20 maj Ryska styrkorna fortfarande kvar vid gränsen

Idag har det varit en ganska lugn dag i Ukrainakonflikten. Putin är i Kina och invigde där en gemensam flottövning. Allvarligast idag är annars att Thailands militär har utlyst undantagstillstånd.






“– Acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya has said his government could not yet confirm Russia’s claim it has pulled its troops back from Ukraine’s border.

— A peaceful protest against pro-Russian separatists initiated by Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, has been held in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk against banditry by the separatist ”Donetsk People’s Republic” and actions that could lead to ”genocide.” Ukraine’s interior minister expressed support for Akhmetov’s effort.

— The Russian Foreign Ministry reportedly complained that Ukraine’s presidential vote will exacerbate the situation if the OSCE road map is not in place and there is no end to hostilities first.”


MFA calls for clarifications from Russia on new military drills at the border on May 21-27

“Official Kyiv asked Russian side to explain holding of military drills at the border areas with Ukraine, the active phase of which falls on May 24-25.

In accordance with the official web-site of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on May 21 – 25, 2014 the military exercise “Aviadarts-2014” of the Russian Air Force will be held in the vicinity of the cities of Lipetsk, Voronezh and Ryazan. The active phase of drills falls on May 24-25, in the course of which at the area of Voronezh region “the combat employment of missile, bomb and cannon weapons implemented at the ground targets, as well as destroying of air defense system of the imaginary enemy,” press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs.

The Ukrainian Foreign Office pointed out that, in accordance with Paragraph 16 of the Vienna Document on Confidence-building and safety, it appealed to the Russian Federation with a request to officially explain the purpose of holding drills and the number of forces involved.”


Ukrainian MFA: Russia hasn’t withdrawn its troops from the Ukrainian borders

“As the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine claims, Russia hasn’t withdrawn its troops from the Ukrainian borders despite the corresponding announcement of Vladimir Putin.

”In fact, at the moment there were no changes of the troops’ deployment”, the spokesperson of the Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis has noticed during the briefing.

He has noticed that ”we don’t want to think that the Russian troops ignore the orders of the Russian highest command during last month”. ”In this case, the danger for us would be even more serious than we imagine today”, Foreign Ministry spokesperson added.

However, he said, the more probable version is that the Russian leadership is not only deliberately ignoring the international law, but ”openly misinforms the international community at the highest level”. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?ukrainian_mfa_russia_hasnt_withdrawn_its_troops_from_the_ukrainian_borders&objectId=444796&lang=en

President of Russia: Start of Naval Interaction 2014 exercises

“Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping took part in the opening ceremony of the Russia-China Naval Interaction 2014 joint exercises at the Usun naval military base.

The Russia-China Naval Interaction 2014 joint drills will be conducted on May 20-26 in the airspace and waters of the northern part of the East China Sea.

The exercises involve a total of 12 vessels. The Russian navy will be represented by the Varyag missile cruiser, the Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship, the Bystry destroyer, the Admiral Nevelsky large amphibious ship, the Ilim mid-size sea tanker and Kalar sea tug. China is sending three destroyers, two patrol ships and a comprehensive supply ship to take part in the exercises. Su-30MK2 aircraft and Ka-27 helicopters will also be taking part in the joint drills to locate and identify targets, in air defence operations and naval target practice. The Russian ships will leave the port of Shanghai on May 27”

Putin höll ett öppningstal, han berör där varför de övar tillsammans.

“President Xi Jinping, officers and admirals, Today we launch the third Russian-Chinese Naval Interaction 2014 exercises. You are facing the serious and strenuous task of practicing joint actions to defend marine communications. You will be practising your combat skills, perfecting them, learning to act in full accord, in single formation, so to speak.

Combat camaraderie of this kind has long traditions. We remember that in the years of World War II our countries and our peoples were allies, together repelling the aggressor. The heroic deed of our peoples will forever serve as an example of valour patriotism and will power. We are sincerely grateful to our Chinese friends for carefully preserving the memory of the thousands of our compatriots who gave their lives for the liberation of Northeastern China.

Next year we will be marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great war. We will be holding celebrations dedicated to this anniversary, both at the bilateral level and within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. I am certain we will have a proper celebration of the event.

Today strong ties of partnership and strategic cooperation connect Russia and China. We cooperate in resolving urgent international problems and in maintaining peace and stability on the Eurasian continent.

