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UPD: After 6 pm, a new assault on Maidan will begin. Armed "titushki", disguised as Self-Defense, shoot traffic police posts, - Medunitsa
Today, after 6 pm, a repeated attempt at forceful assault of Maidan is possible. This was written on his page on the social network Facebook by people's deputy Oleg Medunitsa, informs Censor NO.
At the same time, he focuses attention on the fact that at this time a group of “titushki” disguised as Self-Defense fighters will provoke a situation.
"The information is next. A group of" fighters ", dressed as Maidan self-defense, today will" work "in the region of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Vladimirskaya. Some will be armed with Kalash and pistols. Move on Volkswagen t5 white and black, as well as on Mercedes Sprinter. Task after the beginning of the assault, which is planned tonight, to cut off the Maidan. Everything will be presented as a massacre of Self-Defense against those who did not want to defend themselves against the “Golden Eagle” on Maidan.
At the same time, they, according to Medunitsa, will also shoot traffic police posts for the purpose of provocation.
“Yesterday’s murder of the Vesti journalist is their business. And to begin with, several traffic police posts are shot. One is right on the corner of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Vladimirskaya. These are not“ titushki ”, they are real hired killers. Please spread the information. Now he is preparing a reaction.”
UPD: 02/19/2014 This city is on fire. Night and morning on the Maidan February 19
The storming of the camp of the rally in the center of Kiev has been going on for about 17 hours. In the new gallery - reportage shots of international photo reporters from Independence Square during the night and morning of February 19th.
UPD: 02/19/2014 How in the war. Photo chronicles of events in Kiev on February 18
A photo selection of key events in the center of Kiev - from the morning march of the participants of the europrotests to the building of the Verkhovna Rada, before the offensive of the security forces on the tent camp of the protesters on Independence Square and Khreshchatyk.
Blocking the work of Rada opposition and attack Fahrion on the regional.
The first collision and arson trucks on Shelkovichnoe.
Sticks, stones and Molotov cocktails were used.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Fighting in the center of Kiev. The main video of events in Kiev on February 18
UPDATED. Yesterday, February 18, a wave of violence broke over the capital - militants of the Right Sector and the opposition went to storm the Verkhovna Rada
Law enforcers blocked the street Grushevskogo at the House of Officers transport, to prevent the protesters from passing. However, the protesters still managed to overcome the obstacle.
And on Grushevskogo again lit tires.
The first clashes occurred on Institutskaya.
For fights with the police at the intersection of Sadovaya and Institutskaya, people began to disassemble the pavement. Two KamAZ trucks were also set on fire, blocking the roadway.
The security forces, in turn, threw stun grenades from the roofs of the protesters ... and fired rifles. However, the protesters managed to climb onto the roof of a 5-storey building, and law enforcement officers were forced to leave it.
The protesters stormed the office of the Party of Regions on Lipskaya Street. A molotov cocktail was thrown into the building, after which the fire started. However, after some time, the fighters of the Golden Eagle began to push the protesters back from Lipskaya.
And in the Mariinsky park, anti-Maidans help the Golden Eagle repel the attack of the protesters. Supporters of the government armed with paving stones and shields from the doors of dry closets.
Meanwhile, on the street Shelkovichnoe protesters pushed aside fighters of internal troops. The security forces blocked in one of the courtyards are shot from the protesters with pump-action guns.
Police began storming the upper barricade on the Maidan. Got in Kiev and government supporters from Kharkov.
And in the evening in the direction of the center of the capital armored personnel carriers left. During the assault by the Maidan security forces, one of the armored personnel carriers burned.
The standoff lasted all night. The situation did not stabilize in the morning.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Russian journalist sincerely rejoices in the success of activists during the night storming of the Maidan: “They drove! They drove” Golden Eagle! ”VIDEO
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko spent yesterday night at the foremost Maidan in Kiev. According Tsenzor.NET, the actions of activists of the Maidan brought the Russian citizen special emotions.
