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#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Хроника 18/04/2014

UPD: 18/04/2014 SBU announced in search of Alexander Yanukovych

СБУ объявила в розыск Александра Януковича

The eldest son of the former president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych Alexander was put on the wanted list.

Information about him appeared in the section "Individuals, yakі perehovatsya vіd organіv vladi" on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

According to the search card, Alexander Yanukovych is wanted by the Security Service of Ukraine. He is charged with committing a crime under part 2 of article 366 of the Criminal Code - forgery, forgery of documents, as well as compiling and issuing deliberately false documents, which led to serious consequences.

UPD: 18/04/2014 "Hand over the separatist". An anti-terrorist advertisement appeared on the Internet. VIDEO

The initiative to change weapons and terrorists for money was the reason for shooting a special commercial. Video advertising has already appeared on the Internet.

UPD: 18/04/2014 Naumenko: Elimination of Kurchenko schemes increased gasoline import by 83%

Науменко: Ликвидация схем Курченко увеличила ввоз бензина на 83%

Зп the account of destruction of shadow schemes the growth of customs payments amounted, in comparison with March, 550 million UAH.

This was announced by Deputy Minister of Revenues and Charges of Ukraine Vitaly Naumenko on Thursday at a press conference in Kiev, reports Censor. NO referring to Ukrinform.

"Kurchenko's schemes were broken. And in March, compared with February, the official import of oil products has grown. In particular, gasoline imports increased by 83%, diesel fuel - by 60.9%, "Naumenko said.

According to him, only in April the increase in customs payments amounted, compared to March, 550 million UAH. At the same time, Naumenko stressed that this was achieved not at the expense of overstating the price of goods at customs, but at the expense of the destruction of shadow schemes.

In addition, the growth of the dollar, according to Naumenko, does not affect the figures for the receipt of customs payments to the budget.

UPD: 18/04/2014 Russia is a wasteland, and the demographic problems there are colossal. For them, the ideal option is simply to destroy Ukraine, the political scientist

Россия - пустошь, и демографические проблемы там колоссальные. Для них идеальный вариант - просто уничтожить Украину, - политолог

Despite the presence of the largest territory in the world, Russia is still at a low level of development. As the channel "BTB" broadcasts, political scientist Alexander Paliy said.

"And some of our leaders of a well-known party are playing along. After all, they want to continue to manage those oppressed people and resources in the future. For Russia, the ideal option is simply to destroy Ukraine, and even better - the whole world. Why it is needed is unknown. This, you know, the Mongol-Tatars had such a slogan: "To the last sea!". And the Russians took this ideology. There is no rational explanation for this - it is in psychology. That is, these gains do not give Russia's development. Look at modern Russia. This is the largest territory in the world, and you understand the level of development there, "Paliy said.

"The Russians can not dispose of what they have. And there are such territories where you can go a week and not see a single living person. This is a wasteland in many ways. And, by the way, aggression to Ukraine is largely due to the fact that Russia is a wasteland, and the demographic problems there are colossal. They want to send Ukrainians to Siberia, so that they build a barrier against the Chinese there. They want to refresh themselves with our blood - that's what it's called simple words. Drink our blood and refresh ourselves economically, politically, demographically, etc., "the political scientist summed up.

UPD: 18/04/2014 Obama is skeptical of Russia's promises in Geneva

Обама скептически относится к обещаниям России в Женеве

The agreement reached at the quadripartite talks in Geneva on the crisis in Ukraine offers a prospect of de-escalating tension in this country. This was stated by US President Barack Obama

He said that the question now is whether Russia will use its influence, "to undermine" efforts to restore order in Ukraine.

Obama added that he is discussing with the allies the following sanctions against Russia, if there is no progress in the development of the situation.

The US president argues that, given Russia's previous actions, he is skeptical.

Obama in the White House commented on the results of the quadripartite meeting between the heads of foreign affairs agencies of Ukraine, the United States, the European Union and Russia.

In the Geneva statement, the parties noted that the administrative buildings illegally seized in Ukraine should be released and returned to the rightful owners. The parties also decided to expand the mandate of the OSCE observers already in place in Ukraine - now they will not only assess the preparations for the elections on May 25, but will also help the Ukrainian authorities and local communities in de-escalating the situation.

UPD: 18/04/2014 In Sumy along the entire length of the border with Russia, a ditch is digging

На Сумщине по всей длине границы с Россией роют ров

In the Sumy region, a moat is dug for the entire length of the border with Russia.

This was stated by the head of the Sumy State Administration Vladimir Shulga, reports Tsenzor.NET with reference to Ukrinform. "Now we have already dug about 20 kilometers of such a ditch 4 meters wide and 2 meters deep," Shulga said. According to him, this is done so that the territory of Ukraine could not pass heavy military equipment from Russia, as well as to prevent the smuggling of smugglers into Sumy. Earlier, Censor.NET reported that Ukraine was ready to fully close the border with Russia.

UPD: 18/04/2014 Geneva agreements: the full text of the resolution on the results of the quadrilateral talks

Женевские договоренности: полный текст резолюции по итогам четырехсторонних переговоров

The parties agreed on the release of adminstration, abstention from violence, de-escalation of the conflict and constitutional reform

At the Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine, the parties agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tension and restore security for all citizens. This is stated in the text of the resolution on the results of today's meeting of the heads of US, EU, Ukrainian and Russian diplomatic missions, published on the website of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, reports LigaBusinessInform.

The text of the resolution following the meeting in Geneva also notes:

"All parties should refrain from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions, and the participants strongly condemned and rejected all manifestations of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism.

All illegal armed groups must be disarmed; all illegally occupied buildings must be returned to their rightful owners; All illegally occupied streets, squares and other public places in Ukrainian cities and towns should be released.

Amnesty will be granted to protesters and those who left buildings, other public places and surrendered weapons, except for those found guilty of crimes.

It was agreed that the OSCE Special Observer Mission should play a leading role in assisting the Ukrainian authorities and local communities in the immediate implementation of these de-escalation measures where they are most needed. The United States, the EU, and Russia undertake to support this mission, including by providing observers.

Announcement of the beginning of the constitutional process, transparent and accountable. It will include the immediate creation of a broad national dialogue, covering all regions of Ukraine and political constituencies, creating conditions for the consideration of public comments and proposed amendments.

Participants stressed the importance of economic and financial stability in Ukraine and will be ready to discuss additional support when the above steps are implemented. "

Recall that consultations in the format of foreign ministers began today at 12:00 pm 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 the working lunch regime. However, the negotiations dragged on for more than seven hours. The Ukrainian delegation at the talks is headed by Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa.