This is Ukraine today – June 18

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 18 – Ministry for Internal Affairs has issues a statement saying that the explosion at the gas pipeline near Poltava has happened as a result of an act of terror – there are trails of traces of explosives. Prime Minister of Ukraine ArseniyYatsenyuk has charged the Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine, NJSK “NaftogazUkrainy” and “Ukrtransgaz” with tightening the security at Ukrainian gas pipelines.

June 18 – Ukraine has blocked 1,34billion USD on Yanukovych’s foreign bank accounts. The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has estimated that Yanukovych and Co have stolen the whole annual budget of Ukraine.

June 18 – The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has states that he will issue a unilateral “seize fire order” for the Agencies, implementing the anti-terrorist operation in the east of Ukraine.Meanwhile the Russian mercenaries will be able to evacuate to Russia using a specially created “corridor”.

June 18 – The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenkohas said that he is expecting that national parliament (Supreme Council of Ukraine) will vote for pre-term parliamentary elections. Chiefs of parliamentary groups “Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform”, “Svoboda” and “Batkivshchyna” have submitted a draft resolution on a pre-term cessation of a mandate by current parliament to be heard at a parliamentary session.

June 18 – Russian separatists have transferred two Russian tanks Т-72 to Donetsk. Such tanks are not in service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On June 12th these tanks have crossed the border with Ukraine from the Russian Federation as part of a motorcade.

June 18 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has requested that Russian Federation provides an explanation how man portable infrared homingsurface-to-air missile “Igla”, which is only in service in the Russian Army, has found itself in the hands of insurgents in Donbas (and apparently got there somehow having left a Russian military base). Insurgents must have bought it at one of Rostov’s supermarkets.

Avatar photo

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
Taras Voznyak on wikipedia

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Share This

Share this post with your friends!