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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest


March 23, 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.

 

March 23 – Crimean Tatar activists have declared their intention to resume liberation movement of Crimean Tatars, –said one of the activists Nedim Khalilov. According to Khalilov, main purpose of such movement is the reinstatement of national statehood of Crimean Tatars, which dates back to 1783 (with interruptions). He also emphasized that legislation of Ukraine and not Russia as well as international law must remain operative in Crimea before the statehood of Crimean Tatars is reinstated.

March 23 – Major General Ihor Voronychenko – Deputy Commander of Ukrainian Navy and Head of Military Coast Guards of Armed Forces of Ukraine has been abducted by separatists in Crimea.

March 23 – “If Russia is worried about a country moving toward the West, a way to solve that is an incursion, a frozen conflict and now, no one wants to think about bringing that nation aboard into NATO because it might mean conflict with Russia that are very worrisomesaid General Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations during a Forum in Brussels.

March 23 – “The US ought to provide weapons to the Ukrainian army so it could defend the country from a Russian invasion”, said Mike Rogers, Chairman of US Congress House Intelligence Committee.

March 23 – First Deputy Prime-Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema stated that after Russian President signs the decree on Crimea becoming another constituency of Russian Federation, Ukraine is expecting “more effective measures to be taken against the aggressor” on behalf of the US Congress.

March 23 – Pros-Russian separatists tried to invade oblast state administrations in 8 southern and eastern oblasts of Ukraine. This time less people participated in these provocations.

March 23 – Contingent of Sevastopol Naval Lyceum has refused to take the oath of Russian invaders and raise the Russian flag.

March 23 – According to live data of “Information Resistance” group, Russian troops in Crimea received an order from Moscow to clear the peninsula of the Ukrainian “resistance pockets” before March 25th.

 

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