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UPD: 03/17/2014 The stolen works of Aivazovsky, Picasso and Shishkin were found in Mezhigorye: "Some paintings cost $ 6 million". VIDEO
All the best that Yanukovych left behind in his former residence will be shown next week at the National Art Museum.
According to TSN, most likely, this is, of course, a small - and far from the most valuable part of Yanukovich’s home collection. Although experts say that even in it there is a picture worth $ 6 million.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Ukraine recalls ambassador from Russia, - MFA
In connection with the situation around the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the need to discuss some of its international aspects, Ukraine withdraws Ambassador Vladimir Yelchenko from Russia for consultations. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
"In connection with the situation around the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the need to discuss some of its international aspects, the Ukrainian side withdraws for consultations the ambassador of Ukraine in the Russian Federation, Vladimir Yelchenko," the report said.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Russia put forward a number of conditions for Ukraine: the new federal constitution and the secession of the Crimea
Russia directly demanded a new federal constitution in Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Moscow states that they prepared and passed a week ago to the partners in the United States, Europe and other regions Russian proposals on how Ukraine can get out of the crisis. "To this end, we proposed to form a compact support group for Ukraine in the composition acceptable to all Ukrainian political forces," the report said.
The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation emphasizes that the goals of the support group would be to encourage Ukrainians to take the following priority actions:
1. "To immediately fulfill the obligations contained in the agreement on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine of February 21, 2014, on the seizure of illegal weapons, the release of illegally occupied buildings, streets and squares, as well as on the organization of an objective investigation of acts of violence in December 2013 - February 2014 of the year.
2. Without delay, by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, convene a constitutional assembly with equal representation of all Ukrainian regions to prepare a new federal constitution, in accordance with which:
- the principles of the rule of law, the protection of human rights and all national minorities, freedom of speech and activities of political parties and the media, as well as other principles ensuring the political structure of Ukraine as a democratic federal state with sovereignty and neutral military-political status will be consolidated;
- Russian, along with Ukrainian, will be granted the status of a second state language, and other languages will be granted status in accordance with the European Convention on Regional and Minority Languages;
- the regions will independently elect their legislative and executive authorities by direct vote and have broad powers reflecting the cultural and historical specifics of each of them in economic and financial matters, social sphere, language, education, external interregional relations, while ensuring the protection of the rights of national minorities residing in each subject of the federation;
- it will be prohibited and punishable to interfere in the affairs of the church and in interfaith relations.
3. Immediately after the approval of the new constitution, the holding of a nationwide election of the highest state authorities of Ukraine, with simultaneous elections of legislative and executive bodies in each subject of the federation, should be appointed with broad and objective international observation.
4. The right of Crimea to determine its fate in accordance with the results of the free will of its population during the referendum held on March 16, 2014 is recognized and respected.
5. Established on the basis of the above objectives and principles, the state structure of Ukraine, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and neutral military-political status are guaranteed by Russia, the European Union and the United States with the UN Security Council resolution. ”
"Russia is ready to work with our partners without delay on the formation of a multilateral mechanism to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis in accordance with these proposals," the Foreign Ministry stressed.
UPD: 03/17/2014 US arrested the assets of Russian and Ukrainian politicians. In the list - Yanukovych, Medvedchuk, Aksenov, Matvienko, Surkov
US President Barack Obama signed a decree on the arrest of assets of a number of Russian officials. Reported by Reuters.
It is noted that the decree falls Valentina Matvienko, Dmitry Rogozin, Vladislav Surkov, Elena Mizulina.
In addition, the sanctions imposed against the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov and the self-proclaimed Speaker of the Crimea Vladimir Konstantinov, reports Ukrainskaya Pravda.
Also, the sanctions did not pass by the expelled ex-President Viktor Yanukovich and the leader of the Ukrainian Choice, the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin - Viktor Medvedchuk.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Guerrilla Warfare Guide
Interest in the book came after a terrific story of one Tallinz about the Estonian military doctrine and how NATO troops teach them to lead in the forests of this country with a likely adversary.
UPD: 03/17/2014 123% of Crimeans voted for joining Russia
Sometimes emotions will prevail over common sense, but even emotions can be traced to the illegitimacy of the referendum. Euphoria, Russian anthem, sailors, 93% ...
At least someone tried to analyze the results of the referendum in absolute terms? It seems that they simply brought the figure to 93% and then it’s all the same. It is clear that no country in the world recognizes the referendum, but yesterday’s poll in this blog showed that half of the voters (including bots) consider the referendum to be fair. If you discard the bots, then there are probably people who sincerely believe that the referendum passed by the rules.
But how can you believe this? Let's analyze.
