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Russian invasion of Ukraine: chronicle of March 27 - April 4

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



Кордон украинских силовиков на границе Крымского полуострова с материком (фото - dpsu.gov.ua)

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

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

March 1 pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, 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 life 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 Russian troops “until the socio-political situation stabilizes in this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

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

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

March 1 pro-Russian actions took place in Donetsk, Nikolaev, 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 life 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 Russian troops “until the socio-political situation stabilizes in this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

APRIL, 4

23:55. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia to provide information on who, on the Ukrainian side, and on what grounds, ordered from the Russian Federation the supply of special equipment cargoes to Ukraine to protect public order weighing 2394 kg and 2774 kg.

10:44 p.m. Military intervention in Ukraine began not from the Crimea, but from the events on the Maidan, said SBU head Valentin Nalyvaichenko.

20:21. The Supreme Council of Crimea has expanded the list of nationalized objects of the sanatorium and resort industry, including 10 state dachas and residences in it.

20:00. The State Duma of Russia adopted in the second and third reading the law on the simplified provision of Russian citizenship for Russian speakers.

19:30. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to prevent a split in Ukraine.

18:41. EU High Representative for Foreign and Neighborhood Policy Catherine Ashton expects Russia to withdraw troops from the Ukrainian border.

17:04. The Russian State Duma adopted a statement in defense of the separatists in southeastern Ukraine.

16:47. According to the deputy head of the representative body of the Tatars Nariman Dzhelal, in the ARC there may be a shortage of products and essential goods.

16:36. The Pechersky District Court of Kiev released ex-Minister of Defense of Ukraine Valery Ivashchenko from criminal liability and found him not convicted. The court found Ivashchenko convicted in the same composition in which he judged him.

16:26. Azarov is trying to return his money frozen by EU sanctions. On March 5, the Council of the EU received a request on behalf of Azarov and "members of his family" about the unfreezing of assets in the European Union.

16:14. Belarus took over the chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent States instead of Ukraine.

4:04 p.m. A certain decrease in the concentration of Russian troops from the eastern border of Ukraine is recorded, but the threat to the country's security remains, director of the information policy department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebynis said at a briefing.

16:03. 173 participants of anti-government actions on the Maidan remain for treatment abroad. Most Ukrainians undergo treatment and rehabilitation in Poland - 65 people.

15:55. Ukraine has accused Russia of "global violation of human rights." The Foreign Ministry emphasizes that Ukraine is deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Russia.

15:54. The Foreign Ministry is checking information about the detention of 25 Ukrainians in Russia. According to the director of the information policy department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebiynis, the Russian side is obliged to urgently notify the consular posts of Ukraine about the detention of Ukrainian citizens.

15:48. The Russians are taking things from the Ukrainian military on the border of Crimea. Frank looting is argued by the fact that it all "belongs to the people of Crimea."

15:46. Germany again called on the Russian Federation to withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine. The German government emphasizes that in order to reduce tensions, it is necessary "to immediately take the measures necessary to restore confidence."

15:37. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe called on Ukraine and Russia to urgently ensure compliance with the order of the European Court of Human Rights, issued as part of the judicial proceedings in the lawsuit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation. The orders of the ECHR establish the obligation of Ukraine and Russia to refrain from military operations, as a result of which the rights of citizens may be violated.

15:33. NBU is ready to transmit its channel to create public TV. The NBU says that they are considering the possible ways of transferring Bank Television LLC to the needs of the state television and radio organization.

15:29. Two rallies at once, despite yesterday’s ban of the Odessa Regional Administrative Court, were held today under the walls of the city council.

15:26. The European Union must prepare a third phase of sanctions against Russia, since the Russian Federation does not withdraw its troops from the eastern border of Ukraine, said British Foreign Secretary William Hague during an informal meeting of foreign ministers of 28 EU countries in Athens.

3:05 p.m. 1389 servicemen and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and members of their families arrived on the mainland of Ukraine from the territory of Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

3 p.m. A police general, a deputy from the Batkivshchyna faction, the head of the parliament’s investigative commission for shooting people on the Maidan, Gennady Moskal talked about “blockheads” from the previous government and the mistakes of the new one, and also asked “what the hell” the Right Sector was walking with weapons to other people's homes.

14:55. People’s deputy Vadim Kolesnichenko wants to deprive the deputy mandate for changing citizenship. The speaker of Rada Turchinov instructed the regulatory committee to prepare a resolution.

14:48. SBU detained a comrade in arms of Gubarev in Donetsk. A citizen of Ukraine, Robert Doni, was announced suspected of involvement in the riots in Donetsk on March 15-16, 2014, as well as calls for the seizure of public authorities.

