26 maj dagen då Ukraina började använda sitt attackflyg

Idag har hårda strider utkämpats kring Donetsk flygplats. Ukraina har nu satt in både attackflyg och attackhelikoptrar, vilket avsevärt förbättrar deras position. Ett stort antal dödade pro-ryska soldater och några civila har rapporterats. Gårdagens presidentval vanns av Poroshenko. Valet anses ha gått rätt till enligt valobservatörerna på plats.





Sammanfattning av dagen

” — Ukrainian authorities have launched a military operation to retake Donetsk’s main airport, which interrupted service this morning after separatist gunmen stormed and occupied it. There was heavy fighting.

— The chairman of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has said that Petro Poroshenko has been elected president of Ukraine, as he received enough votes to be declared the winner outright and avoid a runoff.

— An increasingly confident Poroshenko held a press conference to outline priorities if he becomes president that include meeting with Russian officials in the first half of June and talking with separatists in Ukraine’s east.

— Poroshenko said he sees no reason to dismiss the government or Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.” http://www.rferl.org/contentlive/ukraine-live-blog/25382555.html

Kyiv Post har en ganska bra bild i sin Liveblog från dagens händelser. Skumma igenom den här så får du med det mesta. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/ukrainians-vote-in-momentous-may-25-election-to-pick-nations-fifth-president-live-updates-349211.html

Ryska RT News visar mycket bilder på de gröna männen. Nu kallas de för “Donbass people’s volunteer corps members”

RT News: Gunfire, airstrikes leave Donetsk Intl airport up in smoke (PHOTO, VIDEO) http://rt.com/news/161516-ukraine-airport-clashes-defense/

Ukrainian Election Commission Says Poroshenko Elected President

“The chairman of Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has said that Petro Poroshenko has been elected president of Ukraine.

Commission Chairman Mykhaylo Ohendovskyy told a press briefing in Kyiv that there will be no need for a second round of the presidential election, as Poroshenko received enough votes to be declared the winner outright.

Ohendovskyy said, ”Ukraine’s new president, Petro Poroshenko, was elected on May 25.”

The commission said that, with more than 90 percent of the vote processed, Poroshenko had more than 54 percent of the vote, followed by former Prime Minister Yulia  Tymoshenko with 13 percent.”


Poroshenko wins in landslide, vows to ‘bring peace’ to Ukraine

“Ukrainians elected Petro Poroshenko to be their fifth president in a vote that was dubbed ”the second independence referendum,” because of voters’ determination to cast their ballots despite a Russian-backed war against the nation.

Poroshenko won his presidency in the first round, according to two exit polls, avoiding a second-round runoff that would have been required on June 15 if he had fallen short of a majority of votes.

The poll conducted by four TV channels showed that he received 57.8 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, the national exit poll, conducted by a consortium of reputable survey takers, put Poroshenko at slightly less — 55.9 percent of the votes, but still a clear majority.

His main rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, received 12.8 of the vote in the TV poll and 12.9 percent in the national poll.” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/high-voter-turnout-propel-poroshenko-to-presidency-349290.html

Poroshenko pledges to step up anti-terrorism operation, bring success within ‘hours,’ not months

“—Despite expressing a willingness to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin and seek a peaceful resolution to the Kremlin-instigated war, Poroshenko vowed to more aggressively pursue the nation’s anti-terrorist operation to root out terrorists in the Donbas eastern oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk.

“I am not going to hold any dialogues with the criminals. You don’t talk to terrorists,” he said. “The anti-terrorist operation will not and cannot last for months, it will last just for hours.”

He pledged to immediately improve the army’s supplies and equipment. “From now and on our soldiers will be much better equipped and much better supplied, all of them will have life insurance and high salaries,” Poroshenko said.

After decades of neglect, Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian army is just being born and he pledged a fighting force that the nation can take pride in.

Poroshenko also vowed to never accept Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and promised to pursue redredress in international courts.

He expects to meet his Russian counterpart next month.

“I am sure we should take these talks very seriously and held them in the first part of June,” Poroshenko said.

Rusisan Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ready to talk with Poroshenko.

