The invasion of Ukraine: recent events in the Southeast and Crimea
What happens in 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 thousand Russian soldiers and officers are ready for the invasion on the north-eastern 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 thousand Russian soldiers and officers are ready for the invasion on the north-eastern border.
14TH OF APRIL
06:52 Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin at a meeting in 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 The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Yuri Sergeyev at a meeting of the UN Security Council, accused Russia of supporting terrorism in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine.
03:11 The US CIA denied information about the influence of the department’s director John Brennan on the decision of the new Ukrainian authorities to conduct an anti-terrorist operation in the Donbass using the army.
02:34 The Foreign Ministry of France called for a peaceful resolution of the crisis in the Donbass.
01:53 The mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes convinced the participants in the separatist action to leave the courtyard of the city council of Kharkov and promised to fight for the release of the detained separatists.
00:54 Separatists seized the building of the City Council in the city of Khartsyzsk, 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 An expert at the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk said that a significant part of Donetsk police sabotage 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 multiple launch rocket system.
23:15 In Slavyansk, Donetsk region, where administrative buildings were seized by separatists, classes in schools and kindergartens were canceled due to the unstable situation.
21:58. A fugitive ex-president of Ukraine from the screens of Russian TV urged the Ukrainian security forces not to comply with Turchinov’s order and go over to the side of the separatists.
21:40. Everyone who takes part in the storming of administrative buildings in the Southeast receives $ 500 from Yanukovych's “Family” for this. This was announced on the air of the Western Ukrainian television MP, candidate for president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
20:50. Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland made a statement today in connection with the tense situation in Ukraine, in which he called on the parties to refrain from using force. Jagland believes that the situation in Ukraine can still be resolved at the negotiating table.
20:27. The Ministry of Internal Affairs creates regional units on the basis of volunteers. According to the minister, Donetsk will receive its special forces created from the country's patriots and Donbas. Lugansk is mine, from Lugansk. A special unit will be created in Dnepropetrovsk. Also Dnieper, Nikolaev, Odessa, Kherson, Kharkov. 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 defend the national integrity of Ukraine. From April 15, reservist guards begin combat duty in the Izyum-Slavyansk region. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Nikolai Velichkovich
19:10. In Slavyansk, Donetsk region, seized by separatism, about an hour ago, unidentified people shot a car with people. This was reported on his Facebook page by journalist Maxim Levin.
18:45. Alexander Turchinov 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 surrender before morning. Turchinov said this with his appeal 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 monument to Duke. This was reported by the correspondent LIGABusinessInform.
18:23. The City Council was seized in Makeevka, the “People’s Mayor” was elected from among the separatists. This was announced on his Facebook page by local activist of the Democratic Alliance Evgeny Semekhin.
6 p.m. The National Security and Defense Council abandoned martial law in the eastern regions. The LIGABusinessInform was informed about this by a source familiar with today's discussion of the situation in the National Security and Defense Council. The initiators of the introduction of martial law were acting Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Pashinsky and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
17:45. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: "The Russian special services are involved in separatist unrest." The ministry has all the necessary evidence to 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. about each fact of armed attacks, the data are entered into the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations with qualifications according to Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (terrorist act). The progress of the investigation is under the personal control of the prosecutor of the Donetsk region Nikolai Frantovsky.
16:40 OSCE observers arrived in Slavyansk. OSCE representatives arrived in Slavyansk to independently see what was happening in the city and provide objective information at the international level.
16:20 Negotiations on the liberation of the building of the Security Service of Lugansk are disrupted. According to Espreso.tv, the negotiations were allegedly disrupted by the fault of the Russian special services. In the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Lugansk Region, they were informed that "through negotiations, comprehensive measures were taken to prevent the movement of weapons of those citizens who are now in the building of the SBU."
15:32 In the center of Kharkov, clashes occurred between the adherents of Euromaidan and Anti-Maidan. People with St. George ribbons and bats attacked the participants of the Euromaidan, which had almost diverged from the Shevchenko monument. There are people injured.
15:00 Today, British Foreign Minister William Hague urged Russia to abandon steps that destabilize Ukraine and undermine the possibility of negotiations within the framework of a contact group.
14:57 Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Poland Donald Tusk called on Ukraine to act more decisively in order to stop separatism in the east of the country. “Ukrainians until this time acted rationally, although I don’t know where they determined their limit of containment from an acute reaction. However, it seems to me that now they have come (to this line, - ed.) ... The time has come when the Ukrainian state should act decisively to show that he does not perceive such actions (separatism, - ed.), "said Tusk.
14:18. The separatists could not capture the city police department in Enakievo. According to the source, the police managed to repel the assault, and weapons from the building were removed in advance.
13:16. In the city of Mariupol, Donetsk region, several hundred separatists seized the city council building. The capture occurred during the rally, the participants of which advocated the creation of the Donetsk Republic.
13:15. In the center of Zaporozhye, today it is planned to hold the Maidan and Anti-Maidan, which partially overlap in time. In connection with the possibility of the arrival of provocateurs, the People’s Self-Defense of Zaporozhye announced a mobilization.
12:45. In Krasniy Liman, Donetsk region, local residents drove the 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 SBU, the Slavic city department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region, and the city hall were released. About this on his Facebook page wrote Alexander Briginets.
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. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.
12:12. At the entrances to the Dnepropetrovsk region from the east, north and south this morning, nine mobile roadblocks were created. "People have risen and are ready to repulse the aggressor, whether it be" green men ", purple, speckled or some other."
11:59 a.m. The mayor of Slavyansk Nelya Shtepa left the city of Slavyansk and is now in Artemovsk. The pro-Russian activist Vyacheslav Ponomarev took over the leadership of the city.
11:26. Law enforcement authorities eliminated two separatist checkpoints in front of Slavyansk.
11:23. At night, the separatists captured the prosecutor’s office, city police department and city council in the city of Enakievo, Donetsk region. Above the building of the City Council, the Russian flag and the flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic are developing.
11:04. During the anti-terrorist operation in the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, three people were injured from the Ukrainian side. About this on his Facebook page wrote the head of the center for military-political research Dmitry Tymchuk.
10:44 a.m. There was a video of the capture of the city police department in Kramatorsk.
10:27 a.m. In Kramatorsk, two buildings continue to be captured by separatists - the city council and the city police department. The separatists set up a checkpoint near a military airfield.
10:05. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claims that the separatists opened fire on defeat.
09:57. A military unit has been created in Donetsk to protect the region from "green men" and saboteurs. The unit will ensure the functioning of the military authorities.
09:24. The scenario of the accession of the eastern regions of Ukraine to Russia is currently unlikely. This was written in his Facebook account by the head of the center for military-political research Dmitry Tymchuk.
09:02 a.m. In Slavyansk, an anti-terrorist operation began under the leadership of the SBU. This was written in his Facebook account by Minister of the Interior 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 Putin invaded the east of Ukraine all-in and started a war with Ukraine on the mainland. He wrote about this in his Facebook account.
08:25. A new wave of destabilization in eastern Ukraine will cover on Sunday, in addition to the Donetsk region, the Kharkiv and possibly Kherson region. Separatists of the southeast are coordinated by political strategist Alexei Vorobyov, who is subordinate to Putin's adviser on Ukrainian issues, Vladislav Surkov.
01:03. The second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, believes that federalization in Ukraine will lead to the collapse of the country and is confident that Vladimir Putin will never return Crimea to Ukraine.
00:37. In the Gorlovka city government, the police are ready to reflect any illegal 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 normalizing the situation in the East of Ukraine were discussed
00:05. Canada imposes sanctions on two Crimean officials and the Chernomorneftegaz oil and gas company.
23:57. Moscow continues to threaten Kiev if Ukraine tries to use force against armed militants seizing weapons in the Donbass, posing as the actions of several hundred invaders as the position of residents of several regions of the country.
23:48. There are no organized Russian military units and units in eastern Ukraine. This was announced by the acting 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, Sergey Taruta, decided to strengthen personnel in the power departments of the Donetsk region.
