Ukraine: 25 dead in military plane crash – Panorama

When a military aircraft of the type Antonov AN-26 at least 25 people died in eastern Ukraine. The civil defense announced in Kiev on Friday evening. Accordingly, there were also two survivors in the disaster in Chuhujiw in the Kharkiv region.

The cause of the crash was initially unclear. President Volodimir Zelensky announced that he would get an idea of ​​the situation on site this Saturday. Area governor Alexej Kutschera announced that there were dead and injured. He was on the way to the site of the accident, he wrote on the Telegram news channel. The Ukrainian military also confirmed the crash on Facebook.

According to the authorities, there were 27 people on board the Antonov, mostly young recruits from the Air Force University. It is said to have been a training flight. The aircraft crashed on the approach to the runway. At first there was talk of 28 inmates, but one trainee did not appear to the exercise.

A wreck burning in the dark could be seen in pictures on social networks. A little later there were videos of the cleared rubble, which was widely scattered in an uninhabited area with trees.

Crash not in the Ukrainian war zone

A total of seven crew members and 21 university students were on board, it said. Two inmates were seriously injured. The health of the rest of the people on board was unclear. They were officially missing, as the civil defense announced. The authorities had previously increased the number of deaths again and again.

The region is around 40 kilometers from the Russian border in the east of crisis-ridden Ukraine, but not in the war zone there. War is officially raging in parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions that are 250 kilometers from the crash site. There Russia-backed separatists face Ukrainian government forces. According to United Nations estimates, more than 13,000 deaths have occurred in the war since 2014.

The EU foreign affairs representative Josep Borrell reacted with dismay to the news from Ukraine, which he himself visited for the first time this week. He expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyi on the short message service Twitter. EU Council President Charles Michel made a similar statement. “Europe mourns with you and wishes the survivors a full recovery.” He expressed his condolences to all relatives and friends as well as to President Zelensky. Zelensky wants to visit the site of the accident this Saturday.


Miners strike: secret service against buddy (

Combative: Ukrainian miners have had many labor disputes in recent years. Most of them lost them.

Photo: REUTERS / Alexander Ermochenko

For weeks there has only been one topic in Kriwij Rih (formerly Krivoy Rog): the miners’ strike. On September 3, workers at the Oktyabrskaya mine stopped working and have since refused to come up. Currently over 150 of them are still holding out underground.

In the course of the ongoing economic crisis and the war in Donbass, the once important mining sector in Ukraine has lost its importance – with far-reaching consequences for employees. Miners have to live on wages below 400 euros. Therefore, in addition to safe working conditions, they are demanding an increase in their wages to US $ 1,000 and the preservation of state social benefits.

“In the Ukraine there is still a not yet completely destroyed social system that guarantees the miners certain benefits,” says Yuri Samoylov in an interview with “nd”. He is chairman of the Independent Union of Metalworkers and Mining Workers (NPGU) and actively supports the industrial action. Because of the harsh working conditions, female employees were allowed to retire at the age of 45 and male employees at the age of 50 and were given good health insurance. But especially under ex-President Petro Poroshenko, these professionally guaranteed rights were increasingly disrupted, such as early women’s retirement. “The Ukrainian Constitutional Court declared that this step was illegal,” criticized Samoylov.

The strike is met with great support in Kriwij Rih. On September 7th, workers from three other mines joined. Together with other supporters, including the NPGU, they organize solidarity events and a daily plenum. »There are regular large labor disputes in the Kriwij Rih region. The only difference is that this year it will be run much harder and with the active participation of the miners, ”says Samoylov.

A quarter of all workers in the mines are women, they work in the manufacture of explosives, the ore enrichment and the transport of the miners into the shafts. But compared to their male colleagues, they earn almost three times less on average.

Even that is too much for corporate management. In her opinion, the strike is illegal, so she consistently rejects any offers of negotiation from the strikers. For Helmut Scholz, EU MEP of the Left Party, this is a scandal: “The refusal of the company management to negotiate with the employee side and the tough action of the security authorities violate essential ILO core labor standards,” he told “nd”.