”We hear what Petro Poroshenko is saying in relation to his aims in relation to the Russian Federation that they are the most important. We, as President Vladimir Putin has stated more than once, are ready for dialogue with Kyiv, with Petro Poroshenko,” Lavrov said. Russia is ready to establish ”pragmatic, equal dialogue on the basis that exists — implementation of all existing agreements, including trade and economic, the gas sector and the search for those solutions within confines of relations of Russia and Ukraine that exist.”

Poroshenko will also speak with the people of the Donbas, home to nearly 15 percent of the nation’s 45 million people, and most of whom — according to surveys — want to stay within Ukraine.

”A president should be a president of all people regardless their political position. And I am strongly determined to held a dialogue with everyone there no matter they voted for me or not,” he said.

He pledged amnesty tho those who have not committed crimes. He also pledged jobs to the region. He also said that he is willing to decentralize budget and tax powers away from Kyiv to the regions and uphold the official status of the Russian language for those who prefer not to use Ukrainian.

Klitschko, who leads the Kyiv mayoral elections with more than 57 percent of votes according to a Savik Shuster exit poll, hopes Ukrainians can return to their peaceful lives soon.

“I am sure that barricades have fulfilled their function and Kyiv should go back to its normal life,” Klitschko said, answering a question from a Russian journalist about the fate of the EuroMaidan Revolution tent cities on Khreshchatyk Street. “First of all we should free the main street for traffic. We know this won’t be easy but we will talk to people to settle this.”

Klitschko thinks Kyiv should set a good example for all other cities in Ukraine’s regions. Poroshenko agreed, saying that he wants to de-arm the informal militias that have sprung up.” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/politics/poroshenko-pledges-to-step-up-anti-terrorism-operation-bring-success-within-hours-not-months-349441.html

Former US secretary of state Albright: Putin lies to Russian people ‘on an hourly basis’

“Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state, on May 26 castigated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dishonesty about events in Ukraine and the United States’ role in supporting Ukraine’s fledgling democracy.

“The people of Russia need to now they are being lied to son an hourly basis by their president,” Albright told journalists in Kyiv on May 26. “I find it very hard to understand much of anything of what Vladimir Putin is saying. Anybody that can say the dissolution of the Soviet Union is the greatest tragedy of the 20th century is not operating with facts. There were two world wars in which millions of people were killed, among them Russians. So it I think it is insulting what he has said to all of our historical knowledge.”

Albright has been in Kyiv for several days in her role as chairman of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization that promotes democracy, human rights and fair elections in many nations of the world. She was in Kyiv leading an NDI election observation mission, which gave high marks to the May 25 vote. ”By conducting a generally well-run presidential election in the face of significant challenges, Ukrainians achieved a democratic milestone,” NDI concluded.” http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/former-us-secretary-of-state-albright-putin-lies-to-russian-people-on-an-hourly-basis-349501.html

Här nedan finner du NDI -The National Democratic Institute, uttalande efter gårdagens val.



Kyiv, May 26, 2014

“This preliminary statement is offered by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) election observer delegation to Ukraine’s May 25, 2014 presidential election.—“


Ukrainians have achieved a democratic milestone. By turning out to vote yesterday across the vast majority of the country, Ukrainians did more than elect a new president. They showed the world their commitment to sovereignty, unity, and democracy. Their votes expressed the clear aspiration that these principles be valued over geopolitical strategy or leaders’ personal enrichment. Despite constraints, Ukraine’s electoral administrators, campaigns, government authorities, election monitors and voters showed courage and resolve in fulfilling their responsibilities in compliance with Ukraine’s laws and international democratic election standards. The candidates deserve commendation for their constructive responses to the results.

The Russian occupation of Crimea prevented any voting in that region. Armed groups interfered with electoral preparations and voting in large parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts – two of five eastern provinces. The disenfranchisement of voters in these places represents a serious violation of rights. At the same time, it does not negate the legitimacy of the overall election or the mandate it provides. A democratic election process should not be held hostage to foreign occupation or illegal actions by armed separatists seeking to disrupt the democratic process.

In those places where voting took place, the elections were generally well run and proceeded without major incidents. Large numbers of domestic and international observers mobilized across all of Ukraine to safeguard the integrity of the process. In observing elections in more than 60 countries since 1986, including previous polls in Ukraine, rarely has NDI heard such positive commentary from political contestants and monitors.

