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Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: Chronicle for 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 led by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. Nearby there was an action of Russian nationalists, they demanded the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Between opponents there were collisions.

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

On March 1, pro-Russian actions were held in Donetsk, Mykolayiv, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of Russian citizens, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Russian Armed Forces" to use Russian troops "until the socio-political situation in the country stabilized this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

On February 26, several thousand Crimeans led by the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people came to the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea to defend the existence of autonomy within Ukraine. Nearby there was an action of Russian nationalists, they demanded the annexation of Crimea to Russia. Between opponents there were collisions.

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

On March 1, pro-Russian actions were held in Donetsk, Mykolayiv, Kherson. On the same day, Putin requested permission from the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of Russian citizens, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Russian Armed Forces" to use Russian troops "until the socio-political situation in the country stabilized this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

MARCH 27

23:59. In Kharkiv activists of Avtomaydan held a picket against separatism.

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

22:36. The US states that they continue to monitor the movements and changes in the number of Russian troops in the regions bordering Ukraine.

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

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

19:24. The resolution of the UN General Assembly 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 Yevgeny Perebiynis.

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

18:40. The UN General Assembly confirmed the illegality of the separatist referendum in the Crimea, held on March 16, and called 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 of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate Filaret addressed Ukrainians in connection with the threat of Russian troops invading Ukraine.

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

15:45. Now there is a very high probability that Russia can attack Ukraine, said ex-defense minister, Army General of Ukraine Yevhen Marchuk.

16:45. Europe depends on the export of Russian oil and gas, so that the embargo can be an impractical option. But there is another way of exerting pressure, writes Larry Elliot in The Guardian.

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

12:39. The illegitimate Rada of the Crimea published a list of persons whose stay on 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, then to enter and "legalize a residence permit."

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 address the European Parliament with a report on the situation in the Crimea, after which he will go to the United States for 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, military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said.

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 to reduce the possibility of challenging them in court.

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

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

06:55. The Pentagon requires Russia to guarantee that it will not invade 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 Vladimir Evdokimov.

06:00. In the Crimea, up to a million people will not pass Ukrainian passports, said MP from the faction UDAR, former presidential representative in the Crimea Sergei Kunitsyn.

05:37. Crimean diplomatic missions of foreign countries are moving to Odessa. To date, it became 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 will be held in the city, at least until the parliament passes a relevant law.

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

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

03:15. The organization of Islamic cooperation expressed concern about the safety and welfare of the Crimean Tatars and called for respect for their rights, the OIC statement said on the organization's website said.

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

02:48. Released from captivity, Ukrainian officers gave their first comments after they reached the mainland of Ukraine.

01:44. Today, the United Nations Security Council is planning another meeting to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

00:38. Colonel Yuli Mamchur first shared his impressions of the captivity after the capture of Russian invaders.

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

26 MARCH

22:33. Six Ukrainian soldiers liberated in the Crimea arrived to 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 reported by Vladislav Seleznev, head of the media center of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in the Crimea.

20:35. The commander of the tactical aviation brigade in Belbek is Yulia Mamchura being taken from the Crimea to Kiev. This information was confirmed by the wife of 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 pull forces to the borders with Ukraine. This was announced by the Speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevgeny Perebiynis.

19:00. The Swiss government promised to take measures not to become a harbor for evading EU and US sanctions against Moscow, and reported that EU 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 step up sanctions against Russia.

17:30. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine will hold military exercises in the Kharkiv region "Spring shower".

16:50. Ukraine is preparing a draft resolution on the 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 European Union countries in Ukraine.

15:30. The Russian army settles near the Ukrainian borders - deploys operational headquarters and first-aid posts.

14:40. The State Border Service notes that the number of provocations near the border has increased on the part of Russian units.

14:00. Uzbekistan does not recognize Crimea as part of Russia.

13:50. The military aggression of Russia against Ukraine can drastically influence the course of consultations to determine the candidacy of the next NATO Secretary General.

