#EuroMajdan # єvromaydan Chronicle 04/04/2014
UPD: 04/23/2014 Ministry of Justice completed the assessment of losses from the annexation of Crimea: "We have begun calculating the cost of state property of the Russian Federation in Ukraine to compensate"
The Justice Ministry is awaiting the signing of a law on the occupied territory, which sets out a mechanism for filing lawsuits with the courts to receive compensation from the Russian Federation for actions in the Crimea.
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has assessed Ukraine’s losses from the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the results will be announced next week, said Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko, zn.ua reports.
"We have completed the assessment. The law on the occupied territory provides a mechanism for filing lawsuits, the law will be signed before the end of this week. Next week we will announce the numbers along with lawsuits," he told reporters on Wednesday in Kiev.
As previously reported, Ukraine intends in the near future to file lawsuits in international and domestic courts to obtain compensation from the Russian Federation for actions in the Crimea.
In addition, at the end of March Petrenko said that Ukraine began an inventory of the property of the Russian Federation, which is located on the territory of the state to compensate for losses associated with the military invasion and annexation of Crimea.
“We started calculating the value of state property of the Russian Federation, which is located on the territory of Ukraine. According to international law and Ukrainian legislation, this property can be the subject of compensation for losses by those possible decisions that will be made by Ukrainian or international courts. The relevant calculations are carried out both by law enforcement agencies and and our diplomatic structures, "the minister said then.
UPD: 04/23/2014 In Crimea, depositors are lining up in thousands of queues: "I will be in 5 or 6 thousand." VIDEO
From today in the Crimea, the acceptance of applications for compensation of payments to depositors of Ukrainian banks has begun, which the Central Bank of Russia has officially banned from operating on the territory of the annexed peninsula.
According to Krym.Realii, in the morning people line up in multi-meter queues at bank branches. The biggest hype at the office of "PrivatBank" in Simferopol. Some already even had to call an ambulance.
Investors blame the owners of Ukrainian banks in such a situation. However, the decision to terminate the activities of financial institutions was initiated by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. The relevant decision was made on April 21, 2014. The list of prohibited divisions of PJSC CB PrivatBank, JSC IMEXBANK, PJSC Bank Kievan Rus and PJSC VIB Bank.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Militants in Slavyansk identified: Russians, Crimeans, and Oplot fighters. PHOTO
The separatists who operate in Slavyansk turned out to be Russians - representatives of the Terek Cossacks, a resident of Irkutsk, Crimeans and residents of mainland Ukraine.
According to the publication Ukrainian Policy identified several militants.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Journalist Yevgeny Gapich disappeared in Gorlovka. A PHOTO
For more than a day there is no connection with the journalist Yevgeny Gapich, who disappeared while on a business trip in Gorlovka.
On Monday and Tuesday, Vikon freelance journalist Yevgeny Gapich was in the Donbass, from where he called and sent reports. The last time he called on Tuesday, April 22, at about 10 o’clock and broadcast the news from Artemovsk. He promised to provide photos soon, according to Censor. NO with reference to Vіkna.
The journalist went on a trip to eastern Ukraine, winning a competition of grants for journalists from the Telekritika Public Association. In his blog, Eugene Gapich reported that cars from the west of Ukraine should not go to the Donetsk region.
The grant manager of the Telekritika GO Alexander Gritsenko confirmed to Telekritika the disappearance of the journalist. According to him, yesterday, April 22, in the evening, his wife called Yevgeny Gapich and said that he had no connection with her husband for a day, the newspaper reported.
It seems that Yevgeny Gapich was on a business trip with his brother from Sumy. And the brother before the connection with him broke, said a code word to his relatives, which meant danger. The last city from which Gapich and his brother got in touch is Gorlovka. According to the relatives of Gapich, there were several unsuccessful attempts to withdraw money from his brother's bank card.
Gapich won a grant for business trips to the Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk regions and went on a trip on April 17. He had several letters of support from different editions, which guaranteed the publication of his future materials. And a letter of support on a business trip was provided to him by the editors of the Ivano-Frankivsk newspaper Reporter.
“He carried out the task of his editorial office, and the Telekritika GO only covered the costs of business trips under the grant of the Renaissance fund,” said Alexander Gritsenko.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Lavrov continues to threaten Ukraine with the Russian army
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia has never denied that it sent additional troops to the Russian-Ukrainian border. This was stated by Lavrov in an interview with RT, Ukrainian Pravda reports.
