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Справи щодо Майдану може паралізувати реформа ГПУ – прокурор Донський

Прокурор Олексій Донський, який представляє державне обвинувачення у справі Юрія Крисіна, не виключає, що справи щодо злочинів проти учасників подій Майдану можуть бути паралізовані через зміни в Генпрокуратурі. 

Про це він заявив кореспонденту Радіо Свобода після судового засідання в справі Крисіна.

«Розформування або реформування департаменту, який розслідує справи Майдану (департамент, очолюваний прокурором Горбатюком), може паралізувати всі справи про злочини проти майданівців. Навряд чи одні справи почнуть спочатку, з призначенням інших суддів і прокурорів, а інші – продовжать у нинішньому складі», – зазначив Донський.

За словами Донського, є й інші перешкоди щодо справ Майдану. Зокрема, він не виключає, що захист Юрія Крисіна продовжить спроби затягувати суд у справі, маючи надію, що зрештою призначать нового суддю, коли у вересні суддя Любов Леонтюк, яка її слухає, піде на пенсію.

22 червня депутат Верховної Ради України Мустафа Найєм висловив занепокоєння можливою ліквідацією департаменту спецрозслідувань у Генеральній прокуратурі: «генеральний прокурор готується підписати наказ, котрий фактично ліквідує департамент спеціальних розслідувань ГПУ, що займається розслідування справ Майдану. 

Тим часом, 23 червня речниця генпрокурора України Лариса Сарган заявила, що департамент спецрозслідувань ГПУ, очолюваний Сергієм Горбатюком, який займається, зокрема, справами Майдану, буде трансформовано в слідче управління, а не ліквідовано. Коли офіційно відбудеться реорганізація, буде повідомлення на сайті ГПУ по факту, додала вона. 

Начальник департаменту спецрозслідувань ГПУ Сергій Горбатюк раніше розповідав журналістам, що в Генпрокуратурі не інформують, як має відбуватися подальша робота, перед слідчими зараз стоїть вибір, чи продовжувати вести справи, чи подавати документи до ДБР.

Сергій Горбатюк озвучив один із варіантів, який, на його думку, є прийнятним: автоматичне переведення фахових працівників слідства в ГПУ до ДБР після завершення їхніх повноважень у Генпрокуратурі з подальшою атестацією за результатами роботи.

Водночас, директор Державного бюро розслідувань Роман Труба в інтерв’ю Радіо Свобода заявив, що він категорично проти можливості автоматичного переведення слідчих ГПУ до ДБР.

Він зауважив, що закон передбачає квотний режим прийняття на роботу працівників, а саме: до 30% слідчих, які до цього працювали в органах прокуратури, до 19% – слідчих, які працюють в інших державних органах, і не менше 51% – це особи, які протягом останнього року не працювали на посадах слідчих.

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IMF Warns US of Economic Vulnerability from Trade War

The International Monetary Fund is warning escalating trade conflicts threaten to curb the world’s economic recovery, saying U.S. exports are especially vulnerable in the face of retaliatory tariffs other nations are imposing on them in response to President Donald Trump’s new levies on foreign imports.

The Washington-based IMF, in its latest World Economic Outlook, continued to project international economic growth at 3.9 percent for this year and 2019, but said Monday “the risk of worse outcomes has increased, even for the near term.”

IMF chief economist Maurice Obstfeld said, “Our modeling suggests that if current trade policy threats are realized and business confidence falls as a result, global output could be about 0.5 percent below current projections by 2020,” adding that the United States is “especially vulnerable.”

“As the focus of global retaliation,” he said, “the United States finds a relatively high share of its exports taxed in global markets in such a broader trade conflict.”

Trump has imposed higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico and on an array of products from China, in all instances drawing protests from other world leaders about his actions, along with higher retaliatory levies on U.S. exports.

In addition to the growing trade disputes, the IMF concluded that other risks “have become more prominent” since its last assessment in April.

“Political uncertainty has risen in Europe, where the European Union faces fundamental political challenges regarding migration policy, fiscal governance, norms concerning the rule of law, and the euro area institutional architecture,” the IMF said.

“The terms of Brexit [Britain’s departure from the European Union] remain unsettled despite months of negotiation,” Obstfeld said.  “Prospective political transitions in Latin America over coming months add to the uncertainty.  Finally, although some geopolitical dangers may appear to be in remission, their underlying drivers in many cases are still at work.”

Despite the back-and-forth tariff increases the United States and China have imposed on each other, the IMF left as unchanged its growth projections for both countries.  It pegged the U.S. advance at 2.9 percent this year and 2.7 percent in 2019, with China at 6.6 percent this year and 6.4 percent next year.

But the IMF trimmed its outlook for the 19 European countries that use the euro currency, Japan, and Britain.  The agency’s report projected 2.2 percent growth in the eurozone this year, Britain at 1.4 percent and Japan at one percent, with all three figures down two-tenths of a percentage point.

