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Петро Порошенко, The Washington Post, 18.06.2018    7 червня Парламент України ухвалив довгоочікуваний закон про створення спеціального антикорупційного суду.    Наша країна зробила ще один важливий крок на шляху до побудови европейської держави, де всі рівні за законом.    Це був не перший крок у цій подорожі, і він не буде останнім. Але я вважаю, що він став показником незворотності нашого шляху до справжньої демократії.    Ніхто не буде стверджувати, що наш процес реформ був простим. Протягом останніх двох десятиліть українці стали скептично ставитися до того, що у боротьбі проти зла корупції може бути досягнуто будь-якого прогресу. Тим не менше, Революція гідності Евромайдану 2014 року дала
2018 June 19 Tuesday, 10:44
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.06.2018   The campaign to free Oleg Sentsov and all Ukrainian political prisoners of war in Russia is making news every day. There is a co-ordinated effort to connect the “Free Sentsov” movement to the “Show the Red Card to Putin” initiative to boycott the FIFA World Cup in Russia. That effort is paying off in awareness and political pressure on the Putin regime.   Earlier it was reported that Russia refused to allow Lyudmyla Denisova, the Human Rights Commissioner for Ukraine’s Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, to visit Oleg Sentsov or Mykola Karpyuk.  The Russians say that they have taken away Ukrainian citizenship from the hostages, and forced upon them Russian citizenship. Therefore
2018 June 19 Tuesday, 08:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.06.2018    Kyiv Pride, a March for Equality, was held in Ukraine’s capital on June 17. Advocates for LGBTQ2 empowerment and for equality rights paraded through the centre of the city. The turn-out for Kyiv Pride 2018 was the largest ever: organizers said 5,000 people attended, while a more cautious police estimate put the crowd size at 3,500. Kyiv can claim to be the host of the largest equality rights march in eastern Europe. This is a testament to the open and tolerant society Ukrainians have built, and how quintessentially European and Western Ukraine has become since the Revolution of Dignity.   Members of a far-right group, C14, tried to block the start of the march. They were vastly outnumbered by
2018 June 18 Monday, 09:56
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.06.2018   Russia is invading Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas. On the battlefront in Donbas, Russia has been bombarding Ukrainian defenders and civilians, violating the Minsk Agreement, every day for years. In recent weeks, a more active battle plan seems to be emerging on the Russian side of Putin’s invasion battlefront in eastern Ukraine. The Russian army is using subversive and reconnaissance groups more and more in its attacks. Russian assault teams are trying to dislodge the Ukrainians from their defensive positions, and take ground.   Russia is bombarding Ukraine across the whole of the contact line in Luhansk and Donetsk regions, but three areas in particular are the focus of Russia’s assaults: the
2018 June 17 Sunday, 12:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.06.2018    Putin is afraid to show Oleg Sentsov to the world. The Russian dictator has hidden away his hostage in Labytnangi, Russia – above the Arctic Circle and 3,000 kilometres away from Oleg Sentsov’s home in Crimea, Ukraine. On June 15, Russian officials refused permission for the Ukrainian human rights commissioner, Liudmyla Denisova, to visit Oleg Sentsov. They also refused to answer any questions about the state of his health.   Oleg Sentsov is a famous Ukrainian filmmaker. He was a patriotic supporter of the AutoMaidan movement during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine in late 2013-early 2014. When Russia invaded Ukraine and began to militarily occupy Crimea, Oleg Sentsov helped Ukrainian
2018 June 16 Saturday, 10:21
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 15.06.2018    Як відомо, успіх будь-якого підприємства насамперед залежить від професійних якостей його співробітників — і керівництва, і середньої ланки, і кінцевих виконавців. Це дуже важливо для стратегічних підприємств, а особливо — для державних монополій. Однією з таких державних стратегічних монополій є Національна енергетична компанія «Укренерго» — системний оператор магістральних високовольтних ліній електропередач та відповідних підстанцій в Україні.    Що ж робить теперішнє тимчасове керівництво цього великого державного підприємства для зміцнення його колективу та підвищення його ефективності в цілому? Кожен, хто працює в його розгалудженій по всій Україні
2018 June 15 Friday, 21:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.06.2018    Release Oleg Sentsov and all other illegally detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea immediately and unconditionally. So says the European Parliament, overwhelmingly.   Acting in the defence of international human rights, the European Parliament spoiled the party for opening day of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Timed to coincided with with Putin’s ‘Potemkin Village’ showcase for Russia, the European Parliament rightly shone a spotlight on Russia’s appalling human rights record and on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   The European Parliament resolution hit Russia hard. It called out Russia for the allegations of torture and severe
2018 June 15 Friday, 09:17
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.06.2018     On 14 June 2014, the Russian army invading Ukraine shot down a Ukrainian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft that was coming in to land at the airport in Luhansk, Ukraine. 49 people were killed, mostly paratroopers who were coming to the rescue of Ukrainians in Luhansk faced with Putin’s invasion army streaming across the border.   Four years later on June 14 is the opening day of the FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is still going on, the Putin regime is being rewarded for its aggression with the prestige of being the host for the World Cup.   The World Cup being held in Russia is a disgrace to civilized humanity. To gather a few crumbs
2018 June 14 Thursday, 09:54
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.06.2018     “Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die” is a film about the battle for the Donetsk airport, the fight against impossible odds by Ukrainian soldiers against the Russian army invading Ukraine in Donbas. It is a story a Good War, the likes of which our planet has not seen since the Second World War. The Ukrainians who defend us all from unprovoked Russian aggression are a precious few, good people. They fight to save Ukraine, to save Europe, and to save the West from the implacable evil of Putin’s Russia.   On June 12 there was a special screening of the film “Cyborgs” in Ottawa, presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival and sponsored by the Embassy of Ukraine, the Ukrainian
2018 June 13 Wednesday, 11:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.06.2018     For the past several days, the most intense hostilities on Russia’s invasion battlefront in Ukraine have been around the village of Novotoshkivske in Luhansk region. The Russians are using armaments that are proscribed by the Minsk Agreement, violating the ceasefire with 122-millimetre calibre artillery, for example, on the night of June 10-11. Novotoshkivske is 53 kilometres north-west of Russian-occupied Luhansk city. It lies on the strategic Bakhmut Road.   From June 3 through to June 12, Novotoshkivske has been mentioned in every daily report by the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as being a target of attacks by Russian occupation forces. Long-lasting battles are
2018 June 12 Tuesday, 09:06
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.06.2018    Donald Trump from the United States and Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine have a lot in common. Both men were propelled into power largely through negative campaigns against their female opponents. Both Trump and Yanukovych are backed to the hilt by Russia, expecially with money and the powerful instruments of Kremlin information warfare. Kleptocracy and nepotism became the norm when they achieved office. And for both men their hubris and self-aggrandizement drove their countries into constitutional crises.   Beholden to Russia as they are, Yanukovych and Trump always seek to give Putin “something for nothing.” Yanukovych did not let the lease on Sevastopol expire in 2017 as it was supposed to
2018 June 11 Monday, 11:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.06.2018    The Group of Six leading industrialized nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the European Union – condemned Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and said loud and clear: “Crimea is Ukraine.” The Group of One, the United States, withdrew its signature from the final communiqué of the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. Trump left the meeting early, raged against Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and threatened an expanded trade war against Western democracies that are – or were – US allies.   The G6 insisted on language in the final communiqué that expressed the ideals of Western civilization.
2018 June 10 Sunday, 12:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.06.2018     “Political prisoner V. Balukh is starving for more than 80 days in occupied Crimea. His life is threatened. We demand his release.” So said Mariana Betsa, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, on Twitter on June 8.   Volodymyr Balukh went on hunger strike on March 19, to protest his illegal ‘sentence’ by a court in Russian-occupied Ukrainian Crimea.   82 days of starving has taken a terrible toll on his health, and his life is now in danger. Volodymyr Balukh is reported to have lost 30 kilograms of his weight.   The name of Volodymyr Balukh is near the top of Ukraine’s list for the exchange of prisoners. Only a lack of political
2018 June 09 Saturday, 10:30
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 08.06.2018    Одним із наріжних каменів угоди про Асоціацію України з Евросоюзом (нагадаємо, що саме відмова колишнього президента України, сумнозвісного Віктора Януковича, підписати цю угоду і стала причиною невдоволення українських громадян наприкінці осені 2013 року, а силове придушення цих протестів стало імпульсом до виникнення Евромайдану та Революції Гідності) є неухильне дотримання Україною правил та засад Третього енергетичного пакету ЕС.    Сам Третій енергетичний пакет — це по суті жорстке антимонопольне законодавство, яке було ухвалено Еврорадою та Европарламентом влітку 2009 року, і яке не дає змоги монополістам в галузі енергетики блокувати доступ до своїх мереж передачі енергії (це
2018 June 08 Friday, 14:16
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.06.2018    When Putin began his war against the Ukrainian people he promised that he would use ‘human shield’ terrorist tactics when he launched his attacks. At a press conference on 8 March 2014, Putin spoke about the orders he had given to Russia’s special forces soldiers who were invading and occupying Ukraine in Crimea. “We will be behind, not in front but behind … let them try and shoot at women and children,” is what Putin promised.   Putin has kept his promise, and has used Ukrainian civilians as human shields throughout Russia’s invasion, partial occupation, and ongoing warfare against Ukraine. Russian armed forces fire artillery and launch rockets from among the
2018 June 08 Friday, 09:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.06.2018    Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, occupies Crimea and part of Donbas, and is bombarding and assaulting Ukrainian defensive lines incessantly. Because of Putin’s War, now into its fifth year, Russia is a pariah on the world stage. Two international events in the month of June should illustrate Russia’s isolation. The Group of Seven (G7) summit will be held in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada and the FIFA World Cup tournament will be held in Russia. Whether the G7 summit and the World Cup do in fact demonstrate that Russia is considered to be ‘beyond the Pale’ depends on good people standing up for their principles in the face of Putin at war.   The G7 is remarkable because it is the G7
2018 June 07 Thursday, 09:38
Єнс Столтенберг, НАТО, Брюссель, 06.06.2018   Генеральний секретар НАТО перед запитаннями журналістів виступив зі вступним словом на прес-конференції у новій штаб-квартирі альянсу в Брюсселі. Пряма мова: Завтра та в п'ятницю міністри оборони країн НАТО вперше зустрінуться в цій новій будівлі.    Вони готуватимуть майбутній липневий саміт.    Ми почнемо зі засідання щодо посилення нашої загальної політики стримування та оборони.    І я сподіваюсь, що міністри погодяться на розширення нашої Командної Структури більш ніж 1200 осіб.    Я також сподіваюсь, що ми погодимось, що наше нове командування Об'єднаних сил в Атлантиці базуватиметься в місті Норфолк, США.   І що наше нове
2018 June 06 Wednesday, 16:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.06.2018     Ukraine is moving effectively to secure a rules-based international market in natural gas. Ukraine’s state-owned giant Naftogaz is enforcing the final ruling of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce which was rendered on February 28. That ruling states that Russia’s Gazprom must pay $2.6 billion to Naftogaz for gas transit across Ukraine.   A court in the Netherlands approved petitions of Naftogaz for an attachment of shares of Gazprom’s Dutch subsidiaries and any debts those subsidiaries owe to Gazprom. On June 5, bailiffs began to serve notice of attachment to seven subsidiaries of Russia’s Gazprom that do business in the Netherlands.
