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Перепис населення пройде в 2023 році, комітет Ради погодив кошти на підготовку – депутат

Бюджетний комітет Верховної Ради на засіданні 8 вересня погодив виділення понад 82 мільйонів гривень на підготовку до перепису населення

Юлію Литвинець переобрали головою Національного художнього музею

Участь у конкурсі також брала заступниця голови «Мистецького арсеналу» Юлія Ваганова

Працівникам театрів і закладів культури дозволили брати творчу відпустку – ВР

Закон набирає чинності з дня, наступного за днем його опублікування

Statue of Robert E. Lee Comes Down After 131 Years

A tall statue of Robert E. Lee, the general who led Confederate troops during the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s, was removed from its prominent spot in the southeastern city of Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday morning.The removal of the 12-ton, 6.4-meter-tall bronze statue of Lee riding a horse comes just over a year after Virginia Governor Ralph Norman announced plans to take it down amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody in Minnesota. Floyd’s death sparked protests calling for social and racial justice worldwide.The governor’s plans were delayed by a handful of lawsuits by local residents opposed to the statue’s removal. The lawsuits were dismissed by the state Supreme Court last week.The statue was erected in 1890 in Virginia’s capital city, which also served as the  capital of the Confederate States of America, a coalition of 11 southern states that broke away from the United States shortly after the election of Abraham Lincoln as president. The Confederates seceded from the U.S. in order preserve the practice of enslaving Black people.Critics regard Lee’s statue and those of other figures of the Confederacy as symbols of racism and white supremacy. The 12-meter tall pedestal on which Lee’s statue sits has been defaced by graffiti since last year’s protests.

В Україні готують санкції проти 30 осіб з Росії, причетних до побудови Керченського мосту

Країни Заходу раніше вже застосовували індивідуальні санкції щодо осіб і організацій, причетних до будівництва Керченського мосту

В ГУР відреагували на заяву Росії про начебто причетність управління до диверсії в Криму

За словами речника ГУР, воєнна розвідка України вважає, що це – провокація

8 вересня – що очікувати в цей день і що було в історії

У ВРУ відбудеться позачергове засідання для розгляду проєкту постанови про звернення до Конгресу США щодо надання Україні статусу основного союзника США поза НАТО

US, Germany Hosting Talks on Afghanistan 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are hosting talks Wednesday with a group of partners and allies to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, including efforts to continue the flow of humanitarian aid to the country after the Taliban’s takeover. A U.S. State Department official said ahead of the ministerial meeting that one theme of the discussion would be seeing if the Taliban lives up to its commitments and the expectations of the international community.U.S. Secretary of State Blinken speaks to members of the U.S. embassy and Mission Afghanistan in Doha, Sep. 7, 2021.Before traveling to Germany, Blinken stressed during a visit to Qatar that the United States and others are calling on the Taliban to follow through on its pledge to allow anyone with valid travel documents to leave Afghanistan if they choose to do so. The issue has been a focus since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of August, ending a two-decade military presence and a final effort to evacuate thousands of people from the country. Many people who wanted to leave Afghanistan were unable to do so before the U.S. withdrawal. The State Department said Wednesday’s meeting would also likely involve discussion of counterterrorism issues and upholding basic human rights in Afghanistan. 

Українські розвідники розповіли про підготовку операції із захоплення «вагнерівців» у Білорусі – CNN

«Ідентифікувати і покарати цих людей було нашим головним інтересом»,

«Справа Нарімана Джеляла»: захист оскаржив рішення суду щодо арешту

6 вересня Київський районний суд Сімферополя в окупованому Криму заарештував Джеляла на два місяці, до 4 листопада

Two More Victims Identified 20 Years After 9/11 Attacks

A few days before the commemoration of the attacks of September 11, two more victims killed in the attacks in New York have been officially identified, thanks to new DNA sequencing technology, the city announced on Tuesday.The head of the New York Forensic Institute said in a statement that her laboratory had identified the 1,646th and 1,647th people who had lost their lives at the World Trade Center.A total of 2,753 people died in the al-Qaida attacks on New York City’s twin towers on September 11, 2001.Among them, 1,106 people have yet to be identified, or about 40% of those who died in New York.”Twenty years ago, we promised the families of World Trade Center victims that we would do whatever we could — however long it takes — to identify their loved ones. With these two new identifications, we continue to meet our imperative obligations,” wrote New York Forensic Institute chief Barbara Sampson.Of the victims identified, one was a woman, Dorothy Morgan, who lived on Long Island and whose remains, found in 2001, were subjected to DNA testing. The second victim was a man whose remains were found in 2001, 2002 and 2006 but whose identity will remain secret at the request of his family.For Sampson, the process and techniques put in place over the past two decades to identify every victim at the World Trade Center represent “the largest and most complex forensic investigation in U.S. history.”It was made possible thanks to a new technology of DNA sequencing known as new generation, according to the Forensic Institute of New York.President Joe Biden plans to visit the three sites — New York City, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania — where nearly 3,000 people died in the coordinated terror attacks.

