The invasion of Ukraine: the latest events in the South-East and Crimea
What happens in the Crimea, Nikolaev, Kherson, Odessa, Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk
After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the separatist crisis spread to the east of the country. In Kharkov, Lugansk and Donetsk, pro-Russian militants and sabotage groups beat supporters of the unity of Ukraine, periodically seize regional administrations and local law enforcement agencies.
According to various sources, up to 40,000 Russian soldiers and officers who are ready to invade are concentrated on the northeastern border.
After the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the separatist crisis spread to the east of the country. In Kharkov, Lugansk and Donetsk, pro-Russian militants and sabotage groups beat supporters of the unity of Ukraine, periodically seize regional administrations and local law enforcement agencies. According to various sources, up to 40,000 Russian soldiers and officers who are ready to invade are concentrated on the northeastern border.
14TH OF APRIL
06:52 The Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, at a meeting of the UN Security Council threatened to disrupt negotiations in the US-EU-Ukraine-Russia format if the Ukrainian army opposes terrorists in the Donetsk region.
05:14 US representative to the UN Samantha Power accused Russia of escalating the crisis in Ukraine.
04:32 Yuri Sergeyev, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, at a meeting of the UN Security Council accused Russia of supporting terrorism in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine.
03:11 In the CIA, the United States denied information about the influence of the director of the department, John Brennan, on the decision of the new Ukrainian authorities to conduct an anti-terrorist operation in the Donbas using the army.
02:34 The French Foreign Ministry called for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Donbas.
01:53 Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes convinced the separatist rally participants to leave the courtyard of the Kharkiv city council and promised to fight for the release of the detainee separatists.
00:54 Separatists seized the building of the City Council in the city of Khartsyzk, Donetsk Region, and hoisted the flag of the Donetsk People's Republic on the building. People’s Deputy from PR Vladislav Lukyanov spoke at their actions.
00:20 Dmitry Tymchuk, an expert at the Center for Military-Political Studies, said that a large part of Donetsk policemen are sabotaging the fight against separatists, and the FSB agents promise them a salary four times higher than in Ukraine.
23:44 Separatists near Slavyansk seized a truck with ammunition for the Grad rocket launcher.
23:15 In Slavyansk, Donetsk region, where administrative buildings are seized by separatists, classes in schools and kindergartens are canceled due to the unstable situation.
21:58. A quick ex-president of Ukraine from Russian TV screens urged Ukrainian security officials not to follow Turchinov’s order and go to the side of the separatists.
21:40. Anyone who participates in the storming of administrative buildings in the Southeast receives $ 500 from the "Family" of Yanukovych. This was announced on the air of Western Ukrainian television by MP, presidential candidate of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
20:50 The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, made a statement today in connection with the tense situation in Ukraine, in which he called on the parties to refrain from the use of force. Jagland believes that the situation in Ukraine can still be solved at the negotiating table.
20:27. The MIA creates regional units on a volunteer basis. According to the minister, Donetsk will receive its special unit created from the patriots of the country and the Donbas. Lugansk-its, from Luhansk. A special unit will be created in Dnepropetrovsk. Also, the Dnieper, Nikolaev, Odessa, Kherson, Kharkov. The Ministry of Internal Affairs is ready to attract more than 12,000 people across the country to the new special forces
19:44. 350 fighters of the National Guard are sent to protect the national integrity of Ukraine. From April 15, the reserve guardsmen start combat duty in the area of Izyum-Slavyansk. This was announced by Deputy Interior Minister Nikolai Velichkovich
19:10. In the Donetsk region covered with separatism in Slavyansk, about an hour ago, unknown persons shot a car with people. About this reports on his Facebook page journalist Maxim Levin.
18:45 Oleksandr Turchynov promises to use the army against the separatists seizing administrative and military buildings in the southeast if the criminals do not lay down their arms and do not surrender until morning. This Turchinov said in his address to the people of Ukraine.
18:36. In Odessa, more than a thousand supporters of the referendum came to the gathering place of the Odessa Euromaidan at the Duke monument. It is reported by the correspondent LigaBusinessInform.
18:23. In Makeyevka, the city council was seized, a "people's mayor" from among the separatists was elected. This was announced on his Facebook page by a local activist of the Democratic Alliance, Yevgeny Semekhin.
18:00 The National Security and Defense Council abandoned the martial law in the eastern regions. A source familiar with today's discussion of the situation in the National Security and Defense Council reported to a LigaBusinessInform correspondent. The initiators of the introduction of martial law were made by the Acting Head of the Presidential Administration Sergey Pashinsky and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
5:45 pm The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine: "Russian special services are involved in separatist unrest." The ministry has all the necessary evidence that will be presented to the international community on April 17
17:00 Actions of invaders of departments of militia and SBU in the territory of Donetsk region are qualified as terrorism. for each fact of armed attacks, the data are entered into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations with a qualification under Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (terrorist act). The investigation is under the personal control of the prosecutor of the Donetsk region Mykola Frantovsky.
16:40 OSCE observers arrived in Slavyansk. OSCE representatives came to Slavyansk to see for themselves what was happening in the city and to submit objective information at the international level.
16:20 Negotiations on release of a building of Security service of Lugansk are broken. According to Espreso.tv, the negotiations were allegedly disrupted by the fault of the Russian special services. In the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Luhansk region, they informed that "through negotiations, exhaustive measures were taken to prevent the movement of those citizens who are currently in the building of the Security Service of Ukraine with weapons."
15:32 In the center of Kharkov there were clashes between supporters of Euromaidan and Antimaydan. People with St. George ribbons and bats attacked the participants of Euromaidan, who had already almost dispersed from the Shevchenko monument. There are people injured.
15:00 Today, British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on Russia to abandon steps that destabilize Ukraine and undermine the possibility of negotiations in the framework of the contact group.
14:57 Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Poland Donald Tusk called on Ukraine to act more decisively to stop separatism in the east of the country. “The Ukrainians acted rationally until that time, although I don’t know where they determined the limit of deterrence from the acute reaction. However, it seems to me that they are now (to this line, ed.) ... The moment came when the Ukrainian state should act decisively to show that he does not perceive such kind of actions (separatism, - ed.), "said Tusk.
14:18. Separatists could not capture the city police department in Enakievo. According to the source, the police officers managed to repel the assault, and the weapons from the building were removed beforehand.
13:16. In the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region, several hundred separatists seized the city council building. The seizure occurred during a rally, whose participants were in favor of the creation of the Donetsk Republic.
13:15 Today, in the center of Zaporozhye, it is planned to hold Maidan and Anti-Maidan, which will partially overlap in time. In connection with the possibility of provocateurs arriving in the city, the People’s Self-Defense of Zaporozhye announced a mobilization.
12:45 In Krasny Liman, Donetsk region, local residents drove away separatist terrorists with St. George ribbons on their sleeves, who came to seize the building of the local police (video).
12:34 According to eyewitnesses, the administrative buildings of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Slavic city department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region and the mayor's office were released. Alexander Briginets wrote about this on his Facebook page.
12:27. In Slavyansk killed and wounded on both sides. Now there is a regrouping of forces. I wrote about this in my account on Facebook and. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
12:12 At the entrances to the Dnipropetrovsk region from the east, north and south this morning, nine mobile checkpoints were set up. "People have risen and are ready to repel the aggressor, be it" green men ", purple, speckled or some other."
11:59 The mayor of Slavyansk Nelya Shtepa has left the city of Slavyansk and is now in Artyomovsk. The pro-Russian activist Vyacheslav Ponomarev took over the leadership of the city.
11:26. Militiamen liquidated two separatist checkpoints in front of Slavyansk.
11:23. At night, the separatists seized the prosecutor’s office, the city police department and the city council in the city of Yenakiyevo, Donetsk region. Above the city council building, the Russian flag and the flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic are being developed.
11:04. During the anti-terrorist operation in the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, three people were injured from the Ukrainian side. About it on the page on Facebook the head of the center of military and political researches Dmitry Tymchuk wrote.
10:44. There was a video capture of the city police department in Kramatorsk.
10:27. In Kramatorsk two buildings continue to be captured by the separatists - the city council and the city police department. The separatists established a checkpoint near a military airfield.
10:05. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the separatists opened fire to kill.
09:57 In Donetsk, a military unit has been created to protect the region from "green men" and saboteurs. The unit will ensure the functioning of the military authorities.
09:24 The scenario of joining the eastern regions of Ukraine to Russia is currently unlikely. Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies, wrote about this in his Facebook account.
09:02. An anti-terrorist operation led by the SBU began in Slavyansk. This was written in his Facebook account by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. According to him, all the power units of the country are involved.
08:47 One of the leaders of the Russian opposition, Boris Nemtsov, believes that with the invasion of eastern Ukraine, Putin went for broke and started a war with Ukraine on the mainland. About this he wrote in his account on Facebook.
08:25 A new wave of destabilization in the east of Ukraine will cover on Sunday, in addition to the Donetsk region, the Kharkiv and, possibly, the Kherson region. The separatists of the south-east are coordinated by political technologist Alexei Vorobyov, who is subordinate to Putin’s advisor on Ukrainian issues Vladislav Surkov.
01:03 The second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, believes that the federalization in Ukraine will lead to the disintegration of the country and is confident that Vladimir Putin will never return the Crimea to Ukraine.
00:37. In the Gorlovka City Administration, the police are ready to repel any unlawful actions of criminals and terrorists.
00:26. During an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, anti-terrorism measures and issues related to the normalization of the situation in Eastern Ukraine were discussed.
00:05. Canada imposes sanctions on two Crimean officials and the Chernomorneftegaz oil and gas company.
