UKRAINE: ‘ VIDEOS: Oil fires still burning at Kiev depot – officials ‘

#AceNewsReport – Post Update: UKRAINE:June.10: Five oil cisterns were still on fire at an oil depot near Ukraine’s capital on Wednesday, TASS quoted head of the emergency situations service, Nikolay Chechetkin, as saying.

READ MORE: Firefighters die combating massive blaze at fuel storage facility near Kiev (VIDEO)

The Interior Ministry believes that safety violations were the likely cause for the blaze as counterfeit petroleum products were produced at the facility, TASS reported

The official said there was no danger of a new blast at the moment, but he didn’t rule it out. Four people have reportedly died as a result of the fire, and at least 12 others were injured after the inferno at the BRSM-Nafta oil depot on Monday night, which caused several tanks to explode.

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`UKRAINE CRISIS – DAILY – UPDATE – MAY 17 – MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT ‘

#AceNewsServices – UKRAINE – DAILY – UPDATE – SATURDAY 17 MAY  

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17:31 GMT:

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that “treason” is the reason why the so-called “people’s governor” of the self-proclaimed Lugansk Republic, Valery Bolotov, was freed, UNIAN reported.

Bolotov was detained by Ukrainian border guards at a checkpoint in Lugansk region early on Saturday. The military was waiting for helicopters to transport Bolotov to another location when a group of armed individuals attacked the checkpoint and took him away.

The head of counterintelligence of the “United Army of the Southeast,” Vladimir Gromov, confirmed to Interfax that about 150 people took part in the liberation of the “people’s governor.” He said that Bolotov’s detention was ordered by Kiev and that about 40 border guards and over “70 armed people” took part.

Talks with them brought no result,” he said. “Following a 15-minute shut-out,” the United Army of the Southeast troops managed to free “the people’s governor,” Gromov said. 

16:59 GMT:

Moscow says it will consider Kiev’s proposal on taking joint steps to stabilize the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Grigoriy Karasin told RIA Novosti.

In principle, we have normal working contacts with our Ukrainian colleagues. So, if this appeal is grounded, we will react appropriately. But first, we have to examine the letter,” he said.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry sent Moscow a note saying that such joint measures are needed because of the “significant deterioration of the situation” on the border caused by “the stepping up of activities of trans-border organized criminal groups.” 

16:03 GMT:

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) won’t participate in the election of the Ukrainian president on May 25, says the new prime minister of the breakaway region in the East of the country.

There won’t be any presidential elections on the territory of the republic,” announced Aleksandr Borodai, who was elected leader of the self-proclaimed republic on Friday. 

12:25 GMT:

Gazprom will do everything to ensure Europe does not have problems with gas transits through Ukraine, the Russian gas giant’s CEO, Aleksey Miller, said in an interview to Sergey Brilyov of the Rossiya-1 TV channel. 

Only the South Stream will totally resolve all risks linked to transit through Ukraine,” Miller said. South Stream is Gazprom’s $45 billion pipeline, bypassing Ukraine, which is slated to open in 2018 . Miller also spoke of the growing importance of the Nord Stream, opened in 2011 and the OPAL project, a transit link pipeline that would connect the Nord Stream to gas networks throughout Europe. 

Ukraine currently has a $3.5 billion debt to Gazprom. Starting from June 1, Russian gas will only be delivered to Ukraine if it pays for it in advance.

Russia's gas giant Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller (AFP Photo/Vasily Maximov)

Russia’s gas giant Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller (AFP Photo/Vasily Maximov)

11:52 GMT:

There are no Russian agents in Ukraine, while US mercenaries coordinate the actions of Ukrainian troops in the country’s south east, according to Russia’s presidential envoy to the OSCE, Andrey Kelin. 

Incessant lies of Russia being involved in violations of OSCE obligations in Ukraine, accusations of imaginary aggression are obvious provocations,” Kelin said, as cited by Itar-Tass, adding that sensational claims of “Russian presence” in eastern Ukraine have not been confirmed. 

Kelin also mentioned reports of US elite mercenaries taking part in the Ukrainian military operation against anti-government protesters, and said that US attempts at denying the reports have so far been weak. 

11:14 GMT:

Moscow has called on Kiev to immediately stop military operations in southeastern Ukraine, seeing it as incompatible with the preparation for elections, according to the Foreign Ministry’s statement. 

