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UPD: After 18.00 a new assault on the Maidan will begin. Armed "aunts", disguised as Self-Defense, will shoot traffic police posts, - Medunitsa
Today after 18.00 a second attempt of a force assault on the Maidan is possible. About this wrote on his page on the social network Facebook people's deputy Oleg Medunitsa, informs the Censor NO.
At the same time, he focuses on the fact that at this time a group of “aunts” dressed as Self-Defense fighters will provoke the situation.
"The information is as follows. A group of" fighters ", dressed as self-defense of the Maidan, will" work "today in the area of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Vladimir. Some will be armed with Kalash and pistols. They move on T5 Volkswagen cars in white and black, as well as on Mercedes Sprinters. Task after the start of the assault, which is planned tonight, to cut off the Maidan. Everything will be presented as a reprisal of Self-Defense with those who did not want to defend themselves against the "Golden Eagle" on the Maidan. The time for the assault to begin is unknown, but it will happen exactly after 6:00 pm "
Moreover, they, according to Medunitsa, will also shoot traffic police posts in order to provoke.
“Yesterday’s murder of the Vesti journalist is their business. And to start, several traffic police posts will be shot. One is right on the corner of Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Vladimirskaya. These are not“ aunts ”, these are real hired killers. Please spread the word. Now he’s preparing a reaction.”
UPD: 02/19/2014 This city is on fire. Night and morning on the Maidan on February 19
The assault on the camp of protesters in the center of Kiev has been going on for about 17 hours. In the new gallery - reportage photographs of international photocorres from Independence Square on the night and morning of February 19.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Like in a war. Photo chronicles of events in Kiev on February 18
A photo compilation of key events in the center of Kiev - from the morning procession of the participants of the Euro-protests to the Verkhovna Rada building, to the beginning of the attack of security forces on the tent camp of protesters on Independence Square and Khreshchatyk.
The opposition blocked the work of the Rada and the Farion attack on the regional.
The first clashes and arson of trucks on Shelkovichnaya.
Sticks, stones and Molotov cocktails were used.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Fights in the center of Kiev. The main video of the events in Kiev on February 18
UPDATED. Yesterday, February 18, a wave of violence swept the capital - militants from the Right Sector and the opposition launched an assault on the Verkhovna Rada
Law enforcement officers blocked the street Grushevsky near the House of Officers by transport in order to prevent the protesters from passing. However, the protesters still managed to overcome the obstacle.
And on Grushevsky the tires were lit again.
The first clashes occurred at Institutskaya.
To fight with the police at the intersection of Sadovaya and Institutskaya, people began to dismantle paving stones. Also, two KamAZ trucks were set on fire, which blocked the roadway.
The security forces, in turn, threw light-and-noise grenades from the roofs at the protesters ... and fired shotguns. However, the protesters managed to climb onto the roof of a 5-story building, and law enforcement officers were forced to leave it.
Protesters stormed the Party of Regions office on Lipskaya Street. They threw a Molotov cocktail into the building, after which a fire started. However, after some time, the soldiers of the Golden Eagle began to push back the protesters with Lipskaya.
And in the Mariinsky Park, anti-Maidan activists help Berkut repel the attack of protesters. Supporters of the government armed themselves with pavers and shields from the doors of dry closets.
Meanwhile, on Shelkovichnaya Street, protesters pushed the fighters of the internal troops. Security forces blocked in one of the courtyards shoot back from protesters with pump-action rifles.
The police began the assault on the upper barricade on the Maidan. Got in Kiev and government supporters from Kharkov.
In the evening, armored personnel carriers left in the direction of the center of the capital. During the assault by the Maidan security forces, one of the armored personnel carriers was burned.
The confrontation lasted all night. The situation did not stabilize in the morning.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Russian journalist sincerely rejoices at the success of activists during the night assault on the Maidan: “Let's go! Let's go!” Golden Eagle! ”VIDEO
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko spent last night on the frontline of the Maidan in Kiev. According to Censor.NET, the actions of Maidan activists brought the Russians special emotions.
