19 april Separatisterna erkänner inte överenskommelsen i Geneve

Idag har det varit låg intensitet i Ukraina. Inga livebloggar har rapporterat vad som händer. Om det har med låg aktivitet eller att det är påsk är oklart.


Rysk övning en väckarklocka för Sverige

Svenska Dagbladet har idag mycket utförligt gått igenom förra årets Ryska Påsken, och ytterligare några allvarliga incidenter där Ryssland uppträtt mycket aggressivt mot Sverige. Detta måste du läsa…


The Moscow Times -Ukraine Separatists Reject Diplomatic Deal to Disarm

”SLOVYANSK/DONETSK — Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said on Friday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they have seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

The agreement, brokered by the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Geneva on Thursday, seemed to be the best hope of defusing a stand-off in Ukraine that has dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the Cold War.

Ukraine’s acting president and prime minister offered some of their strongest pledges yet to strengthen constitutional rights to use the Russian language to try and defuse the protests but Kiev also said its efforts to root out the separatists would continue.”

”Denis Pushilin, head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, told journalists in Donetsk, the regional capital, that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ”did not sign anything for us; he signed on behalf of the Russian Federation”.

First, he said, the prime minister and acting president who took power in February should quit their offices, as they took them over ”illegally”.

But Alexei, another separatist in Slovyansk, acknowledged that the Geneva talks had changed the situation: ”It turns out Vova doesn’t love us as much as we thought,” he said, using a diminutive term for Putin, who is viewed by many of the separatist militias as their champion and protector.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/ukraine-separatists-reject-diplomatic-deal-to-disarm/498413.html

Tsariov issues a warning to Ukraine’s oligarchs

Presidential candidate Oleh Tsariov issued a warning to Ukraine’s oligarchs to start talking to separatists in eastern Ukraine, or face potential loss of business. The warning was released on his Facebook page, and was aimed at oligarchs of south and east.

“If you want to keep your business and have influence, within the framework of law and a democratic process, on the life of our people, you have to make agreements with people and its representatives, but not with representatives of the unlawful Kyiv authorities,” Tsariov wrote. “Otherwise the people who have risen to affirm their sovereign rights, will treat you the same way as illegitimate government in Kyiv.”


Vem är Tsariov? Nedan från Wikipedia.

”(Tsariov) — är en ukrainsk politiker parlamentsledamot och kandidat i presidentvalet 2014. Tsariov var medlem i det tidigare regeringspartiet Regionernas parti, men han blev som två andra självständiga kandidater, Serhij Tihipko och Yuriy Boyko, utesluten ur partiet 7 april 2014.

I ukrainska medier har Tsariov sagt att han vill leda de grupper i östra Ukraina som kämpar mot de nya makthavarna i Kiev.

Under valkampen överfölls Tsariov flera gångar; 9 april blev han slagen i Mykolajiv av aktivister från Högra Sektorn, i samband med ett besök på det lokala sjukhuset där han var för att besöka demonstranter som skadats i sammandrabbningar med anhängare till denya ukrainska myndigheterna. Andra gången var då en ”aggressiv, beväpnad grupp” överföll honom utanför en tv-studio i Kiev 14 april efter en rundresa i sydöstra Ukraina. Han hade varit med i det direktsända tv-programmet ”Svoboda Slova” på kanalen ICTV och blev allvarligt misshandlad utan för tv-studien och hans tillstånd är nu allvarlig. Samtidigt har åklagarmyndigheten i Kiev inlett en brottsundersökning mot Tsariov för misstänka om brott mot artikel 110 i den ukrainska strafflaggivningen (”kränkning av Ukrainas territoriella integritet”) Åklagarmyndigheten som leds av Oleh Magnitskiy ha uttalat att Tsarjov i sina tal uppmanat till separatism. I själva verket representerar han de som önskar ökad autonomi för östra Ukraina. Om brottsutredningen leder till en dom mot Tsariov kan den centrala valkommissionen beröva honom status som presidentkandidat.” http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Tsariov


”This week, the Ukrainian military launched an anti-terrorist operation to quell the pro-Russia violence and unrest that has swept eastern Ukraine. VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky interviewed troops deployed in the operation at the border between Kharkiv and Donetsk, and then traveled to Kramatorsk, where pro-Russia protesters were attempting to take over an airfield.

When Simon arrived, it seemed that the airfield was still under Ukrainian control, but the pro-Russia protesters were outside preparing to seize it. Once the head of the anti-terror operation appeared outside the base, the commander was accosted by the protesters until he retreated back inside—so much for his anti-terror operation.”


Putin – No reason why things with West can’t be normal again

Den ryska propaganda maskinen RT, har idag publicerat nedan intervju med Putin, där han bland annat tar upp hans relation med Jens Stoltenberg, som kommer bli nästa generalsekreterare för Nato

Russia sees no reason why its relationship with the West can’t normalize, President Putin said amid growing tension between the opposing camps over the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine.

“You know, it doesn’t depend on us, or rather on us alone. It depends on our partners. I believe there is nothing hindering normalization and normal cooperation,” the Russian president told Rossiya channel’s news show “Sergey Brilev’s News on Saturday”.

