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UPD: 03/17/2014 In Mezhigorye, the stolen works of Aivazovsky, Picasso and Shishkin were found: "Some paintings cost $ 6 million." VIDEO
All the best that Yanukovych left behind in his former residence will be shown at the National Museum of Art next week.
According to TSN, most likely, of course, this is a small - and far from the most valuable part of Yanukovych’s home collection. Although experts say that even in it there is a picture, worth $ 6 million.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Ukraine recalls the 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 is recalling 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 is recalling the ambassador of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, Vladimir Yelchenko, for consultations," the statement said.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Russia put forward a number of conditions for Ukraine: a new federal constitution and the separation of Crimea
Russia directly demanded that a new federal constitution be prepared in Ukraine. This was stated in a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Moscow says it has prepared and submitted a week ago to partners in the United States, Europe and other regions, Russian proposals on how to overcome the crisis in Ukraine. "For this purpose, we proposed to form a compact support group for Ukraine in a composition acceptable to all Ukrainian political forces," it was reported.
The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasizes that the goals of the support group would be to encourage Ukrainians to take the following priority actions:
1. "Immediately fulfill the obligations contained in the agreement on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine of February 21, 2014, regarding the seizure of illegal weapons, the release of illegally occupied buildings, streets and squares, as well as the organization of an objective investigation of acts of violence in December 2013 - February 2014 of the year.
2. Convene by decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine without delay to convene a constitutional meeting with equal representation of all Ukrainian regions to prepare a new federal constitution, in accordance with which:
- The principles of the rule of law, protection of human rights and all national minorities, freedom of speech and the activities of political parties and the media, as well as other principles that ensure the political system of Ukraine as a democratic federal state with sovereignty and a neutral military-political status, will be consolidated;
- along with Ukrainian, the Russian language will be given the status of a second state language, and the remaining languages will be granted status in accordance with the European Convention on Regional or Minority Languages;
- the regions will independently vote directly through the bodies of their legislative and executive powers and have broad powers reflecting the cultural and historical specifics of each of them in matters of economics and finance, the social sphere, language, education, external interregional relations, while protecting the rights of national minorities living in each subject of the federation;
- it will be forbidden and punishable to interfere in the affairs of the church and in interfaith relations.
3. Immediately after the approval of the new constitution, a wide and objective international observation of the national elections of the highest bodies of state power of Ukraine with the simultaneous holding of elections of legislative and executive authorities in each subject of the federation should be scheduled.
4. The right of Crimea to determine its fate is recognized and respected in accordance with the results of the free will of its population during the referendum held on March 16, 2014.
5. The state system of Ukraine, its sovereignty, territorial integrity and neutral military-political status, established on the basis of the set of goals and principles set forth above, are guaranteed by Russia, the European Union, and the United States, as enshrined in a resolution of the UN Security Council. "
"Russia is ready, together with our partners, to immediately begin the formation of a multilateral mechanism to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis in accordance with these proposals," the Foreign Ministry emphasized.
UPD: 03/17/2014 US seized assets of Russian and Ukrainian politicians. The list includes Yanukovych, Medvedchuk, Aksenov, Matvienko, Surkov
US President Barack Obama signed a decree on the seizure of assets of a number of Russian officials. It is reported by Reuters.
It is noted that under the decree falls Valentina Matvienko, Dmitry Rogozin, Vladislav Surkov, Elena Mizulina.
In addition, sanctions were imposed against the self-proclaimed Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksenov and the self-proclaimed Crimean Speaker Vladimir Konstantinov, Ukrainian Pravda reports.
Also, the sanctions did not pass by the ex-ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and the leader of the "Ukrainian Choice", the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin - Viktor Medvedchuk.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Guide to guerrilla warfare
Interest in the book appeared after a terrific story by one Tallinn about the military doctrine of Estonia and how NATO forces 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 a 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 deduced the figure of 93% and then do not care. It is clear that not a single country in the world recognizes the referendum, but yesterday’s poll on this blog showed that half of the voters (including bots) considered the referendum honest. If you drop the bots, then there will probably be people who sincerely believe that the referendum was held according to the rules.
But how can this be believed? We will analyze.
The official message at 00-00 from the Crimea:
Voter turnout in Crimea at 20.00 (22.00 Moscow time) was 81.36%, said Mikhail Malyshev, chairman of the Crimean Supreme Council commission on organizing and holding a referendum.
“At 20 hours in the Crimea, 1 million 250 thousand 426 people voted. This is a result excluding 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 a referendum.
We go to the statistics website of Sevastopol and read:
At the end of last year, the population of Sevastopol amounted to 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 residents voted to join Russia ...
That is, everyone came - both infants and schoolchildren, and I suspect that they are dead.
P.S. I do not exclude that by morning all the numbers will be erased.
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 statistical data for 2013, which the teh-nomad blogger in LiveJournal drew attention to, Ukrainian Truth reports.
So, the head of the commission of the Supreme Council of Crimea on the organization and conduct of the referendum Mikhail Malyshev said that as of 8 pm on March 16, the voter turnout in Crimea amounted to 81.36%.
“1 million 250 thousand 426 people voted in Crimea for 20 hours. This is the result excluding Sevastopol. Taking into account Sevastopol, 1 million 724 thousand 563 people voted,” Malyshev said.
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, while those present at that time were 385,462 people.1
“At the end of last year, the population of Sevastopol amounted to 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 residents voted for entry into Russia ... That is, everyone came - both infants and schoolchildren, and I suspect that they are dead, "teh-nomad notes.
It is likely that the same "error" can be extended to the whole Crimea.
UPD: 03/17/2014 Turchynov signed a decree on partial mobilization throughout Ukraine
In Ukraine, announced partial mobilization of the army throughout the country. This was announced by the acting President of Ukraine and the Speaker of the Rada, Alexander Turchinov, reports TSN.
Partial mobilization is carried out in 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 citizens who voluntarily expressed a desire to go to military service, including by arriving at military commissariats and military units.
"The decree creates conditions for the transfer of the Armed forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, other military units of Ukraine, the operational and rescue civil protection service to the organization and wartime states," the agenda says.
The corresponding decree has already been signed by the acting the president. Turchinov explained that he signed this decree "given the continuation of aggression in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, which Russia is trying to cover up with a big farce called a" referendum ", which will never be recognized either by Ukraine or the whole world."
"Given all this danger, I signed a decree on partial mobilization," Turchinov said. Now the 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 handed over to NATO a list of necessary material and technical equipment for weapons (updated)
Ukraine does not ask for military support from NATO because of the situation in the Crimea, but turned to the Alliance only for military-technical assistance.
This was announced in Brussels by the acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchitsa after a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at NATO headquarters, according to UNIAN.
Andrei Deshchitsa emphasized that such military-technical cooperation does not imply direct military assistance from the Alliance or any particular state.
“More technical equipment is needed for Ukraine ... NATO’s presence in this conflict is becoming ever more 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 handed over to headquarters NATO’s apartment. There is a need for this to be done as quickly as possible, "the minister said.
“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 the provocations that take place in eastern Ukraine. This is the same scenario that took place in Georgia in When provocations led to military escalation in 2008. We use all diplomatic means to resolve this conflict peacefully, "Deshchitsa said.