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Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Chronicle of March 21-27

What happens in the Crimea, Nikolaev, Kherson, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk



Российские военные блокируют украинские воинские части (фото - mil.gov.ua)

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans at the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. The action of Russian nationalists took place nearby, they demanded the annexation of the Crimea to Russia. There were clashes between opponents.

On February 27, unknown armed people seized the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC. A session of the parliament of the autonomy was held under their protection, at which the Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister urged Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

March 1, pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use the Russian military this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans at the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. The action of Russian nationalists took place nearby, they demanded the annexation of the Crimea to Russia. There were clashes between opponents.

On February 27, unknown armed people seized the buildings of the Council of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada of the ARC. A session of the parliament of the autonomy was held under their protection, at which the Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister urged Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

March 1, pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, and the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use the Russian military this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

MARCH 27

23:59 In Kharkov, Avtomaydan activists held a picket against separatism.

23:15 According to the National Security and Defense Council, 100 thousand Russian soldiers were pulled to the borders of Ukraine.

22:36. The United States declares that it continues to monitor the movements and changes in the number of Russian troops in the regions bordering on Ukraine.

21:39. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine ensured the rights of recruits for the period of mobilization

21:20. Nearly 100 thousand Russian troops are on the borders of Ukraine in the form of various units in the directions of Chernigov, Kharkov, Donetsk, and these troops have been on alert for several weeks. This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andrei Paruby.

19:24 The UN General Assembly resolution showed an unprecedented level of support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the department of information policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebiynis.

19:05 Armed representatives of the self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov seized the Livadia winery.

18:40. The UN General Assembly confirmed the illegality of the separatist referendum in Crimea, held on March 16, and urged not to violate the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

18:16. The Presidential Administration assures that in the near future there is no threat of attack from the Russian Federation.

17:10. Patriarch Filaret, Patriarch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, addressed Ukrainians in connection with the threat of invasion of Russian troops in Ukraine.

16:20 About 84.2% of respondents are in favor of preserving the Crimea as part of Ukraine, and only 6.4% of Ukrainians believe that Crimea should be separated from Ukraine.

3:45 pm Now there is a very high probability that Russia can attack Ukraine, said the ex-Minister of Defense, General of the Army of Ukraine Yevhen Marchuk.

4:45 pm Europe depends on the export of Russian oil and gas, so an embargo may be an impractical option. But there is another way of exerting pressure, Larry Elliot writes on The Guardian pages.

14:20. The National Security and Defense Council has taken maximum measures to protect the eastern border of Ukraine.

12:39. The illegitimate Rada of Crimea has published a list of people whose stay in the peninsula is undesirable.

12:30 All Crimean residents who do not have a Crimean registration on March 18, 2014 are considered “foreign citizens” and must travel outside Russia until April 19 in order to then enter and issue a residence permit “on legal grounds”.

12:00 Ukrainian paratroopers took control of the navigation station of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in Genichesk, Kherson region.

11:10. Mustafa Dzhemilev will speak at the European Parliament with a report on the situation in Crimea, after which he will leave for the United States at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

10:55 . If Putin wants to seize the East and South of Ukraine, he will have to act quickly, says military observer Pavel Felgengauer.

10:30 The European Court of General Jurisdiction, the second most important court of the European Union, proposes to amend the procedure for imposing sanctions in order to reduce the possibility of challenging them in court.

10:00 Russian President Vladimir Putin personally oversees the build-up of troops on the Ukrainian border, said the head of the British defense department Philip Hammond during a visit to the Pentagon.

09:55. 62% of Russians believe that the annexation of the Crimea is caused by the threat to the Russian-speaking population of the Crimea.

06:55. The Pentagon demands from Russia guarantees that it will not invade the territory of Ukraine.

06:49. Law enforcement agencies must continue to fight armed groups that hide behind the Right Sector and commit crimes in Ukraine, said First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Volodymyr Yevdokimov.

06:00 In Crimea, up to a million people will not surrender Ukrainian passports, said MP from the UDAR faction, former permanent representative of the president in Crimea Sergey Kunitsyn.

