Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest
February 27, 2014
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.
February 27 - during the night 50 – 60 unidentified armed persons in badgeless uniforms occupied the Crimean Parliament and the Council of Ministers in Simferopol. They hung a Russian flag from the Parliament roof. They demand a referendum on the status of Crimea. The Crimean Parliament has been surrounded by police.
February 27 – interior ministry troops and all police officers have been mobilized to respond to the occupation of the Crimean Parliament and Council of Ministers.
February 27 – Russia began large-scale military drills with 150,000 troops on the Ukrainian border.
February 26 – the Foreign Minister of Turkey has called on Crimean residents to act with restraint and common sense.
February 26 – Defence Ministers of NATO member states announced their readiness to support Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity.
February 27 – the Ukrainian Parliament is supposed to confirm the new Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine – their candidates were approved at the February 26th meeting on the Maidan.
February 27 – members of Vitaly Klichko’s “Udar” Party 27 voted in parliament to appoint a new government, but will not be part of it.
Maidan Community Sector, Lviv
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