In Lugansk, supporters of federalization managed to take control of the building of the regional department of the Security Service of Ukraine. On the same day, several thousand protesters in Lugansk took control of a branch of the National Bank of Ukraine.
ABOUT A THOUSAND PEOPLE HOLD THE BUILDING OF THE SBU IN LUHANSK
In Lugansk, where about a thousand people are blocking the building of the regional department of the SBU, negotiations with representatives of the authorities resumed in the morning. What demands are put forward by the protesters, and what is happening around the building, see the video. Meanwhile, columns of heavy military equipment are moving towards Luhansk and Donetsk to suppress popular protests.
The deputies of the Luhansk Regional Council issued a statement demanding that the central authorities of Ukraine cancel the "anti-terrorist operation" against the protesting local citizens, hold an all-Ukrainian referendum on the federal structure of the country and legislate the status of the Russian language.
On the night of April 11, about a hundred activists blocked the military unit of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Lugansk, motivating their actions with the desire to prevent casualties on both sides if the unit received an order to storm the building of the regional department of the SBU, occupied by the protesters.
Supporters of federalization, who came to the building of the Luhansk Regional State Administration, put forward a number of demands to the governor Mikhail Bolotskikh , who was appointed after the change of power in Ukraine. The activists demanded that the governor declare by April 16 that the Lugansk region was not subordinating to the "illegal Kiev authorities, to recognize the people's movement as legitimate," and also to release all prisoners for political reasons. Self-defense units begin to form. The police of Lugansk goes over to the side of the people.
IN LUGANSK, DIRECT LINE WITH PUTIN WAS LISTENED TO IN THE SQUARES
Representatives of the OSCE arrived in the Luhansk region today. Supporters of federalization tried to convey their point of view to them. At the same time, they themselves were extremely interested in the position of Russia, so the Direct Line with Vladimir Putin in Lugansk was watched and listened to right on the squares.
Near Luhansk, local residents stopped the advance of a column of armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the TV channel "Inter", six armored personnel carriers and cars with howitzers were driving from Dnepropetrovsk.
The deputies of the Luhansk Regional Council demanded that the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine announce a referendum, which will address issues of the state structure of Ukraine and the status of the Russian language. Also, the Luhansk Regional Council accused the Kiev authorities of a crime against the people of Ukraine, which leads to a civil war and the split of the country. This statement was published by his press service.
In Lugansk, a gathering of the Lugansk regional community (community) was held, which adopted a resolution according to which the authorities in Kiev are recognized as illegitimate , since they were formed by an armed coup and overthrow of the constitutional order. Also at the meeting, the date of the referendum on the status of the region was set, it should be held on May 11. Supporters of the federalization of Ukraine today in Luhansk elected people's governor Valery Bolotov.
Ukrainian security forces from the National Guard took a television and radio company in Luhansk under protection. On the same day, about 400 protesters blocked the candidate for the presidency of Ukraine, the well-known businessman Petro Poroshenko, at the Luhansk airport, with the help of law enforcement officers, he managed to escape.
Supporters of federalization in Luhansk issued an ultimatum to the Kiev authorities. The protesters demand amnesty for all participants in the protest movement in eastern Ukraine, recognize the Russian language as the state language, and hold a referendum by 2 pm local time (3 pm Moscow time) on April 29.
Headquarters statement regarding the proclamation of the Lugansk Republic
The Temur special battalion, recently created in Lugansk, operating under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, designed to "defend Ukraine from activists," failed. The "iron" commander and his detachment, who arrived in the city of Shchastya, allegedly to undergo a 4-day special training, received a rebuff from local residents. As a result of the clashes, firearms were used. There are wounded. In Lugansk, supporters of federalization proclaimed the creation of a "people's republic." They put forward an ultimatum to the Kiev authorities.