23:13. The building of the city police department in Artemovsk (Donetsk region) was not captured, but the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic was hoisted above the city council building.
10:58 p.m. The authorities are ready to decide on a tough force scenario against separatists seizing administrative buildings in the eastern regions of Ukraine.
10:43 p.m. Self-defense of Zaporozhye announced on Sunday mobilization in the city. Local representatives of self-defense fear the arrival of provocateurs in the city.
22:24. The separatists captured 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 stopped.
10:04 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied accusations by the Ukrainian side of complicating the situation in southeastern 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 allowed to participate in the negotiations, which are scheduled for April 17 in the format of the EU-USA-Ukraine-Russia to resolve the Ukrainian issue.
21:04. The leader of the Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh appealed to the Ukrainians in connection with the events in the Donetsk region.
20:51. Yulia Tymoshenko believes that Russia, by provoking destabilization of the situation in the east of Ukraine, is trying to disrupt the negotiations scheduled for April 17
20:42. Fighters of the National Guard repelled an attempt to capture the Donetsk Chemical Plant, which stores a significant amount of explosive substances.
20:35. On April 12 at about 4 p.m. in the village of Chutovo, located on the border of the Poltava and Kharkov regions, law enforcement officers stopped 10 buses in which mostly young men rode.
20:27. In Kramatorsk and Krasniy Liman, Donetsk region, unidentified armed people fire at 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 Alexander Turchinov at 21:00 convenes the National Security and Defense Council.
19:39. One of the leaders of the Crimean separatists, Rustam Temirgaliev, claims that the south and east of Ukraine forms the 20 millionth Ukrainian Federation.
19:18. Citizens of Ukraine living in the mainland should not go to the Crimea in the summer to relax. This was stated by the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Deshchits.
19:12. The introduction of a visa regime with Russia will not be implemented in the near future, and the strengthening of control at the border with Russia is a more civilized way of solving existing problems than the introduction of visas.
19:03. Police are investigating an attempt to seize the prosecutor’s office in Donetsk region.
18:49. In Kharkov, about 200 people gathered near the monument to Lenin. In the hands of some of them are posters: “Down with double standards!”, “Referendum”, “We wanted to go to Europe, but got into ...!”, “Freedom to the defenders of Kharkov”, “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 departments and office premises of the department
18:27. In Kharkov, the Security Service of Ukraine discovered a cache of ammunition equipped with unidentified persons.
18:14. In Slavyansk, "green men" captured the journalists of Hromadske TV and Lenta.ru and forbade them to work in the city, covering events in the administration 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, the flag of the Donetsk People’s Republic is currently rising.
17:57. The first military aircraft flew from Crimea to mainland Ukraine.
17:48. Current extremist actions in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine are initiated and managed by a network of coordinators of the Main Intelligence Directorate 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 St. George ribbons on their left hand.
17:23. A video appeared on the network of the capture of the regional police department in Slavyansk.
17:16. The head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Donetsk Region Konstantin Pozhidaev resigned under the onslaught of the separatists.
17:09. The SBU stopped the illegal activity of a resident of the Kharkov region, which is provided for by Article 1111 (high treason) and part 1 of Article 294 (riots) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
16:53. And about. President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov fired the head of the SBU Office in the Donetsk region.
16:44. A bus with former employees of the Berkut special forces arrived at the protesters near the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Donetsk region.
15:45. At the entrance to Slavyansk in the Donetsk region, a checkpoint appeared with armed people who control the movement of vehicles to enter and leave the city.
15:16. In Slavyansk, separatists seized the buildings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine. Their goal is to take possession of weapons. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Donetsk region.
14:45. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchitsa called on his Russian counterpart Segey Lavrov "to stop provocations of agents of the Russian special services in the eastern regions of Ukraine."
13:08. The militants who captured the police station in the city of Slavyansk, Donetsk region today, 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 Crimea by Russian intelligence services.
12:15. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine warns the separatists that the organization of riots refers 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, on April 12, the new constitution adopted by the illegitimate authorities began to operate.
10:41 a.m. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that armed people captured the regional police department in the city of Slavyansk in the Donetsk region.
10:19 a.m. Tonight, an unknown person set fire to the car of the chief editor of the Donbass News Internet publication, Alexei Matsuki. Recently, he has repeatedly received anonymous threats from separatists.
09:55. Residents of the Donetsk region are actively helping Ukrainian troops. People bring food and money to their places of deployment.
08:08. The illegitimate Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev said that Crimea will accelerate the full transition to the Russian ruble due to fears of a default in Ukraine.
06:45. In Crimea, they can reduce the period of simultaneous circulation of the ruble and hryvnia allegedly because of the threat of default in Ukraine, said First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the ARC Rustam Temirgaliev.
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 UN about Ukraine because of increased access control on the Transnistrian-Ukrainian border.
04:00. Western countries demand that Ukraine stop cooperation with Russia in the defense industry, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema.
03:10. In Vladimir-Volynsky (Volyn Oblast), local residents gather on their own initiative in repair crews and reconstruct, either in private workshops or at a military base, defective combat vehicles.
02:35. The sanctions of the European Union against Russia were supported by Montenegro, Albania, Iceland and Norway.
02:00 a.m. To receive financial assistance from Russia, Ukraine needs to recognize the legitimacy of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said following a meeting with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble in Washington.
1:30 a.m. Former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that it makes no sense to discuss the new Constitution of Crimea, according to which the ARC is part of Russia.
00:53. The Ministry of the Interior warned representatives of public organizations and political parties about the inadmissibility of organizing civil strife and radical manifestations in all regions of Ukraine.
00:20. The second rally in support of collegiality took place in Lugansk for the second week.
23:53. Freedom leader Oleg Tyagnibok opposes any negotiations with armed separatists in the east.
23:45. The US Treasury Department is introducing new sanctions against Crimean separatists, whom it considers involved in the military occupation and annexation of Crimea to Russia.
23:20. Russian President Vladimir Putin has missed a good moment for an open military invasion of Ukraine, said Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies and coordinator of the Information Resistance group.
22:45 All invaders of the Kharkov state administration have chosen preventive measures. All detainees are charged with riots.
21:22 Russia warns that if the Ukrainian authorities try to forcefully suppress the separatists in the east of the country, the prospects of holding an international meeting on the Ukrainian crisis with the participation of the Russian Federation will be undermined.
20:26 Ukrainian presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev assured the separatists in Donetsk that he would do everything to disrupt the presidential election, which is 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 emergence of many regional corrupt leaders 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 systems from the Crimea.
18:08 Prague Mayor Tomasz Gudecek believes that Ukraine should become, in contrast to Putin's Russia in its region, an attractive alternative to the world. "You can show Russia as the largest country in this region that in this part of Europe it is possible to create an attractive and alternative country to Putin's Russia," 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 us. Therefore, we need to think. There is no getting anywhere, we will have to take one of our brothers and sisters," he said.
17:03 Today, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry curled, the PACE resolution on Ukraine is a strong tool to support our country. In addition, the resolution will lead to an even larger resolution of Russia. "This resolution, as of today, is the toughest decision of an international organization in response to a violation of the Russian Federation by its actions of international law," said Yevgeny Perebynis, director of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Policy Department.
16:40 Ukrainian ships, besides those subject to disposal, will be withdrawn from the territory of Crimea. Today, the Priluki ship is the first to leave, Ternopol and Cherkasy are getting ready to leave. And about. Minister of Defense of Ukraine Mykhailo Koval said that in accordance with the agreement reached, one ship goes under its own power, two are towed.
16:08. Russia has no desire to annex the southeast of Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that the accession of Ukraine to the Russian Federation "is contrary to the fundamental interests of the Russian Federation."
15:59. Russia is de facto holding 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 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Karl Bildt.
15:52. Law enforcement officers did not identify any explosive devices in the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. On this fact, the investigating authorities opened criminal proceedings.