05:37. Crimean diplomatic missions of foreign countries move to Odessa. To date, it has become known about the evacuation of four diplomatic missions from the ARC - Poland, Hungary, Germany and Israel.

05:13 Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes said that no local referendums would be held in the city, at least until parliament passed the relevant law.

04:12 In Sevastopol, the separatists announced a fundraiser for the needs of the city and the local community.

03:35. US intelligence warned the White House about the increased likelihood of Russian troops invading the mainland territory of Ukraine.

03:15 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation expressed concern about the security and well-being of the Crimean Tatars and urged them to respect their rights, the OIC statement said on the organization’s website.

03:03 British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is personally developing a plan to invade the mainland of Ukraine.

02:48. The Ukrainian officers released from captivity gave the first comments after they got to the mainland of Ukraine.

01:44. Today, the United Nations Security Council plans to hold a regular meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

00:38. Colonel Yuli Mamchur for the first time shared his impressions of captivity after being captured by Russian occupants.

00:02. The armed forces are ready to give an adequate force repulse to the aggressor, said Acting Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Colonel-General Mikhail Koval.

26 MARCH

22:33. The six Ukrainian military liberated in Crimea arrived in the mainland of Ukraine.

22:16. The Russian grouping of troops on the borders with Ukraine increased due to the arrival of new units and units in the Bryansk region of Russia.


20:56. Six Ukrainian soldiers captured in the Crimea were released. This was announced by the head of the media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in the Crimea, Vladislav Seleznev.

20:35. The commander of the tactical aviation brigade in Belbek Yuli Mamchura is taken from the Crimea towards Kiev. This information was confirmed by the wife of the military Larisa Mamchur.

19:30 The Russian occupation forces in the Crimea sent tanks captured in Ukrainian units to the north of the Crimea.

19:25 Russia continues to force to the borders with Ukraine. This was announced by the speaker of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebiynis.

19:00 The Swiss government has promised to take measures to avoid becoming a haven for evading EU and US sanctions against Moscow, and said that the EU-imposed visa restrictions apply to the territory of this neutral country in accordance with the Schengen agreement .

18:56. The EU and the US are ready to strengthen sanctions against Russia.

5:30 p.m. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will conduct the Spring Rainstorm military exercise in the Kharkiv region.

16:50 Ukraine is preparing a draft resolution on Crimea for consideration by the UN General Assembly.

16:04. Crimeans with Russian passports can get a Schengen visa only in the embassies of the EU countries in Ukraine.

3:30 p.m. The Russian army settles near the Ukrainian borders - deploying operational headquarters and first-aid posts.

14:40. The State Border Service notes that the number of provocations near the border from the Russian side has increased.

2:00 PM Uzbekistan does not recognize the Crimea as part of Russia.

13:50 Russia's military aggression against Ukraine can drastically affect the course of consultations to determine the candidacy of the next secretary general of NATO.

13:40. Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov dismissed Sergey Kunitsin from the post of Permanent Representative of the President in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

13:03 The commander of the Ukrainian tactical aviation brigade from Belbek Yuli Mamchur remains captive to the Russian invaders.

12:50 A record of the interrogation of a Russian soldier who tried to enter the territory of Ukraine appeared on the Internet.

12:10 The Verkhovna Rada plans to allow servicemen to privatize residential premises in hostels.

11:00 The crew of the corvette Ternopil, consisting of 80 sailors after the seizure by the Russian occupants, decided to continue service in the Naval Forces of Ukraine.

10:10. Residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, who are forced to leave the peninsula, and have problems with passports, can contact to resolve the issue in any department of the State Migration Service in Ukraine.

09:29. Yesterday, Russian special forces stormed the mine sweeper Cherkasy. The crew kept up to the end.


09:20 Ten warships, boats and support vessels remain in the Ukrainian Navy. The flag of Russia is hoisted above 51 ships that were previously part of the Ukrainian Navy.

08:58 The servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their family members will be transported from the Crimea by rail.

