Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest
May 03, 2014
May 3 – Provocations in Odessa, which caused numerous casualties, came as a result of the operation, implemented and coordinated by Russia, said Dmytro Tymchuk, Director of the Center for Military and Political Research. "Since mid-April, our sources in the Republic of Moldova registered the arrival of groups of athletic looking young men in Chisinau. These men later travelled further into Transnistria and were accompanied by the officers of Federal Security Service (FSS) of Russian Federation", writes Tymchuk. Approximately 1700 Russian servicemen and 2200 representatives of various Russian organizations (coordinated by FSS) were located in Transnistria at the end of April. Out of the total number of Russian servicemen, approximately 800 people are officers of Main Intelligence Directorate of Russian Armed Forces. Some of these terrorists were transferred to Odesa. Approximately 50 people died during a provocation organized by these officers in Odesa on May 2nd. There are some foreigners among the dead. The provocation was funded by former members of the Yanukovych's government – Klymenko and Arbuzov – who are hiding in Russia.
May 3 – Anti-terrorist operation (ATO) is in its active phase in Kramatorsk. According to data received by the Ministry of Internal Affairs as a result of radio interceptions, a group of terrorists was given a command to change into black clothing and shoot to kill civilian population, imitating the actions of the Ukrainian militia, stated Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.
May 3 – Russia has prohibited Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering Crimea. "By prohibiting the leader of Crimean Tatars and well-known human rights activist Mustafa Dzhemilev from entering his homeland, Russian authorities have created yet another challenge for this long-suffering nation", stated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
May 3 – Terrorists have freed OSCE officers at the "request" of Putin's special envoy Vladimir Lukin. Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has intercepted Lukin's conversation with the leader of terrorists who abducted the inspectors, indicating that Moscow controlled both the abduction and the "release".
Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage groups to Eastern Ukraine. Russia aims to prevent legitimate presidential elections from happening. Everyday life in Eastern Ukraine has turned into a continuous nightmare in the middle of Europe. Our country is being destroyed right before our eyes. We therefore take the courage to inform you about current events in Ukraine. This is just another point of view. We will do our best to remain objective.
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