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UPD: 07/17/2014 A military aircraft of the Russian Federation shot down the Ukrainian SU-25
On Wednesday, a Russian military aircraft hit the Ukrainian SU-25 aircraft.
This was stated by the representative of the National Security and Defense Council Andrey Lysenko.
"On July 16, at about 7 p.m., another provocation was carried out by Russia. A military aircraft of the Russian Federation launched a missile attack on an SU-25 aircraft of the armed forces, which performed a mission in Ukraine," he said.
“Our plane was shot down, the pilot ejected and was evacuated to a safe place by subsections. The pilot is safe and has no injuries,” Lysenko added.
He added that an assessment of Russia's actions "will be given in the near future."
UPD: 07/17/2014 Personnel appeared on the network confirming the shelling of Ukrainian territory with Russian Grads. VIDEO
Today on the Internet there was a video shot on a mobile phone, which shows, from the territory of Ukraine shelled Grads of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation.
Another video from a series of shelling of Ukraine with Russian Grads. The village of Gukovo. Evening. There is a massive shelling of the positions of the ATO forces of Ukraine from Russian territory!
UPD: 07/17/2014 US imposed sectoral sanctions against Russia
The United States announced the introduction of sectoral sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the press service of the US Department of the Treasury.
The sanctions included Gazprombank, Vnesheconombank, Kalashnikov military concern, Sozvezdie Concern OJSC, Almaz-Antey OJSC, Rosneft company, Basalt enterprise, Feodosiya oil company (in the occupied Crimea), KRET radioelectronic technology concern, Uralvagonzavod company, Novatek OJSC.
Thus, the sanctions affected companies in the military-industrial complex, engineering, banks serving Gazprom and Kremlin infrastructure projects, and the oil and gas sector. Individuals and businesses on the sanctions list have significantly limited access to US markets.
Several officials of Russia are also added to the sanctions list. Among them are the State Duma’s deputy speaker Sergey Neverov, Crimea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Savelyev, Russian Presidential Aide Igor Schegolev, FSB Colonel-General Sergey Beseda, and one of the leaders of the DPR terrorists, Alexander Borodai. It was General Conversation who came to Viktor Yanukovych in Kiev during the killings on the Maidan.
The consequences of the introduction of new sanctions for Russia were commented on by Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov on his Facebook page. “For the first time after the outbreak of war in the east of Ukraine, sanctions were imposed against the largest companies close to Putin — Rosneft (Sechin), Gazprombank (Kovalchuk, Miller), VEB (Dmitriev), Novatek (Timchenko). This is not Russia’s bank for you. It's serious. Blow applied to Gazprom, which settles through Gazprombank and the largest oil company in the country, Rosneft. VEB - these are all infrastructure projects of the Kremlin, from the Olympics and the 2018 World Cup to highways Moscow-Kazan and Moscow-Petersburg. The sanctions introduced can lead to a banking instability system of the country, the reduction of gold and foreign exchange reserves and the devaluation of the ruble, "said Nemtsov.
Nemtsov is confident that Ukraine will not turn off the European path of development, and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not occupy the Donbass. “Putin needs chaos in neighboring Ukraine to avenge Maidan and the European choice. And he will get a crisis and chaos in Russia,” Nemtsov wrote.