07:20 Tanks are taken out of the military unit in the village of Perevalnoe in the Crimea from the fleet of combat vehicles.

01:51. According to foreign media, the United States intends to put pressure on the Kremlin by banning purchases of Russian weapons throughout the world.

01:44. Representatives of the Ukrainian community of Rome held an anti-Russian flash mob under the Italian parliament.

00:58. In Sevastopol, the separatists disbanded the city "self-defense" units.

00:38. In Sevastopol, cadets were saying goodbye to the flag of Ukraine, kneeling.

00:34 In the Crimea and Sevastopol, the internal affairs bodies of Russia. The corresponding order was signed by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

MARCH 25

23:59 In Dnepropetrovsk, the Defense Council was created to coordinate and coordinate all security agencies in the event of a military invasion.

23:19 Tonight at the airport "Borispol" the plane landed from Melitopol with 130 feodosiya marines on board.

22:32. Today, the Shevchenko district court of Kiev has chosen a measure of restraint for six suspects in organizing riots in Donetsk and Odessa in the form of detention.

22:14. Today, after a two-week break, a mass rally was held near the Shevchenko monument in Kharkov.

21:52. Crimean Tatars are advised not to refuse Russian passports, but to keep Ukrainian ones as well. This was discussed during a meeting of the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov with representatives of public organizations in Simferopol.

21:34. The EU is ready for the third stage of sanctions against Russia, said Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

21:00 On the lake Donuzlav in the Crimea after 2 hours of assault, the Russian invaders managed to capture the mine sweeper Cherkasy.

20:41. Today, a company of paratroopers from the 25th Separate Dnepropetrovsk Brigade, who studied in the Crimea, moved to the mainland.

8:15 p.m. Continues the assault minesweeper "Cherkasy". The occupants made their way aboard the ship, the crew did not give up.

18:50 Minesweeper "Cherkasy" in the lake Donuzlav under the Ukrainian flag goes non-stop for the third day.

17:40. Several dozen separatists stopped the movement of military equipment to the border with Russia near Mariupol.

5pm Police opened criminal proceedings on the fact of raising the Russian flag on March 23 at the building of the Donetsk City Council during the rally of pro-Russian forces.

16:40. UK to continue pressure on Russia because of conflict with Ukraine: ambassador

16:20 From the reserve fund of the state budget of Ukraine will direct 1.9 billion UAH. on the needs of the military.

4pm Russia took advantage of the revolution in Ukraine in order to annex the Crimea.

15:20 The State Border Service of Ukraine declares constant provocations by the Russian military on the eastern border of Ukraine.

3:00 p.m. In the framework of the "Support the Ukrainian Army" campaign, over UAH 40 million has been received into the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

2:30 pm The Regional Azov-Black Sea Border Management from the Crimea was relocated to Kherson.

2:10 pm In the Odessa region will be formed the 1st brigade of marines.

13:40. The State Border Service of Ukraine declares the availability of operational information on the use of the forms of Ukrainian passports stolen in Crimea by groups of provocateurs.

13:30 On the basis of the first separate Theodosia battalion of marines a brigade of marines of Ukraine will be formed.

12:56 Verkhovna Rada appointed a new acting. Minister of Defense.

12:40 Russian neo-Nazi Anton Rajewski trains the "self-defense" of Odessa separatists - the so-called "Odessa squad".

12:30 The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has established a new departmental award - the medal "For the return of the Crimea."

12:20 The minesweeper Cherkasy, which stands in the Donuzlav lake, continues to be faithful to Ukraine and is ready to repel attacks from the Russian invaders.

11:30 More than four thousand soldiers from the Crimea want to continue serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

11:05. In the list of the Crimean prisoners now both the team and the commander of the landing ship "Konstantin Olshansky", which was captured on the eve of the Russian military.

10:55. Acting Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh said he was ready to resign. The Verkhovna Rada did not accept his resignation.

