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Novorossia\Ukraine update 4\30\2015..”In general, a distressful conclusion arises all by itself”

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:35
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1. The situation in the DPR and LPR over the past day.
2. Deputies of Lviv request to recognize Crimea and Donbass as a part of Russia.
3. The court arrested the property of Lipetsk Roshen factory for 2 billion rubles.
4. The fire in Chernobyl zone.
5. The Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Ukraine announced the real number of security forces killed at Debaltsevo.
6. Ukrainian police will be trained by the American police.
7. “Right Sector” storms the presidential administration in Kiev.
8. A new kind of struggle against the communist symbols. The campaign “Feed the Communist.”

On April 29 many Gorlovka citizens left the city again after were powerful night attacks in Gorlovka. In the morning kilometer traffic jams formed on the outskirts of Gorlovka of wanting to leave the city. It is reported that people go in particular to Artyomovsk.

About 20 residential houses in the village Naberezhnoye of Novoazovsk district in DPR were partially or completely destroyed by the night firing by the Ukrainian side. The head of the village administration Svetlana Marchenko said this on April 29.

“At 23:30 this night there was a massive bombardment. About twenty houses are damaged, ten of them suffered severe damage, one house is completely roofless, shell hit the bedroom … And the military conduct sighting strikes at the village, at the same places, completely destroying the people’s property. People are in a state of shock, fortunately, there are no victims, “
- Marchenko said.

There are about 150 civilians in Naberezhnoye, according to Marchenko, including 34 children.

Kiev says all movements of troops in Dnipropetrovsk Region due to drills

KIEV, April 29. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that regular airborne units are conducting exercises in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Region and this is the sole reason behind all movements of military forces in the area.

Members of the ultra-right paramilitary group Right Sector, outlawed in Russia, said on Tuesday their base in the Dnipropetrovsk Region had been surrounded by regular army units, including the 25th and 95th paratroop brigades.

The Right Sector said the authorities are planning a large-scale provocation against the volunteers and urged their “brothers in all other Ukrainian volunteer movements to gather in front of the presidential administration building on April 29.”

“Airborne troops’ movements in the Dnipropetrovsk Region are related to exercises,” the Defense Ministry said. “All statements being spread in the Internet regarding the situation in the Dnipropetrovsk Region are expected to raise tensions in society and prove attempts at armed provocations in the territory of Ukraine on the eve of May holidays,” the Defense Ministry said.

In the evening of April 28 and in the morning of April 29 there were telephone conversations between the chief of the General Staff, Viktor Muzhenok and leader of the extremist organization Dmytro Yarosh. “The two men discussed a variety of issues, including the implementation of previous agreements regarding cooperation between and integration of the volunteer paramilitary force with the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the General Staff said. “All armed units in Ukrainian territory must be legitimate and subordinate to the Armed Forces or other government agencies.”.

Mass arrests of opposition activists reported in south Ukraine’s Odessa — local media

KIEV, April 29. /TASS/. More than 10 opposition activists have been detained in Odessa on Wednesday by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). Among them are the mother of the leader of the Odessa “Anti-Maidan” group Anton Davidchenko, leader of the People’s Rada of Bessarabia Vera Shevchenko and opposition journalist Artyom Buzila, 1NEWS writes.

The arrests have sparked a massive public outcry in the social networks. “The authorities are so afraid of Odessa residents, so afraid of assuming responsibility for the May 2 events that it is trying to silence as many people as it can,” Editor-in-Chief of the Timer Internet portal Yury Tkachev writes on his Facebook page. “A total of 50 people have been arrested this month in Odessa alone.” Tkachev has urged Odessa residents not to cede ground and join a memorial rally on May 2.

Meanwhile, the so-called United Headquarters of the Odessa Patriotic Forces comprising such organizations as the Right Sector and the Self-Defense of the Maidan planned to hold its own commemorative events on May 2. Coordinator of the Self-Defense of Odessa Vitaly Kozhukhar and spokeswoman for the Right Sector in Odessa Varvara Chernoivanenko told reporters that they had already obtained permission from the authorities to hold a rally in memory of the Ukrainian patriots who died on May 2 upholding the Maidan ideals.

On Saturday, Odessa will mark the first anniversary of the May 2 tragedy when dozens of people were killed in clashes of pro-federalization and nationalist activists.

MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS/. Self-proclaimed Donetsk republic defense spokesman Eduard Basurin said on Wednesday, citing human intelligence data, that the Ukrainian Army command plans large-scale provocations for May 8 and 9, including shelling of populated localities from heavy artillery systems.

“I said on numerous occasions that we continued to receive information on Ukrainian military buildup along the entire line of contact,” he said, pointing to the deployment of seven mobile task groups reinforced with batteries of the Grad multiple rocket launchers.

“But now I’m referring to the use heavy artillery and jet propulsion systems with considerable destructive potential that could lead to mass civilian casualties,” Basurin noted.

According to him, facts have been revealed when Ukrainian service members in their conversations with the local population strongly recommend them to leave the settlements of Novoluganskoye and Staromikhailovka as of May 7.

“In general, a distressful conclusion arises all by itself,” the DPR defense spokesman said.

On April 29 the situation has not changed significantly in Novorossia. Fighting in Shirokino renewed after a relative lull during the previous two days. The mutual exchange of fire continued also in the area of ​​Peski. There were also positional local fights in Lugansk front line. By the end of April 29 fighting intensified near Donetsk. However, it is impossible to say whether the Ukrainian army moved on the offensive or it is another provocation. In fact both sides wait for escalation.

Ukrainian team flies drones into militant-held territory


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