#EuroMajdan # єvromaydan Chronicle 04/04/2014
UPD: 04/17/2014 "Molotov cocktails, beaten cars, and other post-apocalypse," - Mariupol National Guard after the assault. PHOTO
Journalists were briefly allowed into the territory of the military unit of the National Guard under attack at night in Mariupol. About this on Facebook writes a local activist Starshina Nechiporenko.
“The provincial Mariupol became the world news capital overnight. By noon there were representatives of at least a dozen European television channels and other writing brethren ... The cordon was removed. Under the supporters' plea, the guards allowed everyone inside the unit for several minutes. The press received bold pictures - Molotov , broken glass, skeletons of cars and other post-apocalypse, "he said.
Recall that on Thursday night an armed group of 300 attacked the military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol. During the special operation conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs units, most of the gang was neutralized and disarmed. The search for the remaining attackers is ongoing.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The meeting on Ukraine in Geneva lasts already the seventh hour. PHOTO
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union are discussing behind closed doors ways to overcome the crisis. Negotiations have been going on for seven hours instead of the planned two.
As of 5:30 p.m. Kyiv time, the meeting in Geneva between US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU diplomacy head Catherine Ashton, and Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers Andrei Deshchytsy and Sergey Lavrov has not yet ended.
Consultations in the format of the heads of foreign affairs agencies began at 12:00 Kyiv time. It was originally 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 information has yet been received on any negotiation results.
UPD: 04/17/2014 92-year-old World War II veteran came to the headquarters of the National Defense to enroll in recruits. Photo of the day
Even veterans who are already over 90 years old come to volunteer entry points in the ranks of special units for the protection of public order.
"92-year-old World War II veteran Nikolai Ostashevsky came to the headquarters of the National Defense of the Dnipropetrovsk Region to enroll in recruits, Dnipropetrovsk, April 17, 2014," the agency said and published a photo of a volunteer ready to defend his homeland again.
UPD: 04/17/2014 At the "time of tension" control is strengthened for the entry to Ukraine of men from the Russian Federation and Crimeans, - the State Border Service
The State Border Service has tightened control at its borders. This was reported to "Ukrainian Truth" by the Head of the Department for Media Relations, providing access to public information and working with citizens' appeals Oleg Slobodchan.
"We were forced to significantly strengthen border controls in connection with the available information about possible provocations on the state border, including the terrorist threat," he said
According to Slobodian, control was strengthened from Thursday and introduced "for the duration of stress."
He confirmed that the restrictions apply to men with Russian passports from 16 to 60 years old, men with Ukrainian citizenship and a place of registration in Crimea and Sevastopol.
In addition, the control is tightened against women aged 20-35 years who are registered in the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Russia tends to deport Crimean Tatars from the peninsula, - Dzhemilev
People’s deputy, member of the "Fatherland" faction Mustafa Dzhemilev said that according to his information, the opinion on the deportation of Crimean Tatars from the peninsula prevails in the Russian authorities.
He said this today on the sidelines of the parliament, reports UNN.
"I have information that the majority of votes in the power of Russia, in the FSB circles, are for deporting Crimean Tatars," he said.
“But most likely it will not be like in 1944, when they came with machine guns, they will just survive. This is such a soft option, which was immediately after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 1783. Then they didn’t take them out with wagons, but took away the land, mocked they destroyed the intelligentsia with holy feelings, and the rest were forced to migrate. Today in Turkey there are ten times more Crimean Tatars than in Crimea, "the People's Deputy said.
UPD: 04/17/2014 About that. how Russia was preparing for war. Infographics
In the recent 2012, Zbigniew Brzezinski in his work “Strategic Vision. America and the Crisis of World Power” suggested that Russia would swallow Ukraine through imperial ambitions.
The American political scientist warned of the political and economic sabotage of the Kremlin and the military invasion.
Two years later, incredible assumptions were embodied in real life. Moscow occupied the Crimea.
A key role in the annexation of 27 thousand square kilometers of the sovereign territory of Ukraine was played by large-scale and bold propaganda. However, the role of the well-armed Russian army, notorious as "green men" is no less.