15:49. 250 entrepreneurs transferred business from Crimea to the mainland.
15:45. The Right Sector is sure that one of the reasons for the murder of the leader of this party in western Ukraine, Alexander Muzychko (also known as Sashko Bily), may be economic - he allegedly prevented law enforcement agencies from enriching themselves with illegal schemes in Western Ukraine.
15:30. Former head of the presidential administration, out-of-parliament 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 intimidation measures against Russia in order to force Moscow to abandon military intervention in Ukrainian affairs.
15:15. An 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 sociological survey of the Foundation for Democratic Initiatives named after Ilko Kucheriv, conducted from March 16 to 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 Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan.
14:44. The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine intends to ban the activities of the Russian Bloc and Russian Unity parties through a court. This was stated by 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, which the Russian side returned to Ukraine, left Sevastopol.
14:18. The pro-Russian activists who seized the SBU building in Lugansk demanded to convene an extraordinary session of the City Council at which to proclaim the creation of the Lugansk People’s Republic.
13:25. The 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 military action to release him.
13:17. According to the facts of calls for violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the overthrow of the constitutional system, 145 criminal proceedings have been registered, said Oleg Makhnitsky, Acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
12:31. A preliminary version of the UN report clearly refutes all justifications for Russia's actions in the Crimea and beyond, writes Foreign Policy.
12:11. At the Chongar checkpoint, SBU and State Border Service officers detained a serviceman of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who was trying to get from the territory of Crimea to the Kherson region. The automatic weapon, four magazines and two boxes with cartridges, a bayonet-knife, and a signal mine were withdrawn from the detainee.
11:25. Businessman Rinat Akhmetov opposes the use of force against 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 down at the negotiating table.
11:12. Yatsenyuk in Donetsk met with representatives of eastern Ukraine. The meeting was attended by businessman Rinat Akhmetov, people's deputies from the eastern regions.
11:04. The 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 southeastern Ukraine.
10:53. The US Navy destroyer Donald Cook with the Aegis missile defense system on board, which entered the Black Sea the day before, is heading towards the Ukrainian port of Odessa.
10:46 a.m. Ukrainian soldier Artem Ermolenko released by Russians from custody. The captain was brutally beaten and arrested by Russian soldiers, and his colleague Major Stanislav Karachevsky was shot dead by a Russian sergeant.
9:59 a.m. About 50 tankers with oil products are sent from Russia to the Crimea.
09:52. The self-proclaimed "interim 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 Crimean Tatars.
09:16. Auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation lift flooded ships from the bottom of the sea at the entrance to the former naval base of the Ukrainian Navy - Donuzlav.
09:02 a.m. The Republic of Crimea and the city of federal significance Sevastopol are included in the list of constituent entities of the Russian Federation in the Constitution of Russia.
08:57. The Kiev district court of Kharkov appointed a preventive measure for 62 out of 65 suspected riots in the city.
08:13. On the square near the seized building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, pro-Russian activists strengthened the barricades of tires and barbed wire.
08:09. NATO officials said the reliability of satellite imagery, which shows Russian troops located near the Ukrainian border.
08:02. The Russian Foreign Ministry recommends that Russians not travel to countries that have mutual extradition agreements with the United States.
6:59 a.m. In Kharkov, a court released three of the 66 detained participants in the assault on the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.
06:29. Ukraine and NATO have jointly developed a crisis management plan that is related to the protection of critical infrastructure and the protection of civilians in the face of a possible further deterioration of the security situation in certain regions of Ukraine due to possible military threats.
05:57. Estonia froze the assets of companies that are associated with the illegitimate head of Sevastopol, Alexei Chaly.
05:07. NATO sends two more ships to the Black Sea to strengthen the allied forces due to the situation in Crimea.
03:52. In Crimea, suspended broadcasting of six Ukrainian radio stations.
01:56. The entrances to Zaporozhye were strengthened by five roadblocks, on which Cossacks and public activists are on duty, fearing the arrival of separatists in the regional center.
01:40. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in Odessa, seven people were injured in clashes between Maidan supporters and opponents.
01:21. The General Staff of the Russian Federation refutes NATO information on the concentration of Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine.
01:07. Donetsk separatists, who are holding the building of the regional state administration, have decided to form their own "people's army", said the leader of the radical group Denis Pushilin.
00:01. Experts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) cannot confirm cases of violation of the rights of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine, as previously reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
23:50. In Kharkov, the city council through a court has banned pro-Russian rallies. The corresponding decision was made by the Kharkov District Administrative Court today.
23:30. In the Chernihiv region, the SBU and border guards detained a saboteur from Russia, who was sent to carry out tasks to destabilize the situation in southeastern Ukraine.
23:15. In Kharkov, a court arrested 46 of the 66 detained RSA invaders.
22:40 Today in the center of Lugansk a rally was held in support of the unity of Ukraine. Despite the rainy weather, in the action entitled "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 about 1,500 people.
21:22 Rail transport between Ukraine and the Crimea may be suspended. This was stated by President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin.
21:05 As of 20:00 on Thursday in the building of the SBU seized by separatists in Lugansk there are about 120 armed militants. This was reported by the head of the Center for Military-Political Studies Dmitry Tymchuk.
19:31 NATO is building up a naval group in the Black Sea. Two destroyers of the French naval forces will soon join the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook, equipped with the Aegis missile defense system. On April 11, the large reconnaissance ship Dupuy de Lome will join the destroyer, and on April 14, the French Navy Duplex destroyer will enter the Black Sea.
19:03 In Odessa, a fight broke out between pro-Russian activists and Euromaidan activists who blocked the hotel for presidential candidate, deputy from the Party of Regions Oleg Tsarev. According to eyewitnesses, one man has a broken head, and several more people were injured. During this fight, supporters of a presidential candidate took Tsarev away by car in an unknown direction.
17:58 Deputies of the Lugansk regional appealed to central authorities with a request to cancel the anti-terrorist operation. Deputies also demanded an all-Ukrainian referendum on the federal structure of Ukraine with guaranteed preservation of its territorial integrity.
16:25 Great Britain, Poland and Sweden are in favor of sending a special civilian mission of EU observers to Ukraine. Three countries urge to discuss this issue at a meeting of EU foreign ministers 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, the candidate for the presidency of Ukraine Sergey Tigipko, the aggressive-minded Odessa residents met with unfriendly exclamations, and also tried to throw eggs (video).
15:49 President of the international organization Freedom House, David Kramer, says that Western countries should impose tougher sanctions against Russia for its policy towards Ukraine. "We should not react to what the Russian leadership is doing, we must prevent it," he said in Kiev today.
14:28 145 PACE members supported the deprivation of the Russian delegation voting rights in the Assembly until 2015 due to the annexation of 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 the election of the governing bodies of the Assembly and judges, and in participation in the working bodies of the Assembly.
14:16. Investigators established all the identities of the suspects in the riots outside the building of the Kharkov Regional State Administration. Most of them are residents of the city of Kharkov and the region, as well as residents of Zaporozhye and Donbass. Among the detainees - 14 previously convicted of robberies, thefts and robberies.
13:46. A sharp increase in gas prices by Russia is designed to bring to its knees a country with an empty treasury, and thousands of military personnel at its borders to pacify Kiev and warn the West against interference. Overview of the Western media.
13:14. 170 soldiers with families from the Saki naval aviation brigade, led by commander Colonel Igor Bedzai, left Crimea organized by a motorcade.
12:26. The Russian delegation in full force left the conference room of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), where a discussion of its powers is being held. This was during a speech in the hall said the deputy of the Ukrainian parliament from the party of Freedom, Alexander Shevchenko.
12:11. In Lugansk there will be an assault on the SBU if negotiations fail. The presidential administration says that the building was seized by terrorists led by specialists from the GRU of Russia.
11:54. Analysts cited potential scenarios for Putin’s actions, The New York Times reports.