At the same time, he said that the Russian troops are participating in regular exercises.
"The Ukrainian authorities did exactly the same, transferring part of the troops to the southeastern regions of the country. Our troops are located on Russian territory," the minister said.
According to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made military exercises regular. "This is normal, because the army must feel prepared," the minister explained.
At the same time, he made it clear that Russia is ready for military action.
“If the interests of Russian citizens are directly violated, I see no other way but to respond in accordance with international law,” Lavrov said.
The Minister is convinced that "Russian troops are on their territory."
Recall that during a direct line on April 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly admitted for the first time that the “green men” in the Crimea are the Russian military. Earlier, he categorically denied this information in the same way as now he denies the presence of the Russian military in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Prices in Crimea doubled: "Everything has risen terribly. Today, milk has become even more expensive." VIDEO
In Crimea, prices for foodstuffs and essential goods over the past two weeks have risen in one and a half to two times. As the story says TSN.
As noted, so far only the price of bread has been held, but since yesterday it has risen in price. Against the backdrop of a rise in price, people still have not waited for raising pensions and salaries, and it was this promise that was a driving force for many when holding the so-called “?? referendum” for the detachment of Crimea.
"The potato is now 8-11 rubles, but consider that a week ago it was 6 rubles," Crimeans say.
A few pork tenderloin in the bazaar a few weeks ago cost 65 hryvnias per kg, and now it’s 90 and even 100 UAH. The reasons for the rapid rise in price, sellers do not want to talk to the camera. However, in a private conversation, sellers complain about supply disruptions from mainland Ukraine and expensive fuel.
Meanwhile, prices are rising not only in bazaars, but also in pharmacies.
“Two days ago I noticed on medicines. I always bought my mother at the same price, but now almost 18 UAH has risen in price,” complains a Crimean woman.
The price in Crimea hasn’t changed except for travel by public transport. Through Russian fuel supplies at gas stations, prices began to fall.
The liter of the 95th is now poured here into 13 hryvnias. At Ukrainian gas stations gasoline costs 16 UAH, so it’s empty there.
More and more Crimeans are burdened with small metal money - sellers refuse to accept Ukrainian penny. Most Ukrainian and international banks have already closed on the peninsula.
Therefore, endless queues line up under Russian banks and Crimean post offices, because only here people can receive social payments, pay utility bills and make money transfers.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Yatsenyuk instructed to verify the validity of rising drug prices: "So that it wouldn’t be like this - to whom is war and to whom is my mother"
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the Ministry of Health to verify the validity of rising drug prices.
He stated this during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
“I appeal to everyone who sells drugs, who sells drugs, who sells drugs, so that it’s not like this: whoever has war and who’s mother is dear. If the rate has grown by 20%, this means 20, not 120 ... The Ministry of Health, you are in control, the Ministry of Economy through the State Price Inspection is monitoring the implementation of the decision on state regulation of prices for medicines, "said Yatsenyuk.
Along with this, the prime minister instructed to conduct a detailed check of pharmacies at hospitals. In particular, find out who the owners of such pharmacies are and what prices they have for pharmaceuticals.
Yatsenyuk also said that Ukrainians annually spend about 50 billion hryvnia on the purchase of medicines. According to him, the market volume of medicines and medicines in Ukraine is $ 4.3 billion.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Pentagon: We did not see anything from Moscow to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine
The US defense department noted that Russia did not withdraw troops from the borders of Ukraine and did not contribute to the de-escalation of tension. This was announced on Tuesday by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the agency’s official website reports.
According to Kirby, the situation along the eastern border of Ukraine remains tense:
"We did not see anything from Moscow, from Russia or their armed forces, which would contribute to the de-escalation of the conflict (or) to stabilize the situation in Ukraine and the European continent. It would be very useful if they would withdraw their troops from this border and accept specific measures to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine "
The Pentagon speaker noted that "Russia's aggression against Ukraine has renewed our determination to strengthen NATO's defense capabilities to demonstrate the continued support of our NATO allies in Central and Eastern Europe."
He noted that "the only message for Moscow now is that the United States is very seyrosny perceive their obligations regarding the European continent."
