Today one of our informants in Slovyansk observed movement of two militant cars with flashing lights and flags of the Republic of Donetsk. Usually both these cars (white Skoda Octavia and Honda CRV) are situated near the town hall without license plates. About one hour ago they passed through the city limits at high speed.
Tonight in Slovyansk which is controlled by Russian mercenaries and separatists, demonstrative provocations planned by Russian GRU took place. The purpose of those provocations was to create an image for Russian TV which can be used as yet another excuse of the escalation of the situation in the region. Continue reading
It’s hard to fathom that groups of armed men in masks suddenly sprang forward from the population in eastern Ukraine and systematically began to occupy government facilities. It’s hard to fathom because it’s simply not true. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is a military operation that is well planned and organized and we assess that it is being carried out at the direction of Russia. Continue reading
Memory Eternal to another Hero of Ukraine laid to rest today after being killed by Russian terrorists this week – Gennady Bilichenko.
Special Officer of SSU “Alpha”, Gennady Bilichenko, was killed by Russian commandos on April 13th. The Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal investigation on charges of terrorism and murder, and these persons will be announced on the international wanted list. Continue reading
Ukrainians of Donetsk created a Defense Battalion to fight Russian saboteurs. “On the basis of the Decree “On Partial Mobilization” by the Acting President of Ukraine and directives of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine to establish the 25th territorial defense battalion of Donetsk region, feeling no support from the government and stating sabotage, betrayal of some employees of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine, understanding responsibility for my actions in accordance with the Criminal Code of Ukraine, being the UA Navy Captain-Lieutenant in the reserve I take full responsibility for the formation of the 25th territorial defense battalion of Donetsk region”, said the UA Navy Captain-Lieutenant in the reserve Semen Sementchenko. Continue reading
In Crimea a Tatar boy was beaten for speaking his native tongue; the assailants shouted “Crimea is Russia”. You can see Russian fascism afoot. The residents of the Simferopol district Ak-Mechet’ gathered on the occasion of slaughter of 14 years old Crimean Tatar guy who, according to his relatives, was beaten up for talking on the phone in vernacular. The incident occurred on March 31 about 5 pm when the guy was returning home from school. But the general public got to know about that only after the meeting on Wednesday, April 9. Continue reading
According to Dmitry Tymchuk, the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation intends to carry out a rotation of Black Sea Fleet personnel and former servicemen of UA Navy who came over to Russian side. Continue reading
The head of the Crimean media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev said that the Russian Federation fortifies the border in the Northern Crimea with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems “Uragan” (“Hurricane”), large caliber artillery and troops. “The border in the Northern Crimea is tightly fortified (by the Russian Armed Forces — Ed.). MRLSes “Uragan” (“Hurricane”), large caliber artillery are drawn up to the north of Crimea. Continue reading
In the evening of April 6 in Crimea the Russian occupier shot to death the Ukrainian officer who remained true to the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. In particular, in Novofedorivka at 23:45 Junior Sergeant of Russian Armed Forces E.S.Zaitsev made two point-blank shots at the Major K. (serviceman of the military unit 1100), who was in his room in the officers hostel and prepared for departure to the mainland. Continue reading
Now that the annexation of Crimea has de facto happened, a lot is said about “green men” and Putin’s policies. This rhetoric often loses the root causes and key individuals and organizations which for years served as Kremlin’s Fifth Column in Crimea. Pro-Russian organizations that were highly active in Crimea and Sevastopol were represented by political parties, non-governmental organizations (NGO), their coalitions (thematic association), as well as various “cultural and educational institutions” and “research societies”. Continue reading