Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.01.2019    Ministers of European governments are making a stronger effort to connect with their eastern partner, Ukraine. Ministerial-level official visits to Ukraine are more significant now after the Russian Federation’s attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018.   A delegation of the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, and Latvia planned to fly to Mariupol on the Sea of Above on January 15. Winter weather changed their plans.   The Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs tweeted on January 15: “Ukrainian Air Force pilots tried to get us to Mariupol, unfortunately it was impossible due to weather conditions, good visit to Dnipro instead, military hospital,
2019 January 16 Wednesday, 10:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.01.2019  Russian invader-occupiers are stealing coal which belongs to the people of Ukraine. They are then selling the stolen coal to Western buyers who turn a blind eye to its origins. Profits go towards sustaining the terrorist entities “DPR” and “LPR” in occupied eastern Ukraine and paying for Putin’s War.   The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Donbas starting in April 2014. Since the beginning of Russian occupation of some of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, the Putin-Kremlin crime syndicate has stolen about five million tons of coal from Ukraine. The coal is taken by rail through the international border, which only the Russian Federation controls. Poland then becomes the
2019 January 15 Tuesday, 16:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.01.2019   Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev commands Ukrainian forces in Donbas that are defending Europe from Russian invasion. He says that “above all, Moscow seeks to create a land corridor to the Crimean Peninsula occupied by Russia.” For the Russian Federation at war with Ukraine, this is the most practical line of attack.   In an interview given to Austria’s Wiener Zeitung on January 9, Lt.-General Nayev said: “Russian occupation forces are currently not attacking, but that does not mean they have stopped their attempts to provoke further conflict. Currently, the enemy is very active, especially in the Mariupol area and the Azov region.”   Since a “New Year’s
2019 January 14 Monday, 12:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.01.2019    The Russian Federation is conducting its war against Ukraine with exceeding barbarity. When Russians capture or abduct Ukrainians who are wounded or ill, they torture them by denying them essential medicine and appropriate medical care. These Russians are committing war crimes.   Representatives of the illegal Russian occupation regime in Crimea, Ukraine abducted a Ukrainian citizen, Edem Bekirov, on 12 December 2018. He was crossing from Kherson oblast to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea within Ukraine when the Russians took him captive. Edem Bekirov is a Crimean Tatar – a member of a persecuted minority in Russian-occupied territory. Using illegitimate Russian laws against a Ukrainian citizen
2019 January 13 Sunday, 09:49
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.01.2019    NATO members are talking about accelerating Ukraine’s membership. This is the sentiment picked up by the Minister of Defence of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, after meetings in Brussels with NATO representatives.   Fighting alone, Ukraine has held the line against Russian invasion of Europe in Crimea and Donbas while at the same time reforming its military to NATO standards. Not joining Ukraine in the defence of Europe has shamed some NATO representatives; Ukraine’s rapid pace of reform despite waging a war for survival has impressed most of them.   The Ukrainian Defence Minister, a former General of the Army of Ukraine, gave an interview with Uryadovy Courier, a national daily newspaper
2019 January 12 Saturday, 10:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.01.2019   The worldwide micro-blogging platform Twitter has given a blue “verified” checkmark to an entity calling itself “Russia’s MFA in Crimea.” The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in February 2014 and claimed to have ‘annexed’ Ukraine’s territory of Crimea subsequently. The Russian Federation has been waging war against Ukraine ever since, on a battlefront that stretches across Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine. Twitter has given a seal of approval to Russian aggression and said “yes” to the changing of borders by force. Twitter has insulted the memory of the thousands who have died defending Ukraine and the millions of others who are suffering in
2019 January 11 Friday, 09:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.01.2019    46 days have pass since the Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait. The European Union has done nothing except express “deep concern” at Russian aggression. Some EU governments went so far as to condemn the Russian government for what it did. But the EU failed to impose new sanctions on the Putin regime or stop the Nord Stream 2 war finance scheme of the Putin regime. The Russian invaders of Europe in Ukraine will take this as tacit consent to expand their war.   EU politicians will be making a symbolic gesture of support for Ukraine, though. Foreign ministers of many EU countries and the new Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
2019 January 10 Thursday, 15:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.01.2019     The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea in February 2014 and Donbas in April 2014. Both campaigns of Putin’s War began using Russian soldiers in disguise: either in uniform without identification – the “little green men” – or in plain clothes – “titushky” or paid thugs. Five years after Russian armed aggression against Ukraine began, Russian soldiers, agents, and Fifth Columnists are attempting to influence and dominate all of Ukraine, both the occupied and the free territories. They are in disguise and they are in plain sight. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is pervasive, insidious, and intractable.   Officers and soldiers of the regular Russian
2019 January 09 Wednesday, 11:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.01.2019     On 25 November 2018 the Russian Federation committed an act of war against Ukraine. In a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian forces rammed, shot at, pursued, and captured three Ukrainian naval vessels. 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors were captured.   The Ukrainian captives are prisoners of war and are entitled to the protections of the Third Geneva Convention. All 24 Ukrainian service members have demanded to be treated as prisoners of war. The Russian Federation, though, breaches international humanitarian law by subjecting the Ukrainian POWs to a criminal proceeding. The Putin regime refuses to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross to visit the POWs.   In a commentary to the
2019 January 08 Tuesday, 09:25
Janos Szeky, Radio Lemberg Hungary, 08.01.2019   In the early hours of 4 February 2018, terrorists tried to burn down the headquarters of the Hungarian Cultural Association of Subcarpathia (Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Szövetség — KMKSZ) in Uzhgorod. The attempt failed; the Molotov cocktail did not explode. There were no personal injuries, and material damage was slight.    A correspondent from the Hungarian state news agency MTI was quick to respond, and that same morning published a report saying the KMKSZ and local administration head Mr. Hennady Moskal agreed that the attack was an act of provocation. They said it should not turn local Hungarians and Ukrainians against each other.   
2019 January 08 Tuesday, 09:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.01.2019    On Christmas Eve by the Julian calendar, the Archbishop of Constantinople handed over to the Metropolitan of Kyiv a tomos of autocephaly and a bishop’s staff. With that, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was restored to a canonical status that it has enjoyed for over a millennium. The illegal Russian annexation of the church in Ukraine, that had lasted for over 330 years, is at an end.    On Orthodox Christmas, January 7, a service will be held in Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kyiv, where the document will be displayed that grants canonical authority to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine under its self-chosen head, Epifaniy.    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko,
2019 January 07 Monday, 10:49
Олег Леусенко, член НСЖУ та АЄЖ, 06.01.2019    Здавалося б, ну що такого особливого сталося для населення, влади та медіа сусідньої країни? Релігійні справи українців — це ж внутрішня справа самих українців: в кого вірити або не вірити взагалі, в якій церкві молитися, як вінчатися і хреститися.    Але ж ні! Ви тільки подивіться на конвульсії московитів, істерику всіх без винятку московських ЗМІ і, головне, шалену істерику еліти і влади Московії. Кремлівське ОЗУ через якусь релігійну конфесію чужої для них країни терміново збирає Раду безпеки, а предстоятель московської церкви заради українських справ проклинає Вселенського патріарха і палить мости з вселенським православ'ям, відмовившись на Синоді "РПЦ" (а це документ, від якого
2019 January 07 Monday, 00:53
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 06.01.2019    Історія християнства на землях України є дуже тісно пов’язаною з діяльністю Римської імперії. А перші християни з’явилися у нас ще у причорноморських містах, збудованих еллінами та контрольованих Римською імперією.    Починаючи з ІІІ століття нашої ери християнство почало розповсюджуватись серед костобоків (як би так звані московські "історики" не намагалися довести «германскость» гетів, будемо називати їх справжньою назвою). Це було переважно аріанство.    А вже наприкінці IV століття Боспорське царство (проіснувало понад тисячу років) прийняло християнство як державну релігію.    А що римська адміністрація проводила дуже жорстку
2019 January 06 Sunday, 20:59
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.01.2019    An archbishop signed a piece of paper on Saturday. The course of history of two nations – the Ukrainian people and the Russian people – turns on the event.   The Archbishop of Constantinople is Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. From his seat in Istanbul he is the “first among equals” of the patriarchs and metropolitans and hierarchs of the Orthodox Church. The piece of paper Bartholomew signed was a tomos, a document granting canonical authority to a national church to choose its own head and govern its own affairs. The Ecumenical Patriarch signed a tomos of autocephaly on January 5th which he will give on January 6th to the self-chosen
2019 January 06 Sunday, 10:34
Олександр Палій, Twitter, 05.01.2019    Апостол Андрій Первозванний проповідував на землях України, ще коли вона називалася Скіфією. А апостол Павло у І столітті нашої ери писав, що в християнстві немає ні елліна, ні юдея, ні варвара, ні скіфа, таким чином виокремлюючи скіфів з решти «варварських» народів.    Евсевій Кесарійський писав, що у Першому Вселенському Соборі 325 року уже брав участь і скіфський епископ. Це була перша власна церковна організація на українських землях, щоправда, залежна від Вселенського патріархату.    Святий Іоан Золотоуст писав у другій половині 4 століття після Різдва Христового, що у скіфів і сарматів вже були переклади Святого Письма: «І скіфи, і савромати, що оселилися
2019 January 05 Saturday, 21:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.01.2019    Putin crony Dmitry Rogozin will not be going to the United States after all. The head of the US space agency NASA, Jim Bridenstine, indefinitely rescinded an invitation he had extended to Rogozin last autumn. It now appears as if a temporary lifting of sanctions on Rogozin will not take place, and Americand will be spared the presence of this notorious war criminal.   On 20 February 2014, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. At the time, Dmitry Rogozin was Deputy Prime Minister, serving warlord Putin. He was instrumental in the long-planned and unprovoked launch of Putin’s War against Ukraine. Because he poses a grave threat to international peace and security, Dmitry Rogozin was sanctioned by
2019 January 05 Saturday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.01.2019    Germany is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the next two years. Germany’s plans announced for the time that it holds that seat do not mention anything about the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine or any measures Germany will take to stop it. At the same time, Germany is forging ahead with its partnership with invader-of-Ukraine Russia in the Nord Stream 2 scheme to decimate the Ukrainian economy and sabotage the energy security of Europe. The result of Germany’s appeasement of the Russian Federation in the UN Security Council and support of Russian aggression through Nord Stream 2 will be to shatter the unity of the European Union and possibly doom the
2019 January 04 Friday, 09:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.01.2019    Russia invaded Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas in 2014, forcing many Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars to flee their homes and livelihoods for the safety of unoccupied areas of the country. As of 2 January 2019 the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine stands at 1,512,435. This figure was announced by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, based on the number of IDPs who register with its offices around the country.   For well over four years, 7.2 percent of the territory of Ukraine has been occupied by foreign invaders from Muscovy, comprising all of Crimea and some of Donbas (Luhansk and Donetsk regions).   Some of the Ukrainians who are refugees in their own country were driven
2019 January 03 Thursday, 08:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.01.2019   Ukraine’s 30-day state of martial law has ended but the threat of a military offensive by the Russian Federation hasn’t. By the start of 2019, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have increased troops levels near the borders and “lines of control” of Ukraine to nearly 100,000. These Russian soldiers are not for defence but poised to attack Ukraine.   The press service of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reports that 28 Russian army battalion-scale tactical groups are now in the Russian Federation near the international border with Ukraine and also on Ukraine’s territory of Crimea which is temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation. The total number of service members
2019 January 02 Wednesday, 09:10
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.01.2019    The Russian Federation began New Year’s Day 2019 by shelling Ukraine. The 1st Army Corps (so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacked defensive positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Hnutove in Donetsk region close to the Sea of Azov. The Russians opened fire with an 82 millimetre calibre mortar early in the morning of 1 January 2019.   Hnutove is 10 kilometres to the north-east of the city of Mariupol by road. Mariupol is in free Ukraine. The battlefront where Muscovy is invading Ukraine is only 4 kilometres to the east of Hnutove. The Russians have been attacking in the vicinity of Mariupol for almost four
2019 January 01 Tuesday, 08:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.12.2018    Armed Forces of Ukraine units under the Joint Forces Operation have taken control of a strategic height of land north of the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka. They have also improved the security cordon around the village of Novoluhanske in free Ukraine. An improved posture of Ukrainian defences may reduce the number and severity of bombardments the Russian invader-occupiers are making against Ukrainian civilians in Zaitseve and Novoluhanske.   2018 is the year in which Ukraine changed from the limited “Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO)” led by the security service to the more comprehensive “Joint Forces Operation (JFO)” led by the armed forces. It is fitting that at the end of the