14:32. The Committee on the Rules of Procedure of the Verkhovna Rada should prepare a draft resolution on the deprivation of a deputy mandate for renouncing Ukrainian citizenship. The corresponding order was given by the acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov on Friday at a meeting of the Conciliation Council.

14:11 . Today, April 4, elections to local governments have started. From tomorrow, candidates can run for office, but they still do not have new rules for participating in the election race.

14:02. Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Viktor Chalavan claims that a gun was seized from the deceased activist of the Right Sector Alexander Muzychko, who was taken from a traffic police officer in the Ternopil region during a robbery.

13:41. First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema does not rule out that in early May, actions are planned to destabilize the situation in the country. Performances are expected on May 1 and 9. According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, the society has no reason to calm down.

13:40. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine transferred to the temporary investigation commission investigating the death of the Right Sector coordinator in Western Ukraine, Alexander Muzychko (Sashka Bilogo), recordings of telephone conversations of Muzychko.

13:32. Yanukovych and the Russian Federation are involved in the death of activists. Overview of the Western media. Western media reacted to statements by the leaders of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in connection with the investigation into the February execution of the Maidan.

13:24. Separatist actions in Ukraine are financed with funds that ex-president Viktor Yanukovych and his supporters took out of Ukraine, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema.

13:14. The term of stay of Russian citizens in Ukraine will be limited from April 7. Citizens of the Russian Federation can temporarily stay in Ukraine for no more than 90 days within 180 days from the date of first entry.

13:07. Former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Mykola Malomuzh believes that there are agents of foreign special services in the right sector. "Everyone was interested in the radical actions of the Right Sector - both the government, and foreign intelligence services, and the opposition," said the army general.

13:05. Russian President Vladimir Putin chooses to stop and make sense of what has already been captured or to try to expand the occupation in Ukraine. According to Andrei Illarionov, ex-adviser to the president of the Russian Federation, Putin will try to conduct another offensive campaign, because international sanctions are already inevitable.

12:38. The Committee of Voters of Ukraine recommends the SBU and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to strengthen the protection of polling stations. KIU does not exclude attempts to destabilize the situation in the regions of Ukraine before the presidential election.

12:16. An extraordinary session of the city council of Odessa did not take place. At the session, the resignation of the acting Mayor Oleg Bryndak, but he prevented this.

12:15. Switzerland has introduced measures that should prevent circumvention of international sanctions imposed in connection with the events in Ukraine.

11:56 a.m. Two journalists of the Russian NTV channel were banned from entering Ukraine for a period of three years. Journalists, according to the State Border Service, videotaped the arrangement of the state border of Ukraine in the Donetsk region.

11:22. The European Commission has allocated 5 million euros to monitor the presidential elections in Ukraine, which will be held on May 25. This was announced by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.

11:17. More than 500 Ukrainian soldiers and members of their families went from Crimea to mainland Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the Crimean media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev.

11:04. Ultras Simferopol Tavria refused to actively support the team in the home match of the 26th round of the Ukrainian Premier League against Dnipro, which will be held on April 5. "In view of the close attention to our figures from the people who betrayed the oath (the newly minted security service and the police), there will be no active support in the fifth and ninth sectors in the game against Dnipro," the ultras said in a statement.

10:12. The State Border Service of Ukraine will appeal to the court about compensation for property that remains in the Crimea, said Mykola Lytvyn, chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine in Kherson.

10 a.m. President Barack Obama invited Congress leaders to the White House to discuss the crisis in Ukraine with them. Their conversation took place against the backdrop of a lack of progress in attempts at a diplomatic settlement of the situation.

09:57. Kurchenko may be stolen from the Kharkiv Metalist stadium. It can be returned to the ownership of the regional community, since the company that won the right to purchase it has not yet fulfilled its obligations.

09:53. Near the City Council of Odessa, a rally began against the acting Mayor Oleg Bryndak. He is considered the creature of the people's deputy from the Party of Regions Gennady Trukhanov. The area in front of the building where local deputies sit is divided by 500 law enforcement agencies.

09:44. Russia will do everything possible to prevent the holding of presidential elections in Ukraine, said Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Victoria Syumar. In her opinion, Russia needs a reason to start the active phase of destabilizing the situation in Ukraine. We should also expect active manifestations of separatism.

09:15. In the Donetsk region, 46 criminal cases have been opened in respect of violations committed during recent political rallies. This was announced by the head of the main department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region Konstantin Pozhidaev.

09:04. Cadets of the Academy of the Naval Forces of Ukraine named after P.S. Nakhimov today will be able to leave Sevastopol to the mainland. Cadets who did not support the transfer of the institution to the new school of the Russian Federation were invited to Odessa.

