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Russia's invasion of Ukraine: Chronicle of March 27 - April 4

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

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 Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister called on Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

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

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

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 Crimean government, headed by Anatoly Mogilyov, was dismissed. The pro-Russian deputies appointed the leader of the Russian Unity Party, Sergei Aksenov, as the new head of the Council of Ministers. Unrecognized by the new authorities of Ukraine, the prime minister called on Russian President Putin to "ensure peace and tranquility" in the Crimea. At the entrance to the peninsula appeared checkpoints, guarded by people with weapons. The unauthorized movement of representatives of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was noted on the peninsula.

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

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 delivery to Ukraine of cargoes of special means for the protection of public order weighing 2394 kg and 2774 kg.

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

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

20:00 The State Duma of Russia adopted in the second and third reading a law on the simplified granting of citizenship of the Russian Federation 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 the south-east of Ukraine.

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

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

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

16:14. Belarus assumed the chairmanship of 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 fixed, but the threat to the country's security remains, said Yevgeny Perebyinis, director of the information policy department at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, at a briefing.

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

15:55. Ukraine 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. MFA verifies 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 urgently notify the consular offices of Ukraine about the detention of citizens of Ukraine.

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

15:46. Germany again called on the Russian Federation to withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine. The government of Germany emphasizes that in order to reduce tensions, it is necessary "to take immediate measures that are 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 requirements of the European Court of Human Rights, issued in the framework of judicial proceedings at the suit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation. Prescriptions The ECHR establishes 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. The NBU is ready to broadcast its TV channel to create a public TV. The NBU states that the issue is being worked out on the possible ways of transmitting LLC Banking Television to the needs of the state broadcasting organization.

15:29. Immediately, two meetings, despite yesterday's ban on the Odessa District Administrative Court, were held today under the walls of the city council.

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

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

3:00 pm Militia General, MP from the Batkivshchyna faction, head of the investigative commission of the parliament to shoot people on the Maidan Gennady Moskal spoke about the "dummies" from the previous government and the mistakes of the new, and also wondered what the hell the Right Sector walks with weapons at other people's houses.

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

14:48. SBU detained in Donetsk ally Gubareva. Ukrainian citizen Robert Doni was announced to be suspected of involvement in the riots in Donetsk on March 15-16, 2014, as well as calls for the seizure of state authorities.

14:32. The Committee on the Regulations of the Verkhovna Rada should prepare a draft resolution on deprivation of a deputy mandate for refusing Ukrainian citizenship. The corresponding instruction 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, started elections to local governments. Starting tomorrow, candidates can stand as candidates, but they still do not have new rules for participating in the electoral race.

14:02. Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Viktor Chalavan, claims that a pistol was seized from the deceased Right Sector activist Oleksandr Muzychko, who was robbed during a robbery attack from a traffic police official in the Ternopil region.

13:41. First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema does not exclude 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, there is no reason for the public to calm down.

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

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

13:24 Separatist actions in Ukraine are funded by funds that ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his supporters took out of Ukraine, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema.

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

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

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

12:38 The Committee of Voters of Ukraine recommends that the SBU and the Ministry of Internal Affairs strengthen security at the polling stations. The KIA does not exclude attempts to destabilize the situation in the regions of Ukraine before the presidential elections.

12:16 An extraordinary session of the Odessa City Council did not take place. At the session, the planned resignation of the Acting Mayor Oleg Bryndak, but he prevented this.

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

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

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

11:04. Ultras of 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 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 in the game with Dnipro," the ultras said in a statement.

10:12 The State Border Service of Ukraine will apply to the court for compensation for the property that remains in the Crimea, Nikolai Litvin, Chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine, said in Kherson.

10:00 President Barack Obama invited the Congress leaders to the White House to discuss with them the crisis in Ukraine. Their conversation took place against the background of the lack of progress in attempts to resolve the situation diplomatically.

09:57 Kurchenko can take away Metalist stadium from Kurchenko. 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. Mayor Oleg Bryndaka. He is considered the creature of the people's deputy from the Party of Regions Gennady Trukhanov. The square in front of the building where local deputies sit is divided by 500 law enforcement officers.

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 Viktoria Syumar. In her opinion, to start the active phase of destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, Russia needs a reason. We should also expect active manifestations of separatism.

09:15 In Donetsk region, 46 criminal cases were initiated in relation to violations committed during recent political rallies. This was announced 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 Naval Forces of Ukraine named after PS. Nakhimov today will be able to leave Sevastopol to the mainland. Cadets who did not support the transition of the institution to the new college of the Russian Federation were invited to Odessa.

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

08:12 Fire and tactical training of the personnel of the airmobile brigade of the Airborne Forces of Ukraine is taking place at one of the military ranges (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 trawler "Cherkasy" returns home. Sailors will be met on Friday at 16:00 on the Cathedral Square of the city.

04:43 State frontier service declared plans of separatists to block on April 4-5 a number of frontier posts on border with Russia in the New Azov region of Donetsk region.

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

03:28 The 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 Dvoretskaya and Alyona Luneva, who came to the city to tell the public and journalists about the situation in Crimea.

00:25 Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Donetsk region asks the mayoralty of Donetsk through court to forbid the separatist meetings scheduled for April 4-6

3 APRIL

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, the Center for Investigative Journalism, an accident occurred on the Simferopol-Yalta highway near the village of Perevalnoe: a Russian military armored car "Tigr" crashed into a standing trolleybus.

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

21:49. In Bulgaria, Ukrainian officers took part in exercises under the auspices 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 hand over the international passport. Topaz is suspected of organizing riots in Kharkov.

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

18:30 The Russians, who supported the Ukrainian people during the Maidan, are forced to turn to the Polish authorities for refugee status out of fear 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 to delegate the Crimean Tatars to the Council of Ministers.

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

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

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

12:40 Russia confirmed its readiness to transfer to Ukraine the military property of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that remained in Crimea.

11:23. Russian President Vladimir Putin did not promise German Chancellor Angela Merkel to withdraw troops from the border of Ukraine, 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 to Riga of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, scheduled for mid-May, because of Ukraine.

10:20. NASA ceases to cooperate with Russia in protest against its policy toward the Crimea, with the exception of cooperation in the field of joint work on the ISS, on which the American astronaut is currently located.

09:30 Crimea will be a terrible problem for Russia, said the acting president of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov.

09:00 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 reported that the United States prolonged the stay of the destroyer Truxtun in the Black Sea and sent there "additional resources."

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

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

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

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

02:20 Post of the Czech Republic stopped sending parcels and letters to the Crimea because of the blocking separatist services of mail delivery to the peninsula.

01:48 And. President Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russia's aggressive policy is pushing Ukraine to join NATO.

2 APRIL

23:59 Captain 2nd rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, who was kidnapped by Russian invaders in the 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 contacted 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: at the end of April it is planned to elect an alternative president, the May holidays are supposed to be used to destabilize the situation.

18:30 Russian troops on the border with Ukraine do not depart, and carry out a rotation.

16:50 The illegitimate Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev was wanted by the investigative department of the SBU.

16:30 Over the past two months, Bulgaria has led its military aviation 30 times to a state of increased combat readiness or has raised interceptors in response to the approach of Russian military 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 the objectives in 3-5 days if Moscow decides to invade.

14:50 As of April 2, 1059 people arrived in the mainland of Ukraine from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Of these, 385 officers, 547 sergeants and soldiers of military service under the contract, two employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and 125 members of their families, of which 38 children.

2:00 pm The average reconnaissance ship "Liman" of the 519th separate division of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation was discovered in 23 kilometers.

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

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

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

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

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

10:04 The State Migration Service of Ukraine has recognized the invalid forms of passports located in the Crimea.

08:23 The United States is considering the possibility of sending a warship to the Black Sea due to 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 rob the country without hindrance, and called on the European Parliament to strengthen sanctions against the president’s circle.

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 The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is preparing a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice of the United Nations concerning the actions of the aggressor state in 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 called on NATO members to increase the defense budget.

1 APRIL

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 obliged to rest in the Crimea.

22:40. The owner of the Crimean Tatar television 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, chaired by the self-proclaimed prime minister Sergei Aksenov, they decided in the Mejlis today.

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

20:26. Ukraine is looking for legal partners and is collecting an evidence base to initiate proceedings against the Russian Federation in international courts in connection with military aggression, the acting president said. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrei Deshchitsa.

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

18:00 The fishing vessels of Ukraine, which are now in the ocean, the self-proclaimed power of the Crimea ordered to stop fishing and return to the home port - Sevastopol, the chairman of the Crimean Fishermen Association, Sergey Yatsenko, said.

