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"New Mariupol“

"New Mariupol" is the name of an organisation which was officially registered only two weeks ago but has already changed the city’s image.

Life is back to normal in Sloviansk

Sloviansk nowadays is a city of contrasts. Evidence of fighting is still visible there and the withdrawing separatists have left not only a huge network of trenches near Siyemionovka (city’s suburbs), but even toothbrushes in the field washbasins they had organised. 

“Kiev Ruthenia” battalion on front Line

For many weeks now, the 11th “Kiev Ruthenia” Battalion has been surrounded on three sides and shelled by separatists. They can be reached only from the side of Debalcev and under a special permit only.

Maidan without the Maidan. In memoriam

The time has come when one may feel tempted to draw certain conclusions. The so-called “cleaning” of the Maidan, that is the removal of the tents that had stood there since winter, was a complete success. There is virtually nothing remaining in the Ukrainian capital main square to remind one of the “tent town” that used to be there barely a few weeks ago.

Self-Defense in their new base in Kyiv

Sotnyas managed to obtain permission from the municipal authorities to take over the old Pechersk citadel. The idea was supported in the first place by historians, who had for a long time stood in stern defense of this monument of architecture from subsequent attempts to have it demolished.

Is it patriotism yet?

In Kyiv he understood – all that was left for him was Ukraine. Ukraine told him clearly what to do. Ukraine was sunflower fields and no stupid questions asked. A dead friend’s memento knife.

Maidan’s last days

The last phase of so-called Maidan “cleansing” that is to say the removal of the last tents is just about to finish. 

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First Ukrainian soldier killed in Crimea

As a result of the storming of the Ukrainian military unit in Simferopol, a Ukrainian soldier was killed and two soldiers were wounded. According to eyewitnesses, Russian Special Forces were the first to shoot. Armed militants are trying to capture other Ukrainian military units. Ukrainian authorities claim that the conflict with Russia has moved from the political sphere to a military one.

In the evening of 18 March, 2014, the photogrammetric information centre1 of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine in Simferopol was captured as a result of storming. According to the group ‘Information resistance’, the storming was carried out by Russian special forces and the so-called ‘Crimean self-defence forces’, with the support of Crimea’s police (the police cordoned off the area of the operation). Representatives of the Federal Security Service (FSB ) of Russia wearing plain clothes, were present at the scene. According to eyewitnesses, the first to open fire were Russian Special Forces who shot in the direction of Ukrainian soldiers and members of the ‘self-defence forces’. This provoked indiscriminate shooting by the militants of ‘self-defence forces’ in the direction of the Ukrainian soldiers.2 Reports that shooting was initiated by Russian Special Forces were also confirmed by foreign journalists who were present at the scene.