Donetsk claims sovereignty and asks for Russia to send troops

Flag of Declared ‘Peoples Republic of Donetsk’


Activists in Donetsk declared it is a sovereign state and proposed a date for an election to vote to join Russia:

April 07, 2014

Pro-Russia activists occupying the regional administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk’s have proclaimed a sovereign “People’s Republic of Donetsk” and called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to send a “temporary peacekeeping contingent.”

Activists came out of the seized government building on Monday to announce the decision to a crowd of a few thousand people assembled in front of the building.

They also said a referendum on the region’s future will be held by May 11 at the latest.

Donetsk region Governor Serhiy Taruta urged the government to hold an emergency meeting about the national security in his region.

He said in a statement that “a plan is being implemented in the Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkiv regions to destabilize peace as well as social and economic stability.”

Meanwhile, a NATO official told Reuters on Monday that NATO has not seen any significant changes in the positioning of Russian troops close to Ukraine’s eastern border, after the  pro-Russian activists seized public buildings in three cities in eastern Ukraine.

“We do not see significant changes to Russian troop dispositions east of the Ukrainian border,” the NATO military official said, when asked if the Western alliance had detected any movement by Russian forces near the Ukrainian border.

NATO officials estimate that Russia has around 40,000 troops close to Ukraine’s eastern border.

Accusing Russia

Earlier on Monday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of being behind several seizures by protesters of regional government buildings in eastern Ukraine, including Donetsk.

Yatsenyuk said at a government meeting in Kyiv that “an anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation under which foreign troops will cross the border” and seize Ukrainian territory.

He said First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema would be in Donetsk to deal with the unrest.

Yatsenyuk said calls by pro-Russia protesters in eastern Ukraine for the federalization of the country are “aimed at dividing and destroying Ukraine.”

“The huge protests that took place just a month ago have concluded but a radical group of people — 1,000-1,500 people — with specific Russian accents stayed in the region,” he said. “Coordinating their activities with special services of foreign states, they organized a riot and chose to capture public buildings and destabilize the situation.”

Yatsenyuk added that Interior Minister Arsen Avakov was in Kharkiv to deal with the situation there.

Yatsenyuk also noted that large numbers of Russian troops are still stationed along Ukraine’s eastern border.

April 7, 2014

(Reuters) – Pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine seized arms in one city and declared a separatist republic in another, in moves Kiev described on Monday as part of a Russian-orchestrated plan to justify an invasion to dismember the country.

Kiev said the overnight seizure of public buildings in three cities in eastern Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking industrial heartland were a replay of events in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow seized and annexed last month.

“An anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation … under which foreign troops will cross the border and seize the territory of the country,” Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said in public remarks to his cabinet. “We will not allow this.”

Pro-Russian protesters seized official buildings in the eastern cities of Kharkiv, Luhansk and Donetsk on Sunday night, demanding that referendums be held on whether to join Russia like the one that preceded Moscow’s takeover of Crimea.

Acting President Oleksander Turchinov, in a televised address to the nation, said Moscow was attempting to repeat “the Crimea scenario”.

7 April 2014

The Obama administration is pushing for the European powers to toughen their stance against Russia. In its efforts to step up aggression against Moscow, the US is relying above all on the political and economic influence of Germany and, secondly, on its traditional ally, Britain.

April 7, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine – The seizure of government buildings in East Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists is being orchestrated by Moscow to create an excuse for military invasion like Crimea, Ukraine’s prime minister said Monday…

Tens of thousands of Russian troops are massed at the border with Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Obama and European leaders last week he had removed some of the troops, but Ukraine says none have left.

Obama has said Putin must not invade, and the White House says he gave the message to Putin in a series of phone calls. But Obama says he opposes any use of military force by NATO, the European-U.S. military alliance that has troops and aircraft in the region.

Ukraine is pleaded for help from the West militarily.

Russia is moving forward with its plans and cannot probably be more pleased about the declaration and possibly vote in Donetsk.  Vladimir Putin wants as much of Ukraine as he can get (he wants all of it), and must be pleased that Donetsk took more steps to align with Russia.

The current crisis is dramatically showing the Europeans that the USA does not want to militarily engage Russia. This also is showing that the Europeans that if they want to defend hoped for European Union countries like what is left of Ukraine, and even actual European Union countries, that Europe needs to have a stronger, more independent, military. Europe has taken some steps and will take more steps in the future (see, for example, Revelation 13:4, Daniel 11:39-43, and European Technology and the Beast of Revelation).

Many in Ukraine are scared and frightened and need our prayers. While many seem to be placing their hope in the European Union, that will not turn out well according to many biblical prophecies (e.g. Revelation 18-19).

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Russia and Ukraine: Their Origins and Prophesied Future Where do the Russians come from? What about those in the Ukraine? What is prophesied for Russia and its allies? What will they do to the Europeans that supported the Beast in the end?
Ukraine in Prophecy? What is happening in Ukraine? What is known and what is unsure about its future? What is the origin of those who live in Ukraine? What does the Bible teach about the role of the Medes in the end times? Will Ukraine split? Why might part of Ukraine end up in the European Union? Why might part of Ukraine end up in the Eurasian Union? Is war in the prophesied future for Ukraine? What is the ultimate destiny for nearly all Ukrainians?
The Eurasian Union, the Kings of the East, and Bible Prophecy Is there a Eurasian union that will be formed? Is one being formed right now? Are any leaders working on that in the 21st century? Does the Bible teach that there will be a Eurasian union? If some type of Eurasian union is formed, who might it benefit and who will it destroy? A related video would be Is The Eurasian Union Rising?
Is Russia the King of the North? Some claim it is. But what does the Bible teach? Here is a link to a video, also titled Is Russia the King of the North?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Iran in Prophecy Is Iran in Bible prophecy? If so, what does the Bible teach? What names, other than Persia, may be used to describe Iran? There is also a YouTube video titled Iran in Prophecy. Here is a related video Iran In Prophecy.
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies. Watch also the YouTube Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.

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