected to the State Duma. After that, acting prosecutor of the republic fulfilled its first deputy Andrey Fomin. In late December, the Crimean parliament approved the appointment to this post Kamshilova, whose candidacy has made Prosecutor General Yury Chaika. Before that Kamshilov was the first deputy prosecutor of Moscow.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 03 Feb 2017 15:46

Sanctions against Russia will remain as they are till EU countries lift them first. US has miniscule trade with Russia.
The sanctions on cooperation between spy agencies has been lifted to enable cooperation between agencies against islamic terrorism.

Ukbapzis need money. The Ukraine economy is completely broke. Putin said as much on his Hungary visit.
They might have initiated the Avdeevka flare up to gather sympathy, support and money from west.

I would love to see some more Ilovaisk, debaltseve like development with the azov battalions getting blasted near Donetsk.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby DavidD » 05 Feb 2017 12:20

Bhurishravas wrote:Sanctions against Russia will remain as they are till EU countries lift them first. US has miniscule trade with Russia.
The sanctions on cooperation between spy agencies has been lifted to enable cooperation between agencies against islamic terrorism.

Ukbapzis need money. The Ukraine economy is completely broke. Putin said as much on his Hungary visit.
They might have initiated the Avdeevka flare up to gather sympathy, support and money from west.

I would love to see some more Ilovaisk, debaltseve like development with the azov battalions getting blasted near Donetsk.


Not sure if that's how it works. Usually the companies that violate sanction terms get sanctioned too, and those European companies certainly do a lot of business in the U.S.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 05 Feb 2017 18:00

^^ Trump will not tbe the first to lift sanctions. Thats what I meant. And if European companies lose money and market, what is that to Amreeka?

On second thoughts, it is not even needed. If Trump remains true to his word (America first) and stops funding Ukbapzis, that will lead to Poroshenko getting hung upside down in Kiev.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 05 Feb 2017 18:07

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38868600

A senior commander with pro-Russian rebel forces in eastern Ukraine has been killed in a car bomb attack in Luhansk, rebels say.


Another pro Russian commander assassinated. Isnt it time for Russia to reply in kind to such acts?!

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Philip » 06 Feb 2017 18:00

This assassination is a desperate attempt by anti-Russian entities in the EU and the US to derail the Trump-Putin entente and re-ignite a new Cold War in earnest.

Xcpt:https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702061050388312-oliver-stone-trump-ukraine-crisis-documents/

Oliver Stone Urges Trump to Declassify Documents on Origins of Ukraine Crisis
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13:54 06.02.2017
Academy Award-winning film director Oliver Stone says that US President Donald Trump should make public any secret documents he has in his possession on the origins of the conflict in Ukraine.

In an interview with Russia's Channel One which aired Sunday on the news and analysis program Sunday Vremya, Stone said that unfortunately, most Americans do not know the origins to the crisis in Ukraine.

"If I were President Trump, I would declassify all this information on Ukraine, as well as Syria, but above all Ukraine, because it's the focal point of where this [new] Cold War has come about," Stone said.
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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 08 Feb 2017 18:26

Another pro-russian commander assassinated.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38905110
A prominent separatist commander has been killed in eastern Ukraine, four days after another pro-Russian military leader was blown up by a car bomb.
Mikhail Tolstykh, known as Givi, died in his office in an explosion described by rebel authorities in Donetsk as a terrorist attack.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 10 Feb 2017 20:19

Another extreme stupidity by Ukbapzis
http://aa.com.tr/en/europe/turkey-ukrai ... vel/746600
Turkey, Ukraine to allow citizens passport-free travel.
FM Cavusoglu says new measures to allow citizens to just show their Turkish ID cards to enter Ukraine and vice versa


It is like inviting ISIS home for dinner.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Singha » 10 Feb 2017 21:12

Perhaps the idea is push jobless chechens, sultan murad bandits and uighurs into ukraine on contract fighter basis.
Cheap outsoucing

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Shanmukh » 10 Feb 2017 22:39

Singha wrote:Perhaps the idea is push jobless chechens, sultan murad bandits and uighurs into ukraine on contract fighter basis.
Cheap outsoucing


Of all the people on earth, the Ukraineans should remember what happened the last time they employed such hyper-Chankian strategery. I guess they don't teach history or literature any more in Ukraine either, or they would have remembered at least the Polish-Ukrainean curses about the Ottomans & their Crimean-Nogai allies. A foul Polish-Ukrainean curse translates roughly as `May you be a slave in Tartary'. Of course, there is this Ukrainean folk song

The fires are burning behind the river
The Tatars are dividing their captives.
Our village is burnt
And our property plundered.
Old mother is sabred
And my dear is taken into captivity.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Agnimitra » 11 Feb 2017 00:25

