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  • Trump Rails Against Russia Probe

    President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of complaints Sunday about the year-long investigation into whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia and if he obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe.

    “Things are really getting ridiculous,” Trump complained in one of six Twitter remarks, asking at what point the investigation will end, calling it a “soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt.”

     

     

    He contended that investigators have “found no Collussion [sic] with Russia, No Obstruction, but they aren’t looking at the corruption” in the campaign of his Democratic challenger two years ago, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    The U.S. leader said the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller “has given up on Russia and is looking at the rest of the world” and its connections to the Trump campaign.

    Trump said Mueller, who was authorized to investigate related matters he uncovered as he probed Russia’s meddling in the election aimed at helping Trump win, “should easily be able” to extend the inquiries into the congressional elections in November where he and his team “can put some hurt on the Republican Party.”

    He added, “Republicans and real Americans should start getting tough on this Scam.”

     

    Mueller’s investigation shows no hint of ending any time soon. He has indicted numerous Russian individuals and entities for interference in the U.S. election through the creation of fake news stories commenting on contentious American issues and secured guilty pleas from three Trump campaign associates who are now cooperating with prosecutors in the ongoing investigation.

    Trump on Sunday also claimed that the the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the country’s top law enforcement agency, has been “hard charging (except in the case of Democrats)” and ignored a string of accusations against Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and a Washington lobbyist linked to Democrats.

    Trump’s Sunday tweets followed one on Saturday about the FBI and its parent agency, the Department of Justice, infiltrating his campaign through the use of an informant who made contact with three Trump associates before passing on information to the FBI.

    Several news agencies have identified the informant as Stefan Halper, a 73-year-old American-born professor at Britain’s University of Cambridge who worked decades ago in three Republican administrations in the U.S.

    “If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal,” Trump said. Before Halper’s name surfaced, Trump had called the use of the informant the “all time biggest political scandal.”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    20/05/2018

  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg, EU Lawyers Locked in Negotiations

    Facebook and European Union officials were locked in high-stakes negotiations Sunday over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear Tuesday before EU lawmakers to discuss the site’s impact on the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of Europeans, as well as Facebook’s impact on elections on both sides of the Atlantic and the spreading of fake news.

    Being debated is whether the meeting would be held after EU Parliament President Antonio Tajanibe agreed to have it live-streamed on the internet and not held behind closed-doors, as previously agreed.

    The leaders of all eight political blocs in the parliament have insisted the format be changed.

    Lawmakers say it would be deeply damaging for Zuckerberg, if he pulls out simply because they want him to hold what they say is the equivalent of a “Facebook Live.”

    Claude Moraes, chairman of the EU parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs panel, warned Zuckerberg will have to go into greater detail than he did in his testimony before U.S. Senate and Congressional panels last month on the “issues of algorithmic targeting, and political manipulation” and on Facebook’s relationship with Cambridge Analytica.

    Facebook shared with the British firm the data of millions of Americans and Europeans, which was subsequently used for election campaigning purposes. Facebook did not return calls from VOA asking about whether Zuckerberg’s meeting with EU lawmakers would still go ahead.

    “EU governments are absolutely aware that every election now is tainted. We want to get to the heart of this,” said Moraes. EU lawmakers say Zuckerberg’s appearance is all the more important as he has declined to appear before national European parliaments, including Britain’s House of Commons.

    Terrorist connections

    Zuckerberg is likely also to be pressed on why Facebook is still being used by extremists to connect with each other and to recruit. Much of the focus in recent weeks on Facebook has been about general issues over its management of users’ data, but analysts are warning the social-media site is enabling a deadly form of social networking and isn’t doing enough to disrupt it.

    “Facebook’s data management practices have potentially served the networking purposes of terrorists,” said the Counter Extremism Project, nonprofit research group, in a statement.

    “CEP’s findings regularly debunk Facebook’s claims of content moderation. This week, a video made by the pro-ISIS al-Taqwa media group was found that includes news footage from attacks in the West and calls for further violence, encouraging the viewer to attack civilians and ‘kill them by any means or method,” according to CEP

    CEP researchers say Facebook’s “suggested friends” feature helps extremists connect to each other and is “enabling a deadly form of social networking.” “Worldwide, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, there has been a spike of militant activity on social media channels … Encrypted messaging apps like Facebook-owned WhatsApp are well known mechanisms used by terrorists to communicate, plot and plan attacks, a practice that is tragically continuing,” CEP says.

