22 maj Många döda Ukrainska soldater när Ryssland höjer temperaturen inför valet

Idag har ett flertal allvarliga strider skett mellan pro-ryssar och Ukrainska militären. Värst var det vid en ukrainsk vägspärr vid Blahodatne i Ö Ukraina. Här dödades 16 Ukrainska soldater och ett 30-tal skadades. Efter striderna kom ukrainska attackhelikoptrar till vägspärren och öppnade eld mot de EGNA styrkorna. Oavsett denna vådabekämpning så höjs nu temperaturen i Ukraina inför söndagens presidentval. Vi kan nog räkna med att de återstående dagarna kommer bli än mer blodiga.

RÄTTNING Tidigare uppgift om att det var ryska attackhelikoptrar som angrep vägspärren under dagtid är felaktig. Det är Ukrainska helikoptrar som angriper sina egna styrkor. Se film nedan. Tack @oplatsen för rättningen







“ — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council amid deadly fighting in eastern Ukraine. Yatsenyuk says that Kyiv wants to present evidence that Russia is attempting to escalate the conflict and disrupt the May 25 presidential election.

— Ukrainian authorities said more than a dozen soldiers were killed in overnight attacks by ”terrorists” in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and reports suggested dozens more were injured. It was the deadliest day of the crisis so far for Ukrainian security forces.

— U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in Cyprus to reassure regional leaders about Washington’s support as the West confronts Russia over its activities in Ukraine.

— Biden also was encouraging energy deals that lessen European dependence on Russian natural gas, saying that ”we need to ensure Russia can no longer continue to use its resources as a weapon against anyone in the region.”

— Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says imposing more sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis risks isolating Moscow, playing into the hands of Russian nationalists. He called on the EU to help Ukraine become more stable, saying this could stimulate reform in Russia.

— In a demonstration against Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s role in the Ukrainian crisis, the leaders of dozens of major international companies canceled their attendance at this week’s international business forum in St. Petersburg.” http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/ukraine-live-blog/25382555.html

16 killed and over 30 wounded near Volnovakha: Regional Administration 18:36

“16 died and 32 were wounded in the morning fight near Volnovakha, Donetsk region.

Healthcare department of Donetsk regional state administration reports.

“32 people are currently staying in the medical institutions. They were wounded in the course of this morning’s attack on military servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Volnovas’kiy region,” the message reads.

All of them are in moderately severe, critical and extremely bad condition. All wounded are provided with medical assistance.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?16_killed_and_over_30_wounded_near_volnovakha_regional_administration&objectId=445680&lang=en

Ukrainian fighter discloses details on last night’s fight at the checkpoint near Volnovakha 16.38

“Twenty eight fighters were brought to the central hospital of Volnovakha. Journalist Lesya Handzha informs from the field.

She also informed about having a conversation with military serviceman Maksym (he did not want to tell his second name and military rank) who disclosed details of last night’s clashes at the checkpoint.

“According to him, there are 15 killed and 31 wounded from his unit. The fight started around 4:00am. They were approached by a car with terrorists who started massive fire attack on Ukrainian military. Our fighters did not have enough time to open fire in response. The fight continued for 15 minutes. At about 8:00am, a helicopter came which was at first identified as Ukrainian, but they started shooting at the checkpoint to destroy all evidence of last night’s fight,” journalist retold the conversation with the Ukrainian fighter.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?ukrainian_fighter_discloses_details_on_last_nights_fight_at_the_checkpoint_near_volnovakha&objectId=445633&lang=en


UPPDATERING Film på Ukrainska helikoptrar som beskjuter vägspärren under dagen. Uppenbarligen vådabekämpning, då Ukrainska helikoptrar är märkta med vita band, så som på filmen vid 1,30.

Tack @oplatsen för påpekandet att det var egna helikoptrar.

Tymchuk: Terrorists move forces towards the area of Slovyansk

“According to military expert Dmytro Tymchuk, terrorists in Donetsk region prepare movement towards the city of Slovyansk.

”Almost all insurgents (up to 150 persons) were removed from checkpoints in Druzhivka. They prepare to relocate towards Slovyansk without weapons, this way expecting to cross the checkpoints of law enforcers without any problem. The weapons will be distributed at the place,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

In addition, in different populated localities of Donetsk region, terrorists are actively searching for and recruiting medical personnel. “Medics are informed to be ready for working in field conditions in Kramatorsk and Slovyansk,” Tymchuk pointed out.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?terrorists_move_forces_towards_the_area_of_slovyansk_tymchuk&objectId=445641&lang=en

Yatsenyuk: Ukraine urges session of the UN Security Council.

“Official Kyiv addressed the United Nation with a request to convene a session of the UN Security Council concerning the situation in Ukraine in the nearest future.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told journalists today.