As is so often the case in Ukraine, ownership of the iron ore works is unclear. The partner is a mailbox company registered in Cyprus, the real owners are well-known oligarchs. “According to our information, 50 percent belong to Rinat Akhmetov, the other half to Igor Kolomoysky. But because the latter is subject to sanctions and is not allowed to have direct business relationships with the EU, an intermediary is brought in to handle the trade, ”says Samoylov. The opaque ownership structure makes the miners’ industrial action all the more complicated.

Especially since the government is increasing the pressure. “In the past week, criminal proceedings against several dozen active strikers, including myself, were initiated,” reports Samoylov. First the indictment was incitement to mass riots, then the union activist was summoned by the Ukrainian domestic intelligence service SBU and learned that the charges had been tightened and that he and the other strikers were accused of hooliganism. During the election campaign, President Volodymyr Selenskyj presented himself as an independent innovator. But his support goes to the oligarchs Akhmetov and Kolomoyskyi. “Yuri Koryavchenkov, a member of the Presidential Party of People’s People and a former employee of Zelenskyi’s TV production company Kwartal 95, came to Kriviy Rih, but he made fun of the strikers and incited them against the unions,” says Samoylov.

The strikers, on the other hand, received support from the local area administration. It provided free food and medical care for workers. Probably for good reason: there are local elections in one month, so you don’t want to mess with the miners.

The EU, on the other hand, remains passive. “The strike in Kriwij Rih is not only important for Ukraine, it is also important from an EU perspective because it points to the deficits in the implementation of the sustainability chapter of the EU free trade agreement and to the precarious social and societal situation in the country,” says Scholz. In a letter to the EU Commission, the MP pointed out this problem, and an answer has not yet been received.


Jewish pilgrims are stuck on the border with Ukraine

Dhe Ukraine fears a rush of up to 4,000 Jewish pilgrims who want to celebrate the New Year’s festival Rosh Hashanah in the Ukrainian city of Uman as they do every year, but are not allowed to enter legally due to the corona pandemic. About 800 Hasidic pilgrims have been stuck north of Chernihiv in the no man’s land on the border between Belarus and Ukraine since Tuesday night. This emerges from reports distributed by the Ukrainian border guards.

Gerhard Gnauck

Political correspondent for Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania based in Warsaw.

One of the videos shows how the head of the border guard, General Serhiy Dejneko, explains to representatives of the pilgrims that it has long been known that citizens of other countries have not been allowed to enter since August 28th. In the meantime, pilgrims gathered in front of a chain of Ukrainian border officials, some singing and praying, while dozens of trucks that wanted to cross the border were jammed behind the chain. Kiev appealed to the Belarusian border guards not to let other travelers through.

During the course of Tuesday, a Belarusian spokesman announced that the pilgrims who were in no man’s land would be allowed back into Belarus. Dejneko expected several flights to the Belarusian capital Minsk on Tuesday and several thousand more pilgrims who wanted to travel around 700 kilometers to their destination in Ukraine through various border crossings by land.

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The governments of Israel and Ukraine – new corona record numbers have been reported from both countries for days – had jointly appealed weeks ago not to go to Uman this year. There is the grave of the tzaddik Nachman von Brazlaw (1772 to 1810), a rabbi revered by Hasidic Jews. The festival of Rosh Hashanah begins on Friday. Israel has announced that it will send its own police officers to Uman.

In the past few days, pilgrims who had already arrived at the grave in Uman tore down a cordon that had been erected because of the corona pandemic; two of those involved were expelled from Ukraine. Because it is apparently expected that pilgrims will continue to arrive, medical controls are to apply on the streets around Uman and strict regulations for crowds in the city itself.

In the past seven days, between 2,400 and 3,200 new infections per day were counted in Ukraine. That is almost four times more infections per head of the population than in Germany. The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, said on Monday there was the “highest number of fatalities since the beginning of the pandemic” in the capital of three million people, namely eleven deaths in one day. A corona hotspot is the sparsely populated area around the western Ukrainian city of Ternopil, with around 300 new cases every day.


Adama, luxury reinforcement against Ukraine

Luis Enrique has since this Friday a luxury reinforcement in the Spanish team that this Sunday will face Ukraine on the second day of the League of Nations. This is Adama Traoré, Wolverhampton winger who missed the appointment against Germany due to a positive suspect in coronavirus last weekend, but who has already joined the group and has even exercised with his teammates in the Football City of Las Rozas.

