#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Chronicle 04/16/2014
UPD: 04/16/2014 PACE President on Russia's aggression: "This is the first time that has been happening in Europe since the Second World War"
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Anne Brasseur, condemned Russia's aggression 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 these are not ordinary citizens who gathered to protest the Ukrainian government. Obviously, they were organized in advance and underwent special training. It seems that Russia continues to destabilize the entire region, "said Brasseur.
The PACE chairperson expressed her concern about the situation: “What happened in Crimea is happening in Europe for the first time since the Second World War. I’m really scared by what is happening.”
The European politician believes that, despite all the attempts of certain forces to disrupt the presidential elections in Ukraine, they will definitely take place.
“When Ukraine receives a popularly elected president, no one will be able to accuse the authorities of illegitimacy,” said Brasseur.
The chairperson also stated that PACE will never accept the annexation of the Crimea, and will not allow this to happen to another part of Ukraine.
During the spring session, Russia until the end of 2014 was deprived of the right to vote, the right to be present in its governing bodies and to participate in observation missions.
UPD: 04/16/2014 "People's Militia" erecting roadblocks at the entrance to Nikolaev to protect against separatists
The "people's militia" began to construct checkpoints at the entrance to Nikolaev from Odessa and Kiev, so as not to let the separatists into the city.
This was announced by one of the leaders of the NGO "People's Militia" Alexander Yantsen, reports Ukrinform.
“At the entrance to Nikolaev we are building roadblocks. This is our initiative. From now on, we, together with the traffic police, will be on duty here not to let the separatists here, ”said the activist.
The road is blocked with concrete slabs and sandbags. The task of the roadblocks is to strengthen control over those who enter the city. The militias intend to stop suspicious cars, check documents, and if necessary, search.
As reported, it was the members of the NGO “Militia” that dispersed the pro-Russian activists, who on the night of April 7 to 8 tried to storm the RSA, and smashed their tent camp near the monument to the olshans heroes in the center of Nikolaev.
UPD: 04/16/2014. More than 20 officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation were arrested. Agent network in Ukraine was created for 2-3 years, - Nalyvaychenko
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 closed meeting of the Verkhovna Rada, sources in parliament told L.Vua.
Agent network, he said, was created for 2-3 years. Nalyvaichenko noted that about 600 calls are received daily by the SBU helpline.
In addition, according to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, there are not many protestors who believe that they are protecting the country from “maydanovtsy”.
It is also worth noting that the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Andrei Paruby *, in a conversation with L.B.ua, also confirmed the detention of 23-25 officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation.
Recall, today the Verkhovna Rada gathered for a closed meeting, at which the situation in the east of Ukraine was discussed. After discussion, the parliament moved to an open mode of operation.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Zhirinovsky told what he talked about with Parubiy
Earlier there was a video recording a telephone conversation Parubiy and Zhirinovsky.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky confirmed that he spoke with the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andrei Parubiy and warned him about 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: remove the troops immediately, you are committing the most terrible crime - you abandoned the armed forces against civilians, ”said Zhirinovsky.
According to him, for these actions, “five people should be brought before the court: 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 Zaporozhye region was recruited by an officer of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation and in March he traveled to the Crimea for instructions on provoking riots, reports the SBU.
In Melitopol, on April 14, SBU counterintelligence officers detained a citizen of Ukraine “K”, who was heading to Lugansk to carry out the sabotage task of the Russian military intelligence.
"It was established that" K ", in 1981, a resident of the Zaporozhye region was recruited by the intelligence officer of the Black Sea Fleet Intelligence Directorate" I "and traveled to the Crimea in March for instructions on provoking local unrest and terror in the Luhansk region said in a statement department.
According to the SBU, he had to create a sabotage group from among the residents of Zaporozhye. which would collect information on the number, location, routes of movement of the military units of Ukraine in the south-east direction, first of all - involved in the antiterrorist operation.
Citizen "K" is detained, the question of his bringing to responsibility for state treason is being resolved.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Unrecognized Transnistria is again going to ask for membership in Russia
Deputies of the Supreme Council of Transnistria on April 17 intend to accept an appeal to Russian President 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, deputies refer to the right of people to self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter, and the results of the referendum held in the region in 2006, Kommersant writes today, Tsenzor reports. NO. Then, more than 97% of Transnistrian residents spoke in favor of independence followed by joining Russia, however, in fact, the results of the referendum were promoted.
“Having expressed their will through one of the basic institutions of direct democracy - a plebiscite, having voted for the independence of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic and the subsequent free accession of Transdniestria to the Russian Federation, the Transnistrian people exercised the inalienable right to freely and without economic intervention determine their political status, implement 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 recognizing Transdniestrian statehood." “The ultimate goal of the Transnistrian people is the recognition of the created state,” he said at the meeting of the commission.
In March, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the unrecognized republic, Mikhail Burla, already sent a request to the State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin to provide for the possibility of the region becoming part of Russia in Russian legislation. But then it turned out that it was informal and did not assume publicity at all.
Over the next month, the authorities of the republic, inspired by the example of Crimea, made statements about the need to recognize Transnistria and accept it into 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 Transnistrian residents.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Military equipment entered Kramatorsk, - media
Several journalists report on Twitter that military equipment has been introduced into Kramatorsk.
