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6,400 Civilians Died in Conflict in Donbass, Smoke in Ukrainian Capital,
Europe’s Migration Crisis Caused by US Policy, China Marked 70th V-Day Aniversary,
Japan Oppose China Military Parade
More than 6,400 civilians have been killed and nearly 16,000 injured as result of criminal actions of Kiev regime during the conflict in Donbass, Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin said on Thursday. Also, more than 10,000 residential infrastructure facilities have been fully or partially destroyed and burnt. Since last April, more than 1 million Russian-speaking residents of Lugansk and Donetsk regions had to flee their homes, and more than 110,000 people having a refugee status have applied for the Russian citizenship. The war has been continuing.
Ukrainian capital being wrapped in smoke due to a spate of regional wildfires, including a forest fire that broke out in the village of Zazimye located about ten kilometers from Kiev earlier this week. The head of the Kiev Ecological and Cultural Center, Vladimir Boreyko believes forest fires on the outskirts of Kiev are connected with a “pathological foolishness of the government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk”. He explained that Yatsenyuk had banned the inspection of any economic entities in Ukraine under the guise of fighting corruption. The logic of Ukrainian activists is awesome. On the one hand, they support oligarchs and corruptionists killing citizens of Donbass. On the another hand, they are surprised that oligarchs and corruptionists ignore the country’s interests. Wow, what a news!
Europe is sticking to US policy in dealing with the massive inflow of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, which is leading to drastic consequences that Russia had warned about, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Eastern Economic Forum on Friday. According to the Russian president, the migrant crisis was expected as enforcing Western standards without taking into account the historic, religious and cultural characteristics of the Middle East and North Africa was bound to lead to unsatisfactory results. Russia “has repeatedly said that there would be major large-scale problems if our so-called western partners conduct the erroneous, as I have always said, foreign policy, especially in the regions of the Muslim world, the Middle East, North Africa,” Putin said.
About 12,000 servicemen as well as 500 units of military hardware and over 200 military aircraft took part in a military parade dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, that was held in Beijing, China. Some 30 foreign leaders attended the memorial event, representing countries from Russia and Belarus, to Egypt, South Korea and Venezuela. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also attended the parade, while the majority of “high-profile” Western leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, have passed on the event.
Earlier, on Monday, Tokyo said it has complained to the United Nations over Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s plan to attend a huge military parade in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II. Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga called on the UN to be “neutral”, after Tokyo issued a complaint to the 193-member body on Friday. In July 2014, the Abe Cabinet introduced a reinterpretation of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces’ role, giving more power to the SDF and allowing it to take part in foreign military actions. This action ending so-called “Japan’s long-standing pacifist policies”, was supported by the U.S. but was heavily criticized by China and North Korea.