Bike Run For a United Ukraine Starts From Lviv

On May 11, a Lviv-Odesa bike run started from the Lviv Opera theater with a goal to show the unity of the Ukrainian people.

The participants wish to show the unity of the Ukrainian people, noting that they especially want to visit Odesa. “We especially want to visit Odesa and show that the tragedy that took place in the local Trade Union building is a common tragedy for all of us, and not for some pro-Russian activists. We must do everything to make sure that is doesn’t repeat,” said Serhiy, a bike run participant. Continue reading

Friendship Train Will Head From Lviv to Odesa

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On May 20th, a ‘Friendship Train’ will be heading from Lviv to Odesa. Activists from Lviv are going to Odessa next week to share the feeling of calmness, support, and family warmth from their home town. Euromaidan’s Civic sector has announced this on their facebook page. Continue reading

Prosecutor’s office stormed in Lviv (Western Ukraine)

UNIAN – April 9, 2014 | 03:22 Kyiv time

Public activists stormed the Lviv Oblast prosecutor’s office demanding the resignation of the newly appointed prosecutor. Law enforcement officers standingat the entrance could not stop the desire of Lviv activists to be ‘received’ by Volodymyr Hural. A few dozen activists removed the door from its the hinges and went inside, Ukrainian Channel 24 reports.

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Russians caught planning political kidnappings in Lviv

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The Special Service of Ukraine (SSU) detained two Russian Federation citizens in Lviv oblast. The suspects wanted to kidnap some persons, among them a candidate for the President of Ukraine. However, the SSU did not release the name of the candidate who had been targeted for kidnapping.  Continue reading

Lviv welcomes refugees from Crimea

According to the head of the Lviv Oblast Administration Iryna Sekh, some 2000 refugees from Crimea, mostly Crimean Tatars, are currently in the Lviv area, reports gazeta.lviv, on March 22.  They have been joined by a number of ethnic Ukrainians and Russians who do not wish to live under Russian occupation.  Sekh estimates that the oblast can accommodate an additional 2,000 refugees. Continue reading

Crimeans respond to Lviv’s invitation and will come visit

2FD77E15-9F4A-4BE6-B86F-DFDDA4082D85_w640_r1_s (1)Close to a hundred Crimean Tatars will be arriving in Lviv this week. The city has already housed 20 families of the Crimean Euromaidan activists who were being threatened, as reported by the Euromaidan group from Lviv.

Residents of Simferopol, Sevastapol, Kerch, Yevpatoria, and Yalta contacted the hotline of the Lviv region requesting temporary housing. Mostly they ask to accommodate women and children. Continue reading

Lviv is prepared to host military families from Crimea

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Lviv will be hosting the families of the military from Crimea; military families will be housed and provided with all their necessities so that the military need not worry about their safety.

This topic was discussed at an emergency session of Lviv’s regional council on Sunday, “Radio Liberty” reports. “We communicate with the military by telephone, and many of them have responded to the offer. There are also families here who are willing to host a [military] family,” said Petro Kolodiy, Head of Lviv Regional Council. Continue reading

Son of Ukrainian Insurgent Army Commander defends Russian language

ukraine-linguistic-divisionLviv intellectuals appealed to the Verkhovna Rada to develop a balanced policy, especially a balanced language policy. Among those who signed the appeal was Yuriy Shukhevych, son of the Commander of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

The following is their statement.

We call on the Parliament of Ukraine, the newly appointed Cabinet of Ministers, and the acting President of Ukraine to develop and execute a balanced culture and language policy. Continue reading

Buses from Lviv reached Maidan. Rescuers left the building of Trade Unions.

According to a journalist from “Ukrainiska Pravda”, the first buses from Lviv reached Maidan. People on Khreschatyk met them with ovations. Earlier in the night several other micro-buses from Lviv arrived to Kyiv. According to the people, who arrived, many others from Lviv are going to Kyiv.

Besides this, activists informed that at 6 AM the road Boyarka-Kyiv at Petriv’ske village was blocked by 2 trucks, and road police let cars to go through one by one. It is quite possible that the same situation may occur on other roads. At the same time people on Maidan were greeting a new day with songs and the national anthem.

At 6:00 rescuers had to leave the building of Trade Union, since there the fourth and fifth floors were destroyed by fire, informs DSNS: “ By 6AM (GMT+2) 30 people have been rescued from floors 3-9 of the building…. Currently 20 units of general as well as special fire extinguishing machinery together with 100 people are working there”

Rescuers also noted that to extinguish the fire more efficiently several machines were re-dislocated from Mykhailvs’ka Street to Khreschatyk.

Source Pravda.com.ua

Appeal of Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy to the police

ImageThis is a humanitarian disaster. And it was caused by the government, which denigrated human dignity and flagrantly violated the rights of Ukrainian citizens. People are dying a violent death, thousands are wounded.

I wish to address the law enforcement agencies in Lviv separately. Go out and use your weapons to protect the people – your relatives, neighbors, and friends. You need to realize that the smallest aggression on your part to the people will have a response that is many times stronger. It will be impossible to stop. Continue reading