11 maj Folkomröstning i östra Ukraina

Valdagen har hittills varit lugn i östra Ukraina (kl 19:00). Det stora antalet valstationer som nämndes tidigare verkar dock ha varit betydligt färre och köerna har varit långa. I den orten Krasnoarmeysk skall dock 15 beväpnade män ha stoppat röstningen. De lät ingen gå in i vallokalen. Rogozin var i helgen på besök i Transnistrien och fiskade efter sympatisörer till en utbrytning av Transnistrien från Moldava. Han hade med sig ett antal namnunderskrifter när han stoppades inför sin hemresa. Dokumenten blev kvar i Moldavien.

Liveblog

http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/live-blog-crisis-ukraine/25359028.html

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/separatists-start-their-referendum-in-donbas-347247.html

RT News (rysk propagandakanal) har också haft livebevakning idag http://rt.com/news/eastern-ukraine-army-operation-680/

Bra sammanfattning av dagen http://mashable.com/2014/05/11/secession-vote-eastern-ukraine/

 

SvD: Kiev – Omröstningen är en kriminell fars

”Folkomröstningen om självstyre, som proryska separatister organiserar, pågår i flera städer i östra Ukraina. ”En viktig dag”, säger en väljare i staden Donetsk. Utrikesdepartementet i Kiev kallar omröstningen för en ”kriminell fars”.

Det rapporteras om ringlande köer och om dålig organisation runt folkomröstningen i östra Ukraina. I staden Mariupol, med nästan en halv miljon invånare, är bara fyra vallokaler öppna, rapporterar brittiska BBC.

Det innebär långa köer framför vallokalerna med människor och trängsel inne. I en av vallokalerna saknas det valbås.

Men de som tagit sig till vallokalerna tar röstningen på fullaste allvar.” Läs hela reportaget på http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/senaste-nytt-om-ukrainakrisen_3529532.svd?sidan=13

Separatists say they will announce results of ”referendum” on May 12 until 3 pm

“The so-called Central Elections Commission of the self-proclaimed ”People’s republic of Donetsk” expects to announce final results of the ”referendum on Donetsk region status” on Monday at 3 pm.

It was told by the head of the so-called CEC of People’s republic of Donetsk Roman Lyahin, UNN reports with reference to the local mass media.

”I expect we will be ready to announce the official results tomorrow at 3.00 pm”, he told at the press conference on Sunday.

According to him, the time of announcement may change. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?separatists_say_they_will_announce_results_of_referendum_on_may_12_until_3_pm&objectId=441785&lang=en

Parubiy: If Russia recognizes “referendum” and starts aggressive attack, Ukraine will respond

“Andriy Parubiy, Ukraine’s NSDC Secretary, assured that Ukrainian troops are ready fight back the possible attack of Russia after the so-called “referendum” in Donbas.

“If Russia recognizes the “referendum” and starts its aggressive attack, I repeatedly state: If there is an act of aggression, Ukraine will defend its territory and its country,” he said in an interview to BBC-Ukraine.

Parubiy says that Russia can attack Ukraine at any time, but Ukrainian Army is ready for this.

“We do not recognize the referendum and do not recognize that this political affair may be somehow legalized. We understand that the attack may happen on any day, and Ukrainian troops are ready to fight back possible attack or aggression from the Russian side,” Secretary said.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?if_russia_recognizes_referendum_and_starts_aggressive_attack_ukraine_will_respond_parubiy&objectId=441765&lang=en

Financed by Kremlin “referendum” is legally worthless: Foreign Ministry

“Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry stated that Ukrainian people do not recognize results of the “referendum” in Donbas, which will not have any legal consequences for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

The message of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry concerning illegal survey on the status of Donetsk and Luhansk regions makes such statement.

The ministry pointed out that the illegitimate “referendum” is organized and financed by Kremlin. It is “legally worthless and will not have any legal consequences for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

“Trained and armed, by Russia’s modern standards, terrorist gangs are standing behind “referendums” and provocations,” the document reads.