"All attacks are repulsed. They were repulsed on some very recent limit, when it seemed that everything, the edge, people ran - and people really ran - but some thread remained, some ten to twenty-thirty people who didn’t run, started to fight the "Golden Eagle" - and those who ran, quaked, returned, and fought, and the "Golden Eagle" retreated. How these people are able to endure all this, I don’t understand
UPD: 02/19/2014 Euromaidan activists built an air gun. PHOTO report
Euromaidan activists in Kiev made an air gun for firing on security forces. It is reported by RBC-Ukraine.
The gun is a 1.5-meter gun for mounted shooting, mounted on a bipod and connected to a gas cylinder.
The cylinder enclosed compressed gas that enters the chamber, welded to the barrel of the gun. After sufficient pressure is pumped in it, the valve opens between the chamber and the barrel. Compressed gas from the chamber enters the barrel and pushes the loaded projectile to the target.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The government announced the start of an "anti-terrorist operation throughout the country": the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the army, border guards will be involved
The head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Alexander Yakimenko, announces the beginning of the antiterrorist operation in Ukraine.
“Today, the Security Service and the Antiterrorist Center of Ukraine decided to start an anti-terrorist operation on the territory of Ukraine,” Alexander Yakimenko said *, RBC-Ukraine reports and the press service of the SBU reports.
According to him, this decision was made due to the fact that radical and extremist groups by their actions are a real threat to the lives of millions of Ukrainians.
“I want to note that the level of public danger that exists in Ukraine requires the involvement of all entities directly involved in the fight against terrorism,” Yakimenko said.
According to the law of Ukraine "On Combating Terrorism", this work involves: the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Border Guard Service of Ukraine, central and local authorities.
"Given this decision, measures are being introduced in the state to enhance security and protect public order and the state border. I appeal to all citizens of Ukraine to remain calm and observe legislative requirements in their actions," the head of the SBU said.
Yakimenko also added that he had already informed President Viktor Yanukovych about the decision to conduct an anti-terrorist operation.
UPD: 19/02/2014 "There was no direct control over the actions of the units," Zakharchenko admitted that he did not control the "Berkut". DOCUMENT
Neither the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, nor the heads of the public security department instructed and managed the actions of the Berkut during the crackdown on Maidan, Bankova and Grushevsky.
This is stated in the official response to. about. Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaly Zakharchenko * at the request of the deputy Gennady Moskal, said "Ukrainian Truth".
V. o. The minister said that he had the right to call "Berkut" from the regions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs "to participate in urgent measures to ensure the rule of law, to suppress group violations of public order."
At the same time, Zakharchenko argues that neither his deputies nor the heads of the public security department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs led the actions of the Berkut during the bloody events of November 30, December 1 and 11, and January 10 and 19.
"The briefing of the" Berkut "during the events ... was not held by the deputy ministers or the leadership of the Department of Public Security, direct control over the actions of the units was not carried out," said and. about. the minister
UPD: 02/19/2014 From the building of the Security Service of Ukraine in Khmelnitsky opened automatic fire on protesters. VIDEO
In Khmelnitsky during the assault, a woman was shot dead by protesters of the SBU building.
As reported by Tsenzor. NO, judging by the sound, the shots were fired from a machine gun. Another person was injured.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Militia booed Klitschko, carrying out a wounded activist on stretchers
On Tuesday, February 18, during the clashes in Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, together with other deputies, carried out a wounded activist from the cordon of security forces. In response to these actions, the police began to "zapukivat" and booed policy.
Flew in his direction and verbal abuse.
“Rooster!”, Shouted one of the security officials.
UPD: 02/19/2014 As a result of the riots in Kiev, 263 protesters and 342 police officers were hospitalized - Ministry of Health
Most victims received gunshot wounds.
Acting Minister of Health Raisa Bogatyreva states that currently there are 263 participants of mass actions in the medical institutions of Kiev, as well as 342 police officers, mostly with gunshot wounds, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
"Of the 388 citizens who applied for medical assistance, 263 participants of mass actions were hospitalized, of which about 160 patients are in serious condition, in a moderate and extremely serious condition," she said at a briefing on Wednesday in Kiev.
And about. the minister stressed that mainly injuries are gunshot wounds.
Bogatyreva also said that 371 law enforcement officers had applied for medical assistance (from the beginning of yesterday’s events and till 12.00 am Wednesday), “342 people were hospitalized, ten people were killed as of 14.00, including two traffic policemen”.
