Igår uppmanade Putin att man skulle ställa in söndagens folkomröstning i Östra Ukraina. Idag kom svaret, det vill man inte alls. SÅ VA BRA, nu kan ju Putin säga att han har gjort allt han kan… Idag hade han förresten en kärnvapenövning.
SVT rapporterade idag om att en rysk spaningskärra endast var 90 m ifrån att krocka med ett SAS plan.
Imorgon skall det firas med militärparader i Ryssland, på söndag är det folkomröstning, undrar vad alla militärerna skall göra nästa vecka…
Pro-Russian Separatists To Hold Secession Referendums
“Pro-Russian separatist leaders in Donetsk and Luhansk say they will continue with referendums on self-determination on May 11 despite calls by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone them.
A ”coordinating committee” of the self-declared ”Donetsk People’s Republic” said after a meeting in a seized Ukrainian government building in the city of Donetsk on May 8 that it would hold a vote on whether to secede from Ukraine on May 11.
Putin had said in Moscow on May 7 that the separatist movements in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions should delay the holding of such referendums.
Oleksiy Chmylenko, a self-styled leader of the Luhansk separatist forces, told the Interfax news agency on May 8 that the ”people’s assembly of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic” had decided to go ahead with its independence referendum on May 11.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-ukraine-donetsk-luhansk-separatist-referendums/25378005.html
Ukraine rebels ignore Putin call to delay self-rule vote
“Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum on self-rule, declaring they would go ahead on Sunday with a vote that could lead to war.
Denis Pushilin, a leader of the self-declared separatist Donetsk People’s Republic, expressed gratitude to Putin but said the ”People’s Council” had voted unanimously on Thursday to hold the plebiscite as planned.
”Civil war has already begun,” he told reporters. ”The referendum can put a stop to it and start a political process.” A man holding a Kalashnikov stood behind him.
NATO and the United States both said they saw no sign of a Russian withdrawal from the frontier.
When NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tweeted as much, the Russian Foreign Ministry tweeted back that ”those with a blind eye” should read Putin’s statement.
NATO has accused Moscow of using special forces in the separatist takeover of mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March.
Putin acknowledged his troops were active in Crimea after initially denying any role there but says they are not involved in eastern Ukraine, a densely populated steel and coal belt responsible for roughly a third of Ukraine’s industrial output.” Läs hela artikeln http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA400LI20140508
Radio Free Europe: Explainer: The Separatist Referendums In Eastern Ukraine
Här är en bra genomgång vad som gäller för omröstningen nu på söndag. http://www.rferl.org/content/explainer-east-ukraine-separatist-referendums/25378109.html
Terrorists have captured the TV company ”Donbas”
“Activists of the self-proclaimed ”People’s republic of Donetsk” have captured the TV company ”Donbas”.
The information is provided by RBK-Ukraine reporter.
The separatists have captured the operating room, powered it off and presented ”the mandate of the People’s Republic of Donetsk” saying the TV company falls under the control of the self-proclaimed republic.
They demanded company to stop ”disseminating false information defaming the People’s Republic”.
The staff did not resist. The checkpoint, controlled by separatists, has been set at the entrance.”
Nalyvaychenko: There’s threat of terror attacks in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk on the weekend
“The Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaychenko has warned the Ukrainians about the terrorist threat in two town of Donetsk region this weekend.
”The terrorist threat remains high in Slovyansk and Kramatorsk, and we frankly report this to the people”, Nalyvaychenko has stated at the joint briefing with the Interior Minister Arsen Avakov in Kyiv.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?nalyvaychenko_theres_threat_of_terror_attacks_in_slovyansk_and_kramatorsk_on_the_weekend&objectId=440877&lang=en
Parubiy says anti-terrorist operation will continue as separatists in Luhansk, Donetsk reject Putin’s call to postpone referendum
“At a press conference on May 8, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Parubiy told journalists that Ukraine’s anti-terrorist operation will continue in the country’s eastern regions.
Parubiy’s statement came minutes before separatist leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts announced that they will hold a referendum on accession to the Russian Federation on May 11 as planned, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s May 7 call for the vote to be postponed.
