#EuroMajdan # євромайдан The Chronicle 05/23/2014
UPD: 05/23/2014 The war is full of rumors. The most hazy stories of confrontation in the South-East
The confrontation in the South-East over time acquires its own "vague stories", to prove the authenticity or unreality of which is often very difficult.
African Guard, Babai sniper and other secrets of the battle for Donbass. "Just because a passer is a black man." Belarusian battalion. Sniper Babai. Chechen front and Don Cossacks. African Guard. Business card Yarosh and others. Opposition black men.
UPD: 05/23/2014 Front-line reports from the South-East for May 22
Antiterrorist operation in the South-East of Ukraine. Main events for Thursday, May 22.
Near Krasnodon they tried to fill a protective moat, the Troops did not leave, Donbass goes to Donetsk, Capture the printing house, Stole a circulation, Shelling an electrical substation, Martial Law of the LC, Bolotov turned to Putin, Clashes near Volnovakhi and Rubezhny, Attack of the checkpoint, Stop the war! DNR asks for superstition, The shooter gave the order, There was not enough body armor, On Lugansk! Liberation Novodruzheska, transfer to Slavyansk, Capture of mines
UPD: 05/23/2014 Front-line reports from the South-East for May 21
Antiterrorist operation in the South-East of Ukraine. Main events for Wednesday, May 21.
Representatives of the DPR set up two checkpoints, the end of the terrorists! Troops leave, New checkpoints, LNR "writes" Constitution, Traffic Police Ultimatum, Nearly 100 bodies in morgues, Detained "people's mayor", Captured by the executive committee, Ponomarev threatened, Withdrawn arms, For a peaceful sky overhead, the National Guard addressed the radicals, Took the bakery plant, Appeal to Akhmetov, Situation improved, Rally in Mariupol
UPD: 05/23/2014 In Dnepropetrovsk, Russians have found instructions for the case of a “sweep” of the city: “Photos of Putin and Yanukovich can save your life”. Photo report
In Dnepropetrovsk, during a search of the office of one of the societies with foreign investments, law enforcement officers found leaflets of a pro-Russian nature, which, in particular, deal with "rules of conduct during the" cleansing "of the city by Russian" peacekeepers "from terrorists."
This was reported in the press service of the Dnepropetrovsk Department of the Interior Ministry.
“At the time of the search, officials of the company were absent. At present, investigative actions to establish the location of persons involved in illegal activities are continuing,” the report says.
According to law enforcement officers, the search was carried out as part of criminal proceedings initiated by the prosecutor's office of the Dnipropetrovsk region on April 29, according to materials from 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 seizing it by abusing official position) on the fact of theft of gas from the gas pipeline system.
Recall that NATO and the Pentagon have noticed the departure of Russian troops from Ukraine. However, it is a question of separate divisions, therefore in the West they are in no hurry to draw comforting conclusions.
UPD: 05/23/2014 The 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the National Guard has completed combat training and is preparing to be sent to the front line. PHOTO report + VIDEO
The 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the National Guard under completed combat training. On the ground in New Petrivtsy, 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 the Interior 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 Premier Yatsenyuk. I checked the readiness of the fighters, handed over to the volunteers personal protective equipment and promised to allocate 100 million for the purchase of 22 brand 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 — they 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 on the front line of an anti-terrorist operation. The study for the month demonstrates to the Prime Minister: methods of hand-to-hand combat, the release of seized premises, opposition to terrorists - the National Guard soldiers say they are ready to perform all the tasks in the fight against separatists in the east of Ukraine. Also, the fighters have worked out actions regarding the detention of armed criminals, the release of hostages, the defense from terrorist attacks, the actions of personnel of the checkpoint during the inspection of vehicles. They also practiced shooting exercises, hand-to-hand combat techniques, elements of training dogs training courses.
Alexander, a reservist, says: “Of course, there is a personal readiness. And in another aspect, material, well, all that we have is from sponsors.” Physical and moral training, activists say, is not enough to protect the country. The state, they say, is unable to provide for everyone, therefore, not indifferent Ukrainians are dumped together on the helmets and body armor. Today presented and the National Guard. Every body armor and every helmet, the fighters say, is someone’s life. The state has substantial gifts: four new armored personnel carriers were handed over to the National Guard by the prime minister, and another 18 promised to allocate money for the purchase. He also gave body armor, helmets and communication equipment to the soldiers.
The head of government stressed that the army and the National Guard are provided with the necessary at the fastest pace, because "23 years have not been bought": "What was two months ago and today is a completely different picture." The Prime Minister reports: "Everything that needs to be ensured at the most rapid pace is provided. Today, a powerful, legitimate, militarized formation - both on the basis of the Ukrainian armed forces and on the basis of the National Guard, trained people." In total, thirty three thousand fighters serve in the National Guard. Seven hundred of them are two volunteer battalions, formed mainly from the self-defense forces of the Maidan.