2018 June 06 Wednesday, 10:07
Walter Russell Mead, The Wall Street Journal, 04.06.2018   Саме так це виглядає насправді. Та якщо Китай — це тигр, то Московія — це кішка на ходулях.    Зовнішньополітичні витівки Владіміра Путіна електризують та і жахають світ протягом цілого десятиріччя. Починаючи з 2008 року, Путін розділив Сакартвело, напав на Україну й загарбав Крим. Він посилив московську владу і престиж до їхнього найвищого рівня з часів Холодної війни. Він знову показав м'язи Московії на Близькому Сході і втрутився у президентські вибори 2016 року в США. Він також продемонстрував неабияку здатність воїнізувати інформацію та зміцнити московську міць дешевими методами.    Іншими словами, порушувати правила є стилем пана Путіна. Та цього
2018 June 05 Tuesday, 15:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.06.2018    The hardline Putin regime sent an uncompromising signal, ten days before the start of the FIFA World Cup in Russia: there will be no let up in Russia’s war against Ukraine. On June 4, Russia ‘sentenced’ Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko to 12 years more as a hostage. Roman Sushchenko’s real ‘crime’ is that he is Ukrainian, he is an honest journalist, and he investigates the corruption schemes of Putin, the siloviki, and the oligarchy in Russia and in the ‘near abroad’ countries that Russia invades and occupies.   Russia supposedly convicted Roman Sushchenko of spying, but a trial held in secret that presented no evidence was a clear signal to the world
2018 June 05 Tuesday, 10:09
Ґаррі Каспаров, The Washington Post, 02.06.2018   У вівторок [колишнього] московського журналіста Аркадія Бабченка вбили в його ж апартаментах у Києві, в Україні… принаймні ми так усі думали. Я був у Норвегії в цей час, відвідав десятий щорічний «Форум свободи» в Осло у як голова Фонду прав людини (Human Rights Foundation). Тоді ми порушили проблему, пов'язану з убивством, яке й засудили. Тої ночі я написав колонку, присвячену його пам'яті, наповнену відразою через смерть ще одного друга по опозиції до Путіна. «Я відчуваю сум, виснаження та обурення, - написав я, - але зовсім не подив».    Справжній подив з'явився наступного ранку, коли ми дізналися, що Бабченко взагалі-то живий. Інсценування його смерті
2018 June 04 Monday, 22:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.06.2018     In a sign of global moral turpitude, the FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia starting the next week. It seemed impossible that the Putin regime would keep the prestige of hosting the FIFA World Cup after its crimes against humanity. Russia invaded Ukraine and shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and started bombing Syrian civilians and intervened maliciously in democratic politics in Europe and in the United States. It is clear that none of that had any effect on the moral conscience of FIFA or its corporate sponsors. Football matches will be played in Russia while Russia wages war against Ukraine. Russia’s armed forces will be attacking defenders and civilians in Donbas, hybrid ethnic cleansing
2018 June 04 Monday, 10:55
Jakob Hanke, Politico, 03.06.2018   Бундесканцлериня Анґела Меркель сказала, що вона підтримує ідею об'єднаних европейських сил оборони, додавши, що така ініціатива могла б бути відкритою і для членства Британії.    Французький колега пані Меркель, Емануель Макрон, наполягає на створенні комбінованих військових сил ЕС, які можна було б розгорнути у проблемних точках довкола світу.    Ідея досі холодно сприймалася в Берліні, а міністр оборони Урсула фон дер Ляєн сказала, що ця ідея “не нагальним проектом на завтра”. Тож слова Меркель означають значну зміну тону.    “Я підтримую пропозицію президента Макрона щодо цієї ініціативи”, - сказала Меркель в інтерв'ю німецькій Frankfurter
2018 June 03 Sunday, 22:30
Richard Kerbaj, Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times, 03.06.2018   The National Crime Agency is scaling up its inquiry into Russians linked to Putin — and may freeze their assets    Russian oligarchs and multimillionaires are among 130 people who face having their assets frozen in a crackdown by British authorities on dirty money.   “Corrupt elites and their illicit wealth” are being investigated by the National Crime Agency (NCA) under new powers known as unexplained wealth orders (UWO).   Introduced in January, the orders force those suspected of serious crime to explain the origin of their assets, including properties worth more than £50,000.   NCA officials are understood to have scaled
2018 June 03 Sunday, 17:19
Edward Malnick, The Telegraph, 02.06.2018  The U.K. MPs will urge the Home Secretary to intervene over Russia's "abuse" of Interpol to target a prominent British critic of Vladimir Putin.   A cross-party group, including Tom Tugendhat, the chairman of the influential Commons foreign affairs committee, is writing to Sajid Javid to urge him to demand the suspension of Moscow's access to the international body's databases.    They are expected to warn that its participation in Interpol systems has allowed it to repeatedly request the arrest of Bill Browder (on photo), a campaigner against Russian human rights abuses.   The call comes after Mr Browder was arrested by Spanish police last week while in Madrid preparing to give
2018 June 03 Sunday, 16:52
Robbie Gramer, Keith Johnson, Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy, 01.06.2018   The decision would test already fraught relations with Germany, other allies.    The Trump administration is edging closer to imposing sanctions on energy companies from Germany and other European countries in a bid to scuttle the construction of a politically contentious Russian gas pipeline across the Baltic, according to three sources familiar with the issue.    Officials are still looking at other ways to block to project, known as Nord Stream 2, a natural gas pipeline project meant to bring Russian gas into the heart of Europe. But key figures in the administration now view sanctions as an increasingly likely option.    The measure
2018 June 03 Sunday, 16:20
David Herszenhorn, Politico, 30.05.2018   Poland's bit to put US boots on ground is the kind of bilateral play that makes Brussels very nervous.   It’s the kind of HUGE deal that Donald Trump promised would be a hallmark of his presidency: Poland wants a U.S. Army armored division permanently stationed on its territory as a deterrent against Russia, and it’s willing to pay up to $2 billion to make it happen. Warsaw’s pitch, in a 17-page proposal obtained by the Polish news portal Onet, even flatters Trump by quoting abundantly from a speech he gave during a visit to Poland in July 2017.    Potentially even more appealing for the American president is the bilateral nature of the deal — an offer directly
2018 June 03 Sunday, 15:11
Natasha Turak, CNBC, 01.06.2018    A cyberattack of devastating proportions is not a matter of if, but when, numerous security experts believe. And the scale of it, one information security specialist said this week, will be such that it will have its own name — like Pearl Harbor or 9/11.    "The more I speak to people, the more they think that the next Pearl Harbor is going to be a cyberattack," cybersecurity executive and professional hacker Tarah Wheeler told a panel audience during the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) annual forum in Paris. "I think that the most horrifying cybersecurity attack is going to have its own name and I think it's going to involve something more terrifying
2018 June 03 Sunday, 14:49
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.06.2018    Russia continues to attack civilians in Donbas. On Saturday, June 2, Russian invader-occupiers of Ukraine attacked residences in Pivdenne and the Donetsk water filtration station (on photo).   Pivdenne is a village immediately to the north-west of the city of Horlivka. Horlivka is occupied by Russia. Pivdenne was liberated by the Ukrainian army in May. A part of Pivdenne village called Chyhyri is closest to the battlefront, and that is the district the Russians attacked on June 2.   Ukraine’s Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons reported that nine houses in the district of Chyhyri were set on fire by shellfire which came from Russian-occupied
2018 June 03 Sunday, 10:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.06.2018    The Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been underway for a month, and it has been inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy, Russia. The defence of Ukraine from the foreign invaders is more determined since the JFO started on May 1. Russian invasion-occupation troops have been testing the JFO, attacking all along the battlefront in Donbas. Each time it has done so, Russia has been beaten back.   Casualties among the Russian forces were heavy in May. Russian regular and irregular soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps (so-called “DPR” and “LPR”) suffered 115 troops killed in action and 149 troops wounded in action. All of these casualties were inflicted
2018 June 02 Saturday, 15:29
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.06.2018    Oleksandr Kolchenko is on hunger strike. The Ukrainian loyalist and civic activist from Crimea is a hostage of the Russian regime of state terrorism. He was one of the first of the Ukrainian patriots to be abducted by Putin’s goons after Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. Snatched along with Oleg Sentsov, Oleksandr Kolchenko was ‘convicted’ in a kangaroo court of the temporary Russian occupation regime of Ukrainian Crimea. He now languishes in a prison in the Russian Federation.   Announcing his hunger strike on May 31, Oleksandr Kolchenko joins his friend and fellow hostage Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker, who began his on May 14. Oleksandr Kolchenko managed convey to
2018 June 01 Friday, 11:07
Джордж Сорос, виступ на засіданні Европейської Ради з міжнародних відносин, 29.05.2018    Вже немає сенсу далі заперечувати реальність, що низка членів Евросоюзу відкрито відкидають його мету — «ще тіснішого союзу». Замість «мультишвидкісної Европи», де всі члени прямують до спільної цілі різними швидкостями, має бути «мультитрекова Европа», яка пропонує державам-учасницям ширший вибір.   Европейський Союз переживає екзистенційну кризу. Усе, що могло піти не так, пішло не так. По-перше, я хочу стисло пояснити, як це сталося, а потім я спробую з’ясувати, що саме можна зробити для того, щоб змінити ситуацію на краще.    Коли я був молодим, невелика група далегоглядних
2018 May 31 Thursday, 15:19
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 31.05.2018   Тиждень тому на сайті видання «Дзеркало Тижня» з’явилося відверто замовлене керівництвом НЕК «Укренерго» інтерв’ю з тимчасовим виконувачем обов’язків директора, Всеволодом Ковальчуком, під красномовною назвою “За рік до початку/кінця світла”. В принципі, воно мало стати лебединою піснею цього “фахівця” від електроенергетики, бо в ньому він сам розписався у своїй некомпетентності та безпорадності. Але ні, вчора у відставку відправлено голову НКРЕКП, Дмитра Вовка — тож виглядає на те, що недокерівник найважливішого державного стратегічного енергетичного підприємства — НЕК «Укренерго», відповідального за стійкість, цілісність
2018 May 31 Thursday, 14:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.05.2018     Daria Kazemirova was not saved. The 15 year old girl was killed by Putin on May 28, when Russia’s invasion army in occupied Horlivka bombarded the village of Zalizne and a mortar shell exploded beside her in an open yard. The Western press did not report this news because they will not report that Russia is invading Ukraine in Donbas.   Pavel Sheremet was not saved. The Ukrayinska Pravda journalist was killed by Putin on 20 July 2016, when Russian assassins detonated a bomb in his car in Kyiv. The Western press reported this as a story about the inadequacies of the criminal justice system in Ukraine in solving the crime. They did not report this as a story about Russia’s war against
2018 May 31 Thursday, 09:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.05.2018    The first test of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is proving to be the Battle of Horlivka. Russian invasion forces picked up their attacks when the JFO started at the beginning of May, and concentrated their efforts around occupied Horlivka. In the month of May, the Battle of Horlivka has been characterized by the volume of Russian terrorist attacks against Ukrainian defenders and civilians, and by the Ukrainian army seizing ground from the enemy as Russian forces abandon their positions.   Russia holds the city of Horlivka. Ukraine has liberated the towns and villages to the north and west of Russian-occupied Horlivka. The 1st Army Corps (so-called “Donetsk
2018 May 30 Wednesday, 10:36
Alex Krol, FB   Вчора зустрілись з Олексієм Ільяшевим, що працює на заводі Тесла у Фрімонті головним архітектором великих баз даних. Зараз з'явилося багато статей про те, що Тесла погрузла в жахливих збитках, прибутків немає, а Ілон Маск (як зазвичай) – брехун та барига. Статті подають різні аналітики, включаючи і місцевих оглядачів. Тому краще послухаємо людину, яка працює ТАМ і знає ситуацію приблизно у 10000 разів краще.   Питання: У Тесли немає прибутків? Що за фігня? З продажом кожної машини рентабельність Тесли складає 19-25 %, у залежності від моделі та комплектації, в той час як середня рентабельність по галузі - 10-11%, а в luxury-сегменті – не більше 15%. Тесла – стартап, стрімко розширюється, і весь
2018 May 30 Wednesday, 10:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.05.2018    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is a hostage of Russia. Putin’s goons abducted him on 11 May 2014 after Russia invaded and occupied his homeland, which is Ukraine’s southern peninsula of Crimea. His current status, four years later, is that he is being held as a prisoner somewhere north of the Arctic Circle in the Russian Federation. He has committed no crime. Oleg Sentsov is loyal to Ukraine, and he will not submit to the Russian regime of state terror.   On May 14, Oleg Sentsov announced through a note passed to his lawyer that he is on a hunger strike. He has only one demand: “The only condition for ending it is the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners held by
2018 May 29 Tuesday, 10:07
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.05.2018     Russia is expanding its war against Ukraine, including conducting hybrid warfare in the halls of NATO headquarters in Brussels. Mired in an invasion of Ukraine which has gone on for over four years, the Putin regime is desperate to ruin any cooperation between NATO allies and Ukraine, and to derail the move towards NATO membership which Ukraine is set upon.   NATO is nursing a viper in its bosom in the form of member state Hungary. Putin has a firm friend in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and an anti-Ukrainian scourge in Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó. Inside NATO headquarters, Hungary has become an insidious agent of the Putin regime to bully Ukraine.