12TH OF APRIL
23:57 Moscow continues to threaten Kiev if Ukraine tries to use force against armed militants who are seizing weapons in the Donbass building, posing as the actions of several hundred invaders as residents of several regions of the country.
23:48. There are no organized Russian military units and units in the east of Ukraine. This was reported by the. Head of the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Bogdan Senik.
23:25. The head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, Sergei Taruta, decided to strengthen the security agencies of the Donetsk region.
23:13. The building of the city police department in Artyomovsk (Donetsk region) is not captured, but the flag of the Donetsk people's republic is hoisted above the city council building.
22:58. The authorities are ready to decide on a hard power scenario against the separatists seizing administrative buildings in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
22:43. Self-defense of Zaporozhye announced on Sunday mobilization in the city. Local self-defense representatives fear the arrival of provocateurs in the city.
22:24 The separatists seized the Kramatorsk city police department after several hours of shelling.
22:11. Today an attempt to penetrate the administrative building of the Gorlovsky city police department was prevented.
22:04. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has denied the accusations of the Ukrainian side in complicating the situation in the south-east of Ukraine.
21:51. Tonight in Kharkov, several thousand supporters of the territorial integrity of Ukraine gathered at the monument to Taras Shevchenko.
21:42. Russia believes that the representative of the Party of Regions should be admitted to the talks, which are scheduled for April 17 in the EU-USA-Ukraine-Russia format to resolve the Ukrainian issue.
21:04. The leader of the Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh addressed the Ukrainians in connection with the events in the Donetsk region.
20:51. Yulia Tymoshenko believes that Russia, provoking a destabilization of the situation in the east of Ukraine, is trying to thwart the talks, which are scheduled for April 17
20:42. The soldiers of the National Guard repulsed an attempt to seize the Donetsk Chemical Plant, which stores a significant amount of explosive substances.
20:35. On April 12, at around 4 pm in the village of Chutovo, located on the border of Poltava and Kharkiv regions, 10 buses were stopped by law enforcement officers, in which mostly young men were traveling.
20:27. In Kramatorsk and Krasny Liman, Donetsk region, unidentified armed men bombard district police stations.
19:51. In connection with the events in the Donetsk region, and. about. President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov at 21:00 convenes the National Security and Defense Council.
19:39. One of the leaders of the Crimean separatists Rustam Temirgaliyev claims that the south and east of Ukraine forms the 20 millionth Ukrainian Federation.
19:18. Citizens of Ukraine living on the mainland of the country should not go in the summer to rest in the Crimea. This was stated by the Acting Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa.
19:12 The introduction of a visa regime with Russia in the near future will not be implemented, and the strengthening of control on the border with Russia is a more civilized way to solve existing problems than the introduction of visas.
19:03 Police are investigating an attempt to seize the prosecutor's office of the Donetsk region.
18:49 About 200 people gathered in Kharkov near the monument to Lenin. In the hands of some of them are posters: "Down with double standards!", "Referendum", "They wanted to Europe, but got into ...!", "Freedom to the defenders of Kharkiv", "Ukraine without NATO", as well as a crossed-out swastika with the inscription "No to fascism."
18:32. The State Border Service of Ukraine declares that it will take all possible measures in case of seizure of subunits and office premises of the Ministry
18:27. In Kharkov, the Security Service of Ukraine discovered an ammunition stash set up by unidentified persons.
18:14 In Slavyansk, "green men" captured journalists Hromadske TV and Lenta.Ru and forbade them to work in the city, covering events in the management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the region and other actions.
18:03 On the roof of the building of the city executive committee of Kramatorsk at the moment the flag of Donetsk People's Republic towers.
17:57 The first military aircraft flew from the Crimea to the mainland Ukraine.
17:48. The current extremist actions in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine are initiated and controlled by a network of coordinators of the Main Intelligence Department of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
17:41. Law enforcement officers who serve in front of the executive committee put on St. George's ribbons on their left hands.
17:23. The network has a video capture of the police department in Slavyansk.
17:16. Konstantin Pozhidaev, the head of the State Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Donetsk region, resigned under the onslaught of the separatists.
17:09. The SBU stopped illegal activities of a resident of the Kharkiv region, which is provided for in Article 110 (high treason) and Part 1 of Article 294 (riots) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
16:53. And about. President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov dismissed the head of the SBU in the Donetsk region.
16:44. The bus with former employees of the special unit "Berkut" arrived at the rally near the building of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Donetsk region.
3:45 pm At the entrance to Slavyansk in the Donetsk region, a checkpoint appeared with armed men who control the movement of vehicles to enter and exit the city.
15:16. In Slavyansk, the separatists seized the buildings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine. Their goal is to take possession of weapons. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Donetsk region.
2:45 pm Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrei Deshchitsa called on his Russian counterpart, Szégy Lavrov, "to stop the provocations of Russian intelligence agents in the eastern regions of Ukraine."
13:08. The militants who seized the police station in the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, continue to hold the building. They removed the flag of Ukraine and replaced it with the flag of Russia.
13:00 Ukrainian lieutenant colonel Gennady Kalachev is still being held in the Crimea by Russian special services.
12:15 The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine warns the separatists that the organization of mass riots belongs to the grave articles of the Criminal Code, which provide for up to 15 years in prison.
11:27. In the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, from April 12, a new constitution adopted by an illegitimate government began to operate.
10:41. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov reported that armed people seized the regional police department in the city of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region.
10:19. Tonight an unknown person set fire to the car of the editor-in-chief of the Internet edition of Donbass News Alexei Matsuki Recently, he has repeatedly received anonymous threats from the separatists.
09:55. Residents of Donetsk region are actively helping the Ukrainian military. People bring food and money to their places of deployment.
08:08. The illegitimate Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said that Crimea would accelerate the full transition to the Russian ruble because of fears of a default in Ukraine.
06:45. In the Crimea, the period of simultaneous circulation of the ruble and hryvnia may be shortened, allegedly because of the threat of default in Ukraine, said Rustam Temirgaliyev, first deputy chairman of the ARC Council of Ministers.
05:35. A report on the human rights situation in Ukraine will be presented to the UN Security Council on April 15.
04:46. The unrecognized republic of Transnistria complained to the United Nations about Ukraine because of increased control at the Transnistrian-Ukrainian border.
04:00 Western countries are demanding that Ukraine stop cooperation with Russia in the defense industry, said First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema.
3:10 In Vladimir-Volynsky (Volyn region), local residents, on their own initiative, gather in repair brigades and reconstruct, or in private workshops, or at a military base, defective combat vehicles.
02:35. The European Union sanctions against Russia were supported by Montenegro, Albania, Iceland and Norway.
02:00 To receive financial assistance from Russia, Ukraine needs to recognize the legitimacy of joining the Crimea to the Russian Federation, said Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov after meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble in Washington.
01:30 Former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, people's deputy of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that there is no point in discussing the new Constitution of Crimea, according to which the ARC is part of Russia.
00:53. The Ministry of Internal Affairs warned representatives of public organizations and political parties about the inadmissibility of organizing actions of civil confrontation and radical manifestations in all regions of Ukraine.
00:20. The second rally in support of conciliarity was held in Lugansk in a week.
23:53. Freedom Leader Oleg Tyagnibok opposes any negotiations with armed separatists in the east of the country.
23:45. The US Treasury Department is introducing new sanctions against the Crimean separatists, whom it considers to be involved in the military occupation and annexation of the Crimea to Russia.
23:20. Russian President Vladimir Putin missed a good time for an open military invasion of Ukraine, says Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Research and coordinator of the Information Resistance group.
22:45 All the invaders of the Kharkov state administration chose preventive measures. All detainees are accused of riots.
21:22 Russia warns that if the Ukrainian authorities try to crush the separatists in the east of the country by force, the prospects for an international meeting on the Ukrainian crisis with the participation of the Russian Federation will be undermined.
20:26 Presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev assured the separatists in Donetsk that he would do everything to disrupt the presidential elections, which are scheduled for May 25.
19:25 Presidential candidate of Ukraine, MP Oleg Tsarev said he was ready to become the leader of the so-called "Southeast Movement."
19:02 The federalization of a country can lead to the fact that many regional corrupt leaders can emerge in the regions. This was stated by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
18:50 The commander of the tactical group "Crimea" of the Air Force of Ukraine, Major General Oleg Strutsinsky, said that the Russians are not going to return to Ukraine air defense weapons from the Crimea.
18:08 Prague Mayor Tomas Hudechek believes that Ukraine should become an attractive alternative for the world as opposed to Putin’s Russia in its region. “You can show Russia, as the largest country in this region, that it is possible to create an attractive and alternative country for Putin’s Russia in this part of Europe,” he said.
17:39 Belarus is ready to accept citizens who want to leave Ukraine because of the difficult political and economic situation in the country, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said today. “He (the Ukrainian people, - ed. ) Asks for us. Therefore, one has to think. You can't go anywhere, you have to take one of our brothers and sisters,” he said.
17:03 Today, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry declared that the PACE resolution on Ukraine is a powerful tool to support our country. In addition, the resolution will lead to an even greater resolution of Russia. “This resolution, as of today, is the most tough decision of an international organization in response to the violation of the Russian Federation by its actions of international law,” said Yevgeny Perebiinis, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Policy Department.
16:40 Ukrainian ships, except those to be disposed of, will be withdrawn from the territory of Crimea. Today the ship "Pryluky" is the first to leave, preparing for the exit "Ternopil" and "Cherkasy". And about. Ukrainian Defense Minister Mikhail Koval said that, in accordance with the agreement reached, one ship is sent under its own power, two are towed.
