#EuroMajdan # євромайдан Хроника 23/04/2014
UPD: 04/23/2014 Ministry of Justice completes assessment of losses from annexation of Crimea: "We started calculating the value of the state property of the Russian Federation in Ukraine for compensation"
The Ministry of Justice expects the signing of a law on the occupied territory, which registers a mechanism for filing lawsuits with the courts to obtain compensation from the Russian Federation for actions in the Crimea.
The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine conducted an assessment of Ukraine's losses from the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the results will be announced next week, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko said, zn.ua.
"We have completed the assessment, the law on the occupied territory provides for a mechanism for filing lawsuits, the law will be signed before the end of this week." Next week, along with the claims, we will announce the figures, "he told journalists on Wednesday in Kiev.
As previously reported, Ukraine intends to file suits in international and domestic courts in the near future in order to receive compensation from the Russian Federation for actions in the Crimea.
In addition, at the end of March, Petrenko said that Ukraine had begun inventorying 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 the Crimea.
"We started calculating the value of the 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 exactly compensation for damages for those possible decisions to be made by Ukrainian or international courts. and our diplomatic structures, "the Minister said at the time.
UPD: 23/04/2014 In Crimea, investors are lining up in thousands of queues: "I will be in 5 or 6 thousand." VIDEO
Since today, the Crimea began accepting applications for compensation payments to depositors of Ukrainian banks, which the Central Bank of Russia officially banned activities on the territory of the annexed peninsula.
As the "Crimea. Reality" reports, in the morning people are lining up in many-meter lines at the bank branches. The biggest excitement is at the office of "PrivatBank" in Simferopol. Some people even had to call for an ambulance.
Investors blame the owners of Ukrainian banks for this situation. However, the decision to stop the activities of financial institutions was initiated by the Central Bank of Russia. The corresponding decision was made on April 21, 2014. In the list of prohibited subdivisions of PJSC CB "PrivatBank", JSC "IMEXBANK", PJSC "Bank Kyivska Rus" and PJSC "ViEiBi Bank".
UPD: 23/04/2014 Militants identified in Slavyansk: Russians, Crimeans and Fighters. PHOTO reportage
Separatists, who operate in Slavyansk, were Russians - representatives of Terek Cossacks, residents of Irkutsk, Crimeans and residents of mainland Ukraine.
As the publication of the Ukrainian Policy identified several militants.
UPD: 23/04/2014 Journalist Yevgeny Gapich disappeared in Gorlovka. A PHOTO
More than a day there is no connection with the journalist Yevgeny Gapich, who disappeared while on a business trip in Gorlovka.
Freelance journalist "Vicon" Yevgeny Gapich on Monday and Tuesday was in Donbass, where he called and sent reports. The last time he called on Tuesday, April 22, about 10 hours and handed the news from Artemovsk. He promised to provide photos soon, inform Censor. NO referring to VIKNA.
On a trip to the east of Ukraine, the journalist went to win a contest of grants for journalists from the State Enterprise "Telekritika". In his blog, Yevgeny Gapich reported that cars from the west of Ukraine should not be sent to the Donetsk region.
The Grant-manager of GO "Telecritika" Alexander Gritsenko has confirmed to "Telecritics" of disappearance of the journalist. According to him, yesterday, April 22, the evening he received a call from his wife Yevgeny Gapich and said that she had no contact with her husband for 24 hours.
It should be noted that Evgeny Gapich was on a business trip together with his brother from Sum. And the brother before the connection with him broke off, told his family the code word, which meant danger. The last city from which Gapich and his brother went out to communicate 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 Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk regions and went on a trip on April 17. He had several letters of support from various editions that guaranteed the publication of his future materials. A letter of support for the trip was provided to him by the editor of the Ivano-Frankivsk newspaper "Reporter".
"He carried out the task of his editorial office, and Telekritika's GO alone covered travel expenses for a grant from the Renaissance Foundation," Alexander Gritsenko said.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Lavrov continues to threaten Ukraine with Russian army
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had never denied that it sent additional troops to the Russian-Ukrainian border. Lavrov said this in an interview with RT TV, Ukrainian Truth reports.