In a phone call with Interfax Ukraine, Myroslav Rudenko, the co-chairman of the Donetsk People’s Republic separatist government confirmed that ”the referendum will be held on May 11.” Later, Luhansk self-defense leader Oleksiy Chmylenko, also speaking with Interfax Ukraine, said that Luhansk’s referendum “will not be postponed.”
Parubiy announced that the most recent separatist attack “was carried out on a border unit on the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions from the Russian Federation” in the early morning hours of May 8.
Ukraine’s National Guard’s 2nd Reserve Battalion will soon be deployed to the east to combat separatism, Parubiy reported. They will join the 1st Reserve Battalion, which Parubiy said has been “very actively participating in the anti-terrorist operation in Sloviansk.”
The National Guard battalions will not, however, be involved in protecting polling stations during the May 25 presidential elections. That task will be left to NGOs, civil activists, and some 70,000 Interior Ministry troops. Läs hela artikeln på http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/parubiy-says-anti-terrorist-operation-will-continue-as-separatists-in-luhansk-donetsk-reject-putins-call-to-postpone-referendum-346933.html
SAS-plan nära krocka med ryskt spaningsplan
”Ett SAS-plan på väg från Kastrup fick ändra kurs i sista stund för att inte kollidera med ett ryskt signalspaningsflygplan strax söder om Skåne. Det kan Sydnytt avslöja i dag.
Det var den tredje mars i år. SAS flight SK 681 var på väg mot den italienska huvudstaden Rom. Strax efter start från Köpenhamn fick besättningen information om ett oidentifierat flyg mitt i deras färdväg.
Ett flyg som inte syntes på SAS-planets egna varningssystem.
– Det rörde sig om ett Iljusjin Il-20M enligt den information vi fått från försvaret, säger Jens Olsson, haveriutredare på Statens haverikommission.
Upptäcktes av radarstation
Incidenten inträffade fem mil sydväst om Malmö, över internationellt vatten.
Det ryska signalspaningsplanet upptäcktes av en radarstation. Därför kunde SAS-planet, enligt en källa till SVT, få information och korrigera sin kurs. Planen passerade ändå varandra på bara 90 meters håll, alltså betydligt mindre än minimigränsen på 300 meter.
– Det är ju väldigt nära, jag kan tänka mig att det var en obehaglig upplevelse i cockpit.” http://www.svt.se/nyheter/regionalt/sydnytt/sas-plan-nara-krocka-med-ryskt-spaningsplan
Wiseman’s Wisdoms: En av farorna med den nya normalbilden
Wiseman’s Wisdoms har kommenterat incidenten när SAS planet var på kollisionskurs med den ryska spaningskärran. I sitt inlägg går han igenom förutsättningarna för hur civila och militära plan kan samsas i samma luftrum. Läs hans genomgång på http://wisemanswisdoms.blogspot.se/2014/05/en-av-farorna-med-den-nya-normalbilden.html
NATO Official: Russia Now An Adversary
“After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, NATO now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the alliance’s second-ranking official 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.” http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/nato-official-russia-now-an-adversary
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry have received OSCE road map on resolving the crisis in Ukraine
Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has received the OSCE road map on resolving the crisis in the country, drawn up by the Swiss OSCE chairmanship.
This was stated by the Director at Foreign Ministry Information Policy Department Yevhen Perebyinis.
”We’ve received a road map from the Swiss chairmanship of OSCE. We can state that it contains the majority of the elements, proposed by the Ukrainian party to the Swiss chairmanship. At the moment we are carefully considering the document. After that we will be ready to share our opinion and further proposals”, he informed. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?ukrainian_foreign_ministry_have_received_osce_road_map_on_resolving_the_crisis_in_ukraine&objectId=440830&lang=en
Russian Roulette Nr 35
On Tuesday morning the Ukrainian government announced it had ordered the halting of flights at Donetsk airport and the closure of the airspace across the region. The airport was almost completely empty, except for a few stranded travelers.
Later in the day, VICE News visited a Ukrainian regional military college where pro-Russia rebels had set up a perimeter surrounding the entrance to the building, blocking the road of any traffic. A Donetsk People’s Republic spokesperson said they heard that the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist group Right Sector was going to seize the academy and use it as a base.
In a sign of increased escalation, the militia in Donetsk was well equipped with AK-47s, RPGs, and even anti-tank missile launchers.