The people dispersed the punitive battalion Timur, Shchastya, Luhansk region
More than three thousand supporters of federalization gathered near the building of the Security Council of Ukraine in Lugansk, waiting for Kyiv's response to the protesters' ultimatum. There was no response from Kyiv, after which the activists took control of the building of the regional administration, the regional prosecutor's office and the regional Luhansk Ministry of Internal Affairs without the use of weapons. Law enforcement officers who were guarding the building of the regional administration went over to the side of the protesters and put on St. George ribbons. It is reported by UNIAN. People are closing the doors of the RSA from the inside, they are going to barricade themselves. It is noted that the flags of Russia and the "Luhansk People's Republic" are installed on the building. Doors and windows on the ground floor of the building have been smashed out, and there are protesters inside and on the roof of the building. The police chief of the Lugansk region wrote a resignation letter, which he handed over to the protesters, gathered near the building of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, reports UNN on Tuesday. A source: Ria Novosti A paratrooper was killed in Lugansk for refusing to shoot at his compatriots. "The prosecutor's office of Ukraine gave the conclusion that Andriy Kiselyov "shot himself in no time." The prosecutor's cynics did not know that a few seconds before his death, the guy called his mother and managed to shout: "Mom! They are killing me!" Then shots rang out and the connection was cut off ... It lasted only 4 seconds ... "
Lugansk. Father of the killed paratrooper ALL TRUTH
Supporters of federalization in Luhansk took control of the regional state television and radio company (LOT). On the same day, about fifteen people blocked the checkpoint of the Lugansk regiment of the National Guard for four hours. According to the National Guard of Ukraine, the armed men demanded that the military surrender their weapons. As a result of the negotiations, the people blocking the military retreated.
The Ukrainian military is retreating. Ministry of Internal Affairs Lugansk 29.04.2014
In the clashes that broke out in Luhansk, one supporter of the federalization of Ukraine was killed, two more were injured, the Rossiya-24 TV channel reports. According to him, shooting in three districts of Lugansk was opened after local residents tried to block the military enlistment office and several army units, and the reason was reports that military personnel from other regions of Ukraine had arrived in the city.
One of the largest commercial banks in Ukraine, Privatbank, owned by the Ukrainian oligarch and sponsor of Euromaidan and the Right Sector, I. Kolomoisky, has suspended operations in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. More than 400,000 Donetsk and Lugansk pensioners, as well as 220,000 recipients of other social benefits, received pensions through this bank. Local residents have serious problems with receiving pensions, scholarships and salaries. Source: White Book of the Russian Foreign Ministry (2nd edition) In Severodonetsk (Luhansk region), Right Sector militants fired at the prosecutor's office controlled by federalization supporters. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
Last night in Lugansk passed quietly, the streets are patrolled by militia forces. Nevertheless, provocations are feared in the city. The authorities of Luhansk refused to hold presidential elections in the region; they are scheduled for May 25 throughout Ukraine. Kyiv is required to stop the military operation in the south-east of the country.
LUGANSK ELECTORAL COMMISSION SUMMED UP THE VOTING RESULTS
Referendum results summed up in Luhansk region on self-determination were summed up, 96.2% of those who voted supported the Act on State Independence. Residents of the Lugansk region were asked to answer the question: "Do you support the act of state independence of the Luhansk People's Republic?" According to Vasily Nikitin, 96.2% of the referendum participants answered "yes", 3.2% - "no" and 0.74% of the ballots were rejected as invalid. Earlier, the CEC of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that the turnout in the referendum was 81%. In total, 1.6 million voters are registered in the Luhansk region.
AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT WAS MADE ON THE PEOPLE'S GOVERNOR OF THE LUHANSK REGION VALERY BOLOTOV.
Valery Bolotov was shot, but his life is not in danger. "He is in a private clinic, there is no access to him," added a representative of the press center of the Luhansk People's Republic. The commander of the "Army of the South-East" Valery Bolotov was elected People's Governor of the Lugansk region on April 21. His candidacy was supported by the participants of the congress, which brought together representatives of various localities of the region.