We once again insist on Kiev’s immediate termination of military actions in south-eastern Ukraine,” the statement reads. “There’s also a question of whether conducting an election accompanied by the roar of guns is consisten with the democratic norms of the electoral process currently going on in Ukraine?

02:18 GMT:

Ukrainian troops stationed in eastern Ukraine are suffering heavy losses, the so-called “people’s mayor” of Slavyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, said during a Friday press conference, Itar-Tass reported.

Ponomarev stated that a total of 650 individuals were killed or wounded between

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` Ukrainian Interior Ministry is Creating Corp's of Special Units for Protection of Public Order '

AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 15 – The Ukrainian Interior Ministry is creating a corps of special units for the protection of public order, the ministry’s website reported on Monday.

“Interior Minister (Arsen Avakov) has made a decision to create special units for the maintenance of public order,” the ministry’s operation headquarters said in a statement.

The report gives telephone numbers for getting the corresponding information in the Donetsk, Nikolayev, Dnepropetrovsk, Luhansk, Odessa, Kharkiv and Kherson regions. It gives no telephone numbers for other administrative-territorial entities.

The operation headquarters also gave an e-mail address to which all who want to join the units can send their resumes, however, did not made public any criteria for the selection of the candidates.

According to earlier reports, Arsen Avakov who was appointed by the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine acting interior minister decided to create a corps of special Interior Ministry units with the total strength of up to 12,000 people “on the basis of civilian components throughout the country.”

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AceBreakingNews DONETSK April 13 Ukraine’s acting interim Interior…

AceBreakingNews – DONETSK – April 13 – Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov has announced the start of an anti-riot operation in the eastern city of Slavyansk, which is located in the Donetsk region where protesters demanding federalization of the country occupied the local departments of the police and the Ukrainian Security Service Saturday- Media Sources.

Avakov said on his page in Facebook the operation was steered by the Security Service and “units of all the law enforcement departments are involved in it.”

He issued bellicose warnings Saturday saying the authorities in Kiev would offer a ”very tough reaction” to the seizure of the district department of the Interior in Slavyansk.

In the wake of his statement, the protesters started putting up barricades consisting of tires, wooden screens and sandbags around the police station and hoisted the Russian flag over the building.

Participants in the protest action said they had been compelled to take drastic steps by statements of the Interior Ministry’s top brass.

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`Two Combat Helicopters are Patrolling Airspace over City and others are chanting Russia Russia in Unison ‘

#AceWorldNews – SLAVYANSK – April 13 – A total of two combat helicopters are patrolling the airspace over the city of Slavyansk in the east-Ukrainian Donetsk region, an Itar-Tass reporter said in an eyewitness account from the place where, according to a notice posted on Facebook by Ukraine’s acting interim Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, an anti-riot operation had begun to suppress the protests, the participants in which demanded federalization of the country.

Once in every five minutes, a helicopter would appear in the sky over. Block posts had been put up on the streets.

In the meantime, an action of protest continued near the building of the city police department that was seized by the protesters the other day. Barricades had been put up there and people several armed people in fatigues were guarding them.

Another 50 or so men wearing the St George’s ribbons attached to the lapels of their coats came to the place to organize a picket.

They chanted ‘Russia! Russia!’ at regular periods of time.

Policemen were not seen on the streets. Instead, a car equipped with a public address system was cruising the city and launching public appeals to the city’s population.

“Arise, don’t be cowards, they’re preparing an attack on us!” a voice coming out of the amplifier said.

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` Chaos comes to `Donetsk ‘ as Right Sector, Activists, Demonstrators have Formed a Human Shield ‘

#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – April 12 – According to 3 separate Russian sources several dozen people formed a living shield in front of the gates to one of the Interior Ministry units in Donetsk on Saturday, April 12, to prevent the troops from going to Slavyansk and Krasny Liman where protesters have seized several administrative buildings.

Demonstrators have seized police stations, Security Service offices or district administration buildings in Slavyansk, Krasny Liman, Krasnoarmeisk, and Druzhkovka, all in the south-east of Ukraine.

In Krasny Liman, unidentified persons seized the district police station, local media reported. “About 20 people entered the station which had been surrounded by Afghan war veterans and Cossacks,” reports said.
Police have refused to obey Kiev’s orders to storm the seized buildings. In Slavyansk, police special task force members sided with the protesters.

Slavyansk Mayor Nelya Shtepa also supported the demonstrators. “They are demanding a referendum. We all agree with that and I cannot argue with them,” local media quoted her as saying.