At the same time he said that Russian troops participate in regular exercises.
"Similarly, the Ukrainian authorities have acted, having transferred part of the troops to the southeast regions of the country, our troops are on Russian territory," the minister said.
According to the Russian Foreign Minister, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made military exercises regular. "This is normal, because the army should feel prepared," the minister explained.
At the same time, he made it clear that Russia was ready for military action.
"If the interests of Russian citizens are directly violated, I see no other way than to respond in accordance with the norms of 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 for the first time publicly acknowledged that the "green men" in the Crimea are the Russian military. Earlier, he categorically denied this information, just as he now denies the presence of Russian military in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
UPD: 23/04/2014 Prices in the Crimea have doubled: "It's become more and more expensive today, milk has become even more expensive." VIDEO
In the Crimea, prices for food and essential commodities have increased 1.5-2 times over the past two weeks. As they say in the TSN story.
As noted, until now only the price of bread has been kept, but since yesterday it has risen in price. Against the backdrop of a rise in price people still did not wait for the increase in pensions and salaries, but this promise was for many a driving force in the so-called "?? referendum" for the detachment of the Crimea.
"The potatoes are now 8-11 rubles, but consider that a week ago he was 6 rubles each," the Crimeans tell.
Pork tenderloin in the market still a few weeks ago was worth 65 hryvnia per kg, and now 90 and even 100 UAH. The sellers do not want to talk about the reasons for the rapid rise in price. However, in a private conversation, sellers complain of disruptions in supplies from the mainland of Ukraine and expensive fuel.
Prices in the meantime are growing not only in the bazaars, but also in pharmacies.
"Two days ago I noticed on medicines: I bought mother always at the same price, but now I'm almost 18 UAH more expensive," the Crimean woman complains.
The price in Crimea has not changed unless on public transport. Through Russian deliveries of fuel, gasoline began to fall prices.
Liters of the 95th are now flooded with 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 kopecks. Most Ukrainian and international banks have already closed on the peninsula.
Therefore, under Russian banks and Crimean post offices, endless queues are built, because only here people can get social payments, pay utility bills and make money transfers.
UPD: 23/04/2014 Yatsenyuk instructed to check the validity of the rise in prices for medicines: "So that there was not so - to whom is the war, but to whom mother is dear"
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed the Ministry of Health to verify the validity of the increase in prices for medicines.
He stated this during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
"I appeal to everyone who sells medicines, who sells medicines, who sells medicines, so that they do not: to whom is the war, but to whom the mother is dear. If the rate has increased by 20%, it means 20, not 120 ... The Ministry of Health, you control, the Ministry of Economy through the State Price Inspection - control the implementation of the decree on state regulation of prices for medicines, "- said Yatsenyuk.
Together with this, the prime minister instructed to conduct a detailed check of pharmacies in hospitals. In particular, find out who the owners of such pharmacies and what prices they have for medicines.
Yatsenyuk also said that Ukrainians spend about 50 billion hryvnias annually on the purchase of medicines. According to him, the volume of the market of medical drugs and medicines in Ukraine is $ 4.3 billion.
UPD: 04/23/2014 Pentagon: We did not see anything from Moscow for the de-escalation of the conflict in Ukraine
The US defense ministry noted that Russia did not withdraw troops from the borders of Ukraine and did not contribute to the de-escalation of tension. This was stated on Tuesday by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the official website of the agency.
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) the stabilization of the situation in Ukraine and the European continent. It would be very useful if they withdrew their troops from this border and accepted concrete measures to respect the sovereignty of Ukraine "
The Pentagon spokesman noted that "Russia's aggression against Ukraine has renewed our determination to strengthen NATO's defense capabilities in order 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 sarcastic about its commitments to the European continent."
UPD: 23/04/2014 The active phase of the anti-terrorist operation is continued. The siloviki work on the liquidation of bandit formations, - Yarema
The active phase of the antiterrorist operation in the east of Ukraine is continued. First Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema told journalists about this, informs RBC-Ukraine.
