I dag ville vi se hur gårdagens överenskommelse uppfylldes. Ockupanterna skulle lämna husen, de beväpnade skulle lägga ned sina vapen osv. Kan inte säga att jag sett något av detta. Snarare bevis på att det inte hänt någonting.
Har varit lite lugnare idag och de stora tidningarna har inte haft livebevakning.
The Interpreter (fungerar bäst i Crome) http://www.interpretermag.com/ukraine-liveblog-day-60-the-day-after-the-geneva-agreement/
Latest from the Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine – based on information received up until 17 April 2014, 20:00 (Kyiv time)
OSCE publicerade en lägesrapport på fredagskvällen. Denna publiceras här i sin helhet.
” This update is provided for the media and the public.
The situation in Western and Central Ukraine remains calm, whereas in Luhansk and Donetsk districts it is tense due to the activity of armed opponents of the central government, and Ukrainian special forces conducting a “counterterrorist operation”. In the southern part of the country and in other parts of Eastern Ukraine some tension was felt and, overall, the number of roadblocks in Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson and Odessa appeared to have increased.
The situation in Kharkiv is relatively calm. The team saw two police checkpoints on the road to Dnepropetrovsk and Donetsk, manned by police and members of Ukrainian special forces units.
The situation remained mostly unchanged in Luhansk, with the state security service (SBU) building continuing to be occupied. The team met with representatives of the people who had captured the building. They explained their expectations, notably a referendum on the transformation of Ukraine into a federal state – organized prior to the presidential elections –, an amnesty for former soldiers of Ukrainian special forces units and the introduction of Russian as an official language in Ukraine. Around 23:00, the people occupying the building were acquainted by the team with the outcome of the Geneva meeting. They seemed confused about the agreement, since they understood the term “amnesty” as a measure which could be granted only after a court trial. They said that their main demand, to have a referendum held before the presidential elections, seemed not to have been met.
In Donetsk at 13:30 on 17 April, the team observed the occupied oblast administration building with some 150 people inside the barricades. Russian television programmes were broadcast there, including President Putin’s live question-and-answer session. The city administration office, also occupied by opponents of the central government, appeared to be working normally. At 18:00, following information about a disruptive protest at the Donetsk International Airport, the team visited the airport to verify the situation on the ground. In its assessment, the overall situation was normal and calm. At the departures hall, the team observed the presence of around 30 people of different age groups with St. George’s ribbons on their clothes and one man with a “Donetsk People’s Republic” flag on his shoulders.
The Donetsk team spoke also to the local Rabbi, who confirmed media reports about anti-Jewish fliers signed by the self-declared “People’s Governor of Donbas” (the Ukrainian and Russian name for the area covering the Donetsk and Luhansk regions). The text called upon local Jewish people to present themselves for registration, threatening deportation and confiscation of property if they failed to do so. According to the Rabbi, on 15 April, three or four masked men arrived on foot at the synagogue and handed several of these fliers to people located on the premises. They returned later that night by car and handed out more of the fliers. The self-declared governor denied that he and his office were responsible for the flier.
The team observed armed Ukrainian police watching the activities of the traffic police in Volnovakha (approximately 60 km south of Donetsk).
In Mariupol, as of 11:25, there were no helicopters or aircraft seen flying over the city. The town appeared to be functioning normally. The Mariupol Administration building remained occupied, with the flag of the “Donetsk Republic” flying on top of the eastern structure and the flag of the former Soviet Union flying on top of the west building. Mariupol’s Mayor claimed that the City Administration building had been occupied by 40 fighters assisted by Russian intelligence officers, and that most of the Mariupol and Donbas population were in favor of significant decentralization of Ukraine but did not support separatism.
The team left Mariupol, travelling to the Ministry of Interior Internal Forces compound, arriving at 13:12. Outside the entrance of the compound there was a government jeep which had been fired upon and was damaged both inside and out. There were traces of blood observed on the outside of the right doors and the rear tailgate of the vehicle. The metal gates to the compound entrance had at some point been removed and discarded to the side of the road. The entrance had been blocked by two large government trucks, parked facing into the compound. Upon entering the compound, the team observed that the front of both trucks had bullet holes in both the window and body. The team observed evidence that Molotov cocktails had been used against the compound, and there was one building that had burned to the ground and was still smoldering. At 15:00, the team went to the Emergency Medical Hospital. According to its director, five patients were brought to this facility, all with gunshot wounds. He also checked the daily registry for Mariupol and found that on 16 April, a total of 16 people were treated for wounds in various medical facilities. According to the Ministry of Interior and the Mayor, there were three fatalities. The Medical Director confirmed one; however, he could not personally confirm any others as he was only working at the emergency hospital. At around 15:30 the team arrived at Mariupol Airport. Upon approaching the terminal, there appeared to be no more activity than had been seen the day before, with Ukrainian flags flying. However, upon closer observation, four Ukrainian military helicopters were seen parked on the tarmac.
