Reforms in Ukraine: Publishing of financial data regarding road repairs has begun

By Hromadske Radio posted in Reforms in Ukraine, which collects and posts all reforms in Ukraine since the Maidan revolution
11.05.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Reform enacted by: Ministry of Infrastructure

Natalya Sokolenko

Natalya Sokolenko

Natalia Sokolenko: Is it be possible to see the history there – when, and by whom, this or that road was repaired?

Oleksiy Sobolev: our team has already posted information about this year’s repairs, now we are collecting information regarding repairs that were carried out in previous years. But we have conducted the study having interviewed both experts and, simply, internet users. The most interesting things to people are the

Oleksiy Sobolev, Hromadske Radio

Oleksiy Sobolev, Hromadske Radio

purchasing base, and the aforementioned road repairs. But, for example, both base procurement and road repairs already exist on a page on the Ministry of Infrastructure’s website.

However, no-one uses them. The user does not want to look at tables and see anything there, the user wants the information to be shown to them in processed form – as an interesting info-graphic, as a message. That is already the next step of the data access – first it must be found, and then conveyed to the user.

Sources: Hromadske Radio
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Reforms in Ukraine: Discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation has been banned

By European Pravda posted in Reforms in Ukraine, which collects and posts all reforms in Ukraine since the Maidan revolution
11.12.2015
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Reform enacted by: Parliament [Verkhovna Rada]

The Parliament has passed on its second reading of Bill 3442 on amendments to the Labor Code of Ukraine (concerning the harmonization of legislation in the sphere of combating discrimination with the law of the European Union). [It passed with 234 votes].

To recall, on November 5, the Parliament had failed to review the rules of the Labor Code to prohibit employment discrimination, which is a prerequisite for the abolition of EU visas for the citizens of Ukraine. Only 117 ministers of Parliament had voted ‘for’ it [previously].

Sources: European Pravda
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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 02.05 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
02.05.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

(See end of post for acronym glossary)

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Another conflict escalation is observed in the ATO zone. Russian-terrorist forces have increased the intensity of their fire attacks using small arms, anti-tank systems, 120 mm mortars, and armored vehicles.

During the past 24 hours, militants have “traditionally” fired at the ATO forces’ positions near Pisky, Opytne, the “Zenith” [position], the Butovska [mine], the southern and eastern suburbs of Avdiivka, northeast of Novoselivka, in the area of Mar’inka, and east of Novhorodske (where militants also used the on-board weapons of ACVs). The attacks were carried out mainly from heavy machine guns and grenade launchers (mostly AGS-17 and SPG-9). In addition, terrorists used  82- and 120 mm mortars (the latter were deployed north of Pisky and Opytne; several detonations of 120 mm mortar rounds were observed in the area of Novhorodske ). Snipers operated in the area of Mar’inka; sniper fire was delivered from a waste bank, as was fire from 82 mm mortars and grenade launchers (SPG-9).

Near Rozsadky and the Skeleva river, the enemy deployed stand-mounted grenade launchers. Moreover, two militant infantry groups, entrenched in the greenery in the neutral zone, fired from small arms, RPGs’, and underbarrel grenade launchers.

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

In the area of Zaitseve – Zhovanka, militants carried out intense mortar fire (from 82- and 120 mm mortars). Terrorists used heavy fire in an attempt to “squeeze out” Ukrainian troops from their positions. Return fire was opened [by the Ukrainian troops], and a firefight ensued.

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

In the area of Hnutove – Talakivka, militants fired from 82- and 120 mm mortars from the direction of Kominternove and Zaichenko; in two instances, the enemy deployed mobile ZU-23-2 units.

A rapid increase in the activity of armed gangs is observed in the gap between Pryshyb and Krasnyi Lyman and along the entire stretch between Tr’okhizbenka and Slovyanoserbsk. Militants are firing from grenade launchers, small arms, 120 mm mortars (three mortars fired on the ATO forces’ positions from across the Seversky Donets river).

In addition to the “DNR’s” “motorized infantry brigade” previously deployed near Horlivka, terrorists are gradually concentrating several reinforced companies and battalions in the same area. In particular, two such units are deployed east of Horlivka, in the direction of Panteleimonivka and Yasynuvata; another reinforced battalion is a de facto reserve unit, deployed in the area of Yenakijeve – Makiivka. This formation is reinforced by armored groups (including tanks) and artillery groups. Some of the personnel and equipment are advanced towards the area of Holmivskyi and Bairak station.

In the Petrovskiy district of Donetsk, the movement of terrorist forces and equipment is observed. During the past 24 hours, an armored group (four BMP-2s) and a mobile fire team (five 82 mortars on trucks) were spotted moving in the direction of the railroad, north of Vuhlehirsk Street. A militant howitzer battery (six 122 mm D-30 howitzers) is stationed in camouflaged positions in the greenery northwest of Shvedova Avenue; two tanks are identified in the same area.

