#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Chronicle 04/16/2014
UPD: 16/04/2014 PACE President on Russia's aggression: "This is the first time in Europe since the Second World War"
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasser condemned the aggression of Russia and stressed the importance of timely holding presidential elections in Ukraine.
Russia continues its policy of destabilizing Eastern Ukraine, she said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
"When you see people possessing weapons, special equipment, and dressed in the same uniform, you come to the conclusion that they are not ordinary citizens who gathered to protest the Ukrainian government." Obviously, they were organized in advance and received special training. , that Russia continues its policy of destabilizing the entire region, "Brasser said.
The PACE President expressed concern over the situation: "What happened in the Crimea has been happening in Europe for the first time since the Second World War." I'm really frightened by what is happening. "
The European politician believes that, despite all attempts by certain forces to disrupt the presidential elections in Ukraine, they will necessarily take place.
"When Ukraine gets a popularly elected president, no one can blame the authorities for illegitimacy," Brasser stressed.
The chairman also said that PACE will never reconcile itself with the annexation of the Crimea, and will not allow this to happen with another part of Ukraine.
During the spring session, Russia was deprived of the right to vote, the right to attend its governing bodies and participate in observation missions until the end of 2014.
UPD: 16/04/2014 "People's Militia" constructs roadblocks at the entrance to Nikolaev for protection from separatists
"People's Militia" began to build checkpoints at the entrance to Nikolaev from Odessa and Kiev, so as not to miss separatists in the city.
This was reported by one of the leaders of the NGO "People's Militia" Alexander Jantsen, Ukrinform reports.
"At the entrance to Nikolaev, we are building roadblocks. This is our initiative. Henceforth, together with the traffic policemen, we will be on duty here, so as not to miss separatists here, "the activist said.
The road is blocked with concrete slabs and sandbags. The task of checkpoints is to strengthen control over those who enter the city. Militiamen intend to stop suspicious cars, check documents, and if necessary, and search.
As it was reported, it was the members of the NGO "Narodnoye Militia" that broke up the pro-Russian activists who tried to storm the OGA on the night of April 7 and broke their tent city near the monument to the Olshany heroes in the center of Nikolaev.
UPD: 16/04/2014 More than 20 GRU officers arrested. The agency 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 Nalyvaychenko *, speaking today at a private meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, sources in the parliament told L.Bua.
The agency network, he said, was created 2-3 years. Nalyvaichenko noted that about 600 calls are received on the SSU's telephone hotline every day.
In addition, according to the head of the SBU, there are not many protesters who believe that they are protecting the country from the "Maidanovites".
It is also worth noting that the head of the National Security and Defense Council, Andrey Parubiy, also confirmed the detention of 23-25 officers of the Russian GRU.
Recall, today the Verkhovna Rada met in a closed meeting, which discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine. After discussion the parliament passed to the open mode of work.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Zhirinovsky told what he was talking about with Parubiy
Earlier there was a video recording of a telephone conversation between Parubia and Zhirinovsky.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky confirmed that he had spoken with the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Andrei Parubiy, and warned him of responsibility for actions in the east of Ukraine.
Zhirinovsky reported this on Wednesday, April 16, answering journalists' questions, ITAR-TASS reports.
"I warned him against responsibility. I said: clean up the troops immediately, you commit the most terrible crime - threw the armed forces against civilians, "Zhirinovsky said.
In his opinion, for these actions before the court should appear "five people: acting. the president, the prime minister, the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service and the Security Council. "
UPD: 16/04/2014 Russian intelligence agent detained in Melitopol - SBU
A resident of the Zaporozhye region was recruited by an officer of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation and in March he left for the Crimea for instructions for provoking mass riots, the SBU reported.
In Melitopol on April 14, counterintelligence agents of the SBU detained a citizen of Ukraine "K", who was going to Lugansk to carry out a sabotage mission of Russian military intelligence.
"It is established that in 1981, the" K "resident of the Zaporozhye region was recruited by the intelligence officer of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation" I "and in March traveled to the Crimea for instructions for provoking mass riots and terror of the local population in the Lugansk region," - the ministry said.
According to the SBU, he was supposed to create a sabotage group from among the inhabitants of Zaporozhye. who would collect information on the number, location, routes of the military units of Ukraine in the southeast direction, primarily those involved in the antiterrorist operation.
Citizen "K" was detained, the question of his bringing to responsibility for state treasury was being decided.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Unrecognized Transnistria is going to ask for membership in Russia again
Deputies of the Supreme Council of Transnistria on April 17 intend to receive 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. Previous request, made in March, was unofficial.
In the draft document, the MPs refer to the right of the people to self-determination, as enshrined in the UN Charter, and the results of the referendum held in the region in 2006, Kommersant reports today, Tsenzor reports. Then more than 97% of the inhabitants of Transnistria voted for independence with subsequent accession to Russia, but in fact the results of the referendum were prognonated.
"Expressing its will through one of the basic institutions of direct democracy - the plebiscite, by voting for the independence of Transnistria and the subsequent free accession of Transnistria to the Russian Federation, the Transdniestrian people realized the inalienable right to determine their political status, carry out economic, social and cultural development freely and without outside interference" , - said in the draft appeal.
According to Sergei Cheban, chairman of the parliamentary commission for foreign policy and international relations of the Transnistrian parliament, "there is every reason to once again initiate the issue of recognizing 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, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the unrecognized republic, Mikhail Burla, already sent the State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin an appeal to provide for the possibility in the Russian legislation for the region to become part of Russia. However, it later emerged that it was informal and did not involve publicity at all.