“The locals are blocking military equipment in Kramatorsk, communicating with soldiers. So far everything looks as peaceful as possible,” Russian journalist Ilya Azar, a former Lenta.ru correspondent, wrote on the social network.
According to him, in Kramatorsk, six BMDs are standing on Ostrovsky Street.
"People peacefully communicate with the military in Kramatorsk, blocked their movement. This is the landing force from Dnepropetrovsk," he said.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Today, the Rada can resume military recruitment
The Verkhovna Rada at the 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 meeting of the Parliament, reports Ukrainian news.
At a closed meeting, the deputies plan to hear the head of the Security Service, Valentin Nalyvaichenko, Acting Defense Minister Mikhail Koval, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and the Acting Attorney General Oleg Makhnytsky about the situation in Ukraine due to the threat of violation of the integrity and constitutional order of the state.
In the open part of the meeting, the Rada intends to consider in first reading draft laws No. 4369 on social and legal guarantees for servicemen and their families in a special period and No. 4574 on the status of refugees.
Also, bills No. 4590 were proposed for consideration, and allowing notaries to provide information from the state register of real estate rights and No. 2829 on the early termination of the powers of members of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting.
In the second reading, the parliamentarians intend to consider bills No. 0921 on the deportees on a national basis, and again with the proposals of the president - No. 0985 on registration of the inheritance.
In addition, the deputies are planning to make a decision regarding the bills No. 4638 and No. 3004 that were rejected on March 15 on legislatively securing the appointment of the head of the Kyiv city administration as the mayor of Kiev. From 4 pm the parliamentarians will work in committees, commissions and factions.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Putin wants the UN to condemn the military operation in the east of Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed by telephone the situation in Ukraine with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. This is the press service of the Kremlin.
“They discussed the crisis development of the situation in Ukraine, which has sharply worsened in connection with the force operation initiated by the Kiev authorities in the south-east of the country,” the message says on the Kremlin website.
Putin, as they say in the message, noted that the Russian side expects from the UN and the international community a clear condemnation of these "anti-constitutional actions."
Recall that in 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. Culture workers should boycott Russia, - The Guardian
Russia's actions in relation to Ukraine are the most serious threat to world peace since the end of the cold war.
"While Britain is completely absorbed in news about domestic politics and celebrities, Russian troops are still focused on the border with Ukraine, while nationalist conflict is growing in eastern Ukraine. This is the most serious threat to world peace since the end of the Cold War," Jonathan writes Jones on the Guardian art blog.
This is very serious and the world should pay more attention to this, he believes.
"You may not agree that Vladimir Putin is currently the most dangerous man in the world, maybe you admire him, as Nigel Farage does is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party. But if I am right about the shock course of Russia, then you should ask the Leninist question: "What to do?", - notes Jonathan Jones.
And he himself gives the answer to this question, citing as an example Matthew Born, who refused to take his gay interpretation of Swan Lake to Russia.
He considers the cultural boycott in Russia a good idea. "No art for Russia, until it returns to the democratic and peaceful path!" - calls the blogger.
One of the reasons this may work is that art, music and literature really matter for Russia, "he believes.
“In fact, financial transactions between Putin’s Russia and the British art world have deep roots - like in other business areas, the financial network fancifully links 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, what 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 policy goes beyond what is permitted, according to Jones.
The boycott, which cuts cultural ties, is a real threat to Russia. "The world of art, give up the money of the oligarchs! You have nothing to lose except the bank account balance," he urges.
UPD: 04/16/2014 Activists identified a woman who had beaten up beaten people in Kharkov. VIDEO + PHOTO
A woman was identified who, with inhuman cruelty, beaten Euromaidan activists in Kharkov, who on April 13 came to a peaceful rally for the unity of Ukraine.
The journalist, the head of NTU Zurab Alasania, reported this on his Facebook page.
"The woman who beat the bloodied people in Kharkov, on the steps of the metro, is a certain Olga Vorzheinova, from Chugueva. A doctor," he wrote.
Kharkovforum users identified the woman and found her page on social networks. Although she deleted the profile, users found it in the Google cache.
"The one that finished off the beaten Euromaidans in Kharkov on the Universitet metro station. She deleted the page on OK, but the Google cache has a long memory ... This is a medical worker from Chuguev. Olga D.," the users clarified.
Medical worker from Chuguev. Olga Dvornikova (Vorzheinova). Date of birth: 1961-01-12. Place of residence: Kharkiv region. Chuguev, st. Guards 21, ap.45. Phone: (05746) 4020
UPD: 04/16/2014 In Sumy, unknown persons brutally beat one of the organizers of the local Maidan, a journalist Polozhiya. A PHOTO
In Sumy, unknown persons brutally beat journalist and public activist Yevgeny Polozhiya. This was reported on his Facebook page by his wife, Anna Polozhiy, reports the 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 on the head, they threw him on the floor, twisted his arms and beat him," she wrote. The injured journalist has an open dislocation of the arm, soft tissues are torn.
Evgeny Polozhiy works in Sumy newspaper "Panorama". He was one of the organizers of the Sumy Maidan. Source: http://censor.net.ua/n281264