Two of the militants’ BM-21 “Grad” MLRS covertly advanced between the settlements of Vesele and Zaichenko. In the same area, we are observing a reinforcement of terrorist formations on the right flank, in the general direction of Talakivka (up to six BMP-2 and MT-LB were transferred to the area of Zaichenko). East of Sakhanka, firing positions equipped for towed artillery were discovered (as of yet unoccupied).

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

Zaitseve, Ukraine. The consequences of night attacks by Russian militants Feb. 2, 2016. Source: Screenshots from Ukraine Military TV video

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

Glossary:
ACV – armored combat vehicle
AGS-17 – automatic grenade launcher
ATO – Anti-Terrorist Operation
BMP – infantry fighting vehicle
BTG – battalion tactical group
BTR, APC – armored personnel carrier
BRDM – armored reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle
BRM – armored reconnaissance vehicle
DAP – Donetsk International Airport
DNR – “Donetsk People’s Republic”
DRG – sabotage and reconnaissance group
KSM – command and staff vehicle
LNR – “Luhansk People’s Republic”
MT-LB – light multipurpose tracked vehicle
MLRS – multiple-launch rocket systems
SPG-9 – stand-mounted grenade launcher
ZU-23-2 – anti-aircraft artillery system

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 02.04 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
02.04.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

(See end of post for acronym glossary)

Operational data from Information Resistance:

Active shelling by Russian-terrorist troops in Donbas continues to involve the use of the allegedly “withdrawn” weaponry, including 120-mm mortars and MLRS.

During the past 24 hours, militants fired on the ATO forces’ strongholds near Pisky, using small arms, grenade launchers (including at least ten rounds from SPG-9’s), as well as 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.

Terrorists fired heavy machine guns, AGS-17’s and SPG-9’s at Ukrainian troop strongholds near Opytne, the “Zenith” [position], the Butovska [mine] and the eastern outskirts of old Avdiivka. A militant BMP-2 fired from its on-board 30-mm automatic cannon from positions near Spartak.

In the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, militants used 120 mm mortars (firing from the northern outskirts of Staromykhailivka). A terrorist sniper group operated near Mar’inka from the “Crocodile” waste bank and from further right. The enemy is using a “shelling– target location” technique: either a heavy machine gun starts firing or a small enemy infantry group enters the neutral zone – an ATO forces’ unit takes up positions – and a militant sniper then goes into action.

Near Horlivka, militants fired at the ATO forces’ stronghold northeast of Novoselivka from the southern outskirts of Shyroka Balka, using 82 mm mortars (three pieces). An armed gang positioned on the waste banks near Poselok 6-7 and near Hornopromyslova Street continues shelling the ATO forces’ stronghold south of Mayorsk, including with 120 mm mortars (with both Ukrainian troop positions and private residence areas coming under fire). A similar situation is observed in the ZaitseveZhovanka area, with militants using AGS-17’s and heavy machine guns from the southern part of the settlement and the waste bank north of Terykonna station. Recently, this locality has also come under enemy fire from 82 mm and 120 mm mortars fired from the direction of Holmivskiy, and machine gun fire from the waste bank at the western edge of the settlement.

Militant small arms fire from the neutral zone was noted near Rozsadky. Near Troitske, SPG-9 and small arms fire came from the direction of Kalynove. Near Hranitne, militants directed AGS-17 fire and unsighted small arms fire towards Ukrainian troop positions.

In the Mariupol direction of operations [toward the coastal areas], militants deployed “Grad” BM-21 MLRS. Namely, a terrorist BM-21 “Grad” MLRS battery (3 systems) operated from the direction of Kominternove, previously brought to this area from positions east of Dzerzhynske. East of Sakhanka, two militant tanks were spotted being transferred northwards, while a terrorist armored vehicle group of six BMP-2’s and MT-LB’s has taken up positions in the same area.

“DNR” militants are being withdrawn from Sanzharivka (Artemivskyi district, Donetsk oblast) as part of a troop rotation – six to seven trucks of personnel per day. For some unknown reason, the units are being taken to “LNR” territory. Part of the personnel has been transferred to Alchevsk (at least one terrorist battalion is billeted there at present). Additional personnel are being deployed to the vicinity of Luhansk.

Militant artillery near Horlivka has been redeployed, with the arrival of a 5-piece battery of D-30 and D-30A howitzers (without the gun crews) near the Mykytivka station. The howitzers are on trailers, and the gun crews are being transferred separately.

A terrorist armored group of three T-72 tanks and four IFV’s (three BMP-2’s, one BMP-1) has been spotted east of Yenakijeve. The armored group  is transferring northwards, towards Vuhlehirsk.

