` OSCE Reducing Number of Observers in Donetsk, Luhansk Regions for Security Reason’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – GENEVA – June 03 – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is reducing the number of observers in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Eastern Ukraine for security reasons, OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier told journalists on Tuesday.

The OSCE will continue monitoring Ukraine’s eastern regions as closely as possible but at the moment it has to relocate its observers from Donetsk to safer places such as Kharkiv, Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk so that they could perform their monitoring functions from there, Zannier said, adding the OSCE would also cut the number of observers in the Luhansk region.

The OSCE Secretary-General added that observers lost in east Ukraine are safe.

Lost Observers:

KYIV, May 30 /Ukrinform/. Four more foreign observers from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and a Ukrainian interpreter who worked in Luhansk disappeared on Thursday, the OSCE press office reported.

“Yesterday at about 19.00 the Special OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine lost contact with several members of its team, who work in Luhansk region,” the report reads.

The OSCE mission noted that in Severodonetsk (100 km from Luhansk) the observers were detained by armed men.

In addition, the OSCE reported that the organization still has no contact with the four observers who went missing in Donetsk region in the evening on May 26. Earlier, some media reported that the militants released the group of observers.

The observer missions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will continue working in east Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions despite incidents when their observers went missing there, Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the OSCE’s mission in Ukraine, said Monday.

(SwissInfo) – May 29 – An insurgent leader in Eastern Ukraine has said his group kidnapped four observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), among them a Swiss.

The group had been missing since Tuesday.

Vyacheslav Ponomarev, who has declared himself mayor of the city of Slovyansk in the eastern Ukranian Donetsk region, told the media the monitors were safe and would be released.

“I addressed the OSCE mission to warn them that their people should not, over the coming week, travel in areas under our control. And they decided to show up anyway,” Ponomarev told the Associated Press.

“We will figure out who [the observers] are, where they were going and will then let them go,” he said to the Interfax news agency. The other members of the observer team come from Turkey, Denmark and Estonia.

Mr Schneider said he understood that the self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, could use the observers as a bargaining chip. Mr Ponomarev said Saturday that they could be released in exchange for jailed pro-Russia activists.


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` Citizens of Luhansk Voluntarily Hand-Over All Their Weapons But Refuse to Inform of Source ‘

#AceWorldNews – LUHANSK – April 30 – Among handed there are a few pistols, four grenades and more than hundred ammunitions for different weapons.

Men refused to inform where they get the weapons.

26 April, Zhovtnevyi District Police Department in Luhansk has received a report that several people expressed a desire to voluntarily handed over their weapons.

Three residents of Luhansk region and one resident of Dnepropetrovsk came to a stationary post of the State Automobile Inspectorate by car and said that they have weapon and ammunition , which they would voluntarily hand over to the authorities.

Among handed there are three Makarov pistols, three F-1 grenades, one RGD grenade and about 140 rounds of ammunition for different types of weapons.

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#dnepropetrovsk, #luhansk

` Right Sector Leader `Dmitry Yarosh ‘ Writes Letter to Aleksandr Turchinov Demanding Ukrainian Citizens are Armed ‘

#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – April 25 – The leader of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector group, Dmitry Yarosh, whom Russia placed on an international most-wanted terrorist list, has written a letter to acting President Aleksandr Turchinov demanding Ukrainian that citizens be armed.

“Ukrainian authorities must immediately start massive arming of our citizens, in particular volunteer patriotic squads, which in the Dnepropetrovsk Region alone have seen 10,000 Ukrainians enlisted,” Yarosh wrote according to the Right Sector press service, cited by UNIAN.


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` Presidential Candidate Leader ` Dmitry Jarosh of the Right Sector ‘ Announces Formation of Special Battalion ‘

#AceBreakingNews – DONBASS – April 23 – (Interfax) – Ukrainian presidential candidate, leader of the “right sector” Dmitry Jaros announced the beginning of the formation of the representatives of the Donetsk region spetsbatalona “Donbass”.

“All the actions we agree with the leadership of the NSDC, the Interior Ministry and SBU” – said D.Yarosh Wednesday at a press conference in Dnipropetrovsk.

According to him, activists and organizations trained fighters are ready to help intelligence agencies.

D.Yarosh also noted that he has no fear that the participation of members of the “right sector” in the Interior Ministry and SBU raid in eastern provoke a wave of clashes with the population of Donbass.

He also announced the postponement of its stakes in Dnepropetrovsk.

D.Yarosh reported that shoot his candidacy from the presidential election does not intend to, despite the fact that he refused to conduct the election campaign.


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` Local Residents Stopped a ` Ukrainian Armed Forces Convoy’ Armed with Howitzers ‘

#AceWorldNews – KIEV – April 15 – Local residents stopped on Tuesday a Ukrainian armed forces convoy of armoured vehicles near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, the Inter TV channel reported.

According to Inter, six armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and vehicles with howitzers were sent from the city of Dnepropetrovsk.

The dwellers of the Raygorodka village where the convoy was going blocked the road and parked cars on the roadside.


#dnepropetrovsk, #kiev, #lugansk, #raygorodka, #ukrainian

` 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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