Flight 93 Crash Site Rapidly Developed from Mine to 9/11 Memorial

An abandoned strip mine near Shanksville, Pennsylvania is now home to the largest memorial related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. VOA’s Kane Farabaugh, who reported from the crash site of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 and the days afterwards, reports on how the location has transformed in the last twenty years.Camera: Kane Farabaugh Produced by: Kane Farabaugh  

Hurricane Ida Power Outages, Misery Persist 9 Days Later

Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana, most of them outside New Orleans, still didn’t have power Tuesday, and more than half of the gas stations in two major cities were without fuel nine days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the state, splintering homes and toppling electric lines.There were also persistent signs of recovery, however, as the total number of people without electricity has fallen from more than a million at its peak, while hundreds of thousands of people have had their water restored. AT&T, which suffered widespread cellphone outages after the storm, reported that its wireless network now is operating normally in Louisiana.As residents struggled to recover, state organizations, church groups and volunteers labored for a ninth day to hand out food, water and other necessary supplies to those left without resources when their homes were destroyed or left uninhabitable.The disparity in power restoration between New Orleans, where nearly three-quarters of the city had electricity again, and other communities where almost all residents were still in the dark prompted frustration and finger-pointing.State Representative Tanner Magee, the House’s second-ranking Republican who lives in the devastated city of Houma in Terrebonne Parish, said he’s convinced his region is being shortchanged in favor of New Orleans.”It’s very infuriating to me,” Magee said.Though water was running again in his area, most hospitals in the region remained shuttered, and the parish was in desperate need of temporary shelter for first responders and others vital to the rebuilding effort, he said.Warner Thomas, president and CEO of the state’s largest hospital system — Ochsner Health — warned that it would be “some time” before hospitals in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parish fully reopen. Emergency rooms at the two hospitals, however, were open.Carnival Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it will keep one of its ships, Carnival Glory, docked in New Orleans through September 18 to serve as housing for first responders.Kim Bass said the Louisiana heat was the hardest thing to cope with without power at her home in St. John the Baptist Parish. She said she and her husband were using a generator to keep food refrigerated but had no air conditioning. Water service was intermittent.”So, you may have water one minute, then you may not have water for the next two days,” she said.Fuel shortages also persisted across hard-hit areas of the state. More than 50% of gas stations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge remained without gasoline Tuesday morning, according to GasBuddy.com.Magee said lines to get gasoline to power up generators and vehicles in his parish involve hourslong waits.The power situation has improved greatly since Ida first hit. In the first hours after the storm, nearly 1.1 million customers were in the dark — including all of New Orleans. With the help of tens of thousands of workers from power companies in numerous states, the state’s biggest energy provider, Entergy, has been able to slowly bring electricity back, leaving only 19% of its customers in the region without power as of Tuesday.For residents in the state’s four hardest-hit parishes in southeastern Louisiana, however, that number is little comfort. Fully 98% of those residents are still without power more than a week after Ida slammed onshore with 240 kph (150 mph winds) on August 29.Power probably won’t be widely restored to St. John the Baptist Parish until September 17 and until September 29 to Lafourche, St. Charles and Terrebonne parishes, Entergy said Monday. The parishes are home to about 300,000 people.In St. John the Baptist, power has been restored to “a small pocket” of customers in the hard-hit town of LaPlace, Entergy Louisiana President and CEO Phillip May said in a Tuesday conference call. He didn’t say how many now have power there but promised the number will rise as crews work their way into the community.A parade of utility trucks on Tuesday passed by a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in LaPlace that serves as a clearinghouse for donated water, ice and other supplies still desperately needed in the area. One truck was in the parking lot of the hall working to restore electricity.In contrast, nearly all power has been restored in the capital of Baton Rouge, and only 27% of homes and businesses are still suffering outages in New Orleans. Entergy said it expected to have the vast majority of New Orleans brought online by Wednesday.Once areas such as New Orleans have their power restored, Entergy is moving its crews into communities south and west of the city that saw more widespread damage, May said.As Entergy worked to get the lights turned on everywhere, the Louisiana Department of Health reported that the number of people without water had fallen from a peak of 850,000 to 58,000, though about 850,000 people were being advised to boil their water for safety. And grocery stores reopened in some places.Ida’s death toll in Louisiana rose to 15 people Tuesday after the state Department of Health reported two additional storm-related fatalities: a 68-year-old man who fell off a roof while making repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Ida, and a 71-year-old man who died of a lack of oxygen during an extended power outage. The storm’s remnants also brought historic flooding, record rains and tornados from Virginia to Massachusetts, killing at least 50 more people.Seven nursing home residents in Louisiana died after being evacuated during Hurricane Ida to a warehouse in the town of Independence where conditions were later determined to be unhealthy and unsafe, according to state health officials who said they’ve launched an investigation into the facility.In New Orleans, hundreds of seniors were evacuated from apartments after the electricity went out, and some were trapped in wheelchairs on the top floors of their multistory apartment complexes. The managers of some of the homes for seniors evacuated out of state without making sure the residents would be safe after the storm, New Orleans City Council member Kristin Palmer said Monday.