    New rules

    Aside from the EU parliament, Zuckerberg has agreed to be interviewed onstage Thursday at a major tech conference in Paris, and is scheduled to have lunch with French president Emmanuel Macron during the week.

    His visit comes as the British government is threatening social-media companies with a tax to pay for efforts to counter online crime. According to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, British ministers have instructed officials to carry out research into a new “social media levy” on internet companies.

    Culture Minister Matt Hancock indicated Sunday the British government is beginning to move away from allowing the internet companies to regulate themselves and is ready to impose requirements on them, which if approved by parliament will make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online.

    A new code of practice aimed at confronting social-media bullying and to clear the internet of intimidating or humiliating online content could be included in the legislation, say officials. Other measures being considered include rules that have to be followed by traditional broadcasters that prevent certain ads being targeted at children. Hancock said work with social-media companies to protect users had made progress, but the performance of the industry overall has been mixed, he added.

    Hancock said, “Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world and we must always champion innovation and change for the better.”

     

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    20/05/2018

  • US, China Back Away from Tariff War

    The U.S. and China said Sunday they have agreed to back away from imposing tough new tariffs on each other’s exports, a day after reaching an accord calling for Beijing to buy more American goods to “substantially reduce” the huge U.S. trade deficit with China.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Fox News the world’s two biggest economic powers “have made very meaningful progress and we agreed on a framework” to resolve trade issues. “So right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.”

    China’s state-run news agency Xinhua quoted Vice-Premier Liu He, who led Chinese negotiators in trade talks in Washington this past week, as saying, “The two sides reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other.”

    Liu said the agreement was a “necessity.” But he added: “At the same time it must be realized that unfreezing the ice cannot be done in a day, solving the structural problems of the economic and trade relations between the two countries will take time.”

    U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose new tariffs on $150 billion worth of Chinese imports and Beijing had responded that it would do the same on American goods.

    Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross would soon go to Beijing to negotiate on how China might buy more American goods to reduce the huge U.S. trade deficit with Beijing, which last year totaled $375 billion.

    Although the U.S. has said it wants to reduce the trade deficit by $200 billion annually, Saturday’s agreement mentioned no specific number.

    Kudlow told ABC News, “You can’t predict these numbers. We’ve made a lot of progress. You can see where we’re going next. As tariffs come down, the barriers come down, there will be more American exports.”

    Kudlow said Ross will be “looking into a number of areas where we’re going to have greatly significant increases” in U.S. exports, including energy, liquefied natural gas, agriculture and manufacturing.

    He said any agreement reached will be “good for American exports and good for Chinese growth.”

    Mnuchin predicted a 35 to 40 percent increase in U.S. agricultural exports to China and a doubling of energy purchases over the next three to five years.

    “We have specific targets,” he said. “I am not going to publicly disclose what they are. They go industry by industry.”

    One contentious point of conflict between the two trading points is the fate of ZTE, the giant technology Chinese company that has bought American-made components to build its consumer electronic devices.

    The U.S. fined ZTE $1.2 billion last year for violating American bans on trade with Iran and North Korea. But ZTE said recently it was shutting down its manufacturing operations because it could no longer buy the American parts after the U.S. imposed a seven-year ban on the sale of the components.

    However, Trump, at the behest of Chinese President Xi Jinping, a week ago “instructed” Ross to intervene to save the company and prevent the loss of Chinese jobs.

    Even so, Kudlow said, “Do not expect ZTE to get off scot free. Ain’t going to happen.”

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    20/05/2018

  • Щорічно світ використовує до 5 трильйонів пластикових пакетів – ООН

    Щорічно населення Землі використовує до п’яти трильйонів пластикових пакетів, повідомили в Організації Об’єднаних Націй.

    В ООН зазначили, що кожної хвилини люди використовують близько 10 мільйонів таких пакетів.