Much more than American mail-order brides, Turkish Islamists (esp Gulenists) have been working in and taking Ukrainian brides for 2 decades now. Sasuraal hai abhi.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 12 Feb 2017 06:38

https://www.rt.com/news/377067-ukraine- ... cial-dies/
The deputy head of the Ukrainian Army’s General Staff, Gennady Vorobyov, who was also the head of Ukraine’s National University of Defense, “suddenly” died on Saturday.
Vorobyov died “suddenly, at his workplace,” according to Ukraine’s presidential spokesman, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, who added that the Lieutenant-General had headed the Ukrainian army “on the front line” between 2014 and 2016.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 13 Feb 2017 01:25

Ukraine has an image problem onlee.
Klimkin announces creation of institute to improve Ukraine’s image abroad

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politi ... broad.html

Besides Russia`s Nord stream 2 pipeline would completely cut out Ukraine from the russian gas pipeline system, in effect f"cking them completely.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2 ... 4c7b32336b

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby tandav » 13 Feb 2017 08:00

Agnimitra wrote:Much more than American mail-order brides, Turkish Islamists (esp Gulenists) have been working in and taking Ukrainian brides for 2 decades now. Sasuraal hai abhi.


There is a definite chemistry between Christian Women in many nations Not just Ukraine but also Russia and perhaps eastern Europe (including Germany) itself to Turkish Men. .

Reports below Nearly 100 couples Turkish men and Russian women get married every day.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/02/from-russia-with-love-thousands-of-wives-for-turkish-husbands.html

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Agnimitra » 13 Feb 2017 21:26

tandav wrote:There is a definite chemistry between Christian Women in many nations Not just Ukraine but also Russia and perhaps eastern Europe (including Germany) itself to Turkish Men.

Reasons:
- They are wooed the traditional way
- They see in them stable, responsible husband material - unlike promiscuous or non-commital men in their own country
- Muslim suitors are free of vices like alcohol (a big problem in Russia/Ukraine) or drugs
- ...but Muslim men have the same machismo and "protective"/"possessive" instinct common among Russian men, so it feels familiar and breeds respect
- Muslim men want to have children and are prepared to work for it
- They see in their religious devotion another sign of the ability for commitment
- These suitors are part of a warm social circle with plenty of mutual help
- They see in Islam some structure for life itself

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Singha » 13 Feb 2017 22:04

The venetians and ottomans ran a huge business of capturing people around the black sea rim and selling them into slavery in western markets and arabia.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 14 Feb 2017 20:18

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/ ... rtage.html
Ukraine May Declare Energy Emergency Over Coal Shortage

Ukraine’s government is considering declaring a state of emergency in the energy sector due to severe shortage of coal deliveries from the conflict-torn Donbas region, which produces a large part of the coal that Ukraine’s power-generating plants consume, Ukraine’s Unian agency reported on Monday.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby svinayak » 14 Feb 2017 20:36

tandav wrote:
There is a definite chemistry between Christian Women in many nations Not just Ukraine but also Russia and perhaps eastern Europe (including Germany) itself to Turkish Men. .

Russia has found a country near the Eurasia which is friendly and closer to the Russian families.
This gives them deep reach in the future which can change the European politics.

The Turkey connection to middle east can be diluted in time.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 17 Feb 2017 19:11

http://georgiatoday.ge/news/5854/Crushi ... or-Ukraine
A leading think tank in Brussels prepared an analytical report concerning the situation in Ukraine and advised the EU Council to stop assistance to the country if the situation does not improve drastically.

The Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) evaluated the position of the Ukrainian economy over last three years after the so-called revolution in Maidan, and has published a grim description of the situation in the country.

The Center wrote: “Nearly three years since the euromaidan revolution, the Ukrainian government, to our deep regret, has failed to fulfill its promises about fighting against corruption in the justice system, restoring order in the financing of political parties, and decentralizing the government. Customs reforms have not been finalized, property rights are completely disrespected, and state-owned enterprises have not been privatized. Major reforms to combat corruption constantly meet resistance and delays; the reforms are carried out only on paper. The elite of the country should show more tangible results to win the trust of citizens and alleviate the growing frustration of international partners of Ukraine“.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Philip » 20 Feb 2017 19:18

Putin ups the ante in the UKR!
Demos in KIev between govt. and ultra-fascist forces show splits in the UKR ruling factions. Putin quietly gives in effect,de-facto recognition to the Eastern pro-Russian UKR region,and in the future,like the Crimea,may award recognition to it or integrate it into Russia.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02 ... held-east/

Vladimir Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine
Local police officers arrange passports during a ceremony to issue the first passports of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.
Local police officers arrange passports during a ceremony to issue the first passports of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic. CREDIT: ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/REUTERS

18 FEBRUARY 2017 • 10:07PM
President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Saturday to temporarily recognise civil registration documents issued in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, a decision strongly criticized by Ukraine's president.

