The situation in the south-east of Ukraine. Chronicle of events 9 May
23:58 The German medical plane, which the RT television channel intended to hire for the evacuation of its wounded freelance journalist, was denied boarding in Mariupol, the television channel reported.
23: 55 At the rally in honor of the Victory, the governor of the Kherson region called Hitler the liberator
Speaking to war veterans and citizens at a rally on Victory Day, the governor of the Kherson region Odarchenko called Hitler a liberator, and Stalin a tyrant.
23:36 On May 9, the militiamen in Slavyansk cleared the suburbs of Semenovka and set up a roadblock in front of the highway to Kharkov. Self-defense of the city expands the area of responsibility.
23:31 Donetsk self-defense forces disarmed and forced security officials outside the 150 city line, the co-chairman of the government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Miroslav Rudenko said, quoted by RIA News.
The security forces were located in the sanatorium "Miner's Dawns" on the outskirts of the city.
“The sanatorium housed part of the National Guard from Kirovograd, about 140-150 people. They were disarmed. During disarmament, one member of the guard opened fire. After that, the guard folded weaponand they were taken out of the territory of the city of Donetsk, ”said the agency’s interlocutor, noting that there were wounded after the incident.
22: 51 In Kiev, at the entrance to the subway there was an explosion
On Friday evening, near the entrance to the Arsenalnaya metro station, a man in a backpack exploded an unknown substance, ITAR-TASS reported, citing the press service of the Interior Ministry in Kiev.
As a result of the incident, neither the man himself nor the passers-by were injured. The owner of the backpack is in the police, where he testifies. At the request of law enforcement officers, cafes and shops located near the station are temporarily closed.
22: 45 According to the Donetsk administration, the death toll in Mariupol increased to seven people
Seven people died and 39 was hospitalized in Mariupol, Donetsk Regional State Administration reports, based on data from the city’s medical services. Recall that in Mariupol 9 in May, the Ukrainian security forces began a special operation against supporters of federalization.
“According to doctors, today, during the anti-terrorist operation in Mariupol, seven people were killed, 39 was injured and taken to the medical and preventive institutions of the city,” the report quoted RIA Novosti.
21:31 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, appointed by the Verkhovna Rada, informed US Secretary of State John Kerry about the situation in Ukraine by telephone on Friday, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.
Commenting on the operation of the Ukrainian military in the south-east of the country, Psaki said that they "are doing everything possible to maintain a calm atmosphere."
21: 08 Activist: there will be no referendum in Kharkiv on 11 May
Supporters of federalization in the Kharkiv region were unable to coordinate issues that should be put to a vote with Donetsk and Lugansk, so there will be no May 11 referendum in Kharkiv, Yuri Apukhtin, coordinator of the South-East movement, told RIA Novosti.
"The referendum in Kharkiv 11 May will not take place due to the fact that the issues that are submitted to a referendum in Lugansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv are completely different, and we could not find a common position on these issues," said Apukhtin.
20:05 From Donetsk, in order to protect the inhabitants of Mariupol, cars with militiamen set out. Two trucks with members of the Vostok battalion went to the rescue to civilians, against whom the soldiers from the National Guard of Ukraine used weapons. The militiamen went to Mariupol directly from the rally dedicated to the 69 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, RIA Novosti reports.
19:55 A group of armed men occupied the sanatorium "Miners Dawns" in Donetsk, in which there were soldiers of the internal troops of Ukraine. The fight lasted for several minutes, then the Ukrainian soldiers surrendered their weapons and left on buses, civilian journalists reported.
19:17 A couple of kilometers from Slavyansk, near Semenovka, the militia are building a new roadblock of concrete blocks. Will protect it with the help of anti-tank weapons, reports "Reedus".
19:13 About 200 people passed 9 in May in the column of the "Immortal Regiment" in Kiev, 50 veterans of the Great Patriotic War also joined the rally, and more than four thousand people in front of the photographs of the front-line soldiers carried it in Dnepropetrovsk.
19:02 In Donetsk, about a hundred armed people surrounded the sanatorium "Miner's Dawns", which houses the group of internal troops of Ukraine. Armed people arrived in KamAZ vehicles, gunfire lines are heard near the sanatorium building, civilian journalists report.
18:55 The activists of the DPR hung a huge banner on the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration with an inscription “Referendum”. This is reported by civilian journalists.
18:25 Supporters of the federalization of Ukraine hung on the building of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, which is under their control, a huge banner with the inscription "Referendum", the RIA Novosti correspondent reports from the scene.
