Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Brothers and sisters,
Here’s the summary for April 7 (for the previous summary before the weekend, see Summary of April 4).
The bad news:
1. Separatism. This creature has raised its head in eastern Ukraine again. To the delight of Kremlin denizens.
Tragically, over the past 24 hours, our security forces could not implement the option that was needed to address the current situation: persuade the uncertain, and neutralize the insane. It will be much harder to control the separatists in Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Luhansk now.
…As a side note, the separatists who seized the SBU [Security Service of Ukraine] building in Donetsk, got hungry and went to the nearest market to grab whatever food God sends their way, threatening the vendors with guns. At the same time, according to our data, they have strict directives: in case of the storm of the captured buildings, they should drop those guns.
Too little, too late: the RNBOU [National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine] has already found “signs of terrorism” in the separatist acts. But this is another ballet.
2. The Russian occupier shot our Major to death in Crimea. The Russians shrieked, saying that the Ukrainian serviceman was drunk, and attacked the innocent Russian soldier boys at the base checkpoint himself. Naturally, they had to protect themselves.
This is an outright and cynical lie. It looks as if the unarmed Major attacked the Russian soldiers armed to their teeth at the checkpoint, and then, “to protect themselves,” they kept running after him for some reason, only to kill him in his room at the hostel.
Thoroughly false, bloodthirsty bastards. Just like their Commander-in-Chief, Putin.
3. Today, the media circulated the following information: Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov and Party of Regions faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov’s people are directing and financing the separatists.
We’re pleased, not because they found out who’s behind it (as if anyone had any doubts), but because they’ve started to talk openly about it. Because, until we get the big fish by their gills, the little fish won’t rest.
By the way, Yefremov slipped in a conversation regarding the seizure of government power by separatists: “It would be a mistake for us to consider this [act] a provocation from any side. This is the point of view of many people and they want to stand up for it.”
I think these words are worth officially putting to record. They sound especially touching in the background of today’s information that the SBU caught a Russian intelligence agent who coordinated separatists in the Luhansk area.
To be honest: I personally have literally no trust left in almost all of our politicans – like a bull trusts the director of the slaughterhouse. But the Party of Regions is a completely different animal. If someone sees there the tiniest hint of concern for the interests of Ukraine, please do be so kind and let me know. I would be very interested to see it.
4. Tonight, the Information Resistance network has identified eight Russian ships ready to load (mostly airborne troops) in Sevastopol Bay.
The personnel and the weapons have not yet been loaded. But we would pay attention to the possible deployment of Russian airborne troops from the sea in Kherson and Odesa oblasts [regions].
This scenario is highly unlikely. But let’s take into account that the separatists fail to uprise in the south of Ukraine. Therefore, it’s currently unknown how Russia will act in these regions, if its gamble in Donbas, God forbid, is successful.
The good news:
1. Although law enforcement allowed the seizure of government power happen in the eastern oblasts [of Ukraine], the situation is becoming slowly stabilized. By hook or by crook, at least some glimpses of a way out of the situation are becoming more evident.
To coordinate the activities of law enforcement and security forces, the government has sent Interior Minister Avakov to Kharkiv, First Deputy Prime Minister Yarema to Donetsk, and RNBO Secretary Parubiy and SBU head Nalyvaychenko to Luhansk. We will see what they will be able to accomplish there. But the fact that these [high-ranking] bureucrats will work in the field – is a big advantage already.
Besides, according to the acting President of Ukraine [Oleksandr] Turchynov, tomorrow the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine [Parliament] will consider the bill about increasing criminal responsibility for separatism as one of the first issues on its agenda. I’ve been talking about this for a while now – it is long overdue!
2. I’m glad that in the biggest hotspot [of separatism] – Donetsk – the city council has sent separatists with their lame “Donetsk republic” away.
Donetsk MPs made it perfectly clear that the oblast residents are not playing these games. These are the games for “Putin’s tourists” who barged into Ukraine, and the handfuls of local idiots willing to make a living.
3. Today, separatists in Mykolayiv have been the cause of laughter mixed with pity.
Around 30 people came up to the building of the Mykolayiv regional state administration. As the local media wrote, they were there “in order to get inside the building.” A handful of these, forgive my jargon, morons, with St. George ribbons were ambitiously chanting, “One for all and all for one [slogan used by ‘The Three Musketeers’].”
But quickly realizing that they could easily be beaten up by the law enforcement that cordoned off the building, they suddenly changed their rhetoric, and started shouting: “The police are with the people!” The police took pity and decided not to hurt the invincible Russian knights.