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February 3: Russia began using barrier troops, which shoot its own army in the back

February 3 – Russia began using barrier troops, which shoot its own army in the back, so that pro-Russian terrorists and Russian soldiers have nowhere to retreat. Putin, Stalin – can you see the difference? The retreat of pro-Russian terrorists near the town of Vuhlehirsk was stalled by barrier troops of the Dzerzhinsky Division of Russian Interior Ministry, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko. February 3 – “There are almost no printed media in Ukrainian and no official versions of regional and municipal media in Ukrainian in Crimea today. Only one Ukrainian television show is being broadcast out of four that had existed before. Internet websites in Ukrainian are being disabled for Crimean residents”, – stated Valeriya Lutkovska, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. February 3 – ATO press center informs that after another Putin’s “humanitarian aid convoy” has arrived in Ukraine, the number of attacks and their intensity has increased again, said ATO spokesman Olekdsandr Motuzyanyk. “After another convoy arrived from Russia, the number of attacks and their intensity has intensified significantly. That is to say that they [the militants and regular troops] basically received the ammunition they needed. Otherwise a question arises – where do the militants get so much ammunition from if they are able to continue attacks almost around the clock”. February 3 – At NATO headquarters they expect that in the near future Russian Federation will continue to absorb unrecognized territories that appeared as a result of conflicts involving Russia, – stated NATO official during a meeting with journalists (who asked not to be named). February 3 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans to meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the end of this week, – informed NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. February 3 – in NATO headquarters they say that they expect a noticeable deterioration of the situation during the time of the interaction with journalists a NATO high official who asked that his name not be divulged, reported from Brussels a correspondent of European Truth. “Russia is ready to support the conflict in Ukraine as long as there will not be a political solution which suits Moscow. AAnd in this is the root of the problem,” stated the representative of the Alliance. “No one knows how long the conflict in Ukraine will last and how specifically will be resolved. However, there are all reasons to expect that the safety situatioon in eastern Ukraine will deteriorate. And the proof of this lies not only in the events of the last few days but also in earlier facts,” he added. The co-speaker also mentioned that Russia is strengthening its activity in the conflict. “The possible deterioration of the safety situation is also supported by the increaseof Russian presence in eastern Ukraine and we have valid affirmations to assuredly state that the Russian army is acting on the side of the separatists,” he emphasized. Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, John Herbst, Jan Lodal, Steven Pifer, James Stavridis, Strobe Talbott and Charles Wald Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do Six Ways to Help Ukraine Resist Russia’s Latest Invasion Add energy giant Gazprom and Putin to the sanctions list. Above all: Send military hardware Kiev urgently needs. Jackson Diehl Obama’s fight with his own party over foreign policy Janusz Bugajski Arm Ukraine to Avoid Another Bosnia Paul Sonne Death Toll Mounts as Ukraine Cease-Fire Talks Break Down Endrew E. Kramer Rebels Set Sights on Small Eastern Ukraine Town Conflict Leaves Ukrainian Neighborhood Divided, Terrified Ukraine’s ability to fight separatist forces is tested by economic and military challenges Michael R. Gordon and Eric Schmitt US Considers Supplying Arms to Ukraine Forces, Officials Say P.S.: Please spread this appeal as much as possible.

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February 3 – Russia began using barrier troops, which shoot its own army in the back, so that pro-Russian terrorists and Russian soldiers have nowhere to retreat. Putin, Stalin – can you see the difference? The retreat of pro-Russian terrorists near the town of Vuhlehirsk was stalled by barrier troops of the Dzerzhinsky Division of Russian Interior Ministry, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

February 3 – “There are almost no printed media in Ukrainian and no official versions of regional and municipal media in Ukrainian in Crimea today. Only one Ukrainian television show is being broadcast out of four that had existed before. Internet websites in Ukrainian are being disabled for Crimean residents”, – stated Valeriya Lutkovska, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.

February 3 – ATO press center informs that after another Putin’s “humanitarian aid convoy” has arrived in Ukraine, the number of attacks and their intensity has increased again, said ATO spokesman Olekdsandr Motuzyanyk. “After another convoy arrived from Russia, the number of attacks and their intensity has intensified significantly. That is to say that they [the militants and regular troops] basically received the ammunition they needed. Otherwise a question arises – where do the militants get so much ammunition from if they are able to continue attacks almost around the clock”.

February 3 – At NATO headquarters they expect that in the near future Russian Federation will continue to absorb unrecognized territories that appeared as a result of conflicts involving Russia, – stated NATO official during a meeting with journalists (who asked not to be named).

