Avakov on Separatists Detained by Special Forces: Speechless

Monday, May 5, 2014, 15:15

Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov released details regarding the release of ten separatists connected to the tragedy in Odesa on Saturday. The news comes from Yuriy Butusov, who quotes the minister.

The separatists detained in Odesa were released because of the Deputy Attorney General’s personal decision. He prohibited their transportation to Kyiv for further investigation, and the prosecutor agreed on the decision about their release. Continue reading

Presence of civilians hinders anti-terrorist efforts, Avakov says

Arseniy AvakovThe Ukrainian forces involved in the antiterrorist operation (ATO) in the east of Ukraine do not storm residential areas and do their best to avoid civilian casualties, said the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arseniy Avakov.

“We do not use ATO forces to storm residential areas and we establish restrictions on attacking areas with civilians,” Arseniy Avakov told journalists at the entrance to Slovyansk in the Donetsk Oblast on Monday, May 5, reports Interfax Ukraine. Continue reading

Zaporizhzhia Will Not Wait for ‘Avakov’s Help’ and Will Mobilize on Its Own

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Zaporizhzhia’s self-defense forces announced a Sunday mobilization for the city. Local representatives of Self Defense are getting ready for provocateurs’ arrival in town, Radio Svoboda reports.

People’s Self Defense asks men to support the mobilization announced for Sunday, and they ask them to come to their headquarters in the Regional State Administration (RSA) building at 9 a.m.

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Euromaidan activists attacked and beaten by police near Kharkiv

Hanna Sinkova, journalist at informator.su

activist Serhiy Bondar before and after meeting Avakov’s cops in the Kharkiv Region. 

activist Serhiy Bondar before and after meeting Avakov’s cops in the Kharkiv Region.

The first reports are coming in about those activists arrested near Kharkiv or in it.

In particular, these reports to INFORMATOR mention that law enforcement and separatists, armed with automatic rifles, were waiting for them at entrances to the Kharkiv Region on both sides of the road.

Ordinary police made up a majority of the law enforcement personnel, but soldiers from the disbanded Berkut special forces and soldiers from Sokil’ special forces also took part in the arrests. The latter, after breaking bus windows, leapt inside and took activists out onto the road, and then laid them out on the pavement. Continue reading

Anatoliy Hrytsenko: The Regime is Playing with Fire!

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The regime did nothing and watched passively as Putin took over Crimea. How one military base after another “fell,” how ships and airfields were taken… Putin had already taken over Crimea…

Now the regime, too, is doing nothing, and it is watching on passively as Putin takes over Eastern Ukraine – Luhansk, Donetsk, Kharkiv… Continue reading

Titushkas received ammunition and weapons from Yura Enakiyevskiy and MIA

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Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov reports that Party of Regions’ National Deputy Yuriy Ivaniushchenko is involved in the murder of activists of Maidan on February 18. The murderer of journalist Veremiya received his bullets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Continue reading

Right Sector: Khreshchatyk shooting “a domestic conflict”

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The Right Sector produced a statement saying that the shooting which took place on Khreshchatyk was due to a misunderstanding, which led to a domestic conflict.

“In the evening of March 31, 2014, near European Square in Kyiv there was an unfortunate incident involving members of Maidan Self-Defense and the Right Sector. A misunderstanding of a domestic nature resulted in a conflict with firearms. As a result, the shooting was not without victims,” the statement said. Continue reading

Ukraine’s Interior Minister Asks Questions of the Day

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1. One of the organizers of the separatist rally and seizure of Governor’s office in Luhansk, Arsen Klinchaev, has been detained. This is a natural outcome. Regardless, this is to be determined by a court.

What is more questionable is, how do we respond to the video showing Klinchaev’s  “civic arrest” by MP Oleh Lyashko, which has been posted online. Continue reading

Avakov: “Third force” involved in Kyiv bloodshed

A “third force” was involved in the conflict between the protesters and police which resulted in almost 100 deaths, says Acting Minister of Internal Affairs Arseniy Avakov.

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“Two weeks ago bullets were flying in Kyiv, in the very center,” he said. “A very serious investigation is underway. I think the time will come when we release the facts: who was shooting whom and on whose command. Fact are now being pieced together. I can just say one thing: the key factor in the confrontation which resulted in the bloody slaughter in Kyiv, turned the battlefield upside down and induced a state of shock was a third force. This force was not Ukrainian. We must understand this very clearly,” he said. Continue reading

Yanukovych has disappeared – Report to the Ukrainian people by Arsen Avakov, Acting Interior Minister of Ukraine

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Note by Yanukovych. “I, the President of Ukraine, as of 24 February 2014, renounce state protection according to article 8 of the Law of Ukraine “On the state protection of state authorities and office-holders”.

(Approx. 10 AM, Feb. 24, 2014).

The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko and I spent the whole night settling the situation in Sevastopil and… searching for the former President of Ukraine.

On Friday, February 21, V.F. Yanukovych, accompanied by A.P. Klyuyev, left Kyiv by helicopter for Kharkiv, where Yanukovych intended to take part in the Congress of the Deputies of the Party of Regions. Continue reading