16:08. Russia has no desire to join the south-east of Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that the annexation of Ukraine’s territories to the Russian Federation "contradicts the fundamental interests of the Russian Federation."
15:59 Russia de facto keeps the Crimea under its control, and it will not be possible to return it in the near future. This was announced at a public lecture in Kiev by Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.
15:52. Militiamen did not reveal any explosive devices in the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. On this fact, the investigating authorities opened criminal proceedings.
15:49 Business from the Crimea to the mainland transferred 250 entrepreneurs.
3:45 pm The Right Sector believes that one of the reasons for the murder of the leader of this party in the west of Ukraine, Alexander Muzychko (also known as Sashko Bily), may be economic - he allegedly prevented law enforcement agencies from enriching themselves in illegal schemes in Western Ukraine.
3:30 p.m. The ex-head of the presidential administration, out-of-fraction people's deputy Viktor Baloga in an interview with LigaBusinessInform spoke about the causes of the crisis in the east of the country.
15:18. Czech President Milos Zeman believes that NATO should take measures of intimidation against Russia in order to force Moscow to abandon military intervention in Ukrainian affairs.
3:15 pm The absolute minority of Ukrainian citizens support the separation of their region from Ukraine as an independent state or for the sake of joining another state. This is evidenced by the results of a poll conducted by the Foundation for Democratic Initiatives named after Ilko Kucheriv from March 16 to March 30.
15:06 Ukraine estimated the Black Sea shelf, which is now controlled by Russia and the Crimean separatists, at $ 40 billion. This was stated by the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan.
14:44. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine intends through court to ban the activities of the Russian Bloc and Russian Unity parties. This was stated by the profile minister Pavel Petrenko. The activities of parties may be prohibited in connection with their participation in separatist actions.
14:29. On April 11, the Priluki missile boat and the Fastov tanker came out of Sevastopol, which the Russian side returns to Ukraine.
14:18. Pro-Russian activists who seized the building of the SBU in Lugansk demanded that an extraordinary session of the city council be gathered at which to proclaim the creation of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
13:25 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk does not intend to meet with the separatists who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional Council, and is opposed to any forceful actions for his release.
13:17. According to the facts of appeals for violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the overthrow of the constitutional system, 145 criminal proceedings were registered, said Acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine Oleg Makhnitsky.
12:31. The preliminary version of the UN report clearly refutes all excuses for Russia's actions in the Crimea and beyond, writes Foreign Policy.
12:11. At the checkpoint "Chongar", officers of the Security Service of Ukraine and the State Border Service detained a soldier of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who tried to get from the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to the Kherson region. The detainee seized automatic weapons, four stores and two boxes of ammunition, a bayonet, a signal mine.
11:25 Businessman Rinat Akhmetov opposes the use of force against the separatists who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. The businessman believes that to solve the problem in the region today it is necessary to sit at the negotiating table.
11:12 In Donetsk, Yatsenyuk met with representatives of eastern Ukraine. The meeting was attended by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, deputies from the eastern regions.
11:04. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk assured that the law on languages will never be repealed. He stated this in Donetsk during a meeting with representatives of the leadership and elites of south-eastern Ukraine.
10:53. The destroyer of the US Navy "Donald Cook" with the Aegis antimissile system on board, which entered the Black Sea the day before, is heading towards the Ukrainian port of Odessa.
10:46. The Ukrainian soldier Artem Yermolenko was released by Russians from custody. The captain was brutally beaten and arrested by soldiers of the Russian Federation, and his colleague, Major Stanislav Karachevsky, was shot dead by a Russian sergeant.
09:59 About 50 tankers with petroleum products are sent from Russia to the Crimea.
09:52. The self-proclaimed "provisional government" of the so-called Donetsk people's republic decided to form its own "people's army".
09:28 The draft Constitution of the Republic of Crimea, which the illegitimate Crimean parliament plans to approve today, is unacceptable for the Crimean Tatars.
09:16. Auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation are raising submerged ships from the bottom of the sea at the entrance to the former naval base of the Ukrainian Navy - Donuzlav.
09:02. The Republic of Crimea and the city of federal significance Sevastopol are included in the list of subjects of the Russian Federation in the Constitution of Russia.
08:57 The Kiev district court of Kharkiv appointed a measure of restraint for 62 out of 65 suspects in the riots in the city.
08:13 On the square near the captured building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, pro-Russian activists reinforced the barricades of tires and barbed wire.
08:09. Representatives of NATO said the reliability of satellite images, which can be seen Russian troops located near the Ukrainian border.
08:02. The Russian Foreign Ministry recommends that Russians do not travel to countries that have mutual extradition treaties with the United States.
06:59 In Kharkov, the court released three of the 66 detained participants in the storming of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
06:29. Ukraine and NATO jointly developed a plan of measures for crisis management, which are related to the protection of critical infrastructure and the protection of civilians in the face of possible further deterioration of the security situation in certain regions of Ukraine due to possible military threats.
05:57 Estonia froze the assets of firms that are associated with the illegitimate head of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly.
05:07. NATO sends two more ships to the Black Sea to strengthen the forces of the allies because of the situation in the Crimea.
03:52. In Crimea, suspended six Ukrainian radio stations.
01:56. The entrances to Zaporozhye have been reinforced by five checkpoints, where Cossacks and public activists are on duty, fearing the arrival of the separatists in the regional center.
01:40. According to the operative data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in Odessa in a clash between supporters of the Maidan and opponents seven people were injured.
01:21 The General Staff of the Russian Federation refutes the information of NATO on the concentration of Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine.
01:07 Donetsk separatists, who hold the building of the regional state administration, decided to form their own "people's army", said the leader of the radical group Denis Pushilin.
00:01. Experts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) can not confirm cases of violation of the rights of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine, which were previously reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
23:50 In Kharkov, the city council, through a court, obtained a ban on holding pro-Russian rallies. The relevant decision was made by the Kharkiv Regional Administrative Court today.
23:30 In Chernihiv region, the SBU and the border guards detained a saboteur from Russia, who was sent to carry out tasks to destabilize the situation in the south-east of Ukraine.
23:15 In Kharkov, the court arrested 46 out of 66 arrested invaders of the RSA.
22:40 Today in the center of Lugansk there was a rally in support of the unity of Ukraine. Despite the rainy weather, in the action called "For order and peace in Lugansk!" about a hundred activists took part.
21:49 In Lugansk, the number of protesters near the seized building of the Office of the Security Service of Ukraine increased to approximately 1.5 thousand people.
21:22 Rail traffic between Ukraine and the Crimea may be suspended. This was stated by Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways.
21:05 As of 20:00 Thursday about 120 armed fighters are in the building of the SBU captured by separatists in Lugansk. This is reported by the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk.
19:31 NATO is building up a naval force in the Black Sea. The destroyer of the US Navy Donald Cook, equipped with anti-missile defense system "Aegis" will soon be joined by two ships of the naval forces of France. On April 11, the large reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome will join the destroyer, and on April 14, the destroyer Duplex of the French Navy will enter the Black Sea.
19:03 In Odessa, there was a fight between pro-Russian activists and evromaydanovtsy who blocked in the hotel presidential candidate, the deputy from the Party of Regions, Oleg Tsarev. According to eyewitnesses, one man's head was broken, several other people were also injured. During this fight, supporters of the presidential candidate took Tsarev by car to an unknown destination.
17:58 Deputies of the Luhansk regional appealed to the central authorities with the requirement to cancel the antiterrorist operation. The deputies also demanded a national referendum on the federal structure of Ukraine with a guaranteed preservation of its territorial integrity.
16:25 UK, Poland and Sweden are in favor of sending a special civilian EU observer mission to Ukraine. Three countries urge to discuss this issue at a meeting of foreign ministers of EU countries in Luxembourg on April 14. It is assumed that the mission will begin its work in June, and in the near future a permanent working group will arrive in Kiev.
16:18. Today, aggressively-minded Odessans met presidential candidate Sergei Tigipko with unfriendly shouts and tried to throw eggs at them (video).
15:49 David Kramer, president of the international organization Freedom House, declares that Western countries should impose tougher sanctions on Russia for its policy on Ukraine. "We should not react to what the Russian leadership is doing; we must prevent this," he said in Kiev today.
14:28 145 PACE members supported the deprivation of the Russian delegation’s right to vote in the Assembly until 2015 due to the annexation of the Crimea. 21 representatives voted against the adoption of the document, 22 abstained. Also, Russians are deprived of the right to participate in observation and monitoring missions, in elections of the governing bodies of the Assembly and judges, and to participate in the working bodies of the Assembly.
14:16. Investigators identified all persons suspected of mass riots in front of the Kharkov Regional State Administration. Most of them are residents of the city of Kharkiv and the region, as well as residents of Zaporozhye and Donbass. Among the detainees - 14 previously convicted of robbery, theft and robbery.
13:46. The sharp rise in gas prices by Russia is intended to bring a country with a deserted treasury to its knees, and thousands of military at its borders to pacify Kiev and warn the West from interfering. Review of Western media.
13:14. 170 military men and their families from the Saksky naval aviation brigade headed by commander Colonel Igor Bedzai left the Crimea organized by a convoy.
12:26 The Russian delegation with its full complement left the meeting room of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), where it is currently discussing its powers. About this during a speech in the hall said the deputy of the Ukrainian parliament from the Freedom party Alexander Shevchenko.
12:11. In Lugansk there will be an assault by the Security Service of Ukraine, if the negotiations fail. The Presidential Administration claims that the building was seized by terrorists, led by GRU Russia’s experts.
11:54. Analysts have identified potential scenarios for Putin’s actions, reports The New York Times.
