Vitali Klitschko warns of Communist Party recruiting pensioners for provocations in Eastern Ukraine

Kyiv mayor candidate Vitaliy Klitschko warns that the Communist Party is preparing massive separatist provocations in Eastern Ukraine. Information about this has been provided from multiple sources, from ordinary Kyivans to political representatives. prov

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New National Poll: Ukrainians Oppose Russia and Want to Join the EU

Kyiv, April 30, 2014

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The vast majority of Ukrainians don’t support Russian intervention in Ukraine and think Ukraine should remain a united, unitary state with strong ties to the EU. These were the results of a recent survey conducted in Ukraine by the public opinion and market research company Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of the International Republican Institute (IRI). Despite Russia’s claims to the contrary, almost two-thirds of Russian-speaking citizens and eastern Ukrainians don’t want Russian “protection”. More than half of Russian speakers strongly approve the interim government. According to IRI polling, there is a striking difference between the true opinions of Ukrainians and how they are being portrayed by Russian propaganda. Continue reading

Two organizers of Kharkiv riots detained

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Police have arrested two men responsible for organizing mass riots in Kharkiv, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported on its website, April 30.

Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kharkiv Oblast detained Yuriy Apukhtin and Spartak Holovachov. Law enforcement has determined the two men coordinated their activities outside of Ukraine and then organized riots and criminal activities in the Kharkiv area.

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Special tactical exercises have been planned in Kyiv for the night of April 30 to May 1, 2014

Special tactical exercises have been planned in Kyiv for the night of April 30 to May 1 Columns of military equipment will move in city as part of the exercise. Please be informed that the deployment of personnel and equipment will start in the city center, said the press service of Kyiv City State Administration.

As previously reported, Acting President Oleksander Turchynov said the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on full combat alert in response to the threat of a Russian attack.

Ukraine has started forming territorial defense units

Earlier today, Turchynov ordered the creation of territorial defense units (battalions) in every region of Ukraine. Continue reading

Kolomoyskyy urges support for Ukraine’s government

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Ihor Kolomoyskyy

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Administration Ihor Kolomoyskyy advised people not to go looking for traitors among representatives of the central government. He made his comments to journalists on leaving the meeting of the Presidential Administration on Wednesday, April 30, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

When asked why, in his view, the central government is unable to achieve the same security measures in the country as he has in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Kolomoyskyy urged support. Continue reading