Photo: social media

Photo: social media

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

Glossary:
ACV – armored combat vehicle
AGS-17 – automatic grenade launcher
ATO – Anti-Terrorist Operation
BMP – infantry fighting vehicle
BTG – battalion tactical group
BTR, APC – armored personnel carrier
BRDM – armored reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle
BRM – armored reconnaissance vehicle
DAP – Donetsk International Airport
DNR – “Donetsk People’s Republic”
DRG – sabotage and reconnaissance group
KSM – command and staff vehicle
LNR – “Luhansk People’s Republic”
MT-LB – light multipurpose tracked vehicle
MLRS – multiple-launch rocket systems
SPG-9 – stand-mounted grenade launcher
ZU-23-2 – anti-aircraft artillery system

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Military update 02.02 #FreeSavchenko

information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
02.02.2016
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

(See end of post for acronym glossary)

Operational data from Information Resistance:

After a period of accumulating forces and equipment in the “Horlivka Garrison” (as regularly reported by the IR group), Russian-terrorist forces stepped up their active efforts in the Horlivka – Artemivsk direction of operations. Namely, there has been a sharp increase in shellings of the ATO forces’ positions near Zaitseve and Mayorsk, including with the use of armaments that should remain withdrawn from the demarcation line according to the Minsk Agreements (tanks and 120 mm mortars).

In the vicinity of Zaitseve and the Zhovanka river, terrorists deployed the previously-spotted battery of four 82 mm mortars and two mortar units transferred here earlier (six 120 mm mortars). Terrorists opened fire from the area of Poselok 6-7 on the ATO forces’ south of Mayorsk, multiple times, using mortars and AGS-17’s. A terrorist tank unit (3 tanks) was spotted in the area of Holmivskyi.

The situation in and around Donetsk remains “traditionally” tense. During the past 24 hours, militants fired on the ATO forces’ positions north and south of Krasnohorivka, from the direction of Zhylmaidanchyk [Zhylploshchadka] and Staromykhailivka (in addition to small arms and grenade, 120 mm mortars were used). On the stretch from Pisky to Avdiivka (Opytne, Butovska [Mine], the “Zenith” [position], the outskirts of old Avdiivka), terrorists’ fire was practically continuous. Terrorists mainly used small arms and grenade launchers; SPG-9’s were deployed near Pisky.

In the vicinity of Mar’inka, militants are firing continuously from the so-called “Crocodile” position [a natural elevation], using grenade launchers and machine guns; several shots from SPG-9’s were also recorded. Near Starohnativka, a militant mortar unit (three 82 mm automatic grenade launchers) shelled the ATO forces’ advanced observation point and stronghold flank.

The enemy advanced a new unit into the gap between the DAP and Pisky, towards Vesele. The unit consists of 50-60 personnel with four BMP-1’s and BMP-2’s. A battery of 82 mm mortars has been withdrawn from the area of the DAP further into Donetsk (possibly, as part of forces rotation).

South of Luhanske and east of Troitske, terrorists are using small arms, and, in several instances, AGS-17’s. Detonations of 120 mm mortar projectiles were recorded near Stanytsia Luhanska (up to 10 projectiles, overshooting the target) and fired from across the Seversky Donets river.

In the coastal regions, militants deployed ZU-23-2’s from the direction of Sakhanka and its eastern outskirts. The use of 82 mm mortars was also recorded.

On the stretch from Novhorodske to Novoselivka, militant ZU-23-2’s operated from several firing points simultaneously; militants also used two BMP-2’s (30 mm automatic on-board guns). Fire was directed at several ATO strongholds and observation points at the same time. Heavy machine guns were also actively used.

Between Styla and Dokuchajevsk, the enemy is regrouping their forces. Specifically, artillery – four batteries of “Rapira” MT-12 anti-tank guns – were transferred towards Dokuchajevsk under cover of dark. Two MT-LB’s were also transferred. At the same time, a militant infantry unit (up to 50 personnel) was moved from the area of Dokuchajevsk in the direction of Styla.

Photo: social media

Photo: social media

Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB

Glossary:
ACV – armored combat vehicle
AGS-17 – automatic grenade launcher
ATO – Anti-Terrorist Operation
BMP – infantry fighting vehicle
BTG – battalion tactical group
BTR, APC – armored personnel carrier
BRDM – armored reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle
BRM – armored reconnaissance vehicle
DAP – Donetsk International Airport
DNR – “Donetsk People’s Republic”
DRG – sabotage and reconnaissance group
KSM – command and staff vehicle
LNR – “Luhansk People’s Republic”
MT-LB – light multipurpose tracked vehicle
MLRS – multiple-launch rocket systems
SPG-9 – stand-mounted grenade launcher
ZU-23-2 – anti-aircraft artillery system

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