According to the Acting Minister, injured law enforcement officers are in hospitals of Kiev and the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, of which 74 - with gunshot wounds, 82 - in a state of moderate severity and in serious condition.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The siloviki are armed with firearms. VIDEO FACT
Armed security forces were seen at the intersection of Kostelnaya and Trekhsvyatitelskaya streets in Kiev.
As reported by Tsenzor. NO, people in uniform and with a firearm got into the review of the camera of the car DVR.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The traffic police inspector threatens the activist with an automatic machine: "Immediately follow our legal requirements." VIDEO
On February 18, 2014, at about 17-20, at the entrance to Kiev, near the traffic police post Berezan, two traffic policemen made an armed attack on the traffic control journalist Ivan Dovby.
According Tsenzor.NET with reference to Road Control, According to a published video, the inspector of the traffic police I. Yu. Volkovsky without a reason, he stopped the car of Dovbiya and began to demand documents, without clearly naming the reason for the stop and the essence of the committed offense. The inspector briefly showed the certificate without giving him the opportunity to consider his rank and position.
At that moment, a second man, dressed in a uniform of a traffic police inspector, ran up to Ivan Dovbiy’s car and shrugged the Kalashnikov’s rifle with shouts of “get out of the car”, sending a muzzle to the head of the Road Control journalist.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The policeman almost beat the “titushka”: “This is ours!”. VIDEO
February 18 during the clashes on the street. A silk police officer nearly beat a supporter of the Party of Regions.
As reported by Tsenzor. NO, when a wounded policeman was carried, the guy, apparently having mixed him up with the activist, began to shout at him and swung at him.
After that, one of the policemen pounced on the "titushka". He was stopped only by cries: "This is ours."
UPD: 02/19/2014 Interior Minister Zakharchenko resigned - media
Acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Vitaly Zakharchenko on Wednesday, February 19, wrote a letter of resignation.
This is reported by the obozrevatel.com portal, citing its own sources.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The Hague Tribunal has requested lists of "Golden Eagle"
This was announced by the head of the American news company from the Maidan scene, reports Espresso.TV.
"Fighters of the Golden Eagle I ask your attention, I am the head of the American news company that an hour ago received an inquiry from the international criminal court, we were asked to provide lists of the Golden Eagle for the Hague Tribunal. Golden Eagle, every step you take is fixed by the mini-measures of our colleagues. You will very quickly go to jail Not in 10-15 years, but very soon, "he said.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Protesters in Kiev truck ram the security forces
February 18, the journalist went to work after a long hospital. A month ago, on January 20th, during the assault on the Grushevsky street, Vyacheslav Veremiy injured his eye - then he partially lost his sight.
The deceased left a spouse and young son.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Assault on a military unit, prosecutor's office and the Security Service of Ukraine in Lviv. Video plot
In Lviv, Molotov cocktails were thrown at a military unit where internal troops are stationed. The checkpoint and barracks caught fire. Inside, the fire was extinguished by fire hydrants, and outside - by fire engines.
At this time, in Lviv, the police headquarters, the Security Service, the Ministry of Revenue and Duties, the prosecutor's office and the Galitsky regional police department were captured.
It all started with the seizure of the building of the regional administration. Several guys broke in there. But then the head of the regional council persuaded the activists to leave the premises. Those moved to the regional police department. Breaking the glass and breaking the door, they got inside. Then they captured the Lviv Prosecutor’s Office, the Security Service of Ukraine and one of the police departments. Militiamen did not render resistance.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The bloody night on Maidan turned into a bloody morning: security forces continue the offensive
On the Independence Square, grenades continuously explode and bullets whistle is heard. Activists still manage to restrain the onslaught of security officials.
The night before, the Euromaidans were called terrorists, and the sweeping of people was called an anti-terrorist action.
The fire engulfed almost the entire perimeter of Euromaidan - the tents and the field temple burnt down. Golden Eagle reached Stella. All night long prayers, revolutionary songs and appeals in support of morale are heard from the stage. Alexander Turchinov was just on the scene when he was injured. A splinter cut his face.
Despite the bloody scenario on the Maidan, the number of activists is not decreasing - support is constantly coming from the regions.
