Det blev ett våldsamt första maj ”firande” i Donetsk. Nato anser nu att Ryssland är en motståndare och inte en partner. Varannan svensk vill att försvarets resurser ska öka
Ukraina återinför värnplikten för män mellan 18-25 år
Text från ITAR-TASS så det är skrivit i propaganda stil, tar dock denna text då den har uppgifter om antalet värnpliktiga. (Notera titeln Parliament-appointed acting President) Man kan säga att de inte tycker han är en riktig president… Så påpassligt att förre presidenten avvecklade den allmänna värnplikten ett halvår innan invasionen fr Ryssland
”Parliament-appointed acting President Alexander Turchinov on Thursday, May 1, signed a decree reviving army conscription in Ukraine over the crisis in the south-eastern regions of the country.
The decree will apply to young men aged 18-25 who are not entitled to exemption or deferment from military service.
In October 2013, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich signed a decree that ordered the last conscription campaign in the country, after which the Armed Forces were supposed to move on to service on a contractual basis. Under that decree, 10,800 young men were drafted into the army, bringing the overall numeral strength of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to about 168,000 personnel. An army reform plan worked out by that time called for their dramatic reduction from 180,000 to 70,000 personnel within five years.” http://en.itar-tass.com/world/730190
Ukraine’s government loses more ground after violent clash in Donetsk
“A May Day parade in Donetsk ended in a violent clash outside the regional General Prosecutor’s Office today, and the seizure of yet another government building by Kremlin-backed militants who want Ukraine’s most populous oblast to secede.
Demonstrators who said they had come to hold a peaceful rally outside the office, which was guarded by about 100 riot police, demanded that the prosecutor come out to talk to them. When no one emerged, the crowd began to throw bricks and paving stones extracted from the park outside.
Rubber bullets were apparently fired from the windows, and stun grenades thrown. Protesters stormed the building and chased fleeing riot police down the street, stripping them of their shields and riot gear.
The militants said that three in their ranks were injured during the attack. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said one of their officers was injured.
The crowd which stormed the office was a hard-core 300 hundred or so, from more than 1,000 who had marched through the city centre at midday.
Waving Russian and Soviet flags, as well as those of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian Bloc and Communist parties, and even a huge portrait of Josef Stalin with the words ”Death to Fascism,” the generally good-natured crowd had marched from Lenin Square to the town militia headquarters, taking down Ukrainian flags outside an energy firm and a registration office on the way and replacing them with Russian ones. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/ukraines-government-loses-more-ground-after-violent-clash-in-donetsk-345900.html
CNN rapporterar att det i Donetsk blev 26 skadade, varav 4 med skottskador under torsdagen.
Läs och se deras rapportering om dagens händelseri Donetsk http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/01/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/index.html
— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) 1 maj 2014
18.000 of Russian troops within 50 km of the Ukrainian border
According to the coordinator of Informational resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk, up to 18,000 of Russian troops are located within 50 km of the border between Russia and Ukraine.
At the same time, he emphasized, there are more troops within 200 km zone near the Ukrainian border, including those, who are deployed in Crimea and Transnistria. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?18_thousand_of_russian_troops_within_50_km_of_the_ukrainian_border_tymchuk_photo&objectId=438385&lang=en
Communists, pro-Russian separatists unite in Kharkiv May Day rally
Communists and Russian sympathizers marched as they always do every May 1, in unison, dressed in Soviet red and carrying flags adorned with the hammer and sickle and busts of former rulers Vladimir Lenin and Josef Stalin. Veterans marched in shiny shoes and pressed blue-and-green uniforms, decorated with a myriad of medals, as grinning women clung to their arms.
