Orphaned children are taken by families as an income source or for sexual abuse

23.06.2017, Russia.

People often take children into their families to receive benefits; furthermore, sexual abuse of such children is increasingly common, a spokesperson of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Igor Komissarov, said on June 23, Interfax news agency reports.

“Unfortunately, the fast growth of the number of those willing to adopt a child to raise in their families is often due to the interest in receiving a steady income; for some foster parents this is the only way to earn their living,” the Senior Assistant to the Investigative Committee Director said during a Federation Council round table discussion on the problems of adopted children. Continue reading

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Radicals threaten to disrupt the Odessa international film festival

23.06.2017, Ukraine.

A film festival in Odessa is under a threat of being thwarted by Ukrainian radicals, Vesti, Ukrainian portal, reported on June 22.

Sergei Sternenko, the ex-commander of the Odessa Right Sector (organization banned inRussia ), said that „Vika Tigipko, the president of the Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF), believes that there is a civil war in Ukraine,“ commenting  on her statement in which she linked the difficulties in inviting foreign filmmakers and stars to the festival with the civil war that is going on in Ukraine.

Sternenko demanded OIFF to replace the  “separatist“ Tigipko, otherwise the entire event would “come to a nasty end.” Continue reading

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Russian naval fleet destroyed extremists’ armament depots

23.06.2017, Syria.

Russian naval fleet carried out a Kalibr missile strike at ISIL (organization banned in Russia) large armament depots based in the Syrian province of Hama, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on June 23, TASS news agency reports.

Russian Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich frigates, and the Krasnodar submarine struck Islamists from the eastern waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Altogether, six cruise Kalibr missiles were launched. The submarine launched the missiles from the submerged position. As a result militants’ ammunition depots and command points were destroyed. Both Israel and Turkey, as countries neighboring Syria, were informed about the missile strike. Continue reading

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Mass media: UAE controls the network of prisons in Yemen where inmates are tortured

23.06.2017, Yemen.

The UAE is in control of a secret network of the prisons in the southern Yemen where tortures are being exercised, Associated Press agency stated on Thursday, June 22, citing ex-inmates, human rights activists, and officials in Yemen.

According to the agency, the Pentagon informed that the USA military took part in interrogations of prisoners, however, refused to recognize their participation in tortures. Continue reading

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LPR officials: SBU demands that bus drivers film roads in the LPR and Russia

22.06.2017, LPR.

Officials of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU, Ukrainian: SBU) force drivers of passenger buses to secretly film the territory along the roads of their routes to the LPR and Russia, the Public Relations Center (PRC) of the LPR Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russian: MVD) said on June 22, the LuganskInformCenter reports.

“In the period from June 17 to 20, the LPR MVD hotline received reports from a number of persons living either in the LPR or in the part of the Republic temporarily occupied by the Ukrainian army. All the sources are employees of various transport companies; they work as intercity or international bus drivers operating on the territory controlled by Ukraine. The men reported that SBU officers have been approaching them at the end points of their routes, offering to cooperate. In particular, they were asked to install dashcams in the hidden places to continuously film when driving in the LPR and the Russian Federation. After returning to Ukraine, they would deliver the records to the SBU officers. The drivers would also have to submit written reports about everything they saw on their way,” the MVD of the Republic said. Continue reading

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Iraqi Prime Minister: Having destroyed the Al-Nuri Mosque terrorists admit their defeat

22.06.2017, Iraq.

The mosque of the 12th century, in which the “Caliphate” was proclaimed three years ago, is destroyed by ISIL (organization banned in Russia) militants to mark their defeat, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on June 22, Associated Press reports.

Destruction of the Al-Hadba  Minaret and the Al-Nuri Mosque by the ISIL [organization banned in Russia – editor’s note] militants is the official declaration of their defeat,” Al-Abadi said. According to him, militants admit that they are losing the battle for Mosul. Continue reading

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The Russian Pacific Fleet commemorates the Soviet soldiers perished in the Great Patriotic War

22.06.2017, Russia.

The servicemen of the Russian Pacific Fleet honored the memory of those perished in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Vladimir Matveyev, the spokesman of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Pacific Fleet, informed on June 22, RIA Novosti reported.

In his interview, Matveyev informed journalists that the commemorating events took place in all naval and coastal combat units of the Russian Pacific Fleet. Continue reading

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