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Strange this didn't even get mentioned here,

https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-killed-...111202008.html

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Separatist leaders in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight Wednesday, which could be a major step in solving the conflict that has raged for more than two years.

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The announcement comes a few hours after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he expects the parliament to vote soon on constitutional amendments granting more autonomy to Ukrainian provinces, including the rebellious eastern regions.

Not significant then ?
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Probably because the previous "ceasefire" was negotiated just two weeks ago:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37243434
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The cease fire ok, but can the announcement of a vote concerning autonomy for the eastern provinces be considered a new development ?

Or is that old news as well ?
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Constitutional reform in Ukraine is a part of the Minsk agreement, see point 12:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsk_II#Measures
None of major actors actually believes that this agreement will solve the conflict, but nobody dares to say this aloud. So Ukrainian government unwillingly and with much procrastination launches this reform to show that it formally follows the agreement and so it would be able to blame Russians for failure of peace process. Generally speaking the present situation is a quagmire with no obvious way out and leaving the conflict frozen for indefinite time seems to be the only good option available.
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Some neo-nazi clowns claimed responsibility already. It wasn't the first coup actually, the previous attempt with bomb explosion was on 24 June:
http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/576d1b...?from=newsfeed
Of course, Ukrainian authorities would deny anything.
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The event triggered a sort of local outburst in Russian social media. A lot of jokes about Motorola Galaxy Note 7 and violent discussion of their ethical side.
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A restaurant chef from St. Petersburg was fired for an inappropriate joke about Motorola's death in his Facebook post. The well-known journalist writing for Komsomolskaya Pravda Dmitry Steshin made the following Twitter post on October 17:


"Welcome to the St. Peterburg restaurant "C1tizen" where such wonderful chef works. Just try not to puke your guts out"

The "joke" can be loosely translated as: "Yesterday he washed cars, and she s*** d***. Today they are heroes, a hope for DNR".

Within a day, the Facebook rating of the restaurant crashed from 5* to 1.8* with lots of angry comment posted on its page. https://www.facebook.com/pastabarc1tizen/reviews/

The restaurant administration reacted quickly by making a post the next day saying the chef no longer worked for them, and the chef himself made a post on his page where he apologised for his "inappropriate joke". In a few hours he deleted it, though. In retrospect, the restaurant made a pretty bad decision by firing the guy, as in addition to 1* reviews it got from pro-DNR people, Russian liberals and pro-Ukrainians started giving them 1* for "buckling under ideological pressure".
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Motorola dropped the call, LOL.

Russian aggressor should be killed. The liquidation of terrorist Motorola was a most welcome news.
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Well, actually it was the opposite side that used terrorist methods (controlled explosion in an apartment block). All "terrorist" activity of late Pavlov was limited to kicking Ukr ass on a battlefield.
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Russian FSB reports that several members of Ukrainian sabotage groups were detained in Sevastopol (Crimea). It is said that these men (neither the number nor their identity called thus far) were equipped with explosives, weapons and radios and were planning explosions against important infrastructure objects.
https://lenta.ru/news/2016/11/10/ezhovyrukavizy/
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Russian Servicemen Kidnapped in Crimea by Ukrainian Operatives

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"We consider such actions by the Ukrainian security bodies against Russian citizens as another flagrant provocation and demand their immediate return to Russia," a statement by the ministry's press service said.

The ministry said on Monday that the two soldiers were kidnapped on November 20, and taken across the border to the Nikolayev region of Ukraine with an apparent goal of pressing charges against them. They also expressed concern that authorities may use psychological and physical torture to coerce the two men into falsely confessing to crimes against Ukraine.
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Ukraine Minister: people of Eastern Ukraine are lacking "genetic purity":
https://lenta.ru/news/2016/11/22/kultura/

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Ukraine Minister: people of Eastern Ukraine are lacking "genetic purity":
https://lenta.ru/news/2016/11/22/kultura/

This is sad and need whole new thread.
Openly nazi Ukraine government calls for genetic purity.

Let's se what Vaeltaja alike forum members have to say on this matter.

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BTW about fire:
The office of "Inter" TV channel in Kiev is set on fire again by Molotov cocktails:
http://www.dialog.ua/news/103584_1479833257

Activists celebrate the third anniversary of Maidan with pogrom of the bank office in the center of Kiev (21 November):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7LDwjn5HBE

European standards of the freedom of speech and rule of law, as out pro-Ukrainian colleges used to call that.
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