10:45. “This is a response (the actions of the West, - ed .), Not a strategy,” points out Philip Zelikov, a former US State Department adviser and head of the 9/11 terrorist investigation commission, in an article published in The Financial Times. “The strategy begins with a clear understanding of the operational goal. "

10:10 . Now on the territory of the Crimea there are more than 30 thousand Russian occupants (more than 22 thousand servicemen plus Cossacks), plus weapons and military equipment of the Black Sea Fleet, and also transferred from mainland Russia over the last month, it is possible to conduct provocations in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine - Tymchuk.

09:50 The Ukrainian fleet is a small fleet, consisting mainly of ships from the Soviet Black Sea Fleet. His entry into the Black Sea Fleet of Russia will not add to the potential of the military unit, said Admiral Igor Kasatonov, adviser to the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

08:20 In the coming days, the United States will transfer to Ukraine about 25,000 food rations for the needs of the country's armed forces.

08:10 The courts in the Crimea accept for consideration only applications based on the norms of the Russian legislation.

01:47 On procedural voting in the US Senate, senators supported the draft law on providing Ukraine with $ 1 billion in aid and the imposition of sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian corrupt officials, as well as those responsible for "undermining stability."

01:08. The OSCE recorded a violation of the rights of representatives of national minorities in the Crimea.

01:04. On the Internet, a video capture of the Ukrainian ship "Konstantin Olshansky" in the lake Donuzlav in Crimea appeared.

00:04. The first group of marines returned from the Crimea to the mainland.

MARCH 24

23:15 Following the meeting of the heads of state in The Hague, the G7 countries supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine and threatened Russia with new sanctions.

22:17. The representative of the acting president in Crimea Sergey Kunitsyn resigns due to disagreement with the policies of the central government on the situation in Crimea.

21:36. The United States and NATO are discussing the issue of an additional increase in the military contingent in the Baltic States due to the threats associated with Russia's aggression.

21:33. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, right and left political forces signed a Memorandum on the suspension of confrontation during mass protests and the rejection of abuse of monuments and state symbols.

20:53. Ukraine does not consider the issue of restoring nuclear arsenals and confirms its commitments as a non-nuclear state, the acting president said. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrei Deshchitsa.

20:37. Acting President Alexander Turchinov signed a decree that enforced the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on the redeployment of military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the Crimea to the mainland territory of the country.

20:20 Today in Donetsk, a separatist rally gathered about 200 people.

20:17. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared a violation of the guarantees of the Budapest Memorandum by the actions of Russia.

20:09. In the Hague, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov first met at the official level with the acting. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrew Deshchitsa.

19:27. In the Kherson Regional State Administration, officials discussed the possibility of establishing observation towers at the border in the Crimea and arranging a 20-kilometer ditch.

19:26. Today, the first group of marines in the amount of 70 people will cross from the Crimea to the mainland.

19:25 In Mariupol, the separatists established a tent city near the city council.

18:55. Ukrainian officers were taken to the stern of the large landing ship "Konstantin Olshansky", the flag of Ukraine was lowered.

18:40. The situation in the north, south and east of Ukraine remains tense, there are threats of sabotage from Transnistria .

18:20 The National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting sued the Russian channels.

17:40. The Russian military began to storm the landing ship "Konstantin Olshansky."

17:25 Ukraine is preparing another series of lawsuits against the Russian Federation in both Ukrainian and international courts.

5pm Russia announced the imposition of sanctions against Canadian citizens from among high-ranking officials, parliamentarians and public figures.

4:45 pm The salary and place of work for the armed forces mobilized into the ranks will be preserved.

16:30 About 50% of the personnel of the Ukrainian military units in the Crimea wished to stay on the peninsula or went over to the Russians.

16:24 In Odessa, the Security Service of Ukraine detained the head of the public organization "Shield of the Fatherland", a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, Yuriy Tanklevsky.

16:15. Most of the crew of the assault ship Konstantin Olshansky went over to the side of Russia, but the ship remains Ukrainian.

3:30 p.m. Former employees of the Internal Troops are sent from the Crimea to the eastern regions of Ukraine to commit provocations. The situation at the border is tense - MFA.