2018 May 28 Monday, 09:12
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.05.2018     This week the President of France went to Russia and did not tell Putin to stop his war against Ukraine. The French company Total signed a deal with the Russian company Novatek even though Novatek is sanctioned by the United States for being a grave threat to international peace and security. The German company Uniper signed a deal with the Russian company Gazprom even though Gazprom and its chief Alexey Miller are sanctioned by the US. The German government is forging ahead with the Nord Stream 2 project even though Nord Stream 2 is a political project of Putin at war to bypass gas transit for Ukraine and to wreck European energy security.   Russia is invading Europe in Ukraine. All investment
2018 May 27 Sunday, 12:52
Elisabeth Braw, The Wall Street Journal, 23.05.2018    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently received his Swedish and Finnish counterparts with a high-profile ceremony at the Pentagon. Why the pomp and circumstance? The defense ministers were in Washington to sign an extensive cooperation agreement—a trans-Atlantic success story hiding in plain sight. More European countries should follow the Swedes and Finns in finding practical if limited ways to increase cooperation with the Trump administration.    “Sweden and Finland signing the agreement is a pragmatic move,” says René Nyberg, a Finnish former ambassador who co-wrote a government-commissioned report on the potential benefits to Finland of joining
2018 May 26 Saturday, 19:57
Chris Meserole, Alina Polyakova, Foreign Policy, 25.05.2018    The United States and Europe are ill-prepared for the coming wave of "deep fakes" that artificial intelligence could unleash.  Russian disinformation has become a problem for European governments. In the last two years, Kremlin-backed campaigns have spread false stories alleging that French President Emmanuel Macron was backed by the “gay lobby,” fabricated a story of a Russian-German girl raped by Arab migrants, and spread a litany of conspiracy theories about the Catalan independence referendum, among other efforts.    Europe is finally taking action. In January, Germany’s Network Enforcement Act came into effect. Designed to limit hate speech
2018 May 26 Saturday, 16:00
Editorial Board, The Times, 26.05.2018   Серед усіх пороків режиму Владіміра Путіна ніщо чіткіше не свідчить про його неповагу до міжнародних норм, ніж зміна національних кордонів силою. Шок від московської кампанії агресії проти України посилився у міжнародній думці, коли пасажирський літак "Малайзійських авіаліній", що прямував з Амстердаму до Куала-Лумпура, були збито під час його польоту над східною Україні 17 липня 2014 року, і коли загинули всі 298 людей на борті. Розслідування цієї катастрофи свідчать про вину режиму пана Путіна та про необхідність непохитної солідарності з тими урядами, громадян яких було жорстоко вбито.    Міжнародні слідчі ще у 2016 році зробили висновок, що ракету, яка збила літак MH17, було випущено з
2018 May 26 Saturday, 12:14
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.05.2018   Russia shot down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Putin murdered 298 people. The consequences for aggressor Russia and for the Putin regime of state terror must be severe. Sanctions on Russian individuals and entities responsible for this crime must be imposed. Russia must be declared a state sponsor of terrorism. Russia’s war against Ukraine must be called for what it is: a foreign invasion and a partial occupation by the Russian Federation of Ukraine.   The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is led by the Netherlands, is conducting a criminal inquiry into the crash on 17 July 2014 of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). The JIT had previously concluded that MH17 was shot down by a BUK
2018 May 26 Saturday, 09:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.05.2018    The President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, is on a state visit to Ukraine. After formal meetings in Kyiv with President Petro Poroshenko, she went to Donbas, the eastern region of Ukraine, to meet with Ukrainian military commanders and to see the battlefront for herself. Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, and to this day occupies Crimea and a part of Donbas – chunks of Luhansk and Donetsk regions in the south-east. Putin’s battlefront where he is invading Ukraine stretches like a scar across the land.   President Kaljulaid is the first head of state to go to the front and to visit with the Ukrainian troops who are defending their homeland and all of Europe from Russian invasion. On May 24,
2018 May 25 Friday, 10:31
Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, 22.05.2018   Міністр закордонних справ каже, що Північний потік 2 може зробити Европу залежною від «злочинної» Московії.   Міністр закордонних справ Великої Британії, Борис Джонсон, разом із США засуджує «суперечливі» плани Німеччини продовжувати будівництво газогону Nord Stream 2 з Московії до Німеччини, стверджуючи, що це може зробити европейських споживачів енергії надто залежними від «злочинної московської держави».    Гігантський газогін, і умови, на яких відбувається будівництво, стали лакмусовим папірцем цілої дискусії на тему, як Европа може досягти ділових відносин з Московією і в той же час захистити демократичні цінності і свободи від московської
2018 May 24 Thursday, 22:16
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.05.2018    Oleg Sentsov has been on a hunger strike for 10 days. The Ukrainian filmmaker is a hostage of Russia, captured by Putin’s goons in 2014 soon after Russia invaded Ukraine. He is presently being held in the far north of Russia, illegally held by the regime of state terror that occupies his homeland of Crimea. Oleg Sentsov gave the reason for his hunger strike in a note passed to his lawyer: “The only condition for ceasing my hunger strike will be the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners held in the Russian Federation. Together and to the end! Glory to Ukraine!”   Oleg Sentsov is probably the most famous of the hostages of Russia. Momentum is building world-wide for the campaign
2018 May 24 Thursday, 10:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.05.2018     The developing Battle of Horlivka is a demonstration of how the Joint Forces Operation differs from the Anti-Terrorist Operation that preceded it. For the first time since 2014 and the first year of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are initiating security operations against illegal armed formations instead of only responding to their attacks. The Joint Forces Operation has a righteous mission: to restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. That means that one way or another foreign, Russian invasion-occupation troops must leave Ukraine – all of Ukraine.   The Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2018 is worlds apart from the
2018 May 23 Wednesday, 11:35
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.05.2018    Russian invader-occupiers of Ukraine are heating up the Battle of Horlivka. On May 21, Putin’s army assaulted Ukrainian defenders in Pivdenne (Chyhyri), shelled free Ukrainian civilians in Toretsk and in Zaitseve, and sowed panic among captive Ukrainian civilians in Horlivka.   Around 5:00 a.m. on May 21 Russian forces attacked Ukrainian defensive positions at Chyhyri, the easternmost part of the village of Pivdenne, just outside the Russian-occupied city of Horlivka. The 24th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian army liberated Pivdenne (Chyhyri) in the past week, and the Russians have been throwing everything they have into reckless counter-attacks to take back the territory they lost. On May 21,
2018 May 22 Tuesday, 11:29
Том Туґендат, голова Комітету закордонних справ Палати громад Парламенту Великої Британії, The Times, 20.05.2018   Історії про корупцію Московії не є новиною. Також не є новиною оповіді про брудні гроші, які течуть через Лондон і про вплив Московії. Ми бачимо високопосадовців, які купують маєтки вартістю десятикрат вищою від їхніх доходів, ми знаємо про фірми, які приходять на наші біржі для фінансування проектів, і спостерігаємо, як навіть підсанкційні компанії використовують боргові ринки Лондона протягом багатьох років. Але часи змінилися. Хоча їхні дії є такими самими, їхні наслідки набагато серйозніші. Вплив Московії став питанням національної безпеки.    Саме тому у звіті Комітету з закордонних справ  викладено напрямки, в яких
2018 May 21 Monday, 19:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.05.2018    In what should become a diplomatic incident, Russia organized a hybrid war provocation in Ottawa on May 9 that resulted in an assault on a Canadian citizen. Staff of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Canada organized a propaganda event to praise the Soviet Union regime of state terror, the dictator Stalin, and the fictitious “Immortal Battalion.” With Russian embassy staffers in attendance and directing events, a demonstration at the Canadian War Museum escalated to violence inside one of the exhibit halls when four men assaulted a lone counter-demonstrator who was silently holding a Ukrainian flag over his head.   Russian embassy staffers brought 300 demonstrators to Ottawa,
2018 May 21 Monday, 14:51
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 21.05.2018    ЗОВНІШНІЙ ПІАР    18 травня 2018 в Києві в офісі НЕК «Укренерго» відбулось обговорення проекту «Плану розвитку системи передачі на 2019-2028 роки». Як бачимо зі звіту про це обговорення, головною модною та козирною темою наради було приєднання електроенергетичної системи України до европейської мережі ENTSO-E, і відповідно від’єднання нашої ОЕС від Московії. Зроблено висновок — в середині 2018 року (!) — що це є можливим, але для цього треба ще як мінімум ₴52 мільярди інвестицій до 2021 року — це аби ОЕС України почала працювати ізольовано від енергосистеми Московії, а скільки ще треба коштів аби об’єднатись з Европою — про це
2018 May 21 Monday, 10:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.05.2018    Nord Stream 2 is a weapon of war Russia wields against Ukraine. Its only value to the Putin regime is that it will allow Russia to completely bypass Ukraine as a gas transit country. Russia has been at war with Ukraine for over four years, and Russian attacks in Donbas are escalating. When Russian gas is no longer running across Ukraine then Russia will have removed the last restraint on launching a full war of conquest against the whole of Ukraine.   Germany supports Nord Stream 2. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the European Commission, the United States, and Ukraine oppose Nord Stream 2. Faced with strong arguments against the German-Russian plan to divide Europe, the German government
2018 May 20 Sunday, 10:06
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.05.2018   Around 2 o’clock in the morning on May 18, Russian occupation troops opened fire from 122-mm artillery, targeting the village of Troitske in Luhansk region. Troitske is 11 kilometres to the south of Popasna in free Ukraine and 69 kilometres to the west of Luhansk city in Russia-invaded and occupied Ukraine. Fifteen artillery shells exploded in residential neighbourhoods of the Troitske village.   A 13 year old boy and his father were killed instantly when Russian shellfire struck their cottage in Troitske. The mother, a 36 year old woman, was gravely injured and taken to hospital in Lysychansk where by the end of the day she was reported to be in stable condition. An older brother of the killed boy, an
2018 May 19 Saturday, 10:45
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.05.2018    Ukraine has liberated the village of Pivdenne and the hamlet of Chyhyri from Russian invaders. Ukrainian citizens who languished in No-Man’s-Land under the guns of Putin’s army now live under the protection of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. With this action, the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shows it means business. Underway for only half a month, the JFO has shown that it will indeed carry out its mission to free Ukraine, its land and its people, of invasion and occupation by Russia.   Pivdenne and Chyhyri are immediately to the north-west of the city of Horlivka, which is under Russian administrative control as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in
2018 May 18 Friday, 09:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.05.2018    Oleg Sentsov has gone on hunger strike. The filmmaker from Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula is a hostage of Russia who has been held captive for four years. Oleg Sentsov began his hunger strike on May 14, and he vowed that it would continue until Russia released all Ukrainian political prisoners.   Here is Oleg Sentsov’s formal statement: “I, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian citizen, sentenced illegally by a Russian court and held in a prison colony in Labytnangi, have declared a hunger strike, beginning 14 May 2018. My sole demand is the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners held in the Russian Federation. Together to the end. Glory to Ukraine!”   Russia is waging war on
2018 May 17 Thursday, 11:39
Яків Смолій, голова НБУ, CNBC International, 16.05.2018   У четвер 17 травня 2018 Верховна Рада України має розглянути історичну пропозицію — замінити 25-річне валютне законодавство на абсолютно нове, яке відкриє нашу країну міжнародним інвесторам та полегшить українським підприємствам працювати глобально.    Здавалося б проста технічна лібералізація нашого валютного контролю зробить Україну набагато кращим місцем для інвестування і допоможе країні зайняти гідне місце серед основних европейських та світових економік.    Протягом майже чотирьох років ми в Національному банку України працюємо над стабілізацією макроекономічної ситуації та створення міцної основи економічного зростання в Україні та процвітання для всіх,