The Spanish Football Federation (FEF) received after the meeting held this Thursday in Stuttgart the confirmation of the results of the final test that should mark if Adama could join the concentration. And everything has gone according to the most optimistic forecasts Adama, therefore, traveled early this Friday to Madrid, with enough time to train for the first time under the Asturian coach with Spain.

Adama’s foreseeable debut against the Ukrainians, behind closed doors at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in Valdebebas, will close a debate that has been installed for months, since until he plays an official match with the absolute Spanish team he could also act with Mali, the country of your family origin.

It is the second time that the Wolverhampton player has been called up with Spain. Robert Moreno summoned him to replace Rodrigo Moreno in his day but Adama fell due to a muscle problem. That kept the flame of hope alive for a possible call from Mali to the L’Hospitalet player.

The African team has tried by all means to convince Adama to play for the country of his parents but has not succeeded. Traoré only wants to succeed with Spain. He is sure that Luis Enrique’s commitment to him is not a flower of a day. The selection, of which he has been a part in lower categories, has followed him for a long time. Adama considers that his call has nothing to do with what happened with Munir or Bojan, cited at the time so that they did not go with Morocco and Serbia, respectively, but whose passage through La Roja was ephemeral.

Adama is a physical marvel and his speed and overflow on the wing is needed by the Spanish team. He is a different player to what is currently among the selectable, a type capable of altering the course of a game by coming off the bench. “I think he is the most unbalancing player in Europe,” said Luis Enrique to highlight the essential virtue for which he was called among those chosen for his re-release as coach after 18 months.


Marian Jaworski, the cardinal who rebuilt the Ukrainian Church

Close friend of John Paul II, who in 1998 had given him the purple “in pectore”, the ancient metropolitan of Lviv passed away last Saturday at the age of 94. After the Second World War he was the architect of the rebirth of the ecclesial fabric dismembered by the communist regime

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Instead of the altar a cinema cloth, instead of gym equipment benches. The scarring of royal socialism on the churches across the Curtain. There are an infinite number of them in the Soviet countries, in the years in which the diktats of the Kremlin are trying to annihilate the “enemy” faith. Ukraine is no exception. And this is the scenario that faces Marian Jaworski when she returns to her Lviv (Lviv in Ukrainian) – left 46 years earlier as a seminarian due to the Soviet occupation – wearing the vestments of a metropolitan archbishop. It is May 1991, the rubble of the Berlin Wall still smokes and for the Ukrainian church, as for those of Eastern European countries, it is a year zero. It is also necessary to rebuild on the rubble of those who have never lowered the Gospel and paid for it often very hard prices.

Stone by stone

It was John Paul II, a great friend, who created him head of the Lviv Church of the Latins. Monsignor Jaworski rolls up his sleeves. Start a patient recovery action and where you attended concerts or room theatrical people slowly return to celebrate Mass. Then there are the churches to be rebuilt because they simply no longer exist, there is a need to put back on their feet an exhausted clergy, to guarantee them a future of new vocations and already in ’97 the major seminary of Lviv is a reality. Same thing with the laity, who thanks to the encouragement and support of the Metropolitan of Lviv discovers that they possess a dignity well expressed many years before the Council, but until then suffocated by repression.

A close-up of Cardinal Marian Jaworski

To God by faith and by science

The future cardinal puts great zeal and uncommon intelligence into this mission of relaunch. When after 46 years away he returned to Lviv, his curriculum recounts long years of teaching spent in the Theological Faculty of Krakow, of which he became the first rector in 81. His is a mind that knows how to combine the acumen of metaphysical investigation with the concreteness of pastoral practice. Over time he will sign hundreds of publications, many of them on the philosophical concept of God, on the well-known, for him, problem of atheism, on Christian anthropology.

A hand for Wojtyla

For Marian Jaworski Krakow was an adoptive city. It is there that his path intersects with that of Karol Wojtyla, six years older, who on several occasions during his doctorate, in difficult situations, helps him by hosting him in his own home. A bond and an esteem that grow indelibly when in ’67 – having to replace the future Pope who was in Rome for the Council – Jaworski leaves for a pastoral visit to Olsztyn but the train on which he travels has an accident that costs him there. amputation of the left hand.

