From captivity in Libya. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has made a very important statement: after many years of captivity in Libya on the native land returned four Ukrainians.According to the head of the state, their return home has contributed to the efforts of the Ukrainian diplomats and foreign intelligence.
Returning to Ukraine citizens working in Libya mainly in the oil & gas industry. In 2011, when the country had a revolution, they were captured by illegal armed groups. Their release was hampered by the difficult security situation in the country.
At the moment the state of health of released prisoners is satisfactory, however the psychological state after years of captivity is not the best.
The launch of the Center for response to cyber threats. In Ukraine launched a coordination response centre for cyber threats (Cyber Threat Response Centre, the CRC). Institution established under the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine and intends to continue to cooperate with similar centres of NATO countries for quality of response to cyber incidents.
The national security Council are convinced that the exchange of information among countries, pull-UPS, powerful computers and resources cyber threats can be averted by not only earlier, but also to prevent them.
Athlete of the Russian Federation in the Donbas. The security service of Ukraine established that the title of world champion in dueling rifle Alexander Silichev involved in terrorist activities in Eastern Ukraine. In particular, in 2014, he served as a sniper in the Russian military group “Private military company Wagner” that was seen in the Donbass.
Now the Agency intends to address a letter to the Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Igor Zhdanov with the request to follow up with the sports federations of the countries-partners, since Salychev was a member of the national team of Russia on tactical shooting, at least in the years 2014-2016.
PMC “Wagner” this is an illegal military structure of the Russian Federation. Mercenaries participated in the fighting in the Donbass and Syria. In the spring of 2014, they are operating illegally in the Crimea from the Russian Federation, and later – on the territory of Luhansk region, is now involved in military action in Syria.
In October 2017, the SBU has established that the mercenaries of this formation took part in the battle for Lugansk airport and debaltseve. Also some of the mercenaries suspected of involvement in the crash of Il-76 under the Lugansk.
Currently identified more than 2 thousand mercenaries formation.
The removal of immunity Bakulina. The Prosecutor General’s office next week intends to submit to the Verkhovna Rada representation about consent on removal of inviolability from the people’s Deputy from the faction “the Opposition bloc” Bakulina Eugene.
According to Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko, this view will apply to requests for involvement Bakulina liable under articles 255 (creation of an organized criminal group), 191 (embezzlement of public funds) and other articles.
Note, Bakulin to 2014 was the head of “Naftogaz of Ukraine”. In March of the same year he was detained on suspicion of embezzlement of funds in especially large sizes in the case of the “rigs”, but one month later, the Pechersky district court of Kiev dismissed the official on the security in 10 million UAH.
At the moment he is a MP, but Ukraine has not visited recently.
The exchange of prisoners is not far off. The representative of Ukraine in the Tripartite contact group in Minsk Leonid Kuchma predicts that a regular exchange of prisoners with the militants ORDA may take place until March. According to him, now actively there are negotiations on this occasion, and the Russian Federation. Kuchma is convinced that it will be “Yes” because the release of prisoners of war will be a good gesture ahead of Russian presidential elections.
Elusive Guzhva. The Prosecutor General’s office intends to apply for international search editor-in-chief the Internet-editions “Strenia” Igor Guzhva. In the meantime, the Ministry informed Austria that in the case of Guzhva has no policy, and we are talking exclusively about the economic and General crimes.
As you know, on Guzhva left the territory of Ukraine and said he intends to seek political asylum in Austria. In Ukraine against him opened a case of extortion. Guzhva believes it was fabricated.
Three years without Scriabin. Ukraine recalls the iconic country musician Kuzma Scriabin (Andrey Kuzmenko). Three years ago he died in a horrific car crash near the village Lozovatka under the Krivoi Rog (Dnepropetrovsk region): musician car collided with a milk truck, from injuries Skryabin died on the spot. Many still do not believe that it is no more.
Song Kuzma attracted to simplicity, practical wisdom and sincerity. “He wasn’t afraid to speak the truth,” say often, remembering the musician.
No daylight saving time. The European Parliament called on the European Commission to make a proposal on the abolition of daylight saving time. The relevant resolution will be voted on February 8 at the plenary session in Strasbourg. Notably, the draft resolution was a reaction to complaints of citizens concerning the state of health due to the effects of changing the time twice a year.
Previously, Finland said that he would seek the abolition of summer time in the European Union after more than 70 million Finns signed a petition.In addition, Estonia also believe that the European Parliament should consider the abolition of transition to winter and summer. The reason is the same – it’s bad for people’s health.