#EuroMajdan # єvromaydan Chronicle 04/16/2014
UPD: 04/16/2014 PACE President on Russian aggression: "This is the first time this has happened in Europe since the Second World War"
Ann Brasser, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), condemned the aggression of Russia and stressed the importance of the timely holding of presidential elections in Ukraine.
Russia continues to destabilize eastern Ukraine, she said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
“When you see people with weapons, special equipment, and dressed in the same uniform, you come to the conclusion that they are not ordinary citizens who gathered to protest to the Ukrainian government. Obviously, they were organized in advance and received special training. It seems that Russia continues to destabilize the entire region, "said Brasser.
The PACE President expressed concern about the situation: "What happened in Crimea is happening in Europe for the first time since World War II. I'm really scared of what is happening."
The European politician believes that, despite all the attempts of certain forces to disrupt the presidential elections in Ukraine, they will certainly take place.
"When Ukraine receives a popularly elected president, no one will be able to accuse the government of illegitimacy," said Brasser.
The Chair also stated that PACE would never reconcile with the annexation of Crimea, and would not allow this to happen to another part of Ukraine.
During the spring session, Russia was deprived of the right to vote, the right to be present in its governing bodies and participate in observation missions until the end of 2014.
UPD: 04/16/2014 "Popular Militia" builds roadblocks at the entrance to Nikolaev to protect against separatists
The "people's militia" began to build roadblocks at the entrance to Nikolaev from Odessa and Kiev, so as not to let the separatists into the city.
This was reported by one of the leaders of the public organization "People’s Militia" Alexander Yantsen, reports Ukrinform.
"At the entrance to Nikolaev, we are building roadblocks. This is our initiative. From now on, together with the traffic police, we will be on duty here so as not to let the separatists pass here, ”the activist said.
The road is blocked by concrete slabs and sandbags. The task of the checkpoints is to strengthen control over those who enter the city. Militias intend to stop suspicious cars, check documents, and, if necessary, search.
As reported, it was the members of the Public Militia NGO that dispersed pro-Russian activists who tried to storm the Regional State Administration on the night of April 7-8 and pitched their tent camp near the monument to the heroes of Alshans in the center of Nikolaev.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Over 20 officers of the Russian GRU were arrested. The intelligence network in Ukraine was created 2-3 years, - Nalyvaichenko
Ukrainian security forces arrested 23 personnel officers of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia.
This was stated by the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentin Nalyvaichenko *, speaking today at a closed meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, sources in parliament told L.ua.
The agent network, he said, was created for 2-3 years. Nalyvaichenko noted that about 600 calls are received daily to the SBU helpline.
In addition, according to the head of the SBU, there are not many protesters who believe that they are protecting the country from the "Maydan".
It is also worth noting that the head of the National Security and Defense Council Andrey Parubiy * in conversation with L.V.ua also confirmed the detention of 23-25 officers of the Russian GRU.
Recall that today the Verkhovna Rada gathered in a closed meeting to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine. After discussion, the parliament switched to an open mode of operation.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Zhirinovsky told what he was talking with Parubiy
Earlier there was a video recording of a telephone conversation between Parubiy and Zhirinovsky.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky confirmed that he had talked with the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy and warned him of responsibility for actions in eastern Ukraine.
Zhirinovsky said this on Wednesday, April 16, answering journalists' questions, ITAR-TASS reports.
“I warned him of responsibility. I said: immediately remove the troops, you commit the worst crime - you threw the armed forces against civilians, ”said Zhirinovsky.
In his opinion, “five people: acting President, Prime Minister, Heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine and the Security Council. ”
UPD: 04/16/2014 Russian intelligence agent detained in Melitopol - SBU
A resident of the Zaporizhzhya region was recruited by an officer of the Black Sea Fleet and in March traveled to the Crimea for instructions for provoking riots, the SBU reports.
In Melitopol on April 14, SBU counterintelligence officers detained a Ukrainian citizen “K,” who was heading for Lugansk to carry out a sabotage mission of Russian military intelligence.
