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Novorossia/ Ukraine update 5\23\2015.. rocket launchers to separation line

Saturday, May 23, 2015 9:50
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MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. Intelligence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has revealed new facts of deployment of Kiev’s heavy weapons near the separation line, DPR defense spokesman Eduard Basurin told reporters on Friday.

“The DPR army intelligence continues to register facts of the Ukrainian Army military equipment and personnel movement towards the separation line,” Basurin is quoted by the Donetsk news agency. “Heavy weapons’ concentration near the Romanovka village has been observed – the Osa anti-aircraft missile systems are deployed there, and the Grad multiple launch rocket systems that are prohibited by the Minsk agreements, are secretly being moved to the area of the Maryinka village.”

These facts, Basurin said, “testify to the Ukrainian leadership’s unwillingness to comply with the Minsk agreements.”

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KIEV, May 23. /TASS/. Ukrainian authorities are ready to allow staff of the Russian embassy to visit the Russian citizens, who were detained near the Schastye settlement in Donbass, aide to head of Ukraine’s Security Service markiyan Lubkovsky said on Saturday.

“In compliance with norms of the international law, including the Vienna Convention of 1093 and bilateral documents with the Russian Federation, including the Consular Convention of 1993, the Security Service at the approval from the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is prepared to offer access to detained citizens of the Russian Federation,” he wrote on Facebook page.

The Russian embassy in Ukraine on May 21 said they had been waiting for the third day for a permission from the Ukrainian side to visit the two detained Russian citizens – Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev. “Despite all the efforts, we still have not received a permission for a meeting,” the embassy’s press attache, Oleg Grishin said.

At the same time, Lubkovsky wrote “as of end of the day on May 22, that is 6 p.m. Kiev time, the Russian side has not addressed us regarding organisation of a meeting.” “If an address is received, it will be processed in compliance with regulations of the current legislation and with Ukraine’s international obligations.”

The two Russian citizens were arrested on May 17 in the township of Shchastye near Donetsk. Kiev government charges them with terrorism, the Security Service aide wrote in Facebook.

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Closing of the only one active LPR checkpoint to Stanitsa Luganskaya by the Ukrainian side followed a provocation organized by Kiev security forces. It was told by the fighters territorial of the LPR People’s Militia defense unit stationed at Stanitsa Luganskaya direction at the old bridge over Seversky Donets.

Recall, this morning, by order of the so-called head of “Lugansk civil-military administration” Gennady Moskal, Ukrainian side closed the checkpoint where the several thousand people gathered because of it.

The situation over the last day in the DPR and the LPR.
2. The Red Cross and the OSCE to go to Donetsk airport to take out the bodies.
3. 12 people detained in Kiev after the mass riots.
4. If Ukraine does not return the debt, Russia will appeal to court.
5. Human Rights Watch does not criticize Kyiv for the derogation in the field of human rights.
6. “Eastern Partnership”: it was decided not to mention the visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia in the declaration.
7. Kiev will not let Russian diplomats to the detained “Special Forces”.
8. Kiev government legalized “witch hunt.”
9. International human rights activists recognized that the “Right Sector” tortures prisoners.
10. Soldiers of “Azov” believe in the sacred power of embroidered shirt.

The remains of at least three Ukrainian soldiers were found today, May 22, during examination of temporary graves at Donetsk old airport terminal. The journalists were reported on site by a member of the DPR Commission on Prisoners of War Lilia Rodionova.

Removing the remaining bodies of Ukrainian troops from under the rubble began today at Donetsk old airport terminal, DAN reports.

There are employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the OSCE, as well as the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire (JCCC). In particular, the airport was attended by representative of Ukraine in JCCC, Colonel Andrey Leschinsky.

Deputy commander of the Ministry of Defense Corps Eduard Basurin and member of the Commission on Prisoners of War Lilia Rodionova observe work in the old terminal from the People’s Republic of Donetsk.


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