Vladimir Putin added that he is on good terms with former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was selected to replace NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in October.

“He is a very serious and responsible man. We’ll see how the relationship will develop in his new capacity,”Putin said, according to a pre-broadcast transcript of the interview cited by news agencies.

The comments came after interviewer, Brilev, asked Putin whether he and Stoltenberg had had any incidents in the past similar to Rasmussen’s taping of a private conversation with Putin. The Russian president shared his memories of the episode on Thursday during his annual Q&A session on TV.

While NATO initially said nothing of the kind ever happened, it was revealed later that the taping actually took place in 2002, as recounted by documentary filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen, who directed a film on Rasmussen.

In the Saturday interview Putin discussed the presence of Russian troops in Crimea, which he confirmed earlier on Thursday. The troops provided security as the peninsula was voting in a referendum to split from Ukraine and join Russia.

He also dismissed allegations that the vote took place at gunpoint, as critics of the referendum claim.

“Speaking honestly and objectively, it is clear that nobody can force all the people out of their homes at gunpoint and force them to go to polling stations and vote. But the turnout was 87 percent,” Putin pointed out.

The Russian president also rejected comparisons between the attempts of the Ukrainian authorities in Kiev to suppress protests in eastern Ukraine with Russia’s own campaigns in the turbulent south of the country in the 2000s.

“The difference is immense. We were facing an aggression of international terrorist forces in the Northern Caucasus. Those were in fact organized well-trained gangs, which received foreign support and arms. That’s a big difference,” Putin stressed.

Putin reiterated his calls to European buyers of Russian natural gas to help Ukraine with its gas debt to Russia. He stressed that the May deadline, after which Gazprom would stop supplying gas to Ukraine, unless it is pre-paid, has nothing to do with the scheduled presidential election in Ukraine.

“It has nothing to do with the election. We don’t link economics with the political process in Ukraine. On April 7 we were just supposed to receive the money owed for gas supplied in April. And we waited in vain for that $525 million. Zero. Despite it being the lowest price with all discounts applied,” he said.” http://rt.com/news/putin-interview-west-relationship-568/

The sky over Eastern regions is guarded by Armed Forces 24/7

Thousands of highly skilled Air Force military officers are involved in guarding the sky over eastern regions of Ukraine.

The website of Defense Ministry has made such statement. Military in the sky are patrolling 24/7 over the east of Ukraine.

“Periodically, we involve military planes and helicopters for more reliable control of air sovereignty. Within counter-terrorist operation there is continuous exchange of information between security forces. Thereby, the reliable guard of the air all over Ukraine is being provided,” the statement says. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?the_sky_over_eastern_regions_is_guarded_by_armed_forces_247&objectId=434494&lang=en

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.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/17/us-ukraine-crisis-tv-idUSBREA3G1Y520140417

Mahera: Elections can be held in the state of emergency

According to the Deputy Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission Andriy Mahera, the presidential elections could be held in the state of emergency in separate regions.

He made such statement live at Hromadske Radio, Ukrayinska Pravda online news edition informs.

”The point is, I doubt there would be a real voting at some polling stations. And in terms of the law on Presidential Elections, the results of the voting will be set regardless the number of polling stations or electoral districts where the voting was not carried out,” – Mahera stated

He emphasized on importance of these elections since the result will erase the problem of the legitimacy of Ukrainian authorities. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?mahera_elections_can_be_held_in_the_state_of_emergency&objectId=434529&lang=en

Almost 70% of southeast population do not consider Yanukovych a president, KIIS

According to the survey of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, as of the middle of April, only every fifth citizen of Southeast Ukraine considers Viktor Yanukovych a legitimate president of Ukraine.

”More than two thirds (69.8%) of the grown-up population in the southern and eastern Ukraine do not consider Viktor Yanukovych a legitimate president of the country. There is not region where the belief in the illegitimacy of the former president is lower than a half,” the survey’s results show which were conducted on the request of ZN.UA by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

Meanwhile, every fifth person (19.8%) in 8 regions considers Yanukovych a legitimate president, those who still have not decided yet are 8.5%. Läs mer om undersökningens resultat på http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?almost_70_of_southeast_population_do_not_consider_yanukovych_a_president_kiis&objectId=434374&lang=en

Ny blogg om Ukraina med mycket insatta källor

Peter Larsson https://twitter.com/Herravaldet har skapat en blogg där han nu lägger ut sin inside information från Ukraina. Han har tidigare twittrat ut sina nyheter, nu har han skapat en blogg där han kan skriva lite mer utförligt. Gå in och läs hans mycket intressanta beskrivning av vad som EGENTLIGEN händer i Ukraina. http://herravaldet.se/blogg/


”The spokesperson of the Russian Federation President Dmitry Peskov confirmed reinforcement of the military presence next to the borders with Ukraine.

He made such statement at one of the Russian channels.

According to Peskov, due to the situation in Ukraine, the military bases which are permanently located in the western region of Russia were reinforced. The dates and places of Russia’s military redeployment were not specified.

