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Invasion of Russia in Ukraine: a chronicle for March 27 - April 4

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



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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 asked the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use Russian troops "to stabilize the socio-political situation in Ukraine 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 asked the Federation Council of the Russian Federation "in connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" to use Russian troops "to stabilize the socio-political situation in Ukraine this country. " The Federation Council granted the request.

APRIL, 4

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

22:44. Military intervention in Ukraine began not with the Crimea, but with events on the Maidan, said the head of the SBU Valentin Nalyvaychenko.

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

20:00. The State Duma of Russia adopted in the second and third reading the law on simplified granting Russian citizenship to Russian-speaking citizens.

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

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

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

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

16:36. The Pechersk District Court of Kiev vacated the former Minister of Defense of Ukraine Valery Ivashchenko from criminal liability and found him unacceptable. The court found Ivashchenko to be undocumented in the same composition, in which he tried him.

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

16:14. Belarus assumed the functions of chairman in the Commonwealth of Independent States instead of Ukraine.

16:04. 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, Yevgeny Perebiynis, director of the Information Policy Department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said at a briefing.

16:03. On treatment abroad, there are 173 participants in anti-government actions on the Maidan. Most of all Ukrainians undergo treatment and rehabilitation in Poland - 65 people.

15:55. Ukraine accused Russia of "a global human rights violation." 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 Department of Information Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebiynis, the Russian side is obliged to immediately notify the consular institutions of Ukraine about the detention of Ukrainian citizens.

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

15:46. Germany again urged the Russian Federation to withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine. The German government stresses that to reduce tension, it is necessary "to immediately take the measures necessary to restore confidence."

15:37. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe urged Ukraine and Russia to urgently ensure compliance with the injunction of the European Court of Human Rights, issued in the framework of the judicial proceedings on the suit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation. The requirements of the ECHR establish the obligation of Ukraine and Russia to refrain from military actions, as a result of which the rights of citizens may be violated.

15:33. NBU is ready to transfer its TV channel to create a public TV. In the NBU they say that the question of possible ways of transferring LLC Banking Television for the needs of the state TV and radio organization is under consideration.

15:29. Two rallies, in spite of yesterday's ban of the Odessa district administrative court, were held today under the walls of the city council.

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

15:05. On the mainland of Ukraine with the territory of Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia, 1,399 servicemen and employees of the Armed Forces and their family members arrived, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports.

15:00. The general of the militia, the deputy from the faction of the Fatherland, the head of the investigation commission of the parliament on the shooting of people on the Independence Square, Gennady Moskal told about the "idiots" of the past authorities and the mistakes of the new one, and also asked "what the fuck". The right sector goes around with weapons in other people's houses.

14:55. People's deputy Vadim Kolesnichenko want to deprive the deputy mandate for a change of citizenship. Speaker of the Rada Turchinov instructed the regulatory committee to prepare a resolution.

14:48. SBU detained a colleague of Gubarev in Donetsk. Ukrainian citizen 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 state power bodies.

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

14:11 . Today, on April 4, elections for local self-government bodies started. From tomorrow candidates can nominate their candidatures, 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 asserts that the deceased Right-sector activist Oleksandr Muzychka had been deprived of a pistol that was taken from a traffic police officer in the Ternopil region during a robbery.

13:41. First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema does not exclude that actions on destabilizing the situation in the country are planned in early May. Speeches are expected on May 1 and 9. According to the first vice-premier, there is no reason to calm down the society.

13:40. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has transferred the temporary investigative commission to investigate the circumstances of the death of the coordinator of the movement Right Sector in Western Ukraine Alexander Muzychko (Sashka Bilogo) recording telephone conversations Muzychko.

13:32. Yanukovych and the Russian Federation are involved in the death of activists. Review of Western media. Western media reacted to the statements of the heads of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in connection with the investigation of the February shooting of the Maidan.

13:24. Separatist actions in Ukraine are financed with funds that former President Viktor Yanukovich and his supporters took from Ukraine, First Vice Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said.

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 on the territory of Ukraine for not more than 90 days within 180 days from the date of the first entry.

13:07. The former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Nikolai Malomuzh believes that there are agents of foreign special services in the right sector. "In the radical actions of the Right Sector, everyone was interested - both the authorities, foreign special services, and the opposition," said the army general.

13:05. Russian President Vladimir Putin chooses, to stop and comprehend what has already been seized or to try to expand the occupation in Ukraine. According to former presidential adviser Andrei Illarionov, Putin will try another offensive campaign, because international sanctions are already inevitable.