A great humble man

Three years ago, Polish President Duda awarded him the Order of the White Eagle, the nation’s highest award. But he has always been “a man of great culture and piety”, recalls the Archbishop of Krakow Marek Jędraszewski. “He enjoyed – he says – great authority and respect from John Paul II. For a while he was also his confessor.” What remains impressed, he says, is “the testimony of the cardinal’s faith, for the service rendered to the Church up to end, for his great humility “.


Rare lull in the conflict in Ukraine

It is a silence that Donbass has not known for six years: on August 7, 8 and 9, the OSCE observation mission, responsible for monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, did not report a single shot or explosion along a front line of more than 400 kilometers. It’s a first “Since the mission began to systematically collect data” in 2015, notes the organization in its daily report. And a consequence of a new ceasefire launched on July 27 which, without succeeding in completely silencing the guns, reduced the clashes to a level rarely seen.

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Ceasefires have come and gone in Eastern Ukraine since the signing in February 2015 of the Minsk Agreements. These had put an end to the most violent phase of a conflict that began ten months earlier between the Ukrainian army and separatist groups under Russian supervision. But the guns have never been silent since. Back-to-school, Christmas, or “bread” cease-fire – at harvest time – they all had the same fate: a few days of appeasement before the resumption of skirmishes and artillery duels.

However, it is now two weeks that the Ukrainian army has suffered no loss, welcomed the Secretary of the Security Council of Ukraine Alexeï Danilov on August 10, while conceding isolated shootings and bombardments. “It is really the length of the ceasefire that is unusual, and unprecedented”, notes Oleksiy Matsouka, editor-in-chief of “Novosti Donbassa”, a site specializing in regional news. Since the start of the year, 39 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed.

Respite for the civilian population

Local populations suffering from the conflict and restrictions linked to the coronavirus epidemic are experiencing this lull as a « respiration », explains Florence Gillette, head of the Red Cross delegation in Ukraine. “Civilians live usually with the daily noise of the exchange of fire, which creates significant and permanent stress ”, she adds.

During the first three months of 2020, bombings and mine explosions killed at least four civilians and injured more than thirty on both sides of the front line. Measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic have resulted in the closure of crossings along the front line, further isolating often elderly and fragile populations.

While most of the soldiers are “Tired and eager to go home”, not all understand “The logic of the cease-fire”, thinks Konstantin Mashovets, a Ukrainian activist close to the army. In the country, a controversy has swelled in recent weeks around the ban on responding to fire from the separatist side. This would leave the army ” defenseless “the opposition rebelled, forcing the authorities to ensure that Ukrainian troops could respond well in the event of an attack.

Putin’s order

The unusual but fragile maintenance of the cease-fire could be explained by a telephone conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the day before the agreement entered into force: “They came to an agreement, and Putin gave the order”, estimates Oleksiy Matsouka.

Ultimately, the hope is that of a relaunch of peace negotiations, still struggling since the so-called “Normandy format” summit (between Ukraine, France, Russia and Germany) which was held in Paris in December 2019. For that to happen, the ceasefire will have to last, something that few in Kiev dare to predict.


Playing in risk areas (

After months of corona pause, football fans in Europe get to see international matches again. Ten games will be kicked off this Thursday at the start of the Nations League season – including the top match of the German national team against Spain in League A. Initially viewed critically, the format is now also endorsed by the German Football Association (DFB). National coach Joachim Löw appreciates the opportunity to almost always be able to compete with top-class opponents.

The mode

The game is played in four leagues (A to D) with up to four groups. In the German league A, everyone in the four groups of four plays against everyone in home and away games. The four A group winners will qualify for the final tournament in June 2021. The four bottom group will be relegated to League B for the next edition of the Nations League. The DFB team will face Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine in Group 4 of League A.

The corona rules

The national teams are likely to compete with an emergency line-up of healthy players even after positive corona tests. But it has to be at least 13. Otherwise, for example if the entire team is quarantined, the game should at best be rescheduled. However, the dense calendar hardly offers any alternative dates. If no one is found, the person who caused the game to be canceled threatens to lose at the green table. If no team is clearly solely responsible for the cancellation, the Uefa will decide on the result by lot. With regard to the corona risk areas, according to the umbrella association, most “member associations (…) negotiated exceptions with their competent national / local authorities so that the teams can travel to the venues”.