"The antiterrorist operation is continuing, the active phase is continuing today, and law enforcement agencies are working to eliminate bandit groups in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk and other cities," he said.
At the same time, Yarema noted that at Easter the operation was suspended, no force measures were taken.
Recall, in the evening of April 22, acting. President Alexander Turchinov demanded the resumption of the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation in the east of Ukraine in connection with the murder of a member of the Gorlovka City Council from "Fatherland".
UPD: 23/04/2014 Russian siloviki forbidden to rest abroad: "Welcome to Crimea"
Police officers, employees of the Federal Migration Service (FMS), the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Russia may find it more difficult 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 a contradictory way: according to one data, the check-out was restricted for everyone, for others - only for employees who have access to documents classified as "secret."
In the "black list", according to various information, from 150 to 200 foreign countries, including the most popular tourist destinations - Turkey and Egypt.
LifeNews reports with reference to its sources that the staff of Russian law enforcement agencies will no longer be able to enter 150 countries. The USA, Turkey, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Spain, the Czech Republic, Cuba and some others got to this black list.
This information of the radio station "Echo of Moscow" was confirmed by Mikhail Pashkin, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Trade Union of Interior Ministry employees. A source in the Internal Affairs Directorate for the North Caucasus Department of the MOI of Russia for Moscow reported that the ban on the departure of the rank and file was announced the day before.
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 government and official secrets.
Departure on official business in such cases will be coordinated with the management.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, at the end of March the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia received a letter of recommendation to strengthen the regime for the protection of state and official secrets, in which it was proposed to limit the departure of employees who have access to work with state secrets.
According to the source, there are about 200 states on the "black list".
However, the ban did not concern employees with the third form of admission - that is, police officers who do not have access to documents classified as "secret."
The source stressed that this decision is fully in line with the law on state secrets, since employees with the second form of access sign a document stating that they can at any time be banned from traveling abroad and receive an appropriate money allowance "for secrecy".
According to LifeNews, all operatives and investigators are prohibited from traveling until a special order is issued. The term of the order is unknown.
Earlier, for the 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.
In the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, meanwhile, was informed that there was no such instruction from the cadre department. In the Union of Moscow Police Officers reported that the order exists, the details are being clarified.
The Federal Migration Service (FMS) and the Russian Defense Ministry refused to comment on the information for the Moscow Komsomolets. ITAR-TASS in the Federal Penitentiary Service (FMS) said that there are no prohibitions or restrictions in this respect. However, a source in the Federal Migration Service said that the ban there was explained to employees that "abroad, civil servants may be attacked."
According to the LifeNews portal, a similar order is being prepared at the Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN). Egypt has already been banned, but after the approval of the forthcoming order, this list of countries will expand significantly, the sources of the publication said.
At the same time, the FSKN press service told Interfax that the employees were simply advised not to travel to countries that have an agreement with the US on extradition. "This is a recommendation, and not an order," the department stressed. Russia Today also wrote that members of the law enforcement agencies were not forbidden to travel abroad, but simply recommended that they temporarily refrain from traveling.
Where and who will be able to travel, it is not yet known. According to LifeNews, civilians working in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Federal Drug Control Service under the contract, can allow leave in Turkey. In addition, it is expected that in the coming month there will be a list of "allowed" countries for the visit.
Users of social networks immediately responded to media information. "My father was not released to Bulgaria in Soviet times," one of the panelists wrote at a popular forum. A week ago I heard it from a relative who works in the bodies, they were warned in advance ... welcome to the Crimea, "- said another Russian Internet user. Another forumchanin suggested that this decree is aimed at "high leaders".
At a special forum of Interior Ministry officials, policemen are discussing whether it will be possible to go abroad to those who have already purchased tickets. Law enforcers say that they do not intend to cancel the trip, and according to them, there are no documents yet (this, however, contradicts the information of LifeNews, which published a photograph of a certain document).
