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Donbas, the volunteer battalion of territorial defense of the Donetsk Oblast, has freed the police department in Velyka Novosilka from the corrupt police employees that had sided with terrorists. This development was announced by the battalion’s commander Semen Semenchenko on his Facebook, May 15, as reported by Dzerkalo Tyzhnya.
Odesa Oblast governor Volodymyr Nemirovskiy has announced that a territorial defense battalion is taking shape in Odesa. It is a special military unit with 400 people.
According to the governor, the task of the battalion is to quickly restore legitimacy and order in the oblast.
“The battalion has been formed by the chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. It will be guided by me as the head of Odesa Oblast State Administration,” Nemirovskiy specified. Continue reading →
The members of the board of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Ukraine appealed to former employees of Berkut to reconcile and unite with Maidan’s self-defense forces against external aggression.
“You have always been an elite force of law. You spared no forces and lives to protect people. Now Mother Ukraine needs your help and participation more than ever. Even though yesterday Berkut and Self-defense “were on opposite sides of the barricades”, now, faced with external aggression, all citizens should remember that they are children of the Ukrainian land, and forget any mutual insults, quench all personal ambitions,” the statement reads. Continue reading →
In Mariupol, a group of 100 citizens organized itself into a self-defense unit and protected the building of the local administration of the Ministry of Interior Affairs from an attack by separatists. A couple of hundred separatists attacked the members of the self-defense group. The separatists used both explosion packages and stun grenades, and they beat up women. According to journalists, 11 pro-Ukrainian activists have been hospitalized. The militia did not interfere in the fight. At the moment, the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is functioning normally; the separatists did not succeed in capturing it.
Ukrainska Pravda, 12 April 2014, 22:52
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.
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 →
Tonight the atmosphere at Maidan was an extraordinary one, very hard to catch in words.
Totally conflicting emotions. The sky filled with smoke from the burning tires, with an orange-yellow glow fluctuating behind the skeletons of the barricades, with every now and then outbursts of sparks resulting from explosions and big bangs of stun grenades that make the ground shake. Continue reading →
First the rumor: I have heard from several people that supposedly Ukraine has sent two brigades of its best troops to the SE border opposite Russia’s Glukhov province, and that the Russians are now pushing force to their side of the line. Absolutely no media reports, however, past news said the two brigades were in motion. So that might be something to watch.
As to other developments, some of you will have heard that NATO decided yesterday to send AWACS planes to fly the alliance’s eastern frontier. The planes doing the job will fly from one base in Germany and one base in England, and the route will be the Polish and Romania borders. Continue reading →