08:45. The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine in 2005-2010, Army General Nikolai Malomuzh, told LigabusinessInform in an interview about why the SBU slept through Crimea, about Right Sector technology during the Maidan and the need to revise the country's military doctrine.

08:12. At one of the military training grounds, fire and tactical training of personnel of the airborne brigade of the airborne forces of Ukraine is taking place (photo).

08:02. Russian deputies note that the State Duma is extremely concerned about the massive violations of the rights and freedoms of citizens in Ukraine. So, the State Duma plans to consider the statement "On political repression in Ukraine."

07:43. The crew of the sea minesweeper Cherkasy is returning home. Sailors will be met on Friday at 16:00 on the Cathedral Square of the city.

04:43 State Border Service announced the separatists' plans to block on April 4-5 a number of border posts on the border with Russia in the Novoazovskiy district of Donetsk region.

04:05 NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the strengthening of the NATO contingent on the eastern borders of the alliance is temporary and is associated with Russia's violation of a number of obligations and the annexation of Crimea.

03:28 The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Turkey refused to actively oppose the annexation of Crimea because of energy dependence on Russia.

01:25 In Donetsk, pro-Putin separatists attacked human rights activists from the Crimea, Alexander Dvoretskaya and Alena Luneva, who arrived in the city to tell the public and journalists about the situation in Crimea.

00:25 Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Donetsk region asks the Donetsk City Hall through a court to ban the separatist rallies scheduled for April 4-6

APRIL 3

23:59. According to Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko, Russia cannot unilaterally terminate the agreement on the Black Sea Fleet.

23:15. According to the Crimean portal, Center for Journalistic Investigations, an accident occurred on the Simferopol-Yalta highway near the village of Perevalnoye: a Russian military armored car Tiger crashed into a standing trolley bus.

22:35. US President Barack Obama signed the law passed by the US Congress, providing for the provision of economic assistance to Ukraine and the application of sanctions against Russia.

21:49. In Bulgaria, Ukrainian officers took part in exercises under the auspices of NATO.

9 p.m. Today, the Kharkiv Oblast Court of Appeal left anti-Maidan activist Ignat Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz, under house arrest, obliging him to wear an electronic bracelet and hand over his passport. Topaz is suspected of organizing riots in Kharkov.

19:35. The court convicted the young man who set the flag of the Russian Federation on the building of the Donetsk City Council, sentencing him to two years probation.

18:30. The Russians, who supported the Ukrainian people during the Maidan, are forced to apply to the Polish authorities for refugee status because of fears of persecution, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine reports.

17:25. People’s Deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev did not support the decision of the Mejlis on the delegation of Crimean Tatars to the Council of Ministers.

16:50. About 100 cadets of the Academy of the Naval Forces of Ukraine named after P.S. Nakhimov cannot leave Sevastopol to Odessa.

16:20. The Security Service of Ukraine detained two citizens of the Russian Federation, who intended to hostage several citizens of Ukraine, one of whom is a candidate for president of Ukraine.

14:10. NATO does not address the issue of joining the alliance of Ukraine, said Polish Foreign Minister Radoslav Sikorski on local radio.

13:05. The United States Navy will send the Donald Cook missile destroyer to the Black Sea in connection with the situation in Ukraine.

12:40. Russia has confirmed its readiness to transfer to Ukraine the military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remaining in Crimea.

11:23. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not promise German Chancellor Angela Merkel to withdraw troops from the Ukrainian border, it was about the return of one battalion to the place of permanent deployment.

10:55. The President of Latvia Andris Berzins signed a letter proposing to postpone the visit of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill to Riga scheduled for mid-May because of Ukraine.

10:20. NASA is ending its collaboration with Russia in protest of its policy toward Crimea, with the exception of collaboration on joint work on the ISS, which currently hosts the American astronaut.

9:30 a.m. Crimea will be a terrible problem for Russia, according to Acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov.

9 a.m. In the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people began work on the preparation of a referendum to determine the will of the Crimean Tatar people.

05:45 The White House announced that the United States will extend the stay of the Truxtun destroyer in the Black Sea and send "additional resources" there.

05:15 Representatives of the German community of Ukraine denied the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry about the alleged oppression of their rights by the new leadership of the country.

04:36 Donetsk separatists thwarted the visit of the governor of the Donetsk region Sergey Taruta to Gorlovka.

04:04 The United States stopped consultations with Russia in the field of missile defense due to the annexation of Crimea.

03:32 The American space agency NASA suspended cooperation with Russia on all projects, with the exception of the International Space Station (ISS), due to the annexation of Crimea.

02:20 Czech Post stopped sending parcels and letters to Crimea due to the separatists blocking mail delivery services to the peninsula.

