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UPD: 05/23/2014 The war is full of rumors. The most vague stories of confrontation in the Southeast

Война слухами полнится. Самые туманные истории противостояния на Юго-Востоке

The confrontation in the Southeast overgrows with its “vague stories”, which are often very difficult to prove the authenticity or unreality of.

The African Guard, sniper Babai and other secrets of the battle for the Donbass. "Just like a passerby is a black guy." Belarusian battalion. Sniper Babai. Chechen front and Don Cossacks. African Guard. Business card Yarosh and others. Opposition black men.

UPD: 05/23/2014 Frontline reports from the South-East for May 22

 Фронтовые сводки с Юго-Востока за 22 мая

Anti-terrorist operation in the South-East of Ukraine. The main events on Thursday, May 22.

Near Krasnodon they tried to fill up a protective moat, the troops didn’t leave, Donbass goes to Donetsk, hijacked a printing house, stole a circulation, firing at an electrical substation, the martial law of the LPR, Bolotov turned to Putin, clashes near Volnovakha and Rubezhnoye, an attack on the checkpoint, end the war! DNR asks for superstitiousness, the shooter gave the order, Not enough bulletproof vests, In Lugansk! Liberation of the New Friendship, Transfer to Slavyansk, Capture of mines

UPD: 05/23/2014 Frontline reports from the South-East for May 21

Фронтовые сводки с Юго-Востока за 21 мая

Anti-terrorist operation in the South-East of Ukraine. The main events for Wednesday, May 21.

Representatives of the DPR established two roadblocks, End to terrorists! The troops are leaving, New checkpoints, the LPR "writes" the Constitution, the GAI ultimatum, In the morgues there are almost 100 bodies, They detained the "people's mayor", They seized the executive committee, Ponomarev threatened, They seized weapons, For a peaceful sky above their heads, the National Guard came to the radicals, They occupied a bakery, Appeal to Akhmetov, The situation has improved, Rally in Mariupol

UPD: 05/23/2014 In Dnepropetrovsk, they found instructions for the case of "cleansing" the city by Russians: "Photos of Putin and Yanukovych can save your life." PHOTO

В Днепропетровске нашли инструкцию на случай зачистки города россиянами: Фото Путина и Януковича могут спасти вам жизнь. ФОТОрепортаж

In Dnepropetrovsk, during a search of the office of one of the companies with foreign investment, law enforcement officers found leaflets of a pro-Russian nature, which, in particular, referred to the "rules of conduct during the" sweeping "of the city by Russian" peacekeepers "from terrorists."

This was reported in the press service of the Dnepropetrovsk administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"There were no company officials at the time of the search. Currently, investigative steps to establish the whereabouts of those involved in illegal activities are ongoing," the statement said.

According to law enforcement officers, the search was carried out as part of a criminal proceeding that began on April 29 by the prosecutor's office of the Dnipropetrovsk region on the basis of the Organized Crime Control Department. Pre-trial investigation is conducted under Part 5 of Art. 191 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (misappropriation, embezzlement of property or seizure by abuse of official position) upon the theft of gas from the gas pipeline system.

Recall that NATO and the Pentagon noticed the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. However, we are talking about separate units, so the West is in no hurry to draw comforting conclusions.

UPD: 05/23/2014 The 2nd volunteer battalion of the National Guard completed combat training and is preparing to be sent to the front line. PHOTO + VIDEO

2-й добровольческий батальон Нацгвардии завершил боевую подготовку и готовится к отправке на передовую. ФОТОрепортаж+ВИДЕО

The 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the National Guard completed combat training. At the training ground in New Petrivtsi, the planned exercises of the second reserve battalion of the National Guard were held. The exercises were attended by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, representatives of the command of the armed forces.

One of the last trainings of the second battalion of the National Guard before being sent to the front line was visited by Prime Minister Yatsenyuk. He checked the readiness of the fighters, handed over the personal protective equipment to the volunteers and promised to allocate 100 million for the acquisition of 22 new armored personnel carriers for the National Guard and the army. The first four have already been sent to hot spots in the East today, Channel 5 writes.

Yesterday’s managers, public figures and popes are now reservists of the second battalion of the National Guard. Three hundred and fifty volunteers have already studied the basics of military science quite well and in a matter of days will be at the forefront of the anti-terrorist operation. Studied over a month demonstrate to the Prime Minister: methods of hand-to-hand combat, the liberation of the occupied premises, countering terrorists - the fighters of the National Guard say they are ready to fulfill all tasks in the context of the struggle against separatists in the east of Ukraine. Also, the fighters worked out actions regarding the detention of armed criminals, the release of hostages, the defense against terrorist attacks, the actions of the personnel of the checkpoint during the search of vehicles. Shooting exercises, hand-to-hand combat techniques, and elements of training courses for service dogs were also practiced.

Reservist Alexander says: "Of course, there is personal readiness. But in another sense - material - well, all that we have is from the sponsors." Physical and moral training, activists say, is not enough to protect the country. The state, they say, is not able to provide everything to everyone, therefore not indifferent Ukrainians are dumped on helmets and body armor together. Today they also presented the National Guard. Every body armor and every helmet, say the fighters, is someone's life. The state has substantial gifts: the Prime Minister handed over four new armored personnel carriers to the National Guard, and promised to allocate 18 more for the purchase. He also handed body armor, helmets and communications equipment to the soldiers.