11:41. This morning, at the Khorobichi railway checkpoint, border guards detained a Russian with radio call signs. A Russian citizen was going to Ukraine by train Polotsk-Simferopol and carrying with him rocket launchers, gas cartridges.
11:31. From March 26 to April 9, 28 students from the autonomous Republic of Crimea were transferred to higher education institutions in the Kherson region for training, the press service of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine reports.
11:25 From the territory of Crimea, temporarily occupied by Russia, to the mainland part of Ukraine, 2,716 servicemen and members of their families arrived. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
10:55. Luhansk pro-Russian activists, standing at the captured premises of the Security Service of Ukraine, built the gallows, allegedly for the "Bandera" (video).
10:52. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov proposes to immediately resolve the issue of “amnesty” of the separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk by presidential decree.
10:22. The Party of Regions is ready to participate in negotiations in the EU-US-Ukraine-Russia format to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, representing the interests of the south-eastern regions of Ukraine.
09:28 A song appeared on the Internet for a poem by a young Ukrainian poetess Anastasia Dmitruk “We will never be brothers”, addressed to those Russians who support Putin’s aggressive policy. Ukrainian netizens perceive this song as the "Hymn of Free Peoples" (video).
09:16. The separatists who occupied the Donetsk Regional Council on April 6, 2014, as of 8 am on April 10, continue to strengthen the barricades around the perimeter of the building and equip their life.
08:59 The American private security company Greystone denies that its staff operates in the east and south of Ukraine, helping the current authorities in Kiev to suppress the protests that swept these regions.
08:29. Ukrainian Navy servicemen who have switched to the Russian side are preparing to be sent to new duty stations in Russia
07:02. Germany will support the third package of sanctions against the Russian Federation in the event of the separation of a number of regions from Ukraine, even if this entails negative consequences for the economy of a federal republic, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
06:00 Pro-Russian activists who seized the buildings of state institutions in the eastern regions of Ukraine can amnesty. This assumption was expressed by the leader of the UDAR party, Vitali Klitschko.
05:05 US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the situation in Ukraine over the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for the second time in one day, the US State Department reported.
05:03 The North Atlantic alliance may send troops to Eastern Europe to support NATO member countries in response to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said the commander in chief of the NATO Joint Armed Forces in Europe, American General Philip Breedlove.
02:51. From today, a new wave of activization of separatist movements can begin in Ukraine, suggests Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies.
02:22. Yesterday, at the checkpoint "Turkish Wall", people who introduced themselves as representatives of the border service of the Russian Federation and soldiers of the Crimean "Berkut" did not let into the Crimea a group of international military observers who went to the peninsula to monitor the preparation of military units and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for evacuation to the mainland.
01:18. At least three hundred pro-Russian activists staged a picket of the Berkut base on Derzhavinskaya Street in Kharkov.
01:16. Last night in Donetsk, pro-Russian activists attacked a bus with the Ukrainian military, who drove up to a military registration and enlistment office on Buslaev Street.
00:27. The Pentagon confirmed the arrival of the destroyer Donald Cook today, April 10th.
00:22. The building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration invaders can free today without bloodshed. Such a development of events did not rule out the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema.
23:45. In Kharkov, police detained the organizer of the attack on the local television station ATN.
22:54. In Kharkiv, pro-Russian activists barricaded the exits of the former Berkut base.
21:53. The presidential candidate of Ukraine, the regional Mikhail Dobkin was not allowed into the building of the Office of the SBU in Lugansk to hold talks. At the same time, the enraged local residents tried to injure Dobkin.
21:32. And about. President of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov signed a decree on state protection of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.
The Hungarian delegate to the PACE made a claim in Transcarpathia.
17:01. Most residents of Donetsk want to live in a united and indivisible Ukraine. This is evidenced by the data of a sociological survey conducted by the Donetsk Institute of Social Research and Political Analysis.
5pm Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk considers Russia to be responsible for resolving the crisis in Ukraine caused by her and declares that the Russian Federation itself must get out of this situation.
16:27. The Foreign Ministry asks observers to trace the relocation of the Ukrainian military of Crimea, in order to prevent the occupants and provocations from seizing their belongings.
16:26. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expects that on Thursday, April 10, the Russian parliamentary delegation will be deprived of the right to vote until the end of this year.
16:24 SBU prevented the theft of documents from the regional department. Officers of the Security Council of Ukraine detained a citizen of the Russian Federation and three citizens of Ukraine, who tried to transfer data to a representative of the Russian special services.
16:22. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the initiatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to level the situation in Ukraine will have a positive effect.
16:19 SBU announces the exposure of the agent network in the Kherson region. A group of Russian agents established the bases and redeployment sites, the level of combat readiness, the number of personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
16:17. Four-sided consultations in the Ukraine-Russia-EU-US format can be held next week in one of the European countries.
16:06 Russia has not yet confirmed the detention of 25 Ukrainian citizens in April and six in March of this year, said Yevgeny Perebiynis, director of the information policy department at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine, at a briefing.
15:59 The Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is concerned about the information that about five thousand people, mostly Crimean Tatars, left the peninsula and moved to mainland Ukraine.
15:57 In Ukraine, do not miss the radical "tourists". During the border check with the peninsula, vehicles and citizens' documents are carefully checked.
15:51. Ukraine has indisputable evidence that the separatist actions in the south-east of Ukraine are coordinated by the FSB and the military intelligence of Russia. This was announced at a briefing by the Director of the Information Policy Department Yevgeny Perebiynis.
15:48. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry advises Russian colleagues not to compare Euroamidan with separatist actions in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
15:46. The British government will strongly defend in the EU the need to promote subsequent sanctions if Russia does not move to constructive actions in the near future to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and does not stop destabilization.
15:39. The EU will consider the situation in the east of Ukraine and the expediency of expanding the blacklist with respect to the Russian Federation at a planned meeting of the community foreign ministers on April 14 in Brussels.
15:36. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine refuted information that the enterprise Yuzhmash allegedly is in talks with representatives of foreign countries about the sale of technologies for the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
3:30 p.m. The governor of the Donetsk region Sergey Taruta believes that the separatists in Donetsk have an insignificant level of support.
15:23. Kiselev stopped broadcasting Voice of America in Russia. The director of the Russia Agency today announced the termination of the earlier counter-attack on the broadcasting of the Voice of America in Moscow.
3:14 pm Tsarev in Nikolaev was bombarded with eggs and almost beat up (video).
15:02. People’s Deputy Sergei Tigipko offers an amnesty for the separatists in the southeast. According to the deputy, the law on amnesty for participants of actions in the south-east of Ukraine will reduce the degree of confrontation and prevent the escalation of the conflict.
15:01. The leader of the Party of Regions faction, Alexander Efremov, claims that he has nothing to do with organizing riots in Lugansk.
3:00 p.m. In the election headquarters of the candidate for the presidency of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, they believe that Yulia Tymoshenko should withdraw her candidacy in favor of the "unity of the Ukrainian people."
14:54. Austrian President Heinz Fischer does not believe that Russia can continue the invasion of eastern Ukraine.
14:53. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that after the events in Crimea, relations between the EU and Russia should be rethought.
14:52. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a resolution that provides for a gradual increase in cash security for the employees of the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard and border guards.
14:43. Most people in Donetsk do not approve of separatist actions. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted from March 26 to March 29 by the Donetsk Institute for Social Research and Political Analysis.
2:30 pm The Pechersk District Court of Kiev arrested the accounts of the ex-chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration, Alexander Popov.
2:15 pm The Verkhovna Rada refused to determine the status of the military, who, having remained loyal to the oath, were redeployed from the Crimea to the mainland. Bills did not get the required number of votes.
14:13. Military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct field exits in order to increase combat readiness (photo).
14:13. The leader of the party UDAR, Vitali Klitschko, insists that the election of the mayor should be held in two rounds.
13:55. The Russians deliberately spoil the Ukrainian military equipment in the Crimea (video). They give up the equipment captured in the Crimea in a rather peculiar way, because they behave like marauders, said the head of the Center for Military-Political Research and the coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Dmitry Tymchuk.
13:39. The Verkhovna Rada made amendments to the Law on the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection N4432. For this decision, 277 deputies voted.
13:37. People's Deputy Petro Poroshenko leads the presidential race. This is evidenced by the results of a sociological survey of the Razumkov Center, conducted from March 28 to April 2 in all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of the Crimea.
13:29. Putin conducted a “black operation” in the Crimea, in the language of the American special services, and in eastern Ukraine, “secret destabilization in large cities,” according to Western media.
12:57 German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Russia's actions in the conflict around Ukraine. “Unfortunately, in many aspects it is not clear how Russia is helping to defuse the situation,” she said during a debate in the Bundestag on the draft budget.
12:45 MP from the Party of Regions Mykola Levchenko said that the Verkhovna Rada should make a decision on the amnesty of those who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional Council.
12:44. Presidential candidate Sergei Tigipko visited Lugansk and said that people are demanding federalization, but not about secession from Ukraine.
12:41 The Kremlin is preparing the second stage of the invasion, writes Liberation. "It is quite difficult to predict what the next blow of the Russian president will be, but the opinion spread by television can be considered a true indicator," the publication believes.
12:38 EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Catherine Ashton, has condemned the separatists in eastern Ukraine and urged Kiev to accelerate work on constitutional reform.
12:27. The Verkhovna Rada refused to consider the law on the election of the mayor of Kiev in two rounds. Also on the agenda were bills on the anti-corruption bureau, the responsibility for the attempt on the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
12:24 SBU detained a citizen of the Russian Federation, who performed the tasks of special services to destabilize the situation in the southern regions of Ukraine.