Official message at 00-00 from the Crimea:
Voter turnout in Crimea at 8 pm (10 pm Moscow time) was 81.36%, reported the chairman of the commission of the Supreme Council of Crimea on the organization and conduct of a referendum, Mikhail Malyshev.
“At 20 o'clock in the Crimea 1 million 250 thousand 426 people voted. This is the result without taking into account Sevastopol, ”he said. “Taking into account Sevastopol, 1 million 724 thousand 563 people voted,” the head of the commission added.
If you count: 1 724 563-1 250 426 = 474 137 people from Sevastopol voted in the referendum.
We go to the site of statistics of Sevastopol and read:
At the end of last year, the population of Sevastopol was 385,462 people. This is in view of the children who did not have the right to vote.
474,137 - 385,462 = 88675 people accidentally appeared in Sevastopol during the referendum.
474,137 / 385 462 * 100 = 123% of Sevastopol residents voted for entry into Russia ...
That is, everything has come - both babies, and schoolchildren, and I suspect that the dead.
Ps I do not exclude that by morning all the numbers will be cleaned up.
UPD: 03/17/2014 123% of Sevastopol residents voted for Crimea to enter Russia. A PHOTO
123% of Sevastopol residents voted for Crimea to join the Russian Federation. This follows from a comparison of turnout data and statistics for 2013, which blogger teh-nomad paid attention to in LiveJournal, reports Ukrainskaya Pravda.
Thus, the head of the commission of the Supreme Council of Crimea on the organization and holding of a referendum, Mikhail Malyshev, stated that as of 8 pm on March 16, voter turnout in Crimea was 81.36%.
"At 20 o'clock in the Crimea, 1 million 250 thousand 426 people voted. This is a result without taking into account Sevastopol. With taking into account Sevastopol 1 million 724 thousand 563 people voted," said Malyshev.
That is, according to the Crimean "authorities", 474,137 people from Sevastopol voted in a "referendum" .1
However, as of November 1, 2013, according to the Statistics Department in Sevastopol, the entire resident population of the city is 383,499 people, and 385,462 people present at that time.1
"At the end of last year, the population of Sevastopol was 385 462 people. This is taking into account children who did not have the right to vote. 474,137 - 385 462 = 88675 people accidentally appeared in Sevastopol during the referendum. 474,137 / 385 462 * 100 = 123% of Sevastopol voted for entry into Russia ... That is, everyone came - both babies, and schoolchildren, and I suspect that the dead are ", - said teh-nomad.
It is likely that the same "error" can be extended to the whole Crimea.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Turchinov signed a decree on partial mobilization throughout Ukraine
In Ukraine, declared partial mobilization of the army throughout the country. This was reported by the. President of Ukraine and Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov, reports TSN.
Partial mobilization is carried out on the territory of all regions of Ukraine, as well as in Kiev.
On the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, mobilization is carried out from among the citizens who voluntarily expressed a desire to go into military service, including by arriving at military commissariats and military units.
"The decree creates the conditions for the transfer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, other military formations of Ukraine, the operational and rescue service of civil protection to the organization and staffing of wartime," the agenda says.
The corresponding decree has already been signed by. the president. Turchinov explained that he signed this decree "considering the continuation of aggression in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which Russia is trying to cover up with a large farce called the" referendum ", which neither Ukraine nor the whole world will ever recognize."
"Taking into account all this danger, I signed a decree on partial mobilization," said Turchinov. Now Rada must approve the decree.
Recall that the Ukrainian army is grouped on the eastern and southern borders to counterbalance the Russians. The army organized a regrouping.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Ukraine transferred to NATO a list of the necessary material and technical means for armament (updated)
Ukraine is not asking for military support from NATO because of the situation in Crimea, but appealed to the Alliance only for military technical assistance.
About this in Brussels, said. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa after meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at NATO headquarters, UNIAN reports.
Andrei Deschitsa stressed that such military-technical cooperation does not imply direct military assistance from the Alliance or any individual state.
“More technical equipment is needed for Ukraine ... NATO’s presence in this conflict is increasingly tangible. Ukraine’s cooperation with NATO will be valuable. Military-technical cooperation is carried out within the existing framework ... We have a list of equipment and it will be transferred to headquarters the NATO apartment. There is a need for this to be done as quickly as possible, "said the minister.
“As for military assistance, we did not ask for it. We are concerned about the number of Russian troops on the eastern borders and political tourists from Russia in the eastern regions of Ukraine and those provocations that are occurring in eastern Ukraine. This is the same scenario that took place in Georgia in 2008, when provocations led to military escalation. We use all diplomatic means to resolve this conflict peacefully, "said Deschitsa.