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

13:03. Commander of the Ukrainian tactical aviation brigade from Belbek, Julius Mamchur remains in captivity with the Russian invaders.

12:50. On the Internet there was a recording of an interrogation of a Russian serviceman who was trying to infiltrate the territory of Ukraine.

12:10. The Verkhovna Rada plans to allow the military to privatize living quarters in hostels.

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

10:10. Residents of Crimea and Sevastopol, who are forced to leave the peninsula, and have problems with their passports, can apply to any department of the State Migration Service on the territory of Ukraine.

09:29. Yesterday, Russian special forces stormed the minesweeper "Cherkassy." The crew of the ship kept to the end.


09:20. In the composition of the Ukrainian Naval Forces there are ten combat ships, boats and support vessels. The flag of Russia was raised over 51 ships that were part of the Ukrainian Navy earlier.

08:58. Servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and members of their families will be exported from the Crimea by rail.

07:20. From the military unit in the village of Perevalnoe in the Crimea from the fleet of fighting vehicles take out tanks.

01:51. As reported by foreign media, the US intends to press the Kremlin on the ban on purchases of Russian weapons around the world.

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

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

00:38. In Sevastopol, the cadets bid farewell to the flag of Ukraine, kneeling.

00:34. In Crimea and Sevastopol, Russian internal affairs bodies have been established. The corresponding order was signed by Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

MARCH 25

23:59. In Dnepropetrovsk, the Defense Council was set up to coordinate and cooperate with all law enforcement agencies in the event of a military invasion.

23:19. Tonight a plane from Melitopol with 130 Feodosian marines on board landed at Borispol airport.

22:32. Today, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv has chosen a measure of restraint for six suspects in organizing mass riots in Donetsk and Odessa in the form of detention.

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

21:52. Crimean Tatars are advised not to abandon Russian passports, but to keep Ukrainian and themselves. This was discussed during the 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, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said today.

21:00. On Lake Donuzlav in the Crimea, after 2 hours of storming, the Russian invaders succeeded in capturing the minesweeper "Cherkasy".

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

20:15. The storming of the "Cherkassy" is continuing. The invaders made their way to the ship, the crew did not give up.

18:50. The trawler "Cherkassy" in Donuzlav Lake under the Ukrainian flag walks without stopping the third day.

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

17:00. The police opened criminal proceedings on the fact of the rise of the Russian flag on March 23 near the building of the Donetsk City Council during the rally of the pro-Russian forces.

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

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

16:00. Russia took advantage of the revolution in Ukraine in order to join the Crimea.

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

15:00. Within the framework of the "Support the Ukrainian Army" campaign, over 40 million hryvnias have been transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

14:30. The regional Azov-Black Sea frontier administration from Crimea was relocated to Kherson.

14:10. In the Odessa region, the 1st Marine Brigade will be formed.

13:40. In the State Border Service of Ukraine they state the availability of operational information regarding the use of forms of Ukrainian passports stolen in Crimea by groups of provocateurs.

13:30. On the basis of the first separate Feodosia battalion of the Marine Corps, a brigade of the Marine Corps of Ukraine will be formed.

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

12:40. The Russian neo-Nazist Anton Raevsky trains "self-defense" of the Odessa separatists - the so-called "self-defense". "Odessa squad".

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

12:20. The sea-sweeper "Cherkassy", which stands in the lake Donuzlav, continues to be faithful to Ukraine and is ready to repel attacks by Russian invaders.

11:30. More than four thousand servicemen from the Crimea want to continue their service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

11:05. In the list of Crimean prisoners are now the command and commander of the landing ship "Konstantin Olshansky," which the day before captured the Russian military.

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

10:45. "This is a response (Western actions - ed .), Not a strategy," points out Philip Zelikov, a former US State Department adviser and head of the Sept. 11 Investigation Commission, in an article published in The Financial Times .-- The strategy begins with a clear understanding of the operational goal ".

