На параді до Дня незалежності у Києві покажуть 200 одиниць техніки – Міноборони

У параді до Дня незалежності України, який відбудеться у Києві 24 серпня, візьме участь близько 200 одиниць військової техніки, повідомив речник Міністерства оборони Дмитро Гуцуляк.

За його словами, підготовка до параду зараз триває, нещодавно готовність до участі у заходах військової техніки перевірив командувач Сухопутних військ генерал-полковник Сергій Попко.

11 квітня Президент України Петро Порошенко доручив на День Незалежності провести військовий парад у центрі Києва, видавши відповідний указ.

Окрім того, як мовиться у документі, також 23 серпня, у День державного прапора, у Києві, інших населених пунктах мають провести офіційну церемонію урочистого підняття держпрапора України.

Останніми роками в Києві з нагоди Дня Незалежності в центрі Києва проводили військові паради, проте деякі користувачі соцмереж критикували цю ідею, називаючи це недоречним в умовах, коли військова техніка потрібна у зоні бойових дій на сході України.

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У Москві активісти вивісили банер на підтримку Сенцова

У Москві поряд з будівлею уряду Росії вивісили банер на підтримку українського режисера Олега Сенцова, повідомляє російська служба Радіо Свобода.Акцію провели активісти московського відділення «Відкритої Росії» із вимогою звільнити усіх політв’язнів.

Засуджений в Росії український режисер Олег Сенцов 14 травня оголосив безстрокове голодування з вимогою звільнити всіх українських політв’язнів, які перебувають у російських в’язницях.

Нещодавно російська радіостанція «Ехо Москви» оприлюднила листа матері Олега Сенцова, в якому вона просить президента Росії Володимира Путіна помилувати її сина. Пізніше адвокат Ольга Дінзе підтвердила цю інформацію.

Активісти в Україні і по всьому світу продовжують вимагати від Росії і її президента Володимира Путіна звільнити незаконно утримуваних українців. Акції проходять у різних країнах і на різних континентах під гаслами #FreeOlegSentsov і #SaveOlegSentsov.

Генеральний секретар Ради Європи Турбйорн Яґланд подав офіційне прохання до президента Росії Володимира Путіна помилувати Олега Сенцова.

Європейський парламент закликав Росію негайно звільнити всіх українських політичних бранців, які були незаконно затримані, заарештовані й ув’язнені.

Українська «Медійна ініціатива за права людини» нараховує понад 70 громадян України, переслідуваних у Росії та анексованому нею Криму з політичних мотивів.

Російський правозахисний центр «Меморіал» станом на зараз нараховує у Росії загалом 49 політв’язнів (серед них є українці), а також 108 переслідуваних за релігію осіб. Окрім того, представники центру зафіксували 38 випадків переслідувань без позбавлення волі та 80 ймовірних випадків переслідувань з політичних мотивів, які не увійшли до списків за критеріями організації.

 

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Judge Praises ‘Great Progress’ Reuniting Families Split at Border

A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border.

Justice Department attorneys said in federal court in San Diego that 450 children age 5 and older had been reunified, up from 364 a day earlier.

“I’m just very impressed with the effort that has been made,” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said. “It really does appear that great progress has been made.”

Hundreds of children are still awaiting reunions with their family.

In a court filing Thursday, the administration said about 1,600 parents were believed to be eligible for reunification and about 900 were not eligible or “not yet known to be eligible.”

Nearly 700 of the ineligible parents are being vetted. Another 91 have been found to have a “prohibitive criminal record” or been deemed ineligible by U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.

Another 136 waived reunification, according to the Justice Department.

It appeared unlikely that all the children would be reunified by the July 26 deadline. More than 200 parents have been released into the U.S. and parents of an unknown number of children have been deported.

Friday’s hearing was the sixth in three weeks and two more are scheduled next week, a sign of how closely the judge is monitoring the process.

His praise for the administration was a sharp turnaround from last week, when he said he was having second thoughts about whether the government was acting in good faith. The government submitted a revised reunification plan two days later that was well received by the judge.

In late June, Sabraw set deadlines of July 10 to reunify dozens of children under 5 with their families and July 26 for reunifications involving 2,551 children 5 and older.

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Judge Praises ‘Great Progress’ Reuniting Families Split at Border

A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border.

Justice Department attorneys said in federal court in San Diego that 450 children age 5 and older had been reunified, up from 364 a day earlier.

“I’m just very impressed with the effort that has been made,” U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said. “It really does appear that great progress has been made.”

Hundreds of children are still awaiting reunions with their family.

In a court filing Thursday, the administration said about 1,600 parents were believed to be eligible for reunification and about 900 were not eligible or “not yet known to be eligible.”

Nearly 700 of the ineligible parents are being vetted. Another 91 have been found to have a “prohibitive criminal record” or been deemed ineligible by U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement.

Another 136 waived reunification, according to the Justice Department.

It appeared unlikely that all the children would be reunified by the July 26 deadline. More than 200 parents have been released into the U.S. and parents of an unknown number of children have been deported.

Friday’s hearing was the sixth in three weeks and two more are scheduled next week, a sign of how closely the judge is monitoring the process.

His praise for the administration was a sharp turnaround from last week, when he said he was having second thoughts about whether the government was acting in good faith. The government submitted a revised reunification plan two days later that was well received by the judge.

In late June, Sabraw set deadlines of July 10 to reunify dozens of children under 5 with their families and July 26 for reunifications involving 2,551 children 5 and older.

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Fashion Industry Reinventing Itself by Embracing the Digital Age

For years denim jeans have been finished in foreign factories where workers use manual and automated techniques such as scraping with sandpaper or other abrasives to make the jeans appear worn and more comfortable to wear. But things are changing in the fashion world. As VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports, fashion companies are going digital to speed up the design and manufacturing process.

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Fashion Industry Reinventing Itself by Embracing the Digital Age

For years denim jeans have been finished in foreign factories where workers use manual and automated techniques such as scraping with sandpaper or other abrasives to make the jeans appear worn and more comfortable to wear. But things are changing in the fashion world. As VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports, fashion companies are going digital to speed up the design and manufacturing process.

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New York City Bathroom Aims to Prevent Drug Overdoses

A specially-outfitted bathroom in New York City has been converted into a safe haven for drug users. The goal: to curb an overdose crisis that’s sweeping the United States. New data shows drug overdoses killed 47,000 people nationwide in the 12 month period that ended in November 2017. Aside from preventing such deaths, studies show facilities like the one in New York can also reduce HIV infections and emergency calls about overdoses. But the program has its critics. VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.

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New York City Bathroom Aims to Prevent Drug Overdoses

A specially-outfitted bathroom in New York City has been converted into a safe haven for drug users. The goal: to curb an overdose crisis that’s sweeping the United States. New data shows drug overdoses killed 47,000 people nationwide in the 12 month period that ended in November 2017. Aside from preventing such deaths, studies show facilities like the one in New York can also reduce HIV infections and emergency calls about overdoses. But the program has its critics. VOA’s Julie Taboh has more.

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