Foreign Ministry emphasizes that the majority of Ukrainian citizens in Donetsk and Luhansk regions will not yield to the provocations. Moreover, “Ukrainian people do not recognize any terrorist referendums neither in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, nor in Crimea.”

http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?financed_by_kremlin_referendum_is_legally_worthless_foreign_ministry&objectId=441696&lang=en

Mashable: In Pictures, Eastern Ukraine Votes in ‘Self-Rule’ Referendum

Bilder från dagen http://mashable.com/2014/05/11/eastern-ukraine-sovereignty-referendum/

 

Så tittar vi på hur ryska medier rapporterar om folkomröstningen och Ukraina.

RT News Lugansk and Donetsk regions vote for self-determination

“The referendum is in full swing in Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions, seeking independence from the central government. Local self-defense forces boosted security, fearing that Kiev could stage provocations to disrupt the self-determination vote.

More than fifty percent of voters in the Donetsk region have already cast their ballots, according to the head of the Central Election Commission of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic,” Roman Lyagin. He added, that the referendum results could be made public Monday afternoon.

“The turnout is not just high, it’s off the charts,” Lyagin said. “People are queuing up at polling stations, and election commissions are working at full capacity.”

The referendum turnout in the Lugansk region has already reached 65 percent, according to the chairman of the local referendum committee, Aleksandr Malykhin.

In Mariupol, recovering from Friday’s deadly clashes, only eight polling stations have been opened, according to the coordinator of the central election commission of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”, Boris Litvinov. Those willing to vote have to wait for their turn in huge queues.” Läs hela reprotaget och se videoinslag på engelska http://rt.com/news/158160-lugansk-donetsk-referendum-vote/

RT News: Kiev’s troops roll through E.Ukraine in ‘bid to disrupt voting’ – self-defense forces

“A town in the Lugansk region has come under attack by Kiev’s APCs, while in the Donetsk region Ukrainian troops have seized four polling stations, self-defense forces claim. This comes as autonomy referendums kick off in the country’s southeast.

“Around 15 APCs have come near Novoaydar,” Aleksey Chmilenko said. “Our self-defense guards are trying to stop the attack and prevent the vehicles moving farther in the direction of Lugansk.”

Meanwhile, representatives of another Lugansk region self-defense group, based in Krasny Luch, told RT that they have seen APCs in the region, but have not heard any fighting yet.

Reports of sightings of Ukrainian APCs in various towns and villages in the Lugansk region have been coming in throughout the day. One report said that as many as 45 APCs were moving from the Kharkov region in the direction of Lugansk.

Novoaydar election commission was reportedly evacuated by self-defense activists, after it had been attacked by National Guard troops.” Läs hela artikeln på http://rt.com/news/158184-kiev-attack-referendum-lugansk/

RT News: 400 US mercenaries ‘deployed on ground’ in Ukraine military op

Denna nyhet har jag svårt att tro på, men den är på RT News första sida, och därför värd att nämna. Man kan även ifrågasätta deras huvudkälla; tidningen Bild am Sonntag…

” About 400 elite mercenaries from the notorious US private security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) are taking part in the Ukrainian military operation against anti-government protesters in southeastern regions of the country, German media reports.

The Bild am Sonntag newspaper, citing a source in intelligence circles, wrote Sunday that Academi employees are involved in the Kiev military crackdown on pro-autonomy activists in near the town of Slavyansk, in the Donetsk region.

On April 29, German Intelligence Service (BND) informed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government about the mercenaries’ participation in the operation, the paper said, RIA Novosti reported. It is not clear who commands the private military contractors and pays for their services, however.

In March, media reports appeared suggesting that the coup-imposed government in Kiev could have employed up to 300 mercenaries.That was before the new government launched a military operation against anti-Maidan activists, or “terrorists” as Kiev put it, in southeast Ukraine.” Läs hela artikeln på http://rt.com/news/158212-academi-blackwater-ukraine-military/

 

Så nu över till övriga nyheter

Transnistrien i Moldavien. Putins nästa stopp?