12:38. The Committee of Voters of Ukraine recommends that the Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs strengthen the protection of polling stations. KIA does not rule out attempts to destabilize the situation in the regions of Ukraine before the presidential elections.

12:16. Extraordinary session of the city council of Odessa did not take place. At the session it was planned to resign. mayor Oleg Bryndak, but he prevented it.

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

11:56. Two journalists of the Russian NTV television channel were banned from entering the territory of Ukraine for a period of three years. Journalists, according to the State Border Service, videotaped arranging 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 reported by EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.

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

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

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

10:00. President Barack Obama invited Congressional leaders to the White House to discuss with them the crisis in Ukraine. Their conversation took place against the backdrop of a lack of progress in attempts at a diplomatic settlement of the situation.

09:57. Kurchenko can be selected Kharkov stadium "Metalist". 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 began a rally against the acting. the mayor of Oleg Bryndak. He is considered the creation of a People's Deputy from the Party of Regions Gennady Trukhanov. The square in front of the building, where the local deputies meet, is divided by the forces of 500 law enforcers.

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

09:15. In the Donetsk region, 46 criminal cases were instituted against violations committed during recent political rallies. This was reported by the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region Konstantin Pozhidaev.

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

08:45. Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine in 2005-2010, General of the Army Nikolai Malomuzh told in an interview to LigaBusinessInform about why the Security Service slept the Crimea, on the technology of the Right Sector during the Maidan and the need to revise the military doctrine of the country.

08:12. At one of the military training grounds, fire and tactical training of the personnel of the Airborne 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 citizens' rights and freedoms in Ukraine. So, the State Duma plans to consider the statement "On political repression in Ukraine."

07:43. The crew of the sea minesweeper "Cherkassy" returns home. Mariners will meet on Friday at 16:00 on the Cathedral Square of the city.

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

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

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

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

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

3 APRIL

23:59. According to the Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko, Russia can not unilaterally terminate the agreements on the Black Sea Fleet.

23:15. According to the Crimean portal of the Center for Journalistic Investigations, on the highway Simferopol-Yalta near the village of Perevalnoe there was an accident: a Russian military armored car "Tiger" crashed into a standing trolleybus.

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 the exercises under the aegis of NATO.

21:00. Today the Court of Appeal of the Kharkiv region left an anti-Maidan activist Ignat Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz, under house arrest, obliging him to wear an electronic bracelet and pass his passport. Topaz is suspected of organizing mass riots in Kharkov.

19:35. The court found guilty a young man who installed the flag of the Russian Federation on the building of the Donetsk City Council, awarding him two years probation.

18:30. The Russians, who supported the Ukrainian people during the Maidan, are compelled to apply to the Polish authorities for refugee status due to 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 Mejlis decision on the delegation of the Crimean Tatars to the Council of Ministers.

16:50. About 100 cadets of the Academy of the Navy of Ukraine named after P.S. Nakhimova can not leave Sevastopol for Odessa.

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

14:10. NATO does not consider the question of joining the alliance of Ukraine, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on air of local radio.

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

12:40. Russia confirmed its readiness to transfer to Ukraine Ukraine's remaining military property of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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

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

10:20. NASA ceases cooperation with Russia in protest against its policy towards the Crimea, with the exception of cooperation in the field of joint work on the ISS, which currently hosts an American astronaut.

09:30. Crimea will become a terrible problem for Russia, said Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov.

09:00. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people began work on preparing a referendum to determine the will of the Crimean Tatar people.

05:45 The White House reported that the US is extending the stay of the destroyer Truxtun in the Black Sea and sending "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 disrupted the visit of the governor of the Donetsk region Sergei Taruta to Gorlovka.

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

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

02:20 The Czech post office stopped sending parcels and letters to the Crimea due to the blocking by the separatists of 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.

2 APRIL

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

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

21:25. Captain 2nd rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, kidnapped by 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 relevant decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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

18:30. Russian troops at the border with Ukraine do not depart, but rotate.

16:50. 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 has 30 times brought its military aircraft into a state of increased combat readiness or lifted interceptors in response to the approach of Russian combat aircraft to the airspace of Bulgaria from the Black Sea.

16:15. Between the mainland Ukraine and the Crimea, border control began to operate. Between the mainland Ukraine and the Crimea, border control began to operate.

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

14:50. As of April 2, 1059 people arrived to the Ukrainian mainland from Crimea. Of these, 385 officers, 547 sergeants and soldiers of military service under the contract, two workers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and 125 members of their families, of whom 38 are children.

14:00. The medium reconnaissance ship "Liman" of the 519th separate division of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was found in 23 kilometers.

