The scandal with models in Dubai. How did it all end?

Models from Ukraine, who disgraced themselves after a nude photo session in one of the hotels in Arab Dubai, will be deported from the country. However, they will not be able to leave the country all at once.

After the scandal with the photoshoot in Dubai, the personalities of 12 Ukrainian models were quickly established on social networks. One of them was identified by a tattoo on her leg. This is 27-year-old Yana Graboschuk. The girl is a lawyer by training, but she did not work by profession, but was engaged in a fashionable job as a hostess — she met guests in one of the trendy Kyiv restaurants.

A year ago, Graboshchuk tried herself as a model and her social media accounts were filled with spicy pictures. The photo showed elite pools, hotels, sports cars, and incendiary parties. Thanks to her photographs in Dubai, almost all the participants in the nude photo session were identified.

Why was the photo session organized?

There is a version that the girls starred in an advertisement for an adult site. Vitaly Grechin allegedly became the organizer. He is a US citizen, served in the US Army, but has lived in Kyiv in recent years. A month and a half ago Grechin celebrated his birthday on a grand scale in Bukovel. In all the photos, Gretchen appears with half-naked girls.

Another person involved in the photoshoot is considered to be the owner of the modeling business, Stefan Clavel, but he denies any involvement.

“I don’t know all the girls. But a few of them are my friends. We traveled together, played sports, celebrated my birthday. They are not from an escort service! Those I know are not usually photographed naked at all! They asked, I don’t want to go to Dubai with them. But I had business in Kyiv, “the businessman said.

What will happen to the participants in the scandalous photo session?

Vitaly Grechin is allegedly in an Arab prison and faces up to one and a half years in prison. Model girls under Sharia law were threatened with up to six months in prison, but the Ukrainian women got off with a slight fright — they would simply be deported. However, not everyone will be able to fly from the UAE in the coming days — one of the girls contracted the coronavirus and will leave the country only after recovering.

World leaders express condolences over Prince Philip’s death

On Friday, April 9, 99-year-old Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in the UK. On the pages of world leaders in social networks, words of condolences to the Queen and her family appeared.

World reaction

“I am with the British people and the royal family in thinking of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He had a distinguished career in the army and was at the forefront of many community initiatives. May his soul rest in peace, “ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote.

The impact of his decades of dedicated public service is evident in the worthy causes he supported as a patron, the environmental efforts he championed, the military personnel he supported, the young people he inspired, and much more. His legacy will live on not only through his family, but in all the charitable endeavors he has shaped, “ said US President Joe Biden.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the prince “will be remembered as a decorated naval officer, a dedicated philanthropist and a constant in the life of Queen Elizabeth II.”

Otherworld leaders did not stand aside and also expressed their condolences to the royal family.

How did the UK react

All the official accounts of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and Clarence House have changed their main photos as a sign of mourning for Prince Philip. Instead of smiling avatars, there are now official coats of arms.

On the official website of Buckingham Palace on the main page published a photo of the deceased on a black background.

“It is with deep sadness that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The royal family joins people from all over the world in mourning his loss, “ the caption reads.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla and the Dukes of Cambridge shared a black-and-white photo of Prince Philip on their official pages, and the caption to the photo repeats the statement of Buckingham Palace.

The words of sympathy were published by the head of the British government, Boris Johnson, he writes that Prince Philip lived a very interesting and rich life.

“By any measure, Prince Philip has lived an extraordinary life as a naval hero of the Second World War, as a man who inspired countless young people with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, but above all Her Royal Majesty. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty and her family, who have lost not just a much loved and respected person, but above all, a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. The United Kingdom mourns his loss, but is proud of his contribution to the service of the country, “ the Prime Minister wrote.

“Today, we mourn the loss of an outstanding man who dedicated his life to public service and helping others. I extend my deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the entire royal family on this occasion. Sad time, “ London Mayor Sadiq Khan posted on the social network.

“I join the rest of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in mourning the loss of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the Archbishop of Canterbury wrote.

“I am saddened to hear of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. I extend my personal and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family,” Scottish Leader Nicola Sturgeon wrote.

“It must be quite difficult for a male spouse. He must be a lifelong monarch or head of state. But throughout his life, Prince Philip provided this strength, this support, this reliable support and played an extremely important role, “ said former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prince Harry can fly to the UK to be with his family. Meghan Markle may stay in the US and miss the farewell ceremony due to her second pregnancy.

“Harry will do everything possible to return to the UK and stay with his family. He doesn’t need anything more than to be close to his family, and especially his grandmother, at this terrible time,” a source close to the family said.

Recall that after 90 years, Philip’s health began to deteriorate. In 2017, he stopped performing public duties, although he still accompanied Elizabeth II. In February 2021, Prince Philip was hospitalized. He underwent heart surgery and returned home in March. A month later, on April 9, he died. He will be remembered as a man of strong character and principled position, as well as someone who became truly reliable support for the Queen of Great Britain.

Police use water cannons on youth rally in Brussels park

The police of the Belgian capital in the evening with the help of water cannons were able to oust from the park of Brussels young people who had previously staged riots.

Earlier it was reported that about five thousand young people on Thursday gathered in the park Bois de la Cambre in Brussels for the “festival”, which was previously reported in social networks. The holiday was not sanctioned by the metropolitan administration, and restrictive measures continue to apply in Belgium in connection with a new outbreak of coronavirus. Despite the fact that the event turned out to be an April Fool’s joke, the young people gathered in the park refused to disperse and began to show aggression towards the police who arrived in the park.

The police managed to disperse the crowd in the park with water cannons. The guards also called on the young people through loudspeakers not to violate the restrictive measures and to disperse. Those who came to the festival threw bottles and sticks at the police. Now the situation in the park is calm, several ambulances have arrived, they will take the victims to the hospital.

Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp have all failed to work properly

Problems are observed throughout Europe. Users can’t upload a feed, or log in to their page and send a message.

Facebook Instagram and WhatsApp social networks, as well as the Facebook Messenger app, failed on the evening of Friday, March 19. This is reported by the Down detector service.

Users note that I can’t load the feed, or log in to my page and send a message.

Reports of failures in social networks began to appear around 18: 00. Problems are observed throughout Europe.

The service received more than 20 thousand messages about failures in the work of Instagram. More than half of the users noted that the app does not load, and more than 30% can not log in to the app.

At the same time, more than 9 thousand users reported failures in the WhatsApp messenger, while almost all report that they can not connect to the service.

And in February, Telegram and WhatsApp gave a large-scale failure in Europe.

Police disperse BLM activists in Belgium with water cannons and tear gas

In Belgium, police dispersed Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists participating in protests against “police violence” with water cannons and tear gas. This is reported by the RTBF TV channel.

During the clashes in the city of Liege, 11 policemen were injured and several dozen people were detained. In social networks, there were videos of skirmishes between law enforcement officers and residents of the city.

The authorities note that the participants of the rally staged pogroms. The protesters smashed McDonald’s in the city center and cars parked near it, smashed several transport stops, smashed shops and cars. Activists also broke windows in the police station and the city hall of Liege.

The protest actions in Belgium began after a video of the detention of a young girl of African descent by law enforcement officers “with the use of force” was distributed on the Internet.

In January, it was reported that the Black Olives Matter (BLM) movement was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. A similar initiative was made by a member of the Norwegian Parliament, Petter Eide. According to him, the movement has become an integral part of the “global struggle against racial discrimination” and has been able to attract interest in this topic around the world.