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This is Ukraine today – October 25: Anti-terrorist operation forces have upgraded security regime in preparation to extraordinary parliamentary elections

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 25 – 38 villages and towns have no electricity being supplied as a result of terrorist activity in Donetsk region – the Russians are destroying Ukrainian infrastructure of Donbas, – said NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

October 25 – Anti-terrorist operation forces have upgraded security regime in preparation to extraordinary parliamentary elections, – informed NSDC spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

October 25 – On the day of extraordinary parliamentary elections (October 26th), the terrorists are planning to carry out provocations in the ATO area, disguised as soldiers of special battalions of the Ministry for Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

October 25 – EU summit took no action regarding sanctions against Russia, thus they remain valid. The EU has also repeatedly asked to support the peace process – the leadership of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics must refuse to hold their own elections and organize elections under Ukrainian law.

October 25 – In Luhansk, leaflets with threats addressed to pensioners, who will supposedly lose their pension payments if they are caught voting at extraordinary parliamentary election, have been spotted. Threats are coming from Russian terrorists who control parts of Donbas.

October 25 – “Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) in cooperation with the State Service of Special Communication (SSSC) of Ukraine is ensuring uninterrupted operation of Central Election Committee’s (CEC) information systems. Joint teams consisting of the representatives of SSU, CEC and SSSC have tested regional segments of “Elections” system, secured the central server and its regional components”, – informs SSU.

October 25 – Extraordinary parliamentary elections will not take palce in 9 of 21 districts in Donetsk region and in 6 of 11 districts of Luhansk region. These districts are occuppied by Russiasn terrorists. Also, no elections will take place in occuppied Crimea.

October 25 – Rumania will not utilize the gas pipeline “Southern stream” for export provision of their own natural gas – stated the President of Rumania,Trayan Besesk according to the summary of EU Summit in Brussels. Through this gas pipeline route, Russia wanted to bypass Ukraine in order to make it kneel down. Now Russia is gearing itself for Rumania – a few days ago Gasprom cut back the delivery of natural gas to Rumania by 18 %… However Rumania has its own natural gas and therefore depends little on Russia.

October 25 – The number of military fatalities in East Ukraine continues to increase and now constitutes almost 3,800 people – Assistant to U.N. General Secretary on Human Rights, Ivan Shymovych.

October 25 – In Donetsk area on Friday, the head of Election Dustrict No. 60 was kidnapped.

However the fighters of the Special Battalion of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, “Kyiv 2” have already freed the woman. The woman reported that she was offered money for refusing to perform her duties.

At first they were offering 10,000 hryvni, later – another amount. The order for the kidnapping turned out to have been given by a local entrepeneur. Right now appropriate organs of the Security Services of Ukraine are working with both the kidnap victim and the detained entrepreneur.

October 25 – During the last 24 hours, 10 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded; there are no fatalities – Spokesman of the IAC RNBO, Andriy Lysenko. “Overall the actions of the terrorists in the ATO zone have not increased. Certain changes happened in the location of their activities, which are now concentrated around Donetsk. The terrorist activities in the southern part of the Donetsk region and in Luhansk have decreased.”

P.S.: Please spread this appeal as much as possible.

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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