14 april i väntan på militärt ingripande

Dagen började med att FN:s säkerhetsråd höll möte. De blev inte eniga…

Tidsfristen gick ut kl 8 svensk tid och då har Ukrainas ledning sagt att militären skall sättas in för att återta de ockuperade byggnaderna i östra Ukraina. Ännu har vi inte sett något sådant ingripande. Vad resultatet blir är en hel värld orolig för. Blir detta det startskott som Putin vill ha för att rättfärdiga ett större angrepp och övertagande av ukrainskt territorium? Detta övertagande skulle då ske för att skydda de ryska medborgarna i Ukraina…

Bra sammanfattning av dagen finner du här. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/ukraines-ultimatum-9-am-deadline-passes-in-east-four-dead-in-sloviansk-live-updates-343380.html

Bilder från söndagens kravaller. Varning för några blodiga bilder


Status från igår kväll över läget i olika Ukrainska städer




Säkerhetsrådet höll möte om krisen I Ukraina

USA var mycket tydlig i sitt budskap till Ryssland. Väljer därför att publicera det i sin helhet.

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, April 13, 2014


Thank you, Madam President. The human stakes of what is happening in Ukraine are extremely high. The lives of innocent civilians are at risk, yet we are being bombarded by Russian disinformation and propaganda while the Ukrainians are being confronted by incitement and violence. Russian media and government spokespersons are spreading fiction, so we must, tonight, focus on facts.

You have heard these last weeks Russia disclaim any intention of occupying or invading. You have heard it publicly, and we have heard it privately. Unfortunately, the fact is that the armed seizure of buildings in six eastern Ukrainian towns yesterday and several more today mirrors the tactics Russian forces used in the early stages of the Crimea invasion. Then, too, officials from the Russian federation spoke early on in the crisis and disclaimed any intention of occupying or invading. In the earlier Crimean case, highly organized, well-equipped, and professional forces wearing Russian military uniforms and military gear without identifying insignia moved in first to take control of Crimean government and security facilities before being later replaced by regular Russian military forces. Then, too, Russia said it was acting to protect minorities’ rights. But the whole world now knows that they weren’t. As the OSCE has reported, the minorities at risk in Crimea are Tatars and Ukrainians.

You have heard that there are no Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. But the fact is that many of the armed units that we’ve seen were outfitted in bullet-proof vests, camouflage uniforms with insignia removed. These armed units, some wearing black and orange St. George’s ribbons associated with Russian Victory Day celebrations, raised Russian and separatist flags over seized buildings and have called for referendums and union with Russia. We know who is behind this. Indeed, the only entity in the area capable of these coordinated, professional military actions is Russia.

The synchronized surgical seizure of buildings yesterday occurred in towns along the main highway, followed by armed roadblocks – almost as if a coordinated barrier was being formed between Kyiv and the major eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.

And you don’t have to take my word for it, or even those of the Ukrainian government. You need only witness yourself the videos of professional military shepherding thugs into a building in Kramatorsk, the photographs showing the so-called concerned citizens taking over Sloviansk equipped exactly like the elite troops that took Crimea, or the video of a military operation in Krasny Liman by armed men with the same equipment.

You have heard laments about “instability” as if instability is organic. But the fact is that this is the saddest kind of instability – it is completely man-made. This “instability” was written and choreographed in and by Russia.

We continue efforts to deescalate the situation in Ukraine and find a diplomatic path forward, which is why Secretary Kerry will participate in the Geneva talks on April 17, which will include Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. But if those are to be successful, Russia will have to explain why its forces continue to mass on the Ukrainian border – at least 40,000 forces – and it will have to come with constructive ideas on how to deescalate and resolve the armed attacks on buildings in eastern Ukraine.