This democratic election can begin a process to reinforce public confidence in the country’s political institutions. The task ahead for the new president, as well as other political and government leaders, will be to pursue open and consultative governing practices that incorporate the interests of Ukrainians from all regions of the country. The leaders must communicate effectively the prospect of short-term sacrifices, and deliver on the longer-term expectations of the Euromaidan movement.

The task is great. These expectations include:

* an accountable government;

* political institutions that channel dissent, facilitate debate and respond effectively to citizens’ concerns;

* transparency and integrity in all aspects of public life;

* an open and fair judicial process;

* an electoral system that encourages new faces and ideas; and

*a legislative process that is based on consultation and open debate.

These are ideals to which even established democracies aspire, but Ukraine has reached a moment in history where that path is once again open to it. Some meaningful reforms have already been undertaken; many more are needed for Ukraine to reach its democratic potential.”

Läs hela den rapporten på https://www.ndi.org/files/UKR_PresidentialElection2014_IOM_Statement_2014_05_26.pdf

Ukrainian Forces Launch Operation To Retake Donetsk Airport

“Reports say the Ukrainian military has launched an offensive to take back the main airport in Donetsk following its seizure by armed separatists.

Vladislav Seleznyov, a spokesman for Kyiv’s counterterrorist operation, said the military launched an air strike on gunmen occupying the airport after an ultimatum to them to leave expired.

Donetsk has provided a major foothold for militant pro-Russian separatists.

Western media reported the sounds of explosions and shooting at the airport, with smoke billowing from inside its perimeter.

Explosions and heavy machine-gun fire could be heard from the area, and plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky.

A military spokesman said Mi-8 helicopters along with SU-25 fighter jets and MiG-29s were being used in the operation.” Läs hela artikeln på http://www.rferl.org/content/ukrainian-forces-launch-operation-to-retake-donetsk-airport/25398977.html

Mycket bilder och filmer från dagens strider kring Donetsk flygplats

Geolocations of fighting at Donetsk airport 26-5


Ministry of Defence of Ukraine: Terrorists attack two villages in Slovyansk vicinity

“DONETSK OBLAST – The militants attacked Ivanivka and Andriyvka villages in Slovyansk vicinity.

The terrorists attacked civilians from small arms and mortars to discredit the anti-terror forces, formation of negative attitude to the Ukrainian military within the Ukrainian and world communities.

The Press and Information Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine informs the units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces participating in the anti-terror operation (ATO) have not completed any actions in the mentioned area during last twenty-four hours.

Currently, the Ukrainian servicemen try to define the number of victims among civilians.” http://www.mil.gov.ua/index.php?lang=en&part=news&sub=read&id=35019

Ministry of Defence of Ukraine: Swedish Multinational Inspection Group discusses security cooperation in Vinnytsa

“VINNYTSA – The Ukrainian delegation led by Major General Artur Artemenko, Chief of Staff – First Deputy Commander of Air Force, Ukrainian Armed Forces, held talks with the Swedish Multination Inspection Group led by Colonel Karol Paraniak.

They discussed the issues related to realization of provisions of the Vienna document on security cooperation. In particular, this document defines some limitations of military activities, obligatory demonstration of new prototypes of main weapon systems and armament of participating countries.

The parties analyzed the development of bilateral military contacts in conventional arms control, discussed the current situation of military units of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”


INFORESIST: FACT. Caucasians in Donetsk with Russian weapons and transport

Intressant genomgång av vapen som de nya “gröna männen” har på den pro-ryska sidan.


INFORESIST: 40 trucks with gunmen noticed on the border with Russia

“The Head of the Centre for Military-Political Studies, a member of the group “Information Resistance” Dmitry Tymchuk wrote on his Facebook page that a convoy of 40 truck with armed men is moving towards the border crossing point “Dmitrovka” (Donetsk region) from the Russian side. Reports UNN.

“According to information of the group “Information Resistance”, a convoy of 40 trucks (mainly KAMAZ) with armed people has arrived in the border region between Russian and Ukraine opposite Donetsk region,” – wrote D. Tymchuk.

According to him, the convoy is moving towards the border crossing point “Dmitrovka” on the Ukrainian border.

“Ukrainian Border Agency is taking all measures to prevent the possible break through of this convoy”


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