February 5 – The Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has already caused embarrassment for Vladimir Putin through her long hunger strike and would do even more if she ended it. “I think she is a strong woman. She has already embarrassed Putin by maintaining this most powerful, prolonged hunger strike. She will do even more if she ends it. Eventually we will be able to get her out and she will appear here, in Ukraine, and we will all embrace her and be proud of this woman,” Elena Vasilyeva.
February 5 – The Russian government has introduced draft legislation that would make it easier for Moscow to sign up professional soldiers and for commanders to force draftees to convert to the professional (contract) status and thus be available for dispatch to Ukraine, yet another indication Moscow is preparing for a massive invasion and facing difficulties finding men for it.
February 4 – 4 Ukrainian military were killed and 25 injured in the ATO are in the last 24 hours, – informed the spokesman of NSDC Information Center Andriy Lysenko.
February 4 – Facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of Ukraine is preparing a bill to limit “sovereign immunity”, which will enable Ukrainian citizens and businesses to sue Russia as a state. Thus MFA of Ukraine is preparing grounds to seize assets as a result of Crimea’s annexation.
February 4 – Parliament of Ukraine has stripped the fourth President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych of his presidential title. The initiators of the law, point out that Yanukovych “has encroached power, which led to undermined foundations of national security and defense of Ukraine, as well as wrongful violation of human rights”. Law enforcement authorities are currently searching for Yanukovych.
February 4 – Ukrainian Parliament has recognized the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (the Hague Tribunal) regarding the situation that has developed as a result of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine since February 27th 2014 and international crimes that have been committed in Ukraine.
February 4 – Officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have detained Lieutenant Colonel of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who is one of the organizers of a fake attack on the Presidential Administration on February 3rd, – stated SSU Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko.
February 4 – Armed Forces of Ukraine have killed 11 Russian military who participated in the shelling of Mariupol on January 24th (Russian officer-terrorist who led the artillery attack and 10 his accomplices). All of them were killed near the village of Bezimenne (Novoazovsk rayon). Russian troops continue to hide the traces of these crimes. Russian soldiers have been transporting the bodies of the terrorists to Russia so that the relatives are able to bury them, – informed SSU Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko at a press conference. According to him, SSU has identified everyone who shelled Mariupol but “operation continues to identify terrorists who attacked civilians in Volnovakha and other areas”.
February 4 – in the Donbas region the general number of fighters already exceeds 3 thousand people and they are continuing to increse their strength. This is written by the organizer of the group “Informational Opposition” and deputy Dmytro Tymchuk. “Within a 24-hour period we have noted the arrival of live forces on 24 covered trucks as well as 11 units of impenetrable carriers (including one tank),” writes Tymchuk.
February 4 – On Wednesday around 12 noon a hospital was shelled; casualties include wounded and killed.
February 4 – Counter reconnaissance of SBUhave apprehended near Horlivka a 44-year old corrector of artillery fire. “Her building was located at a height from which from her 7th floor there can be seen the armed technical force of ATO within a radius of 5 kilometers,” informed a conversationalist. According to him, the woman corrected the fire and traced the track of the firings by the fighters at goals in Debaltsev, Myronivsk, Mayorsk, Vuhlehirsk. “She even had a looking glass and a photo camera. She went to different points and took photographs of what the ammunition hit,” he added. “The woman said that she passed on these photographs to the fighters through her daughter who still attends school,” he continued. He added that two sons of the woman are fighting on the side of the fighters of “DNR”.
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