Daily Archives: October 19, 2016

Ukraine | More than 50 thousand Donbass residents visited the farewell ceremony of colonel Pavlov (Motorola)

More than 50, 000 people gathered in central Donetsk to pay last respect to the Donetsk Republic Hero, colonel Arsen Pavlov best known under his call sign Motorola, who was killed on October 16.
The farewell ceremony started at around 10 a.m. local time in the premises of Donetsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the coffin placed in the hall. The head of republic Alexander Zakharchenko and acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova paid their last tribute before the ceremony.
Police closed traffic on the city central Artyom street to allow the queue of people to say farewell to Pavlov (Motorola).
The funeral procession in memory of the Arsen Pavlov has stretched out for several kilometers. The correspondents estimate around 50 thousand people gathered to pay last tribute to the hero filling the central square and adjoining streets.
The coffin was moved from Donbass Opera premises as public chanted “May the Hero memory last forever”, and carried along the central Artem street with orchestra playing.
The column was headed by the fighters of the DPR Armed forces with Pavlov’s portrait, his awards and an orthodox cross in their hands. They were followed by a truck, the coffin with a body was placed on a gun carriage.
The ceremony shocked Ukrainian nationalists. They thought Pavlov Motorola was an ordinary criminal, but public opinion in Donetsk radically differs from their wrong picture formed by Ukrainian nationalist propaganda.

France | Lavrov sur l’opération sur Mossoul: les combattants ISIS peuvent se déplacer vers la Syrie

Le ministère des affaires étrangères russe a mis en garde : si les combattants de l’État islamique sont autorisés à quitter Mossoul et aller en Syrie, la Russie prendrait les décisions militaires et politiques appropriées.
 « Pour autant que je sache, la ville n’est pas complètement encerclée. J’espère que c’est tout simplement parce que ce ne pouvait pas se faire, non pas parce que l’on souhaite ne pas le faire. Mais ce corridor présente un risque, les combattants de l’ État islamique [IS, anciennement ISIS / ISIL]  pourraient fuir Mossoul et aller en Syrie « , a déclaré Sergey Lavrov, mardi, en commentant le dispositif permanent du siège de la ville irakienne.

« Nous allons évaluer la situation et prendre des décisions à la fois de nature politique et militaire si cela se produit, »  – il a ajouté. « J’espère que la coalition menée par les USA, qui est activement engagée dans l’opération pour prendre Mossoul, va le prendre en compte. « 

UK | Ken Loach: BBC news manipulative and deeply political

Director Ken Loach has taken aim at the BBC, describing its news coverage as “manipulative and deeply political” and saying it is a “rotten place for a director”.