About it reportedat a press conference on Thursday, the representative of the LNR militia detachment Ostap Cherny. "Today, a signal was received from the city of Lisichansk that the military is trying to take the city by storm. A group has moved forward from us for negotiations," he said. According to him, "the column (of the National Guard of Ukraine) was blocked from behind by civilians, women and children." "In the process of negotiations, shooting began, and seven people of the Lugansk army were killed, 16 were injured," Ostap Cherny said. "During the negotiations, 30 people from this brigade (Ukrainian army) handed over their weapons and went to the population. According to the latest information, the Right Sector fighters shot them," the militiaman added. He also said that people "were in an open area, no one was hiding, after which fire was opened to kill." Then "
As a result of the shooting , launched by the Ukrainian military near the city of Rubizhne in the Luhansk region, four people were killed and 16 more were injured. This was announced on Thursday at a press conference by military doctor Gennady Moralishvili.
In the Lugansk region, at the exit from Novoaidar, unknown people shot four cars in which there were local residents. As it became known to the information channel Life News from sources in law enforcement agencies, as a result of this attack, one person was killed and three others were injured. Also in Novoaydar (Luhansk region), militants of the Dnepr detachment, formed with the money of the oligarch I. Kolomoisky, opened fire on unarmed members of the local election commission, who refused to open a polling station for the presidential elections in Ukraine. Source: White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
IN LUHANSK, THE FORCES OF THE PEOPLE'S MILITIA STORM THE MILITARY UNIT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE
The self-defense forces of the proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) storm the military unit of the Eastern Territorial Association of the National Guard of Ukraine. According to Ukrainian security officials, there are losses both among the personnel of the military unit and among the attackers.
ASTAKHOV: LUHANSK AND DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLICS ARE READY TO TRANSFER UP TO 200 CHILDREN TO RUSSIA
"Open a humanitarian corridor, let's help the children!" - appealed to the Ombudsman to the authorities of Ukraine. The self-defense forces of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics are ready to move 100-200 children to the border and transfer them to Russia. Pavel Astakhov, Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, told journalists about this on May 28 in Astrakhan, where a district meeting for representatives of the subjects of the Southern and North Caucasian federal districts is being held. According to the Ombudsman, "they are ready to simply hand over the children without drawing up any documents, just to save them." “It is clear that such an operation would be completely illegal, in addition, this is a huge risk for the children themselves. Therefore, we did not agree to this option, but we are now looking for ways to help,” Astakhov emphasized.
MILITIAS IN THE LUHANSK REGION PENETRATED THE TERRITORY OF THE MILITARY UNIT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD.
Supporters of the federalization of Ukraine managed to penetrate the territory of the military unit of the national guard in the Lugansk region and seized weapons. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. According to her, "the unit was attacked late Thursday evening." " As a result of the battle, several attackers were killed , one guardsman was seriously injured," the Ministry of Internal Affairs said, noting that the militias managed to "establish control over some buildings and take possession of some of the law enforcement weapons." During the clashes, the gas pipeline was damaged, therefore, in order to prevent an explosion, the military personnel were forced to retreat.
MILITIAS ATTACKED THE DYAKOVO FRONTIER POST IN THE LUHANSK REGION
The Dyakovo frontier post in the Luhansk region on the border of Ukraine and Russia was attacked. This was reported in the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine. The department noted that the frontier post is being fired from "small arms and grenade launchers." "About 80 people who arrived in trucks are involved in the attack," the press service said, according to which the command of the outpost called for air support to repel the attack.
A GROUP OF OSCE OBSERVERS WAS DETAINED NEAR LUGANSK
The observation mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine reported on Friday that a group of observers was missing. As specified in the press service of the organization, "on the eve at 19.00 local time, contact was lost with members of the group working in the Lugansk region." The press service of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) denied the information about the detention of four observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in the Luhansk region.
