the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has urged member countries of the European Union to provide Kiev with defensive weapons, as well as to qualify Russia as “aggressor country” and the party to the conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine. On Monday, March 12, according to “Interfax”.
“the time has Come to facilitate the provision by member countries of the EU of defensive weapons to Ukraine in accordance with national and international legislation”, — said Poroshenko at a briefing with high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini.
According to him, “four years later, with the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine, it is time for the EU to call an aggressor an aggressor and a party to the conflict”.
“read this situation in the Donbass, and also in order to see with my own eyes how Russia performs its part of the Minsk agreements, I turned to Mrs. Mogherini to submit in the near future Donbass the second mission of the ambassadors Committee on security policy of the EU”, — said the Ukrainian leader reminded that the first mission visited the Donbass in September 2015.
“I Think what we need to do more significant role in European diplomacy in the liberation of hostages in the Donbas and Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia”, — said Poroshenko.
March 2, became known about the decision of the US state Department to approve the sale of Javelin to Ukraine in the amount of $ 47 million. The Pentagon said that the ATGM will help Ukraine to build long-term defense to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Notice of its decision, the state Department sent to Congress. Defense News said that we are talking about 210 missiles and 37 launchers. Request about their purchase Kiev had previously sent to Washington.
the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) summoned the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Hope Savchenko, but she left the country. This was announced by the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko, transfers “Ukrainian truth” on Monday, March 12.
“the SBU sent to the people’s Deputy Nadezhda Savchenko called in for questioning tomorrow (Tuesday, March 13 — ed. “Of the tape.ru”), however, today at 4:00 a.m. she departed from the territory of the country”, — Lutsenko said.
He noted that Savchenko was caused on interrogation on the case of the head of the Center for the release of prisoners “Officer corps” Vladimir Ruban, who is suspected of planning terrorist attacks in Kiev. Lutsenko said that Savchenko went to an international conference, not being an official member of the Ukrainian delegation. He explained that the MP has “full reasons” to attend the event.
“I would now like to turn to Savchenko: if it is really so brave and honest, says about this on the infinite ethers, tomorrow it should be in the security Service of Ukraine”, — said the Ukrainian Prosecutor General.
Lutsenko added that the collaboration of MP with the consequence is very important for the Deputy, and Ukraine. “And I do not recommend anyone to mock the individual facts, which were published by the SBU”, — he stressed.
March 8, Ruban Vladimir was arrested with a large Arsenal on the contact line between the territories controlled by Kiev and self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. He is suspected of plotting the assassination of President Petro Poroshenko and terrorist acts and illegal possession of weapons. The next day, Ruban was placed by the court into custody during the investigation.
the Chief military Prosecutor’s office summoned the President of the constitutional court (KS) Valery Zorkin and 18 judges of the constitutional court, they are suspected of complicity in the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. About this in his Facebook wrote to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko.
He indicated that Kiev suspects Russian judges actions “committed with the aim of changing the boundaries of the territory and the state border of Ukraine”. According to Ukrainian prosecutors, Zorkin and constitutional court judges involved in the events in Crimea in 2014.
“in Writing about suspicion along with reminders about procedural rights and obligations of the suspect, as well as agendas about the call for investigation on 13 and 19 March 2018 delivered at the place of work of suspects (the constitutional court of the Russian Federation, received the employee of the Secretariat Sinyakova)”, — stated in the post Lutsenko. He added that in case of absence of the judges of the constitutional court of Russia for questioning in the designated dates, they will be declared internationally wanted and the court will be sent the petition about their arrest.
Representatives of the constitutional court of Russia confirmed in an interview with RIA Novosti call the judges, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Monday, March 12, started in different regions of the country searches of suspected supporters of the “aggressor”. About it in Facebook I reported a press-the Secretary of SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya.
According to her, the Ministry has been conducting for more than 25 authorized searches. “During the searches, seized propaganda materials, weapons, explosives and many other evidence of subversive activities against our country,” said Gilanskaya.
for More detailed information on the results of the searches will be published on the website of the SBU after the completion of all necessary proceedings, has promised Gitlyanskaya. “Unfortunately, among these people there are those, who is related to the journalistic profession, but the profession can’t be an indulgence from legal responsibility for anti-state action”, she added.
“Ukrainian Pravda” reported that the searches began in Kiev, the Dnieper (former Dnepropetrovsk), Kharkiv and Odessa. It is known that the SBU came to the journalist Yuri Lukashin, living in Kiev. “Strenia” it indicates that searches of Lukashin are carried out in the framework of criminal proceedings on “information aggression” against Ukraine, by “unidentified representatives of the Russian Federation and the occupation authorities of the Crimea.” The investigation of the case, the Prosecutor’s office of Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Department of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, located in Kiev).
In the Kherson region of Ukraine there was a mass fight between local residents and servicemen of the naval forces of the country. About this in his Facebook announced the press-service of the Navy.
According to the military, provoked the fight by local residents, who first beat of a soldier, and then, being in an alcohol intoxication, came to the military facility and started to insult people in uniform.
Specifies that both sides of the conflict there are victims. The incident conducted the test, the materials are transferred to law enforcement agencies.
on 28 February in Mariupol sentenced former fighter regiment “Azov”, who slit the throat of a local resident. According to the verdict, a volunteer was walking down the street when he was called by an unknown man in a state of alcoholic intoxication, and later between them there was a “conflict over differences in political beliefs.” The court sentenced him to two years of service limited to a soldier and a fine.