Russian-speaking Dnipropetrovsk has always been impartial in its opinion on the rest of Ukraine. None of the local politicians sparked anti-Ukrainian hysteria, but there has been no uprise of Ukrainian patriotism here either. Back in February thousands of Dnipropetrovsk citizens, akin to those in Donetsk and Kharkiv, gathered for Anti-Maidans.
Everything changed in March, when local industrial magnate Igor Kolomoyskiy became the governor of the oblast, and the co-owner of the biggest shopping mall in the city “Passage” Boris Filatov was appointed his deputy. By the way, during the last days of Yanukovich’s presidency, when Filatov was outside of Ukraine, the government quickly made up criminal charges against the businessman because the big screen inside “Passage” shopping mall, instead of traditional advertising, started broadcasting Channel 5 during the clashes in Maidan. Continue reading →
Chairman of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration Igor Kolomoyskiy offered the Head Commander of the Armed Forces Petro Poroshenko to immediately begin the construction of an enforced wall along the border with Russian on the territories of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv oblasts.
Dnipropetrovsk – Local Auto-Maidaners started accommodating refugees from Donbass to Oleg Tsariov’s house near Dnipropetrovsk. The initiators of this action claim this is temporary, the mansion, as before, is still the property of the former member of the parliament, its confiscation is not being planned. Law enforcement does not comment on the legitimacy of these actions, however they are expecting the return of the former “regional.” Several criminal cases have been drawn up against him and his companies here. Meanwhile experts are doubtful about the escapee’s own statements regarding his swift return from Russia. They are also skeptical about the fact that the Verkhovna Rada will realise the order to hold Tsariov criminally responsible in the nearest future. Continue reading →
The process of resource regrouping is starting on the political map of Ukraine. While some political groups are trying to hold on to their positions awaiting possible perturbations, others are diversifying risks by creating new political powers. While the opposers of the Verkhovna Rada disbandment are scaring the electorate with the looming enemy, the representatives of the former associates of Viktor Yanukovich’s, who are hiding in Russia, are overly lobbying their own interests through the creation of new groups in the session hall.
Meanwhile an active process of new political powers being “born” by representatives of the old government is underway outside of the Verkhovna Rada. Within the Rada itself, the possible participants of the early parliamentary elections are starting to emerge: Petro Poroshenko’s block and the return of Yulia Timoshenko’s block.
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 →
Dnipro Battalion and the territorial defense battalion of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have taken full control of a number of railway stations in the region, as well as all border railway stations, according to the headquarters of the National Defense of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
“In response to the seizure of the railroad by terrorists from the so-called People’s Republic of Donetsk [DNR], Dnipro Battalion and the territorial defense battalion have taken full control of the stations: Prosyana, Slovyanka, Dobropillya, and Dachna, as well as all border railway stations,” Segodnya reports. Continue reading →
The Committee of the Patriotic Forces of Donbas is urging all who want to return to peace, stability, and order to support the alternate referendum, on May 11, to join the territorial-administrative units of the Donetsk Oblast to the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Continue reading →
The leadership of the National Defense of the Dnipropetrovk Oblast will pay each bereaved family of a soldier killed in battle UAH 1 million, states the Deputy Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Boris Filatov, on his Facebook page, as reported by Espreso TV, May 6. Continue reading →
In Dnipropetrovsk before the Ukrainian Premier League soccer match between the Dnipro and Karpaty teams on Sunday, May 4, some three thousand fans gathered to walk together through the center of the city, shouting slogans against Russian aggression and for the unity of Ukraine, reports TV channel 5.ua. Continue reading →