2018 May 16 Wednesday, 14:23
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.05.2018    Russia uses anti-Ukrainian hate propaganda extensively in its hybrid war against the West. The Russian invaders of Europe in Ukraine thinly cover the work of their information warriors with the veneer of journalism. In Ukraine, what appeared to be a news outlet called “RIA Novosti Ukraine” has been unmasked as a Kremlin propaganda operation. What looked like news reporting was all along a hybrid war effort by Muscovy.   The director of the anti-Ukrainian propaganda outlet ”RIA Novosti Ukraine,” Kiril Vyshynskiy, was arrested and charged with treason. This was announced by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on May 15. At a briefing for the press, the deputy head of the
2018 May 16 Wednesday, 09:55
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.05.2018     Putin is set to personally violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine on May 15. That’s when the Russian dictator is set to open a bridge that spans the Kerch Strait between Krasnodar Region in the Russian Federation and Crimea in Ukraine. Putin will be breaking international law, and he should be sanctioned like all the other Russian war criminals responsible for the invasion and partial occupation of Ukraine.   Invaders from Hitler’s Germany started a Kerch bridge in 1943, while still at war. Invaders from Putin’s Russia started a Kerch bridge in 2015, while still at war.   Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. By the end of the first year of
2018 May 15 Tuesday, 09:22
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.05.2018    Ukraine has a new brand. On May 10, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a logo for the country which is fresh, simple, direct and bold. The logo is “Ukraine NOW ua” in a black san-serif font, with the word “NOW” on a yellow rectangle and “ua” as a superscript in a blue circle.   Yellow and blue are, of course, the colours of the Ukrainian flag. UA is the top-level domain name for Ukraine on the Internet. The inclusion of “dot UA” in Ukraine’s brand is a deft touch, and it highlights the enthusiastic embrace Ukrainians have given to high technology and innovation. It’s also a clear and simple signal of a reason to invest in digital
2018 May 14 Monday, 08:34
Michael Mackay, Radio Lemberg, 13.05.2018    The battlefront in Donbas where Russia is invading Ukraine is heating up. The Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine issued a statement on May 13 saying that the entire line of contact continues to see intense fighting.   Russian occupation troops violated the Minsk Agreement ceasefire 73 times on May 12. 20 of these attacks were with heavy artillery and heavy mortars that are proscribed by the terms of the Minsk Agreement.   Russia has dramatically escalated its attacks on Ukrainian defenders and civilians since March 24. The number of bombardments by Russia has been well into the double-digits every day since March 24. Since the Joint Forces Operation took over from the
2018 May 13 Sunday, 13:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.05.2018    On March 18, Russia conducted an illegal so-called ‘election’ on the territory of Ukraine, in Crimea. On May 8 the European Union sanctioned the organizers for undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.   Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014 and subsequently occupied Crimea and part of Donbas. For over four years Russia has been waging trench warfare against Ukrainian defenders in Donbas and committing grave violations of human rights against the captive population of Crimea and Donbas.   On 18 September 2016 Russia conducted an illegal so-called ‘election’ in temporarily occupied Ukrainian Crimea for the Russian Duma. Six people
2018 May 12 Saturday, 09:07
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 12.05.2018    Всі ми знаємо (дехто, правда, лише здогадується), з якою ненавистю ставляться до України та українців мешканці Московії. Як вони гадять та мстять всюди, де тільки можна. З яким завзяттям вони вбивали і вбивають українців, починаючи з Юрія "Довгорукого" і аж дотепер, полюючи за нашими громадянами через оптичні приціли снайперських гвинтівок. І ця ненависть проявляється не лише на військовому полі (тут все просто: тут відразу видно хто ворог, а хто друг).    Публікуючи на нашому сайті серію статей про Конституції України (а саме про конституції від 1710, 1918, 1996 років, та майбутню від умовно 2019 року), ми перш за все звернулися за їхніми текстами, опублікованими на офіційному сайті
2018 May 12 Saturday, 03:18
Гетьман Пилип Орлик, Кошовий Отаман Кость Гордієнко, Бендери, 05.04.2018  Уклад прав і вольностей Війська Запорозького та угоди, укладені між ясновельможним паном Пилипом Орликом, новообраним гетьманом Війська Запорозького і генеральною старшиною, полковниками, а рівно ж і самим Військом Запорозьким, схвалені обома сторонами і скріплені найяснішим гетьманом на вільних виборах урочистою присягою року Божого 1710 квітня п’ятого дня при Бендерах.  Во ім’я Отця і Сина і Святого Духа – Бога, уславленого у Святій Трійці.    Нехай здійсниться задля віковічної слави і пам’яті Війська Запорозького і всього руського народу.    Подиву гідний і незбагненний Бог у своїх присудах, милосердний і
2018 May 12 Saturday, 02:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.05.2018     It has been over four years since Russia invaded Ukraine. Appeasement of Putin by the democratic West outside Ukraine has persisted, with the predictable result that Russian aggression has expanded. On May 10, the current German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, joined the appeasement chorus, went to Moscow, and had his very own “Munich 1938” moment. Maas took a policy position about the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project which contradicts that of his boss, Chancellor Angela Merkel. The German Foreign Minister failed to obtain any clarity from Russia about a future role for Ukraine with gas transit, as the German Chancellor directed. But Maas went ahead and gave his full support to Nord Stream 2
2018 May 11 Friday, 10:06
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.05.2018    Adidas is selling sportswear with the insignia “USSR.” The German company is selling tank dresses and football jerseys with a symbol of a notorious regime of state terror, one of the worst to have have existed in the twentieth century. In celebrating the Soviet Union, Adidas is celebrating the deaths of millions, the enslavement of whole nations, and one of the most crushing degradations of the human condition to have ever happened in history. Adidas is promoting evil.   Morally decent people don’t wear swastikas because they symbolize the Nazi regime of state terror. They also don’t wear the insignia of the Communist regime of state terror, the USSR. The genocides of the
2018 May 10 Thursday, 11:04
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.05.2018    The Russian army invading Ukraine in Donbas has been engaged in an escalating campaign of heavy shelling since March 24. The invaders from Muscovy need a constantly resupply of guns, ammunition, fuel, and war matériel. On May 8, Russia sent the 76th military resupply convoy across the Ukraine-Russia border to the 1st Army Corps (Donetsk or so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic”) and the 2nd Army Corps (Luhansk or so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”). Those are Russia’s front-line units waging war against Ukraine.   As is always the case, Russia refused to allow the convoy of reportedly 40 trucks to be inspected by the State Border Guard Service of
2018 May 09 Wednesday, 10:46
Президент США, Білий Дім, 08.05.2018 Меморандум для Державного секретаря, Міністра фінансів. Міністра оборони, Генерального прокурора, Міністра енергетики, Міністра внутрішніх справ, Помічника президента та голови адмінітрації, Торгового представника США, Постійного представника США до ООН, Директора Національної розвідки, Директора ЦРУ, Помічника президента з питань національної безпеки, Помічника президента з економічної політики, Голови об’єднаного комітету начальників штабів, Директора ФБР ТЕМА: Припинення участі Сполучених Штатів у Спільному повному плані дій та вжиття додаткових заходів для протидії лихому впливові Ірану та будь якому поступу Ірану до ядерної зброї    Як для президента, найвищим моїм пріоритетом є забезпечення
2018 May 09 Wednesday, 00:47
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 08.05.2018    23 березня 2018 року державне підприємство НЕК «Укренерго» опублікувало на своєму сайті проект ”План розвитку системи передачі на 2019-2028 роки”. Ми зі здивуванням прочитали його, адже на сайті цього стратегічного підприємства досі так і немає набагато простішого документу — “Плану розвитку ДП «НЕК «Укренерго» на наступні три роки”.  У цьому “плані на десять років” у четвертому розділі скурпульозно перераховано та описано все основне обладнання напругою від 110 кВ, яке є на балансі цього державного підпримства. Кидається в очі, що дуже багато в енергетиці було зроблено в 1960—1979 роки (це обладнання вже є
2018 May 08 Tuesday, 16:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.05.2018    Since the Revolution of Dignity, an old holiday from the time of the Soviet Russian occupation of Ukraine is being supplanted by a new commemoration. The old Victory Day is a relic of Stalinism and domination by the foreign Muscovy regime. It falls on May 9, the day after Victory in Europe Day in 1945. The new Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine is a contemporary and thoroughly Western marking of the memory of all those who died in the Second World War. It falls on May 8. Symbolizing the choice of Ukrainians to join the European family, the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation is commemorated with displays of the red poppy.   Russia under Putin is imposing a nationalist and Stalinist
2018 May 08 Tuesday, 10:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.05.2018    Russian occupation troops, in violation of international humanitarian law, are shelling civilians in eastern Ukraine.   On May 6, Russian armed forces twice bombarded the village of Zaytseve with 152-mm and 122-mm artillery. Zaytseve lies close to the north of the city of Horlivka, which is under temporary and illegal Russian administration. The Joint Forces Operation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine issued this statement: “According to preliminary data, one person was wounded as a result of the shelling, while a residential house caught on fire. Rescue teams and paramedics are now working at the scene. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine was briefed on the incident.”   By
2018 May 07 Monday, 09:46
Конституція Української Народньої Республіки    Статут про державний устрій, права і вільності УНР    I. Загальні постанови   1. Відновивши своє державне право, яко Українська Народна Республіка, Україна, для кращої оборони свого краю, для певнішого забезпечення права і охорони вільностей, культури і добробуту своїх громадян, проголосила себе і нині єсть державою суверенною, самостійною і ні від кого незалежною.    2. Суверенне право в Українській Народній Республіці належить народові України, цеб-то громадянам УНР всім разом.    3. Це своє суверенне право народ здійснює через Всенародні Збори України.    4. Територія УНР неподільна, і без згоди Всенародніх Зборів в 2/3 голосів присутніх
2018 May 06 Sunday, 11:56
  Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.05.2018     The Joint Forces Operation is only days old, but already the newly-organized Ukrainian army is taking the initiative and taking the fight to Russia.   On May 5, Ukrainian troops serving in the Joint Forces Operation in eastern Ukraine conducted a raid and captured a soldier serving with the Russian armed forces. Having identified the captured enemy soldier as belonging to one of the Russian terrorist military units, the Ukrainian troops turned him over to the Security Service of Ukraine. Ukrainian armed forces suffered no casualties in the raid.   The Ukrainian soldiers were from the 25th Separate Motorized Infantry Battalion. Known as “Kyivan Rus,” the
2018 May 06 Sunday, 10:48
Editorial Board, Radio Lemberg, 05.05.2018    Уже кілька років поспіль найвищі держслужбовці країни та народні обранці вимушено декларують свої статки та прибутки в електронному вигляді. Ці дані у вільному доступі опубліковано на сайті declarations.com.ua, де приховано лише персональні дані — такі, як дата народження (?), індивідуальні ідентифікаційні коди осіб (?), адреси помешкань та земельних ділянок. Стосовно самої форми заповнення цих е-декларацій та захисту бази даних від зовнішнього та внутрішнього втручання напевно говорити зайве, бо про це й так всім відомо — вона не витримує жодної критики. Так само абсолютно незручним та неінформативним є викладення цієї інформації у відкритому доступі — чи це зроблено навмисно, чи це
2018 May 05 Saturday, 15:58
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.05.2018     Piracy in the 21st century: On May 4, Russia seized a Ukrainian fishing vessel in Ukrainian territorial waters on the Black Sea. The Russians – who are illegally occupying the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea – grabbed the fishing vessel designated “YMK-0041” which has a home port of Ochakiv, Ukraine. Russia committed this act of piracy on the Black Sea, in Ukrainian territorial waters west of Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea, Ukraine.   Russia does not deny its act of piracy, but as is usually the case the invader-occupiers gave a legalistic, criminal excuse. An entity of the illegal occupation regime which calls itself the “Russian Federal Security Service Border Department in
2018 May 05 Saturday, 11:47