Shtepa said the whole city “has become a shield to protect them” and stressed that if the Kiev authorities “try to suppress the rebellion, a large number of civilians will get killed”. “This must not be allowed to happen,” she stressed.

She said the administrative buildings had been seized by members of the Donbass people’s militia who are protesting against the new authorities in Kiev.

The protesters are building barricades with car tires, wooden boards and sacks with sand. They said they had been forced to do so by parliament-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov’s threats to use “strong measures” against those who had seized the buildings in Slavyansk.

Local residents are streaming in to support the protesters. They have set up a roadblock on the exit from Slavyansk to prevent militants from the far-right group Right Sector, sent by Kiev to suppress the protests, from infiltrating the city.

Meanwhile, thousands of people rallied in Donetsk to demand a referendum and protest against Kiev’s actions. Groups of activists have headed to Slavyansk to support the demonstrators there.

Tass- Donbass – Unian

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` Armed Pro-Russian Separatists have Raised the Russian Flag in troubled Eastern Ukraine in City of Slovyansk'

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – SLOVYANSK – April 12 – Armed pro-Russian separatists have raised the Russian flag in the troubled eastern Ukrainian city of Slovyansk, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which, Kiev warned, was dragging Europe closer to a “gas war” that could disrupt supplies across the continent.

At least 20 men armed with pistols and rifles took over the police and security services headquarters in the city, about 150km from the border with Russia.

Officials said the men had seized hundreds of pistols from arsenals in the buildings. The gunmen replaced the Ukrainian flag on one of the buildings with the red, white and blue Russian flag.

Speaking shortly after the separatists seized the police station, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Ukrainian special forces had been dispatched to the scene.

“Our response will be very severe,” Avakov wrote on his Facebook page.

“There is zero tolerance for armed terrorists,” he added.

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` Armed Group in Camouflage Uniforms have Seized a Police Station in Slavyansk ‘

#AceWorldNews – DONETSK – April 12 – Ukrainian parliament-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has warned about “tough response actions” against those who have seized a police station in Slavyansk, the Donetsk region.

“Armed people in camouflage uniform have seized a district police station in Slavyansk. Response will be very tough here,” Avakov said.

A special police group was sent to Slavyansk, he said.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry would respond toughly to attempts to destabilize the situation, especially in the south-east of the country, the ministry said in a statement on its website on Saturday.

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` Ukraine launches an ` Anti-Terrorist Operation ‘ in the City of `Kharkiv ‘ Arresting 70 Separatists ‘

#AceWorldNews – KHARKIV – April 08 – (ALJ) – Ukraine has launched an “anti-terrorist” operation in the south-eastern city of Kharkiv and has arrested about 70 “separatists” for seizing the regional administration building, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.

Avakov posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday: “An anti-terrorist operation has been launched. The city centre is blocked along with metro stations. Do not worry. Once we finish, we will open them again.”

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency that those detained were suspected of “illegal activity related to separatism, the organisation of mass disorder, damage to human health” and breaking other laws.

In response, Russia’s foreign ministry issued a statement calling on Kiev to stop the operation, warning that it “could lead to an outbreak of civil war”.

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` Right Sector have `Circled ' the `Ukrainian Parliament ' in ` Kiev ' Demanding the Resignation of Arsen Avakov '

#AceBreakingNews – Nationalists from the Right Sector have circled the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev and demand the resignation of the interior minister after their leader Muzychko was killed in a police operation.

Some 250 members of the Right Sector, which recently was revamped into a political party, have flooded the square in front of Verkhovna Rada in the Ukrainian capital on Thursday night. Wearing masks and brandishing bats, they are shouting “Avakov, get out!” “You have lost Crimea!”

More people are reportedly streaming in. RIA Novosti says the parliament building is empty except for guards. Local outlets cite concerns the rally might attempt to break into the parliament.

Принесли залізяки. Гупають у них pic.twitter.com/0yJC8j8zGb
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Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is held personally responsible for the death of Aleksandr Muzychko, also known as Sashko Bilyi, one of the Right Sector leaders. Muzychko was declared killed in a police raid against his gang in Rovno, western Ukraine, on Tuesday.

One of Right Sector coordinators, ultranationalist Alexander Muzychko (Sashko Bily), wanted by Russia for torture and killings of Russian soldiers in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Chechnya in 1994-200, was killed in a special operation by Ukrainian law enforcers in western Ukraine on March 25.

