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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

March 26, 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 26 – Ukrainian Navy fleet consists of 10 ships as of March 26th (morning); 51 ships were seized by Russian invaders. Ukraine will demand compensation from Russia for military property lost in Crimea through international court system.


March 26 – Russia intents to redeploy missile-carrying maritime aviation in Crimea. Starting in 2016, an airbase in Hvardiyske village will host a maritime missile-carrying regiment, armed with long-range aircraft bombers Tupolev 22M.


March 26 – “UDAR” Party (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms of Vitali Klitschko) demands that the government reviews military policy of Ukraine and states that Russian Federation in its capacity of an aggressor is the largest threat for Ukraine.


March 26 – European Union has forbidden issuing any kinds of visas to residents of Crimea at the Embassies located in Russian Federation.


March 26 – Russian servicemen have stepped up the level of provocations at Russia-Ukraine border. Ukrainian border control stated that there have been over 40 incidents involving Russian remotely piloted aircrafts at different sections of the border during the last 24 hours. In addition, there have been 11 violations of air space over Crimean territory. Russia is continuing to concentrate its troops at the border with Ukraine, where its elite tank corps and guard units are being positioned.


March 26 – There are six Ukrainian servicemen held in captivity in Crimea, said Deputy Minister of Defence Leonid Polyakov.


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