Daily Archives: April 1, 2016

Switzerland | UKRAINE: MAIDAN, ODESSA: TWO YEARS LATER (Public conference, Geneva, 21 March 2016) A CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION

UKRAINE: MAIDAN, ODESSA: TWO YEARS LATER

Public conference, Geneva, 21 March 2016

A CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION

 

PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

On 21 March 2016, a Side Event in the context of the session of the Council of Human Rights was convened in the Palais des Nations, the headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. The conference’s purpose was to provide an independent forum to some of the families of the victims of the violence in Maidan and Odessa, but also elsewhere in Ukraine to share their experience as direct witnesses of these events and their efforts to seek justice. Thus far, by all accounts, none of the investigations undertaken in the past two years have yielded any tangible result. The conference also invited an independent observer and analyst of the situation in Ukraine in the past two years, to put these developments in context.

USA | French counter-terror boss says Putin didn’t kill Litvinenko, US and UK did – and he has proof

A former French official who has had senior roles in internal security and terror fighting has come forward with a remarkable statement: that he has documentary evidence proving that Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian spy who died from polonium poisoning, was killed by US and UK special services.

China | China not to accept any act detrimental to security interests under

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday that his country will not accept any act under the disguise of freedom of navigation that violates its sovereignty and damages its security interests.

Addressing the South China Sea issue in a meeting here with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, Xi also reaffirmed that Beijing respects and safeguards the freedom of navigation and overflight other countries are entitled to under international law.

USA | The US blackmails Kiev credits

Yesterday Barak Obama met with Ukrainian president Poroshenko. As Poroshenko’s press-center informs, “President Obama confirmed willingness to provide the third tranche of loan guarantees in the amount of USD 1 billion upon completion of the formation of a new government in Ukraine”. It means the US rulers utilize political crisis in Ukraine in order to form there the government they want. The economical situation in Ukraine is desperate one: Kiev can’t survive without foreign donations. It is ready to form any government, donators demand to. But it becomes clear they are tiered of Kiev’s current policy and see their financial support as senseless due to monstrous corruption in Ukraine. It looks like the US feels friendly Ukrainian regime too expensive for its finance and tries to reduce production costs. Just before Poroshenko’s visit “The New York Times” has published an editorial “Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption”. The article contains direct threat to Poroshenko: “But the president, the prime minister and the Parliament must be made to understand that the International Monetary Fund and donor nations, including the United States, cannot continue to shovel money into a corrupt swamp…” On this ground newspaper openly directs who must be dismissed in Ukraine. In fact, it is the same line as Obama proclaimed to Poroshenko. The US needs cheep satellites.

Ukraine | Over the past day the Ukrainian military violated the ceasefire sixty-three times in Donbas

Last day was marked with a sharp escalation in Donbas. Ukrainian military forces violated ceasefire in the region in unprecedented scale.
According to official report of Donetsk authorities over the past day the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire sixty-three times and shelled the territory of the Donetsk Republic five hundred forty-seven times, moreover it launched three hundred thirteen 82mm and 120mm mortar shells and thirty-two 122mm and 152mm artillery projectiles. At night on April 1, Kiev’s supporters also used tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers of different types and small arms at several places. According to official information the territory of the Donetsk Republic was shelled on orders of Klochkov, the commander of the 93rd brigade, Melnik, the commander of the 56th brigade, Sokolov, the commander of the 72nd brigade, Krasilnikov, the commander of the 57th brigade, and Zabolotny, the commander of the 58th brigade, with the connivance of the representative of the Ukrainian side in the JCCC General Taran.
The most intense shellings from heavy weapons prohibited by the Minsk Agreements were applied to such localities as Gorlovka, Zaytsevo, Golmovskoy, Yasinovataya, Spartak, Dokuchaevsk, Zhabichevo, Sakhanka, Vesyoloye, Kominternovo, the area of the airport and the Petrovsky district of Donetsk city.
Moreover, the DPR intelligence registered the amassing of the AFU forces and means along the contact line, especially in Andreevka, Krasnogorovka, Bogdanovka, Novogrigorovka, Mirnoye.
As a result of these shellings, in the locality Golmovskoy there were damaged two five-storey residential houses, a boiler house, a children playground and some private houses. In Gorlovka there were damaged a Culture centre, a passport office and a two-storey residential house. In the locality of Zaytsevo there were damaged more than thirty residential houses. Over the past day eight innocent civilians were wounded.