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   Since August 14, Russia has effectively closed the Kerch Strait for Ukraine

 

   For a week from August, from 14 August till 21st, Russia did not pass through the captured Kerch strait any vessel following to ports of Ukraine in the Sea of Azov. This was reported on Facebook by the editor-in-chief of BlakcSeaNews, the expert of the "Maidan of Foreign Affairs" Andrei Klimenko.

   In this regard, according to him, the ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk are almost empty.

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Although some ships are able to get inside:

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2 hours ago, Lord_James said:

 

What happened here? Normal “cadet locks his knees while standing” or something else? 

People fainting for some reason.

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34 minutes ago, Scolopax said:

It was Russian hacking and you know it.

 

Although seriously, I suspect it may be from the heat.

 

That is not a first time such thing happens near Porosh

 

 

 

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I think it’s from them locking their knees for a long period of time. This always happened to someone (usually the first year cadets) in my ROTC classes, especially right before we would start marching after standing around for 15+ minutes, didn’t matter the weather. 

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Anatoliy Shariy video about the parade. Ukrainian, well known in Ukraine, pretty hard ass critic of current gov.

Poroshenko really tries to PR himself. In other videos (they were not translated AFAIK) Shariy speaks about that. Porosh rating is kind of very low.

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https://www.interfax.ru/russia/627715

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FSB sent experts to Donbass to participate in the investigation of Zakharchenko's murder

 

   Moscow. 3 September. INTERFAX.RU - The FSB is ready to help in the investigation of the murder of the head of the People's Democratic Republic of Belarus, Alexander Zakharchenko, and sent employees to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic

   "Specialists are already working there," Sergei Beseda, head of the FSB's operational information and international relations service, told Interfax on Monday.

   He said that the Ukrainian special services were involved in the murder of Zakharchenko. "The involvement, of course, of the Ukrainian special services in this ... we think that this is definitely so," said the Conversation.

They were sent with award ice pick.

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   Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin called the situation with the outflow of population from the country "catastrophic". He stated this on the air of the ICTV channel

   According to him, about a million Ukrainians leave the country every year and a similar situation may persist in the near future.

   Earlier, a poll conducted by the social group "Rating" showed that almost a third of the country's population would like to emigrate. According to the survey, young respondents younger than 35 years old often expressed a desire to move abroad.

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   General of the Ukrainian Army, former SVR chairman Nikolai Malomuzh noted that the "leakage" of the able-bodied population takes the scale of the national tragedy. In his opinion, people leave because of the lack of prospects and free development of business in the country.

 

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MoD claims that serial numbers of rocket parts are from Buk missile that was made in december of 1986, shows archival documents. (First 13 minutes of video)

Missile 9M38 was transfered to 223rd AA brigade

 

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- 223 anti-aircraft missile brigade, which was part of the Carpathian Military District in Terebovlya, Ternopil region.
- After the collapse of the USSR, it became part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
- In the 2014, this Ukrainian unit took part in the ATO.

 

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