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Ukraine: Daily Briefing
August 10, 2017, 6 PM Kyiv time
 
Ukrainian armored personnel carrier fires tracer rounds during night-fire training exercise in Yavoriv, Ukraine. Photo – US Army Europe
1. Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported at 12:30 PM Kyiv time that in the last 24 hours, no Ukrainian soldiers were killed and one Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action. Towards Donetsk, Russian-terrorist forces fired on Ukrainian positions near Avdiivka. Towards Mariupol, Russian-terrorist forces shelled Ukrainian positions near Starohnativka, Hnutove and several other locations with mortars and Grad rockets. Towards Luhansk, Russian-terrorist forces shelled Ukrainian positions near Popasne with mortars. Russian-terrorist forces fired on Ukrainian positions near Novotoshkivsk.
2. Appeal on imposing of sanctions against individuals involved in persecution of Volodymyr Balukh
Ukrainian political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh, illegally imprisoned by Russia. Photo – KHPG
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union stated on August 9, “On August 4th 2017, violating the fundamental human rights and international humanitarian law provisions, the Crimean Occupation Court passed a sentence on Mr. Volodymyr Balukh, Ukrainian. Ms. Maria Bedritskaya, ‘a judge of Razdolnensky District Court’, handed him to a three-year and seven-month sentence in the penal colony settlement as well as imposed a fine of RUR10,000.00.
          The persecution of Mr Balukh is politically reasoned, he being himself a prisoner of conscience, for he is in custody only because of his opinions peacefully expressed.
          Considering the above-mentioned, we are appealing to the governments of the EU Member-States, Switzerland, Norway, Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Liechtenstein, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Japan and are asking to introduce personal sanctions for the persons linked to the persecution of Mr. Volodymyr Balukh, a Crimean prisoner of conscience, as well as for strengthening sectoral sanctions against the Russian Federation for gross and repeated violations of human rights in Crimea.” The full appeal, as well as the list of Russian officials responsible for Balukh’s illegal imprisonment is available here: Appeal on imposing of sanctions against individuals involved in persecution of Mr. Volodymyr Balukh
3. Euromaidan Press investigates Siemens turbine deal that breached EU sanctions on Russia
To view the video of Euromaidan Press' investigation, please click on the image above
To view the video of Euromaidan Press’ investigation, please click on the image above
 

 

Euromaidan Press stated, “Four gas turbines produced by German technogiant Siemens have been delivered to occupied Crimea in breach of EU sanctions. They are being installed in two power stations under construction.
          EU sanctions prohibit helping power the energy-reliant peninsula which Russia illegally annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Siemens says it has been duped by its Russian partners and Germany is pressing to sanction more Russian officials.
          But is Siemens really not guilty?”
Read the investigation by Euromaidan Press here: Siemens’ Crimea Sanctions Break


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