18:22 A boy wounded in Slavyansk wore a St. George ribbon. “In the center of Slavyansk an hour or two ago, an unknown person shot a 12 boy for years, the baby had a St. George ribbon,” a self-defense headquarters told Interfax.
18:06 The National Guard servicemen fired grenade launchers at the police in Mariupol to destroy them because they had previously refused to carry out Kiev’s orders and shoot at local residents, an eyewitness to the clashes, a member of the local anti-fascist committee Petr Komisarov told the Latvian radio station Baltcom.
According to him, the security forces shot one man dead while he was on his knees.
18:03 A twelve-year-old boy was seriously wounded from a machine gun in the center of Slavyansk. “The child was just walking when shots were heard. He was wounded in the chest and in the shoulder, ”one of the boy’s relatives told RIA Novosti. Currently, the child is taken to the hospital, he is operated. Earlier, Reedus reported that pro-Kiev forces arrived in Mariupol firing indiscriminately at unarmed local residents. There are also dead and wounded.
17:42 The city also heard shots coming from the suburbs. According to self-defense, there are no casualties among the militias.
17:19 The police officers who were in the building of the Internal Affairs Directorate of Mariupol in the Donetsk region, where a strong fire started, jumped out of the windows, fleeing the fire, reports the local edition of "0629".
16:41 The militia of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) fought off a tank from the Ukrainian army in Mariupol.
16:26 Near the monument to the Liberators of Donbass in Donetsk, a rally.
16:02 Eyewitnesses about shooting in Mariupol: the military shot at civilians
Eyewitnesses report on the TV channel "Russia 24" about shooting to kill, opened on Friday by the Ukrainian military at civilians in Mariupol.
According to activist Anton Papusha, in the central part of the city, “protection of the building attacked by the Right Sector attacked.
In turn, the militia Dmitry said that infantry fighting vehicles entered the city. The whole center is crushed.
15:27 During the military operation in Mariupol, Ukrainian militants fired on civilians.
14:53 The punitive operation did not frighten the residents of Mariupol. They are building new barricades of literally everything that comes handy. Unarmed Mariupol people gather at the barricades, playing an accordion, Katyusha sounds. At the same time, shots are still heard in the city.
14:30 Unarmed residents of Mariupol rush to the Ukrainian armored vehicles. However, they do not succeed in stopping the advancement of the punishers.
14:14 In Mariupol, a journalist RT received a gunshot wound to the stomach. This is reported by the correspondent of "Reedus". According to unconfirmed information, he has already been taken to hospital. The victim named Fedor works in a team with his wife Katya and has long been in the zone in the zone of confrontation.
14:02 Ukrainian armored personnel carriers follow to the Mariupol ROVD and shoot residential window out of the guns. There are puddles of blood in the streets.
14:01 In Mariupol, not the military are operating, but the National Guard under militants in black uniform. This is reported by civilian journalists.
13:43 In Mariupol city council building caught fire. According to civilian journalists, the fire engulfed the first floor and continues to spread. Shots are still heard in the city center.
13:39 The Ukrainian armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles that entered Mariupol rammed cars on the streets of the city. This is reported by civilian journalists. At Lenin Ave, at least 5 BMP and 1 BTR were seen.
13:14 From the airport in Mariupol entered the column of armored vehicles with Ukrainian flags. A BMD was seen near the DOSAAF building, the center of the city was blocked for transport and passers-by, civilian journalists reported.
12:52 "People's Governor" of the "Donetsk Republic" Pavel Gubarev accused Kiev of using chemical weapons. “6 of May 2014 of the year in the city of Mariupol armed detachments, subordinate to the authorities of Kiev, in the course of the storming of the City Council used an unidentified chemical weapon. The defenders of the City Council left a place of chemical damage. Many of them received damage to the respiratory tract, with consequences for health and a possible threat to life, ”Gubarev wrote on his Facebook page. These actions, in his opinion, filled up an extensive list of war crimes committed by the authorities of Kiev only in the last few days.
12:41 Above the burned-out House of Trade Unions in Odessa hoisted the banner of Victory.
12:11 The building of the city department of internal affairs in the center of Mariupol is shooting. As civilian journalists report, gunshots have been heard for 15 minutes. About the dead and injured are not reported.
11:55 The Victory Parade is taking place in Slavyansk: the DPR fighters demonstrate a few armored vehicles taken from the military of Ukraine.
11:29 In Slavyansk, they sang the anthem of the Soviet Union and chanted “a good fellow!” To the “people's mayor” Vyacheslav Ponomarev. In response, he congratulated the veterans and promised to expel the "fascist plague" from the outskirts of Slavyansk, KP correspondents report.
10:10 The Donbas Militia demonstrates captured military equipment.
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