Речник Зеленського про справу Трухіна: президент не втручається в розслідування

Про позицію голови держави «доречно буде говорити після того, як ДБР оприлюднить результати розслідування», заявив речник

Українська делегація в ООН закликала міжнародну спільноту відреагувати на арешти в Криму

«Ми закликаємо міжнародне співтовариство до дій», – сказав заступник постійного представника України при ООН Юрій Вітренко

Texas Governor Signs New Republican Voting Restrictions into Law

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday an elections overhaul that adds more voting restrictions in the booming state. Democrats had spent months protesting what they say are efforts to weaken minority turnout and preserve the Republican Party’s eroding dominance in the state. Abbott signed the sweeping changes during a ceremony in the East Texas city of Tyler, where the surrounding county went for former President Donald Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin last year. But it was far closer in Texas overall, with Trump carrying the state by 5 1/2 percentage points, the thinnest margin of victory by a Republican presidential nominee here in decades. The bill signing again underlined the hard right turn Texas Republicans made this year, including a new state law that took effect last week banning most abortions. Texas is among at least 18 states that have enacted new voting restrictions since the 2020 election, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. The laws are part of a national Republican campaign, including in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, to tighten voting laws in the name of security, partly driven by Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen. Opponents did not wait for Abbott’s signature to begin filing lawsuits against the new Texas law known as Senate Bill 1. The American Civil Liberties Union, minority rights groups and disability advocates are part of a broad coalition that filed separate lawsuits last week in federal court in Texas, accusing Republican lawmakers of violating the federal Voting Rights Act and intentionally discriminating against minorities. Some changes squarely take aim at the Houston area, where President Joe Biden carried the surrounding county of 1.6 million voters by a 13-point margin. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Harris County elections officials offered 24-hour polling places and drive-thru voting, which are outlawed under the new law. The county also tried sending mail-in ballot applications to more than 2 million registered voters, but going forward in Texas, any election official who tries sending an application to someone who doesn’t request one could face criminal charges.Partisan poll watchers are also entitled to more movement, and election judges who obstruct them could also face criminal penalties, which Democrats argue could lead to voter intimidation.In response to new voting restrictions in Republican-controlled statehouses, Democrats in Congress want to pass new federal voting rights protections at the federal level but have been unable to overcome opposition from Senate Republicans. White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden’s approach on voting rights, saying the president had used his bully pulpit and made Vice President Kamala Harris the point person on the issue. But Psaki said the administration planned to take additional but unspecified steps to address concerns from voting rights groups. “We would say to these advocates: We stand with you,” Psaki told reporters Tuesday aboard Air Force One. “There’s more we’re going to keep working on together.”Abbott signed the bill 100 days after Democrats kicked off a summer of last-ditch maneuvers by walking out of the state Capitol to temporarily block the measure by leaving the legislature short of a quorum. More than 50 Democrats flew to Washington, D.C., in July to thwart the bill for a second time, which led to Republicans issuing civil arrest warrants in an effort to compel Democrats to return, although no one wound up being forced to come back.The protests did not achieve any significant changes to the bill, underscoring Republicans’ determination to pass the measure and the strength of their commanding majority in the Texas Capitol. 

ДТП біля Любліна: консул розповів про стан постраждалих

Загалом у ДТП в Польщі постраждали семеро пасажирів – один чоловік і шестеро жінок, повідомили в генеральному консульстві

Двох колишніх кримських суддів судитимуть за державну зраду – прокуратура

За даними слідства, після окупації півострова у 2014 році обвинувачені, зрадивши присязі на вірність народу України, обійняли посади у незаконно створених судових органах

Blinken to Testify About US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has agreed to testify next week before a congressional panel examining the country’s chaotic military withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of its two-decade war, the longest in U.S. history.
 