2018 December 31 Monday, 12:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.12.2018   The Russian Federation is preparing to use chemical weapons on the territory of Donbas it occupies in eastern Ukraine. The purpose of such an attack is to cause a significant number of civilian casualties and to terrorize the Ukrainian people with whom Muscovy is at war. This information was conveyed in a statement issued by the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine on December 29.   The Russians have been at war with Ukraine since 20 February 2014. The Donbas battlefront of Putin’s war was opened with an invasion that began in April 2014. After initial territorial gains which lasted until the January-February 2015 Battle of Debaltseve, the Russian Federation’s war
2018 December 30 Sunday, 10:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.12.2018    A “New Year’s” ceasefire is supposed to have taken effect in Donbas where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Russian occupation troops violated it within minutes, though. The aggressor opened fire with grenade launchers at positions of Ukrainian defenders near the village of Zalizne, which is west of the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka. No losses were suffered by Ukrainian soldiers or civilians in this Russian attack.   The Tripartite Contact Group working under the Minsk Agreement said that a ceasefire was supposed to have begun at 00:00 (Kyiv time) on December 29.   Before the supposed commencement of the “New Year’s” ceasefire, Russian
2018 December 29 Saturday, 08:49
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 29.12.2018   Частина шістнадцята тут   Епідемія чуми знелюднила терени улусу хана Джилаукуна та його рід. Останнім з прямих спадкоємців роду був хан Борис — єдиний, хто пережив чуму, але він був неспроможним правити улусом. Цим скористався куніґас Ольгерд. Від 1352 по 1358 роки правитель Смоленська, Ольгерд, захопив та приєднав до своїх володінь частину Інґрії з Нууве Ґурдом (Новгородом) та західні улуси ("28 городов з Одоєвим"). Після смерті Бердибека (1357) — останнього правителя з роду Берке, та з початком громадянської війни в Орді, куніґас Ольгерд атакував східні терени Юрту Джилаукуна та улус Берке і його столицю Москву. Неповнолітній хан Сарихозя (так званий «Дмітрій Донской») не зміг
2018 December 29 Saturday, 01:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.12.2018    In an act of war on November 25, the Russian Federation captured 24 active duty service members while they were serving aboard Ukrainian Navy vessels. These Ukrainian Navy sailors are prisoners of war and are entitled to the protections of the Third Geneva Convention. The Russians are committing war crimes by denying those protections.   The Russian Federation has been at war with Ukraine since 20 February 2014 when it invaded Crimea. On the 1,739th day of Putin’s War, the Russians attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea. Three Ukrainian naval vessels were making a peaceful and pre-announced passage from Odesa to Mariupol on November 25, in exactly the same manner as two
2018 December 28 Friday, 10:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.12.2018    As promised last month, the legal framework of martial law in ten regions of Ukraine ended on December 26. An extraordinary war state was declared to exist in the areas of Ukraine adjacent to the Russian Federation and to the territory invaded and occupied by the Russians: Crimea and part of Donbas. It was a response to the the act of war committed by the Russian Federation on November 25, when Russian forces attacked Ukrainian Navy boats in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea.   Ukrainian warships transited the Kerch Strait on September 23 without incident. The Russian attack on an identical voyage on November 25 came as a complete surprise, as there was no reason for it. It was feared that the
2018 December 27 Thursday, 07:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.12.2018   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are shelling the residences of Ukrainians in occupied areas of Donbas. While doing so, they are propagating false information that it is the Ukrainian army doing the shelling. The Russian Federation is preparing for an offensive to expand its invasion of Ukraine beyond the areas of Crimea and Donbas which its troops currently occupy. Firing on civilian infrastructure in areas under their control is an attempt by the Russians to spark a provocation which they hope will serve as an excuse to launch an offensive.   On December 23, the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk or so-called “DPR”) of the Russian army in Ukraine shelled the district of Trudivskyi Petrovsky, a
2018 December 26 Wednesday, 09:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.12.2018    December 25 has been celebrated as Christmas Day by Christians for centuries. Ukrainians, predominantly adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy, still observe Christmas on January 7. But Ukraine has a new, unified, independent and national Orthodox church. “Red letter days” (church holidays) will be very slowly moving from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. For now there are two Christmases in Ukraine, both observed as statutory holidays: December 25 and January 7.   The Orthodox church in Ukraine had been illegally annexed by Moscow since 1686. Late in 2018, Orthodox believers in Ukraine recovered their ancient church and chose a leader from among themselves. It is called
2018 December 25 Tuesday, 07:44
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.12.2018    Ukraine will have two Christmas holidays this season, on December 25 and January 7, but Ukrainian prisoners of war now being held in Moscow are unlikely to celebrate either one of them. The Russian Federation – at war with Ukraine – abducted 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors on November 25 and has been tormenting them since. The Putin regime is unlikely to heed demands from the international community that it free Ukrainian captives, release Ukrainian naval vessels, and lift the blockade of the Sea of Azov. The misery of Putin’s War will spoil this Christmas for millions of Europeans, as it did four times previous since the Russian Federation’s invasion of Europe in Crimea and
2018 December 24 Monday, 10:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.12.2018    Late on December 22, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the Russian Federation as an occupying power to end human rights violations and restore fundamental freedoms in Crimea. This comes after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on December 17 urging the Russian Federation to withdraw its military forces from Crimea and restore freedom of navigation in the Sea of Azov.   The latest UN rebuke to the aggressor state, the Russian Federation, is a resolution called “Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine.” It was adopted by the UN General Assembly by a vote of 64 in favour to 27 against, with 70
2018 December 23 Sunday, 12:07
Джеймс Маттіс, Міністерство оборони, CNN, 20.12.2018   Шановний пане Президенте:   Мені випала чудова нагода бути двадцять шостим Секретарем з питань безпеки, що дозволило мені співпрацювати з чоловіками та жінками, що працюють у Міністерстві, задля захисту наших мешканців та наших ідеалів.    Я пишаюсь прогресом, якого ми досягли протягом останніх двох років у виконанні ключових цілей, представлених у Національній стратегії захисту: покращили фінансове підгрунтя Міністерства, готовність та летальність наших військ, ми реформували бізнес практику Міністерства. Наші війська продовжують продукувати можливості для переваги в конфліктах та для підтримки США у світовому маштабі.    Я завжди вірив у те, що наша сила як
2018 December 23 Sunday, 08:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.12.2018    The year end is bringing a spate of good news about the Ukrainian economy. It has been less than five years since the end of corrupt Yanukovych Clan, and in all that time Ukraine has been fighting a war of national salvation against invasion by the Russian Federation. Nevertheless, there is positive news about economic health and stability in Ukraine.   The International Monetary Fund approved a new Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine on December 18. On December 21, the press service of the National Bank of Ukraine reported that the first tranche of $1.4 billion was received. This ‘backstop’ will give Ukraine better macroeconomic stability, which will be especially important because 2019 is an
2018 December 22 Saturday, 09:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.12.2018    “We now consider the Russian Federation’s actions as a deliberate build-up of the armed forces on our Ukrainian border, as a prerequisite for a full-scale Russian invasion of our land.” This is the assessment of the President of Ukraine, 26 days after the Russian Federation’s act of war against the Ukrainian Navy in the Black Sea.   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are preparing for an offensive against Ukraine. Armour, artillery, transport, equipment and troops are being forward-deployed to Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea, to the Sea of Azov, to Russian-occupied Ukrainian Donbas, to Rostov region in the Russian Federation, and to Voronezh region in the Russian
2018 December 21 Friday, 10:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.12.2018   The Russian Federation committed an open act of war when it attacked the Ukrainian Navy. The Russian Federation’s war on Ukraine began on 20 February 2014 with the invasion of Crimea, expanded in April of 2014 with the invasion of Donbas, and it expanded again with the attack on the Ukrainian Navy on 25 November 2018 – making the Sea of Azov a new theatre of Putin’s War.   Looking to its own defence, Ukraine is taking measures to deter and if necessary fight an amphibious assault by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the Ukrainian Sea of Azov coast. Ukraine is building naval facilities and a “mosquito fleet” as part of these preparations.   On 23 September 2018,
2018 December 20 Thursday, 11:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.12.2018    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and their mercenaries in Donbas escalated their use of heavy artillery which is prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. On the morning of December 18, Russian occupation forces opened fire on Ukrainian defensive positions outside the village of Novotoshkivske, which is in Luhansk region. The Russians used 152 millimetre calibre artillery and 120 millimetre calibre mortars in the bombardment. The fire base used by the Russians is in the direction of the settlement of Kadyivka, which is currently under de facto administration by the Russian Federation through a proxy statelet, the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic.” Kadyivka is 18 kilometres south of
2018 December 19 Wednesday, 08:58
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 18.12.2018    Ватикан визнав митрополита Епіфанія — його новинний портал повідомив про обрання предстоятеля новоствореної Православної Церкви України.    Оце так! То що, Папа Римський не читає гнівних звернень Кіріла Ґундяєва, а легковажно робить з них паперові літачки і пускає їх по вітру? Ой як незручно вийшло!    А якщо серйозно, навіть Ватикан розуміє, що Православна Церква України — це ненова, а перворідна установа, створена київським князем при хрещенні у 988 році — українці лише відновили свою церкву і повернулись до Вселенського патріархату, тільки і всього. Так що Томос в хату, вечір в радість, Папі здоров'я, а когось там на гіляку. Амінь та слава Україні!   
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 23:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.12.2018    The United Nations is taking notice of the Russian Federation’s act of war against Ukraine on November 25. On December 17, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Problem of the Militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as Parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.” The UN is clearly calling out the Russian Federation for its aggression against Ukraine and urges the Russians to get out of Ukraine, particularly Crimea.   When one UN member state wages war on another, as the Russian Federation is waging war on Ukraine, the proper forum is the Security Council. However, the aggressor in this case is a permanent member
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 11:18
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 17.12.2018      Прес-конференція Президента України, Петра Порошенка.    Що впадало в очі: втома Президента, його іронічність і якась буденна впевненість у собі. Проте, це було втомою спортсмена, який взяв рекордну висоту, але знає, що зупинятись не можна, бо планку треба піднімати все вище і вище. Іронічність сильної людини, яка нападки представників першої найдавнішої (я не помилився) професії елегантним бумерангом повертала у їхнього ж лоба. Впевненість у собі, бо наразі він дійсно не має опонентів — опонентів за справами, а не за базіканням. Якщо розвиток України хтось називає піаром, піарся і надалі, Президенте.   Як написав один блогер — "Сподіваємось, наступний Президент
2018 December 18 Tuesday, 01:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.12.2018    “Ukraine is actively working on a package of sanctions related to Russia’s act of aggression in the basin of the Black and Azov Seas.” So said the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, at a press conference in Kyiv on December 16. The rest of the democratic West should follow Ukraine’s lead if there is to be any chance of stopping the expansion of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Europe in Ukraine.   On November 25, in a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian maritime forces rammed Ukrainian Navy vessels in the Kerch Strait. They shot at them from sea and air, and then boarded and captured them in international waters of the Black Sea. 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors
2018 December 17 Monday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.12.2018    The Orthodox Church of Ukraine: that is the official name of the new, united, independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His Beatitude Epifaniy, Metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine: that is the official title of the new Primate, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The name and the title were announced on December 15 in Kyiv, the day and the place where Ukraine’s Orthodox believers restored their church to its rightful state and threw off the last hold that Muscovy imperialism had in the mind-set of the Ukrainian nation.   A unification council was held in Kyiv on Saturday, December 15 to bring together Orthodox believers in Ukraine from three different churches: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church
2018 December 16 Sunday, 10:25
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.12.2018    The unification council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church takes place in Kyiv on December 15. This event has been 332 years coming. The year 1686 was the last time the Orthodox Church in Ukraine was independent and chose its own head. The gathering of hierarchs on Saturday marks the end of the irregular annexation of the Ukrainian church by Moscow, and a return to its proper seat in Kyiv.   Delegates to the council will come from the three churches that are uniting: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate; the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church; and the Moscow Patriarchate. 10 bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate have confirmed that they are attending.