On March 5, Russia’s Investigative Committee charged Right Sector leader Dmitry Yarosh with using media to make public calls for terrorist and extremist activity. Moscow’s Basmanny Court sanctioned his arrest in absentia- Tass.

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` Right Sector ` We will take Revenge for the Murder of Alexander Muzychko ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – March 25 – Today in Rivne “Right sector” made an official statement about the murder of Alexander Muzychko.

  • We will take revenge for the death of Arsen Avakov our brother. Shooting Sasha White – a assassinations minister. After all messages subpoenas stosono any criminal Muzychko not received, and it will not cause, – said the coordinator of the “right sector” in Rivne Roman Koval.

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Ace Related News – March 25 – 12.01 GMT – Extract – #AceWorldNews – KIEV – March 25 – Latest Update – Coordinator of Ukrainian far-right movement Right Sector Oleksandr Muzychko was lethally wounded in a detention raid by the country’s law enforcement agencies in western Ukraine, Ukrainian First Deputy Interior Minister Vladimir Yevdokimov told a media briefing in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday. http://wp.me/p165ui-4wK

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Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Sunday the country had taken measures to guard the borders with Russia. “Border has been guarded with the Lugansk and Kharkiv regions,” Avakov said. “Border guards and the National Guard prevent people from crossing the border for doubtful reasons. Hundreds of such people are banned to cross the border every day.” “There will no incidents on Sunday,” the Ukrainian minister said. #ANS2014

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#Ukraine : `Political Turmoil stalks the `Corridor’s of Power’ as the posturing continues’

#AceNewsServices says with the `Ukraine still in Political Turmoil and the President in hiding somewhere in the Crimea- Reports.  What Now!

Published time: February 24 2014
 
A general view taken on February 23, 2014 shows Kiev's Independence Square. (AFP Photo / DAaniel Slim) A general view taken on February 23, 2014 shows Kiev’s Independence Square. (AFP Photo / DAaniel Slim)
 Political instability settled over Ukraine as the opposition-controlled parliament voted to appoint its newly elected speaker as acting president, with eastern and southern Ukraine saying they no longer see parliament as legitimate.

Monday, February 24 and the latest:

The Ukrainian state treasury is empty and the country is nearly bankrupt, said Arseny Yatsenyuk, leader of the Batkivshchina (Fatherland) Party during the parliamentary session.

‘We have to ask financial help from the International Monetary Fund,” added Yatsenyuk, commenting that Ukraine has never seen a financial catastrophe on this scale in its history.

The Party of Regions’ faction in the parliament is now in opposition to the current authorities of Ukraine, the party’s leader in the Rada, Aleksandr Yefremov, announced.

“Considering the fact that you took over the party and, as we see, you have the capabilities to form a government and rebuild governance, we decided to be in the opposition,” he told heads of other parties and committees.

Viktor Yanukovich‘s once-majority Party of Regions has suffered a mass exodus of MPs in the past few days. At least 77 parliamentarians have announced their resignation from the party ranks, thinning them down to some 130 MPs.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Communist Party, an ally of the Party of the Regions in the Rada, announced it is now part of the opposition.

The number of injured in Kiev clashes has risen to 675, of whom 447 people have been taken to hospitals, reports Ukraine’s Ministry of Health.

Thirty-one people sought medical help in the past 24 hours, and 24 of them were taken to hospitals, adds the ministry.

The number of dead – 82 people – remained unchanged.

Ukraine estimates that it needs $35 billion in aid to stabilize its economy, acting Finance Minister Yury Kolobkov said.

The immense figure is exactly the sum of the $15 billion, which Russia pledged to lend in November, when the political crisis was it its first weeks, and the $20 billion, which the EU may lend to a new Ukrainian government, according to Elmar Brok, Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Both Russia and the EU say they want to see a stable government in Ukraine, before any money will actually be transferred. The EU also demands financial reforms in Ukraine as a condition for aid.

An arrest warrant for Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovich has been issued, said the country’s acting Interior Minister Arsen Avakov.

“We have initiated criminal proceedings concerning the massacre of peaceful civilians. Yanukovich along with other officials has been put on the wanted list,”added Avakov.

All in all, the governors of nine Ukrainian regions have resigned, according to regional state administration websites.

Among them are the governors form western Ukrainian regions of Lvov, Volyn, Ivano-Frankovsk and Zhitomir. Also the governments resigned in the southern region of Nikolaev, and central regions of Kirovograd, Poltava, Ternopol and Vinnitsa.

