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MILNEWS.ca Ukrainian Update – 070100UTC Apr 14

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  • European Commission news aggregator   “Protesters Storm Government Offices”
  • Interfax Ukraine (independent Ukrainian wire service)  “Pro-Russian protesters smashed windows on the second floor of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, and then about 30 people climbed through it into the building.  As the agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, they took the hall of the second floor of the building, came to the canopy over the entrance to the building where the banner hung the banned organization “Donetsk Republic” and three Russian flag.  They shout from the visor to other protesters, “go”, but let no one inside the building so far failed.  After some time, the 11-floor building was thrown Ukrainian flag. On this floor there are offices of Chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration Sergey Taruty and his deputies.  In turn, the protesters left on the street, was removed from the flagpole in front of the regional administration and the Ukrainian flag hung Russian ….” (UkrainianGoogle English)
  • ITAR-TASS (main Russian Government information agency)  Supporters of the idea of Ukraine’s federalization have the building of the regional administration in the city of Kharkov, in Eastern Ukraine, local media report on Sunday.  It took the protesters about ten minutes to shove back law enforcers, who were safeguarding the entrance to the building, and get inside.  Now, one of the activists is holding a Russian flag from a window on the second floor, where the governor’s office is located. Protesters are chanting, “The police are with the people.” Some of the policemen stepped aside.  About 2,000 people gathered in Kharkov’s central Freedom Square late on Sunday to “support Donetsk and Lugansk, where protesters seized administrative buildings earlier in the day,” ….”
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence  “Interim Minister of Defense evaluates field drills – Sunday, April 6. CHERNIHIV OBLAST – Colonel General Mykhaylo Koval, Ukraine’s Interim Minister of Defense, evaluated the actions of the participants of field drills namely the active phase of complex tactical exercise. Tank, artillery, air defense, and aviation units completed in mutual cooperation combat tasks, accomplished manoeuvres, hit targets in defined sectors, and practiced combat interoperability.  The land forces component was, primarily, formed by mobilized forces. Through intensive combat training they refreshed their military experience, enhanced shooting skills and worked out cooperation elements …. ” (Ukrainian-language version)
  • Russian Ministry of Defence  “In the period from 7 to April 12 as part of the international Open Skies Treaty joint mission Hungary and Canada will perform an observation flight over the territory of the Russian Federation on the Hungarian observation aircraft AN-26.  During the flight on an agreed route Russian specialists on board the observation aircraft will monitor adherence to the agreed flight parameters and application of the Treaty of surveillance equipment ….”  (RussianGoogle English)

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MILNEWS.ca Ukrainian Update – 010055UTC Apr 14