12:08 European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso announced the creation by the European Commission of a support group for Ukraine, which will provide technical assistance and advise Ukraine in conducting broad reforms.
11:53. Vladimir Putin and all Kremlin leaders are losing trust in the West, Western media say.
11:48. SBU detained a saboteur who planned to seize the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station.
11:43. MP from the Party of Regions Mykola Levchenko said that the work of the Donetsk Regional State Administration and the regional council should be restored.
11:43. The Prosecutor General’s Office will check the diplomas of their prosecutors. Diplomas obtained in foreign universities, as well as those that cause doubts in their legitimacy, will be tested.
11:26. The chairman of the Donetsk Regional Council, Andrei Shishatsky, wrote a letter of resignation.
11:25 The State Council of Crimea will consider the issue of approving the Constitution of the Republic of Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation at an extraordinary meeting on Friday, April 11.
11:18. Donetsk region Governor Sergei Taruta explained why the unrest in Donetsk is not beneficial to businessman Rinat Akhmetov.
11:13. Rada did not include in the agenda bills on lustration. For the inclusion in the agenda of the four bills on lustration only 177 deputies voted.
11:06. Parliament propose to create a National Anti-Corruption Service. The anti-corruption service should be endowed with the functions of inquiry and investigation. The bill expands the definition of corruption.
10:55. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk asks the Verkhovna Rada to deprive the government of several powers and adopt a law on real deregulation.
10:36. US intelligence agencies have detailed information indicating that Russia has concentrated the forces necessary for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, says The Daily Beast. However, according to US officials and congressmen, the command of the US army was ordered to refrain from detailed acquaintance of Ukrainian colleagues with the US data on Russian troops.
10:28. People’s Deputy Anatoly Goncharov wrote a statement about leaving the Party of Regions faction. Speaker Alexander Turchinov made a corresponding announcement before the plenary session.
10:21 The Swedish Security Police (Sapo) claims that Russia is preparing for military activities or armed aggression in Sweden. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Sweden marks Russia as a threat to national security.
10:17. Europeans and Americans, managed to stay together in a unified position with respect to Russia, writes Le Figaro. "If Russia goes further in Ukraine, it will have certain serious consequences for its relations with the Western world," said NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Paris.
10:12 During the anti-terrorist operation in Kharkov, not 70 people were detained, as previously reported, but 66. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, said the updated figure before the Cabinet meeting.
10:06 The separatist crisis in Lugansk will be resolved within 48 hours. This was before the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
09:53 According to operational data from November 30, 2013, 105 people died in Ukraine. Since February 18, 1,737 victims turned to emergency medical assistance teams and health care institutions of the city from the site of the aggravation of clashes in the center of Kiev, 1155 of them were hospitalized.
09:15 Ukrainian military redeployed from Kerch to Nikolaev.
09:04. The presidential candidate of Ukraine from the Party of Regions, Mikhail Dobkin, intends to file a lawsuit about the resumption of broadcasting of Russian TV channels in Ukraine.
08:58 The White House responded to Russia's statement about American mercenaries in the form of "Falcon" in the east of Ukraine.
08:56 The Ministry of Defense of Belarus conducted a control lesson on the management of missile strikes and artillery fire of the Western operational command. The exercises were held at the Brest, Osipovichsky and Obuz-Lesnovsky training grounds, not far from the western border of Ukraine and the eastern border of Poland.
08:46. Today, the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider the Ukrainian question. PACE has prepared a draft resolution calling on Ukraine to hold early parliamentary elections.
08:14 Separatists in Lugansk released five more hostages. Earlier it was reported that as of 1:00 on April 9, according to the results of the negotiations, 51 people without arms could leave the captured building of the Security Service of Ukraine Luhansk.
07:21 European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton released information about the format of the meeting to resolve the crisis around Ukraine.
06:50 The EU is going to expand the black list of Russians to 107 people for the application of personal sanctions because of the situation in Ukraine, Kommersant publication reports.
06:41. Last night, the last group of Ukrainian marines crossed the border with the Crimea in the Kherson region and arrived on the mainland.
06:12 In connection with the latest events in Ukraine and the world, the authorities of Kazakhstan decided to toughen the punishment for calls for an illegal change in the territorial integrity of the country.
06:00 In Kherson, supporters of conciliarity on the building of the City Council hung a large flag of Ukraine.
05:20 Polish Foreign Ministry says that in the east of Ukraine there are no inter-ethnic conflicts.
05:15 Russia accused NATO of inability to dialogue on the crisis in Ukraine.
05:09. In Kharkiv, pro-Russian activists, who yesterday attacked a bus with soldiers of the Internal Troops, face up to four years in prison. Police began investigating the incident under Art. 296 (hooliganism).
04:00 After what happened in Crimea, the EU should completely rethink its relations with the Russian Federation, said European Council President Herman Van Rompuy.
03:38 In the Crimea in the near future a fuel crisis may begin. The ARC recorded a rise in gasoline prices.
02:49. Today, in Lugansk, as of 01:00, most of the persons captured by pro-Russian activists were able to leave the UBSU building seized by separatists in the Luhansk region.
01:50. Against the background of the worsening situation in the south-east of Ukraine, the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook, equipped with the Aedes anti-missile defense system, entered the Black Sea to support Kiev and NATO allies on Tuesday.
00:31. In Lugansk, security forces continue negotiations with the separatists to unblock the SBU building.
00:10. The Interior Ministry has denied rumors that in Donetsk, the police swore allegiance to the separatists.
23:20. In Lugansk, pro-Russian rally participants continue to hold 60 people hostage in the regional headquarters of the SBU as hostages.
21:22 Separatists in the east of Ukraine can create a corridor on the border for the Russian troops. This was announced by the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk.
20:20 Ukraine and Russia reached an agreement on the withdrawal of all Ukrainian ships from the Crimea.
19:18 US Secretary of State John Kerry said that provocateurs and agents of the Russian special services were taking part in the clashes in eastern Ukraine, who were sent there to "wreak havoc."
18:39 In Lugansk, the separatists mined the building management SBU and took 60 hostages.
18:32 US Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Russian special services of provoking riots in the eastern regions of Ukraine and threatened to apply sanctions against the energy, mining and banks in Russia.
18:29 US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he reached an agreement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about holding talks on resolving the crisis in Ukraine with the participation of Russia, the EU, the USA and Ukraine next week in Europe.
18.00 At the intersection of Girshman St., Artem, Chernyshevskaya and Sovnarkomovskaya in Kharkov, pro-Putin separatists attacked a police bus and threw stones at it.
17:40 The PACE Monitoring Commission supported the draft resolution on the report of Stefan Shennach, where it is proposed to deprive the Russian delegation of the right to vote by the end of the year for the annexation of Crimea.
16:47. The agreement on returning several ships to Ukraine has already been reached. Vladislav Seleznev, head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense media center, spoke about this on the air of GromadskyTB. According to preliminary data, the ships Kirovograd and Vinnitsa can be transferred to Ukraine.
16:37. The PACE sees no threats to Ukraine, except Russia. The PACE believes that Russia, by its actions, is trying to thwart the transformation in Ukraine.
16:23. On April 9, the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider the Ukrainian issue. Ukraine expects restrictions on Russia's powers in PACE.
4pm Since April 8, being a separatist in Ukraine is even more dangerous. The Verkhovna Rada has increased responsibility for treason, espionage and encroachment on the territorial integrity of the country.
15:49 Russia's refusal of consultations within the OSCE regarding military activity along the Ukrainian borders calls into question its intentions in Ukraine. This is discussed in a statement by Ambassador Daniel Baer, head of the United States Mission to the OSCE.
15:48. Russia is trying to implement the second stage of the occupation of Ukraine, the statement said the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Ukraine demands from the Russian Federation to immediately stop interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine and to fulfill public obligations to de-escalate the situation.
15:28. Ukraine is going to submit to the European Court of Human Rights, which will consider the case "Ukraine against Russia", new materials on the facts of pressure on residents of the Crimea.
15:22. Negotiations in the format of Ukraine-Russia-EU-US can take place in the coming week. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes that we should talk about negotiations of official representatives, and not of the regions of Ukraine.
3:19 p.m. The Ukrainian crisis is forcing NATO to rethink its defense plans.
Law enforcement officers left the area near the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, leaving it to be looted by the separatists.
14:55. The leaders of the parliamentary factions and groups conferred and decided that there would be no more fights in parliament. If the statements of the deputy will contain insults against another deputy or faction, the speaker will turn off the microphone.
14:48. The Cabinet has prepared preliminary estimates of losses for a number of objects located in the occupied territory of the Crimea. Figures will be announced after approval at one of the closest government meetings.
14:44. The Crimean authorities are demanding that Europeans return Scythian gold to them. In Crimea, they say that Kiev illegally handed over historical values to the exhibition in Holland.
14:18. Russia set a condition for dialogue in the format of the RF-US-EU-Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that international negotiations should be presented "south and east of Ukraine"
14:06 Washington does not comment on the statements of Alexei Chaly that his business is booming, including in the United States, the newspaper La Repubblica writes. Aleksey Chaly is one of the oligarchs in the list of 33 people who fell under Western sanctions, but his business is booming, from Germany to the United States.
14:01. Fourteen deputies of the group of Sergei Tigipko announced their withdrawal from the Party of Regions and the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada.
13:58. A working group has been set up to negotiate with the separatists who seized the building of the SBU administration in Lugansk.
13:54. The prosecutor's office of the Central district of Nikolaev opened two criminal proceedings on the fact of assault and calls for the seizure of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration on April 7. Participants in the storming of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration are accused of hooliganism and calls for disturbing public order.
