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 09 September 2014.

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

that have happened in Ukraine today

Ministry of Defence: HUA 170 million is needed to buy first-aid kits for Ukrainian military

UAH 170 million is needed to provide the Ukrainian military with individual first-aid kits conforming to NATO's standards, which are made in Ukraine, Director of the Military and Medical Department of the Defence Ministry of Ukraine Igor Andronatiy announced as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

At the same time Andronatiy pointed out that this problem was dealt with at the state level, and expressed hopes that this issue would be removed from the agenda.

According to some reports, there are currently 1173 wounded soldiers in hospitals.

Merkel: Russia's involvement in the Ukrainian crisis is obvious

"Russia's direct involvement in the Ukrainian crisis is very, very obvious", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with the radio station rbb-Іnforadіo, as reported by Deutsche Welle.

According to her, Russia's actions cannot be ignored, and the sanction is the only means of bringing pressure upon it.

Almost 600 companies have been destroyed in Donbas region

About 400 companies in Donetsk and 200 companies in Lugansk region were destroyed during hostilities in Donbas, Head of the State Fiscal Service Igor Belous said during live broadcast of ICTV.

According to him, "Ukraine failed once again to collect about UAH 900 million in taxes in Donetsk and Luhansk regions this August".

He pointed out "billions of dollars" have to be spent to reestablish these companies; however, the exact figure can be determined only after the war is over.

Ukraine has not received any information on the second “humanitarian convoy" from Russia


Ukraine still has no information about the type of cargo transported by the second "humanitarian convoy" sent by the Russian Federation to Donbas, Head of the State Fiscal Service Igor Bilous announced at a briefing on Thursday, as Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Bilous said the day before that Ukrainian customs officers would be withdrawn from Russian checkpoints back to the territory of Ukraine very soon, for any further stay might threaten their lives.

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE COUNSIL has confirmed the death of five service members during the "cease-fire" in Donbas

NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE Council confirms the death of the five service members during the "cease-fire" in Donbas, a spokesman for the National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday, when answering journalists' questions.

National Security Council: Ukrainian military have been shelled 89 times since the cease-fire was inked

The terrorists and Russian military have fired upon positions of ATO forces 89 times since the beginning of the suspension of fighting, a spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council information centre (NSDC) Andriy Lysenko reported at a briefing.

He assured Ukrainian military strictly abode by the conditions of the armistice and only fired in response to terrorists' attacks.

"Our soldiers are strengthening defensive lines; the combat potential of ATO forces is being renewed", Lysenko said.

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