I går var Rysslands vice Premiär minister Dmitry Rogozin på besök i Transnistrien (ryskspråkig del av Moldavien). Han träffade där ryssar och fick dem att skriva under ett upprop om att utse Transnistrien som en utbrytarregion från Moldavien. Namnunderskrifter beslagtogs av Moldaviska myndigheter innan han fick lämna landet. Men han påstår att han trots allt fick med sig de flesta underskrifterna hem till Ryssland.

Läs mer om detta på http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_338519/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=AE3zn33N

Och på: http://inforesist.org/rogozin-has-not-managed-to-deliver-signatures-to-joint-transnistria-to-russia-he-was-threatening-romania/?lang=en

Kidnapped chief of Mariupol police department found hanging

The chief of Mariupol police department Valery Androshchuk, earlier kidnapped by separatists, was found hanging at the area of Mariupol airport on May 10.

This was informed by Ostrov news agency, referring to the source from a law-enforcement agency.

“Yes, this is true. Violent death,” source informed news agency. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?kidnapped_chief_of_mariupol_police_department_found_hanging_mass_media&objectId=441710&lang=en

Lyashko says nobody has captured him: ”I’m alive, still fighting in the East”

“Member of the Parliament and a candidate for the presidential position Oleh Lyashko has refuted the information about being captured by the separatists near Mariupol.

“The terrorists have claimed they’ve captured me. People say there was a salute in Luhansk on this occasion. Big fat zero for them. I’m alive, continue to fight in the East”, Lyashko wrote on his Facebook page.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?lyashko_says_nobody_has_captured_him_im_alive_still_fighting_in_the_east&objectId=441779&lang=en

Hey Russia, American Paratroopers Jump in the Arctic, Too!

“On May 1, U.S. Army engineers parachuted into a drop zone above the Arctic Circle—less than a month after Russian soldiers descended on the North Pole. The training exercise is just one part of America’s new Arctic strategy.

The 6th Engineer Battalion jumped near the eerily named town of Deadhorse in Alaska as part of a larger exercise called Arctic Pegasus. The Air Force and Alaska Army National Guard were also involved.

Arctic Pegasus was designed to teach soldiers how to operate in “extreme cold-weather conditions.” The Pentagon is worried it might need troops who can brave severe climates in the near future.” Läs hela reportaget på https://medium.com/war-is-boring/1ff9dbbab8f2

Vice News Russian Roulette nr 36

”In an effort to curb further unrest, the Ukrainian government canceled the majority of the victory day parades across the country. Commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany during WWII, victory day came at a convenient time for the pro-Russia rebels. Claiming they’re fighting a fascist junta in Kiev, the Donetsk Peoples Republic used the symbolism of victory day to boost support for their independence referendum on Sunday.

As the Donetsk city council organized an official celebration, a thousand few people gathered in the square listening to speeches with a heavy amount of soviet nostalgia. Halfway through, it was announced that there had been deadly clashes in Mariupol, a port city to the south. VICE News headed down there to investigate the clashes that proved to be another major escalation in the Ukrainian crisis.” https://news.vice.com/video/russian-roulette-dispatch-thirty-six


Skriver ett eget inlägg om vad som är nästa steg i utvecklingen

I förmiddags skrev jag ihop mina tankar om vad som är nästa steg i Rysslands plan. Vad kan vi förvänta oss?

Idag är det folkomröstning i östra Ukraina. Söndagen den 16 mars var det folkomröstning på Krim. På tisdagen efter valet höll Putin tal och utnämnde Krimhalvön som en del av Ryssland. Vad händer denna tisdag?

Läs min sammanfattning av vad som hänt hittills och vad jag tror kommer ske härnäst. Du finner blogginlägget under detta. Eller på länken https://oroande.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/idag-ar-det-folkomrostning-i-ostra-ukraina-vad-hander-sen/

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.

Följ Oroande utveckling på Twitter. https://twitter.com/oroande

 

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