13:10. Ukroboronprom companies are ready to hand over 74 armored personnel carriers for the recruitment of ten military units of the National Guard of Ukraine. In total, it is planned to supply about 100 machines.

12:50. 157 Ukrainian servicemen from Perevalnoye are sent to the north of the Crimea for further relocation to the mainland of Ukraine.

11:24 14 citizens of Ukraine, residents of Simferopol, Alushta and Yevpatoria asked for political asylum in Poland while passing passport control at the Shegini checkpoint.

10:38 The delegation of the State Duma, headed by Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, will visit Crimea and Sevastopol on April 5.

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

10:04 The State Migration Service of Ukraine recognized as invalid the forms of passports located on the territory of the Crimea.

08:23 The United States is considering the possibility of sending a warship to the Black Sea because of the continuing tension 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 rob the country unhindered, and called on the European Parliament to strengthen sanctions against the president's entourage.

03:55 The US Congress approved the allocation of $ 1 billion 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 appointed on 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 the Crimea.

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

APRIL 1

23:59. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated 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 ordered to rest in the Crimea.

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

20:47. Poland asked NATO to build up a military presence on its territory because of threats in connection with Russia's aggression.

20:26. Ukraine is looking for legal partners and is gathering evidence to initiate cases against the Russian Federation in international courts in connection with military aggression, he said. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrey Deshchitsa.

19:15. The self-proclaimed prime minister of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, today demanded the immediate termination of any tax payments of the Crimean enterprises to Kiev.

18:00. Fishing boats of Ukraine, which are now in the ocean, the self-proclaimed authority of the Crimea ordered to stop fishing and return to the port of basing - Sevastopol, the chairman of the Association of Crimea Fishermen Sergey Yatsenko.

17:23. Ukraine intends to exchange the Russian military captain of the second rank of the Navy, commander of the center for information and psychological operations Vyacheslav Demyanenko, said Deputy Head of the Main Command Center of the Armed Forces Alexander Rosmaznin.

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

16:00. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia warned against changing the non-aligned status of the country, stressing that economic relations between the countries depend on this.

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 the Ukrainian servicemen detained in the Crimea will be released in the near future.

15:00. With the purpose of rendering assistance to servicemen and members of their families who have themselves relocated from the territory of the Crimea and Sevastopol, assembly and transit points and collecting points for the reception of personnel have been deployed in various localities of Ukraine. LIST

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

14:10. NATO "can not 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 dismissal of servicemen and cadets who were recruited to military service from the Crimea.

12:40. Within the framework of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army", more than 70 million hryvnias were transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

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

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

10:55. The Svoboda party proposed the option of arming the Ukrainian army within the framework of the "anti-Putin coalition".

09:50. It is not to be hoped that Russia will refrain from further dismemberment of Ukraine: the West needs a more ambitious strategy, writes well-known expert Stephen Sestanovich, a professor at Columbia University in the article The New York Times.

09:00. NATO foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss ways to help Ukraine.

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

6:30 The head of the Committee on Intelligence of the US House of Representatives, Michael Rogers, announced a 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 the Crimea of ​​falsifying the results of the turnout for a referendum.

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

1:20 The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of France, Germany and Poland issued a joint statement inviting Russia to participate in an international conference on the consequences of the signing by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova of an agreement on the Association with the EU and security issues in the Eastern Europe region.

MARCH 31

23:56. Everything that happened since the seizure of the Crimea, is a denial of the norms of international law, said the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Konstantin Grishchenko.

23:09. In the south-eastern regions of Ukraine, the idea of ​​separatism is now being used by marginal political forces, said ex-chairman of the Kharkiv regional state administration Mikhail Dobkin.

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

21:45. Citizens of foreign countries who want to visit the Crimea and Sevastopol, will receive a Russian visa in diplomatic representations of Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation reported today.

21:03. The State Duma of Russia expresses readiness for negotiations with deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the settlement of the crisis in the Crimea.

20:39. Today, at the railway station in Simferopol, the so-called self-defense of the Crimea detained the son of a people's deputy from UDAR, the former presidential ambassador to the ARK, Sergei Kunitsyn Alexei.

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

18:30. The majority of Russians do not know exactly who the Bandera people are, whose references are often heard in Russian news about the events in Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of a poll of the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion.

17:00. Today, several dozen activists of Odessa's EuroMaidan gathered near the building of the regional state administration and demanded that all involved in the financing of anti-Maidan, who in Odessa is known as the Kulikovo Field movement, be held to account.

16:50. Today in the center of Kiev, the Security Service of Ukraine detained storm troopers who planned to seize the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet.

