Source from the SBU – “A Stronghold for Peace in the Country”

Source from the SBU – “A Stronghold for Peace in the Country”

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By Kanut Leifson
28.05.14  19:04  Sloviansk
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While we have been engaged here in catching trolls and staring at fake photos from a basement, this is the kind of crap that is happening now in this Grozny #2.

Basically, it is all impossibly f**king depressing. The “insurgents” do not stop at anything anymore when it comes to artillery. They opened fire from the furthest neighbourhood, from inbetween populated buildings. Damage was done to one of the local schools (a missile hit the roof, the teachers and high-school students, who were there because of external exams, immediately relocated to the basement. Also, either an automatic weapon, or shrapnel, shattered glass in the tower blocks. And in general the warheads started to land at random on the streets of the city. The result: more than two deaths, an unknown number of casualties (small children as well).

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Chinese company halts work on Crimean deepwater port


Wang Jing, head of BICIM company

The Chinese company Beijing Interoceanic Canal Investment Management Company (BICIM) denied media reports that it has renewed negotiations with Russian and Crimean authorities to build a deepwater port in Crimea, Ukrinform reports, May 30, citing BICIM management.

“In recent days certain media outlets, without obtaining an official statement from our company, have published false information on our company’s project in CrimeaGiven well-known reasons, our company is temporarily halting work on the project and is not planning to resume it for now.,” BICIM representatives told Ukrinform. Continue reading

Heinz Josef Sehr, ein deutscher Rechtsanwalt aus Duisburg, klagt gegen Russland

Quelle: Veronika Kramar, Radio Freies Europa / Radio Freiheit Ukrainisch, 30.5.2014
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Unter einer Vielzahl von Beschwerden, die dem Europäischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte wegen rechtswidriger Handlungen Russlands in der Ukraine vorgelegt wurden, gibt es Klagen betroffener Ausländer.

Heinz Joseph Sehr, ein Anwalt aus Duisburg, erlebte die schlimmsten Tage auf dem Maidan Schulter an Schulter mit den Ukrainern, fühlte sich mit ihnen verbunden und verspürte den Wunsch, sie zu unterstützen.

Vor kurzem reichte Heinz Joseph Sehr eine Beschwerde beim Europäischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte gegen Russland wegen der Annexion der Krim und der illegalen Durchführung eines Referendums auf der ukrainischen Halbinsel ein.

“Wenn man sieht, wie etwas unrechtmäßig passiert, muss man sich überlegen, mit welchen Mitteln man dagegen ankämpfen kann, um die Rechtswidrigkeit überwinden zu können. Ich denke, alle diese Ereignisse in der Ukraine sind für Europa sehr gefährlich.
Ich erinnere mich vor ein paar Monaten, im Winter war es furchtbar kalt – minus 22 Grad, da schrieb ich in einem Beitrag über den Maidan, dass der Wind aus dem Osten weht, in jeder Hinsicht “, – sagt Heinz Joseph Sehr.

Er schickte eine Pressemitteilung an alle wichtigen Medien in Deutschland, sowie an einige ukrainische Politiker, und erfuhr komplette Missachtung.

In seiner Erklärung bezieht sich der Anwalt auf den Artikel 2 Absatz 4 der UN-Satzung, nach der alle UN-Mitgliedstaaten in ihren internationalen Beziehungen auf die Anwendung von Gewalt oder die Androhung von Gewalt verzichten sollen, wenn die territoriale Integrität oder politische Unabhängigkeit eines anderen Staates verletzt werden, oder wenn es auf andere Weise gegen die Ziele der UNO verstößt.

The Cool Battalion. The second troop of the National Guard is going to Donbas. 

Igor Ilkiv, the head of the medical service of the second battalion of the National Guard about the life of the battalion.

The second battalion, which has been formed in April from three hundred volunteers and has undergone preparation at a polygon near Kyiv, is going to Donbas today.

“UP.Life” met with the head medic of the battalion Igor Ilkiv in order to ask him how well-stocked the medical unit is. 

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt worry and pray for Ukraine (video)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt worry and pray for Ukraine (video)

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Natalka Pisnya /
05.30.2014 London, movie premiere of Maleficent
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Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt pray for Ukraine and hope for it’s unity in exclusive interview for TSN.UA in London:

“I was so worried, we both in the family are worried, and we pray that in Ukraine there is order and that you are united.”

On the video, Ukrainian journalist Natalka Pisnya says to Jolie that she was told she is only allowed to speak about the movie premier and Jolie says, “Well, they may have asked you that but no one asked me that. You know, I am with you. I worry and I pray.” The journalist then gives her a t-shirt from Maidan saying she knows how Jolie likes t-shirts and hats. 

Image Photo: Natalka Pisnya

Even on the red carpet leading to the opening of her new film…

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Ukrainians stand in lines to donate blood for soldiers


People came to the Mechnikov Dnipropetrovsk Regional Clinical Hospital on Friday, May 30, as early as 6:00 am to stand in line to donate blood for the wounded soldiers who had taken part in the anti-terrorist operations in the east of the country, reported TV Channel 9.

People began to gather at dawn, answering the call from doctors at the Mechnikov hospital and eager to donate even a drop of blood, which they believe can save the lives of Ukrainian soldiers who are defending Ukraine. Continue reading

Why Putin is in a hurry to cleanse Crimea of the Hryvnia

What awaits the citizens and businesses on the peninsula, and why does the Russian Central Bank need the Ukrainian national currency? 

Starting the beginning of the summer, the Hryvnia will become a foreign currency in Crimea. Earlier the occupational government had planned its circulation in parallel with the Russian rouble until January 1st, 2016; yet according to the amendments to the law regarding Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation this term has been shortened by 1,5 years.

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Russian FSB Calls Ukrainian Film Director a “Right Sector Terrorist”

Oleh Sentsov

Oleh Sentsov

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has declared Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian film director that has been detained in Crimea, a “Right Sector terrorist”. This information was published on FSB’s official site.

The Russian FSB called Sentsov along with three other detainees (S. Afanasiev, A. Chyrniy, A. Kolchenko) a “subversive terrorist group” and accused them of preparing terrorist attacks in “Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol, and, following that, planning to destroy strategic objects like railroad bridges and power lines”. Continue reading

Today in tweets – May 30

Stop FAKE in Ukraine…

Border guards detained cars with weapons coming from Russia…

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Russian Lie Exposed: Children From Sloviansk Safely Reach Crimea

A train with children who were being evacuated to the international children’s camp Artek from Sloviansk and Donetsk has reached the Simferopol station.

This information was passed on to the Russian RIA News agency by a chief information officer of Artek Tatyana Grygorec. According to her, from here onwards the children will travel by bus. Subsequently, the Press Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has stated that 210 children from Sloviansk have reached Artek.”

During the travel, the children were accompanied by the State Automobile Inspectorate staff, as well as parents who possessed a notarially certified permission from children’s parents to cross the border. They were taken to the train station by buses heading from Sloviansk to Debalceve (both in Donetsk oblast), and from there on they were put on board of a train heading to Crimea and passing through Melitopol (Zaporizhzhya Oblast). They had all the proper documents for traveling aboad. Right now the children are safe and sound and are staying at Artek.

Earlier on May 30, Russian media outlets reported that buses taking children from Sloviansk to Artek have been shelled by Ukrainian soldiers. The ATO’s administration have referred to this incident as to another lie spread by the Russian Federation.


Translated by Dasha Darchuk, edited by Alya Shandra

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