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This is Ukraine today – October 21

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 21 – A massive explosion happened in Donetsk yesterday. National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine claims that the explosion happened as a result terrorists trying to produce explosives in Donetsk, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

October 21 – Russia is blocking OSCE’s decision to restore control of Ukrainian-Russian border as provided by Minsk peace agreement.

October 21 – On October 22nd Russia’s Federal Migration Service will start issuing foreign passports to the residents of occupied Crimea.

October 21 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law, which will make it possible to try Viktor Yanukovych. Court hearings will be held in absentia.

October 21 – President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has announced the winner of the annual Sakharov Prize. Despite the expectations, civil pro-European movement Euromaidan hadn’t won the prize, said Schulz during his press-conference. The prize, which distinguishes achievements for the development of democracy and rule of law, was awarded togynecologist Denis Mukwege from Democratic Republic of Congo.

October 21 – Ukraine, Russia and the EU have finalized the cost of natural gas for the winter period. It is planned that an interim agreement regarding gas supply will be signed on October 29th, – informed European Commissioner for Energy, EC Vice-President Günter Oettinger.

October 21 – In connection with the coming date of the extraordinary parliamentary elections in the ATO zone, the informational-psychological pressure on peaceful residents has increased. The goal of the provocateurs is to force the voters not to participate in the elections.

October 21 – DNR and LNR terrorists ceased the exchange of hostages – Spokesman for RNBO Information Center, Andriy Lysenko. The Ukrainian side, according to him, is trying to make contact with them in order to renew the exchange.

October 21 – President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko plans to make changes in the state defense order in producing air rockets, a complex of tactical arms and highly precise arms. This he stated during his meeting

with the workers of the Dnipropetrovsk Machine-Building Plant. In such a manner Ukraine is starting to produce its own air rockets.

October 21 – The Head of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, Valentyn Nalyvayko affirms numerous hacker attacks on the site of the Central Election Commission that is organizing the elections to Ukraine’s Parliament on October 26.

October 21 – President Petro Poroshenko deems that the necessity of deputy immunity has exhausted itself and that voters should possess a mechanism through which they can recall deputies at both the local level as well as those In Parliament

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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