Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!
War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven’t supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren’t courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don’t stand up to it with utmost determination.
October 1 – Delivery of military chevrons “People’s Republic of Kharkiv” to the headquarters of “People’s Republic of Luhansk was recorded – are they preparing to invade Kharkiv?
October 1 – Just over a quarter of Belarus citizens expressed willingness to use arms in fight against Russia in case of aggression – these are the results of the survey conducted by the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies. For even Belarusians feel the “welcoming grip of Russia’s brotherly embrace”.
October 1 – Leaders of Russian terrorist groups have sent a letter threatening regional Internet providers and requesting to block 27 national (Ukrainian) and local news sites. This is an attempt to introduce censorship in the occupied zone.
October 1 – Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has prohibited chemical companies-producers of mineral fertilizers from using natural gas for technological processes starting October 1st, 2014 and to the end of so called “heating season” [usually April 15th]. This also includes major gas consumers like fertilizer producing plant, which belongs to oligarch Dmytro Firtash.
October 1 – NATO will not tolerate Russia violating international norms and other obligations, – said newly appointed Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Jens Stoltenberg
Crimean Tatars have been targeted from the start of Russian occupation of Crimea. They have endured persecution and deportation and are now being denied their basic rights in occupied Crimea.