Nalyvaichenko suspects FSB in Kyiv massacres

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According to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Nalyvaichenko, there is reason to believe that Russia’s FSB was involved in the mass killings in Kyiv. He spoke about this at a news conference on Thursday.

According to Nalyvajchenko, after 20 December 2013, 26 FSB of the Russian Federation were at the SSU’s firing range of SSU, and in mid-January 2014 there were six people. Continue reading

Twelve Berkut Arrested for Shooting Protesters

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The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has arrested 12 from the Berkut special police forces. They are suspected of shooting people on Instytutska St in Kyiv on February 18-20. The information comes from a statement from the head of the GPU press service, Vasyl Zorya, to an Ukrinform correspondent. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: 9 Suspects in Maidan Shootings Detained

Law enforcement authorities have detained nine suspects in the February 18-20 shootings of Maidan activists, acting Prosecutor General of Ukraine Oleh Makhnytsky reported today. Among the detainees is the leader of the sniper squad. All of the detained are officers of the Kyiv City Berkut special police.  Continue reading

Right Sector: Khreshchatyk shooting “a domestic conflict”

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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

Belarusian journalist on the sadists who seized Crimea

Dmitriy Galko met Ukrainians who were kidnapped in Crimea.  He spoke about their meeting in his blog:

From the very beginning, I did not like someone’s light hand in bringing into use the phrase “polite people” when referring to the invaders of Crimea.  I think it could be a part of the informational war, which works to voice Putin’s assertion that there can be no intervention if no shot has been fired and that, therefore, there was no intervention in Crimean, but rather something like an operation to restore order.gi-4195-19987-big.jpg

One who is familiar with the history may recall such interventions, for example, when Hitler took Sudetenland. However, I do want to talk not about the historical analogies but the false image of the “polite” occupier.  It took me one meeting in a Kherson hospital with guys who were kept captive in Crimea for nearly two weeks for that image to crumble into dust. Their names are Andrij Schekun and Yuri Shevchenko. The only thing that unites them is the Crimean captivity hell that they experienced. Before, they did not know each other.

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Maidan: a determination to win, not to be defeated, and to be willing to go to the very end

Robert van Voren. February 20, 2014

Protestors periodically shoot fireworks at Berkut

Protestors periodically shoot fireworks at Berkut

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

Journalists in Sevastopol beaten by Russians assaulting Ukrainian military unit

Journalists in Sevastopol were severely beaten during the attack on the Ukrainian military unit #2355 on March 7.

Lilya Budjurova wrote on FB:

Ukrainian journalists that were near the military unit #2355 (tactical unit “Krym”) were assaulted by “Aksenov’s combatants”. The journalists were severely beaten, the car in which Yelena Mekhanik was in was chased. They smashed the car and took away the cameras.

Ukrainska Pravda reports that apart from Yelena Mekhanik, journalist Andriy Tapliyenko and two more cameramen from “Inter” were in the car.

Dmitriy Belotserkovets, coordinator of the youth organisation in the UDAR party, wrote on FB:

I will start writing emotionally… but I have never seen such Fascism-Nazism-Genocide in my life. I was present during the raid of [Ukrainian] military unit #2355…Russian troops smashed the gates of the unit, and between 40 and 50 soldiers of Russian army made it inside.

They blocked the unit commander, and then they were ordered to leave… a so-called “self-defense” secured their retreat, but in in fact those were the Berkut riot police… who men who began to sweep the journalists. I have not seen such a menacing tyranny towards journalists… they made a bloodied mess… the journalists were beaten, finished off laying on the ground, pure revenge from Berkut to reporters. A broadcasting journalist from [Ukrainian] Channel 5 was severely beaten along with a Russian journalist; here is Russian democracy in action on the territory of Ukraine. Then they started looting, robbed everyone in sight, taking their phones, tablets, even bummed a wallet from someone.

I do not want my city mired in this lawlessness, this genocide against dissidents, it’s high time for the government to restore order!!!

I ask everyone to inform others about this genocide against people, it i not difficult to understand what awaits Sevastopol in the future! Complete anhiliation of free people and their freedom of opinion!

It will all come true if we do not stop them!

In addition, as per Russian TV Channel “Dozhd”, the Russian journalist Pavel Nikulin also was beaten during the assault. He was beaten to blood, but headed off to the hospital by himself.

Nikulin is right on this photo. He writes under the nickname @mrzff

Nikulin is the correspondent of the online edition “Russkaya Planeta”. During the last few days he was in Crimea, from where he reported on the events to different media outlets.

This is a video that remains from the assault.

As of 00:11, Lilya Burdzunova informed that Mekhanik together with the cameraman are in the Emergency hospital. “They say she is fine,” she wrote. Among the journalists that were injured is the director of TV Channel 5 Anton Loktionov. His fingers are broken, as Tetyana Danylenko on FB, the presenter of this channel, on facebook.

Another video of the assault is here.

Source: Pravda.com.ua

One hundred people were killed during the clashes in Kyiv

Friday, March 7, 2014, 08:18

The Ministry of Health reports that the number of dead in the clashes in the center of Kyiv has reached one hundred people from November 30, 2013. These are figures given by the Ministry led by former Maidan doctor Oleh Musiy as of 6 a.m. March 6, 2014.

The Ministry of Health reports a person who had been treated in Kyiv municipal clinical hospital №12 since February 28 died on March 5. The ministry doesn’t specify at this moment the number of dead from the protesters’ side and the number of dead from the law enforcement forces’ side.

Starting from 10 a.m. on February 18, 1075 people sought medical assistance from the First Aid teams and hospitals with emergency rooms in Kyiv; 698 have been hospitalized. In particular, as of 6 a.m. March 6, 36 persons had sought medical assistance from the First Aid teams; 22 have been hospitalized. 216 are being treated in Kyiv’s hospitals at this moment. Continue reading

Avakov: “Third force” involved in Kyiv bloodshed

A “third force” was involved in the conflict between the protesters and police which resulted in almost 100 deaths, says Acting Minister of Internal Affairs Arseniy Avakov.

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“Two weeks ago bullets were flying in Kyiv, in the very center,” he said. “A very serious investigation is underway. I think the time will come when we release the facts: who was shooting whom and on whose command. Fact are now being pieced together. I can just say one thing: the key factor in the confrontation which resulted in the bloody slaughter in Kyiv, turned the battlefield upside down and induced a state of shock was a third force. This force was not Ukrainian. We must understand this very clearly,” he said. Continue reading

Families of activists who died while participating in mass protests will each receive one million hryvnias.

 

Today, February 28, 2014, Ukraine officially published law number 745-VII, “On establishment of state aid to participants of mass public protests who suffered during the protest actions, and to members of their families.” The law was published in the newspaper Holos Ukrainy.   Continue reading