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

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

08:20. The United States will transfer in the coming days to Ukraine for the needs of the armed forces of the country about 25 thousand food rations.

08:10. Courts in the Crimea accept only applications based on the norms of Russian law.

01:47. On a procedural vote in the US Senate, the senators supported the draft law on providing assistance to Ukraine for $ 1 billion 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 there was a video of the capture of the Ukrainian ship "Konstantin Olshansky" in Lake Donuzlav in the Crimea.

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

MARCH 24

23:15. The G7 countries, following the meeting of the Heads of State in The Hague, supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine and threatened Russia with new sanctions.

22:17. The representative of the acting president in the Crimea, Sergei Kunitsyn, resigns because of disagreement with the policy of the central government on the situation in the Crimea.

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

21:33. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, right-wing and left-wing political forces signed a Memorandum on the suspension of the confrontation during mass protests and the refusal to desecrate monuments and state symbols.

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

20:37. Acting President Alexander Turchinov signed a decree, which brought into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council to redeploy military units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces from Crimea to the mainland.

20:20. Today in Donetsk the action of the separatists gathered about 200 people.

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

20:09. In The Hague, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met for the first time at an official level with the acting President of the Russian Federation. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrey Deshchitsa.

19:27. In Kherson regional administration officials discussed the possibility of establishing observation towers on the border in Crimea and arranging a 20-kilometer ditch.

19:26. Today, the first group of marines in the number of 70 people crossed 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 brought 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 on the part of Transnistria .

18:20. The National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting filed a lawsuit against Russian channels.

17:40. The Russian military began the assault of the landing ship "Konstantin Olshansky."

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

17:00. Russia announced the imposition of sanctions against Canadian citizens from among high-ranking officials, parliamentarians and public figures.

16:45. Salary and work place for the mobilized in the ranks of the Armed Forces will be preserved.

16:30. About 50% of the personnel of the Ukrainian military units in the Crimea wanted to stay on the peninsula or crossed over to the side of 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, Yuri Tanklevsky.

16:15. Most of the crew of the landing ship Konstantin Olshansky took the side of Russia, but the ship remains Ukrainian.

15:30. From the Crimea to the eastern regions of Ukraine sent former employees of the Internal Troops to commit provocations. The situation on the border is tense - the Foreign Ministry.

15:10. The information that the Crimean Tatars are joining the National Guard of Ukraine does not correspond to reality, the press service of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people informs.

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

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

14:30. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that the Crimean Tatars want to hold their referendum on the future in the conditions of Russia's occupation of the Crimea.

14:02. The self-proclaimed authority of the Crimea keeps hostages of a family of Ukrainian servicemen.

13:40. Tonight in the village of Zherebkovo, Odessa region, a group of armed people in balaclava and camouflage uniforms attacked the former military unit where weapons were stored.

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

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

12:40. 96% of the personnel of the Ukrainian air defense missile regiment in Yevpatoriya are ready to serve in the Russian army.

12:30. Regions offer as soon as possible to begin to fulfill the conditions of Russia to resolve the conflict. With theses similar to the initiatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the leader of the Party of Regions faction Alexander Efremov spoke at the meeting of the conciliatory council.

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

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

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

11:10. Attempts by the Russian military to seize the minesweeper "Cherkassy" were unsuccessful.

10:45. The overwhelming majority of Russians (93%) support the inclusion of 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 assault of the 1st separate battalion of the Marine Corps in Feodosia, several Ukrainian military men received injuries of varying severity.

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

09:42. Armed people on high-speed boats make attempts to board the minesweeper "Cherkasy".

09:40. The trawler "Cherkassy" 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 outbreak of the war between Russia and Ukraine is growing, said Acting Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa.

08:05. Tonight, the territory of the division of Ukrainian Marines in Feodosia was captured by Russian troops. From the territory of the captured part of the Ukrainian Marines in Feodosia, according to various sources, 60 to 80 Ukrainian marines were taken out.