“Complex political situation in the country” was named as the motive of resignation in almost all the cases.

The UK is ready to provide support to Ukraine through schemes set up by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and EU, UK Finance Minister George Osborne said.

“A lot of this [support] will take the form of loans and the like, but there will be good investments in the economy of Ukraine,” said Osborne.

Ukraine’s interim leadership in the face of the acting President and acting President Aleksandr Turchinov pledged on Sunday to put the conflict-torn country back on course for European integration.

Newly-elected speaker of parliament Aleksandr Turchinov (Reuters)Newly-elected speaker of parliament Aleksandr Turchinov (Reuters)

Ukrainian governors of the Lvov and Poltava regions, Oleg Salo and Aleksander Udovichenko, resigned, according to the Lvov and Poltava Regional State Administration websites. Earlier, there were reports of resignations of governors in the Vinnitsa and Ternopol regions.

People hold up signs during a protest across the street from the Ukraine Consulate in the Manhattan borough of New York February 23, 2014 (Reuters / Carlo Allegri)

People hold up signs during a protest across the street from the Ukraine Consulate in the Manhattan borough of New York February 23, 2014 (Reuters / Carlo Allegri)

Acting Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov denied reports that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich was arrested in Crimea, according to UNN news agency. Earlier, Ukrainian media reported that Yanukovich was arrested in the southern peninsula of Crimea. “I do not know what it is about. I do not possess such information,” Avakov said.

In the midst of Ukraine’s political turmoil and following the opposition’s power takeover in Kiev and western regions, about 1,000 demonstrators rallied against EU integration in the city of Kerch in the southeastern Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday. The protesters called for cessation from Ukraine and raised the Russian flag over city hall. Authorities later replaced it with the Ukrainian flag. The region is mostly Russian-speaking and has historically had close ties with Russia.

Following the formation of the new government in Ukraine, the EU will most like be ready to give 20 billion euros for carrying out reforms in the country, the chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Elmar Brok, said, as cited by Interfax.

Moscow recalled Russian ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov for consultations. “Due to the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the need for a comprehensive analysis of the situation, the decision was made to recall the Russian ambassador to Ukraine for consultations in Moscow,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.
Mikhail Zurabov (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov) Mikhail Zurabov (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov)

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov stated that Ukraine was prepared to speak with Russia. Turchinov said that the aim would be to create relations on “new, equal and good-neighborly footing, that recognizes and takes into account Ukraine’s European choice.” He added that another priority would be to “return to the path of European integration”, while reminding the nation that the economy – which remains at risk of default – still had to be stabilized.

The Ukrainian port city of Sevastopol has voted to stop paying taxes to Kiev, as it is seeking independence.

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton is going to Kiev on Monday to discuss measures to shore up the ailing economy.

“In Kiev she is expected to meet key stakeholders and discuss the support of the European Union for a lasting solution to the political crisis and measures to stabilise the economic situation,” the EU said in a statement.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has again spoken with US Secretary of State John Kerry. In their second telephone conversation in two days, Lavrov told Kerry “the most important thing now is to provide for the complete fulfillment” of the EU-brokered agreement.

“The Ukrainian opposition is deviating from the agreement, having in effect seized power in Kiev, refused to disarm and continued to place its bets on violence,” Lavrov told Kerry, according to a ministry statement.

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice has stated that it would be a ‘grave mistake‘ for Russia to send any military forces into Ukraine, according to Reuters.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone to discuss the situation in Ukraine, the Kremlin’s press service said on Sunday without disclosing further details.
A statement from Merkel’s office said both leaders agreed they had a joint interest in seeing a stable Ukraine, “both in economic and political terms” and would stay in close contact as the situation continues to develop.

Recently freed Yulia Tymoshenko has no plans to become the interim prime minister, according to several deputies in her Fatherland party.

“I have unofficial information that she doesn’t have her sights set on the post,”said party member Nikolay Tomenko. Another deputy Sergey Sobolev later confirmed it, saying that negotiations about the identity of the new head of government are still ongoing.

The former prime minister has already declared that she will run for president in May.

 

BN: ‘As for president #Yanoukovich – this is history already. Let’s move on & think abt future’, #Kharkov mayor. Eastern #Ukraine#Maidan

— Maria Finoshina (@MFinoshina_RT) February 23, 2014

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