"It was established that" K ", in 1981, a resident of the Zaporizhzhya region was recruited by an officer of the intelligence department of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation" I "and in March traveled to Crimea for instructions for provoking riots and terror of the local population in the Luhansk region," The agency said in a statement.
According to the SBU, he was to create a sabotage group from among the inhabitants of Zaporozhye. which would collect information on the number, location, routes of movement of the military units of Ukraine in the southeast direction, primarily those involved in the anti-terrorist operation.
Citizen "K" is detained, the question of bringing him to justice for treason is being decided.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Unrecognized Transnistria is again going to ask to be a part of Russia
The deputies of the Supreme Council of Transnistria on April 17 intend to accept an appeal to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with a request to recognize the independence of the republic. The appeal will also be sent to the State Duma and the Federation Council. The previous request made in March turned out to be unofficial.
In the draft document, the deputies refer to the right of the people to self-determination enshrined in the UN charter and the results of the referendum held in the region in 2006, Kommersant writes today, reports Censor.NET. At that time, more than 97% of Transnistrian residents spoke in favor of independence with subsequent accession to Russia, but in fact the results of the referendum were staged.
"Having expressed his will through one of the basic institutions of direct democracy - a plebiscite, having voted for the independence of Transdniestria and the subsequent free accession of Transnistria to the Russian Federation, the Transnistrian people exercised the inalienable right to freely and without outside interference determine their political status, carry out economic, social and cultural development" , - said in the draft appeal.
According to the chairman of the parliamentary commission on foreign policy and international relations of the Transnistrian parliament, Sergei Cheban, "there is every reason to once again initiate the issue of recognition of the Transnistrian statehood." "The ultimate goal of the Transnistrian people is the recognition of the created state," he said at a meeting of the commission.
In March, Mikhail Burla, chairman of the Supreme Council of the unrecognized republic, had already sent an appeal to State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin to provide for the possibility of the region becoming part of Russia in Russian law. However, then it turned out that it was informal and did not imply publicity at all.
Over the next month, the republic’s authorities, inspired by the example of the Crimea, made statements about the need to recognize Transnistria and accept it as part of the Russian Federation. “Our dream is a prosperous independent Transnistria together with Russia,” said the head of the republic, Yevgeny Shevchuk, on April 7, addressing residents of Transnistria.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Military equipment entered Kramatorsk, - media
Several journalists report on Twitter that military equipment has been introduced to Kramatorsk.
"The locals are blocking military equipment in Kramatorsk, talking with soldiers. So far everything looks as peaceful as possible," wrote Russian journalist Ilya Azar, a former Lenta.ru correspondent, on social media.
According to him, in Kramatorsk six BMD are on Ostrovsky street.
"People peacefully communicate with the military in Kramatorsk, blocked their movement. This is landing from Dnepropetrovsk," he notes.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Today Rada may resume conscription
The Verkhovna Rada at a plenary meeting on Wednesday intends to hold a closed meeting with the leaders of the security departments and to resume the draft in the Armed Forces at the open part of the meeting (bill No. 4519). This is stated on the agenda of the parliamentary meeting, Ukrainian News reports.
At a closed meeting, the deputies plan to hear the head of the Security Service, Valentina Nalyvaichenko, acting Minister of Defense Mikhail Koval, Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov, acting Prosecutor General Oleg Makhnitsky about the situation in Ukraine in connection with the threat of violation of the integrity and constitutional structure of the state.
At the open part of the meeting, the Rada intends to consider in first reading bills No. 4369 on social and legal guarantees for military personnel and members of their families in a special period and No. 4574 on refugee status.
Bills No. 4590 were also proposed for consideration, while allowing notaries to provide information from the state register of real estate rights and No. 2829 on the early termination of powers of members of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting.
In the second reading, parliamentarians intend to consider bills No. 0921 on ethnic deportations, and again with Presidential proposals - No. 0985 on registration of inheritance.