    Крім того, в організації розповіли, що пакети знаходили на вершині гори Еверест, полярних льодах і в найглибших місцях океану.

    Читайте також – Екоактивізм в Україні: почати з себе, щоб врятувати планету

    Понад 40 країн світу заборонили частково чи повністю або запровадили податок на використання пластикових пакетів.

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    20/05/2018

  • У Празі влаштували святковий Мегамарш вишиванок – відео

    Центром чеської столиці пройшлися кілька сотень українців у вишиванках. Метою організаторів щорічного святкового мегамаршу є об’єднати якомога більше українців та усіх, кому подобається і хто поважає українську вишиванку. Марш розпочався від собору Святого Климента та завершився на центральній Вацлавський площі. Під спів українських народних пісень, дорослі та діти несли містом українські прапори та символіку.

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    20/05/2018

  • Поліцейські почали патрулювання у Львові на велосипедах

    Перші десять поліцейських від 20 травня патрулюють у Львові на велосипедах, переважно у центральній частині міста, парках і скверах. Як передає кореспондент Радіо Свобода, розпочав роботу велосипедний підрозділ патрульних у «Всеукраїнський велодень» разом із сотнями львів’ян, проїхавши 20 кілометрів містом.

    «Я чотири роки їжджу на велосипеді і коли з’явилась нагода з машини пересісти на ровер, то вирішив це зробити. Велопатруль доповнюватиме службу поліцейських на автомобілях, бо у Львові вузькі вулиці, сквери, то можна бути мобільним. А для мене, це можливість бути у формі», – розповів велопатрульний Олександр Футрик.

    Інша патрульна на велосипеді Ольга Шабатура переконана, що таке патрулювання наближує до людей.

    «Ми зможемо бути ближче до людей, спілкуватись – пройшли спеціальне тренування, на якому відпрацьовували різні ситуації, з якими можемо стикнутись», – розповіла вона.

    Після навчань кожен поліцейський отримав для служби велосипеди українського виробництва і обладнання. Уніформа для велопатрульних була придбана коштом ЄС на суму 380 тисяч гривень.

    «Розпочинаємо з десяти осіб, а якщо буде доцільно, то апелюватиму до міської влади і європейських фондів. Патрулюватимуть поліцейські у теплу і світлу пору дня. Якщо буде потреба, то виїжджатимуть уночі», – розповів начальник управління патрульної поліції у Львівській області Роман Пилипенко.

    Львів став дванадцятим містом України, де запровадили  велопатрулювання.

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    20/05/2018

  • В Україні вшановують пам’ять жертв політичних репресій

    Биківнянський ліс на Київщині – найбільше в Україні місце поховання жертв масових політичних репресій

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    20/05/2018

  • Wild Animals in the Halls of the US Capitol

    Wild animal sounds were heard recently in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. But these were not the calls of escaped animals. They were the sounds of endangered animals serving as the animal world’s ambassadors to commemorate “Endangered Species Day.” Their presence in the Capitol was intended to encourage legislators to support efforts to protect endangered and rare animals. But as Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports, conservation and animal welfare appears to be a touchy subject on Capitol Hill.

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    20/05/2018

  • For GOP, Immigration a Fraught Issue as Midterms Approach

    The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows how problematic and risky the issue can be for a party that needs unity heading into the elections in November that will decide control of Congress.

    GOP leaders thought they had found a way by Friday morning to make the party’s warring conservative and moderate wings happy on an issue that has bedeviled them for years.

    Conservatives would get a vote by late June on an immigration bill that parrots many of President Donald Trump’s hard-right immigration views, including reductions in legal immigration and opening the door to his proposed wall with Mexico. Centrists would have a chance to craft a more moderate alternative with the White House and Democrats and get a vote on that, too.

    ​Farm bill hostage

    But it all blew up as conservatives decided they didn’t like that offer and rebelled. By lunchtime Friday, many were among the 30 Republicans who joined Democrats and scuttled a sweeping farm and food bill, a humiliating setback for the House’s GOP leaders, particularly for lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

    The conservatives essentially took the agriculture bill hostage.

    They said they were unwilling to let the farm measure pass unless they first got assurances that when the House addresses immigration in coming weeks, leaders would not help an overly permissive version pass.

    Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., a leader of the moderates, said his group would try to write a bill that would let young “Dreamer” immigrants in the U.S. illegally stay permanently — a position anathema to conservatives — and toughen border security.

    A moderate immigration package “disavows what the last election was about and what the majority of the American people want, and the people in this body know it,” said Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa. He’s a member of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, many of whose members opposed the farm bill.

    “It’s all about timing unfortunately and leverage, and the farm bill was just a casualty, unfortunately,” Perry said.

    Denham and his allies were also unwilling to back down. He told reporters that the conservatives “broke that agreement,” and his group would pursue bipartisan legislation.

    “I’m disappointed in some colleagues who asked for a concession, got the concession and then took down a bill anyway,” Denham said in a slap at the Freedom Caucus. Denham said the concession was a promised vote on the conservative immigration bill by June, though conservatives said they never agreed to that.

    Such internal bickering is the opposite of what the GOP needs as the party struggles to fend off Democratic efforts to capture House control in November. Democrats need to gain 23 seats to win a majority, and a spate of Democratic special election victories and polling data suggests they have a solid chance of achieving that.

    Republican leaders and strategists think their winning formula is to focus on an economy that has been gaining strength and tax cuts the GOP says is putting more money in people’s wallets.

    Immigration is a distraction from that message — and worse.

    On one side are conservatives from Republican strongholds, where many voters consider helping immigrants stay in the U.S. to be amnesty. On the other are GOP moderates, often representing districts with many constituents who are Hispanic, moderate suburbanites or are tied to the agriculture industry, which relies heavily on migrant workers.

    20 Republicans

    A look at the 20 Republicans who have signed a petition by GOP moderates aimed at forcing House votes on four immigration bills is instructive.

    Of the 20, nine are from districts whose Hispanic populations exceed 18 percent, the proportion of the entire U.S. that is Hispanic. Denham’s Central California district is 40 percent Hispanic, while five others’ constituencies are at least two-thirds Hispanic.

    In addition, 11 of the 20 represent districts that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried over Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

    The petition drive, led by Denham and GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo, whose South Florida district is 70 percent Hispanic, is opposed by party leaders because the winning bill probably would be a compromise backed by all Democrats and a few dozen Republicans. That would enrage conservatives, perhaps prompting a rebellion that could cost House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., his goal of succeeding Ryan as speaker.

    Long odds to become law

    All that trouble would be for legislation that still faces long odds of becoming law.

    Even if a formula is discovered that could pass the House, it could run aground in the Senate, where four immigration bills died in February and Democrats can use the filibuster to scuttle any bill they dislike. Those defeats led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to say he wouldn’t revisit immigration unless a bill arose that could actually pass this chamber.

    Trump’s willingness to sign immigration legislation also remains in question after a year that has seen his stance on the issue veer unpredictably.

    Audience members hold signs reading “DISAGREE” as U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., speaks during a town hall meeting, March 18, 2017, in Red Lion, Pa. Perry’s event turned contentious in his conservative south-central Pennsylvania district over questions about his support for President Donald Trump’s budget proposal and immigration plans and for undoing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

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    20/05/2018

  • South Korea’s LG Group Chairman Dies at 73

    South Korea’s fourth-largest conglomerate, LG Group, said its Chairman Koo Bon-moo did Sunday.

    Koo, 73, had been struggling with an illness for a year, LG Group said in a statement.

    “Becoming the third chairman of LG at the age of 50 in 1995, Koo established key three businesses — electronics, chemicals and telecommunications — led a global company LG, and contributed to driving (South Korea’s) industrial competitiveness and national economic development,” LG said.

    A group official said Koo had been unwell for a year and had undergone surgery. The official declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

    Before its chairman’s death, LG Group had established a holding company in order to streamline ownership structure and begin the process of succession.

    Heir apparent Koo Kwang-mo is from the fourth generation of LG Group’s controlling family. He owns 6 percent of LG Corp and works as a senior official at LG Electronics Inc.

    The senior Koo’s funeral will be private at the request of the family, the company said.