01:48 I.O. President Alexander Turchinov said that Russia's aggressive policy is pushing Ukraine to join NATO.

APRIL 2

23:59 Captain 2nd rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, who was abducted by Russian invaders in Crimea, was released from captivity.

22:08 Alexander Turchinov said that the situation at the borders remains tense due to the presence of Russian troops.

21:25. Captain 2nd rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, abducted by the Russian military in the Crimea, on Tuesday got in touch with his wife. This was reported by his relatives.

20:20. The territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is included in the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

18:33. Separatists are changing tactics in the south-east of Ukraine: an alternative president is planned to be elected at the end of April, May holidays are supposed to be used to destabilize the situation.

18:30. Russian troops do not withdraw from the border with Ukraine, but rotate.

16:50. The illegitimate Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev was put on the wanted list by the SBU investigation department.

16:30. Over the past two months, Bulgaria 30 times brought its military aircraft into a state of increased alertness or lifted interceptors into the air in response to the approach of Russian combat aircraft to the airspace of Bulgaria from the Black Sea.

16:15. Border control began to operate between mainland Ukraine and Crimea. Border control began to operate between mainland Ukraine and Crimea.

15:20. Russia on the border with Ukraine has all the resources necessary to achieve goals in 3-5 days in case Moscow decides to invade.

14:50. As of April 2, 1,059 people arrived in the mainland of Ukraine from the Crimea. Of these, 385 officers, 547 sergeants and military service soldiers under the contract, two employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and 125 members of their families, of which 38 are children.

2 p.m. The average reconnaissance ship "Liman" of the 519th separate division of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was discovered 23 kilometers away.

13:10. The enterprises of the Ukroboronprom Group of Companies are ready to transfer 74 armored personnel carriers for the acquisition of ten military units of the National Guard of Ukraine. In total, it is planned to deliver about 100 cars.

12:50. 157 Ukrainian troops from Perevalnoy are sent to the north of Crimea for further redeployment to mainland Ukraine.

11:24 Ukrainian citizens, residents of Simferopol, Alushta and Yevpatoriya, asked for political asylum in Poland during passport control at the Shegini checkpoint.

10:38 A State Duma delegation led by speaker Sergei Naryshkin will visit Crimea and Sevastopol on April 5.

10:26 The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) has banned flights to Crimea, namely to Simferopol and Sevastopol.

10:04 The State Migration Service of Ukraine invalidated passport forms located on the territory of Crimea.

08:23 The United States is considering the possibility of sending a warship to the Black Sea due to the ongoing tensions around Ukraine.

06:05 Former political prisoner Nadezhda Tolokonnikova accused Putin of reviving the Iron Curtain between Russia and the EU in order to be able to plunder the country without hindrance, and called on the European Parliament to strengthen sanctions against the president’s entourage.

03:55 US Congress approved the allocation of $ 1 billion in aid to Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia.

02:00 Russia canceled negotiations with Ukraine in Minsk at the level of deputy foreign ministers scheduled for April 4.

01:30 Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is preparing a lawsuit against Russia in the UN International Court of Justice regarding the actions of the aggressor state in Crimea.

01:05 US Secretary of State John Kerry called bullying from Russia, the maintenance of a large group of troops on the border with Ukraine called on NATO members to increase the defense budget.

APRIL 1

23:59. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the Alliance is ready to deploy mobile units in Ukraine.

23:39. It became known that the deputies of the State Duma of Russia were obliged to rest in the Crimea.

22:40. The owner of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR Lenur Islyamov and the deputy chairman of the Mejlis Zaur Smirnov will represent the Crimean Tatars in the government of the Republic of Crimea under the chairmanship of the self-proclaimed prime minister Sergei Aksenov, they decided today in the Mejlis.

20:47. Poland asked NATO to increase its military presence on its territory because of threats due to Russian aggression.

20:26. Ukraine is looking for legal partners and gathers evidence for initiating cases against the Russian Federation in international courts in connection with military aggression, said the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa.

19:15. The self-proclaimed Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov today demanded that all tax payments of Crimean enterprises to Kiev be stopped immediately.

6 p.m. The fishing vessels of Ukraine, which are now in the ocean, the self-proclaimed authorities of the Crimea ordered to stop fishing and return to the port of residence - Sevastopol, said the chairman of the Association of Crimean Fishermen Sergey Yatsenko.

17:23. Ukraine intends to exchange the captain of the second rank of the Navy, the commander of the center for information and psychological operations, Vyacheslav Demyanenko, captured in Crimea by the Russian military, said Alexander Rozmaznin, deputy chief of the Main Command Center of the Armed Forces.

16:10. Ukraine will withdraw from the Crimea about 70 ships. The first plan is to return the Ternopil corvette.