“All attacks were repulsed. They were repelled on some very last limit, when it seemed that everything, the region, people had already fled - and people had indeed fled - but there remained some kind of thread, some ten to twenty-thirty people who didn’t run, began to fight with the “Golden Eagle” - and those who ran, flinched, returned, and fought, and the Golden Eagle retreated. I don’t understand how these people can endure all this ”
UPD: 02/19/2014 Euromaidan activists built an air gun. PHOTO
Euromaidan activists in Kiev made an air gun for firing at security forces. It is reported by RBC-Ukraine.
The gun is a 1.5-meter gun for mounted shooting mounted on bipods and connected to a gas cylinder.
The cylinder contains compressed gas, which enters the chamber welded to the barrel of the gun. After sufficient pressure is pumped in it, a valve opens between the chamber and the barrel. Compressed gas from the chamber enters the barrel and pushes the charged projectile toward the target.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The authorities announced the start of an “anti-terrorist operation throughout the country”: SBU, Ministry of Internal Affairs, army, border guards will be involved
The head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Alexander Yakimenko, announces the start of an anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine.
“Today, the Security Service and the Anti-Terrorist Center of Ukraine decided to launch an anti-terrorist operation in Ukraine,” said Alexander Yakimenko *, RBC-Ukraine said and the SBU press service reported.
According to him, such a decision was made due to the fact that radical and extremist groups by their actions pose 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", the following persons were involved in this work: Security Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Border Guard Service of Ukraine, central and local authorities.
“Given this decision, the state is introducing measures to strengthen security and protect public order and the state border. I appeal to all citizens of Ukraine to remain calm and to comply with legislative requirements in their actions,” said the head of the SBU.
Yakimenko also added that he had already informed President Viktor Yanukovych about the decision to conduct an anti-terrorist operation.
UPD: 02/19/2014 "Direct control of the activities of units was not carried out," - Zakharchenko admitted that he does not control the Golden Eagle. DOCUMENT
Neither the leaders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, nor the heads of the Department of Public Security instructed or controlled the actions of the "Golden Eagle" during the dispersal on Maidan, on Bankova and on Grushevsky.
This is stated in the official answer to. about. Minister of the Interior Vitaly Zakharchenko * at the request of Deputy Gennady Moskal, notes Ukrainian Truth.
B. about. The minister said that he had the right to call "Golden Eagle" from the regions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs "to participate in urgent measures to ensure law and order and to suppress group violations of public order."
At the same time, Zakharchenko claims that neither his deputies nor the heads of the public security department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs led the actions of the "Golden Eagle" during the bloody events of November 30, December 1 and 11, January 10 and 19.
“The briefing of the Berkut during the events ... was not carried out by the Deputy Ministers or the senior staff of the Department of Public Security, direct control of the activities of the units was not carried out,” he said. about. Minister.
UPD: 02/19/2014 From the SBU building in Khmelnitsky opened automatic fire on protesters. VIDEO
In Khmelnitsky during the assault by the protesters of the SBU building, a woman was shot dead.
According to the censor. NO, judging by the sound, the shots were fired from a machine gun. Another person was injured.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Police booed Klitschko carrying a wounded activist on a stretcher
On Tuesday, February 18, during clashes in Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, along with other deputies, removed the wounded activist from the cordon of the security forces. In response to these actions, the police began to "bang" and boo politics.
Flew in his direction and verbal insults.
“Rooster!” Shouted one of the security officials.
UPD: 02/19/2014 As a result of riots in Kiev, 263 protesters and 342 police officers were hospitalized - the Ministry of Health
Mostly the victims received gunshot wounds.
Acting Minister of Health Raisa Bogatyreva claims that currently 263 participants in mass actions, as well as 342 police officers, mainly with gunshot wounds, are in medical institutions in Kiev, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"Of the 388 people who sought medical help, 263 participants in mass rallies were hospitalized, of which about 160 patients are in serious condition, moderate and extremely serious," she said at a briefing on Wednesday in Kiev.
And about. Minister emphasized that mainly injuries are gunshot wounds.
Bogatyreva also said that 371 law enforcement officers applied for medical assistance (from the beginning of yesterday’s events and until 12:00 on Wednesday), "342 people were hospitalized, ten people were killed at 14:00, including two traffic police officers."