15:10. The information that the Crimean Tatars are joining the National Guard of Ukraine is untrue - the press service of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people reports.

14:40. At night, the Russians flooded another ship to finally block even a narrow passage in the lake Donuzlav.

14:34. 83 thousand Russian soldiers are along the border - Tymchuk

2:30 pm The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that the Crimean Tatars want to hold their referendum on the future under the Russian occupation of the Crimea.

14:02. The self-proclaimed power of the Crimea holds the families of Ukrainian soldiers hostage.

13:40. Last night in a village in Zherebkovo, Odessa region, a group of armed men in balaclava and camouflage uniforms attacked a former military unit where weapons were kept.

13:20 Oleg Tyagnibok proposed to resume military recruitment and military training in schools.

12:50 The United States is ready to impose additional sanctions on Russia in the event of further escalation of the situation in Ukraine.

12:40 96% of the personnel of the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile regiment in Evpatoria are ready to serve in the Russian army.

12:30 Regionals propose as soon as possible to begin to fulfill the conditions of Russia to resolve the conflict. With the theses similar to the initiatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the leader of the Party of Regions Alexander Efremov spoke at a meeting of the conciliation board.

12:11. Two thousand Crimean Tatars joined the ranks of the National Guard of Ukraine.

11:30 The Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine instructed the Ministry of Defense to withdraw the military from the Crimea. Ukrainian military in the Crimea fulfilled their duty.

11:20. Citizens of Ukraine living in Crimea who do not want to be citizens of Russia will have to apply for a residence permit.

11:10. Attempts by the Russian military to capture the minesweeper "Cherkasy" were unsuccessful.

10:45. The overwhelming majority of Russians (93%) support the inclusion of the Crimea into Russia.

10:40. The self-proclaimed authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea do not exclude the hourly supply of electricity on the peninsula.

10:36. During the storming of the 1st Separate Marine Battalion in Feodosia, several Ukrainian soldiers received injuries of varying severity.

10:31. Donuzlav Ukrainian ship "Konstantin Olshansky". Photos - Oleksii Tamrazov, facebook.com/oleksii.tamrazov.

09:42 Armed people on speedboats make attempts to board the minesweeper Cherkasy.

09:40. Minesweeper "Cherkasy" tried to break through the blockade: video from the ship.

08:35. The new leadership of the international children's camp "Artek" refused to cooperate with the Ministry of Social Policy.

08:33 The danger of the beginning of the war between Russia and Ukraine is increasing, said Acting Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa.

08:05 Tonight, the territory of the Ukrainian Marines unit in Feodosia was captured by Russian troops. According to various sources, from 60 to 80 Ukrainian marines were removed from the territory of the captured part of the Ukrainian marines in Feodosia.

07:30 The leaders of the Big Seven countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada) and the chairman of the European Council on Monday will discuss a joint response to the situation around Crimea at the international summit on nuclear security in The Hague.

07:23. Most cities on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea as of 6 am on Monday have problems with power supply.

07:20 The Foreign Ministry of Poland received an official letter from the State Duma of Russia, which proposes the division of the territory of Ukraine.

06:00 Russian occupying troops opened fire in Feodosia.

00:32 New Ukrainian armored personnel carriers for the National Guard are ready for use.

23 MARCH

23:26. Crimeans will be able to vote in the presidential elections in Ukraine. According to the deputy head of the CEC, Andrei Magera, those wishing to take part in the presidential elections on May 25 will be able to vote in neighboring regions of Crimea.

22:45. As of the evening of March 23, the number of Ukrainians missing, or illegally stolen in Crimea, is nine. It is reported by the Center for Investigative Journalism, referring to the data of the media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and public organizations.

22:38 In a number of cities in the Crimea the lights went out in the evening. Users of social networks report that part of Simferopol, Kerch, half of Theodosia remained without power supply, also Belogorsk, Nizhnegorsky, Evpatoria, Zuya and Alushta are also de-energized.