“We address our partners in the UN Security Council to immediately convene a session of the UN Security Council. We will present evidence proving Russian side attempts to escalate conflict, bloodshed, seizure of the Ukrainian border guard units and disrupt of the presidential elections,” Yatsenyuk said.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?ukraine_urges_session_of_the_un_security_council_yatsenyuk&objectId=445552&lang=en

Statement of the MFA on the ongoing provocations of the Russian side on the border with Ukraine

“Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest against another attempt to illegally cross the state border of Ukraine from the territory of the Russian Federation, which take place with the full connivance of the Russian authorities and unlawful inactivity by Russian border guards.

In particular, on May 21 in Krasnodonsky region of Lugansk Oblast Ukrainian border guards prevented an attempt of several groups of armed militants, who were escorting weapons and ammunition from the territory of the Russian Federation, to illegally break through the state border of Ukraine. The same day the Russian MI-8 helicopter violated the airspace of Ukraine in Sumy Oblast.

These and other provocations by Russian side in Ukraine are regarded as attempts to disrupt the presidential elections on 25 May and destabilize the situation in the eastern region of our country.

Yesterday’s events at the Ukrainian-Russian border has once again confirmed the obvious: Russia continues to violate its international obligations and principles of international relations, hypocritically ignoring the Geneva agreement, deliberately choosing tactics to further aggravate the situation in Ukraine.

We call on the UN, the OSCE and the international community to condemn the aggressive policy of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and continue to take decisive actions in order to prevent disruption of elections in Ukraine and force the Kremlin to adhere to the international law and civilized relations with the outside world.” http://mfa.gov.ua/en/press-center/comments/1396-zajava-mzs-shhodo-chergovih-provokacij-rosijsykoji-storoni-na-kordoni-z-ukrajinoju

One Ukrainian military dies in the shootings in Luhansk region11:11

“Terrorists fusilladed a military equipment convoy near Rubizhne town, Luhansk region. One Ukrainian serviceman died, two more were wounded.

Ministry of Defense informs. According to the press service, military convoy was fusilladed during the relocation. Ukrainian military did not carry out any attacks at the period, which means that terrorists attacked.

“In this case terrorists used their usual tactics: one of the bridges on the way was blocked by civil provocateurs and terrorists, behind their backs, opened fire at Ukrainian servicemen,” the message reads.” http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?one_ukrainian_military_dies_in_the_shootings_in_luhansk_region&objectId=445519&lang=en

Fight near Lysychansk continues, terrorists blow up a bridge

Regional office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs informs UNN news agency.

“Fight continues for four hours already. Fight between ATO forces and terrorists. Fight takes place at the area of bridge. According to the preliminary information, there are four wounded, however no reports on the number and the side of the wounded,” police states.

Local citizens inform that in Lysychansk, the city near which the fight is taking place, people are not allowed to go to work, children to schools, sirens are off from the very early in the moring, church bells ringing.

The Main Police office of Luhansk region informed that terrorists blew up a bridge between Lysychansk and Rubizhne cities.

“Cities of Rubizhne and Lysychansk are connected with two bridges. One of the bridges was blown up by terrorists. The fight on the second bridge is currently going on. National Guard soldiers are trying to remove terrorists from the bridge; however they have blocked all ways with vehicles and fuel trucks. No information on increase in the number of wounded or appearance of the dead,” law enforcers report. http://24tv.ua/home/showSingleNews.do?fight_near_lysychansk_continues_terrorists_blow_up_a_bridge&objectId=445514&lang=en

Russian Helicopters Allegedly Attack Ukrainian Forces

As we reported below, the Ukrainian army major in charge of the troops who were attacked today south of Donetsk says that his forces were fired upon by helicopters. Two helicopters were also spotted near the scene of the attack.

Kyiv Post reports that, according to the Ukrainian government, Russian helicopters did cross into Ukrainian airspace:

2:46 p.m. — Local residents in the Donetsk Oblast village of Olginka reported that three armored vehicles and 70 reserve army soldiers had been stationed there for three days from western Ukraine. About 4 a.m. on May 22, four mini-vans arrived with people in black masks and started shooting at the reservists, who fired back. Two helicopters also hovered overhead. About 6:30 a.m., two armored vehicles with Ukrainian flags arrived. Ambulances started driving around. Villagers were told that 17 Ukrainian reservists were killed and taken to the morgue in nearby Novotroitskoye. — Oksana Grytsenko

They also share this statement from the Foreign Ministry:

In particular, on May 21 in Krasnodonsky region of Lugansk Oblast Ukrainian border guards prevented an attempt of several groups of armed militants, who were escorting weapons and ammunition from the territory of the Russian Federation, to illegally break through the state border of Ukraine. The same day the Russian MI-8 helicopter violated the airspace of Ukraine in Sumy Oblast.

