Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ukraine: Has the 48 hour deadline to storm buildings held by anti Putschist forces has expired the Kiev Putschists are in disarray.
News Update 14/04/2014
Ukraine’s coup-imposed president Aleksandr Turchinov has sacked the head of Donetsk Security Service over protests for bigger autonomy from Kiev.
Has the 48 hour deadline to storm buildings held by anti Putschist forces has expired the Kiev Putschists are in disarray.
Ukraine’s elite Alpha unit reportedly refused to obey an order to besiege protester-held buildings.
At a session of law enforcement officials in Donetsk, one of the Alpha commanders said that he and his men are a force intended for rescuing hostages and fighting terrorism and will only act in accordance with the law, local media reported.
The unconfirmed act of defiance comes days after the siege by police of a protesters-seized building in Kharkov, which ended with dozens of activists being arrested.
On Thursday, a local police lieutenant-colonel spoke to the media, claiming that he and other officers had been deceived by the Kiev authorities.
He claimed that they were sent to take over the building under the pretext that it was held by dangerous armed bandits.
In fact the protesters had only improvised clubs and offered no resistance to the storming troops.
The officer, Andrey Chuikov, said he would no longer take “criminal” orders and announced his resignation from the police, adding that he would be sacked anyway by his superiors for speaking to the press.
Posted by nickglais on 4/12/2014 06:32:00 AM