Top stories August 1: new sanctions against Russia and the results of entrance campaign in 2017

President Donald trump will soon sign the law that provides for tougher anti-Russian sanctions. The Ministry of education announced the list of entrants, which recommended the admission of applicants to the budget places. The former Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili, who is now in the United States, held a press conference regarding the deprivation of nationality.
Sanctions against Russia: to be or not to be
Vice-President Mike Pence during his visit to Georgia said that President Donald trump will soon sign the law that provides for tougher anti-Russian sanctions.
President trump in the near future intends to sign the document on the introduction of sanctions against Russia. We wish them a cancellation, but this is possible only under condition of performance by Russia of obligations, however, recent diplomatic moves of Russia, unfortunately, suggests the opposite, – said Vice-President of the United States to journalists on Tuesday, August 1.
On the morning of 1 August, the media referring to “Interfax” reported, citing a statement by Mike Pence in Georgia that Donald trump has signed a law on the strengthening of sanctions against Russia.
Subsequently, however, on the Agency’s website has information about what words Pence was incorrectly translated.
The head of the Kremlin Vladimir Putin in response to a bill to expand sanctions against Russia has disposed to reduce staff of American diplomats in the Russian Federation.
The decision of the reacted tagged caricature. The caricature of Sergey Elkina shows the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, which clamps an iron grip, symbolizing Western sanctions. The head of the Kremlin holds in his hand “a list of relevant events.”

Foreign media such a move by Putin to explain the fact that the President of Russia has sounded the alarm. In addition, such actions in the first strike on the Russians, not American diplomats.

Saakashvili promises to return
The former Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili, who is still in the United States, held a videoconference on August 1.
During the conference, Saakashvili promised to return to Ukraine, according to him, soon he will be called and a specific date of return.
He also gave his version of why he was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship. According to Saakashvili, it was the case with the purchase of a wreath for the funeral of former Czech President václav Havel.
“Said that there are some new things. Yes, there is something for Vaclav Gavala we sent a wreath with a price of 500 euros. Here is a new accusation,” – said the former head of the Odessa regional state administration.
Saakashvili also convinced that such a step Petro Poroshenko declared him a strong contender.
“The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, when I was given citizenship, knew about all aspects of my case. And now to pretend that it is not informed, stupid,” adds the politician.
“If Poroshenko is a coward, if he’s not afraid of me, he let me officially allowed in Ukraine. I will give to defend their rights in court… then I’ll take back my words that he is a coward”, – said Saakashvili.

The results of the entrance campaign 2017
According to the results of introductory campaign-2017, which lasted from 12 to 26 July, for admission to the budget form of training in higher educational institutions of Ukraine recommended 60.9 thousand students. Results and ranking lists of admission to the budget places were published by the press service of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine.
“I have received appropriate advice 60 thousand 928 students who must meet the requirements for enrollment into places of government or regional order before 12:00 on August 5,” – said the press service of the Ministry of education.
In the electronic classrooms of students has information about best practices for enrollment into places of government order. Soon it will be published also on the website and on the websites of higher educational institutions.
According to the Ministry, the admission of such applicants shall be held not later than 12:00 on 7 August. Unused seats will be given preferential categories of entrants: children of fallen soldiers of the antiterrorist operation (ATO) and children of the Heavenly hundred Heroes, the children of ATO soldiers, participants of the ATO zone.
Applicants who apply for natural and technical specialties, but were not in the budget, will also be able to get a seat if applicants who have received a recommendation for admission, refuses to budget or not to bring the originals of the required documents.

Photo of the day: Ukrainian grandmother and bezviz
Users of social networks are actively discussing a photo from “Borispol”, where the Ukrainian grandmothers in headscarves are ready to fly to Budapest.
The corresponding photo published journalist and blogger Sergey Grishin in his Facebook. The photo shows how some pensioners with packages and bags waiting for landing at the international airport “Borispol”.
“That’s what makes the life-giving bezviz. The grannies fly to Budapest”, – signed photo of Grishin.
In the comments I admire the fact that the Ukrainian pensioners are going to Budapest, and part of the joke that grandma’s going to milk sold or work place in public transport.

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