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UPD: 04/24/2014 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that because of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine, exercises began
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that because of the situation in the south-east of Ukraine, exercises began.
"The forces are clearly unequal," the defense minister said before the start of the meeting of the board of the military department.
“The command to use weapons against civilians in their country has already been given. If this military machine is not stopped today, this will lead to a large number of dead and wounded. The declared exercises of NATO troops in Poland and the Baltic countries do not contribute to the normalization of the situation around Ukraine,” - the minister said.
"We are forced to respond to this development of the situation," Shoigu added.
“From today,” he said, “in the areas bordering Ukraine, exercises of battalion tactical groups of combined-arms units of the Southern and Western military districts began. The troops are working on making marches on their own course and deploying to perform tasks for their intended purpose,” Shoigu said.
UPD: 04/24/2014 State budget 2014: where does the country spend money?
The state budget reflects not just a list of state revenues and expenditures, but also the overall economic and even political situation in Ukraine.
This is shown in the infographics of the independent Ukrainian company Baker Tilly.
"In our infographics, we moved away from the standard reflection of expenses exclusively by ministries. We formed certain blocks, where we grouped the state structures according to their functions. Thus, we were able to more clearly show what the government actually gives priority," the report said.
According to the infographic, if you compare the funds that the state spends to support the activities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (11 7 billion hryvnias) and the amount of expenses to support unprofitable state-owned mines (12.16 billion hryvnias), it turns out that the mines, like previous years spends more than the army.
In addition, the cost of the management and management of the veterinary service is more than the management of the army.
Also, according to infographics, an extremely small share is made up of income from taxes of individuals in the budget of Ukraine - only 2.2%.
In Europe, this share in the budget ranges from 20% to 40%. At the same time, the share of tax revenues from business is more than half of all revenues of Ukraine.
UPD: 04/24/2014 Leaflets with instructions on survival in the territories where Russian terrorists operate are scattered over Kramatorsk and Slavyansky
Helicopters flew over Kramatorsk and Slavyansk and dropped leaflets.
About this reports Euromaidan.
UPD: 04/24/2014 Slavyansk assault: 5 terrorists destroyed, checkpoints demolished. PHOTO report + VIDEO
In the course of the antiterrorist operation, units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense released 3 checkpoints for illegal armed groups in the north-eastern part of the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region.
During the fighting, up to 5 terrorists were destroyed. From the participants of the ATO one soldier was injured.
UPD: 04/24/2014 The self-proclaimed mayor of Slavyansk threatens civilians with executions
The siloviki urge not to succumb to provocations and not to carry out the criminal orders of representatives of the self-proclaimed illegal government. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In the course of the antiterrorist operation in the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, leaflets were distributed in which the population was urged to keep calm, if possible not to leave their homes, not to let children go unchecked by parents to the streets of the city, not to give in to provocations and not to carry out the criminal orders of representatives of the self-proclaimed illegal authorities.
According to information from sources in the ATO, the self-proclaimed mayor of Slavyansk Ponomarev announced “shooting at the site of everyone who has this leaflet found”.
UPD: 24/04/2014 The SBU received evidence of the murder of a deputy from Gorlovka by Russian saboteurs: “Rybak buragegozit is there. Press him.” AUDIO
The SBU received information about the involvement of members of the sabotage group of the GRU General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the disappearance and murder of Vladimir Rybak, a member of the Gorlovka City Council.
The radio intercept, indicating the organization of the abduction and murder, the Security Service of Ukraine published on its channel in youtube.
UPD: 04/24/2014 The Prosecutor General’s Office checks 33 associates of Yanukovych involved in the laundering of the “family” money
A special investigation team of the Prosecutor General’s Office is inspecting 50 enterprises, banks and 33 people from Yanukovych’s inner circle in order to detect stolen government money.
This was stated by the First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Mykola Golomsha, speaking at the conference "The return of Ukrainian assets of corrupt politicians," reports "Ukrainian Truth".
He said that the General Prosecutor’s Office is now quite actively investigating large-scale economic and political crimes.
"The entire state machine worked solely to help individual officials and managers to manipulate state programs and launder budget money. Officials, having access to state property, stole them, and the whole law enforcement system did not notice these manipulations and crimes"
He admits that until the end no one imagined the scale of corruption that had been in place for the last 4 years.
“Together with the National Bank, we have now identified 14 laundering banks that have washed 140 billion hryvnias. We noticed that all these crimes originated from the top leadership of the country. A network was created, the purpose of which was to enrich the family of former President Yanukovych” *, the prosecutor.
The General Prosecutor’s Office has already instituted 264 criminal cases against Ukrainian officials and people suspected of corruption and money laundering. In Ukraine as a whole, there are already more than 1000 such cases.
Property and accounts in Ukraine of Yanukovych and his eldest son, Klyuev and Prisyazhnyuk for 1 billion hryvnia and more than 1 billion hryvnia in securities were arrested. Also on their Ukrainian accounts frozen $ 9 million.
"Their partners are also being checked, under the control of more than 50 enterprises, several banks and 33 individuals who could have been involved in money laundering of the" family, "Golomsha said.
The First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine spoke about the difficulties faced by investigators.
“We faced a problem when people from 3 regions of the country, close to the family of Yanukovich and his entourage, were everywhere in all key posts,” Golomsha said.
According to him, these people acted even at the middle management level in all regions of Ukraine, and they made it possible for all suspects of corruption and crimes to leave the country.
Moreover, according to Golomsha, they transferred the special equipment of the special services from Kiev to the Crimea and even individual types of weapons, allowed to take out many documents and evidence in many criminal cases to the Crimea.
“We did not understand why these cases were transferred to the Crimea, for example, in the case of the so-called Boyko towers,” Golomsha said.
Now the prosecutor's office of Ukraine is negotiating with Russia on the return of these documents and equipment.
“But investigators managed to keep copies of documents, and we continue to investigate,” the first deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine confessed.
As for the information that the Alexander Yanukovich Corporation of IACS continues to work without any obstacles, Nikolay Golomsha said that this information concerns last year’s data.
“At the beginning of the year, and even now, some schemes continue to be in place. We’re blocking accounts, and now there is a court in Donetsk that is considering the issue of blocking Alexander Yanukovich’s accounts,” Golomsh said.
UPD: 04/24/2014 Slavic militants have already taken 10 people hostage
The terrorists in the Security Service of the City of Slavyansk want to exchange the American journalist Simon Ostrovsky kidnapped by them for their arrested leader Pavel Gubarev. This was stated by the leader of the terrorists Vyacheslav Ponomarev, Ukrainian Pravda reports with reference to the RIA "Novosti".
Ponomarev, said that all the militia now have ten prisoners, including the deputy of the local city council Vadim Sukhonos.
According to Ponomarev, now Ostrovsky’s documents are being authenticated and the purpose of his arrival in Slavyansk.
“Until we find out, he will be with us. Then we will either allow him to continue working in Slavyansk, or we will exchange them for someone from ours, in particular, for Pavel Gubarev. They treat Ostrovsky well, feed him”
As you know, the journalist for Vice News Ostrovsky was kidnapped on Monday, April 21.
On Wednesday, the leader of local terrorists, Ponomarev, admitted that Ostrovsky was with them, and he was suspected of collaborating with the "Right Sector" because he had an American and Israeli passports.