There are troops near Ukrainian border. Some are located there permanently. Others were deployed for enforcement due to the situation in Ukraine – the country where military coup has recently happened,

—Putin’s Press Secretary said.

Peskov emphasized that in this way Russia take ”precautions in ensuring its safety.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?moscow_acknowledges_reinforcement_of_russias_troops_at_the_border_with_ukraine&objectId=434465&lang=en

Ukraine Acting Foreign Minister Deshchytsia and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Chief Apakan meet on implementation of Geneva Statement

”KYIV, Ukraine, 19 April, 2014 –Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), Amb. Ertugrul Apakan, met today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the participants of the 17 April Geneva meeting – the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States.

At the meeting it was agreed to move ahead rapidly with the practical implementation of the Geneva Statement. In this regard the meeting’s participants recognized the need to take immediate concrete steps towards de-escalation. Deshchytsia informed on first steps already taken in this direction. Apakan informed of plans to send the Deputy Chief Monitor to Eastern Ukraine today to work on the practical modalities of the implementation, as well as on the ongoing work of the monitoring teams on the ground.

The participants in the meeting agreed to meet regularly in the coming days to co-ordinate implementation of the Geneva Statement as swiftly as possible.” http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm/117860

Sweden’s Goals Fuel Saab’s Acquisitions

Defence News skriver en stor artikel om turerna kring Saabs köp av Kockums. Förvånad över att det nu blir ytterligare en leverantör av ubåtar på en redan mättad marknad.

Läs den rejäla artikeln på http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140419/DEFREG01/304190019?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Kiev pledges not to attack separatists as Russia defends troop deployments

The Ukrainian government pledged on Saturday not to attack separatists in the eastern part of the country over Easter as the Russian government justified the buildup of its forces at the border.

The Ukrainian foreign ministry promised ”the suspension of the active phase of the anti-terrorist operation” among a list of government initiatives to defuse the crisis. A spokeswoman for the SBU state security service said on Saturday the suspension was ”linked to the implementation of the Geneva agreement and the Easter holidays”.

In Moscow Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said that an increase in troop levels near the border was caused by concern over instability in Ukraine.

”We … have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself,” he told Rossiya 1 television.

”Forgive me but, [Ukraine] is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security.”

Läs hela artikeln på http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/19/russia-defends-army-ukraine-border

Upprörda känslor efter Staffan Heimersons krönika ”Svenska duvor ska skrämma ryssen på flykt” i Aftonbladet.

I sin krönika tar han upp sin syn på vad som hände under Ryska Påsken, och Försvarsmaktens oförmåga att svara på frågor. Läs krönikan på http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/kolumnister/staffanheimerson/article18745341.ab

Försvarsmaktens informationsdirektör, Erik Lagersten bemötte under eftermiddagen krönikan. http://blogg.forsvarsmakten.se/kommentar/2014/04/19/avseende-en-kronika-av-staffan-heimerson/

Jägarchefen har skrivit ett nytt inlägg ”I Krimkrisens Skugga Del 2 – Den Nordiska Spelplanen”

”När krisen i östra Ukraina har ebbat ut är det mycket troligt att Ryssland kommer flytta sitt fokus och påbörja en påverkan av både Sverige och Finland. Båda dessa stater är militärt alliansfria samt befinner sig inom Rysslands geopolitiska intressesfär. Påverkan kommer ske med dels dolda medel dels öppna medel för att påverka de två staternas säkerhetspolitiska agerande i en riktning som gynnar Ryssland med ett huvudfokus på att ingendera av staterna skall ansluta sig till NATO” Läs hela hans analys på http://jagarchefen.blogspot.se/2014/04/i-krimkrisens-skugga-del-2-den-nordiska.html

Malin Siwe ”Gärna Jas men skippa lottorna”

”Ett privat företag med risig ekonomi på en snabbt föränderlig¬ marknad hade ¬osentimentalt gjort sig av med sådant bjäfs i ett nafs.

»Försvaret – en utmaning för staten«, hette Riksrevisionens sågning som presenterades förra veckan. Försvaret – en utmaning för det sunda förnuftet, skulle man också kunna säga.

Granskningen går inte ner på petitessnivå. Men djävulen gömmer sig i detaljerna. Tillåts irrationaliteten i det lilla är det utslag av en tankeoredig kultur. Låt oss gå ned till miljonkontona i budgeten som omfattar 43 miljarder kronor nu – och mååånga miljarder till om de senaste veckornas utspel om nya Jas Gripenplan, Saabbyggda ubåtar och ännu nyare luftvärn blir till beslut.

Härom veckan kom den femtielfte artikeln som pläderade för evigt liv för Marinens musikkår i Karlskrona. Det var det vanliga om obruten tradition sedan stadens grundande, om moralhöjning och att orkestern skapar förtroende för Försvarsmakten. De argumenten biter inte vidare bra. —” Läs hela hennes mycket vassa debattartikel på http://www.fokus.se/2014/04/garna-jas-men-skippa-lottorna/


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