The United States stands with Ukraine and the fundamental principle that the future of Ukraine must be decided by the Ukrainian people. We also stand with international law and norms and the fundamental principle that borders are not suggestions. On Monday, we will conclude the $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine. This will benefit all the Ukrainian people, including minorities. Next week, Vice President Biden will visit Ukraine. We strongly support concluding the agreement between Ukraine and the IMF so the international community can bolster Ukraine’s economy. And, we will support in every way we can Ukraine’s elections at the end of May so that Ukraine can advance its political transition and look to a peaceful future.

Thank you, Madam President.” http://usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/224764.htm


Ryssland höll inte med…

“Let’s move aside from speculations, accusations, from searching for Russian phantoms flying all over different corners of Ukraine, but let’s concentrate attention on what we can do – in this case I’m directing my eyesight at my Western colleagues – in order to prevent the Kiev authorities’ reckless actions, which at this moment are embodied in the criminal order of Mr. Turchinov, and to prevent the realization of this order, which will have the most severe implications primarily for the people of Ukraine.

Rysslands tal kan du läsa om i följande ryska artikel http://rt.com/news/security-council-ukraine-violence-312/

More Than 10,000 Protest In Moscow To Denounce Russian State Media Coverage Of Ukraine Crisis

“More than 10,000 people have turned out in Moscow for an anti-Kremlin rally to denounce Russian state television’s news coverage, particularly of the crisis in neighboring Ukraine.

In promoting the Kremlin line, state television has portrayed the new pro-Western government in Ukraine as a ”fascist junta” under the control of the U.S. government and determined to oppress Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. The broadcasts have taken on a harsh anti-American tone.

Some of the participants in Sunday’s demonstration, called a ”March of Truth,” carried blue and yellow Ukrainian flags. One woman, wearing a traditional Ukrainian wreath of flowers on her head, held up a sign with President Vladimir Putin’s picture and the words: ”Stop lying.”

The U.S. and Ukrainian governments have accused Russia of orchestrating the unrest in eastern Ukraine.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/13/russia-protest_n_5143462.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co

Russian Fiction the Sequel: 10 More False Claims About Ukraine

USA har skapat en lista med 10 ryska påstående om Ukraina, som bemöts som falska.


Saab köper Kockums

”Krigsmaterielkoncernen Saab har inlett förhandlingar med tyska Thyssen Krupp om att köpa varvskoncernen som tidigare gick under namnet Kockums. Intentionen är att Saab ska börja bygga ubåtar, säger Saabs presschef Sebastian Carlsson till di.se.

Enligt pressmeddelandet har  parterna undertecknat en avsiktsförklaring, men hänvisar ändå till att förhandlingarna är i ett tidigt skede. Saab vill på måndagsmorgonen inte kommentera när i tid ett köp kan ha gått igenom.” http://www.di.se/artiklar/2014/4/14/saab-koper-kockums/


Ukraina begär hjälp från FN

”Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and a small airport.”

In a telephone call with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov suggested that an ”anti-terrorist operation” be conducted jointly by Ukrainian security forces and U.N. peacekeepers, according to the presidential website.

Peacekeepers, however, would have to be authorized by the U.N. Security Council, where Russia holds a veto.” http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_UKRAINE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-04-14-12-09-46


Police resist storm of the separatists in Horlivka

“Pro-Russian activists storm the building of the local Police Department in Horlivka (Donetsk region).

An activist was trying to attach the Russian flag on the building and he succeeded for a moment. However, the policeman pulled the activist, who removed the Ukrainian flag, inside. Shooting and explosions were heard on the spot of the live streaming. The video also broadcasted one wounded activist pulled back from the building. The separatists have retreated from the police building for a short distance and are throwing stones. The windows are broken.

Separatists are talking about setting the building on fire so “they [policemen] would jump from the balconies”.

“If the police do not switch to the people’s side, in two days we will start mass fusillade for them,” the protestors stated, according to the 06242.com.ua website.