4 p.m. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned Ukraine against changing the non-aligned status of the country, stressing that economic relations between the countries depend on it.

15:30. Foreigners and stateless persons will enter the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol in accordance with the legislation and international treaties of Ukraine.

15:10. The Russian side assures that Ukrainian servicemen held in Crimea will be released soon.

3 p.m. In order to provide assistance to military personnel and members of their families who have independently relocated (relocated) from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, in various settlements of Ukraine deployed transit points and assembly points for receiving personnel. LIST

14:40. The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, warned on Monday about the possibility of bloodshed in the Crimea and southern Ukraine.

14:10. NATO "cannot confirm" the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine.

13:30. And about. President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov signed a decree on the transfer to the reserve of servicemen and cadets called up for service and study by military registration and enlistment offices from Crimea.

12:40. Within the framework of the campaign “Support the Ukrainian Army”, more than UAH 70 million were received into the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

12:10. The Federation Council approved the law on the termination of Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

11:30 a.m. The Verkhovna Rada gave the go-ahead for the admission of the armed forces of the EU and NATO countries to Ukraine for joint exercises.

10:55. The Freedom Party has proposed the option of arming the Ukrainian army as part of the "anti-Putin coalition."

09:50. You should not hope that Russia will refrain from further dismembering Ukraine: the West needs a more ambitious strategy, writes renowned expert Steven Sestanovich, a professor at Columbia University in an article in The New York Times.

9 a.m. NATO foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss ways to help Ukraine.

08:30. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, expressed serious concern about the presence of Russian troops on the Ukrainian-Russian border.

6:30 The head of the Intelligence Committee of the US House of Representatives, Michael Rogers, announced the possible invasion of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine.

4:35 The leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev spoke at a meeting of the UN Security Council, where he accused the Russian occupation authorities in Crimea of ​​falsifying the results of the turnout.

4:01 White House spokesman Jay Carney called on Russia to withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine and conduct direct negotiations with Kiev.

1:20 The foreign ministers of France, Germany and Poland issued a joint statement inviting Russia to take part in an international conference on the consequences of the signing by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova of an Association Agreement with the EU and security issues in the Eastern Europe region.

MARCH 31

23:56. Everything that has happened since the capture of Crimea is a denial of international law, said the ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Konstantin Grishchenko.

23:09. In the southeastern regions of Ukraine, non-influential marginal political forces are now trying to use the idea of ​​separatism, ex-chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Mikhail Dobkin said.

22:19. In New York (USA), the tenth meeting of the United Nations Security Council began, dedicated to the situation in Ukraine due to the Russian annexation of Crimea.

21:45. Foreign citizens who want to visit the Crimea and Sevastopol will have to obtain a Russian visa at the diplomatic missions of Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said today.

21:03. The Russian State Duma expresses readiness for negotiations with deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to resolve the crisis in Crimea.

20:39. Today, at the Simferopol railway station, the so-called self-defense of Crimea detained the son of the MP from UDAR, the ex-presidential envoy to the ARC, Sergei Kunitsyn Alexei.

18:50. The Donetsk Regional Council requested the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to take measures to stabilize the situation in the country: the Russian language, the law on local referendum and the new Constitution.

18:30. Most Russians do not know exactly who Bandera is, references to which are not infrequently heard in Russian news about events in Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion.

5 p.m. Today, several dozen activists of the Odessa Euromaidan gathered near the building of the regional state administration and demanded that all those involved in financing the anti-Maidan, which is known as the Kulikovo Field movement in Odessa, be held accountable.

16:50. Today, in the center of Kiev, the Security Service of Ukraine detained attack aircraft planning to seize the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers.

16:27. Today, the State Duma of the Russian Federation decided to denounce the Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

4 p.m. This week will be decisive in terms of the final decision on the schedule for the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Crimea, noted in the Main Command Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

15:50. Russia is transferring troops of the former Chechen battalion "Vostok" with their families for permanent residence in Crimea.

15:40. Representatives of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation on March 27-29 seized in all passport departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Crimea blank forms of passports of a citizen of Ukraine, which can be used for provocations in the east of the country during the elections.

15:30. An active participant in the separatist rallies in the Donetsk region, another Russia party activist Benes Ayo, who has a Latvian passport but lives in London, will be expelled from Ukraine.

3 p.m. NATO is ready to provide comprehensive assistance to Ukraine in strengthening its defense capabilities, if official Kiev wants it.

2:30 p.m. Crimean residents receiving Russian passports are not required to renounce Ukrainian citizenship.

14:10. Crimean residents will be provided with clean drinking water. In the near future, the Russian government will choose the best project to solve this problem, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

13:45. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the Minister of the Russian Federation for Crimean Affairs.