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.05.2018   It’s time to give an ultimatum to Russia: either the OSCE is permitted to monitor the Ukraine-Russia border or Russia gets kicked out of the OSCE.   Since Putin at war began his invasion of Europe in Ukraine, Russia has consistently blocked monitoring by the OSCE of the international border between Ukraine and Russia. By doing that, Russia is violating the Minsk Agreement and its obligations as a member of the OSCE. Even though Russia is the only one out of 57 members to want to stop the OSCE from doing its job, its unjustified objection stands as an effective veto to action. Despite Russia’s gross violations of the Helsinki Final Act by invading Ukraine, the other 56 members of the OSCE
2018 May 04 Friday, 18:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.05.2018      The commander of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO), Lieutenant-General Serhiy Nayev, gave a news briefing on May 2, along with other officials of the military-security operation who are responsible for Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine. General Nayev used unambiguous language to describe how the JFO was going to be conducted. He stated that the purpose of the JFO is the return of territories occupied by the Russian Federation to Ukraine’s control.   The rule of law must be restored, he said – and by that he means Ukrainian law applying to Ukrainian citizens on Ukrainian land. “Citizens of Ukraine among the residents of Donbas, whether they are in areas around the line of
2018 May 03 Thursday, 14:48
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.05.2018    The United Kingdom has a Magnitsky law. At long last, Britain has the ability to sanction corrupt foreign officials for the gross abuse of human rights. The British government should use its new powers to save Ukrainian hostages of the Russian regime of state terror, because their lives are in critical peril.   The House of Commons of the British Parliament passed the measure as an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill on May 1. When the bill passes the House of Lords and receives Royal Assent, the UK will become the sixth country in the world to stand up for international human rights with a sanctions law. The United States, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, and Latvia already have
2018 May 02 Wednesday, 14:12
Matt Apuzzo & Michael Schmidt, The New York Times, 30.04.2018  Ці питання показують пристальну увагу спецпрокурора стосовно перешкоджанню слідству та стосуються низки несподіваних тем.   Нещодавно спецпрокурор Роберт С. Мюллер ІІІ передав юристам президента Трампа список питань, які він хоче запитати його в інтерв’ю. Наша газета отримала цей список, ось питання та наші коментарі до них. Питання поділено на чотири категорії, відповідно до їх тематики (Флінн, Комі, Сешнс, Московія). Передаємо їх максимально дослівно, з деякими скороченнями.   ПРО МАЙКЛА ФЛІННА, КОЛИШНЬОГО РАДНИКА З НАЦБЕЗПЕКИ    1 Що Ви знаєте про телефонні дзвінки пана Флінна (Michael Flynn) з московським послом, Сєрґєєм Кісляком, наприкінці
2018 May 01 Tuesday, 14:17
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.05.2018    “Every woman has the right to defend her country. I think it is our duty to fight and to get victory. That’s all.”   A right and a duty … with those words, Yulia Matvienko summed up what it is to be be a woman and a patriot in Ukraine being invaded by Russia. She is a sniper with the 92nd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, and is one of six subjects of the documentary film, “Invisible Battalion: The Stories of Our Women at War.”   The documentary “Invisible Battalion” was shown in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, on Monday evening, April 30. A screening of the Ukrainian Canadian Film Festival, it was held across the street from
2018 May 01 Tuesday, 12:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.04.2018     In an escalation of barbaric violence in Putin’s War against Ukraine, Russia is now attacking Ukrainian defenders and civilians an average of 43 times a day. Refusing to help Ukraine, the international community desperately pretends it isn’t happening.   April 28 marked four years since Russian Federation irregular forces seized the Security Services of Ukraine building in Luhansk. For four years not a day has gone by without an attack by Russian armed forces against Ukrainian defenders and civilians in Donbas. Numerous formal ceasefires have been declared, but they have only served as a means for Russia to consolidate its military positions and to resupply its invasion army. The last
2018 April 30 Monday, 12:05
Insight, The Sunday Times, 29.04.2018    Роботизовані акаунти підтримували лейбористів та атакували консерваторів.   Рівень підтримки Джеремі Корбина лейбористами впродовж минулорічної виборчої кампанії зріс з 25 до 40%.    Перші докази спроб Московії вплинути на результат загальних виборів, просуваючи лейбористського лідера, Джеремі Корбина, появилися у безпрецедентному розслідуванні соціальних мереж у нашій газеті.   Наше дослідження (спільно із Університетом Суонсі) викрило 6,500 московських твіттер-акаунтів, які об’єдналися довкола лейбористів за кілька тижнів перед виборами минулого року, і допомагали їм своїми «меседжами підтримки» отримати мільйони голосів, а також дискредитувати їхніх
2018 April 29 Sunday, 21:14
Insight, The Sunday Times, 29.04.2018    Наше дослідження: то було приголомшливим реваншом лейбористів — але з московитами у їхніх лавах.  То була мить, яка змусила сльозу покотитися по щоці прем'єр-міністра. 8 червня 2017, о 10 годині вечора, екзит-пол шокував публіку: здавалось би добре продумана комбінація Терези Мей зі збільшення голосів консерваторів шляхом позачергових загальних виборів обернулася проти ж неї.    Лідер лейбористів, Джеремі Корбин, перевершив усі сподівання. Коли почалася виборча кампанія, громадськість щиро вірила у його «невиборність», і що його крах буде швидким і завершиться неминучою повною перемогою консерваторів.    Але виборча кампанія змінила все: Корбин підняв
2018 April 29 Sunday, 19:29
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.04.2018     Journalist Roman Sushchenko (left, 49) and farmer Volodymyr Balukh (right, 47) are loyal Ukrainians who are captives of Russia, the country that is invading Europe in Crimea and Donbas. They are men of free will and unshakeable courage. Vladimir Putin hates and fears them.   Roman Sushchenko is a journalist who was abducted by agents of the Putin regime when he was visiting Moscow from Paris. He has been illegally detained for a year and seven months. The Putin regime hates and fears Sushchenko because he was investigating the corrupt practices of the Russian oligarchy in France. Following the Soviet practice, Russia invents bogus criminal offences and charges its political prisoners with those.
2018 April 29 Sunday, 10:41
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.04.2018    Over four years after Russia began its invasion of Europe in Crimea and Donbas, Ukraine continues to defend Western democracies against Muscovy autocracy alone and without effective help. It’s a good thing, therefore, that on its own Ukraine is reorganizing and strengthening the defence of Europe along Putin’s invasion battlefront in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.   From a rump force four years ago, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are now a quarter million strong, and have approximately 35 thousand soldiers engaged in combat in the trenches of Donbas against the Russian armed forces. A recently-release Global Firepower ranking of military strength puts Ukraine’s armed forces in the 29th
2018 April 28 Saturday, 16:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.04.2018    Torture, abuse, extrajudicial killings, persecution, harassment, abductions – crimes against humanity by the Putin regime are multiplying on Ukrainian territories temporarily under the effective control of the Russian authorities.   At least four people, including two Crimean Tatars, died unnaturally in a prison of the Russian occupation regime in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine. These deaths occurred in the first half of April. The invader-occupiers from Russia claimed that Server Bilialov, Oleg Goncharov, and Dmitriy Shypovnik hanged themselves; they claim that Islam Iskerov cut his own throat. These claims of suicide defy credulity. The Crimean Human Rights Group reports that Server Bilialov was
2018 April 27 Friday, 09:10
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, The Wall Street Journal, 25.04.2018    Міністр закордонних справ Московії, Сєрґєй Лавров, нещодавно попередив, що відносини його країни з Заходом сьогодні гірші ніж під час "холодної війни". Але він не визнав, що у цьому є вина Московії.   Останніми місяцями США та їхні близькі европейські союзники продемонстрували свою готовність протистояти московській агресії.    Та через те, що Москва загострює свою стратегію глобального руйнування, ще більше европейських держав повинні приєднатись до США, посилюючи тиск на Владіміра Путіна та його посіпак.    Від вторгнення в Україну до отруєння колишнього подвійного агента, Сєрґєя Скрипаля, у Британії, Московія зробила Европу театром у своїй
2018 April 26 Thursday, 21:09
Francis Elliott, The Times, 25.04.2018    Податкові офшори, включно з Каймановими Островами, чинять опір спробам розкрити інформацію про особи, які користають з розташування їхніх активів в таких юрисдикціях.    Корумпованих московських олігархів, які ховають брудні гроші на заморських територіях Великої Британії, буде викрито згідно з новими законами, які внесуть наступного тижня до парламенту аби надавити на Терезу Мей.    Податкові офшори, такі як Британські Вірґінські Острови та Кайманові Острови, досі опираються вимогам керівництва Великої Британії та спробам розкрити інформацію про особи, які користають з розташування їхніх активів в таких юрисдикціях.    Учасники кампанії стверджують, що ця
2018 April 26 Thursday, 13:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.04.2018     Russia attacked Novoluhanske, Ukraine with rockets – again. Novoluhanske is a town on the battlefront where Russia is invading Europe in Donbas.    The press centre of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine reported that on April 25 Russian occupation forces fired on Ukrainian defensive fortifications near Novoluhanske from Grad rocket launchers, 152-mm artillery, 120-and 82-mm mortars, and the armament of a BMP (a Russian armoured infantry fighting vehicle). The ‘Svitlodarsk Bulge’ (the battlefront north of occupied Debaltseve) was a particular target of the Russians. They also struck Ukrainian positions near Svitlodarsk, using 152-mm artillery and 82-mm mortars. Russian
2018 April 26 Thursday, 11:24
Ann-Marie Alcántara, The New York Times, 24.04.2018    Легко забувається, як далеко зайшли технології за кілька останніх років. Раніше ми благали, аби наш CD-плеєр не перескакував музику, потім ми слухали онлайн музику на льоту, а тепер ми вже носимо у вухах маленькі AirPods. Та навіть деякі найостанніші прилади зробили стрибок від high-end продуктів для справжніх гіків до  потрібних кожному речей. Ось кілька з них.    Помічник, про якого ви ніколи не просили, але без якого неможливо жити    «Дивний», «цікавий», «незрозумілий», «трохи тупий». Усі ці слова описують Alexa, голосового цифрового помічника у приладі Echo від компанії Amazon. Але сама компанія каже,
2018 April 25 Wednesday, 20:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.04.2018   No more “pro-Russian separatists.” Russia is invading Ukraine, and Crimea and Donbas are territories temporarily under the effective control of the Russian authorities.   Europeans are finally waking up to the true nature of the war in Ukraine: it is Putin’s war; it is Russia’s invasion of Europe in Crimea and Donbas. On April 24, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution to describe territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not government-controlled territories as “territories temporarily under the effective control of the Russian authorities.” Until now, diplomatic language made a distinction between Russian aggression in
2018 April 25 Wednesday, 11:16
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.04.2018     “Russia threatens global peace and security.” With those words, Canada’s Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, gave the conclusion of the meeting in Toronto of the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven countries plus Ukraine. Russian aggression is the defining emergency of our times, and the G7 is finally starting to deal with the emergency.   Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. The reaction of the democratic West has been completely inadequate to the existential threat posed by an act of aggression which is comparable to the invasion of Poland in September 1939 by Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Ukraine has been left on its own to defend its own territory and the values of
2018 April 24 Tuesday, 10:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.04.2018     On Sunday, April 22, the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations plus Ukraine sat down, on two occasions, to talk about Russia. Russia was pointedly not invited to taint the conversation with its lies. There was a lot of truth-telling and real-talk about Putin’s War against the West.   Russia has been invading Europe in Ukraine since early in 2014. No question is more important to answer for the sake of international peace and security than: “How do we stop Putin?”   Canada holds the Presidency of the G7 for 2018, and will host a meeting of the leaders of the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada on June
