Idag meddelade Putin att han har dragit tillbaka sina styrkor från den Ukrainska gränsen, samt att han uppmanar även separatisterna i östra Ukraina att skjuta upp folkomröstningen den 11 maj. NATO håller dock inte med om att Ryssland har dragit tillbaka sina styrkor.
Sammanfattning av dagen
Putin calls for postponement of May 11 referendum in eastern Ukraine
”On May 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for Kremlin-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone a May 11 referendum on joining the Russian Federation.
He called the May 25 Ukrainian presidential election ” a step in the right direction,” but noted that ”it will not solve anything unless all of Ukraine’s people first understand how their rights will be guaranteed once the election has taken place.”
Putin stressed that ”direct dialogue between the Kiev authorities and representatives of southeast Ukraine is the key to settling this crisis.” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/putin-calls-for-postponement-of-may-11-referendum-in-eastern-ukraine-full-remarks-346758.html
Läs hela Putins anförande här på engelska http://eng.news.kremlin.ru/transcripts/7143
Sent på onsdagskvällen kom Ukrainas kommentar på Putins utspel.
Statement of the MFA of Ukraine on de-escalation intents expressed by Presidents of the Russian Federation and the OSCE Chair Switzerland
Today Presidents of the Russian Federation and the OSCE Chair Switzerland announced intents to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine.
Despite a front of the ”good faith” gesture, the content and rhetoric that were voiced at the Kremlin have nothing in common with true search of a settlement.
Discussion of the peaceful settlement in Ukraine, but without Ukraine is senseless and unacceptable.
Instead of statements we need real actions.
First of all, Russia should implement obligations assumed under Geneva accords and distance itself from terrorist activities in the east of Ukraine, publicly call upon separatist factions to lay down their arms and cease actions by subversive groups.
Withdrawal of Russian armed forces from Ukrainian borders should be genuinely confirmed.
Any so-called ”terrorist referenda” in the east of our country are illegal by definition. Thus, an appeal to «postpone» them is just a mockery and by no means a sign of goodwill. Such scenario Russia has already implemented in Crimea.
Substitution of notions should be terminated. There is no civil war in Ukraine. The essence of the conflict is aggression of the Russian Federation against our country, occupation of Crimea and impudent interference in internal affairs, accompanied by support for terrorist actions against Ukrainian citizens and territorial integrity of the state.
A full-scale national dialogue with all political actors, regional representatives and the civil society is an absolute priority of the Government of Ukraine. All necessary conditions for peace and security should be established to make this dialogue possible. However, a dialogue with terrorists is impermissible and unconceivable. Protection of peoples’ lives and elimination of terrorism which undermines any possibility of the dialogue is the goal of the anti-terrorist operation being conducted in certain locations in the east of our country. Therefore, combined international effort to contain and counteract any sources of terrorism should become a fundamentally important step.
Ukraine welcomes and supports the important role of the OSCE in international efforts aimed at de-escalating the situation. Particularly valuable will be those efforts of the Organization that will facilitate continuation of a nationwide dialogue in Ukraine, implementation of a mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission and engagement of international observers to monitor the elections of the President of Ukraine on May 25, 2014.
The statements made on May 7th in Moscow demonstrate the first results of consolidated international pressure on the Kremlin in response to the aggression committed against Ukraine.
The position of our country consistently remains open to dialogue in bilateral and multilateral dimensions, as well as aimed at peacefully averting threats to Ukraine and our people.” http://mfa.gov.ua/en/press-center/comments/1251-zajava-mzs-ukrajini-z-privodu-vislovlenih-prezidentami-rosijsykoji-federaciji-i-shvejcariji-golovujuchoji-v-obse-namiriv-dejeskalaciji-situaciji-v-ukrajini
Donetsk gears up for independence referendum
“More than three million ballot papers have already been distributed across the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine for a referendum on independence due to take place on Sunday, according to the pro-Russia activist Roman Lyagin, who describes himself as the ”chairman of the central election commission of the Donetsk People’s Republic”. Läs hela den intressanta artikeln på http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27315605
Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom William Hague supposes the Russian saboteurs are acting in Eastern Ukraine.
“He told this today in Kyiv during his press conference.
I’d like to say some words about those people who seize the building and build up the checkpoints on the roads. It is obvious that their leaders, their training, their equipment and armament, their behavior in Crimea show those aren’t pro-Russian forces but, in fact, Russian ones,— Hague mentioned
According to the British diplomat, the majority of those people, who seize the buildings, are ”hired criminals”. They are not the local inhabitants. ”There is no doubt that the Russian government wants to create a provocation and conflict in southern and eastern Ukraine in order to disrupt the elections on May 25”, he stressed.”
The Ukrainian law enforcement officers have apprehended 16 separatists today in Mariupol during the anti-terrorist operation. The city is surrounded by the Ukrainian troops.
Mariupol is surrounded by Ukrainian troops, 16 separatists are already apprehended
“According to the acting head of the presidential administration Serhiy Pashynskyi, the situation in the city is calm.
”The city hall is retaken in Mariupol by police. As for now the situation in Mariupol is quite calm. 16 people were apprehended”, Pashynskyi told.
He has added the pre-trial check will be conducted in Mariupol individually to every apprehended.
”If they weren’t armed and committed no crimes then, I suppose, the soft interim measure will be chosen”, the acting head of presidential administration told.”
SBU Releases Phone Recording Between Separatist Leader and Russian Neo-Nazi Politician
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has released a recording of an intercepted phone conversation between Dmytro Botisov, who they describe as one of the ”leaders of the unregistered Orthodox Donbas organisation” in Donetsk, and Aleksandr Barkashov, the leader of the Russian National Unity movement in Moscow. Russian National Unity is a neo-Nazi political group, active since the early 90s, though they have somewhat faded from view in recent years.
Nedan är en video med engelsk textning av samtalet som SBU har laddat upp på Youtube
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— AndersFogh Rasmussen (@AndersFoghR) 7 maj 2014
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) 7 maj 2014
— Missilito (@Missilito) 7 maj 2014
— Myroslava Petsa (@myroslavapetsa) 7 maj 2014
— BI MIL/DEF (@BI_Defense) 7 maj 2014
— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) 7 maj 2014
Earlier today Russia’s foreign ministry released an epic PDF detailing alleged human rights violations in Ukraine http://t.co/cI66Ij8WSY
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) 7 maj 2014
— Annika N Christensen (@annikanc) 7 maj 2014
— NATOSource (@NATOSource) 7 maj 2014
Watching Putin postpone the referendum inside the Donetsk referendum HQ pic.twitter.com/RojbBaIqn8
— Mike Giglio (@mike_giglio) 7 maj 2014
Some sort of fake referendum in Eastern Ukraine on May 11 was part of destabilisation plan. Good step if Moscow now ditches it.
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) 7 maj 2014
— Paul Sonne (@PaulSonne) 7 maj 2014
— Aureliano Buendia (@Aureliano_no_24) 7 maj 2014
— VICE News (@vicenews) 6 maj 2014