13:20. The Security Service of Ukraine prevented the intelligence action of the State Security Committee of the self-proclaimed Transnistrian Moldavian Republic directed against Ukraine.

13:17. In Ukraine, there are no prerequisites for federalization, said the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, acting President Alexander Turchinov.

12:50. The Armed Forces of Ukraine were deliberately destroyed for many years, and "volunteers from Russia" were allowed into the leadership of the Ukrainian army.

12:25. The danger of a military invasion of Ukraine is still very high, but Russian President Vladimir Putin fears a real military rebuff, the director of the Army Research Center believes.

12:00 p.m. Ukraine in the future should conduct a detailed analysis of the actions of Ukrainian troops in the Crimea and constantly examine the orders that they received from Kiev - the former chief of the General Staff.

11:40. Three quarters of Russians will support the country's leadership if a military conflict occurs between Russia and Ukraine - a survey.

10:55. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Simferopol, where he will hold a meeting on the socio-economic development of the unrecognized Ukraine and the West of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

10:20. Moscow presented its plan for Ukraine - Le Figaro

9:30 a.m. Ukraine is ready for negotiations with the Russian Federation with the participation of the international community and remains on the unshakable position that Crimea is, was and will be Ukrainian, Yatsenyuk said.

08:30. The only submarine of the Ukrainian Navy "Zaporozhye" will be transported to Odessa in tow.

07:00 a.m. Deputies of the State Council of Crimea (dissolved Parliament of Crimea) will adopt the new constitution of the peninsula without the consent of Crimeans.

06:30 a.m. The number of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine has decreased.

2:30 a.m. Russia considers federalization and the election of regional leadership one of the solutions to the political crisis in Ukraine.

02:00 a.m. The issue of federalization should be decided by the Ukrainian people, said US Secretary of State Kerry following a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister.

MARCH 30

23:55. According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the state prosecution will appeal the decision of a Kharkov court that released the scandalous anti-Maidan Topaz under house arrest.

23:05. US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the early return to Europe of General Philip Breedlove, commander of NATO forces in Europe, in connection with the alarming situation on the border between Ukraine and Russia.

10:48 p.m. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the separatists who blocked the work of the railway station today are facing up to three years.

22:34. Today, about 2 thousand football fans of Dnipro and Dynamo held a rally against the war and for the unity of Ukraine in the center of Dnepropetrovsk.

21:15. According to the operative data of the Information Resistance group, the process of the removal of Ukrainian soldiers and their families from the Crimea is quite unorganized, said Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies.

20:47. In Odessa, about 20 opponents and supporters of Euromaidan fought.

20:00. Details of the attack by aggressive guys on activists of Avtomaydan in Kharkov became known.

19:33. Russia demands the destruction of Ukrainian statehood, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in response to Kremlin proposals to resolve the crisis on the Ukrainian issue.

18:47. About 2 thousand people came to the rally of separatists in Lugansk.

18:30. In Crimea, Captain 2nd rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko continues to be held captive.

6 p.m. In Makeevka, the separatists tried to block the movement of trains at the railway station.

5 p.m. The Ministry of Defense continues to conduct large-scale exercises.

16:12. More than three thousand inhabitants of Odessa came to an anti-Putin rally.

15:31. In Sevastopol, students ignored the raising of the flag and the anthem of the Russian Federation.

14:26. The Ministry of Defense plans to take out from the Crimea up to 8 thousand soldiers with their families.

13:32. In Donetsk and Kharkov are rallies of separatists.

12:30 a.m. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes that federalization is contrary to the fundamental principles of the state system of Ukraine.

12:10. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, all soldiers of the Internal Troops have already been withdrawn from the Crimea.

11:58. The US-RF Presidential Commission was the first victim of sanctions. The Presidential Commission was created to address issues such as the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking in the framework of the so-called "reset" of bilateral relations, proclaimed by President Barack Obama at the beginning of his stay in the White House.

11:52. Ukorboronprom is reoriented to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

11:32. The head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk in a Facebook account published a photo of a resident of Crimea with a passport issued by the Russian Federation. As Tymchuk notes, the Russian Federation indicates in the passports a non-existent subject of the federation Crimean region.

11:20. Today is the last day of registration of presidential candidates. Reception of documents will end today at 24:00. The CEC has officially registered five candidates for the presidency of Ukraine.

11:11. Former Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine Alexander Klimenko used an office chair for 70 thousand euros.

9:59 a.m. About two thousand Ukrainian military can not leave the Crimea.

09:35. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary has denied attacks on the territory of Ukraine. The Office strongly condemned the statements of individual parties and movements that question the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries, and also do not take into account the interests of Hungarian national minorities in these states.