2018 April 23 Monday, 09:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.04.2018     A diplomatic boycott of the FIFA World Cup being held in Russia is gaining momentum. The United Kingdom announced that the Royal Family and government officials would have nothing to do with tournament, after Russia launched a nerve agent attack in Salisbury on March 4. Iceland announced that it would join a diplomatic boycott. Then, on April 20, a group of European Union parliamentarians appealed for a boycott of Russia by politicians and government officials from all 28 member states. 60 Members of the European Parliament asked EU governments to stay away from the FIFA World Cup in Russia.   Rebecca Harms is an MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance and is a member of the Delegation
2018 April 22 Sunday, 09:20
Editorial, Radio Lemberg, 21.04.2018    Однією з головних та вкрай необхідних складових інтеграції України до Евросоюзу є повноцінне об’єднання нашої енергосистеми з мережею енергосистем европейських країн. Воно є не менш важливим ніж створення зони вільної торгівлі чи безвізового режиму для громадян, вступу до об’єднаної системи військової безпеки (НАТО), побудови швидкісних багатополосних міжнародних автобанів, уніфікації промислових стандартів та залізничної колії, тощо.    Відомо, що саме енергетика є основою основ будь якої промисловості та наріжним каменем економіки кожної сучасної країни. Зараз неможливо собі уявити навіть три-чотири години діяльності без електроенергії кожної галузі промисловості, і наприклад
2018 April 21 Saturday, 18:51
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.04.2018    Russia’s escalating violence against Ukraine goes from bad to worse. On Friday, the Russian invaders of Europe in Crimea and Donbas launched an attack with rockets against a village to the east of the city of Mariupol, Ukraine.   Just before six o’clock in the morning on April 20, Russian invaders of Ukraine launched a heavy bombardment of defenders at Lebedynske in Donetsk region, firing rockets from Grad multiple launch rocket systems. Over a two hour period, the Russians launched 40 missiles from BM-21 launch vehicles that were stationed in the occupied village of Sakhanka. Sakhanka is 7 kilometres due east of the defensive positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in front of the village
2018 April 21 Saturday, 12:01
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.04.2018   Another legacy of the long, brutal occupation of Ukraine by Russia may be coming to an end: the church founded 1,030 years ago in Kyiv is set to return from its temporary 332 year visit to Moscow.   Current Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been going on for over four years. In the face of Russian aggression, the Ukrainian nation is more united than at any time in its modern history. Ukrainians chose a European path by the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014. The invasion by foreign armies from Muscovy in Crimea and Donbas has accelerated Ukraine’s movement down that Western path. Ukraine is separating itself from Russia and from the remnants of the Soviet Union and of the Russian Empire at a
2018 April 20 Friday, 10:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.04.2018     Russia is using heavy artillery again on its invasion battlefront in eastern Ukraine. Russia’s armed aggression is a vicious and an existential attack against the Ukrainian nation. It is also a deliberate violation of the Minsk Agreement and a planned insult to its two western European guarantors, Germany and France. Russia is invading Europe in Ukraine – Ukraine is defending, and Germany and France are doing nothing about it.   Article 2 of the Minsk Agreement of 11 February 2015 requires “withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides by equal distances in order to create a security zone of at least 50km wide from each other for the artillery systems of caliber of 100 and
2018 April 19 Thursday, 08:41
By Andrea Thomas, William Boston, The Wall Street Journal, 18.04.2018    Німецькі директори кажуть, що санкції можуть завдати шкоди довготривалим спільним підприємствам і коштуватимуть сотні мільйонів евро. Керівники Німеччини хочуть аби адміністрація Трампа звільнила компанії їхньої країни від жорстких американських санкцій проти Московії.  Німецькі чиновники повідомили, що цього тижня міністр фінансів Німеччини, Олаф Шольц, протягом свого візиту до Вашинґтона продавлюватиме особливі умови для німецьких компаній, а наприкінці квітня вже бундесканцлериня Анґела Меркель планує підняти це питання під час її зустрічі з президентом США, Дональдом Трампом.  Окрім висловлення певних застережень стосовно тих санкцій, які мають на меті
2018 April 18 Wednesday, 22:50
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.04.2018    The world needs to shift its attention to Ukraine. The battlefront in eastern Ukraine where Russia is invading Europe will be where Putin strikes the hardest now. Aggressor Russia has suffered three recent set-backs in its war against the West: the expulsion of Russian spies after Russia’s nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom; the sanctioning of Russian oligarchs by the United States arising from the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act; and the bombing of the chemical weapons research and production facilities of Russia’s puppet Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Ukraine has been poorly supported by other Western democratic countries for over four years of Russia’s
2018 April 18 Wednesday, 09:13
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.04.2018     Genocide. “Never again” is the response of any moral human being. But the seeds of genocide are in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and civilized humanity is not stopping it.   Russia has a history of genocide against Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. Since 2014, the Putin regime of state terror has the Crimean Tatars and many Ukrainians under its brutal authority. The precursors of a new genocide can be seen in the Russian occupation regime in Crimea and Donbas.   Russia has never undergone decommunization. The past crimes of Soviet terror from 1917 to 1991 have not been redeemed or even properly acknowledged by the Russian people or their leadership. Ukraine, by contrast, is
2018 April 17 Tuesday, 09:39
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.04.2018    On balance, Putin comes off looking as weak after the strike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. The coalition demonstrated that they are vastly more powerful than Russia and its rump proxy in Syria, the Assad regime. And they did it in a mere 45 minutes, very early in the morning on April 14. Russian forces stood down and did nothing to aid the beleaguered Assad. Russian propaganda TV had no ‘victory’ to present to its zombified domestic audience. It resorted to its staple fare, which is anti-Western hate propaganda.   Putin is a KGB thug, and easy to understand. Humiliated in Syria, he will lash out and he will strike where he
2018 April 16 Monday, 09:56
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Telegraph, 12.04.2018    «Газпром» – це зброя кремлівської зовнішньої політики та знаряддя для досягнення стратегічних цілей.   Злочинну монополію Владіміра Путіна у постачанні газу до Европи викрито сенсаційними документами, які розкривають навмисні порушення закону Евросоюзу і навіть щось на кшталт політичного цькування протягом майже десятиліття.    Найдовше в історії ЕС розслідування показало, як контрольований Кремлем енергетичний гігант «Газпром» використовував свою надмірну владу для тиску на слабкі держави у східній Европі, а також для розділу єдиного енергетичного ринку ЕС за допомогою примусової цінової політики.    У доповіді
2018 April 15 Sunday, 15:29
Редколегія The Wall Street Journal, 12.04.2018   Зараз дуже турбулентний час для стосунків Европи з Московією, одним з наслідків якого є очікуване визнання Берліном стратегічної важливості газу. Бундесканцлериня Анґела Меркель цього тижня визнала, що новий московський газогін дном Балтійського моря є "політичним". А тепер подивімося що вона робить з усім цим.    У своїй заяві на прес-конференції з президентом України, Петром Порошенком, пані Меркель вперше сама сказала про те, що всі вже знають про проект газогону Nord Stream 2. Простягуючись через Балтійське море цей газогін мав би подвоїти пропускну здатність вже наявного (і недовикаристаного) газогону та дати змогу Московії обійти Україну та інші европейські країни, крізь які
2018 April 15 Sunday, 13:05
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.04.2018    Since Russia began its invasion of Europe in Crimea and Donbas over four years ago, the Putin regime has been kidnapping and holding hostage Ukrainians. Russia flimsily disguises these abductions as criminal trials, but the Ukrainians are grabbed because they are activists, patriots, and loyalists to their homeland, Ukraine. Two of Putin’s hostages are suffering acutely at the moment. Pavlo Hryb is being denied essential medical care by the Russians and his health is at grave risk. Volodymyr Balukh is on hunger strike against the injustice of his so-called ‘trial’ and his health is at grave risk.   Pavlo Hryb is a 19 year old Ukrainian, a student at the National University of
2018 April 15 Sunday, 08:41
Editorial, Radio Lemberg, 14.04.2018    У попередній статті про ситуацію в українській електроенергетиці ми розповіли про системні "помилки" в діяльності теперішнього (до речі, досі "тимчасового" — бо так і не обраного на відкритому конкурсі та затвердженого урядом) керівництва державного підприємства НЕК «Укренерго», які мають всі ознаки не те що популізму чи некомпетентності, а відвертої диверсійної діяльності у найважливішій і стратегічній галузі економіки країни. Сьогодні звернемо вашу увагу на те, що насправді діється в одному з підрозділів об'єднаної енергосистеми України, який базується у місті Винниці, і який було обрано для кадрового експерименту з так званої "оптимізації бізнес-процесів".    Нагадуємо, що
2018 April 14 Saturday, 23:26
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.04.2018      The brutal Assad regime, aided by the brutal Putin regime, attacked civilians in Douma, Syria with a chemical weapon on April 7. Russia’s state propaganda responded with a massive disinformation campaign of lies. A coalition of Western powers took action on April 14 to degrade the ability of the Putin-Assad cabal to commit mass murder in the future. Kremlin agitprop responded with a fake video that was actually about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   In the early morning of April 14, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France bombed targets in Syria connected with the Assad regime’s attack with chemical weapons at Douma. In Damascus, coalition forces struck a scientific
2018 April 14 Saturday, 09:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.04.2018    Ukrainians living under Russian occupation in Luhansk have spotted a large concentration of Russian armed forces armour and military equipment in the environs of the city. It is believed that the tanks and infantry fighting vehicles will be used for a parade on May 9.   The armour and equipment is stationed at the training aerodrome that is to the south-east of downtown Luhansk city. Defunct since 1997, the airfield was once the home of the Voroshilovgrad (Luhansk) Higher Military Aviation School for Navigators. All of Luhansk city is under the control of the Russian armed forces, including this airfield.   Russia has stationed its tanks and self-propelled artillery and infantry fighting vehicles
2018 April 13 Friday, 11:31
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.04.2018      The United States is providing Ukraine with life-saving intelligence from drones, and is helping Ukraine defend itself and all of Europe. Canada is not providing Ukraine with life-saving intelligence from satellite imagery, and is helping Russia invade and occupy Ukraine.   Ukraine is fighting Russian invaders in a war of national salvation. Russia invaded Ukraine over four years ago, and today occupies Crimea and part of Donbas. Attacks by Russian armed forces in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine never cease. Defending themselves and other Europeans, Ukrainians fight foreign invaders from Muscovy with indomitable courage. But courage is can never be enough against an implacable enemy
2018 April 12 Thursday, 09:57
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.04.2018 Russia is attacking Ukraine in Donbas with a ferocity not seen since the height of its invasion in 2014-2015. The reason for this escalation of warfare along Russia’s invasion of Europe battlefront is unclear. The heavy bombardments serve no military purpose. The Russian armed forces are not on the offensive and are making no serious attempt to gain ground. Neither is the invading army from Muscovy on the defensive, because the Ukrainian armed forces are one-sidedly observing the so-called ‘Easter ceasefire.’ Russia carried out 64 bombardments against Ukrainian defenders and civilians on April 10. What is going on?    Russia is waging a global war against the West. Several campaigns of
2018 April 11 Wednesday, 10:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.04.2018    The origins of Russia’s Trump-for-president effort lie in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The antecedents of Putin’s use of Trump lie in Putin’s use of Yanukovych.   The US Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the residences and workplaces of Michael Cohen, a lawyer who works for Donald Trump, on April 9. With warrants from a federal judge and with the authorization of the US Department of Justice, the FBI agents were pursuing an investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Trump-Russia collusion leading up to the 2016 US presidential election.   The Trump-for-president effort by Russia goes along with with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas.
