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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

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    Volodymyr Tsemakh

    Government prosecutors in Kyiv say that the SBU (Ukraine Security Service) has captured Volodymyr Tsemakh (Volodymyr Cemakh) in the occupied town of Snizhne, eastern Ukraine. He is wanted for questioning in the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 which killed all 298 aboard. Tsemakh was "air defense commander" in this area which includes the town of Torez where the Russian Buk stopped right before it shot down flight MH17. His daughter Maria confirmed his apparent capture on 27 June. It is unknown how the SBU transported Tsemakh through enemy lines to government territory. It is thought he was smuggled through the Mariinka checkpoint.
    Girkin confirms that militant captured by Ukrainian Security Service was commander of air defense during MH17 air disaster


    Igor (Strelkov) Girkin.

    7/6/19
    Ex-Minister of Defense of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) Igor Girkin (Strelkov) confirmed that the Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Tsemakh who had been captured by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) in the town of Snizhne, was "the commander of the air defense" of the pro-Russia militants in July 2014. "Borisovich" (a nickname of Tsemakh) was the chief of air defense in Snizhne in July-August 2014. Before that, he was the crew commander of of ZU-23-2 anti-air systems in Semenovka, and he excelled at this position," — Girkin wrote on his VKontakte page. Daughter of Tsemakh previously said that her father was appointed as "the chief of air defense in October 2014".
    Daughter Maria is no doubt lying about the time-frame to protect her father from culpability.


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

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    Seems to be a consequence whenever TV personalities are voted into office.
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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

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    Had his "Ollie North" moments also. /s


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

    Ukrainian President Boots Official Out Of Meeting On Live TV

    7/11/19
    KYIV -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has kicked a regional government official with a criminal record out of a meeting broadcast live on television. "Get out of here, rogue! Are you not hearing me correctly?" Zelenskiy told Yaroslav Hodunok, a Boryspil city council secretary and parliamentary candidate, who is heard arguing with the president. "In English -- exit," Zelenskiy added. The expulsion, which was filmed and later published online by the Ukrayinska Pravda news site, was met with applause from other officials and meeting attendees. ​Zelenskiy had attended the meeting in the Kyiv region on July 10 to discuss projects including the construction of a new hospital.

    The spat with Hodunok began when Zelenskiy accused him of talking a lot but doing nothing for his city. Then, taking out his phone, the president read from what he said was Hodunok's rap sheet for robbery and violence. "Tell me whether it is true or not," Zelenskiy said, laying into Hodunok. "A secretary of Boryspil city council was previously convicted of...robbery, combined with causing serious bodily injuries." "Yaroslav Mikolayovych, is that you?" Zelenskiy asked, using Hodunok's first name and patronymic. Hodunok, who is a member of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party and running for parliament in Boryspil, later told Ukrayinska Pravda that he would take Zelenskiy to court and that the 2002 case against him that the president quoted was bogus. "I don't like thugs," Zelenskiy said after Hodunok was led out of the hall by secret service agents.
    Interesting. He certainly knows how to seize the moment when the TV cameras are turned on.


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Girkin confirms that militant captured by Ukrainian Security Service was commander of air defense during MH17 air disaster


    Igor (Strelkov) Girkin.



    Daughter Maria is no doubt lying about the time-frame to protect her father from culpability.
    Piggybacking on the above.....

    The Arrest of Vladimir Tsemakh and Its Implications for the MH17 Investigation

    The Bellingcat Investigation Team presents info on Vladimir Tsemakh and its possible far-reaching implications.


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

    Ukraine's Zelenskyy Holds Talks With Putin for the First TIme

    7/11/19
    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation for the first time since the election of the Ukrainian president. This was announced by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the federal agency TASS reports. They discussed the situation in the Donbas and the release of prisoners, including the 24 sailors captured near the Kerch Strait. Zelenskyy has not yet commented on the conversation with Putin.

    It was previously reported that Putin was ready to discuss expansion of the Normandy format after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which will take place on July 21. Earlier, the TV channel belonging to the business partner of Viktor Medvedchuk, NewsOne and the Russian propaganda channel Russia24 planned to hold a teleconference called "We Need to Talk." Zelenskyy called the announced teleconference "cheap PR" and offered Putin to negotiate a situation on the Donbas in Minsk in presence of leaders from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The Kremlin said they would consider Zelenskyy's proposal for a meeting with Putin in Minsk.
    Cancelled. Ukraine will not allow Russia-state propaganda to be broadcast/re-broadcast on a Ukraine television channel.

    Putin will accept a meeting with Zelenskyy in Minsk. He needs to measure the character of Zelenskyy in person.


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac

    The Parliamentary elections will take place on July 21. My take is that the new political party of president Volodmyr Zelenskyy - Servant of the People (named after his television show) party - will not capture enough seats to have a majority. They will need to select a partner party and form a governing coalition. Zelenskyy will have to stay away from the Russia-friendly party of Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk. Boisterous activists have already held demonstrations in front of the presidential building warning Zelenskyy to not cross any "red lines". He will also not be able to deal with the "European Solidarity" party of former president Petro Poroshenko who is known for allowing corruption. The choice remains then between the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party of Yulia Tymoshenko and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, the Voice. Tymoshenko's party has a heavy oligarch influence. I think it would be politically much better for him to join with Vakarchuk to demonstrate to the Ukrainian electorate that he is going with new people, new ideas and a party that at least claims to be an ideology that wants to fight corruption. That said, I also believe Zelenskyy is a bit intimidated by Vakarchuk. I also think Zelenskyy has to stay away from appointing a Prime Minister who is well known or an Oligarch. He will need a technocrat who is strong on integration with the West. Possibly Aivaras Abromavichus or Vladislav Rashkovan. Washington will closely monitor who Zelenskyy appoints as Prosecutor General and what he does with the SBU.


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    Re: Bric-a-Brac


    Lyudmila Denisova (L) and Tetyana Moskal'kova (R).

    Something is up.

    The Ombudsmen of Ukraine (Lyudmila Denisova) and Russia (Tetyana Moskal'kova) met in Kyiv and discussed the issue of medical assistance to Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.

    This may be an opening from Putin for the release of the 24 Ukrainian sailors and as a signal to Zelenskyy that he is ready for serious talks. Hopefully so.

    I think Putin may be amenable with a guarantee that Ukrainian prisoners serve out their sentences in a Ukrainian prison facility.


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    The Surkov Leaks: The Inner Workings of Russia’s Hybrid War in Ukraine

    At the link above is offered a download of "The Surkov Leaks" material. Vladislav Surkov is Putin's closest aide and from 2014-2019 he was in charge of Russia's Ukraine portfolio ... both military and civilian affairs.
    His personal email account was hacked and contains a bounty of material regarding his thoughts and actions regarding the Kremlin's hybrid war against Ukraine. The material proves conclusively that Moscow planned and carried out the 2014 invasion of eastern Ukraine and continues to occupy Ukrainian territory to this day.


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