09:16. Ecuador does not recognize the new government of Ukraine as legitimate, therefore, representatives of the South American country abstained during the vote on the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the referendum in Crimea.

08:32. The State Duma said that Crimea will no longer be able to secede from the Russian Federation. Chairman of the local constitutional committee Vladimir Pligin explained that there is simply no corresponding mechanism in the Russian constitution. The basic law of Russia clearly spells out only the procedure for adopting new entities.

08:15. US embassies hosted flash mobs for united Ukraine

07:34. In Kharkov, Ignat Kromsky, one of the most odious anti-Maidan activists, known as Topaz, was arrested. He is accused of participating in and organizing riots in Kharkov on March 1. He was determined a preventive measure - round-the-clock house arrest.

07:22. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the process of NATO expansion will continue. The accession of Eastern European countries to this organization is “an impressive success story of our time. But our task has not yet been completed,” he said in an interview with Welt am Sonntag on March 30.

07:09 a.m. On Sunday, March 30, on the Independence Maidan in Kiev, a mourning veche will take place. According to the press service of the Independence Square, the veche will be held with the participation of representatives of the clergy.

00:40. Russia is trying, under the guise of returning equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to Crimea, to send "unnecessary scrap metal" to Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk.

MARCH 29

23:38. Ukraine intends to fight for the Kerch Strait. This was stated by the representative of Ukraine on issues of legal registration of the state border, ambassador on special instructions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Osavolyuk.

22:50. The commander of the Sevastopol military unit, the captain of the second rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, who remains in Russian captivity, is kept in the command of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

19:55. Diplomats say that before voting at the UN General Assembly on Crimea, Russia put pressure on a number of countries. According to diplomats, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and a number of African countries were threatened with sanctions. This was reported by diplomats on condition of anonymity.

18:54. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet on March 30 in Paris.

17:36. According to the operative data of the Information Resistance group, as of March 29, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers and hundreds of military vehicles are located near the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine, as well as in the Crimea and Transnistria.

17:06. To date, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has fully worked out the mechanism for the reception and further distribution of military personnel and members of their families arriving from Crimea.

16:55. The Lenin District Court of Kharkov chose a preventive measure for anti-Maidan activist Igor Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz in the form of a round-the-clock house arrest.

16:15. An important position for Ukraine is that there will never be aggression against Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. This was stated by the acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov following a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

14:48. At the initiative of the United States, a telephone conversation took place between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

13:31. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Catherine Ashton condemned the pressure from activists of the Right Sector, who surrounded the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on March 27.

12:14. In Lyaskovichi, the Gomel region of Belarus, a meeting is being held between President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Turchinov.

11:53. The first convoy of 47 servicemen and members of their families began moving in the direction of the north of Crimea.

11:48. The Mejlis announced the start of political and legal procedures to create the national-territorial autonomy of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea.

11:19. This morning in Crimea the extraordinary second session of the Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar people of the sixth convocation began.

11:02 a.m. The state concern Ukroboronprom stopped supplying weapons and military equipment to the Russian Federation.

10:57. Russia will insist on the federalization of Ukraine and expects that this idea will reach Kiev through the western capitals.

10:29 a.m. After yesterday’s statement by Barack Obama, who called on the Russian Federation to stop intimidating Ukraine and withdraw troops from the border, the Russian side made a conciliatory statement.

10:03. The military personnel of the internal troops of the Crimean territorial command relocated their forces to the continental part of the state. Now, 1,100 troops will continue to serve in the military units of the National Guard of Ukraine.

09:11. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation gives wishful thinking and completely misinforms the world community. This is stated in a comment by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in response to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry that Ukraine oppressed Germans, Czechs, Hungarians and other national minorities.

08:36. Over the past day, there has been a decrease in the Russian group of forces near the eastern state border of the Russian Federation with Ukraine.

08:18. Russian President Vladimir Putin called US President Barack Obama to discuss the US proposal for a diplomatic settlement of the crisis in Ukraine, which US Secretary of State John Kerry had previously handed over to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

6:59 a.m. Representatives of the Crimean Tatars announced that they intend to hold their own referendum on the status of Crimea. The Kurultay session, which is being prepared for today, which will be held in Bakhchisarai, will be devoted to this.

06:13. In Donetsk, police found a bully who set a Russian flag on the city hall during an unauthorized rally by separatists on March 23, the city prosecutor’s office said.

05:47. To date, the world community does not have effective diplomatic mechanisms to stop the aggression of Russia.

05:03. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, said that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him of no intentions regarding a further military invasion of Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea.

04:05. In Kharkov, police detained an opponent of Euromaidan Ignat Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz, local media reported.