13:49 . State Border Service urged to abandon provocations at the border. Border guards remind that actions to destabilize the situation at the border provide for administrative and criminal liability.
13:22. NATO Secretary General threatened Russia with isolation because of Ukraine. Anders Fogh Rasmussen insists that Russia withdraw its troops from the borders of Ukraine.
13:17. Western media warned Kiev against Putin's pitfalls. Kiev is leading the hardest chess game with Moscow, and the legal authorities of Ukraine must be both firm and flexible, according to Western media.
13:03 The Russian occupation troops in the Crimea give the Ukrainian military only defective equipment and weapons, said the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk. The expert proposes not to take equipment and weapons from the Russians under current conditions.
13:02. An anti-terrorism center was created in Ukraine yesterday, and an anti-terrorist operation was announced on the territory of Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lugansk regions. Such measures have been taken in connection with the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine and with a huge number of seized weapons and armed militants.
12:56 In Kharkiv, about 30% of law enforcement officers will be laid off. This was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, commenting on the information that the Kharkov "Berkut" under the regional administration stood with St. George ribbons, which are used by the separatists.
12:49 Mass riots in Kharkov were paid for by the Putin-Yanukovich group, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Pashinsky said. The authorities have no evidence that Rinat Akhmetov and Alexander Efremov are related to separatist actions in the eastern regions.
12:42 The antiterrorist operation in Kharkov lasted 18 minutes, for this it took to block the metro. 70 people were detained, including "very interesting people unexpected for us," said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who had just returned from Kharkov.
12:37. In Nikolaev, after clashes between local self-defense of the Maidan and pro-Russian activists outside the regional state administration building, the police detained 23 people on both sides.
12:25 The Verkhovna Rada has amended the law on local elections. The scandalous norm according to which candidates in local elections were nominated by central party organizations was withdrawn. The question of two-round elections in the capital has not yet been resolved, reports LigaBusinessInform correspondent.
12:19 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), within the framework of holding an urgent debate on Ukraine, intends to condemn the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. Discussion is scheduled for April 9th.
12:04 France has suspended a joint project with Russia to develop an Atom infantry fighting vehicle due to the current situation and the uncertainty factor.
11:59 Austria has blocked more than ten accounts that belonged to the ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and former Ukrainian officials. However, the amount of frozen funds remains limited.
11:58. Near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, about a thousand people gathered for a rally (photo), demanding the adoption of Law No. 4378-1 on restoring confidence in the judicial system of Ukraine. The draft provides for the dismissal of judges who passed decisions aimed at restricting the constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, including participation in peaceful assemblies, as well as reducing corruption in the court system.
11:55. The separatists overturned the decision to establish the Donetsk Republic. Residents of Donetsk are outraged by the fact that for a million city and a 4-million-strong region, “hundreds of abnormals” make decisions.
11:41. The separatists who have seized the Donetsk Oblast State Administration are preparing to storm the buildings with law enforcement agencies. Separatists are asked to connect to the struggle of women.
11:29. In clashes with the separatists at the monument to the heroes of olshantsev in Nikolaev on April 7, 15 people were injured. 11 people were hospitalized with injuries of varying severity, the police detained 20 participants in the separatist campaign.
11:27. After another part of Eastern Ukraine announced its secession and accession to Russia, the White House warns Moscow of new sanctions in case it encourages provocations, writes The Christian Science Monitor.
11:25 As part of the action "Support the Ukrainian Army", over 88 million UAH have already been received to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. from legal entities and individuals as an aid to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
11:18. This morning, as a result of the antiterrorist operation, the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkov completely cleared from the separatists the captured and set on fire the building of the regional state administration (photo).
11:17. The Verkhovna Rada strengthened responsibility for separatism and high treason. 231 deputies voted for the draft amendments to the Criminal Code regarding increased responsibility for committing crimes against the foundations of the national security of Ukraine No. 4524-1.
11:16. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the actions of police officers during the confrontations in Kharkov were similar to sabotage. According to him, in Kharkov, conclusions will be made on the personnel of the police units.
11:01. Separatists who are located in the territory of the SBU’s office in Lugansk are held hostage by 22 SBU officers and civilians. On the territory of the Security Service of Ukraine there are about 40 employees of the Russian special services with an impressive arsenal of weapons.
10:58. Separatists block the residents of Donetsk with gas, burn cars and try to turn trolleybuses into barricades. This was told by the Donetsk mayor Alexander Lukyanchenko.
10:58. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski predicts stabilization of the situation in Ukraine after the elections of the head of the Ukrainian state scheduled for May 25.
10:54. In Odessa, opened the honorary consulate of Slovakia in Odessa. The opening was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Laichak and the chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Vladimir Nemirovsky.
10:49. Symonenko’s speech provoked a fight in the Verkhovna Rada (video). During his speech, the leader of the Communist Party faction Petro Symonenko accused the nationalists of setting an example for the separatists, and after these words deputies from IN Freedom, the Communists and the Regionals came up to the podium.
10:48. The Dnipropetrovsk regional administration made a decision together with representatives of the "left" political parties and public organizations on cooperation in six points, said the deputy head of the regional state administration Boris Filatov.
10:30 Separatists in Lugansk continue to strengthen the barricades near the seized control of the SBU. Building invaders complain about their leaders and destroy the Square of Memory.
10:26. According to operational data from November 30, 2013, 103 people were killed in Ukraine. As of 6:00 AM on April 8, 111 people are undergoing treatment in Kiev.
10:12 People's Deputies Yuri Miroshnichenko and Yulia Levochkina submitted applications for withdrawal from the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada.
10:12 According to British experts from the Royal Joint Institute for Defense Studies, May will be a critical period for Russia's actions in Ukraine. The analytical center offers four scenarios of a possible Russian invasion, Le Figaro writes.
10:11. The prosecutor's office opened criminal proceedings upon the seizure by separatists of the management of the SBU in Lugansk. Invaders are accused of organizing riots and misappropriating firearms.
10:03. The traffic police blocked and restricted the passage on a number of streets of Lugansk. Restricted travel is associated with a possible threat to public security due to the unstable political situation.
09:51. Russia insists that Ukraine take a federal form of government, which would provide the regions with almost unlimited powers. Ukrainians claim that this is a way to make them vulnerable to Russian intervention and, ultimately, to tear the country apart, writes The Washington Post.
09:49 The deputy mayor of Lugansk, Alexander Tkachenko, leaves the Party of Regions.
09:31. Separatists continue to be inside the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. Journalists report that most of the property inside the Donetsk Regional State Administration is damaged, vandalism has been recorded.
09:25 Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Baluta announced the continuation of the anti-terrorist operation in Kharkov.
09:08. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia calls on the Ukrainian authorities to stop military preparations fraught with the outbreak of civil war.
09:05 Ukraine will be forced to involve IAEA inspectors to protect the existing nuclear facility in Crimea.
09:04. There are no grounds for introducing a state of emergency in the eastern regions of Ukraine. This was stated by the Acting Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Andrei Senchenko on the ICTV channel.
08:36 During the liberation of the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the fighters of the special unit "Jaguar" acted.
07:49 As a result of the anti-terrorist operation, the forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkov completely cleared the separatists of the captured and set on fire the building of the regional state administration.
07:28 State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that any further attempts by Russia to destabilize the situation in Ukraine would incur additional losses for the Russian Federation.
07:00 In the NSDC declare the localization of provocations of separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.
06:05 In the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the separatists are only in the lobby on the first floor, the rest of the building is completely under the control of the security forces.
06:03 In Lugansk, on the evening of April 7, more than a dozen unknown men attempted to penetrate the Irta TV channel. This was announced by the owner of the media, a member of the parliament of the VI convocation Vladimir Landik, three guards were injured.
04:00 As a result of clashes and skirmishes between the “Militia of Nikolayev”, the local Maidan’s self-defense and the pro-Russian separatists who tried to seize the building of the Nikolaev RSA, at least ten people were seriously injured.
03:15 Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema, after negotiations with the pro-Russian protesters ’initiative group formed together with businessman Rinat Akhmetov, promised that there would be no assault on the Donetsk Regional State Administration today.
02:52. After the police in Kharkov in the evening made an attempt to free the building of the regional state administration, the pro-Russian activists again began to behave aggressively and tried to infiltrate the HOGA.
02:36. Moscow is concerned about reports of the allegedly upcoming Ukrainian Yuzhmash deal to sell the production technology of intercontinental ballistic missiles of heavy class R-36M2 Voevoda, which are in service with the Russian troops, in connection with which the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation addressed the official Kiev .
02:08. In Kharkov, the police freed from the separatists the captured TV tower.
02:07. Billionaire Rinat Akhmetov came out to the separatists in Donetsk, urging them to negotiate with the authorities. At the same time, Akhmetov stressed that if the assault of the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration by the security forces begins, it will be with the people.
01:47 On Thursday, April 10, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider depriving the Russian delegation’s right to vote, or even depriving it of its membership in this body, said the deputy chairman of the Ukrainian parliamentary delegation to PACE, acting head of the Batkivshchyna faction Sergei Sobolev.
01:00 There was a video, as in Nikolaev, the Maidan dispersed the separatists who wanted to seize the RSA building.
00:39. In Nikolaev activists of a national militia dismantled tents of separatists at the building of the Nikolaev RSA.
23:55. Security forces from other regions arrived in the south-east of the country to conduct an anti-terrorist special operation, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
23:30 The building of the Security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk released special forces.
16:16. Law enforcement agencies in the Donetsk region have identified individuals who participated in the riots and the seizure of state buildings in Donetsk. It is reported by the press service of the prosecutor of the Donetsk region.