UPD: 02/19/2014 "Titushki" under the guise of police officers defeated 30 ambulances - Labunskaya
At night, about 50 "titushki" under the guise of 20 police officers defeated almost 30 ambulances. About it on the page in Facebook the out-of-fraction deputy Angelica Labunskaya wrote.
"URGENT! Kyiv, municipal enterprise" KYIVMEDSPETSTRANS "85 Pravdy Avenue! Ambulances yesterday and today brought the wounded to city hospitals! At night, about 50" titushki "under the guise of 20 policemen crushed almost all ambulances, wheels were cut, doors were broken , soon NOT suitable for further use! "
In addition, Labunska added that there is a video recording clearly recording the crime: "The management of Kyivmedspetztrans" was fired in the morning for rendering assistance to the victims, now the SBU is working there to hide the crime of power! ".
“I ask journalists to drive up to the address indicated!”, The deputy added.
Labunskaya also added that about 30 ambulances were destroyed.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Traffic police blocked the Zhytomyr and Odessa routes
The traffic police blocked the vans and roadblocks with entrances to Kiev on the Zhytomyr and Odessa highways.
According to eyewitnesses, law enforcement officers put "KAMAZ" on the roadway and thus prevent motor vehicles from entering Kiev, Interfax-Ukraine reports,
At the same time, information appeared in social networks about the first clashes on Zhytomyr between the traffic police and people who were driving to Independence Square in Kiev.
As reported, on Tuesday evening in the Department of Information and Communication with the public of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported that due to riots and in order to prevent the escalation of the conflict, traffic to Kiev will be limited from 00.00 February 19.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Ivano-Frankivsk "VVshniki" refused to fight with the people: "We will not execute criminal orders." VIDEO
Last night, Lieutenant Colonel of the Ivano-Frankivsk military unit 1241 Peter Shulyak made an official statement from the leadership of the military unit, in which he undertakes not to give clearly criminal orders and assured that the personnel will not carry out clearly criminal orders.
As reported by Franco-Times, in addition, the personnel of the unit will not oppose the peaceful protests.
UPD: 02/19/2014 How to get to Kiev: open and closed roads
Within a radius of 2 kilometers around Maidan, traffic police posts are located, most of which have three or more cars.
According to the message, the roads are not blocked yet. “But even on small streets, traffic cops with automatic guns are on duty, inspect salons and trunk racks for weapons. Most of the traffic police are 7 cars in Lviv Square, stand also on Druzhby Narodov Boulevard, on the bridge from Moscow Square towards Lesia Ukrainka, there is a car on Gonchar, Lesia Ukrainka, near the CEC, at the intersection of Vladimirskaya and Taras Shevchenko, ”it was reported. According to the information of Facebook user Oleg Khavruk, the situation on the streets in the center of Kiev is (as of 09.00).
As for the entrances to Kiev, then the Borispol highway is blocked in two places at once - one lane is open. From Brovary to Kiev - they also pass through only one lane of four, the rest are occupied by trucks with sand. This gearbox can be driven around by turning to the right in front of the gearbox (through a gas station with gas, or through Puhov and Zazimye).
The Warsaw highway on the outskirts of Gostomel towards Kiev is covered with sand. Open only a narrow passage for movement on one car. A similar situation is when entering Kiev at the checkpoint - there are overlaps with sand with the road. Everywhere reinforced traffic police posts. Machines are heavily checked, activists reported.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Tits use a firearm. Found a sleeve from the Kalashnikov assault rifles and the TT pistol. VIDEO
The shotgun shells from firearms were found at night by Maidan activists. According to Channel 5, fire from a firearm was conducted by unknown people who gathered at the intersection of Vladimirskaya and Bolshaya Zhytomyrskaya streets.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The local Berkut detachment was disarmed in Rivny. VIDEO
In Rivne, activists of the “Right Sector” stormed the local base of the “Berkut” and forced about 50 law enforcement officers to leave it. Reports Tsenzor.NET with reference to Radio Liberty.
For example, the Right Sector surrounded by locals led through a living corridor to about fifty Berkut fighters without protective weapons.
Now in the "Right Sector" there are helmets and body armor "Berkut". Activists say they are ready to use them in case of a possible attack by security officials.