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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

February 26, 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 25 the Supreme Council of Ukraine has set a date for next elections to Kyiv City Council and Kyiv mayoral elections.

February 25 a few hundred activists representing pro-Russian organizations have blocked the building of the Supreme Council of Crimea, demanding to hold a referendum on the independence of Crimea and addressing Russia.

February 26 a sitting of the Supreme Council of Crimea will take place in Simferopol. The members of parliament will discuss current situation in the region. It is planned that thee demonstrations -- of Maidan supporters, Crimean Tatars (Crimean autochthon), and pro-Russian separatists will be held near the building of the Supreme Council. Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People is against the separation of Crimea from Ukraine.

February 25 Russia is refusing to provide further loans to Ukraine. Sergei Storchak, Deputy Finance Minister of Russian Federation stated that Russia is not legally obliged to provide the rest of the loan in the amount of 12 billion USD to Ukraine.

February 25 Russia promises to interfere if "Russians feel threatened in Ukraine", stated Leonid Slutskiy, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the "Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Integration and Links with Compatriots" in Simferopol. He still believes that Yanukovych is the President of Ukraine.

February 25 in view of the speculations by Russia regarding language issues, which are leading to separatist tendencies, Lviv intelligentsia has addressed new authorities with an appeal to respect the East and South of Ukraine the appeal was signed by Yuriy Shukhevych, Ihor Kalynets, Myroslav Marynovych, Ivan Vakarchuk, Roman Ivanychuk, Taras Voznyak, Antin Borkovskyj, Zvenyslava Kalynets, Nataliya Ivanychuk.

February 25 Ukraine has decreased its volume of gas purchases from Russia by 5.

February 26 on a specially created website yanukovychleaks.org, independent journalists have published first 500 documents, which provide evidence of corruption by Yanukovych.

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv


P.S. Please spread this appeal as much as possible.