The IMF also cut its forecast for Brazil by a half percentage point to 1.8 percent and India by a tenth of a point to 7.5 percent.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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Завтра всю Україну, окрім півдня, намочить дощем – синоптики

На всій території України, окрім південних областей, найближчими днями очікуються дощі, інформує Український гідрометцентр.

«17 липня в Україні, крім півдня, короткочасні дощі, подекуди грози, на Чернігівщині, Сумщині, Харківщині, Луганщині, вдень також на Київщині, Житомирщині, Закарпатті та в Карпатах місцями сильні дощі. Вітер західний, північно-західний, 5-10 метрів за секунду», – йдеться у повідомленні.

Температура повітря коливатиметься від 13-18 градусів тепла вночі (на узбережжі морів – 21 градус) до 20-25 градусів удень. На Півдні, а також Донецькій та Дніпропетровській областях буде тепліше – 25-30 градусів.

У Києві завтра дощ та похолодання, але вже з середи знову потеплішає, прогнозує синоптик Наталія Діденко.

«Потепліє в Україні з середи, але ймовірність локальних дощів залишається. Тому поки що готуйтеся до зниження атмосферного тиску, похолодання серед літа, дощів, гроз та, взагалі, всілякої циклонічної діяльності», – порадила вона.

За загальним прогнозом, цього року літо в Україні буде досить спекотним, однак очікуються різкі перепади температури й вологості.

 

 

 

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Trump, Putin in Highly Anticipated Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are holding a highly anticipated summit at the Baltic port city of Helsinki.  

Just before heading into one-on-one talks Monday, Trump said relations between the two countries have not been good for the last number of years but “I think we will end up having an extraordinary relationship.”

As reporters were being escorted out, both leaders ignored shouted questions about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

Hours earlier, the U.S. president took to social media to cast blame for the state of the American relationship with Moscow.

Trump tweeted: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”, referring to the current investigation by the special counsel into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The Russian ministry of foreign affairs tweeted its response, saying “We agree.”

Trump had also issued a series of tweets as he headed for Finland, saying no matter how well he does at the summit with Putin he would “return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough.

Asked by reporters to further comment during a Monday morning breakfast with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the Mantyniemi official residence, Trump stuck to the bilateral relationship with Helsinki and last week’s meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“NATO was a little bit tough at the beginning and it turned out to be love,” replied Trump.

“They’re paying and they’re paying more rapidly and I think NATO has never been stronger than it is today,” said Trump referring to defense spending commitments tied to a minimum percentage of the gross domestic product of the alliance’s member states.

Finland, is part of the EU but not a full member of the NATO defense pact.

Several thousand protesters gathered Sunday in Helsinki’s iconic Senate Square for a protest that gathered together activists focused on issues including the environment, refugee rights, and anti-war causes.

Some of protest signs read: “Dictators not welcome,” “Trump is Satan to the environment,” and “Stop Killing Journalists.”

Additional protests were expected Monday.

Ahead of his summit with Putin, Trump has both lowered expectations for the talks and issued a stunning rebuke of what has traditionally been one of Washington’s closest allies.

“Well I think we have a lot of foes,” Trump told CBS News. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Trump also said Russia is a foe “in certain respects.”

European Council President Donald Tusk quickly responded on Twitter: “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”

Trump’s comments were broadcast as he headed for Helsinki. Trump says he will use the meeting to find areas of cooperation with Putin, who is also critical of Western institutions such as NATO and the EU.

“Nothing bad’s gonna come out of it, and maybe some good will come out,” Trump said. “But I go in with low expectations. I’m not going with high expectations. I don’t really, I can’t tell you what’s going to happen.”

The Trump and Putin meeting comes three days after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, accusing them of meddling in election to help Trump win the White House.

 

Russia has no extradition treaty with the United States, so it is unlikely that the Russia would turn the intelligence officials over to the U.S. to stand trial. Putin has denied trying to influence the vote.

The fresh indictments prompted a number of U.S. senators, all but one Democrats, to request Trump cancel his summit with Putin.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, speaking to VOA’s Russian Service in Helsinki said his greatest fear is that Trump “will be too friendly and lavish praise on Vladimir Putin and I think that serves his interest. I don’t think that serves America’s interest.

 

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Влада Києва попереджає про обмеження руху у три дні липня

У Києві з нагоди відзначення 1030-річчя Хрещення Київської Русі на три дні обмежать рух транспорту через молебні і хресну ходу, повідомляє київська мерія.

