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Maidan Community Sector, Lviv Information Digest

April 27, 2014

April 27 – An attempt to seize army warehouses in Artemivsk has ended with the defeat by separatists.


April 27 – Russian mass-media are reporting about three officers of Ukraine’s special unitAlfa” (Security Service of Ukraine) who have been abducted by separatists and who can be exchanged for earlier detained separatists.


April 27 – 7 OECD observers, abducted in Sloviansk have appeared before mass-media. One of the observersAxel Schneiderhas mentioned that he has no knowledge about the location of 5 Ukrainian servicemen who were supporting OECD mission. Previously, the chief of Sloviansk separatists Vyacheslav Ponomarev has stated that he intends to exchange the “observers-war prisonersfor earlier detained separatists and his deputy Igor Perepechayenko who has gone missing.


April 27 – Thee powerful groups of Russian army have been put on high alert near the border with Ukraine. Such maneuvers by the troopsNorth”, “Center”, andSouthaffirm their preparation forsomething”, stated Ukrainian Admiral Ihor Kabanenko. According to him, current situation may develop in 2 ways. First of all, “back and forthmaneuvers near our borders are designed to provoke and intimidate as well as expand the zones of instability by employing Russian special units (saboteurs). Secondly, we can expect an invasion in the guise ofpeacekeeping operationin order to seize the cities of Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa and Kyiv and respective regions of Ukraine.


April 27 – The sanctions, implemented against Russia’s leaders and in particular Vladimir Putin by the world community, will not stop him, said former head of YUKOS, prisoner of conscience Mikhail Khodorkovsky. New sanctions against Russia and Putin’s personalfinancierscould be announced by Obama’s administration on Monday.


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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