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

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

4pm The Russian Foreign Ministry warned Ukraine against changing the country's non-aligned status, stressing that economic relations between 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 soldiers held in the Crimea will be released soon.

3:00 pm In order to provide assistance to servicemen and members of their families, who redeployed (redeployed) from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol independently, collected and transit points and collection points for personnel were deployed in various settlements 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 in southern Ukraine.

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

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

12:40 In the framework of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army", over 70 mln. UAH was transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

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

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 joint exercises.

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

09:50 One should not hope that Russia will refrain from further dismembering Ukraine: The West needs a more ambitious strategy, writes well-known expert Stephen Sestanovich, a professor at Columbia University in The New York Times article.

09:00 NATO foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss ways to assist 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 Intelligence Committee 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 Crimea of ​​falsifying the results of a referendum turnout.

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

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

MARCH 31

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

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

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

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

21:03 The State Duma of Russia expresses willingness to negotiate with the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to resolve the crisis in Crimea.

20:39. Today, at the railway station of Simferopol, the so-called self-defense of the Crimea detained the son of a people's deputy from UDAR, ex-permanent representative of the president in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Sergei Kunitsyn Aleksey.

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 Most Russians do not know exactly who the Bandera people are, whose references are not rare in the Russian news about events in Ukraine. This is evidenced by the results of the opinion poll of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.

5pm 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 in Odessa is known as the Kulikovo Field movement, be brought to justice.

16:50 Today in the center of Kiev, the Security Service of Ukraine detained attack aircraft, who were 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 Black Sea Fleet of Russia.

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

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

3:40 pm 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 unfilled passports of a citizen of Ukraine, which can be used for provocations in the east of the country during elections.

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

3:00 pm NATO is ready to provide all-round assistance to Ukraine in strengthening its defense capacity, if official Kiev wants it.

14:30 Crimean residents who receive Russian passports are not required to renounce Ukrainian citizenship.

14:10. Residents of the 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.

1:45 pm President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the Minister of the Russian Federation for the Affairs of Crimea.

13:20 The Security Service of Ukraine prevented the intelligence campaign 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. President Alexander Turchinov.

12:50 For many years, the armed forces of Ukraine were deliberately destroyed, and “volunteers from Russia” were allowed to head 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 resistance, says the director of the Center for Army Studies.

12:00 In the future, Ukraine should conduct a detailed analysis of the actions of the Ukrainian servicemen in the Crimea and constantly examine 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 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

09:30 Ukraine is ready for negotiations with the Russian Federation with the participation of the international community and remains on the uncompromising position that the Crimea is, was and will be Ukrainian - said Yatsenyuk.

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 Rada of Crimea) will adopt a new constitution of the peninsula without the consent of the Crimean people.

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

02:30 Russia considers the federalization and election of the leadership of the regions one of the solutions to the political crisis in Ukraine.

02:00 The issue of federalization must be resolved by the Ukrainian people, US Secretary of State Kerry said after a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister.

30TH OF MARCH

23:55. According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the state prosecution will appeal the decision of the Kharkiv court, which 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.

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

22:34. Today, about 2,000 football fans of Dnipro and Dinamo held a rally against the war and for the unity of Ukraine in the center of Dnipropetrovsk.

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

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

20:00 The details of the attack of aggressive guys on Avtomaydan activists in Kharkov have become known.

19:33. Russia is demanding the destruction of Ukrainian statehood, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in response to the Kremlin’s proposals for resolving the crisis in the Ukrainian question.

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

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

18:00 In Makeyevka, the separatists tried to block the movement of trains at the railway station.

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

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

3:31 pm In Sevastopol, students ignored raising 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. Separatist rallies are held in Donetsk and Kharkov.

12:30 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes that federalization contradicts the fundamental principles of the state structure 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 the sanctions. The Presidential Commission was established 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. Ucorboronprom is reoriented to the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

11:32. Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies, published a photo of a resident of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with a passport issued by the Russian Federation in his Facebook account. According to Tymchuk, the Russian Federation indicates in the passports a non-existent subject of the federation of the Crimea 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 so far registered five candidates for the presidency of Ukraine.

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

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

09:35. Hungarian Foreign Ministry denied encroachment on the territory of Ukraine. The Office strongly 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 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 from voting on the draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the referendum in Crimea.

08:32. The State Duma said that the Crimea will not be able to leave the Russian Federation. The chairman of the local constitutional committee, Vladimir Pligin, explained that the corresponding mechanism in the Russian constitution simply does not exist. The basic law of Russia clearly spelled out only the procedure for the adoption of new subjects.

