This is Ukraine today – June 12

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

By annexing Crimea, Russia has carried out an act of aggression against Ukraine. Currently Russia is transferring terrorist and sabotage groups to Eastern Ukraine. Russia aims to prevent legitimate presidential elections from happening. Everyday life in Eastern Ukraine has turned into a continuous nightmare in the middle of Europe. Our country is being destroyed right before our eyes. We therefore take the courage to inform you about current events in Ukraine. This is just another point of view. We will do our best to remain objective.

June 12 – Russian media have reported that Ukrainian military has used phosphorus bombs on civilians, which is completely untrue. To support the statement, Russian television channel showed the scenes shot in 2004 in Fallujah, Irak. This is a willful dissemination of misleading information.

June 12 – Ukrainian troopers have detained Oleksandr Fomenko, another “people’s leader” of separatists.

June 12 – Russian terrorists have declared a “hunt” for the officials leading the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) – a video has been posted on the Internet. Terrorists are particularly interested in the activity of the commanders and deputy commanders of “Donbas” and “Azov” battalions.

June 12 – The Head of the Anti-Terrorist Center Vasyl Krutov believes that the border with Russia will be closed off in the nearest future. Anti-Terrorist Center is developing a rescue corridor in order to evacuate civilians from the ATO zone. Krutov also reminded about the possibility of amnesty for those separatists who “haven’t crossed the line.

June 12 – A motorcade of military machinery consisting of armored personnel carriers, tanks and other similar vehicles has crossed into Ukraine from Russia via the border crossing posts, previously seized by terrorists, informs Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. In the morning the vehicles were seen in the town of Snizhne (Donetsk oblast). Ukrainian military have attacked the motorcade and some vehicles were destroyed, according to Avakov. When mercenaries and weapons are being “dropped” into Ukraine, Russian airspace near the border is being constantly patrolled by “АВАКС А-50” plane (“Mainstay” NATO code) of the Russian Air Force. “The place is searching for Ukrainian military aviation, which could wreck the operation on transferring Russian mercenaries to Ukraine”, stated Dmyto Tymchuk, the Head of the “Information Resistance” group.

June 12 – 16 children from the orphanage in the town of Snizhne were forcefully transported to Russia by the terrorists. They are currently staying in the refugee center in the city of Novoshakhtinsk (Rostov oblast). 9 children and their guardian were able to escape at the Russian border.

June 12 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has had a telephone conversation with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

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Taras Voznyak

Culture expert, political scientist, editor-in-chief and founder of Independent Cultural Journal "Ї", Co-founder and Head of the Board of Directors of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), Member of the Board of Directors of International Renaissance Foundation, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club
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