The general situation in Dnepropetrovsk, Kherson and Odessa remained calm and quiet, as assessed by the monitoring teams. On the main roads in the vicinity of Odessa an increasing number of roadblocks were seen as compared to previous days. They were manned by unarmed or armed police, often accompanied by local volunteers supporting a unitary state structure for Ukraine.
The situation continues to be calm in Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv. According to a representative of Lviv’s local Russian community, its situation is “precarious” but far from being dangerous at the moment. He noted an absence of any Russian-speaking pre-schools in the region.
The centre of Kyiv was generally calm, and a regular police presence was observed throughout the day in the city centre. The team observed the behaviour of football fans during the match between Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk and spoke to a Shakhtar football team security officer, who confirmed that despite the Donetsk team winning in Kyiv and the fans of both teams being arch rivals, there was not a single clash or incident of violence among the fans and, as he put it, “there was a tremendous sense of unity, with ‘Ukraine – One country’ slogans chanted by fans of both teams during the game on a regular basis.” http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117844
Ukraina trappar upp mot proryssar
”Vid en presskonferens i Kiev meddelar den ukrainska säkerhetstjänsten SBU att den trappar upp sin operation i länet Charkiv för att spärra av de delar som pro-ryska separatister kontrollerar från civilbefolkningen, skriver den ukrainska tidningen Kyiv Post.
Enligt SBU förstärks säkerheten främst runt staden Charkiv, den näst största staden i Ukraina. Alla fordon kontrolleras i jakt på vapen, ammunition och sprängmedel.” läs mer på http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/ukraina-trappar-upp-mot-proryssar_3478470.svd
“What Ukrainians and the rest of the world see as Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin sees as Novorossiya, or New Russia.
That Novorossiya is Ukrainian is a historical injustice, Putin said, in his hours-long live television question-and-answer session on April 17.
“I will remind you, using the terminology of the czarist times, this is Novorossiya: Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Odesa were not part of Ukraine in czarist times. These are territories that were passed on to Ukraine in the 1920s by the Soviet government.” Putin said. “Why did they do it? God only knows.”
After comments like these and others dismissing Ukraine’s sovereignty, is there any wonder why Ukrainians fear they will soon face a full-scale military invasion from the east?” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/kremlin-terrorism-344082.html
Armed men put Putin on the air in eastern Ukraine
“Armed men took over a television tower in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and switched it to Russian channels playing an almost non-stop stream of sound-bites from a marathon TV phone-in by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Employees at the tower said the men, who were armed with Kalashnikov rifles, barged in after arriving in cars and frightening off guards by firing a shot.
TV engineers accompanying the men then took Ukrainian channels off the air and replaced them with five Russian channels.”
SVT:s reporter har intervjuat ockupanter i Donetsk “-Vi lämnar inga byggnader”
”De pro-ryska separatister som ockuperar en myndighetsbyggnad i Donetsk i östra Ukraina tänker inte lämna den. De hävdar att regeringen i Kiev också ockuperar byggnader och att den ska avgå först.”
”Gick till attack mot Bildt
Men de pro-ryska ledarna verkade känna till Sveriges utrikesminister Carl Bildt.
– De sade att han borde syssla med Sveriges problem och intressen i stället för att vara upprörd över Ukraina. Han borde ta hand om ”de etniska upploppen i Stockholm”. Och de sade att han är kompis med Jatsenjuk och Turtjynov, säger Elin Jönsson.” Se och läs reportaget här http://www.svt.se/nyheter/varlden/vi-lamnar-inte-nagra-byggnader
Turchynov, Yatseniuk: Local authorities in Ukraine to receive right to decide on official regional languages
“Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov has said that the local authorities will receive the powers to decide on official languages in their respective areas, while Ukrainian will be the state language across the country.”
Putins 4 timmars TV-show nu översatt till engelska
Putins hade igår en egen TV-show där han under 4 timmar svarade på tittarnas frågor. Nu är hela programmet översatt till engelska av Washington Post.
NATO Military Commander: Evidence Proves Russian Forces Already in Ukraine
General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, ALLIED COMMAND OPERATIONS har idag bloggat.
“It’s hard to fathom that groups of armed men in masks suddenly sprang forward from the population in eastern Ukraine and systematically began to occupy government facilities. It’s hard to fathom because it’s simply not true. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is a military operation that is well planned and organized and we assess that it is being carried out at the direction of Russia.”
“The weapon handling discipline and professional behavior of these forces is consistent with a trained military force. Rifle muzzles are pointed down, fingers not on triggers, but rather laid across trigger mechanisms.
Coordinated use of tear gas and stun grenades against targeted buildings indicates a level of training that exceeds a recently formed militia.”