08:15 Flash mobs for United Ukraine held at US embassies

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

07:22. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the NATO enlargement process will continue. The entry of Eastern European countries into this organization is "an impressive success story for our time. But our task has not yet been accomplished," he said in an interview with Welt am Sonntag on March 30.

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

00:40. Russia is trying under the guise of returning the equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the 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 the contractual legal registration of the state border, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Osavolyuk.

22:50 The commander of the Sevastopol military unit, Captain Second Rank Vyacheslav Demyanenko, who remains in Russian captivity, is being held at the commandant's office of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.

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

18:54. Foreign Minister Sergey 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 Transdniestria.

17:06 As of today, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has fully developed the mechanism for receiving and further distributing servicemen and their families arriving from the Crimea.

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

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

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

13:31. High Representative of the EU 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 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko meets Acting President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Turchinov in the Lyaskovichi, Gomel Region of Belarus.

11:53. The first convoy of 47 soldiers and their families began to move towards the north of the Crimea.

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

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

11:02. The state concern Ukroboronprom stopped the supply of 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 Western capitals.

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

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

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

08:36 Over the past 24 hours, there has been a decrease in the Russian grouping of troops near the eastern state border of the Russian Federation with Ukraine.

08:18. Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned US President Barack Obama to discuss the US proposal for a diplomatic resolution of the crisis in Ukraine, which US Secretary of State John Kerry had previously conveyed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

06:59 Representatives of the Crimean Tatars announced that they were going to hold their own referendum on the status of the Crimea. The session of Kurultay that is being prepared for today, which will be held in Bakhchisarai, will be devoted to this.

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

05:47 Today, the world community does not have effective diplomatic mechanisms to stop Russia's aggression.

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

04:05. In Kharkov, police detained Euromaidan’s rival Ignat Kromsky, nicknamed Topaz, local media reported.

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

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

01:52. Opponent of Euromaidan Kharkiv Ignat Kromsky, better known as Topaz, was detained by police last night.

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

00:25 US President Barack Obama suggested that the Russian side give a clear response to Washington’s proposals on a 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 Lyayen.

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 northeastern direction near Chernihiv and Kharkiv regions.

22:15 President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko urges not to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin and assures that the Russian leader has no plans to seize 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 the Crimea and remained loyal to the oath will be rewarded. About this, as reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada, said. President of Ukraine, Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov.

18:40. In connection with the dissemination in the media of information that directly or indirectly impinge on the security of the country, its territorial integrity and inviolability, incite hostility on a linguistic, religious or national basis, the Prosecutor General's Office instructed 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 State Security Service of Ukraine and local state administrations.

5:30 p.m. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged to avoid imposing sanctions on Russia, affecting the trade and economic relations of European countries with the Russian Federation.

16:30 Russian Federation resumes arms production in Crimea - MFA.

4pm Russian units have moved away from the Luhansk region, but continue to concentrate near the borders of the Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions — the Foreign Ministry.

3:40 pm The Russian Federation, which is initiating the breakdown of agreements with Ukraine on the Black Sea Fleet, should have thought about the withdrawal of the Russian Black Sea Fleet from the Crimea.

3:30 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma a proposal to terminate several Russian-Ukrainian treaties.

3:00 pm In the framework of the campaign "Support the Ukrainian Army", over UAH 60 million was received on the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

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

14:40. Ex-adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Illarionov said that he could thwart Putin’s plans for Ukraine.

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

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

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

12:00 Yesterday, a 33-year-old Russian, who in 2000 took part in the second Chechen war as a senior reconnaissance grenade launcher, did not miss the Konotop checkpoint in the Sumy region in Ukraine.

11:20. The 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 Ukraine and its Western supporters succeeded on Thursday in convincing a majority of states in the UN General Assembly to condemn the annexation of Crimea by Russia as illegal, this vote leads to the isolation of Russia, The New York Times writes.

09:17. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the UN General Assembly resolution on Ukraine counterproductive and called on the international community to work towards stabilizing the situation in that country.

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

08:30 During the last 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 the Crimea will begin.

05:40. The second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, rules out a military invasion of Russian troops into mainland Ukraine.

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

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

01:15 The annexation of the Crimea by Russia threatens the destruction of a third of Ukrainian reserves, which are located on the territory of 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 officers.