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  • European Commission news aggregator  “Russia pulls back a battalion from Ukraine border”
  • ukrinform.ua (“national news agency of Ukraine”)  “Ukraine’s Defence Ministry continues to negotiate with the Russians the withdrawal of the Ukrainian militaries along with the military hardware from the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea by the end of the weekDeputy Chief of the Armed Forces Main Command Center Major General Oleksandr Rozmaznyn said at a press briefing, when asked about the fate of Ukrainian troops in Crimea.  “This week will be decisive in terms of the final determination of the schedule of removing our troops from the temporarily occupied territory,” he said.  Rozmaznyn also noted there is a problem with the financial security of our troops in Crimea.  “Unfortunately, the cards on which we had transferred funds for our troops cannot be activated in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea,” he said, adding that the Defence Ministry takes the situation under control and “with the help of those how are not indifferent” small amounts of money in the cash equivalent “had been sent to our militaries.”  ….” (Ukrainian Ministry of Defence statement on pay issue, in Ukrainian)
  • ukrinform.ua (“national news agency of Ukraine”)  “Sufficient funds will be provided to the Armed Forces and the National Guard in order to ensure Ukraine’s effective defense capabilityActing Ukrainian President and Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov said this, while speaking with reporters on Monday after his visit to the National Guard of Ukraine’s training center in the village of Novi Petrivtsi in Kyiv region, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reported.  “We will allocate significant funds to our Armed Forces and National Guard, creating a strong potential for the defense of our country,” Turchynov said.  He said that financing the Armed Forces and the National Guard would be a priority even in the current difficult economic situation and the need for significant saving ….”
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence  “Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kiev Patriarchate transferred to the account of the Ministry of Defence 500 thousand (~CDN $50,000) to support the Armed Forces”  (UkrainianGoogle English)
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence  “The servicemen of the Feodosia Detached Marine Battalion of the Ukrainian Navy gave lesson of courage to Kyiv pupils.  This event was attended by school leaders and pupils of 7-8 forms. Bogdan Tsybulenko and Ivan Kozmich who represented their battalion felt warmth and respect from teachers and pupils. The guests answered different questions related to their service in the Ukrainian Navy and watched the concert prepared by pupils.  Such meetings develop patriotism and respect to the Motherland.”
  • Ukrainian Ministry of Defence  “Since first days of blockade of Ukrainian servicemen in Crimea, the Letters of Support Campaign started: it is possible to send letters with warm words and words of support for Ukrainian army at special email liniyamo@gmail.com. This campaign was initiated by the Directorate of Press and Information of Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. Since then, there have been received about 5,000 letters in different languages from various countries of the world, including Canada, Poland, and Spain. There are even posters, video, photo and audio materials ….”
  • ITAR-TASS (main Russian Government information agency)  “Kiev’s plans to use private military companies to maintain law and order in the country testify to its inability to ensure security, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, March 31“Mass media reports mention plans of the present Ukrainian authorities to hire foreign private military companies to ‘ensure law and order’, in other words, to preserve the Kiev regime and suppress civil protests and discontent,” the ministry said. “The Barbados-registered company Greystone Ltd., which is part of the Academi Corporation, is named among the candidates for such police role. This is an analogue or probably an affiliated structure of the Blackwater private army, whose personnel have been repeatedly accused of cruel and systematic violations of human rights in different trouble spots around the world.”  “Obviously, this practice, if it is employed in reality, will violate Ukrainian legislation which bans the participation of foreign citizens in the work of even private security companies in Ukraine ….”
  • ukrinform.ua (“national news agency of Ukraine”)  Russian soldiers from the former Vostok battalion in some of Crimean cities began to accommodate themselves in private houses and apartments for permanent residence, Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday“The Russian Federation continues to enhance its military presence in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Former soldiers of the Vostok battalion began settling in private houses and apartments in Armiansk, Krasnoperekopsk, they intend to move there their families for permanent residence in Crimea,” he said ….”
  • Statement, President of Russia  “Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order On Measures for Ensuring Social Guarantees for Particular Categories of People Serving in the Republic of Crimea and City of Sevastopol.  The Executive Order makes provisions for social guarantees for military personnel serving in armed forces command bodies and armed forces units in Crimea and Sevastopol, whether contract or conscripted personnel, as well as for employees of the law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices. In particular, the Executive Order’s provisions concern wage increases. Wages will be brought up to the level set by Russian Federation law for the relevant categories of military personnel and employees.”
  • Russian Ministry of Defence  “Today at the National Center of the Russian Federation defense management Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu has held a conference call with the leadership of the Armed Forces …. Russia’s defense minister said that “in order to examine the state of affairs on March 24 defense officials working in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, where they met with the leaders of the new subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as the commanders of formations and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who have expressed their desire to continue to serve in the Russian the army.”  In addition, a meeting was held with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense and the Southern Military District on the siting and development of forces in the Crimean peninsula, which identified key areas for further work ….” (RussianGoogle English)
  • Russian Ministry of Defence  “GOMU chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Vasily Tonkoshkurov told reporters about the peculiarities of spring conscription campaign – Today in the Russian Defense Ministry led by Chief Organization and Mobilization Directorate (GOMU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Vasily Tonkoshkurova held a press conference for local media devoted to the peculiarities of spring conscription for military service.  The press conference was also attended by Deputy Chief of the Main Military Medical Directorate of the Russian Defense Ministry Colonel Konstantin Jars, Head of the Main Military Prosecutor’s Office Major General Alexander Nikitin.  Chief of General Staff GOMU told reporters that the spring and summer of this year, military service is planned to call 154 thousand citizens. Conscription campaign will be held in all regions of the Russian Federation, with the exception of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol ….” (RussianGoogle English)
  • ukrinform.ua (“national news agency of Ukraine”)  “The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is concerned about “strange” maneuvers of Russian troops on the border with UkraineDirector of the Information Policy Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.  “We have information that the Russian Federation is conducting strange maneuvers on the border with Ukraine. Troops are being pulled back in some areas, and in other areas, quite the contrary, they are being brought. Such movements of armed forces cannot but cause concern,” he said ….”
  • Interfax Ukraine (independent Ukrainian wire service)  There are 49 observers from 24 member states of the OSCE in Ukraine at the moment, reads the statement on Twitter page of the organization“Forty-nine people from 24 OSCE member States are currently taking part in the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine,” reads the statement ….”
  • ITAR-TASS (main Russian Government information agency)  “The Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) is ready to cooperate with the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (national parliament), Nikolai Kovalev, chairman of the Duma Security Committee, said after a meeting between Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin and a delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Monday, March 31.  He said the situation was complex, but Russian MPs were “experiencing no problems in contacts, meetings and discussions with Rada deputies”.  “The Rada is working and this is probably one of the partly legitimate bodies in Ukraine. We will work with them, we will meet and try to bridge the gap in our positions on different issues,” Kovalev said ….”

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MILNEWS.ca Ukrainian Update – 230020UTC Mar 14

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MILNEWS.ca Ukrainian Update – 191145UTC Mar 14

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