According to the acting Minister, the injured law enforcement officers are in hospitals in 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 Security forces are armed with firearms. VIDEOFACT
Armed security forces were spotted at the intersection of Kostelnaya and Trekhsvyatitelskaya streets in Kiev.
According to Censor.NET, people in uniform and with firearms got into the review of the camera of the car DVR.
UPD: 02/19/2014 A traffic police inspector threatens an activist with a gun: "Immediately comply with our legal requirements." VIDEO
On February 18, 2014, at about 17-20, at the entrance to Kiev, near the post of the GAI Berezan, two GAI officers made an armed attack on the journalist of "Road Control" Ivan Dovbi.
According to Censor.NET with reference to the Road Control, According to the published video, the inspector of the traffic police I. Volkovsky. for no reason stopped Dovbie’s car and began to demand documents, clearly not naming the reason for the stop and the essence of the offense. The inspector briefly showed the certificate without giving the opportunity to consider his rank and position.
At that moment, a second man, dressed in the uniform of a traffic police inspector, ran up to Ivan Dovbiy’s car and shouted “get out of the car” and pulled the Kalashnikov’s assault rifle at the head of a traffic control journalist.
UPD: 02/19/2014 A policeman almost beat the “aunt”: “This is ours!”. VIDEO
February 18 during clashes on the street. The militiaman nearly beat a supporter of the Party of Regions with a silkman.
According to Censor. NO, when they brought a wounded policeman, the guy, apparently confusing him with the activist, began to shout at him and swung at him.
After that, one of the policemen attacked the "aunt." 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 Vitaliy Zakharchenko on Wednesday, February 19, wrote a letter of resignation.
This was reported by the portal obozrevatel.com, citing its own sources.
UPD: 02/19/2014 The Hague Tribunal requested the Golden Eagle lists
This was announced by the head of the American news company from the Maidan stage, reports Espreso.TV.
“Berkut’s fighters, I’m asking for your attention. I’m the head of an American news company that received an inquiry from the international criminal court an hour ago. We were asked to provide Berkut’s lists for the Hague Tribunal. Golden Eagle, your colleagues’ mini-cameras record your every move. You’ll be imprisoned very quickly. . Not in 10-15 years, but very soon, "he said.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Protesters in Kiev ram truck ranks of security forces
On February 18, the journalist came to work after a long sick leave. A month ago, on January 20, during an assault on Grushevsky, Vyacheslav Veremii received an eye injury - then he partially lost his sight.
The deceased left a spouse and a small son.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Assault on a military unit, prosecutor's office and SBU in Lviv. Video
In Lviv, Molotov cocktails threw a military unit, where internal troops are deployed. The checkpoint and barracks caught fire. Inside, the fire was extinguished by fire hydrants, and outside by fire engines.
At present, the headquarters of the police, the Security Service, the Ministry of Revenue and Duties, the prosecutor’s office and the Galitsky regional police department have been captured in Lviv.
It all started with the capture of the building of the regional administration. A few guys burst in there. But then the head of the regional council persuaded the activists to leave the premises. Those moved to the regional police department. After breaking the glass and breaking the doors, they got inside. Then they seized the Lviv prosecutor’s office, the SBU and one of the regional police departments. Law enforcement did not provide resistance.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Bloody night on the Maidan turned into a bloody morning: security forces continue the offensive
On Independence Square, grenades explode continuously and a whistle of bullets is heard. Activists have so far managed to restrain the onslaught of the security forces.
The night before, the Euromaidanites were called terrorists, and the mopping up of people was called an anti-terrorist action.
The fire covered almost the entire perimeter of the Euromaidan - tents and a field temple burned down. Golden eagle reached Stella. Prayers, revolutionary songs and calls in support of fighting spirit are heard all night from the stage. Alexander Turchinov was just on stage when he was injured. A splinter cut his face.
Despite the bloody scenario on Maidan, the number of activists is not decreasing - support is constantly coming from the regions.
