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Ukraine Liveblog Day 253

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Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko May Face New Charges of 'Illegal Border-Crossing"

According to a report from RIA Novosti, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, accused of involvement in the killing of Russian state journalists, may also be charged with "illegal border crossing," her lawyer said today October 28.

RAPSI, the Russian judicial news service said investigators had sent a request to the Federal Security Service (FSB) to bring new charges. The charges stem from her allged entry into Russia:


Savchenko, 33, called in artillery fire via radio. She was seized by anti-Maidan fighters in June but, according to the independence supporters in the Lugansk area, managed to escape. Later she was detained in Russia, which she allegedly entered as a refugee, and was charged with complicity in the murder of Russian journalists during the shelling of the self-defense forces in the contested Ukrainian region of Luhansk.



The two journalists Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin were killed June 17 when a mortar fell by a rebel-controlled checkpoint near Metallist in Lugansk Region. Savchenko said she had no relationship to the incident.

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Ukraine Unlikely To Receive IMF Loan Tranche This Year

Ukraine's economy has plenty of problems, so this is unwelcome news (via Reuters):

Ukraine is unlikely to receive a second tranche of a $17-billion loan program from the International Monetary Fund this year as expected, Finance Minister Oleksander Shlapak said on Tuesday, in the latest economic blow to the debt-ridden country...

Kiev had expected that a second tranche, worth $2.7 billion, of the IMF bailout would come in December after the Fund's mission was due later this month. But Shlapak said an IMF visit was unlikely before a new government was formed...

"An (IMF) mission will come when a new government is in place," Shlapak told journalists. "They want to talk to a new government. The key question would be the adoption of a realistic 2014 budget."

He added that most likely, the tranche would be postponed until next year.

"The maximum that we would like to achieve is to get an IMF decision (on the tranche disbursement this year)," he said.

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Norwegian Scientists Find Russian Delta Class Submarine In Arctic Circle

The Telegraph has a fascinating story about two Norwegian scientists who may have accidentally discovered the Russian Delta class submarine Orenburg surfaced in the Arctic Circle:

A chance encounter by scientists adrift on an Arctic ice floe has given the first clues to a new Cold War being played out in in the far north, where Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his ambitions to extend Russian influence.

Yngve Kristoffersen and Audun Tholfsen, two Norwegian researchers, were coming to the end of their day when they spotted something unusual on the water.

"In the evening we spotted lights at a distance," the scientists recorded in their blog for October 16.

"Turned out to be a submarine at the surface in position: 89° 17.5' N, 172° 42.9' W. We were not able to identify it."

The men said that they approached the boat, but she sank back under the ice when they were within 100 metres of her.

Luckily, the two men snapped this and other photographs before the ship dove under the ice:

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Swedish authorities have given up a week-long search for a suspected Russian mini-submarine operating in their waters.

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RIA Reports The EU Sanctions Will Stay In Place
According to the Russian state-operated news agency RIA Novositi, Europe's sanctions on Russia are not going anywhere.
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Eastern Outskirts Of Mariupol Shelled

Mariupol news site 0629.com.ua reports that shells have fallen on the village of Talakovka, on the north-eastern fringes of the port city. 

The site cites reports from Ukrainian soldiers, who say that their positions in the village have been fired on with heavy weaponry.

While there are no reports on casualties yet, one military checkpoint is out of contact.

The press office of the ATO headquarters in Mariupol told 0629 that there had been an attack with 120 mm mortars, striking Ukrainian positions in the village of Gnutovo, further north-east, at 14:05 (12:05 GMT).

At 14:55, according to the military, mortars were fired from separatist-controlled territory in the village of Sakhanka.

Meanwhile:

Volleys of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire have been heard in the Vostochny area. However Ukrainian positions here are not being shelled.

Translation by The Interpreter.
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