2018 April 10 Tuesday, 08:12
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.04.2018    The saga of the “Nord” took another turn on April 7. Russian diplomats tried to smuggle some of the crew of the arrested fishing vessel out of Ukraine into Russia but were thwarted by alert Ukrainian border guards. This was another defeat for the Russians in an unusual cat-and-mouse game they are playing with Ukraine over the status of Crimea and the Azov Sea.   The “Nord” is a fishing vessel registered in Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine. Ukraine closed all Crimean ports, including Kerch, on 15 April 2014 because Russia invaded Ukraine and violated Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in Crimea. All vessels which call at closed Crimean ports – without a permit from
2018 April 09 Monday, 10:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 08.04.2018    Sunday, April 8 is Orthodox Easter. On the battlefront in eastern Ukraine where Russia is invading Europe there was supposed to be a ceasefire. Invader Russia, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and defender Ukraine make up the Tripartite Contact Group for the Minsk Agreements. Ceasefires within ceasefires within ceasefires have been ‘agreed’ by the Tripartite Contact Group. Every time Russia and its proxies break the silence regime – every time Ukraine respects it one-sidedly. Putin’s War goes madly on.    The Easter ceasefire was no exception. The Russians broke their promise to stop shooting and shelling within minutes of the time the
2018 April 08 Sunday, 08:34
Editorial, Radio Lemberg, 07.04.2018  В ці дні увагу українського суспільства прикуто до чергових санкцій Заходу проти Московії за агресію проти України, а також до розвитку подій довкола можливого спорудження нового газогону Nord Stream 2 — у всіх на устах надані екологічні дозволи Німеччиною та Фінляндією на прокладання нових труб дном Балтійського моря в їхніх водах та наступна реакція на це сусідніх Швеції та Данії, а також Евросоюзу та США. Значна частина европейців нарешті вже зрозуміла, що Москва використовує енергоносії не як товар, а як стратегічну гібридну зброю для тиску на інші країни, але прокремлівське лоббі в Німеччині все-ще намагається підсадити Европу на газову голку Москви.    Крім того, всі ми бачимо як Національна
2018 April 07 Saturday, 21:43
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 07.04.2018    The United States sanctioned Alexey Miller, the Russian Gazprom monopolist. This is a massive rebuke to Germany and Finland, who earlier took the reckless step of approving the anti-Ukraine, anti-European Union corruption scheme known as Nord Stream 2.   On April 6, the US Treasury Department announced that it was placing under sanctions seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and its subsidiary, a Russian bank. The reason is simple: Russia is at war with the West, and it must be stopped. The Treasury Department communique singled out Russia’s malign activity around the world,
2018 April 07 Saturday, 10:11
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 06.04.2018    Nord Stream 2 is a scheme by Russia to deprive Ukraine of natural gas transit revenue and destroy Europe’s energy security. Support or opposition to this effort of Russia’s corrupt monopoly Gazprom is becoming a test of the unity and moral integrity of Europe.   On April 5, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine made an appeal to the international community to block construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, through the Baltic Sea. Resolution No. 8111 of Ukraine’s parliament noted that Russia itself had made the strongest argument against building Nord Stream 2 by launching a gas war at the beginning of March. The resolution noted: “Gazprom suddenly, with no
2018 April 06 Friday, 12:51
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 05.04.2018     Ukrainians are very good at unmasking Russian warfare. They should be good at it, as Ukrainians have learned painful lessons from centuries of invasion and occupation by Russia. So it was that Ukrainians quickly spotted Russia up to its old information warfare tricks in Latvia. Ukrainians caught Russian hate propaganda TV using an actress to portray an aggrieved Russian speaking Latvian resident and speak against Latvia’s education law. The Russian propagandists used the same actress they used in 2014 during the first phases of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, or an actress who looks very similar and uses the same rhetoric of emotional outrage.   In late February/early March 2014, Russian
2018 April 05 Thursday, 10:15
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 04.04.2018    Russia’s war of aggression against the West, particularly against Ukraine, is limitless. There is no moral boundary Muscovy will not cross, no rule of war it will not break, in Putin’s relentless campaign of nihilist destruction. The Azov Sea was active as a theatre of Putin’s War in the first campaigns of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Crimea and Donbas. On 31 August 2014, for example, Russia attacked two Ukrainian patrol boats in the Azov Sea, sinking one and damaging the other. But almost three years afterwards the north-east corner of the Black Sea has been relatively quiet.   This changed on 7 August 2017 when Russia closed the Kerch Strait, an international strait, to
2018 April 04 Wednesday, 10:13
Том Парфітт, The Times, 02.04.2018    Шпигуни були на місці, керівники повстання вже були названі. Коли Олексій Муратов відправив свій план офіційному представнику Кремля в листопаді 2014 року, цілі були зрозумілими. Пізніше група гакерів зламала захищений документ «Операція «Троя».    В документі йшлося про стратегію підготовки жителів Запорізької області на сході України для промосковського впливу, або, як йдеться в документі, «звільнення від нацистських загарбників і фашистських окупантів».   Ця операція була складовою масштабної стратегії Кремля щодо дестабілізації України. Про що вдалось узнати Тhe Times на основі інформації, яка спливла з пошти Владислава Суркова, впливового
2018 April 03 Tuesday, 14:16
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 03.04.2018    Ukraine is the bravest ally of the United Kingdom. When Britain was attacked by Russia and Western democracies were called upon to show unity and support, Ukraine did not hesitate. Ukrainians stepped up, even though they knew that Russia would retaliate directly and violently against them – the sole fighting defenders of Europe from Putin’s invasion.   Russia attacked in the UK with a nerve agent. Ukraine expelled 13 spies who were acting under diplomatic cover. After the United States and the UK itself, Ukraine sent the greatest number of Russian spies packing. Ukraine is a leading Western democracy taking action against Russia’s intelligence operations. But because Russia is at war
2018 April 03 Tuesday, 11:58
Борис Джонсон, Mansion House, 28.03.2018, переклад українською Віктора Трегубова для «Петр и Мазепа».    Примітка редакції «Петр и Мазепа». Нещодавню промову міністра закордонних справ Великої Британії Бориса Джонсона дехто вже встиг порівняти з Фултонською промовою Вінстона Черчілля. Як на нашу скромну думку, порівняння надто улесливе, якщо співставляти особистості, але коректне в тому плані, що, як і у випадку Фултонської промови, ця промова є фактичним окресленням того, чим колективний Захід зараз вважає Московію і як пропонує до неї ставитися. Досі в нас публікували лише скорочений російський переклад промови — ми вирішили не повторювати чужу працю та перекласти оригінал українською. І так, не
2018 April 02 Monday, 12:09
Boris Johnson, Mansion House, 28.03.2018    My Lord Mayor, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen.    I’m going to talk about Britain’s global role and our work with our allies around the world but I turn first to the events of this remarkable week because never before has there been a collective expulsion of Russian diplomats on the scale that we have seen over the last few days.    As I speak there are now 27 countries that have themselves taken the risk of kicking out people whose presence they deem to be no longer conducive to the public good.    Of course there are many more that have chosen to act in other ways, countries that have issued powerful statements or downgraded their
2018 April 02 Monday, 11:49
Олександр Щерба, Дзеркало Тижня, 30.03.2018    В остаточному підсумку, важливе те, що стародавні римляни називали gravitas: терпіння, витримка й розважливість. І сміливість. Бо без сміливості всі ці чесноти нічого не варті. (с) Ерік Севарейд, американський журналіст   Наступного дня після перемоги Джамали в конкурсі Евробачення я розмовляв із представницею однієї з европейських країн. Вона була схожа на стривоженого птаха: Україна виграла в Московії, та ще й у такому драматичному фіналі, та ще й із такою "політичною" піснею, — що ж тепер буде, чи не надто далеко зайшла Европа у своїй підтримці України? Тоді мені подумалося: щось не те зі сміливістю на нашому континенті.    Перемога України в нинішній
2018 April 02 Monday, 10:37
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 02.04.2018    Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014. Russia occupied Crimea and part of Donbas and still does. Ukraine and every other Western democratic country imposed economic sanctions on Russian individuals and entities responsible for causing the worst international war in Europe since the Second World War.   Sanctions were supposed to impose an economic penalty on Russia, in lieu of military help for Ukraine which would actually stop Putin’s invasion of Europe in Ukraine. But appeasing Western governments and companies found ways to circumvent sanctions immediately, and it’s been “business as usual” with aggressor Russia without interruption.   Ukraine closed Crimean ports,
2018 April 02 Monday, 09:33
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 01.04.2018    Russia is using the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) as a weapon of war. It has been over four years since Russia invaded Ukraine. In the Donbas campaign of Putin’s War, clerics and religious buildings of the UOC-MP are being used by the intelligence services of the Russian Federation to carry out hostile intelligence operations against Ukraine. The clergy of this denomination take part in terrorist activities and support the Russian Federal Security Services fronted terrorist organizations, the so-called ‘Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Luhansk People’s Republic.” This is the conclusion of the Security Services of Ukraine (SBU), and
2018 April 01 Sunday, 09:49
Нік Вуїчич, лекція в Києві, 30.03.2018, переклад українською — Петро Козак   Нам відомо, що майбутнє будь-якої країни залежить від наступних поколінь, для яких важливі цінності. Нам відомо, що гроші допомагають будь-якій країні, але вони не можуть виправити країну. Нам відомо, що лідери кожної країни часами змінюються, але для мене – честь співпрацювати з освітньою системою тут, в Україні, для того, аби заснувати довгострокові зміни у цій країні. Наша міжнародна компанія “Attitude Education”, яка працює разом з “Key strategy”, вкладатиме у справу стільки, скільки зможе: якісь надихаючі відео та інші ресурси для багатьох людей тут, в Україні. Все, аби допомогти батькам, учням та вчителям.   
2018 March 31 Saturday, 18:50
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 31.03.2018    Putin scored a big win in Canada on March 30. A Russia appeasement faction showed that it dominates the mandarinate in Ottawa and that it can crush any move to effectively oppose Russian aggression or help Ukrainian defence of the West.   The Liberal government summarily rejected the key recommendations of its own parliamentary committee to support Ukraine. In a move sure to please Putin, Canada refuses to even consider visa-free travel reciprocity between Canadians and Ukrainians. Canada refuses to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine to help resist Russian aggression. The Liberals cut-off the sharing of Radarsat satellite imagery with Ukraine, and it now refuses to reverse that decision, even though such
2018 March 31 Saturday, 10:01
Доктор Немо, Radio Lemberg, 31.03.2018   Рене Декарт (фр. René Descartes, лат. Renatus Cartesius — Ренат Картезій). Сьогодні — 422 роки з дня народження Рене Декарта (31.03.1596 — 11.02.1650). Візіонер з когорти великих, окрім колосального впливу на розвиток філософської думки, зробив суттєвий внесок до математики, фізики — того, що сьогодні назвали б теорією знання.   Декарт прославив своє ім'я великою кількістю трактатів з математики та філософії. Основні з них: «Геометрія» (1637), «Міркування про метод, що дозволяє направляти свій розум і відшукувати істину в науках» (1637), «Засади філософії» (1644).    Крім того він заклав основи аналітичної
2018 March 31 Saturday, 08:41
Борис Джонсон, The Times, 27.03.2018   Ніколи раніше так багато країн не об'єднувалися аби витурити московитських дипломатів. Останньої ночі, більше 20 держав колективно ухвалили відправити додому більше сотні кремлівських службовців.    Таким чином ці союзники Британії свідомо наразили себе на ризик зустрічної реакції. Їхня принципова позиція у відповідь на використання нервово-паралітичної речовини у Солзбері 4 березня може мати високу ціну, можливо у формі витурення їхніх власних дипломатів з Москви.    Тож я глибоко вдячний усім країнам, які вирішили діяти. І я вірю, що вчорашні події можуть стати поворотною точкою.    Не треба недооцінювати практичний вплив цих заходів на шпигунську і диверсійну мережу
2018 March 30 Friday, 17:18
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 30.03.2018   Volodymyr Balukh, 47, is a proud Ukrainian, living in Ukraine, and he shows it. He flies the Ukrainian flag from the roof of his house. He honours the memory of the “Heavenly Hundred” – the Ukrainian patriots who were killed by the Yanukovych regime during the Revolution of Dignity. There’s nothing unusual in that. Except that Russia invaded Ukraine four years ago, and made the ridiculous claim that the part of Ukraine Volodymyr Balukh lives in – Crimea – is not Ukrainian but is somehow a part of Russia.   The self-pitying but violently aggressive Russian state lashed out at Volodymyr Balukh for his acts of loyalty. On 8 December 2016, masked and uniformed men from the
2018 March 30 Friday, 10:21
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 29.03.2018    An attack by Russia against British subjects in the United Kingdom deserved the punishment of the expulsion of a few of Putin’s spies. It merited a more severe response. But what do attacks by Russia against Ukrainian subjects in Ukraine deserve? In the past five days, Russia’s army invading Europe in Ukraine has attacked an astonishing 190 times. On 190 occasions the Russian armed forces attacked Europe’s defenders with long-range artillery, tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, heavy mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns, and small arms.   Western democracies have acted against Russian aggression by expelling spies. Britain was defended. Now what? How does the West take further
2018 March 29 Thursday, 09:32
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 28.03.2018    Nord Stream 2 is a scheme to finance Russia’s invasion of Europe in Ukraine. Profits from Gazprom drive the Russian war machine that is destroying lives in Crimea and Donbas. It is an outrage that Gazprom, Vladimir Putin, Alexey Miller, and Gerhard Schröder have not been sanctioned for the grave threat to international peace and security that they constitute. It is a crime against Ukrainians and all Europeans that Germany backs the corruption scheme that is Nord Stream 2.   Nord Stream 2 is pushed by Russian propaganda as just another natural gas pipeline. But it is a weapon wielded by Putin to achieve his war aims. This is what Russia wants to achieve with its Nord Stream 2 weapon:  
2018 March 28 Wednesday, 10:20