The fact that international matches are taking place again at all is of enormous importance for the balance sheet of the German Football Association. “The international matches are our life insurance in economic terms,” ​​said DFB General Secretary Friedrich Curtius, referring to the income from Uefa’s marketing pot. And there is also prize money. If the Nations League won, the DFB would pocket 7.5 million euros. In addition, a 71 centimeter high trophy made of sterling silver awaits the winner.

The World Cup qualification

The smaller nations can also get a World Cup ticket through the back door. The two best group winners who did not qualify directly for the finals in Qatar 2022 will take part in the playoffs together with the ten best runners-up in the qualification. There are then two knockout rounds for three World Cup tickets. The other ten final round places for Europe will be distributed to the winners of the ten qualifying groups as usual.

The television broadcast

The two German games on Thursday evening in Stuttgart against Spain and three days later against Switzerland in Basel will be shown on ZDF. On October 10th, ARD will be playing the third German game in Group 4 in Ukraine, three days later the game against Switzerland in Cologne can also be seen in Erste. The games on November 14th against Ukraine in Leipzig and on November 17th in Spain are split between ZDF and ARD. The streaming service DAZN owns the rights to all games in Germany without German participation. dpa / nd


Six years have passed since the liberation of the Luhansk airport

Six years ago, on September 1, 2014, the LPR militia entered the destroyed Luhansk international airport. For the residents of the city, this day became a day of liberation from the horror in which they lived after the outbreak of the conflict in Donbass. Russian volunteers helped the Russian-speaking residents of the LPR to win their freedom and defend the city from the Ukrainian punishers sent by Kiev to “clean up” Donbass and destroy everyone who did not accept the fascist coup d’etat in Ukraine.

The head of the military-political Telegram channel Astra Militarum discusses the situation in the Luhansk region in the summer of 2014, the crimes of the Ukrainian volunteer battalions and how the defenders of Donbass saved the LPR from inevitable genocide.

Luhansk under siege

The summer of 2014 was a time of terrible trials for the residents of Donbass. When the new Kiev government launched a punitive operation against the DPR and LPR, the residents of Lugansk and the Russian-speaking population of the region were constantly threatened with genocide by the Ukrainian Nazis, who operated as part of volunteer battalions.

Heavy weapons were constantly firing at the city. The locals had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from the shells. Ukrainian militants shot at civilian vehicles and exterminated people trying to escape from the combat zone along the highway to Krasnodon.

The Ukrainian military aviation struck blow after blow on the city and the surrounding area. On June 2, the Ukrainian Air Force struck a blow on the building of the Lugansk Regional State Administration – the punitive forces tried to destroy the leadership of the Lugansk People’s Republic, and they were not even stopped by the fact that the largest playground in the city is located in front of the administration building. The airstrike killed eight people and injured 20 civilians.

On July 2, a blow was struck at Stanytsia Luhanska, at least 12 people were killed.

On July 15, aircraft struck a residential building in the village of Snezhnoye, killing 11 people. July 18 – another blow to the residential areas of Luhansk, more than 20 civilians were killed, and the OSCE observers were forced to hide in bomb shelters together with local and Russian journalists.

Luhansk International Airport has become a key stronghold for Ukrainian punishers. On the territory of the air harbor, according to various sources, from 400 to 800 soldiers of the Ukrainian special forces, tanks and heavy weapons were based. The group that controlled the airport received supplies by air and supported the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and volunteers who blockaded the city and exterminated its inhabitants.

The position of the defenders of Luhansk was desperate – there was not enough weapons or ammunition in the city, the militia had very little military equipment and heavy weapons, which were not lacking for the Ukrainian forces. By mid-June, the city was blockaded from all sides. Simple miners, workers, employees of local enterprises, who had no military training, and even less combat experience, went to the militia to defend the city. If not for the help of Russian volunteers, the population of Lugansk would have been exterminated.