“Kharkiv must stand up and fight! We won’t be ruled by the junta government in Kyiv!” a man shouted from the stage, referring to the country’s new authorities, which came to power after the three-month EuroMaidan Revolution that ousted the former President Viktor Yanukovych. The crowd roared in reply: “Kharkiv – stand up!” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.kyivpost.com/multimedia/photo/may-day-in-kharkiv-345896.html
Terrorists plan provocations with victims in Slovyansk for tomorrow
“As the coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk reports, the separatists are planning the provocations in Slovyansk for tomorrow, where people may be injured.
He wrote this on his Facebook page.
”The pro-Russian terrorists are going to conduct another provocation tomorrow, where people may be killed. This should be done by order of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces Joint Staff”, the statement says.
According to the information, provided by Tymchuk, the sabotage attack is going to be conducted under the guise of Right Sector militants.
He adds such action will be coincided with the arrival of high-ranked official of the Russian Federation to Ukraine, who will come to Ukraine as if to hold negotiations on the release of OSCE representatives, captured by the terrorists.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?terrorists_plan_provocations_with_victims_in_slovyansk_for_tomorrow_tymchuk&objectId=438530&lang=en
Russian Foreign Ministry: -Use of force in Eastern Ukraine to lead to disastrous consequences
“Kremlin supposes the assault special operation of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in Eastern Ukraine will violate the Geneva agreements and lead to a disaster.
This is mentioned in the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
”Moscow is deeply concerned with the information circulated in mass media about the intentions of Kyiv regime to launch assault special operation in south-eastern regions of the country, involving the ultranationalists from Right Sector”, statement says.
Kremlin suggests the realization of such plans violates Geneva agreements and will lead to a disaster.
”Such irresponsible and aggressive actions of the current Ukrainian government can lead to disastrous consequences, if they are implemented. Punitive measures against its own people will speak for the inability of the Kyiv leadership to fulfill his obligations under the Geneva declaration”, – the Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?use_of_force_in_eastern_ukraine_to_lead_to_the_disaster_russian_mfa&objectId=438494&lang=en
For the first time since the end of the Soviet Union a May Day parade is passing through Red Square Moscow
“Today, for the first time since the end of the Soviet Union and reflecting what Russian commentators say is a patriotic “wave” and “nostalgia” for the USSR, a May Day parade is passing through Red Square — although Vladimir Putin is not atop the Lenin Mausoleum, as his Soviet predecessors were, because it is closed for reconstruction.” http://www.interpretermag.com/soviet-style-may-day-celebrations-making-a-comeback-under-putin/
Att vifta med Ukrainska flaggan i Moskva är ett säkert sätt att bli bortsläpad
Europe support for Russia sanctions: all over the map pic.twitter.com/uaMpSmgnen
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) 1 maj 2014
Separatists seized city council in Amvrosiivka
“Separatists seized city council in Amvrosiivka. Yesterday, 30 armed people on 6 cars arrived at Amvrosiivka, broke down the door to the city hall and flew the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’. One of the cars had the symbols of the State Guard, informs UNN citing ‘Novosti Donbassa’. According to media reports, the city hall was empty during the attack. Separatists have also replaced the flag on the building of the Regional State Administration. In both cases the state flags were torn and trampled.
The five officers that arrived on the scene stated that there were ‘with the people’, and the separatists tied St. George’s ribbons on them. Later, the separatists in three cars drove to the home of the pro-unity mayor Ihor Skliarov, brought him to the city hall and forced to write a letter of resignation.” https://www.facebook.com/euromaidanpr/posts/255613791289097
Shukhevych: – Moscow Will Face a Partisan War if It Moves Deeper into Ukraine
“Ukrainians have “enormous experience” with partisan war and will draw on it if Kyiv surrenders any more Ukrainian territory to Russia or if Moscow seizes any on its own, according to Yuriy Shukhevych, the leader of the Ukrainian National Assembly-Ukrainian National Self Defense (UNO-UNSO) organization.