The head of government stressed that the army and the National Guard are provided with the necessary speed as soon as “nothing bought for 23 years”: “What happened two months ago and today are completely different pictures.” The Prime Minister reports: “Everything that needs to be provided at the fastest pace is ensured. Today, a powerful, lawful, paramilitary formation — both on the basis of the armed forces of Ukraine and on the basis of the National Guard, is trained.” In total, thirty three thousand soldiers are now serving in the National Guard. Seven hundred of them are two volunteer battalions, formed mainly from the Maidan self-defense forces.

The Prime Minister also expressed condolences to the families of those killed during the anti-terrorist operation and assured that the country will not forget its heroes and will help their families.

UPD: 05/23/2014 YanukovychLeaks National project (The initiative group is studying the documents found in Mezhyhirya)

YanukovychLeaks Национальный проект (Инициативная группа изучает документы, найденные в Межигорье)

On February 22, volunteer divers found nearly 200 folders of documents at the bottom of the reservoir at the residence of the former president of Ukraine. In a hurry, the former inhabitants of Mezhyhirya leaving the residence, throwing away documents, hoped that water would destroy these materials.

Recover: A group of journalists and civic activists set a goal to save from destruction, organize and study a huge amount of information about the former inhabitants of the residence.

Disclose: Scanned materials are published publicly on this site. Anyone in any country in the world, whether a journalist or an ordinary citizen, can directly familiarize themselves with their contents.

Investigate: The content of documents from Mezhigorye has become the subject of journalistic investigations, which will continue to be published here and in the Ukrainian media.

UPD: 05/23/2014 Evidence of Kurchenko’s involvement in Vesti was found in Mezhigorye. DOCUMENT

Доказательство причастности Курченко к Вестям нашли в Межигорье. ДОКУМЕНТ

Journalists processing documents thrown in Mezhigorye by Yanukovych found evidence of Kurchenko’s involvement in the Vesti newspaper.

Legal issues related to the activities of the Vesti media holding were part of the full-time duties of Anna Sytnik, lawyer of the VETEK group of companies Sergey Kurchenko, close to Yanukovych’s “family”. This follows from a document published on the YanukovychLeaks website - a project that restores documents that survived in Mezhyhirya after the ex-president’s flight, writes LigaBusinessInform.

According to the staffing table of the legal department of the VETEK group of companies found in Mezhigorye, Sytnik's duties included, in addition to Vesti, the registration of trademarks, interaction with the Antimonopoly Committee and state bodies.

It is also reported that Sytnik joined the Supervisory Board of the Odessa Oil Refinery after its purchase by Sergey Kurchenko in 2013.

Earlier, Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Victoria Syumar said that the situation with blocking the accounts of the Vesti newspaper lies exclusively in the plane of money laundering of the "family" of Yanukovych and the oligarch Kurchenko.

Recall, the editor-in-chief of Vesti Igor Guzhva today said that the accounts of one of the companies of the holding of Multimedia Investment Group were blocked, and mask shows began in the editorial office of the newspaper Vesti.

UPD: 05/23/2014 Children in the occupied Crimea are promoted by the military “exploits” of the pioneers: “Can we really return to the times of the USSR?” PHOTO

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In Kerch among the children propagate the military exploits of the pioneer heroes.

As the correspondent of Crimea.Realities reports, the thematic exhibition is open in the lobby of the largest Palace of Children and Youth Creativity in the city, previously called the “Palace of Pioneers”.

Printed leaflets with portraits of children in military uniforms and pioneer ties tell of their exploits during the war. In some cases, the information contains facts about the deaths of children and adolescents.

As reported at the stand, the thematic exhibition is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Kerch from the Nazi invaders.

Parents have different attitudes towards the exhibition. Some support the idea of ​​patriotic education of youth, others speak out sharply negatively.

“When I first saw this exhibition, my pulse even increased. Are we returning to the times of the USSR, when deeds were demanded of all citizens, even young children? I don’t want my child taught to sacrifice himself for the country. We need to teach children how to live, create and build for the benefit of their neighbors and their family, ”Svetlana Tkacheva, a Crimean correspondent, shared her opinion with a correspondent of Crimea.

Note that modern historiography, the bulk of such “exploits” of pioneers were seriously and reasonably criticized, and most of them are considered to have been literally invented or very much distorted, along with the majority of the exploits of the Second World War, canonized by Soviet propaganda, as the “exploits” of Zoe Kosmedemyanskaya, Alexander Matrosova or "Young Guard".

According to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Crimea, they want to revive the complex of physical and patriotic education of youth “Ready for work and defense” (TRP). The Crimean “government” was instructed to approve the provision on the TRP until June 15.

UPD: 05/23/2014 "Elections in one round", is Poroshenko’s election technology, - the journalist

Выборы в один тур, - это избирательная технология Порошенко, - журналист

Journalist Sergei Leshchenko believes that the thesis that elections should be held in one round is a delicate election technology of Petro Poroshenko’s headquarters.

He wrote about this on his facebook.

Leshchenko said: “Election in one round” is a technological development of Poroshenko’s headquarters, which even some of my friends, sober Kievans, have pecked at. Citizens should vote in the first round based on personal convictions, and not because some candidate doesn’t I’m anxious to take office. The elections in the first round are like choosing from a menu in a restaurant. If you like borscht - choose borscht, even if everyone at this cafe orders cabbage soup, which has been cooked a lot, and it’s beneficial for the restaurant owner to quickly sell off the soup. seriously, t about the thesis about elections in one round is based on an incorrect interpretation of sociological research, because Poroshenko’s rating is 45+ among those who will definitely go to the polls and have exactly made their choice, and believe me - if Putin decides to attack, then it doesn’t matter to him, elections will be held in one or two rounds.