16:06 A UN mission on national minority rights will arrive in Ukraine. The purpose of the visit is to get acquainted with the situation of national and ethnic minorities in Ukraine, with respect for their rights.
4:05 pm Ukraine will defend its interests in the WTO framework from the economic pressure of the Russian Federation. This was announced at a briefing by the Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgeny Perebiynis, responding to a statement by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the possibility of revising a number of economic agreements with Ukraine in the event Ukraine signs an agreement with the European Union, reports LigaBusinessInform.
16:04. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not exclude that the Russian Federation has begun stripping in the Crimea. This was announced today at a briefing by the Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebiynis.
15:49 Employees of the Kharkov militia began to detain the invaders of the building of the regional state administration. One of the suspects was taken to the police department of the Dzerzhinsky RO, law enforcement officers seized two folding knives from him.
15:42 The main grouping of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation departed an average of 50 km from the Ukrainian-Russian border in the east, several tens of thousands of Russian servicemen remain directly on the border. The border in the region of Transnistria also causes alarm in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. This was announced at a briefing by the deputy chief of the main command center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Rozmaznin.
15:27. Ukrainian military units mobilized by 97%. This was announced at a briefing by the deputy chief of the main command center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Alexander Rozmaznin, reports LigaBusinessInn.
15:21. The European Union is concerned about the situation in the three eastern regions of Ukraine. This was stated by the press secretary of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton - Maya Kosyancic.
15:17. People’s Deputy of Ukraine Mykola Rudkovsky registered in the Verkhovna Rada a draft decree on the need to introduce a state of emergency in the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv regions.
15:12 A soldier of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia, Junior Sergeant Zaitsev, who shot Ukrainian Major Stanislav Karachevsky in the Crimea, was detained by the investigative committee of the Russian Federation.
15:09. From the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the mainland of Ukraine removed about two thousand soldiers and their families, and 200 units of military equipment. The withdrawal process continues. This was announced by the deputy chief of the main command center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Rozmaznin.
15:01. In the building of the regional administration of the SBU in Lugansk turned off the water and light. They also state that snipers are sitting on the roof of the hotel "Lugan".
14:46. The actions of the separatists in the eastern regions of Ukraine are aimed at disrupting the presidential election. The separatists are financed by the Russian Federation. This was stated and. about. President of Ukraine, speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov.
14:40. Most Ukrainians consider Russia's actions in Crimea as an invasion and occupation. In addition, more than a third of citizens living in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine think so. This is evidenced by the results of a study conducted by the Rating Group commissioned by the International Republican Institute.
14:14. The leader of the parliamentary faction of the Party of Regions, the influential Luhansk citizen, Alexander Efremov, said that the people who seized the building of the SBU administration in Lugansk are armed and actively set up.
14:14. Ukrainian presidential candidate Serhiy Tigipko said that he was expelled from the Party of Regions. According to him, in the near future his associates will be expelled from the party.
14:11. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the protection of all administrative buildings is strengthened, and reported. about. Boris Filatov, Deputy Chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration. Police are also heavily patrolling the streets of the city.
13:52. Separatists in Donetsk want a referendum. The protesters announced that in the event of opposition from the authorities of Kiev, they would be forced to ask Russia for help to introduce a "peacekeeping contingent".
13:51. Maidan activists tore down the congress of the council of judges. Despite the fact that activists set up checkpoints at all entrances, the judges managed to get into the building bypass routes. Then representatives of the Maidan went inside and forced the judges to go out, some by force.
13:43. After Ukraine, Russians are preparing for new repressions. Anti-Kremlin activists say that Moscow is introducing the same restrictions on protest rallies, which were adopted in January by the Yanukovych government.
13:43. There were clashes between people with Russian flags standing at the entrance to the Kharkov Regional Administration building, and participants in a rally with Ukrainian flags that were lined up in front of the RSA. There are people injured.
13:40. The rally in Lugansk near the building of the regional branch of the Security Service of Ukraine was paid for. This is evidenced by the published video by the Euromaidan SOS group.
13:35. The prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region began criminal proceedings on the fact of riots and seizure of the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. It is reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.
13:23. The separatists who seized the Donetsk Regional Council announced the creation of the Independent Donetsk Republic. The decision was made at an extraordinary session of the self-proclaimed "people's council" of the Donetsk region.
13:04. The exact number of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border cannot be determined due to constant movements. This was announced today at the briefing. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchitsa.
13:02. Ukraine is preparing a series of lawsuits in international courts against the Russian Federation. This was announced today at a briefing by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Deshchitsa.
12:57 Putin's hand in the riots in the east of Ukraine. Review of Western media. The destabilization of the eastern regions is a prelude to the Russian invasion, according to Kiev.
12:46 The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine expects assurances from the Russian side that Russia will not send troops into Ukraine in connection with the events in the east of the country. This was announced today at the briefing by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dešchytsya, reports LigaBusinessInform. Currently, work is underway to normalize the situation in the regions.
12:41 The head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine Vasyl Onopenko does not exclude that the extraordinary congress of judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, which was held today in the Klovsky Palace, was torn down by activists of the Maidan, will gather elsewhere.
12:34 The State Border Service of Ukraine declares that the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border, in particular in the north-east, is calm. Russian military equipment or soldiers did not approach the border of Ukraine. In the direct visibility of the Russian military also not seen.
12:31. Unknowns tried to storm the Donetsk State TV and Radio Company. A car drove up to the entrance of the state television and radio company, from which people came out and opened automatic fire in the air.
12:25 The head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine Vasyl Onopenko appealed to the leaders of all parliamentary factions and groups of the Verkhovna Rada urgently, tomorrow, to adopt the whole lustration law "On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary in Ukraine".
12:22. Today’s extraordinary congress of judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine was convened in violation of all procedures and, in fact, was a rebellion of judicial generals. The journalists said the head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine Vasily Onopenko. According to him, we are talking about a kind of rebellion of judicial generals, who are still loyal to Viktor Yanukovych
12:18 Germany does not yet see Ukraine in NATO. According to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Lyayen, today it is pointless to discuss the issue of Ukraine’s joining the North Atlantic Alliance. "Ukraine has colossal economic problems, and besides, it has yet to build democratic statehood," she said.
12:08 Nearly 160 servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy and members of their families, including sailors from the Slavutych control ship, arrived in Odessa from Sevastopol. For the departure of the military, four trailer cars were provided on the Sevastopol-Kiev train.
12:02. The deputy head of the High Council of Justice, a judge of the Higher Economic Court of Ukraine, Alexander Udovychenko, filed an application for the termination of the powers of a member of the High Council of Justice on his own will.
11:32. A provocation was planned near the building of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, including the seizure of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. This was announced in the courtyard of the Supreme Court of Ukraine by the Minister of Justice Pavel Petrenko.
11:21. Yatsenyuk said that Russia did not withdraw troops from the borders of Ukraine. According to Yatsenyuk, Russia only wants to "make a view", as if withdrawing troops. And the troops are in the 30-kilometer zone from the border with Ukraine.
11:16. Two rallies are held in Kharkov, the RSA building is not vacated. Closer to the RSA building there are people with Russian and Soviet flags and St. George ribbons. Across from them, rally people with Ukrainian flags.
11:15 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk says that the government has a clear plan of action on how to respond to separatist manifestations in the eastern regions of the country.
11:04. In the town of Krasny Luch, local residents gathered with the requirements not to allow the National Guard and Right Sector fighters to enter the territory of the region. It is reported by the press service of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Luhansk region.
11:00 The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, the presidential candidate of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko called on the European Union, as well as the USA, to use tougher measures against Russia in connection with the events in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
10:59 Judges who were able to get into the Klovsky Palace building, where an extraordinary congress of the Supreme Court of Ukraine was to be held today, were taken out of the building through a corridor of shame.
10:49. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Putin assured him that there would be no military action.
10:39. Participants of the Maidan blocked the building of the Klovsky Palace in Kiev, where an extraordinary congress of judges of Ukraine was to pass today. As the correspondent of LIGABusinessInform reports, about 150 representatives of the Right Sector, self-defense and Avtomaydan set up checkpoints at the main entrance and two back doors and did not let judges into the APU building.
10:38. The Ministry of Defense confirms the murder of a Ukrainian officer in the Crimea. According to the Ministry of Defense, a sergeant of the Russian army killed a Ukrainian major who served in the Crimea and was preparing to leave for the mainland.
10:28. In Kherson and the region, the authorities will respond strongly to attempts to destabilize the situation and secessionist appeals. “Connoisseurs of Russian tricolors can get ready for school and start learning the history of their own land. Kherson is Ukraine,” the acting president said. Mayor of Kherson.
10:26. The acting president of Ukraine took under his personal control the situation that has developed in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions because of the separatists ’speech.
10:16. The heads of law enforcement agencies went to Lugansk and Donetsk to resolve the situation with the seizure of state buildings. Paruby and Nalyvaychenko go to Lugansk, Yarema - to Donetsk.
10:12 In Latvia, Russia TV channel RTR was disconnected for three months. The authorities of the country believe that in the materials on the situation in Ukraine the channel spreads biased information.
10:01. The separatists, who seized the building of the SBU Administration in Donetsk at night, are preparing for an assault. They strengthen the perimeter of the building, organize firing points and prepare for the assault.
09:33. The pro-Russian radicals who seized the building of the UBS in the Luhansk region also seized the weapon room.
09:24 The personnel of the Luhansk police is in a state of alert. The traffic police blocked all entrances to the city of Lugansk.
09:15 The building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, captured yesterday by pro-Russian activists, was released today.