But this video might be the most interesting piece of information. It appears to show two helicopters in the sky near the incident. At one point there is a large explosion, perhaps the result of one of the helicopters firing at the ground.

There is some discussion, however, as to whether this footage definitively shows the helicopters attacking. (titta i slutet av filmen då 2 helikoptrar cirkulerar över platsen)


SvD: Svenska flottan övar med Natos styrkor

”Svenska flottan ska öva med den Nato-styrka som sänts till Östersjön på grund av Ukraina-krisen. Det är en svensk politisk signal om solidaritet med de baltiska länderna.

Regeringen fattade på torsdagen beslutet som verkställs med en gång. Detta eftersom fyra svenska fartyg redan finns utanför Lettland.

Nato sände den 22 april in en styrka med fem minröjningsfartyg i Östersjön. Motivet var att återförsäkra Polen och de tre baltiska Natoländerna om att alliansen är redo att försvara dem.

De fyra svenska enheter som ska öva med Nato är minröjningsfartygen HMS Sturkö, Ulvön och Vinga samt stödfartyget Trossö. Svenskarna har deltagit i en internationell insats, Open Spirit 2014, utanför Lettland. Det är en årlig, skarp, verksamhet där flera länder söker upp och spränger minor från första och andra världskrigen utanför Baltikum. Läs hela artikeln på http://www.svd.se/nyheter/inrikes/svenska-flottan-ovar-med-natos-styrkor_3588176.svd

DN: Thailands armé fullbordar statskupp

”Thailands arméchef säger i ett tv-sänt tal att armén tar kontroll över regeringen. Därmed är statskuppen fullbordad.

Thailands arméchef säger i ett tv-sänt tal att armén tar kontroll över regeringen. Därmed är statskuppen fullbordad.

– Från 16.30, lokal tid, har militären makten. Mycket mer än så vet man inte. Armén har fört samtal med ledarna för grupper på bägge sidor av konflikten. Dessa ledare har under eftermiddagen gripits och förts bort, säger DN:s Kalle Bergbom på plats i Bangkok.

Det handlar om företrädare för rödskjortorna, oppositionen och motståndsrörelsen. Huruvida någon eller några av dem har delgivits misstanke om brott eller om de frihetsberövats  av andra skäl är oklart.” http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/thailands-arme-fullbordar-statskupp/


NATO: Russia’s Moves Have Changed Europe, the World

“Russia’s annexation of Crimea and threats to southern and eastern Ukraine has made the world a different place, a senior NATO military official said.

The Russian moves endanger NATO’s aspiration of a Europe “whole, free and at peace,” said Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark O. Schissler, the deputy chairman of NATO’s Military Committee. “Maybe the freedom of every country is not assured now either.”

Schissler spoke to reporters traveling with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey is here for the Chiefs of Defense Meeting.

The chiefs of defense discussed Russia-Ukraine during their meetings at NATO headquarters.

Russia’s moves in Crimea and Ukraine are really new threats to the alliance. NATO officials have trouble describing what has taken place there and what the appropriate reactions are.

“It’s not warfare. It is confrontation. It is aggression,” Schissler said.

“It is hard to understand,” he continued. “It is not classic military warfare. It’s not purely political, it’s not purely military. Clearly there is an information dynamic here that covers the entire aspect of it.”

Russian troops did not wear uniforms, making it difficult to say who the actors are. All of NATO’s reactions have been defensive in nature, and have been transparent. Moving aircraft to the Baltic Air Policing mission, moving aircraft to Poland, moving ships to the Baltic Sea and Black Sea are all prudent, defensive moves.

Sending troops to exercise with the Baltic Republics and Poland is in that same vein.These steps have satisfied and pleased the nations that felt threatened, officials said.

Officials stressed that one in NATO wants to respond to the situation in a way that provokes a bigger outcome or bigger confrontation. From the first, NATO leaders have asked the Russians to de-escalate the situation. They have asked the Russians to move their 40,000 troops away from the border with Ukraine and do things to lessen the crisis first in Crimea, later throughout Ukraine.

While the alliance needs to engage with Russia, the events of the past months cannot be forgotten. “You can’t set the clock back and pretend nothing happened in the past two months,” Schissler said. “A lot of things happened and so we will have to re-set to a new reality.”

The chiefs also discussed Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force mission continues through the end of the year. Officials are hopeful that a new Afghan president will sign the basic security agreement and that the alliance will get the necessary status-of-forces agreement necessary for the follow-on mission, Operation Resolute Support.

“I haven’t heard a trend that says we think this whole thing is coming apart, we’re not going to do it,” Schissler said. “Everyone is committed to the plan that NATO has developed over this year to do Resolute Support and we’re hopeful and 100 percent committed to launch the mission once the legal framework is in place.” http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=122302


Robotbloggen visar de senaste nyhetsartiklarna om utvecklingen i Ukraina kl 6, 9, 12 och 18

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