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

16:00. This week will be decisive in terms of a final decision on the withdrawal schedule for Ukrainian troops from the Crimea, noted in the Main Command Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

15:50. Russia is transferring to the permanent residence in the Crimea of ​​servicemen of the former Chechen battalion "Vostok" together with their families.

15:40. Representatives of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation seized in all passport departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Crimea on 27-29 March 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. Active activist of the party Another Russia, Benes Ayyo, who has a Latvian passport but resides in London, will be expelled from Ukraine active participant of the separatist rallies in the Donetsk region.

15:00. NATO is ready to provide all-round assistance to Ukraine in strengthening its defense capability, if it is desired by official Kiev.

14:30. Crimean residents who receive Russian passports do not need to renounce Ukrainian citizenship.

14:10. Residents of Crimea will be provided with clean drinking water. In the near future, the Russian government will choose the optimal 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 Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika 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. For many years the armed forces of Ukraine were deliberately destroyed, and "volunteers from Russia" were admitted to 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 is afraid of real military resistance, the director of the Center for Army Studies believes.

12:00. Ukraine in the future should conduct a detailed analysis of the actions of Ukrainian soldiers in the Crimea and every minute to study the orders 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 poll.

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

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

09:30. Ukraine is ready for negotiations with the Russian Federation with the participation of the international community and remains on the firm position that the 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. Deputies of the State Council of Crimea (dissolved Crimean Rada) will adopt a new constitution of the peninsula without the consent of the Crimeans.

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

02:30. Russia considers the federalization and election of regional leaders as one of the solutions to the political crisis in Ukraine.

02:00. The issue of federalization should be solved by the Ukrainian people, US Secretary of State Kerry stated after the meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister.

30TH OF MARCH

23:55. According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the prosecution will appeal the decision of the Kharkiv court, which issued a scandalous anti-Majdanite Topaz for house arrest.

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

22:48. According to the Interior Ministry, the separatists, who blocked the work of the railway station today, face up to three years.

22:34. Today, about 2 thousand football fans of the "Dnipro" and "Dynamo" held a rally-meeting 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 exporting Ukrainian servicemen and their families from Crimea is rather unorganized, said the head of the Center for Military and Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk.

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

20:00. The details of the attack of 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 the Kremlin's proposals for resolving the crisis in the Ukrainian issue.

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

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

18:00. In Makeyevka, the separatists tried to block the train traffic at the railway station.

17:00. The Ministry of Defense continues to conduct large-scale exercises.

16:12. More than three thousand people from Odessa came to the 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 of the Crimea up to 8 thousand soldiers with their families.

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

12:30. 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 Interior Ministry, all the soldiers of the Internal Troops have already been withdrawn from the Crimea.

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

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

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

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

11:11. The former minister of incomes and fees of Ukraine, Alexander Klimenko, used an office chair for 70 thousand euros.

09:59. About two thousand Ukrainian soldiers can not leave the Crimea.

09:35. The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs refuted encroachments on the territory of Ukraine. The Office resolutely condemned the statements of individual parties and movements that cast doubt on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries, and also do not take into account the interests of the 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 voting on the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the referendum in the Crimea.

08:32. The State Duma said that the Crimea will no longer be able to withdraw from the Russian Federation. The chairman of the constitutional committee Vladimir Pligin explained that there is simply no corresponding mechanism in the Russian constitution. In the basic law of Russia, only the procedure for accepting new subjects is clearly prescribed.

08:15. Flash embassies in the US embassies for a united Ukraine

07:34. In Kharkov, one of the most odious anti-Maidan activists Ignat Cromsky, known under the nickname of Topaz, was arrested. He is accused of participation and organization of mass riots in Kharkov on March 1. He was given a preventive measure - a 24-hour house arrest.

07:22. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that 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 fulfilled," he told Welt am Sonntag on March 30.

07:09. On Sunday, March 30, the mourning veche will be held on Independence Square in Kiev. As reported in the press service of the VO Maidan, the veche will be held with the participation of representatives of the clergy.

00:40. Russia is trying to send "unnecessary scrap" to Ukraine under the guise of returning the equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Crimea. This was reported by the head of the Center for Military and 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 the legal and legal registration of the state border, Ambassador at Large of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Leonid Osavolyuk.

22:50. The commander of the Sevastopol military unit, Captain 2nd Rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, who remains in Russian captivity, is kept in the commandant's office of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia in Sevastopol.

19:55. Diplomats say that before the vote at the UN General Assembly on the Crimea, Russia has exerted 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 combat vehicles are located near the northern and eastern borders of Ukraine, as well as in the Crimea and Transnistria.

