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Warned to keep quiet about Russian oligarch – Belarusian ‘sex coach’

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The 28 year old Belarusian model, deported from Thailand two weeks ago and who claimed to have information on Moscow’s attempts to interfere in 2016 US elections, claims she was ordered by Russian security agents to keep silent about her dealings with a Russian billionaire.

Anastasia Vashukevich, aka. Nastya Rybka, the “sex coach” arrested in Pattaya last February along with eight other Russians, came to the world’s attention after she claimed to have secret recordings she made during an affair with Russian oligarch Olig Deripaska which might shed light on US President Donald Trump’s links to Russia.

She spoke to CNN this week and claimed she was instructed by Russian security services not to talk about the billionaire mining tycoon Deripaska, a past associate of the former, disgraced Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

“They explained to me very clearly what should I do, what should I say and what I shouldn’t say.”

When CNN pushed her as to who ‘they’ were, Anastasia said “Russian agents.”

“They said to me, Don’t touch Oleg Deripaska anymore.”

The model, listed in Wikipedia as a ‘Belarusian escort, model, blogger and author’, was detained at a Moscow Airport earlier this month after being deported from Thailand. She had spent nearly a year behind bars for ‘soliciting’. She described the situation in the Thai jail as “appalling conditions” during her interview with CNN.

Anastasia was finally freed from Russian police custody last week.

She now says the claims she made to the media were an attempt to gain international media attention to save her life.

CNN asked if she regretted making those claims.

“I think it saved my life, how can I regret it? If journalists had not come at that time and that story had not come to the newspapers, maybe I would be dead by now.”

“It’s like a blockbuster and I’m inside. But it’s not a movie, it’s my life.”

SOURCE: CNN



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16 year old praised for rendering first aid at an accident in Pattaya

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Sanook reports that Jiraphon Madeua, an M4 student at the Photisamphan Pitthayakarn school in Pattaya, was on his way home and was first to respond to a to man who had come off his motorcycle. He was judiciously applying his first aid knowledge to assist the stricken man.

The 16 year old says that he received first aid training at school and knew what to do until professional assistance arrived at the scene.

68 year old Amnuay was taken to hospital after suffering facial injuries in the crash. At this stage police say he appeared to have been side swiped by a car as he rode his motorcycle along Theppasit Road in Bang Lamung. Police are studying CCTV to try to find out what happened.

Well done Jiraphon!

SOURCE: Sanook

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Three year old savaged by local dogs in Chon Buri

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Daily News is reporting that a 3 year old child remains in a serious condition in the Sri Racha hospital in Chon Buri after being attacked by a pack of ten dogs.

It is the second attack reported in two days in Thailand. On Wednesday afternoon a young Finnish boy was attacked by stray dogs at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi and remains in the local hospital recovering from his ordeal.

65 year old Jitpirom Phoonpatanassuk says she was taking her grandson Namning to look at some coffee plants growing next door but he then ran back home without her.

Next she heard Namning screaming after being attacked by at least ten local soi dogs. He suffered cuts and bites to his entire body and was covered in blood when his grandmother got to him.

He had cuts around his head, waist, back, and left and right side of his body.

She took him to Phayathai Sri Racha hospital where doctors have been attending to his wounds. As of this morning he was still unable to move.

The neighbour initially blamed the toddler for entering his property then agreed to settle with a 100,000 baht compensation payment.

The grandmother has made an official report about the attack with Sri Racha police.

SOURCE: Daily News

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Foreign tourists being tracked down for driving dangerously in Pattaya

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Daily News reports that Pattaya Police are tracking down two foreigners caught on video riding recklessly in the Jomtien area, south of Pattaya.

The video clip shows the two men waiting at traffic lights before racing each other with one man splaying his legs and doing a “wheelie”.

Neither of the pair were wearing a helmet or shirts.

The Pattaya police chief, Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch, spoke to Daily News Online and said he had ordered officers to find the tourists. CCTV at the intersection and along Jomtien Sai 2 is being checked to better identify the bikes and help track down the pair.

He said they will be charged with reckless endangerment of the public and not wearing helmets. The reckless endangerment charge carries the possibility of a jail term.

Earlier this week it was announced that three Thai motorbike riders had been jailed for doing wheelies along the highway. The jail terms were suspended by the court.

SOURCE: Daily News

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