Arseniy Yatsenyuk: If Russian Federation does not stop the intervention, Ukrainian army will use force

The line between provocation and defense against secession is a thin one at best…

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By Dmytro Shynkaruk
March 6, 2014 4:49 pm UNN
Translated by Voices of Ukraine


Ukrainian army will use force if the military intervention by foreign armed forces continues. Ukrianian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced this during the press conference in Brussels, reports UNN.

“In case of further escalation and military intervention onto the territory of Ukraine by foreign armed forces, the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian army will act in accordance with the Constitution and law. We are ready to defend our country,” – he said.

Read more:Former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine talks about Crimea: Ukraine is practically at war

Also, the Ukrainian Prime Minister noted that Russia has repeatedly been provoking Ukraine to use force, since Ukrainian authorities believe that the conflict can be resolved peacefully.

“We have been repeatedly provoked to use our military force. We refrained from using force…

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Crimean Tatars ask Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for help

The repetition of the international minority rights question since Versailles suggests it has not yet been truly answered…

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Crimean Tatars appealed to the presidents of Turkey, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to help prevent the secession of Crimea from Ukraine, reports Espreso.TV, citing Azerbaijani news outlet

In an interview with on March 6, the leader of the Crimean Tatars and former head of the Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev explained:

“Our people were once expelled from their native lands,” he said. “We do not want a repetition of this tragedy. Therefore we appeal for help to Ilham Aliyev (president of Azerbaijan), Abdullah Gül (president of Turkey ) and Nursultan Nazarbayev (president of Kazakhstan). Do not abandon your Crimean brothers and sisters at this difficult time. We ask the entire world to help us. Exile and repression await us in Russia once again,” he said.

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To Russian Officers – From a Ukrainian Officer

Sound familiar: “But none of us, not even in our worst nightmares, could ever imagine that Russia would stab us in the back. Stab us after placing the knife in your hands.”

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To Russian Officers – From a Ukrainian Officer

Source: Blog at Echo Moskvy
Translated by Voices of Ukraine

Long ago, back in 1988, I took an Oath to serve the Soviet People.

My grandfather and father were officers – one in the Red Army, the other in the Soviet Army.

Today, I’m a Ukrainian officer who took an Oath to serve the Ukrainian People. My tag bears my ID number, and above it, the letters still say ‘USSR Internal Troops’. I didn’t change my ID number, and I will keep it as long as I live.

Today, I am talking to you, senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who have the right to send other people’s sons to die, while you remain in relative safety.

We, the Ukrainian people, are going through difficult and hungry times now, as we are recovering from the revolution while economic…

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Yatsenyuk describes money laundering schemes involving the National Bank of Ukraine and tax authorities

Transnational organized crime!

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launderingUkraine’s new government revealed corrupt money laundering schemes which were concealed by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), tax authorities, and other state bodies, who received 8% of the total volume in fees.

The NBU concealed the money laundering schemes using the foreign exchange (FX) market, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in a meeting with Ukrainian businessmen, according to LigaBusinessInform.

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EXPOSURE OF PUTIN’S LIES: Analysis of Weapons of “Unidentified Military Men” in Crimea

Great analysis of the forces that invaded into Ukraine through their equipment.

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04.03.2014 | 17:57
Translated by Denis Gapayev
Edited by Isis Wisdom


Requested by The New Times, military experts have analyzed the photographs taken in the Crimea.

Taciturn soldiers who appeared on the streets of Crimean cities and towns ten days ago and called the “polite people” by journalists have no insignia and are officially still “unidentified,” writes

At his press conference held on 4 March, 2014, President Putin said: “These were local self-defense detachments. We have never participated in training them.” However, their weapons and operational inventory often have a very clear “national identity.” Requested by The New Times, military experts who asked the journalists not to mention their names have analyzed the photographs taken in the Crimea.

Photo: @GZhygalov Photo: @GZhygalov

All is definite in this case: we see an off-road vehicle GAZ-2975, called TIGR, costing $60K each and provided by the manufacturer to…

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Crimean parliament moves referendum date to March 16, and presents Putin with annexation proposal

It’s better to solve this problem with votes instead of bullets. But will the elections be free and fair? Should it be a national instead of a local referendum, as Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko pointed out? Who will monitor the elections? (If the EU went in, then Russia would be aggravated, but if Russia went in, the ballots would be stuffed. Perhaps Norway – in the EEA, but not EU – or Botswana – with a track record of strong democracy – would be ideal candidates for voting supervision.

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Simferopol, March 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The proposed referendum on the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has been moved from March 30 to March 16.

The Crimean Supreme Council passed a resolution today on the holding of the Crimean referendum in Sevastopol, the press centre of the Crimean parliament reported.

According to the document, the referendum ballot paper will contain two questions:
1. Do you support Crimea’s reunification with Russia?
2. Do you support the restoration of the Constitution of the Crimean Republic dated 1992 and Crimea’s status as a part of Ukraine?

The question which gets most votes will be seen as a direct expression of the will of the population of Crimea, the document reads.

The Crimean Parliament also presented the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, and the Federal Assembly of the State Duma of the Russian Federation with a proposal to initiate the procedure of…

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