Crimea today: “Artek” without children, armoured cars for sale and the Ukrainian flag over Simferopol 

Bohdan Lu, for “Fakty” 

The out-of-office correspondent of “FAKTY” shared his impressions about the trip from Kyiv to the occupied peninsula.

I hitchhiked from Kyiv to Crimea by car. Along the road, at traffic police posts there are reinforcements made out of sandbags. Frequently, people in army camouflage can be seen next to the traffic police.

Our old “Ford” was not stopped by anyone. It seems that luxury cars evoke more interest. The close to the south, the more frequently we see roadblocks with sandbags. Night falls. After Kirovohrad the armament at the roadblocks is more serious: we see armoured personnel carriers and missile systems. In Kherson oblast, there is a lonely roadblock on one of the empty parts of the road. The lights of our car spot two soldiers in the darkness. They are sleeping without a care in the world next to the bags.  Continue reading

Graduates of Gymnasium in Crimea’s Occupied Sevastopol Come to Graduation Ceremony Wearing Vyshyvankas (PHOTO REPORT)

On Friday, May 25, secondary schools throughout Ukraine, including Crimea, were holding ceremonies marking the official end of the school year. Students graduating from the Lesya Ukrainka Gymnasium No. 5 in Sevastopol, along with their teachers, wore vyshyvankas (Ukrainian embroidered shirts) to school as a sign of protest against Russian occupation of the peninsula.

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Sevastopol students sing Ukrainian anthem while Russian flag is raised – VIDEO

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In Crimea, students of the Sevastopol National University of Nuclear Energy and Industry ignored the anthem and flag of the Russian Federation.

On Friday, March 28, in Sevastopol National University of Nuclear Energy and Industry a ceremony of lowering the national flag of Ukraine and the rise of the flag of Russia was held. During the removal of the national flag of Ukraine a significant portion of the students started singing the national anthem of Ukraine and continued singing it without music after it was hurriedly off soundtrack. During the further procedure of lifting the Russian flag and playing the national anthem of the Russian Federation, dozens of students ostentatiously left the parade ground. Continue reading

“The Wolf who cried Fascist!” – Pathology of Russian Propaganda against Ukraine, pt. 1

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The F-word is almost entirely meaningless today. “Fascism” has mostly become a perjorative word, used as an insult – and a scare tactic by Russia meant to paralyze opponents. In 1944, George Orwell wrote

“almost any English person would accept ‘bully’ as a synonym for ‘fascist'”.

It is now probably the most misused and overused term of our time.

“Anti-fascists” = fascists

But even more, it is becoming clear how “the fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists” ( a quote attributed to Winston Churchill). A quick look at the ‘antifascist’ crusaders in Moscow will suffice: police state in Russia, murdered opposition journalists, information monopoly on its own citizens, brutall suppression of its own minorities, military invasions of neighboring countries in “its sphere of influence” etc….

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Fighters Using Women as Shields Stormed Ukraine’s Navy HQ

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 16:24

Photo: Reuters Ukrainain soldiers leave the Naval HQ, taking their belongings

In Sevastopol on Wednesday morning, March 19, civilians broke through the fence and entered the territory of Command Staff of Naval Forces of Ukraine, the head of the Media Center of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine in Crimea, Vladyslav Seleznyov, announced.

He said that men brought down the fence using military equipmentand then the crowd broke inside. At 9:00 people were in the compound.

“Officers are holding back this mass of people as best they can, so they are not scattered about the base,” he said.

“It is clear that our Ukrainian officers will not use force against women,” said Seleznyov.

He added that there are no pro-Kremlin armed men. “There are a variety of people in masks or without masks, but none armed,” he said. Continue reading

In Sevastopol 123% of the population voted for secession.

Population of Sevastopol voters increased dramatically during the Crimean “referendum”

Voices of Ukraine

By Marie Luise Beck , Politician
Member of the German Bundestag
17.03.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
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The official statement of Crimea:

Voter participation in Crimea was 81.36 % according to the head of the election commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, Mykhailo Malyshev.

“By 8PM, 1,250,426 persons cast their ballots. This excludes the results from Sevastopol.
Counting the ballots from Sevastopol, 1,724,563 persons voted,” he said.
Let’s do the math: 1,724,563 – 1,250,426 = 474,137, the number of persons who voted in Sevastopol.

Let’s look at the statistical website of the city of Sevastopol:
http://sevstat.sevinfo.com.ua/statist_info/demografia/chislo_naselenia/arxiv_2013/ludi_1013.pdf

At the end of last year, Sevastopol’s population was 385,462, counting children, that are not eligible to vote.

474,137 – 385,462 = 88,675
– the increase in the population during the referendum.

474,137 divided by 385,462 multiplied by 100 equals 123% of Sevastopol’s population who voted for the…

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Pseudo-referendum in Crimea: a list of violations observed

16.03.2014 14:23

A referendum is occurring in Crimea today. Its legitimacy is recognized only by Russia, Syria, Venezuela, and North Korea. Activists have documented a number of violations during the course of the referendum.

One of the issues is the fact that ballots were distributed to the voters who are not registered in the voting lists, including nationals of other countries. A Russian citizen with a residence permit in Simferopol was able to get a ballot for the referendum. Continue reading

Over 123% of Sevastopol residents vote to join Russia!

After reviewing “referendum” voting data and demographic statistics for 2013,  the blogger teh-nomad has concluded that over 123% of the residents of Sevastopol voted to join the Russian Federation, reports Ukrainska Pravda, citing livejournal.com. Continue reading

Kidnapped Sevastopol priest released after interrogation

Crimea, Ukraine — A priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Mykola Kvych, was released late March 16, 2014, and allowed to go home after being kidnapped by armed representatives of (the new) Crimean authorities and the so-called “self-defense.”

As reported to the Institute for Religious Freedom by the Department for Pastoral Care in the Armed Forces of the Patriarchal Curia of the UGCC, the priest was held for twelve hours at the Sevastopol police station, where he was questioned harshly by local law enforcement officials who accused him of organizing provocations in Crimea. Continue reading

You will answer for Sevastopol, Mr. Putin

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By Mykola Avdeyev , FLOT2017,  Information Resistance  group
03.08.2014  10:52 am
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: http://flot2017.com/posts/new/vy_ecshe_za_sevastopol_otvetite_gospodin_putin

Eurasian Union is a project for conservation of identity of the peoples populating the historic Eurasian space in the new century and the new world. Eurasian integration is a chance for the territory of the former Soviet Union to become an independent center of global development, rather than [remain] the periphery of Europe or Asia,”  –Vladimir Putin, 2013.

Part One if wishes were horses…

So, this week has been swift, long, erratic and unexpected. But in the midst of this stream of events, some very interesting things started to become evident.

1. The main good news for March 7, 2014, for me, was a report that some person from Ukraine, a Mister Viktor Y. [Yanukovych], was hospitalized at one of the medical institutions in Moscow, in serious…

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