11:41. This morning, at the Khorobichi railway checkpoint, border guards detained a Russian with radio call signs. A Russian citizen was heading to Ukraine by the Polotsk-Simferopol train and was carrying rocket launchers and gas canisters with him.
11:31. From March 26 to April 9, 28 students from the autonomous Republic of Crimea were transferred to higher educational institutions of the Kherson region, the press service of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine reports.
11:25. 2716 servicemen and members of their families arrived from the territory of Crimea temporarily occupied by Russia on the mainland of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
10:55. Lugansk pro-Russian activists standing at the seized premises of the Security Service of Ukraine built gallows, supposedly for the "Bandera" (video).
10:52. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, acting President Alexander Turchinov proposes to immediately resolve the issue of "amnesty" of the separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk by presidential decree.
10:22. The Party of Regions is ready to participate in negotiations in the EU-USA-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 to the poem of the young Ukrainian poet Anastasia Dmitruk, “We Will Never Be Brothers,” addressed to those Russians who support Putin’s aggressive policy. Ukrainian netizens perceive this song as “The Anthem of Free Peoples” (video).
09:16. The separatists who occupied the Donetsk Regional Council on April 6, 2014, as of 8 a.m. on April 10, continue to strengthen the barricades around the perimeter of the building and equip their life.
08:59. Greystone, an American private security company, denies that its personnel operate in eastern and southern Ukraine, helping the current authorities in Kiev suppress protest rallies in these regions.
08:29. Soldiers of the Ukrainian Navy who have switched to the Russian side are being prepared for departure to new duty stations in Russia
07:02 a.m. Germany will support the third package of sanctions against the Russian Federation if a number of regions are separated from Ukraine, even if this entails negative consequences for the economy of the federal republic, said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
06:00 a.m. Pro-Russian activists who seized government buildings 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, for the second time in one day, discussed the situation in Ukraine by telephone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the US Department of State said.
05:03. The Alliance can 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 Armed Forces in Europe, US General Philip Breedlove.
02:51. Starting today, a new wave of intensification of separatist movements may begin in Ukraine, suggests Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies.
02:22. Yesterday, at the Turkish Wall checkpoint, people who introduced themselves as representatives of the Russian border service and Crimean Berkut fighters did not allow a group of international military observers who were traveling 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 at the Berkut base on Derzhavinskaya Street in Kharkov.
01:16. Last night in Donetsk, pro-Russian activists attacked a bus with the Ukrainian military, which drove up to the military enlistment office on Buslaeva Street.
00:27. The Pentagon confirmed the arrival of the destroyer Donald Cook today, April 10th.
00:22. Invaders can free the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration today without bloodshed. This development was not ruled out by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema.
23:45. In Kharkov, police detained the organizer of the attack on the local television station ATN.
10:54 p.m. In Kharkov, pro-Russian activists barricaded the visits of the former base of "Golden Eagle".
21:53. The presidential candidate of Ukraine, the regional Mikhail Dobkin was not allowed into the building of the SBU Office in Lugansk for negotiations. At the same time, the furious locals tried to inflict bodily harm on Dobkin.
21:32. And about. President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov signed a decree On State Protection of the Donetsk Regional State Administration.
The PACE Hungarian delegate made a complaint to Transcarpathia.
17:01. Most residents of Donetsk want to live in a single and indivisible Ukraine. This is evidenced by the data of a sociological survey conducted by the Donetsk Institute of Social Research and Political Analysis.
5 p.m. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk considers Russia responsible for resolving the crisis caused by it in Ukraine and states that the Russian Federation itself must get out of this situation.
16:27. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks observers to monitor the movement of the Ukrainian military of Crimea to prevent occupants from seizing their belongings and provocations.
16:26. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expects that on Thursday, April 10, the Russian parliamentary delegation will be denied the right to vote until the end of this year.
16:24. SBU prevented the theft of documents from the regional office. Security officers 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. President of the Russian Federation 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 declares disclosure of an agent network in the Kherson region. A group of Russian agents established their basing and relocation locations, the degree of combat readiness, and the strength of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
16:17. Four-sided consultations in the format Ukraine-Russia-EU-USA 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 this year, said Yevgeny Perebynis, director of the information policy department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry 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, mainly Crimean Tatars, left the peninsula and moved to mainland Ukraine.
15:57. Radically-minded "tourists" are not allowed into Ukraine. During control on the border with the peninsula, vehicles and documents of citizens are carefully checked.
15:51. Ukraine has undeniable evidence that separatist actions in southeastern Ukraine are coordinated by the FSB and Russia's military intelligence. This was announced at a briefing by the director of the department of information policy Yevgeny Perebynis.
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 powerfully uphold in the EU the need to advance subsequent sanctions if Russia does not move to constructive actions to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine in the near future and stop destabilizing.
15:39. The EU will consider the situation in eastern Ukraine and the desirability of expanding the blacklist for Russia at a planned meeting of the community’s foreign ministers on April 14 in Brussels.
15:36. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has denied reports that the Yuzhmash company is allegedly negotiating with representatives of foreign countries on the sale of technologies for the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
15:30. 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 the Voice of America in Russia. The director of the Russia agency today announced the termination of the previous counterattack on the broadcasting of the Voice of America in Moscow.
15:14. Tsarev in Nikolaev was thrown eggs and almost beaten (video).
3:02 p.m. People's Deputy Sergei Tigipko offers an amnesty for separatists in the southeast. According to the deputy, the law on amnesty for participants in the southeast 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 no relation to the organization of riots in Lugansk.
3 p.m. At the election headquarters of the candidate for president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, they believe that Yulia Tymoshenko should withdraw her candidacy in favor of "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 states 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 phased increase in cash support for employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Guard and border guards.
14:43. Most Donetsk residents do not approve of the actions of the separatists. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted from March 26 to 29 by the Donetsk Institute of Social Research and Political Analysis.
2:30 p.m. The Pechersk district court of Kiev arrested the accounts of the ex-chairman of the Kiev city state administration, Alexander Popov.
14:15. The Verkhovna Rada refused to determine the status of the military, who, having remained faithful to the oath, were relocated from 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 UDAR party, Vitali Klitschko, insists that the election of the mayor should be held in two rounds.
1:55 p.m. Russians intentionally spoil Ukrainian military equipment in the Crimea (video). They give away the equipment captured in the Crimea in a rather peculiar way, because they behave like marauders, said Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Military-Political Studies and coordinator of the Information Resistance group.
13:39. The Verkhovna Rada has amended the law on the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection N4432. For this decision voted 277 deputies.
13:37. MP 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 Crimea.
13:29. Putin in the Crimea carried out a “black operation” in the language of the American intelligence services, and in eastern Ukraine - “secret destabilization in large cities”, Western media write.
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. The MP from the Party of Regions Nikolai Levchenko said that the Verkhovna Rada should decide on an amnesty for those who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional Council.
12:44 a.m. Presidential candidate Sergei Tigipko visited Lugansk and says that people require federalization, but not about separation from Ukraine.
12:41. The Kremlin is preparing the second phase of the invasion, Liberation writes. "It is rather difficult to predict what the next blow of the Russian president will be, but the opinion spread by television can be considered a reliable indicator," the publication said.
12:38. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Catherine Ashton condemned the separatists in eastern Ukraine and called on Kiev to speed up work on constitutional reform.
12:27. The Verkhovna Rada refused to consider the law on the mayoral elections in Kiev in two rounds. Not included on the agenda were bills on the anti-corruption bureau, 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. President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso announced the creation by the European Commission of a support group for Ukraine, which will provide technical assistance and advise Ukraine on the implementation of broad reforms.
11:53. Vladimir Putin and the entire Kremlin leadership are losing confidence in the West, Western media say.
11:48 a.m. SBU detained a saboteur who planned to seize the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station.
11:43. People's Deputy from the Party of Regions Nikolai 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 its prosecutors. The diplomas obtained in foreign universities, as well as those that cast doubt on their legitimacy, will undergo verification.