17:06. For today, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has fully worked out the mechanism for the reception and further distribution of servicemen and members of their families arriving from the Crimea.

16:55. Leninsky district court of Kharkiv has chosen a preventive measure for the activist of anti-Maidan Igor Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz in the form of round-the-clock house arrest.

16:15. An important position for Ukraine is that there will never be aggression from Ukraine from the territory of Belarus against Ukraine. This was announced by. President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov after the meeting with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

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

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

12:14. A meeting of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and the acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov is held in Lyaskovichi of the Gomel region of Belarus.

11:53. The first column of 47 servicemen and members of their families began moving towards the north of the Crimea.

11:48. The Mejlis announced the beginning of political and legal procedures for the creation of a national-territorial autonomy of the Crimean Tatar people in the Crimea.

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

11:02. State Concern Ukroboronprom stopped supplying arms 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 via Western capitals.

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

10:03. The servicemen of the internal troops of the Crimean Territorial Command redeployed their forces to the continental part of the state. Now, 1100 servicemen 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 issues wishful thinking and completely misinforms the world community. This is stated in the commentary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in response to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry that in Ukraine oppressed by Germans, Czechs, Hungarians and other national minorities.

08:36. Over the past day, there has been a decrease in the Russian force grouping 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 earlier conveyed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

06:59. Representatives of the Crimean Tatars announced that they are going to hold their own referendum on the status of the Crimea. This will be the topic of the Kurultay session being prepared for today, which will be held in Bakhchisaray.

06:13. In Donetsk, police found a hooligan who installed a Russian flag on the city council building during an unauthorized rally of separatists on March 23, the city prosecutor's office said.

05:47. To date, the international community has no effective diplomatic mechanisms to stop the aggression of Russia.

05:03. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that Russian President Vladimir Putin assured him of the lack of intentions for a further military invasion of Ukraine after the annexation of the Crimea.

04:05. In Kharkov, the police detained an enemy of Euromaydan Ignat Cromsky, nicknamed Topaz, local media reported.

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

02:12. The Ukrainian Air Force conducts exercises unprecedented in mass. In the sky, the Ukrainian military raised all combat aircraft, according to the Ministry of Defense.

01:52. Enemy Euromaydan Kharkiv citizen Ignat Kromsky, better known as Topaz, was detained last night by police officers.

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

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

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

MARCH 28

23:57. According to the head of the Center for Military and Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk, the Russian army's forces are concentrated in the north-eastern direction near the Chernigov and Kharkov oblasts.

22:15. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko calls not to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin and assures that the Russian leader does not have plans to seize Ukraine.

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

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

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

17:30. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for the avoidance of sanctions against Russia affecting trade and economic relations between European countries and the Russian Federation.

16:30. The Russian Federation resumes the production of weapons in the Crimea - the Foreign Ministry.

16:00. Russian units have moved away from the Lugansk region, but continue to concentrate near the borders of the Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions - the Foreign Ministry.

15:40. The Russian Federation, which initiates the breaking of treaties with Ukraine on the Black Sea Fleet, should have thought about the withdrawal of the Black Sea Fleet from the Crimea.

15:30. Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to the State Duma that several Russian-Ukrainian treaties be terminated.

15:00. Within the framework of the "Support the Ukrainian Army" campaign, more than 60 million hryvnias have been transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

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

14:40. Ex-presidential adviser Illarionov said that he could frustrate Putin's plans for Ukraine.

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

13:30. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said that work is now to be done to modernize the military structure in the Crimea.

12:40. The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, issued an order to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to proceed with the transfer of arms and military equipment deployed to the Crimea and remaining in military units that did not join the Russian army.

12:00. Yesterday, in the control point Konotop in the Sumy region in Ukraine, a 33-year-old Russian citizen who in 2000 participated in the second Chechen war as a senior scout-grenade launcher was not allowed to pass.

11:20. Former Ukrainian President 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 will today hold a meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

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

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

08:46. March 27 in the airspace of Ukraine began the exercises of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the military command and military units to manage the use of the air component of the groupings of troops with the implementation of practical tasks.

08:30. Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops were being transferred to the Russian Federation's border with Ukraine.

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. The Crimean scenario in the south and east of Ukraine does not stand a chance of implementation, Rada Vice Speaker said.

02:30. The leadership of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has received proposals to deprive the Russian delegation of the right to vote and power in the Assembly.

01:15. The annexation of Crimea by Russia threatens the destruction of a third of Ukrainian reserves that are located on the peninsula, the message says.

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