UPD: 02/19/2014 "Titushki" under the guise of policemen defeated 30 ambulances, - Labunskaya
At night, about 50 "aunts" under the guise of 20 policemen defeated almost 30 ambulances. About this on his Facebook page wrote non-factional deputy Angelica Labunskaya.
"URGENT! Kiev, utility company" KIEVMEDSPETSTRANS "Pravda Avenue 85! Ambulances delivered injured to the city’s hospitals yesterday and tonight! At night, about 50" aunts "under cover of 20 policemen routed almost all ambulances, cut the wheels, broke doors "The ambulances are NOT suitable for future use!"
In addition, Labunskaya added that there is a video recording clearly fixing the crime: "Kyivmedspectrans trans" was dismissed in the morning for providing assistance to the victims, now the SBU is working there to hide the crime of power! "
“I ask journalists to drive to the specified address!”, The deputy added.
Labunskaya also added that about 30 ambulances were destroyed in total.
UPD: 02/19/2014 GAI blocked the Zhytomyr and Odessa highways
The traffic police blocked the entrances to Kiev on the Zhytomyr and Odessa highways with trucks and roadblocks.
According to eyewitnesses, law enforcement officers put KAMAZ trucks on the roadway and thus prevent vehicles from entering Kiev, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
At the same time, information appeared on social networks about the first skirmishes on Zhytomyr between traffic police and people who were traveling to Independence Square in Kiev.
As reported, on Tuesday evening, the Department of Information and Communication of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported that in connection with the riots and in order to prevent the escalation of the conflict, traffic to Kiev will be limited from 00:00 on February 19.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Ivano-Frankivsk "VVshniki" refused to fight with the people: "We will not execute criminal orders." VIDEO
Tonight, Lt. Col. Ivano-Frankivsk military unit 1241 Petr Shulyak made an official statement from the leadership of the military unit, in which he pledged not to give clearly criminal orders and assured that the personnel would not comply with clearly criminal orders.
According to the Franco-Times, in addition, the personnel of the unit will not oppose peaceful protests.
UPD: 02/19/2014 How to get to Kiev: open and closed roads
In a radius of 2 kilometers around the Maidan there are traffic police posts, most of them three or more cars.
According to the report, the roads have not yet been blocked. “But even on small streets traffic cops with guns are on duty, inspecting salons and luggage racks for weapons. Most of all, traffic police - 7 cars are on Lviv Square, they also stand on Druzhby Narodov Boulevard, on the bridge from Moscow Square towards Lesya Ukrainka, there is a car on Gonchara, Lesia Ukrainka, near the Central Election Commission, at the intersection of Vladimirskaya and Taras Shevchenko, "it was informed. according to the information of Facebook user Oleg Khavruk, the situation on the streets in the center of Kiev is like this (as of 09.00).
As for the entrances to Kiev, the Boryspil highway is blocked in two places at once - one lane is open. From Brovary to Kiev - they also pass through only 1 lane out of four, the rest are occupied by trucks with sand. This KP can be bypassed by turning right in front of the KP (through gas station with gas, or through Pukhovka and Zazimye).
The Warsaw highway at the exit from Gostomel towards Kiev is covered with sand. Only a narrow passage for driving along one car is open. A similar situation at the entrance to Kiev at the checkpoint - there krazy and sand block the road there. Everywhere reinforced traffic police posts. Cars are being checked extensively, activists report.
UPD: 02/19/2014 Titus use a firearm. We found sleeves from Kalashnikov assault rifles and a TT pistol. VIDEO
Maidan activists found the shot cartridges from firearms at night. According to Channel 5, fire from firearms was conducted by unknown people who gathered at the intersection of Vladimirskaya and Bolshaya Zhitomirskaya Streets.
UPD: 02/19/2014 In Rivne, the local Berkut detachment was disarmed. VIDEO
In Rivne, activists of the Right Sector stormed the local base of the Golden Eagle and forced about fifty law enforcement officers to leave it. This was reported by Censor.NET with reference to Radio Liberty.
Thus, the Right Sector, surrounded by local residents, led about fifty Berkut fighters without protective weapons through a living corridor.
Now in the "Right Sector" there are helmets and body armor "Golden Eagle". Activists say they are ready to use them in the event of a possible attack by security forces.