2018 December 15 Saturday, 10:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.12.2018    President Petro Poroshenko literally delivered NATO support to Ukraine when he flew home to Kyiv with secure communications equipment. The NATO alliance was making good on its promise to support Ukraine, and the Ukrainian government was making good on its promise to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine as they fight against the invaders from the Russian Federation in Donbas. This comes at a critical time, as the Russian aggressor is preparing a military offensive against Ukraine, and thus an expansion of Putin’s War in Europe.    On December 13, the Ukrainian President and the NATO Secretary-General met in Brussels. President Petro Poroshenko and Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed
2018 December 14 Friday, 11:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.12.2018    The Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea on November 25. The Russians captured 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors, seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels, and blocked navigation of the Kerch Strait to Ukrainian shipping going to and from Ukrainian Sea of Azov ports. The Russian Federation’s act of war has been followed by Russian war crimes, as the captors of the Ukrainian sailors refuse to treat them as prisoners of war in accordance with the Geneva Convention.   The commander of the Ukrainian Navy tug “Yany Kapu,” Oleh Melnychuk, has become a hero in Ukraine because of his courage and resilience as a prisoner of war of the Russian Federation. When
2018 December 13 Thursday, 10:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.12.2018    The Russian Federation committed an overt act of war against Ukraine on November 25. The Russians have been invading and partially occupying Ukraine since 20 February 2014, but their attack on the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea on November 25 was the first time the aggressor from Muscovy has worn his own uniform and flown his own flag right from the start.   The Russians are now preparing to make their war against Ukraine much larger. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are preparing a military offensive. In anticipation of it, the Kremlin is putting out an an onslaught of anti-Ukrainian hate propaganda. Ukraine is preparing to defend the homeland and defend the rest of Europe
2018 December 12 Wednesday, 11:07
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 11.12.2018    Франція. Учасники протестів розкритикували обіцянки президента Макрона підвищити мінімальну зарплату і знизити податки. Також повідомляється, що протестувальники мають намір відновити акції.    Мій прогноз: пік заворушень вже пройдено, і виступи "жовтих жилетів" поступово зійдуть нанівець. Основна причина: у протестувальників так і не з'явився лідер (кремлівські підбурювачі не зараховуються), а вимоги змінюються чи не щодня. Відсутність координації та цілосності вимог, а також нейтралізація фінансованих Москвою лепенівців дають шанс поступово відновити спокій у країні.    Але особисто мене дуже непокоїть загальносвітова тенденція наступу популізму - тимошенки та ляшки усіх країн,
2018 December 12 Wednesday, 10:40
Itaï Cellier, Facebook, 11.12.2018  Перша частина тут    Я обіцяв розповісти вам про другий геополітичний розкол, який існує поряд з розколом між метропольною та периферійною Францією. Цим розколом є розрив між населенням у сами́х великих містах (мегаполісах). Або, якщо бути точним, це розрив між великими містами та їхніми передмістями. Подібно до того розколу, про який я писав у першій частині, цей розкол також не є лише французьким, але Франція показала світові взірець цього розколу — це  «корпусні міста» або кондомініуми. А привіз їх до Франції швейцарський архітектор на ім'я Шарль Едуар Жаннере-Ґрі (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, 1887-1965), відомий більшості людей під помпезним ім'ям Ле Корбюзьє (Le
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 17:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.12.2018     International Human Rights Day is December 10. This years marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris. Far from celebrating, the world is taking note of the deterioration of human rights. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, Europe is once more in a state of war. 1.7 million Europeans who live in Ukraine are Internally Displaced Persons – refugees in their own country, made homeless by Putin’s War. Over 70 Ukrainians are political prisoners of the Putin regime, and 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors are prisoners of war after the Battle of the Kerch Strait on November 25.   One of the Ukrainian political prisoners being held hostage by the
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 13:38
Itaï Cellier, Facebook, 09.12.2018    Останнім часом я читаю дуже багато нісенітниць від різних «тимчасових фахівців», які не розуміють жодного слова французькою, але є радо готовими розповісти вам, що ж відбувається тут у Франції, і звичайно ж це ідеально пасує до їхнього світосприйняття (і з лівого боку політичної карти, і з правого). Реальність ж є набагато складнішою.    Аби зрозуміти, що тут насправді відбувається, треба усвідомити два дуже глибокі геополітичні процеси, які тривають у Франції протягом  кількох останніх десятиліть. Один з цих процесів власне й спричинив початок мітингів понад місяць тому, а інший — їх радикалізував, що й спричинило масивні руйнування та грабування центру Парижа. 
2018 December 11 Tuesday, 11:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.12.2018   Street protests in the capital against a policy of the president – on the surface, the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) protests in Paris happening now may look like the Revolution of Dignity (EuroMaidan) which happened in Kyiv at the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. But the similarities are superficial. Gilets Jaunes in France is not a “colour revolution” and will not become one. EuroMaidan in Ukraine was a Revolution of Dignity and it changed the Ukrainian nation from something it will never be again into something unprecedented.   Television news shows protestors and riot police and violence, because “if it bleeds, it leads.” What people see of Gilets Jaunes and what they saw of
2018 December 10 Monday, 10:07
Найвищий рівень зарплати психологів встановлено у Швейцарії  – там їх середній річний заробіток складає $88,304.   1. Switzerland Median salary: $88,3042. Qatar Median salary: $74,9943. United States Median salary: $72,8894. China Median salary: $67,365. The United Arab Emirates Median salary: $67,3296. Canada Median salary: $57,9947. Norway Median salary: $57,0548. France Median salary: $53,693   При цьому рекомендації, які, швидше за все, ви почуєте від цих високооплачуваних фахівців, нічим не відрізняються від порад у будь-якій країні світу.   І якщо запитати людей, що виходять з кабінету психолога, що їм порадили, найчастіше ви почуєте одну із цих 10 відповідей. І це не тому, що у них немає інших варіантів, а тому, що
2018 December 09 Sunday, 15:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.12.2018    When Russian forces attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and Black Sea, it marked a major escalation in the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. The Russians rammed Ukrainian Navy boats, shot at them, captured them in international waters, and took 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors as prisoners of war. The attack was unexpected and unprovoked, but it was planned in the Kremlin and personally directed by Putin himself.   The Russian invaders of Europe in Ukraine have spent four and a half years of fruitless trench warfare on a largely static battlefront in Donbas. With no gains to show, the price paid has nevertheless been very high to Muscovy: the blood and treasury of the Russian nation
2018 December 09 Sunday, 10:41
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.12.2018    Lithuania isn’t waiting for European Union sanctions – which may never come. Instead, the EU and NATO member state is imposing national sanctions on Russian individuals responsible for the attacks on the Ukrainian Navy which occurred on November 25 in the Kerch Strait and the Black Sea.   The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, was on an official visit to Kyiv on December 7. At a press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, President Grybauskaitė said: “We know that international organizations have not yet adopted any sanctions against Russian actions. However, we imposed our national sanctions in protest against the attack in the Kerch Strait. We also decided to
2018 December 08 Saturday, 09:25
Noah Weiland, Emily Cochrane, Troy Grigg, The New York Times, 30.11.2018    Спецпрокурор Роберт Свон Мюллер III зібрав під своїм керівництвом прокурорів, агентів ФБР та інших правників для розслідування московського втручання у президентські вибори 2016 року та можливої змови посіпак Трампа з Москвою. У найрезонанснішому за останнє покоління розслідуванні його команда висунула звинувачення проти десятків осіб та трьох компаній, провела одне судове слідство та вже добилася від декількох осіб визнання провини. Лише протягом останнього тижня листопада пан Мюллер та його прокурори звинуватили Пола Манафорта, колишнього очільника президентської кампанії Трампа, у порушенні своєї угоди зі слідством, а також отримали від колишнього особистого юриста
2018 December 07 Friday, 12:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.12.2018    The Government of Canada announced on December 6th that it will contribute up to $24 million (around 18 million USD) to support elections and democracy in Ukraine. In 2019, Ukraine will be holding presidential and parliamentary elections. These will be the second round of elections held after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea in February 2014 and in Donbas in April 2014.   Canada’s Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, tweeted: “Canada is a steadfast partner of Ukraine. We will support Ukraine by committing a significant number of Canadian observers to support a Canadian bilateral observation mission and an OSCE election observation mission.”   Canada will help
2018 December 07 Friday, 09:16
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 06.12.2018    США, як і завжди, в авангарді тиску на Бурятські Емірати. Останні тези нинішньої позиції Білого Дому озвучив спецпредставник Держдепартаменту США щодо України, Курт Волкер:    • у Вашинґтоні розуміють, чому український уряд вирішив ввести воєнний стан - він дозволив провести мобілізацію та запезпечити пересування військ;   • Московія має повернути українських моряків до Різдва, інакше банки Московії можуть відключити від SWIFT.    Оце вже серйозно — у США вперше на офіційному рівні заговорили про відключення від SWIFT — спільноти всесвітніх міжбанківських телекомунікацій, через яку щодня проходять платіжні доручення більш ніж $6,000,000,000,000, та
2018 December 06 Thursday, 16:56
Petro Poroshenko, The New York Times, 05.12.2018
    Russia can’t be allowed to get away with its brazen aggression against Ukraine. The West needs to act.   In 2014, for the first time in seven decades, a state sought to redraw Europe’s map by way of military aggression. Russia’s theft of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula commanded condemnation and economic sanctions from around the world. But as the news coverage moved on, Moscow was left to design a new assault: an 12-mile bridge between Russia’s mainland and Crimea.    The Ukrainian people will not watch as Russia continues its creeping annexation of our country. Four years ago, in the aftermath of our revolution, Ukraine alone was not able to
2018 December 06 Thursday, 14:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.12.2018    In light of the Russian Federation’s act of war against Ukraine on November 25, the Ukrainian government is demanding urgent consultations under the terms of the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances. The guarantors – the Russian Federation, the United States, and the United Kingdom – should have convened after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas in 2014. Better late than never, the Budapest guarantors must convene after the Russians made a purposeful and unprovoked attack on the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait and in international waters of the Black Sea last week.   The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances in connection with Ukraine’s
2018 December 06 Thursday, 09:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.12.2018    Trying to undo a decade old mistake, NATO is making overtures to Ukraine and Georgia. After the Russian Federation’s act of war in the Black Sea against Ukraine on November 25 there is urgency to the high-level meetings going on now at NATO headquarters in Brussels and in capitals throughout the broader North Atlantic region.   In 2008, NATO member states balked at extending a Membership Action Plan to Ukraine and Georgia. The appeasement faction within the Western alliance believed that bringing Ukraine and Georgia into NATO would provoke the Russian Federation. This proved to be a disastrous misjudgement. Exploiting the weakness of the Euro-Atlantic community in defending its core values, the
2018 December 05 Wednesday, 11:27
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.12.2018     24 Ukrainian Navy sailors were abducted by Russian forces in international waters last week. Seeing no effective action to release them by Western powers, Putin feels free to treat his new captives as criminals and not as prisoners of war. With only the Ukrainian people putting up a fight, the rules-based international order that has kept the peace since the end of the Second World War is in headlong collapse due to Russian imperialist aggression and Western appeasement of the same.   The Russian Federation committed an act of war when it attacked three Ukrainian naval vessels on November 25 and captured them in international waters south of the Kerch Strait in the Black Sea. The 24 Ukrainian Navy
2018 December 04 Tuesday, 09:15
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.12.2018    It has been a week since the Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait. The Putin regime has followed its act of war with war crimes committed against 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors who are prisoners of war. The Ukrainian POWs have been moved to Moscow, where it is expected they will face a show trial rather than be treated in accordance with the Geneva Convention. Three captured Ukrainian naval vessels have not been released by the Russians. The Russian invaders of Ukraine have put a stranglehold on the Kerch Strait and have effectively imposed a maritime blockade on the Ukrainian port cities of Berdyansk and Mariupol on the Sea of Azov.   Western democracies other than Ukraine are
2018 December 03 Monday, 09:01
