Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
December 4 – Ruble rate at Moscow exchange fell significantly after Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Federal Assembly. Prior to Putin’s address, one dollar was worth 52.64 rubles, euro – 64.88 rubles.
December 4 – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin believes that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe could seize to exist if it doesn’t change its operational principles. “In the last year we have tried to use various tools available to OSCE… but their influence has been very limited” – said the Minister.
December 4 – General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces says that Russia has located air defense system “Iskander” (US and NATO reporting name SS-26 Stone) in Crimea. “Iskander” range is up to 500 km.
December 4 – General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces has intercepted reports by the leaders of Russian military units showing great loss of regular Russian troops in fights for Donetsk airport. “Total losses as of 6.00 am Moscow time (2 December, 2014) of the units involved in battles… are “200’s” – 299 people, “300” – 190 people, 96 of them were seriously injured, PWU (present whereabouts unknown) – 171 people”, – Chief of Department for Personnel Policy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Rozmaznin quoted the intercepted report. [“200” – dead, “300” – injured].
December 4 – “Currently 32400 people are fighting in Donbas, including 6-10 thousand soldiers of Russian Armed Forces. All the rest are mercenaries and representatives of so-called illegal paramilitary formations”, – said Oleksandr Rozmaznin, Chief of Department for Personnel Policy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
December 4 – The EU should impose new sanctions against Russian Federation, which is preparing for further military action, – said MEP Jacek Sariusz-Wolski. “They are preparing for further military action to create a “corridor” from Donbas through Marupol to Crimea. And from there, perhaps, to Transnistria”, – said Sariusz-Wolski.
December 4 – Ukrainian Parliament has elected first deputy speaker and deputy speaker. According to the resolution, Andriy Parubiy was elected Deputy Speaker (“Naronyi Front”) and Oksana Syroid as Deputy Speaker (“Samopomich”).
December 4 – Polish national has died in Donetsk after being wounded by Russian terrorists as a result of an argument. Road accident caused an argument and terrorists shot a Polish man. Polish Foreign Ministry expressed outrage at anarchy and violence in the areas controlled by Russian separatists (statement by Polish Foreign Ministry).
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