Atrocities of Ukrainian punishers

Volunteer battalions of Ukrainian nationalists, such as “Aydar”, “Azov”, “Dnepr”, “Lugansk”, “Tornado”, DUK “Right Sector”1 (banned in the Russian Federation) for a long time preparing for hostilities in the east of Ukraine. The nationalists were fulfilling the task set by the new government of Ukraine – to clean up the Donbass from those who did not accept the Maidan and wanted to preserve their language, culture and historical memory. The target of the punishers was every inhabitant of eastern Ukraine who spoke Russian – Russian-speakers were robbed, raped, tortured and killed.

According to local elders, by the beginning of the summer of 2014, even the German Nazis were overshadowed by their cruelty. During the seizure of the village of Schastye, the fighters of the Aydar National Battalion shot dozens of civilians in the streets – more than 100 people died.

In the villages they occupied – Lutugino, Khryashchevatom and Novosvetlovka – militants from “Aydar” and other battalions launched terror against the local population. Local residents suspected of having links with the “separatists” were beaten, tortured and killed, their houses were robbed. Luhansk residents still remember with horror the marauders from the national battalions. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International documented these crimes, but the West did nothing to stop the unruly Nazis.

Militants of the Azov battalion

Even in Kiev, they had to react to the rampant terror in Donbass, when it became known about the crimes of the company of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine “Tornado”. The group of “law enforcement officers” gathered from criminals repeated the bloody glory of the “Nachtigall” battalion of the OUN1 (banned in the Russian Federation). Punishers “became famous” not only for torture and murder, but also countless perverted sexual crimes against both women and men. The Tornado militants did not hesitate to record their actions, described after the events of 2014 in the book “Ordinary Fascism”, on video.

“In the basement of the Privolnyanskaya school, funds were prepared for committing violent acts, beating, torturing, causing bodily harm. One of the most cruel forms of violence is the commission of sexual crimes against males in a particularly perverse form, which was recorded on video by mobile phones and other means, ”Anatoly Matios, the chief military prosecutor of Ukraine, later admitted. – Frankly speaking – absolutely wild for ordinary people deeds … a man in the basement of the school, where “Tornado” is based, was chained to a sports equipment, raped unnaturally, and then killed. It’s hard for me to talk about it. But we know, at least, about ten people on whom the “Tornadoes” performed similar actions. “

Armed Forces of Ukraine

In their reports, human rights activists emphasize that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine retained the opportunity to work in eastern Ukraine. However, instead of protecting the citizens of their country from the Nazis, law enforcement officers themselves engaged in murder and looting. Few of them have been punished for their crimes.

“In the period from April 2014 to December 2016, for crimes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine were involved: 45 law enforcement officers and two military personnel for“ illegal detention or abduction of a person ”, one law enforcement officer for“ violent perverted satisfaction of sexual desire ”, four employees law enforcement agencies for “coercion into sexual contact,” the Ukrainian Helsinki Union said in its report. “Most of those prosecuted committed their crimes in the Luhansk region.”

In all cases, civilians of the Luhansk region became the victims of the punitive forces. Children were killed in shelling and air raids: since the beginning of 2014, 34 children have been killed in the LPR. Later, a monument was erected to the killed “Angels of Donbass” in Lugansk.

Luhansk airport after liberation

Human rights activists directly name those who are guilty for crimes committed against the population of Donbass: Acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov, head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, the president Petro Poroshenko, Minister of Defense Valery Geletay; Commander of the Ground Forces Anatoly Pushnyakov… None of them was prosecuted for war crimes committed in Donbass by the Ukrainian security forces under their command. And only an insignificant part of the cases initiated in Ukraine against the perpetrators of these atrocities reached the court.

Heroism of the Russian volunteers

Many Russian citizens could not stand aside, observing the cruelty with which the punitive forces are destroying the population of eastern Ukraine. Hundreds of Russian volunteers went to the front line to save the people of Donbass, women, old people and children from murder and violence. In the spring and summer of 2014, at least every sixth defender of the DPR and LPR came to the war from Russia.

Many of the volunteers were veterans of the wars in Chechnya and other military conflicts. With their combat experience, they were able to help the defenders of the besieged Lugansk. The Russians were engaged in the organization of defense, taught the militia the basics of warfare, created the first sabotage and reconnaissance groups that inflicted painful blows on the Ukrainian Nazis.

