February 22: Putin’s military actions against Ukraine have cost Russian society and the state 123 billion USD

2015/02/23 • Daily Updates

By [email protected] (Тарас Возняк)

February 22 – 1 Ukrainian military was killed and 3 were wounded in the last 24 hours, NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

February 22 – Putin’s military actions against Ukraine have cost Russian society and the state 123 billion USD, – said the president of the Institute of Economic Analysis Andrei Illarionov: “Last year, Russia’s gold reserves have decreased by 123 billion dollars”.

February 22 – Pro-Russian terrorists have carried out a tank attack on the positions of Ukrainian Army 23 kilometres from Mariupol near the village of Shyrokyne, whereas Russian Air Force planes again appeared in the skies (two spy planes).

February 22 – From today, heavy weapons will start to be removed as scheduled under a control plan for coordination and implementation of Minsk agreements. This plan was agreed upon with the leaders of so-called “People’s Republic of Donetsk” and “People’s Republic of Luhansk”, said NDSC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

February 22 – A many thousands strong March of Dignity commemorating events at Maidan 2014 has taken place in Kyiv. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska, European Council President Donald Tusk have participated in the March.

February 22 – An explosion which killed 2 and injured 8 citizens has happened during a rally for peace in downtown Kharkiv. The explosion occurred when a procession was formed at Sports Palace to start moving to Constitution Square, where a public service for soldiers killed in the ATO was supposed to be held. Security Service of Ukraine has detained four individuals suspected of involvement in the preparation and implementation of this explosion in Kharkiv, where the highest level of terrorist threat was declared and counterterrorist operation has begun.

February 22 – The decision on whether to give Ukraine arms, U.S. President Barck Obama will make within the nearest days. This was stated on Saturday by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Great Britain, Phillip Hammondom, reported Reuters. “In the next few days, I expect, that President Obama will make a decision as to what further means will be used,” said Kerry. He added that USA together with their European partners is deliberating also on the strengthening of sanctions against Russia for violating the Minsk agreements of February 12th. “We are not planning to sit with folded hands and to permit this kind of cynical behavior of threatening and ecroaching on the sovereignity of another country,” said Kerry. USA Secretary of State emphasized that, in spite of the powerful propaganda, Russia will not be able to hide its actions.

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