How separatism was tamed in Kharkiv

 

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Ukrainian flags in front of the Kharkiv Oblast State Administration

The pro-Russian movement in Kharkiv is disorganized and blocked, local officials report. There is calm in the city. Leaders of the anti-Maidan, who are currently in hiding, claim the calm is but a temporary phenomenon.

Instead of several thousand people, only several dozen — a hundred at most — get together on a daily basis. Buses no longer arrive in the city from Russian Belgorod or from Crimea or Donbas filled with people used as “extras” in the aggressive crowds that as recently as March and April moved around with no opposition from law enforcement in the center of the city and attempted in various ways to pound the “banderite” idea out of the heads of the supporters of united Ukraine.

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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

Kharkiv residents demonstrate for a united Ukraine

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More than 2,000 people gathered in Kharkiv late Tuesday, March 25, with Ukrainian flags and other national symbols near the Taras Shevchenko monument in the city center, reports Ukrinform.

People shouted “For a united Ukraine, including Crimea!” and “No to separatism.”

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