It is impossible not to condemn the military conflicts in Chechnya and Abkhazia, as well as the Russians support for the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. These are frank acts of aggression by the state, it cannot cope with the system if it comes to internal problems.
UPD: 04/17/2014 In the Nikolaev area the most large-scale military exercises for ten years passed. PHOTO
Tactical exercises of the N-th mechanized brigade of the Armed forces of Ukraine took place at the "Wide Lan" training ground.
Together with officers and contract servicemen, combat missions were carried out by mobilized reservists, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The doctor who finished off the beaten up Euromaidan’s feet is arrested, - Avakov
A resident of the city of Chuguev (Kharkiv region), who inflicted bodily harm to participants in a peaceful rally in support of a united Ukraine in Kharkov last Sunday at the exit from the metro, was taken to the police station, investigative measures are being taken with her, reports Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
"The one .... The doctor !? from Chuguev. The one who was kicking the beaten up Euromaidan’s feet. From the operative report: 04/13/2014 during a rally near Shevchenko Park in Kharkov, and at the exit of the Universitet metro station, on the square Liberty, there was a conflict situation in which activists of Euromaidan were beaten by pro-Russian citizens. 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 the grounds of part 4 of article 266 of the Criminal Code (malicious hooliganism using objects for causing bodily harm).
"During the investigative and operational measures, a woman born in 1961, a resident of the city of Chuguev, Kharkov region, was established. According to the evidence gathered, she was found to be actively involved in the beating of Euromaidan activists and causing bodily harm to them," the minister said.
According to A. Avakov, at 10.30 on Thursday this woman was taken to the investigative department of the Kharkov city police department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. Investigative actions are being taken with her. The issue of informing her of suspicion and choosing a preventive measure is being decided.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Four-way talks on Ukraine started in Geneva
The quadripartite meeting (USA, EU, Ukraine and Russia) to resolve the situation in Ukraine began on Thursday in Geneva.
The Ukrainian side is represented by and. about. Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa, US - Secretary of State John Kerry, EU - European Catherine Ashton, Russian Federation - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Assault on a military unit in Mariupol: militants injured casual passers-by. PHOTO + VIDEO
Tonight, about 400 unknowns attacked the military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol.
The attackers threw incendiary bombs and Molotov cocktails and opened fire on the guards, 0629.com.ua reports.
On alarm all police units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mariupol were raised. By the joint efforts of the armed police and the National Guard - after a short battle, the attacking gang was dispersed, mainly localized and disarmed.
According to preliminary data, among the attackers there were three killed, 13 wounded, 63 detainees. Among the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs there are no losses.
The attackers, retreating, injured two casual passers-by, burned a minibus and set fire to one of the buildings near the military unit.
UPD: 04/17/2014 In the occupied Crimea, gasoline is running out. Fuel prices skyrocketed
Fuel reserves in the Crimea are running out. There are no rail deliveries right now, transporting gas from the mainland by car will cost too much, which will affect the cost of fuel.
The way out of the situation is the sale of Russian gasoline. However, suppliers do not know how to bring it to the peninsula.
“We do not have a form of payment with the Russian Federation, there are no ruble accounts, we have not worked out logistics. This is new for us - not only for operators, but also for our Russian partners,” said the director of the fuel and energy company Lenur Settarov, informs the Censor NO with reference to the league.
It is impossible to pay with dollars in the territory of one country, they do not accept hryvnias, there are no rubles yet. It is not possible to leave property as collateral - notaries do not know how to work in the new conditions. Oil traders hope that the Crimean authorities 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 Crimean Republican Committee on Fuel, Energy and Innovation Policy said that less than ten days were left on the peninsula of fuel. Therefore, the cost of gasoline at Simferopol gas stations is growing. If until recently the 92nd cost 12 UAH., Today - more than 13 UAH., And the price of the 95th is gradually approaching 15 UAH. per liter, according to the plot of the ATR channel.
UPD: 04/17/2014 The 25th separate airborne brigade will be disbanded for cowardice and surrender of weapons, - Turchinov. VIDEO
The 25th 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, the military personnel of which showed cowardice and surrendered weapons, will be disbanded, and the military personnel guilty of this will be held accountable,” Turchinov said.