Putin plays nuclear war games ahead of Victory day
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday oversaw the largest post-Soviet drill with launches of strategic missiles from the Barents Sea, Plesetsk near Arkhangelsk and the Pacific.
The cross-Russia simulated nuclear attack involving submarines, bombers and land-based missiles was coordinated under supervision of Putin at the Defense Ministry’s headquarters in Moscow. The drill simulated a massive retaliatory nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack.
Today’s drill was expected, warnings to civilian aircrafts for the launch area in the Barents- and Pacific Seas were issued last week for the period May 5th to May 8th, including the drop-off areas for the second stage of the missile tubes, according to Russian navy blog.
From the Barents Sea, the Northern fleet’s Delta-IV class submarine “Tula” launched a Sineva ballistic missile that hit a target on the Kula testing range on the Kamchatka Peninsula. A Topol (SS-25) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched from Plesetsk south of Arkhangelsk, also that one targeted to the Kura range in the Far East. From the east, the Pacific fleet’s Delta-III class submarine “Podolsk” launched a SLBM targeted towards the test range on Cape Kanin on the Nenets tundra north of the White Sea.
From the air force’s strategic forces, a total of six cruise missiles were launched by Tu-95MS aircrafts. The missiles all hit their targets in the Western Military Distric RIA Novosti reports without mentioning where in the European part of Russia the target was located.
Both Vladimir Putin and his Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu made statements after the drill claiming such large scale maneuver had nothing to do with the current Ukrainian, Russian crisis. Läs hela artikeln på http://barentsobserver.com/en/security/2014/05/putin-plays-nuclear-war-games-ahead-victory-day-08-05#.U2vCzgsaXTV.twitter
Imorgon fredag skall det firas i Ryssland
RT News Victory Day parade in Moscow to showcase 69 aircraft, record number of military vehicles
“A total of 69 warplanes and helicopters, 149 military vehicles and over 11,000 troops will feature in Moscow’s Red Square parade on May 9 to mark the 69th anniversary of Russia’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
“Sixty-nine planes and helicopters from the Russian Air Force will fly over Red Square on May 9. The number symbolizes the 69th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. A total of 17 aviation groups will be employed during the parade,” Russian Air Force spokesman Col. Igor Klimov told RIA-Novosti.
Guests on Red Square and a worldwide TV audience will witness Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, Su-25 strike aircraft, Su-27 and MiG-29 fighter jets, MiG-31BM interceptors and military transport aircraft, refueling planes and military helicopters. Läs hela propaganda artikeln på http://rt.com/news/157156-victory-day-parade-russia/
Johan Wiktorin KKRVA: Ryskt spel för galleriet
I sitt inlägg tar han upp Putins utspel från gårdagen. Var det ett spel för galleriet?
”De militära och informationsmässiga faktorerna har inte förändrats, i viss mån förvärrats med kärnvapenövningen som ju är en styrkedemonstration mot omvärlden. Egentligen är det bara Putins uttalande i sig själv som pekar i motsatt riktning, men då ska vi komma ihåg att han har en del att vinna på att på ytan distansera sig från separatisterna. På så sätt behöver han inte i retoriken ta ansvar för en eventuell ”folkomröstning” i Donetsk och Lugansk. Den enda brasklappen är den centraliserade makten i presidentens händer. Om han och hans närmaste kluster skulle välja en annan väg, så går det snabbt att genomdriva den politiken. Tills vidare håller jag mig emellertid skeptisk.
Först segerdag i morgon, därefter ”folkomröstning på söndag, sedan får vi se – lagom till Försvarsberedningens rapport om en vecka.” Läs hela hans intressanta inlägg på http://kkrva.se/ryskt-spel-for-galleriet/
Yatsenyuk: – I don’t expect extremists to take a break
“The Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated that people of Ukraine celebrates the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine and Europe from Nazi Germany and for the first time it occurs under the conditions of war.
”This war is not declared officially, however it is the real war, waged by Russian regime against Ukraine. For the first time since 1941 the enemy crossed the Ukrainian border, violated its territorial integrity, annexed a part of our country, smuggled its saboteurs in Ukraine. Ukrainians are peaceful nation which never attacks first but we were left no choice now but to resort to arms. It looks like we were taken back to the 1930s, using the time machine. The shocking rhetoric of the neighbor state leader is similar to that time”, Yatsenyuk’s address says.