09:11. The board of the Ministry of Defense considered on Friday a draft plan of action in the Crimea until 2020.
09:07 A group of unknown citizens entered the first floor of the building of the head office of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Donetsk region.
08:59 On Sunday evening in the Crimea, a Russian soldier shot a Ukrainian officer who remained loyal to the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine.
08:56 The government is in a hurry trying to patch the holes in the Ukrainian defense. Army will buy 160 tanks. Will they protect Ukraine?
08:51 This morning, the Donetsk separatists, who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration on Sunday, received an action plan from a focal point in Russia.
07:38. The ex-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, in late February, surrendered to the Russian military and, under their control, left Ukraine for Russia.
07:29. The military equipment of the 36th coast guard brigade of the Ukrainian Navy, which is located in Perevalnoye, is being prepared for loading onto railway platforms and shipped to mainland Ukraine.
07:00 In the event of Russia's invasion of Eastern Ukraine, NATO should deploy its troops on Ukrainian territory, said Czech President Milos Zeman.
06:00 The first Russian bank, the Moscow Genbank, opened its branches in Simferopol and Sevastopol in Crimea.
05:50 In Kharkov, the pro-Russian rally participants who seized the regional state administration announced that they would let ordinary employees be hired, but did not recognize the authority of the governor and the deputies of the regional council.
03:56 In Donetsk, the separatists, who seized the regional council building, promise to "dissolve" it today.
03:35. In the morning in Kharkov, supporters of the cathedral Ukraine are going to arrange a rally at the RSA building seized by the separatists.
03:30 Most countries of the world recognize the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, since this is “geopolitical fact,” says Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin.
3:00 AM In Kharkov, pro-Russian activists promise to establish a tent camp near the building of the regional state administration.
01:40. Residents of Donetsk region appealed to the acting president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov with a request to protect them from the separatists and take control of the situation in the region.
01:38 An attempt to destabilize the situation in the east of Ukraine is aimed at disrupting the presidential election, but this scenario will not be implemented, the presidential candidate of Ukraine, out-of-faction MP, Petro Poroshenko, is sure.
01:05. It became known that the new leader of the pro-Russian protests in Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, turned out to be a former functionary of the MMM-2011 financial pyramid.
01:02. In Lugansk, the separatists seized the regional branch of the National Bank of Ukraine, which is located on ul. Soviet, 83.
00:09. Militiamen opened criminal proceedings on disorders in the southeast of Ukraine. Pro-Russian activists face from 4 to 15 years.
00:07. In Kharkov, the separatists continue to hold the captured building of the RSA, the police are not making attempts to unblock it.
21:18. Pro-Russian militants and Russian citizens broke through the line of defense of the police and established control over the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. This is reported by the Kharkov media. According to the publication of the Main, confirmed expressed concerns about the preparation for the assault on the RSA closer to the night.
21:17. Every citizen, according to the Constitution, has the right to assemble peacefully without weapons to discuss current issues and problems. But mass actions, accompanied by violence, the seizure of buildings, damage to property - outlawed. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
21:05 In Kharkov, on the fact of the clashes of activists of Euromaidan and Antimaydan, which occurred today in the area of the Drama Theater. Shevchenko, the police opened the criminal proceedings. It is reported by UNIAN with reference to the department of public relations of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.
20:33. Putin and Yanukovych ordered and paid for another round of separatist riots in the east of the country - Lugansk, Donetsk, Kharkov. About it on the page on Facebook the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote.
19:31. Participants in Antimaydan in Kharkov forced people, who for some reason called themselves the fighters of the Right Sector, to crawl along the “corridor of shame” guarded by the police. Militiamen, as follows from the video, defended prisoners from an angry mob, however, without interfering with bullying.
19:24 Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov will personally control the situation with the seizure of administrative buildings in the eastern regions of Ukraine. This is the press service of the presidential administration.
19:15 The initiative group, under whose leadership the Donetsk Regional State Administration was seized, gave the deputies of the regional council time until midnight on April 6 to hold an extraordinary session and decide on holding a referendum on joining Russia. This activists said during a short briefing in the building of the captured RSA.
18:47. Closer to the night or tonight, the pro-Russian activists in Kharkov can go on the storming of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. The informed source in the country of separatists reported about it, transfers the Main thing.
18:27. Employees of the SBU released from custody six previously detained pro-Russian activists. The names of the liberated are not yet known, but they have already been brought under the building of the SBU, and the people's self-defense took them under protection.
18:17. Law enforcement officers began an investigation into the seizure of the administrative building of the Donetsk Regional Council and Donetsk Regional State Administration. “An investigative-operational group has been created. The most active participants in the events are also being set up as initiators of the seizure,” the prosecutor’s office of Donetsk reports.
18:08. The separatists who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration are planning to stay there until tomorrow. They barricaded themselves from the inside and called on their supporters on the street to car tires for the RSA building, as well as to block nearby streets.
17:53 During today's assault on the building of the Office of the Security Service of Ukraine in Lugansk, two people were injured. According to preliminary data, one of the victims is a law enforcement officer, who was carried out of the building of the SBU on a stretcher. Also suffered a woman taking part in the action - she has a broken head.
17:26. Police blocked the separatists in the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. Pro-Russian activists are breaking furniture in the building, tearing down and throwing Ukrainian flags out of the windows.
17:16. In Kharkov, the separatists attacked supporters of the Maidan. The police are struggling to protect Euromaidans from an angry mob.
4:45 pm In Lugansk, the separatists stormed the Security Service of Ukraine, knocking out doors and windows in the building. Reports the edition about it "East option".
16:02. The pro-Russian separatists, who stormed the building in which the Donetsk Regional State Administration and the Regional Council are located, installed the flags of Russia on the building’s visor, Ostrov reports.
15:53. In Lugansk, there was a separatist rally and a rally in support of the federalization of Ukraine. Reports the edition about it CXID.info.
3:31 pm In Donetsk, local separatists entered the regional state administration building. This is reported by the News of Donbass.
12:26 In Donetsk and Kharkov, the separatists went to the rally.
09:03 Ukrainians against the federalization of the country - a poll.
01:30 In Mariupol, pro-Russian activists seized the city prosecutor's office. Militiamen already declared that to violators are threatened with up to 8 years of imprisonment.
00:11. 1,579 servicemen of the Armed Forces, as well as members of their families, a total of 1,761 people, have already arrived on the mainland part of Ukraine from the Crimea.
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22:50 In Cherkasy region, they found the body of a previously lost journalist and freedom activist Vasily Sergienko.
21:06. Cherkasy militia in the woods found the activist Avtomaydan missing yesterday.
19:27. The Security Service of Ukraine stopped "the criminal activity of a citizen of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuzmenko, who organized separatist activities in the Donetsk region."
19:08. Ukrainian troops strengthen the protection of the border between the Crimea and mainland Ukraine.
16:48. Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairmanship, Ambassador Tim Guldimann, will visit Ukraine from April 7 to 9. The ambassador plans to visit the southern regions of Ukraine and Kiev.
15:49 About 350 participants in the pro-Russian rally in Donetsk are picketing the office of the ISD Corporation, co-owned by the Donetsk Regional State Administration, Sergei Taruta.
3:07 pm The security service of Ukraine in the Luhansk region detained and disarmed a large, deeply conspiratorial commando group.
13:53 Sergey Beseda, an officer of the FSB of Russia, was in Kiev on February 20-21 with a task in contact with the SBU to determine the necessary level of physical protection for the Russian Embassy in Ukraine and other Russian institutions.
13:39. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed to develop an action plan in case Russia limits or stops supplying natural gas to Ukraine.
12:49 This afternoon in Donetsk several hundred separatists gathered at a rally in the city center.
12:14 The Kyiv district court overturned the appointment of Natalia Poklonskaya as prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
11:58. EU foreign ministers gathered on the second day of the meeting in Athens to discuss the war in Syria and the crisis in Ukraine.
11:31. In the center of Kharkov law enforcement officers. They arrived to protect the regional state administration building, near which a meeting of pro-Russian forces is scheduled today.
10:49. Some enterprises of the Ukrainian defense industry continue to supply military products to Russia.
10:41. On April 4, in the roadstead of Yalta, a patrol ship of the coast guard of the border service of the Federal Security Service of Russia with a board number 136 was seen - PSKR Krasnodar.
10:19. Picketing of the embassies of Ukraine and the Russian Federation took place in the capital of the Czech Republic. Ukrainians and Belarusians have demanded the release of the occupied Crimea.
09:56. The text of the new constitution of the Crimea, on which the Crimean lawyers and Moscow experts are working, will be ready by April 8.
09:44. The Odessa Military Academy met cadets from the Sevastopol Naval Academy named after Nakhimov, who remained loyal to the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine. VIDEO
09:13 In the framework of the “Support the Ukrainian Army” campaign, more than 84 million hryvnias have already been received as assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The money collected for the army will be spent on body armor and uniform.
06:55 The head of the illegitimate Rada of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, stated that the leadership of the separatists was discussing the announcement of Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, persona non grata.
06:21 White House spokesman Josh Ernest said the United States does not confirm the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border, which was promised by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
05:25 In Kharkov, Euromaidan activists held a picket near the Consulate General of the Russian Federation with demands to stop the aggression against Ukraine.
04:46 Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that a special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had been created in Kherson, which would draw up documents for Crimeans.
02:33 Cadets and teachers of the Naval Academy named after Nakhimov, who expressed a desire to serve Ukraine, today moved from Sevastopol to Odessa.
02:02 The soloist of the popular rock band DDT, Yuri Shevchuk, called on the residents of Donetsk not to support the actions of pro-Putin radicals.