#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Chronicle 04/17/2014
UPD: 04/17/2014 "Molotov cocktails, broken cars and other post-apocalypse" - Mariupol National Guard after the assault. Photo report
Journalists were briefly allowed into the territory of the National Guard under the military unit in Mariupol that was attacked at night. About this on Facebook writes a local activist Sergeant Nechiporenko.
"Provincial Mariupol became the world capital of news for the night. By noon, there were representatives of at least a dozen European TV channels and other writing brethren ... The cordon was removed. At the request of the reporters, the guard sent people to the station for a few minutes. The press received fat pictures - Molotov , broken glass, car bodies and other postapocalypse, "he said.
Recall, on the night of Thursday, an armed group of 300 people attacked the military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol. During the special operation conducted by the units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, most of the gang was neutralized and disarmed. Currently, the search continues for the rest of the attackers.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The meeting in Ukraine in Geneva lasts for the seventh hour. Photo report
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union behind closed doors are discussing ways out of the crisis. Negotiations last for the seventh hour instead of the planned two.
As of 5:30 pm Kyiv time, the meeting in Geneva of US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU Head of Diplomacy Catherine Ashton and the leaders of the Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and Russia Andrey Deshchitsa and Sergey Lavrov have not yet ended.
Consultations in the format of the heads of the foreign affairs agencies began at 12:00 am Kyiv time. Initially it was planned that the discussion of the crisis in Ukraine would last about two hours, after which it would switch to a working lunch mode.
No results have been reported yet.
UPD: 04/17/2014 A 92-year-old veteran of World War II came to the headquarters of the National Defense to enroll in recruits. Photo of the day
Even veterans, who are already more than 90 years old, are joining the ranks of the volunteer enrollment in the ranks of the special divisions for the protection of public order.
"Nikolai Ostashevsky, a 92-year veteran of World War II, came to the headquarters of the National Defense of the Dnipropetrovsk region to sign up for recruits, Dnipropetrovsk, April 17, 2014," the agency reported and published a photo of a volunteer ready to defend his homeland again.
UPD: 04/17/2014 At the "time of tension", the control for the entry into Ukraine of men from the Russian Federation and Crimeans is strengthened, - the State Border Service
The State Border Service has strengthened control on its borders. Ukrainian Pravda was informed about this by the Head of the Department for Interaction with the Media, providing access to public information and working with citizens' appeals, Oleg Slobodchan.
"We were forced to significantly strengthen border control in connection with the available information about possible provocations on the state border, up to the terrorist threat," he said
According to Slobodyan, the control has been strengthened since Thursday and introduced "for the time of tension."
He confirmed that the restrictions apply to men with Russian passports aged 16 to 60 years, men with Ukrainian citizenship and place of registration in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
In addition, control has been tightened with respect to women aged 20–35 who are registered in the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Russia is inclined to deportation of Crimean Tatars from the peninsula, - Dzhemilev
MP, member of the Batkivshchyna faction Mustafa Dzhemilev reported that, according to his information, the opinion about the deportation of Crimean Tatars from the peninsula prevails in the government circles of Russia.
He said this today on the sidelines of the parliament, reports UNN.
"I have information that in the power of Russia, in the circles of the FSB, the majority of votes are in favor of deporting the Crimean Tatars," he said.
"But most likely it will not be like in 1944, when they came with assault rifles, but they will simply survive. This is such a mild version that was immediately after the annexation of the Crimea to Russia in 1783. Then they did not take the carriages, but took the lands, mocked with holy feelings, the intelligentsia was destroyed, and the rest were forced to migrate. Today there are ten times more Crimean Tatars in Turkey than in Crimea, "the people's deputy said.
UPD: 04/17/2014 About that. how Russia was preparing for war. Infographics
In the near 2012, Zbigniew Brzezinski in his work “Strategic Vision. America and the Crisis of World Power” suggested that Russia would swallow Ukraine through imperial ambitions.
An American political analyst warned about political and economic sabotage of the Kremlin and about a military invasion.
Two years later, incredible assumptions embodied in real life. Moscow occupied the Crimea.
Large-scale and bold propaganda played a key role in the annexation of 27 thousand square kilometers of the sovereign territory of Ukraine. However, the role of the well-armed Russian army, notorious as "green men", is no less important.
It is impossible not to condemn the military conflicts in Chechnya and Abkhazia, as well as the Russians support the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. These are frank acts of state aggression; they cannot cope with the system if we are talking about internal problems.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The largest military exercises in ten years took place in the Nikolaev region. Photo report
The tactical maneuvers of the N-sky mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were held at the Wide Lan range.