We are also strengthening our ties in the military sphere. President Xi Jinping was the first foreign leader to visit the operational control centre of Russia’s Defence Ministry. We regularly hold joint naval and anti-terrorist exercises. Russian and Chinese sailors have acquired serious experience in joint action and took part in convoys accompanying vessels with chemical weapons from Syria.

I am certain that the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership will continue to grow stronger. I wish you success and all the best. Good luck!” http://eng.kremlin.ru/news/7201

DN: Hans idéer stärker Putins imperiedröm

Moskvaprofessorn Alexander Dugin är ideologen som har den ryske presidenten Vladimir Putins öra. I en exklusiv intervju med DN konstaterar han att idéerna om ett ”Eurasien” lett av Ryssland har gjort intryck på den ryske presidenten. Dugin anser att ungefär halva Ukraina – de södra och östra delarna – ska brytas ut och bli ryskt.”

” – Ta till exempel Conchita Wursts seger i Eurovisionsschlagern! Det var för ryssarna en absolut bekräftelse på vikten av att Ryssland ska invadera Ukraina. Det var ett slags sista argument för det, eftersom EU företräddes av denna vinnare. Motsättningarna mellan Ryssland och Europa blev tydliga.”

Läs den intressanta artikeln på http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/hans-ideer-starker-putins-imperiedrom/

Acting President of Ukraine: Oleksandr Turchynov met with Head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission for early presidential elections in Ukraine

“On Tuesday, Acting President, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov met with Head of the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission for early presidential elections in Ukraine Tana de Zulueta.

In the course of the meeting, the Parties discussed future presidential elections in Ukraine and cooperation between observers and state authorities aimed at ensuring their security and efficient activity.

According to Oleksandr Turchynov, presidential elections of May 25 will complete the establishment of government system in our country.

He stressed that the biggest problems with elections will occur on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea which is occupied by Russian servicemen.

“However, the Central Election Commission is doing everything possible so that Crimean citizens could vote on the mainland of Ukraine,” he said stressing that first of all it concerns Kherson region which borders Crimea, “or, at their sole option, Crimean citizens will be able to vote in other regions of Ukraine”.

Apart from this, the Chairman of the Parliament claimed that the situation remains quite difficult in some places of Luhansk and Donetsk regions “where terrorists are trying to seize electoral commissions, blackmail citizens, and do everything to prevent holding of transparent and fair elections”.

“However, these local provocations will not influence the general result of the elections in the country,” he said stressing that the government is doing everything so that our citizens could vote in all regions of Ukraine.

”In this context the government is interested in cooperating with the OSCE mission observers,” he added.

In her turn, Tana de Zulueta stressed that the current mission is the biggest in the history of elections in Ukraine.

“We are grateful for an early invitation which allowed a hundred of long-term observers to start their work already on March 20,” she said adding that tomorrow the mission’s leaders will meet with 900 short-term observers.

In her words, on the day of elections, around 200 European MPs will join the mission.

“For us, holding elections in Ukraine is extremely important,” Tana de Zulueta emphasized adding that the mission wants “the observers to be present in all places where the elections will be held”.


SvD: Nato är inte ett alternativ utan flera

”Genom att ifrågasätta Sveriges säkerhetspolitik ökar USA pressen på att vi bör gå med i Nato. Frågan är dock knappast så enkel som att det bara handlar om ja eller nej till medlemskap, vilket ofta förespeglas i den svenska debatten, skriver statsvetarna Michael Karlsson och Nujin Tasci.

SvD avslöjade 27/4 att USA nyligen har talat klarspråk med de svenska riksdagspartierna om vår säkerhetspolitik. Genom sin ambassadör i Stockholm Mark Brzezinski har Obamaadministrationen gett två besked som väsentligt ändrar förutsättningarna för Sveriges strategi, som sedan 2009 lyder ”vårt lands säkerhet och trygghet bygger på gemenskap med andra länder”.

I artikeln går man igenom förutsättningarna för ett Natomedlemskap. http://www.svd.se/opinion/brannpunkt/nato-ar-inte-ett-alternativ-utan-flera_3566270.svd

DN: Undantagstillstånd i hela Thailand

”Thailands armé har utlyst undantagstillstånd i hela landet och beordrat censur av medier. Militären betonar dock att det inte rör sig om någon statskupp.

Landets tillförordnade premiärminister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan har kallat till ett krismöte, men både han och arméledningen understryker att regeringen fortfarande har makten.

Enligt Reuters har Boonsongpaisan uppmanat valkommissionen att organisera ett val till den 3 augusti. Han uppmanar samtidigt befälhavaren att lösa den politiska krisen ”så snabbt som möjligt”.


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