REPORT OF THE OSCE MISSION: THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN LUGANSK WAS FIRED WITH MISSILES FROM AN AIRCRAFT
The building of the regional state administration in Luhansk on Monday, June 2, was fired at by rockets from an aircraft. This is reported in the daily report of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission. in Ukraine. "On June 2, at about 3 pm local time, rockets hit the building of the regional state administration. According to observers, the strike was caused by unguided rockets fired from an aircraft," the document says. On Monday, the press service of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic reported that a Ukrainian fighter jet launched a missile attack on the building of the regional administration of Lugansk in the very center of the city. The victims of the attack were, according to her, eight civilians. Another 28 people were injured of varying severity and are in the hospital, most of them in serious condition. Among the dead was the Minister of Health of the proclaimed LPR, Natalia Arkhipova.
KPU ABOUT THE AIRSTRIKE ON JUNE 2
As a result of a missile attack by a Ukrainian Air Force plane on the building of the regional administration of Luhansk, seven people were killed and 10 were injured. This was announced on Tuesday at a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by a deputy from the Communist Party (CPU) Volodymyr Medyanik. "Fighting is going on in the east of the country, the death toll is in the tens and hundreds," he said. "After all, about 8 million people live in this region." "It is necessary to urgently stop the hostilities," Medyanik stressed, adding that "there can be no winner in a civil war."
DATA OF THE LPR ON THE VICTIMS
As a result of a missile strike by a Ukrainian Air Force fighter on the building of the regional administration of Luhansk, 8 people were killed, 28 were injured, most of the wounded are in intensive care. "Eight people died: three men and five women. All the dead are civilians. 28 people received injuries of varying severity. All of them are in the Lugansk regional hospital, most are in intensive care," said the head of the LPR press service.
Airstrike on the Regional State Administration. Shooting is clearly visible. The plane launches a missile strike.
Three days of mourning has been declared in Lugansk for those killed in an airstrike by the Ukrainian Air Force. This was announced to journalists by the head of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) Valery Bolotov.
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE'S MILITIA OF THE PROCLAIMED LUGANSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC (LPR) OCCUPIED TWO MILITARY UNITS.
In the morning, a unit in the Kamenny Brod area was occupied. "The soldiers surrendered without firing a shot after negotiations with the militia," - the press service of the proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR). In addition, the Lugansk militia occupied a military unit and "in the village of Dyakovo, Antratsitovsky district of the LPR." "Ukrainian border guards left the location of the unit after a short battle with the militias," the Novorossiya agency reported.
Representatives of the people's militia of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) repelled an air raid on Lugansk. “There was an air raid consisting of two drones and two combat aircraft. They announced an air raid. They opened fire, repulsed them, the planes left. Planes came in from Kharkov, from Chuguev, where they are based. they walk us," the headquarters of the LPR said.
The humanitarian corridor promised by the Kiev authorities for the civilian population who wants to leave the zone of the special operation of the Ukrainian army has not been created .
Residents of the eastern regions of Ukraine, who live in the zone of the special operation, will undergo "complete filtration". This was stated by Mikhail Koval, appointed by the Verkhovna Rada as Acting Minister of Defense of the country. Special filtration measures will be taken against the inhabitants of the region - men and women - in order to identify persons "connected with separatism who have committed crimes on the territory of Ukraine," he said. Filtration measures will be carried out by "relevant structures" that have the necessary "very powerful base" for this; after verification, citizens will be resettled in various regions of the country, Koval added.