Opposition Republican lawmakers and some Democratic colleagues of President Joe Biden have attacked his handling of the withdrawal of troops, American citizens and thousands of Afghans who worked for U.S. forces as interpreters and advisers during the war.  
 
The criticism was especially pronounced after 13 U.S. service members died in a suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport in the waning days of the withdrawal. Islamic State-Khorasan, an Afghan offshoot of the terrorist group operating in the Middle East, claimed responsibility for the attack.  
 
Blinken agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next Tuesday, although other congressional committees are likely to investigate the withdrawal as well.
 
The formal withdrawal ended more than a week ago, but about 100 Americans remain in Afghanistan, with U.S. officials vowing to help them get out if they want to leave. Thousands of Afghans are also looking to move to the United States or other countries to escape life under Taliban insurgents who took control of the country.  
National polls of U.S. voters show wide support for Biden’s decision to end what he has called a “forever war” in Afghanistan, but not the way the withdrawal unfolded.
 
Blinken, the top U.S. diplomat, is likely to face tough questions about why the U.S. did not start evacuating American citizens sooner, especially since Biden announced his intention in April to honor former president Donald Trump’s agreement with the Taliban to end the war and withdraw American forces.  
 
Lawmakers have also attacked U.S. intelligence-gathering for failing to forecast the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and the collapse of the Afghan government, with President Ashraf Ghani suddenly fleeing to political asylum in the United Arab Emirates.
 
Republicans say they want to focus their questioning on Biden’s performance in the final weeks and days of the war, while Democrats are hoping to examine the whole of the American war effort that was conducted under four presidents — Republicans George W. Bush and Trump, and Democrats Barack Obama and Biden.
 
Bush launched the war in late 2001 to eradicate al-Qaida terrorist training grounds where the September 11 attacks against the U.S. were spawned. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the U.S in attacks using hijacked U.S. passenger airliners. The 20th anniversary of the attacks is on Saturday.
 
Biden has called the withdrawal an “extraordinary success” and defended the decision to end the U.S. war in Afghanistan, saying he would not pass on responsibility for managing U.S. military involvement there to a fifth U.S. leader.
 

В ЄС назвали затримання кримських татар 3-4 вересня «політично мотивованими і незаконними»

«Європейський союз засуджує обшуки в незаконно анексованому Росією Криму, в результаті яких Росія затримала 5 лідерів кримських татар»

У Музеї Голодомору виставили листи-свідчення про 1932-1933 роки на Донбасі 

До експозиції увійшли експонати, історії, листи, зібрані інженером-іноземцем Джері Берманом

Biden to Survey Storm Damage in New York, New Jersey   

U.S. President Joe Biden is traveling Tuesday to New York and New Jersey to survey damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida that brought flooding rains and tornados to the region.Biden on Monday approved major disaster declarations for the parts of New York and New Jersey hardest hit by the storm last week, freeing up financial assistance from the national government.     The aid will be available for businesses and individuals in six New Jersey counties and five in New York, where record rainfall swelled rivers, overwhelmed drainage and sewage systems and flooded many roadways, homes and stores.    FILE – Cars and trucks are stranded by high water, Sept. 2, 2021, on the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx borough of New York as high water left behind by Hurricane Ida still stands on the highway hours later.The storm killed at least 50 people in six Eastern states, including 27 in New Jersey and 13 in New York, after leaving a trail of devastation and killing at least 12 others in the southern state of Louisiana, 2,100 kilometers away, where the hurricane first came ashore from the Gulf of Mexico.    In the heavily populated New York-New Jersey region, some of the victims who drowned were trapped by rapidly rising water in basement apartments, while others were swept away in cars as torrents of water filled streets. The storm also spawned tornadoes that damaged homes and businesses.    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy toured flood-damaged areas of Lambertville on Monday, the national Labor Day holiday.     He said Biden’s disaster declaration would allow individuals to receive financial assistance, including money for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.    Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said damage to city infrastructure was estimated at $35 million.   New York Governor Kathy Hochul said an initial assessment showed that the storm damaged more than 1,200 homes in her state and caused about $50 million in damage to public infrastructure and property.     FILE – President Joe Biden talks with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell as he arrives at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, Louisiana, Sept. 3, 2021, to tour damage caused by Hurricane Ida.In Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of people could be without electricity for weeks, as repair crews face the daunting task of untangling downed power lines and transformers blocking roadways.    Some material in this report came from The Associated Press and Reuters. 

З’явився трейлер нового фільму Сенцова «Носоріг»

Світова прем’єра стрічки відбудеться 10 вересня на Венеційському кінофестивалі у програмі «Горизонти»

Разумков відкрив шосту сесію Ради IХ скликання

Шоста сесія Верховної Ради триватиме до 21 січня 2022 року