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UPD: 10/16/2014 Despite another attempted assault, Ukrainian soldiers hold the airport in Donetsk, - the ATO headquarters
The night in most areas where the anti-terrorist operation is carried out was calm.
According to the headquarters, at 22.30 a shelling was carried out on the positions of the ATO forces in the area of Trekhizbenka using MLRS BM-21 Grad.
"Yesterday afternoon, uncontrolled terrorist armed groups bombarded our positions several times in the areas of the village of Debaltseve, Chernukhino, Redkodub, Avdeevka, Granitnoye, fired on residential buildings in Nikishino," it was reported.
In addition, it is noted that the situation in the area of the village of Smelye remains dynamic, anti-terrorist operation forces are taking measures aimed at ensuring the safety of personnel serving at checkpoints in the specified area.
"Despite another attempted assault, the Donetsk airport is under our control, the night before, militants fired on our positions from Donetsk, there are no losses among Ukrainian troops," the press center added.
At the same time, according to the headquarters, the situation in the south of the anti-terrorist operation zone is constantly monitored, planned measures are being taken to create a safe environment for civilians in Mariupol and participants in the anti-terrorist operation.
UPD: 10/16/2014 The rapid fall of the ruble continues: In 2 minutes of trading, the dollar jumped 21 kopecks, the euro - 33 kopecks
The dollar and the euro rose on the Moscow Exchange at the opening of trading on Thursday, October 16, and the ruble fell against the dual-currency basket after an upward correction on the previous day.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, falling oil contributed to the resumption of the fall of the ruble, experts say.
Bidding on the US dollar began on ETS transactions in the range of 40.64-40.7 rubles / $ 1, an average of two minutes the rate was 40.665 rubles / $ 1, which is 21 kopecks higher than the previous close. The euro was in the region of 52.1 rubles / EUR1, adding 33 kopecks. The value of the dual-currency basket ($ 0.55 and EUR0.45) amounted to 45.815 rubles, adding 27 kopecks.
Experts note that a significant decrease in the ruble against the dollar and the euro at the opening is a consequence of the significant correction of the ruble observed the day before. On Thursday morning, the ruble returned to the zone close to the upper border of the dual-currency basket corridor (increased by 35 kopecks the day before, to 45.95 rubles). Falling oil prices continue to exert pressure on the ruble: Brent index futures on the London ICE Futures exchange fell below $ 83 per barrel, updating 4-year lows.
UPD: 10/16/2014 The European Union has warned Russians about difficulties with obtaining Schengen visas: "This is a Russian solution. These are not EU problems"
Russian law on personal data may create problems in issuing Schengen visas.
About this writes Interfax with reference to the European diplomat.
He explained that the servers that store data on the European visas of Russian citizens are located in Europe.
“If Russian lawmakers want it impossible for citizens (to get a Schengen visa. - Ed.), Then this is a Russian solution. These are not EU problems,” the source said.
"If you look at how this law affects the real life of ordinary Russian citizens, this, of course, raises questions," he said.
The interlocutor of the agency expressed the opinion that the law adopted in Russia has no connection with the reality of the 21st century, whose residents buy goods in online stores.
At the same time, the source emphasized that the EU does not plan to discuss this law with the Russian side and its impact on the Schengen data system, although the EU knows that the document will enter into force on January 1, 2015.
The bill on the protection of personal data of Russians was adopted by the State Duma in the summer of 2014. The document provides that personal data of Russians processed via the Internet can be stored only in Russia.
Initially, it was assumed that the law would enter into force on September 1, 2016, but the deputies postponed this period to January 1, 2015.
UPD: 10/16/2014 Oil prices continue to fall: Brent dropped below $ 83 per barrel
December futures for Brent crude on the London Stock Exchange are now trading below $ 83 per barrel.
A barrel of oil at auction in New York fell by almost a dollar - up to 80 dollars 83 cents.
According to experts, prices are falling in anticipation of information on US energy reserves. Such data is expected to be released today by the US Department of Energy.
UPD: 10/16/2014 Terrorists of "LNR" introduced a new system of recruitment of militants and declared a hunt for cyclists, - Tymchuk
In "LPR" there is an acute shortage of personnel.
Dmitry Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page referring to the operational data of the IP group.
According to him, “LNR” introduced a system of one-time involvement of local people who want to participate in the assaults of the positions of Ukrainian troops: “For participation in an armed action, a payment of 200 UAH is promised. The most popular are“ posts ”in mortar crews, the least number of those who wish” earn extra money "in the role of grenade throwers".
"In the territories controlled by the" LPR ", militants have hunted cyclists. There have been numerous cases of citizens being detained on bicycles under the pretext of checking (it is assumed that spotters of Ukrainian artillery are riding bicycles). In this connection, local residents have recently been trying to use this less type of transport, "Tymchuk wrote.
UPD: 10/16/2014 A number of countries joined the sanctions against Russia
Countries applying for EU membership - Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway, members of the European Economic Area and Ukraine - have joined the latest EU sanctions package against Russia.
According to HP2, this is stated in a statement by the EU Council.
In mid-September, the European Union published a list of Russian enterprises that fell under new restrictions.
The sanctions affected, in particular, the oil sector (Rosneft, Transneft and Gazprom Neft) and the defense sector (Uralvagonzavod, Oboronprom and the United Aircraft Corporation). Five Russian banks were also blacklisted - Sberbank, VTB, Gazprombank, Vnesheconombank and Russian Agricultural Bank. EU residents will not be able to provide loans to them, as well as conduct transactions with new issues of bonds and other securities with maturities of more than 30 days.
UPD: 10/16/2014 "Attempts to tell that nationalism is flourishing in Ukraine, to put it mildly, is not true," is another embarrassment with direct inclusion on Russian TV. VIDEO
Former host of the RBC channel, Maria Stroyeva, told her colleague not at all what he expected to hear from her.
As reported, during a direct inclusion on the RBC channel with his former presenter Maria Stroeva, the Ukrainian journalist now began to speak at all not what she expected, asking provocative questions, the news anchor Yuri Tamantsev.
UPD: 10/16/2014 Everyday life of “DPR”: pensions and salaries are “not our competence”. A PHOTO
By order of the "chairman of the Council of Ministers" of the DPR, the head of the administration of Donetsk was appointed, who will also act as mayor of the city.
This was reported by the blogger StivyG. Someone Igor Yuryevich Martynov (at KDPV) was appointed "Head of the City", before being appointed to such a responsible post, he led the city park of culture and recreation. According to Martynov, among his primary tasks is preparing the city for winter and restoring destroyed houses. To the question - how will the payments of pensions, benefits, salaries be decided - he said that this does not fall within the competence of the self-proclaimed republic.
"This is not our competence, but we will not stand aside and will also participate in the obligation to oblige Kiev to give people what belongs to them," he says. Martynov also said that the young "republic" is counting on UN assistance.
That somehow it turns out. The "young republic" does not have money for pensions, salaries and benefits, and it is not expected - they, you see, will oblige Kiev to pay pensions and salaries. “Mayor” did not specify whom he would oblige to transfer millions of subventions to housing and communal services, without which housing and communal services would not work. Each new "people's governor" and "people's mayor" in the Donbass is more gifted than the previous one. Earlier, DNR terrorists appointed their mayor of Donetsk: Lukyanchenko does not answer calls.