Shukhevych and the UNO-UNSO are often dismissed as marginal figures, but his argument here may be important because the prospect of facing such resistance is probably among most important factors keeping Moscow from moving to annex larger parts of Ukraine.” Läs hela intervjun på http://www.interpretermag.com/moscow-will-face-a-partisan-war-if-it-moves-deeper-into-ukraine-shukhevych-says/
China and Russia will stage joint naval drills in the East China Sea off Shanghai in late May
“China and Russia will stage joint naval drills in the East China Sea off Shanghai in late May, China’s ministry of national defense has said.
The ”Joint Sea-2014” drills are regular exercises held by Chinese and Russian navies, and are aimed to enhance practical cooperation between the two militaries and to strengthen their capabilities to jointly deal with maritime security threats, said a report published on the ministry’s website.
China and Russia held similar drills off the coast of Russia’s Far East last year, which saw seven vessels from China’s North Sea Fleet and South Sea Fleet and 12 vessels from Russia’s Pacific Fleet take part in the weeklong exercises.” http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-05/01/content_17478342.htm
NATO official: Russia now an adversary (översättning adversary = motståndare/fiende)
“After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Thursday.
”Clearly the Russians have declared NATO as an adversary, so we have to begin to view Russia no longer as a partner but as more of an adversary than a partner,” said Alexander Vershbow, the deputy secretary-general of NATO.
In a question-and-answer session with a small group of reporters, Vershbow said Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its apparent manipulation of unrest in eastern Ukraine have fundamentally changed the NATO-Russia relationship.” Läs hela artikeln http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/01/4091488/nato-official-russia-now-an-adversary.html
Gunmen in Lugansk Photographed Wearing Russian Military Patches
Sägs vara flera bilder, men har bara hittat en. Den ser du i denna artikel http://pressimus.com/Interpreter_Mag/press/2539
Demonstrationer i Jönköping känns mycket olustig. Påminner i det lilla om vad vi tidigare sett i Ukraina
SvP:s partiledare Stefan Jacobson bränner en EU-flagga. pic.twitter.com/pLselk9KGz
— Andreas Söderlund (@soderlundreas) 1 maj 2014
— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) 1 maj 2014
May the 1st, and neo-Nazis are marching today in St Petersburg pic.twitter.com/c7Ipjweg1O
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) 1 maj 2014
Jönköpingsborna stod upp mot nazisterna
”Kyrkklockorna ringde över Jönköping och varnade för fara.
Tusentals Jönköpingsbor – unga som gamla – stod på gatorna och stoppade nazistiska Svenskarnas Partis marsch genom stan.
– Jag har aldrig varit så stolt över den här stan, säger Johanna Linder, SR-profilen som tog initiativet till utomhusgudstjänsten som arrangerades som en reaktion på SvP:s demonstration.” Läs mer http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article18811212.ab
Danish NATO warplanes land in Estonia amid Ukraine crisis
Four Danish F-16 warplanes landed in Estonia on Wednesday, marking the first time NATO planes will be stationed in the ex-Soviet state and Russian neighbor.
The aircraft and a supporting team of 60 people arrived at the Amari air base in the west of the Baltic state at a time when NATO is reinforcing its presence in the region to allay concerns triggered.
“Your arrival in Estonia and the opening of the Amari base to regular NATO flights increases the security of our region,” Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said at a ceremony.
“But work on the security of Estonia and Europe is far from over. We are working to make our NATO allies’ stay in Estonia permanent.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.defencetalk.com/danish-nato-warplanes-land-in-estonia-amid-ukraine-crisis-59472/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Russia Starts Combat Helicopter Training Flights on Baltic Border
“A newly formed Russian army helicopter brigade has begun training flights in the northwest of the country near the borders with the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia, a spokesman for the Western Military District said Wednesday.
“Helicopters of the army aviation brigade of the Western Military District, based in the Pskov region, have begun regular training flights in the skies over northwestern Russia,” Col. Oleg Kochetkov said.
Kochetkov said the flights involve dozens of Mi-28N Night Hunter and Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters as well as Mi-8MTV-5 and Mi-26T combat transport helicopters.
