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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

March 14, 2014

Dear friends!

ussia 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 13 – in Donetsk pro-Russian hit men attacked people at the Rally for Unity in Ukraine. One supporter of Ukraine’s sovereignty was killed, dozens heavily wounded.

March 14 – Rinat Akhmetov, a Donetsk-based oligarch has condemned the actions of separatists and spoke about his support of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

March 14 – Convoy of Russian heavy machinery has started moving towards Perekop isthmus, Ukrainian mainland.

March 14 – Some Crimean residents have organized a human chain to show support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.

March 14 – Ivan Šimonović, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights believes that citizens of another country participate in protest rallies in Ukraine. The closestother countryis Russia.

March 14 – Only 5% of Ukrainians are ready to visit Crimea. Only 25% of Russians and Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine support the separation of Crimea or Donbas, whereas the majority (approx. 70%) are against it (Ratinggroup).

March 14 – Crimean Tatars demand the presence of UN peace-keeping forces at the peninsula, said the leader of Crimean Tatars Mustafa Cemilev at UN Headquarters.

March 14 – During a meeting in London, Russia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry has not agreed upon the resolution of the situation in Ukraine. If Russian Federation tries to annex Crimea, tough sanctions will follow, said at a press-conference John Kerry after the meeting with Sergey Lavrov.

March 14 – Ukraine is holding talks about receiving military and technical assistance from the US and NATO, but state protection is the responsibility of Ukrainian Army, said the Prime-Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk after his arrival from the US.

March 14 – acting President of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has suspended the effect of the Declaration on the independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, which was approved by the self-proclaimed Crimean authorities.


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