This is Ukraine today – October 12

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 12 – Formations and units of the Russia’s Southern Military District have begun their return to permanent bases, – stated Press Service of the Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation.

October 12 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has accepted the resignation of Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey. According to Presidential press-service, the President has said it was time to change the leadership of the Defense Ministry. Also on October 13th Petro Poroshenko plans to propose a new candidate to be appointed as Defense Minister by Ukrainian Parliament.

October 12 – Team Sixth Fleet frigate USS Mount Whitney has passed Bosporus Strait and entered the Black Sea. Almost simultaneously, other American warships have also entered the Black Sea also includes. In particular, a photo of USS Cole destroyer DDG67 is available as it sails in on Friday, October 10th. Are they here to make sure parliamentary elections are held peaceful in Ukraine?

October 12 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko: “We are focused on preparing for winter – the return of our troops from the ATO area to places of permanent deployment is currently out of the question”.

October 12 – On November 2nd, elections to “Supreme Council” and of the “republic chief” are planned in the self-proclaimed “People’s Republic of Donetsk” (PRD). This was announced at a press conference of the self-proclaimed “Head of the Central Election Commission” of the PRD Roman Lyagin. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that parliamentary elections in areas controlled by militants will be held, but only those provided for by Ukrainian legislation.

October 12 – More and more mercenaries refuse to go to Donbas to join the “DNR” and “LNR” fighters – Vice-Director, IATS RNBO, Volodymyr Poliovyi. “As a result of the constant attacks on the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donetsk Airport, terrorist and Russian mercenaries will suffer critical losses. According to operational information, it is planned that the fighting forces will be replenished by the members of cossack units of the Russian Federation,” noted Poliovyi. However, in his words, “this is problematic” since more and more mercenaries refuse to go to Donbas.

October 12 – Berlin believes it useless to hold meetings with Moscow for German-Russian intergovernmental consultations – source in FRN administration. In relation to the crisis in Ukraine, in all likelihood, in 2014 there will be no more consultations on the level of ministers and country heads.

October 12 – “Project Novo-Rosiya is closed; none of the goals designated by RF President Volodymyr Putin have been achieved,” stated politician Boris Niemtsov of the Russian opposition. “Putin has ordered 17,600 soldiers to return to their place of permanent dislocation. They can rest and reach some conclusions. They are terrible. He wanted to tie Ukraine to Russia, achieve its entry into the Customs Union. He received the exact opposite… Wanted to reach neutrality of Ukraine, to protect its out of the block status. Total failure. He wanted respect from the Ukrainian people. Made an enemy for many years.”

October 12 – In the last 24-hours, uncontrolled armed units fired on ATO positions 36 times – ATO Press Center.

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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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