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 02.12.2018    Частина п'ятнадцята тут   На початку 1320-х років посилився тиск католицького кліру на польського правителя, Владислава Локетека. Проти православної Русі об’єдналися католики Польщі, Жемайтії, Угорщини та Франції (в ті часи Польщею правила так звана Анжуйська династія). Німецький Орден стикнуся з повстаннями бюргерів проти статуту Ордену та окремих вогнищ русів-язичників, тож Орден пов’яз у внутрішніх проблемах і участі у подальших діях не брав...    Московські дослідники українського походження ХІХ століття вважали, що церкву Богоявлення у Луцьку було вперше збудовано у 1321 році Дмитром Юрійовичем Галицьким. Це і є першою згадкою про князя Дмитра ІІ, зведеного брата
2018 December 02 Sunday, 21:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.12.2018    In February 2015 Russia launched the Battle of Debaltseve. Russian forces invading Europe in Ukraine attacked the strategic railhead in Donetsk region, but feared a counter-offensive by Ukrainian forces defending Europe. In order to freeze Ukrainian defenders in place, Putin got a ceasefire deal with the Minsk Agreement. The accord was signed late at night on 11 February 2015. Germany and France were the guarantors. Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande trumpeted the signing of a ceasefire deal as if it was an actual ceasefire. But while Ukraine respected the “silence regime” one-sidedly, Russia proceeded with its violent assault and captured the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in the week
2018 December 02 Sunday, 11:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.12.2018     All 24 Ukrainian Navy sailors captured by Russian forces at the Battle of the Kerch Strait have been transferred to Moscow. Even Ukrainian prisoners of war who were wounded in the Russian attack on November 25 were transported out of Russian-invaded and occupied Ukrainian Crimea. This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and a war crime.   Lyudmyla Denisova, the Human Rights Commissioner of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, said that she received information that the Ukrainian sailors were moved from Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine (temporarily Russian-occupied) to Moscow, Russian Federation. This was confirmed by Russian television channel Dozhd, which reported that 21 Ukrainian POWs were taken to
2018 December 01 Saturday, 13:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.11.2018    The Russian Federation attacked the Ukrainian Navy in international waters on November 25. This was an act of war. The Russians captured Ukrainian Navy sailors, but instead of treating them as prisoners of war they charged them with so-called ‘crimes’ and forced some of them to appear on television to recite forced ‘confessions.’ This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and a war crime.   In accordance with the Geneva Convention, Ukrainian Navy personnel held captive by the Russian Federation are prisoners of war and are protected by international law.   The 24 Ukrainian prisoners of war were taken to temporarily Russian-occupied Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine. There they
2018 November 30 Friday, 10:17
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 29.11.2018    Узагальнена реакція світу на агресію Московії в Чорному морі:    США. Реакція Білого Дому дещо запізнилась порівняно з низкою европейських країн, але він наразі демонструє беззастережну підтримку України. З нею вже виступили постійний представник США в ООН, міністр оборони, державний секретар, посол США в Україні, а до Сенату подано проект резолюції з осудом московської агресії. На нашу сторону стали і провідні американські ЗМІ. Найаморфнішою на цьому тлі виглядає позиція самого Трампа, який очікує якихось "доказів". Але позитив у тому, що наразі на нього чинять шалений тиск американські державні інституції та мас-медіа.    Східна Европа. Естонія, Латвія, Литва та Польща виявилися
2018 November 29 Thursday, 21:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.11.2018    Four and three quarter years after the Russian Federation began its invasion of Ukraine, Putin’s War is now undisguised. Fighting under the Russian flag, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation coast guard vessels attacked the Ukrainian Navy in international waters of the Black Sea on November 25. Since this purposeful and unprovoked attack, there has been no meaningful response from any Western democracy other than Ukraine (which put itself on a war footing in anticipation of the Russian offensive which is to come). With nothing but empty words and no action from supposed friends of Ukraine, Putin is confidently expanding his war of imperialist aggression against Ukraine. Putin’s War on
2018 November 29 Thursday, 10:00
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.11.2018   At the invitation of Ukraine, NATO should sail a naval vessel to a Ukrainian port on the Sea of Azov. Doing so would be peaceful, unprovocative, and effective way to support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. It would also achieve the goals of the Free World to liberate 23 Ukrainian Navy sailors who are Prisoners of War held by the Russian Federation since the Battle of the Kerch Strait on November 25.   NATO has been following Ukraine’s lead – not very effectively – since Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. The Russian invasion battlefront in Donbas is NATO’s forward defence against Russian imperialist aggression. This is so even though NATO has recklessly
2018 November 28 Wednesday, 09:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.11.2018    Russia attacked Ukraine at sea on November 25, started a heavy anti-Ukrainian propaganda campaign on November 26, and is now waiting to see what happens. Putin will wait a short time to see what the response will be to his purposeful and unprovoked Kerch Strait battle against the Ukrainian Navy. If Western democracies do nothing to help Ukraine in the next few days then Russia will launch a major offensive.   In a speech to the Verkhovna Rada on November 26, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, gave the estimate of Ukrainian military intelligence that Russian military units are in place for a ground offensive from illegally-occupied Donbas and Crimea, and for an amphibious assault on the Sea of
2018 November 27 Tuesday, 10:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.11.2018     In a purposeful and unprovoked attack, Russian warships rammed and opened fire on Ukrainian navy vessels in the Kerch Strait. The Ukrainian ships were en route from Odesa to Mariupol, and were exercising their right of passage as guaranteed under a 2003 treaty on the joint Russian Federation-Ukraine use of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait. Without warning, Russian Federation forces rammed a Ukrainian naval tug, opened fire, wounded six Ukrainian sailors, and captured three Ukrainian ships. Almost five years after Putin began his mad invasion of Ukraine in Crimea, the Russian Federation is now engaged in open naval warfare against Ukraine.   The Russian Federation’s attack on the Ukrainian
2018 November 26 Monday, 10:09
Roman Bezsmertnyi, for Radio Lemberg, 25.11.2018   Our time has its own analogy of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. And it is called “Nord Stream 2” pipeline.    Matryoshka is reasonably a favorite national Russian souvenir. The first layer hides the second, the second is followed by the third. The one who accepts the shell for the substance risks having a profound mistake.   Russia continues to drag Nord Stream 2 to Germany, despite the fact that not all permits for the gas pipelines usage have been received. But the Kremlin's large propaganda and corruption machine is working tirelessly. It drives a wedge into the European Union somewhere by pressure, somewhere by money corrupt injections, somewhere by promises,
2018 November 25 Sunday, 20:10
Alex Hern, The Guardian, 21.11.2018     Цей політ став справжнім проривом, який нарешті може призвести до безвуглецевих авіаподорожей.   Перший у світі «твердотілий» літак без жодної рухомої частини у своїй системі тяги здійснив успішний політ тривалістю 12 секунд на відстань 60 метрів, довівши, що важчі за повітря механізми можуть літати без реактивної тяги чи пропелерів.    Цей політ став проривом у технології «іонного вітру», яка використовує потужне електричне поле для генерування заряджених іонів азоту, яке виштовхується зі задньої частини літака, генеруючи тягу.   Стівен Барретт, професор аеродинаміки Массачусетського технологічного інституту та головний автор дослідження,
2018 November 25 Sunday, 16:17
Ihor Selibayev, Petr i Mazepa, 23.11.2018    Part One is here    GREECE (HELLENIC REPUBLIC) The Coalition of the Radical Left (known by the syllabic abbreviation “Syriza” or “ΣΥΡΙΖΑ”) — a radical left party (formerly a union of parties of left socialist, euro-communist, maoist, trotskist and ecological directions) in Greece. At last elections it won 20% of votes. The party demonstrates a certain level of russophilia, mostly connected with euro-skepticism. After Alexis Tsipras coming to power, the relations between Greece and Russia became noticeably warmer. Russian ambassador Andrey Maslov became the first foreign official to be invited to the official residence
2018 November 25 Sunday, 13:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.11.2018    Special operations forces of the Ukrainian army took full control of the abandoned village of Rozsadky. The small territorial gain is the latest victory in Ukraine’s defence against the invasion of Donbas by the Russian Federation which began in April 2014.   Rozsadky was a "grey zone" settlement being used by Russian invasion-occupation troops to fire at Europe's defenders. It lies in the Svitlodarsk bulge area of the battlefront 11 kilometres north-north-west of Debaltseve, a Ukrainian city in Donetsk region which was captured by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in February 2015. When Putin’s army seized Debaltseve and pushed the invasion front right up to Rozsadky village it was
2018 November 25 Sunday, 11:20
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.11.2018    The Holodomor was a forced famine-genocide of the Ukrainian people committed by the totalitarian and criminal Stalin regime in 1932-33. Millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death because of their ethnicity or nationality. “Cause of death: Ukrainian” is what some death certificates said during the Holodomor.   We the living remember the dead. We acknowledge the great wrong that was done to them. For ourselves living with this legacy we seek to make sense of senseless slaughter. Somehow we must learn lessons from the past to redeem the present. On the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, how do we say “never again?”   First, we support the Ukrainian people in
2018 November 24 Saturday, 09:47
Наталя Іщенко, День, 23.11.2018    Відсутність громадянської позиції, максимальна нейтральність, просування ідей деескалації, демобілізація суспільства — всім цим критеріям мають відповідати журналістські матеріали згідно з правилами, які активно насаджуються в українському медіа-середовищі. В реальності, ці вимоги є не лише неадекватними українським реаліям, а й небезпечними. Але чомусь мало хто про це каже...    МОЇ СТАНДАРТИ   Багато років тому я почала журналістську діяльність з матеріалу про війну. Мені тоді вдалося практично неможливе — написати про події в Абхазії 1992 — 1993 років, дотримавшись, як я тепер це розумію, всіх сучасних журналістських стандартів. Хоча від кривавих подій на абхазькому
2018 November 23 Friday, 15:47
Ihor Selibayev, Petr i Mazepa, 23.11.2018     The detailed examination of some political parties, movements, leaders which for different reasons play on the Putin’s side. Part 1: France, the UK, Germany, Hungary and Italy.   For a long time the West did not notice, or pretended it doesn’t notice an activity of Vladimir Putin’s ideologists among the right-wing populist parties of Europe. What appeared impossible mere 10 years ago, now possess a serious threat to the very existence of European Union as economic, political and military union of democratic countries.    During the last five years Moscow did spun a tight web, encompassing the series of European political parties — “Freedom
2018 November 23 Friday, 14:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.11.2018     The EU needs Ukraine. Ukrainians are the only Europeans to have fought a popular revolution under the EU flag for the sake of achieving EU ideals of human dignity, rule of law, and peaceful co-existence.   NATO needs Ukraine. Ukrainians are the only citizens of a democracy in the broader North Atlantic region who are fighting against the Russian aggressor and truly defending Western civilization from the dark forces of Muscovy.   Fortunately for other Western democracies, Ukraine is on a firm path to full membership in the European Union and in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.   Five years ago this week the Revolution of Dignity began in Ukraine. Known at first as EuroMaidan, this
2018 November 23 Friday, 10:38
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 22.11.2018    Петро Порошенко зажадав від Верховної Ради невідкладно розглянути зміни до Конституції щодо европейської та евроатлантичної інтеграції.    Знаєте, мені глибоко фіолетово, якщо хтось назве такі заклики власним піаром чинного президента. Проте я добре знаю, що тимчасовий реванш тимошенків-медведчуків є малоймовірним, хоча можливим. І якщо у Конституції буде закріплено курс на евроінтеграцію, то реваншисти ніколи не наберуть 2/3 голосів за його зміну. І ще я знаю, що цим депутатам треба періодично давати копняка для того, щоб вони працювали, а таким членам БПП, як Лещенко - ще й гарного ляща. Порошенко піде з посади, а томос, безвіз та евроатлантична Україна залишаться. І не важливо, що нас поки-що не
2018 November 22 Thursday, 19:25
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.11.2018    Amazon is selling products emblazoned with the symbol of a terrorist front for the Russian invaders of Ukraine which they call “DPR” . This is deeply offensive to Ukrainians and to all freedom-loving people who fight against Russian aggression and the Putin regime’s state-sponsored terrorism. By selling propaganda symbols of the “DPR” Amazon is supporting illegal armed formations in Ukraine and the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. A global campaign is being mounted to stop Amazon.   The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic” are terrorist organizations created by Russian intelligence services
2018 November 22 Thursday, 09:02
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.11.2018     Lenin was dead in Ukraine with independence in 1991. But it took the 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity for Ukrainians to get around to burying the corpse.   It is illegal in Ukraine to glorify the foreign occupation regimes of the Communist Russians or the Nazi Germans. Monuments to Lenin have come down everywhere in Ukraine except the parts that have been invaded and occupied by the Russian Federation, which are Crimea and part of Donbas. Ukrainians are asserting their heritage, culture, language and spirit in the massive task of giving places and things names that are genuine and positive rather than alien and oppressive.   Two recent changes of toponyms are indicative of the renaissance going on