The decision will enable people from the conflict-hit region to travel, work or study in Russia.

According to Putin's order, published on the Kremlin website, Russia will temporarily recognize identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates and vehicle registration plates issued in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

The legislation will be in place until a "political settlement of the situation" in these regions based on the Minsk peace accords, the Kremlin said.

Ukrainian authorities sharply criticized Putin's decision, saying Russia had violated the Minsk peace process.

"For me, this is another proof of Russian occupation as well as Russian violation of international law," Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko told reporters in Munich, Germany.

"This step completely negates the Minsk process," said Oleksander Turchynov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, which is headed by Poroshenko.

Fighting has recently escalated in the conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, refocusing global attention on a simmering conflict that has strained relations between Russia and the West.

Watch | Ceasefire in Ukraine comes to a violent end

The February 2015 Minsk peace agreement only locked the two sides into a stalemate that has been broken periodically by sharp resurgences of fighting that Kiev and the Kremlin accuse each other of instigating.

The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine met on Saturday in Munich and agreed to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby dnivas » 20 Feb 2017 23:13

wow Now that Givi is gone and motorola gone last year , who else from the old flag bearers are still there?

Internal cleanup or russian or Ukrainian.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 21 Feb 2017 00:30

https://www.geo.tv/latest/131775-Pakist ... on-defense
Pakistan, Ukraine strengthen ties, sign MoU on defence.


http://www.dw.com/en/clashes-over-block ... a-37627382
Clashes over blockade of coal from eastern Ukraine.
Seven people have been arrested during a protest to support a blockade of coal from Russian-backed rebels in the east. Ukraine's leaders say the obstruction, which started in late January, could lead to more power cuts.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 21 Feb 2017 18:37

Ukbapzis have completely lost their bearings. What is the logic in blocking statement on the unfortunate demise of Russian representatative in the UN security council.
https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702 ... kraine-un/

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Philip » 22 Feb 2017 18:46

Ukraine to Upgrade Pakistani T-80 Tanks: IDEX 2017 News
http://www.defenseworld.net/news/18523/ ... K2NjdJ96M8

Time to open a consulate in the Crimea what?

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 22 Feb 2017 19:00

Longish article on Ukraine`s demographic problems and declining life standards.
http://dailysignal.com/2017/02/21/ukrai ... o-dwindle/

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 25 Feb 2017 19:10

https://sputniknews.com/europe/20170225 ... k-basurin/
Ukrainian Troops Seize Water Filtering Station in Eastern Ukraine – DPR MoD


"Last night, the Ukrainian side captured assets of the Donetsk water filtering station and opened fire at our positions in an act of provocation and in violation of all accords and commitments," Basurin told reporters in Donetsk.


Only God knows what stops Putin from providing more support to the embattled people of Donetsk against Ukbapzis. Heis acting like Nehru. Seeking good conduct certificate from the west.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 27 Feb 2017 23:15

Separatists in Lugansk have decided to use Russian rouble as official currency.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 02426.html
Parts of eastern Ukraine occupied by Kremlin-backed separatists will start to use the Russian rouble, in a move that will plunge the region's already struggling peace process into further turmoil.
The Council of Ministers in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) voted to adopt a decree that establishes the rouble as its official currency.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 27 Feb 2017 23:28

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukrai ... SKBN1661A0
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Monday they would take control of Ukraine-run businesses in rebel-held areas if the Ukrainian government does not end a rail blockade that has halted coal supplies.

In a joint statement, leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (DNR and LNR) said the blockade had caused many businesses to suffer in rebel-held areas and that it went against the spirit of the 2015 Minsk peace agreement.
"We are forced to announce that if by midnight on Wednesday the blockade is not taken down, we will introduce a system of external management on all companies registered in Ukraine's jurisdiction that operate in the DNR and LNR," leaders Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Philip » 06 Mar 2017 19:32

Another pro-Russian gent dies in the UKR.Genuine heart attack or another mystery? The report gives the details of sev. Ru diplomats,etc.,who've died suddenly in recent times.Coincidence or conpsiracy?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 12866.html
Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances
Alex Oronov, who had family ties to President's lawyer, reportedly organised meeting aimed at helping give Russian President control of Crimea

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Mr Trump's links with Russia have caused a great deal of controversy AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan
A Ukranian-born millionaire businessman with links to Donald Trump has reportedly died in unexplained circumstances.

Alex Oronov, a 69-year-old naturalised American citizen who ran an agricultural business in his native Ukraine, died on 2 March, according to a Facebook post by Ukranian politician Andrii Artemenko.