At the same time, employees from the Khabarovsk Territory report that travel has been banned to everyone, including those who have an order for holidays and permits on hand. Refuse even those who have a third form of secrecy (there is no access to state secrets).
"Once in my life I decided to go abroad with my family - took a loan, somehow signed a vacation, issued a visa - and that, now everything? It's better to quit," one of the policemen is indignant. "If nothing is resolved before May, I will write a report on dismissal." We have already pounded it, "another writes. "If there are a couple of years left before retirement, you have to hold on and endure ... And if you are 8-10 years old, you should look for yourself in life, but do not tolerate this abomination," advised the FSKN employee. "I do not want and I will not rest with us, I know the difference in comfort and money," writes another law enforcement officer
Meanwhile, RIA Novosti published a story entitled "Away well, but at home is better," where he argues that the siloviki can have a good rest in Russia, and restrictive measures will have a beneficial effect on the development of domestic Russian tourism.
In Russia there are more than 4 million Russians in the security services. 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 policemen per 1,000 people (the global level is about 3 policemen per thousand citizens).
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation employs more than two million people, in the FSIN - 325.5 thousand, in the Federal Drug Control Service - 40 thousand. It is difficult to calculate the exact number of FSO, FSB and military intelligence officers because of the classified information - but the approximate figure is about 250 thousand.
UPD: 23/04/2014 Turkey tightens entry rules for Russians
The Turkish authorities tightened the rules for the entry of Russian tourists into the country.
As reported on the website of the Turkish embassy in Moscow, from now on, for the crossing of the Turkish border within the visa-free regime, a tourist must have a foreign passport, which has at least four months left until the end of the validity period. Previously, it was enough and three months. This is reported by Censor.NET with reference to the Glavkom.
A drastic change in the rules jeopardizes the plans of Russians who are going to have a rest in Turkey during the upcoming May holidays and in advance bought tickets and vouchers. "The situation has arisen when Russians are forced to cancel paid trips to Turkey for May holidays, since the validity of their passports does not meet the new requirements." Due to the fact that no new requirements for overseas passports were announced in advance, we ask for assistance in deciding whether to suspend of these requirements until May 12, 2014, inclusive.This will allow Russian tourists not to cancel trips now, calmly spend the May holidays in the resorts of Turkey, and after returning to do the registration of 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: 23/04/2014 Crimean Tatars will not allow the creation of a gambling zone in the Crimea, - Dzhemilev
The gambling business in the Crimea goes against the national beliefs of the Crimean Tatars. Putin will face serious resistance from the indigenous population in this matter.
On this on Tuesday Shuster Live was told by Mustafa Dzhemilev *, reports Censor.No referring to Ukrinform.
"The idea of Las Vegas in the Ukrainian territories was back in Matvienko's time, and even then we were against it, which contradicts our national traditions." This initiative of Putin will become one of the sources of confrontation between the Crimean Tatars, "Dzhemilev said.
He also expressed doubts about the possibility of translating the idea under the current circumstances: when only Russian planes fly to the Crimea. Also, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people noted that the world community is unlikely to close its eyes to the occupation and will start traveling to the Crimea in search of entertainment: "Do they really think that the world will reconcile with this occupation and, as if nothing has happened, will go to the Crimea to have fun .. . "
UPD: 23/04/2014 "A deputy from Gorlovka was tortured monstrously, what other victims are needed so that the Security Service starts destroying terrorists?" - journalist
Glavred Censor.NET Yuri Butusov shared information that due to the murders of Gorlovskiy City Council deputy Vladimir Rybak and one other person, an emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers will take place.