MILITIAS OF THE LUHANSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC STOPPED A COLUMN OF UKRAINIAN TANKS
At about 5 am (06:00 Moscow time), about 40 Ukrainian tanks and servicemen of the armed forces of Ukraine began to advance in the area of the village of Luhanska, however, with the help of grenade launchers and mortars, the forces of the people's militia managed to stop the Ukrainian military. "According to the press center, the militia destroyed the car" Ural" and the mortar crew of the attackers. There were no casualties among the militia, the interlocutors of the agency said. Almost 8 thousand Ukrainian refugees entered the Rostov region in a day , said Pavel Astakhov, Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation
UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES HAVE CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF 49 SERVICEMEN ABOARD THE DOWNED IL-76 IN LUHANSK
At about 01:10 on June 14, 2014, a military transport aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Il-76 was shot down by a shot from an anti-aircraft missile system during landing at the Lugansk airport. On board the aircraft, in addition to 9 crew members, there were 40 servicemen. They all died
MILITIAS OF THE LPR LAUNCHED A COUNTERATTACK ON THE VILLAGE OF SHCHASTYE, PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY SECURITY FORCES
At the same time, a representative of the people's militia said that as a result of the attack on the village of Shchastya, during which the Kiev security forces used combat helicopters, the militia were forced to retreat to Lugansk. Now they are regrouping. Representatives of the people's militia also indicated that the losses of the Ukrainian security forces in the clash near Shchastya amounted to 8 people. In addition, one of the militiamen said that after they retreated under the onslaught of Ukrainian equipment, the soldiers of the National Guard shot 6-7 wounded militiamen.
UKRAINIAN SECURITY FORCES FIRED MORTARS AT THE VILLAGE OF METALLIST NEAR LUGANSK AT NIGHT
Representatives of the people's militia, together with police officers, are creating a humanitarian corridor for the departure of civilians from the village of Metallist, located a few kilometers from Luhansk, the militia said. Last night, Ukrainian security forces fired mortars and artillery around the village of Metalist. As they say in the militia, "they were shooting at greenery", and not at residential buildings. There were no casualties or damage as a result of the shelling. In addition, the highway leading from the settlement of Shchastia to Lugansk was subjected to shelling, now there is a burned-out truck on it.
THE WORK OF TWO GAS DISTRIBUTION STATIONS WAS STOPPED IN THE LUHANSK REGION
In the Lugansk region, in connection with the conduct of a military operation by the Ukrainian military, the work of two gas distribution stations (GDS) was stopped. This was reported by the press service of Ukrtransgaz.
PARTICIPANTS OF THE RALLY IN LUGANSK DEMAND THAT KYIV STOP THE SPECIAL OPERATION IN EASTERN UKRAINE
A rally demanding an end to hostilities in eastern Ukraine is taking place on Thursday in the center of Luhansk. According to corr. ITAR-TASS from the scene, more than a hundred participants in the action are in favor of stopping the "execution of civilians in the villages captured by the National Guard" on the territory of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR). The protesters say they want to "turn to the leadership of Russia and the UN for protection," they call on the men of the city to stand up more actively in defense of the LPR. The demonstration is peaceful, there were no clashes with law enforcement officers.
UKRAINIAN MILITARY SHELLING THE CITY OF SHCHASTYA NEAR LUGANSK
The Ukrainian military resumed on Sunday evening shelling of the city of Shchastya in the Luhansk region. This was reported by the agency "Novorossiya". "At about 22.45 local time (23.45 Moscow time), artillery shelling of the Shchastya district, a satellite city of Lugansk, began. The shooting is carried out from heavy guns," the report says. According to the agency, the sounds of shelling can be heard even in the center of Lugansk. Windows are shaking in houses from artillery strikes, the agency said. At the same time, according to eyewitnesses, Ukrainian artillery is at a closer distance to Lugansk than the day before.
UKRAINIAN SECURITY FORCES SHELLED THE VILLAGE OF PRIVOLYE IN THE LUHANSK REGION
Last night, Ukrainian security forces fired on the village of Privolye, located near Lisichansk (Luhansk region). As reported on Tuesday in the press service of the proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), a woman died as a result of shelling. In addition, a substation was destroyed, causing the nearby mine to stop pumping mine water, causing it to flood. The miners were evacuated.
THE LEADERSHIP OF THE LPR BELIEVES THAT KYIV AGAIN VIOLATES THE TRUCE IN EASTERN UKRAINE
" According to information from the LPR administration, this morning, despite the previously announced truce, there was a battle in the area of the Krasny Partisan border checkpoint. The Ukrainian side tried to push the LPR forces out of control of the checkpoint. The Red Partisan remained under our control," - reported in the leadership of the people's republic, adding that "data on losses are being specified."