Together with officers and contract servicemen, the combat missions were carried out by the mobilized reservists, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The doctor who finished off a beaten Euromaidanian with her legs was arrested - Avakov
A resident of the city of Chuguyev (Kharkiv region), who inflicted bodily harm on participants of a peaceful rally in support of a united Ukraine in Kharkiv last Sunday at the exit of the metro, was taken to the police station, investigative actions are being carried out with her, reports Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
"The same .... Doctor!? From Chuguev. The one that finished off the beaten Euromaidanovts. From the operational report: April 13, 2014, during a rally near Shevchenko Park in Kharkov, and at the exit from the Universitet metro station, on the square Freedom took place in a conflict situation in which pro-Russian citizens were beaten by Euromaidan activists. As a result, they were injured, "the head of the ministry wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday.
A. Avakov said that on this fact, on April 13, criminal proceedings were opened on grounds of part 4 of Article 296 of the Criminal Code (malicious hooliganism with the use of objects for causing bodily harm).
"In the course of the investigative-operational activities, citizen A. was born in 1961, a resident of the town of Chugueva, Kharkiv region. According to the collected evidence, it was established that she took an active part in beating Euromaidan activists and causing them bodily harm," the minister said.
According to A. Avakov, at 10:30 on Thursday, this woman was taken to the investigative department of the Kharkiv city police department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. With her are investigative actions. The question of reporting her suspicion and the choice of a preventive measure.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Four-sided negotiations on Ukraine started in Geneva
The quadripartite meeting (US, EU, Ukraine and the Russian Federation) to resolve the situation in Ukraine began on Thursday in Geneva.
The Ukrainian side is and. about. Foreign Minister Andrei Deschitsa, US - Secretary of State John Kerry, EU - Catherine Ashton, Head of European Diplomacy, Russian Federation - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Assault on a military unit in Mariupol: militants wounded bystanders. PHOTO REPORT + VIDEO
Tonight, about 400 unknown attacked a military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol.
The attackers threw incendiary land mines and "Molotov cocktails" and opened fire on the guards, reports 0629.com.ua.
The alarm raised all the police units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mariupol. By joint efforts of the armed police and the National Guard under - after a short battle, the attacking gang was dispersed, mostly localized and disarmed.
According to preliminary data, among the attackers were three dead, 13 wounded, 63 detainees. There are no losses among the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The attackers, retreating, wounded two bystanders, burned a minibus and set fire to one of the buildings next to the military unit.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Gasoline runs out in the occupied Crimea. Fuel prices skyrocketed
The fuel reserves in the Crimea are running out. There are no shipments by rail now, gasoline transportation from the mainland by cars will be too expensive, which will affect the cost of fuel.
The way out is the sale of Russian gasoline. However, suppliers do not know how to import it to the peninsula.
“We do not have a payment form with the Russian Federation, no ruble accounts, we didn’t work out the logistics. This is new for us - not only for operators, but also our Russian partners,” said Lenur Settarov, director of the fuel and energy company, CERDOR reports NO to the league.
It is impossible to pay in dollars in the territory of one country, the hryvnia is not accepted, there are no rubles yet. It is impossible to leave the property as a pledge - notaries do not know how to work in the new conditions. Oil traders hope that the authorities of the Crimea will be able to resolve these issues with Moscow within a week, otherwise the fuel crisis cannot be avoided.
The first deputy chairman of the Republican Committee on Fuel, Energy and Innovation Policy of the Crimea reported that fuel remained on the peninsula for less than ten days. Therefore, the cost of gasoline at Simferopol gas stations is growing. If recently the 92nd cost 12 UAH, then today it is more than 13 UAH, and the cost of the 95th is gradually approaching 15 UAH. per liter, according to the ATR storyline.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The 25th separate airborne brigade will be disbanded for cowardice and surrender of weapons, - Turchinov. VIDEO
25-separate airborne brigade will be disbanded for cowardice and surrender of weapons.
This was stated by Parliament Speaker Alexander Turchinov.
"The 25th separate airborne brigade, whose servicemen showed cowardice and surrendered their weapons, will be disbanded, and the servicemen guilty of this will be held accountable before the court," said Turchinov.
He gave relevant instructions to the Ministry of Defense and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine.
In addition, the head of parliament said that the National Guard had fought off an attempt to storm a military unit by terrorists "for the purpose of seizing weapons and armored vehicles" this night.
According to him, during the assault, the criminals used "automatic weapons, grenades and bottles with a combustible mixture."
“As a result of the National Guard operation, three criminals were killed, thirteen wounded, sixty-three captured. Others fled and are now being persecuted by the police, ”said Turchinov.