UPD: 04/23/2014 The active phase of the anti-terrorist operation is continued. Security officers work on liquidation of bandit formations, - Yarema
The active phase of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine is continued. This was announced to reporters by First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema, informs RBC-Ukraine.
"The anti-terrorist operation continues. Today the active phase continues, and law enforcement agencies are working to eliminate gangs in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk and other cities," he said.
At the same time, Yarema noted that the operation was suspended on Easter, force measures were not taken.
Recall in the evening of April 22 President Alexander Turchinov demanded to resume the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine in connection with the murder of a deputy of the Gorlovsky City Council from the "Fatherland" there.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Russian security officials were forbidden to rest abroad: "Welcome to the Crimea"
It may be more difficult for police officers serving the Federal Migration Service (FMS), the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Russia to choose a place for vacation.
Russian media reported that employees of these departments were banned from traveling to some foreign countries, NEWSru.com reports.
The information comes in contradictory: according to some reports, check-out was restricted for everyone, according to others, it was restricted to employees who have access to documents classified as “secret”.
In the "black list", according to various sources, from 150 to 200 foreign countries, including the most popular tourist destinations - Turkey and Egypt.
LifeNews, citing its sources, reports that employees of Russian law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to enter 150 countries. The United States, Turkey, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Spain, the Czech Republic, Cuba and some others were included in this black list.
This information of the radio station "Echo of Moscow" was confirmed by the chairman of the Coordinating Council of the trade union of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Mikhail Pashkin. A source in the Internal Affairs Directorate for the North-Eastern Administrative District of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow reported that the ban on leaving the rank and file became known on the eve.
Interfax, also referring to an anonymous source, noted that the ban applies only to those police officers who have a high degree of access to state and official secrets.
Departure on business trips in such cases will be coordinated with the management.
According to the agency’s interlocutor, at the end of March, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs received a recommendation letter on strengthening the regime for protecting state and official secrets, which proposed restricting the departure of employees who have access to work with the state secret.
According to the source, the "black list" has about 200 states.
At the same time, the ban did not apply to employees with the third form of clearance - that is, police officers who do not have access to documents classified as “secret”.
The source emphasized that this decision is fully consistent with the law on state secrets, since employees with the second form of admission sign a document stating that they may be prohibited from traveling abroad at any time and receive an appropriate monetary allowance "for privacy."
According to LifeNews, all investigators and investigators are not allowed to leave until further notice. The validity of the order is unknown.
Note that earlier for police trips abroad were possible after agreement with the leadership: in order to spend a vacation outside of Russia, it was enough to inform the authorities.
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported to the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets that there wasn’t such an order from the personnel department. The Moscow Police Workers' Union said that the order exists, details are being clarified.
The Federal Migration Service (FMS) and the Russian Ministry of Defense declined to comment on the information for Moskovsky Komsomolets. ITAR-TASS in the Federal Service for the Execution of Sentences (FMS) said that there are no prohibitions or restrictions in this regard. However, a source in the FMS said that the ban on leaving the employees there was explained by the fact that "civil servants may be attacked abroad."
According to LifeNews, the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN) is still preparing such an order. Egypt has already been banned, but after the approval of the forthcoming order, this list of countries will expand significantly, sources said.
At the same time, the FSKN press service told Interfax that the employees were simply recommended not to travel to countries that have an extradition agreement with the United States. “This is a recommendation, not an order,” the department emphasized. Russia Today also wrote that law enforcement officials were not forbidden to travel abroad, but simply recommended that they temporarily refrain from traveling.
Where and to whom it will be possible to travel is not yet known. According to LifeNews, civilians working under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Drug Control Service under the contract may be allowed to leave in Turkey. In addition, it is expected that in the coming month a list of “countries allowed” for the visit will appear.
Social network users immediately responded to media information. “My father wasn’t allowed to go to Bulgaria in Soviet times,” one of the participants in the discussion at a popular forum wrote. “It is. A week ago I heard this from a relative who works in the authorities. They were warned in advance ... welcome to the Crimea,” said another Russian Internet user. Another forum member suggested that this decree is aimed at "high leaders."
