Frontline reports from the South-East for May 21
Antiterrorist operation in the South-East of Ukraine. Main events for Thursday, May 21.
Representatives of the DPR installed two checkpoints
In the Donetsk region, in the Shakhtyorsky district, in the village of Dmitrovka, representatives of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" established two checkpoints on the border with the Russian Federation.
In the RSA stressed that residents of nearby settlements are outraged by the fact that due to roadblocks the movement of local transport is almost paralyzed.
The end of the terrorists!
Today, on May 21, an extraordinary meeting of the Interdepartmental Coordination Commission of the Antiterrorist Center with the Security Service of Ukraine with the participation of heads of ministries and departments - subjects of the fight against terrorism, was held in Kiev, the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine reports.
In the conditions of the activity of terrorist and gangster groups in the east of Ukraine, there was an urgent need to create a fundamentally new concept of countering terrorism in the social, political, economic spheres, in the sphere of security of public life.
"We have large-scale threats not only in the ATO zone, but also in other regions of the country. Particular attention should be paid to the protection of high-risk facilities: nuclear facilities, exclusion zones, thermal power plants, hydroelectric power stations, railway transport, the Dnieper cascade locks, defense facilities, etc. . ”- said the head of the ATC, Lieutenant-General Vasily Krutov.
The troops are leaving
The US government has data on the movement of the Russian troops near the border with Ukraine. This was acknowledged today, May 21, at a regular briefing for journalists by the press secretary of the White House, Jay Carney, commenting on the information about the withdrawal of units of the Russian armed forces to places of permanent deployment
Along the border of Kharkiv with Donetsk and Lugansk regions 36 checkpoints are formed. Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense and public activists are responsible for joint duty, the chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Baluta said at a press conference.
"The border, in general, is controlled by us. Of course, we cannot say that it is completely blocked, because it has a great length. But in the main directions and points where you can cross by car, all roads are blocked," Balut.
LNR "writes" the Constitution
The leaders of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic prepared a preliminary version of the Constitution of the Republic. This document consists of 10 chapters and 86 articles.
In particular, this "Main Law of Luhansk Republicans" declares that the proclaimed LC is a "democratic legal social state", and "the territory of the LC is unified and indivisible."
Ultimatum traffic police
The commander of the Volunteer territorial defense battalion of Donbass, Semyon Semenchenko, delivered an ultimatum to the traffic police of the Donetsk region, who went over to the side of the so-called DPR, to leave the region.
About this Semenchenko wrote on his page on Facebook on Wednesday, May 21.
Almost 100 bodies in the morgues
According to preliminary information, there are up to 100 bodies of militias in the morgues of Kramatorsk, who died as a result of the antiterrorist operation. This was announced by the representative of the ATO Vladislav Seleznev on Wednesday, May 21.
"According to operational information, which needs to be checked, there are between 50 and 100 terrorists killed in battles with ATO forces in the morgues of Kramatorsk. Now, also according to operational information, it is known that in the Dmitrovka region on the Ukrainian-Russian border terrorists and Russian military for their part, they are preparing a "corridor" for the withdrawal of terrorist groups and the removal of the dead to the territory of the Russian Federation, "said Seleznev.
Detained "national mayor"
In the Donbass, the Ukraine battalion detained four leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, MP Lyagko told on his Facebook page.
"In the Donetsk region, fighters of the Lyashko" Ukraine "battalion detained activists of the separatist movement, namely: 1. Irina Poltoratskaya, self-proclaimed mayor Torez. 2. Denis Yanieva, chairman of the district commission of the Donetsk People's Republic in Torez. 3. Polyakova Igor, deputy "people's mayor" Torez, organizer of terrorist attacks and pogroms, in the past - an employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, recruited by Russian special services. 4. Simka Alexander, the leader of the terrorists in the city of Snow, "said the deputy.
The building of the executive committee in the Red Beam of the Luhansk region was captured by armed people, reports the regional edition of the Eastern version with reference to the press service of the Lugansk regional branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine.
According to the press service, yesterday the district election commission TIO-109 held a meeting, at which it registered observers and adopted an appeal to the CEC about the need to ensure the protection of election commissions. However, it was not possible to send resolutions to the CEC, since there is no system administrator at the OEC now.
"Today, members of the district commission failed to get into the premises of the district commission, since the building of the Krasnolulutsky City Council is occupied by separatists armed with machine guns," the LI KIU said.
"People's mayor" of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomarev spoke out against people who call themselves leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and are in Donetsk.
Ponomarev threatened them that soon his “army” would come to the city and restore order.
As a result of the antiterrorist operation, the security forces seized the Strela-2M man-portable air defense systems, which are in service only with the Russian armed forces, from the Donbass militias, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on his Facebook page.
"Noon. One of the ATO camps under Slavyansk. Arsenal of weapons seized from" peaceful "protesters. Including the MANPADS 2M Arrow, which is in service only with the Russian armed forces. Nothing ... everything will fall into place, explain, assemble. order "- wrote Avakov.
Over the peaceful sky overhead
Activists in Donetsk launched into the sky 400 white balloons as part of the action For a peaceful sky over your head and against the self-proclaimed DNR.
As one of the organizers of the action noted, in this way citizens want to show their desire to live in a peaceful city.
“We are conducting this action to express our opinion against the Donetsk People’s Republic and what they are doing. This is our city, and we are masters here, and we want peace here,” he said.
National Guard addressed the radicals
Representatives of the National Guard under appealed to the radical-minded citizens with a request not to hinder their work and not complicate the already tense situation in the east of Ukraine, said in a statement.
“Come to your senses! You do not have to complicate the already tense situation in the eastern regions. Before the units of the National Guard of Ukraine, which are deployed in Donetsk and Lugansk and perform urgently necessary official tasks, such as the protection of particularly important public facilities, the protection of defendants convicted during convoy, participation in the protection of public order in the streets of cities ", - said in the appeal of the Directorate of the Eastern operational-territorial association National Gvar diy Ukraine.
Occupied the bakery
In Rovenky, representatives of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic took control of the administrative building of the bakery.
In particular, according to Valery Plakhotkin, a member of the “people's militia of Rovenek,” they “reached an agreement” with the management of the enterprise on the temporary transfer of the building in connection with the arrival of refugees in the city.
Appeal to Akhmetov
The representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic appealed to Rinat Akhmetov, arguing that the DPR is “a simple people,” and the Ukrainian businessman should “go down from heaven to earth” and look at it.
The situation has improved
Prime Minister of Ukraine Yatsenyuk announced progress on resolving the crisis in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
“Over the past few days we can say that the situation in the Donbass has turned the other way. And when those who today represent the Donbass and control the Donbass, stated that no self-proclaimed gangster Donetsk Republics would lead either Donbass or Ukraine, I can say that this can also be counted as an asset of our joint activity, "he said during a round table of national unity in Nikolaev on Wednesday.
Rally in Mariupol
In Mariupol, Donetsk region, activists supporting the Donetsk People's Republic hold a rally near Azovstal, the regional edition 0629 reports on Wednesday, May 21.
The publication reported that the participants supported the idea of creating the Donetsk People's Republic and opposed the policy of Metinvest shareholder Rinat Akhmetov.