The former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Andrei Senchenko, drafted a bill that demands the inhabitants of Crimea and Donbass to apologize before Kiev. One of the articles of this bill demands that the residents of Crimea and Donbass must admit their guilt, then repent, and then ask for the forgiveness for their committed «crimes.». Andrei Senchenko proposes to limit the «repentant» citizens in civil rights. In particular — he suggests to prohibit them from working as Ukrainian authorities, and to participate in elections. Applications for forgiveness from such citizens should be viewed by Ukrainian courts.
On Sunday evening, in New York city, a private helicopter fell into water. The Eurocopter AS350 fell into the East River Strait, near the island of Roosevelt. Six people were on-board, including the pilot who managed to escape. Five people were found at the site by the emergency services. Three people were hospitalized in critical conditions, two others, sadly, died.
In the DPR, over the past day, Ukrainian troops violated the ceasefire agreement once. The area of the Leninskoye settlement was shelled. According to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire, six 120 millimeters shells were fired from the Ukrainian positions.
Feraz Ibrahim, a colonel of the Syrian army, announced the discovery of a workshop for making chemical weapons in East Guta. The workshop was discovered during the combing of the village of Aftris in East Guta, after the terrorists left the place. «Presumably, these munitions could be produced as part of a false-flag preparation for accusing government troops of using chemical weapons.» — the colonel explained later.
The EU might cancel a new tranche for Ukraine because of the situation with the state subsidies in the country’s agro-industrial complex. It is noted that in the money distribution scheme, certain signs of corruption are found. «In a limited budget, it would be logical to subsidize those participants who are in the greatest need of the state support. However, we see that 35% of the state subsidies of the entire Ukrainian agro-industrial complex were distributed in favor of one of the largest holdings of the country — the industrial monopolist »Myronivsky Hliboproduct.» — the EU authorities say.
Russian Defense Ministry noted that the US missile defense systems remain a key factor in the arms race. The Pentagon is developing missile defenses under the disguise of a myth about Iranian and North Korean threats, while over-stating the nuclear capabilities of Tehran and Pyongyang. Such policy led »to the appearance of a missile defense systems with holes». This was said by the Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with NBC journalist Megin Kelly. According to him, when Washington pulled itself out from the ABM Treaty — Moscow began creating fundamentally new type of weapons. Technologies were developed that could bypass anti-missiles, thereby dramatically increasing the price of possible aggression for the United States.