February 3 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans to meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the end of this week, – informed NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu.

February 3 – in NATO headquarters they say that they expect a noticeable deterioration of the situation during the time of the interaction with journalists a NATO high official who asked that his name not be divulged, reported from Brussels a correspondent of European Truth. “Russia is ready to support the conflict in Ukraine as long as there will not be a political solution which suits Moscow. AAnd in this is the root of the problem,” stated the representative of the Alliance. “No one knows how long the conflict in Ukraine will last and how specifically will be resolved. However, there are all reasons to expect that the safety situatioon in eastern Ukraine will deteriorate. And the proof of this lies not only in the events of the last few days but also in earlier facts,” he added. The co-speaker also mentioned that Russia is strengthening its activity in the conflict. “The possible deterioration of the safety situation is also supported by the increaseof Russian presence in eastern Ukraine and we have valid affirmations to assuredly state that the Russian army is acting on the side of the separatists,” he emphasized.

Ivo Daalder, Michele Flournoy, John Herbst, Jan Lodal, Steven Pifer, James Stavridis, Strobe Talbott and Charles Wald

Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do

Six Ways to Help Ukraine Resist Russia’s Latest Invasion

Add energy giant Gazprom and Putin to the sanctions list. Above all: Send military hardware Kiev urgently needs.

Jackson Diehl

Obama’s fight with his own party over foreign policy

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March 25 – The Head of State Emergency Service Sergiy Bochkovskyi and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetskyi were arrested at cabinet of ministers of Ukraine meeting, broadcasted live. Officials were read the charges, handcuffed and led out of the room. They were accused of corruption.

March 25 – 20 railcars with ammunition has arrived at the railway station Krasnodon from Russian Federation, – informs NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

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March 25 – Germany is ready to discuss sending a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine, stated today Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a meeting with Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groysman.

March 25 – OSCE monitoring mission hasn't received detailed information from the parties to the conflict in Donbas on withdrawal of heavy weapons, stated Deputy Head of the OSCE's mission Alexander Huh.

March 25 – Passenger bus blew up as a result of hitting a mine in the area of Donbas occupied by Russia near the checkpoint on the way from Horlivka to Artemivsk, killing 4 people.

March 25 – European Parliament has voted to grant Ukraine an assistance package amounting to 1.8 billion Euro.

March 25 – President Petro Poroshenko signed the request of Ihor Kolomyiskyj to leave his position as the Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.

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March 6: Moscow will not support the mission of peacekeeping forces to Ukraine

March 7 – 1541 Ukrainian military have died during the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine, – said Yuriy Segeyev,Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.

March 7 – 500 bodies of local residents were found in the basements of apartment buildings in Debaltseve. These people were killed by Russian artillery, used to invade the city. At that point all escape routes were blocked by the Russians, – stated United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.

March 7 – Last night powerful signals intelligence systems were installed along the border with Kharkiv oblast (on the Russian side), said the Ukrainian MP and member of parliamentary committee on National Security and Defence Andriy Levus.

March 7 – The US has suspended its project on providing training to Ukrainian military. The administration in Washington would like to first observe how the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine will respect the ceasefire. Under the proposed project, a battalion of American soldiers could train three battalions of Ukrainian military.

March 7 – Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of Russian State Duma Alexei Pushkov believes that if the key to peace in Donbas could be in the EU influencing the US to refrain from providing Ukraine with weapons. Whereas Russia, of course, will continue to regularly provide weapons to its troops and pro-Russian militants in Donbas. THEN the peace will come. Peace Russian-style.

March 7 – Sooner or later the sanctions against Russia will continue, but at present this issue is not on the agenda, – said Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.

March 7 – Another "humanitarian aid convoy" broke into Ukraine – on personal instructions from Putin. More weapons and soldiers were delivered.

March 7 – Construction of new NATO bases in Europe is not being considered at the moment, – said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek. Instead, the Baltic States and Poland are insisting to increase the number of NATO exercises due to the escalation of the situation around Ukraine. The US has initiated Atlantic Resolve program, aimed at consolidating its military presence in Europe. According to Internet media DefenceNews, official Washington is considering systematic use of military ranges in Czech Republic, Hungary and Georgia for the abovementioned exercises.

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March 5 – In Crimea, Russian authorities are questioning the participants of the II All-Crimean Conference of the Committee on protecting the rights of Crimean Tatar people, – informed on his Facebook page Committee Chairman and Majlis member, Eskender Bariev.

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