Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest
March 05, 2014
International Renaissance Foundation, Kyiv: Dear colleagues!
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.
March 4 Germany is calling for prompt solutions to crisis in Crimea using diplomatic measures and threatens Russia with sanctions to be imposed as early as Thursday, March 7th. This statement was made by Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germanys Foreign Minister.
March 4 during his press-conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that so far there is no necessity to use armed forces in Crimea but if the grounds appear, the military can be used. Russian army continues to block Ukrainian military units in Crimea.
March 4 Turkish Air Forces reacted with eight fighters F-16 in order to intercept Russian reconnaissance aircraft, which flew along Black Sea coast of Turkey.
March 4 US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kyiv. He said that the latest activity of Russia in Crimea is an intervention.
March 4 the USA provided Ukraine with a loan of 1 billion dollars.
March 4 flagship Sahaydachnyi of Ukrainian Naval Forces has returned to Black Sea leading the aircraft carriers of US Navy. The US sent their aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush to the Black Sea due to the Russian military intervention in Crimea. Aircraft carrier is followed by seventeen other ships and three submarines. Aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush is carrying 90 planes, including various helicopters and several fighters F-22 Raptor. Every submarine has twenty four missile launch facilities for nuclear warheads.
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