The Prime Minister has emphasized that Ukraine began to appreciate even more the deeds of those who fought for peace 69 years ago and competed for Ukraine and its future under the different flags after facing the external aggression and terrorists now.
Yatsenyuk has asked the Ukrainian patriots, irrespective of their ideological views, to refrain from any actions that may be used by the enemies of Ukraine in the informational war against our country.
”I didn’t hope that the extremists will take a break in their bloody affairs even for this day. The leaders of the state is informed about the black plans of Russian saboteurs and their mercenaries and take all measures to ensure safety, but we are opposed by the people who have no moral commandments”, he emphasized.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?i_dont_expect_extremists_to_take_a_break_yatsenyuk&objectId=440718&lang=en
Prodan: Ukraine could import about 6 billion cubic meters of gas from Europe in 2014
“Ukraine in 2014 could import about 6-6.5 billion cubic meters of gas (bcm) under the reverse scheme from Europe. ”Now we receive about 18 million cubic meters of gas per day from Hungary and Poland. From September 1, under the condition of the serious work of the Slovak operator, we will be able to receive up to 22 million cubic meters of gas per day from this country. Now you can count: by the end of the year we could get 6-6.5 billion cubic meters of gas,” said Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuriy Prodan” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/business/prodan-ukraine-could-import-about-6-billion-cubic-meters-of-gas-from-europe-in-2014-346991.html
Baluta – 180 organizers of mass riots apprehended in Kharkiv
“According to the head of Kharkiv regional state administration Ihor Baluta, the new top officials of the regional police office control the situation in the city.
He told this yesterday during the visiting meeting of the Cabinet, press service of Kharkiv regional administration reports.
According to him, the main events occurred here in March and early April. However, due to the joint efforts of the regional state administration, central authorities, police, Security Service of Ukraine and the prosecutor’s office the situation was taken under the control.
The law enforcement agencies have established and apprehended the most active organizers of mass riots in the city and the leaders of the pro-Russian groups, in total amount of 180 persons. Due to this fact the tension was relaxed and the amount of pro-Russian actions was reduced in Kharkiv as much as it was possible, Baluta reported.
He has noticed that 24 big checkpoints were built up across the border with Donetsk and Luhansk region in order to prevent the subversive groups entering the region.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?180_organizers_of_mass_riots_apprehended_in_kharkiv_baluta&objectId=440767&lang=en
RT News: All countries will have drone kill technology in 10 years
“In just one decade, just about every country in the world will have the means to either build or buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) capable of launching missiles at enemy targets, thus dramatically changing the face of warfare.” Läs den intressanta artikeln, men kom ihåg att du är på den ryska propagandakanalen RT News http://rt.com/news/157340-us-drones-military-defense/
Yatsenyuk says local councils to have a right to grant Russian language special status
“The government is going to propose a new constitutional provision for the local councils to have a right to grant Russian and other languages the status of special language.
This was reported by the Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his address to the people on the occasion of Victory Day.
“The Kivalov-Kolesnichenko Language Bill remains in force, adopted by the Party of Regions and Communist Party. In the regions, where the majority of people speaks Russian, it will have the status of the regional language. In fact, it will have the same rights and possibilities as the Ukrainian, the state one”, he noticed.
As the Prime Minister, I will propose a provision when considering amendments to the Constitution, according to which, while maintaining the status of Ukrainian as the sole state language, the local councils will have the right to grant special status to Russian and other languages. The unity of the country can not be achieved without listening to each other, Yatsenyuk emphasized.
In addition, the Prime Minister reported that the government would cancel the post of head of administration, which are appointed in Kyiv.
”The power should be exercised by the executive committees formed by the councils, which are elected by people. The right to manage funds will be transferred along with the powers. When we talk about decentralization, it turns out that this also concerns the humanitarian policy. What holidays to celebrate, which church to pray in, what language to speak - this is what people will never let to thrust”, PM told.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?yatsenyuk_says_local_councils_to_have_a_right_to_grant_russian_language_special_status&objectId=440712&lang=en
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