Головним інструментом нинішніх олігархів є безправний люмпен, який живе на подачках від держави, на грані фізичного виживання. Ось чому значна частина пенсіонерів є найкращим їх електоратом, який і допомагає часто приводити до влади їх ставлеників. Для малого і середнього бізнесу сьогодні закриті економічні ліфти у цілих галузях економіки, бо з кожним роком сфери зацікавленості олігархії збільшуються, перекриваючи кисень усім іншим.

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Events in Ukraine on 14 August 2014.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

that have happened in Ukraine today

Three electricians have been exploded by a mine near Slovyansk

Three co-workers of an emergency crew of DTEK Donetskoblenergo were blown up by a mine near the village of Semenivka, Slovyansk district of Donetsk region, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine with a reference to DTEC

"People sustained shrapnel wounds and were taken to the casualty department of Central City Hospital in Slovyansk", it says in a statement.

The company also reported that the power supply in Slavyansk district had already been restored by 99,5 %.

Mass Media: Russian "humanitarian convoy" left Voronezh and heads for Lugansk

The Russian "humanitarian convoy" spent the night at a training ground in Voronezh and set off for Luhansk on Thursday morning, Associated Press reports.

According to sources, the convoy intends to cross the border at a checkpoint controlled by rebels.

The agency points out that having done this, Russia brakes previous agreement to bring trucks to a checkpoint controlled by Ukrainian forces in Kharkiv region, where they could be inspected by representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Media reports 22 Lugansk residents were killed on Wednesday

A great number of civilian residents were killed on Wednesday, August 13, as a result of massive shelling of Lugansk, the Ukrainian News reports with a reference to a representative of the Lugansk Regional State Administration.

22 people were reportedly killed in the eastern city quarters by mortars.

As of August 6, 33 Gorlivka residents were killed owing to artillery shelling.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COUNCIL: Armed clashes with Russian commandos have taken place on the border

Some armed clashes with Russian commandos took place overnight along the Ukrainian border, the press-centre for the National Security Council reports.

As reported by Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman for the National Security Council, our border guards managed to drive the assailants back. The insurgents were forced to retreat to the other side of the border.

Representatives of the OSCE, who oversee the Russian checkpoint Gukovo, pointed out in a special committee's report published on the OSCE website that people dressed in uniform keep crossing the border every day.

In addition, cases of Mi-24 helicopters flying over the checkpoint became more frequent in the past three days.

Many cases of serious violation of Ukraine's airspace by Russia's air forces were recorded in the past 24 hours.

9 servicemen killed, 18 others wounded in the past 24 hours

9 soldiers were killed and 18 wounded in the past 24 hours in the ATO area, Spokesman for the National Security Council Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing on Thursday.

National Security and Defence Council has promised to block the Russian "humanitarian convoy" from entering Ukraine if it violates the rules

National Security and Defence Council promised to block the Russian "humanitarian convoy" if the trucks try to illegally cross the Ukrainian border, Spokesman for the National Security Council Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing on Thursday.

The convoy has to be checked by Ukrainian border guards and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross", Lysenko affirmed.

"We hope the Russian side will fulfil all these requirements and won't breach our legislation".

At the same time Lysenko stressed that the National Security Council does not know the whereabouts of the Russian "humanitarian aid" at present.

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