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Los Angeles Times об украинской армии

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A standing army of 1 million inherited by Ukraine after the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union has dwindled to barely 100,000. Analysts say even that figure is inflated. At the time the Russia-backed separatists began grabbing territory in March, then-Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh told the parliament that Ukraine had no more than 6,000 combat-ready troops to repel the aggression.

The Ukraine contingent of the once-fearsome Soviet Red Army rotted from the top after independence, when senior posts became cushy rewards for political supporters of the ruling party. Since the overthrow of Kremlin-allied President Viktor Yanukovich in February, the military leadership has been a revolving door. The fourth defense minister in eight months, Stepan Poltorak, was appointed by President Petro Poroshenko this week and confirmed Tuesday.

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ПИСЬМО СТЕФАНИ В ПАРИЖ. Филипп Экозьянц, Харьков

Очередная смерть младенца. В машине…

Произошло это совсем недавно.

Ребенок умер в машине, оставленной на парковке компании “Intel”

Да, той самой, известной во всем мире…

In a vast parking lot frequented by more than 6,000 employees, the tiny girl inside a Nissan Leaf was left behind as her father headed in to work.

Within hours, she was dead.

Later, the father told police that he’d forgotten she was in the car.

Though the tragedy that played out in Hillsboro this week is incomprehensible to many, research shows it’s a scenario that has played out hundreds of times nationwide since the late 1990s as parents and caregivers grapple with a growing litany of distractions.

“We are all multitasking,” said Jan Null, a meteorologist at San Jose State University and national expert in heatstroke deaths involving children and automobiles. “We get out of the car, and we are thinking about six other things.”

On Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16, a 38-year-old Portland man found his 6-month-old daughter unconscious and not breathing in his electric sedan parked at Intel’s Jones Farm campus. The baby, who reportedly had been in the hot car for about six hours, was pronounced dead a short time later at Tuality Community Hospital. Autopsy results are pending, but hyperthermia is usually the cause of death in such cases.

Hillsboro police, who have not identified the family or disclosed whether any charges are pending, said that the father told officers he wasn’t operating on his usual schedule. He had taken his daughter to the doctor, then was supposed to drop her off at daycare. Instead, he went straight to work, forgetting she was in her carseat.

A change in routine is among the most common reasons parents cite for forgetting a child in the car, Null said. Others say they were preoccupied or distracted by a phone call or other interruption.
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