By [email protected] (Тарас Возняк)

March 18 – Ukraine collected materials to submit a second statement to the Internartional Criminal Court in Gaaza on the statements of Russian President Volodymyr Putin and the Minister of Defense Shoyha regarding Crimea.

This was stated by the Minister of Justice Petro Petrenko at a briefing on Wednesday informed Interfax-Ukraine.

“Also an expert opinion was carried out regarding the statementd of citizen Putin and citizen Shoyha in the film which was shown in Russia on the annexation of Crimea; these materials have been gathered and are submitted to the General Prosecutor and they will coordinate it with the international prosecutors of the given court,” he stated.

Petrenko clarified that the court being referred to is the International Criminal Court in Gaaza.

March 17 – 3 Ukrainian military were killed in the ATO area in the last 24 hours, informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko. Russian style ceasefire is killing Ukrainian military.

March 17 – Russia is relocating strategic distant bombers Tu-22M3 to Crimea and tactical missile systems “Iskander” to Kaliningrad region – these activities are disguised as training. The EU and NATO have turned a blind eye, of course. Not to mention a permanently “blind” OSCE mission.

March 17 – Approximately 6000 pro-Russian militants who have at powerful and long-range weapons at their disposal are located in the area of Horlivka- Yenakiieve-Debaltseve. Meanwhile Ukraine is withdrawing its heavy weapons from this area.

March 17 – A list of villages/cities subject to law on special local government status in Donbas has been published on the website of Ukrainian Parliament (these are territories, which have been occupied by the Russians and separatists).

March 17 – Russian invaders have again moved further into parts of Luhansk oblast, controlled by Ukraine in Stanytsya Luhanska, informed the Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal.

March 17 – Europe does not have a clear strong direction regarding the threat from the side of Russia, which has to be answered with force. This was stated by Poland’s ex-president, Lech Walensa in an interview for TVN24. “If Russia will risk to attack Poland and other countries, then it will collapse. I see that which will happen with Russia. Of course, a million, 10 million people will die, and it would be better if that did not happen,” Walensa stared in creating the scenario of a possible future war. Walensa believes that “Russia is some 30-50 years behind both in the awareness as well as in the structure of organizing a state, and therefore they are utilizing methods that have long ago been laid to rest in the past.” “Putin began a war with the whole developed world. He broke pacts, agreements, guarantees. The world cannot just simply leave it as is. If something similiar happens, the only thing left is force. How can one play here, how can one win, when he is boxing, and we are playing chess,” he stated. Valensa believes that the Polish people “are in safety”, belonging to the structures of NATO and EU, and not having in their country a substantial number of Russian minority, which, for example, the Baltic countries have.

And if Putin attacks Lithuania or Denmark – because he may consider it neccessary to study “the corridor to Kaliningrad or to the Atlantic Ocean” – then what next?

March 16 – “Since the ceasefire came into effect, the separatists have breached the truce at least 1,100 times. Therefore, I can say that the ceasefire is broken,” Poroshenko told the Bild at the start of a two-day visit to Berlin where he would meet German chancellor Angela Merkel. He also called for more sanctions on Russia in order to put more pressure on Russia over the war in eastern Ukraine.

March 16 – Germany’s goal remains to restore the Crimean Peninsula to Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on March 16, a year after Crimea’s annexation by Russian forces.

March 16 – Russia is not ready to restructure Ukraine’s debt and expects Ukraine to repay the money it owes in December – Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov

March 16 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union would consider imposing further sanctions on Russia at a summit this week if there’s a major violation of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

March 16 – Russian-led insurgents in Donbas threaten with new attacks, Russia continues sending weapons – military spokesman Lysenko.

March 16 – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects that the European Union will announce that a visa-free regime will be granted to Ukraine at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga on May 21-22.

March 16 – Volodymyr Putin gave the order to bring the Northern Fleet, separate units of the Western Military District and the Air Attack paratroops in their full combat readiness due to a sudden inspection. This was stated by the RF Minister of Defense, Serhiy Shoyha, in the National Center of the Management of Depense, informed Interfax. To the sudden inspection of combat readiness of the Northern Fleet, units of ZVO and PDV there were ncluded 38,000 soldiers, 3,360 units of armed equipment, 41 ships, 15 underground submarines, 110 planes and helicopters, clarified Shoyha. The inspection began at 8 AM in the morning according to Moscow time.

Oh God, how this Putin with his child’s play of solldiers has milked the whole world! However, it is a pity, that these games of his are accomppanied by thousands of deaths. And there is no end in sight for this madness…

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