Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest
March 18, 2014
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 18 – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and self-proclaimed representatives of “Crimean authorities” have signed an “agreement” on Crimea and Sevastopol becoming a new constituency of Russian Federation.
March 18 – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia is obliged to “protect interests of Russians” in Ukraine.
March 18 – US President Barack Obama is calling on his colleagues from G-7 to hold a meeting with Ukraine during Nuclear Security Summit in Hague (the Netherlands) on March 24th.
March 18 – Ukraine’s Prime-Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk stated that political conflict with Russian Federation has transformed into a military confrontation.
March 18 – During an assault on Ukrainian military regiment in Simfereopol, one Ukrainian warrant officer was killed and one captain was heavily wounded. Ukraine’s Minister of Defense has issued an order allowing armed forces to use weapons.
March 18 – Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People doesn’t recognize an “agreement” on Crimea and Sevastopol becoming a new constituency of Russian Federation.
March 18 – Ukraine’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs has summoned Russian charge d’affairs in Ukraine Andrey Vorobiev and handing him in the note of protest regarding the recognition of illegitimate Republic of Crimea and the signing of an Agreement on the “Republic of Crimea” and Sevastopol becoming a new constituency of Russian Federation.
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