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 19 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

One-third of Putin's humanitarian aid is water and salt

Significant part of "humanitarian aid", which Russia has sent to Ukraine, consists of usual drinking water and salt, "Apostroph" reports with a reference to some sources at the Intelligence Service.

In particular, trucks carry about 700 litres of drinking water loaded at the Alabino training ground situated in the suburb of Moscow.

Interlocutors were wondering why the Russian part had decided to bring salt in Ukraine, but pointed out that the arrival of 700 litres of water concurred with a complete cessation in water supply in Donetsk.

As you may know, the humanitarian convoy consisting of 280 KAMAZ trucks departed from Moscow region on August, 12 and is supposed to deliver about two thousand tons of aid.

One service member shot to death and 28 wounded in the ATO area

1 soldier died, 28 others were wounded in the past 24 hours in the area of the anti-terrorist operation, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko reported at a briefing on Tuesday.

National Security Council: 15 bodies have been found at the scene of firing at a Lugansk refugee column

15 bodies of civilians were found at the scene of the bombardment of a refugee column from Lugansk, Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council information centre said on Tuesday, August 19.

According to him, the column was travelling from Lugansk to Lutuhine - a town controlled by Ukrainian forces. 

Military engineers and forensic experts started working at the site of the tragedy. 

Then, the search for bodies was halted due to an outbreak of hostilities.

Terrorists control three television towers in the ATO area

ATO forces mopping up Yasynuvata, and control over more than half of Ilovaysk has been established

ATO forces mop up Yasynuvata; fighting continues in Ilovaysk, which has already been surrounded by national law-enforcement units, the head of the group "Information resistance" Dmytro Tymchuk posted on his Facebook wall on Tuesday morning.

"ATO forces (mechanized and air mobile units in cooperation with the National Guard) carry out mopping up in the settlement of Yasynuvata", he writes.

"Two thirds of the town territory had been put under control before 5 a.m. The town has been completely surrounded. We have requested that citizens stay in their shelters. We'll do our utmost to finish everything off as soon as possible", Semenchenko added.

According to him, there were no "casualties in killed among combatants of the "Donbass" battalion; soldiers who had received minor injuries refused to be hospitalized and remained at duty."

Lavrov's Ministry announced that insurgents wouldn't fire at "Putin's convoy"

Militants are willing to ensure the security of the Russian "humanitarian convoy, Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Мaurer allegedly said in a conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported by the press service of the Russian ministry.

However, the ministry blamed Ukraine that it had not issued any guarantees of safety till that moment.

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