“Finally, the weapons and equipment they carry are primarily Russian army issue. This is not the kind of equipment that civilians would be likely to be able to get their hands on in large numbers.”
Zhirinovsky förolämpade gravid journalist och hotade med att hon borde våldtas. På kvällen gick Dumans talman ut och bad offentligt om ursäkt
Bild m översättning https://twitter.com/Ukroblogger/status/457123451245830144
Ursäkten finns beskriven på http://www.rferl.org/content/duma-speaker-apologizes-for-zhirinovsky-insults/25354289.html
Putin told Edward Snowden that Russia doesn’t use mass surveillance on its citizens. Here’s a reality check http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/04/17/putin-told-edward-snowden-that-russia-doesnt-use-mass-surveillance-on-its-citizens-heres-a-reality-check/
NBC har låtit en rysslandsexpert översätta vad Putin EGENTLIGEN svarar på frågorna i gårdagens TV-show. Inte så vetenskapligt kanske… http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/rules-be-damned-translating-vladimir-putin-ukraine-n83386
Chaos Grips Kiev as Ukraine’s Military Struggles to Defend the Homeland
“— there is a pervasive unwillingness among the Ukrainian troops that were sent there to open fire on their fellow citizens.
”Fighting against your own people? It’s not human,” grumbled a group of Ukrainian soldiers to observers on the outskirts of Sloviansk on Thursday. It’s a sentiment that the separatists are ruthlessly exploiting on the ground.”
“”There are different, more indirect ways of fighting,” he replied. ”In the very beginning of the Russian encroachment in Crimea only 100 people took over the administrative buildings. At the time, we had around 20,000 troops, some very capable — Special forces and SEAL teams that we could have deployed,” he said. (Anatoliy Grytsenko)
We could have taken back the buildings, arrested the leaders — many of whom later became leaders in Crimea’s government — and put them on trial in Kiev.”
”It was doable then,” he continued, ”without the need for all out war and without using aircraft or artillery. At every stage there were choices. As time passed the choices got harder, but they were there.” Läs den mycket intressanta artikeln på http://mashable.com/2014/04/18/chaos-kiev-ukraine-military/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
A Russian combat helicopter performs an impressive, quite dangerous, low pass
Se den här filmen ” the Alligator performs an impressive, dangerous pass at ultra-low altitude” http://theaviationist.com/2014/04/18/kamov-alligator-flyby/
Uppmaningen att judar skulle registreras var falskt. Ingen myndighet/styre står bakom detta. Lapparna var en provokation.
” U.S. officials Thursday denounced what one called a ”grotesque” leaflet ordering Jews in one eastern Ukrainian city to register with a government office, but the Jewish community there dismissed it as a ”provocation.”
The fliers were handed out by masked men in front the main synagogue in Donetsk, where pro-Russian protesters have declared a ”People’s Republic,” Jewish leaders there said. The document warned the city’s Jews to register and document their property or face deportation, according to a CNN translation of one of the leaflets.”
”It’s important for everyone to know its not true,” said the rabbi, Shmuel Kaminezki. ”The Jews of Donetsk will not do what the letter says.”
”It’s chilling. I was disgusted by these leaflets,” Pyatt said. ”Especially in Ukraine, a country that suffered so terribly under the Nazis, that was one of the sites of the worst violence of the Holocaust. To drag up this kind of rhetoric is almost beyond belief.”
Nato skickar fartyg till Östersjön
”Nato kommer att skicka delar av sin marina snabbinsatsstyrka till Östersjön. Fyra minsvepare och ett underhållsfartyg skickas till Östersjön och ska stanna där ”under överskådlig tid”, säger en Natotalesman.
Norge, Nederländerna, Belgien och Estland bidrar till styrkan som just nu samlas i tyska Kiel.”
Nu öppnades en möjlighet att visa solidaritet – på rikigt
Igår tillkänna gav Nato att man skall skicka fyra minsvepare till Baltikum.
Skipper skriver idag på sin blogg om att Sverige nu har chansen att visa sin solidaritet med de baltiska länderna och också skicka fartyg som stöd. Läs hans inlägg här http://navyskipper.blogspot.se/2014/04/nu-oppnades-en-mojlighet-att-visa.html
Time-The 600 Years of History Behind Those Ukrainian Masks
“`Maskirovka’ has been a part of the Russian military since before there was a Russia
Maskirovka (which is rooted in the English word, mask) is designed to sow confusion and frustration among opponents by denying them basic information.
The anonymous troops in eastern Ukraine say only that they’re “Cossacks,” but Ukrainian and Western officials believe many of them are led by Russian special forces.”
Läs hela Time’s intressanta artikel om den ryska strategin http://time.com/67419/the-600-years-of-history-behind-those-ukrainian-masks/
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