2018 November 21 Wednesday, 08:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.11.2018   For over two years Canada has imposed no new sanctions on aggressor Russia. Despite calling itself a great friend of Ukraine, and despite Russian aggression against Ukraine increasing in its scope and its violence in the past two years, the Government of Canada has broken allied unity with the EU and the US over the sanctions regime. Since September 2016 Canada has failed to implement new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities responsible for war crimes and for grave violations of international human rights.   The last Canadian sanctions were against the corrupt Russian officials who conducted the parliamentary elections for the Russian Federation, illegally, on Ukraine’s territory of
2018 November 20 Tuesday, 11:13
Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 15.05.2018     Частина 3 тут   Численні жертви на Хребті Муттера сколихнули цілий загін. Смерть Кромвелла стала особливо болісною. Його почуття гумору та хороший характер об’єднували загін. «Він був радісним та безтурботним хлопчиною. Завжди доглядав за новенькими», — пригадує Білл Вайт. Гарріса, який сидів з Кромвеллем разом у «лисячій норі», загибель найкращого друга просто спустошила.   Вайт теж тяжко пережив смерть Кромвелла. Розбитий горем, він перестав голитися. Мюллер протистояв такій поведінці. Він казав Вайту сфокусуватися на наступній місії, однак зрештою надавав йому більше комфорту, ніж вимагав дисципліни. «Він міг не раз покарати мене, - каже
2018 November 19 Monday, 23:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.11.2018    Ukraine is on a path to NATO. Membership was promised to Ukraine a decade ago and now Ukraine is advancing rapidly on being able to take up that offer. The most important thing Ukraine is doing for NATO right now is fighting Russian aggression and stopping Putin’s invasion army in Donbas. When Ukraine joins NATO, existing members will gain an invaluable asset in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which have almost five years of combat experience against the Russian enemy.   In recent days, three small steps have been taken on Ukraine’s path to NATO. First, the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission was revived and the United States came out strongly in favour of Ukraine’s accession to
2018 November 19 Monday, 09:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.11.2018   “As a matter of international law, and notwithstanding the fact that Russia is in effective control, Crimea is part of Ukraine. Ukraine has now closed the Crimean Ports. As a matter of Ukrainian law, it is illegal for vessels to call there.” The Security Service of Ukraine said this in a statement in February 2016.   Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2014. Foreign occupation forces prevented Ukrainian authorities from regulating maritime traffic to and from ports in Crimea. On 16 June 2014, the Ukrainian government ordered the closure of Kerch, Theodosia, Sevastopol, Yalta and Evpatoria ports to international shipping. Ukrainian legislation was reinforced by a set of tight sanctions from the
2018 November 18 Sunday, 09:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.11.2018   Ukraine is a free, independent, and sovereign nation. It can make and enforce its own laws, choose its own alliances, defend its own territory, and elect its own leaders.   Two of Ukraine’s neighbours work to undermine its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Russian Federation and Hungary both act on the premise that Ukraine is “not a real country” and is not entitled to mutual respect in the family of nations. The Russian Federation is at war with Ukraine, and has invaded and occupied Crimea and part of Donbas. Hungary is aggressively interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine in Zakarpattia and is blocking all high-level engagement between Ukraine and the European Union and
2018 November 17 Saturday, 08:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.11.2018     The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation treacherously shelled the settlements of Shumy and Pivdenne, Ukraine on November 15. Bombarding the villages with 120 millimetre and 82 millimetre calibre mortars from a residential area of occupied Horlivka, Russian invasion troops completely destroyed two houses in Pivdenne.   Russian forces invading and occupying Ukraine waited until they knew OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine teams had left Shumy and Pivdenne. The OSCE allows Russia to monitor its own invasion from inside the OSCE SMM so it's very easy for the aggressor to know where to attack. The OSCE allows representatives of the aggressor state on monitoring teams and refuses representatives
2018 November 16 Friday, 11:17
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 15.11.2018    Московські посіпаки у рясах провели закритий з’їзд РПЦ КГБ СССР у Лаврі (яка, до речі, належить українському народу, а не купці безбожників, які моляться на Гундяя), а сьогодні вранці була спроба підпалити Андріївську церкву.   Чудовий розвиток подій, як на мене! Було би набагато гірше, якби адепти сталінської церкви пішли на вимушений компроміс з прибічниками автокефалії, зберегли більшість своїх посад і єпархій, а потім підточували та розвалювали єдину церкву зсередини — бо дідько ніколи не стане ангелом, а кремлівський вірус не лікується ні сеансами екзорцизму, ні кадилом по фейсу.    Наразі ж маски скинуто, і без всіляких еківоків позначено водорозділ за принципом
2018 November 15 Thursday, 23:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.11.2018    A unification council will be held in Ukraine on November 22 to create a single Orthodox church. This will be the first time the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will choose its own head, the Metropolitan of Kyiv, in 332 years. The illegal annexation of the Ukraine Orthodox Church by Moscow is at an end.   What used to be called the “Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate (the UOC-MP)” no longer exists. Now known properly as the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, this Kremlin-controlled entity only has whatever ecclesiastical authority its congregations in Ukraine decide to give to it. Canonically, the church that emerges from the unification council that will start
2018 November 15 Thursday, 08:10
Алекс Бен-Арі, Radio Lemberg Israel, 14.11.2018    Протягом кількох останніх днів на Близькому Сході спалахнув черговий конфлікт між Ізраїлем та Сектором Ґаза. Спочатку по території Ізраїлю було запущено понад 500 ракет, у відповідь на це авіація Ізраїлю завдала авіаударів по низці об’єктів організації «Хамас» [абревіатура, арабською — “Ісламський рух опору”, засновано у 1987 році, ця організація визнана терористичною у США, Евросоюзі, але не на Московії — прим. RL]. Що стало причиною цього свіжого протистояння і які його наслідки на сьогодні?    У понеділок мешканці прикордонних до Ґази районів Ізраїлю переховувались у броньованих кімнатах та спеціальних броньованих бомбосховищах. По цих
2018 November 14 Wednesday, 14:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.11.2018     Europe has an army which is fighting in the trenches to stop a foreign invasion. That army is the Ukrainian army. Since the Russian Federation invaded Crimea and Donbas in 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been the only fighting force to stop the Muscovy aggressors. Europe doesn’t need its own army, despite what President Macron of France has said. It already has it with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. France should be joining Ukraine, stopping Putin at war, and restoring the shattered peace of Europe. Europeans who live in Ukraine already have what is effectively the European army. Macron should recognize that.   Properly speaking, the European army should be NATO. But since 2008 NATO members
2018 November 14 Wednesday, 08:55
Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 15.05.2018 Частина 2 тут    Солдати Hotel Company швидко зрозуміли, що Мюллер, їхній новий керівник був зовсім не Gold Bricker. «Він хотів знати стільки, скільки це взагалі було можливо, як можна швидше дізнатися і про місцевість, і про те, що ми робимо, про засідки та все решта, — каже Маранто. – Для нього важливою була місія, місія і ще раз місія».    Мета другої місії батальйону виявилася досить простою: шукати та знищувати. «Ми сиділи в кущах, в горах, просто перед лінією розмежування, цілодобово, — каже Девід Гарріс. — Ми були ніби наживкою. Одні й ті ж самі сутички. Вони б’ють по нас, ми – по них, після чого вони зникають». 
2018 November 13 Tuesday, 19:57
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 12.11.2018    Перемикаю нічні новинні канали і раптом на NBC6, здається, попадаю на короткий сюжет про те, що в Україні розпочались передвиборчі перегони. Якщо у двох словах, то чую таке:   В Україні більше 40 кандидатів виявили бажання балотуватись у президенти, але до фіналу вийдуть, скоріш за все, двоє – Порошенко і Тимошенко. Першого в Україні вважають олігархом, який наважився дати відкритий бій Кремлю та за допомогою США підняв Збройні Сили країни на той рівень, який не дозволить Московії розпочати відкриту агресію проти України. Багато хто його не любить в Україні, стверджуючи, що він постійно піднімає ціни на енергоносії та наживається на війні. Але, парадокс — саме його найбільше не любить і Путін,
2018 November 13 Tuesday, 11:51
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 12.11.2018    Частина чотирнадцята тут    Юрій (George), син короля русинів Лева Даниловича та Констанції (дочка угорського короля Бели IV) народився у 1262 році. Але точний рік його смерті є невідомим (різні джерела вказують і 1308 і 1316 роки). Це найтаємничніша, та водночас ключова історична постать в українській історії. Саме король Юрій став на заваді польській та відповідно совково-московитській історичній "концепції". На превеликий жаль для польских письменників-фантастів і пропагандистів (як і для наших манкуртів чи моксельських дикунів) король Юрій був одруженим двічі. Першою дружиною була сестра засновника Польського королівства Владислава І Локетека — католичка Евфімія (яка народила Юрію
2018 November 12 Monday, 10:45
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.11.2018    Passchendaele, Ypres, the Somme, Verdun – trench warfare in the heart of Europe a century ago. Krymske, the Svitlodarsk Bulge, Avdiivka, Vodyane – trench warfare in the heart of Europe today. The centenary of the Armistice which ended the First World War will be commemorated with great solemnity on November 11. The ongoing war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine will be ignored.   The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. Putin’s War has already lasted longer than the First World War and shows no sign of ending. The peace of Europe has been shattered by Muscovy aggression, and will never be restored until Putin is stopped and Crimea and Donbas are liberated. But
2018 November 11 Sunday, 11:14
Татьяна Воронова, Оксана Кобзєва, Дмітрій Жданніков, Reuters, 09.11.2018   Цю гучну угоду подавали ​як приклад того, що Московія залишається відкритою для бізнесу.    "Я хочу вас привітати", — сказав президент Московії Владімір Путін своєму близькому товаришу, Іґорю Сєчіну, тепло потиснувши йому руку в Кремлі у грудні 2016 року.   Сєчін тоді оголосив про продаж Катарському суверенному фондові QIA та великому товарно-сировинному трейдерові Glencore 19,5% акцій "Роснефті", державного нафтового гіганта, яким він керує.   Цю приватизаційну угоду на суму €10,2 мільярдів ($11,6 мільярдів) було сплановано для поповнення московської скарбниці, спустошеної падінням цін на енергоносії та санкціями Заходу
2018 November 10 Saturday, 19:04
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.11.2018    Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin will be the ‘winners’ of fake elections to be conducted in Donbas. The Russian Federation is going through with the charade of voting on November 11 to flaunt world opinion, to violate the Minsk Agreement, to break Ukrainian law, to demonstrate that it can do anything it wants in any territory that falls under its power, and to insult the ideal of democracy as the genuine expression of the people’s will.   Leonid Pasechnik is the figurehead of the Russian-created terrorist organization “Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).” Denis Pushilin is the figurehead of the Russian-created terrorist organization “Donetsk
2018 November 10 Saturday, 09:56
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.11.2018    It has taken four and a half years, but the West’s language finally has caught up with reality. Russia is at war with Ukraine. The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in 2014, occupying Crimea and part of Donbas. Putin’s invasion-occupation army has been attacking Ukrainian defenders and civilians in eastern Ukraine non-stop, from April 2014 to today. There is an international war raging in the heart of Europe, and Russia is to blame for it.   On November 8, the Treasury Department in the United States introduced new sanctions against Russian individuals and entities that are committing war crimes in Putin’s War. The press release announcing the new sanctions was titled: “Treasury
2018 November 09 Friday, 11:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.11.2018    Trump never has a bad word to say about Putin or about Russia. Even when asked to confirm a basic fact which Putin and the Russians freely acknowledge to be true – the annexation of Crimea – Trump denies it. Trump is more pro-Putin than Putin himself.   At a press briefing on November 8 in the White House in Washington, D.C., the following bizarre exchange took place:   Trump: “Ah … Ukraine … ah, about the fact that President Obama allowed a very large part of Ukraine to be taken and right now you have submarines off that particular parcel that we’re talking about … you know what I’m talking about …”   Reuters reporter Jeff
2018 November 08 Thursday, 09:56
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 07.11.2018    Частина тринадцята тут   Велика яса Чінґісхана (закони та правила) писалась задля збереження єдності держави та недопущення міжусобних війн серед "нащадків Рудого Вовка". Але, нащадки Чінґісхана проігнорували вимоги Яси. Так, десь у 1253 році, Сеїн-Бату відібрав землі улусу Берке (Нижнє Поволжжя та сучасна Воронежчина), і передав їх своєму синові — Сартаку. Берке, натомість отримав землі поблизу Каспію (тобто бідніші землі). Внаслідок цього Берке, завдяки якому Сеїн-Бату посадив на трон імперії Мунке, образився на рідного брата. Згодом, у 1255 році, Сеїн-Бату загадково та раптово помер (його отруїв Берке). Наступник Сеїна-Бату, Сартак, що отримав ярлик на правління у Сари-Орді, помер вже у
2018 November 07 Wednesday, 23:01
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 07.11.2018    У вівторок, 6 листопада, відбулись проміжні вибори до Конґресу США, під час яких обиралися всі 435 конгресменів до Палати представників, а також 35 зі 100 членів Сенату. Трамп вже визнав поразку у Палаті представників. Попри те, його партія зберегла більшість у Сенаті.   Сьогодні американський президент опинився у ситуації, коли створено новий запобіжник його непередбачуваності — він більше не матиме безумовної підтримки у Конґресі. Натомість, опозиція отримала вірний шлях для блокування будь-які ініціативи Трампа, хоча її перемогу також не можна назвати переконливою — Демократична партія з невеликою перевагою здобула більшість у Палаті представників, одночасно втративши місця у Сенаті. 