At a special forum of police officers, police are discussing whether it will be possible to go abroad to those who have already purchased tickets. Law enforcers note that they are not going to cancel trips, and, according to their data, there are no documents yet (this, however, contradicts LifeNews information, which published a photo of a certain document).
At the same time, employees from the Khabarovsk Territory report that travel was forbidden to everyone, including those who have a vacation order and trips on hand. They refuse even to those who have a third form of secrecy (there is no access to state secret).
“Once in my life I decided to go abroad with my family - I took a loan, somehow signed a vacation, I got a visa - and now what’s all? It’s better to quit,” one of the policemen resents. “If nothing is resolved before May, I’ll go write a report on dismissal. I’ve gotten sick already,” writes another. "If you have a couple of years left until retirement, you need to hold on and endure ... And if you are 8-10 years old, then you need to look for yourself in life, and not tolerate this abomination," an employee of the Federal Drug Control Service advised. “I don’t want and I won’t have a rest with us. I know the difference in comfort and money,” writes another law enforcement official
In the meantime, RIA Novosti published a material entitled “It’s good to stay away, but it’s better at home”, where it says that security officials can have a good rest in Russia, and restrictive measures will have a beneficial effect on the development of domestic tourism.
In Russia, more than 4 million Russians are listed in power structures. The total number of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is about 1.3 million. According to the latest data, in Russia there are 10 police officers per 1000 people (the global level is about 3 police officers per thousand citizens).
More than two million people work in the RF Ministry of Defense, 325.5 thousand in the FSIN, and 40 thousand in the FSKN. It is difficult to calculate the exact number of FSO, FSB and military intelligence officers due to the secrecy of the data - but the approximate figure is about 250 thousand.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Turkey tightened entry rules for Russians
Turkish authorities tightened the rules for entry into the country of Russian tourists.
According to the website of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow, from now on, for crossing the Turkish border within the framework of a visa-free regime, a tourist needs to have a foreign passport with at least four months remaining. Previously, three months was enough. It is reported by the Censor.NET with reference to the Commander.
A sharp change in the rules jeopardizes the plans of the Russians, who had gathered to relax in Turkey during the upcoming May holidays and bought tickets and tickets in advance. “A situation arose when the Russians were forced to cancel paid trips to Turkey for the May holidays, because the validity of their passports did not meet the new requirements. Due to the fact that new requirements for foreign passports were not announced in advance, we ask for assistance in resolving the issue of suspension of these requirements until May 12, 2014 inclusive, which will allow Russian tourists not to cancel their trips now, quietly spend May holidays at Turkish resorts, and after returning to get new passports in ", - stated in the appeal sent by the Russian Union of Travel Industry, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and the Turkish Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Crimean Tatars will not allow the creation of a gambling zone in Crimea, - Dzhemilev
Gambling in Crimea runs counter to the national beliefs of the Crimean Tatars. Putin will meet with serious resistance from the indigenous population in this matter.
About this on Tuesday, Live Schuster Live said Mustafa Dzhemilev *, reports Censor. NO with reference to Ukrinform.
"The idea of Las Vegas in the Ukrainian territories was back in the time of Matvienko. And even then we spoke out against it. It contradicts our national traditions. Now this initiative of Putin will become one of the sources of opposition of the Crimean Tatars," said Dzhemilev.
He also expressed doubt about the possibility of implementing the plan in the current circumstances: when only the planes of Russian airlines fly to Crimea. Also, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people noted that the international community is unlikely to turn a blind eye to the occupation and begin to travel to the Crimea in search of entertainment: “Do they really think that the world will put up with this occupation and, as if nothing had happened, will go to Crimea to have fun .. . "
UPD: 04/23/2014 "A deputy from Horlivka was monstrously tortured. What other victims are needed for the SBU to begin to destroy terrorists?", - journalist
Glavred Tsenzor.NET Yuri Butusov shared information that due to the murders of the deputy of the Gorlovsky City Council Vladimir Rybak and another person, an emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers will be held.
