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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

April 23, 2014

April 23 – A mutilated body of a man found in Torets River near the village of Raihorodok in Donetsk oblast was identified as Volodymyr Rybak, a councillor of Horlivka Town Council (Batkivschyna Party). Militia reports that he was tortured and later killed by pro-Russian separatists. Security Service of Ukraine suspects that Igor Bezler, lieutenant-colonel of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate might be involved in the murder of Volodymyr Rybak. Separatists abducted Mr.Rybak after a pro-Ukrainian rallyFor the Unity of Ukraine”, held in Horlivka on April 17th.

April 23 – Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov has declined an offer to become a citizen of Russian Federation.

April 23 – Kyiv District Administrative Court will try a case regarding the prohibition of activity by the partiesRuski Blok” (Russian Bloc) andRuska Yednist (Russian Unity), which encourage the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

April 23 – In cooperation with Odesa-based activists, Mykolaiv volunteer soldiers (who support the unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine), have detained an armed coordinator of separatist groups. Detained man was also in possession of approximately a hundred FINBANK bank cards, informed David Arakhamiya, spokesman ofPeople’s Volunteer Corpsin Mykolaiv.

April 23 – A mini-bus carrying about a dozen of youth from Kharkiv was detained by volunteer soldiers on April 20th. Youth have been paid 200 UAH and were planning to meet their coordinator at Mykolaiv bus station in order to receive further instructions about organizing future unrest.

April 23 – In view of Russia’s and separatists’ failure to adhere to Geneva accord on resolving the crisis, security, defence and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine have renewed their anti-terrorist operation in Donetsk oblast, stated First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema.

April 23 – Russian authorities have prohibited Russian servicemen and officers of all security, defence and law enforcement agencies to travel abroad to 120 world countries.

April 23 – A comprehensive monitoring of electronic correspondence was introduced in 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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