Crimean Tatars to consider self-determination

“the Crimean Tatar people have this very same right [to self-determination].” In this respect, Chubarov appealed “to all governments, without exception …”

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Today, the Kurultai [gathering] of the Crimean Tatars considers self-determination in the form of national and territorial autonomy in Crimea, noted Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars, during a speech to delegates of the National Convention.  He recalled that the vast majority of the Crimean Tatars boycotted the March 16, 2014 “referendum” on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and that the population of the peninsula now finds itself facing a new reality. 

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Russia to Launch New Drills after Good Results of Previous Ones

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Russia’s military launched training exercises on Tuesday for its rocket forces in Siberia amid increased tensions with the West over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s region of Crimea.

A spokesman for Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces said about 10,000 troops would take part in the March 25 to 29 exercises in western Siberia’s Omsk region and Orenburg in the southern Urals, more than 2,000 kilometres from Russia’s border with Ukraine.

Earlier this month, Russia staged a military exercise involving 8,500 soldiers near its border with Ukraine after the toppling of that country’s pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych amid a popular uprising and violent street clashes.

The results of snap combat readiness drills conducted last month have confirmed that training in the Russian military has improved, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.

“The intensity and quality of the forces’ training have improved,” Putin said at a ceremony attended by senior commanders.

Putin added the improvement was aided by defense purchases last year, which have equipped the Russian army and navy with…

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INVASION OF CRIMEA – March 28, 2014 – Dmitry Tymchuk’s Military SUMMARY

“Ukrainian Armed Forces have gone headlong into combat training. Posts on the Ministry of Defense’s full-blown military exercises in different oblasts are like balm for the soul.”

Voices of Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk, Information Resistance

28.03.2013
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

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Brothers and sisters!

Here is the summary for March 28 (for the summary from the previous day, see Summary of March 27).

The bad news:

1. Russian troops are regrouping at the [Ukranian] border. They moved away from the Luhansk oblast [region] but continue to be concentrated in front of Kharkiv oblast, and their numbers are growing across from Chernihiv oblast.

Our border guards and counterintelligence state – Russian intelligence activity in the border rayons [districts] of Ukraine has been increasing. The FSB of Russia has been straining so hard to destabilize the situation in the southeastern oblasts. Today, Russian helicopters “accidentally” flew over the Crimean border into the Kherson oblast twice. Overall, the situation is complicated: there is an increased concentration of troops and constant provocations.

However, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Avakov, announced today that…

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Kyiv provocateurs detained. Did they have an FSB commander?

40 provocateurs detained, led by a Ukrainian – Sergey Razumovskyy – who may have been working for the FSB, had Russian equipment in Kiev.

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported that they had uncovered in Kyiv a group of people who were trying to destabilize the situation by provoking clashes.

“The provocateurs totaling about 40 people, headed by a citizen of Ukraine, Serhiy R., had a criminal order to discredit peaceful public events in downtown Kyiv, namely at Independence Square and its vicinity,” said the SBU.

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Russia will not recognize Ukraine’s presidential election

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Saturday, March, 29, 2014, 10:44

Russia currently regards the presidential election scheduled for May in Ukraine as illegitimate. Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE in Vienna, Andrei Kelin, stated this on Friday during a videoconference between Moscow and Vienna, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“Concerning the question of whether it (the election) is legitimate or illegitimate, at this point in time we think that this election is illegitimate because it does not fit the way it was set out in the agreement (from February 21),” said Kelin.

In his words, to make the elected president legitimate, the leader of the state should be supported by all Ukrainians. And for this sake, the legislation must be changed.

“The constitutional reform is urgently needed. It cannot wait,” said the Russian diplomat.

The original news in Ukrainian is on the Ukrainska Pravda website:

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