UPD: 04/17/2014 South Stream Dies: Bulgaria Dismantles Pipes
Pipes, lighting and even the flags of the South Stream facility with the first weld seam are disassembled until better times on the territory of Bulgaria.
This happened after the European Parliament decided that the project should not be implemented, reports Tsenzor.NET with reference to the League.
Recall that the European Union is close to freezing the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea, the total cost of which is 30 billion euros ($ 50 billion). According to analysts, this is the first serious response of the EU to the annexation of Crimea by Russia. This became known after the meeting of the President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso with Bulgarian politicians. According to reports, at this meeting, Barroso asked Bulgaria not to interfere with the “new tough EU policy” regarding the project or the EU’s intention to respond to the situation in Ukraine. “Be very careful,” Barroso asked.
South Stream is Gazprom’s infrastructure project to build a gas pipeline bypassing Ukraine with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters. m across the Black Sea to the countries of Southern and Central Europe.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Ukrainian troops took under heavy guard a military airfield in Kramatorsk
On April 16, the Ukrainian military reinforced the security of a military airfield in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
“During the anti-terrorism measures, one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived at the airfield. The servicemen carried out a set of measures to counter possible attacks by sabotage and terrorist groups and an attempt to seize a military facility,” the Defense Ministry said.
According to the report, at present, the situation around the military airfield is controlled, the object is operating normally. The personnel is provided with all necessary and ready to perform tasks for the intended purpose.
UPD: 04/17/2014. On Departures from Vinnytsia, 10 roadblocks were established.
10 roadblocks installed on the outskirts of Vinnitsa.
This is reported by the portal 0432.ua. On April 16, the Vinnitsa Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs introduced the Siren plan for the next 24 hours. In order to prevent provocations in the city, the personnel were raised in alarm and organized 10 roadblocks on the outskirts of the city. Militiamen are checking vehicles in search of unregistered weapons.
Recall that in Ukraine announced the start of a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the participation of the Armed Forces.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Avakov: In Mariupol, during the attack on the military unit, 3 militants were killed, 13 were wounded and 63 were detained
At night, in response to an attack on a military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol, the units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs conducted an operation to localize a gang of attackers numbering about 300 people. This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page.
“After the attackers threw in a military unit with incendiary bombs and Molotov cocktails and opened fire on the guards, the National Guardians opened a warning fire. Then, after a warning, in accordance with the charter, with a repeated attack, a fire to kill was written,” the Interior Minister wrote .
According to Avakov, all the police units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mariupol were alarmed. By joint efforts of the armed police and the National Guard under - after a short battle, the attacking gang was dispersed, mostly localized and disarmed.
"Considering such an aggressive attack on a military unit, the Interior Ministry grouping, by our decision, is backed up by Omega special forces. Helicopters are deployed. At present, the SBU documents the facts with the police. The operation continues. The special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues to prosecute one of the armed groups. Police patrols are working on the streets." - said the head of the Ministry of Interior.
In addition, Avakov notes that there are no casualties among Interior Ministry employees: "According to preliminary data, among the militants attacking were 3 dead, 13 wounded, 63 detainees. Weapons were withdrawn. Means of communication and telephone numbers of Russian operators. Identification of the detainees of the attackers is ongoing."
UPD: 04/17/2014 Regional Kolesnikov denies the presence of Ukrainian military in Ukraine
People’s Deputy from the Party of Regions Boris Kolesnikov argues that there are no Russian saboteurs in the Donbas.
He stated this at the extraordinary congress of deputies of the PR in the Donetsk region, UNIAN reports.
Kolesnikov * said that he has no official confirmation that among the separatists seizing administrative buildings in the north of the Donetsk region there are Russian military. To the question of where the separatists have modern Russian-made weapons, many of whose samples are not officially sold in Ukraine, he replied: "100 million Kalashnikov assault rifles are sold in the world and you know this better than anyone."
Kolesnikov also stressed that in order to solve the problem of separatist speeches in the region, there are law enforcement agencies in Ukraine that must hold talks with them. "The Minister of the Interior and the head of the SBU should enter into negotiations ... not the head of the village council .... There is no municipal police, so the local councils are defenseless," said the deputy.
Recall yesterday the Party of Regions adopted a resolution of the extraordinary congress of deputies of all levels of the Donetsk region. In the text of the resolution, the regionals are demanding to immediately make the following changes to the Constitution of Ukraine: to give Russian the status of the second state in Ukraine; approve the direct election of heads of regional state administrations (governors); to give the regions the right to independently pursue a humanitarian policy in their territories, to grant autonomy to local universities.