Thursday, May 24, 2018

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

BUNNIK, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors identified a Russian military unit on Thursday as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

The airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was hit by a Russian-made “Buk” anti-aircraft missile on July 17, 2014 over territory held by pro-Russian separatists. There were no survivors. Two thirds of those killed were Dutch.

“The Buk that was used came from the Russian army, the 53rd brigade,” Chief Dutch Prosecutor Fred Westerbeke told Reuters. “We know that was used, but the people in charge of this Buk, we don’t know.”

Ukraine imposes sanctions on WebMoney e-payment system

Gazprom, the EU Commission and Ukraine – A speech worthy of note

Just over a month ago an entry appeared regarding North Stream II and the issues it presents for Ukraine, the EU, Russia (and the USA).
In summary after acknowledging that NSII will become a reality, and simultaneously acknowledging that when it does, even with a southern route (from the many proposed) also eventually becoming a reality, there would still be a requirement (albeit vastly reduced) to employ the use of the Ukrainian GTS, the entry concluded thus:
“So what now for Ukraine?

Joint Investigation Team - investigation MH17 (from 30 min.)

Что значит новый доклад по МH-17 для Украины

Сегодня, 24 мая прошла пресс-конференция совместной следственной группы по расследованию крушения рейса  МH-17 над Донбассом. Основная тема, ради которой члены следственной группы собирали журналистов — происхождение ЗРК «Бук» из которого был произведён выстрел по мирному лайнеру.  Выбор времени и озвученные тезисы говорят о том, что пресс-конференция является частью большой игры, где Украина лишь одна из площадок. Но, одновременно с тем информация Совместной следственной группы открывает ряд возможностей для нашей страны. Быстрая и адекватная реакция позволит создать площадку для дальнейших успешных политических комбинаций. Простое наблюдение или желание «под шумок» попросить немного больше денег от ЕС и США, наоборот, приведёт к большим проблемам.

U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages

US companies wrestle with new European privacy rules

Donbass-Konflikt erhitzt sich vor Fußball-WM

Opening of Beskyd tunnel moves Ukraine closer to the EU

With the opening of the new Beskyd tunnel in the Carpathian Mountains today, Ukraine has made a major step in closer integration with pan-European transport networks.
The new tunnel crosses the mountains between the towns of Beskid and Skotarske and connects the Ukrainian rail network through a double-track link with the pan-European transport network Corridor V, which will stretch from Venice/Trieste in northern Italy via Slovenia and Hungary to Lviv in western Ukraine. The tunnel will take on 60 per cent of rail traffic between Ukraine and the EU.

READ: President Donald Trump's letter to Kim Jong Un canceling the summit

His Excellency
Kim Jong Un
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Dear Mr. Chairman:
    We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place. You talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.

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    Mexico showcases its commitment to investment protection in general – whether through arbitration or not

    Due Diligence

    #DisinfoReview: Keywords of Disinformation: Genocide, Nazi – and the World Cup

    What could genocide and Nazis possibly have in common with the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Nothing would be the most obvious answer. But for the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigners all these three topics serve as sources of inspiration.

    This week, it was all about creating a smokescreen around one of the most important frontlines: Ukraine. As we have seen before, the increased violence in Donbas – like recently - is preceded and accompanied by an intensified disinformation campaign in pro-Kremlin media.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Ukraine business powerbrokers battle for D.C. influence

    Prosecutors collect in Donbas enough evidence of Russia's financing terrorism, armed aggression against Ukraine

    Bill on citizenship to be revised on issue of Ukrainian collaborators in occupied territories – Poroshenko

    Symposium: The Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act are two ships that pass in the night

    Although the Supreme Court’s decision today in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis was a close one (5-4), the result was not surprising, in light of the court’s recent decisions establishing the primacy of the Federal Arbitration Act over other, potentially conflicting federal statutes.  At issue was whether the FAA’s mandate to enforce arbitration agreements according to their terms was displaced by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which grants employees “the right … to engage in other concerted activities for … mutual aid or protection.”  In particular, the employment agreements in these three consolidated cases all required the employees to arbitrate their work-related disputes on an individual basis only.  So the question was whether the NLRA’s protection of “other concerted activities” created a substantive right to pursue group legal action that invalidated the agreements, by displacing the FAA’s mandate to enforce class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.

    Facebook threatened with removal from EU-US data pact

    U.S. urges Russia to end its aggression in Ukraine due to increase in violence


    Ukrainian President signed amendments to the Customs Code aimed at supporting and developing domestic shipbuilding

    President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine on Preserving and Developing the National Shipbuilding Industry" during the visit to "Nibulon" LLC in Mykolaiv. "I wish fair winds and following seas to the Ukrainian shipbuilding," the Head of State said, signing the document.
    "Every effort must be made to provide legislative protection for the Ukrainian industry, in particular Ukrainian shipbuilding," the President said.

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    Denmark begins global legal campaign to recoup tax fraud billions

    The orbit of sovereignty

    Торговля людьми по-русски

    “They think it’s all over……it is now!” Ukraine rolls up organised crime in football

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018


    22 мая Национальная полиция Украины провела масштабную облаву на футбольных мошенников. Проведено более 40 обысков по всей стране, есть первые задержанные. Всего же отрытие угловных дел грозит более, чем 300 персонам.
    Что все это значит, зачем это нужно, кто виноват и что делать, а также что за этим всем должно последовать - разбирался NEWSONE.

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    USAGov’s: 6 Things to Know Before You Start Paying Off Your Student Loans

    Nothing says, “Welcome to adulthood” quite like getting your first student loan bill in the mail. Though this can be a stressful start to the process, there are many ways to manage your student loans. One important resource to get to know is The site offers many tips and resources for managing your college loans.
    Four in ten adults under 30 in the U.S. have student loan debt. It’s important to know if your loans are public (from the U.S government) or from a private institution. USAGov can provide you with the information and resourcesneeded to manage a loan or resolve disputes, but having a plan is key. Here are six great tips from that can help you start the process of paying off your student loans:

    Ukrainian Police expose nationwide soccer match-fixing network

    California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws Aren’t Pro-Immigrant—and Local Leaders Are Pushing Back

    Brazil Issues new Cybersecurity Regulation for Regulated Financial Institutions

    Ukrainian President checked the readiness to use the American anti-tank missile complexes “Javelin”: Combat capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have grown significantly

    President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a working trip to the military training area and checked the readiness of the AFU to use the American anti-tank missile complexes “Javelin”.
    “Finally this day has come! Today, on May 22, for the first time in Ukraine, the trial of Javelin anti-tank complexes of the third generation took place. I am convinced that today, combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, missile troops and artillery have grown significantly,” the President said.

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    U.S. Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements barring class actions in employment context

    Facebook threatened with removal from EU-US data pact

    Trump wants more from EU to lift tariffs: EU trade chief

    Ukrainian President signs law to simplify rules for car imports into Ukraine