2018 November 07 Wednesday, 20:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.11.2018     More Western leaders, diplomats, and bureaucrats are visiting the battlefront in Donbas where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Since the Armed Forces of Ukraine started to organize the defence of Europe’s eastern flank from Russian aggression as the Joint Forces Operation (JFO), the Ukrainians have gotten much better at presenting the truth of Putin’s War. On November 6, the Ambassador of Austria to Ukraine, Hermine Poppeller, went and saw for herself what is happening.   Ambassador Poppeller was received in Donbas by the commander of the JFO, Lt.-Gen. Serhiy Nayev. The Austrian ambassador wanted to hear about security and humanitarian conditions at the ‘contact line’
2018 November 07 Wednesday, 09:44
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.11.2018     A catastrophic leak of toxic chemicals occurred at Armyansk, Crimea, Ukraine, on the night of August 23-24. It has not stopped. Because Crimea has been invaded and illegally occupied by the Russian Federation, help from Ukraine or from anywhere else in the world has been prevented from reaching the residents of Armyansk. Instead of  dealing with the ecological disaster, the Russian occupation regime in Ukrainian Crimea is covering it up, continuing to emit toxic contaminants, and persecuting anyone who says it’s not perfectly safe.   The Crimean Titan chemical plant is the culprit. Seized illegally when the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine, the plant has been operating unsafely
2018 November 06 Tuesday, 09:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.11.2018    In eastern Ukraine, the Luhansk and Donetsk “People’s Republics” are not real. They’re fake. They are not from those regions of Ukraine, they are not of the people, and they are not republics. They are not any organized expression of separatism, rebellion, or pro-Russian sentiment. They are nothing what they appear to be.   The Russian Federation is at war with Ukraine. The Russian Federation invaded Crimea in southern Ukraine in February 2014 and invaded Donbas in eastern Ukraine in April 2014. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are occupying Ukrainian territory of Crimea and part of Donbas, and launch ceaseless attacks against Ukrainian defenders and civilians all along
2018 November 05 Monday, 09:35
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.11.2018    The Ukrainians and the Ecumenical Patriarchate are handling the restoration of the Orthodox Church centred in Kyiv masterfully. Russo-centric news media that focus instead on the bluster of Kremlin propagandists about some kind of a ‘split’ in Orthodoxy miss what is going on entirely.   After a break of 332 years, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church will choose its head priest, the Metropolitan of Kyiv, independently. This is called autocephaly. The Ecumenical Patriarch, the Archbishop of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, will be granting a book or letter called a tomos, which indicates that the church in Ukraine is choosing its own head canonically – legally.   After years of careful
2018 November 04 Sunday, 09:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.11.2018    Agents of the Putin regime abducted Pavlo Hryb on 24 August 2017 from Homel, Belarus. The Ukrainian student was spirited across the international frontier and has been held hostage in the Russian Federation since then. Pavlo Hryb has an acute medical condition for which he needs drugs and care. His Russian captors are denying him both. Given that the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine and is waging war against the Ukrainian people, the Putin regime is violating the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Russian officials are committing a war crime.   The Kharkiv Human Rights Group reported on November 3 that one month after Pavlo Hryb’s Russian
2018 November 03 Saturday, 16:14
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.11.2018     One and a half million Ukrainians have been made refugees in their own country by the invasion from the Russian Federation. Putin’s War has made these Europeans “Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)”. Deprived of their homes and jobs by Russian aggression, Ukrainian citizens who are IDPs must not be deprived of their right to vote by the Ukrainian government.   In presidential and parliamentary elections which are to take place in Ukraine in 2019, Ukrainian citizens who are normally residents of now-Russian-occupied Crimea or Donbas must be granted the right to vote, no matter where they live now. Anything less than an unrestricted democratic franchise for IDPs would create two classes
2018 November 02 Friday, 11:47
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 01.11.2018    Офіційний візит Анґели Меркель, бундесканцлерині ФРН, до України.    Це перший після 2014 року (а загалом – третій) візит пані Меркель до Києва, і те, що він відбувається у час, коли в Україні по суті розпочались передвиборчі перегони, свідчить про бажання німецького політикуму й надалі мати справу з Петром Порошенком. Це підтверджує і той факт, що пані Меркель, порушуючи усталену дипломатичну практику, ні з ким з української опозиції ОКРЕМО вести перемовини не захотіла. Зустрічі з Гройсманом та українськими студентами виявились для неї важливішими.    Так от, коли у лідерів двох країн перестали боліти животики від сміху над новітніми санкціями Московії стосовно України, вони
2018 November 01 Thursday, 20:57
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.11.2018   The Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. Dmitry Rogozin was listed as a sanctioned individual under Executive Order 13661 for threatening the “peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity” of Ukraine on 17 March 2014.   The Russian Federation is still waging war against Ukraine. The Russians attack every day. The Russian Federation still illegally occupies the Ukrainian territory of Crimea and part of the Ukrainian territory of Donbas. The Russians commit crimes against humanity against the captive population of Ukrainians every day.   Despite this – and with no explanation to Ukraine – Trump is ‘temporarily’ lifting sanctions
2018 November 01 Thursday, 08:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.10.2018    Saide Arifova was a Crimean Tatar woman who saved dozens of Jewish children from the Holocaust, during the Nazi German occupation of Crimea in the Second World War. “Her Heart” is a film by director Ahtem Seitablaiev which is based on her real story, covering the period from the Nazi German occupation of Crimea up to the Soviet Russian occupation of Crimea.   There was a special screening of “Her Heart” in Ottawa on October 30, a presentation of the Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival, in co-operation with Molodist: the Kyiv International Film Festival. The director, Ahtem Seitablaiev, was in attendance and answered questions after the screening. The event was organized by the
2018 October 31 Wednesday, 11:14
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 30.10.2018    Меркель заявила, що не буде балотуватись на новий термін у 2021 році, коли закінчаться її повноваження голови уряду.    Разом з Меркель піде ціла епоха. Фрау Анґела так і не досягла рівня харизми Марґарет Тетчер, але стала найуспішнішим канцлером ФРН з часів Конрада Аденауера.    Головною вадою німецької залізної леді я вважаю її переконання, що без Московії неможливо вирішувати світові проблеми. Між тим, мир на планеті настане тоді, коли лідери провідних країн позбавляться цієї ілюзії, викинуть Велику Бурятію з Ради Безпеки ООН та зрозуміють, що під ядерним хвостом пихатого павича знаходиться недолуга куряча дупа. Тішить інше: в Німеччині наразі не залишилось впливових промосковських
2018 October 31 Wednesday, 07:53
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.10.2018     The military situation in the Sea of Azov is tense. The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Vice-Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, said that his country’s response to Russian aggression now would be different than it was in 2014 when the Russian Federation invaded Crimea. This time, Ukraine will fight back.   “I believe that further escalation can be carried out in the Black Sea,”  predicted Admiral Voronchenko. The Sea of Azov is separated from the rest of the Black Sea by the Kerch Strait. Especially since the construction of the illegal Kerch bridge, the Russian aggressors have been militarizing the Sea of Azov on a massive scale. Ukrainian military intelligence estimates that the
2018 October 30 Tuesday, 09:48
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.10.2018    “The Occupying Power may not compel protected persons to serve in its armed or auxiliary forces. No pressure or propaganda which aims at securing voluntary enlistment is permitted.” – Article 51, 4th Geneva Convention of 1949: “Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”   The Russian Federation is at war with Ukraine. The Russian Federation is the occupying power in Crimea in the south of Ukraine and in part of Donbas in the east of Ukraine. Ukrainian citizens in Crimea are being forcibly conscripted into the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and made to serve the occupying power outside Ukraine. The Putin regime is violating the Geneva Convention
2018 October 29 Monday, 10:12
Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 15.05.2018 Частина 1 тут   В Конкорді, штат Нью-Гемпшир, Мюллер відвідував школу Святого Павла. В 1962 році, вже у старших класах, Роберт Мюллер (#12) грав у хокейній команді з майбутнім сенатором США, Джоном Керрі (#18).   Як і Гаккет до нього, Мюллер був справжньою зіркою в тренувальному класі Офіцерської школи. «Він був кращим за всіх», - пригадує Філ Келлоґґ, який після випуску з коледжу Санта Фе у Нью-Мексико вступив до морської піхоти. Келлоґґ, який проходив тренування разом з Мюллером, пам’ятає, як Роберт змагався з іншим кандидатом на смузі перешкод … і програв. Це був єдиний раз на пам'яті пана Філа, коли Роберта перемогли. «Він був справжнім спортсменом та
2018 October 28 Sunday, 14:02
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.10.2018     On 27 October, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation brought down a long-range surveillance drone operated by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. It was probably shot down by a 9K33 Osa surface-to-air missile complex operated by the Russians from territory near Nyzhnokrynske in Donetsk region – which has been Russian-occupied since 2014.   The OSCE SMM unarmed aerial vehicle was on a long-range observation mission at night. At 1:36 in the morning on October 27, the UAV spotted a convoy of seven trucks on a dirt road near the village of Manych. This was the seventh time since August 7 that the OSCE SMM had caught the Russians moving military convoys back and forth across the
2018 October 28 Sunday, 09:42
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.10.2018    The European Union is poised to impose more sanctions on the Russian Federation. At war with Ukraine and still invading Crimea and Donbas after four and a half years, the Russians richly deserve them. New punitive measures are needed because Russian aggression has now taken the form of a dramatic militarization of the Sea of Azov.   The European Parliament passed a resolution, “On the Situation in the Sea of Azov,” on October 24 – United Nations Day. The key provision is a call to the European Council “to make it clear that the targeted sanctions against Russia will be reinforced if the conflict in the Azov Sea escalates further.”   Muscovy is rapidly militarizing
2018 October 27 Saturday, 16:09
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.10.2018   The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Oleh Sentsov. Established in 1988, the prize is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for global human rights.   Oleh Sentsov is a filmmaker and writer from Crimea, Ukraine. In late 2013, he put aside his work to join the EuroMaidan movement that was forming in Kyiv. EuroMaidan started as a protest against the decision of then-President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, to give in to the demands of Putin and withdraw Ukraine from the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement. ‘Maidan’ (named after Independence Square in Kyiv) evolved into much more: a massive demonstration
2018 October 26 Friday, 12:35
Олег Шарп, Facebook, 25.10.2018    Европарламент ухвалив резолюцію зі засудженням дій Московії в Азовському морі, а Олег Сенцов став першим в історії представником України, який отримав премію Сахарова – її також вручає Европарламент.    Як відзначили у Брюсселі одразу після ухвалення резолюції щодо Азовського моря, це було першим кроком до запровадження нових санкцій стосовно Великобурятії – їх (санкції) можуть наласти ще до кінця поточного року. Окрім того, цю резолюцію використають у міжнародних судах проти Кремля.    Що стосується премії Олегу Сенцову, то Путін (мушлю йому в дупу та пір'я у горлянку) не відпускає наших політв’язнів в обмін на своїх громадян, бо ціна останніх для нього дорівнює
2018 October 25 Thursday, 20:53
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.10.2018     The Russian Federation committed a war crime against civilians in Vodyane, Ukraine on October 24 – United Nations Day.   The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation bombarded the territory of the village of Vodyane with 120 millimetre calibre artillery. The Russians shelled a residential area of the village and not Ukrainian army defensive positions outside. When the Russian army targets civilians that’s a war crime, for which the commander-in-chief, Putin, is ultimately responsible.   Vodyane lies just 8 kilometres from the outskirts of the city of Mariupol in free Ukraine. It is very close to the battlefront where the Russian Federation is invading. South-east of Vodyane, the
2018 October 25 Thursday, 09:46
Glenn A.Rathn, Radio Lemberg, 24.10.2018   Частина дванадцята тут    Вибачаюсь перед читачами за неправильно наведену у попередній частині історії дату битви під Ярославом (1245 — цю дату прийнято офіційною наукою). Насправді деякі деталі вказують на трохи пізніший термін (а саме 1249).  Московські писаки навмисно плутали дати, аби приховати факти, що руйнували їхню брехню. Так званий "Галицько-Волинський літописний звід", за твердженням московитсько-люмпенської пропаганди є автентичним документом, написаним "особистим біографом Даніїла". Відтак цей "документ" внесено до "Іпатівського списку" (збірка чуток, легенд і вигадок походженням з Литовської Метрики). Та при детальному вивченні так званого "літопису русского"
2018 October 24 Wednesday, 15:05
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.10.2018      Ukraine is fighting a war of national salvation against invasion and occupation from the Russian Federation. Alone, Ukrainians defend Western civilization from the depredations of Muscovy in the trenches of Donbas. Despite this, Ukraine has robust economic growth, contained inflation, a declining debt-to-GDP ratio, and a balanced budget (excluding debt service). Especially because of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, trade is booming in Ukraine. All things considered, Ukraine is an economic miracle in the making.   The Russian aggressor has been waging economic warfare against Ukraine since the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. On
2018 October 24 Wednesday, 12:42
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.10.2018     The 244th week of the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine has seen fighting all along the Donbas battlefront. The attacks by the Russian invaders have been mostly low-intensity bombardments, with intermittent assaults by sabotage and reconnaissance groups. What is notable is that the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation violate the Minsk Agreement ceasefire every day and night, and there is no sign that Putin wants to end his war.   The press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that the base of the defending Ukrainian troops near Schastia was exposed to fire from automatic and easel grenade launchers for almost three hours on October 22.