11:26. The chairman of the Donetsk Regional Council Andrei Shishatsky wrote a statement about resignation.
11:25. The State Council of Crimea will consider the adoption of the constitution of the Republic of Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation at an extraordinary meeting on Friday, April 11.
11:18. The governor of the Donetsk region Sergey Taruta explained why the unrest in Donetsk is not beneficial for businessman Rinat Akhmetov.
11:13. Rada did not include bills on lustration on the agenda. Only 177 deputies voted to include four bills on lustration on the agenda.
11:06 a.m. Parliament proposes to create a National Anti-Corruption Service. The anti-corruption service should be endowed with the functions of inquiry and investigation. The bill broadens the definition of corruption.
10:55. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk asks the Verkhovna Rada to deprive the government of a number of powers and adopt a law on real deregulation.
10:36. U.S. intelligence agencies have detailed information indicating that Russia has concentrated the forces necessary for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, according to The Daily Beast. However, according to US officials and congressmen, the US Army command was ordered to refrain from detailed acquaintance of Ukrainian colleagues with US data on Russian troops.
10:28. People’s Deputy Anatoly Goncharov wrote a letter of resignation from the Party of Regions faction. The corresponding announcement was made by the speaker Alexander Turchinov before the plenary session.
10:21. The Swedish Security Police (Sapo) claims that Russia is preparing for military activity or armed aggression in Sweden. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, Sweden has identified Russia as a threat to national security.
10:17 a.m. Europeans and Americans managed to stay together on a common position with regard to Russia, Le Figaro writes. "If Russia goes further in Ukraine, it will have 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 specified figure before the Cabinet meeting was announced by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
10:06. The separatist crisis in Lugansk will be resolved within 48 hours. About this before the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.
09:53. According to operational data, from November 30, 2013 in Ukraine 105 people were killed. Since February 18, from the scene of the aggravation of the clashes in the center of Kiev, 1,737 victims turned to emergency medical care teams and the city’s healthcare facilities for help, 1,155 of them were hospitalized.
09:15. The Ukrainian military relocated from Kerch to Nikolaev.
09:04. The presidential candidate of Ukraine from the Party of Regions Mikhail Dobkin intends to file a lawsuit to resume broadcasting of Russian television channels in Ukraine.
08:58. The White House responded to a statement by Russia about American mercenaries in the form of a Falcon in eastern Ukraine.
08:56. The Ministry of Defense of Belarus held a control lesson on the management of missile strikes and artillery fire of the Western Operational Command. The exercises were held at the training grounds of Brest, Osipovichsky and Obuz-Lesnovsky, not far from the western border of Ukraine and the eastern border of Poland.
08:46 a.m. Today, the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider the Ukrainian issue. PACE 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, as a result of negotiations, 51 people without weapons were able to leave the seized building of the SBU of Lugansk.
07:21. European Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy Catherine Ashton released information on 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 applying personal sanctions due to the situation in Ukraine, reports Kommersant.
6:41 a.m. Last night, the last group of Ukrainian marines crossed the border with Crimea in the Kherson region and arrived on the mainland.
06:12. In connection with the recent 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 a.m. In Kherson, supporters of collegiality on the building of the City Council hung a large flag of Ukraine.
05:20. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland declares that in the east of Ukraine there are no interethnic conflicts.
05:15. Russia accused NATO of inability to dialogue on the crisis in Ukraine.
05:09. In Kharkov, pro-Russian activists who attacked a bus with soldiers from the Internal Troops yesterday face up to four years in prison. The police began an investigation into 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 near future, a fuel crisis may begin in Crimea. The ARC recorded an increase in gas prices.
02:49 a.m. Today in Lugansk, as of 01:00, most of the persons captured by pro-Russian activists were able to leave the building of the SSU in the Luhansk region seized by separatists.
01:50. Against the backdrop of the aggravation of the situation in southeastern Ukraine, the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook, equipped with the Aegis missile defense system, entered the Black Sea to support Kiev and NATO allies.
00:31. In Lugansk, security forces continue negotiations with separatists to unblock the SBU building.
00:10. The Interior Ministry denied rumors that in Donetsk police swore allegiance to the separatists.
23:20. In Lugansk, participants in a pro-Russian rally continue to hold 60 people hostage in the regional headquarters of the SBU.
21:22 Separatists in eastern Ukraine can create a corridor on the border for the troops of the Russian Federation. 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, who were sent there with the goal of "wreaking havoc", are taking part in the clashes in eastern Ukraine.
18:39 In Lugansk, separatists mined the SBU administration building and took 60 hostages.
18:32 US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian intelligence of provoking unrest in the eastern regions of Ukraine and threatened to apply sanctions against energy, mining and Russian banks.
18:29 US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he had reached an agreement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on negotiations to resolve the crisis in Ukraine with the participation of Russia, the EU, the US and Ukraine next week in Europe.
18.00 At the intersection of Girshman, Artem, Chernyshevskaya and Sovnarkomovskaya in Kharkov, pro-Putin separatists attacked a police bus and stoned him.
17:40 The PACE Monitoring Committee supported a draft resolution on the report of Stefan Shennakh, which proposes to deprive the Russian delegation of the right to vote until the end of the year for the annexation of Crimea.
16:47. An agreement has already been reached on the return of several ships to Ukraine. The head of the media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev told about this on the air of Gromadsky TB. According to preliminary data, the ships Kirovograd and Vinnitsa can be transferred to Ukraine.
16:37. PACE does not see threats to Ukraine, except for Russia. PACE believes that Russia is trying to frustrate the transformation in Ukraine with its actions.
16:23. On April 9, a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider the Ukrainian issue. Ukraine expects restrictions on Russia's authority in PACE.
4 p.m. Beginning April 8, being a separatist in Ukraine is even more dangerous. The Verkhovna Rada strengthened responsibility for treason, espionage and encroachment on the territorial integrity of the country.
15:49. Russia's refusal to consult within the OSCE regarding military activity along the Ukrainian borders calls into question its intentions in Ukraine. This is discussed in a statement by the head of the US Mission to the OSCE, Ambassador Daniel Baer.
15:48. Russia is trying to carry out the second phase of the occupation of Ukraine, according to a statement by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Ukraine requires the Russian Federation to immediately stop interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine and fulfill its 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 v. Russia,” new materials on the facts of pressure on residents of the Crimea.
15:22. Negotiations in the format Ukraine-Russia-EU-USA can take place in the coming week. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry notes that we should talk about negotiations between official representatives, and not the regions of Ukraine.
15:19. The Ukrainian crisis is forcing NATO to reconsider 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 parliamentary factions and groups consulted and decided that there would be no more fights in parliament. If the deputy’s statements contain insults against another deputy or faction, the speaker will mute the microphone.
14:48. The Cabinet of Ministers prepared preliminary estimates of losses for a number of facilities located in the occupied territory of Crimea. The figures will be announced after approval at one of the next government meeting.
14:44. Crimean authorities require Europeans to return Scythian gold to them. In the Crimea, they say that Kiev illegally transferred historical values to an exhibition in Holland.
14:18. Russia set a condition for dialogue in the format of the RF-USA-EU-Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the "south and east of Ukraine" should be presented to international negotiations
14:06. Washington does not comment on the statements of Alexei Chaly that his business is booming, including in the United States, La Repubblica newspaper writes. Alexey Chaly is one of the oligarchs on 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 Sergey Tigipko announced their withdrawal from the Party of Regions and the faction of the Party of Regions in the Verkhovna Rada.
1:58 p.m. A working group has been created to negotiate with the separatists who seized the SBU administration building in Lugansk.
13:54. The prosecutor's office of the Central district of Nikolaev opened two criminal proceedings on the fact of the 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 . The State Border Service called for abandoning provocations at the border. Border guards recall that actions to destabilize the situation at the border provide for administrative and criminal liability.
