Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest
May 18, 2014
May 18 – 2191 international observers will be monitoring presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25th...
May 18 – During the night of May 18th, a motor convoy led by the terrorists is preparing to transport a special load from Ukraine to Russia. "In particular, bodies of terrorists, killed during the fights with Ukrainian soldiers will be transported. There are a few hundred bodies. According to our data, the motor convoy will cross the state border in Luhansk oblast", said Dmytro Tymchuk, the leader of "Information resistance" group.
May 18 – Several insurgents were detained as a result of the anti-terrorist operation near Kramatorsk. Two of these people introduced themselves as Russian journalists, said Dmytro Tymchuk, the leader of "Information resistance" group.
May 18 – After Russia's annexation of Crimea, over 7 thousand Crimean Tatars were forced to leave the peninsula due to "pressure from Russian invaders".
May 18 – Militia officers and the officers of the Special Purpose Mobile Unitfrom Krasnodar were preventing the arrival of Crimean Tatars to Simferopol. Crimean Tatars planned to participate in the commemorative events marking the 70th anniversary of their deportation.
May 18 – During a commemorative event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the deportation, Crimean Tatars spoke about the need to urgently restore their rights and stop any discrimination based on political, national and religious grounds. They also declared their request to return the historic names to those sites, which names were changed after the deportation of Crimean Tatars, to pass the laws guaranteeing Crimean Tatar representation within Crimean authorities as well as to recognize Kurultai ans Mejlis – representative authorities of Crimea's autochton. Also Mejlis will press to annul the prohibition of entry to Crimea, which was issued to Mustafa Zhemilev, the deputy of the Supreme Council of Ukraine and the leader of Crimean Tatars.
May 18- After a commemorative event dedicated to the deportation of Crimean Tatars, communication has been lost with a journalist Osman Pashayev. On May 18th Osman Pashayev has streamed live from the commemorative events in Crimea. He was arrested by local illegal "authorities" of Crimea.
Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage groups to Eastern Ukraine. Russia aims to prevent legitimate presidential elections from happening. Everyday life in Eastern Ukraine has turned into a continuous nightmare in the middle of Europe. Our country is being destroyed right before our eyes. We therefore take the courage to inform you about current events in Ukraine. This is just another point of view. We will do our best to remain objective.
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