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    20/05/2018

  • Trump Jr., Gulf Princes’ Emissary Met in 2016

    Donald Trump Jr., the U.S. president’s eldest son, met in August 2016 with an envoy representing the crown princes of United Arab Emirates and Saudi

    Arabia. The meeting, first reported by The New York Times on Saturday and confirmed by an attorney representing Trump Jr., was a chance for the envoy to offer help to the Trump presidential campaign, according to the Times.

    The newspaper said the meeting, held Aug. 3, was arranged by Erik Prince, the founder and former head of private military contractor Blackwater, who attended the meeting. Joel Zamel, a co-founder of an Israeli consulting firm, was also in attendance.

    Alan Futerfas, Trump Jr.’s attorney, said Saturday that nothing came of the meeting.

    “Prior to the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr. recalls a meeting with Erik Prince, George Nader and another individual who may be Joel Zamel,” Futerfas said in an emailed statement.

    “They pitched Mr. Trump Jr. on a social media platform or marketing strategy. He was not interested and that was the end of it.”

    A company connected to Zamel also worked on a proposal for a “covert multimillion-dollar online manipulation campaign” to help Trump, utilizing thousands of fake social media accounts, the Times report said.

    The envoy, Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, told Trump Jr. that the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE were eager to help his father win the 2016 presidential election, the paper said.

    Since 1974, the United States has barred foreign nationals from giving money to political campaigns, and it later barred them from donating to political parties. The campaign financing laws also prohibit foreign nationals from coordinating with a campaign and from buying ads that explicitly call for the election or defeat of a candidate.

    The Saudi and UAE embassies in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Mueller team met Zamel

    The Wall Street Journal last month reported that investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller had met with Zamel, and that Mueller’s team was looking into his firm’s work and his relationship with Nader.

    Mueller is investigating whether Russia meddled in the presidential election and whether Moscow colluded with the Trump campaign, as well as whether Trump committed obstruction of justice by trying to thwart the U.S. Department of Justice probe.

    Trump has denied any collusion with Russia and has called the Mueller investigation a “witch hunt.”

    The Times report said the meetings were an indication that other countries besides Russia might have offered help to Trump’s presidential campaign. Mueller’s investigators have questioned witnesses in Washington, New York, Atlanta, Tel Aviv and elsewhere regarding possible foreign help to the campaign, the report said.

    Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s team, declined to comment on the report.

    Zamel’s attorney, Marc Mukasey, said in a statement to Reuters that his client “offered nothing to the Trump campaign, received nothing from the Trump campaign, delivered nothing to the Trump campaign and was not solicited by, or asked to do anything for, the Trump campaign.”

    “Media reports about Mr. Zamel’s engaging in ‘social media manipulation’ are uninformed,” Mukasey added. “Mr. Zamel’s companies harvest publicly available information for lawful use.” 

    Kathryn Ruemmler, Nader’s lawyer, told the paper that her client “has fully cooperated with the U.S. special counsel’s investigation and will continue to do so.”

    Erik Prince, who is the brother of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, could not be immediately reached for comment.

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    20/05/2018

  • US, China Agree to Increased Trade Cooperation

    China and the United States said Saturday that they had reached consensus on steps to substantially reduce the U.S. trade deficit with Beijing.

    The announcement followed high-level talks in Washington and U.S. allegations that unfair Chinese trade practices meant the United States was buying far more from China than it sold there.

    China pledged to make “meaningful” increases in purchases of services and goods, particularly agricultural and energy items. 

    A statement from the White House said Washington would send a team of officials to China to work out details. It mentioned the importance of intellectual property protection and said the two sides would work to achieve a “level playing field in trade.”

    New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic minority leader, said the statement offered too few details.

    He said China often denies access to its huge market unless U.S. companies give Chinese firms access to American technical and business secrets. Schumer said short-term purchases of U.S. goods would not make up for that. 

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    19/05/2018

  • Хмельницьку ОДА очолив Вадим Лозовий

    Президент України Петро Порошенко 19 травня призначив на посаду голови Хмельницької облдержадміністрації Вадима Лозового. Про це повідомляє прес-служба глави держави.