The Prime Minister also expressed his 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)
On February 22, volunteer divers found almost 200 folders with documents at the bottom of the reservoir in the residence of the former President of Ukraine. In a hurry, the former inhabitants of Mezhyhirya, who had left the residence, threw out the documents and hoped that the water would destroy these materials.
Restore: A group of journalists and civil society activists set a goal to save, destroy, systematize and study a huge amount of information about former residents of the residence.
Disclose: Scanned materials are published in the public domain on this site. Anyone in any country in the world, whether journalist or ordinary citizen, can directly get acquainted with their content.
Conduct an investigation: The content of documents from Mezhyhirya has become the subject of investigative journalism, which will continue to be published here and in the Ukrainian media.
UPD: 05/23/2014 Proof of Kurchenko's involvement in “Vesti” was found in Mezhyhiria. DOCUMENT
Journalists processing documents abandoned in Mezhigorye Yanukovych, found evidence of Kurchenko's involvement in the newspaper "Vesti".
Legal issues related to the activities of the Vesti media holding were part of Anna Sytnik’s regular duties - a lawyer of the VETEK group of companies Sergey Kurchenko, who is close to Yanukovich’s “family”. This follows from a document published on the YanukovychLeaks website, a project restoring documents that have survived Mezhigorye after the ex-president’s flight, LigaBusinessInform reports.
According to the staffing table of the legal department of the VETEK group of companies found in Mezhyhirya, Sytnik's duties, in addition to Vesti, included trademark registration, interaction with the Antimonopoly Committee and government agencies.
It is also reported that Sytnik entered the supervisory board of the Odessa refinery after its purchase by Sergey Kurchenko in 2013.
Earlier, the deputy secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Victoria Syumar, said that the situation with blocking Vesti newspaper accounts lies solely in the plane of money laundering of the “family” of Yanukovich and the oligarch Kurchenko.
Recall, the chief editor of "Vesti" Igor Guzhva today said that the accounts of one of the companies holding Multimedia investment groups are blocked, and in the newspaper "Vesti" started the mask show.
UPD: 05/23/2014 Children in the occupied Crimea are promoted by the military "exploits" of the pioneers: "Are we really going back to Soviet times?". Photo report
In Kerch among children propagandize military exploits of pioneers-heroes.
As the correspondent of Crimea. Realia, the thematic exhibition is open in the lobby of the city’s largest Palace of Children's and Youth Creativity, formerly called the “Palace of Pioneers”.
Printed leaflets with portraits of children in uniform and with pioneer ties tell about their exploits during the war. In some cases, the information contains facts about the death of children and adolescents.
As reported at the booth, a thematic exhibition is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Kerch from the Nazi invaders.
Parents have different attitudes to the exhibition. Some support the idea of patriotic education of young people, others speak very negatively.
“When I first saw this exhibition, my pulse even increased. Have we really come back to the times of the USSR, when from all citizens, even small children, they demanded a feat? I do not want my child to be taught to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the country. We need to teach children to live, create and build for the benefit of their neighbors and their families, ”Svetlana Tkachyova shared her opinion with the Crimea correspondent. Realikerchanka.
It should be noted that modern historiography main part of such "exploits" of the pioneers were seriously and reasonably criticized, and most of them were literally invented or very distorted, along with most of the Second World War canonized by Soviet propaganda, as "exploits" of Zoya Kosmedemyanskaya, Alexander Matrosov or "Young Guard".
According to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Crimea, they want to revive the “Ready for Labor and Defense” physical and patriotic education complex for young people (TRP). The Crimean "government" was instructed to approve the provision on the TRP by June 15.
UPD: 05/23/2014 "Elections in one round", - this is Poroshenko's electoral technology, - journalist
Journalist Sergey Leshchenko believes that the thesis that the elections should be held in one round is a thin electoral technology of the headquarters of Petro Poroshenko.
About this he wrote in his Facebook.
Leshchenko said: "Elections in one round" is a technological development of Poroshenko's headquarters, which even some of my friends, sober-minded Kievites, pecked on. Citizens should vote in the first round, based on personal convictions, and not because some candidate does not eager to take office. Elections in the first round are like choosing from a menu in a restaurant. If you like borscht, choose borscht, even if everyone orders soup in this cafe, which is made up a lot, and it’s profitable for the owner of the restaurant to sell the remaining 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 vote and make their choice. And believe me, if Putin does attack, then it doesn’t matter Elections will be held in one or two rounds.