Former presidents say Kyiv never ruled Donetsk

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Former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma

The second president of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma, believes the Donetsk region has always played an important role in the political life of Ukraine. He shared his views during the “round table” discussion that took place in Mykolayiv on Wednesday, May 21, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda.

According to Kuchma, the complaints made by regional representatives that the central government in Kyiv supposedly has not listened to them are unfounded.

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SBU detained two preparing a terrorist act in Mykolayiv

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 17:27

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Mykolayiv Security Service arrested two persons who were planning explosions on May 9 during the laying of wreaths, reports the press service of the SBU. The detained are two locals, aged 36 and 38 years, who are the leaders of the pro-Russian radical organization “Mykolayiv Resistance”.

Detainees were planning explosions on May 9 during the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at the Memorial of the Glory of the Olshantsy Heroes. It has been established that the attackers organized and coordinated the activities of local pro-separatist radicals, as well as ensured their cooperation with the secret police in Russia. Continue reading

Mass protests against Russian invasion in Eastern Ukraine and Russia

March 2, 2014. Oleksandra Kondratenko, Anna Mostovych

Yesterday, on March 1, 2014 Russia declared war on Ukraine. The President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, asked the Federation Council to authorise the use of force in Ukraine. The affirmative decision was taken unanimously at 5:21:57 (Kyiv time).

Voting of the Federation Council. In favour: 90 out of 90. Decision taken.

Voting of the Federation Council. In favour: 90 out of 90. Decision taken.

This was a totally unexpected decision not for Ukraine only but for the whole world. Declaration of war was severely condemned by single countries like US, Poland, Sweden etc. but also generally on the international level, i.e. in the EU, UN and NATO. But as Ukrainians have seen since end November 2013 it hasn’t gone much further then expressing grave concern and condemning the actions of Russia. Continue reading