07:30. The leaders of the G-7 countries (the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada) and the European Council President will discuss on Monday a joint response to the situation around the Crimea at the international summit on nuclear security in The Hague.

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

07:20. The Polish Foreign Ministry received an official letter from the State Duma of Russia, in which the division of the territory of Ukraine is proposed.

06:00. The Russian occupation forces opened fire in Feodosia.

00:32. New Ukrainian BTRs for the National Guard are ready for operation.

MARCH 23

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

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

22:38. In a number of Crimean cities, light went out in the evening. Users of social networks report that part of Simferopol, Kerch, half of Feodosia remained without electricity, and also de-energized Belogorsk, Nizhnegorsk, Evpatoria, Zuya and Alushta.

22:05. Mass outflow of people from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is not observed. "About a thousand people left the Autonomy during these two weeks, most of them Tatars - women and children," said the former chairman of the Mejlis, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

21:18. Ukrainian Marines from Theodosia told the aggressors that they would leave their part only with trucks and on BTRs with the flag of Ukraine and their battalion. If, before the exit order, someone attempts to illegally enter the territory of the unit, they will open fire for defeat.

21:03. Most of the military tactical group "Crimea" are loyal to the oath. The commander of the group specified that many representatives of the Crimean Tatar people are serving in the composition of the compound, and they are not going to surrender.

20:01. Information on accommodation of families of military personnel and civilians located on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol can be obtained by calling hot lines: (044) 454-44-51, 454-43-37 (round 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 the Kurultai on March 29. This was reported by the press service of the Mejlis. The place, time and agenda of the extraordinary session of Kurultay will be published in the near future.

19:36. Mike Rogers, chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, the Republican called for the APU armament to defend against Russian aggression. He also noted that the direct involvement of the US Army in the Ukrainian-Russian military conflict is out of the question.

19:04. Russia's permanent representative to the European Union, Vladimir Chizhov, rejected the assumption that "the reunification of the Crimea with Russia" was planned in advance. He said this in an interview with the BBC. 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 Guard Service of Ukraine have stepped up measures of border control of citizens, which follow from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the press service of the ministry reports. The control is carried out jointly with the divisions of the armed forces, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service.

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

17:07. In Lugansk, along with the already familiar rally of pro-Russian forces, a procession was held under the slogan "Lugansk is Ukraine," Ukrinform reports.

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

16:00. Donetsk separatists demand holding a referendum on the status of the Donetsk region on May 25.

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15:40. Separate military units in the near future will be evacuated from the Crimea, said acting. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh.

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

15:30. According to the "Information Resistance" group, the Center for Information and Psychological Operations (CICP) of the Ukrainian Navy fell.

14:25. Paratroopers from the 25th Brigade today with weapons and equipment left the territory of the Crimea to the mainland Ukraine.

13:27. The Kharkiv people came to a rally in support of Ukraine's unity.

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 captured by the invaders.

12:35. Ukraine demands the release of the commander of the military unit in Belbek, Colonel Yulia Mamchur, and to stop 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, the border guards were detained by seven military Black Sea Fleet.

12:01. Most of the deputies of the Kherson regional council did not want to support fellow communists who proposed to consider at the session an appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the need to collect signatures in support of the federal system of Ukraine and the second state language.

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

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

11:10. Commander of the Ukrainian Navy Sergey Gaiduk recognized: a third of the Ukrainian fleet is blocked.

10:27. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the VI convocation Yuri Ganushchak (BYUT-Batkivshchina faction) said that the issue of federalization of Ukraine for today is no longer relevant.

10:07. Today in Kiev on Maydan Nezalezhnosti at 12:00 the next national veche will begin.

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

09:43. In Belbek, Ukrainian officers demand the release of the commander of the military unit of Colonel Yulia Mamchur, who was captured by the Russian invaders after yesterday's storming of the base.

