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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest


April 12, 2014

Dear friends!

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.

 

April 12 Moscow stated that the annexation of the southeastern regions of Ukraine to Russia contradict the fundamental interests of Russia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov said live on the air on the program Weekly Evening with Vladimir Solovyov on the Russia 1 TV channel.

April 12 Russian military soldiers with unrecognizable symbols on their uniforms appeared in several cities in the Donetsk oblast Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and Yenakievo. They seized local police precincts and buildings of the local council with the help of local residents.

April 13 Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov announced the start of anti-terrorist operations in the city of Slovyansk in the Donetsk oblast. He informed that those that seized the local police precincts in Slovyansk opened fire. As a result, Ukrainian law enforcers and separatists were killed and suffered injuries.

April 13 If official Kyiv applies force against insurgents in south-eastern Ukraine, Russia will not participate in negotiations between Russia, the U.S., Ukraine and the EU scheduled to be held in Geneva concerning the current situation in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed based on the results of talks between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Serhiy Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In response, John Kerry called on Russia to withdraw their troops from Eastern Ukraine, noting that the local demonstrations are the result of instigation and direct intrusion of Russia.

 

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

 

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.

 

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