2018 October 23 Tuesday, 15:39
Helgi Sharp, Facebook, 22.10.2018    Президент США, Дональд Трамп, заявив про намір вийти з договору з Московією про ракети середньої і малої дальності (РСМД).    З огляду на те, що Велика Бурятія завоювала собі репутацію мавпи з ядерною зброєю, Білий Дім вирішив йти шляхом, який започаткував Рональд Рейґан – виснажити Москву гонкою озброєнь. Таку позицію вже підтримали британський міністр оборони, Ґевін Вільямсон, та наш голова МЗС, Павло Клімкін.    Як повідомляють американські ЗМІ, ракетою, яка стала приводом для такої жорсткої реакції Трампа, є «Новатор 9М729», яка в НАТО має позначення SSC-8. Ця крилата ракета наземного базування має радіус дії від 500 до 5500 кілометрів, а тому є незаконною
2018 October 23 Tuesday, 15:15
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.10.2018    “It was a horrific man-made famine that resulted in millions of Ukrainian lives lost. … It’s been 85 years since the Holodomor and today thousands have gathered to remember that dark period in history.” This is how CityNews television introduced its segment about the October 21 unveiling of a memorial to the Holodomor at Exhibition Place in Toronto.   The memorial features a statue of an emaciated girl, clinging to a few shafts of wheat. It is called “Bitter Memories of Childhood” and it is a work by Ukrainian artist Petro Drozdowsky. The Holodomor Memorial is in a prime location in downtown Toronto – Exhibition Place can see as many as four million visitors a
2018 October 22 Monday, 11:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.10.2018   There is a particular cruelty, viciousness, and inhumanity to Russia’s war against Ukraine. The indiscriminate placement of mines by the invaders is one of the worst features of Putin’s War in Donbas. The United Nations estimates that the Russian-invaded and occupied zone in eastern Ukraine is now one of the most mined areas in the world.   On October 18, tragedy struck in the town of Zolote in Luhansk region in easternmost Ukraine. Two residents, a 45-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, died when an explosive device detonated. It happened in the ‘No-Man’s-Land’ between the Russian army and the Ukrainian army, between Zolote-5 settlement (Russian-occupied) and the Vil’nyy
2018 October 21 Sunday, 11:29
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.10.2018    As a result of the Putin’s War against Ukraine, over 70 Ukrainian political prisoners are being held in the Russian Federation and in Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea. There have been developments in recent days with regard to three of them: Oleg Sentsov, Roman Suschchenko, and Volodymyr Balukh.   Oleg Sentsov is a filmmaker. He went on hunger strike on May 14 to bring about the release of Ukrainian political prisoners. He ended his hunger strike recently to avoid force feeding. Roman Sushchenko is a journalist. The Putin regime is in the process of transferring him to a penal colony, ignoring all international calls for his release. Volodymyr Balukh is a farmer. After being severely
2018 October 20 Saturday, 10:06
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.10.2018     A bombing and shooting killed and injured many people in Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine on October 17. Ukrainians are in shock at what happened to their countrymen and women on Wednesday. Condolences were expressed to the Ukrainian people and their government by leaders from around the world. But a reader or viewer of the mainstream Western press would be very confused about what happened on Ukraine’s southern peninsula. Most news outlets focussed exclusively on the reaction of a foreign country, beyond where the attack occurred: they talked about the Russian Federation. Russo-centric news media failed their audience badly by reporting what “Russia said” and ignoring the words and actions of
2018 October 19 Friday, 14:45
Maximilian Hess, Foreign Policy, 09.10.2018   Юридичне протистояння між Московією та Україною в Лондонському суді є безпрецедентним прикладом ведення війни іншими засобами.    За чотири роки війни між Україною та Московією лінія фронту не сильно змістилася  — в основному на користь Московії, коли у лютому 2015 року нею було захоплено місто Дебальцеве. Проте минулого місяця Україна нарешті добилася своєї головної перемоги — отриманої не завдяки боям на Донбасі, а завдяки рішенню Апеляційного суду в Лондоні.   Сам факт того, що зала Лондонського суду стала чи не головним полем бою цієї війни, підкреслює те, що на кону стоїть дещо більше, ніж просто територія на сході України. Насправді, практично на волосинці
2018 October 18 Thursday, 22:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.10.2018   Ukraine never experienced mass-casualty terrorist acts before the Russian Federation invaded parts of it in 2014. In the first year of Putin’s War against the Ukrainian nation, the Russians shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Russian-occupied Donbas. In the fifth year of Putin’s War against the Ukrainian nation, a mass murder shooting and bombing took place in Russian-occupied Crimea.    An attack occurred at a college in Kerch, Crimea in Russian-occupied Ukraine on Wednesday, October 17. According to early unconfirmed reports, 19 people were killed and over 30 were injured when a fourth-year student at the college set off explosions and shot people with firearms. The presumed
2018 October 18 Thursday, 11:03
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.10.2018     After a long, patient wait of 332 years, the reunification of the Orthodox church in Ukraine is proceeding rapidly in Kyiv and in Istanbul. Believers and unbelievers alike are uplifted in Ukraine, at the prospect of seeing a local, self-governing, unified, and national church emerging in a matter of weeks or months. This is not merely a religious renaissance for Ukrainians, but a momentous and final step in Ukraine’s path to Europe and to the West. Autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is liberation from colonial oppression by Muscovy.   On October 11, the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate announced that autocephaly will be granted to the Church of Ukraine. The priests and monks and
2018 October 17 Wednesday, 11:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.10.2018    “In Aviivka there was a battle.” In this dry language, the press service of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced an assault by Russian troops against Ukrainian positions on the battlefront in Donbas.   North of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk, Ukraine, is the free Ukraine city of Avdiivka. Between them lies the front line of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Europe in Donbas. The Russian occupation army regularly shells Ukrainian defenders at the “Butivka” mine and in the “PromZone” industrial park. Occasionally, the invaders shell Ukrainian civilians in the city of Avdiivka itself. The 1st Army Corps (Donetsk or
2018 October 16 Tuesday, 10:02
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.10.2018   The Orthodox church in Moscow is joined at the hip to the Kremlin. When the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014, the Moscow Patriarchate strongly supported Putin’s War. Working within Ukraine as the so-called “Ukrainian” Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate works to undermine Ukrainian unity and resistance to Russian aggression. Priests loyal to the Putin-Gundyayev church bless soldiers who attack Ukrainian defenders and civilians, and even fight alongside them. The Moscow Patriarchate wages war against its ‘Slavic brothers’ in Ukraine – all in the name of the ‘Russian World’: Rooskiy Mir.   The Security Service of Ukraine has been
2018 October 15 Monday, 13:02
Alex Ben Ari, Radio Lemberg Israel, 14.10.2018   Звільнення пастора Брансона з турецької в'язниці стало черговою спробою Реджепа Таїпа Ердогана налагодити недавно зруйновані стосунки між США і Туреччиною. Але чи є такий крок турецького нео-султана початком нормалізації відносин з Заходом, і що важливіше, чи готові західні лідери заново підпустити до себе президента Туреччини?    13 жовтня в аеропорті Вашинґтона приземлився літак, в якому перебував пастор Ендрю Брансон. Напередодні пастора звільнили з турецької в'язниці, відразу після чого літак з пастором покинув Анкару і попрямував до Німеччини. Там колишнього в'язня обстежили лікарі, і після невеликого відпочинку, він вилетів додому у США.    У Вашинґтоні пастора Брансона
2018 October 14 Sunday, 13:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.10.2018    October 14th is Defender of Ukraine Day. Because the holiday falls on a Sunday this year, it will be observed on Monday the 15th. This is the fourth time that this new holiday will be celebrated. Day of the Defender has quickly become a poignant occasion because the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation is well into its fifth year, and there is no sign that the scourge of Putin’s War will end any time soon.   In the past couple of days, there is every sign that the Russians are using the symbolism of the Day of the Defender to increase the aggressiveness of their attacks. The invaders from Muscovy have flown drones over free Ukraine territory and have cynically shelled civilian targets.
2018 October 14 Sunday, 12:03
Jesse Drucker, Emily Flitter, The New York Times, 13.10.2018   Конфіденційні документи, переглянуті "The Times", вказують на те, що Джаред Кушнер, зять президента Трампа та його теперішній офіційний радник, не платив (майже не платив) прибутковий податок від 2009 до 2016 року.    Протягом останніх десяти років, сімейна компанія Джареда Кушнера витратила мільярди доларів на купівлю нерухомості. Його особисті інвестиції в акції теж виросли. А його чиста вартість зросла до майже $324,000,000.    Однак, згідно з конфіденційними фінансовими документами, переглянутими The New York Times, протягом декількох років пан Кушнер, зять президента Трампа та старший радник Білого Дому, майже не сплатив  федеральних податків на
2018 October 13 Saturday, 22:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.10.2018     Russia’s war against Ukraine has lasted longer than the First World War did. Putin’s War in Donbas is like the Great War on the Western Front: trench warfare with minor movements of the battlefront and with no substantial use of air power. For three and a half years the Ukrainian army fought a passive and reactive defence of the homeland. But these days there are growing signs that Ukraine is switching to an active and robust posture on the battlefield. Pledges to liberate the Ukrainian land and people are sounding less and less like “just talk.”   The Russian Federation invasion army made territorial gains in the first year of the war, from February 2014 to February 2015.