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

08:41. Ukrainian ships in Donuzlav are preparing for the assault, their crews remain faithful to the oath.

08:00. Today in Kiev, a bike ride will start in support of Ukraine's unity.

07:40. A new video appeared, 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 Sergei Aksenov 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. A protest action is held in Mariupol in support of the runaway ex-president Viktor Yanukovych.

12:55. About 500 people, mostly pensioners, hold a rally in support of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Lenin Square in Donetsk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:18. The Ministry of Defense denies the "disinformation of the Russian Federation" about Ukrainian sailors. The ministry said that the issue of granting the status of a "participant in military operations" to every Ukrainian sailor in the Crimea is now being considered.

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

08:36. The head of Russia's representation in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Andrei Kelin, said that the OSCE observer mission agreed in Ukraine yesterday does not have a mandate to work in the Crimea. He claims that Crimea "has become part of Russia."

07:27. The question of withdrawing the Ukrainian army from the Crimea is not worth it. This was announced by the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Sergey Gaiduk.

01:25. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Igor Tenyukh said that the Ukrainian military sailors in the Crimea are not abandoned and have clear orders from the General Staff.

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

00:03. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko promised to immediately tackle the problem of Ukrainian sailors in the Crimea.

21 MARCH

22:42. In the Streletskaya Bay near Sevastopol, Russian invaders captured a Ukrainian submarine "Zaporozhye."

20:18. Ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko called the president of Russia Vladimir Putin "the enemy of Ukraine number one".

20:09. Deputies of the Lugansk 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 trawler "Cherkassy" was not allowed to release the channel for 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 Perevalnoye, part of the 36th Coastal Defense Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy moved to the side of the Russian Federation.

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

18:40 . Employees of the internal affairs agencies, together with border guards and representatives of the public, serve in the areas of the Odessa region bordering on Moldova and Transnistria.

16:45. In Simferopol, huge lines of those wishing to hand over documents for the passport of a Russian citizen are lining up.


Вторжение России в Украину

"The Crimeans are incorrigible: the same panic, the result of which is a huge queue, counted more than a hundred people who, think about it, must assign a number that gives them the right to take a place in the queue for documents for obtaining a Russian passport. . ", - Crimean journalist Zair Akadirov comments on the situation in Facebook.

15:30. The information that Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimea do not know how to act does not correspond to reality.

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

15:00. Ukrainian sailors, blocked in the lake Donuzlav, are trying to break into the sea

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

14:45. Within the framework of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army", the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine received nearly 9 million UAH for the last day.

14:20. Flagship of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, the "Hetman Sagaidachny" frigate completed the protection of Ukraine's maritime borders and returned to the port of Odessa.

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

13:40. The Venice Commission unanimously adopted a decision that recognized as illegitimate the referendum in Crimea, as 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 hold Russia accountable for the annexation of the Crimea through influential courts, including through the international court of the United Nations.

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

12:45. The sailors of the mine-sweeper Cherkasy, located in the occupied territory in Lake Donuzlav, Novoozernoe require the leadership to make a concrete decision on the further actions of the military.

12:40. Five Ukrainian ships, now in Donuzlav, remain part of the Ukrainian Navy and refuse to transfer to the side of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

12:34. Tents of separatists from "Lugansk Guard" were demolished in Lugansk.

11:45. The Federation Council unanimously ratified the interstate agreement "On the admission of new subjects 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, asked for asylum in Poland.

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

11:15. Four Ukrainian ships, including the large amphibious ship Konstantin Olshansky, the medium landing ship Kirovograd and the sea minesweepers Cherkassy and Chernigov remain blocked.

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

10:30. Today a delegation headed by the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) on human rights Ivan Simonovich will arrive in Crimea.

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

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

09:15. President of the European Parliament Martin Schultz "on the sidelines" of the EU summit in Brussels urged 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 completely passed under the control of Russian servicemen.

08:55. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faiman sees Ukraine as a "neutral bridge" - a federal state with a neutral military and political status.

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