13:22. NATO Secretary General threatened Russia with isolation due to Ukraine. Anders Fogh Rasmussen insists that Russia withdraw its troops from the borders of Ukraine.
13:17. Western media warn Kiev against Putin's traps. Kiev is leading a very complicated chess game with Moscow, and the legitimate authorities of Ukraine must be firm and flexible at the same time, Western media advises.
13:03. The Russian occupation troops in Crimea give the Ukrainian military only defective equipment and weapons, said Dmitry Tymchuk, head of the Center for Political and Military Studies. The expert suggests not accepting equipment and weapons from the Russians under current conditions.
13:02. An antiterrorist center was created in Ukraine yesterday, and an antiterrorist operation was announced in the Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Lugansk regions. Such measures were taken in connection with the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine and with a huge amount of seized weapons and armed militants.
12:56. In Kharkov, about 30% of law enforcement officials will be laid off. This was announced by Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, commenting on the information that the Kharkov "Golden Eagle" under the regional administration stood with St. George ribbons used by the separatists.
12:49 p.m. The riots in Kharkov were paid by the Putin-Yanukovych group, said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Pashinsky. The authorities have no evidence that Rinat Akhmetov and Alexander Efremov are related to separatist actions in the eastern regions.
12:42. The anti-terrorist operation in Kharkov lasted 18 minutes, for this it was necessary to block the metro. 70 people were detained, including “very interesting personalities that were unexpected for us,” said Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, who had just returned from Kharkov.
12:37. In Nikolaev after clashes between the local self-defense of the Maidan and pro-Russian activists near the building of the regional state administration, the police detained 23 people from both sides.
12:25. The Verkhovna Rada has amended the law on local elections. The scandalous norm was removed, in accordance with which the central party organizations nominated candidates in local elections. The issue of two-round elections in the capital has not yet been resolved, reports the correspondent of LIGABusinessInform.
12:19. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) intends to condemn the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation as part of an urgent debate on Ukraine. The 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 a.m. Austria has blocked more than ten accounts that belonged to former 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 project provides for the dismissal of judges who passed decisions aimed at restricting constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, including participation in peaceful assemblies, as well as reducing corruption in the court system.
11:55 a.m. The separatists canceled the decision to create the Donetsk Republic. Residents of Donetsk are outraged by the fact that “a hundred crazy people” make decisions for a city of one million and a region of 4 million.
11:41. The separatists who seized the Donetsk Regional State Administration are preparing for the assault on the building by law enforcement agencies. Separatists are asked to join the struggle of women.
11:29 a.m. In clashes with separatists at a monument to heroes-alshans 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 rally.
11:27 a.m. After another part of Eastern Ukraine announced the secession and accession to Russia, the White House warns Moscow of new sanctions if it encourages provocations, writes The Christian Science Monitor.
11:25. More than 88 million hryvnas have already been transferred to the accounts of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine as part of the “Support the Ukrainian Army” campaign. from legal entities and individuals as assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
11:18. This morning, as a result of the anti-terrorist operation, the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkov completely seized and seized the building of the regional state administration from the separatists (photo).
11:17. The Verkhovna Rada strengthened responsibility for separatism and high treason. For the draft amendments to the Criminal Code regarding the strengthening of responsibility for committing crimes against the foundations of national security of Ukraine No. 4524-1, 231 MPs voted.
11:16. Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov states that the actions of police officers during the confrontations in Kharkov were similar to sabotage. According to him, conclusions will be made in Kharkov on the personnel composition of police units.
11:01. The separatists, who are in the territory of the SBU in Lugansk, are held hostage by 22 SBU employees and civilians. On the territory of the SBU, there are about 40 employees of the Russian special services with an impressive arsenal of weapons.
10:58. Separatists block the residents of Donetsk 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 May 25 presidential elections.
10:54. The Honorary Consulate of Slovakia in Odessa has been opened in Odessa. The opening ceremony was attended by Vice Prime Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcak and Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Vladimir Nemirovsky.
10:49 a.m. Speech by Simonenko provoked a fight in the Verkhovna Rada (video). During the 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 VO Svoboda, communists and regionals were drawn to the podium.
10:48 a.m. The Dnipropetrovsk regional administration decided together with representatives of the "left" political parties and public organizations to cooperate on six points, said deputy chairman of the regional state administration Boris Filatov.
10:30 a.m. Separatists in Lugansk continue to strengthen the barricades near the seized control of the SBU. The invaders of the building complain about their leaders and destroy the square of Memory.
10:26. According to operational data, since November 30, 2013, 103 people have died in Ukraine. As of 06:00 april 8, 111 people are undergoing treatment at health facilities in Kiev.
10:12. People’s deputies Yuri Miroshnichenko and Yulia Levochkina filed applications for withdrawal from the Party of Regions faction in the Verkhovna Rada.
10:12. According to British experts from the Royal United Institute of Defense Research, May will be a critical period for Russia's actions in Ukraine. The analytical center offers four scenarios of a possible Russian invasion, writes Le Figaro.
10:11 a.m. The prosecutor’s office opened a criminal investigation into the seizure by separatists of the SBU in Lugansk. The invaders are accused of organizing riots and appropriating firearms.
10:03. Traffic police blocked and restricted access to a number of streets of Lugansk. Travel restrictions are associated with a possible threat to public safety due to the unstable political situation.
09:51. Russia insists that Ukraine adopt a federal form of government, which would provide the regions with almost unlimited powers. Ukrainians argue that this is a way to make them vulnerable to Russian intervention and, ultimately, tear the country apart, writes The Washington Post.
09:49 a.m. Deputy Lugansk Mayor Alexander Tkachenko leaves the Party of Regions.
09:31. The 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 has been damaged, vandalism has been recorded.
09:25. The chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Igor Baluta announced the continuation of the anti-terrorist operation in Kharkov.
09:08. The Russian Foreign Ministry calls on the Ukrainian authorities to stop military preparations fraught with the outbreak of civil war.
09:05. Ukraine will be forced to attract IAEA inspectors to guard an 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 Acting Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Andrei Senchenko on the air of the ICTV channel.
08:36. When the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration was liberated, fighters of the special forces "Jaguar" acted.
07:49 a.m. As a result of the anti-terrorist operation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kharkov, the seized and set on fire the building of the regional state administration was completely cleared of separatists.
07:28. The official representative of the US State Department, 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 a.m. The NSDC announced the localization of provocations of separatists in the south-east of Ukraine.
06:05. In Kharkov Regional State Administration, separatists are only in the lobby on the ground floor; the rest of the building has completely come under the control of the security forces.
6:03 a.m. In the evening of April 7 in Lugansk, more than a dozen unknown men tried to get into the Irta television channel. This was reported by the owner of the media, the deputy of the parliament of the VI convocation Vladimir Landik, three guards were injured.
04:00. As a result of clashes and skirmishes between the "People’s militia of Nikolaev", the self-defense of the local Maidan and pro-Russian separatists trying to seize the building of the Nikolaev Regional State Administration, at least ten people were seriously injured.
03:15. Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema, after negotiations with the formed initiative group of pro-Russian rallies, together with businessman Rinat Akhmetov, promised that there would be no assault on the Donetsk Regional State Administration today.
02:52. After the police attempted to vacate the building of the regional state administration in Kharkov in the evening, pro-Russian activists again began to behave aggressively and tried to infiltrate KHOGA.
02:36. Moscow is preoccupied with reports of a deal allegedly being prepared by Ukrainian Yuzhmash for the sale of technology for the production of heavy class R-36M2 Vojvoda intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), which are in service with the Russian troops, and therefore the Russian Foreign Ministry made an appeal to official Kiev .
02:08. In Kharkov, police freed a captured TV tower from separatists.
02:07 a.m. Billionaire Rinat Akhmetov went to the separatists in Donetsk, urging them to negotiate with the authorities. At the same time, Akhmetov emphasized that if the storming of the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration began with security forces, he would be with people.
