13 Ukrainian Soldiers Have Died During the Fight Near Volnovakha, Turchynov says

turThe Chairman of Verkhovna Rada, Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, declared that on Thursday morning 13 Ukrainian soldiers were killed during the fight near Volnovakha near Donetsk.

“Throughout the fight to protect the town of Volnovaha from an attack and attempt to occupy by members of a separarist group). Our soldiers protected this town. They did not let the attackers advance. However, under the fire of grenade-gun and heavy automatic weapons, 13 men have tragically died for Ukraine,” Turchynov reported this at his meeting with the members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Oranisations, that took place on Thursday in Kyiv.

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Turchynov Hopes Courts “Put a Period to CPU’s Existence”

Monday, May 19, 2014,19:16

Ukraine’s Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has instructed the Ministry of Justice to probe actions made by the Communist Party of Ukraine. Turchynov announced the measure during remembrance events in “Bykivnyanski Mohyly” reserve in Kyiv on May 18, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“Today I have signed an official letter to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, in which I urge the Minister taking into consideration all the materials given by the Security Service of Ukraine and General Prosecutor’s Office on the illegal anti-constitutional activity of the Communist Party,” Turchynov reported. Continue reading

UDAR wants to replace Turchynov with Poroshenko

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 10:26

poThe parliamentary fraction of UDAR intends to raise the question about Oleksandr Turchynov’s resignation from the posts of acting speaker of the Verkhovna Rada and acting President of Ukraine.

Serhiy Kaplin spoke about this in the lobby of the Parliament, Interfax-Ukrayina reports. The Klitschko party wants these posts to be filled by independent national deputy Petro Poroshenko. Continue reading

Special tactical exercises have been planned in Kyiv for the night of April 30 to May 1, 2014

Special tactical exercises have been planned in Kyiv for the night of April 30 to May 1 Columns of military equipment will move in city as part of the exercise. Please be informed that the deployment of personnel and equipment will start in the city center, said the press service of Kyiv City State Administration.

As previously reported, Acting President Oleksander Turchynov said the Armed Forces of Ukraine are on full combat alert in response to the threat of a Russian attack.

Ukraine has started forming territorial defense units

Earlier today, Turchynov ordered the creation of territorial defense units (battalions) in every region of Ukraine. Continue reading

President Turchynov replaces law enforcement in Eastern Ukraine

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Address of Acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov to the nation

Dear fellow citizens

Events in the East of our country have demonstrated the inaction, helplessness, and sometimes the criminal betrayal of members of our law enforcement agencies in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

This is one of the main reasons for the low effectiveness and lack of results of Ukrainian law enforcement in the struggle against terrorism. Continue reading

Turchynov said that the attempt by Right Sector to storm Verkhovna Rada was organized by Russia

Oleksandr Turchynov, acting President of Ukraine and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (VR), believes that yesterday’s attempt to storm the Parliament building was organized by Russia. He pointed out during his speech to the Parliament that he gave the order to dismantle the fence around Parliament, and it is now open to all citizens.

He opined that arrangements will eventually be made for anyone who wants to visit Parliament to do so.

“The fact that Parliament has been opened, that Parliament did not ask for armed protection from the Ministry of the Interior, does not mean that Parliament can be assaulted and humiliated,” he said.

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Statement of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations following a meeting with Acting President, Oleksandr Turchinov

 

1. We express our support for the legitimate government of Ukraine and call on it to fully restore constitutional order and affirm citizens’ political, economic and other fundamental rights and freedom. We note, in particular, the urgent need for a decisive, consistent and systematic fight against corruption, which eats away at our society and violates the tenets of our religion.

2. We affirm once again our statement of 22 February 2014, which categorically condemns any sort of discussion of a potential division of our homeland and any attempts at separatism and emphasizes “the territorial integrity of Ukraine, whose independence is a gift from God and is valued by our entire nation, which is why  have no right to allow for its separation, as this would be  a sin before God and future generations.”

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Turchynov tells Patriarch Kiril discrimination does not exist in Ukraine and will continue European integration

02 MARCH 2014, 17:16
A phone conversation between Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov and Patriarch of Moscow and the all Rus Kirill was held on Sunday
( Press Secretary of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine).

In the course of conversation that was held at the initiative of the Russian Party, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov told Patriarch Kirill that there are no reasons to speak about discrimination on grounds of language, nationality or religion in Ukraine. “There were no such facts that there will not be,” he stressed. 
Apart from this, the Chairman of the Parliament emphasized lack of “judicial, political or any other reasons for bringing Russian military contingent into the Crimean peninsula.”
“Blocking and seizure of civil and military objects poses a real threat to Crimean population,” he added. Continue reading

Russia gives Turchynov conditions for launching war against Ukraine

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Acting President of Ukraine and head of Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russia is engaged in numerous provocations designed to expand a military scenario that will result in the complete destabilization of the situation in Ukraine. His statement was posted on the Batkivshchyna website. Continue reading

Odesa Governor Supports Legitimate Transfer of Power

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Mykola Skoryk, Head of Odesa oblast administration, made public details of his talk about the personnel changes with O. Turchynov, Acting President of Ukraine.

“We will implement all decisions regarding changes in the oblast personnel made legally. Therefore, I would like to ask the political organizations to avoid swinging the situation. There should be no vacuum of power and it must be transferred legitimately in Odesa oblast,” Mr. Skoryk said at the Council of political parties’ meeting held in Odesa oblast administration on 27 Feb. Continue reading