He gave relevant instructions to the Ministry of Defense and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
In addition, the head of parliament said that the National Guard repulsed an attempt to assault terrorists with a military unit “with the aim of seizing weapons and armored vehicles” tonight.
According to him, during the assault, the criminals used "automatic weapons, grenades and bottles with a combustible mixture."
“As a result of the operation of the National Guard, three criminals were killed, thirteen wounded, sixty-three captured. Others have fled and are now being persecuted by the police, ”Turchinov said.
UPD: 04/17/2014 South Stream dies: Bulgaria takes apart pipes
Pipes, lighting and even the flags of the South Stream facility with the first weld are disassembled until better times in Bulgaria.
This happened after the European Parliament decided that the project should not be implemented, reports Censor.NET with reference to the League.
Recall that the European Union is close to freezing the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline along the bottom of 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 a 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 impede 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 - 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 southern and central Europe.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Ukrainian troops took under heavy guard a military airfield in Kramatorsk
On April 16, Ukrainian servicemen strengthened the security of a military airfield in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
"During the anti-terrorist measures, one of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrived at the airport. The military personnel carried out a series of measures in order to counter possible attacks by sabotage and terrorist groups and attempt to seize a military facility," the Defense Ministry said.
According to the report, at present the situation around the military airdrome is controlled, the object is operating normally. The staff is provided with everything necessary and is ready to perform tasks as intended.
UPD: 04/17/2014 At the exits from Vinnitsa, 10 roadblocks were established
10 roadblocks established at the exits from Vinnitsa.
This was 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 day. To prevent provocations in the city, the personnel were raised on alarm and 10 checkpoints were organized at the exits from the city. Police officers check vehicles for unregistered weapons.
Recall that Ukraine announced the beginning of a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the participation of the Armed Forces.
UPD: 04/17/2014 Avakov: In Mariupol, when attacking a military unit, 3 militants were killed, 13 wounded and 63 were detained
At night, in response to the attack on the military unit of the National Guard in Mariupol, Interior Ministry units 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 bombarded the military unit with incendiary bombs and Molotov cocktails and fired at the guards, the National Guard guards opened fire warning. Then, after warning, in accordance with the charter - with a repeated attack - fire to defeat,” the Interior Minister wrote .
According to Avakov, all police units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mariupol were raised by alarm. By the joint efforts of the armed police and the National Guard - after a short battle, the attacking gang was dispersed, mainly localized and disarmed.
"Given such an aggressive attack on a military unit, the MVD group, according to our decision, was reinforced by Omega special forces. Helicopters were transferred. Currently, the SBU and the police are documenting the facts. The operation is ongoing. The Ministry of Internal Affairs special unit continues to harass one of the armed groups. Police patrols are working on the streets." - said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In addition, Avakov notes that there are no losses among the employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: "According to preliminary data, among the attacking militants there are 3 killed, 13 wounded, 63 detained. Weapons were seized. Communication equipment and telephones of Russian operators. Identification of detained attackers is ongoing."
UPD: 04/17/2014 Regional Kolesnikov denies the presence in Ukraine of the military from the Russian Federation
MP from the Party of Regions Boris Kolesnikov claims that there are no Russian saboteurs in the Donbass.
He said this at an emergency congress of deputies of the PR in the Donetsk region, according to UNIAN.
Kolesnikov * said that he did not have official confirmation that among the separatists seizing administrative buildings in the north of the Donetsk region, there were Russian military. When asked where the separatists came from with modern Russian-made weapons, many of which are not officially sold in Ukraine, he replied: "100 million Kalashnikovs were sold in the world, and you know this best."
Kolesnikov also emphasized that in order to solve the problem of separatist protests in the region, in Ukraine there are power structures that should conduct negotiations 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, therefore, local councils are defenseless," the MP said.
We will remind, yesterday the Party of Regions adopted the resolution of the extraordinary congress of deputies of all levels of the Donetsk region. In the text of the resolution, the regionals demand to immediately make the following amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine: to grant the Russian language the status of the second state in Ukraine; to approve direct elections of heads of regional state administrations (governors); grant the right to the regions to independently carry out humanitarian policy in their territories, to provide autonomy to local universities.