Mr Oronov is reported to have set up a secret meeting between Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen – to whom he had family ties - and Russian officials where a “peace plan” is said to have been hatched to give Russian President Vladimir Putin control of the Crimea.

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Kissinger 'advises Donald Trump to accept' Crimea as part of Russia
Mr Cohen is understood to have an extensive network of personal and business relationships in the Ukranian-American community – and his associates included Mr Oronov, a partner in the ethanol business the lawyer’s brother, Bryan, set up in Ukraine.

The “peace plan” meeting brought together Mr Artemenko, Mr Cohen and Felix Sater, an American-Russian long-time business associate of Mr Trump who is reported to have ties to the Russian mafia.

Details of this meeting are believed to have ended up on the desk of Michael Flynn, Mr Trump’s former security adviser who was forced to resign last month over his alleged secret dealings with Russian officials.

The New York Times – which Mr Trump has repeatedly accused of producing “fake news” - reported the meeting between Mr Artemenko, Mr Cohen and Mr Slater.

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Russian ambassador to UN dies suddenly in New York
In his lengthy Facebook post, Mr Artemenko describes himself as a pawn in a diplomatic game and said the stress created by the article and the negative attention that followed the article was too much for Mr Oronov.

The post, written in Russian, translates loosely: “Yes, I’m guilty... Alex Oronov, my partner, my friend, my mentor, Alex was a family member of Michael Cohen. And he organised all kinds of stuff, including an introduction and a meeting for me with Michael Cohen.”

It adds: “Unfortunately, his heart could not endure it. He died... Friend, your death will not have been in vain, nor will the deaths of tens of thousands of Ukranians and Russians, Alex Oronov, during this wild, undeclared war! Rest in peace and forgive me if you can, as difficult as that may be!”

The Ukrainian MP points the finger of blame at “overexertion, the nerves, from injustice, from suspicion, from sorrow of misunderstanding”.

The remembrance website legacy.com has a listing for Alex Oronov of New York, with dates that match those of the businessman.

One friend and business associate has so far left a tribute on the site, which reads: “Alex had a huge heart and he did a lot for those who were part of his family and part of his company.”

Conspiracy theorists have pointed to a number of recent deaths of Russian diplomats in the past four months.

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Russian diplomats keep dying unexpectedly
Russia’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, died last month in New York after suddenly becoming ill on his way to work the day before his 65th birthday.
It was initially reported he had suffered a heart attack but an autopsy proved inconclusive.

The Russian Consul in Athens, Andrei Malanin, 55, was found dead on the floor of his apartment in Greece in January. Greek police said there was no evidence of a break-in and he was believed to have died of natural causes.

Russia’s Ambassador to India, Alexander Kadakin, 67, was reported to have died of heart failure in January after a “brief illness” according to Indian media.

Russian diplomat Sergei Krivov, 63, was found unconscious having suffered severe head injuries at the Russian consulate in New York on US election day.

According to BuzzFeed, Mr Krivov was initially said to have fallen to his death following a suspected heart attack, but a subsequent report from medical examiners was inconclusive.

Mr Krivov is believed to have been responsible for the security of the consul from American intelligence, although he was initially said to have been “a security guard”.

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Senior Russian diplomat shot dead in flat in Moscow
The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by a policeman at a photography exhibition on 19 December and another diplomat, Peter Polshikov, was shot dead in his Moscow apartment on the same day.

Former KGB chief Oleg Erovinkin, who was suspected of helping British spy Christopher Steele draft a dossier on Donald Trump, was found dead in the back of his car last Boxing Day.

Mr Erovinkin was also an aide to former deputy prime minister Igor Sechin, who now heads up state-owned oil company Rosneft and is said to have been named in the dossier.

His death was initially reported as a suspected murder – but officials later claimed he had died of a heart attack.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 14 Mar 2017 04:48

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politi ... blast.html
Police, SBU break up a railway blockade in Donetsk Oblast

Ukraine’s government delivered a blow to activists’ plans to disrupt trade between Ukraine and Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine: Law enforcement agencies broke up an activists’ blockade of a railway on March, 13.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 15 Mar 2017 03:37

http://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-sbu-arre ... 67998.html
Ukrainian Lawmakers Criticize Arrests Of Activists Blockading Trade With East

Ukrainian opposition lawmakers have demanded an explanation from authorities after the arrests of several dozen activists who were blocking trade with eastern areas held by Russia-backed separatists.
The blockade began in January and has mainly disrupted rail shipments of coal that is mined in separatist-held territory and fuels power plants elsewhere in Ukraine.

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Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine [Feb 6th 2015]

Postby Bhurishravas » 15 Mar 2017 03:39

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press ... integrity/
EU prolongs sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity until 15 September 2017


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