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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

February 23, 2014

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends,

it has been three months since the confrontation of the President Viktor Yanukovych with the people of Ukraine began. Yesterday the conflict took on a threatening form. Current situation may result in a civil war. Thus we take it upon ourselves to inform you about the events in Ukraine. We will provide you with yet another viewpoint regarding this conflict. We will do our best to remain fair and objective.

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv

February 22 – The Ukrainian Parliament began preparing for the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine on March 25, 2014.

February 22 – The Ukrainian Parliament appointed temporary commanders of the army, security services, and Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office.

February 22 – ex Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from jail and spoke at the Maidan in Kyiv. Yulia Tymoshenko called the protestors not to leave until the entire government had been formed.

February 22 – Viktor Yanukovych attempted to leave Ukraine. The Ukrainian Border Service in Donetsk did not allow his plane to leave the country. Yanukovych has not acknowledged his resignation.

February 22 – Euromaidan activists and Yanukovych supporters clashed in Kharkiv. The situation was brought under control by the new heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Organizers of the separatist Congress in Kharkiv Mihailo Dobkin and Gennady Kernes fled to Russia.

February 22 – local protestors pulled down 50 statues of Lenin.

Russia has frozen credits to Ukraine until a new Ukrainian government is formed.

Germany’s chief of relations with Russia Gernot Erler has called Brussels to provide immediate financial assistance to Kyiv. “The European Union must act to prevent Ukraine’s bankruptcyhe stated. Erler stated that Brussels must agree on joint actions with Russia and also involve International Monetary Fund.

February 22 – John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the discussed the situation in Ukraine. Kerry believes that it is important for Constitutional reforms to continue, create a coalition government, hold early Presidential elections, and preserve the peaceful nature of the changes in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt announced that the new Ukraine government needs both radical economic reform package and radical international support efforts. We need to move fast.

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv


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