The 15th army aviation brigade, formed in December and stationed at the Ostrov airbase, is fully equipped with new, recently-built helicopters. The brigade currently comprises three helicopter squadrons, with two more to be added in the near future.” Läs hela artikeln på http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140430/189494181/Russia-Starts-Combat-Helicopter-Training-Flights-on-Baltic.html
IMF godkänner stödpaket till Ukraina
”Sent på onsdagskvällen kom beskedet som regeringen i Kiev har längtat efter. Internationella valutafonden (IMF) klubbade igenom ett stödpaket till Ukraina på motsvarande 111 miljarder kronor som sträcker sig över två år. Beslutet som fattades på onsdagskvällen öppnar för en omedelbar utbetalning på 21 miljarder kronor, och möjliggör ytterligare stöd från andra givare på motsvarande 98 miljarder kronor, rapporterar nyhetsbyrån Reuters.” http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/26-4-senaste-nytt-om-ukraina_3499206.svd?sidan=14
Rysslands försvarsattaché i Kiev utvisas efter spioneri
”Strax innan meddelade regeringen att polisen gripit Rysslands försvarsattaché i Kiev, enligt ett uttalande som återgavs i lokala medier. Försvarsattachén anklagas för spioneri och ska ha tagits på bar gärning, enligt regeringen. Personen, som inte namnges, har förklarats ”persona non grata” i Ukraina och måste nu lämna landet, rapporterar nyhetsbyrån AFP.” http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/26-4-senaste-nytt-om-ukraina_3499206.svd?sidan=14
DN/IPSOS Varannan svensk vill att försvarets resurser ska öka
”Efter Ukrainakrisen har försvaret blivit en hetare politisk fråga än på många år. En ny DN/Ipsos-mätning visar att det nu finns ett brett stöd för att öka eller bibehålla försvarsutgifterna. Bara en tiondel vill spara på försvaret.
En färsk opinionsmätning som Ipsos genomfört på Dagens Nyheters uppdrag visar att 45 procent av väljarna tycker att resurserna till försvaret bör öka. En dryg tredjedel, 36 procent, tycker att det räcker med att resurserna bibehålls på dagens nivå medan endast en tiondel vill minska försvarsanslagen.” Läs om hela undersökningen och dess resultat på http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/varannan-svensk-vill-att-forsvarets-resurser-ska-oka/
Ukraine’s Invisible Election
“U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said this week that Ukraine’s presidential election may be the most important in the country’s history.
But you wouldn’t know it on the streets of Kyiv.
With one month until polling booths open, the threat of war dominates headlines. Election leaflets are rare. Just one of the 28 presidential hopefuls — Mikhaylo Dobkin, a marginal pro-Russian candidate — has placed campaign billboards in the capital.
And neither of the frontrunners are spending much time on the stump.” Läs hela artikeln om och varför man inte ser någon valkampanj på http://www.rferl.org/content/ukraines-invisible-election/25362632.html
Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies
“The secretary of state claimed in a private meeting that the U.S. intelligence community has recordings of pro-Russian forces being managed by government handlers in Moscow.
The United States has proof that the Russian government in Moscow is running a network of spies inside eastern Ukraine because the U.S. government has recordings of their conversations, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a closed-door meeting Friday.
“Intel is producing taped conversations of intelligence operatives taking their orders from Moscow and everybody can tell the difference in the accents, in the idioms, in the language. We know exactly who’s giving those orders, we know where they are coming from,” Kerry said at a private meeting of the Trilateral Commission in Washington. A recording of Kerry’s remarks was obtained by The Daily Beast.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/29/kerry-u-s-taped-moscow-s-calls-to-its-ukraine-spies.html
Robotbloggen visar de senaste nyhetsartiklarna om utvecklingen i Ukraina kl 6, 9, 12 och 18
Glöm inte att titta in på min robotblogg http://oroande2.blogspot.se Där uppdateras nyheter om Ukrainakrisen från många av världens tidningar.
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