During the following month, the authorities of the republic, inspired by the example of the Crimea, made statements about the need to recognize Transnistria and accept it into the Russian Federation. "Our dream is a prosperous independent Transnistria with Russia," said the head of the republic Yevgeny Shevchuk on April 7, addressing the residents of Transnistria.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Military equipment entered Kramatorsk, - media
Several journalists report on Twitter that military equipment was brought into Kramatorsk.
"Local people block military equipment in Kramatorsk, communicate with soldiers, while everything looks peaceful, as far as possible," Ilya Azar, a former journalist in Lenta.ru, wrote in a social network.
According to him, in Kramatorsk six BMDs are on Ostrovsky Street.
"People peacefully communicate with the military in Kramatorsk, blocked their movement, this is a landing force from Dnepropetrovsk," he notes.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Rada can resume army recruitment today
The Verkhovna Rada, at a plenary meeting on Wednesday, intends to hold a closed meeting with the heads of law enforcement agencies and resume the call to the Armed Forces at the open part of the meeting (bill No. 4519). This is stated in the agenda of the parliament session, Ukrainian News reports.
In a closed session, deputies plan to hear the head of the Security Service Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Acting Defense Minister Mikhail Koval, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and Acting Prosecutor General Oleg Makhnitsky about the situation in Ukraine in connection with the threat of violation of the integrity and constitutional order of the state.
On the open part of the meeting, the Rada intends to consider in the first reading draft laws No. 4369 on social and legal guarantees for servicemen and members of their families in a special period and No. 4574 on the status of refugees.
Bills No.4590 were also proposed for consideration and permission for notaries to provide information from the state register of real estate rights and No. 2829 on early termination of the powers of the members of the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting.
In the second reading, parliamentarians intend to consider draft laws No. 0921 on deportees based on ethnicity, and again with the President's proposals - No. 0985 on the design of the inheritance.
In addition, the deputies plan to take a decision on bills on March 15, № 4638 and №3004 on the legislative assignment of appointment as head of the Kyiv city administration of the mayor of Kiev. From 4 pm parliamentarians will work in committees, commissions and factions.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Putin wants the UN condemned the military operation in the east of Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Ukraine with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by phone. The press service of the Kremlin reports.
"The crisis development of the situation in Ukraine was discussed, which was sharply aggravated in connection with the power operation initiated by the Kiev authorities in the southeast of the country," the Kremlin website said.
Putin, as the report says, noted that the Russian side expects the UN and the international community to clearly condemn these "unconstitutional actions."
Recall, in Ukraine, announced the launch of a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the participation of the Armed Forces.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Putin is the most dangerous person in the world. Cultural figures should declare a 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 absorbed in the news of domestic politics and celebrities, Russian troops are still concentrated on the border with Ukraine, while a nationalist conflict is growing in the east of Ukraine, this is the greatest threat to world peace since the end of the cold wars," writes Jonathan Jones in the art blog The Guardian.
This is very serious and the world should pay more attention to it, he believes.
"Perhaps you will not agree that Vladimir Putin is currently the most dangerous person in the world, maybe you admire him, as Nigel Farage is doing by a British politician and leader of the British Independence Party." But if I'm right about the shock from the current the course of Russia, we should ask Lenin's question: "What should I do?", notes Jonathan Jones.
And he himself gives an answer to this question, citing as an example Matthew Bourne, who refused to take his gay interpretation of Swan Lake to Russia.
He considers the cultural boycott in Russia a good idea. "There is no art for Russia until it returns to a democratic and peaceful path!" - Calls the blogger.
One of the reasons this can work is that art, music and literature really matter to Russia, "he said.
"In fact, financial transactions between Putin's Russia and the British world of art are deeply rooted - as in other business areas, the financial network fantastically connects the Russian elite with British art," Jones writes.
And declares his personal boycott. I was asked to write about a Russian artist for Russian money. I refused, which offended some people. "But refusing to turn Russian money into cultural capital, cultural figures will be able to clearly state the idea that Putin's policy goes beyond what is permitted, Jones believes.
The boycott, which cuts off cultural ties, is a real threat to Russia. "The art world, give up the money of the oligarchs! You have nothing to lose, except for the balance in the bank account," he urges.
UPD: 16/04/2014 Activists identified a woman who killed beaten people in Kharkov. VIDEO + PHOTOS
A woman is identified who, with inhuman cruelty, beat up activists of EuroMaidan in Kharkov, who on April 13 went out to a peaceful rally for the unity of Ukraine.
This was reported on his Facebook page by journalist, head of NTUU Zurab Alasania
"A woman who was kicking feet of bloody people in Kharkov, on the steps of the metro - is someone from Olga Vorzheinova, from Chuguev, a doctor," he wrote.
Users of Kharkovforum identified the woman and found her page on social networks. Although she deleted the profile, users found it in Google's cache.
"The one who beat the beaten Euromidans in Kharkov on the metro station" University "with their feet." She deleted the page in the OK, but the cache had a long memory ... It's a medical worker from Chuguev, Olga D. ", the users specified.
Medical worker from Chuguev. Olga Dvornikova (Vorzheinova). Date of birth: 1961-01-12. Place of residence: Харьковская обл. Chuguev Str. Guards, 21, sq.. Phone: (05746) 4020
UPD: 16/04/2014 In Sumy, unknown people severely beat one of the organizers of the local Maidan, journalist Polozhiya. A PHOTO
In Sumy, unknown people severely beat journalist and public activist Yevgeny Posozhiya. This was reported on his Facebook page by his wife Anna Polozhy, reports the League.
"He came home, drove the car into the garage, did not manage to get out of the car as he received a blow to the head, he was thrown to the floor, his hands were bent and beaten," she wrote. The injured journalist has an open dislocation of his hand, the soft tissues are torn.
Evgeniy Posozhiy works in the Sumy newspaper Panorama. He was one of the organizers of the Sumy Maidan. Source: http://censor.net.ua/n281264