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 27.03.2018    Russia is shelling Donbas. Russia held an illegal ‘election’ in Crimea. Russia is bombing hospitals in Syria. Russia attacked people with a nerve agent in Salisbury, England. Russia launched a gas war against Ukraine and the EU. All this Russia has done and is doing just in March 2018 alone. They are all aspects of Russia’s global war of aggression against the West.   In response to one of these attacks – the one against the United Kingdom – Western democracies expelled some Russian spies who were operating under cover as diplomats. Prime Minister Theresa May said that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal may never fully recover from being poisoned by a Russian
2018 March 27 Tuesday, 12:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 26.03.2018    Russia attacked Ukraine with increased vehemence on the weekend. The ceasefire violations committed by the Russian armed forces invading Ukraine numbered in the double digits. On Saturday, March 24, Russia opened fire on Ukrainian defenders 13 times. On Sunday, March 25, the Russians unleashed a staggering number of assaults – 44.   There is supposed to be a permanent ceasefire in effect along Russia’s invasion of Europe battlefront in Donbas. The Trilateral Contact Group, meeting to implement the Minsk Agreements between invader Russia and defender Ukraine, announced yet another ceasefire – calling it “permanent” – on March 5. Russia broke the silence regime right
2018 March 26 Monday, 10:42
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 25.03.2018    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU, Sluzhba Bezpeky Ukrainy) is 26 years old. The SBU has been integral to Ukraine’s war of national salvation against Russian invasion, which has been raging for four years. The 26th anniversary of the SBU happens to come at a time when the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) is being transitioned to the Joint Forces Operation.   The Anti-Terrorist Operation was under the command of the SBU. It is giving way to the Joint Forces Operation under the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This makes sense given that it is not “pro-Russian separatists” that Ukraine is fighting but Russian armed forces invaders that Ukraine is defending against. On March 24,
2018 March 25 Sunday, 10:05
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 24.03.2018    Russia is at war with the West. In recent weeks, the Putin regime has attacked with a nerve agent in Britain and it has held an illegal ‘election’ in Crimea, Ukraine, which Russia invaded and occupied four years ago. Since Russia began open and continuous warfare in 2014, the response of Ukraine has been to fight to defend the homeland and the West, but the response of other Western democracies under attack has been to do nothing more than express “deep concern” at Russian aggression. The shock of Russia’s recent acts of aggression against Britain and Ukraine may change that. The Putin regime is facing some blow-back in the world of diplomacy.   After the Russian nerve
2018 March 24 Saturday, 13:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 23.03.2018    Nadiya Savchenko has been arrested and charged. On March 22, the Ukrainian member of parliament was formally accused of having committed serious crimes: collusion to carry out a coup against the Ukrainian government; organizing a coup; planning to assassinate public officials; organizing a terrorist attack against the Verkhovna Rada; facilitating a terrorist act; and illegal weapon handling. This is a remarkable come-down for Nadiya Savchenko: in less than two years she has gone from national heroine of Ukraine to a suspected traitor. The Savchenko who in May 2016 said to Putin: “Get the **** out of Ukraine!” has become the Savchenko who in March 2018 said about her fellow members of parliament:
2018 March 23 Friday, 09:46
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 22.03.2018    International human rights law clearly protects the rights of prisoners. In particular, it prohibits torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, without exception or derogation. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), in force since 1976, states: “All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person." Russia is violating international human rights law by withholding medical care from Ukrainian prisoners – effectively torturing them to death.   In its war of aggression to destroy Ukraine, Russia has abducted and holds hostage many innocent Ukrainian civilians. The
2018 March 22 Thursday, 10:36
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 21.03.2018    The Ukrainian government has seized all the assets of Russia’s Gazprom in Ukraine. Enforcing international court rulings, Ukraine next will be going after $9.3 billion in assets of Gazprom everywhere in Europe. Exercising lawful judgments, Ukraine has a good chance of killing the Nord Stream 2 scheme, putting the criminal monopoly Gazprom out of business, and saving Europe’s energy security for generations to come.   Things are going from bad to worse for Russia in its gas war against Europe. First, Russia’s Gazprom lost in a dispute with Ukraine’s Naftogaz in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and must pay an award of $2.56 billion. Then, Russia
2018 March 21 Wednesday, 10:08
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 20.03.2018    Russia held illegal presidential ‘elections’ in Crimea on March 18, despite being warned not to by every major Western democracy. In flagrant violation of international law, the foreign Muscovy regime compelled Ukrainians under occupation to participate in the sham voting that affirmed Putin. Now it is time for Russia to face the consequences of its crime.   On March 19, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over to European Union governments a list of 140 persons who were involved in the organization of the so-called Russian presidential election on the territory of Ukrainian Crimea that has been invaded and occupied by Russia. Spokesperson for the Ukrainian foreign affairs
2018 March 20 Tuesday, 10:19
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 19.03.2018   Russia is preparing a rapid invasion of Ukraine. But the Ukrainian armed forces are mounting a Joint Forces Operation to defend the homeland that should make Putin think twice.   Russia is turning Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula into a heavily-armed fortress. In eastern Ukraine, Russian armed forces invading and occupying part of Donetsk region and part of Luhansk region are organized into two battle formations. In Donetsk the Russians have the 1st Army Corps, or so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic.” In Luhansk there is the 2nd Army Corps, or so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic.” The Russians give the names of Federal Security Service (FSB) created and led terrorist
2018 March 19 Monday, 09:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 18.03.2018     Making Ukrainians vote for his re-election completes the destruction of Putin’s legitimacy as the president of Russia.   By invading Ukraine and then holding an ‘election’ on the Crimean part of Ukrainian territory he occupies, Putin deprives himself of democratic legitimacy as president of Russia. Russia invaded Ukraine on 20 February 2014 and then purported to have ‘annexed’ Crimea to the Russian Federation soon afterwards. Russian invader-occupiers have been persecuting Ukrainians who live in Crimea, particular the autochthonous people, the Crimean Tatars. Russia has deprived Ukrainians of their citizenship, conscripted them into the foreign Russian army, abducted
2018 March 18 Sunday, 13:42
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 17.03.2018    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, made a surprise visit to Luhansk region on March 16. The visit was unannounced because the President went right up to the battlefront where Ukrainian defenders are holding off the Russian army invading Donbas. Poroshenko went to the village of Katerynivka and the town of Zolote.   Katerynivka is a small village right on the ‘contact line’ between the Russian invaders and the Ukrainian armed forces. Poroshenko met with villagers at a point that was only a few hundred metres from the front. Katerynivka has only recently been liberated from Russian occupation, having been under Muscovy control since the fighting of autumn 2014. News of the liberation
2018 March 17 Saturday, 13:34
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 16.03.2018    Four years after Russia invaded Ukraine and occupied part of its territory, Ukrainian citizens in Crimea will be compelled to participate in a so-called ‘election’ to reaffirm the dominance of Putin. March 18 is when Putin will be crowned tsar again – although the show is being presented as a presidential election. The event is well-known to have no legitimacy as an expression of the genuine democratic will of the Russian people, because the voting will be neither free nor fair. Putin will end up with even less legitimacy because a statistically significant number of so-called ‘voters’ will be Ukrainians who were stripped of their citizenship and have had foreign Russian
2018 March 16 Friday, 12:28
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 15.03.2018    Caught red-handed attacking Britain with the nerve agent Novichok, Russia is responding with a campaign of disinformation not seen since Russia was caught red-handed shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with a BUK missile.   Russian propaganda TV (there is no other kind) is propagating numerous conspiracy theories in a disinformation campaign around Russia’s nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. Prominent among these conspiracy theories is Ukraine. The precedent for this level of “deza” (disinformation) is the propaganda Russian TV put out after Russia’s armed forces shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with a BUK missile on 14 July 2014. Now, as one
2018 March 15 Thursday, 12:01
Тереза Мей, Прем'єр-міністр, Лондон, 14.03.2018  Повний текст заяви прем’єр-міністра Великої Британії у Палаті Громад (відео)    З Вашого дозволу, пане спікере, я хотіла би зробити заяву про реакцію московитського уряду на інцидент в Солзбері.    По-перше, від імені усієї Палати, дозвольте мені ще раз віддати належне відвазі та професіоналізму усіх служб надзвичайних ситуацій, лікарів, медсестер та слідчих груп, які відреагували на цей жахливий інцидент.    А також — стійкості людей Солзбері. Дозвольте мені заспокоїти їх — як стверджує міністерство охорони здоров’я — теперішній ризик для здоров'я людей є низьким. І уряд буде продовжувати робити все можливе, аби підтримати це
2018 March 14 Wednesday, 18:29
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 14.03.2018    March 13 was a busy day for Putin’s War against the West on many battlefronts, starting with the main campaign against Ukraine. Here’s a sampling:   Putin’s War in Crimea: Russian administration authorities continued to conduct the affirmation exercise for Vladimir Putin (inaccurately called an “election”) on the territory of Ukrainian Crimea, illegitimately occupied by Russia. The international bridge between Russia and Ukraine that will span the Kerch Strait continues to be built without the consent of Ukraine. The Ukrainian ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol on the Azov Sea continue to be blockaded by Russia, in violation of international maritime law. Ukrainian citizens
2018 March 14 Wednesday, 10:52
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 13.03.2018    Federica Mogherini is the Vice-President of the European Commission and the European Union’s foreign policy chief. She is belatedly paying attention to Ukraine, but she is still not paying attention to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Mogherini visited Kyiv on March 14, met with President Petro Poroshenko, and spoke at Taras Shevchenko National University. Ukraine has not been used to being in the EU spotlight lately, and such high-level attention was a welcome change.   Some good things came out of the visit. Speaking to the world press, Federica Mogherini said that the European Union would never recognize the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation. Resolutions of
2018 March 13 Tuesday, 11:40
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 12.03.2018    Russia is invading Ukraine, bombing Syrians, falsifying democratic elections, waging cyberwar, and assassinating people throughout the world. Nevertheless, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), multinational corporations, and the global political elite think it’s a great idea to hold the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The world will come to play football (soccer) on the bones of the dead in Putin’s Russia.   The FIFA World Cup in Russia should be boycotted because Russia is attacking Europe in Ukraine – an invasion that has killed over 10,000 people. The opportunity to cancel the 2018 World Cup in Russia was clear and obvious four years ago, when
2018 March 12 Monday, 18:39
Доктор Немо, Radio Lemberg, 12.03.2018   Передбачення майбутнього в усіх релігіях вважається посяганням на промисел Творця, і нібито люди мали таку опцію, включно з точним знанням свого життя та долі. Забрано це чи є можливість розвинути дар передбачення як нормальну здатність в Homo Sapientis— невідомо, тому прогнозування майбутнього завжди цікавитиме й вабитиме невідомими горизонтами та перспективами.    Спробуємо дати огляд кількох гуру цієї справи, а разом з цим і їхніх прогнозів. Інша справа, що свіжий погляд на старі речі бажаний. Сам технопрогноз справа добра, базується на аналітиці та здоровому глузді, а от перебачити, як ці технології покращать чи погіршать екологію, довкілля, життя — доволі складно, як і все, що
2018 March 12 Monday, 12:20
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 11.03.2018    Without warning, Twitter has suspended the account of one of the most effective journalists who is covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russian information warriors and ‘bots’ under their control may have acted, en masse, to manipulate Twitter’s procedures and algorithms regarding complaints about ‘abusive’ posts. Whatever the so-far-unknown reason, the effect of Twitter’s precipitate action was to silence an honest reporter of Putin’s War in eastern Ukraine. The reporter in question goes by the handle “English Lugansk” on Twitter. Using a pseudonym is prudent, given the circumstances of Russia’s invasion and occupation of parts of Ukraine.
2018 March 11 Sunday, 18:38
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 10.03.2018      Russia is at war with the West. In every theatre of war, the Putin regime has attacked using chemical weapons. The Russians are experts at developing and deploying poison and nerve gas. Since Russia started its invasion of Europe in Ukraine – on 20 February 2014 – the Putin regime has notably attacked Ukrainians, Syrians, and Britons with nerve agents. Russia used nerve agents in the Battle of Donetsk Airport in Ukraine, in the bombing of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria, and in the attack at Salisbury in the United Kingdom.   There is substantial evidence that Russia used nerve gas or a choking agent in the final days of the Battle of Donetsk Airport, Ukraine, in January 2015. For months,
2018 March 10 Saturday, 15:24
Michael MacKay, Radio Lemberg, 09.03.2018    Ukraine may have foiled a plot to assassinate President Poroshenko when it intercepted a large cache of weapons coming out of Russia-invaded and occupied Donbas. The Security Service of Ukraine or SBU revealed a plot involving Volodymyr Ruban, the Russian terrorist leaders Alexander Zakharchenko and Oleksandr "Tashkent" Timofeev, and operation co-ordinators in Moscow to potentially kill many people in Kyiv. A mass-casualty terrorist operation of the Putin regime against the Ukrainian people may just have been averted.   Volodymyr Ruban is the head of the Ukrainian “Officer Corps” centre for the exchange of prisoners of war from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On March 8,
2018 March 09 Friday, 17:58