"An emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on the case of the abduction and murder in Slavyansk of two Ukrainians from the Donetsk region, participants in the action for the United Ukraine! In Gorlovka. Source Tsenzor.Net in the Ministry of Internal Affairs speaks about the details of the abduction and murder of Gorlivka City Council deputy from the Batkivshchyna Fisher's party who openly joined in a conflict with the bandits who tried to break the flag of Ukraine, and another Ukrainian whose body has not yet been identified ... It was monstrous to photograph these photos, not people, but animals ... They burned 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 the building that the green men control, that they were the guardians of the torture room.Now an American journalist and several Ukrainian citizens disappeared in Slavyansk All the givers will be made public at a briefing in the Ministry of Internal Affairs that will begin in the next few minutes.I do not know what other victims are needed to force the SBU to fulfill at last the direct order of the Supreme Commander on the destruction of terrorist groups. but in the East of Ukraine. Otherwise, why do we need the SBU anti-terrorist center? Otherwise, the leadership of the Security Service should surrender powers and open arsenals to the people, which openly destroys two enemy saboteurs. If the generals from the anti-terrorist forces are still so defiantly passive and tomorrow, then the question arises: from whose budget do they receive a salary? Then they are accomplices, too, war crimes? "
Today, the body of one of the two dead, discovered in the Torets River near the town of Raygorodok, Donetsk region, was identified. He is a deputy of the Gorlovka City Council from the party "Fatherland" Vladimir Rybak.
This was reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs during a briefing by the Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Stanislav Rechinsky and the First Deputy Head of the DKR of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Sergey Redka.
"The cause of the death of both victims was the combined trauma of the body due to torture, followed by the drowning of still living victims who were unconscious." The application for the kidnapping 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 in Gorlovka and entered in the ERDR on the grounds of a criminal offense , provided for by Part 2 of Article 146 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "illegal deprivation of liberty or kidnapping of a person," it was reported.
According to the witness who submitted the application, on April 17 of this year, unknown persons abducted Gorlovskiy City Council deputy at about 6 pm on Victory Avenue in Gorlovka, Donetsk region. An eyewitness reported that the deputy was seated in a car and taken to an unknown destination by four men in camouflage uniforms and black-colored masked balaclaws. Since the kidnapping, the deputy's mobile phone has been inactive.
Found that on April 17, 2014 at 14-00 Vladimir Rybak took an active part in the rally "For United Ukraine" in front of the Gorlovka City Council. At the end of the meeting, the deputy went to the city council building to meet with the mayor of the city. To enter the building he was prevented by supporters of the "Donetsk republic", with whom he had a verbal skirmish.
During the search activities on the Internet, a video recording of the events that took place on April 17, 2014 in front of the Gorlovka City Council until the time of his abduction was discovered. This video confirms the testimony of the witness. On April 19, 2014, the bodies of two men with traces of torture were found in the Slavic District. According to the information available to the investigation, the representatives of the separatist group that captured the building of the Security Service in the city of Slavyansk were involved in torturing and killing these people.
UPD: 04/23/2014 American edition confirms information about abduction of journalist in Slavyansk
The American edition of Vice confirmed information about the seizure of its journalist Simon Ostrovsky in Slavyansk. This is reported by Censor.NET with reference to Ukrinform.
"We are aware of the situation with Ostrovsky and are doing our best to free our friend and colleague," says Vice's tweet. 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 militiamen took the American journalist hostage. According to Ponomarev, Simon Ostrovsky has dual citizenship - the US and Israel.
UPD: 23/04/2014 Dzhemilev: FSB monitors Crimean Tatars even in mosques. All this is repression, not otherwise. VIDEO
The People's Deputy, who was the head of the Mejlis in the Crimea, Mustafa Dzhemilev announced repression against the Crimean Tatars. He told about it on the air of Channel 5, Ukrainian Truth reports.
"For example, the fact that mosques are almost officially, openly, there are employees of the FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia), make notes - who has a longer beard, they determine to what extent he is religious - and accordingly automatically, apparently (these people) fall under the category of Islamic radicals, "said Dzhemilev.
"And the rude, boorish actions, yesterday, when they (the so-called" self-defense of the Crimea ") removed the Ukrainian flag from the building of the Mejlis, with which they wrenched the hands of women, beat one young man." All this is repression, not otherwise, "he added.
Previously, Dzhemilev reported that the Crimean Tatars who live in the Autonomous Republic and renounce Russian citizenship are being fired from their jobs.