In addition, the deputies plan to decide on bills rejected on March 15 No. 4638 and No. 3004 on legislative consolidation of the appointment of the mayor of Kiev as head of the Kiev city administration. From 16.00 parliamentarians will work in committees, commissions and factions.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Putin wants the UN to condemn the military operation in eastern Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone discussed the situation in Ukraine with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. This was reported by the Kremlin press service.
"The crisis development of the situation in Ukraine was discussed, which sharply worsened in connection with the power operation initiated by the Kiev authorities in the south-east of the country," the Kremlin website said in a statement.
Putin, the report said, noted that the Russian side expects a clear condemnation of these "unconstitutional actions" from the UN and the international community.
Recall that Ukraine announced the start of a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the participation of the Armed Forces.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Putin is the most dangerous person in the world. Figures of culture should declare boycott to Russia, - The Guardian
Russia's actions towards Ukraine are the most serious threat to world peace since the end of the Cold War.
"While Britain is completely obsessed with news about domestic politics and celebrities, Russian troops are still concentrated on the border with Ukraine, while a nationalist conflict is growing in eastern Ukraine. This is the most serious threat to world peace since the end of the Cold War," writes Jonathan Jones on the Guardian art blog.
This is very serious and the world should pay more attention to this, he said.
"Perhaps you will not agree that Vladimir Putin is currently the most dangerous person in the world, maybe you admire him, as the British politician and the leader of the Independence Party of Great Britain does Nigel Farage. But if I am right about the shock of the current course of Russia, you should ask the Leninist question: “What to do?”, - says Jonathan Jones.
And he himself answers this question, citing Matthew Bourne as an example, who refused to bring his gay interpretation of Swan Lake to Russia.
He considers a cultural boycott in Russia to be a good idea. "No art for Russia until it returns to the democratic and peaceful path!" - calls on the blogger.
One of the reasons this could work is because art, music and literature really matter to Russia, "he said.
"In fact, financial transactions between Putin's Russia and the British world of art have deep roots - as in other areas of business, the financial network fancifully connects the Russian elite with British art," Jones writes.
And announces his personal boycott. I was asked to write about a Russian artist for Russian money. I refused, which offended some people. "But by refusing to turn Russian money into cultural capital, cultural figures will be able to clearly state the idea that Putin’s policies go beyond what is permitted, Jones said.
A boycott that cuts off cultural ties is a genuine threat to Russia. "World of art, give up the money of the oligarchs! You have nothing to lose but the balance in your bank account," he calls.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Activists identified a woman finishing off battered people in Kharkov. VIDEO + PHOTO
A woman was identified who, with inhuman cruelty, beat Euromaidan activists in Kharkov, who went to a peaceful rally on April 13 for Ukraine’s unity.
The journalist, the head of NTKU Zurab Alasania announced this on his Facebook page.
“A woman who kicked bloodied people in Kharkov on the steps of the subway is a certain Olga Vorzheinova from Chuguev. A doctor,” he wrote.
Kharkovforum users identified the woman and found her page on social networks. Despite the fact that she deleted the profile, users found her in the Google cache.
"The one that killed the beaten EuroMaidanites in Kharkov on the Universitet metro with her feet. She deleted the OK page, but Google’s cache has a long memory ... This is a medical worker from Chuguev. Olga D.," users said.
Medical worker from Chuguev. Olga Dvornikova (Vorzheinova). Date of birth: 1961-01-12. Location: Kharkov region Chuguev, st. Guards 21, apt. 45. Phone: (05746) 4020
UPD: 04/16/2014 In Sumy, unidentified people brutally beat one of the organizers of the local Maidan, a journalist of the Regulations. A PHOTO
In Sumy, unknown people brutally beat journalist and public activist Yevgeny Polozhy. This was announced on his page on Facebook by his wife Anna Polozhy, reports League.
"He came home, drove the car into the garage, did not have time to get out of the car as he received a blow to the head, he was thrown to the floor, his arms twisted and beaten," she wrote. The injured journalist has an open dislocation of his hands, soft tissues are torn.
Eugene Polozhy works in the Sumy newspaper Panorama. He was one of the organizers of Sumy Maidan. Source: http://censor.net.ua/n281264