22:05 There is no mass outflow of people from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. “During these two weeks about a thousand people left Autonomy. Most of them - Tatars - women and children,” said Mustafa Dzhemilev, the former chairman of the Mejlis.

21:18. Ukrainian marines from Feodosia declared to the aggressors that they would leave their unit only with trucks and on the armored personnel carrier with the flag of Ukraine and their battalion. If, prior to the departure order, someone tries to illegally enter the territory of the unit, they will open fire to kill.

21:03 Most of the military tactical group "Crimea" are loyal to the oath. The commander of the group said that quite a few representatives of the Crimean Tatar people serve in the compound, who are not going to surrender.

20:01. Information on the placement of families of servicemen and civilians who are in the Crimea and Sevastopol can be obtained by calling the hotlines: (044) 454-44-51, 454-43-37 (around the clock) - Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, 253-04 -71 (round-the-clock) - public reception of the Ministry of Defense, 207-18-04, 207-18-79 (round-the-clock) - Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine.

19:45 The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people will hold an extraordinary session of Kurultay on March 29. This is reported by the press service of the Mejlis. The place, time and agenda of the extraordinary session of Kurultay will be published soon.

19:36. Mike Rogers, Republican, chairman of the intelligence committee of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, called for the provision of armaments to the AFU for protection against Russian aggression. He also noted that the direct participation of the US Army in the Ukrainian-Russian military conflict is excluded.

19:04. Russia's permanent representative to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, rejected the suggestion that "the reunification of the Crimea with Russia" was planned in advance. He said this in an interview with the Air Force. Commenting on the situation in the Crimea, the representative of Russia said that Vladimir Putin had no intention of sending troops to other parts of Ukraine or Europe.

18:38. Employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine have strengthened border control measures for citizens who follow from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the press service of the department reports. The control is carried out jointly with the units of the armed forces, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine.

17:27. In Crimea, the Russian occupiers illegally detained the commander of the A4398 military unit in Sevastopol, a second-rank captain VN Demyanenko. This was announced by the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk on his page on Facebook.

17:07. In Lugansk, at the same time as the already familiar rally of pro-Russian forces, a march was held under the slogan "Lugansk is Ukraine," reports Ukrinform.

16:51. Today, in the capital of Crimea, a rally "in support of the south-east of Ukraine" was held near the monument to Lenin. The protesters chanted "Shame on the Ukrainian media!", Demanded the return to Ukraine of Yanukovych and called for the East of Ukraine to separatism.

4pm Donetsk separatists are demanding a May 25 referendum on the status of Donetsk region.

Вторжение России в Украину

Photo - Donbass News

3:40 pm Separate military units in the near future will be evacuated from the Crimea, said. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh.

15:34. In 18 regions of Ukraine, sanatoriums for possible refugees from Crimea are reserved.

3:30 p.m. According to the Information Resistance group, the Center for Informational and Psychological Operations (CIPSO) of the Ukrainian Navy has fallen.

14:25. The paratroopers from the 25th brigade today with weapons and equipment went from the territory of the Crimea to the mainland Ukraine.

13:27. Kharkiv residents rally in support of the unity of Ukraine.

01:06 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Ukraine has actually lost the Crimea.

12:48 The deputy commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Igor Voronchenko, was taken prisoner by the invaders.

12:35. Ukraine demands to release the commander of the military unit in Belbek, Colonel Yuli Mamchur and stop the provocations by the Armed Forces of Russia. This was stated by Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov.

12:03 In the Donetsk region, border guards detained seven military Black Sea Fleet troops.

12:01 Most of the deputies of the Kherson Regional Council did not want to support their fellow Communists, who offered to consider at the session an appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine about the need to collect signatures in support of the federal system of Ukraine and the second state language.

11:45. Several officers, warrant officers and sailors of the minesweeper Chernigov, whose commander yesterday decided to surrender to the Russian military, went aboard the large landing ship (BDK) Konstantin Olshansky.

11:38. Ukraine strengthens the protection of the border with Transnistria because of the threat of invasion of the Odessa region by Russian troops from the unrecognized republic.