    Президент, мовиться у повідомленні, підтримав пропозицію уряду, яку було внесено щодо призначення Лозового на посаду голови Хмельницької ОДА. Глава держави повідомив, що підписав відповідний указ та вручив новому керівнику посвідчення.

    Порошенко також зауважив, що під час вибору керувався тим, що Лозовий є людиною, яка представляє реальний сектор економіки.

    «І це є першим завданням, яке я ставлю як президент – принципове забезпечення зростання економіки, залучення інвестицій, підвищення зарплат. Робити все для того, щоб забезпечити на Хмельниччині інвестиційний та економічний бум», – наголосив Петро Порошенко.

    «Які у мене є побажання? Перше – підвищення заробітної плати»,  – сказав Петро Порошенко Лозовому.

    За його словами, середня заробітна плата в країні стрімко наближається до 9 тисяч гривень: «Скільки зараз середня заробітна плата в Хмельницькій області? Трохи більше за 6,5 тисяч гривень».

    Вадим Лозовий – депутат Хмельницької облради VII скликання, позапартійний, 1971 року народження. Обраний до облради від Хмельницької обласної організації партії «За конкретні справи», є керівником депутатської фракції цієї ж партії, член депутатської групи «Захист прав власників земельних паїв». Очолює постійну комісію облради з питань економічного розвитку, промисловості, підприємництва, енергетики, транспорту та зв’язку. Раніше працював на різних посадах в ТОВ «Епіцентр» та ТОВ ​«Епіцентр К». 

    Президент також повідомив, що колишній голова Хмельницької ОДА Олександр Корнійчук стане радником президента. 

    16 травня ​Корнуйчук повідомив, що йде у відставку, причини звільнення Корнійчук не вказав.  Корнійчука було призначено головою Хмельницької ОДА у квітні 2016 року.

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    19/05/2018

  • Зоозахисники вимагають заборонити «притравочні станції»

    19 травня під стінами Запорізької ОДА відбулася акція місцевих зоозахисників на підтримку проекту закону про внесення змін до деяких законодавчих актів України (щодо імплементації положень деяких міжнародних угод та директив ЄС у сфері охорони тваринного та рослинного світу) №6598. Активісти вимагають від народних депутатів підтримати законопроект в цілому і не виключати з нього пункти про заборону «притравочних станцій» для мисливських собак (мисливських випробувальних станцій – у проекті закону).

    «Там диких тварин – борсуків, тхорів та інших – прив’язують, фіксують і притравлюють на них мисливських тварин для того, щоб потім використовувати у полюванні. Потреби у полюванні зараз, щоб виживати, нема, тобто це для розваги така жорстокість існує в Україні. Народні депутати, серед яких, до речі, багато мисливців, не підтримують цей пункт. Законопроект №6598 включає ще багато інших пунктів важливих для нас, для населення, для захисту прав і людей, і тварин. Однак через пункт «про притравку» депутати не пропускають проект навіть на погоджувальній раді. Тому ми виходимо і просимо проголосувати за законопроект №6598, а саме за пункт «про притравку». Викреслювати його не можна, бо це не зоозахисний законопроект, якщо ми забороняємо вбивати собак-кішок, забороняємо жорстоке ставлення до тварин, робимо більш жорстким покарання за це, а водночас залишаємо мисливцям таку розвагу, таке ставлення до диких тварин», – розповіла кореспонденту Радіо Свобода один з організаторів акції протесту Запоріжжі Олена Архіпова.

    Аналогічні акції протесту зоозахисників 19 травня відбуваються у столиці, Дніпрі, Харкові, Івано-Франківську.

    Проект закону №6598 був внесений у липні 2017 року. Його підтримали в комітеті Верховної Ради України з питань екологічної політики, природокористування та ліквідації наслідків Чорнобильської катастрофи і передали на перше читання.

    Цей законопроект передбачає заборону на використання та утримання хребетних тварин на мисливських випробувальних станціях, а також проведення іспитів, змагань і притравки мисливських собак.

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    19/05/2018

  • Plugged In: Sen. Mark Warner

    VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren talks with U.S. Senator Mark Warner about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election and the controversy surrounding the new director of the CIA. Warner is from Virginia and is the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee.

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    19/05/2018