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Monday, 8 May 2017

Two Roadside Bombs Explode in DNR Before Zakharchenko’s Motorcade Arrival

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On Monday, our correspondent reported that two roadside bombs exploded near the Saur Mogila memorial complex in the DNR shortly before the arrival of a motorcade with DNR Head of state A V Zakharchenko. The explosions occurred on the only road to the memorial a few minutes before cars with journalists were supposed to use it. Zakharchenko was to follow this same route. The site was going to host events dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of the end of the VOV. No one was hurt and police sealed off that section of road.

8 May 2017

Sputnik International

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201705081053373377-dpr-bombing-zakharchenko-motorcade/

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

DNR Honcho Zakharchenko Visits Front Several Times a Week… He Expects Intensification of Hostilities Soon

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Today, on an online forum beamed at the Ukrainian people, DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko said:

What’s my schedule? Every day is different. A few times a week, I try to visit the front to chat with the guys, to help them in any way I can. In general, it’s important that if you want to know the war, you have to know what the grunts in the trenches are thinking. Otherwise, you’re just “a general without an army”.

In addition, Zakharchenko receives daily reports from the military and his ministers, after that, he holds working meetings or goes on inspections. Zakharchenko noted:

My usual day ends late at night; sometimes, I must solve urgent problems before morning. Therefore, it’s hard, of course, but not boring. What about rest? I try to find time to get away with my family. That’s the best kind of holiday.

https://dan-news.info/politics/glava-dnr-rasskazal-chto-vyezzhaet-na-peredovuyu-neskolko-raz-v-nedelyu.html

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DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko responded to a question on online media:

In the near future, we expect further intensification [of action on the contact line between our forces]. That’s to put it mildly. Our intelligence reports that the other side is fully prepared to move to full-scale hostilities. Well, we’ve already formed strike groups in vital areas. Yes, we’re waiting for it.

https://dan-news.info/defence/dnr-v-blizhajshee-vremya-ozhidaet-obostreniya-na-linii-fronta-zaxarchenko.html

14 April 2017

DAN Donetsk News Agency

184 Orthodox Churches Will be Open for Easter Services in the DNR

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The media service of the DNR MVD reported that 184 Orthodox churches all over the DNR would serve festive services to celebrate Easter, which is on 16 April this year. It noted:

184 houses of worship in the territory of the Republic will serve celebrations to commemorate the Resurrection of Christ.

According to the MVD, before holiday services, they’ll search all churches and surrounding areas for dangerous objects. Police patrols and MChS first responders will be on duty near each church to prevent emergencies and violations of public order. In total, the action will involve about 700 police, including traffic inspectors. The MVD also reminded people that there’s no curfew on Easter evening. However, it reminded people to keep proper public order and promptly report all incidents using the emergency number “102”. In 2017, Orthodox Easter is on 16 April. According to a decision taken by DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko, there’ll be no curfew on Easter evening to allow people to attend festive church services without problems.

15 April 2017

DAN Donetsk News Agency

https://dan-news.info/obschestvo/v-dnr-na-pasxu-dlya-prixozhan-otkroyutsya-184-pravoslavnyx-xrama-mvd.html

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Aleksei Zhurako’s April Fool’s Day Post

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Editor:

This is an obvious April Fool… however, I don’t think that Aleksei wanted to “fool” anyone… it’s an acerbic comment on what’s happened in the Ukraine. It’s my “vote” for Best April Fool Post… using satire and biting criticism to make a legit point.

BMD

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Dear Friends!

Urgent! Inside! Exclusive!

Putin and Trump agreed on the Ukraine and came to a compromise!

As it was a compromise, one understands that both sides had to make concessions; probably, each side will remain disgruntled, but here’s the deal we have:

Trump as a businessman, insisted on the position that once America invested so much cash in the Ukraine, they had to receive dividends from their money. He has a lot of problems in the USA itself… the Democrats have him under heavy criticism after losing the White House and both houses of Congress. With one blow, Trump decided to end these challenges… former US Vice-President Joe Biden, who managed things in the Ukraine, will become Poroshenko’s direct successor and move to Kiev (in principle… what was covert becomes overt). This is what the USA gets. For his part, Putin insisted that if Biden took over in the Ukraine, the Ukraine would transit to a federal system of government… just like in the USA. DNR Head of State A V Zakharchenko would become the Ukrainian Vice-President. Thus, the two superpowers would have a representative in Kiev, balancing out their interests. Alas, Poroshenko would escape justice… he’ll become the Governor of Puerto Rico. To ease his transition, Natalya Yaresko is there arranging things. Sources in Kiev said that they offered Poroshenko other options, but he insisted on Puerto Rico because he’d have daily and unlimited access to rum, which they produce on this island. There’s information that Putin and Trump concluded a side-bet about Poroshenko. Trump insists “the people were crank” in the Ukraine… Poroshenko is really a first-class manager, who’d be able to turn around and pick up the local economy in Puerto Rico. Putin believes that the Ukrainians are tremendous and hard-working people… the Euromaidan ghouls weren’t good for them. San Juan (and the rest of the world) awaits Pyotr Alekseyevich’s arrival. Let’s see what happens… “Puerto Rico takes off!” or Poroshenko’s nonsense will move the people to hold a referendum to get out from under such “leadership”…  #ПэуртоРикоНаш  #Peurtorikonash?

Thanks,

Aleksei Zhuravko

1 April 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

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