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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest


March 12, 2014

Dear friends!

This is Ukraine today March 12:

Russia has carried out an act of aggression towards Ukraine. Russian troops have entered Crimea. 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 12 Security Service of Ukraine has detained a reconnaissance unit of Russian Armed Forces in Kherson oblast.

March 12 During a meeting with Putin, Mustafa Dzhemilev (member of Ukrainian Parliament and former Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People), asked the President of Russian Federation to withdraw Russian troops from Crimea. Crimean Tatars will not participate in the separatist referendum. Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People supports territorial integrity of Ukraine.

March 12 Germany must prevent Russia from stealing Autonomous Republic of Crimea. What has happened in Crimea is an annexation, which Russia must not be allowed to get away with, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Bundestag sitting.

March 12 Ukraine is creating National Guards with overall strength of 20 thousand soldiers.

March 12 G7 leaders has called on Russian Federation to stop the annexation of Crimea: We, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, the USA, the president of the European Council and the president of the European Commission call on the Russian Federation to immediately halt actions supporting a referendum on the territory of Crimea regarding its status, in direct violation of the Constitution of Ukraine and international agreements.

March 12 Russia is pulling its troops closer to Ukrainian-Russian border and is strengthening its presence in Crimea. 80 thousand Russian servicemen are ready to attack along the eastern border of Ukraine. 18 thousand Russian servicemen are stationed in Crimea.

 

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