2018 October 13 Saturday, 11:10
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.10.2018     11 October 2018 marks the end of 332 years of religious oppression for Ukrainians. The Orthodox Church in Ukraine that was illegally annexed by Muscovy in 1686 is coming home. The native church with its head in Kyiv, that has existed for over a millennium, will have its seat restored. A tomos of autocephaly is going to be granted to the Church in Ukraine by the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I of Constantinople. The Metropolitan of Kyiv will be restored. The Moscow Patriarchate can never again call itself the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.   A Synod of the hierarchy of the world-wide Eastern Orthodox communion was held in Istanbul and concluded on Thursday. The secretariat of the Synod announced five
2018 October 12 Friday, 12:29
Garrett M. Graff, Wired, 15.05.2018   Завдання Роберта Мюллера – вияснити, як саме Московія гакнула вибори 2016 року. Але для того, щоб зрозуміти самого Мюллера, потрібно повернутися до деяких із найкривавіших битв у В'єтнамі.    Одного літнього дня 1969 року молодий лейтенант морської піхоти США Боб Мюллер прибув у Гаваї, аби зустрітися зі своєю дружиною, Енн. Вона летіла зі східного узбережжя Штатів з малолітньою донькою, Сінтією, яку Мюллер ще ніколи не бачив. Сам же Мюллер взяв літак з В'єтнаму.   Після 9 місяців на війні йому нарешті призначили кілька днів ротації, далеко від зони бойових дій. Мюллер не бачив нічого, окрім інтенсивних бойових дій з того часу, як востаннє прощався зі своєю дружиною. Він отримав
2018 October 11 Thursday, 23:15
Вселенський Патріархат, 11.10.2018 — English version is here  Під головуванням Його Всесвятості, Вселенського Патріарха, Святий і Священний Синод зібрався на чергове засідання з 9 по 11 жовтня 2018 року для вивчення та обговорення питань порядку денного.  Священний Синод детально та тривалий час обговорював церковну справу України в присутності Його Преосвященства Архиєпископа Даниїла Памфільського та Його Преосвященства Єпископа Іларіона Едмонтонського, Патріарших Екзархів в Україні, та ухвалив після розширеного обговорення:   1) Підтвердити вже прийняте рішення про те, щоб Вселенський Патріархат приступив до надання автокефалії Церкві України.    2) Відновити станом на сьогоднішній день Ставропігію Вселенського
2018 October 11 Thursday, 21:31
The Ecumenical Patriarchate, 11.10.2018   — переклад українською тут     Presided by His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened for its regular session from October 9 to 11, 2018, in order to examine and discuss items on its agenda.    The Holy Synod discussed in particular and at length the ecclesiastical matter of Ukraine, in the presence of His Excellency Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton, Patriarchal Exarchs to Ukraine, and following extensive deliberations decreed:   1) To renew the decision already made that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.    2) To
2018 October 11 Thursday, 21:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.10.2018    The Ukrainian army has taken control of the village of Viktorivka on the front line where the Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Another “grey zone” settlement is reunited with free Ukraine, and the occupation forces from Muscovy have been pushed back.   Viktorivka is in Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine. It lies 16 kilometres south-east the Russian-occupied city of Dokuchaevsk. The battlefront where the Muscovites are invading Ukraine is right there, at the Balka Ksanta stream which runs along the edge of the village. Before the Russian Federation launched the Donbas campaign of its war against Ukraine, which was in April 2014, about 80 people lived in Viktorivka. All of the residents
2018 October 11 Thursday, 09:02
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.10.2018    The Russian Federation will not be returning to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The Putin regime that is invading Ukraine and committing horrific crimes against humanity in Crimea and Donbas will not be able to send a delegation to PACE until it respects that body’s resolutions and restores the territorial integrity of Ukraine.   On October 9, a procedural motion was put before the session of the Assembly that would have effectively lifted the sanctions on the Russian delegation without requiring the Russian Federation to stop its war against Ukraine or to stop its gross abuse of human rights in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Having no majority support,
2018 October 10 Wednesday, 10:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.10.2018    When the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine in February 2014, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) condemned Russian aggression and refused to recognize the so-called ‘annexation’ of Crimea. When the foreign invaders began to systematically violate international human rights law, PACE condemned that too. The Russian delegation was sanctioned, and its voting privileges were taken away in the proceedings of PACE. For more than four years the Russian Federation has refused to abide by PACE resolutions. Despite all of this, there is a chance this week that the Russian Federation will be readmitted to PACE with its voting rights restored and sanctions removed. The Russian
2018 October 09 Tuesday, 11:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.10.2018    Putin’s army invading Europe in Ukraine has made Donbas one of the most mined areas in the world. To inflict as much suffering on the Ukrainian people as possible, the invader-occupiers from Muscovy prevent mine clearance in the territory they control. Ukraine, on the other hand, has invited international mine action NGOs to the war front as well as deploying mine clearance teams from the Ukrainian army.   On October 6, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine presented an information map of areas contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war. The map was prepared with the assistance of The Halo Trust, a mine action non-governmental organization based in the United Kingdom.  The Ministry
2018 October 08 Monday, 11:13
David Barstow, Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner, The New York Times, 02.10.2018 Президент США протягом тривалого часу зображає з себе мільярдера, який «зробив себе сам». Проте розслідування New York Times доводить, що він отримав у сучасному еквіваленті щонайменше $413,000,000 з імперії нерухомості його батька, і головно через ухиляння від податків у 1990-х роках.   Розслідування показує, що президент Трамп брав участь у сумнівних податкових схемах протягом 1990-тих років, зокрема й у відвертому шахрайстві, яке неймовірним чином збільшило статок, отриманий від його батьків.    Пан Трамп виграв президентські перегони, виставляючи себе мільярдером, який «зробив себе сам». Він постійно наполягає на тому, що його батько,
2018 October 07 Sunday, 18:41
Richard Milne, Caroline Binham, The Financial Times, 05.10.2018   «Вигідні дзеркальні угоди» використовували для виведення грошей з території Московії.    Лише протягом одного з років, Danske Bank провів «дзеркальних угод» (mirror trades) для московських замовників на €8,500,000,000. Про це йдеться у службовій записці, яка дозволяє по-новому глянути на маштаб та тактику скандалу щодо відмивання €200,000,000,000.    Документи вказують, наскільки ризикованою була та «дуже вигідна» стратегія, не в останню чергу через те, що банкірам Danske Bank нічого не було відомо про осіб кінцевих замовників і вони взагалі не дуже розуміли, як такі величезні суми грошей правильно виводити з
2018 October 07 Sunday, 15:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.10.2018     The Russian Federation is invading Ukraine. Putin’s forces occupy Crimea, part of Donbas, and they’re pressing on the Sea of Azov. Muscovy violates every article of the Minsk Agreement, and bombards Ukrainian defenders and civilians in Luhansk and Donetsk regions every single day. Ukrainians fight to defend their homeland – which is Ukraine, Europe, and the West.   At long last, there are signs that Ukraine is getting some military support from friends and partners. Military training exercises are ramping up in Ukraine or involving interoperability with Ukrainian forces. There is a flurry of effort with exercises called “Maple Arch 2018,” “Clear Sky 2018,”
2018 October 07 Sunday, 10:17
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.10.2018   Oleg Sentsov has ended his hunger strike. Putin regime officials threatened Sentsov with force feeding, which would have recklessly endangered his health. Encouraged by his lawyer, relatives, and supporters world-wide, Oleg Sentsov chose to live, and not allow himself to be tortured to death by his Kremlin captors.   A little over three months after the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014, Oleg Sentsov was abducted by an illegal armed formation in Crimea, Ukraine: the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. He has been held as a hostage by the Putin regime of state terrorism for almost four and a half years now.   On 14 May 2018, Oleg Sentsov announced an open ended
2018 October 06 Saturday, 13:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.10.2018    Ukraine sticks to the Minsk Agreement. On Thursday, the Ukrainian government reaffirmed its adherence to the “local elections” provision. But Ukraine is the only one following the ceasefire deal. The Russian Federation continues its war against Ukraine, and violates every provision of Minsk. That is why sanctions on the Putin regime must not only continue, but must must become broader and deeper. As long as Muscovy does not stop its invasion of Ukraine, there must be real costs imposed on the aggressor.   Believing it is vital to national security policy, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, wants to uphold Ukraine’s side of the Minsk Agreement. He asked the Verkhovna Rada to
2018 October 05 Friday, 09:27
Олександр Пасхавер, Новое Время, 02.10.2018    Те, що ми взагалі існуємо в таких складних умовах, вже є дуже хорошим фактором. Наявність повноцінних параметрів держави, зокрема, дієздатна армія – це ще один хороший фактор. В Україні, попри те, що вона веде війну, спостерігається зростання ВВП. Це зовсім непогані параметри для країни, яка перебуває у стані війни. А що я є економістом, то кажу саме про зростання економіки в умовах війни й оцінюю його як виключно позитивний фактор, який доводить, що умови, в яких живе Україна, змінилися. Насамперед, умови для підприємництва. Я не стверджую, я роблю висновок з росту: якщо є зростання – значить, покращилися умови.    І хоч війна є великою проблемою, я вважаю, справа — не
2018 October 04 Thursday, 10:15
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.10.2018    The Ukrainian army is getting the weapons it needs to defend the homeland from Russian aggression. On October 3, tanks and armoured personnel carriers and military trucks were handed over to the Armed Forces of Ukraine at a ceremony in Kharkiv. Refurbished and new armament is turning the Ukrainian army from an ineffective hold-over Soviet-era force to a formidable leader of the defence of Europe from the invasion by Muscovy in Crimea and Donbas.   The Ukrainian Army received 16 modernized T-80 and T-64BV tanks, that were fully restored at the state-owned “Malyshev Plant” in Kharkiv. New features in the tanks are an improved automatic fire control system with a laser rangefinder and a complex
2018 October 04 Thursday, 09:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.10.2018      Will the BBC, Reuters, the New York Times and other news outlets ever learn? Will English language media finally get around to using the correct names for Ukrainian places? Skeptics say that they are incorrigible. Pessimists say that they cannot be enlightened from their ignorance. But the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs ministry is going to try to teach the press to spell the name of Ukraine’s capital the right way, which is “Kyiv.”   Ukraine achieved independence for the second time in the 20th century in 1991. Freed of the perversion of Soviet ideology, a scientific system of transliterating the Ukrainian alphabet into the Latin alphabet was settled upon world-wide. The name of the
2018 October 03 Wednesday, 11:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.10.2018    Russia is using Hungary to destabilize Ukraine from the west. The Putin regime in Moscow that is invading Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas is exploiting the pro-Kremlin Orbán regime in Budapest to undermine Ukrainian sovereignty in Zakarpattia.   On September 19 a video emerged that showed a ceremony inside the Hungarian consulate in Berehove in Zakarpattia in westernmost Ukraine. The ceremony was the issuance of Hungarian passports to Ukrainian citizens. At the ceremony, the recipients of the passports swear an oath: “I swear I consider Hungary my homeland. I will be a faithful citizen, will defend and serve Hungary. May God help me.” They are then advised the followed by Hungarian
2018 October 02 Tuesday, 11:35
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.10.2018    Putin’s invasion-occupation army has struck a lethal blow against Ukraine’s children again. On the morning of September 30, four children who live in Russian-occupied Horlivka, in Donetsk region, tripped a MON-50 anti-personnel mine. They were walking in a wooded area near the Russian army’s Mayorsk block post. A Russian occupation regime official, the so-called ‘mayor’ of Horlivka, Ivan Prikhodko, told a propaganda news outlet that three teenagers, aged between 13 and 15, were killed and a 10-year-old child was being treated in hospital with serious injuries.   Prikhodko admitted that it was a MON-50 anti-personnel mine which exploded. It had been placed in trees near the
2018 October 01 Monday, 08:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.09.2018    On September 29, the Russian officials who are holding Oleg Sentsov hostage released an undated photograph of him, in which he appears to be receiving a medical checkup. In broken Russian, the Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation said that Sentsov “was brought to Labytnangi city hospital, where for him were conducted additional researches and received consultations of medical specialists.”   Oleg Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker who was an activist in the “AutoMaidan” movement during the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-14. During Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Crimea, in February-March 2014, Sentsov helped Ukrainian servicemen and their families who were besieged
2018 September 30 Sunday, 08:38
Natalie Nougayrède, The Guardian, 26.09.2018    Аби побороти Орбана та Сальвіні треба звернути увагу на ті небезпеки, які становлять для наших щоденних свобод та верховенства права.    В той час, як дебати щодо Брекзіту не вщухають і набувають ширшого резонансу, залишається зовсім непоміченою важливіша політична битва в Европі: пошук кращого шляху для перемоги над популістами на континенті протягом наступних восьми місяців — такий час залишився до парламентських виборів в Евросоюзі. Не дивно, що у внутрішньому британському дискурсі це мало враховується: усі ці заголовки про Терезу Мей типу «Зальцбурзьке приниження» чи «Брудні пацюки ЕС», доводять те, що Брекзіт став темою, в якій британці говорять
2018 September 29 Saturday, 21:21