За даними влади Києва, рух всіх видів транспорту в центрі міста обмежать у денні години 24, 27 і 28 липня:

24 липня із 12:00 до 13:00 – на Андріївському узвозі (від будинку № 23 до вулиці Володимирської), вулиці Десятинній (від вулиці Володимирської до площі Михайлівської), площі Михайлівській, вулиці Трьохсвятительській (від площі Михайлівської до вулиці Костьольної).
27 липня із 11:00 до 16:30 – на вулиці Трьохсвятительській (від площі Михайлівської до площі Європейської), вулиці Хрещатик (від вулиці Михайлівської до площі Європейської), Володимирському узвозі (від площі Поштової до площі Європейської), Парковій дорозі (від алеї Героїв Крут до вулиці Михайла Грушевського), вулиці Михайла Грушевського (від вулиці Шовковичної до площі Європейської).
28 липня із 12:00 до 13:30 – на бульварі Тараса Шевченка (від будинку № 20 до будинку № 14), вулиці Володимирській (від будинку № 56 до площі Софійської), Володимирському проїзді (від площі Софійської до площі Михайлівської).

Обмеження вирішили запровадити після звернення Української православної церкви Київського і Московського патріархатів, а також Української автокефальної церкви.

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МОЗ внесло зміни в порядок вибору лікаря первинної допомоги

Міністерство охорони здоров’я України внесло зміни до порядку вибору лікаря, який надає первинну медичну допомогу, повідомляє відомство у Facebook.

Там зазначають, що відтепер лікар або реєстратор більше не зобов’язані виготовляти і зберігати копії документів, які надає пацієнт.

Під час підписання декларацій громадяни мають показати тільки один із документів, що посвідчують особу, і документ про присвоєння реєстраційного номера облікової картки платника податків.

2 квітня в Україні стартувала кампанія з вибору лікаря, який надає первинну допомогу. Лікаря можна обрати в будь-якому медзакладі, незалежно від місця прописки чи проживання, проте цей медзаклад має бути приєднаним до системи «Електронне здоров’я».

У червні в.о. міністра охорона здоров’я Уляна Супрун повідомила, що понад вісім мільйонів українців підписали декларації з лікарями.

Раніше МОЗ у своїх рекомендаціях зауважувало, що один лікар може обслуговувати максимум дві тисячі пацієнтів, але можуть бути і виняткові ситуації.

Крім безпосереднього обстеження і лікування, лікарі первинної ланки в разі необхідності будуть також видавати направлення до вузькопрофільних спеціалістів, виписувати рецепти на ліки і будь-які медичні довідки (наприклад, до басейну).

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Trump Declares US Relationship with Russia ‘Has Never Been Worse’

U.S. President Donald Trump, just hours before his highly anticipated one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, took to social media to cast blame for the state of the American relationship with Moscow. 

Trump tweeted: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!,” referring to the current investigation by the special counsel into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump had also issued a series of tweets as he headed for Finland, saying no matter how well he does at the summit with Putin he would “return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough.”

​Asked by reporters to further comment during a Monday morning breakfast with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the Mantyniemi official residence, Trump stuck to the bilateral relationship with Helsinki and last week’s meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“NATO was a little bit tough at the beginning and it turned out to be love,” replied Trump. 

“They’re paying and they’re paying more rapidly and I think NATO has never been stronger than it is today,” said Trump referring to defense spending commitments tied to a minimum percentage of the gross domestic product of the alliance’s member states.

Finland, is part of the EU but not a full member of the NATO defense pact.

Several thousand protesters gathered Sunday in Helsinki’s iconic Senate Square for a protest that gathered together activists focused on issues including the environment, refugee rights, and anti-war causes.

Some of protest signs read: “Dictators not welcome,” “Trump is Satan to the environment,” and “Stop Killing Journalists.”

Additional protests are expected Monday. 

Ahead of his summit with Putin, Trump has both lowered expectations for the talks and issued a stunning rebuke of what has traditionally been one of Washington’s closest allies.

“Well I think we have a lot of foes,” Trump told CBS News when asked who he thinks is the U.S.’ biggest enemy. “I think the European Union is a foe. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.” Trump also said Russia is a foe “in certain respects.”

European Council President Donald Tusk quickly responded on Twitter: “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.”

Trump’s comments were broadcast as he headed for Helsinki. Trump says he will use the meeting to find areas of cooperation with Putin, who is also critical of Western institutions such as NATO and the EU.

“Nothing bad’s gonna come out of it, and maybe some good will come out,” Trump said. “But I go in with low expectations. I’m not going with high expectations. I don’t really, I can’t tell you what’s going to happen.”

Trump and Putin are set to meet one-on-one on Monday afternoon with only interpreters present before wider talks involving aides.

The encounter comes three days after special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, accusing them of meddling in election to help Trump win the White House. 

Russia has no extradition treaty with the United States, so it is unlikely that the Russia would turn the intelligence officials over to the U.S. to stand trial. Putin has denied trying to influence the vote.