11:10. The commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Sergei Haiduk, admitted that a third of the Ukrainian fleet was blocked.

10:27. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the VI convocation Yuriy Ganushchak (BYuT-Batkivshchyna faction) said that the issue of the federalization of Ukraine is no longer relevant today.

10:07. Today in Kiev on Independence Square at 12:00, the next popular assembly will begin.

09:45. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the creation of territorial authorities in the Crimea.

09:43 In Belbek, Ukrainian officers are demanding the release of the commander of a military unit, Colonel Yuli Mamchur, captured by Russian occupants after yesterday’s storming of the base.

09:02. In London, Ukrainian activists picketed Gazprom’s office, demanding that the concern stop financing Russian military operations in the Crimea.

08:41. Ukrainian ships in Donuzlav are preparing to storm, their crews remain loyal to the oath.

08:00 Today in Kiev starts a bike ride in support of the unity of Ukraine.

07:40. There was a new video, as the invaders attacked the base in Belbek.

07:20 At the entrance to Sevastopol, the separatists removed the checkpoint.

MARCH 22

15:06 Participants in the "self-defense" of the illegitimate Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov stormed the Ukrainian military unit in Novofedorivka.

14:48. The security service of Ukraine, in accordance with the decision of the court, detained in Donetsk the leader of the so-called "people's militia of Donbass", Mikhail Chumachenko.

13:20 In Mariupol, a protest rally in support of the fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych.

12:55 About 500 people, mostly pensioners, hold a rally in support of the ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich on Lenin Square in Donetsk.

12:49 The commander of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Rear Admiral Sergei Haiduk, said that the food supplies on the blocked Ukrainian ships in the Crimean lake Donuzlav would be enough for 10 days.

12:24 Crimean separatists do not allow the departure of families of Ukrainian soldiers from the Crimea.

12:15 The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, does not yet know whether the self-proclaimed power of the Crimea really forbade him to enter the territory of the peninsula. But in this case, he is preparing a surprise.

11:51. The leader of the Crimean separatists, Sergey Aksenov, received Russian citizenship back in 2003.

11:15 The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region, Konstantin Pozhidaev, said that in fact the events of March 13 in Donetsk, when activist Dmitry Chernyavsky was killed, 11 people were detained.

10:20 Cabinet Minister Ostap Semerak said that the Ukrainian government allows dual citizenship for the residents of Crimea.

10:18. The Ministry of Defense refutes the “disinformation of the Russian Federation” about the Ukrainian sailors. The ministry reported that they are currently considering the issue of granting the status of "a participant in military actions" to each Ukrainian seaman in Crimea.

09:56. Today at 9:00 am on the Ukrainian ships in the Crimean lake Donuzlav traditionally raised Ukrainian flags, the crews of the ships at the battle posts.

08:36 Andrei Kelin, head of the Russian representative office at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said that the OSCE mission of observers in Ukraine, agreed yesterday, does not have a mandate to work in Crimea. He claims that the Crimea "became part of Russia."

07:27. The question of the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the Crimea is not worth it. This was announced by the commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, Sergey Haiduk.

01:25 Ukrainian Defense Minister Igor Tenyukh said that the Ukrainian navy in the Crimea is not abandoned and have clear orders from the General Staff.

00:14 Every second student of the Academy of Naval Forces named after Nakhimov in Sevastopol refused to go over to the side of Russia.

00:03 Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko promised to immediately address the problem of Ukrainian sailors in the Crimea.

21 MARCH

22:42. In Streletskaya Bay not far from Sevastopol, Russian invaders captured the Ukrainian submarine Zaporozhye.

20:18. Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko called President of Russia Vladimir Putin "the enemy of Ukraine number one."

20:09. The deputies of the Luhansk Regional Council again demanded for the Russian language the status of the second state, as well as the federalization of the country.

19:18. The Ukrainian minesweeper "Cherkasy" was not allowed to free the fairway to exit the 5th brigade of surface ships of the Ukrainian Navy from Lake Donuzlav to the Black Sea.