Luhansk airport after liberation

Thanks to the support of Russian volunteers, the militia managed to turn the tide near Lugansk. After successful actions in Izvarino, Novosvetlovka and Khryaschevaty, the area of ​​the airport was securely blocked by militia units. The Ukrainian group over and over again made attempts to escape from the besieged air harbor. On August 31, unable to break the resistance of the defenders of Luhansk, Ukrainian troops requested a “green corridor” and fled, blowing up the airport runway. In a hasty retreat, the punishers abandoned their seriously wounded and mined the bodies of some of those killed, trying to inflict damage on the militia even after their defeat.

On September 1, 2014, the territory of the destroyed Luhansk international airport came under the control of the LPR militia – the main fortress of punitive forces in eastern Ukraine fell. Only then were the residents of the city able to sleep peacefully for the first time in several months, without fear that a Ukrainian shell would fall on their house and kill their children or loved ones. Thanks to the valor of the Russian volunteers who extended a helping hand to Donbass at the most desperate moment, the enemy was driven back from the city. Residents of the liberated villages no longer had to fear the robberies, violence and murders committed by the national battalions.

Luhansk airport after liberation

Throwing back the ruthless enemy from Lugansk, stopping the advance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the volunteers for the most part left the Donbass. Their goal and task was to protect the Russian people, and they fulfilled it with valor, not trying to benefit from their victory and giving the inhabitants of eastern Ukraine the opportunity to build a peaceful life on their own.

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Girl kidnapped at service station when mother paid for fuel – World

A moment of inattention by a mother led a man to kidnap his daughter at the age of four in Ukraine. The situation happened on Monday night at a service station in Boryspil, about 20 kilometers from Kiev.

In the images recorded by a surveillance camera at the service station, a man is seen standing next to the girl while the mother was paying for the fuel.

Inside the car was the father, who was unaware of the situation.

The individual takes the girl and places her in the back seat of a white car, leaving seconds later without causing an alarm.

The video posted by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry on social media led to a manhunt by police authorities.

He was captured less than two hours after the crime, at the airport that serves the Ukrainian capital.

The child was handed over to the parents, apparently without any visible injuries or injuries.

The 29-year-old confessed to the police that he had kidnapped the child for criminal purposes.

He is charged with three crimes, including rape, and faces up to 15 years in prison.


The State Duma announced the legal right of the Crimeans to the Dnieper water

The State Duma announced the legal right of the Crimeans to the Dnieper water

Crimea has the legal right to receive Dnieper water through the North Crimean Canal, is ready to defend it in international instances and will not allow anyone to speculate RIA Novosti, 08/25/2020

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North Crimean Canal

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Republic of Crimea





SIMFEROPOL, 25 Aug – RIA Novosti. Crimea has a legal right to receive Dnieper water via North Crimean Canal , is ready to defend it in international instances and will not allow anyone to speculate on this topic, said the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Andrey Kozenko . Earlier, the head of the Kiev delegation to the trilateral contact group on Donbass, the ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk said that “if suddenly any- then a humanitarian catastrophe will happen, “Kiev can give water to” Ukrainians living in Crimea “, but not to the military and enterprises. In his opinion, Crimea in matters of water supply, he must rely solely on his own forces and not take into account the possible resumption of water supply through the North Crimean canal from Ukraine. ” Russia has all the resource opportunities and an objective plan for the next five to seven years, “the deputy emphasized. Crimea became a Russian region after the referendum held there in March 2014, in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of Sevastopol residents expressed their opinion for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea to be its temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter, voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the issue of Crimea is “finally closed.” Earlier, Ukraine provided up to 85% of Crimea’s needs for fresh water through the North Crimean Canal running from the Dnieper. However, after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the supply of water through the canal to the republic was completely cut off unilaterally. The issue of water supply was solved at the expense of natural reservoirs, which over the past year have become significantly shallower due to the low amount of precipitation, as well as by drilling wells and extracting water from underground sources.

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Without water and electricity, but in his native gavoni. In seven years, you can already grow an ordinary Crimean, able to exist without fluids and seeing perfectly in the dark.


Vadim Borisov

Apparently it’s time to change the channel of the Dnieper



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