The fresh indictments prompted a number of U.S. senators, all but one Democrats, to request Trump cancel his summit with Putin.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, speaking to VOA’s Russian Service in Helsinki said his greatest fear is that Trump “will be too friendly and lavish praise on Vladimir Putin and I think that serves his interest. I don’t think that serves America’s interest.”

During his Europe tour, Trump has been combative with traditional U.S. allies at every stage – beginning at a NATO summit in Brussels, where he chastised European leaders for not spending more on defense.  

Ahead of his meeting in Britain, Trump criticized Prime Minister Theresa May’s approach to negotiations about Britain leaving the EU and suggested it could impact a proposed trade deal between London and Washington. 

 

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US Rejects European Requests For Relief On Iranian Sanctions

The United States has reportedly rejected requests from European allies that are seeking exemptions from U.S. sanctions imposed on countries doing business in Iran. 

According to diplomats and other officials, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote a letter to Britain, France and Germany saying the U.S. would not provide widespread protection from sanctions to countries doing business in Iran. 

Pompeo and Mnuchin said in their letter, first reported by NBC News, that they are seeking “to provide unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime.” 

The U.S. did add, however, that it would grant limited exceptions, based on national security or humanitarian grounds. The letter came in response to a request last month from Britain, France and Germany.

The U.S. pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year. The deal sought to limit Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief. 

The U.S. said it plans to reimpose tough sanctions on Iran, beginning in early August, targeting Iran’s automotive sector, trade and gold, and other key metals. 

A second set of sanctions are set to begin in early November. Those sanctions will focus on Iran’s energy sector and petroleum related transactions and transactions with the central bank of Iran. 

The U.S. has warned other countries that they will also face sanctions if they continue to trade with sanctioned sectors of the Iranian economy. 

The Trump administration’s hard stance on Iranian sanctions is part of a growing list of contentious moves that the U.S. has engaged in with its allies. On a recent trip to Europe, Trump complained members of the NATO alliance are not fiscally responsible. The U.S. leader also criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit. He has also called the European Union a “foe” on trade issues.

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France Takes World Cup With 4-2 Win Over Croatia

France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.

 

France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final. The own-goal off the top of Mario Mandzukic’s head was the 12th of the tournament. That’s double the previous World Cup record of six.

 

Croatia rallied to equalize on a terrific left-foot strike by Ivan Perisic, but France took the lead right back when Perisic handled the ball in the area. Argentine referee Nestor Pitana initially didn’t call the handball but awarded the spot kick after a video review. Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty to put France back in front.

 

Four pitch invaders disrupted the game in the 52nd minute for about a minute before being dragged away by security and police. Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russia.

 

Play resumed and France quickly took a 4-1 lead with goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe in the 59th and 65th minutes before Mario Mandzukic pulled one back for the Croatians in the 69th.

 

Croatia was playing in its first World Cup final. For France, it was a first World Cup crown since winning on home soil in 1998.

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Trump Labels Russia, China and Europe as ‘Foes’

U.S. President Donald Trump is branding Russia, China and the European Union as “foes” of the United States, but specifically is singling out long-time allies in Europe for taking advantage of the United States on trade deals.

“I think we have a lot of foes,” the U.S. leader told CBS News in an interview broadcast Sunday that was taped the day before at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland.

“I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” he said. “Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t mean they are bad. It doesn’t mean anything. It means that they are competitive.”

“I respect the leaders of those countries,” Trump said, referring to the European Union. “But, in a trade sense, they’ve really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in NATO and they weren’t paying their bills” to meet the NATO goal of each of the 29 member states of the Western military alliance spending two percent of the size of their national economies on defense.

Trump criticized Germany, as he had last week before a contentious NATO summit in Brussels, for its deal with Russia to build a natural gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea that will send send fuel from Russia to Germany.

“Germany made a pipeline deal with Russia,” Trump said. “Where they’re going to be paying Russia billions and billions of dollars a year for energy, and I say that’s not good, that’s not fair. You’re supposed to be fighting for someone and then that someone gives billions of dollars to the one you’re, you know, guarding against. I think it’s ridiculous, so I let that be known also this time. I’ll tell you what, there’s a lot of anger at the fact that Germany is paying Russia billions of dollars. There’s a lot of anger. I also think it’s a very bad thing for Germany. Because it’s like, what, are they waving a white flag?”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, rebuffed Trump’s criticism last week, saying that she had “experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union” and said she was glad her country today, with communist East Germany and democratic West Germany united since 1990, can set “independent policies” and make “independent decisions.”

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, dismissed Trump’s attack on European countries, saying, “America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news,” employing one of Trump’s favorite pejoratives for news stories he does not like.

 

The European Union, which last year had a $151 billion trade surplus with the United States, is engaged in a contentious dispute over import tariffs with the United States, imposing higher levies on such iconic U.S. products as bourbon, jeans and motorcycles after Trump boosted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Europe.