As of 11:55am, the building was set on fire, however, the fire was got under.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?police_resist_storm_of_the_separatists_in_horlivka_live_stream&objectId=432513&lang=en

”De har gett så många ultimatum”

”Tidsfristen har gått ut och den ukrainska regeringen har lovat sätta in armén mot separatisterna i östra Ukraina. I Donetsk där HBL:s utsända befinner sig är läget än så länge lugnt.

– Ultimatum? Snälla ni, dem har vi haft så många gånger. Jag tror inte att något kommer att hända. De där killarna får betalt för att stå på barrikaderna, efter en vecka kommer de att tröttna och det hela rinner ut i sanden, säger Leonid, en 77-årig pensionerad elektriker.

Läs artikel skriven av Anna-Lena Laurén som är på plats i Donetsk http://hbl.fi/nyheter/2014-04-14/594161/sa-lange-lugnt-i-donetsk

Inrikesministern varnar civilbefolkningen i Slovyansk att stanna inomhus

The Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov informs about shooting in Slovyansk. He addressed the civilians not to leave their homes.

”Tell all civilians to leave the city center – do not leave your homes, do not come close to windows. Separatists opened fire with intent to kill in the direction of Special Forces unit without any talks,” the Interior Minister wrote on his Facebook page. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?avakov_informs_about_shooting_from_the_separatists_side_in_slovyansk&objectId=432215&lang=en&runline

Ryskt flyg provocerar USA:s skepp USS Donald Cook. Flög riktigt nära i lördags under 90 minuter

” A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday.

In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings.” http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_RUSSIA_SHIP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


The reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine goes to the East of Ukraine

The reserve soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine will participate in the fight for preserving the territorial unity of Ukraine.

This was advised by the Ukrainian Deputy of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Velychkovych. He said to the journalists of Ukrinform ”On Tuesday, the 15th April, the reserve battalion of the National Guard will start its combat duty in the area of Izium-Sloviansk.”

The mission of this battalion will be to prevent the acts of terrorism, to neutralize separatists’ groups and to help police during investigations.

The mobilization was declared at 9 am. The servicemen arrived to the collection point and got instructions. The battalion consists of 350 servicemen who were volunteers in self-defence groups on Maidan and were later trained at the military base in Novi Petrivtsi.



Ytterligare en grön man i Sloviansk.  

Another grassroots pro-Russia activist. Gunmen patrolling streets of Sloviansk. Ser ju inte riktigt ut som utrustning från närmsta överskottslager. https://twitter.com/tomgara/status/455661260236128259

Vise News – In Photos: Aftermath of Deadly Shootout in Eastern Ukraine

Se Vise news bilder från gårdagens våldsamheter I östra Ukraina


Ryska trupp på plats i Östra Ukraina?

Lars Wilderäng skirver på sin blogg Cornucopa? om uppgifter om att ryska styrkor finns på plats i Ukraina. Han har där även en ”Film på hur en rysk överstelöjtnant tar befälet över polisstationen i Horlivka, i regionen Donetsk. Han tar fram ett ryskt pass mot slutet.” Lars har översatt filmen och det är en intressant konversation.

Läs inlägget och se filmen på http://cornucopia.cornubot.se/2014/04/ryska-trupp-pa-plats-i-ostra-ukraina.html

EU utökar personsanktioner

”EU utökar listan över personer som drabbas av sanktioner med anledning av händelserna i Ukraina och ställer samtidigt tre krav på Moskva, säger utrikesminister Carl Bildt.

Men han tror inte att sanktionerna kommer att stoppa Vladimir Putin.

Hur många som drabbas av de nya sanktionerna kan inte Bildt svara på ännu – och inte heller på om det verkligen är aktuellt med ett extrainsatt toppmöte för stats- och regeringscheferna i nästa vecka.”


Robotbloggen visar de senaste nyhetsartiklarna kl 6, 9, 12 och 18

Glöm inte att titta in på min robotblogg. Där uppdateras nyheter om Ukrainakrisen från många av världens tidningar. Spana in http://oroande2.blogspot.se


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