A small, shabby shop in the centre of Donetsk. There are practically no customers. I am greeted by the owner of the shop Petro, a smart phlegmatic middle-aged man.
“We are working more as security guards here,” he says almost in a whisper, even though there is nobody there to eavesdrop. “Recently, I have been coming here every day myself, to prevent anything from happening. They are not messing with us yet, what is the point? However, there is no point to mess with others either, but they still do it…”
Ukrainian soldiers inspecting documents at a roadblock in Slovyansk, May 29th.
Kyiv – There are numerous instances of abuse of power regarding provision within the Armed Forces, which the commandment is trying to operatively solve. This was stated by the acting Minister of Defence Colonel General Mykhailo Koval during his report to the Parliament. He also admitted that the rear services have turned out to be unprepared to carry out new tasks which have raised during the anti-terrorist operation, however now the situation has been rectified. Meanwhile the Verkhovna Rada has not put up the issue of providing a state of emergency in Donbas for discussion.
Die jüngsten Ereignisse am Maidan zeigen, dass die Regierung sich auf eine Vertiefung der Konfrontation und Verschärfung des zivilen Konfliktes hin arbeitet, sagte Serhiy Paschinskiy, stellvertretender Stabschef des Nationalen Widerstandes. Continue reading →
Recent events at Maidan indicate that the government is working towards deepening the confrontation and aggravation of the civil conflict, said Serhiy Pashinskiy, the Deputy Chief of Staff of the National Resistance.
According to Pashinskiy, during the last week, “there were many statements by President Viktor Yanukovych and his associates about their wish to end the conflict peacefully.” Continue reading →