01:47. On Thursday, April 10, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will consider the question of depriving the Russian delegation of the right to vote, or even depriving it of its membership in this body, said deputy chairman of the Ukrainian parliamentary delegation to PACE, acting head of the Batkivshchyna faction, Sergei Sobolev.
01:00. There was a video how in Nikolaev the Maidan dispersed the separatists who wanted to seize the building of the Regional State Administration.
00:39. In Nikolaev activists of the national militia dismantled tents of separatists near 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-terror special operation, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.
23:30. The building of the SBU in Donetsk was freed by special forces.
16:16. Law enforcement agencies of the Donetsk region identified persons who took part in the riots and the seizure of state buildings in Donetsk. This was reported by the press service of the prosecutor's office of Donetsk region.
16:06. The UN mission on the rights of national minorities will come to 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.
16:05. Ukraine will protect its interests in the framework of the WTO 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 Perebiinynis, responding to a statement by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev about the possibility of revising a number of economic agreements with Ukraine if Ukraine signs an agreement with the European Union, LIGABіznesіform reports.
4:04 p.m. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not exclude that the Russian Federation began stripping in Crimea. This was announced today at a briefing by the director of the department of information policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebynis.
15:49. Kharkov police officers began the detention of the invaders of the building of the regional state administration. One of the suspects was taken to the Dzerzhinsky regional police department, law enforcement officers seized two folding knives from him.
15:42. The main grouping of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation moved away from the Ukrainian-Russian border in the east by an average of 50 km, several tens of thousands of Russian troops remain directly on the border. The border in the Transnistrian region is also alarming 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 are mobilized by 97%. This was announced at a briefing by the deputy chief of the main command center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Rozmaznin, reports LigabusinessInform.
3:21 p.m. The European Union is concerned about the situation in the three eastern regions of Ukraine. This was stated by spokeswoman for the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton - Maya Kosyanchich.
15:17. People's Deputy of Ukraine Mykola Rudkovsky registered in the Verkhovna Rada a draft resolution on the need to impose a state of emergency in the Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov regions.
15:12. A member of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Junior Sergeant Zaitsev, who shot dead Ukrainian Major Stanislav Karachevsky in Crimea, was detained by the Russian Investigative Committee.
15:09. About two thousand military personnel with families and 200 units of military equipment were withdrawn from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to mainland Ukraine. 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 office of the SBU in Lugansk, water and light were turned off. They also say that snipers are sitting on the roof of the Lugan Hotel.
14:46. The actions of the separatists in the eastern regions of Ukraine are aimed at disrupting the presidential election. Separatists are financed by the Russian Federation. This was stated by and. about. President of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov.
14:40. Most Ukrainians consider Russia's actions in Crimea 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 Party of Regions parliamentary faction, influential Lugansk resident Alexander Efremov, said that the people who had seized the SBU administration building in Lugansk were armed and active.
14:14. Ukrainian presidential candidate Sergey 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 security of all administrative buildings has been strengthened, and reported. about. Deputy Chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Boris Filatov. The police also strenuously patrol the streets of the city.
13:52. Separatists in Donetsk want a referendum. The protesters announced that in the event of opposition from the Kiev authorities they would be forced to ask Russia for help to introduce a "peacekeeping contingent."
13:51. Maidan activists foiled the congress of the council of judges. Despite the fact that activists put up checkpoints at all entrances, the judges managed to get into the building bypasses. Then representatives of the Maidan went inside and forced the judges to leave, some by force.
13:43. After Ukraine, Russians are preparing for new repression. Anti-Kremlin activists say Moscow imposes the same restrictions on protests that the Yanukovych government adopted in January.
13:43. Clashes began between people with Russian flags standing at the entrance to the building of the Kharkiv Regional Administration and participants in a rally with Ukrainian flags lining up opposite the Regional State Administration. 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. This is evidenced by the video published by the Euromaidan SOS group.
13:35. The prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region began criminal proceedings on the fact of riots and the seizure of the building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. This was reported by the press service of the Prosecutor General.
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 a briefing by the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine 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 Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Deshchitsa.
12:57. Putin's hand in riots in the east of Ukraine. Overview of the Western media. Destabilization of the eastern regions is a prelude to the Russian invasion, according to Kiev.
12:46 a.m. The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine expects assurances from the Russian side that Russia will not send troops into Ukraine in connection with events in the east of the country. This was announced today at a briefing by Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Deshchitsa, a LIGABusinessInform correspondent reports. 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 an extraordinary congress of judges of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, which was held today in the Klovsk Palace by activists of the Maidan, will gather in another place.
12:34. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine states that the situation is calm on the Ukrainian-Russian border, in particular in the northeast. Russian military equipment or soldiers did not approach the border of Ukraine. Russian soldiers were also not seen in direct line of sight.
12:31. Unknowns tried to storm the Donetsk state television and radio company. A car drove up to the entrance of the state television and radio company, from which people got 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 with an appeal urgently, tomorrow, to adopt the generally 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 was in fact a rebellion of judicial generals. This was reported to journalists by the head of the Council of Judges of Ukraine Vasyl 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 Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen, today it is pointless to discuss the issue of Ukraine joining the North Atlantic Alliance. "Ukraine has enormous economic problems, and in addition, it has yet to build democratic statehood," she said.
12:08. Nearly 160 servicemen of the Ukrainian Navy and their families arrived from Sevastopol to Odessa, including sailors from the Slavutich control ship. Four trailed wagons were provided for the military on the Sevastopol-Kiev train.
12:02. The deputy head of the High Council of Justice, a judge of the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine, Alexander Udovichenko, filed an application to terminate the authority of a member of the ALL at his own request.
11:32. Near the building of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, a provocation was planned, including the capture of the APU. This was announced in the courtyard of the Armed Forces 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 "pretend" as if withdrawing troops. And the troops are located in a 30-kilometer zone from the border with Ukraine.
11:16. Two meetings are held in Kharkov, the building of the Regional State Administration has not been vacated. Closer to the building of the RSA are people with Russian and Soviet flags and St. George ribbons. Across the street 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. Local residents gathered in the city of Krasnyi Luch with demands to prevent the entry of soldiers of the National Guard and soldiers of the Right Sector into the territory of the region. This was reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Luhansk region.
11 a.m. The leader of the Batkivshchyna party, the presidential candidate of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, called on the European Union, as well as the United States, to take tougher measures against Russia in connection with the events in the Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
10:59 a.m. The judges who were able to get into the building of the Klovsky Palace, where an extraordinary congress of the Supreme Court of Ukraine was supposed to take place today, were taken out of the building through the corridor of shame.
10:49 a.m. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Putin assured him that there would be no military action.
10:39. Participants in the Maidan blocked the building of the Klovsky Palace in Kiev, where today an extraordinary congress of judges of Ukraine was to take place. As the correspondent of LIGABusinessInform reports, about 150 representatives of the Right Sector, self-defense and Avtomaydan put up checkpoints at the main entrance and two back doors and did not let the judges enter the building of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
10:38. Defense Ministry confirms the killing of a Ukrainian officer in 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, authorities will react harshly to attempts to destabilize the situation and separatist calls. "Connoisseurs of Russian tricolors can gather in school and start learning the history of their own land. Kherson is Ukraine," said the acting the mayor of Kherson.
10:26. The acting president of Ukraine took control of the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions due to the separatists ’actions.
10:16. The heads of law enforcement agencies went to Lugansk and Donetsk to resolve the situation with the seizure of state buildings. Parubiy and Nalivaichenko go to Lugansk, Yarema - to Donetsk.
10:12. In Russia, the RTR television channel was disconnected for three months. The authorities of the country consider that in the materials about the situation in Ukraine the channel disseminates biased information.
10:01. The separatists who seized the building of the SBU Office in Donetsk at night are preparing for the 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 USBU in the Luhansk region also seized the weapons room.
09:24. The personnel of the Lugansk police are on alert. The traffic police blocked all the 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.m. A group of unknown citizens entered the first floor of the building 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 faithful to the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine.