04:03. Crimea will switch to Moscow time from March 29 to 30.

02:12. The Ukrainian Air Force is conducting unprecedented mass exercises. The Ukrainian military lifted all combat aircraft into the sky, according to the Ministry of Defense.

01:52. The enemy of Euromaidan, Kharkov citizen Ignat Kromsky, better known as Topaz, was detained by police officers last night.

00:54. In Portugal, Ukrainians and Georgians held an anti-Putin rally near the walls of the Russian embassy.

00:25. US President Barack Obama invited the Russian side to give a clear answer to Washington’s proposals for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.

00:01. Russia will not withstand the sanctions for more than two or three years, said the head of the German Ministry of Defense Ursula von der Leyen.

MARCH 28

23:57. According to the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk, the forces of the Russian army are concentrated in the north-east direction near the Chernihiv and Kharkov regions.

22:15. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko calls not to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin and assures that the Russian leader has no plans to capture Ukraine.

21:26. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko declares that Belarusian troops will never invade Ukraine.

19:31. Ukrainian officers who were captured by the Russian invaders in Crimea and remained faithful to the oath will be awarded. This, according to the press service of the Verkhovna Rada, said the acting President of Ukraine, Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov.

18:40. In connection with the dissemination of information in the media that directly or indirectly encroaches on the country's security, its territorial integrity and inviolability, incites hostility on the basis of language, religion or nationality, the Prosecutor General's Office instructed subordinate prosecutors to conduct checks in the activities of the territorial divisions of the National Council of Ukraine on television and broadcasting, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, SBU and local government administrations.

17:30. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for avoiding the imposition of sanctions against Russia, affecting the trade and economic ties of European countries with the Russian Federation.

16:30. Russian Federation resumes arms production in Crimea - Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

4 p.m. Russian units departed from the Lugansk region, but continue to concentrate near the borders of the Kharkov and Chernihiv regions - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

15:40. The Russian Federation, which is initiating the severance of agreements with Ukraine on the Black Sea Fleet, should think about withdrawing the Black Sea Fleet from Crimea.

15:30. Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a proposal to terminate several Russian-Ukrainian treaties.

3 p.m. Within the framework of the “Support the Ukrainian Army” campaign, over 60 million UAH were received to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

14:55. US President Barack Obama called on Russia to stop "bullying" Ukraine and reduce the number of its armed forces concentrated in the border zone.

14:40. Former adviser to the president of the Russian Federation Illarionov said that he could disrupt Putin’s plans for Ukraine.

14:15. Russia begins the process of denunciation of a number of bilateral Russian-Ukrainian documents, including an agreement between the Russian Federation and Ukraine on the parameters for the division of the Black Sea Fleet, as well as on the status and conditions of the Black Sea Fleet.

13:30. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that work is now ahead on the modernization of the military structure in Crimea.

12:40. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ordered the Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu to proceed with the transfer to Ukraine of weapons and military equipment deployed in Crimea and remaining in military units that did not go over to the side of the Russian army.

12:00 p.m. Yesterday, at the Konotop control point in the Sumy region in Ukraine, they did not let a 33-year-old Russian citizen take part in the second Chechen war in 2000 as a senior reconnaissance grenade launcher.

11:20. Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych allegedly appealed to the Ukrainian people and called for a referendum on the status of each region within Ukraine.

09:55. The UN Security Council today will hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

09:20. On Thursday, Ukraine and its Western supporters managed to convince most states in the UN General Assembly to condemn the annexation of Crimea by Russia as illegal, this vote leads to the isolation of Russia, writes The New York Times.

09:17. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the resolution of the UN General Assembly on Ukraine counterproductive and called on the international community to seek stabilization of the situation in this country.

08:46 a.m. On March 27, in the airspace of Ukraine, exercises of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine began with military command and control units to manage the use of the air component of force groupings with practical tasks.

08:30. Over the past day, the transfer of Russian troops to the border of the Russian Federation with Ukraine continued.

07:50. In the coming days, the withdrawal of military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the territory of Crimea will begin.

05:40. The second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, excludes the military invasion of Russian troops on the territory of continental Ukraine.

03:00 a.m. The Crimean scenario in the south and east of Ukraine has no chance of implementation, said the vice speaker of the Rada.

2:30 a.m. The leadership of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe received proposals to strip the Russian delegation of voting rights and authority in the Assembly.

01:15. The annexation of Crimea by Russia threatens the destruction of a third of Ukrainian reserves located on the peninsula, the Euromaidan-SOS community said.

00:09. In Kiev, the Security Service of Ukraine exposed a group of people who tried to destabilize the situation in the capital by provoking clashes, illegal actions against civilians and law enforcement officials.