18:55. In Crimea, in the village of Perevalnoy, part of the 36th coastal defense brigade of the Ukrainian Navy went over to the side of the Russian Federation.

17:55. All five ships raised the flags of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Navy, the personnel is loyal to the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine.

18:40 . Police officers, together with border guards and members of the public, serve in the districts of the Odessa region bordering Moldova and Transnistria.

4:45 pm In Simferopol, there are huge queues of people willing to hand over documents for registration of a passport of a citizen of Russia.


Вторжение России в Украину

"Crimeans are incorrigible: the same panic, the result of which is huge queues. There were over a hundred people who, think about it, should be assigned a number giving the right to take their place in the queue to hand over documents to get a Russian passport. Free dates: March 31, April 1. . ", - commented on the situation on Facebook Crimean journalist Zair Akadyrov.

3:30 p.m. Information that the Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimea do not know how to act, does not correspond to reality.

15:08. Today in Kherson, residents of the city went to a rally against separatism.

3:00 p.m. Ukrainian sailors blocked in the lake Donuzlav, trying to break into the sea

14:56. The Security Service of Ukraine has begun a pre-trial investigation into 22 criminal trials on the facts of separatist activities.

2:45 pm In the framework of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army", almost UAH 9 million has been received on the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine in the last 24 hours.

14:20. The flagship of the Naval Forces of Ukraine frigate "Getman Sagaidachny" completed the protection of the maritime borders of Ukraine and returned to the port of Odessa.

13:58. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed laws on the entry of the Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation.

13:40. The Venice Commission unanimously adopted a decision, which recognized the illegitimate referendum in the Crimea, because it violates the Constitution of Ukraine and the basic international principles regarding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the subjects of international law.

13:30 Ukraine wants to bring Russia to justice for the annexation of the Crimea through influential judicial instances, including through the international court of justice.

13:00 The Marine Corps Battalion of the Ukrainian Navy, which is based in Feodosia, is preparing for redeployment to the mainland.

12:45 Seamen of the minesweeper "Cherkasy", located in the occupied territory in the Donuzlav lake, Novoozernoye demand from the leadership to take a concrete decision on the further actions of the military.

12:40 Five Ukrainian ships that are now in Donuzlav remain in the composition of the Naval Forces of Ukraine and refuse to go over to the side of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

12:34 In Lugansk, demolished separatist tents from the "Lugansk Guard".

11:45. The Federation Council unanimously ratified the interstate agreement "On the admission to the Russian Federation of the Republic of Crimea and the formation of new subjects within the Russian Federation."

11:30 32 refugees from Crimea, Crimean Tatars, sought asylum in Poland.

11:20. The Kharkiv agreements reached between Ukraine and Russia under President Viktor Yanukovych are subject to denunciation, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

11:15 Four Ukrainian ships, including the large landing ship Konstantin Olshansky, the middle landing ship Kirovograd and the sea-sweepers Cherkasy and Chernihiv remain locked.

10:59 The Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared unconstitutional the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea "On the Declaration of Independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol".

10:30 Today, a delegation headed by Ivan Šimonovic, the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) for Human Rights, will arrive in Crimea.

10:10. This morning, a unit of armed Russian invaders on 10 armored personnel carriers arrived at the Belbek airfield in the Crimea.

09:24 Through the efforts of law enforcement officers and the public in the Donetsk region, in particular in Mariupol and Novoazovsk, since yesterday there are no longer any blocked Ukrainian military units.

09:15 The chairman of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels, called on EU member states to suspend arms exports to Russia in connection with the events around the Crimea.

09:00 The Military Medical Center of the Naval Forces of Ukraine in Sevastopol was completely under the control of Russian military personnel.

08:55 Austrian Chancellor Werner Fayman sees Ukraine in the status of a "neutral bridge" - a federal state with a neutral military-political status.

01:12 Ukraine cannot have any property claims to the Crimea, said Vladimir Konstantinov, chairman of the Crimean Parliament, dissolved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.