08:56. The government is urgently trying to patch up holes in Ukrainian defenses. The army will buy 160 tanks. Will they protect Ukraine
08:51. This morning, 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. Ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych surrendered to the Russian military at the end of February and, under their control, left Ukraine for Russia.
07:29. 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 a.m. In the event of a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine, NATO should deploy troops on Ukrainian territory, Czech President Milos Zeman said.
06:00 a.m. The first Russian bank, the Moscow Genebank, opened branches in Simferopol and Sevastopol in Crimea.
05:50. In Kharkov, participants in a pro-Russian rally that seized the regional state administration announced that they would let ordinary employees work, but did not recognize the power of the governor and 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 united Ukraine are planning to hold a rally at the RSA building seized by the separatists.
03:30 a.m. Most countries recognize the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation, since this is a "geopolitical fact," said Vitaly Churkin, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN.
03:00 a.m. In Kharkov, pro-Russian activists promise to set up a tent camp near the building of the regional state administration.
01:40. Residents of the Donetsk region turned to the acting president of Ukraine, Alexander Turchinov, 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 eastern Ukraine is aimed at disrupting the presidential election, but this scenario will not be realized, the candidate for the presidency of Ukraine, non-factional People’s Deputy Petro Poroshenko is sure.
01:05. It became known that the new leader of pro-Russian protests in Donetsk Denis Pushilin turned out to be a former functionary of the financial pyramid MMM-2011.
01:02. In Lugansk, separatists seized the regional branch of the National Bank of Ukraine, which is located on the street. Soviet, 83.
00:09. Militiamen opened criminal proceedings on riots in the south-east of Ukraine. Pro-Russian activists face 4 to 15 years.
00:07. In Kharkov, separatists continue to keep the captured building of the RSA, the police have not yet made 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 was reported by Kharkov media. According to the publication Main, confirmed expressed concerns about preparations for the assault of 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 - are illegal. This was stated in a statement by the Ministry of the Interior.
21:05. In Kharkov, after the clashes of activists Euromaidan and Anti-Maidan, which today occurred in the area of the Drama Theater. T. Shevchenko, police opened criminal proceedings. It is reported by UNIAN with reference to the department of public relations of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.
20:33. Putin and Yanukovych ordered and paid for another round of separatist unrest in the east of the country - Lugansk, Donetsk, Kharkov. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote about this on his Facebook page.
19:31. The participants of Anti-Maidan in Kharkov forced the people whom they themselves called fighters of the Right Sector for some reason to crawl along the "corridor of shame" under the protection of the police. Law enforcement officers, as follows from the video, protected the prisoners from the angry crowd, nevertheless, without interfering with bullying.
19:24. Acting President of Ukraine Alexander Turchinov will personally control the situation with the seizure of administrative buildings in the eastern regions of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the presidential administration.
19:15. The initiative group, under whose leadership the Donetsk Regional State Administration was captured, gave the deputies of the regional council time until midnight on April 6 to hold an extraordinary session and decide on a referendum on joining Russia. Activists said this during a short briefing in the building of the seized regional state administration.
18:47. Closer to night or tonight, pro-Russian activists in Kharkov can go on an assault on the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. This was reported by an informed source in the country of separatists, reports the Main.
18:27. SBU officers released six previously detained pro-Russian activists from custody. The names of those released are not yet known, but they have already been brought under the SBU building, and people's self-defense has taken them under guard.
18:17. Law enforcement authorities began an investigation into the seizure of the administrative building of the Donetsk Regional Council and the Donetsk Regional State Administration. "An investigative-operational group has been created. The most active participants in the events and the initiators of the seizure are being established," the prosecutor’s office in Donetsk
18:08. The separatists who seized the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration plan to stay there until tomorrow. They barricaded themselves from the inside and urge their supporters on the street to pull car tires to the building of the Regional State Administration, as well as 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 SBU building on a stretcher. A woman participating in the rally also suffered - her head is broken.
17:26. Police blocked the separatists in the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration. Pro-Russian activists break furniture in a building, tear down and throw Ukrainian flags out of windows.
17:16. In Kharkov, separatists attacked Maidan supporters. The police are trying hard to protect the Euromaidanites from the angry crowd.
16:45. In Lugansk, separatists stormed the Security Service of Ukraine, knocking doors and windows in the building. This was reported by the publication "Eastern option".
16:02. The pro-Russian separatists, who stormed the building in which the Donetsk Regional State Administration and the Regional Council are located, set the flags of Russia on the visor of the building, reports Ostrov building.
15:53. A separatist rally and rally in support of the federalization of Ukraine took place in Lugansk. It is reported by the publication CXID.info.
15:31. In Donetsk, local separatists entered the building of the regional state administration. This was reported by Donbass News.
12:26. In Donetsk and Kharkov, separatists rallied.
09:03. Ukrainians against the federalization of the country - a survey.
1:30 a.m. In Mariupol, pro-Russian activists captured the city prosecutor's office. Law enforcers have already said that violators face up to 8 years in prison.
00:11. 1579 servicemen of the Armed Forces, as well as members of their families, a total of 1761 people, have already arrived on mainland Ukraine from Crimea.
22:50. In the Cherkasy region, they found the body of a previously disappeared journalist and activist of Freedom, Vasily Sergienko.
21:06. Cherkasy police in the forest found dead 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 events in the Donetsk region."
19:08. Ukrainian troops strengthen border security between Crimea and mainland Ukraine.
16:48. Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairmanship, Ambassador Tim Guldimann will visit Ukraine on April 7-9. The ambassador plans to visit the southern regions of Ukraine and Kiev.
15:49. About 350 participants in a pro-Russian rally in Donetsk picket the office of the ISD corporation, co-owned by the chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruta.
15:07. The Security Service of Ukraine in the Luhansk region detained and disarmed a large deeply conspiracy sabotage group.
13:53. An employee of the FSB of Russia Sergey Beseda was in Kiev on February 20-21 with the task in contact with the SBU to determine the necessary level of physical protection of the Russian embassy in Ukraine and other Russian institutions.
13:39. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed to develop an action plan in case Russia restricts or stops the supply of natural gas to Ukraine.
12:49 p.m. This afternoon in Donetsk, several hundred separatists gathered for a rally in the city center.
12:14. The Kiev District Court canceled the appointment of Natalia Poklonskaya as the prosecutor of the Crimea.
11:58. The 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. Law enforcement officers are pulling into the center of Kharkov. They arrived to guard the building of the regional state administration, near which a meeting of pro-Russian forces is planned today.
10:49 a.m. Some enterprises of the Ukrainian defense industry continue to supply military products to Russia.
10:41 a.m. On April 4, at a Yalta raid, a coast guard guard ship of the Russian Federal Security Service’s border guard with tail number 136 - Pskr Krasnodar.
10:19 a.m. In the Czech capital, pickets of the embassies of Ukraine and the Russian Federation took place. Ukrainians and Belarusians demanded to free the occupied Crimea.
09:56. Текст новой конституции Крыма, над которой работают крымские юристы и московские эксперты, будет готов к 8 апреля.
09:44. Военная академия Одессы встретила курсантов из севастопольской Академии ВМС имени Нахимова, которые остались верными присяге народу Украины. VIDEO
09:13. В рамках акции "Поддержи Украинскую армию" поступило уже более 84 миллионов гривень в качестве помощи Вооруженным Силам Украины. Собранные для армии деньги потратят на бронежилеты и форму.
06:55 Глава нелегитимной Рады Крыма Владимир Константинов заявил, что руководство сепаратистов обсуждает объявление персоной нон-грата лидера крымскотатарского народа Мустафы Джемилева.
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 aggression against Ukraine.
04:46 Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that a special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has been created in Kherson that will draw up documents for Crimeans.
02:33 Cadets and teachers of the Navy 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 urged residents of Donetsk not to support the actions of pro-Putin radicals.