"An emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers in the case of the abduction and murder in Slavyansk of two Ukrainians from the Donetsk region, participants of the rally" For United Ukraine! In Gorlovka. Source Censor. No to the Ministry of Internal Affairs talks about the details of the abduction and murder of the deputy of the Gorlovsky City Council from the party of Fatherland Rybak, who openly joined in conflict with the bandits trying to tear down the flag of Ukraine, and another Ukrainian whose body has not yet been identified. They tried monstrously. It’s better not to see these photos. It was not people who did this, they burned with fire, cut with knives .... Expe you show - a purely Caucasian handwriting. The Caucasus in the Donetsk region. There are two witnesses who saw how these people were tortured in a building controlled by green men, that they were guarding the torture room. Now an American journalist and several other Ukrainian citizens disappeared in Slavyansk All donors will be made public at a briefing at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which will begin in the coming minutes, I don’t know what other victims are needed to force the Security Service of Ukraine to finally comply with the direct order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to destroy terrorist groups and in the east of Ukraine. Otherwise, why do we need the SBU anti-terrorism center? Otherwise, the SBU leadership must surrender its powers and open arsenals to the people, who openly destroy the two inputs of enemy saboteurs. If the generals from the anti-terrorist forces are still so defiantly passive tomorrow, the question arises - from whose budget do they get their salaries? Then are they also partners in war crimes? "
Today, the body of one of the two victims found in the Torets river near the urban settlement of Raygorodok in Donetsk region was identified. It is the deputy of the Gorlovsky city council from the Fatherland party Vladimir Rybak.
This was reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs during a briefing by Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Stanislav Rechinsky and First Deputy Head of the DKR Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Sergey Redka.
"The cause of the death of both victims is a combined body injury due to torture, followed by the drowning of still living victims who were unconscious. The statement about the abduction of the deputy was registered on April 17, 2014 by the investigative department of the city administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine of Gorlovka and submitted to the URDR on the grounds of a criminal offense stipulated in part 2 of article 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “illegal deprivation of liberty or kidnapping,” it was informed.
According to the witness who submitted the application, on April 17 this year, unidentified men abducted a deputy of the Gorlovsky city council at about 6 p.m. on Victory Avenue in the city of Gorlovka, Donetsk region. An eyewitness said that the deputy was forcefully seated in a car and taken to an unknown destination by four men in camouflage uniforms and black masked balaclavas. Since the abduction, the deputy’s mobile phone has been inactive.
It was established that on April 17, 2014 at 14-00 Vladimir Rybak took an active part in the rally "For United Ukraine" in front of the building of the Gorlovsky City Council. At the end of the rally, the deputy went to the building of the city council for a meeting in the mayor of the city. Supporters of the "Donetsk Republic", with whom he had a verbal skirmish, prevented him from entering the building.
During the search activities on the Internet, a video was recorded of the events that took place on April 17, 2014 in front of the building of the Gorlovsky City Council before his abduction. This video confirms the testimony of a witness. On April 19, 2014, the bodies of two men with traces of torture were found in the Slavyansk region. According to the investigation, the representatives of the separatist group that seized the SBU building in the city of Slavyansk were involved in the torture and murder of these people.
UPD: 04/23/2014 American publication confirms information about the abduction of a journalist in Slavyansk
The American edition of Vice confirmed the information about the capture of its journalist Simon Ostrovsky in Slavyansk. It is reported by the censor.NET with reference to Ukrinform.
"We are aware of the situation with Ostrovsky and are working hard to free our friend and colleague," the Vice publication tweeted. Earlier, the so-called "people's mayor" of the city of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, during a press conference in the House of Culture of Slavyansk, said that the militia took an American journalist hostage. According to Ponomarev, Simon Ostrovsky has dual citizenship - the United States and Israel.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Dzhemilev: The FSB monitors the Crimean Tatars even in mosques. All this is repression, not otherwise. VIDEO
The People’s Deputy, who was the head of the Mejlis in Crimea, Mustafa Dzhemilev announced repression against the Crimean Tatars. He told about this on the air of Channel 5, writes Ukrainian Truth.
"For example, the fact that FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) officers are almost officially openly present in mosques, make notes - who has a longer beard, they determine the extent to which he is religious - and accordingly, apparently (these people) fall under the category of Islamic radicals, "said Dzhemilev.
"And rude, boorish actions, yesterday, when they (the so-called" self-defense of Crimea ") removed the Ukrainian flag from the building of the Mejlis, with which they twisted the hands of women, they beat one young man. All this is repression, not otherwise," he added.
Dzhemilev previously reported that the Crimean Tatars who live in the Autonomous Republic and renounce Russian citizenship are being fired.