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This is Ukraine today – October 22


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 22 – Ukraine intends to build up its nuclear power plants – and quickly and without Russia’s participation, – said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

October 22 – US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed hope that the world can avoid a second Cold War as a result of crisis in Ukraine.

October 22 – In the last two days, SSU’s counterintelligence has detained nine citizens of Ukraine aged 25 to 60 (so-called militants of “People’s Republic of Donetsk”) as part of its anti-terrorist operation.

October 22 – On October 21st, at 13:54 a spy plane Il-20 of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation has invaded the airspace of Estonia.

October 22 – Russia has blocked a decision on the implementation of Minsk arrangements regarding OSCE control over entire Ukrainian-Russian border in ATO area. This has been stated in the notice to the US OSCE Mission. Given Russia’s veto, on October 22nd OSCE’s Permanent Council could only extend the work of existing mission for a month (the mission consists of 16 observers located only at two checkpoints).

October 22 – Another 4 Vladimir Lenin monuments in 3 regions of Dnipropetrovsk region were taken down on Wednesday night. The fall of the idol continues.

October 22 – Kyiv’s District Administrative Court moved the preliminary court investigation of the prohibition of the Communist Party in Ukraine because its representatives did not appear in court. Therefore, the prohibition of the Communist Party will take place after the elections.

October 22 – The National Border Service is arranging safety zones within the Donetsk and Luhansk region between those territories that are controlled by Russian terrorists and the forces of the anti-terrorist operation – RNBO Spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

October 22 -The overwhelming majority of residents of Ukraine, some 70%, acknowledge that there is a war going on between Ukraine and Russia; among Russians – only 26% acknowledge this. These are the results of surveys done in Russia by Levada Center, and in Ukraine by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KMIS).

October 22 – Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatseniuk urges all to economize energy resources. “Times are not simple. Therefore, economizing in using energy resources will give us the opportunity to more easily survive the winter,” stated the Premier. According to him, the country was able to cut the use of gas by 17%. The biggest debtors of gas – Donetsk region: 4 billion hryvni are owed to NAK Naftogas Ukraine. Luhansk owes 1.2 billion – these are regions occuppied by Russian terrorists.

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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